The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but it foreshadowed The Clash’s evolution from a relentlessly frenetic punk band into a more sonically diverse and pop-minded group. The tribute features MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, who was given a shout-out by Jones in The Clash’s 1978 B-side “Jail Guitar Doors,” an homage to guitar heroes who have gotten in trouble with the law. The lineup also includes less-compelling figures such as Butch Walker, Jakob Dylan and Duff McKagan in lieu of the notable local punk legends who might give this show some real verve and danger.
The Roxy, 9009 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; Sat., Jan. 11, 8 p.m.; $30; all ages. (310) 278-9457, www.theroxy.com.