Monday, September 30, 2019 / 8–11 p.m. / Palace Theatre
Formed in the 1970s and reincarnated many times since, the Italian progressive rock band Goblin is best known for the haunting soundtracks they composed for classic Dario Argento and George Romero films. Now, there are two versions of Goblin and both are on tour. Following last year’s tour of “Suspiria,” founding member Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin is in the midst of a national tour performing the live score accompanying Argento’s 1975 horror film “Deep Red,” plus some new material and other spooky goodies from the band’s long, crazy history.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / 8:30–11 p.m. / Largo at the Coronet
Nicole Byer commemorates a lifetime of being single with a live taping of the 100th episode of her podcast, “Why Won’t You Date Me?” Byer, who also hosts the hilarious cooking show, “Nailed It,” lets out her, um, more explicit side as she ponders her many virtues. She’s clever, she has a great sense of humor and a big, luscious booty and she truly enjoys flute tooting, if you know what I mean — and yet, the crisis endures, why hasn’t this Wonderwoman found her Superman? Join her quest to find the answer.
Experience some of the finest innovative jazz from Los Angeles and beyond during the annual Angel City Jazz Fest, spanning multiple venues around town from Oct. 2-13. The festival begins with a magical pairing. Iridescent’s Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler combine flute, harp, electronics and vocals to create otherworldly harmonies and soundscapes. Artifacts Trio bring together the talents of cellist Tomeka Reid, flutist Nicole Mitchell and drummer Mike Reed, all distinguished members of the legendary jazz collective, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 / 8–10:30 p.m. / Busby’s East
This sex-themed storytelling series founded, curated and emceed by “sexual folklorist” Dixie De La Tour brings together authors, poets, comedians, actors, rockstars and non-performers alike to swap stories about their sexual exploits (and maybe swap spit later). From cringeworthy to hilarious to perhaps even heartwarmingly transformative, the Bawdy Storytelling podcast/live encounter has brought joy to the world with anecdotes about vaginas and penises for 12 years now.
Friday, October 4, 2019 / 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. / The Regent Theater
Fuzz rock trio Vivian Girls broke up in 2014, but the gang got back together recently and they released a new record, “Memory,” out now via Polyvinyl. Individually, the gals have kept themselves busy over the years. Bassist Vivian Goodman released several albums as La Sera, guitarist Cassie Ramone teamed up with Kevin Morby in The Babies and drummer Alie Koehler fronts the band Upset. The re-formed group embarks on their first tour in eight years, which kicks off with this hometown show at The Regent.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 / 8–11:30 p.m. / The Hi Hat
After playing around town for a few years, local art-punk band Cat Scan reveals “In Nature,” their debut full-length album via Volar Records. The sharp-edged collection of squeaky, energetic tracks go from bubbly to ferocious — often in 60 seconds or less. The band is joined by labelmates Susan, a garage-pop trio who recently released their second LP “As I Was,” and the manic, post-punk Traps PS, who share Cat Scan’s penchant for short songs that hit hard.
Sunday, October 6, 2019 / 12–8 p.m. / Bootleg Theater
West Coast hip-hop record label Beatrock Music has championed a prolific catalog of independent artists focused on community activism and social justice for 10 years. Now, they’re bringing together many of their favorites for this day-long family-friendly festival.
Performers include Klassy, Ruby Ibarra, Bambu, Prometheus Brown, Rocky Rivera, slam poet G. Yamazawa, plus live art and vendors. Be on the lookout for the local organizations that will be on hand to share their missions.