Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/26-2/1

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I hopped on the crazy train and decided to try a juice cleanse for the first (and probably last) time. It’s been tough but I’ve somehow managed to survive. I technically have one day left but considering I was riding my 1100 lb horse today and going to a gym class, the juice was put on the back burner. What’s not on the back burner this week is some fresh shows for your listening and viewing pleasure. Wednesday is a tough one with Dead Feather Moon at the Belly Up and an LA invasion by way of Crash Kings, My Goodness, and Irontom. Tough choice. Godspeed.

 

Monday:

Tuesday: Mates of State @ Casbah at 9pm

Wednesday: Dead Feather Moon, Shake Before Us, Barbarian @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Crash Kings, My Goodness, Irontom @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Nate Currin, Nathan Welden @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Devil Makes Three, Joe Pug @ House of Blues at 7pm

Thursday: Jackson Price Band @ Sycamore Den at 10pm
AND: The Dollyrots @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Matthew Jordan, Matt Bednarsky @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Devil Makes Three, Joe Pug @ House of Blues at 7pm

Friday: Brooke Fraiser @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Sounddiego Live feat: We Are Scientists, Schitzophonics, Nicky Venus @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones @ Belly Up at 9pm

Saturday: Patti Smith and Her Band @ Balboa Theater
AND: Silverstein, Hands Like Houses @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Lillian Lefranc @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Banding Together @ Belly Up at 2pm
AND: The New Addiction @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Sunday: Motherfolk @ Lestats at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
February 2nd- Jukebox The Ghost @ Soda Bar
February 4th- Vonda Shepard @ Belly Up
February 11th- Motion City Soundtrack, HELLOGOODBYE @ House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/26-2/1

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Oftentimes I have my weeks pretty planned out in advance. I’m not very good with last minute decision-making. Last week, however, was an aberration on several accounts and as a result I ended up at an epic Butch Walker/Frank Turner show at The Hotel Cafe and an Irontom double header at a new (at least to me) venue downtown called Mrs. Fish.  Weeks like this leave me exhausted but also inspired.

I have some actual plans up my sleeve for this week that will hopefully be equally inspiring. Monday night is Zane Carney’s last residency date at the Hotel Cafe. After 5 months of Mondays, here’s your last chance to see him at this venue before he moves on to bigger things. My other show pick is Thursday night at The Satellite. Crash Kings headline with openers Badflower and My Goodness. On that last band, I’d been meaning to see the Seattle rockers since first hearing their head-banging “Cold Feet Killer”. I feel this will be a show to remember.

Here are the rest of my picks:

 

 

Monday: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Wolf Alice (8:30)
ALSO: An Evening w/ Judd Apatow & Friends f. Fiona Apple, The Milk Carton Kids, and more (8:30)
ALSO: Wilding FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Ting Tings at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Mates of State at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)

 

Tuesday: Leighton Meester w/ Liza Anne & Dana Williams, Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Ivory Deville w/ Tumbleweed Wanderers FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Shakers at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: Mini Mansions at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Weds: Laleh, Leighton Meester  w/ Dana Williams at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: The Entrance Band at The Satellite (11pm)

 

Thursday: The Crash Kings w/ My Goodness and Badflower at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog presents at The Silverlake Lounge f. The Absolute and more (8pm)
ALSO: Brooke Fraser w/ Dark Waves at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Blackfeather Jane at Loaded (10pm)
ALSO: Susanna Hoffs & Friends at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Sam Smith at The Forum (8pm)

 

Friday: Nick Perri Group and Jimmy Gnecco at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Jim Bianco, David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: The Diamond Light at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Sean Watkins at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Sam Smith at The Forum (8pm)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Patti Smith at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (7:30)

 

Saturday: Jukebox the Ghost w/ Twin Forks and Secret Someones at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan, Jay Denton, and Mat Bednarsky at Genghis Cohen (9pm)
ALSO: No Small Children at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: Stray Birds w/ Jordie Lane at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Bush w/ Theory of a Deadman at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Sunday: John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) w/ Quartet at The El Rey (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 6th: Hozier at The Fonda
Feb. 6-7th: Blackberry Smoke at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Father John Misty at The Roxy
Feb. 9th: Matthew Perryman Jones at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 10th: Ben Howard at Shrine Expo Hall
Feb. 14th: Saints of Valory at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 18th: Over The Rhine and William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
Feb. 19th: The Janks at The Bootleg
Feb. 19th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
Feb. 24th: David Cook at The Troubadour
Feb. 24th: Penny and Sparrow at The Hotel Café
Feb. 26th: Empires at The Echo
March 7th: Joshua Radin at The Fonda
March 7th: The Districts at The Troubadour
March 13th: Sir Sly at The Wiltern
March 19th: Joe Pug at The Echo
March 24th: Neulore at The Mint
March 27th: Echosmith at The Fonda Theatre
April 4th: Ben Sollee at The House of Blues
May 3rd: Tonight Alive at The Wiltern
May 20th: Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds at The Orpheum

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s 2014 Music Mix – Track 20 – Meg Myers

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

20. Meg Myers

Meg Myers, at her best, is a force to be reckoned with. I saw Meg several times this year, my favorite being at the outdoor stage San Diego Music Thing. “Morning After” is a quieter tune off her 2014 Make a Shadow EP, but it still has all the power and emotion that serve as a hallmark of any Meg Myers song.

~ Kristen

Kristen’s 2014 Music Mix – Track 19 – Jealousy Curve

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

19. Jealousy Curve

Speaking of college-years, Jealousy Curve was another defining band from that time. In 2014, years after their final show, the band decided to polish up and release their stockpile of unreleased gems on a double disc album called Under the Vermillion Moon Listening to these tunes, some familiar some not, really just makes me miss this band and the good times associated with them. So many memories!

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s Music Mix – Track 18 – George Stanford

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

18. George Stanford

This year I hit kind of a big one, birthday-wise. My friends at High Voltage threw me a party at The Mint. The whole evening was quite the thrill (there was ice cream cake), but I was particularly excited about the line-up which included George Stanford. Stanford also released a new album this year, Something Better, which included this song, one of my particular favorites.

~ Kristen

 

Kristen’s Music Mix – Track 17 – Carbon Leaf

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Here it is, the mix of songs that helped define my 2014.

17. Carbon Leaf

This year Carbon Leaf once again decided to break the mold, by re-making their seminal album, Indian Summer in order to reclaim the songs from the label that owned them. When the band came through LA, I was able to sit down with singer, Barry Privett and talk about the album that basically defined my college years. It was thrilling!

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/19-1/25

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I made it out to a show this week! I went out on Thursday to see some friends play at 207 @ The Hard Rock and it was a lot of fun! I wish the venue wasn’t blow your eardrums out loud but it’s always great to see friends up on stage. And thankfully, I was able to get up in the morning and be a functional adult. Yay! Whats not so yay is that this week is lacking in show opportunities. Sorry my friends.

 

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Guster @ House of Blues at 8pm

Thursday: Nicky Venus @ Bar Pink at 9pm

Friday: Local Grooves, Local Brews @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Tolan Shaw, Dr. Seahorse @ The Merrow at 9pm

Saturday: The Loons, Schitzophonics, Gone Baby Gone @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Ben Miller Band, Crow Moses @ The Merrow at 9pm

Sunday:

 

Keep in Mind:
January 28th- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
January 31st- Patti Smith and Her Band @ Balboa Theater
February 11th- Motion City Soundtrack, HELLOGOODBYE @ House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train