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Major Music

A roundup of big names and big sounds hitting LA stages this week.



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    Alanis Morisette is touring to promote her new album, but we're relatively confident in predicting she'll play her career-launching 'You Oughta Know' -- or suffer a serious fan backlash.

    Alanis Morisette
    Hard to believe it's been more than 10 years since Alanis basically conquered the music world overnight with 'Jagged Little Pill.' Since then she found herself in India, played God in a Kevin Smith flick and has had a series of sporadic hits, though none reaching 'Pill' proportions. Fans of fearsome women who rock get two chances to see Morisette this week at the Orpheum. She'll sing tracks from new album 'Flavors of Entanglement,' and no doubt a few familiar favorites.

    Thu, Nov 14, 7PM
    Fri, Nov 15, 7PM

    Jessica Simpson
    Given that Simpson's love life is practically daily bread for tabloids, it's easy to forget she actually has a singing career. She does, and she'll prove it in Highland this Thursday. Skeptics will note her latest record, 'Do You Know,' got a respectable three out of five stars in Rolling Stone's review.

    San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, Highland
    Thu, Nov 13, 7:30PM 

    Joe Satriani with Mountain featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing
    Who doesn't think of standing on a rock in the desert, wind whipping through your hair while you riff like a guitar god when you think of Satriani's 'Summer Song'? Joe doesn't actually have any hair, but he brings his bad-ass baldness and mad string skills to the Wiltern this Thursday.

    The Wiltern
    Thu, Nov 13, 2008 08:00 PM

    Hanson -- The Walk Around the World Tour
    We're still reeling at the fact that the pubescent 'MMMBop' brothers are all grown up (married with kids!). Brother Taylor says their music's grown up, too, telling Rolling Stone "We're not a boy band... we like harder stuff." When we get over how old we feel, we might just have to see for ourselves.
    House of Blues Sunset Strip
    Fri, Nov 14, 8PM 

    The '70s folksters definitely hipped up their game with 2007's 'Here and Now.' Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller, James Iha and Fountains of Wayne all lent their cool hands. Expect a mix of new and old favorites like 'A Horse With No Name' and 'You Can Do Magic.'

    Grove of Anaheim
    Fri, Nov 14 8PM