Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 23-March 1 (The Church and Cathedrals edition)

The Oscars are over. The glitter washed away with the rain but there’s still a lot of music to enjoy this week.

Mon. 2/23

Top Show: Lucinda Williams starts her World Tour of California with a show tonight and tomorrow night at the Troubadour. She’ll be at Pomona’s Glass House on the 26th and downtown at the Regent on the 28th.

The Mynabirds top the bill at the Satellite while the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen leads a tribute to his band’s classic album Will The Circle Be Unbroken as well as a Carter Family salute at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Tues. 2/24

Gregory Alan Isakov will share his well-crafted songs at the El Rey with special guests Shook Twins opening.

John Doe is one of the guests at Judd Apatow’s benefit for the Brady Campaign at Largo. Colleen Green has been getting a lot of buzz for her new CD I Want To Grow Up. She’ll showcase a few tunes at a free Amoeba in-store.

Jonny Fritz

Jonny Fritz

Wed. 2/25

Top Show: The Hotel Café is loaded with fine music tonight as Langhorne Slim, Jonny Fritz, Chris Stills and Mia Dyson all are scheduled to play sets. Aimee Mann and Petra Haden are expected guests for Susanna Hoffs’ latest outing at Largo.

Airborne Toxic Event will do a free set at Amoeba while the Cathedrals will come down from the Bay Area for a show at Santa Ana’s Observatory tonight and then the duo performs at the Echo on the 26th.

Thurs. 2/26

Local country rock mainstays I See Hawks In L.A. will do a show at El Cid.

Fri. 2/27

Top Show(s): The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist David Lindley has a two-night stand at McCabe’s starting tonight. The Church, longtime cult idols from Down Under, come up to L.A. with a new CD (Further/Deeper) and a show at the El Rey. Local troubadour Tom Brosseau probably will be showcasing songs from this forthcoming Perfect Abandon at the Sanctuary.

Intriguing songstress Jessica Platt plays Long Beach’s Carpenter House tonight and The Echo on Saturday. Jon Brion will do one of his regular Friday night things at Largo while another keyboardist Howard Jones unveils his latest project “Engage” at the Saban Theatre. Brooklyn’s The Sidekicks serve up their fun, ragged punk rock at Jewel’s Catch One.

Eleni Mandell photo by Laura Heffington

Eleni Mandell
photo by Laura Heffington

Sat. 2/28

Top Show: Two fine singer/songwriters – Peter Bradley Adams and Eleni Mandell – share the bill at the Bootleg HiFi. Bradley, one of the L.A-based eastmountainsouth, has carved out a solo career in Nashville over the past decade while Mandell is a local luminary whether playing on her own or in groups like The Living Sisters.

The White Buffalo will be roaming around the House of Blues stage. Julian Velard has a Hotel Café appearance.

Sun. 3/1

Top Show(s): Slaid Cleaves is just one of the best singer/songwriters around. You can find out why at McCabe’s. Dengue Fever will share some of their terrific new disc Deepest Lake at their Amoeba in-store.


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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