Fri. Feb. 15 -- L.A.’s My Ruin keeps on being one of the world’s best metal bands -- Mick Murphy never runs out of Sabbath-soaked riffs, and Tairrie B is a limitless gusher of in-yer-face rage. Dunno how they do it; they disappear for years and then come back with monstrous albums and videos. You can audit their new import-only (so far) set “Throat Full of Heart” and glom the clips (the vintage images of “Religiosity” make for a fun wallow) here. At the Whisky.
Fri. Feb. 15 -- One of Brick Wahl’s favorite local saxists, Dale Fielder, fronts a quartet with sensitive pianist Jane Getz (she played with Mingus), bassist Trevor Ware and drummer Thomas White. At Café Metropol, 923 E. Third St., downtown 90013; 8pm; $10 cover, $10 minimum; (213) 613-1537.
Sat. Feb. 16 -- A smart blend of modern and traditional piano jazz, Beep! Trio. At Café Metropol, 923 E. Third St., downtown 90013; 8pm; $10 cover, $10 minimum; (213) 613-1537.
Sat. Feb. 16 -- Poet Dottie Grossman calls; trombonist Michael Vlatkovich responds. Read their MetalJazz Artist Self-Review here. At Café Metropol, 923 E. Third St., downtown 90013; 5pm; $5 cover, $10 minimum; (213) 613-1537.
Sun. Feb. 17 -- Feathery drums from Billy Mintz; guitar noise from L.A. Electric 8; outworldly vocals from Bonnie Barnett. At Dangerous Curve Art Gallery, 1020 E. Fourth Pl., downtown 90013; 7pm; $10.
Tues. Feb. 19 -- When your singer can pilot your logo-painted jumbo jet to every destination in a world tour, that’s a pretty good gimmick. But the gimmicks keep on comin’: Iron Maiden is playing an all-‘80s set list and exhuming the Egyptian motif of its 1985 Powerslave Tour. At the Forum, sold out of course.
Thurs. Feb. 21 -- The exotic hothouse piano of Mike Garson, in a quartet with Christian Howes, Bob Magnusson and Billy Mintz. The second-to-last jazz show at the Vic, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica 90405, (888) 367-5299.