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Tuesday, October 21
Victory Lap
Tue., Oct. 21, 9 p.m.
Victory Lap is a variety show, emphasis on the variety: There’s a traditional house band and stand-up comedians (Megan Koester, Brendon Small, Dan St. Germain) between sets, but then there are the weirder things: puppet surgery, tap dancing, busking. Even stranger is what takes place offstage: slow dancing, usually. That’s Read more about this event
Sinkane, Helado Negro
Tue., Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m.
Sinkane’s slippery grooves have their roots in Africa, as does their creator, the London-born, Sudan-bred, Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab. But calling his music Afrobeat or Afro-pop would be far too reductive. On Mean Love, his second album for James Murphy’s DFA Records, he layers funky guitar and clavinet hooks, swaying Read more about this event
Wednesday, October 22
Lit Crawl L.A.
Wed., Oct. 22
Based on San Francisco’s wildly successful Litquake, Lit Crawl L.A. is a literary take on the bar crawl. Now in its second year, the NoHo Arts District event consists of three “rounds” of literary events at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. (plus an after-party at 10 p.m. on the upper Read more about this event
TV on the Radio
Wed., Oct. 22, 9 p.m.
“I’m a happy idiot, waving at cars,” Tunde Adebimpe croons on TV on the Radio’s upcoming album, Seeds. “I’m going to bang my head to the wall till I feel nothing at all.” You can’t blame him for being in a daze after everything his group has been through in Read more about this event
Tue., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Much like her mentors and former tour mates The Weeknd, Jillian Rose Banks is part of a wave of nu-soul singers who filter their R&B reveries through a synthesized, hip-hop lens. “So I got edges that scratch,” she purrs. “But I’m so tired of eating all of my misspoken words.” Read more about this event
Thursday, October 23
Rufus du Sol
Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Rufus du Sol operate differently from their dance-music counterparts. Instead of banging out predictable, recycled drops at quick intervals, the Australian trio takes its time crafting subtle, gentle grooves. Rufus du Sol’s debut album, Atlas, doesn’t draw from a wide selection of sounds, but it doesn’t need to. The bubbling Read more about this event
Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950
Oct. 23-March 1
It’s getting dark outside, and the end of daylight saving time is drawing near. Perfect timing for the new Skirball show “Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950.” In 1933, Jews were banned from the German film industry, so they began emigrating to the United States, where European Read more about this event
Melvins, Le Butcherettes
Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
The Melvins still bring the thunder in their latest incarnation, joined now by Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus on their new album, Hold It In. The group’s trademark sludgy, metallic opuses are twisted into further weirdness by the inclusion of the Buttholes, with a new tune such as Read more about this event
Thu., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Back when a group of Internet-savvy bloggers created the first HallowMEME party in New York in 2009, it was mostly an excuse to throw a costume party where fellow attendees would actually appreciate their clever get-ups based on obscure memes, GIFs and YouTube videos. “Back in the days of Three Read more about this event
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
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