Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 18-24 UPDATED (The Dream Syndicate/Frontier Ruckus edition)

Okay, so not surprisingly a few shows slipped past me while I was in snowy Cleveland.

Former Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys will be at the Echo on Thursday night with some intriguing, multimedia-sounding shows, while Songstress Sky Ferreira will be serving up her cool tunes at the Belasco Theatre.

On Friday night Will Dailey will be doing a special “recording live to vinyl” show at the Record Parlour. RVSP to rsvp@sideways-media.com in order to attend. Then he’ll play with Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley on Saturday night at El Cid. Guitar virtuoso Marc Ribot performs with Los Cubanos Postizos at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Friday.

On Saturday evening, photographer Jesse Frohman will have a book signing at the Morrison Hotel Gallery for his latest work, Kurt Cobain: The Last Session, which looks like a really interesting photo collection. Also, on Saturday, Macy Gray has a gig at the Canyon Club.

and Sunday finds Phosphorescent lighting up the Park Plaza Hotel.

Hopefully, I haven’t overlooked any other worthy events. but stay tuned and enjoy!

Tues. Nov. 18

Top Show: Blues keyboard giant Barry Goldberg hosts one of his semi-regular gigs at the Mint. Slated to play with him are the legendary Terry Reid, Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino, in-demand session singer Marcy Levy and violin wiz Lili Hayden.

Brooklyn-based New Zealanders Streets of Laredo create a lovely Americana vibe in their music. You can check them out at the Satellite. The SoCal string band Moonshine Collective celebrates Rock Ridge Music reissuing its albums with shows at Long Beach’s Alex’s Bar tonight, Santa Ana’s Constellation Room on the 22nd and Hermosa Beach’s Saint Rocke on the 29th with The White Buffalo. Tegan and Sara salute the 10tn anniversary of their So Jealous CD with a Hollywood Palladium concert.

Wed. Nov. 19

Frontier Ruckus will be living up to their name at the Satellite. Smallpools and Magic Man share a Fonda bill. Spearhead frontman Michael Franti plays the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. The Weeks and Clear Plastic Masks are on the Roxy’s bill.

Thurs. Nov. 20

Top Show: The Hotel Café has a full night of fine entertainment will Rhett Miller topping the lineup, which also includes Jordan Klassen and Mirel Wagner.

James Vincent McMorrow and the Moors will be appearing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

Fri. Nov. 21

Top Show: Noah Gundersen, an excellent singer/songwriter out of Seattle, headlines the El Rey. The terrific Texas troubadour Radney Foster stops by the Mint for an early 8pm show.

Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere, two longtime members of Little Feat, will be laying down the groove at McCabe’s. Celestial Shore surface at Origami Vinyl for an earlier set before heading out to Pomona’s DBA256. Hope they have good traffic. The award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield brings his band to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center tonight and the Valley Performing Arts Center tomorrow night. Brad Colerick is the special guest at this month’s Woodshed Shed hosted by Susie Glaze and the High Lonesome Band at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. Purling Hiss will be making music at Jewels.

Sat. Nov. 22

Top Show(s): The reunited Dream Syndicate marks their 30th anniversary by conjuring up with their psychedelic-tinged musical magic for the hometown folks at the Echoplex. Hall of Fame songwriter P.F. Sloan will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage while Terry Evans, who has sung with Ry Cooder, performs at McCabe’s.

Singer/songwriter Will Dailey plays El Cid with Kay Hanley. Peter Hook will perform some vintage New Order and Joy Division music with his new band The Light at the Fonda tonight and Pomona’s Glass House on 11/24 and the Roxy on the 25th.

Mon. Nov. 24

Isreal’s “king of blues rock” Lazer Lloyd plugs in at the Mint.

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About Michael Berick

I am a longtime writer, and lover, of music and pop culture. I have written for Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Scene and more places (that I wouldn't take up more of your time mentioning now).
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