Go Metro to Kathleen Edwards at the El Rey

The Canadian singer and songwriter plays the El Rey tonight with the doors opening at 7 p.m. The tour is in support of her new album “Voyageur” that features collaborations with Bon Iver and came out to (as usual) good reviews last year. As of 10:50 a.m., tickets are still available.

Edwards has been called everything from a “folk rocker” to a songwriter focusing on themes of “Americana.” Like many songwriters of her type these days, she doesn’t get much airplay on the radio outside of alternative stations. I stumbled on her album “Failer” years ago and have been hooked since.

The El Rey is located in the Miracle Mile district of Wilshire Boulevard between Dunsmuir and Burnside, four blocks west of La Brea. Transit directions to the show are after the jump.

Transit directions to the El Rey

From the Westside: Take the 20 local bus to Wilshire/Dunsmuir or the 720 Rapid Bus toward downtown Los Angeles and exit at the La Brea stop and walk four blocks back west to the El Rey. You can also exit the 720 at Wilshire/Fairfax and walk about 3/4 mile east to the El Rey.

From the San Fernando Valley: Take the Red Line subway from North Hollywood or Universal City (parking at both) to the Wilshire/Vermont station, switch to the Purple Line toward Wilshire/Western. At Western, switch to the westbound 20 to the Wilshire/Dunsmuir stop or the 720 bus and exit at La Brea and walk four blocks west.

From downtown L.A.: Take the Purple Line subway toward Western. At Western, catch the westbound 20 to the Wilshire/Dunsmuir stop or the 720 bus to the La Brea stop and walk four blocks west.