Before you start packing your bags for SxSW, take some time to go see some shows in town.
The Aussie group San Cisco, who have a super catchy tune “Too Much Time Together,” has a sold out show at the Troubadour. Local pop/rockers North of Nine has an EP release show at the Satellite.
Hey, the band Hey Rosetta! brings their orchestral rock to the Bootleg HiFi. Mat Kearney has a new album (Just Kids) and is headlining the Wiltern.
Top Show(s): Hurray, tonight Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Troubadour. Alynda Lee Segarra is a rising star in the Americana world. The local Tall Tales and the Silver Lining serves up some SoCal-flavored roots music at the Mint.
Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band stir things up at the Echo. Another Australian band, The Griswolds open for Walk The Moon at the Palladium.
Top Show(s): The soulful troubadour Martin Sexton will be at the El Rey. Lauren Shera serves up folk-pop tunes from her Gold And Rust album at Hermosa Beach’s Saint Rocke where Jackie Greene will headline. Jackie Greene’s Yep Roc debut Back to Birth is due out in August.
The inventive instrumentalists now known at Tin Hat performs at McCabe’s Alabama rockers Wray play the Hangbag Factory, while Ewert and the Two Dragons, an Estonian indie rock band, checking into the Hotel Café. The Satellite hosts The Record Company, Miranda Lee Richards and Ivory DeVille.
Twang guitar virtuoso Junior Brown lays down some licks at McCabe’s. Two survivors of ‘70s arena rock, Blue Oyster Cult and Uriah Heep, share the bill at the Saban Theater. Young shoegazers Title Fight makes some noise at the Regent tonight and Pomona’s Glass House tomorrow night.
Indie folk icon Ani DiFranco will be at the Anaheim House of Blues tonight and L.A.’s Orpheum Theater on the 18th. The chamber-pop trio Pearl and the Beard open both shows.
Ben Ottewell, Gomez’s singer and lead guitarist, does a solo turn at the Hotel Café and the reformed Juliana Hatfield Trio will be their 1993 album, Become What You Are, in its entirety at the Roxy.