I love Lyle Lovett. I mean, it’s transformed into borderline obsession (please don’t tell anyone), so in my mind any artist with close ties to him is regarded as royalty. When I first came across the great Los Angeles musician and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, who’s both toured and recorded with my man Lovett, I was already interested. But Jones has more to brag about than the famous names she’s worked with. She shares her genre-spanning sound on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $35–$40. 707.226.7372.
Architecture in Helsinki
Australian chamber pop collective with more instruments than an elementary school band. Nov 3 at the Fillmore.
Carrie and Janet from Sleater-Kinney’s remarkably potent new band. Nov 4-5 at the Great American Music Hall.
So Cal stalwarts and Warped Tour veterans celebrate new record, “Major/Minor.” Nov 5 at the
With openers Slum Village, the Detroit soul crooner explores the absence of J. Dilla. Nov 5 at the New Parish.
Mary J. Blige
The very definition of “soul survivor” performs classic album “My Life” in its entirety. Nov 11 at the Fox Theatre.
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