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DEAD KENNEDYS with Six Gun, Singled Out, Bad Samaritans The reunited Dead Kennedys without singer Jello Biafra is like INXS without Michael Hutchence. Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura; Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. (805) 653-0721.

MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR. The longtime wife-and-husband duo are celebrating 40 years of marriage and music, from their hits with the Fifth Dimension to such effervescent duets as “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show).” CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. (800) 300-4345.

INXS See Dead Kennedys listing. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER, Universal City, Universal City; Fri., Jan. 27, 8:15 p.m. (818) 622-4440.

GO IN FLAMES with Trivium, DevilDriver, Zao The Wiltern LG, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, L.A.; Sat., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. (213) 380-5005. See Music Pick.

MIDNIGHT TO TWELVE with Supe The local rockers Midnight to Twelve are celebrating the release of their debut CD, King of Spain. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.

CHRISTOPHER CROSS Pop-rock (emphasis on “pop”) rarely gets any breezier or lighter than ephemeral Christopher Cross fluff such as “Ride Like the Wind” (which shouldn’t be confused with Spinal Tap’s “Break Like the Wind” or Turbonegro’s “Blow Me Like the Wind”). Pepperdine University, Smothers Theater, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu; Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. (310) 506-4522 or www.pepperdine.edu/arts.

BEST OF DOO WOP features Leon Hughes (the Coasters), The Drifters, The Crew Cuts, The Del Vikings, Little Caesar & the Romans, Dodie Evans, Donnie Brooks, others. Call for info, as this retro-fest of surviving doo-wop originators may already be sold out. CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. (800) 300-4345.

GO PATTI PAGE “The Singing Rage,” Patti Page, surveys her influential recording career, which spans country and pop and includes zillion-sellers like “Tennessee Waltz” and her impassioned canine-bartering protest anthem, “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window.” CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Sun., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. (800) 300-4345.

GO CAKE with Tegan and Sara, Gogol Bordello THE Wiltern LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Tues., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. (213) 380-5005. See Music Pick.

DON FELDER & FRIENDS ROCK CERRITOS FOR KATRINA features Don Felder, Alice Cooper, Stephen Stills, David Foster, Cheech Marin, Tommy Shaw, Adrian Young, Tré Cool, Karen Han, Dennis Quaid, others. Former Eagle Don Felder rounds up some of his golfing buddies for what is still (and probably will be for many years) a good cause; plus, this benefit features an all-too-rare local appearance by that rocker turned DJ, Vincent “Alice Cooper” Furnier. CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; Wed., Feb. 1, 8 p.m. (800) 300-4345. See Hoopla.

GO JENNY LEWIS with The Watson Twins Jenny takes a solo ride without her Rilo Kiley pals. VISTA THEATER, 4473 Sunset Dr., Los Feliz; Thurs., Feb. 2, call for time. (323) 660-6639, or www.ticketweb.com. See Music Pick.

—Falling JamesClubs

Due to the erratic lives of musicians and the capricious personalities of promoters, all of the following bookings are subject to change for no apparent reason.

THE ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. Scads of punk rock at the self-proclaimed “CBGB of SoCal.” Full bar. Over 21. (562) 803-9134.

Fri.—The Ramonas; A Broken Heart Professional (with one of the Chubbies); plus, The Devil, Just Because, 8:30 p.m.

Sat.—Psychobilly breakdown with Resurex, Mad Marge & the Stonecutters, Bamboula, Demonikats.

Sun.—The Breakdowns; Reno’s Cobra Skulls; Austin road warriors Full Service; plus, False Alliance.

Every Tues.—Louis & the Joey G. Band’s open blues jam.

Thurs.—Dubweiser, Fat20, She’s Your Sister, 8:30 p.m.

BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 983-7111 or www.thebluecafe.com.

Fri.—Nafro; first, The Lost Grooves, 6 p.m.

Sat.—Lisa Cee, Laurie Morvan, Sugah Daddy; get an early start with Luke & the Locomotives, noon-5 p.m.

Sun.—Jah Fellowship; the blues of Mama’s Boys, 1-6 p.m.

GO Mon.—A visit from the Supersuckers’ Eddie Spaghetti.

Tues.—Comedy night; also, Alicia Westerman & Mulch, 6 p.m.

Wed.—How to Win at Life; a kick-start from Billy Rose, 6 p.m.

CANTER’S KIBITZ ROOM, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. No cover. Full bar and food. Over 21. (323) 651-2030.

Every Sat.—Dan Giles’ singer-songwriter showcase featuring special guests TBA; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Scott Colomby & Ed Martin’s blues revue.

Every Sun.—Sean Howard hosts an open mike, 8 p.m.; later, it’s Izzy Cox, followed by a late-night jam.

Mon.—Francine Robbins presents music TBA, 9 p.m.; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Bill Wiseman & the Wiseguys.

Every Tues.—Rasselmania, with four dueling guest DJs.

Every Wed.—Cabaret and jazz chanteuse 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. Over 21. (818) 879-5016.

Fri.—California Transit Authority, Boogie Knights, 9 p.m.; $10.

Sat.—Floydian revisionists Which One’s Pink, 9 p.m.; $19.50.

GO Wed.—Boom, boom: It’s Pat Travers; plus, Heaven & Earth; $19.50.

GO Thurs.—The one and only Willie Nelson, 8:30 p.m.; sold out. See Music Pick.

THE CAT CLUB, 8911 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 657-0888.

Fri.—Club Fiend with music TBA.

Sat.—Warryor, Syndicate, Hard Eight, Soho Vamp, Ill Figures, 3D Arson.

Sun.—Happenin’ Harry & the Hap Tones.

Mon.—Jasmine, Alaina Alexander, Chrissy Coughlin, Blackleaf, Temporary Housing.

Tues.—Kina Grannis, Zealousy, Geo, Jackie Rae, Teenage Virgin, Burnout.

Wed.—Motor Gun Hotel, Klockwyz, The Laces.

Thurs.—The Star Fuckers; plus, Whiskey Circus, Insecto Circus, HDR, Phillip Sayce.

COBALT CAFE, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. A whole lotta punk, hard rock, hip-hop and teenage rebellion at this all-ages coffeehouse. (818) 348-3789.

Fri.—Close Eyed Drive, The Getaways, Broken Endings, Tomorrow It Burns, Forever Again, 6:15 p.m.; $8.

Sat.—Pilots of Kyoto, The Morning Walk, Andy Frasco, The Reason & the Purpose, Matcli, 6:30 p.m.; $8.

Sun.—Red Light Go, Cadence, others, 6:15 p.m.; $7.

Every Tues.—Rick Lupert hosts the spoken-word open reading, 9 p.m. (sign up at 8:30 p.m.; one-drink min.); preceded by an open mike at 8 p.m.

THE DERBY, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz. Over 21. (323) 663-8979.

Fri., Sun. & Wed.—Call for info.

Every Sat.—The Den with guest DJs.

Mon.—Bella Beretta’s night of burlesque with peelers TBA and music from The Martini Kings.

Tues.—The Fade, Neuromance.

Thurs.—Jazz from The Alex Skolnick Trio.

DRAGONFLY, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 466-6111.

Fri.—Miss Kitty’s Parlor, a tawdry fetish-themed affair.

Sat.—Fast Times at Dragonfly.

Every Sun.—The Spazmatics, DJ Morty.

Every Thurs.—Blazin’ Reggae, a dancehall-dub-night.

THE ECHO, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Full bar. Over 21 (some shows all ages). (213) 413-8200. See Dance Clubs for more info.

GO Fri.—How to Destroy the Universe features a blast from Berlin noise thug, Bad Seed and Einstürzende Neubauten survivor Blixa Bargeld; a rare return from early-’80s noise-industrial guerrillas Savage Republic; plus, The Centimeters, 8:30 p.m.; $17; over 18. See Music Pick and Hoopla. Downstairs in the Ex-Plex: Elephant 6 affiliates Of Montreal (who are actually from Athens, Georgia); plus, Grand Buffet, Mgmt., DJ Jester the Filipino Fist, 7 p.m.; $14; all ages.

GO Sat.—Fiery singer Beth Ditto’s The Gossip, plus Numbers, 7:30 p.m.; $12; over 18. See Music Pick. Later, at 10:30 p.m., Soundlessons with guest DJs; $10.

Sun.—Part Time Punks with DJs, 10 p.m.; no cover; over 18.

Mon.—Wiskey Biscuit, Dime Box, Neighborhood Bullys, 8:30 p.m.; no cover.

GO Tues.—Michael Gira collaborators Akron/Family; plus, No North, Canyon Country, 8:30 p.m.; $8; over 18. See Music Pick.

Thurs.—A night of Tijuana indie acts: Polardroids, Niña Camara, Supereit, Shantelle, Faca, Orlando, 8 p.m.; $5; over 18.

FAIS DO-DO, 5257 W. Adams Blvd. Beer & wine. Over 21 (unless otherwise indicated). (323) 954-8080.

Sat.—The Shapeshifters’ Akuma celebrates the release of his Dawn of a New Era CD; also Factor, Xololanxinxo, Marte.

14 BELOW, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 451-5040.

Fri.—Dread Zeppelin’s insane Elvis-Zep-reggae shtick; also Whiskey Circus.

Sat.—Bonfire, Electric Funeral, Rude Awakening.

Every Sun.—Deadheads Cubensis.

Every Mon.—The ska of Meet Me at the Pub.

Wed.—Fryday Band, Chris Chris Chris.

Thurs.—Funk/acid-jazz meltdown with Global Funk Council, Big Organ Trio, Los Desnudos.

GENGHIS COHEN, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. Full bar. All ages. (323) 653-0640.

Fri.—Wifey, Julius Curcio, AM Radio.

Sat.—Songwriter Harriet Schock (“Ain’t No Way To Treat a Lady”); plus, Tanna Frederick, others.

Mon.—Kari Kimmel, Maureen McGinnis, Cathy Carlson.

Tues.—The Rural Revival returns with Austin Hanks, Waylon Payne, Travis Howard, also, The Jennifer Robin Trio.

Wed.—Boo Ray, Dal, Jason Roe.

Thurs.—Chris Valenti, Jim Vitale, Mojow & the Vibration Army.

THE GIG, 7302 Melrose Ave., Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 936-4440.

Fri.—Kyle Frost Band, Tattoo Rodeo, It’s the Pigs.

Sat.—Millbrook, Aura, Glenn Michael, Nimh.

Sun.—Daybreak, Satisfaction Wheel, New Oblivion, Violate the Standard.

Mon.—Mind Struck, HDR, Attic of Love, Sign of One.

Tues.—Full Service, Laver.

Wed.—Chris Shinn, We Are Invisible, Sturgeon.

Thurs.—West Ghost, It’s Revenge, Pillow of Wrongness, The People, Brown Bottle Fever.

HIGHLAND GROUNDS, 742 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd. Cover varies. Full bar. All ages. (323) 466-1507.

Fri.—Relax to Paris, That Was Then, Nick Stellino.

Sat.—Sons of Them, Sarah Olson, Fear Mia.

Every Thurs.—Michael McCarthy hosts the open mike.

THE HOTEL CAFÉ, 16231 D2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Inviting room for singer-songwriters to muse on their broken Hollywood dreams, half-baked romantic schemes and all that sort of stuff. Beer only. All ages. (323) 461-2040.

Fri.—Sara Bareilles, Willie Wisely, The Good Listeners, Kyler England, The Drop, Lucy Langlas.

Sat.—Joe Purdy’s Late Night Juke Joint Jamboree; also Coby Brown, Zachariah & the Lobos Riders, Julia Othmer.

Sun.—Frequency with Celeste Prince, Sara Overall.

Mon.—Joshua Radin, Susie Suh, Kelly Dalton, Rosey, Dan Zweben.

Tues.—Rob Dickinson; Black Lab’s Paul Durham; also, Circe Link.

Wed.—The Steve Carlson Band, Gilly Leads, Erik Penny.

Thurs.—David Ryan Harris, Jesca Hoop, Greg Laswell.

HOUSE OF BLUES, 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21 (unless noted). (323) 848-5100.

Fri.—Eighties reruns courtesy of Dramarama, The English Beat and, omigawd, Thomas Dolby, 7:30 p.m.; $25; over 18.

Sat.—The East Bay Ray–driven, Jello Biafra–free antics of Dead Kennedys; plus Metal Mike’s version of The Angry Samoans (ably supported with members of Backbiter); also, Angel City Outcasts, Bullet Treatment, Action 45, 7 p.m.; $22.50; all ages.

GO Sun.—The Chicago Blues Reunion with Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Tracy Nelson, Sam Lay, Corkey Siegel; also, venerable singer-songwriter Tom Rush, 7 p.m.; $20; all ages. See Music Pick.

GO Tues.—Fear Factory, Strung Out, Fireball Ministry, Reignition go hog-thrash-metal wild (and raise funds for A Place Called Home), 6:30 p.m.; $20; all ages.

GO Wed.—Eighties college-geek-thrilling outfit Violent Femmes; the incendiary soul-punk of The BellRays, 7:30 p.m.; $25; all ages.

GO Thurs.—First of two nights with DJ Quik, 8 p.m.; $27; over 18.

THE JOINT, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., W.L.A. Pizza. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 275-2619.

Fri.—Noize Chain, Drinks With Alice, Regarding Jack, Lokomotiv, Ben Paltik, Fights Without Loss.

Sat.—Blackwelder, Jodah, She’s Your Sister, Rat Pak.

Sun.—Private event.

Every Mon.—Big Mondays with Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas, Phil Jones and frequent stellar drop-ins, 9:30 p.m.; $10.

Wed.—Hollyweird, a hard-rock ball with Happenin’ Harry, others.

KEY CLUB, 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. A deluxe two-level venue with California cuisine until 1 a.m. Dancing after shows Wed.-Sun. Full bar. Over 21 (unless noted). (310) 274-5800.

Fri.—Theatrical rockers Powder; plus, Amberside, Waiting for Wyatt, Off Vibe, For Elise, 7:30 p.m.; $15.

Sat.—Buckcherry, Cage 9, Incentive Red, Sunset Radio, 7 p.m.; $15.

Mon.—Hard-rock payasos Metal Skool; also The Chelsea Smiles, Healer, Evan Page, 8:30 p.m.; $12.

Tues.—Ruby offers no-cover sets from Never Heard of It, Program the Dead, One Republic, Army of Robots, Leftover, 8 p.m.

Wed.—Glamageddon, Peppermint Creeps, Scarlett Rose, Divine Violence, Alpha She Made, 6:30 p.m.; $10.

Thurs.—Strutter gets nutsy with Three Bad Jacks, Shaun Kama & the Kings of the Wild Frontier, Calavera, The Trainwreckers, The Cheatin’ Kind, Femme Fatale Cabaret; call for time and cover.

KING KING, 6555 Hollywood Blvd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 960-9234.

Fri.—Compression with electro-house DJ Kevin Sounderson.

Sat.—Balance features DJs Kemal, Andy Caldwell.

Mon.—Indie mess-around with A’tris, Amanda Mosher, The Curtis Murphy Syndicate, 9 p.m.; $8.

Tues.—Descarga con Timba with Willie McNeil’s Sono-Lux, DJ Saoco (dance lessons available, 9-10 p.m.).

Wed.—Call for info.

GO Thurs.—Blues-rocking melee with Hollywood harmonica boss Pat French’s unstoppable Purple Gang, with special guests; also, Red Light Halo.

THE KNITTING FACTORY, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. Full bar. All ages. (323) 463-0204.

GO Fri.—Filter magazine presents the Swans’ Jarboe; also, Red Sparowes, House of Low Culture; MGR, featuring Isis’ Matt Gallagher, 8 p.m.; $10. In the bar: Montage Magical Mystery night; call for info. In the lounge: Church of the Eighth Day welcomes The Flying Club, Brilliant Red Lights, Streets to Nowhere, Saint Friday, Echoes De Luxe, 8 p.m.; $8.

Sat.—Wall-to-wall hip-hop courtesy of Ill Bill, DJ Eclipse, 2Mex & Life, Rexall, Konfident, Stamina, DJ Handprints, 8 p.m.; $17. In the bar: Thunderous, Cynical, Atomic, Immaculate Mess, Subdevice, Tripdavon, 8 p.m.; $10. In the lounge: plenty more hip-hop available at Mr. Cleen’s Old Man Winter album-release bash with Cleen, Symmetrical Garbage Cylinders, The Distorted Noise Syndrome, Ethnic Decent, Offwhite, Mestizo, Identical Opposites, 8 p.m.; $10.

Sun.—Punk rock fracas with Whiskey Rebels, Blue Collar Special, Bad Reaction, 7 p.m.; $10. In the bar: Fielding, Ester Drang, Crosstide, Twinstar, 7:30 p.m.; $8. In the lounge: City on Film, Kissing Tigers, 7:30 p.m.; $8.

GO Mon.—Freethinking oddball Gotham chorale East Village Opera Company, 7 p.m.; $15. See Hoopla. In the bar: Amity, Inverse, Anberdien, One Way Letter, 7 p.m.; $10. In the lounge: We Are Lions, Lakota, Jeff Caudill, Boxhead, 7:30 p.m.; $5.

Tues.—Call for info. In the lounge: Yock it up with For the Kids, 7:30 p.m.; Bluebeat Lounge with live ska TBA, 9 p.m.; both $5.

GO Wed.—Call for info. In the bar: Get over The Hump with Beat Junkies DJs J. Rocc, Melo D, also Peanut Butter Wolf, 8 p.m.; $5.

Thurs.—Spend an evening with acclaimed Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, a leader in the post–Chet Atkins fingerstyle, New Agey–instro movement, 8 p.m.; $25. In the bar: Club Minus; call for info, 8 p.m.; $10. In the lounge: Victory Season, Minutes to Memories, Grandville, Polien, 8 p.m.; $7.

LARGO, 432 N. Fairfax Ave. All ages. (323) 852-1073.

Every Fri.—Get-around musician-producer Jon Brion.

Sat.—Aussie pop philosopher Colin Hay.

Mon.—Comedy night with The Paul F. Tompkins Show.

Tues.—Singer-songwriter Michael Penn; comic Patton Oswalt.

Wed.—Another home-style rumpus with The Watkins Family Hour.

Thurs.—One-man jazz-soul-rock phenom Chocolate Genius and friends.

LAVA LOUNGE, 1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. Ultra-exotic tiki shrine to the lounge life. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 876-6612.

Fri.—Divisible, Jean Paul Yamamoto, Emily Electrik, The Fluffer, DJ Jon Hershfield.

Sat.—Boyjazz, Imogene, Fire Lotus Society, Shanghai 5, others.

Every Sun.—Kinky Karaoke with MC Todd; no cover.

Mon.—The Switch, Ric Veda, Dialtone, Dropoastone.

Tues.—CES, The Nervous Wrecks, Dear Enemy, Ninefinger.

Wed.—Liz Clark, Crooked Cowboy.

Thurs.—Call for info on a “Replacements tribute night.”

LIGHTHOUSE CAFE, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Cover $5 Fri.-Sun., free weeknights. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 372-6911.

Fri.—Jeremy Buck, 4 p.m.; Flock of ’80s, 9 p.m.

Sat.—Neva, 11 a.m.; Wade Egan, 4 p.m.; Thank You Drive Through, 9 p.m.

Sun.—Jazz man Bobby White, 11 a.m.; reggae from Crucial, 4 p.m., and Detour Posse, 9 p.m.

Tues.—Jeff Taylor, Amber Rubarth.

THE MALIBU INN, 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy. Full bar. Age limit varies. (310) 456-6060 or (310) 317-6146.

Sat.—Rain for Fur, 9 p.m.; $10.

McCABE’S, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. No alcohol; coffee, tea and sweets. All ages. (310) 828-4403 or 828-4497.

GO Fri.—Peter Case’s A Case for Case CD-release bash, featuring guests (and CD contributors) Dave Alvin, Marvin Etzioni, Gary Heffern, Claire Holley; Tex & the Horseheads’ Mike Martt; plus, Amilia K. Spicer, Victoria Williams; 8 p.m.; $20. See Music Pick.

Sat.—The musical japes of Jack Shit, 8 p.m.; $15.

Sun.—Open-mike night, 6:30 p.m.; no cover.

THE MINT, 6010 W. Pico Blvd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 954-9400.

Fri.—The Sin City Social Club has Shanghai 5, West Coast Grand, The Terms, Steve McCormick, Sandra Bacal.

Sat.—The Mornings, Cool Dry Place, Marla Sokoloff, Cheap Suit.

Sun.—Alaskan-raised local songstress Kate Earl.

Mon.—Jazz meets hip-hop affair The Groove Pocket.

Tues.—The Dale Fielder All-Star Jazz Experiment, Andre Comeau, Stefano.

MR. T’S BOWL, 56211 D2 N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park. A charmingly ratty former bowling alley. Lunch and dinner daily. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 256-7561.

Fri.—Artichoke, others.

Sat.—Criminal Belly; $5.

Sun.—Jam session.

Mon.—Silent Rocker night; no cover.

Every Tues.—Open mike; sign up at 8:30 p.m.

Wed.—The Cuz Whats, The Walltones; no cover.

Thurs.—Wiggy-wild sounds from Cat Hair Ensemble; free.

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB, 575 S. Fairfax Ave. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 935-1577 or (310) 578-5591, Ext. 2.

Fri.—Valerie Gallagher, Aleks Sever, One Real Peach, 6 Foot Nurse.

Sat.—Hillbilly recidivist Wayne Hancock; plus, Two Timin’ Three.

Mon.—Sonus Quartet, One Republic, Justin Clayton, Reeve Carney, plus Raina Rose, and an open mike.

Tues.—Esther Canata, Ainjel Emme.

Wed.—Sweethearts of the Rodeo jam night with The Sin City All-Stars, plus special guests.

Thurs.—Dona Oxford, Betty Power, The Lovely.

ROXY, 9009 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. All ages. (310) 276-2222.

GO Fri.—Head Automatica; “Take Your Clothes Off” with NYC bubble-glam rockers Morningwood; Rock Kills Kid, Evaline, The Fury, 9 p.m.; $13. See Music Pick. On the Rox: Brett Hellings, Hollywood Roses; Rolan Bolan (the son of Marc Bolan and Gloria Jones); Lexington Queen, Scott Thomas, 9 p.m.; $10.

Sat.—Krome, C-Side, Irie Beats, 7:30 p.m.; $10. On the Rox: Writer’s Block, featuring members of Visionaries, Standard Issue, Demune, 10 p.m.; $10.

Sun.—Skacore chug-a-lug with Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Aggrolites, 8 p.m.; $14.

Mon.—On the Rox: Kneebody, The Youngs, 9:30 p.m.; $10.

Tues.—On the Rox: Aaron McLain, Girl Without Fear, Fuck Rehearsal, 9:30 p.m.; $10.

Wed.—Piano-pop princess Holly Conlan; also, Mike Mazochi, Mike Miller, 7:30 p.m.; $10.

Thurs.—Some good old-fashioned modern rock from Collective Soul; plus, Driveblind, 9 p.m.; $30. On the Rox: The Noodles, The Stereo Future, 9:30 p.m.; $5.

RUSTY’S SURF RANCH, 256 Santa Monica Pier. Full bar. All ages. (310) 393-7386.

Fri.—Pet Buffalo, C-Side, Full Service.

Sat.—Tom Nolan, The Cheat.

THE SCENE, 806 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 241-7029.

GO Fri.—A CD-release barrage from the hard-hitting trio Biblical Proof of UFOs, in what is apparently Joey Shipman’s final show with the band; desert iconoclasts Fatso Jetson; also, Jessie Deluxe; $7.

Sat.—Johnny Cheapo, others.

Sun.—XO; former Doppelganger singer Joan Sceline’s latest project, Venus 6; plus, Jerra; no cover.

Mon.—The Hive with Modern Movement, She’s Your Sister, The Makeout Bandits; no cover.

SILVERLAKE LOUNGE, 2906 Sunset Blvd. Cozy barfly atmosphere. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-2407.

Mon.—The Fold presents Meho Plaza, Red Lights, John Paul Yamamoto; no cover.

Tues.—Bobby Gold, My Transformer, The Color Turning, Solare, Echo Division; $7.

Wed.—Fly Better Broken, Satellite Class, Napoleon in Rags; $7.

GO Thurs.—Little Wings; lo-fi explorer (and Laura Veirs sideman) Karl Blau; also, Paleo, Bodies of Water; $7.

THE SMELL, 247 S. Main St., dwntwn. No booze. All ages okay. No phone.

Fri.—Shellshag, Die Princess Die, Guitar Licker, Night Wounds.

Sat.—Entrance, Bobby Birdman, Myrobobedroom, Veer Right, Young Pastor, John Gake.

Sun.—Poetry night.

Thurs.—Captain Ahab, San Serac, Big Digits, Laco$te.

SPACELAND, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 661-4380.

Fri.—Lake Trout, Benzos, 31 Knots; $12.

Sat.—Becky, The Japanese Motors, Downtown; $8.

GO Sun.—Countrified ruminations via Po’ Girl, Carolyn Mark; $8.

Mon.—Viva K, Sound Team, Birdmonster, Army of Robots; no cover.

GO Tues.—More from atmospheric producer-guitarist Daniel Lanois & Mother Superior; plus, Johnathan Rice, Gwendolyn; $10.

Wed.—Tom Heinl, others; $7.

Thurs.—Call for late booking.

TAIX LOUNGE, 1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Escargot, too. Full bar. No cover. (213) 484-1265.

Fri.—Tiki Night; call for info.

Sat.—Sara Stanley, Marcus Weise, Alias Means, The Buzzards.

Mon.-Wed.—Guest DJs hold forth.

Thurs.—Joe Armstrong, others.

TANGIER, 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-8666.

GO Fri.—The Fold presents high-and-outside guitar provocateur Moris Tepper (ex–Captain Beefheart); plus, Bruce Burton, Rose’s Pawnshop; $10.

Sat.—DJ Jesse takes over.

GO Sun.—Francophonic art-pop-punk mood music from NYC’s Nous Non Plus; also, Kennedy & the Teenage Sex Machine, The Gunshys; $12.

Mon.—Radius, Just Off Turner.

Tues.—Open Mike Andrews, a freewheeling jammy affair that’s drawn such guests as Van Dyke Parks, Sia, Inara George; $5.

Wed.—Country-tinged vocalist Heather Waters; plus Darren Raser, The Black Orchid Trio, Jacenda Haines.

Thurs.—One Trick Pony, Erin Williams, plus live comedy.

TEMPLE BAR, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 393-6611.

GO Fri.—Underground hip-hop goddess Medusa; The Circle’s “progressive soul”; more hip-hop from Kustoo, DJ Rashida; $10.

GO Sat.—Cheb I Sabbah, Dhol Nation, plus, The Rangla Punjab Dance Troupe, DJ Sandeep Kumar; $15.

Sun.—Multimedia and spoken word event The Flowlicious Experience.

Mon.—Knifeyhead, Shayne Blue, Big Red Button; $5.

Tues.—Crash Davis, Gina Longo, Jillian Speer; $5.

Wed.—Jus, Shinichi, Phashara; $7.

Thurs.—Techno jolts from Niño Astronauta, State Shirt; Irish folkie Onya, DJ Anthony Valadez; $10.

(DOUG WESTON’S) TROUBADOUR, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. Kitchen, three full bars. All ages. (310) 276-6168.

Fri.—Lifetime, The Loved Ones, Look Back & Laugh; sold out.

Sat.—Matt Costa, Richard Swift, Senior Recreation; sold out.

Sun.—Closed.

Mon.—Mute Math, Vedera, Cordova, The Outline.

GO Tues.—Boom-tastic former Public Image Ltd. bassist Jah Wobble & the English Roots; Future Pigeon. See Music Pick.

Wed.—Hard-Fi, others; sold out.

Thurs.—Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, whose new CD, Eye to the Telescope, comes out next month; also, Willy Mason.

VIPER ROOM, 8852 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 358-1880.

Fri.—Marty Casey & the Love Hammers, King Baby, Building a Better Spaceship, Rittenhouse, Black Train.

Sat.—Duress, A Third Wish Granted, 5 Ounce Gloves, Ronnie North.

Sun.—Kaleidosound with Fair to Midland, Sign of 1, Fleeting Trance, Bennystrange, others, 7 p.m.

Mon.—Indie 103.1 presents Oliver Future, Rocket, The Ferals, The Mercy Kiss.

Tues.—Whitestarr, Feed the Kitty, Noclist, LP.

Wed.—Facehumper, 11:30 p.m.; Fastball, others, 7 p.m.

Thurs.—Club Overdose with Sink 2 See, Buckfast, Unknown Boy; also The Chills (not to be confused with the legendary New Zealand band).

WHISKY A GOGO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Two full bars. All ages. (310) 652-4202.

Fri.—The Dreaming, Media Lab, others.

Sat.—The Electric Uh-Oh, The Blame, Shyko, Never Wonder, The Options, Rockarama, Death in December, Reign of Error.

Sun.—Vegan metal massacre with Cattle Decapitation; also, Obliterated, Condemned To Suffer, Severed Flesh, Throb Ritual, Dybbuk, Bless the Leper, Datekeeper.

Mon.—LTO, The Appearance, others.

Tues.—The Needy, Blob Dylan, The Electric Turkey Experience.

Wed.—Closed.

Thurs.—Call for info.

ZEN, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. Full bar. Cover varies. Over 21 (unless otherwise noted). (323) 665-2929.

Fri.—Red Lounge with guest DJs.

GO Sat.—Mango Pirates, Black Market Effect, Cry Edsa, Blindcry, Shutther, Lokomotiv. In the Red Room: The Immediates, Top Ten, Lipstick Pickups, The Checkers, The Red Hearts.

Wed.—The Jam Club’s open-mike night.

Thurs.—One Night in Kyoto with Gitch, DJs Nowhere Girl, Paula Zerena, Analyze.

Other Rock & Pop Events

The Fold presents Satisfaction, The Plus Ones at El Cid, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Fri., Jan. 27; $7. (323) 668-0318.

GO Winsome pop-rock singer Anny Celsi goes electric with her Black Dress Band, with additional sets from Adam Marsland’s Chaos Band and Steve Barton; at Old Town Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena; Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.; $5. (626) 577-6583.

At CIA: Kewl Kids Club, Isolated Victim, Shuska Baby Squab, Fri., Jan. 27; Unsound, Zuu, Marty Tyler Whore, Sat., Jan. 28; 11334 Burbank Blvd., N. Hlywd. (818) 506-6353.

At The Pig ’n’ Whistle: Joe Swainski, Ryan Larson, Water, Kristin Toedtman, Fri., Jan. 27; J Downs, Tommy Mac & Matt Hughes, Dez Hope, Sat., Jan. 28; 6714 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 463-0000.

At Room 5 Lounge: music TBA, Fri.-Sat., Jan. 27-28; Laura Labine, Jenni Alpert, Anita Coats, Sun., Jan. 29; Jay Nash, plus live comedy, Thurs., Feb. 2; on the Second Floor, 143 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. (323) 938-2504.

GO At Alex’s Bar: The bar’s sixth-anniversary blowout features Riverboat Gamblers, The Sultans, Day’s End, Fri., Jan. 27, $10; the anniversary party rolls on with Throwrag, Riverboat Gamblers, Hit by a Semi, Sat., Jan. 28, $10; no-cover dose of jammy weirdness from ex–Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski Sextet, also It’s Casual, Work Sucks, Sun., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.; Irish Brothers, Black Angel, Thurs., Feb. 2; 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; over 21. (562) 434-8292.

At The Good Hurt: Zen Robbie, Meet Me at the Pub, B Foundation, Shoppy, Fri., Jan. 27; private event, Sat., Jan. 28; 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista; 21 & over. (310) 390-1076.

At Paladino’s: Under Pressure, Back Trax, The Drunken Monkeys, Fri., Jan. 27; Cowboys From Hell, Troops of Doom, Damage Inc., Sat., Jan. 28; 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana; music at 8 p.m. (818) 342-1563.

At Sea Level Records: Bloody Mary, Sat., Jan. 28, 4 p.m.; Allegra Gellar, Sun., Jan. 29; 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; music at 4 p.m.; free. (213) 989-0146.

At Boardner’s: Goth haven Bar Sinister has Mercurine, Sat., Jan. 28; Club London with music TBA, Sun., Jan. 29; 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.

Paul Chesne lets fly at O’Brien’s, 2941 Main St., Santa Monica; Sat., Jan. 28, 10 p.m.; no cover. (310) 396-4725.

At fabled rock-star hang The Rainbow Bar & Grille: Jason Forman, Judith de los Santos, Daniel Miller, Anton Barbeau, Sun., Jan. 29; open-mike night, Mon., Jan. 30; A Cease Fire Dawn, Pruitt Igoe, Dark December, Tues., Jan. 31; 9015 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 278-4232.

At The 3 Clubs: another groove fest with Trulio Disgracias, Sun., Jan. 29; The Strays, The Business Machine, Thurs., Feb. 2; 1123 N. Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-6441.

Country rockers 50 Cent Haircut buzz at The Liquid Kitty, 11780 W. Pico Blvd.; Sun., Jan. 29, 10 p.m.; free; over 21. (310) 473-3707.

A “tribute to tribute bands” features Laco$te (as Daniel Johnston), Gowns (George Thorogood), On & Off Superfast (Stooges), Whitman (Public Enemy), Bipolar Bear (Wall of Voodoo), Anavan (the Fall), Captain Ahab (Goblin), Sean Carnage & Kyle H. Mabson (John Cage-David Tudor); at Il Corral, 664 N. Heliotrope Dr., Silver Lake; Mon., Jan. 30, 9 p.m.; $7. (323) 663-0137.

GO At Amoeba Music: Former Public Image Ltd. dub-punk bass adventurer Jah Wobble, Mon., Jan. 30; potential next-big-thing (and shameless Joy Division clones) She Wants Revenge, Tues., Jan. 31; rockabilly-country wildcat Wanda Jackson shares stories and songs associated with her old touring partner Elvis Presley, Wed., Feb. 1; 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; music at 7 p.m.; free. (323) 245-6400.

—Jonny Whiteside & Falling James

COUNTRY & FOLK

CLUBS BOULEVARD MUSIC, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No alcohol. All ages. (310) 398-2583.

Sat.—Steven King throws down some fingerstyle guitar excitement, 8 p.m.; $17.50.

CINEMA BAR, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 390-1328.

Fri.—Bucksworth; no cover.

Sat.—Rancho Deluxe; no cover.

Sun.—The Serby Band; free.

Mon.—Stumpwater; no cover.

Tues.—New Maximum Donkey.

COWBOY COUNTRY, 3321 E. South St., Long Beach. Dinner available. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 630-3007.

Fri.-Sat.—Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys hit the bandstand with plenty of greasy, groovy “rock & tonk.”

THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. A small aerie hosting noted folk-country-Americana musicians. (626) 398-7917.

Fri.—Michael Dart & the Flatlanders roar through hard country, blues and more; $15.

Sat.—Doo-wop, jazz, blues and rock gets the a cappella treatment from the female quartet Grace; also, Armenian folkie Gor; $15.

GO Sun.—Del Cadher: The brilliant veteran session cat, who also invented the wah-wah pedal, makes a must-see appearance; $15.

THE COWBOY PALACE SALOON, 21635 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. No cover. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 341-0166.

Fri.—Brant Vogel.

Sat.—Desert Breeze.

Sun.—Mary White.

Mon.—Chad Watson, plus the country-only edition of the Palace’s talent contest.

Tues.—Nuttin’ Cowboy, featuring the most able fretwork of country veteran Bob Gothar.

THE HIDEAWAY, 12122 Kagel Canyon Road, Kagel Canyon. No cover. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 890-1225.

Fri.-Sat.—Mary White.

Sun.—Debra Lee & Trigger Happy run the jam session.

VIVA CANTINA, 900 Riverside Dr., Burbank. No cover. Full bar. All ages okay. (818) 845-2425.

Fri.—Jimmy Lee Harris; no cover.

Sat.—Kathy Robertson, the soulful honky-tonk angel who got her start with Red Simpson in the Bakersfield tonks; no cover.

Tues.—Open-mike night; no cover.

Wed.—Bluegrass (and more) from talent-to-burn acts The Brombies, Evan Marshall.

Thurs.—Cody Bryant’s high-impact mix of country, honky-tonk, bluegrass, Western swing and you-name-it.

Other Country/Folk

GO I See Hawks in L.A. move their long-running Totally Acoustic psych-country extravaganza to Fridays; also, tenured session heroes Freddy Koella & Kenny Edwards fill out the bill at Cole’s, 118 E. Sixth St., dwntwn.; Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.; no cover. (213) 622-4090.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys make with the rockabilly/Western swing/boogie bit at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.; call for cover. (818) 729-0805.

At Molly Malone’s Irish Pub: Wayne “The Train” Hancock’s lite blue yodels, also The Two Timin’ Three, Sat., Jan. 28, 9 p.m.; The Sin City All-Stars run another Sweethearts of the Rodeo jam, an occasionally star-studded country-rock situation, Wed., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.; 575 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 578-5591, Ext. 2.

Fort Worth West’s Lone Star–fueled country sound fills Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance; Tues., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. (310) 327-4384.

Austin Hanks, Waylon Payne and Travis Howard return for another edition of their country-rock Rural Revival showcase at Genghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd.; Tues., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.; call for cover. (323) 653-0640.

Mandolin maestro Evan Marshall plays bluegrass at Bean Town, 45 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre; Tues., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. (626) 355-1596.

GO The perpetually fiery Oklahoma rockabilly empress Wanda Jackson growls numbers from her new I Remember Elvis CD at Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.; no cover. (323) 245-6500.

Henry Becker & Team Honky Tonk play at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; Thurs., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. (818) 729-0805.

GO Superlative songwriter, almost-jazzy vocalist and all-around living legend Willie Nelson never fails to come through. At The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills; Thurs., Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m.; sold out. (818) 879-5016. See Music Pick.

—Jonny Whiteside


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