By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
KELLER WILLIAMS Keller & the Keels’ new CD, Grass, burbles along with pleasantly bland, bluegrass-lite takes on songs by Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Grateful Dead. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri., Feb. 10, 9 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
LONG BEACH SHORTBUS Sublime echoes. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Fri., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
STARS with The ElectedWhen Stars crooner Torquil Campbell’s Morrissey affectations get too wispy, co-singer Amy Millan chimes in with grand, swirling pop melodies such as “Ageless Beauty.” AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
THE HOT 92 JAMZ LOVE AFFAIR features The Manhattans, The Moments, Deniece Williams, GQ, The Mary Jane Girls, Barbara Lewis, Joe Bataan. Love songs from the way-back machine. LONG BEACH ARENA, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Ave., Long Beach; Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
K-EARTH VALENTINE’S LOVE CRUISE features Sha Na Na. Sha Na Na’s ’50s-revival shtick was already corny when they played at the first Woodstock, but these greasers from Grease also gave crucial prime-time exposure on their ’70s variety show to their leather-jacketed brethren, the Ramones. QUEEN MARY, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach; Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
FORMULA, ED RHEE, DRIFT, SHORT TERM AFFECT El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
GO JEFF TWEEDY with Glenn Kotche(on Sun.)and Nels Cline(on Mon.)An alt-country Tweedy bird flies in to town with Wilco drummer Kotche and improv guitar wiz Cline. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sun.-Mon., Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music Pick.
GO MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT with Space Vacuum From Outer Space“America’s most dangerous kult” and their ever-changing industrial sex circus are joined by the Bay Area’s Space Vacuum, who, despite their kitschy name and costumes, stir up some credibly gothic post-punk terror. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Mon., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
GO BONNIE RAITT Just days after her appearance on the Grammys, the blues-rock singer-guitarist tears through her recent Souls Alike CD, which is highlighted by several catchy songs penned by singer Maia Sharp. ARLINGTON THEATER, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara; Tues., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
GREAT BIG SEA The Newfoundland group promises to play two sets — acoustic and electric — of original tunes and salty trad-folk standards like the defiantly unhip “Cod Liver Oil.” El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Wed., Feb. 15, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
BLEEDING THROUGHwithEvery Time I Die, Between the Buried & Me, Haste the Day The perfect post-Valentine’s bill for lovers who enjoy getting stabbed and/or being buried alive. AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Wed., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
THE ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 803-9134.
Fri.—Chop Suzy, Dead End Stiffs, Regal Beagle,Raised Under Reagan.
Sat.—Texas Terri Bomb, So Unloved, The Politicians, The Hitchcock Blondes,Blockage.
Sun.—Good Neighbor Policy, Dun Bin Had, Big Mess.
Mon.—Metal from Headpeace, Condemption, Laver.
Tues.—Louis & the Joey G. Bandhost blues jam.
Wed.—Lemon Drop Kick, Harbinger, Tatonka,Burn on Dakota.
Thurs.—The Sound Asleep, others.
BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Over 21. (562) 983-7111 or www.thebluecafe.com.
Fri.—Late of the Pharcyde, it’s Fatlip; also, Glory, Mama Said Knock You Outs; get an early start with The Lost Grooves, 6-9 p.m., followed by music TBA.
Sat.—Led Zepagain, The Johnny Hawthorne Band; first, Luke & the Locomotives, noon-5 p.m.
Sun.—Reggae from Jah Fellowship; the blues of Mama’s Boys, noon-5 p.m.
Tues.—Alicia Westerman, 6-9 p.m.
Wed.—Bull Lee, Tail Dragger; Billy Rose, 6-9 p.m.
Thurs.—Pacific Roots Factory, LBU, Hooliganz.
CANTER’S KIBITZ ROOM, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. No cover. Full bar and food. Over 21. (323) 651-2030.
Every Wed.—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. Full dinner menu. Over 21. (818) 879-5016.
Fri.—Diva Groove, Boogie Knights, 9 p.m.; $10.
GO Sat.—Ozomatli’s freewheeling, groove-heavy sound, 9 p.m.; $19.50.
THE CAT CLUB, 8911 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 657-0888.
Fri.—Club Fiend with music TBA.
Sat.—Magnetico, Pirate Radio; the frantic antics of The Transsex Pistols (who occasionally feature notable punk madman Geza X on guitar); plus, Red Hot Roxy; some jazzy sounds from Ray Collins Hot Club.
Sun.—Happenin’ Harry & the Hap Tones.
Wed.—Voodoo Blue, Casper, Fitter, Headpiece.
Thurs.—The Star Fuckers; plus, Royal Gents, Foul Play, Donna Oxford, The Constant.
COBALT CAFE, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 348-3789.
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