Big Week on the Los Angeles Roots Music Scene!

By on February 1, 2012


Guitar Geeks and Fairport Convention Folk-Freaks! Jerry Donahue will be doing a show with the Tex-Mex band, Tremeloco in this little town of Sierra Madre on friday…for free! He’ll be playing at my friend Mario’s terrific venue, Cafe 322 and the show starts at 8pm. There’s a small bar with standing room, but I suggest making dinner reservations for a table. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-836-5414

New Video by Old Californio. Woody Alplanalp sings Neil Young’s “Mellow My Mind”

–Terry Roland of Folkworks interviews Richie Furay (playing Thursday at the Canyon Club)

–Don’t forget to check out the LA Roots-music-centric blogs:

–Let The Voting Begin! The Alternate Root 2012 Valentine Sampler Vote for your favorite artist!


Monday, January 30th
–COUNTRY GUITAR LEGEND – ALBERT LEE & HOT ROUX with pianist DONA OXFORD – at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon (18389 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA) – 8 pm until 9:30 pm. Then a huge blues jam rages until 1:00 am wi…th L.A.’s finest blues musicians. FREE ADMISSION but we kindly suggest a $20 donation per person so we can keep the best blues & roots music alive in Southern California

–Restavrant, The Mo-odds, Le Mutant (on tour from France) and The King Cheetah @ The Redwood Bar 9pm 316 W. 2nd Street downtown LA 213-680-2600

–Milan and the Communist Party, Johnzo West,Whispertown @ Harvard and Stone 9pm/free 5221 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 466-6061;

–The Get Down Boys @ Falls Lounge in downtown LA every Monday this month, 9 pm 626 So. Spring St. Los Angeles CA

–Nada Surf @ Amoeba Music 6pm 6400 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 245-6400

Tuesday, January 31st
— Three of the bands I’m always raving about are hitting the stage together! Paladino, Rod Melancon, The Far West @ Bar Lubitsch 10pm $5 (short sets!)
7702 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046

–Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ the EchoPlex in Echo Park, 8:30 pm; $15 adv/$18 dos/$19 walk-up dos 1154 Glendale Blvd. 90026

–Merry Clayton, Arnold McCuller, Jon Caligiuri, Chris Sullivan
The Mint 7:30 pm 6010 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323) 954-9400;

–Ruthie Foster @ The Grammy Museum 8pm $15 Her only Los Angeles show.
Forthcoming CD is Let it Burn featuring guests the Blind Boys of Alabama and William Bell 800 W. Olympic Blvd. #A245

–Local Hollywood songwriter/guitarist Terry Okey is bringing his slide guitar show to Genghis Cohen for one night only. Playing historic resona…tor guitars from 1929 – 2000, Terry tells musical stories of love, longing, blues and the road 9pm $8 740 N. Fairax ave West Hollywood, CA 90046

–Jessie Baylon, The Watson Twins @ The Troubadour 8pm
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069;

–Jeremiah @ The Cinema Bar 9pm with Holly Long starting the night
free/tip jar 3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

–HM157 Presents a “Dough for the Oven Fundraiser” @ 7:30pm
Come taste fabulous vegan baked goods at our Dough for the Oven Fundraiser! We’ll have a three-course gourmet vegan dinner, followed by a vegan baked goods tastin…g extravaganza. You’ll also take home a thank you gift from us: A cookbook with the recipes for everything you’ve tasted! Baked goods will include: Chocolate Cake/ Lattice-Top Apple Pie/ Chocolate Chip Cookies
/ Molasses Spice Cookies/ Peanut Butter Cake/ Haystack Cookies
/Lenten Mocha Cake/ Pumpkin Muffins…and more!
Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a secondhand 24″ professional range for the weekly vegan community dinners at HM157. This will help make our dinners more timely, efficient, and delicious. C’mon over, we’re looking forward to seeing you!
Tickets are $20. RSVP by purchasing your ticket on Brown Paper Tickets:
Volunteer tickets are $6. For the volunteer ticket price access code, contact Tuesday Dinners invite you to a gourmet vegan community dinner every week. Like us at for more information 3110 N. Broadway, LA CA (Lincoln Heights)

Wednesday, February 1st
–Carolina Chickadee presents Nashville singer-songwriter, CJ Watson, The Broken #’s Band 10pm 1911 Sunset in Echo Park

–Brad Colerick presents: Wine and Song Night @ Firefly Bistrol 7pm free/tip jar Brett Perkins/David Zink/Mark Davis 1009 El Centro Street South Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 441-2443

–KPCC presents “MY ANTI-VALENTINE” an evening of live acoustic music, talk about original lyric writing, and wittily presented cocktailery… all offered in the name of love and its (in)glory.
Musicians: Angela Correa, lead singer of Correatown; Sean Hoffman and Leyla Akdogan, Loch & Key Moderator: Joe Armstrong, KPCC fill-in producer, “Independent’s Day” producer/host
Cocktailers: Alie & Georgia, of “Drinks with Alie & Georgia”
6:30pm – Doors Open 7:00pm – Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVP’s are required.
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

–Guitars-a-Go-Go w/Rick Holmstrom Band @ the Redwood Bar in downtown LA, 10 pm. Info:

— The Get Down Boys @ Basement Tavern in Santa Monica, 10 pm
2640 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-396-2469

–Adam Marsland, Dafni @ The Cinema Bar 9pm free/tip jar
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

Thursday, February 2nd
–Dharma Bums w/ Rafe Pearlman, Evangenitals, Pounding Horse Teeth and Special Guests 8pm $8 $10 DOS;

–Kathy Leonardo, Neon West, Damngivers @ The Cinema Bar 9pm
free/tip jar 3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

–The Jayhawks @ The Avalon 8pm $25 with Abagail Washburn, Kai Welch
1735 Vine St Los Angeles, CA 90028

–Aaron Embry @ Hotel Cafe 9pm sharp

–Coffin Case Presents: Club Tarantino – Best Industry Party – LA Weekly. Come take part in the new video “Hobbit Feet” directed by horror icon Gris Grimly for the soon coming release “Psychobillygoat” by Rosemary’s Billygoat on Coffin Case Records. Be the first to catch a glimpse at the new GOAT w some debut surprises! Also performing Lynda Kay and Beardo!@ Three of Clubs 9pm/free 1123 Vine St # 1 Los Angeles, CA 90038

–Lisa Loeb, Jill Sobule, Whitney Steele @ Brixton South Bay 8pm
100 Fishermans Wharf # J Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310-416-1931

–M. Ward @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary 8pm $25.00 Sold Out;

–Richie Furay, Mark Fonseca @ Canyon Club 9pm $25 plus fees
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

–Dharma Bums @ The Mint 9pm 6010 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 (323) 954-9400;

–Blues Artist, Mary Flower At Coffee Gallery Backstage 8pm $15
2029 North Lake Avenue Altadena, CA 91001;

Friday, February 3rd
–Guitar Great Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay and Fairport Convention,The Hellecasters.) with Tremoloco @ Cafe 322 8pm; W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 9102 626-836-5414 SHOW IS FREE, BUT CALL FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS IF YOU WANT A TABLE, BAR AREA IS LIMITED.

–Jefferttti’s Nile, CD6, Guy BlakesLee (Entrance Band), The Chuck Dukowski Sextet @ The Smell 8pm 247 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

–First Friday Blues: Dale Peterson w/Trouble No More @ Eldorado Restaurant in Long Beach, 9 pm 3014 North Studebaker Road # C Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 421-2122

–Bastards of Bellville @ The Press 10 pm 129 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711;

–I See Hawks in LA @ The Coffeel Gallery Backstage 8pm $15
with Paul Marshall on upright bass! Guest: Karen Tobin;

–Terry Hanson @ The Cinema Bar 9pm free/tip jar
2967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

—-Martin Sexton @ The El Rey Theatre 7:30 pm with Adam Gontier
5515 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 for tickets:

Saturday, February 4th
–Lisa Finnie @ Cafe 322 Every Saturday from 5-7pm/free
322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 9102

— Dustbowl Revival, the Country @ Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, 8 pm.

–Ranch Party @ EB’s Wine Bar at the Farmer’s Market 7pm
with The Broken Numbers Band free/3rd & Fairfax

–Model Tease String Band and Cliff Wagner’s Old #7 co-headline the Coffee Gallery Backstage 7pm $20 2029 North Lake Avenue Altadena, CA 91001;

–Patrolled by Radar @ The Cinema BAr 9pm free/tip jar
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

–Dick DeLuxe & Bill Barrett @ The Press 10 pm
129 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711;

–Ernest Troost’s Juke Joint Gang Songwriter Showcase
with: Mark “Pocket” Goldberg, Sugar in the Gourd, Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band, and Ernest Troost @ The Talking Stick 8pm/free
1411 Lincoln Boulevard Venice, CA 90291

Sunday, February 5th
–The Get Down Boys @ King’s Gastropub in Pasadena, noon
20 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 793-3010

–Austin Hanks & the Kalifornia Kingsnakes @ the Piano Bar in Hollywood, 4-7 pm. No cover6429 Selma Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028-7310 (323) 466-2750

–The Atomic Sherpas @ Liquid Kitty 10pm/free
11780 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064

–Peter Kavanaugh @ Vintage Enoteca Wine Bar Every Sunday
7554 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046-3413
(323) 512-5278

–Join Lil Rev & Ukulele Bartt for an eclectic evening of Ukulele mayhem and musical mastery @ Coffee Gallery Backstage 7pm $15
2029 North Lake Avenue Altadena, CA 91001;

–Monday February 6th: RONNIE MACK’S BARNDANCE w/CD release party for Hot Roux feat. Albert Lee, the Sloths (feat ex-Textone Dave Provost and King Bees bassist Michael Ramins), Chris Laterzo & Buffalo Robe, Lisa Sanders, Paul Inman’s Delivery, Angie Monroe plus the Barndance Band @ Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, 7:30 pm. No cover. NOTE earlier start time. Info:

–Monday, February 6th: Ben Vaughn ( solo every Monday this month, this week with guest Gwendolyn (, @ the Cinema Bar in Culver City, 8:30 pm. Free admission but take $$ for the tip jar. Info:

–THE AMERICANA MUSIC CIRCLE IS BACK! Yes…we have moved our location to Genghis Cohen and are rarin’ ta go in 2012! Please join us for the only Americana Music Showcase in Los Angeles With: Lisa O’Kane (, Nicole Gordon (, Kerrville …New Song Winner-Ernest Troost ( Our feautured band with their first appearance at the AMC is Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue ( As always the Lauren Adams Band (W/ Debra Dobkin, Mark Goldberg, Nick Kirgo and Dave Fraser) too. As you probably know, the food and drink are excellent at Genghis so have a bite before the show and then join us in the showroom for 5 fantastic musical acts for only $5.00

–Deone Jahnke’s “The First Picture Show” Thursday, February 9th 7pm
A photo retrospective with live music.
— with DeadRock West, Gurf Morlix, Jon Byrd, Bliss Bowen, Doug Pettibone, Shawn Davis, Eric Brace, Willy Porter, Peter Cooper, Dave Alvin, Dusty Wakeman, Jim Lauderdale, James Intveld and Phil Lee @ Viva Cantina

–“Benefit for Sylvia” event on Sunday, Feb 12, Just adjusted the time: 2pm to 9pm, lookin’ like we may need it with all the people that are gonna be playin for Miss Sylvia!! So far confirmed: James Intveld, Big Manny (Manuel Gonzales) and friends (members of Los Fabulocos y Blazers and maybe a few more surprises), Tommy Salcido, Dale Peterson, Groovy Rednecks, The Psychedelic Cowboys, The Black Tongued Bells and a very special set from Ronnie Mack and the Barndance Band with alot of special guests and surprises!VFW – City of Industry, 16157 Gale Ave, City of Industry


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.