Michael Nesmith sings and spin stories at an intimate appearance at the Grammy Museum. As a songwriter, he might perform anything from “Different Drum” (Linda Ronstadt’s first hit) and “Joanne” (and other originals with his First National Band that paved the way for country-rockers like The Eagles) to “Papa Gene’s Blues” and other beloved garage-country-pop-psychedelic tunes he penned for The Monkees, the made-for-TV band who ultimately had a richly rewarding and prolific career that belatedly earned the group critical respect. As a storyteller, Nes might talk about how his prescient videos led to the creation of MTV, his role as executive producer on Repo Man, and his evolution from a ’60s pop star into a songwriting éminence grise, along with other tales from Infinite Tuesday, his 2017 memoir. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown; Tues., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; $35. (213) 765-6800, grammymuseum.org. Nesmith also performs a set with The First National Band at Largo at the Coronet, Thurs., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.; $50-$200. (310) 855-0350, www.largo-la.com.
Nesmith and The Monkees in "Head" (Courtesy of Beatland Tours Inc.)