We’re not taking a night off this week, Los Angeles, as worthy musical experiences are ours for the taking clear through Sunday.
May 25: White Denim
While this Austin five piece jams with the joyful exuberance of indie rock newcomers, the band, (on the verge of releasing their fourth LP D), possesses the musical chops of seasoned road pros, which is why the buzz on their live show is so hot.
The Echo, 1822 W Sunset Boulevard, at Lemoyne Street, (213-413-8200 or www.attheecho.com)
May 26: Stevie Nicks
The gold dust gypsy queen is back with "In Your Dreams." Nicks penned the album’s lead single “Secret Love” during her early Fleetwood Mac days but never shared the track with the band. Thirty five years later, the sound is classic Stevie, who celebrates her 63rd birthday on the day of the show.
7pm, $51 - $120.75
The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, at Western Avenue, (213-388-1400 or www.livenation.com)
May 27: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
If anyone is worthy of attempting to replicate John Bonham’s drum solo in “Moby Dick” it’s his son Jason. And while such cover band “experiences” are generally suspect, the family connect and Greek Theatre setting bode well for this greatest hits tour through the Zeppelin universe.
The Greek Theatre, 2700 North Vermont Avenue, at Commonwealth Canyon Drive, (323-665-3125 or www.greektheatrela.com)
May 28: Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
Producer Daniel Lanois ("Joshua Tree," "Time Out of Mind") returns to LA with his roots rock collective Black Dub, who will chill out Hollywood with their soulful sexy funk.
The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, at N. Gower Street, (323-464-0808 or themusicbox.la)
May 29: Lupe Fiasco
Hip hop’s indie kid Lupe Fiasco headlines UCLA’s Jazz Reggae Festival at the Westwood campus’ intramural field. Expect material from Fiasco’s recent release Lasers in addition to hits like “Kick, Push.” Saturday’s lineup also includes Talib Kweli and Swedish dream pop quartet Little Dragon.
UCLA Intramural Field, UCLA Campus, (310-825-9912 or www.jazzreggaefest.com)
May 27-30: Lightning in a Bottle
This three-day music and arts festival in Silverado, CA, (about an hour southeast of LA), is organized by Los Angeles creative collective the DoLab, which means dazzling visual installations, mucho dancing and all around good vibes. The electro-centric lineup includes Pretty Lights, Bonobo, MiMOSA, Emancipator, Beats Antique and a DJ set by Thievery Corporation. Yoga, workshops and lectures are included in the ticket price, which also covers camping.
Silverado, California, lightninginabottle.org