I See Hawks In L.A.

While Buck Owens has given the Golden State a modicum of country cred, being a twang outfit in Los Angeles has got to be a bit like being an arborist in the desert—you can be damn good at what you do, yet it’ll likely go largely unnoticed. I See Hawks in L.A. have been playing rock-solid country music for over a decade. They’ve toured steadily around Southern California, and have opened for Chris Hillman and transplanted Angelino Lucinda Williams. They just put out a greatest hits album, Shoulda Been Gold, with a significant hitch: It’s utterly devoid of hits, because the band hasn’t had a proper hit. So they’re calling it a “greatest non-hits collection.” At least the “great” part’s accurate; Rob Waller’s lead vocals recall a younger, peppier Gordon Lightfoot. With Michael O’Neill , Mars Arizona. 9 p.m. $8. MIKE SEELY

Tue., June 29, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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