Top Show: The Grammy Museum screens The Wrecking Crew, a new documentary spotlighting the legendary L.A. crew of session musicians. There’ll be a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Denny Tedesco, drummer Hal Blaine and pianist Don Randi.
Low Cut Connie delivers some Southern-style rock at the Echo, where the Americans are also on the bill. Minnesota singer/songwriter Nicholas David, who was finalist on The Voice, has a set at the Mint.
Local troubadour Tom Freund stops by the Hotel Café to play some tunes at the Hotel Café. The Bluegrass Situation presents Fruition at the Bootleg HiFi. Mayer Hawthorne’s new project with Jake One, Tuxedo, has an album release show at the Regent.
Top Show(s): Punk icon Kim Gordon will discuss her new memoir Girl In A Band with Aimee Mann at the Aero Theatre. British Americana band The Good Intentions come to town for a show tonight at the Cinema Bar and one at the Coffee Galley Backstage on March 8. Among the notable things about this talented group features one of the persons that Michael Apted has chronicled in his Up documentary series.
Legendary U.K. shoegazers Swervedriver have a new CD I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, and a show at the Roxy. The Fiery Furnace’s Eleanor Friedberger has a solo slot at the Echo, while up-and-coming songstress Lily Kershaw performs at the Hotel Café.
Top Show(s): Wheels Off – the Rhett Miller Show at Largo features Miller’s bandmate Murry Hammond among his guests. Folk legend Judy Collins performs at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills with the Passenger String Quartet. Umphrey’s McGee will play their eccentric brand of jam music at the Wiltern.
The Stars will come out at the Fonda Theatre. Marco Benevento shares his twisted psychedelica at the Bootleg HiFi.
Top Show: Lucinda Williams will spend the weekend at McCabe’s. I won’t try to count how many years it was that I had the pleasure to be introduced to her music at McCabe’s (but one clue is that Syd Straw was the headliner).
The eclectic Parisian Klezmer outfit Les Yeux Noirs perform at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz. It’s Onward and Sideways for Joshua Radin. That is the name is his fine new album that he’ll be showcasing at the Wiltern. Singer/songwriter Rachel Garlin comes down from the Bay Area to play at Room 5, while musician/actress Alicia Witt has a gig at the Hotel Café to celebrate her upcoming release (her first full length), Revisionary History, which was produced by Ben Folds.
Author/musician/producer Brian Beattie will do his performance piece Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase with his wife, artist Valerie Fowler, at the Lounge Theater.
Had to put in an early plug for the one-and-only Billy Joe Shaver returns to L.A. for a show at the Troubadour.