Thao and Mirah
Thao and Mirah
Photo by John Vanderslice

Live in L.A.: Thao and Mirah With the Most of All, We Barbarians, Line and Circle

Bay Area-based indie-folk songstresses Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn each has built estimable catalogs over the past several years, Nguyen under her tongue-twisting moniker Thao With the Get Down Stay Down and Mirah as, well, Mirah. They teamed up at a performance at San Francisco's Noise Pop in February, felt the magic and have taken that show on the road under a name that also thumbs its nose at brevity, Thao and Mirah With the Most of All. When the tour hits the Bootleg Theater tonight, expect lively banter, a loose atmosphere and, most of all, sharp songs from each artist's inventory.

Elsewhere: Jazz legend Herbie Hancock appears at the Grammy Museum to discuss his new documentary, "The Imagine Project." ... Guy Sebastian, the Australian Idol sensation whose latest album "Like It Like That" features collaborations with John Mayer and Jordin Sparks, plays the Hotel Cafe. ... And nerdcore rapper MC Chris visits the Troubadour.

Also: June's Silver Lake/Echo Park residencies kick off tonight -- Long Beach's We Barbarians are at Spaceland, supported by Ezra Furman and the Romany Rye; Line and Circle play the Silverlake Lounge, tonight with Jack's Mannequin side projects Bikelock and Kid Is Qual; and Rainbow Arabia holds forth at the Echo, with Secret Circuit and Japanther. ... And at the RSVP-only It's a School Night at Bardot, it's Hot Hot Heat and Suckers.


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