Go See Hear In L.A. April 14-19 (The Rosie Flores/Cloud Nothing Edition)

It’s the bridge week between the two Coachella festivals. So some folks are sleeping in and resting up, while others just keep on rocking.

Tues. 14

Top Show: Cloud Nothings, the pride of Cleveland, bring their fast and furious garage rock to the Echo.

Wed. 15

Top Show: The Replacements. The Palladium. The boys are back in the town. It won’t be like the old days at the Variety Arts Center. We’re all older and hopefully wiser.

Here’s them doing “Alex Chilton” up in Seattle. Feel free to sing along…

Phox Rox Roxy (I couldn’t resist, sorry). Invisible Familiars hit a kinda of woosy George Harrison psychedelic vibe on their new single “Act One.” The NYC-based band, led by Jared Samuel, has a gig at Harvard & Stone. North Carolina’s Sylvan Esso fill the Regent with their chilled out grooves; they’ll at Pomona’s Glass House on the 16th. The French band Christine and the Queen share their electro dance pop at the Echo while ex-Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin brings his avant outfit Tuatara to the Mint to perform songs from their Underworld album

 Thur. 16.

U.K.’s The Cribs update classic rock with some New Wave touches; they’ll be sharing their new CD For All My Sisters at Santa Ana’s Constellation Room and the Roxy on the 17th. Interpol is one of the bands who have a local gig between their Coachella appearances; you can catch them at the Shrine. Another Coachella surivor, Toro Y Moi, has a Fonda concert. The German electro-pop band Milky Chance has a sold-out show at the Mayan and the Grammy Museum will have another screening of the Tower Records doc, All Things Must Pass.

Fri. 17

Top Show(s): Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival may sound like a someplace for seeing rope tricks and square dancing and, while you can do that there, you can also see an impressive lineup of musical acts: Rosie Flores performs tonight. Kim Lenz and Her Jaguars, Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band, Waddie Mitchell, Don Edwards and Ian Tyson are on Saturday’s bill while Dave Stamey, Deke Dickerson, Lucky Stars, Sons of the San Joaquin and Three Bad Jacks are Sunday’s fare. Gruff Texas guitar slinger Gurf Morlix returns to McCabe’s with his new mighty fine new CD, Eatin’ At Me.

Moira Smiley & VOCO present their innovative blend of vocal harmonizing and acoustic music at Claremont’s Folk Music Center. Pat Benatar and her longtime musical collaboration and husband (and another Cleveland boy) Neil Geraldo headline the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Synth popsters Dinner open up for Mac DeMarco at the Ventura Theater.

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

 Sat. 18

Top Show: Old school soul man Charles Bradley follows up his Coachella appearance with a show at the Roxy.

McCabe’s welcomes Noel Paul Stookey – the Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary. Amy Black previews tunes from her Muscle Shoals Sessions CD at the Hotel Café. It’s a lovely collection of soulful songs that will bring a smile to your face. Jakob Dylan headlines a special benefit at the Troubadour that will raise money to help cure Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

Sun. 19

Susie Glaze & The Highlonesome Band celebrate their new CD, Not That Kind of Girl, with a show at McCabe’s with Houston Jones.

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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