I just wanted to blast this out while I had a little time – I will be back with more later.
Tues. Oct. 20
The week starts off nostalgically. ‘90s Brit-pop kingpins Blur headline the Hollywood Bowl. Grunge icons Mudhoney plays the Regent with Fuzz, a band with Ty Segall on drums. GospelbeacH, featuring members of Beachwood Sparks, Further, The Tyde, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Ryan Adams and the Cardinals also are on the bill. And there’s a tribute to Jackson Browne at the Satellite with Ted Russell Kamp, Henry Wolfe, Eugene Edwards and others.
Wed. Oct. 21
Top Show: Elvis Costello will talk about this new memoir Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink with Chris Connelly at the Theater at the Ace Hotel. The jammy band Fruition and Simon Petty (ex-Minibar) perform at the Michael Bonanomi Foundation taking place at the Mint. The Swedish alt-rock band The Royal Concept will be at Costa Mesa’s Wayfarer tonight and Club Bahia tomorrow. Dixie rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will make Saint Rockne rumble.
Thur. Oct. 22
Top Show(s): Frank Turner, an exciting singer/songwriter from England performs at the Mayan tonight and will be at Anaheim’s House of Blues on the 24th. The rather off-beat troubadour Beans on Toast will open. The Heartless Bastards will blast away at the Fonda with their no-holds-bar rock.
Dude, Jimmy Buffet will be hangin’ at the Hollywood Bowl tonight and he’ll be down at Irvine Meadows on the 24th. Actress Jill Hennessy has recorded an album with some interesting folks (Will Sexton, Robbie Gjersoe and Bukka Allen); she has a show at the Mint. Airborne Toxic Event will have a big musical event at the Wiltern with the Aussie duo The Falls opening.
Fri. Oct 23
Top Show: The always interesting troubadour Peter Case will be showcasing his terrific new album HWY 62, due Oct. 30 on Omnivore, at McCabe’s – a perfect spot indeed.
Roots music fans can also head to the Hotel Café, which welcomes Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers or go to the Echo to catch singer/songwriter Natalie Prass. Also, Small Black will fill the Roxy with their dark synth pop.