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  • 8 months ago

    fri 7/25 Dierks Bentley GREEK THEATRE For the better part of the past decade, Dierks Bentley has helped usher in a new era of country music. His catalog has spawned seven No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs charts and cemented his status a...

  • 9 months ago

    fri 7/4 Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie Brickell HOLLYWOOD BOWL Lest you think Steve Martin is a mere dilettante when it comes to bluegrass, the comedian has been plucking the banjo since he was 17, when he was taught how to play...

  • 10 months ago

    fri 6/20 Jessica Lea Mayfield THE ROXY Jessica Lea Mayfield started singing at an early age, performing with her family in the bluegrass band One Way Rider when she was just 8 years old. On her third solo album, Make My Head Sing, the Ohio native ...

  • 10 months ago

    fri 6/13 Guided by Voices, Bobby Bare Jr. THE FONDA THEATRE Since reuniting in 2010, Guided by Voices have already released five albums, with a sixth, Cool Planet, reportedly on the way. That's a life's work for most groups, and that's not countin...

  • 11 months ago

    fri 5/16 Connan Mockasin, Kirin J Callinan THE ECHOPLEX While we'd love to believe the Syd Barrett comparisons Connan Mockasin is getting, we just don't hear it. (Maybe with the hair, though?) Instead, this New Zealander found his sound in Ariel P...

  • 12 months ago

    fri 4/18 Circe Link EL CID The Greek goddess Circe has been reincarnated as a local singer-songwriter, but she doesn't need magic potions to lure unwary travelers. Instead, Circe Link entrances with breezy vocals and a winning blend of jazz-pop sw...