Hey it’s Spring Break so I’m doing a “once over lightly” version of this week’s concert roundup.
Top Show(s): Whoops – a correction: the Jessica Lea Mayfield/Seth Avett homage to Elliott Smith takes place tonight at the Wilshire Ebell, not last night as I wrote last week. Sam Outlaw, a real rising star on the L.A. country scene, has a gig at Bardot.
Death Cab for Cutie does a free show at Amoeba to celebrate the band’s new offering: Kintsugi.
Top Show(s): It’ll be a hot time at the Troubadour as the North Mississippi All-Stars team up with Anders Osborne to perform some raucous, gritty bluesy rock ‘n’ roll from their recent collaboration, N.M.O. Jim James, Moby, Wayne Coyne, Duran Duran and Sky Ferreira are among the acts scheduled to play at the music of David Lynch at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to mark the 10th anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation.
The Relationship, featuring Weezer’s Brian Bell, U.S. Bomb’s Nate Shaw, Jon LaRue and the Bravery’s Anthony Burulich play their crunchy rock at the Viper Room.
Top Show(s): The Punch Brothers display their instrumental virtuosity at the Fonda, with also quite interesting Gabriel Kahane opening. The sisters HAIM will be making merry at the Troubadour. Guster serves up their smart, catchy tunes at the Wiltern.
The intriguing found sound artists known as the Public Service Broadcasting appear at the Roxy. The band Buxton showcases their latest, Half A Native at the Satellite, while Tim Jones from the Truth & Salvage Co. celebrates his solo debut, It Sure Got Late Early, at the Hotel Café.
The much buzzed about trio, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, come to the Fonda. The Viper Room welcomes power popists Rain City Rockers (with veterans of Sum41 and Goldfinger). SoCal country mainstay James Lee Stanley performs at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Top Show(s): The eloquent U.K. father/daughter folk duo Martin & Eliza Carthy make it a special night at McCabe’s. The Yonder Mountain String Band and Ben Sollee create some potent acoustic music at the House of Blues. Ace guitarist Kaki King presents her multimedia project The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body at the Masonic Lodge.
His Name Is Alive celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Echo.