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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/25-5/31

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I somehow messed up my sleep system and it’s been harder and harder to wake up at 8am and get to sleep before 2am. There’s also some afternoon napping happening as well. I’m blaming my day at California Adventure on Friday. I mean, I was kind of slipping in this direction but now I’m here. Time to rest the body clock. Ugh.

Not so “ugh” is the calendar for this week. Lots of options to keep your live music cravings satisfied. Go see bands.

 

Monday: Kopecky, Armors, Spero @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Lo-Fang @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: The New Regime @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Jeremy Loops @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Listen Local Radio.com Showcase @ House of Blues at 7pm

Wednesday: Mae @ The Irenic at 6:30pm
AND: Little White Teeth @ Whistlestop at 9pm
AND: Ciara @ House of Blues at 8pm

Thursday: Transfer @ Casbah at 9pm
AND:Xavier Rudd & The United Nations @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Aaron Watson, Sam Outlaw @ House of Blues at 8pm

Friday: HoneyHoney @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Delta Spirit @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Tori Kelly @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Observatory North Park at 9pm
AND: Midnight Rivals @ Whistlestop at 9pm

Saturday: Delta Spirit @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Pigpen Theater Co., Pearl and The Beard, Goodnight,Texas @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: 4thonthefloor @ Seven Grand at 10pm

Sunday: Teenage Bottlerocket @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
June 1st- Spoon @ Observatory North Park
June 2nd- Spoon @ North Park Observatory
June 3rd- AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
June 7th- X-Fest @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 9th- The Kooks @ House of Blues
June 13th- Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Park North
June 18th- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
June 19th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 9th- Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18th- Third EyeBlind, Dashboard Confessional @ Harrah’s Resort
July 19th- The Violent Femmes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 21st- Bleachers, Charlie XCX @ Observatory North Park
July 21st- Imagine Dragons, Metric @ Viejas Arena
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
August 16th- James Bay @ Belly Up *rescheduled date*
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 19th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 25th- Death Cab For Cutie @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 15th- Hozier @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 16th- twenty one pilots @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/18-5/24

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Well, last week was a good one. I made it out to a few things including a quick trip up to LA and back. This week is a little more mellow for me. I will say, I went to The Merrow last night and I hadn’t been there since it changed over from Ruby Room and I was super impressed. It’s got a cool vibe and the space has been upgraded and most importantly, the sound has too. If there’s a show over there and you’re on the fence about it, it’s worth it.

 

Monday: Shaky Graves, The Barr Brothers @ Belly Up at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Little Dragon @ Observatory North Park at 8pm- SOLD OUT

Tuesday: Speedy Ortiz @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Wooden Sky @ Seven Grand at 9pm

Wednesday: Brawley’s Bar Room Brawl, Sara Petite @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Flaggs @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Bryan Adams @ Cal Coast Open Air Theater at 8pm

Thursday: Loud @ with twenty one pilots @ Monkier Warehouse at 12pm
AND: The Sinclairs @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Friday: Paramore, Copeland @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater at 7pm
AND: Jesse Marchant, Midnight Pine, Gayle Skidmore @ Whistlestop at 9pm
AND: Luke Wade, Pawnshop Kings @ Merrow at 9pm
AND: Pinback @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Hiatus Kaiyote @ House of Blues Side Stage at 7pm

Saturday: Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre at 7pm

Sunday: The Rolling Stones @ Petco Park at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Caskitt @ Soda Bar at 3pm

 

Keep in Mind:
May 25th- Kopecky @ Casbah
May 28th- Transfer @ Casbah
May 29th- honeyhoney @ Soda Bar
May 29th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
May 30th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
June 1st- Spoon @ Observatory North Park
June 2nd- Spoon @ North Park Observatory
June 3rd- AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
June 7th- X-Fest @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 9th- The Kooks @ House of Blues
June 13th- Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Park North
June 19th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 9th- Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18th- Third EyeBlind, Dashboard Confessional @ Harrah’s Resort
July 19th- The Violent Femmes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 21st- Bleachers, Charlie XCX @ Observatory North Park
July 21st- Imagine Dragons, Metric @ Viejas Arena
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
August 16th- James Bay @ Belly Up *rescheduled date*
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 19th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 25th- Death Cab For Cutie @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 15th- Hozier @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 16th- twenty one pilots @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 5/18-5/24

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I’m in the midst of East Coast travels. I was in DC most of last week and today I took a bus to Philadelphia to meet up with my mom to celebrate her birthday. The restaurant she chose was close to several of my old favorite concert venues so we walked around and I touched base with places like the TLA and Tin Angel. Tomorrow, the only thing on my agenda is to eat my favorite sandwich. I was hoping to find a good Monday night show, but most cities don’t have happening Mondays like Los Angeles.

Speaking of, tomorrow in LA is jam packed with great show options. The music continues throughout the week. The Grammy Museum is hosting two of my faves, The Milk Carton Kids and Dead Sara. Those will both be amazing in very very different ways. Also, one of my High Voltage On The Rise picks, Prides, are at The Echo Wednesday night. They come all the way from Scotland, so you really shouldn’t miss that one.

Here’s my full list:

Monday: The Milk Carton Kids at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Faultlines FREE at Republic of Pie (8pm)
ALSO: Jimmy Gnecco at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Cillie Barnes, Among Savages, Maxim Ludwig, David Dennis (of Voxhaul Broadcast) FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: SWIMM and The Moth & The Flame FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Wolf Alice at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Jackie Tohn at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at Saint Rocke (6:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Josiah Leming, Michael Doman, Ivory Deville, and more (8pm)

Tuesday: Prides at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Decoded and the Last Internationale at The Viper Room  (9pm)
ALSO: Joy Williams at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Dead Sara at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Emery at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: San Fermin w/ Natalie Prass at The Troubadour (8pm)

Weds: The Diamond Light and The Janks FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Rocco Deluca w/ Daniel Lanois at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Shakey Graves w/ The Barr Brothers at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds at The Orpheum (8:30)
ALSO: Jam Night FREE at Lucky Strike Live (8pm)

Thursday: Distant Cousins, King Washington at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Lelia Broussard at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Gun Hill Royals FREE at Villains Tavern (9pm)
ALSO: Holly Miranda and The Filthy Souls FREE at Mrs. Fish (7pm)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog Presents at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)

Friday: Eli Rise Presents: Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Schuyler Fisk at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Charming Liars at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Laura Jane Grace presents Killing Me Loudly at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (8pm)

Saturday: The Silent War at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Paramore w/ Copeland at The Dolby Theatre (8pm)

Sunday: Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson at The Hollywood Bowl (6:30)

To Keep in Mind:
May 28th: Mae at The El Rey
May 29th/30th: The Bangles at The Troubadour
May 31st: Kopecky at Saint Rocke
May 31st/June1st: Jack Garratt at The Troubadour
June 1st: Delta Spirit at Telegram Ballroom
June 2nd: Mother Mother at The Troubadour
June 2nd: The Script at The Wiltern
June 2nd: Starsailor at The Fonda Theatre
June 4th: Dustin Kensrue at The Troubadour
June 5th: Villagers at The Echo
June 6th: Make Music Pasadena
June 11th: Neon Trees at The Fonda Theater
June 11th: Black English at The Echo
June 11th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Greek Theatre
June 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Roxy
June 15th: Lenka at The Troubadour
June 16th, 17th, 19th: Butch Walker at The Masonic Lodge
June 22nd: Until The Ribbon Breaks at The Roxy
June 24th/25th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Bowl
June 30th: The Griswolds at The Troubadour
July 11th: Lissie at The Troubadour
July 12th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Greek Theatre
August 1st: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
August 5th: First Aid Kit at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
August 14th: George Ezra at The Wiltern
August 17th: Lights at The Greek Theatre
August 17th: Mumford and Sons at The Forum
September 16th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 7th: Ben Howard at The Greek Theatre
October 13th: Hozier at Nokia Theatre LA Live
October 15th: twenty one pilots w/ Echosmith at The Greek Theatre
October 16th: The War on Drugs at The Greek Theatre

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/11-5/17

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Happy Monday! It’s a beautiful day in San Diego. We got some much needed rain last week and it’s dried out quite nicely here. It’s sunny but not blazing hot and an all around beautiful day. We have some awesome shows this week from New Kids on the Block with Nelly and TLC to Lana Del Ray with Courtney Love. There’s also Passion Pit and Lord Huron this week, both at at the Observatory North Park. Actually, there’s lots of great stuff this week so just check it out!

 

Monday: NKOTB, Nelly, TLC @ Viejas Arena Aztec Bowl at 7pm
AND: Lyon, Nicky Venus @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday:

Wednesday: The Wombats @ House of Blues at 7pm

Thursday: Lord Huron @ Observatory North Park at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Tony Bennett @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

Friday: Two Gallants @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Palace Ballroom @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Young Dubliners @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: The Relationship @ House of Blues Side Stage at 7pm
AND: Neil Diamond @ Valley View Casino Center at 7pm
AND: Low Volts @ The Hideout at 9pm

Saturday: North Park Festival of Arts feat: Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels, Vinyl Mill, Midnight Pine, Flaggs, Schiztophonics, and more @ 30th St. and University Ave at 11am
AND: Lana Del Ray, Courtney Love @ Sleep Train Amphitheater at 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Wolf Alice @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Humphrey’s at 8pm

Sunday: Passion Pit @ The Observatory North Park at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Noah Lekas @ Mother Earth Brewing Co. at 12pm

 

Keep in Mind:
May 18th- Shaky Graves @ Belly Up
May 22nd- Paramore @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
May 25th- Kopecky @ Casbah
May 28th- Transfer @ Casbah
May 29th- honeyhoney @ Soda Bar
May 29th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
May 30th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
June 1st- Spoon @ Observatory North Park
June 2nd- Spoon @ North Park Observatory
June 3rd- AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
June 7th- X-Fest @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 9th- The Kooks @ House of Blues
June 13th- Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Park North
June 19th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 9th- Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18th- Third EyeBlind, Dashboard Confessional @ Harrah’s Resort
July 19th- The Violent Femmes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 21st- Bleachers, Charlie XCX @ Observatory North Park
July 21st- Imagine Dragons, Metric @ Viejas Arena
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
August 16th- James Bay @ Belly Up *rescheduled date*
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 19th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 25th- Death Cab For Cutie @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 15th- Hozier @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 16th- twenty one pilots @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/4-5/10

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Happy Star Wars Day! I’m not much of a Star Wars Buff myself but it’s always fun to get into the spirit with a pun like May the 4th be with you. Another favorite of mine is “It’s Gonna Be May” and only the kids who grew up with *NSYNC will get that joke.

 

Monday: Ms. Mr. @ Casbah at 9pm- SOLD OUT

Tuesday: Creature and the Woods @ The Merrow at 9pm

Wednesday: Joe Cardillo @ Tower 13 at 6:30pm

Thursday: The Mowgli’s, Night Riots @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Jonathan Fleig, Jackson Price @ Sycamore Den at 9pm
AND: Headphone @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Friday: One Drop @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Dwight Yoakam @ Observatory North Park at 8pm

Saturday: The Growlers @ Observatory North Park at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The Bangles @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Hit Dog Hollar, Michael McGraw and The Butchers @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Mickey Avalon @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Waking in Sonata @ House of Blues at 6:30pm

Sunday: The Deftones @ House of Blues at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The Sonics @ Belly Up at 8pm

 

Keep in Mind:
May 11th- NKOTB, Nelly, TLC @ Viejas Arena Aztec Bowl
May 16th- Lana Del Ray, Courtney Love @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
May 16th- James Bay @ Belly Up
May 17th- Passion Pit @ The Observatory North Park
May 18th- Shaky Graves @ Belly Up
May 22nd- Paramore @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
May 25th- Kopecky @ Casbah
May 28th- Transfer @ Casbah
May 29th- honeyhoney @ Soda Bar
May 29th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
May 30th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
June 1st- Spoon @ Observatory North Park
June 2nd- Spoon @ North Park Observatory
June 3rd- AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
June 7th- X-Fest @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 9th- The Kooks @ House of Blues
June 13th- Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Park North
June 19th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 9th- Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18th- Third EyeBlind, Dashboard Confessional @ Harrah’s Resort
July 19th- The Violent Femmes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 21st- Bleachers, Charlie XCX @ Observatory North Park
July 21st- Imagine Dragons, Metric @ Viejas Arena
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 19th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 25th- Death Cab For Cutie @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 15th- Hozier @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 16th- twenty one pilots @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater

Max and the Moon

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Max and the Moon from Chino Hills, Ca. are kicking off their first headlining tour in San Diego, gearing up for an EP release and are looking to take the world by storm. They play tomorrow at the House of Blues Voodoo Room and it’s definitely something you should check out. If you still need convincing, check out my chat with them and listen to their single Harps.

 

1. Tell us a little about who you are as a band.

– Max and the Moon is a band that loves looking forward to new things that will shape its career. We all take the opportunities we get as a band very seriously and always give it everything we got. But we also like to have fun and be creative while doing so. We’re always wanting to achieve more later down the road because we don’t like staying in one place and not growing continuously as writers and musicians. We like to think our new songs, Modern Love and Harps are a testament to that because we’ve developed our sound every chance we’ve gotten. So we’re excited for the future!

2. What can people expect from the live show?

– Well, we haven’t had a chance to play live since November of last year! So we are very excited to get back on stage, doing what we love to do. I think people can expect to see a lot of energy and connection with our fans. Also, we’re stoked to share our new songs live and see what everyone thinks of them.

3. What do you like about playing in San Diego?

– It’s always nice to be in front of such a welcoming group of people and every time we’ve played down here we’ve received awesome feedback from the fans. San Diego audiences are engaged and very respectful of the artist. That type of dedication to live entertainment pushes us to give everything we got. The town itself is beautiful and comforting. We think the people exude these same qualities.

4. Tell us about your upcoming EP MATM.

– We’ve worked very hard on the songs that are on the upcoming EP. We pulled ideas from the sounds that were on our The Way I See EP, a little bit of vocal influence from our writing with the Crazy EP, and also there is a lot of fresh grooves and moods the new songs give off. We tend to be most proud of anything new we’ve created and we can all personally say we care deeply about these brand new tunes.

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/27-5/3

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Well, I don’t know if I’m fighting a cold, allergies, or plain old chest congestion. The weather here has been a little bi-polar considering it was raining 2 days ago (for two days) and now it’s sunny and 80-something degrees outside. Crazy.

 

Monday: Della Mae, Wild Reeds @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Future Thieves @ The Merrow at 9pm

Tuesday: Local Grooves, Local Brews @ House of Blues at 7pm

Wednesday: From Indian Lakes @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Brother Grand, The Star Bandits @ Lestats at 9pm

Thursday: Max and The Moon, Nicky Venus @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Bright Light Social Hour @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Little Red Lung, Spero @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: The Decemberists @ Observatory North Park at 9pm- SOLD OUT

Friday: Ok Go @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Matt and Kim @ Observatory North Park at 9pm
AND: Billy Shaddox, Rookie Card @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Tennis @ The Irenic at 7pm- SOLD OUT

Sunday: They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up at 7:30pm

 

Keep in Mind:
May 4th- Ms. Mr. @ Casbah
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
May 9th- The Growlers @ Observatory North Park
May 11th- NKOTB, Nelly, TLC @ Viejas Arena Aztec Bowl
May 16th- Lana Del Ray, Courtney Love @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
May 16th- James Bay @ Belly Up
May 17th- Passion Pit @ The Observatory North Park
May 18th- Shaky Graves @ Belly Up
May 22nd- Paramore @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
May 25th- Kopecky @ Casbah
May 28th- Transfer @ Casbah
May 29th- honeyhoney @ Soda Bar
May 29th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
May 30th- Delta Spirit @ The Irenic
June 1st- Spoon @ Observatory North Park
June 2nd- Spoon @ North Park Observatory
June 3rd- AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
June 7th- X-Fest @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 9th- The Kooks @ House of Blues
June 13th- Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Park North
June 19th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 9th- Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18th- Third EyeBlind, Dashboard Confessional @ Harrah’s Resort
July 19th- The Violent Femmes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 21st- Bleachers, Charlie XCX @ Observatory North Park
July 21st- Imagine Dragons, Metric @ Viejas Arena
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 19th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 25th- Death Cab For Cutie @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 15th- Hozier @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
October 16th- twenty one pilots @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater