It is rather a strange weekend. With the Grammys happening, there are probably more parties than shows but given that, here are some concerts that caught my attention.
I already mentioned the fabulous Wild Honey benefit concert that is taking place at the Alex Theater. There will be a huge lineup of cool musicians playing mid-60s to mid-70s Beach Boys music.
If you are out in the Claremont area, Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys will be playing lively tunes from the ‘20s and ‘30s at the Folk Music Center. Or if the We Five have been on your mind, then head to the Coffee Gallery Backstage where We Five co-founder Jerry Burgan will be performing with his wife who was a We Five singer Debbie Burgan and their long-time bassist Tholow Chan
Top Show(s): Steve Wynn, a favorite son from his days fronting the dynamic Dream Syndicate, returns to town with his wife, the talented drummer Linda Pitmon, REM’s Mike Mills and longtime multi-instrumentalist tour mate Robert Lloyd for what promises to be a highly memorable show at McCabe’s. Two terrific local Americana groups, The Wild Reeds and Tall Tales and the Silver Lining have a show at the Echo.
Folk icon Judy Collins will grace the stage at the Rose in Pasadena.
Top Show: Norway-born singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche will share some of his emotionally rich music at Largo.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage continues its retro weekend with a show featuring 80-something and genuine ‘50s rock ‘n’ roller Jimmy Angel and longtime honky-tonker Cody Bryant.
LA-born, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Emmett Skyy will have a set at the Hotel Café tonight. The Coffee Gallery Backstage hosts two veteran troubabdours Bob Cheevers and Brad Colerick. Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon celebrates his first solo effort with a show at the Troubadour tonight and he’ll be at Santa Ana’s Observatory tomorrow night.