Tonight in L.A.: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Marlon Williams, Merle Haggard, Tommy Keene, GospelbeacH, Vug Arakas, Stephen Kellogg, the Mud Howlers, Crown Plaza, French Vanilla

Marlon Williams (Photo by Justyn Strother)
Marlon Williams (Photo by Justyn Strother)

Wednesday’s Los Angeles concerts:

Unknown Mortal Orchestra does a sold-out show at the Fonda Theatre behind their most recent album “Multi-Love,” with Lower Dens supporting.
► The legendary Merle Haggard, back on tour after a bout with double pneumonia, plays the Saban Theatre. Kris Kristofferson joins.
► New Zealand’s Marlon Williams [see “Strange Things”] headlines the Bootleg Theater, with Kail Baxley opening.
► Power-pop guru Tommy Keene plays a hometown show at the Satellite, joined by Eyelids.
► California rockers GospelbeacH continue their residency at the Lost Knight on an evening that features Justin Warfield’s new band Dream Club and some of those “special guests” that always pique our curiosity. Stay tuned.
Vug Arakas rock the Echo, joined by Mount Baine, StaG and Flat Worms.
► With his new album “South, West, North, East” arriving next week, singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg visits the Hotel Café. Brooks Hubbard and Night Lights also perform.
► And a special midweek edition of It’s a School Night brings hot young Mexican quartet the Mud Howlers to Bardot. ASTR headlines, and Room 8 and Phebe Starr also perform.


French Vanilla, Mo Dotti and Jody at the Smell
Bryarly, Banny Grove, Azwan and Karate the Band at Lot 1
Back Pocket Memory, Almost July and Gale Forces at the Silverlake Lounge
Gaslamp Killer at Low End Theory at the Airliner
Crown Plaza, Hobart W Fink and more at Harvard & Stone
Ryan Montbleau Band, the Brevet and Missy & the Wild Cards at the Mint
Sleep Machine, American Bulldog and Fat Elvis at the Viper Room
Pate Wilde, Beck Black and City City at Club Moscow at Boardner’s
Sole Clemente and Sunny Sun at Avalon Hollywood
Jaden LaRue and Nick Flessa at the Standard Hollywood
Kanga, Bustié, WVM and Passing at Complex
Scarlet & the Fever and Triple Dog Dare at the Redwood Bar
Jauz at the Observatory
Nile at the City National Grove of Anaheim
Lost Frequencies at the Sound Nightclub
Danny McCrum at Molly Malone’s
The Federal Affair at the Federal Bar
Chris Hendricks at Genghis Cohen
Passport to Brazil at the Catalina Club