Tonight in L.A.: Mavis Staples, Antibalas, North Mississippi Allstars, the Lone Bellow, Moaning, Naughty By Nature, Phora, Walk Off the Earth, Ninet Tayeb, Jen Awad, Madeleine Mayi, Luster, Sessa, Jimi Cravity, Pink Mountaintops, Chastity Belt, Trapdoor Social

Mavis Staples

L.A. concerts for Thursday:

► The legendary Mavis Staples holds forth at the Soraya on the campus of Cal State Northridge. Son Little, who just released his new album “Aloha,” opens the night.
► Afrobeat greats Antibalas, who celebrated their 20th anniversary last week with the release of their new album “Fu Chronicles,” headline the Regent Theater, with Boogaloo Assassins opening.
► L.A. trio Moaning [see “Fall in Love”] rocks a free show at Moon Room (fka the Griffin), with Lunch Lady opening.
► Singer-songwriter Ninet Tayeb does a night at the Moroccan Lounge, with Final Child supporting.
► Canadian pop band Walk Off the Earth visits the Palace Theatre.
► And the Lone Bellow do a second night (this one sold out) at the Troubadour in support of their new album “Half Moon Light.” Laura Jean Anderson opens.


Naughty By Nature at the Novo
Phora and DaniLeigh at the Fonda Theatre
North Mississippi Allstars at the Teragram Ballroom
Jen Awad, the Venus in Scorpio, Tigercide, Farah Shea and Nura Luca at the Hi Hat
Thee Sinseers at Union Station Waiting Room
Madeleine Mayi at Resident
Gold Star, Olivia Kaplan, Alex Lilly, Austin McCutchen & the Western Stars, Cornelia Murr, Clinton Patterson, Gus Seyffert and more at the Bootleg Theater (political fundraiser show)
The Chingaderos, Alright Spider, the Tragic Radicals and the Patients at the Silverlake Lounge
Kyle Dion at the Echo
Threshold Thursdays with Charles D, Armando Kroma and Gage at the Paramount
Pacific Range, Foxtrails and Blanco Niño at the Factory DTLA
Luster, Memory Milk and Softer at Los Globos
The Carvels, the Hellflowers and Grave Dancers Union at the Redwood Bar
Moondog at the Escondite
Sessa at Zebulon
Alexis Mahler and Ellie Mae at In the Café at Zebulon
Sessa and SK Kakraba at Zebulon
Expandards with Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), Isaac Koren and Friends at Gold-Diggers
Jimi Cravity, Madison Malone and Hope Waidley at the Hotel Café
Casey Abrams, Liam Grae, Young Man Neal and David Burchfield at the Hotel Café Second Stage
Tayla Parx at the Mint
Hunter Perrin & the Wild Cards at Three Clubs
Marie Lang, Yony, Christine Noel and Chelsea Klein at Adults Only Bar
NEEKL, GOLDSPACE, Lilacs. and Billie Fountain at Madame Siam
Pink Mountaintops, Keen, Corredor and Clear at Highland Park Bowl
The Freedom Ledges at the Sassafras Saloon
Trapdoor Social feat. Top Shelf Brass Band, FYOHNA, the Habits, Emily Brimlow and Matthew Chaim at Bar Lubitsch
Ted Park, DBO, Backyard Ghost and more at Catch One
Hedras, Ando San, Yaz Nomura and Al Joseph at the Whisky a Go Go
Spirit in the Room, Fact Pattern and Chainsaw Rainbow at the Viper Room
“Valentine’s Eve” with Ben Lee & Ione Skye, John C Reilly, Sondra Lerche, Spring Summer, Lo Carmen and more at Largo at the Coronet
EOB at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Astronaut Samurais, Thriller Party, Lost Cat, Oscura Luna, Astrowacho and King Curfew at DBA256
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra at Saint Rocke
Promontory Riders at the Wayfarer
World Inferno Friendship Society and the Bridge City Sinners at Alex’s Bar
Scraper and Castaic (ex-Cat Party) at 4th Street Vine
Chastity Belt at the Constellation Room
Wilfax at the HOB Anaheim Restaurant & Bar (Early Show)
Phil Vassar and Brooke Ramel at the Coach House
Arbuckle, the Adequate Bar Band and Adam Korn at the Federal Bar
Through the Years at the Canyon Agoura Hills
Blinky Williams at the Catalina Club
La Sonora Dinamita con Vilma Diaz at the Canyon Montclair
Weimar Nightfall (Simon & Gerard McBurney) at the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Isabella Rossellini at the Lodge Room
Davey and The Midnights at Pappy & Harriet’s