SCOTT WEILAND: You have to tip your hat to this rocker (who has been rocking the stylish hats and/or ties for awhile now); he's pushed musical boundaries for a good long time. We're thinking of Velvet Revolver with some of the GNR guys, but even in his days with Stone Temple Pilots. Can you not listen to some of the Pilots' work and immediately be transported to 1993? He can just capture a moment in a song. Saturday, February 7, 8PM. The Music Box at The Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.
NIYAZ AT EL REY: Gorgeous global flows -- think dulcimers, Chinese cymbals, and synthesizers, among the many instruments employed -- meets crisp electronica and lyrics that recall centuries long past. It's beautiful modern folk with many influences, including Iranian and Indian. So ethereal, and totally transporting. Saturday, February 7, 9PM. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.