Losanjealous Concert Picks & Ticket Giveaways: November 29 – December 5, 2010


PHOTO: Charlie Hunter Trio, Mint, December 2008 by Sung. At the Mint this Friday and Saturday.

PICK OF THE WEEK & TICKET GIVEAWAY
Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint
Friday, December 3 (ENTER TO WIN FREE TICKETS)

Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint
Saturday, December 4 (ENTER TO WIN FREE TICKETS)

’Tis another great week to be in Los Angeles, to be sure, with the Books, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Wu-Tang, Roger Waters, McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Flying Lotus, Kool Keith, Jens Lekman, The Posies, Passion Pit and many more all stomping through town. And though Ron begged, pleaded and offered bribes toward the pick-of-the-week leaning to camp Margaret Cho, the week’s pick goes handily to Charlie Hunter, whose now-annual two-night stand at the Mint simply demands attention. Expect two nights of jammy funk, stabilized by the master craftsman’s mind-boggling mastery of the one-of-a-kind seven-stringed Hammond organ-emulating beast Charlie calls a “guitar”. And though he’s shared stages and played on record with the likes of Stanton Moore, Norah Jones, Christian McBride and Kurt Elling, to name but a few, rest assured these shows will be anything but exclusive to the jazz cats. Just ask John Mayer, Les Claypool, Michael Franti, D’Angelo or Mos Def. Catch you at the Mint this weekend.

HEADS UP
Jandek w/ Mike Watt (Minutemen) & BJ Miller (HEALTH) @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Sat 1/8

Hotel Cafe 10-Year Anniversary Party @ Hotel Cafe Sat 12/18

Hotel Cafe 10-Year Anniversary Party @ Hotel Cafe Fri 12/17

Go Tell It on the Mountain: Blind Boys of Alabama @ Disney Concert Hall Mon 12/20

Honeyhoney @ Bootleg Theater Tue 12/14

Mike Doughty @ Bootleg Theater (Soul Coughing) Fri 12/10

THIS WEEK’S TICKET GIVEAWAYS
» The Books w/ The Black Heart Procession @ Music Box (Contest closed.)

» Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti w/ Os Mutantes @ Music Box (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

» Louis CK: Word @ Gibson Amphitheatre (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS )

» Paul Scheer’s Sexy Christmas Spectacular @ Largo (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

» The Posies & Brendan Benson w/ Aqueduct @ Club Nokia (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

» Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

» Passion Pit w/ Mister Heavenly, We Barbarians & Pepper Rabbit @ Fox Theater Pomona (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)
» Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)
» Wu-Tang Clan w/ Original members RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa @ Club Nokia (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

MONDAY

Black Apples w/ Jail Weddings @ The Echo (free)

Chasing Kings @ Bootleg Theater (free)

Roger Waters @ Staples Center (Peforming The Wall)

Standing Shadows w/ Scraping for Change, Oh My Stars, Death Kit @ Troubadour

The Books w/ The Black Heart Procession @ Music Box (Contest closed.)

TUESDAY

Faith No More @ The Palladium

Grinderman @ Music Box

Roger Waters @ Staples Center (Peforming The Wall)

WEDNESDAY

John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension @ Royce Hall

THURSDAY

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti w/ Os Mutantes @ Music Box (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

Everest w/ He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister @ The Echo

Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The Musical @ MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

John Butler Trio w/ Beautiful Girls @ The Wiltern

Louis CK: Word @ Gibson Amphitheatre (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS )

Paul Scheer’s Sexy Christmas Spectacular @ Largo (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

The Get Down Boys @ Liquid Kitty (free)

FRIDAY

Aloe Blacc and the Grand Scheme @ Echoplex

Atlas Sound @ The Echo

Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey

Gestapo Khazi, FIDLAR, KAMIKAZE, The Hindu Pirates @ The Smell

Jacksh*t w/ friends @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Margaret Cho: Cho-Dependent @ The Wiltern (Ron & Victor co-pick)

The Posies & Brendan Benson w/ Aqueduct @ Club Nokia (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

SATURDAY

AFG MUST ROCK HOLIDAY PARTY – Hosted By Flula Borg @ Mr. T’s Bowl

Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

Daylong Valleys Of The Nile (ex-members of Lavender Diamond), Dunes, DIVA (ex-member of Black Black and Pocahaunted), Maja D’Aoust @ The Smell

Giant Drag w/ Fences @ Detroit Bar

Jacksh*t w/ friends @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Jens Lekman @ Sky Bar (free; reservations req’d)

Jon Anderson @ Orpheum Theatre (angelic vox of Yes)

Passion Pit w/ Mister Heavenly, We Barbarians & Pepper Rabbit @ Fox Theater Pomona (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)

SUNDAY

66th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade w/ equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives @ North Figueroa, Highland Park (1pm)

Alice Coltrane Tribute featuring McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina, Flying Lotus and special guests @ Royce Hall

Charlie Hunter @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop (Afternoon Guitar Workshop)

Ditty Bops @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Kool Keith w/ w/ J*Davey @ The Roxy

Meiko @ Saint Rocke, Redondo Beach

Roger Waters @ Staples Center (Peforming The Wall)

Wu-Tang Clan w/ Original members RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa @ Club Nokia (ENTER TO WIN TICKETS)




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