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Friday, October 24
Illumination Road, Truth & Salvage Co., Griffin House, Marketa Irglova, Rosi Golan
Fri., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
People sometimes forget that The Swell Season was about more than just Glen Hansard, the Irish actor-­singer who also fronts The Frames. At their best, The Swell Season was a marriage of equal parts, yin and yang, with Czech singer-­pianist Markéta Irglová providing a sweetly soothing and natural contrast to Read more about this event
Erasure
Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
With their latest (and 16th) studio release, The Violet Flame, out last month, Erasure display their dance-­floor relevancy in 2014 just as they did three decades ago with “Chains of Love.” For anyone who mourns the days when electronic dance music didn’t bring to mind kandi or offensively donned Native Read more about this event
Bob Dylan & His Band
Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
It’s usually useless to try to predict what Bob Dylan might do next. He’s traditionally untraditional about mixing his set lists with unexpected obscurities while dramatically rearranging the early hits. So what are we to make of his tour last month in Australia, where he played the same songs in Read more about this event
We Can Survive
Fri., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Even with the change of seasons (however subtle that might be in Southern California), the Hollywood Bowl hosts one more big outdoor spectacle as if it were still summer. The main appeal of We Can Survive — an annual benefit for the Young Survival Coalition and Living Beyond Breast Cancer Read more about this event
Don’t Sleep: An All-Nighter on Elm Street (Pts. 1-7)
While the Nightmare on Elm Street series went from “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you” to “Nine, 10, Robert Englund’s at a convention again,” it started out as a frightening look at small-town America, a place that was, in its way, just as ruined as the face of its serial-killer Read more about this event
Saturday, October 25
Gorgon City
Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
Gorgon City’s highly anticipated debut album, Sirens, is full of ear­-catching vocalists: Jennifer Hudson, Katy B, Laura Welsh. But don’t let that distract you from the music, which holds its own both on and off the dance floor. Sirens has its share of booty bounce, but it also has a Read more about this event
Festival Supreme
Sat., Oct. 25, 2 p.m.
Tenacious D’s devil-worshipping chubby rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been making fans laugh since they wrote “Fuck Her Gently” more than a decade ago, so who better to stage comedy in a music festival setting? Last year’s inaugural Festival Supreme included Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Eric Read more about this event
BAM (Beer, Art and Music Festival)
Sun., Oct. 26
The 18th Street Art Center has been host and home to a quarter-century of the most progressive, fearless, experimental, visual and performing arts in Los Angeles history. So it’s fitting that its silver anniversary takes up the whole weekend. 18is25 starts with the de rigueur big gala benefit on Saturday Read more about this event
Terry Bozzio
Sat., Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Drummer Terry Bozzio first came to prominence in the band of Frank Zappa, a manic presence propelling the group as featured in the movie Baby Snakes. Bozzio then went on to co-found the ’80s hit band Missing Persons before eventually landing with Jeff Beck. Since leaving Beck, Terry has spent Read more about this event
Día de los Verdes
Although Día de los Muertos, the Mexican tradition of honoring and celebrating the dearly departed, won’t start until Oct. 31, there’s a new Día coming to Long Beach today — Día de los Verdes. The festival takes place at the Growing Experience, a seven-acre farm that once was an empty Read more about this event
Sunday, October 26
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Sun., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the best­-selling duo in music history. The Philadelphia-­based, soul-­infused pop outfit ruled the charts during the late 1970s and into the ’80s with such hits as “Sara Smile,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” Read more about this event
Monday, October 27
Rachael Yamagata, The Dove & the Wolf, Hemming
Mon., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
Rachael Yamagata continues to sing well­-crafted pop songs that are pretty without being sugary, and romantic without lapsing into complete bathos. The Virginia­-born singer-­songwriter is able to take her own experience and transmute it into music that is both universal and personal. “All those words you said at the ending Read more about this event
The Warrior’s Return: From Surge to Suburbia
America’s policy of never-ending war comes at an incalculable price, and it’s our military — our youth — who get stuck carrying the debt. At The Warrior’s Return: From Surge to Suburbia, that ghastly cost, reckoned in loss of life, limbs, innocence and even sanity, will be addressed by two Read more about this event
Tuesday, October 28
Murder Ballads: A Tribute to True Crimes of Passion
Tue., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Autumn’s annual Murder Ballads night is always an intensely atmospheric gasser, and this fifth edition, touted as “A Tribute to True Crimes of Passion,” guarantees a stimulatingly sinister earful. Featuring contributions from psychedelic Westerners Spindrift, the unhinged psych-­pop provocateurs Bloody Death Skull (who’ve been aptly and admirably pigeonholed as “Tin Read more about this event
Bob Odenkirk
Tue., Oct. 28
Bob Odenkirk must have the strangest interactions with fans. Comedy nerds fawn over his cult HBO program Mr. Show, drama fans hound him about Breaking Bad and cinephiles praise his work in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award–nominated Nebraska. Since the end of Mr. Show in the late 1990s, Odenkirk has branched Read more about this event
Wednesday, October 29
Afrika Bambaataa
Wed., Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m.
This month, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist finished off the Renegades of Rhythm tour, during which they deejayed Afrika Bambaataa’s records, now archived at Cornell University. To be clear: Those were Bambaataa’s actual, personal records from the late ’70s and ’80s, the exact physical artifacts that helped birth hip­-hop. So Read more about this event
Invisible Cities
Wed., Oct. 29
Remember last year when everyone was walking around Union Station with fancy headphones on, and the passengers were all, “What the heck are those people doing?” Go figure: They were listening to a live opera taking place in real time throughout the building. Possibly the only opera to be featured Read more about this event
Thursday, October 30
Take Over & Destroy, Year of No Light, Wovoka, Sona
Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
This Phoenix group’s new album, Vacant Face, is a strong contender for best metal album of 2014. The sextet tweaks the death­-n-­roll genre hallmarks popularized by Swedish acts such as Entombed and Dismember — groove­-laden death metal with a rock & roll swagger — and adds flourishes of psychedelics and Read more about this event
The War of the Worlds
Today’s generation might be familiar only with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise’s 2005 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, but on Halloween Eve 1938, back when radio was the lifeline of the home, Orson Welles’ retelling of the sci-fi novel became the most infamous radio broadcast in Read more about this event
The Stone Foxes, Street Joy
Thu., Oct. 30, 9 p.m.
San Francisco’s Stone Foxes play swampy, sweaty, bluesy, throwback, bar-­band rock & roll with all the intensity of a bunch of guys who just invented the sound last week. Less slick than The Black Keys and less weird than Tom Waits, but channeling some of their same shout­at­-the-­world intensity, the Read more about this event