Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/14-4/20

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Well, Coachella weekend 1 is over and I saw a slew of photos from it on my Facebook feed. However, Coachella is coming to us this week because the bands need something to do between weekends, right? So if you didn’t get tickets to Coachella this year, don’t worry because we have the likes of Cage the Elephant, Broken Bells, City and Color, Mogwai, Bonobo, Broken Bells, Bryan Ferry, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and Bear Hands here to play some shows. If you’re anti-Coachella and that establishment, don’t fret. There is still a lot of great non-Coachella related bands to see like Semi Precious Weapons, Rags and Ribbons, and The Midnight Pine. So, chose you’re own adventure this week. You’re guaranteed a good time.

 

Monday: Cage the Elephant @ Belly Up at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Proud Mary, Ape Machine, and more @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Josh Damigo @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage at 7pm

Tuesday: Mogwai @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: City and Color, NO @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Somekindawonderful, Semi Precious Weapons @ U-31 at 9pm
AND: Smallpools @ Porter’s Pub at 9pm
AND: Bonobo @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Broken Bells @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

ThursdayBombay Bicycle Club @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: The Midnight Pine @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Bryan Ferry @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

Friday: Bear Hands, Hills Like Elephants @ Casbah at 9pm

Saturday: Ummmmmm?

Sunday: Rags and Ribbons @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Soft White Sixties @ Casbah at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
April 23rd- Jeff Bridges and The Abiders
April 26th- Shakey Graves @ Soda Bar
April 27th- Trampled By Turtles @ Belly Up
April 27th- Reignwolf @ Casbah
April 27th- Augustana @ Soma
April 27th- Above Seclusion @ Epicenter
April 28th- O.A.R. @ Belly Up
April 29th- O.A.R. @ Belly Up
May 6th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues
May 9th- Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Syucan Casino
May 15th- Journey and Steve Miller Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
May 17th- Augustana @ House of Blues
May 19th- Band of Skulls @ House of Blues
June 2nd- One Republic, The Script @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
June 2nd- Lady Gaga @ Viejas Arena
June 7th- Little Hurricane @ House of Blues
June 22nd- The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
June 25th- Vans Warped Tour @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
July 30th- Mötley Crüe
August 27th- Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 30th- Jack Johnson @ RIMAC Field
September 16th- Linkn Park and 30 Seconds to Mars @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/14-4/20

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We’ve got some great out-of-country bands on the list this week. Birds of Tokyo (Australia), Mads Langer (Denmark), Heathers (Ireland),  and several UK artists (Sam Smith, Kate Nash, To Kill a King, The 1975)…all acts you might want to check out now because they are based overseas and might not be back for a while. Several of these shows are sold out or nearly so, so if you want to go, don’t wait to look into ticket options.

If you want to keep it more local, I would suggest Thursday night at the Slidebar in Fullerton or Friday night at The Hotel Cafe (see below for more details)

Here are the rest of my picks:

 

Monday: Mosco Rosco FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring To Kill at King (9pm)
ALSO: Kate Nash at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: David Crosby at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Music Mondays FREE at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Birds of Tokyo at Bootleg (9pm)
ALSO: Sam Smith at The Belasco Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Act As If, The Cerny Brothers, Sam Outlaw FREE at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: To Kill a King at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Deluka at Loaded Hollywood (8pm)
ALSO: David Crosby at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Weds: Sam Smith at The Belasco Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Mads Langer and Mike Sempert at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Kiven FREE at Hemingway’s (10pm)
ALSO: Mike Viola at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones at The Redwood Bar (10:30)
ALSO: The 1975 with Sir Sly and Bad Suns at Club Nokia (9pm)
ALSO: MGMT at The Orpheum Theatre (9pm)

 

Thursday: Heathers at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Dear Boy, NO, and Night Riots FREE at Sidebar in Fullerton (8pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Black Belt Karate at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: David Crosby at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Neko Case at The Orpheum Theatre (8pm)

 

Friday: Lakes, Joel Eckels, The Record Company, Song Preservation Society at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10, 11)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Our Lady J at WitZend (9, 10)
ALSO: Gun Hill Royals at American Legion Post 43 (10:30)
ALSO: David Crosby at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Rufus Wainwright at The Orpheum Theatre (8pm)

 

Saturday: Jake Newton and Kevin Earnest at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz and Royal Canoe at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Timmy Sean & The Celebrities FREE at O’Brien’s (10:30)
ALSO: Checkpoint Charlie and Matt Sorum’s Darling Stilettos at The Viper Room (10pm)

 

Sunday: The Ten Thousand and The Ventriloquists at The Mint (2pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 21st: You Me at Six at The Troubadour
April 21st: Rags & Ribbons at The Mint
April 22nd: Tove Lo at The Echoplex
April 23rd: Terraplane Sun at The Troubadour
April 28th/29th: Augustana at The Troubadour
May 1st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 1st: Adam Arcuragi at Bootleg Bar
May 1st: All American Rejects and Youngblood Hawke at The El Rey
May 3rd: Manchester Orchestra at House of Blues
May 6th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Wiltern
May 6th: Dead Sara at The Echo
May 7th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Wiltern
May 9th: twenty one pilots at The Wiltern
May 9th: We Are Scientists at The Troubadour
May 10th: Ed Sheeran at StubHub Center
May 17th: Birdy at The Wiltern
May 19th: James Blunt at The Balasco Theater
May 20th: Hozier at The Troubadour
May 21st: Nickel Creek at The Wiltern
May 22nd: Nathaniel Ratliff at The Echo
May 23rd: Ben Sollee at Largo
May 24th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
May 24th/25th: Against Me! at The Roxy
May 28th: First Aid Kit at El Rey Theatre
May 31st: Ron Pope at The Roxy
June 5th: OneRepublic and The Script at Hollywood Bowl
June 14th: The Both at El Rey Theatre
June 18th: Matt Nathanson at Greek Theatre
June 19th: Dan Wilson at Largo
June 21st: The Milk Carton Kids at Japan America Theatre
July 24th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s Top 5 Coachella Set Recommendations

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I won’t be making it to the desert this year, but if I were, here are the 5 sets I wouldn’t miss…

1. Tom Odell: Friday noon, Mojave Tent  

Get a spot where you can see him playing the piano

2. Bastille: Friday 5:25, Mojave Tent  

And to think, just a year ago they were playing The Troubadour

3. Saints of Valory: Saturday noon, Outdoor Theater

A recommendation from my Rock Boat friends.

4. Frank Turner: Sunday 3:55, Gobi  

I know there’s a whole tent for crazy dancing, but this is the set where my hands would be waving wildly in the air.

5. John Newman: Sunday 8:50, Gobi

Because I can’t get this song out of my head and I’ve yet to see this guy live

 

If you’ll be in Indio, stay cool, stay hydrated, and discover some great new music!

 

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/7-4/13

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It’s hard to believe that it rained twice last week with the absolutely gorgeous cloudless skies we’ve had the last few days. It’s only supposed to get hotter which means I’ll be up early to try and beat the heat out at the barn. I was successful today but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep up the trend especially because I’m going out tonight. Who goes out on a Monday? This gal.

 

Monday: Proud Mary, Dr. Seahorse, Tiger and the Teller @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Josh Damigo @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage at 7pm

Tuesday: Shane Hall and The Diabolicals, Sound Lupus, The Whiskey Circle @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Grand Tarantula @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: Foster the People @ The Belly Up at 8pm

Thursday: Tyrone Wells, Ty Mayfield @ House of Blues Side Stage at 8pm
AND: Mason James, James Spaite @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Mrs. Henry @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9:30pm

Friday: Brothers Weiss, Jackson Price Diamond Lakes @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Howie Day @ House of Blues Side Stage at 7:30pm
AND: Turnpike Troubadours, Low Volts @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Lightning Starts Fire @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: The Beautiful View, The Paragraphs, @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Coachaella

Saturday: Nashville Ramblers, Schitzophonics @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Gregory Page Show @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Coachella

Sunday: Rest
AND: Coachella

 

Keep in Mind:
April 14th- Cage the Elephant @ Belly Up
April 15th- Mogwai @ Belly Up
April 16th- Bonobo @ Belly Up
April 16th- Smallpools @ Porter’s Pub
April 17th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ Belly Up
April 18th- Coachella Weekend 2
April 23r- Jeff Bridges and The Abiders
April 26th- Shakey Graves @ Soda Bar
April 27th- Trampled By Turtles @ Belly Up
April 27th- Reignwolf @ Casbah
April 28th- O.A.R. @ Belly Up
April 29th- O.A.R. @ Belly Up
May 6th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues
May 9th- Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Syucan Casino
May 15th- Journey and Steve Miller Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
May 17th- Augustana @ House of Blues
May 19th- Band of Skulls @ House of Blues
June 2nd- One Republic, The Script @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
June 2nd- Lady Gaga @ Viejas Arena
June 7th- Little Hurricane @ House of Blues
June 22nd- The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
June 25th- Vans Warped Tour @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
July 30th- Mötley Crüe
August 27th- Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 30th- Jack Johnson @ RIMAC Field
September 16th- Linkn Park and 30 Seconds to Mars @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/7-4/13

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Watching The Spectacular Now…again. I was at Best Buy for something else and realized I had money on a gift card so I splurged on one of my favorite films from last year. I’m currently watching with the director’s commentary which I always find insightful. It’s just such an honest movie. The characters are unexpected, but real. More movies like this, please!

As for music, we’ve got some good choices for you this week. Mosco Rosco (formally Harper Blynn) start their Monday night residency at The Satellite. I’m very interested in what their new sound is going to be.  However, show pick of the week goes to a young Brit, Nina Nesbitt who is playing an early show at Bootleg on Thursday. Nina was one of my favorites from SXSW. Her voice is just so compelling in its effortlessness.

As for my other picks:

Monday: Mosco Rosco FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Icarus Landing (acoustic) at Bar Lubitsch (10pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Music Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Nina Storey, Michael Doman, Joel Eckels (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Badass Bands Blog Presents Pre-Coachella Party at The Viper Room featuring The Echo and The Sound, Great White Buffalo, Young Creatures, Down and Outlaws (9pm)
ALSO: Katie Herzig with Amy Stroup at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Weds: Kiven FREE at Hemingway’s (11pm)
ALSO: American Pyramids FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: London Cries and Komox Kids at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Boy & Bear at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Petty Cash, Golden State, Menew at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Thursday: Nina Nesbitt at Bootleg HiFi (6:30)
ALSO: Katrina Parker and Amie Miriello at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)

 

Friday: Tyrone Wells w/ Joe Brooks and Ty Mayfield at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Charlotte Sometimes at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: David Ramirez at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Switchfoot with The Royal Concept at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Saturday: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (8:30)
ALSO: Ceasefire, The Filthy Souls, Eastern Conference Champions, Sleep State at The Viper Room (8pm)

 

Sunday: RAWartists Hollywood presents Mosaic featuring The Elizabeth Kill at Ohm nightclub (6:30)
ALSO: David Crosby at The Troubadour (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 16th: The 1975 and Sir Sly at Club Nokia
April 18th: Rufus Wainwright at Orpheum Theatre
April 18th: Lakes at The Hotel Cafe
April 21st: You Me at Six at The Troubadour
April 21st: Rags & Ribbons at The Mint
April 22nd: Tove Lo at The Echoplex
April 23rd: Terraplane Sun at The Troubadour
April 28th/29th: Augustana at The Troubadour
May 1st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 1st: Adam Arcuragi at Bootleg Bar
May 3rd: Manchester Orchestra at House of Blues
May 6th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Wiltern
May 7th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Wiltern
May 9th: twenty one pilots at The Wiltern
May 9th: We Are Scientists at The Troubadour
May 10th: Ed Sheeran at StubHub Center
May 17th: Birdy at The Wiltern
May 19th: James Blunt at The Balasco Theater
May 20th: Hozier at The Troubadour
May 21st: Nickel Creek at The Wiltern
May 22nd: Nathaniel Ratliff at The Echo
May 23rd: Ben Sollee at Largo
May 24th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
May 24th/25th: Against Me! at The Roxy
May 28th: First Aid Kit at El Rey Theatre
May 31st: Ron Pope at The Roxy
June 5th: OneRepublic and The Script at Hollywood Bowl
June 14th: The Both at El Rey Theatre
June 18th: Matt Nathanson at Greek Theatre
June 19th: Dan Wilson at Largo
June 21st: The Milk Carton Kids at Japan America Theatre
July 24th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre

~ Kristen

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New Band Alert: Mosco Rosco

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Here’s one that I’m glad I caught (but almost didn’t). LMN Band Love, Harper Blynn, has re-named themselves Mosco Rosco. Along with the new name comes what I’m told is a new sound! Not exactly sure how I feel about this as I adore the sounds of Harper Blynn, but I am optimistic. Regardless, the four gentlemen of Mosco Rosco are one of the tightest groups I have seen, musically. No doubt whatever sound they want to produce will be done incredibly well…and with some pizzazz!

For a hint at what is to come, here’s a listen to their song, “I Wanna Love You” featuring Reggie Watts. It’s got a very 70′s feel and makes you want to groove so I’m into it!

 

If you’re in LA, the band is doing a Monday residency the month of April at The Satellite!

To keep tabs on Mosco Rosco, here are some relevant links:

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~ Kristen

New Music Tuesday 4/1/14 featuring Caught a Ghost, Nickel Creek, Hurrah! A Bolt of Light, Manchester Orchestra

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I have been woefully behind on all the new music coming in, but this week, there are a few that got me excited so I wanted to share.

Caught a GhostHuman Nature

This album is an absolute gem! From song one it will get you up and have you groovin’. The single, “Sleeping at Night” is a good representation of the album’s feel, but I can’t get over the lead off track, “No Sugar in My Coffee”. As a whole, the album has a unique blend of more modern styles with a very classic blues-y, even motown-esque vibe. Definitely one for the collection. If you’re in LA the band is celebrating the album’s release Friday at Bootleg Bar.

Nickel CreekA Dotted Line 

When I first heard this band was re-uniting for a new album, I screeched like a little fan girl. I adored this band’s previous three albums and was heart-broken when this folksy bluegrass trio seemed to go their separate ways seven years ago. But now, new Nickel Creek is here! Listening to A Dotted Line, I am thrilled, but time will tell if it will have the staying power in my playlists as previous efforts. Regardless, I am very much looking forward to Nickel Creek’s show at The Wiltern May 21st.

Hurrah! A Bolt of LightHurrah! A Bolt of Light

This new offering from this indie rock/pop band from NYC reached our inbox and my ears at just the right time. I was searching for something new to listen to and there it was. A couple songs in and I was still invested. Each song is refreshing and fun but has its own unique flavor. If you’re also in the market for something new for your ears, here you go!

Manchester OrchestraCope

I stumbled across a stream of this one the other day…let’s just say that I was up way too late that particular evening. I couldn’t stop listening! Spin calls it “unrelenting” and I think that’s the best possible description.

 

Other albums I’m hoping to get around to checking out:

  • Band of Skulls – Himalayan
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education & War
  • Fartbarf- Dirty Power
  • Cloud Nothings  – Here and Nowhere
  • Chevelle – La Gargola
  • Various Artists- Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
  • Saintseneca – Dark Arc

~ Kristen