We like growl with our weekend, and if you do, too, catch these two shows at Sunset Junction: tonight, Matthew Sonntag, a growly, gravelly-voiced singer/songwriter plays tonight. Be sure to grab a copy of The Goodbye Album — his wonderful little debut album. And on Saturday, an older, more-seasoned singer/songwriter, Matthew Winters, plays the Junc stage — bringing the latest incarnation of his act, Team Growl (a band that includes local scribbler, Ruben Villareal, and singer Stephanie Hatzinikolis) takes the stage. Both shows at 9 pm. 21 . $5.
Just when they couldn't get any nice, the Empyrean girls helping people in Haiti with a series of benefit shows. The first one kicked off last night, but there are three left. Tonight: Hey! Is for Horses, Low-Fi, Matt Hopper, the Sassmatrons. Saturday: B Radicals, DJ Yochanon, Real Life Rockaz. Sunday: Belt of Vapor, Space Opera 77, Imperial Sparks. All $6. All-ages.
She knows Jack, Meg and maybe Bill Murray. Awesome! Holly Golightly, a brassy, British-born vintage-sounding chanteuse takes the Blvd stage tomorrow night. You might know her from the White Stripes' Elephant (that's her on "Well It's True that We Love One Another") and Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers soundtrack. Double awesome! 6 pm. $10. All-ages.
So, does vinyl clothing breathe? If you're at all curious at all, come down and learn from the maven of liquid latex, the Divine Jewels. She's spinning new wave and rock during her Revitalized Vinyl Art You Can Wear Fashion show, and dance party. $5. 6:30 pm. Lion's Lair.