Monday, October 1, 2012

October: The Month We Try To Forget...

...about Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, Gallup Polls, Presidential Debates, Cable Pundits, Attack Ads, Town Hall Meetings, Cash Constituents, Exit Polls, Open Primaries, Political Junkies, Ranting Political Blogs, Whistlestopping, Gerrymandering, Astroturfing, Ballot-Stuffing, National Ballots, Superdelegates, PACs, Robocalling, Caucases, e-Voting, Stumping, Straw Polls, Microtargeting, Ad Hoc Committees, Blanket Primaries, Absentees Ballots, Push-Polling, Rear-Loading, Electoral Colleges, Ticket-Splitting blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah

May music be your Milk of Amnesia. . .
Oct. 2: Late-Night Jazz Orchestra w/ Bennie Maupin, Duane Benjamin & Meloney Collins @ The Blue Whale....Deerhoof @ The Echoplex....The Ron Kobayashi Trio w/ Bill Cunliffe & Kendall Kay @ Steamers....Grand Opening w/ Billy Mitchell Quartet @ The Charleston (new SM jazz club)....Oct. 3: Words & Music: Bonnie Barnett's Tribute to Poet Dorothea Grossman @ REDCAT....Oct. 4: Screening: Mark Cantor's Jazz Films @ Beyond Baroque....Brian Swartz Ensemble & John Beasley Quintet @ LACMA....Oct. 5-15: Angel City Jazz Festival 2012: Artist & Legends @ various locations....Oct. 5: The Calder Quartet @ The Getty Center...."A Night of Swing" w/ Bobby Pierce, Quentin Dennard, Clarence Webb & Jacques Lesure @ The Barbara Morrison PAC....Oct. 6: 4th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival @ various locations....OHM @ Alva's Showroom....Ignacio Berroa Quartet w/ Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles @ Vitello's....Maetar CD Release Party w/ special guests James Gadson & Lily Haydn @ The Syrup Loft....Rickie Lee Jones @ The Broad Stage....Ben Wendel, Harish Raghavan & Justin Brown @ The Blue Whale....Chick Corea & Gary Burton w/ The Harlem String Quartet @ Valley Performing Arts Center....Oct. 7: Onaje Murray @ Hal's Bar & Grill....Oct. 8: Ferec Nemeth, Bob Sheppard & Daniel Szabo @ The Blue Whale....Oct. 9: Dwight Trible Cosmic Band Birthday Tribute to Oscar Brown, Jr. @ The Blue Whale....An Evening with The Bad Plus @ The Mint....Oct. 10: Wayne Krantz w/ Keith Carlock & Nate Wood @ Catalina's....Oct. 11: Alan Broadbent @ Steinway Piano Gallery (ONLY SIX SEATS LEFT!)....Dr. John & The Five Blind Boys of Alabama @ Valley Performing Arts Center....Sketchy Black Dog @ The Blue Whale....Oct. 12: Bryan Eubanks & Cat Lamb: New Solo Works @ The Wulf....Oct. 12: Busdriver @ Bootleg Theater....Bobby Matos Quintet @ LAX Crowne Plaza....Oct. 13: Chuck Dukowski Sextet @ The Smell....Group 5 w/ Mark Hatch, Sam Riney, Charles Frichtel & Kendall Kay @ South Pasadena Theatre Workshop....Zach Harmon, Austin Peralta & Kaveh Rastegar @ The Foundry....Oct. 12-13: The World Stage Presents Off The Page: Women Jazz Composers w/ Leah Paul, Dawn Norfleet, Maia, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Manisha Shahane @ 18th St. Arts Center....Oct. 15: Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra @ Typhoon....Oct. 16: Rickey Woodard All-Star Quartet @ The Charleston....Oct. 17: Neil Young & Crazy Horse w/ Los Lobos @ Hollywood Bowl....Oct. 18: Plotz! @ The Blue Whale....Faust @ REDCAT....Dale Fielder Quartet 's Tribute to Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams @ LAX Crowne Plaza....Oct. 19: Kim Richmond Sextet @ LACMA....Oct. 20: Hamilton Price Group @ The Blue Whale....Cold Cave @ The Getty....The Wild Beast Music Series Presents Faust & Derde Verde @ CalArts....Oct. 24: Cecil Taylor @ REDCAT....Oct. 25: Robert Glasper Experiment w/ Jose James, Taylor McFerrin & Austin Peralta @ UCLA Royce Hall....Oct. 26: Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler @ Hollywood Bowl....Pete Christlieb Quartet @ Vibrato....Laurie Anderson @ UCLA Royce Hall....An Evening with Zigaboo Modeliste @ The Mint....Flying Lotus @ Club Nokia....Oct 27: Ron Carter Quintet w/ The Robert Glasper Trio....The Eclipse Quartet @ Beyond Baroque....Oct. 31: Christopher O'Reilly w/ Mark Z. Danielewski @ REDCAT....Halloween Jam w/ Bob Sheppard & Friends @ Vitello's

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