At Lost Parrot Cafe, 1929 Huntington Dr. in South Pasadena. 6pm doors, 7pm music. Food and full bar available at the venue. $15 corkage.

Maryland-born and Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Abby Litman is a voice of a new generation of songwriters who reckon with uncertain truths in a world that always seems ready to end at a moment’s notice. Her songs are timeless truths of the American experience, as seen from an L.A. vantage point. She’s a modern version of the marvelously idiosyncratic and bracingly honest Joni Mitchell with echoes of Carole King. The Furious Seasons are an acoustic trio with stories to tell. Acclaimed songwriter, singer and guitarist David Steinhart fashions songs that lyrically live on the hopeful side of melancholy. His brother Jeff Steinhart plays bass and Paul Nelson fills out the trio on guitar and harmony vocals. Inside their songs are tales of desperate situations, chronicles of life in 21st century Los Angeles, and stories of quietly heroic individuals, often told with a nod towards the inexorable passage of time.

$22 advance, $25 door