I didn’t want to skip another week so I am getting this roundup fast and easy.
Mon. Oct. 13
Top Show(s): Will Hoge always seems to be an unappreciated singer/songwriter with a rough-hewn style. The Nashville native, who has a new album slated for next year, will be playing the Roxy. The Young Rebel Set are a promising young band out of the UK who are worth checking out at the Echo. New West has released their 2nd CD, Crocodile.
Tues. Oct. 14
Esme Patterson, who founded the underrated Denver band Paper Bird, has a lovely solo effort Woman To Woman and a show at the Hotel Café. Welsh rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen showcase their debut disc Kathleen and the Other Three at the Echo.
Wed. Oct. 15
Top Show(s): Marty Stuart not only is a talented country artist but he is a country historian as well. Fittingly, the California Roots Union is co-sponsoring Marty’s show at the Roxy, with Sam Lewis and Tony Gilkyson also on the bill. It’s Wainwright night at Largo as Loudon and his daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche share the bill.
Paul Rodgers has a sold out appearance at the Grammy Museum spotlighting his Memphis R&B project. Andrew McMahon showcases his Vanguard debut In The Wilderness with a show at the Fonda. Spanish singer/songwriter Russian Red (I don’t know that Russian/Spanish thing but her music has a nice college rock/pop sound. You can check her out at the Troubadour.
Thurs. Oct. 16
Top Show(s): Bay Area rocker Lee Gallagher has generated a lot of buzz and you can see why on Thursday night. David Huebner and Sharon Martinson make some beautiful acoustic music together as Littlest Birds, who will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.
J Roddy brings the Business to the Troubadour. Mutual Benefit have a show at the Echo tonight and Santa Ana’s Constellation Room on the 17th. Local pop/rock mavens The 88 stop by the Hotel Café, while Royal Canoe and Rubblebucket rumble through the El Rey. Culture Collide begins tonight and runs through the 18th with bands like Cloud Nothings, Nina Persson, Gossling and In The Valley Below are among the bands playing.
Fri. Oct. 17
Top Show(s): The New Pornographers deliver their deliciously twisted pop at the Wiltern. Chris Smither is a fine bluesman whose peers recently paid tribute to him on Link of Chain. Jazz pianist Billy Childs has organized Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, which features vocalists Lisa Fischer, Moira Smiley and Becca Stevens performing the late, great singer/songwriter’s work at the Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Icelandic acts Asgeir and Low Roar perform at the El Rey.
Sat. Oct. 18
Top Show: Well-regarded troubadour Peter Mulvey plays McCabe’s or you can see Sam Phillips (and maybe some other special guests) play with Sean & Sara Watkins at Largo.
Julia Holter and Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez share the Broad Stage with their eclectic music. Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty has an evening at the Mint. The Danish band The Asteroids Galaxy land at the Troubadour.
Sun. Oct. 19
Top Show: Folk icon Bob Neuwirth will tell stories and sing songs at McCabe’s; it’s hard to pass up the chance to see this living legend.