Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/21-7/27

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This calendar post is coming to you from Tucson, Arizona. Yep, I’m out of town again but this is actually my last day here. I’ll be heading home as soon as I get this post written up. I came out for a William Beckett house show my friends were hosting. It was a wonderful time and I’m really glad I made it out. I have a 6.5ish hour drive ahead of me and I’m very thankful that I have Harry Potter books in an audio format to keep me company for the long drive. Also, this week is Comic Con!! With that being said, keep an eye out on Twitter for fun pop up events because it’s about to get real crazy.

 

Monday: Nightmare and The Cat @ Casbah- CANCELLED

Tuesday: The Neighborhood @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU
AND: The Crooks, Caught a Ghost, Soft White Sixties @ House of Blues Side Stage at 8pm
AND: Shaggy @ House of Blues at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Erika Davies, Midnight Pine @ Whistlestop Bar at 9pm
AND: Matt Pryor @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Humphreys at 8pm

Thursday: OK GO @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Tori Amos @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Tyler Boone, Rachel Ann Weiss @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Aquabats @ House of Blues at 8pm

Friday: Aiden James, Mike Bailer @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Brother Weiss @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9pm
AND: Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s @ Harrah’s Resort at 7pm
AND: The Cult @ Del Mar Racetrack at 6:30pm
AND: The White Buffalo @ North Park Theater at 8pm

Saturday: Say Anything @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Hills Like Elephants, River City @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Loons @ Casbah at 9pm

Sunday: The TonTons @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
July 29th- Foxy Shazaam @ Belly Up
July 30th- Mötley Crüe @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
August 1-3- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park
August 1st- Neon Trees @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 2nd- Weezer @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 2nd- The Griswolds @ Soda Bar
August 3rd- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers @ Viejas Arena
August 6th- Arctic Monkeys @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 7th- Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Humphreys
August 9th- Counting Crows @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 10th- RX Bandits @ House of Blues
August 11th- The Head and The Heart @ North Park Theater
August 15th- Magic! @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 17th- Hawthorne Heights @ House of Blues
August 17th- Grouplove, Portugal. The Man @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU
August 20th- Naked and Famous @ North Park Theater
August 22nd- Local Showcase feat: The Silent Comedy, Transfer, Vokab Kompany @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 27th- Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 30th- Jack Johnson @ RIMAC Field
September 2nd- Jesse McCartney @ House of Blues
September 5th- Dave Matthews Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 7th- Indie Jam feat: Phantogram, MS MR, Bad Suns, Joywave, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Wild Cub & Little Hurricane @ Junior Seau Oceanside Pier
September 14th- Passenger @ House of Blues
September 16th- Linkn Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 17th- Augustana, Paul Cannon @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
September 21st- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues
September 22nd- Better Than Ezra, Scars on 45 @ Belly Up
September 22nd- Lykke Li @ North Park Theatre
September 23rd- Allen Stone @ House of Blues
September 27th- The Pixies @ Humphreys
September 28th- Sir Sly @ The Irenic
September 30th- The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! @ House of Blues
October 1st- Bombay Bicycle Club @ Soma
October 5th- Moon Taxi @ House of Blues
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 15th- Cherub @ House of Blues
October 17th- Kodaline @ House of Blues
October 24th- Alt J @ Soma
October 24th- St. Lucia @ Humphreys
October 20th- New Politics @ House of Blues
October 29th- Sean Mullins @ Belly Up
November 1st- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
November 9th- The Black Keys, Jake Bugg @ Viejas Arena
November 19th- Bastille @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/21-7/27

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Comic Con is this week! I’m quite excited to be going down to San Diego to cover the event with High Voltage. The options are a bit overwhelming, but I’m treating it like SXSW and choosing one or two things each day that I “need” to do and then just enjoying whatever else falls in between. My big three shows this year are Penny Dreadful, Banshee, and Supernatural, so if you hear about anything in relation to these shows, let me know!

Along the line of overwhelming options, let’s talk about Monday night and the biggest show conflict of 2014. When I found out that Twin Atlantic plays at The Troubadour the same time as Queen Caveat hits the stage at The Roxy, my heart nearly dropped out of my chest. Not to mention that Irontom is playing at the same time across town. I don’t understand why favorite bands have to play the same night in different locations.

Also this week, opportunities to see Nightmare & The Cat, OK Go, Paris Carney, and all the way from Ireland, Gavin James! What a week…

 

 

Monday: Queen Caveat and Nico Vega at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Twin Atlantic with Badflower and Kiven at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Iska Dhaaf and Irontom FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Little Dove at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. The Crookes (8:30)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Dragonfly (10pm)
ALSO: LA Font FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Martha Wainwright w/ Guests at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: OK Go at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Two Tens and The New Electric Sound at The Federal Bar (9, 10)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions Presents Lucy Scholl FREE at Hemingway’s (9pm)
ALSO: The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and Plain White T’s at Greek Theatre (6:30)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)

 

Weds: Nightmare & The Cat with Max & The Moon and The Peach Kings at The Roxy (8pm)…album release show
ALSO: OK Go at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Gavin James, The Gallery & Honor By August at The Hotel Cafe (6, 8)
ALSO: Paris Carney at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: July Talk FREE at King King (8pm)
ALSO: Cassadee Pope FREE at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: The Crookes, Soft White Sixties, The Bulls at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Brian Whelan + the Cardinal Sinners FREE at Harvard and Stone (10pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions Presents Of Verona FREE at Hemingways (9pm)
ALSO: Tori Amos at Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Thursday: Broken Arrow, Fred Page, Ari Herstand at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: Gavin James at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The House of Blues (7pm)
ALSO: Say Anything at Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Friday: John Flanagan at The Foundation Room at The House of Blues (10:15)
ALSO: CITIZUN at Silverlake Lounge (12am)

 

Saturday: Caught a Ghost FREE at The Getty Museum (6pm)
ALSO: Shelby Lynne and Jamestown Revival FREE with RSVP at Century Park (5pm)

 

Sunday:

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 29th: Deluka at The Troubadour
July 31st: Foxy Shazam at The El Rey
August 1st: The Griswolds at The Echo
August 2nd: Saint Motel at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Red Wanting Blue at Bootleg Theater
August 3rd/4th: Matt Wertz at Saint Rocke
August 5th: Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 7th/8th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe
August 10th: Iron and Wine and Glen Hansard at Hollywood Bowl
August 12th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
August 12th: NONONO at The Roxy
August 13th: Reignwolf at The Troubadour
August 17th: Dan Wilson at The Federal Bar
August 20th: New Empire at The El Rey
August 21st: Naked and Famous at The Echoplex
August 22nd: Sylvan Esso at The Trouadour
August 23rd-24th: FYF
August 23rd: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
August 23rd/24th: Rixton at The El Rey
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre
August 27th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
August 30th/31st: Mute Math at Grand Park
September 4th: OK Go at Santa Monica Pier
September 13th: William Beckett at The Roxy
September 14th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium
September 15th: You Me at Six, Young Guns, Stars in Stereo at The Troubadour
September 18th: Meg Myers and Irontom at The Echo
September 19th: Kopecky Fmaily Band at The Troubadour
September 20th: Better Than Ezra and Scars on 45 at The House of Blues
September 20th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
September 20th/21st: Sunset Strip Music Festival
September 25th: Allen Stone at The Mayan
September 25th: Rocco DeLuca & The Burden at The Troubadour
September 26th/27th: Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder at Santa Monica Pier
September 28th: The Gaslight Anthem at Hollywood Palladium
September 29th/30th: 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 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: 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 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
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 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
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

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/14-7/20

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Well, I’ve been back home since Wednesday night after a lovely trip to Boston. There was a Red Sox game, I tried oysters for the first time (and loved them), there was our quick trip to NYC, there were two Neon Trees shows, and lot and lot of wonderful food including a home made smoked salmon that I’m still thinking about. As usual, I’m going through the inevitable withdrawals that comes from such adventures but I’m managing quite well. There’s a lot of me to do back in reality world anyways.

 

Monday: Josh Damigo @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Oh Spirit! @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Meg Myers, Gayle Skidmore @ The Casbah at 9pm
AND: Beerfest feat: Barbarian @ Belly Up at 7pm

Wednesday: The Antlers @ Belly Up at 8:30pm
AND: Robert Francis & The Night Tide, Vikesh Kapoor, Maxim Ludwig @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Chris Isaak @ Humphreys at 7:30pm

Thursday: The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires @ 207 at Hard Rock at 9pm
AND: Pete Stein, Matt Strachota, Luke Andrew Johnson @ Sycamore Den at 9pm

Friday: Craft Spells @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: The Midnight Pine @ Sycamore Den at 9pm
AND: Pinback @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Cody Lovaas, Aaron Bowen @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Andy Grammer, Kris Allen, Trevor Davis @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Summerland Tour with Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal at 8pm

Sunday: Jewel @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
AND: Sean Flinn & the Royal We, Mike Genovese, Travis Luce @ Lestats at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
July 21st- Nightmare and The Cat @ Casbah
July 22nd- The Neighborhood @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU
July 22nd- The Crooks, Caught a Ghost, Soft White Sixties @ House of Blues
July 22nd- Shaggy @ House of Blues
July 23rd- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Humphreys
July 24th- OK GO @ Belly Up
July 25th- Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s @ Harrah’s Resort
july 25th- The Cult @ Del Mar Racetrack
July 26th- Say Anything @ House of Blues
July 29th- Foxy Shazaam @ Belly Up
July 30th- Mötley Crüe @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
August 1-3- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park
August 1st- Neon Trees @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 2nd- Weezer @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 2nd- The Griswolds @ Soda Bar
August 3rd- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers @ Viejas Arena
August 6th- Arctic Monkeys @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 7th- Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Humphreys
August 9th- Counting Crows @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 10th- RX Bandits @ House of Blues
August 11th- The Head and The Heart @ North Park Theater
August 15th- Magic! @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 17th- Hawthorne Heights @ House of Blues
August 17th- Grouplove, Portugal. The Man @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU
August 20th- Naked and Famous @ North Park Theater
August 22nd- Local Showcase feat: The Silent Comedy, Transfer, Vokab Kompany @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 27th- Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 30th- Jack Johnson @ RIMAC Field
September 2nd- Jesse McCartney @ House of Blues
September 5th- Dave Matthews Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 7th- Indie Jam feat: Phantogram, MS MR, Bad Suns, Joywave, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Wild Cub & Little Hurricane @ Junior Seau Oceanside Pier
September 14th- Passenger @ House of Blues
September 16th- Linkn Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 17th- Augustana, Paul Cannon @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
September 21st- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues
September 22nd- Better Than Ezra, Scars on 45 @ Belly Up
September 22nd- Lykke Li @ North Park Theatre
September 23rd- Allen Stone @ House of Blues
September 27th- The Pixies @ Humphreys
September 28th- Sir Sly @ The Irenic
September 30th- The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! @ House of Blues
October 1st- Bombay Bicycle Club @ Soma
October 5th- Moon Taxi @ House of Blues
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 15th- Cherub @ House of Blues
October 17th- Kodaline @ House of Blues
October 24th- Alt J @ Soma
October 24th- St. Lucia @ Humphreys
October 20th- New Politics @ House of Blues
October 29th- Sean Mullins @ Belly Up
November 1st- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
November 9th- The Black Keys, Jake Bugg @ Viejas Arena
November 19th- Bastille @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/14-7/20

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Life has been a tad bit more stressful than usual lately, mostly due to some untimely housing issues that have yet to be resolved. However, in the past few weeks, as if you all have sensed my distress, I’ve had an unusually high number of encounters with friends, some expected or planned, some quite random, and a few with folks I hadn’t seen in a long time. This is absolutely what I need while I’m trying to piece together my life and I really appreciate all of the amazing people I have around me.  I had an especially good time last night at what was my very first “Pie” party. I don’t remember the last time I’d been exposed to quite that much delicious food.

Speaking of friends, one of my favorites is finally visiting me next week from the east coast. I am particularly excited to introduce her to So-Cal bands like The Silent Comedy at Harvard & Stone on Thursday and Dead Sara at Pershing Square on Saturday.

Here are the rest of our options for the week:

 

Monday: Little Dove and Not in The Face at The Viper Rooms (8pm)
ALSO: The Rebel Light, Charlyne Yi, and Hi Ho Silver Oh FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Dragonfly (10pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live at The Mint f. The Echo and the Sound (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot f. The Midnight Pine (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Charles McDonald, Jake Newton, Nina Storey, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Mosco Rosco with Folk Riot and Clockwise at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Polyphonic Spree at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)

 

Weds: LP FREE at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: Sun Rai at downstairs at Fifty Seven (10pm)
ALSO: Kongos with Badflower at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Kid Rock at The House of Blues (8pm)

 

Thursday: The Silent Comedy FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Fred Page, Communist Daughter, Jim & Sam at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers at Los Globos (10:30)
ALSO: Yuna FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Maxim Ludwig and Robert Francis & The Night Tide at The Troubadour (8:15, 10:15)
ALSO: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog at The House of Blues (7pm)

 

Friday: Allison Weiss at El Cid (11pm)…EP Release Show
ALSO: The Active Set and Empires at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Black and The White at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Galanized Souls at Rusty’s Surf Ranch (11:30)
ALSO: Raquel Rodriguez downstairs at Fifty Seven (10pm)
ALSO: Decoded at Loaded (11:15)
ALSO: The Beta Machine at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: An Evening with Susanna Hoffs plus special guests Fred Armisen and Petra Haden at The Satellite (10:15)

 

Saturday: Dead Sara and Tonic FREE at Pershing Square (8pm)
ALSO: Yellow Red Sparks, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, Minnie Driver & Jukebox Junkies at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: The Absolute and Raw Fabrics downstairs at Fifty Seven (10pm)

 

Sunday: Gun Hill Royals at Molly Malone’s (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 21st: Twin Atlantic at The Troubadour
July 21st: Nico Vega at The Roxy
July 21st: Irontom at Bootleg HiFi
July 22nd: OK Go at The Troubadour
July 23rd: OK Go at The Echo
July 23rd: Nightmare & The Cat at The Roxy
July 24th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
July 24th: Wolfmother at House of Blues Sunset
July 27th: Gavin James at The Mint
July 29th: Deluka at The Troubadour
July 31st: Foxy Shazam at The El Rey
August 1st: The Griswolds at The Echo
August 2nd: Saint Motel at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Red Wanting Blue at Bootleg Theater
August 3rd/4th: Matt Wertz at Saint Rocke
August 5th: Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 8th/9th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe
August 10th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
August 10th: Iron and Wine and Glen Hansard at Hollywood Bowl
August 13th: Reignwolf at The Troubadour
August 17th: Dan Wilson at The Federal Bar
August 20th: New Empire at The El Rey
August 21st: Naked and Famous at The Echoplex
August 22nd: Sylvan Esso at The Trouadour
August 23rd-24th: FYF
August 23rd: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
August 23rd: Rixton at The El Rey
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre
August 27th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
September 13th: William Beckett at The Roxy
September 14th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium
September 15th: You Me at Six, Young Guns, Stars in Stereo at The Troubadour
September 18th: Meg Myers and Irontom at The Echo
September 19th: Kopecky Fmaily Band at The Troubadour
September 20th: Better Than Ezra and Scars on 45 at The House of Blues
September 20th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
September 20th/21st: Sunset Strip Music Festival
September 25th: Allen Stone at The Mayan
September 25th: Rocco DeLuca & The Burden at The Troubadour
September 26th/27th: Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder at Santa Monica Pier
September 28th: The Gaslight Anthem at Hollywood Palladium
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 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: 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 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/7-7/13

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Greetings from Boston! I’m currently on the east coast spending some quality time with my friend Libby who I haven’t seen since last year. So far we’ve been to a Red Sox game, walked around Copley, ate at Island Creek Oyster Bar, enjoyed lots of home made food and some ice cream and enjoyed some rom-coms. Today we trek to New York for the day. I will be introducing Libby to my loves Neon Trees for the first time and I’m super excited! I’ll by flying back on Wednesday so I get in just in time for some weekend fun in San Diego! Heck yes!

 

Monday: Josh Damigo and guests @ House of Blues Salvation Stage at 7pm

Tuesday: Magic Man, Night Terrors of 1927, Prides @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Silver Snakes @ Soda Bar at 9:30pm
AND: Kenny Loggins @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: Wye Oak @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: S. Carey, The Pines @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Chevelle @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Action Andy and The Hi-Tones @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Thursday: John Meeks @ Sycamore Den at 9pm
AND: The Heavy Guilt @ Boar Corss’n at 9pm
AND: Tiny Ruins @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Quiet Riot @ House of Blues at 7:30pm

Friday: Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: The Fame Riot, Kevin Martin @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Cher, Cyndi Lauper @ Valley View Casino Center at 8pm
AND: Reverend Horton Heat @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band @ Humphreys @ 8pm

Saturday: Get Back Loretta, The Palace Ballroom, Flaggs @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: La Roux, Big Data @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Midnight Pine @ Riviera Supper Club at 9pm

Sunday: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
July 15th- Meg Myers @ The Casbah
July 16th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 19th- Andy Grammer, Kris Allen, Trevor Davis @ House of Blues
July 20th- Jewel @ Humphreys
July 22nd- The Neighborhood @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU
July 22nd- The Crooks, Caught a Ghost, Soft White Sixties @ House of Blues
July 22nd- Shaggy @ House of Blues
July 23rd- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Humphreys
July 24th- OK GO @ Belly Up
July 25th- Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s @ Harrah’s Resort
july 25th- The Cult @ Del Mar Racetrack
July 26th- Say Anything @ House of Blues
July 29th- Foxy Shazaam @ Belly Up
July 30th- Mötley Crüe @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
August 1-3- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park
August 1st- Neon Trees @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 2nd- Weezer @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 2nd- The Griswolds @ Soda Bar
August 3rd- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers @ Viejas Arena
August 6th- Arctic Monkeys @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 7th- Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Humphreys
August 9th- Counting Crows @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 10th- RX Bandits @ House of Blues
August 11th- The Head and The Heart @ North Park Theater
August 15th- Magic! @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 17th- Hawthorne Heights @ House of Blues
August 17th- Grouplove, Portugal. The Man @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU
August 20th- Naked and Famous @ North Park Theater
August 22nd- Local Showcase feat: The Silent Comedy, Transfer, Vokab Kompany @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 27th- Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 30th- Jack Johnson @ RIMAC Field
September 2nd- Jesse McCartney @ House of Blues
September 5th- Dave Matthews Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14th- Passenger @ House of Blues
September 16th- Linkn Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 17th- Augustana, Paul Cannon @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
September 21st- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues
September 22nd- Better Than Ezra, Scars on 45 @ Belly Up
September 22nd- Lykke Li @ North Park Theatre
September 23rd- Allen Stone @ House of Blues
September 27th- The Pixies @ Humphreys
September 30th- The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! @ House of Blues
October 1st- Bombay Bicycle Club @ Soma
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 15th- Cherub @ House of Blues
October 17th- Kodaline @ House of Blues
October 24th- Alt J @ Soma
October 24th- St. Lucia @ Humphreys
October 20th- New Politics @ House of Blues
November 1st- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
November 9th- The Black Keys, Jake Bugg @ Viejas Arena
November 19th- Bastille @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
November 21st- The 1975 @ Soma
December 2nd- Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena

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

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I started reading The Death Cure today. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the third book in The Maze Runner series. I read The Maze Runner based on a recommendation. I tend to like those dystopian novels. The Maze Runner was not my favorite, but I was invested enough in the characters to go to the end of the seemingly short tome. Then I reached the end and realized that it was not the end at all and that it was just book one in a three book trilogy! At this point, there was no turning back so I’ve spent the last few weeks existing in this treacherous universe where you constantly question the point of your own existence. I guess this is not really too far from graduate school, but I’ll be happy to finish off this book, hopefully get some closure, and move on.

Last week was fantastically show-heavy, highlighted by sets from White Sea, The Kin, Sean Watkins, and Semi Precious Weapons. I also discovered a few new artists to keep tabs on like LA’s Roméo Testa and San Digeo’s The Midnight Pine. This week will probably be show-lite for me, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great things going on around town.

Here’s what I’d recommend:

Monday: Lime Cordiale, The Black and The White, LA Font FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo (formally The Bolts) FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Not In The Face and Little Dove at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Peter Matthew Bauer at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Mia Dyson at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s with WATERS, Night Riots, and The Janks at The Troubadour (7pm)

 

Weds: The Mowgli’s with WATERS, Max and The Moon, The Lucky Lonely at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Sonia Rao and Terra Naomi at WitZend (7:30, 9:45)
ALSO: Kyle Riabko and Javier Dunn at Room 5 (8,9)
ALSO: Via Echo with Strangers You Know at Bootleg Hi Fi (8pm)
ALSO: Swear and Shake and Tyler Lyle at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)

 

Thursday: Prides at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Jake Newton at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers at Lyric Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Citizun at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Friday: Scarlett Rabe and Ernie Halter and Friends at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Chevelle at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Saturday: Chinatown Summer Nights f. Franscisco the Man, Madi Diaz, Eastern Conference Champions (6pm)
ALSO: Taylor Locke Band at El Cid (11pm)

 

Sunday: Xavier Rudd at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Until The Ribbon Breaks at Petersen Automotive Museum (2pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 15th: Mosco Rosco at The Troubadour
July 16th: Kongos at The Troubadour
July 17th: The Silent Comedy at Harvard & Stone
July 19th: Dead Sara and Tonic at Pershing Square
July 21st: Twin Atlantic at The Troubadour
July 21st: Nico Vega at The Roxy
July 21st: Irontom at Bootleg HiFi
July 22nd: OK Go at The Troubadour
July 23rd: OK Go at The Echo
July 23rd: Nightmare & The Cat at The Roxy
July 24th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
July 24th: Wolfmother at House of Blues Sunset
July 27th: Gavin James at The Mint
July 29th: Deluka at The Troubadour
July 31st: Foxy Shazam at The El Rey
August 1st: The Griswolds at The Echo
August 2nd: Saint Motel at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Red Wanting Blue at Bootleg Theater
August 3rd/4th: Matt Wertz at Saint Rocke
August 5th: Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 9th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe
August 10th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
August 10th: Iron and Wine and Glen Hansard at Hollywood Bowl
August 13th: Reignwolf at The Troubadour
August 17th: Dan Wilson at The Federal Bar
August 20th: New Empire at The El Rey
August 21st: Naked and Famous at The Echoplex
August 22nd: Sylvan Esso at The Trouadour
August 23rd-24th: FYF
August 23rd: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
August 23rd: Rixton at The El Rey
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre
August 27th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
September 13th: William Beckett at The Roxy
September 14th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium
September 15th: You Me at Six, Young Guns, Stars in Stereo at The Troubadour
September 18th: Meg Myers and Irontom at The Echo
September 19th: Kopecky Fmaily Band at The Troubadour
September 20th: Better Than Ezra and Scars on 45 at The House of Blues
September 25th: Allen Stone at The Mayan
September 25th: Rocco DeLuca & The Burden at The Troubadour
September 26th/27th: Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder at Santa Monica Pier
September 28th: The Gaslight Anthem at Hollywood Palladium
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 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: 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 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour

~ Kristen

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New Music Tuesday 7/1/14 f. Red Wanting Blue

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New music recommendations as follows:

Red Wanting BlueLittle America

The newest album from Midwestern rockers Red Wanting Blue is an enjoyable listen. At the forefront are the vocals of Scott Terry with their grainy texture that gives the tunes an instant sense of comfort whether they are slow and contemplative or more light and humorous. My favorite aspect of this album is the lyrics which relay both a depth and humor and have really given me something to latch onto, making me both smile and think.

Little America starts with the celebratory “Halleujah”, setting the tone for the album with a lightness betrayed by words like “We’re lost I’m sure of it. I don’t know if we’ll ever be found. So we’ll run from town to town to make our way home.”  Themes of being on the road, change, and relationships impacted by the musician’s life make the album feel very personal and give it an emotional charge. The heart of the album is found in the three tracks I’ve been playing on repeat. “The Rest of Our Lives” is an inspiring and reflective tune packaged in a compelling rock melody. “Leaving New York” is a slow and yearning lament that speaks to anyone who has had to leave a place they’ve fallen in love with. “Black Canyon” is another bittersweet anthem about life on the road, but it does the best job at pulling at my heartstrings and contains my favorite line in the album, “children don’t look down, count on the ground being there every time”.

Before you think the album is too heavy, turn to songs like “Dumb Love” or “Drawing Board” which is a song about figuring out life, but sung as country-ish knee slapper with cute lines like “success requires one of us to bring home the bacon.”

Little America is an album for contemplation, but enjoyable on several levels. Here’s the video for a fun little ditty “You Are My Las Vegas” which features the mothers of the band members.

 

Other albums to look into:

  • NONONO – We Are Only What We Feel
  • Bad Suns – Language & Perspective
  • Seether – Isolate and Medicate
  • Old Crow Medicine – Remedy
  • Air Dubai – Be Calm

~ Kristen