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Sunday NOV 25th • $40
Habibi: See Monday.
TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS
REVEREND TALL TREE DAVY KNOWLES
ERIC SARDINAS & BIG MOTOR
RAY
CARRION
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THEE LATIN ALLSTARS
A Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
9613 Whittier Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660
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transform these influences into something much more powerfully engrossing and strange on their recent EP, Cardamom Garden. Lead singer Rahill Jamalifard pulls out imagery from the even deeper well of traditional Iranian poetry, blending her words with the Brooklyn band’s entrancing girl-group harmonies. Bassist Leah Beth Fishman has an unusually big and pro- pulsive sound for an indie-pop band, bol- stered further by guitarist Lenny Lynch’s restrained melodic adornments and Karen Isabel’s primal drumming. Former Death Valley Girl Alana Amram deepens Habibi’s sound on guitar on this tour, which cele- brates the recent rerelease of the group’s entrancing self-titled debut album. Also Sunday, Oct. 21. —FALLING JAMES
tue 10/23
DRI
@ THE VIPER ROOM
Texas’ DRI, or Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, have been kicking around since 1982, and were one of the first bands (along with Suicidal Tendencies) to blend hardcore punk with thrash metal at a time when the two camps were very separate. The likes of Anthrax and Corrosion of Conformity would follow suit later, and all would cite DRI as a major influence. DRI’s most recent studio album, Full Speed Ahead, came out way back in 1995, so clearly Kurt Brecht and his guys aren’t too concerned with releasing new material. Still, the band are a ferocious live proposition, and the Viper Room is the perfect place is experience them. Skull- crack, Mindwars and Throw the Goat also perform on what appears to be an unrelent- ingly intense bill. —BRETT CALLWOOD
wed 10/24
Basia
@ THE ROSE
Maybe you think you’re too cool for Basia. Maybe you’re just cold. Whatever the case, tonight you can repair this gaping hole in your cultural consciousness by immersing yourself in the Basia experience — that of sparkling pop songwriting straddling axes of both Europop and bossa nova, doing a triple Salchow and landing with such grace and verve that even the East German judge gives her a 10. She’s got a new album out, Butterflies — her first studio album in a
PHOTO BY BAILEY ROBB
decade — and in case you haven’t thought of Basia since the time of Nana Mouskouri or La La La Human Steps, you’ll hear new music as well as well-worn and welcome hits by the three-octave Polish chanteuse, such as “Drunk on Love,” “Time and Tide,” “Cruising for Bruising” and her constitu- tionally catchy cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Until You Come Back to Me.”
—DAVID COTNER
thu 10/25
Cypress Hill
@ EL REY THEATRE
B-Real has been off with Chuck D, Tom Morello and Prophets of Rage, and Morello recently told us that the band is back in the studio. Meanwhile, everyone has been fo- cusing on other things for a while, meaning that B-Real could go back to his main gig. It seems amazing that South Gate’s own Cypress Hill have been around since 1988, but it’s true. The Black Sunday masterpiece — their second full-lengther — is now 25 years old yet it barely sounds as if it’s aged
a day. The themes are particularly timely right now — could there be a better anthem for today than “Insane in the Brain” or, indeed, “When the Shit Goes Down”? Meanwhile, they haven’t been slouching and this year’s Elephants on Acid, the first album since 2010’s Rise Up, marks a superb return. —BRETT CALLWOOD
The Watkins Family Band
@ LARGO AT THE CORONET
Singer-fiddler Sara Watkins and her guitar- ist-brother Sean Watkins have managed to make Largo feel like an intimate living-room jam in the middle of frenetic and flashy
West Hollywood. Both former members of bluegrass upstarts Nickel Creek are engaging singers and instrumentalists with deep catalogs of their own, but at their monthly gathering they also surprise fans with unexpected cover songs and even more un- expected guest visitations from such heavy friends as Fiona Apple and Jackson Browne, along with intuitive backing from Greg Leisz, Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench. You never know who might show up, and you never know what will be on the setlist, but expect some achingly beau- tiful, heartfelt harmonies and lilting, lovely balladry amid all the easygoing joking and song-swapping. —FALLING JAMES
EDDIE
PALMIERI & His N.Y Band
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