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33 Leaves (Ballroom)

An indie rock band from Massachusetts, 33 Leaves channel classic rock, modern rock, and the blues in their music.

In 2012, 33 Leaves recorded two EPs: "Medication Nation," alternative rock songs about addiction and relationships, and "Stories," a raucous and bluesy collection of rock songs about the darker sides of life and love.

The band is currently writing and recording a full LP to be released in 2013. Band members are: Ryan Wilcox (guitar and vocals), Reggie Bates (keys, guitar, and vocals), Joe Pisco (bass), and Dan Bates (drums).

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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 20:00

Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Livingston recorded his first record at 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. From top-forty hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman” both recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated.

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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 20:00

Jon Vezner with Jeff Gilkinson (Ballroom)

Grammy award-winning songwriter, Nashville based, Jon Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalogue of recorded songs reflects his straight-to-the heart sensibility and emotional awareness. Vezner weaves the particulars of his own feelings with the lives of people he has known into universal themes that deeply touch listeners’ emotions. Jon will be joined by cellist Jeff Gilkinsin.

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Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:30

Janiva Magness Band

Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today, possessing an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. A charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows, she is a gutsy and dynamic powerhouse. She received the coveted 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor was the first). She also won Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, an honor she received in 2006 and 2007.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:30


“…the angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed.” – Exclaim!

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 19:00

Doubtful Guest featuring Siobhan Magnus (Sawtelle Room)

Siobhan Magnus is the new lead singer of Doubtful Guest, a band comprised of bassist Sammy Hudson (Everclear), drummer Tommy Stewart (Godsmack, Fuel), guitarist Peter Klett (Candlebox) and guitarist Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind).

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:00

City Music presents FutureStars Spring Showcase 2013

FutureStars is a concert showcase for teenage bands. It is not a "Battle of the Bands" or a "Pay to Play" event. It is an "inclusive", not "exclusive" series. Selected performers will play in the Sawtelle Room and will earn cash (each group keeps a portion of their ticket sales). Plus the band with the best ticket sales will win a recording session at The Root Cellar in Westminster.

This year's bands are:

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:00

Marty Nestor (Ballroom)

Marty Nestor's music has been described in a lot of ways; edgy roots rocker, blues player, folk singer, songwriter. It is a melting pot of many different musical stlyes. His songwriting conjures up comparisons to The Band, Leon Russell, Tom Petty, Springsteen and Dylan and his writing brings a sense of hope and dark reality that makes listeners want to be involved as he weaves his tales.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:00

Mark Marquis (Sawtelle Room)

Mark Marquis, critically acclaimed guitarist, is one of the finest musicians you will hear anywhere. Along with his band, The Mark Marquis Group, he has been performing his own blend of jazz, blues, rock, fusion and world music in concert, clubs and festivals for the past thirty years. With a fantastic line up of musicians, this will be a night of music you won’t want to miss. This is as good as it gets!

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:00

Michael Johnson (Sawtelle Room)

Michael Johnson has no plans to be anyone but himself. Yes, he is "The" Michael Johnson, and he has performed and lived more music and recorded more hits than you would imagine. His voice identifies him as the man who sings "Bluer Than Blue", "Give Me Wings", "That's That", "This Night Won't Last Forever" and other landmark songs.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 20:00


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