Concerts To Round Out Your Week: Macklemore And Lewis, Steve Vai, And More (video)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are headed to Wells Fargo Arena later this week.

Check out the band’s sound in the nearby video. On Halloween night, Vaudeville Mews will host a doubleheader of events. Thursday night kicks off with a performance by NYC rockers Man on Earth and Des Moines-based opener No Good Deed . The show is open to all ages and is only $5. Then round out your Halloween night with The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow at 10 p.m.
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The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

But you can also wander through it for hours, discovering new little twists and turns and trap doors you missed the first 40 times. –Chris Ziegler Chris Schlarb THE VELASLAVASAY PANORAMA Long Beach jazz guitarist Chris Schlarb wanted to do something a little different in reprising his 2007 debut album, Twilight & Ghost Stories — an often-engrossing series of languid guitar idylls and watery, New Age-y soundscapes — for a full-length live performance. He booked this unusual venue in the University Park district, although the Velaslavasay’s sumptuous, panoramic landscape paintings won’t provide much eye candy during tonight’s two sets — which will take place in near-darkness. “Spontaneous lighting cues” will replace sheet music as the band members are “paired up in the moment, choosing how to respond and react to the music (or silence) around them.” Interestingly, Schlarb is mixing his group of the usual avant-jazz suspects with folks like The Mars Volta’s Ikey Owens and former Minuteman Mike Watt, although the mostly male lineup is a distressingly quaint throwback to the real late 1800s, when panoramic paintings were still all the rage. –Falling James Nobunny THE ECHOPLEX Nobunny’s Secret Songs longplayer is just out on the most esteemed Goner Records, and herein we find our hero taking back “rock & roll,” chopping it up, wolfing it down and ralphing a big pebbly mess back out into the stratosphere or, at the very least, onto the garage floor. It’s quite the gnarly stew of trashy, childish choons about girls, drugs and creepy enemies — all the essentials. Meanwhile Nobunny himself, you gotta wonder about. Why would a grown man don a bunny rabbit mask, stockings and handcuffs and roam a stage wanking songs like “(Do the) Fuck Yourself,” “Rotten Sweet Tooth” or “Buried in a Bong”? More importantly, why wouldn’t he? Have you tried getting a straight job lately? All seriousness aside, beneath the mask, Nobunny is a gifted, versatile songwriter and performer; more hard evidence of this is found on his new mixtape-style LP, which also features that song “Bye Bye Roxie,” which you heard on MTV’s 120 Minutes were you pinheaded enough to watch that show.
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