Yes, a little late this week. And it wasn’t because I couldn’t decide what to call this edition. The other choices I came up with were Steel Wheels/Made of Oak, Tushka/ Alyeska or 2Ton Bridge/Leon Bridges. Did I make the right pick?
Phish’s Trey Anastasio does a solo turn with his own band at the Wiltern. Singer/songwriter Heather Maloney performs at Room 5 while Ben Caplan comes down from Canada for a show at No Vacancy.
Top Show(s): Paul Bergmann, an impressive introspective troubadour with rich, resonate voice, has a set at the Hotel Café in support of his new EP Romantic Thoughts. Audrey Karrasch has a cool sound that’s like a dancier Mazzy Star. She’ll showcase songs from her new one, Forever Audrey at Dirty Laundry.
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Ryn Weaver has a show at Santa Ana’s Observatory tonight and L.A.’s Belasco Theater on 11/7. Eleanor Friedberger and Fay come to El Cid. Made of Oak (the solo project from Syvan Esso’ Nick Sanborn) will be at the Bootleg with Tuskha (a project from Bowerbirds’ Phil Moore) and you can view electro popsters Repter at Club Bahia.
Top Show(s): Check out David Ramirez at the Hotel Café as well as fine new effort Fables, which was produced by Noah Gundersen. The El Rey has a great bill with the quite promising young band Darlingside opening for the exquisite Patty Griffin. Up at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre will be the always excellent Richard Thompson, while out in Riverside, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will raise the energy level at the Municipal Auditorium.
The great Senegalese music Youssou N’Dour will fill Disney Hall will the spirited sounds of his homeland. Midwestern Americana troubadour Jeffrey Foucault will be sharing his songs at McCabe’s
Top Show(s): Maybe this week’s top show is the Wild Honey benefit at the Ivar Theater with Dan Wilson and Those Pretty Wrongs, a collaboration between Luther Russell and Big Star’s Jody Stephens. Alyeska is a local band getting some well-deserved buzz; they have a show at performing at the Americana Lounge at 5 p.m. as part of the Only In Hollywood Music Festival. Another top local Americana group, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining open for Vetiver at the Bootleg. Austin’s soul-tastic band The Nightowls will keep you rocking at the Mint. And in a color coordinated show, the legendary psychedelic band Red Krayola performs at REDCAT
Duncan Sheik has taken time out from creating hit Broadway musicals to do “regular music.” He has a beguiling new album Legerdemain and a tour stop with Suzanne Vega at the Saban Theater. Things will get a little wilder at Pomona’s Glass House where the bill features the Dandy Warhols and Miranda Lee Richards. San Francisco’s R&B/Soul outfit Con Brio will get you moving at the Teragram Ballroom. McCabe’s plays host to the roots music group Steel Wheels and local singer/songwriter Soren Bryce will be at Santa Ana’s Constellation Room.
Top Show: Bloodshot Records’ band The Yawpers will deliver some rough-hewn twang rock at Long Beach’s Alex’s Bar this afternoon at 2pm and then at the Viper Room at 8pm.
You can see Art Garfunkel, with Paul Simon, at the Wiltern. Lee Ranaldo, without Sonic Youth at The Echo. Melissa Etheridge, without a band, at the Cerritos Center. At the Trip, meanwhile, you can see 2Ton Bridge, a project by troubadour Alexander Wright.
Top Show(s): Disney Hall will be filled with some beautiful music as Glen Hansard and Aoife O’Donovan have a concert there. Leon Bridges is 2015’s bright new acts. He’ll be at the Fonda tonight and 11/10, with Kali Uchis (perhaps one of the stars for ’16) opens.
Jesse Harris has a show at the Blue Whale tonight and tomorrow will be at Largo for the Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris show; the talented arty folk musician Sam Amidon opens the Largo concert. Tonight, the Largo stage will be filled by The Scott Amendola Band featuring Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker and John Shifflett.