Tue. Sept. 1 | Singer-songwriter Zsuzsanna Eva Ward dusts off old-school R&B for her contemporary pop and big bluesy vocals on her latest EP, Love and War, out last week on Hollywood Records, featuring the bouncy, radio-friendly dumb-in-love pop of the single "Love 3X." Marc Scibilia and The Young Wild open at 7 p.m. at House of Blues.
Thu. Sept. 3 | As if Dylan Carlson's monolithic, monosyllabic band name wasn't indicative enough, the speechless doomsayer offers 2014's Primitive and Deadly (Southern Lord), whose liner notes list vocal credit (to baritone bone crusher Mark Lanegan) for the first time in 18 years. Holy Sons opens at 8 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Fri. Sept. 4 | Honus Honus and Pow Pow — lead whack job and pots-and-pans percussionist, respectively, for Philadelphia waltz-destroyer Man Man — are performing at Gasa Gasa. Is there an echo in here? Shilpa Ray opens at 10 p.m.
- Photo by Ali Smith
Fri. Sept. 4 | When mainstream success didn't follow early acclaim, the seminal Los Angeles punk band rumbled about splitting and eventually did. But its cult status seems to be enough for original members Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake to have reunited in the 2000s and they continue touring. Dead Rock West opens at 9:30 p.m. at House of Blues.