[Birthday greetings go out today to Glenn Tilbrook …]
Top 4 spots tonight to have your ears on:
‣ Sacramento’s Julie Baenziger brings Sea of Bees to the Bootleg Theater tonight. That’s Sea of Bees’ video for “Marmalade,” above – I posted the song in June [see also my LA Weekly piece on Jules]. Sea of Bees plays early, opening the Submarines (who are likely to preview some material from their forthcoming third album) and Obi Best, who just released an excellent new EP, “Sentimental Education.”
‣ Nashville’s Bobby Bare Jr. headlines the Echo behind today’s release of his first album in four years. “A Storm – A Tree – My Mother’s Head.”
‣ Jenny and Johnny, the musical coupling of Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, play a 6 p.m. in-store at Amoeba to celebrate today’s release of “I’m Having Fun Now.”
‣ Pacific Hurt gets a head start on next month’s Echo residency, headlining the Troubadour with Lesands and Mississippi Man.
Your tastes may vary: Sabrosa Purr, Italian Japanese and Gooby Goo & Peekers at the Silverlake Lounge; Anna Nalick at the Hotel Cafe; Pete Molinari, along with Les Shelleys (Tom Brosseau and Angela Correa), at the Redwood Bar; Asleep at the Wheel at the Grammy Museum; the Charmkin Rebellion, Telegram and Fake Problems at Spaceland; Green Day and AFI at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; Melissa Etheridge at the Orpheum; and the Nikhil Korula Band at the House of Blues.