Fri. March 13 -- Serious, spacious and always inventive, Tin Hat has long ranked as a prime model of what we now call chamber jazz, this quartet version including violinist-singer Carla Kihlstedt, guitarist Mark Orton (composer of the "Nebraska" film soundtrack), accordionist Rob Reich and clarinetist Ben Goldberg. This is your last chance for a while to experience the magical interaction of Goldberg and Kihlstedt, who also collaborated on Goldberg's intuitive, sensual masterwork "Orphic Machine," which arrives March 24 and which you should plan to stick in your ear, where it will hurt not at all. At McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405; 8pm; $22.50; (310) 828-4497; www.mccabes.com.
Fri. March 13 -- Drummer Kendrick Scott carries on a noncompetitive musical conversation with pianist Aaron Goldberg, guitarist Mike Moreno, saxist Walter Smith III and bassist Joe Sanders, leaving room for each to contribute semiabstract knowledge we can dig clearly. At the Blue Whale on the third level of Weller Court Plaza, south of East First Street between South Los Angeles Street and South San Pedro Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9pm-midnight; $20; 21+; parking $5 underneath off Second Street at the sign of the P in a circle; (213) 620-0908; www.bluewhalemusic.com.
Fri. March 13 -- Maybe as a result of LACMA's German Expressionist Film exhibit, the Jewish legend of the golem (clay man brought to life) seems to be resurrecting in local consciousness. Tonight, Carl Boese's wonderfully shadowed 1920 film "The Golem" is screened with live soundtrack by the electro-newmusical Jack Curtis Dubowski Ensemble, featuring analog synthesist JCD and probably regulars such as trombonist Hall Goff and percussionists Fred Morgan & Erika Johnson, plus guest bassist Jeff Schwartz (Charles Sharp, Andrea Centazzo) and maybe more. At HM157 (the 1886 Horace P. Dibble mansion), 3110 N. Broadway, Lincoln Heights 90031; 9pm; $10.
Fri. March 13 -- The L.A. heavy melodic psychedelic quartet Wand has a song called "Flying Golem," behold, and "Golem" is the title of their imminent album, featuring the trippin' femme vox of Corey Hanson. With Death Valley Girls, Walter TV, The Gooch Palms. At the Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park 90023; doors 7:30pm; $10; (213) 413-8200; www.attheecho.com.
Sat. March 14 -- Too much fun: The Title Trackers realize their long-planned vision of writing and recording title tracks ("Exile on Main Street," "Morrison Hotel," "Blood on the Tracks") that the classic artists never got around to creating themselves. Today, Trackers Andy Hill, David Tokaji and Russell Wiener launch their album "Lost Title Tracks" BIG from their Rolling Tracker Revue bus, which hits centrally located L.A. record stores for short live sets; the tour culminates at the Pig & Whistle (6714 Hollywood Blvd.) for an extended 6pm concert. All FREE. Also mark your calendar for the Trackers' official gala release party at the Satellite on Sunday, March 29. The tour rocks Hollywood's Amoeba Music at 1pm, Silver Lake's Vacation Vinyl at 2pm, Echo Park's Origami Vinyl at 3pm, Silver Lake's Rockaway Records at 4pm and Los Feliz's High-Fidelity at 5pm; check here for details. Listen to samples of the songs here. Buy the record here.
Sat. March 14 -- Trumpeter John Daversa's cannily modernistic sextet bleeds colorful textures via windman Katisse Buckingham, guitarist Zane Carney, keyboardist Tommy King, bassist Jerry Watts and skin-shocking drummer Gene Coye. At the Blue Whale on the third level of Weller Court Plaza, south of East First Street between South Los Angeles Street and South San Pedro Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9pm-midnight; $15; 21+; parking $5 underneath off Second Street at the sign of the P in a circle; (213) 620-0908; www.bluewhalemusic.com.
Mon. March 16 -- Badass instrumentalists Double Naught Spy Car (10pm), John Curry's rock band Four Eyed Four (9pm) and Richard Ross & Jane Cantillon's Dick & Jane Family Orchestra (8pm) steal the stage from Marty & Elayne and play host to turn-o'-the-punk-era friends and associates at Los Feliz's historic camp encampment. At the Dresden Room, 1760 Vermont Ave., Los Feliz 90027; 8pm; cheap; (323) 665-4294.
Tues. March 17 -- If you're not through appreciating the iron persistence of Canadian thudders Anvil, well, here ya go (and notice that UFO have copped Anvil's producer, Chris Tsangarides, for their new record). With Portland doom sludgesters Lord Dying, plus Sunlord, Serabyss, Besieged by Demons, Rapid Fire, Forgotten Legion. At the Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069; doors 7pm; $20; www.whiskyagogo.com; (310) 652-4202.
Wed. March 18 -- Heart-touching German anthem queen Doro loves her fans and rocks a huge catalog as satisfyingly as anyone; I still consider her 2012 latest, "Raise Your Fist," some of her best work. Read my Doro live review from two years ago here. With Betsy's longtime Strip whippers Bitch, plus Archer, Cimino, Hellbilly Bandits, Syka. At the Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069; www.whiskyagogo.com; doors 6pm; $22; (310) 652-4202.
Thurs. March 19 -- Euro-American electro-jazzers The Kandinsky Effect bring a smart, crisp groove to your evening cocktail. At the Blue Whale on the third level of Weller Court Plaza, south of East First Street between South Los Angeles Street and South San Pedro Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9pm-midnight; $15; 21+; parking $5 underneath off Second Street at the sign of the P in a circle; (213) 620-0908; www.bluewhalemusic.com.
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