Tonight in L.A.: Talib Kweli, Bright Light Social Hour, the Wood Brothers, Vanessa Carlton, Steel Panther, Catalane, JD McPherson, Tijuana Panthers

The Wood Brothers
The Wood Brothers

Thursday’s Los Angeles concerts:

► Soulful folk trio the Wood Brothers headline the El Rey Theatre behind their latest album “Paradise,” with Liz Vice supporting.
Talib Kweli does a night at the Belasco Theatre.
► Austin rockers the Bright Light Social Hour, joined by L.A.’s James Supercave, play the Echo.
► And Vanessa Carlton visits the Roxy Theatre behind her new album “Liberman.” Skye Steele at opens.


Catalane and Moke Hill at the Satellite
Steel Panther at the Fonda Theatre
Michael Ann, the Easy Leaves and Annette Conlon at El Cid
Caravela, Telerelics, Mike Garzon and the Pets at the Silverlake Lounge
Matt Jaffe & the Distractions, Leo James Conroy, Marie Danielle (record release), Tyler Stenson and Part Friend at the Hotel Café
Kung FU and the Z3 at the Mint
Tracii Guns at the Whisky a Go Go
Jessica Rau, Cait & Molly and Dead Day Revolution at the Viper Room
Treasure Fingers and Landis LaPlace at Sound Nightclub
Jesika von Rabbit and Kirpatrick Thomas & Friends at Harvard & Stone
Rilan at Sayers Club
Joey Altruda and John Black at Mrs. Fish
Scarlet & the Fever at the Redwood
Dice Raw and Sssssss at Cafe NELA
The Do-Its at the Escondite
JD McPherson and Honeyhoney at Alex’s Bar
Tijuana Panthers and Chicano Batman at the Constellation Room
Yngwie Malmsteem at the Observatory
2 Chainz at the Observatory (Late Show)
Vixen at the House of Blues Anaheim
Ghastly at the Yost Theater
Venom Inc. and Necrophagia at the Glass House
Banda El Recodo at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Valley Performing Arts Center
Matt McCormack at Genghis Cohen
Electric Frontier, Lio Nicol and more at Art Share-LA
Zoo X-Ray, the Wind Chasers Club and Megan Wilde at Molly Malone’s
Blake Lewis at the Canyon
Nylon Waves, Wades and Charles Fullwood at the Wayfarer
Mansions on the Moon, Oriel Poole and Gentry at the Federal Underground
Casey Veggies and India Westbrooks at the OHM Nightclub
Lee Ritenour Band at the Catalina Club