Jon Langford isn’t finished with L.A. just yet. The singer-guitarist played a satisfying albeit relatively rare local show with Mekons at Lodge Room in July, but the Chicago-based Welsh exile also has an extensive catalog of folk-country-punk songs cobbled together with numerous other projects, including Waco Brothers, The Three Johns, Skull Orchard, and Pine Valley Cosmonauts. “Expect lots of very short vocal-heavy numbers from all over the map … and quite a lot of back-story bantering,” he announced in a recent Facebook post. “I will attempt to play something from every project I’ve been wrestling with over the last 40 years yet simultaneously keep it under five hours … Oh yeah, and it’s free.” The day before, La Luz de Jesus presents a reception for “Make Americana Great Again,” a solo exhibition of Langford’s woodcuts invoking legendary roots musicians.
Gold-Diggers, 5632 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; Sat., Sept. 7, 7 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 601-1091, https://dice.fm/event/5579k-jon-langford-of-mekons-early-show-7th-sep-gold-diggers-los-angeles-tickets.
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