Go See Hear In L.A. Jan. 28-31 (the Dr. Dog/Kitten edition)

Somehow January has come to an end. And I still have so many January things left to do…Well, if you planning to go out, here are some suggestions for you.

Thur. 1/28

Jenny Lewis starts her 3-night stand (I think they are all sold out) at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian. She’ll be celebrating the10th anniversary of Rabbit Fur Coat (man, does time fly). The Watson Twins and M. Ward will be joining her.


Jenny Lewis

The intriguing songstress Audrey Karrasch can be found at Dirty Laundry while the New Wave-ish Soft Moon plays the Regent. The acclaimed acoustic duo Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin perform in concert at Pepperdine’s Smothers’ Theatre.

Fri. 1/29

Top Show(s): It’ll be a hot night at the Wiltern where The Devil Makes Three whips up some raucous roots music.


The Devil Makes Three

The always cool Dr. Dog will appear at Santa Ana’s Observatory with the impressive young band Hop Along. The Haden Triplets headline a benefit for Temple Israel of Hollywood at the Echo. The veteran bluesman John Hammond will lay down some tunes at McCabe’s.

The GIRLSCHOOL Festival takes place this weekend at the Bootleg. This 100% female festival will feature panel discussions as well as performances by The Bulls, Nina + Louise of Veruca Salt, Allison Weiss and Dead Sara.

It’s old home night at Largo with the return of Jon Brion and his pals.

Sat. 1/30

Top Show(s): McCabe’s hosts another fine guitarist tonight and Sunday as Jorma Kaukonen (of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame) will be playing.


Jorma Kaukonen

Chloe Chaidez is a local girl who picked for big things since she was 15 (way back in 2010) and her new band Kitten might just launch her. Check out her performance at the Fonda.

Mike Watt and the Missingmen can be found at Long Beach’s Alex’s Bar. The Bird Dogs present an Everly Brothers experience at San Pedro’s Grand Annex. Julia Holter brings her ethereal music to the Teregram Ballroom.

Sun. 1/31

Top Show: Los Lobos and Ballet Folklórico Mexicano partner up again for a concert at the Valley Performing Arts Center.


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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