Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/17-11/23

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Can you believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving again? Wasn’t it just March or something? I can’t believe it. Also, this is my first year having to do a gluten free Thanksgiving so that means we are testing out some recipes to see which is the best. Also. we made a sourdough starter last night and I’m really looking forward to having some sourdough bread! I’ve missed that a lot. Also, cornbread stuffing and gluten free pie crusts! Before I get ahead of myself with food, let’s talk music for the week. There’s a lot of sold out shows this week (7!) but a lot of other options in case you’re a last minute planner like a lot of people I know. No excuses. Go support the scene!

 

Monday: Ms. Lauryn Hill @ North Park Theater at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Sad Robot @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Eeries @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Psychedelic Furs, Lemonheads @ Belly Up at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Streets of Laredo @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Smallpools @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: P.O.D. @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Inspired and The Sleep, Trouble in The Wind @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: Bastille @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at 8pm
AND: Cold War Kids @ Belly Up at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Melanie Martinez @ House of Blues Sidestage at 7pm
AND: Shake Before Us, Flaggs @ Casbah at 9pm

Thursday: Noah Gunderson @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Ms. Lauryn Hill @ North Park Theater at 8pm- SOLD OUT
ANDL Jesse LaMonaca and The Dime Novels @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Stephen Rey and The Sextette @ Sycamore Den at 9pm

Friday: Minus the Bear @ Casbah at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The 1975 @ Soma at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Jackson Price Band @ Sycamore Den at 10pm
AND: White Buffalo @ Belly Up at 9pm

Saturday: Dead Sara @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Ed Ghost Tucker, Nicky Venus @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Ready Set, Metro Station @ House of Blues at 6pm
AND: Primus @ Escondido Center for The Arts at 8pm
AND: Michael Franti @ Belly Up at 6pm and 9pm- SOLD OUT

Sunday: Neveready @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Capital Cities @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Tim Flannery and The Lunatic Fringe ! Belly Up at 8pm

 

Keep in Mind:
November 25th- Vance Joy @ House of Blues
November 29th- Cake @ Del Mar Racetrack
November 30th- Breathe Carolina @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena
December 2nd- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
December 7th- Tristan Prettyman @ House of Blues
December 8th- Augustana @ House of Blues
December 12th- Wrex the Halls @ Valley View Casino Center
December 14th- Howie Day @ House of Blues
December 18th- HIM @ House of Blues
December 21st- Mighty Mighty Bosstones @House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/17-11/23

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This weekend I’m in the middle of an intense conference in Washington DC. I love conferences! I love the energy, the scheduling, the free food, exploring other cities, and seeing old friends. Plus, the exhaustion that comes with being around people for 12-15 hrs/day is so extreme is nearly erases all of life’s other problems.

Friday night, I was able to take some time to explore a part of the city that seems to have quite a few notable music venues. I found Black Cat and the 9:30 Club before settling in at U Street Music Hall where Lewis Watson was playing. I could write an essay comparing the vibe of the DC vs LA music scene, but I suppose I need more than a single data point on the DC end before I draw any real conclusions. Let’s just say, I quite miss LA.

I’ll be back next week just in time for a very crowded Thursday evening of musical options, but if I were in town all week, I wouldn’t miss Parade of Lights Tuesday night opening for X-Ambassadors at The Troubadour.

Here are the rest of my selections:

 

Monday: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Forebear FREE at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: The Diamond Light FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Dorothy w/ Rainbow Jackson and Wake Up Lucid FREE at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Brooke Fraser (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
Tuesday: X-Ambassadors w/ Parade of Lights at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Grace and Tony at Bootleg HiFi (8:15)
ALSO: Paris Carney, Zella Day at No Vacancy (8pm)
ALSO: Nightmare Boy at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara at Hollywood Palladium (6:30)
ALSO: George Stanford at The Piano Bar (10pm)

 

Weds: Mark Salling, Kevin Earnest at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog Presents at The Silverlake Lounge f. Town in the City, LA River Bend, Wake Up Lucid (8:30)
ALSO: We Are Twin at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

Thursday: Patrick Droney, Jared & The Mill, Alexz Johnson at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Clockwise at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Rhett Miller, The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe (8:30, 10)
ALSO: Katy Rose at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: The Alarm Science at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi, Chris Ayer at Room 5 (9, 10)
ALSO: James Vincent McMorrow at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: The 1975 at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Cold War Kids at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall (7:30)

 

Friday: The Matches at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: FKA Twigs at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Gun Hill Royals at American Legion Post 43 (8pm)

 

Saturday: Will Daily at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: Oak & Gorski, Charles McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (11, 12)
ALSO: The Matches at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: FKA Twigs at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The Head and The Heart at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)

 

Sunday:

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre
December 3rd: Caught a Ghost at The Troubadour
December 5th: Tyler Hilton at Bootleg HiFi
December 8th: Mosco Rosco at The Troubadour
December 9th: Dear Boy at Bootleg HiFi
December 9th: Augustana at The Fonda Theatre
December 10th: High Voltage Holiday Party
December 10th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 11th: Saints of Valory and Phillip Phillips at Club Nokia
December 13th: Howie Day at The Hotel Café
January 29th: Brooke Fraser at The Fonda
January 31st: Jukebox The Ghost at The Roxy
Feb. 6th: Hozier at The Fonda
Feb. 19th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
March 13th: Sir Sly at The Wiltern
March 27th: Echosmith at The Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/10-11/16

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I’d by lying right now if I said I didn’t have “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift stuck in my head right now. It’s kind of an awesome little mantra I have going on right now. I spent my Friday night in Pioneertown at Pappy and Harriet’s to see Transfer and it was pretty amazing. I stayed the night in a cabin up there and ate at this wonderful little place called The Natural Sisters Cafe on my way out of town. I have a 4 Day badge secured for Comic Con next year thanks to a friend who got in the room during pre-registration (I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been called in) so, score! And to top it off, after having a serious case of the dropsies for the last 4 days, I somehow scratched my eye. That might be a little TMI but it’s a first for me. Oh, and I’m pretty happy to have Tuesday off from school so I can catch up on my art homework. So, that’s what’s new in Amanda-land. Enough about me though because there is a lot of music this week!

 

Monday: Rob Machado Foundation Benefit feat: Goo Goo Dolls, Run River North, Timmy Curran @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Neulore @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Dropkick Murpheys @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: The Thief’s Lineage @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Old Man Canyon, Peach Kings @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Nick Carter and Jordan Knight @ House of Blues at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Death From Above 1979 @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: The Contenders (Jay Nash, Josh Day), Javier Dunn, Josh Damigo & The Freeloaders @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Greensky Bluegrass, Dead Winter Carpenters @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Mystery Skulls @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Nicky Venus @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: Hot Water Music, Dave Hause @ Casbah at 9pm

Thursday: Relient K @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Andrew Duhon @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Bob Schneider @ Belly Up at 8pm

Friday: Say Anything, Saves The Day @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Tegan and Sara, Waters @ The North Park Theater at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The Weeks @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Dirty Loops @ Soma at 7pm
AND: Blonde Redhead @ House of Blues at 8pm

Sunday: Emery @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Water Liars @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm

 

Keep in Mind:
November 17th- Ms. Lauryn Hill @ North Park Theater
November 17th- Sad Robot @ Bar Pink
November 18th- Smallpools @ House of Blues
November 19th- Bastille @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
November 19th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
November 20th- Ms. Lauryn Hill @ North Park Theater
November 21st- Minus the Bear @ Casbah
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
November 22nd- Dead Sara @ The Merrow
November 23rd- Capital Cities @ House of Blues
November 25th- Vance Joy @ House of Blues
November 29th- Cake @ Del Mar Racetrack
November 30th- Breathe Carolina @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena
December 2nd- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
December 7th- Tristan Prettyman @ House of Blues
December 8th- Augustana @ House of Blues
December 12th- Wrex the Halls @ Valley View Casino Center
December 14th- Howie Day @ House of Blues
December 18th- HIM @ House of Blues
December 21st- Mighty Mighty Bosstones @House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/10-11/16

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This past week was just a blur. This could have something to do with the 16 bands I ended up seeing (most of which were new to me). Or perhaps I’ll attribute it to my intense week at work preparing for a big conference I’m going to next week. The mental fog that I’m currently sitting in, however, is most likely due to lack of sleep and the sheer exhaustion brought about by the previous two activities in combination.

As for next week, I’ll largely be out of town, but there are plenty of great shows for you! My show pick is Neulore at The Hotel Cafe on Tuesday. I met this Nashville-based band at SXSW, and have wanted to see them play ever since. Listen to their song, “Shadow of a Man” and you’ll hear why.

Here are the rest of my picks:

 

Monday: David Ryan Harris, Zane Carney, Cast Iron Stake at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10:15)
ALSO: The Diamond Light and The Black and The White FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Dorothy  and Vanaprasta FREE at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Jamie Scott at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Shakey Graves w/ Rayland Baxter & Esme Patterson at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Patrick Joseph, Casey Abrams, Clare Means, Michael Doman, etc. (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Neulore at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Irontom (8:30)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Jamie Scott at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Shakey Graves w/ Rayland Baxter & Esme Patterson at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Lights w/ Wild Party at Fonda Theatre (8pm)

 

Weds: Reignwolf at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: The All-American Rejects, The Gallery (acoustic) at The Hotel Cafe (9:30, 11)
ALSO: The New Electric Sound at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Clockwise at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Relient K at The House of Blues (6:30)
ALSO: First Aid Kit at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Thursday: The Stone Foxes w/ The Janks at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Old Man Canyon and The Peach Kings at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Decoded, Dekades at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Tom Brousseau and Field Report at The Satellite (9pm)

 

Friday: The Contenders f. Jay Nash and Josh Day, Mia Dyson at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: The Oh Hellos at The Troubadour (9:45)

 

Saturday: The Shakers at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Taylor Locke Band at El Cid (11pm)
ALSO: Chris Pierce at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: TR3 f. Tim Reynolds at The Mint (8:15)
ALSO: Yellowcard at Club Nokia (8pm)
ALSO: Hot Water Music at The Troubadour (9:45)
ALSO: Boyce Avenue w/ Kris Allen and Curtis Peoples at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Bob Schneider w/ The Wind + The Wave at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Sunday: The Oh Hellos at The Troubadour (9:45)
ALSO: Daniel Lanois at The El Rey (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre
December 3rd: Caught a Ghost at The Troubadour
December 5th: Tyler Hilton at Bootleg HiFi
December 8th: Mosco Rosco at The Troubadour
December 9th: Dear Boy at Bootleg HiFi
December 9th: Augustana at The Fonda Theatre
December 10th: High Voltage Holiday Party
December 10th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 11th: Saints of Valory and Phillip Phillips at Club Nokia
December 13th: Howie Day at The Hotel Café
January 29th: Brooke Fraser at The Fonda
January 31st: Jukebox The Ghost at The Roxy
Feb. 6th: Hozier at The Fonda
Feb. 19th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
March 13th: Sir Sly at The Wiltern
March 27th: Echosmith at The Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/3-11/9

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween and Halloween weekend. I had probably one of the best Halloweens ever and I’ve still got that inner glow. I’m hoping to maintain that for as long as possible. Also, I’m loving the colder weather and the bit of rain we had. I heard it’s supposed to get back up to 80 degrees again this week though. Can we just have winter already? Speaking of winter, how many of us really needed that extra hour we got? I sure did and it was a wonderful excuse to catch up on sleep. Ok, enough yammering from me….

 

Monday: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Penny and Sparrow @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Ballet School, Sundrop Electric @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Bros Landreth, Katie Leigh and The Infantry @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: The Features, Chappo @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Shovels and Rope @ Belly Up at 8pm

Thursday: Mason Jennings @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: The Janks @ The Loft at UCSD at 8pm
AND: Rhye @ North Park Theater at 8pm

Friday: Transfer, Barbarian @ Pappy and Harriet’s
AND: Daley, Conner Youngblood, Travis McClung @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts @ Sycuan Casino at 7pm

Saturday: Toad and The Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Travis Garland @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 7:30pm

Sunday: The Black Keys, Jake Bugg @ Viejas Arena at 8pm
AND: Shakey Graves @ The Irenic at 7pm- SOLD OUT

 

Keep in Mind:
November 10th- Rob Machado Foundation Benefit feat: Goo Goo Dolls, Run River North, Timmy Curran @ Belly Up
November 12th- Jay Nash @ Soda Bar
November 13th- Relient K @ House of Blues
November 15th- Tegan and Sara @ The North Park Theater
November 18th- Smallpools @ House of Blues
November 19th- Bastille @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
November 19th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
November 20th- Ms. Lauryn Hill @ North Park Theater
November 21st- Minus the Bear @ Casbah
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
November 22nd- Dead Sara @ The Merrow
November 23rd- Capital Cities @ House of Blues
November 25th- Vance Joy @ House of Blues
November 29th- Cake @ Del Mar Racetrack
November 30th- Breathe Carolina @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena
December 2nd- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
December 7th- Tristan Prettyman @ House of Blues
December 8th- Augustana @ House of Blues
December 12th- Wrex the Halls @ Valley View Casino Center
December 14th- Howie Day @ House of Blues
December 18th- HIM @ House of Blues
December 21st- Mighty Mighty Bosstones @House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/3-11/9

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I am particularly grateful for Daylight Savings this year. Last night’s epic Dead Sara show at The Viper room left me completely spent, emotionally and physically. It took me a bit this morning to even begin to emerge from the post show haze. That extra hour of sleep was necessary!

Next week holds a treasure trove of musical talent. Fantastic residencies, 2014 discovers Penny & Sparrow, and The Lewis Watson rescheduled show to name a few. Show pick of the week, however, goes to The Kin who are coming to The Bootleg Friday night. This is a can’t miss!

Here’s what else I’d recommend:

 

Monday: Zane Carney and David Ryan Harris at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10:15)
ALSO: The Diamond Light w/ Great White Buffalo, Down And Outlaws FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Dorothy w/ Wove and LA Font FREE at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Timmy Sean & The Celebrities FREE at Harvelle’s (9:30)
ALSO: The Echo and The Sound FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (11:15)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: The Trews and Fictionist at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors w/ Penny & Sparrow at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Courtney Barnett & San Femin at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Mikhael Paskatev w/ Honeymoons at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Flyleaf at The House of Blues Sunset (6:30)

 

Weds: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Clockwise w/ SWIMM and more at The Satellite (9pm)…video premiere party
ALSO: Jake Bugg at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Bleachers w/ Wild Cub at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Party at The Avalon/Bardot f. Wild Party (8pm)

 

Thursday: Fever Fever at The Silverlake Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: The Stone Foxes at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Ana Gasteyer at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: The Features w/ Chappo at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Bushwalla at The Satellite (9pm)

 

Friday: The Kin at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Mosco Rosco at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Rebel Light at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Chris Stills at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Shovels & Rope at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: We Were Promised Jetpacks w/ The Twilight Sad at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Manchester Orchestra at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)

 

Saturday: Bear’s Den at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Mirah at The Echo (6pm)
ALSO: Warner Drive at The Viper Room (8pm)…CD release!
ALSO: Manchester Orchestra w/ Chris Staples at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Sunday: Lewis Watson w/ Patrick Park and Romeo Testa at The Troubadour (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 10th/11th: Jamie Scott at The Troubadour
November 11th: Lights at Fonda Theatre
November 11th: Neulore at The Hotel Cafe
November 12th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
November 14th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Café
November 18th: Parade of Lights at The Troubadour
November 18th: Tegan and Sara at Hollywood Palladium
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour
November 22nd: Will Dailey at El Cid
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre
December 3rd: Caught a Ghost at The Troubadour
December 5th: Tyler Hilton at Bootleg HiFi
December 9th: Dear Boy at Bootleg HiFi
December 9th: Augustana at The Fonda Theatre
December 10th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 11th: Saints of Valory at Club Nokia
December 13th: Howie Day at The Hotel Café
January 31st: Jukebox The Ghost at The Roxy
Feb. 6th: Hozier at The Fonda
Feb. 19th: Milo Greene at The El Rey

 

~ Kristen

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10 Fun Facts about We Met Tomorrow

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During the Culture Collide Festival, I was able to sit down with one of my favorite bands from Sweden, We Met Tomorrow. This trio makes an instant impression with their unique stage set-up, dynamic songs, and signature blend of blues, rock, and country genres. Rickard (vocals, guitar, percussion), Carl (guitar), and Emil (bass, percussion) have only been creating music with each other for about 4 years, but they have built an impressive collection of songs, suggesting an innovative spirit and undeniable talent. They may be soft spoken, but I was able to glean some interesting tidbits from this promising up and coming band. Here are 10 Fun Facts about We Met Tomorrow:

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  1. The band met at a school for music in South East Sweden, an area of the country they describe as “cold”, “bland”, and “calm”. They were inspired by a need for something different.

“In our hometown there was a lot of the same music. On the radio as well. We got bored of it and wanted to play something else, wanted to hear something else.”  

 

  1. The trio breaks down elements of a drum kit so they can all be played using foot pedals while the guys are using their hands to play guitars. The reason for the band’s unique percussion set-up is simpler than you might imagine. They just couldn’t find a drummer!

“We didn’t know any good drummers that wanted to play with us so we had to sort it out ourselves”

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We Met Tomorrow at Culture Collide

 

  1. The band is greatly influenced by the blues, but Emil also mentions contemporary rockers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as one of his favorites.

 

  1. The mulit-instrumentalist, Rickard, is currently working on another instrument to add to his repertoire, the clarinet!

 

  1. The band’s songs are built around what they can do with their instruments in a live setting.

Rickard says, “[having to play percussion, guitar, and sing] limits what I can do, but I have to write songs that I can play. Sometimes I write half a song and realize that I can’t play this and I have to stop and write something else”

 


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For example, “Strong Enough” came about once they added a snare drum to their setup.

“That’s basically one of the first songs we did when we got a snare. It was just easier to do the ‘du du cah, du du cah’ and I wrote around that and it became a rock, gospel feel.”

 

  1. Rickard has spent 15 years playing soccer but briefly went through a weird phase where he lost his ability to run.

 

  1. The guys have a talent for videos games, mentioning FIFA Soccer and the role playing, dragon-centric, Skyrim series as particular favorites

 

  1. We Met Tomorrow songs are influenced by band jam sessions, but many come from Rickard spending time in his basement with his music. The band’s newest song, “Down Down Down”, came from “a poppy part” of Rickard’s brain
  1. While the band was in Los Angeles, they particularly enjoyed a trip to the Observatory in Griffith Park

 

  1. The band doesn’t have a twitter account (gasp!).

“We started one but realized that we’re not fun enough. We don’t have anything to say. We’re not the kind of people who just talk. We’ll have to work on that. I guess someday we’ll have it, but not quite yet.

Sidenote: The band does keep up with a facebook account and have a pretty impressive website where you can listen to all of their songs

 

Bonus Fact: The guys listen to a lot of older music. Rickard mentioned Willie Johnson as a current favorite.

 

 

~ Kristen