Way Over Yonder 2014 – Festival Recap

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I enjoyed a lovely weekend at the beach attending The Way Over Yonder Fest. Here are my takeaways (and photos!).

What’s in a Name?

Heartless Bastards

Way Over Yonder is part of the Newport Folk Festival umbrella and although many acts, including top billed Jackson Browne and Lucina Williams, might fit the folk paradigm, I would hesitate to call the entire event a folk festival. Other top billed bands like Local Natives and Heartless Bastards are more in the indie rock vein and Chris Robinson Brotherhood brought out a hippie psychedelic jam rock vibe, complete with the burning incense on stage. As a result, the audience was a bit of a mix. The one universal trait of the crowd was that they all loved music. At the end of the day, I think the Fest did a great thing bringing different types of music lovers together and expanding, just a bit, the idea of what Way Over Yonder might mean.

Jackson Browne         Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Discovering Something New

One of the greatest features of any festival is you’re bound to discover some great new music. Way Over Yonder provided it’s audience with a solid list of talented younger bands and songwriters. There were even a few unknown to me! Friday afternoon, the opening notes of the weekend were provided by a new LMN Band Love by the name of Bootstraps. Bootstraps, led by singer Jordan Beckett play rock music that is vibrant and emotional. The band started and I was just wrapped up in the music’s warmth, transported by the guitar solos and soothing vocals.Bootstraps

Another band that’s going on the “to watch” list is The Lone Bellow who revved up the audience at The Main Stage Saturday afternoon with their high energy set. You could close your eyes and enjoy the soulful melodies and pleasant harmonies, but its near impossible to stop watching the stage as the band members’ deep connection to their stories and songs radiates from their facial expressions and body language.

P1550753       The Lone Bellow

A few bands, while not new to me, came to the Fest with some new music. The Barr Brothers opened Saturday on the Main Stage, sharing a few songs from their forthcoming album Sleeping Operator out October 7th including my new favorite, the melodious “Love Ain’t Enough”.The Barr Brothers are always a treat with their unique instruments (there’s a harp!) and crafty ways of making noises on the stage. The band’s set started out with some lazier tunes, easing the viewers into the beautiful sunny afternoon on The Pier, but by the end, they had added an electric guitar and were having a proper “rock out” moment.

The Barr Brothers        The Barr Brothers

Other remarkable emerging artists include songstress Leslie Stevens whose sweet and easy drawl delivers songs that pack an emotional punch, and Jamestown Revival, a local band who is making waves with their new album, Utah.

Leslie Stevens         Jamestown Revival

 

Take a Ride on the Carousel

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Most of the action remained near the main stage, but for those lucky enough to follow the signs pointing to the Carousel Stage found, tucked into a corner behind an actual full-sized (and operating!) Carousel, some of the greatest talent on display that weekend. I would have been quite content to just remain glued to this stage all weekend. Here, I was introduced to some exciting new acts like The Wild Reeds, a rousing female-fronted, harmony-driven act who had the distinction of drawing the youngest, and perhaps most adorable, crowd of the weekend.

The Wild Reeds

The smaller room, allowed for more of a story tellers vibe. This was perfect for singers like Joe Fletcher who, with his deep voice and cowboy hat, sings the kinds of songs that tell stories. Fletcher sang songs like fan favorite “The Wilsons”, a tune that paints the picture of a perfectly dysfunctional family over the gleeful picking of the guitar.  Fletcher’s pre 7pm set Friday night was a bit earlier than he’s used to, but as the set wore on, the audience was transported to a late night honky tonk in the heart of Nashville. You just had to replace the whiskey with Italian-style sodas from the soda fountain on the other side of the carousel.

Joe Fletcher        P1550512

The title of best storyteller has to go to another Joe, Joe Pug. Pug captivated his audience Saturday afternoon with his winning smile, smart narrative-style tunes and in between song banter that covered everything from his failed attempts at harmonica endorsement to an imagined theme park ride tour inspired by his current venue.  Other than his guitar strap covered in owls, my favorite part of Joe Pug’s set were those moments when a quiet, unassuming song was suddenly augmented by the passion of its performer who would get so into it, he’d be singing on his toes.

Joe Pug         Joe Pug

The lesson of you don’t have to be loud to be expressive was also full on display with the talented Nathanial Rateliff who ended the weekend of music on the Carousel Stage Saturday night. It was one of those sets where the packed room was utterly silent, rapt by the energy and emotion coming from a man and his guitar. I just can’t finish up this recap without mentioning Nathaniel Rateliff.

Nathaniel Rateliff

 

It’s All About Family

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Houndmouth, a fun alt-country band from Indiana played an earlier set on Friday, but got the warmest welcome, introduced by a festival organizer as part of the family. This was the first of many incidents when a band was referred to as “family” and the label became a signifier of the entire weekend.

The festival grounds itself were constructed to have a very at home in the country feeling. Lawn games were set up in the bar area and hale bales covered in blankets were strategically placed for more comfortable viewing of the music. Food stands and trucks offered a variety of dining options from Mexican to BBQ and even oysters. Venders with names like Detroit Trash proffered comfortable dresses and unique, rustic-feeling jewelry.P1550681 (2)

Speaking of family, Way Over Yonder is a great event for the whole family. If anyone needs a break from the music, you’re already at the beach! Plus, The Pier has its standard amusement including Carousel and roller coaster rides, and a Ferris wheel which becomes a dazzling light display at night. Need a break from the kids?  There is ample room in the 21+ area to relax and grab a drink.

For more of my festival experience, check out our twitter @_localmusicnat or my pictures below:

 

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 9/29-10/5

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Can you believe it’s already basically October? I can feel fall is in the air and it’s absolutely wonderful! It’s a bummer to walk into Costco and see Christmas stuff though when Halloween hasn’t even happened yet. Such is the way of consumerism I suppose. I’m headed up to LA today to catch Sir Sly at the El Rey. I would have seen them last night in San Diego but my mom got tickets for us to see Paul McCartney so naturally that took priority. It’s was a fun show and I’m so happy to see an older musician who still has their voice and their skill. I feel like that’s so rare these days.

As I said last week, Rocktober is beginning to ramp up as evidenced by this weeks very full schedule. Make sure you get out this week to catch some of these amazing acts coming through. As that one guy in Jurassic Park said, “hold on to your butts!”

 

Monday: The Midnight Pine, Gayle Skidmore @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Flaggs @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! @ House of Blues at 6pm-SOLD OUT
AND: 94/9 Loud at Lunch w/ Gaslight Anthem @ North Park Theater at 12pm
AND: Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Finch @ Casbah at 9:30pm

Wednesday: Ben Kweller @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Bombay Bicycle Club, Milo Greene @ Soma

Thursday: American Authors, The Mowgli’s, Echosmith @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Josh Damigo CD Release Show @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 7pm
AND: Said the Whale @ Soda Bar
AND: Blitzen Trapper @ Csabah at 9pm

Friday: Cymbals Eat Guitars Inspired and The Sleep @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Jackson Price @ Sycamore Den at 9pm
AND: New Found Glory @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: One Drop @ Belly Up at 9pm

Saturday: The Whigs, The Nervous Wreckords @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Pinback @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: The Eagles @ Viejas Arena at SDSU at 7pm

Sunday: Moon Taxi @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: The Beach Boys @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Kings of Leon, Young the Giant, Kongos @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at 7pm
AND: Little Barrie, Schitzophonics, Amerikan Bear @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Slow Club @ Casbah at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
October 6th- Agnus and Julia @ House of Blues
October 6th- San Diego Music Awards
October 7th- Anberlin @ House of Blues
October 9th- Kasabian @ House of Blues
October 10th- Lorde @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
October 10th- Wakey! Wakey! @ House of Blues
October 12th- The Pretty Reckless @ House of Blues
October 14th- J. Roddy Walston and The Business @ Belly Up
October 14th- Andrew McMahon @ House of Blues
October 15th- Cherub @ House of Blues
October 17th- Kodaline @ House of Blues
October 17th- Ray LaMontagne @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 17th- Yellowcard @ North Park Theater
October 23rd- Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Casbah
October 24th- Alt J @ Soma
October 24th- St. Lucia @ Humphreys
October 20th- New Politics @ House of Blues
October 29th- Sean Mullins @ Belly Up
October 30th- New Politics, Somekindawonderful @ House of Blues
November 1st- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
November 1st- Switchfoot @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
November 7th- Flyleaf @ North Park Theater
November 9th- The Black Keys, Jake Bugg @ Viejas Arena
November 9th- Shakey Graves @ The Irenic
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
November 21st- Minus the Bear
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
November 25th- Vance Joy @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena
December 2nd- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
December 8th- Augustana @ House of Blues
December 18th- HIM @ House of Blues

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/29-10/5

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Last weekend was the rock fest (SSMF). This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Way Over Yonder at The Santa Monica Pier. The event is put on by the people who do the Newport Folk Festival and was headlined by the likes of Jackson Browne and Lucinda Williams. I’m still processing all of my pictures, but a full recap of the event will be posted shortly. For a preview, my three new must see acts: Bootstraps, Joe Pug, and The Lone Bellow.

Next week, so many great musical options. Lots of favorites in the mix: Sir Sly, Meg Myers, K.Flay, Irontom, but don’t miss out on Danish singer-songwriter, Tina Dico playing two sets at The Hotel Cafe Thursday night.

Here are all my picks:

Monday: Sir Sly w/ Wolf Gang and Secret Someones at The El Rey (7:30)
ALSO: Meg Myers and Royal Blood at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour w/ Dan Wilson and Susanna Hoffs at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Sam Smith w/ Broods at Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Ivory DeVille, Bones Muhroni FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Fenech-Soler FREE at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Tall Tales & Silver Lining FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Teleman, Walking on Cars, Battle Tapes (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Jessie Payo, Joel Eckels Music, Michael Doman, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The New Electric Sound at The Federal Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Lenka at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Sam Smith w/ Broods at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)

 

Weds: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: The Felice Brothers at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Thursday: Tina Dico at The Hotel Cafe (two shows, 7, 10)
ALSO: Wrongchilde at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: LA River Bend, Alicia Murphy and more at Fais Do Do (7:30)…free mini cupcakes at this event
ALSO: The War on Drugs at Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Friday: Halo Circus at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: K. Flay w/ Night Riots at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: The Whigs w/ Greylag and Green Gerry (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Kweller at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Blitzen Trapper at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Pinback at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Bombay Bicycle Club w/ Milo Greene at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The War On Drugs at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Kings of Leon at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Saturday: Said The Whale w/ Badflower and Irontom at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: American Authors w/ The Mowgli’s and Echosmith at Club Nokia (8pm)
ALSO: Patrick Joseph at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…record release!
ALSO: King Washington at Genghis Cohen (8, 9:30)
ALSO: Glass Animals at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: New Found Glory at House of Blues (7:30)
ALSO: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Elton John at The Staples Center (8pm)

 

Sunday: Glass Animals at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Parker Millsap at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: John Prine/Conor Oberst at Greek Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Elton John at The Staples Center (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 6th: Moon Taxi at House of Blues
October 6th: Boy & Bear at Fonda Theatre
October 6th/7th: Lorde at The Greek Theatre
October 8th: Rags & Ribbons at Bootleg HiFi
October 8th: twenty one pilots at Hollywood Palladium
October 8th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 9th: Wakey! Wakey! at The Roxy
October 9th: Anberlin at House of Blues
October 9th: Damien Rice at The Cathedral Sanctuary Immanuel Presbyterian Church
October 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 13th: Gerard Way at The Troubadour
October 14th: Gerard Way at Fonda Theatre
October 14th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at The Echo
October 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Raw Fabrics at The Troubadour
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 21st: Wildcat Wildcat at The El Rey
October 21st: Garrison Starr at The Hotel Cafe
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 22nd: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 23rd: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe
October 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
October 27th: Ben Howard at The El Rey
October 29th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 29th: The Wild Feathers and The Apache Relay at The El Rey
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 4th: Penny and Sparrow at The Troubadour
November 5th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Café
November 7th: The Kin at Bootleg HiFi
November 8th: Bear’s Den at Bootleg HiFi
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 Cafe
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre
December 5th: Tyler Hilton at Bootleg HiFi
December 9th: Augustana at The Fonda Theatre
December 10th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 13th: Howie Day at The Hotel Café
Feb. 6th: Hozier at The Fonda

 

~ Kristen

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New Music Tuesday 9/23/14 f. Empires, we Were Astronauts, Fierce Bad Rabbit

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Here’s what I got in the way of new music this week…

 

Empires Orphan

Empires is the kind of band that can give you chills as they did last week when I saw them open for Augustines at The Troubadour. The intensity of the band’s tunes translates well on the album, especially on tracks like “How Good Does It Feel”

 

We Were Astronauts Artificial Light EP

This EP had me going straight to the like button on fb. These Boston pop/rockers have crafted a rousing collection of toe-tappers that has me looking forward to hearing more.

 

Fierce Bad Rabbit Living Asleep

This album paired perfectly with my afternoon of writing. It’s an easy listen with some intriguing rock accents. Solid sophomore effort from this folk/pop quartet.

I particularly enjoyed this live version of the title track (one of my favorites):

 

Others worth a listen

  • The Future Laureates – Here and After EP
  • Alt-J- This Is All Yours
  • Purfume Genius – All Too Bright
  • Sondre Lerche – Please
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek
  • Lights – Little Machines
  • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 9/22-9/28

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It feels like we are starting to ramp up toward Rocktober even though it’s still September. We had the San Diego Music Thing a few weeks ago, last week we had the Carnivores Tour with 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI, and Linkin Park, there was Augustana, Rise Against, and Kopecky Family Band. This week promises amazing acts like Sir Paul McCartney (!!), Scars on 45, The Kooks, Sir Sly, and Allen Stone just to name a few. It’s a great week for shows in San Diego, so go support our local scene!

 

Monday: Better Than Ezra, Scars on 45 @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Lykke Li @ North Park Theatre at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The Dig @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Martina McBride @ House of Blues at 6:30pm

Tuesday: Allen Stone, Bad Rabbits @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Stu Larsen @ House of Blues Side Stage at 6pm
AND: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: Rival Sons, Soft White Sixties @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Western Collective @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Interpol @ House of Blues at 7pm- SOLD OUT

Thursday: SDMA Showcase @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Bring Me The Horizon, Chiodos @ Soma at 6:30pm

Friday: The Kooks @ House of Blues at 7:30pm

Saturday: The Pixies @ Humphreys at 7:30pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Adams Avenue Street Fair with/ The Burning of Rome, Nervous Wreckords, and more at 11am
AND: Neon Cough, Brothers Weiss @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Foster the People @ RIMAC Arena at 8pm
AND: Temples @ Belly Up at 9pm

Sunday: Sir Sly @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Paul McCartney @ Petco Park at 8pm
AND: Michael Tiernan, Tolan Shaw @ Belly Up at 7pm
AND: Jeff the Brotherhood @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Cerny Brothers @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Demi Lovato @ Viejas Arena at 7pm
AND: Colbie Caillat @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Adams Avenue Street Fair with/ The Album Leaf, The Loons, Midnight Pine and more at 12pm

 

Keep in Mind:
September 30th- The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! @ House of Blues
September 30th- Finch, Weatherbox @ Casbah
October 1st- Bombay Bicycle Club, Milo Greene @ Soma
October 2nd- Said the Whale @ Soda Bar
October 2nd- American Authors, The Mowgli’s, Echosmith @ House of Blues
October 3rd- New Found Glory @ House of Blues
October 4th- The Whigs @ Casbah
October 5th- Moon Taxi @ House of Blues
October 6th- Agnus and Julia @ House of Blues
October 6th- San Diego Music Awards
October 7th- Anberlin @ House of Blues
October 9th- Kasabian @ House of Blues
October 10th- Lorde @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
October 10th- Wakey! Wakey! @ House of Blues
October 12th- The Pretty Reckless @ House of Blues
October 14th- J. Roddy Walston and The Business @ Belly Up
October 14th- Andrew McMahon @ House of Blues
October 15th- Cherub @ House of Blues
October 17th- Kodaline @ House of Blues
October 17th- Ray LaMontagne @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 17th- Yellowcard @ North Park Theater
October 23rd- Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Casbah
October 24th- Alt J @ Soma
October 24th- St. Lucia @ Humphreys
October 20th- New Politics @ House of Blues
October 29th- Sean Mullins @ Belly Up
October 30th- New Politics, Somekindawonderful @ House of Blues
November 1st- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
November 1st- Switchfoot @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
November 7th- Flyleaf @ North Park Theater
November 9th- The Black Keys, Jake Bugg @ Viejas Arena
November 9th- Shakey Graves @ The Irenic
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
November 21st- Minus the Bear
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
November 25th- Vance Joy @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena
December 2nd- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
December 8th- Augustana @ House of Blues
December 18th- HIM @ House of Blues

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/22-9/28

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I’m still recovering from my SSMF experience Saturday. What an amazing festival! Actually last week in general was a memorable one as I was able to catch quite a few brilliant bands from local loves Queen Caveat and Irontom to out-of-towners like Augustines and empires, and even bigger names Bastille and Jane’s Addiction.

Next week, we have more wonderful show opportunities including a rare chance to see The Rescues in a round at Room 5 Monday night. Next weekend, another festival! This time it’s the Way Over Yonder Festival at The Santa Monica Pier. The fest, happening Friday and Saturday, includes headliners like Jackson Browne and Lucinda Williams and other LMN picks like Joe Pug, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Leslie Stevens. For more info: http://lineup.wayoveryonder.net/

Here are my other musical selections this week:

Monday: The Rescues at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio live FREE at The mint (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. The Rocketboys (8:30)
ALSO: SHEL w/ Gareth at The Hotel Cafe (6:30)
ALSO: Olin and the Moon and Bones Muhroni FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Fenech-Soler FREE at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: The Raveonettes at The El Rey (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Denny White, The Black and The White at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Jason Manns at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Tall Tales and The Silver Lining FREE at Harvard and Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Slash f. Miles Kennedy & The Conspirators at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Tears For Fears w/ Carina Round at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Weds: Jaymes Young at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Western Scene at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Hamish Anderson at Downstairs at Fifty Seven (10pm)
ALSO: Justin Nozuka at The House of Blues (7pm)

 

Thursday: Cadaver Dogs, Fortress Social Club at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Rocco DeLuca at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Forebear (formally Wise Cub) at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Allen Stone at The Mayan (7pm)
ALSO: The Kooks at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Aimee Mann at The Fig House (7pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Slash f. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Friday: LP with Zella Day at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Halo Circus, The Absolute w/ Ainjel Emme, The Roof Beam Carpenters, and more (9, 10)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Mint (10:20)
ALSO: Rival Sons w/ The Soft White Sixties and Sir Madam at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Wilson Phillips at Saban Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: JEFF the Brotherhood at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Gov’t Mule w/ The Stone Foxes at The Orpheum (9pm)
ALSO: Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder at The Santa Monica Pier

 

Saturday: Parachute w/ Matt Wertz and Mikey Wax at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Paolo Nutini at The Wiltern (7:30)
ALSO: Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder at The Santa Monica Pier

 

Sunday: The Best Fest Presents George Fest: An Evening To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium
ALSO: Pixies, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo FREE at The Echo f. Brian Whelan (3pm)
ALSO: Kimbra and Bootleg HiFi Present Space Jam FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 29th: Sir Sly at The El Rey Theatre
September 30th: Sam Smith at Greek Theatre
October 2nd/3rd: The War on Drugs at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Ben Kweller at The Roxy
October 3rd: K.Flay at The Echo
October 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 6th: Moon Taxi at House of Blues
October 6th: Boy & Bear at Fonda Theatre
October 6th/7th: Lorde at The Greek Theatre
October 8th: Rags & Ribbons at Bootleg HiFi
October 8th: twenty one pilots at Hollywood Palladium
October 8th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 9th: Wakey! Wakey! at The Roxy
October 9th: Anberlin at House of Blues
October 9th: Damien Rice at The Cathedral Sanctuary Immanuel Presbyterian Church
October 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 13th: Gerard Way at The Troubadour
October 14th: Gerard Way at Fonda Theatre
October 14th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at The Echo
October 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 21st: Wildcat Wildcat at The El Rey
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 22nd: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 23rd: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe
October 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
October 27th: Ben Howard at The El Rey
October 29th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 29th: The Wild Feathers and The Apache Relay at The El Rey
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 4th: Penny and Sparrow at The Troubadour
November 5th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Café
November 7th: The Kin at Bootleg HiFi
November 10th: Jamie Scott at The Troubadour
November 11th: Lights at Fonda Theatre
November 12th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
November 14th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre
December 5th: Tyler Hilton at Bootleg HiFi
December 9th: Augustana at The Fonda Theatre
December 10th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 13th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe

 

~ Kristen

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