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Gary Clark Jr.: See Tuesday.
THURSDAY • NOVEMBER 8 • 7PM
DJ Esa visits Amoeba to kick off the Loop Festival. Buy his new EP, Mos Mos (Endless Flight) to get it signed after his set.
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FRIDAY • NOVEMBER 9 • 5PM
LIttLE DRAGON
Little Dragon perform live at Amoeba in
a pre-release event for their new vinyl EP, Lover Chanting (Ninja Tune). Purchase Lover Chanting EP at Amoeba Hollywood on 11/9 to get priority/guaranteed admission ticket AND a cool “Little Dragon - Live at Amoeba” poster. While supplies last. One per person.
SUNDAY • NOVEMBER 11 • 4PM
fri 11/9 IDK
@ THE ROXY
Hailing from the DMV, IDK, whose name stands for Ignorantly Delivering Knowl- edge, has consistently released music that showcases his ability to spit bars over the hardest-hitting production. Last year, he re- leased his critically acclaimed album IWasV- eryBad in partnership with Adult Swim. Just last week, he unleashed a 15-minute short
to accompany the project, which chronicles his teenage years consisting of everything from house parties to getting caught up in the streets. Tonight he marks the release of his EP titled IDK & Friends, as he continues to shut down stages on the Very Bad Run tour. —Shirley Ju
Vain
@WHISKYAGOGO
Since Bay Area sleaze rockers Vain emerged in ’86, they’ve been consistently underrated and underappreciated. Their ’89 debut album, No Respect, teased so much, earning Vain cover status on rock publications as prestigious as Kerrang! and BAM. As the ’80s turned into the ’90s, with bands such
as Mötley Crüe and Poison already shifting tons of units, it looked like the stage was
set for Vain. But things didn’t work out
that way. Island Records was bought by Polygram in ’91, and Vain got dropped. Then grunge happened. Guns N’ Roses’ Steven Adler joined and left. The band split and reformed, and since the mid-’90s have just been fighting to stay alive. The tragedy is that albums like 1995’s Fade and 2005’s On the Line are superb, and Vain remain one of the better bands of their type. Proof? Hit the Whisky. —Brett Callwood
Guided by Voices
@ TERAGRAM BALLROOM
Since re-forming with a new lineup in 2016, Guided by Voices have already released four albums, with two more on the way. In other words, the Ohio alt-rock band have been more productive in their presumed afterlife than most groups man- age to be during their entire careers. 2018’s Space Gun is GBV’s 25th album overall, and it finds longtime leader Robert Pollard backed by returning guitarist Doug Gillard
(Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde) — who is sort of the Buckeye State’s answer to Mick Ronson — and new guitarist Bobby Bare Jr., an estimable lead singer and song- writer in his own right. Being prolific isn’t necessarily the same as writing memorable tunes, but Pollard covers a lot of interesting territory, blending anthemic classic-rock melodies with enigmatic lyrics, such as in “Ark Technician” and “Sport Component National.” —Falling JameS
sat 11/10
Joan Baez
@ ROYCE HALL
The gorgeous Royce Hall at UCLA seems like a perfect venue to catch the Queen of Folk, as she continues to tour this year’s Whistle Down the Wind, her first studio al- bum in a decade. As has been the norm for Baez, the album is composed of 10 reimag- inings of songs by the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joe Henry (who produced the album) and Tom Waits (the title track
and “Last Leaf ”). Her early records were filled with traditional and Dylan tunes. Despite the fact that she is an underrated songwriter in her own right, that’s all good; Baez’s voice has always added an extra dimension and subtle beauty to songs that are already great, and that’s a gift. The new album is no different, and it’s wonderful that she’s still recording music of this qual- ity. —Brett Callwood
Les Sewing Sisters
@ ZEBULON
Tonight’s curious assemblage of performers is billed as the “No. 1 Sparks Party in L.A.,” after “The Number One Song in Heaven,” Sparks’ dreamily euphoric 1979 elec- tro-pop hit produced by Giorgio Moroder.
Photo By Joey martinez
Setting the scene for the Mael brothers’ hometown performances later this week
at the Palace Theatre, the Zebulon party features Sparks-spinning DJ Nina Tarr and local poet John Tottenham’s “live original readings dedicated to Sparks.” There will be a Sparks Pop-Up Museum with the Maels’ stage clothes and other artifacts, but the most fascinating carny attraction of all will be Les Sewing Sisters, a fashion-minded duo of musical artist-pranksters, Lun*na Menoh and Saori Mitome, who opened for Sparks at El Rey Theatre last year. Standing behind (and sometimes crawling under) a table of percussive sewing machines, the pair craft together weirdly compelling hypnotic beats, electronic sound effects and playful, provoc- ative vocals. —Falling JameS
sun 11/11
Ben Is Dead Anniversary
@ CATCH ONE
Three decades ago, Darby Romeo published the zine Ben Is Dead in Los Angeles and, with her intrepid crew of writers and musi- cians, single-handedly changed the face of America’s subculture. To celebrate, the Ben Is Dead 30th-anniversary party — coming on the heels of Romeo’s birthday party at Cafe NELA on Friday and the Saturday symposium “The Zine Explosion Archived!” at UCLA — brings together some of Ben Is Dead’s favorite people and musicians that it has supported and nurtured over the years. To wit: JFA, Skatenigs, Savage Republic, Popdefect, WACO, Glen Meadmore, John Trubee, Hepa-Titus, 11:11 (ex-Fluore- scein), Superbean and a surprise band. It’s a weekend of adventures that will make you misty for a time when no one really knew anything, everyone had to wait for impor- tant news, and every issue of Ben Is Dead
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DJ RAP
DJ Rap spins a Sunday set at Amoeba in cel- ebration of Ableton Loop. Charissa Saverio (DJ RAP), is the undisputed queen of the turntables and considered to be one of the pioneers in drum & bass and Jungle music.
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THURSDAY • NOVEMBER 15 • 6PM
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Guest DJ’s, artist signings and special treats (all TBA) with purchase of the Brainfeeder’s 10th Anniversary compilation - on double CD and as 4 LP box set. Available 11/15 at Amoeba.
FRIDAY • NOVEMBER 16 • 5PM
DAMIEN ECHOLS
BOOK SIGNING
Damien Echols visits Amoeba to sign copies of his new book, High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row (out now from Sounds True).
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