Last year's Bonzo Bash in New Jersey, a festival of drumming madness featuring some of the best drummers in rock and metal paying homage to the one and only John Bonham, was such a crazy success that SoCal demanded a party of their own. This week at the Observatory is the Bonzo Bash Namm Jamm 2014—a booming concert with the Moby Dicks (Brent Woods and Brian Tichy on guitars, Chas West on vocals, Dorian Heartsong on bass, and Stephen LeBlanc on keys) playing nearly five hours of straight Zeppelin tracks with a rotating cast on drums. Some of the scheduled players include Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Michael Cartellone of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Rikki Rockett of Poison, Simon Wright of AC/DC, plus dozens more. Don't come hungover.
Thu., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., 2014