By LA Weekly
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By Weekly Photographers
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By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
DEAD KENNEDYS with Six Gun, Singled Out, Bad Samaritans The reunited Dead Kennedys without singer Jello Biafra is like INXS without Michael Hutchence. Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura; Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. (805) 653-0721.
MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR. The longtime wife-and-husband duo are celebrating 40 years of marriage and music, from their hits with the Fifth Dimension to such effervescent duets as “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show).” CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. (800) 300-4345.
INXS See Dead Kennedys listing. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER, Universal City, Universal City; Fri., Jan. 27, 8:15 p.m. (818) 622-4440.
GO IN FLAMES with Trivium, DevilDriver, Zao The Wiltern LG, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, L.A.; Sat., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. (213) 380-5005. See Music Pick.
MIDNIGHT TO TWELVE with Supe The local rockers Midnight to Twelve are celebrating the release of their debut CD, King of Spain. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
CHRISTOPHER CROSS Pop-rock (emphasis on “pop”) rarely gets any breezier or lighter than ephemeral Christopher Cross fluff such as “Ride Like the Wind” (which shouldn’t be confused with Spinal Tap’s “Break Like the Wind” or Turbonegro’s “Blow Me Like the Wind”). Pepperdine University, Smothers Theater, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu; Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. (310) 506-4522 or www.pepperdine.edu/arts.
BEST OF DOO WOP features Leon Hughes (the Coasters), The Drifters, The Crew Cuts, The Del Vikings, Little Caesar & the Romans, Dodie Evans, Donnie Brooks, others. Call for info, as this retro-fest of surviving doo-wop originators may already be sold out. CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. (800) 300-4345.
GO PATTI PAGE “The Singing Rage,” Patti Page, surveys her influential recording career, which spans country and pop and includes zillion-sellers like “Tennessee Waltz” and her impassioned canine-bartering protest anthem, “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window.” CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Sun., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. (800) 300-4345.
DON FELDER & FRIENDS ROCK CERRITOS FOR KATRINA features Don Felder, Alice Cooper, Stephen Stills, David Foster, Cheech Marin, Tommy Shaw, Adrian Young, Tré Cool, Karen Han, Dennis Quaid, others. Former Eagle Don Felder rounds up some of his golfing buddies for what is still (and probably will be for many years) a good cause; plus, this benefit features an all-too-rare local appearance by that rocker turned DJ, Vincent “Alice Cooper” Furnier. CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Wed., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. (800) 300-4345. See Hoopla.
GO JENNY LEWIS with The Watson Twins Jenny takes a solo ride without her Rilo Kiley pals. VISTA THEATER, 4473 Sunset Dr., Los Feliz; Thurs., Feb. 2, call for time. (323) 660-6639, or www.ticketweb.com. See Music Pick.
Due to the erratic lives of musicians and the capricious personalities of promoters, all of the following bookings are subject to change for no apparent reason.
THE ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. Scads of punk rock at the self-proclaimed “CBGB of SoCal.” Full bar. Over 21. (562) 803-9134.
Fri.—The Ramonas; A Broken Heart Professional (with one of the Chubbies); plus, The Devil, Just Because, 8:30 p.m.
Sat.—Psychobilly breakdown with Resurex, Mad Marge & the Stonecutters, Bamboula, Demonikats.
Every Tues.—Louis & the Joey G. Band’s open blues jam.
Thurs.—Dubweiser, Fat20, She’s Your Sister, 8:30 p.m.
BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 983-7111 or www.thebluecafe.com.
Fri.—Nafro; first, The Lost Grooves, 6 p.m.
Sun.—Jah Fellowship; the blues of Mama’s Boys, 1-6 p.m.
Tues.—Comedy night; also, Alicia Westerman & Mulch, 6 p.m.
Wed.—How to Win at Life; a kick-start from Billy Rose, 6 p.m.
CANTER’S KIBITZ ROOM, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. No cover. Full bar and food. Over 21. (323) 651-2030.
Every Tues.—Rasselmania, with four dueling guest DJs.
Every Wed.—Cabaret and jazz chanteuse Tina Stevens, followed by El Cochino’s Hump Day Fiesta; call for info.
Every Thurs.—El Diablo’s Funhouse, 9 p.m.
THE CANYON, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills. Over 21. (818) 879-5016.