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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/25-7/31

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One more Comic Con down. High Voltage took things to another level this year and my schedule was mostly packed with press rooms, but I was able to get out to the floor and a few panels.  The best thing about Comic Con is all the amazing people that you meet anywhere you go, but, if interested, here is a recap list:

Favorite cast = iZombie

Favorite press room = Supernatural

Most anticipated new show =  The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

Most anticipated new movie = Valerian

Most enjoyable panel = Orphan Black at Nerd HQ

Best swag = Marvel hat/Lucifer bag

Most amusing celeb run-in = being mistaken for a part of someone’s entourage (introduced himself as Scott maybe?)

Best extemporaneous chat = Tyler Hoechlin, about the All-Star celeb softball game (he was MVP)

Best hello = smile from Justin Timberlake

Best farewell = back to back hugs from Beau Smith and Tim Rozen of Wynonna Earp

Most unexpected “interview” = J Michael Straczynski

Most enjoyable pilot = Powerless

Favorite autograph = Sylvain Neuvel
Most delightful celebrity = Kirsten Vargass

Most star-struck moment = telling Antony Starr how much I love Banshee

SDCC winner = me, according to Jensen Ackles, for asking a question he had never been asked before

 

Okay, back to music. Show pick of the week: Augustines with Cobi Mike at Bootleg Bar. Augustines are one of the most engaging live bands. A must see for sure.

 

Monday: Valley Queen residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint f. Halo Circus (7pm)
ALSO: Forebear residency FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: TeamMate residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: LA River Bend at Ham and Eggs Tavern (8pm)
ALSO: The Strokes at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam at The Viper Room f. The Johnsons (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Tunesday f. Casey Sullivan (Air Traffic Controller) at Skybar at Mondrian (8pm)…FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO: Andy Allo at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Residual Kid at The Mint (7:15)
ALSO: Givers & Takers at Sassafras Saloon
ALSO: Flight of the Conchords at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Weds: Augustines w/ Cobi Mike at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Popshop West 042 at The Echo f. Great Good Fine Ok, Morgxn (8pm)
ALSO: Flight of the Conchords at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Thursday: Taylor John Williams, Tom Freund & Friends at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 10)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Oh Pep! at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Bots at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Juliette Lewis at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: The National w/ The Lone Bellow at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Friday: Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Active Set, Beachwood Coyotes, and more DTLA (10pm)…RSVP w/ Mighty Lamb Production for location
ALSO: Magic Giant at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Hidden Charm at Resident (9pm) FREE w/ RSVP

 

Saturday: Gun Hill Royals at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…record release party
ALSO: Honeyhoney w/ Korey Dane at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Love and A .38 at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Bonnie Raitt at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Sunday: Grand Ole Echo FREE at The Echo f. Freddie and Francine (3pm)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 3rd: Dear Boy at The Roxy
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
August 5th: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier
August 7th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
August 24th: Beware of Darkness at The Resident
August 26th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
August 31st: Kris Orlowski at The Hotel Cafe
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 16th: Saint Motel at Belasco Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 20th/21st: Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theatre
September 21st: Ash at The Roxy
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 18th: Yellowcard at The Novo
October 25th: Eisley at The El Rey
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 27th: Irontom and Finish Ticket at The El Rey
October 29th/30th: Kaleo at The Fonda
November 2nd: Boy & Bear at Teragram Ballroom
November 3rd: The Hunna at The Fonda Theatre
November 3rd: The Ballroom Thieves at Bootleg Theater
November 3rd: The Struts at The Fonda
November 4th: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite
November 4th: Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium
November 12th: Amos Lee at The Theater at Ace Hotel
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 19th: Tony Lucca at The Troubadour
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/18-7/24

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Last week was a pretty big one work-wise. It was a high stress/no sleep situation and as a result, I have found myself a bit under the weather. There are exactly two days to make a full recovery before the madness of Comic Con descends. The press rooms are stacking up and I still have quite a bit of prep to do.

I won’t be in LA much next week, but if I were, I’d be heading to The Hotel Cafe Wednesday night for Keaton Simons and Gabe Dixon.

Here’s what else I’d recommend:

 

Monday: Valley Queen residency w/ Radio Skies FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Forebear residency FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: TeamMate residency at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam at The Viper Room f. Dig The Kid (8:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. French Horn Rebellion (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Andy Allo at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Rebecca Loebe at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Evol Walks at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Phoebe Ryan w/ Cardiknox, Secret weapons at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Weds: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lawrence, Western Scene at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Bela Fleck & Chris Thile at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8:30)

 

Thursday: Ladies Gun Club w/ Brian Wright and Aaron Lee Tasjan at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Taylor John Williams at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Night Talks, Ghost Lit Kingdom, LEMOLO at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Josiah & The Bonnevilles at Resident (7pm)
ALSO: Pacific Radio at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Braeves, The Baltic, Arms Akimbo at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Hey Mercedes at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Robert Ellis w/ Leslie Stevens at The Echoplex (8pm)

 

Friday: John Paul White w/ The Secret Sisters at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Trapdoor Social and Dream Vacation at Club Fais Do-Do (7pm)
ALSO: Down and Outlaws w/ The Diamond Light at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Arms Akimbo at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Little Hurricane, The Brevet FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton (8pm)

 

Saturday: Alexander Jean w/ Casey Abrams at The Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Residual Kid at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: twenty one pilots, Mutemath at The Forum (7pm)

 

Sunday: Holly Miranda at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Barenaked Ladies at The Greek Theatre (6:30)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 27th: Augustines at Bootleg Theater
July 29th: Hidden Charm at Resident
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 3rd: Dear Boy at The Roxy
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
August 5th: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier
August 7th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
August 24th: Beware of Darkness at The Resident
August 26th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
August 31st: Kris Orlowski at The Hotel Cafe
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 16th: Saint Motel at Belasco Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 20th/21st: Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theatre
September 21st: Ash at The Roxy
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 18th: Yellowcard at The Novo
October 25th: Eisley at The El Rey
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 27th: Irontom and Finish Ticket at The El Rey
October 29th/30th: Kaleo at The Fonda
November 2nd: Boy & Bear at Teragram Ballroom
November 3rd: The Hunna at The Fonda Theatre
November 3rd: The Ballroom Thieves at Bootleg Theater
November 3rd: The Struts at The Fonda
November 4th: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite
November 4th: Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium
November 12th: Amos Lee at The Theater at Ace Hotel
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 19th: Tony Lucca at The Troubadour
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/11-7/17

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Taking a much needed break today to get in on a bit of MLB All-Star action.  The best in baseball are descending upon San Diego and although I won’t get to see the big game on Tuesday, I will get to check out The Futures Game which is followed by something you can’t see on TV, celebrity softball!

Musically, there is a lot of good stuff going on next week. The Valley Queen residency begins Monday night at The Bootleg, both Atlas Genius and BORNS are performing free shows and a couple festivals downtown add musical flavor to the weekend. My show pick of the week goes to a couple local bands, Weathers and The Wrecks playing a venue I have yet to visit, Union Nightclub, Tuesday night.

Here’s what else I’d recommend:

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Rosa, Tigertown, Pom Poms, New Madrid, Bonzie (8pm)
ALSO: Valley Queen residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: TeamMate July residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Forebear, Foxtrax FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: NAF at The Troubadour (two shows:7,9)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Weathers w/ The Wrecks at Union Nightclub (7pm)
ALSO: Ari Afsar w/ Alex Band at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Popshop West 040 f. Powers, Tigertown (8pm)

 

Weds: Atlas Genius FREE at The Grove (7pm)
ALSO: Chris Stills, Jenny O at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)

 

Thursday: BORNS FREE at Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Mount Holly at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)
ALSO: Taylor John Williams at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Howie Day at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Sam Outlaw at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Halsey w/ Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall (8pm)

 

Friday: The Dead Ships at The Hi Hat (8pm)…record release show
ALSO: Gungor w/ Caleb Groh at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Runaway Saints at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)…record release show
ALSO: Rayland Baxter FREE at FIGat7th Plaza Level (9pm)
ALSO: Feminist Friday at Resident f. Cillie Barnes, Cassandra Violet, Lauren Ruth Ward (8pm)…FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO: Parker Millsap at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Halsey w/ Bad Suns (8pm)

 

Saturday: The Big Pink, The Bulls, KAV at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Nathan Fox at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Tonic at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Chinatown Summer Nights FREE f. Swerve, Braeves, Sophie and the Bom Boms, Blondfire and more (5pm)
ALSO: Sego w/ Francisco The Man at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Widespread Panic at The Wiltern (7:30)
ALSO: We Are Scientists w/ The Palms at The El Rey (9pm)

 

Sunday: Michael Mazochi FREE at TRiP (10:30)
ALSO: Cindy Alexander at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Goo Goo Dolls w/ Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre (7:15)
ALSO: Select Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 20th: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Café
July 21st: Brian Wright at The Hotel Cafe
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
July 23rd: Lobsterfest f. Dear Boy
July 27th: Augustines at Bootleg Theater
July 29th: Hidden Charm at Resident
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 3rd: Dear Boy at The Roxy
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
August 5th: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier
August 7th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
August 24th: Beware of Darkness at The Resident
August 26th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 20th/21st: Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theatre
September 21st: Ash at The Roxy
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 18th: Yellowcard at The Novo
October 25th: Eisley at The El Rey
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 27th: Irontom and Finish Ticket at The El Rey
October 29th/30th: Kaleo at The Fonda
November 4th: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/4-7/10

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Happy 4th of July weekend! After a long and pretty crazy week involving much music and revelry,  I was anticipating a quiet weekend until I was reminded of the holiday. I hope everyone is enjoying pool time, friends, music, and fireworks. I’m about to start checking things off of that list so excuse me while I get this calendar out a bit earlier than usual today.

Due to the extended weekend, many of my favorite Monday events are not taking place, so we’ll have to find something fun to do later in the week. Here are my options:

Monday: Leftover Cuties at The Marriot Marina del Rey (6pm)

 

Tuesday: Steven Tyler at Dolby Theatre (8pm)

 

Weds: Duniven, Paris Radio, Avid Dancer, Trapdoor Social at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Faulkner FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Plain White T’s w/ Tonic FREE at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: Matthew Szlachetka at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Maxim Ludwig at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Brian Adams at The Greek Theatre (8pm)

 

Thursday: Joe Pug w/ Korey Dane at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Sara Watkins w/ Dan Wilson at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: The Dose at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Josh Garrels at The Regent Theater (7:30)
ALSO: Shane Alexander at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Taking Back Tuesday: Emo Night LA at The Echo/Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Mayer Hawthorne FREE at Santa Monica Pier (7pm)

 

Friday: Night Lights w/ A Yawn Worth Yelling, Davies at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi & Our Lady J at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Peach Kings, Mobley, Moon at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jon Bellion w/ Son Real at The Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: White Lung w/ Plague Vendor at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Saturday: King Washington at The Echo (6pm)
ALSO: Evol Walks at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: The Bird and the Bee at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros FREE (w/ RSVP) at Anneberg Space for Photography (5pm)

 

Sunday: Brother Sal at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo at The Echo f. The Lemon Trees (3pm)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 13th: Atlas Genius at The Grove
July 14th: BORNS at The Santa Monica Pier
July 14th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
July 14th: Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall
July 16th: The Big Pink at The Regent Theater
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 20th: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Café
July 21st: Brian Wright at The Hotel Cafe
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
July 23rd: Lobsterfest f. Dear Boy
July 27th: Augustines at Bootleg Theater
July 29th: Hidden Charm at Resident
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 3rd: Dear Boy at The Roxy
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
August 5th: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier
August 7th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
August 24th: Beware of Darkness at The Resident
August 26th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 20th/21st: Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theatre
September 21st: Ash at The Roxy
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 18th: Yellowcard at The Novo
October 25th: Eisley at The El Rey
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 27th: Irontom and Finish Ticket at The El Rey
October 29th/30th: Kaleo at The Fonda
November 4th: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/27-7/3

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When I’m not going out for music, I spend quite a bit (read: all) of my time in front of my computer. I worked overtime last week to get a couple papers off my desk so yesterday I decided I would take a day AFK so to speak.  I particularly enjoyed some computer-free time glued to a book I’ve been reading that, somewhat ironically, takes place in a world where people live most of their lives plugged into a virtual reality system.  I guess I never got too far away from living via technologies…I tried!

Next week’s musical highlights includes a couple UK faves, up and comers (and not to be missed) The Hunna and Leogun frontman Tommy Smith!

Here’s what else I’d leave my computer for:

 

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. The Shelters
ALSO: Midnight Faces residency FREE at Bootleg Bar
ALSO: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)

 

Tuesday: The Hunna w/ Hawai, Morgxn at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Gold Star and Korey Dane FREE at Harvard & Stone (9:30)
ALSO: Strahan, Ruen Brothers, Patrick Droney at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9,10)
ALSO: Beta Play at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Groves residency f. Blondfire FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO:  Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at Dirty Laundry (10pm)

 

Weds: Act As If at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Sky Ferreira at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Thursday: Ben Limpic, Michael Malarkey, Welshly Arms at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9)
ALSO: Andy Davis at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: LUCA and Corey Harper at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Friday: Tommy Smith (Leogun) in DTLA (need to RSVP for location https://form.jotform.com/61095021048144) (9:30)
ALSO: The Two Tens at The Grand Star Jazz Club (10pm)
ALSO: A Prairie Home Companion w/ Garrison Keilor at The Hollywood Bowl (8pm)

 

Saturday: The Dirty Diamond at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Andy Black at The El Rey (7:30)

 

Sunday: Selective Songwriter Showcase at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 7th: Joe Pug at The Echo
July 9th: King Washington at The Echo
July 13th: Atlas Genius at The Grove
July 14th: BORNS at The Santa Monica Pier
July 14th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
July 14th: Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall
July 16th: The Big Pink at The Regent Theater
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 20th: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Café
July 21st: Brian Wright at The Hotel Cafe
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
July 23rd: Lobsterfest
July 27th: Augustines at Bootleg Theater
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe
August 7th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
August 24th: Beware of Darkness at The Resident
August 26th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 20th: Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theatre
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 27th: Irontom and Finish Ticket at The El Rey
October 29th/30th: Kaleo at The Fonda
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/20-6/26

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I spent a very large part of my weekend outdoors and if you’re in Southern California, you might imagine how I feel right now…I’m not sure I can move from the floor of my non air-conditioned room.

In way cooler news, I hope everyone has checked their Ticketmaster accounts to find it full of free ticket vouchers. I’ve got quite a few but of course the shows I really wanted to use them for are ineligible. Hopefully this will change at some point.

In the meantime, I’ll stick to the shows I can get into. If you’re looking for a great free show with rising LA bands, I’d recommend Tuesday night at Harvard & Stone to see Gold Star with The Americans.

Here’s what else I’ve got for you:

 

Monday: Paper Route at The Echo (7:30)
ALSO: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Icarus Landing at Metal Mayhem Mondays at Crazy Girls
ALSO: Midnight Faces residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Steady Holiday residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Mount Holly w/ Maszer and Robbery Inc. at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Gold Star w/ The Americans FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Groves residency FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at Dirty Laundry (10pm)
ALSO: Eliot Sumner w/ Cheerleaders, and The Rebel Light at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Cage the Elephant w/ Portugal. The Man and Sunflower Bean at Shrine Auditorium (7pm)

 

Weds: Justin Hulsey, Noah Guthrie, Dana Williams, Josh Flowers & The Wild at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7,8,9,10)

 

Thursday: Aqualung at The Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (8pm)

 

Friday: Gold Old War w/ Empty Houses, The Absolute, Ghost Lit Kingdom at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Sonny Boy Thorn at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO Birdy w/ Lawrence Taylor at The Fonda Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The California Saga: A Musical Journey of the California Sound at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Saturday: Cindy Alexander at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: JP Saxe at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Play Like a Girl at The Echo f. Pom Poms and more (4:30)
ALSO: Mudcrutch w/ The Shelters at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: The California Saga: A Musical Journey of the California Sound at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Perfume Genius at The Broad (8:30)

 

Sunday: Grand Ole Echo f. Sam Morrow FREE at The Echo (3pm)
ALSO: Mudcrutch w/ The Shelters at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 7th: Joe Pug at The Echo
July 9th: King Washington at The Echo
July 14th: BORNS at The Santa Monica Pier
July 14th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
July 14th: Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 20th: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Cafe
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/12-6/19

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I’m about to do something which I rarely do and that’s get in my car and drive somewhere on a Sunday, a day I usually reserve for mentally and physically preparing for the upcoming week. This whole week has been a bit off kilter (in a good way) so I suppose it’s only fitting.

Next week, I have some big work deadlines I’m dealing with, but I hope to get out to a few choice shows.  I’m especially looking forward to seeing Dark Waves on Tuesday. Show pick of the week, however, will have to be Friday night at The Hi Hat when my friends at Badass Bands Blog will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a great line up of bands and what I’m sure will be an awesome crowd of people.

Here’s what else I have in store for you:

 

Monday: Midnight Faces residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Groves residency w/ Dark Waves FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Yukon Blonde, The Zolas at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at Dirty Laundry (10pm)

 

Weds: Gungor w/ Javier Dunn and more at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jim & Sam at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: The Americans at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Smoke Season and Frankie at No Vacancy (10pm)
ALSO: Tokyo Police Club w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks at The El Rey (8:30)

 

Thursday: The Dustbowl Revival w/ Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, We the Folk at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Rival Tides, Back Pocket Memory at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Smithfield Bargain, Humming House, The Battlefield at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: The Two Tens at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Sarah Jarosz at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Friday: Badass Bands 5 Yr Anniversary Show f. Ivory DeVille, Herbert Bail Orchestra, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Happiness at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Ghost Lit Kingdom at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Winchester Rebels at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Sarah Jarosz at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Zoe Keating at Largo (8:30)

 

Saturday: Fire the Animal at Sassafras Saloon
ALSO: Bad Wolf at Amplyfi (8:15)
ALSO: Moses Sumney FREE at The Getty Center (6pm)
ALSO: Music on The Meadows w/ Colin Hay, Kate Voegele, Barley, The Walcotts at Saint Rocke (noon)
ALSO: Sunstock Festival at Autry (4pm)

 

Sunday: Distant Cousins, Jenni Alpert at Open Space (6:30)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
June 21st: Mount Holly at The Hotel Cafe
June 24th: Birdy at The Fonda Theatre
July 7th: Joe Pug at The Echo
July 14th: BORNS at The Santa Monica Pier
July 14th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
July 14th: Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 20th: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Cafe
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Cafe
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barnes Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen

 

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