Go See Hear In L.A. April 21-28 (The Nikki Lane/Caitlin Rose Edition)

Well, Coachella is finally behind us but Stagecoach now is galloping in this weekend. But there is plenty of music to keep you occupied whether you are tired from Indio, headed back to Indio or ignoring Indio all together

Tues. 4/21

The popular Aussie rock band The Cat Empire will be prowling around the El Rey with the Canadian outfit Current Swell opening. Willis Earl Beal is an eccentric cat who makes, as I can best describe as, atmospheric soul music. Check him out at the Echo. The always busy Ty Segall drops into the Satellite with The Cario Gang’s Emmett Kelly and Wand’s Cory Hanson also on the bill.

Nora Jean Struthers

Nora Jean Struthers

Wed. 4/22

Top Show(s): The delightful Nora Jane Struthers brings her band The Party Line to the Hotel Café to share their rootsy tunes from their fine new Wake. More impressive Americana can be heard at the Mint, where The Grahams will be previewing songs from their impressive upcoming album, Glory Bound, which is bound to attract them some attention.

Thur. 4/23

Top Show(s): The local duo Big Harp will share their big indie pop-ness at the Echo, which will also host the alluring Lady Lamb. You can depend on a great show from the Drive-By Truckers, who will roar into the Regent.

Nashville garage rockers The Turbo Fruits party had at the Roxy in support of their just released CD No Control. Eternal Summer will open for them. Another strong double bill take places at the Troubadour where indie rock vets Matt Pond, PA and youngsters Young Buffalo will be performing. Things will be humming at the Hotel Café, where The Bluegrass Situation will present Humming House and Moonville Collective; the bands will be playing in Costa Mesa on the 24th.

Humming House

Humming House

Fri. 4/24

Top Show: The Bluegrass Situation will also be presenting the terrific Nashville-based performer Caitlin Rose at the Fold.

The eclectic instrumentalists Double Naught Spy Car share their latest, all-improv’d CD, Panorama City, with their hometown fans at Taix. The intense singer/songwriter Damien Rice headlines the Greek Theatre, while Australia-born troubadour Stu Larsen plays a set at the Hotel Café and Delicate Steve returns to town with a show at the Bootleg HiFi. Jon Brion will be during this thing – with his band and his special guests – at Largo.

Sat. 4/25

Polaris, the real fake band from the cult TV show The Adventures of Pete and Pete, lands at the Echoplex. Stephen Stills, Neil Young, The White Buffalo, Chris Stills and Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle are slated to appear at the Pantages for Light Up The Blues Concert, which benefits Autism Speaks. Folk music icon Jim Kweskin will dig into his deep reservoir of music at McCabe’s. BritWeek brings the Kaiser Chiefs to the Wiltern.

Sun. 4/26

Top Show: The Roxy tonight hosts a powerhouse Americana lineup: the dynamic Nikki Lane headlines with the fiery Lindi Ortega and up-and-comer John Moreland also on the bill.

Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega

Louise Goffin, a talented singer/songwriter who also is the daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, has a show at McCabe’s.

Mon. 4/27

Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin has a solo gig at Largo.

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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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