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ConcertsPINK MARTINI They were Pink before Pink. ROYCE HALL, UCLA, Wstwd.; Thurs.-Fri., June 22-23, 8 p.m. (310) 825-2101.JOE JACKSON (with Graham Maby & Dave Houghton) with Raul Midon. Joe Jackson was once written off as the poor man’s Elvis Costello, or perhaps the rich man’s Graham Parker, but he’s always had a savvier, jazzier sense of pop arrangement. With the fluid introspection of Raul Midon.AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. GO THE PLIMSOULS with The Lysa Flores Band, DJ Sue.EL REY THEATER, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. (323) 936-6400. See Music pick. GO ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA: The Music of Frank Zappa features Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, Napoleon Murphy Brock, others. Expect plenty of agile note-shredding as Steve Vai and Dweezil Zappa use their dueling buzzsaw axes to chop down the Zappa family tree.THE WILTERN LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. (213) 380-5005.WILD CHILD with Cash’d Out To paraphrase the Doors’ “Runnin’ Blue”: “Poor Jimbo dead and gone/left Dave Brock here to sing his song.” And there’s more necrophilia from Johnny Cash vultures Cash’d Out. GROVE OF ANAHEIM, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. (714) 712-2700. GO KEITH SWEAT, GINUWINE GIBSON AMPHITHEATER, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; Fri., June 23, 8:15 p.m. (818) 622-4440. GO NEKO CASE with Sonny Smith. HENRY FONDA THEATER, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri., June 23, 9 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Hoopla.SORIAH, MAGIC BOX with Hans Fjellestad, Refrigerator Mothers at STEVE ALLEN THEATER, CENTER FOR INQUIRY–WEST, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri., June 23, 9 p.m. (323) 666-4268.BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES with Keller Williams, The Yonder Mountain String Band at THE WILTERN LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., June 24, 7:30 p.m. (213) 380-5005. GO POWERHOUSE 2006 features Kanye West, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Paul Wall, E40, Pitbull, Lil’ Rob, Chamillionaire. The uptown-R&B/hip-hop equivalent to the Justice League or the Avengers. ARROWHEAD POND, 2695 Katella Ave., Anaheim; Sat., June 24, 7:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music pick. GO FIONA APPLE, DAMIEN RICE with David GarzaGREEK THEATER, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; Sat., June 24, 7:30 p.m. Also at the SANTA BARBARA BOWL; Sun., June 25, 6:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music pick. GO RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND This year’s All-Starrs (Richard Marx, Billy Squier, Edgar Winter, Sheila E.) may not seem blindingly stellar, but the real point here is to give peace a chance, escape the Blue Meanies for a few hours and celebrate everything Ringo, from the schmaltzy nostalgia of “You’re Sixteen” and “Photograph” to the eternal sunshine of “Octopus’ Garden” and “It Don’t Come Easy.” GIBSON AMPHITHEATER, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; Sat., June 24, 8:15 p.m. (818) 622-4440.FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL features Lloyd Price, Ben E. King, Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler, Bowzer’s Rock N’ Roll Party, The Lucky Otis Band, others. FRANK G. BONELLI REGIONAL PARK, 120 Via Verde Road, San Dimas; Sun., June 25, noon-7 p.m. (909) 599-8411.SMITHS/MORRISSEY CONVENTION, hosted by Richard Blade, features Alain Whyte & Red Lightning, Sweet & Tender Hooligans. The perfect place to go for those who are desperately trying to avoid running into the real Morrissey. HENRY FONDA THEATER, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sun., June 25, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (626) 967-7811.BOB WEIR & RATDOG, THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT GREEK THEATER, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; Sun., June 25, 6:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232.GOOD RIDDANCE Authority Zero, The Warriors, Chaser at EL REY THEATER, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sun., June 25, 8 p.m. (323) 936-6400. GO BECK with Jamie Lidell at THE WILTERN LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Tues.-Wed., June 27-28, 8 p.m. (213) 380-5005. GO LES CLAYPOOL with The Coup at AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Tues., June 27, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music pick.PINK Making fun of her factory-assembled, lip-synching and studio-polished pop-tart rivals, Pink is almost punk, in a cute, Barbie-doll-rebellious, studio-polished way. AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Wed., June 28, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. GO CAT POWER Cat Power brings a kind of a hush to the Hollywood Hills, slowing the outside world down to a glassy and glass-eyed stillness with a solo set of her spectrally childlike, grandly somber balladry. JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATER, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hlywd.; Wed., June 28, 8 p.m. (323) 461-3673. GO MARK KNOPFLER, EMMYLOU HARRIS Mark Knopfler is best known for developing that distinctively feathery, sting-like-a-butterfly guitar attack when he was with Dire Straits, but the real attraction tonight is the chance to hear frequent Neil Young collaborator Emmylou Harris belt out a few her own winsomely mournful country-pop tunes. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; Wed., June 28, 8:15 p.m. (818) 622-4440. Also at the SANTA BARBARA BOWL; Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.WIDESPREAD PANIC THE WILTERN LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Thurs.-Sat., June 29-July 1, 8 p.m. (213) 380-5005.MELISSA ETHERIDGE LONG BEACH TERRACE THEATER, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach; Thurs.-Fri., June 29-30, 8 p.m. Also at GREEK THEATER, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; Sat., ?July 1, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. GO RADIOHEAD with DeerhoofGREEK THEATER, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; Thurs.-Fri., June 29-30, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music pick.—Falling JamesClubsALEX’S BAR, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. (562) 434-8292.Fri.—The Black Angels, The Secret Six, Lyra, Hopewell.Sat.—Chapter 11, Conscious Collective.ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 803-9134.Fri.—California Redemption, Liquor-N-Poker, Useless Intent, The Inoculators. Punk rock, baby. GO Sat.—Circle One. Prepare to mosh when early-’80s hardcore bashers Circle One rear their gnarly heads once again (although obviously without late singer John Macias, who was shot and killed by Santa Monica police in 1990); plus, dog-liberating noisemakers The Jack Brewer Band, led by the Saccharine Trust singer; plus, The Dysfunctionals, Rebel Society, The Nipples, Spyder, Sahua.Mon.—Savage Rage. The Anarchy’s metal night is sure to feature some additional headbangers.Tues.—Louis & the Blu-Tones.Wed.—Sloka, Above Richter, We Are They. GO Thurs.—The Long Beach femme-punk thrillers Civet just fucking hit it (and do so with peerless, barbarous simplicity); also, Sledgeback, The Prisoners Dilemma, The Breakdowns.BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 983-7111. GO Fri.—A glorious, tumbling wipeout from the perpetually phenomenal surf-punk veterans Agent Orange; plus, Ethanz Ride, LBU. First up, The Lost Grooves, 6 p.m.Sat.—Ambrosia, Aspen. Also, you can get an early start with Luke & the Locomotives, noon-5 p.m.Sun.—King Rockahz. Plus, Mama’s Boys do a bluesy matinee, noon-5 p.m.Tues.—Mommy’s Little Monster, a Social D tribute band.Wed.—Toe Head, The Mike Elrington Band, Cheva.Thurs.—Neon Nation.BOARDNER’S, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.Sat.—The Distants.Bar Sinister’s first-ever resident band keeps it goth; also, Tell Tale Heartbreakers.Sun.—Pins & Needles, Sixteen Days. The bands supply new-wave flashbacks for ’80s-mad night Club London; over 18.CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ABNORMAL ARTS (CIA), 11334 Burbank Blvd., N. Hlywd. (818) 506-6353.Fri.—Sugar & Spice Burlesque Show.Sat.—Dead in Sin, 1AD7, Inside These Walls, Instinct of Aggression.CANTER’S KIBITZ ROOM, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. No cover. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 651-2030.Sat.—Dan Giles heads a singer-songwriter showcase featuring special guests TBA; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Scott Colomby & Ed Martin’s blues revue.Sun.—Sean Howard hosts an open mike, followed by Mr. Howard’s Drifting Sand Band’s late-night jam.Mon.—Bill Wiseman & the Wiseguys.Wed.—Tina Stevens performs jazz and cabaret treats; also, El Cochino’s Hump Day Fiesta.THE CANYON, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills. Full dinner menu. Over 21. (818) 879-5016. GO Fri.—The Tubes. The zany Frisco rock veterans, who’ve tangled with Johnny Rotten and collaborated with Vice Squad’s Beki Bondage, beat on; also, Batlord.Sat.—Dennis Miller. The bearded blowhard tries for funny.Thurs.—The Spazmatics.THE CAT CLUB, 8911 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 657-0888.Fri.—Alison Ray, System Kid, Dona Oxford, Ruby James, L.A. Slumlords.Sat.—Redneck Role Models, Romance Fantasy, BSA & the Hellhounds, Randy Sacks & the Holy Rollers.Sun.—Happenin’ Harry & the Hap Tones All-Star Band.Mon.—Amber Rose, Alder, Buffy, Anthony Archer, Tony Buttita, Niki.Tues.—The Kim Crain Band, The Albrights, The Takeover U.K.Wed.—Hard To Get, Krash Buzz Nine, Eli & the Bestiality Boys.Thurs.—All-star band The Star Fuckers, with Slim Jim Phantom, former Dee Dee Ramone sideman Stefan Adika, Gunners Dizzy Reid, Gilby Clarke, Snakepit man Eric Dover (and, usually, an abundance of name drop-ins); plus,El Camino, Rhythm Junkies, Sots.COBALT CAFE, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 348-3789.Fri.—Sorry for Tomorrow, The Death of Iris, Formented Sorrow, Kill the Fashion, This Moment.Sat.—The Uprising, Unit F, Society’s Victims, A Political Decline, Onewordsolution.Sun.—Dark Star, My Private Hell, Walks of Life, Terrordactyls, Three Mile Island, Legion.Wed.—Winesburg, Think Alike, Another Man’s Trash, Matcli, Punch Drunk, Whirling Dervishes.Thurs.—Ever Since Then, I Am the State, Arms Akimbo, The Sisters, The Adversary, Murder of Crowes.THE DERBY, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 663-8979.Fri.—Bad Mitten, Me & Heath, Louden Swain, The After Midnight Project, Beyond Category.Sat.—The Den. DJs take over.Sun.—Stompy Jones. The Bay Area jazzbos heat it up for the Derby’s indestructible swing night.Thurs.—John Gold, The Juliet Dagger, whose Turn Up the Death CD is highlighted by a pop-punky version of the Go-Go’s’ “Our Lips Are Sealed”; The Last Conservative.THE ECHO, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Full bar. Over 21 (some shows all ages). Also see Dance Clubs. (213) 413-8200. GO Fri.—Classical-meets-rock action from The Section Quartet; plus, eerie harmonies from The Watson Twins, who recently collaborated on Rabbit Fur Coat, the solo album by Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis; 7 p.m.; all ages. Later, it’s DJ Daddy Kev, 10 p.m.; $10; over 21. GO Sun.—Peanut Butter Wolf, Oh No, Roc C, DJ Romes. This all-ages Stones Throw Records matinee starts at 5 p.m.; $10. Later, it’s Part-Time Punks with post-punk and “mutant disco” DJs Michael Stock and Ben White at 10 p.m.; free ($5 for ages 18-21); over 18.Tues.—Well, it’s at least partial chaos at this all-ages punk brawl with Total Chaos and The Scuffs, 7 p.m.; $5. GO Thurs.—Let yourself go; the noises, drones and incantations of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista may be harrowing, but she’ll redeem you in the end; also, Dead Science, Anni Rossi, Chuck Dukowski; $10; over 18. (Greg Burk)14 BELOW, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 451-5040. GO Fri.—Infernal jams from bassist-bandleader Mike Watt’s Hellride; also, Mommy’s Little Monsters, Henchmyn, Soccer Mom.Sat.—The Real D’Coy, Hacha, Carter Falco, Jason Knight.Sun.—Cubensis.Tues.—Supercreep, Three Horse Whiskey.Wed.—Iglu & Hartly, Random Traveler, Ethereal Plane.Thurs.—Hinged, Outcome, International Farmers, Feisty Piranhas.GENGHIS COHEN, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Cozy but crucial A&R hang. Full bar. All ages. (323) 653-0640.Fri.—Kasey Truman, John Gregory, Corinne West & the Posse.Sat.—Arianna, Jeff Austin Black, Luis Oliart, Vaughan Penn.Mon.—Joshua James, Karin Tatoyan, Samantha Mollen.Tues.—Geoff Pearlman, Jill Paquette.Wed.—Noah Rothschild, Paul Durham, Dawn Thomas & Ellery.Thurs.—Mike Dawson, Ry Cuming.THE GIG, 7302 Melrose Ave., Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 936-4440.Fri.—InMind, Severed Hand, Changes.Sat.—Miss Vintage, Quarter Circle Jab, Messengers From the Sexual Frontier, Krome.Sun.—Diamond Struck Halo, Battleflask, Chalk Lined Cadavers.Mon.—Jennifer Perry, Ezina Moore, Jackie Rae.Tues.—Johnny Polygon, Cap Boso, 40 Watt Hype.Wed.—Icon, Get Licious.Thurs.—Sara Haze, Mia Sable, Kissing Violet.THE GOOD HURT, 12249 Venice Blvd., L.A. (310) 390-1076.Fri.—Mojo Farmers, Underground Orchestra, Seismic, Grandpa’s Grass.Sat.—Cattywompus, You, Me & Iowa, Life on the Sun, Strange Young Things.Sun.—Phunkin Sunday, a “DJ funk groove lounge.”Mon.—Lina Veres, Nectarphonic, This Is Danica, Just Martha.Tues.—Bridgework, Deadly Hi-Fi.Wed.—Melissa Martinez, Dasha, Krooks, J. Blaze.Thurs.—Conscious. Call for info on live hip-hop TBA.HIGHLAND GROUNDS, 742 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd. Cover varies. Full bar. All ages. (323) 466-1507.Fri.—Jenny Schaap, Phil Dutra, Katy Blake, Lindsey Harper.Sat.—Jay Matsueda, Jay Wright, That Was Then, Port.Mon.—The comedians Steve Hofstetter & Chris Edling return with the Monday Night Live laff fest. GO Tues.—Chuck E Weiss, veteran Hollywood rock hound (and the same fellow Rickie Lee Jones warbled of), sets up for some of his raggedy, roadhouse groove mongering; plus, Diablo Dimes.Wed.—Malaysian MC, Booty Boys, John Nagle, Justin Lanning, Struff & Terry, Last Girl Standing, The Transfer.Thurs.—Michael McCarthy keeps “the best open mike in L.A.” rolling; sign up at 7 p.m.THE HOTEL CAFE, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hlywd. øFull bar. Over 21. (323) 461-2040.Fri.—Tim Jones, Jim Bianco, Sam Winch, Zach Brooke.Sat.—Mary Lorson, Looks Like Rain, Raining Jane, Emma Burgess.Sun.—Dave Lichens, Leland Grant, Jordan Lawhead, Tongue & Groove. GO Mon.—Patrick Park, Julian Velard, Kelly Dalton. See Music Pick.Tues.—Sara Bareilles, The Animators, Sally Jaye, Spottiswoode.Wed.—Schuyler Fisk, Hayley Taylor, Kate & Kacey Coppola.Thurs.—Craig Wedren, Peter Salett, Jeff Caudill, Master-McCarthy.HOUSE OF BLUES, 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Age limit varies. (323) 848-5100.Sat.—Hip-hopper Guru preaches some of his Street Scriptures, 8 p.m.; $20; over 18. GO Mon.—T.I. The Atlanta rapper (whose impeccable pedigree includes automobile chases, gunfire, a Burger King sponsorship and platinum sales) is joined by a slew of special guests, 8 p.m.; over 18.Thurs.—Teen-pop sensation Teddy Geiger has another youthful act, Dirtie Blonde, as tourmate, 7:30 p.m.; all ages.IL CORRAL, 664 N. Heliotrope Dr., Silver Lake. ?www.seancarnage.com.Fri.—Mitchell Brown, David Rothbaum, J. Karam, Damion Romero, David Scott Stone.Thurs.—Haunted Castle, Robedoor, Moth Drakula.THE JOINT, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Pizza. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 275-2619.Mon.—Waddy Wachtel, Brett Tuggle, Rick the Bass Player, Phil Jones keep their Big Monday ball rolling, with occasional stellar drop-ins (Robert Plant, Keith Richards, George Clinton have visited); $10.Wed.—Nine Inch Chili Pumpkins. All-star jam band who, thanks to the rabid ministrations of metal fiend Happenin’ Harry, routinely draw any top hard-rock talent who happen to have a night off.Thurs.—Dinn, Torie Tyson, Red Skeleton.KEY CLUB, 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Dancing after shows Wed.-Sun. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 274-5800.Fri.—Madeline Puckette, Johnnie Burton, Brandon Calhoon, Ballentine, Downtown 6, Josh Anderson, Pete Hopkins, Julie, Sugar Babies, Amanda Mosher. This jumbo package of local talent includes music, burlesque and lord-knows-what-all-else.Sun.—The Hacker. Mighty shocks of electronica; also Punk Bunny, Dahlia, host Jefree Star. GO Mon.—The big-hair yock-rockers Metal Skool tear it up, with Hazard, 3 Against 1, Feed the Kitty.Tues.—The Regulars, Holden, The Holograms, 7K, Away Station; no cover.Thurs.—Quite a freewheeling frenzy, from Cheatin’ Kind’s righteous, raggedy country rock to Throw Rag’s over-the-top roots-punk-metal wilding. Also Shaun Kama & Kings of the Wild Frontier, Lonesome Spurs, Old Bull. THE KNITTING FACTORY, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. Full bar. Age limit varies. (323) 463-0204. Fri.—Volumen Cero, Emaue, In Spain. In the lounge; ADHD, Le Face, Shoot It Up, The Cheats, Discretion.Sat.—Vader, Kataklysm, Destruction, Speed Kill Hate, Graveworm, The Absence. In the bar: Ever We Fall, Meg and Dia, Push To Talk, An Angle, 5 p.m.; Hawksley Workman, 9 p.m. In the lounge: Offwhite & Dan One, Odd Thomas, Sober Minded, Cleen, Noble Hopps, 8 p.m.Sun.—Time Again, Love Equals Death. Indie 103’s Complete Control host this matinee; later, Dungeon takes over all three rooms. In the bar: an early punk-rock fracas with Society Parasites, Violent Threats, The Mukus, I.A. Chaos, I Fight Me, Existence Is Corruption, 3 p.m. In the lounge: Merch, Ira, 6:30 p.m.Mon.—Gatsbys American Dream, Waking Ashland, My American Heart, This Providence. In the bar: Yesterdays Rising, Versus the Mirror, At All Cost. In the lounge: Slough Feg, Eve’s Downfall, Interstelar, 8 p.m.Tues.—200 West, Gabbi McPhee, On Nova. In the bar: Bluebeat Lounge skanks with The Aggrolites, Los Hooligans, Razbari Sumthing, 9 p.m. In the lounge: Roosevelt, 8 p.m.Wed.—Steel Train, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Dusty Rhodes. In the bar: Valentine, Plan Anaread, Gone Mad, Nevertheless, 8:30 p.m. In the lounge: Also, The States, The Blame, Joshua Lanes, 7:30 p.m.Thurs.—Lucybell. In the bar: Hotel Coral Essex, Kissfits, 8 p.m. In the lounge: Pretty In Stereo, The Jennifer Project, 6:45 p.m.; Hotel Room, 9 p.m.LARGO, 432 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Full bar. All ages. (323) 852-1073.Fri.—The Watkins Family Hour. Homestyle frolic with the Nickel Creek affiliates.Sat.—An opportunity for laughs with the increasingly strident Margaret Cho.Mon.—The Paul F. Tompkins Show. Comedy action.Tues.—The Eurovision-warp pop oddities of idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Katell Keineg is always intriguing; plus, special guests.Wed.—Grant Lee Phillips, Tom Brousseau.LAVA LOUNGE, 1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 876-6612.Fri.—Metroid, Sons of Them, The Osgoods, Resurrection Effect.Sun.—MC Todd runs the Kinky Karaoke show.Mon.—Lectric, Black Commets, Nauty Pet, Marie Catastrophe. Unfurl the black flag — it’s another Anarchy in Hollywood panic.Tues.—Death to Anders, One Trick Pony, the Transmissions, The Happy Hollows.Wed.—Wilderness of Tekoa, This Evening, Eric Wilson, Como Osos.Thurs.—The Lady and friends.LIGHTHOUSE CAFE, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Cover $5 Fri.-Sun., free weeknights. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 372-6911.Fri.—The Groove All-Stars. It’s touted as a “Naughty School Girl Party”; first Velvet Echo, 4 p.m.Sat.—Inside Out. You can get an early start with Bob Karwin, 11 a.m., and Stars on the Water, 4 p.m.Sun.—The reggae band Detour Posse is preceded by ganja-fortified colleagues Crucial, 4 p.m.; also, at 11 a.m. a jazz session with performers TBA.Tues.—Ekathis.Wed.—Mara & The Big Rockstars.Thurs.—Pet the Dog.MALIBU INN, 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Full bar. Age limit varies. (310) 456-6060.Fri.—Backyard Tire Fire. Suck up their scruffy, heartland Barroom Semantics.Sat.—The Blasters. The chronically formidable Phil Alvin cries his intense brand of American music.MCCABE’S, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. No alcohol; coffee, tea and sweets. All ages. (310) 828-4403.Sat.—Peter Case, the well-regarded singer-songwriter, was also a driving force in the fallow mid-’70s Los Angeles rock scene — a veritable voice in the wilderness, one resonant enough to launch the recent multi-disc, all-star retrospective set A Case for Case; and Midwestern troubadour Jeffrey Foucault, doing songs from his new Ghost Repeater CD.Sun.—Former Commotions cat Lloyd Cole goes the solo route; plus, Jehro.THE MINT, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Music at 8:30 p.m. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 954-9400.Fri.—Two-headed roots-rock monster The Hacienda Brothers (as in Chris Gaffney and Dave Gonzalez) celebrates release of their new What’s Right About Wrong CD, a disc of “Western Soul” sounds that was produced by legendary soul master Dan “Dark End of the Street” Penn; also, 50 Cent Haircut, The Weary Boys, JD Thompson, Keeley Valentino.Sat.—The Mornings, Brian Buckley, Angel Travis, Cari Howe, Ashley Haney.Sun.—Every Breath, Radius, Kelsey Davis & the Radical Soul, MG3, Jeff Fowler.Mon.—The Kevin Kanner Quintet, The Bectones, Aron Cowen.Tues.—Beth Thornley, Laura Jansen, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Adrianne.Wed.—The Takeover UK, Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Mary Lee’s Corvette, Eric Ambel & the Roscoe Band, Mutlu.Thurs.—Brit-rock survivor Michael Des Barres returns with Free Love for a rock & roll debauch; plus, Elle.MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB, 575 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 578-5591, Ext. 2, or (323) 935-1577.Fri.—Austin Hanks works a highfalutin (in all the right ways) brand of Southern-style country rock, 11 p.m.; plus, Christina Rasch, Stefano, West Coast Grand.Sat.—Mike Marion, The Al Weber Band, The Weight & Dave Yaden, Curtis Peoples.Sun.—Billy Kent, Joan Jones, Danny Peck.Mon.—Zeus, Caitlin Crosby.Tues.—“Music to drink to” from The Dirges, plus a screening of the new Flogging Molly DVD documentary.Wed.—Yvonne Reyes, Envy.Thurs.—People’s Party, Maesyn, The View, Thalon.MR. T’S BOWL, 5621½ N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 256-7561.Fri.—The Power Cords, Underwater City People, Service Group, New Maximum Donkey; no cover.Sat.—Backbiter, Motorcycle Black Madonnas, The Shards, HDR, Present Tense.The Blue Mask returns with another night of wall-to-wall rock & roll savagery.Sun.—Thee Mad Lovers, The Motives.Mon.—The Render, Spacekitti, Bondage Fairies; no cover.Tues.—Jacob Smigel & Las Vegas Club. And, of course, Mr. T’s open-mike night; no cover.Wed.—Diamond Struck Halo and friends; no cover.Thurs.—Criminal Belly and friends; no cover.PALADINO’S, 6101 Reseda Blvd., Reseda. (818) 342-1563.Fri.—Whiskey Business, The Psychotics, Super Human, Civil Servant.Sat.—The Saloonatics, Big Fat Rosie, The Drunken Monkeys, Coldshot, Genuine Leather.RAINBOW BAR & GRILL, 9015 W. Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 278-4232.Sun.—Matt Riley, Vinny Berry, Jason Foreman, Studio G.Mon.—Open-mike night.ROOM 5 LOUNGE, 143 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. (323) 938-2504.Sun.—Klee, Lexie Shine, Jay.Tues.—Ryker Jones, Autumn Moon, Jennifer Paskow, Justin Glaskow, Nikki Katt, Gary David.Wed.—Kaiulani, Andy White, Shark.ROXY, 9009 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. All ages. (310) 276-2222.Fri.—The pop wonderboy Ryan Cabrera has support from Josh Hoge. On the Rox: Public Property, The Estate, Shady Deal, DJ Peyote Cody.Sat.—Norwegian bizarros Hurra Torpedo mix it up using bad ’80s covers and an array of kitchen appliances (sort of a high-kitsch Ein Sturzende Neubaten); also, the extraterrestrial delirium of Gram Rabbit and Poets & Pornstars. On the Rox: Big Stone City, Dan Cray & Beyond ID, Titsofrenix, Joe Stansberry.Sun.—Hedwig & the Angry Inch.Mon.—East Bay soul singer Goapele continues her ascent; plus, Noel, DJ Garth Trinidad. On the Rox: early sets from Mike Dillon, Sherik, James Singleton, others.Tues.—Evocative blues, as heard on their current (and acclaimed CD) Chasing the Sun, from the Native American band Indigenous; also, Taylor Hollingsworth, Ashley Maher.Wed.—Tha Dogg Pound. What, no Alpo sponsorship? On the Rox: Oh No Not Stereo, Schwayze, The Angela Bruyere Group, Speakers of the House, The Mulhollands.Thurs.—The Like, Simon Dawes. On the Rox: Sign of Fox, The Penfifteen Club, Stoic Frame.RUSTY’S SURF RANCH, 256 Santa Monica Pier. Full bar. All ages. (310) 393-7386.Fri.—The Sparktones, Curtis, Jah Quest.Sat.—Red Elvises. “Siberian rock” cut-ups.SAFARI SAM’S, 5214 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. All ages. (323) 666-7267.Fri.—Bang Sugar Bang, Modern Machines, The Strays, Cakecutter, The Rainman Suite.Sat.—Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men, I See Hawks in L.A.Mon.—The ax man Robben Ford. heads up the One Taste jam.Tues.—Club Check Yo’ Pony Tail. DJ Frankie Chan also has live sets from Dirty Little Secret, Johnossi.Thurs.—Jolie Holland, Sean Hayes. See Music pick.THE SCENE, 806 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 241-7029.Fri.—Noisy rockers 400 Blows always administer a ferocious beating; keep an ear out for SF upstarts Fuck Wolf. Also Yikes, The Dawes. Sat.—Hopewell, The Soft Hands, The Peelers.Sun.—Streaming, Le Rev, Light FM. First, it’s a dub DJ and (free) Hawaiian BBQ affair.Mon.—Pruitt Igoe, The Hearers, The Paul Bailey Ensemble.Tues.—Tim Mars and friends run a comedy night.Wed.—Mon Frere, The Emergency, Josh Ottum & the Seasons of Life, Automatic Animal, TKF, Dirty Red.SILVERLAKE LOUNGE, 2906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-2407.Mon.—Gliss, Gran Ronde, Death to Anders, Anonymous.Tues.—Bobtail Yearlings, The Letter Openers, A Viewing.Thurs.—Abe Vigoda, Health, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound, Holy Curtain.THE SMELL, 247 S. Main St., dwntwn. No booze. All ages okay. No phone.Fri.—Epsilons, Hips, Bad Dudes, The Atoms, AM. An ear-protection-worthy roundup of sonic vandals.Sun.—Issei Sagawa, Deracine, Mika Miko, Hit Me Back. A nifty Sunday serving of harshmallow and shockolate.Tues.—Thrones, Mikaela’s Fiend, Twin, Bipolar Bear.Wed.—Dear Nora, The Blow, Thunder Sundress, Yacht.SPACELAND, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 661-4380.Fri.—Space Mtn, Great Northern, Climber, Tigers Can Bite You.Sat.—Miss Alex White & the Red Orchestra, The Hunches, The Guilty Hearts. See Music pick.Sun.—The Temporary Thing, Teddy’s Cheer Club, Dutch Bunny, June in July; no cover.Mon.—Monsters Are Waiting, Tsar, Future Pigeon, Hawksley Workman; no cover.Tues.—Apollo Sunshine, The Minor Canon, Redcar.Wed.—Hello Stranger, The Hard Place, Totally Radd, Johnossi.TAIX, 1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Full bar. No cover. (213) 484-1265.Fri.—The Dusty Rhodes Band, Boll Weevil.Mon.—The Neighborhood Bullies.Tues.—Boll Weevil. The pesky band is joined by guests TBA.Thurs.—Io Perry, The Lynx Technique.TANGIER, 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-8666.Sat.—DJ Jesse. Hip-hop, funk and soul, kiddies . . .Sun.—Fall of Snow. First, comic Ali Waller’s Awkward Family Dinner, 7:30 p.m.Mon.—Scrappy Hamilton, Hope & Anchor. Weirdo sounds abound, from out of North Carolina; should be interesting (as Hope & Anchor say, “FTW, y’all”).Tues.—Diane Cluck, Garret Pierce, The Messes, Josh Ottum, Alexandra Johnstone.Thurs.—Paris Loves L.A. Cabaret-style show featuring French torch singer Adele Jacques, pianist Russell Roy Rinker, others.TEMPLE BAR, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 393-6611.Fri.—Si*Se. KCRW welcomes the Latin electro-pop sensations, plus others.Sat.—Cheb I Sabbah. It’s another exotic bhangra party, plus Dhol Nation, Rangla Punjab Sahangra Group, DJ Sandeep Kumar.Sun.—The Nick Block Group, The Brian Green Quartet, The Gabe Johnson Quartet.Mon.—Rosey, Eric Penny, Justin Young.Tues.—Hawksley Workman, Just Jinger, Courtney Jaye.Wed.—Substance Abuse, Fat Hed & Selekta Fada, B Ex Vandalz.Thurs.—Sitali, John West, Nailah.THE TROUBADOUR, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. Three full bars. All ages. (310) 276-6168.Fri.—Devics, Sea Wolf, Hawksley Workman.Sat.—LD Section 11, Black Angels, Holy Shit, Justin G.Mon.—Corinne Bailey Rae, Marjorie Fair; sold out. See Music pick.Tues.—Be Your Own Pet, Worldwind Heat, EKUK.Wed.-Thurs.—Built to Spill, Brett Netson.VAULT 350, 350 Pine Ave., Long Beach. (562) 590-5566.Fri.—Pete Yorn strums it up, solo acoustic style; sold out.Sun.—Rescheduled date for the R&B ’hopper Marques Houston.VIPER ROOM, 8852 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 358-1880.Fri.—OPM, Immune, The Word of Mouth, Evan Page.Sat.—The Look, Milestone, Duress, The Quiet, Bordersnakes.Sun.—Last Drag, Color of May, Matt Santry & Joel Hellman, Figureone, Relax to Paris, The Swell.Mon.—Soccer Mon, LMNOP, VLA, Sons & Lovers.Tues.—Oliver Future, Oh No Not Stereo, Ultraviolet, The Trim Show.Wed.—Scott & Aimee, Hawksley Workman.Thurs.—The Circle, The Albrights, Jupiter Rising.THE WESTCHESTER, 5630 W. Manchester Blvd., L.A. (310) 670-2366.Fri.—Fatima, Sector Libertad, Obscuridad, Radio Phonico, Luz de Luna.Sat.—El Leon, Lik, Voz Elemental.Sun.—Fatigo, Cascabel.WHISKY A GOGO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Two full bars. All ages. (310) 652-4202.Fri.—Long MIA ’80s metal gals Vixen are back where (much of) it all began; also Pretty in Stereo, Goddess & She, Shauna Serene, Debellum, Side Hatch, Mercenaries, The Faded.Sat.—Belmont, Lee Newman, Aubrey Buchana, Smoke, Kate Bartosh, Alina, Candice Devine.Sun.—On a Pale Horse, Severed Hand, MotoHiro, Grey Haven, Death by Design, Escape From Alcatraz, Doug Mikula.Tues.—The Pillows, Broadcaster, Freeway People.Wed.—Johnny Echols. The original lead guitarist for eternally unrivaled Sunset Strip psych rockers Love performs a benefit for the ailing Love vocalist Arthur Lee; Echols appears with the band’s first drummer, Michael Stuart, as well as Love alumni Robert Rozelle, Melvan Whittington and the Baby Lemonade guys who have served so ably accompanying Lee in recent years, plus Vince Flaherty & the Invincables (as in Flaherty, the get-around actor-producer and L.A. psych-scene fixture, who was associated with Love from its inception) and, no doubt, some major special guests. See Music pick.Thurs.—Encompassing creative death metal, environmental politics and sound abstraction (roarer Travis Ryan has an invigorating ambient-noise side CD), San Diego’s Cattle Decapitation are 360 degrees of rage. (Greg Burk) Also, From a Second Story Window, Animosity, Gatekeeper, Dead Is Sun.ZEN, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. Full bar. Cover varies. Over 21 (unless otherwise noted). (323) 665-2929.Fri.—Me Infecto, Dudefukin’hellyeah, Hacksaw to the Throat, Exhausted Prayer, Noctuary. Upstairs: Mendozza, Drink the Bleach, Archons, Keen of the Crow, Asunder; over 18.Sat.—DJ Ray Devries.CONTROL has Devries playing “mod rock and early punk”; over 18.Mon.—Local punx The Boozehounds have a rough and ready hardcore-Oi heft; expect similar snarl from The Released, Broke ’til Thursday, Start the Panic; over 18; no cover.Tues.—Windsor Drive, Modern Movement, She’s Your Sister, The Black Summer Crush.Neutron Bomb aims to obliterate all comers; over 18.Wed.—Chad McCann, The Squares, A Kiss Could Be Deadly, Yotokyo.Crowd Control rallies the indie-rock set. Upstairs: Gay night Candy Shop with DJ Doughboy providing house, dance, reggaeton sounds; both over 18; no cover.Thurs.—Call for info. In the Red Room: deathmetal DJs TBA; over 18.Other Rock & PopHit the turf for some reggae-tinged fun with Common Sense at HOLLYWOOD PARK, 1050 S. Prairie Ave., Inglewood; Fri., June 23, call for time. (562) 983-8139.Maesyn, Adrianne, Gabriel Mann, Sara Bareilles, Dawn Thomas. The lineup of singer-songwriters returns the next night (Sat., June 24), with Nina Storey replacing Dawn Thomas, at LIVE AT THE LOUNGE, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach; Fri., June 23, call for time. (310) 372-1193.Wayne Kramer. A solo set from the former MC5 guitarist, bound to span a mind-bending spectrum of vernacular American music styles. FARMERS MARKET, 6333 W. Third St., L.A.; Fri., June 23, 7 p.m.; free. (323) 933-9211.The Front, The Pity Party, Io Perry, Hello Menno. EL CID RESTAURANT, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Fri., June 23, 9 p.m. (323) 428-6569.The Low Tide Five make waves at the DUME ROOM, 29169 Heathercliff Road, Malibu; Sat., June 24, 10 p.m. (310) 457-9948.The offbeat combo Bedroom Walls does tunes from their current All Good Dreamers Pass This Way. AMOEBA MUSIC, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m. (323) 245-6500.—Falling James and Jonny WhitesideConcertsMARTINA McBRIDE with The Warren Brothers Kansas-born warbler McBride brings all the slick, shiny attributes that have earned her more than a few CMA awards. GREEK THEATER, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; Fri., June 23, 7:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232.ClubsBEAN TOWN, 45 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre. (626) 355-1596.Fri.—Rainwater keeps it high lonesome.Sat.—Simontronic.Sun.—Jonathan Kelly.BOULEVARD MUSIC, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No alcohol. All ages. (310) 398-2583.Fri.—Richard Smith & Aaron Till.Sat.—Moira Smiley & VOCO.CINEMA BAR, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 390-1328. GO Fri.—Honky-tonk bard Mike Stinson.Sat.—Randy Weeks.Sun.—Jen Mandel.Wed.—Patty Booker, Lisa Finnie.Thurs.—Amy Farris, Rich McCulley.THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. (626) 398-7917.Fri.—Acclaimed guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.Sat.—A cappella quartet Grace.Sun.—Michael Dart & the Flatlanders.Mon.—Kennedys, a musical husband-and-wife duo.Thurs.—Brian Joseph croons songs from his new CD.COWBOY COUNTRY, 3321 E. South St., Long Beach. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 630-3007.Fri.-Sat.—Get a potent country snootful from The Merchants of Moonshine.Wed.—Paul Justin & Saloonatics.VIVA CANTINA, 900 Riverside Dr., Burbank. No cover. Full bar. All ages okay. (818) 845-2425.Fri.—Cody Bryant.Tues.-Wed.—Big Mike oversees an open mike.Thurs.—Cody Bryant.Other Country & Folk GO The Groovy Rednecks, The Cheatin’ Kind. Live it up (and how) with two of Hollywood’s wildest country insurgents at THE OLD TOWNE PUB, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena; Sat., June 24, 9 p.m. (626) 577-6583. GO Joe Ely, Lubbock’s greatest post–Buddy Holly musical export, leaps into the Whisky’s Rockin’ Country fray; also Dave Somerville, Michael Lewis and The Bunkhouse Band, a collective of some of the finest country musicians in town, among them steel-guitar wizard Jay Dee Maness and keyboard king Skip Edwards, plus live go-go girls and who knows what sort of drop-in guests. WHISKY A GOGO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Mon., June 26, 8 p.m. (310) 652-4202.—Jonny Whiteside
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