The big-venue concert schedule for '93 won't begin to emerge for a while yet, but club and theater offerings include some interesting and varied possibilities, with best bets highlighted below in bold.
ROCK, POP AND BLUES Peter Case and Rosie Flores, tonight at Bogart's; the Neville Brothers and Gin Blossoms, Friday at Rhythm Cafe; Firehose, Friday at the Quality Inn Ballroom in Anaheim; Too Many Joes and Eli Riddle, Friday at Fullerton Hofbrau; Honk, Friday at the Coach House; Primitive Painters and Standard Fruit, Friday at Bogart's; Xtra Large and One Hit Wonder, Saturday at Bogart's; Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Saturday at Heritage Brewing Co.; Paladins, Saturday at Club 5902.
B.B. King, Tuesday at Rhythm Cafe; Jonathan Richman, Jan. 13-15 in Bogart's Bohemian Cafe; Life Sex & Death, Jan. 14 at Coach House and Jan. 16 at Bogart's; the Prodigy, Moby, and Cybersonik, Jan. 15 at Coach House; Night Ranger, Jan. 15 at Rhythm Cafe; Robben Ford, Jan. 15 at Bogart's (main room); Big Drill Car and Suicide Door, Jan. 16 at Club 5902; Debbie Davies Band, Jan. 16 at Heritage Brewing Co; the Cages, Jan. 17 at Coach House.
Jefferson Starship, Jan. 22 at Rhythm Cafe; Kid Ramos Band, Jan. 22 at Heritage Brewing Co; White Zombie, T-Ride and Ragabash, Jan. 22 at Coach House; JFA, Neurosis and MDC, Jan. 22 at Bogart's; Tower of Power, Jan. 23 at Coach House; Richard Thompson, Jan. 24 at Coach House.
Greta and Green Apple Quick Step, Jan. 25 at Coach House; Shawn Colvin, Jan. 26 at Coach House; Southern Culture on the Skids, Jan. 28 at Bogart's; Leon Russell, Jan. 29 at Coach House; "In Their Own Words," with Michelle Shocked, Sonny Landreth, Billy Vera and Barrett Strong, Jan. 29 at Rhythm Cafe; Cadillac Tramps, Jan. 29-30 at Bogart's; NRBQ, Jan. 30 at Coach House; James Harman Band, Jan. 30 at Heritage Brewing Co.; Ugly Kid Joe, Jan. 30 at Rhythm Cafe; Blind Melon (free concert capping Super Bowl party), Jan. 31 at Rhythm Cafe.
Social Distortion, Feb. 4 at Rhythm Cafe; Rembrandts, Feb. 4 at the Coach House; Patrick Moraz, Feb. 6 at Rhythm Cafe; Rick Derringer, Feb. 7 at Coach House; Dick Dale and the Del-Tones and Agent Orange, Feb. 12 at Coach House; Suzanne Vega and Kitchens of Distinction, Feb. 16 at Coach House; Ofra Haza, Feb. 18 at Coach House; Alan Holdsworth, Feb. 19 at Rhythm Cafe; Dr. John, Feb. 20 at Rhythm Cafe; Strunz & Farah, Feb. 20 at Coach House; Adam Ant, Feb. 25 at Coach House; Judy Collins, Feb. 26 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Feb. 27 at Cerritos Center.
Etta James, March 5 at Coach House; Ray Charles, March 19-20 at Cerritos Center; Tuck & Patti, March 21 at Coach House; Four Tops, March 25-26 at Rhythm Cafe; Molly Hatchet and Foghat, March 27 at Coach House; REO Speedwagon, March 27-28 at Rhythm Cafe; Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach, April 16-17 at Cerritos Center; Ravi Shankar, May 1 at Cerritos Center; Robert Fripp String Quartet, May 29 at Coach House.
FOLK AND COUNTRY *
Dan Seals, Monday and Tuesday at Crazy Horse Steak House; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jan. 18 at Crazy Horse; Ad Vielle Que Pourra (French folk music), Jan. 22 at Shade Tree Stringed Instruments; Doug Kershaw, Jan. 25 at Crazy Horse; Arlo Guthrie, Jan. 27-28 at Coach House; Mark Collie, Jan. 28 at Rhythm Cafe; Carolyn Hester and John Herald, Jan. 30 at Shade Tree.
Little Joe y la Familia, Feb. 5 at Coach House; Walt Michael & Company, Feb. 8 at Shade Tree; Zachary Richard, Feb. 11 at Rhythm Cafe; Martin Simpson, Feb. 13 at Shade Tree; Kenny Rogers, Feb. 16-20 at Cerritos Center; Patty Loveless, Feb. 21 at Coach House; Johnny Cash, Feb. 27 at Rhythm Cafe; Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, Feb. 27 at Shade Tree.
Edward Gerhard, Bill Mize, March 6 at Shade Tree; Marshall Tucker, March 14 at Rhythm Cafe; Barry and Holly Tashian, March 27 at Shade Tree; Anne Hills, Carol McComb and Nina Gerber, April 3 at Shade Tree; Robin Huw Bowen (Welsh harp), April 16 at Shade Tree; Louis Killen, May 3, Shade Tree; Mike Compton and David Grier, May 10, Shade Tree; Alabama, May 27-30, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts; U. Utah Phillips, June 12, Ball Junior High School, Anaheim; Emmylou Harris, Aug. 21, Coach House.