KELLER WILLIAMS Keller & the Keels’ new CD, Grass, burbles along with pleasantly bland, bluegrass-lite takes on songs by Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Grateful Dead. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri., Feb. 10, 9 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

LONG BEACH SHORTBUS Sublime echoes. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Fri., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.

STARS with The Elected When Stars crooner Torquil Campbell’s Morrissey affectations get too wispy, co-singer Amy Millan chimes in with grand, swirling pop melodies such as “Ageless Beauty.” AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

THE HOT 92 JAMZ LOVE AFFAIR features The Manhattans, The Moments, Deniece Williams, GQ, The Mary Jane Girls, Barbara Lewis, Joe Bataan. Love songs from the way-back machine. LONG BEACH ARENA, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Ave., Long Beach; Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

K-EARTH VALENTINE’S LOVE CRUISE features Sha Na Na. Sha Na Na’s ’50s-revival shtick was already corny when they played at the first Woodstock, but these greasers from Grease also gave crucial prime-time exposure on their ’70s variety show to their leather-jacketed brethren, the Ramones. QUEEN MARY, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach; Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

FORMULA, ED RHEE, DRIFT, SHORT TERM AFFECT El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.

GO JEFF TWEEDY with Glenn Kotche (on Sun.)and Nels Cline (on Mon.)An alt-country Tweedy bird flies in to town with Wilco drummer Kotche and improv guitar wiz Cline. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sun.-Mon., Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music Pick.

GO MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT with Space Vacuum From Outer Space “America’s most dangerous kult” and their ever-changing industrial sex circus are joined by the Bay Area’s Space Vacuum, who, despite their kitschy name and costumes, stir up some credibly gothic post-punk terror. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Mon., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.

GO BONNIE RAITT Just days after her appearance on the Grammys, the blues-rock singer-guitarist tears through her recent Souls Alike CD, which is highlighted by several catchy songs penned by singer Maia Sharp. ARLINGTON THEATER, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara; Tues., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

GREAT BIG SEA The Newfoundland group promises to play two sets — acoustic and electric — of original tunes and salty trad-folk standards like the defiantly unhip “Cod Liver Oil.” El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Wed., Feb. 15, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.

BLEEDING THROUGHwithEvery Time I Die, Between the Buried & Me, Haste the Day The perfect post-Valentine’s bill for lovers who enjoy getting stabbed and/or being buried alive. AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Wed., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

—Falling James


THE ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 803-9134.

Fri.—Chop Suzy, Dead End Stiffs, Regal Beagle,Raised Under Reagan.

Sat.—Texas Terri Bomb, So Unloved, The Politicians, The Hitchcock Blondes,Blockage.

Sun.—Good Neighbor Policy, Dun Bin Had, Big Mess.

Mon.—Metal from Headpeace, Condemption, Laver.

Tues.—Louis & the Joey G. Band host blues jam.

Wed.—Lemon Drop Kick, Harbinger, Tatonka,Burn on Dakota.

Thurs.—The Sound Asleep, others.

BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Over 21. (562) 983-7111 or

Fri.—Late of the Pharcyde, it’s Fatlip; also, Glory, Mama Said Knock You Outs; get an early start with The Lost Grooves, 6-9 p.m., followed by music TBA.

Sat.—Led Zepagain, The Johnny Hawthorne Band; first, Luke & the Locomotives, noon-5 p.m.

Sun.—Reggae from Jah Fellowship; the blues of Mama’s Boys, noon-5 p.m.

Tues.—Alicia Westerman, 6-9 p.m.

Wed.—Bull Lee, Tail Dragger; Billy Rose, 6-9 p.m.

Thurs.—Pacific Roots Factory, LBU, Hooliganz.

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; 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 Mark McMinn, Stephen Rowe.

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

Every Tues.—Rasselmania.

Every Wed.—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. Full dinner menu. Over 21. (818) 879-5016.

Fri.—Diva Groove, Boogie Knights, 9 p.m.; $10.

GO Sat.—Ozomatli’s freewheeling, groove-heavy sound, 9 p.m.; $19.50.

Tues.—Valentine’s mush from Stevie Nicks tribute Bella Donna, 9 p.m.; $99 per couple.

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

Fri.—Club Fiend with music TBA.

Sat.—Magnetico, Pirate Radio; the frantic antics of The Transsex Pistols (who occasionally feature notable punk madman Geza X on guitar); plus, Red Hot Roxy; some jazzy sounds from Ray Collins Hot Club.

Sun.—Happenin’ Harry & the Hap Tones.


Mon.—Acoustic sets from Melissa Lou Castellano, Illiana Burdine, Tahnee Shields, She, Buffy.

Tues.—Kara, Sarah Ault, Kim Crain, Illegal Randy, Something of a Silhouette, others.

Wed.—Voodoo Blue, Casper, Fitter, Headpiece.

Thurs.—The Star Fuckers; plus, Royal Gents, Foul Play, Donna Oxford, The Constant.

COBALT CAFE, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 348-3789.

Fri.—Wish Ave., Weedeater, Closed Eyed Drive, Messiah, LA Leather; $8.

Sat.—Fentruck, Total Mischief, Myogenic, Melted Minds, Goodbye & Goodnite,TNA, Stonethrow.

Sun.—Jason Sharp, Down for the Count, Sunset Radio, Sky Walker, Hard Luck Story, 6:15 p.m.; $7.

Mon. & Wed.—Call for info.

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.

Thurs.—A Dying Fall, Diphtheria, Mankind Is Obsolete, Ikonoklast, Element A440, Serpent Underground, 6:15 p.m.; $7.

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

Every Sat.—The Den with guest DJs.

Sun.—Swing night features European outfit Ray Collins’ Hot Club.

Mon.—Bella Beretta’s night of burlesque, plus music from The Martini Kings.

Tues.—Swingcore Valentine’s with Royal Crown Revue.

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

Fri.—Miss Kitty’s Parlor.

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.

GO Fri.—A shock of Ariel Pink; plus, Indian Jewelry; East Bay psych stylists Gris-Gris; also, Belong, 8:30 p.m.; $10; over 18. See Music Pick.

Sat.—Stockholm, with guest DJs; $8; over 18. Also, in the adjacent pleasure pit, Dragstrip 66, with more DJs, 9 p.m.; $15 (enter through Glendale Blvd.).

Sun.—Army Navy, Everybody Else, Black Black, Farraby Lionheart, After Hours, 5 p.m.; no cover ($5 if under 21); over 18. At 10 p.m., Part Time Punks, with The Witnesses, The Magic Bullets, DJs; no cover; over 18.

GO Mon.—The Cloud Room, Helen Stellar, Josh Haden, Order of the Wand, 8:30 p.m.; no cover.

GO Tues.—Give Up’s A Violet Valentine with “love songs by sad souls,” namely, Dntel, The Long Lost, Becky Stark, Winter Flowers, plus DJs Jimmy Tamborello, Frosty, Nobody, Tommy DeNys, 9 p.m.; $5; over 18. See Music Pick.

Wed.—Dub Club with DJs (and who knows what else? Last week they had U Roy; call for info), 9 p.m.; $5.

Thurs.—Ill Lit, Armtrs, 8:30 p.m.; no cover.

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

Fri.—The Old Ground, Sticky Fingers.

Sat.—In Bloom, Dropastone, The Mornings.

Every Sun.—Deadheads Cubensis.

Every Mon.—The Soulutionaries,Meet Me at the Pub.

Tues.—Psyche Origami, Libra Project.

Wed.—Leftover Salmon dude Drew Emmitt’s band.

Thurs.—Porque Si, Wes Styles.

GENGHIS COHEN, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. Cozy but crucial A&R hang. Full bar. All ages. (323) 653-0640.

Fri.—Rootsy fiddler Amy Farris; also, Ilsey Juber, Aversion.

Sat.—Amy Lacour, Rene Reyes,Greg Blum, Alex Davis.

Mon.—Michelle Featherstone, Eddie Cohn, Mark Renk.

Tues.—Jack Dill, Todd Washington, Liz Foster, Jose Promis, Tina Ferraro.

Wed.—Gina Cano, C. Ashleigh Caldwell, Jason Roe.

Thurs.—Pi, Big Red Button, Christie McCarthy; mellow Ohio pop singer Leah-Carla Gordone (new CD, Dancing on the Dragon).

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

Fri.—Charissa Nichole, Misty, The Newman Project, Soul Rebel.

Sat.—Greenleaf Ave., High Cyde, Shaley Scott.

Sun.—Rock Paper Scissors, Walter Rossini, Stone Thrown, Jos Cardillo.

Mon.—Anna Bowman, The Spot, Elke Robitaille & JP Downer, Steven Perricone.

Wed.—Chris Shinn, Ink Blot Opera, Guy Ross.

Thurs.—WesFEST, a benefit for Berklee College of Music’s Wes Wehmiller Scholarship with performers TBA; $25.

HALLENBECK’S GENERAL STORE & CAFÉ, 5510 Cahuenga Blvd., N. Hlywd. (818) 985-5916.

Fri.—Elise Burrell, Jarrion Scott, Grupo Subconscious.

Sat.—Sam Mellon, David Serby, Gordon Mahlone.

Every Tues.—Open Mike Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; $5 sign-up fee.

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

Fri.—Drew Broderick, Albert Khasky, Wendy Liu.

Sat.—Marc Platt’s CD release; also, Rob & Nova, Michael Cain.

Tues.—The Alternative Valentine’s Dinner Afterglow Show has Wormstew, Becky Martinez, Krista Knott, Mike Holley, Tiffany Lettieri, Chissum Worthington (dinner at 7 p.m.; the 9 p.m. show has no cover).

Wed.—Monster Music with Deirdre Moncy, Peter Randolph, Laura Martin, Shotgun Honeymoon.

Thurs.—Michael McCarthy hosts the open mike.

THE HOTEL CAFÉ, 1623½ N. Cahuenga Blvd. Full bar. All ages. (323) 461-2040.

Fri.—Charlie Turner, Uncle Cowboy, Written House, Sara Sharp, Andy Davis.

Sat.—Rusty Anderson, Chris Pierce, Cindy Alexander, Nina Story.

Sun.—Meiko, Buddy, Simone White.

Mon.—Joshua Radin, Justin King, Justin Hopkins,Mateo Denali.

Tues.—Zack Hexum & Jessie Baylin, Howard Brownstone, Alana Sweetwater.

Wed.—Alaskan songstress Kate Earl; Russian-born piano-pop princess Marina V. celebrates her freshly minted U.S. citizenship; Sara Dashew; also, Jack Johnson collaborator Todd Hannigan and pro surfer/acoustic folkie Timmy Curran.

GO Thurs.—David Ryan Harris; charming, easygoing singer-actor Minnie Driver; blues radicals The Otis Taylor Band, with a stinging new CD, Below the Fold; plus, Adrianne; $12.

HOUSE OF BLUES, 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 848-5100.


GO Fri.—Photek, DJ Craze, Mental Sharp, Infiltrata, KRS-One make with the hip-hop for this TEKDBZ Records night; $21.

GO Sat.—Galactic's New Orleans funk; also Crescent City Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, who are sure to kill; $23.

Sun.—Lively ska-punks Las 15 Letras; plus, Cabula, Ezkalad, Miranda Recovery Project; $15.

GO Thurs.—X, Los Angeles punk royals, ride again; plus, The Johns; $32.50.

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

Every Mon.—Big Mondays with Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas,Phil Jones, 9:30 p.m.; $10.

Every Wed.—Happenin’ Harry’s Hollyweird.

KEY CLUB, 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Over 21 (unless noted). (310) 274-5800.

Fri.—Sonata Arctica, Bone Rott; $30.

Mon.—Hard-rock payasosMetal Skool; also The Dreaming, Shockina,8:30 p.m.; $12.

Tues.—Desperately Seeking Singles with DJs, manicures, a performance by dance troupe Male Brigade, 8 p.m.; $15.

Thurs.—After Midnight Project, Building a Better Spaceship, Jumpstart, 7 p.m.; $10.

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

Fri.—Boombox with guest DJs.

GO Sat.—Balance features DJs Marques Wyatt, Kemal.

Mon.—Last Amanda, DJ Jazz.

Tues.—Descarga con Timba.

Wed.—Bluesy Southern rockers Papa’s Hat; A Six-Pack of Funny, sketch comedy.

Thurs.—Walter Rossini.

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

GO Fri.—Would you believe Meat Beat Manifesto? Also, Dälek, 8 p.m.; $20. See Music Pick. In the bar: CD-release blast from the Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker; plus, Back Porch Mary, Rory Justice, DJ Rockin’ Vic, 8 p.m.; $15.

GO Sat.—High-volume trash-rockers Nashville Pussy; the magnificently scabrous, hard-rock grind of ex–Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus’ Honky; also, Sacred Cowboys, 8 p.m.; $15.

Sun.—Pretty in Stereo, Plastic Parachute, The Jennifer Project, Forever Undone, Panica Dark, Coretta Scott, 6 p.m.; $10. In the bar: Pistolita, Briertone, Gosling, Full Force, 7 p.m.; $8. In the lounge: Ramsey Moore’s no-cover live comedy, 9 p.m.

Mon.—Sherwood, Waking Ashland, Quietdrive, 7 p.m.; $12. In the lounge: Adair, The Smashup, 7 p.m.; $10.

Tues.—In the bar: songwriters collective Songs From Hillside Living Room, featuring Stonehoney, others, 8 p.m.; call for cover. In the lounge: Last Page First, 7:30 p.m.; Bluebeat Lounge with music TBA, 9 p.m.; both $5.

Wed.—Sometimes-fiery, sometimes-MOR singer Beth Hart; The Steve Carlson Band, Tony Lucca, Kyle Archer, 8 p.m.; $12. In the bar: JMP, DJs J. Rocc, Melo D, Peanut Butter Wolf, 8 p.m.; $5. In the lounge: music TBA.

Thurs.—BYO Records street punks A Global Threat, plus Career Soldiers, The Voids, Thretning Verse, Lab Rats, 7 p.m.; $10. In the bar: Virginia Coalition, Jon Zucker, Kelly Dalton, 8 p.m.; $10. In the lounge: Call for info.

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

GO Every Fri.—Prolific keyboard king/producer Jon Brion.

Sat.—Glen Phillips, Adam Levy.

Tues.—Jude’s Valentine’s show.

Wed.—KCRW presents Sean Hayes.

Thurs.—One-man jazz-soul phenom Chocolate Genius.

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

GO Fri.—Roots-folk stylist Pat Johnson (ex-Wellsprings), who’s worked with Chris Cacavas and the Avengers’ Penelope Houston, and who has a new CD, October Moon;Holiday& the Pop Collective, Transfer, Plastic Explosive.

Sat.—Michael Mazochi, Voodoo Train, Del Toro, others.

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

Mon.—Drag the River, Jackass, Jr. Juggernaut.

Tues.—Jorges, Geoff Pearlman, Cobalt Season.

Wed.—Crooked Cowboy, others.

Thurs.—The Weather Underground, The Pacific.

McCABE’S, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. All ages. (310) 828-4403 or 828-4497.

Sat.-Sun.—Get around roots-rocker David Lindley, call for times; $20. Also, on Sun. morning, a kiddie matinee with Tom Chapin, 11 a.m.; $6.

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

GO Fri.—Sin City hosts country rockers Dark Horses, John Eddie; plus, former Continental Drifter Gary Eaton’s Kingsizemaybe (sympathetically backed by members of Legal Weapon and John Wesley Harding);also Linda Kay, Brandon Shaw, 7 p.m.; $10.

GO Sat.—Underground bass-slinger extraordinaire Mike Watt’s Banyan; also, Stephen Collins & the Seventh Band.

GO Sun.—Vocalist Raya Yarbrough’s Alterna-Jazz Fest with Industrial Jazz Group, Billy Childs, 8 p.m. (see Jazz listing); first, Simply Rose, 4 p.m.

Mon.—More Simply Rose, 7 p.m., followed by jazz & hip-hop ball Groove Pocket with music TBA.

Tues.—Jazz balladeer Izzy Chait.

Thurs.—Bobby Joyner & the Sundowners, Free Dominguez,Tina DiGeorge.

MR. T’S BOWL, 5621½ N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park. A charmingly ratty former bowling alley. Lunch and dinner daily. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 256-7561.

GO Fri.—Ben Vaughn Desert Classic, The Electrolites, The Sundowners, Artichoke, Gertie Fox; free.

Sat.—Mana Suki, Hatred, No Man Ginn; $5.

Sun.—A special pre-Valentine’s lingerie affair with loads of frilly knickers and DJ Chris Ancira, more; no cover.

Mon.—Silent Rocker night; no cover.

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

Wed.—The Lords of Rock & Roll Thunder & Lightning.

Thurs.—Cat Hair Ensemble and friends; no cover.


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

Fri.—Melodic Daydream, Gypsy, Preeta, The Dirges.

Sat.—Four Years Old, Tindra, Jeff Austin Black, Melt.

GO Sun.—Imagine festival benefit with country cats Austin Hanks, James Intveld, Mike Stinson; plus, Australian powerhouse Anne McCue, others.

Mon.—Trevor Davis, Justin Clayton,Reeve Carney, plus an open mike; sign up at 8 p.m.

Tues.—Eve 6’s Max Collins; One Republic; actor/pop tart Taryn Manning; also, Will Daily.

Wed.—The Monthly, Angel Correra, Royal, Jordan Lawhead.

Thurs.—Bryon Thames & the Flames, Que Sera.

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

GO Thurs.—Action Action, Something for Rockets, Men Women & Children. See Music Pick.

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

Fri.—The Return, One False Move.

Sat.—The AM Project, Salvin David & Loose Gravel.

Sun.—Reggaeton DJ Jay; over 21.

Wed.—Idiot Brother, Hillbilly Hellcats.

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

Fri.—Punk it up with Long Beach’s “Rock & Roll Robots,” Spider; also, Play Pretty for Baby; plus, Hellcat/Epitaph Records’ “teenage saviours,” Orange; $7.

Sat.—An evening of trash-rock primitivism courtesy of The Guilty Hearts, Intelligence, The Lamps, Two Tears, The Slingshots.

Sun.—Sleek Month, others.

Mon.—Black Monday, a night of “experimental jazz, funk and freeform fusion” with performers TBA.

GO Tues.—Spend a deliciously squalid Valentine’s eve with heavy-duty Texas rock animals Honky (featuring ex–Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus); Sasquatch, HDR, The Probe; $7.

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

Mon.—The Fold presents the rad p-dub of Future Pigeon; plus, The Front, Blackbird; no cover.

Tues.—Kind Hearts & Coronets, Secretary Bird; $5.

Thurs.—Kristin Hersh’s 50 Foot Wave; also, Helicopter Helicopter.

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

Fri.—Moon to Versai, Wake Amnesia, Slow Motion Emergency, Virginia Reid.

Sat.—Kyozin Yueni Dekai, Silver Daggers, The Pope, Abe Vigoda.

GO Mon.—Japanther, Madeline, Killer Dreamer; Carla Bozulich; Can of Beans.

Tues.—U Can Unlearn Guitar, Grace’s Amazing Kitty Cat Band as Barrabarracuda, Unnecessary Surgery,Tik Tik.

Thurs.—The Pope, The Show Is the Rainbow, The Eloi, Kissing Tigers, The After Hours.

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

Sat.—The Ike Reilly Assassination, $8; followed by DJs and a late-night happy hour (no cover after 12:30 a.m.).

GO Mon.—Anaheim garage-pop yowlers The Willowz; Australia’s Wolfmother; plus, Driveblind, The Binges; free.

Tues.—Becky, Jenny & the Selectmen; $7.

GO Wed.—Indie 103.1 presents the Sea & Cake’s Archer Prewitt; Chicago quartet The M’s (hyping their upcoming CD, Future Women); $10.

Thurs.—Sabrosa Purr, who have a new EP, Music From the Violet Room; also, Cold War Kids, La Rocca; $5.

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

Fri.—Sarah Stanley, Eugene Edwards, The Larks.

Sat.—Tina DiGeorge, The Black Watch, The Neighborhood Bullys.

Mon.—Organic Grooves with music TBA.

GO Tues.—Dual CD-release soiree for low-key art-rocker Azalia Snail (Avec Amour) and the Lullabies’ Jeff Merchant (Window Rolled Down).

GO Thurs.—Pop rockers Anny Celsi & the Black Dress Band, Tracy Huffman.

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

Fri.—The Fold presents The Court & Spark; also, The Autumn Defense, with Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone; Biirdie; $10.

GO Sun.—L.A.’s chanteuse laureate Eleni Mandell, backed by a full band; plus, Inara George’s barbershop quartet, The Bettys; $10. See Music Pick.

Mon.—The Shore, La Bella Ruse, Asher, Walter Rossini, 7:45 p.m.; $10 ($5 before 9 p.m.).

Tues.—Benji Hughes, Gus Seyferrt, Tom Brousseau, Vincent & Mrs. Green; $7.

Wed.—Holly Marilyn, Annie Stela, Priscilla, Ruut; $10.

GO Thurs.—Cambodian-pop (and beyond) combo Dengue Fever; El Ten Eleven, Papillon, Naomi.

TEMPLE BAR, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. A candlelit lounge that fosters a community atmosphere. Full menu. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 393-6611.

Fri.—Los Pinguos, Damon Aaron, Conjunto Libre, DJ Rashida; $10.

GO Sat.—Rocky Dawuni, Leon Mobley, Ashley Maher, DJ Anthony Valadez; $10. See Music Pick.

Sun.—Benefit with Chris Joyner, Mother Tongue, Soul of John Black, Kelsey Davis, Radical Soul, DJ Anthony Valadez; call for cover.

Tues.—Tom Freund, Rebekah Jordan, Aaron Paul; $5.

Wed.—Young Church, Site Seerz Movement, Diz Gibran.

Thurs.—Sidestepper, DJ Mr. French; $20.

(DOUG WESTON’S) TROUBADOUR, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. A hall-of-fame bar with a VIP loft for more than 40 years — a millennium in nightclub land. Kitchen, three full bars. All ages. (310) 276-6168.

GO Fri.—They were alternative before alternative was uncool: Hüsker dude Bob Mould; former Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood. See Music Pick.

GO Sat.—Mason Jennings, Chad VanGaalen; sold out. See Music Pick.

Mon.—Monster Sound with Controlling the Famous, The Valley Arena, Facing New York, August House, Fielding; no cover (but sorry, kiddies, $3 if under 21).


Tues.—Buchanan, Angeles Drake, Rocco DeLuca.

Wed.—Bayside, Punchline, Junior Varsity, Sullivan.

Thurs.—Armor for Sleep, Boys Night Out, Chiodos, Action Reaction; sold out.

VIPER ROOM, 8852 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Streamlined art-deco moderne décor sets the tone for this celebrity-enthralled operation. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 358-1880.

Fri.—Swandive, Julia Fly, Andrew Paul Woodworth, Evan Page, Out From Underneath.

Sat.—Nightmare, Dr. O, Calcutta, Porcelain, Ayera Nin Scoria.

Sun.—Kaleidosound with Suicide Holiday, Press Darling Blue Meridian, others, 7 p.m.

Mon.—Indie 103.1 presents The Ringers, Colored Shadows, The Checkers.

Tues.—Whitestarr, Stealing Venus, Once, Izzy Cox.

GO Wed.—Back with her first album in many years, it’s Waylon’s widder, Jessi Colter, with their son Shooter Jennings; a set from unbeatable swamp-rock kingpin Tony Joe White; and, er, Don Was, 7:30 p.m. Later, it’s Facehumper, mid. See Music Pick.

Thurs.—Dig, Surfact, others.

WHISKY A GOGO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. This historic joint remains a crucial spot for local aspirants and the occasional touring act. Two full bars. All ages. (310) 652-4202.

Fri.—Astrea, Mortified, Medium Rare, Laydlaw, Connotation, Majority Lost.

Sat.—Mulholland Fall, Son of the Soil, Immune, Silent Treatment.

Sun.—Warbringer, Tribulation, Dr. O.

Mon.—Allele, Cinder, Reignition, Shattered Minds, NME.

Tues.—Dead Brides, others.

Wed.—Zeperella, others.

ZEN, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. Long-established Japanese restaurant gone rock & roll features a full menu and sushi bar, and no less than three stages. Full bar. Cover varies. Over 21 (unless otherwise noted). (323) 665-2929.

Fri.—Red Lounge with DJs.

Sat.—The Quirks, Emergency Rock Unit, Victory Season; $5; over 18.

Mon.—Experimental-dance performance Anatomy Riot #5.

Tues.—The Strays, The Stranger’s Six, Year of Acceleration; over 18.

Wed.—Open-mike night; no cover.

Thurs.—Animatronics, Protoculture, Apeyga; $5; over 18.

Other Rock & Pop Events

GO At Safari Sam’s: Kiss or Kill hits with Bang Sugar Bang, Bobot Adrenaline, Get Set Go, The Knives, The Diffs, Fri., Feb. 10; Carla Bozulich, Chuck Dukowski Sextet, plus spoken-word-laced “improvised soundscapes” from Cruz/Baiza/Uriaz/Sykora, Sat., Feb. 11 (see Music Pick); Merle Jagger, I See Hawks in L.A., Boll Weevil, Tues., Feb. 14 (see Music Pick); 5214 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; doors at 8 p.m.; all ages. (323) 666-7267.

GO At El Cid: The Fold presents pop kids Black Black, also A for Attack, Winter Flowers, Early Dolphin, Fri., Feb. 10, $5; Club Screwball’s “Love Hangover” throbs with The Sharp Ease, The Silver Daggers, Wed., Feb. 15; 4212 Sunset Blvd. (323) 668-0318.

GO Eccentric, eclectic, word-playful troubadour and Anti recording artist Danny Cohen performs at Creative Grounds, 3042 Glendale Blvd., Atwater; Fri., Feb. 10, 8:15 p.m. (323) 661-9955.

At Little Temple: Nappy at the Roots with hip-hop thriller Medusa, others, Fri., Feb. 10, $10; music TBA, Sat., Feb. 11; 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 660-4540.

At The Pig ’n’ Whistle: Black Hand, A Cease Fire Dawn, Fri., Feb. 10; Automatique, Alex,Kate Sarvais, Sat., Feb. 11; 6714 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 463-0000.

At Room 5 Lounge: music TBA, Fri. & Tues., Feb. 10 & 14; The Heather Combs Trio, Charlotte Kendrick & Heather Rowe, Liam Bailey, Jay Wright & the Soulbucket, Sat., Feb. 11; Laurie Geltman, Brandt Shandera, plus live comedy, Sun., Feb. 12; Adrianne, Shane Alexander, Aaron Kaplan and friends, Mon., Feb. 13; Katie Strand, Mandy Steckelberg, Wed., Feb. 15; live comedy, Thurs., Feb. 16; on the Second Floor, 143 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. (323) 938-2504.

At Alex’s Bar: Tsk Tsk, The Nervous Return, Dirty Little Secret, The Minus Fashion, Fri., Feb. 10, $7; squall some at KNACDC’s metal karaoke, Sat., Feb. 11; Drag the River, Jackass, Los Mysteriosos, Soda & His Million Piece Band, Big Vinny & the Cattle Thieves, Sun., Feb. 12, $5; music TBA, Thurs., Feb. 16; 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; over 21. (562) 434-8292.

At The Good Hurt: Mercury Rose, The Amateurs, Shaimus, Product, Fight From Above, Fri., Feb. 10; Ex-Paladin, Orkest, VIE, Aura,Librium, Sat., Feb. 11; 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista; 21 & over. (310) 390-1076.

At Paladino’s: Led Zepagain, Audio Dogz, Heart Brigade, Fri., Feb. 10; Atomic Punks, Aces High, The Cauze, Sat., Feb. 11; 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana; music at 8 p.m. (818) 342-1563.

At The Riverbottom: The Lennon Page Trio, French Silk, Fri., Feb. 10; Dreamboat Annie, Sat., Feb. 11; 4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. For info, call (818) 541-1522.

At The Cocaine (in the club Live Jazz): Burke, War Crew, Dun Bin Laden, Sat., Feb. 11; Dry Eyes, 3-Hole Punch (not to be confused with the ’90s L.A. pop trio), Phone Number of the Gods, Wed., Feb. 15; 366 E. Second St., dwntwn. No phone, but

In-store splash with Early Dolphin at Sea Level Records, 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Sat., Feb. 11, 4 p.m.; free; all ages. (213) 989-0146.

GO Underrated power rockers The Letter Openers celebrate the release of their new CD, along with sets from Jet Fuel and The Ebbs, at The Escarpment, 5610 Soto St., Huntington Park; Sat., Feb. 11, 9 p.m.; free; all ages. (323) 583-8155.


GO Pop-rock singer Anny Celsi unplugs herself for an acoustic set, backed by guitarist Jason Mandell, at Hey, That’s Amore Coffeehouse, 27 E. Holly St., Pasadena; Sat., Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.; no cover; all ages. (626) 844-8716.

At Boardner’s: Goth haven Bar Sinister has Faculty X, Sat., Feb. 11; Club London with music TBA, Sun., Feb. 12; 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.

At The Liquid Kitty: the instrumental intrigue of 310, Sun., Feb. 12; dig in with The Funky Hi-Hats, Thurs., Feb. 16; 11780 W. Pico Blvd.; music at 9:30 p.m.; free; over 21. (310) 473-3707.

Happy V.D., a pre-Valentine’s party with music TBA; at Il Corral, 664 N. Heliotrope Dr., Silver Lake; Mon., Feb. 13, 9 p.m.; $5; all ages. (323) 663-0137.

At fabled rock-star hang The Rainbow Bar & Grille: open-mike night every Mon.; Sean Jeff Volinsky, Joe Sawinski, Dark December, Tues., Feb. 14; Nat Kallish, Adam Berry, Vim, Joe Brooks, Wed., Feb. 15; Sam Jones, Tereza, Joe Hajek, Liz Williams, Product, Thurs., Feb. 16; 9015 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 278-4232.

Go into orbit with fuzz-punk pop grrls Rocket at Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; Thurs., Feb. 16, 7 p.m.; free. (323) 245-6400.

Singer-songwriters Peter Sean Maloney, Jake Ta’veren are at The Sisters of Bubik, 34 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Thurs., Feb. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. (626) 744-9220.

There’s live music at The Universal Bar & Grill, 4093 Lankershim Blvd., Universal City; every Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. (818) 766-2114.

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—Jonny Whiteside & Falling James

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