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New Music Tuesday 9/16/14 f. Sir Sly, Fever Fever, Sleepwave

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I’ve been a bit out of it with album releases, but here’s what I’ve got for your new music craving ears this week:

Sir SlyYou Haunt Me

All I can say about this release is FINALLY! From their mysterious beginnings and buzz-tastic videos to their local residencies, festival dates, and national tours, I’ve been keeping my eye on this electro-rock outfit from California. Their songs have a creative flair that is both compelling and distinctive and their live performance grows more dynamic with every viewing. I am thrilled that the band finally has a solid product to offer the world. This is a must listen!

Still my favorite Sir Sly song:

 

Fever FeverAftermath

I found the stream for Fever Fever’s new album in my inbox. I clicked play and twelve songs later, I wanted to press play again. I think that’s a good sign. The music kind of swells around you and feels a bit like that comfy sweater you don’t want to take off. It just feels good!

 

Sleepwave Broken Compass

I enjoy a straight up, solid rock band. Sleepwave, the new band from the front man of Underoath, has potential to be just that.  I’ve only heard this one song, but it made me want to hear more.

 

 

Other albums I’m hoping to check out:

  • Mike Doughty – Stellar Motel
  • Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
  • Train – Bulletproof Picasso
  • The Wilderness of Manitoba – Between Colours
  • The Henry Millers – Posies
  • Somebody’s Darling – Adult Roommates
  • Hands Like Houses – Reimagine EP

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/15-9/21

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Coming back to the land of the healthy, I spent a lovely weekend re-connecting with San Diego for San Diego Music Thing. It was a great time for discovering new music, seeing favorite bands, hanging with friends, eating tacos, and generally reminding myself of how great the San Diego music community can be.

Next weekend it’s LA’s turn to shine as the music lovers descend upon the Sunset Strip for the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. For more info on the event: http://ssmf.com/. It’s going to be a good one!

There are quite a few exciting musical options next week. If I could live at one venue, it would probably be The Troubadour. From Monday with You Me at Six and Young Guns to Friday’s Kopecky Family Band, every night is a can’t miss!

 

Here’s what else I would recommend:

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Black Taxi, Nick Mulvey, Mosco Rosco (8:30)
ALSO: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: You Me at Six w/ Young Guns, Stars In Stereo, The Downtown Fiction at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Bones Muhroni and Drug Cabin FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Fenech-Soler FREE at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, AFI at The Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. David & Devine, Jesse Thomas, Clare Means, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Sugar and The Hi-Lows, Andrew Belle at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Tall Tales & The Silver Lining FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Rise Against at The Wiltern (6:30)

 

Weds: Empires, Augustines at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions presents f. Mary Has A Gun,  decoded at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Hamish Anderson at Downstairs at Fifty Seven (9pm)
ALSO: Satellites at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Sheppard at The Lyric Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Beatles Tribute Night at Room 5 f. Jesse Thomas, David & Devine, Brother Sal, Holly Conlan, Kevin Earnest, Nina Storey, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Rise Against at The Wiltern (6:30)

 

Thursday: Irontom and Meg Myers at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Blake Mills at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and Chuck Ragan w/ Rusty Maples at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30)
ALSO: Marc Ford, Elijah Ford at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Cloud Cult at The Troubadour (8pm)…playing two sets, one acoustic and one electric

 

Friday: Kopecky Family Band at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: The Dig, Fim, Cheers Elephant, Joey Siara at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Chuck Ragan w/ Brian Marquis at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Ceasefire at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: The Cerny Brothers at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Bell X1 at Largo (8pm)

 

Saturday: The Silent Comedy FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton (8pm)
ALSO: Better Than Ezra with Scars on 45 at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s Guitar Shop (8pm)
ALSO: Beck at The Orpheum (8pm)
ALSO: SSMF f. Jane’s Addiction, Cold War Kids, Nightmare and The Cat, Beware of Darkness, Queen Caveat, and more!

 

Sunday: The Elizabeth Kill at The Other Door (8pm) Record release!
ALSO: Beck at The Orpheum (8pm)
ALSO: Trapt at The House of Blues (7pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Kimbra & Bootleg HiFi present Space Jam FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: SSMF f. Empire of the Sun, Mayer Hawthorne, Tove Lo, Fenech-Soler, Signal City, and more!

 

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

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/8-9/14

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It makes sense that once everything started to slow down, I would get sick. At least I got some life sustaining shows in last week. For those of you more inclined to be upright, here are the musical adventures I would suggest for you this week:

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Maudlin Strangers, Charlotte OC (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 f. Chris Pierce, Trevor Menear, Pauline Cerra, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Charlotte OC and Melissa Polinar at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Barcelona with The Young Wild at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)

 

Weds: Kyle Riabko, Chris Joyner, Capsolin at Room 5 (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: Dig the Kid at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingways f. Hamish Anderson (9pm)

 

Thursday: John Flanagan FREE at State Social House (8pm)
ALSO: Mia Dyson at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr FREE at Harvard and Stone (9pm)

 

Friday: Otis Heat at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Belmont Lights at House of Blues (7:30)
ALSO: Colony House at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Katrina Parker at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Keaton Simons and Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Lobster Fest at Port O’ Call Village f. Beware of Darkness (7pm)

 

Saturday: Chinatown Moon Festival FREE downtown f. Crash Kings, SD3, and more (6pm)
ALSO: Black Hi-Lighter and The Active Set at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: William Beckett at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Passenger at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Black Taxi at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Owen Pallett at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Lobster Fest at Port O’ Call Village f. Queen Caveat, Irontom, Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (1pm)

 

Sunday: Tyrone Wells and Keaton Simons at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: The Avett Brothers with Dawes at Shrine Auditorium (7pm)
ALSO: Steve Poltz w/ special guests at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Kimbra and Bootleg HiFi Present Space Jam FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 15th: You Me at Six, Young Guns, Stars in Stereo at The Troubadour
September 18th: Meg Myers and Irontom at The Echo
September 18th: Blake Mills at The El Rey
September 19th: Kopecky Family 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 20th/21st: Beck at The Orpheum
September 21st: The Elizabeth Kill at The Other Door
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: Rags & Ribbons at Bootleg HiFi
October 8th: twenty one pilots at Hollywood Palladium
October 8th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 9th: Wakey! Wakey! at The Roxy
October 9th: Anberlin at House of Blues
October 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 13th: Gerard Way at The Troubadour
October 14th: Gerard Way at Fonda Theatre
October 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 21st: Wildcat Wildcat at The El Rey
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 22nd: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 23rd: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
October 29th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 29th: The Wild Feathers and The Apache Relay at The El Rey
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 5th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
November 11th: Lights at Fonda Theatre
November 12th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
November 14th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/1-9/7

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The good news is that I finally have a (semi) working computer again! Now I have a new computer, a new phone, and a new place to live. All the new-ness is taking some adjustment and I’m not running as efficiently as I am accustomed to. I’ve let so many things just slip past and I apologize to anyone whose email, phone call, or text I’ve neglected. I’m sure I’ll be up and running at full speed soon enough. In the meantime, I’m doing my best to keep on top of all the noteworthy musical events. Next week we’ve got some good ones. I’m particularly excited about the return of 1/3 of Leogun to Los Angeles. This trio is one of my fave UK acts and seeing singer Tommy Smith at The Viper Room on Thursday is a can’t miss in my book!

Here are the rest of my picks. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!

 

Monday: Jesse McCartney at The House of Blues (6:30)

 

Tuesday: Tall Tales & The Silver Lining w/ Scott Kinnebrew FREE at Harvard and Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Clockwise at The Townhouse in Venice (10pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Tuesday Tuesday at Room 5 f. Jenni Alpert, Jesse Thomas, David & Devine, Jackie Does Joel, Casey Abrams, Michael Doman, etc. (8pm)

 

Weds: LP at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Leslie Stevens at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: Fire in The Hamptons at The Satellite (9pm)

 

Thursday: Tommy Smith (Leogun), AEGES, Crobot at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Twilight Concert Series f. OK Go FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Brian Wright at El Cid (9pm)
ALSO: Owenstone at The Spare Room at The Roosevelt Hotel (10:30)
ALSO: Mother Falcon w/ The Afternoons at The Echoplex (8pm)

 

Friday: The Record Company, Patrick Sweany, Ivory DeVille at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog Presents at The Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Tyler & Shooter Jennings at the Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Kevin Earnest, Shane Alexander at Room 5 (8, 9)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (11pm)
ALSO: The Rentals w/ We Are Scientists at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Elvis Costello and Ben Folds at The Hollywood Bowl (8pm)

 

Saturday: Tyrone Wells w/ Broken Anchor at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Yuna FREE at California Plaza in DTLA (8pm)
ALSO: Signal City at Amplyfi (9:45)
ALSO: Howls, Sex Helicopter at Bootleg HiFi (10:05, 11)
ALSO: Elvis Costello and Ben Folds at The Hollywood Bowl (8pm)

 

Sunday: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex  (8:30)
ALSO: Kimbra and Bootleg HiFi Presents Space Jam FREE at Bootleg HiFi (7:30)
ALSO: Pr0files, Jacqueline Epcar at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 18th: Blake Mills at The El Rey
September 19th: Kopecky Family 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 20th/21st: Beck at The Orpheum
September 21st: The Elizabeth Kill at The Other Door
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: Rags & Ribbons at Bootleg HiFi
October 8th: twenty one pilots at Hollywood Palladium
October 8th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 9th: Wakey! Wakey! at The Roxy
October 9th: Anberlin at House of Blues
October 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 13th: Gerard Way at The Troubadour
October 14th: Gerard Way at Fonda Theatre
October 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 21st: Wildcat Wildcat at The El Rey
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 22nd: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 23rd: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
October 29th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
October 29th: The Wild Feathers and The Apache Relay at The El Rey
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 5th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
November 11th: Lights at Fonda Theatre
November 12th: The All-American Rejects at The Hotel Cafe
November 14th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/17-/24

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This email not only comes to you from out of state (I’m in Maryland!), but from my Ipad as my computer is broken again…this has been a challenge. Yesterday I was at a wedding in Michigan. There was a lot of wonderful music including a jazz mass and a live band at the reception which played a variety of more traditional songs by which we could dance called dances of the Scottish variety.  We even learned to sing a song in Norwegian!

Back in LA next week, here’s what I’m looking forward to:

Monday: Zane Carney and Romeo Testa at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Jesse Thomas, Scott Mellis, David & Devine, The Young Romans, etc (8pm)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers FREE at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at Harvard & Stone
ALSO: The Black and The White and The Future Leagues FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Smoke Season w/ The Janks and more FREE at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. K.Flay (8:30)

Tuesday: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingways f. Night Riots

Weds: Acoustic Storytelling Night with Justin Furstenfeld, Juliette Ashby, Sun Rai (8, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: SD3 (f. Cary Brothers), My Name is You, Milo Bloom at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New Empire at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingways f. Dekades (9pm)

Thursday: The Naked and Famous w/ The Moth & The Flame at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Buddy at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)…record release
ALSO: The Two Tens and The Nervous Wreckords at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Sylvan Esso w/ Dana Buoy at The Troubadour (9pm)

Friday: Keaton Simons, The Jim Bianco Big Band, David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: Patrick Park at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade and In The Valley Below FREE Fig at 7th Downtown (7pm)
ALSO: Sylvan Esso w/ Dana Buoy at The Troubadour (9pm)

Saturday: Jesse Thomas and Dani Shay at Amplyfi (9pm)
ALSO: Tyrone Wells w/ Jake Newton at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Rixton w/ T.Mills at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Lake Street Drive at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: FYF at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park (2pm)

Sunday: Rixton w/ T.Mills at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo FREE at The Echo f. Whispering Pines (3pm)
ALSO: FYF at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park (2pm)

To Keep in Mind:
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 27th: Wild Party at The Satellite
August 30th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
August 30th/31st: Mute Math at Grand Park
September 4th: OK Go at Santa Monica Pier
September 7th: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
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 18th: Blake Mills at The El Rey
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 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 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

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/11-8/17

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With only 15 days left in my search, I finally found a new place to live in LA! I just signed the paper work and I’m currently shaking, either from the acceptance of such a big change or perhaps from the caffeine in the chai tea my new landlady made for me.

The stress of looking for a place to live was only mitigated last week by a few choice outings to The Hotel Cafe. That place really does wonders for my soul. I am hoping for some equally inspiring musical experiences this week. My show picks are a couple of local faves, Queen Caveat Monday at The Echoplex and Dear Boy Tuesday at The Troubadour. Also, if you happen to be in town Sunday you’d be a fool not to check out The Mimosa Series at The Federal Bar featuring Dan Wilson and Nicole Atkins.

Here are the rest of my picks:

 

Monday: Queen Caveat w/ Kiven, New Beat Fund, and Wages FREE at The Echoplex (8:45)
ALSO: Joel Eckels, Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers FREE at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: Sara Bareilles with Hannah Georgas and Emily King at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: The Future League, Terraplane Sun and more FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint f. Sad Robot (7pm)

 

Tuesday: Dear Boy with Dark Waves and The Bulls at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Owenstone at Bootleg HiFi (10pm)
ALSO: NONONO at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Hannah Georgas at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions f. Night Riots FREE at Hemingways (9pm)
ALSO: Under the Sun at Greek Theatre f. Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth (7pm)

 

Weds: Reignwolf at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Acoustic Storytelling: A Night with Justin Furstenfeld w/ Ryan White at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Paris Carney at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions f. Family Wagon and The Young Wild at Hemingways (9pm)
ALSO: Bravesoul Downstairs at Fifty Seven (9:30)

 

Thursday: Paul McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Jesse Malin at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo Downstairs at Fifty Seven (11pm)
ALSO: American Idol Live at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Friday: Jimmy Gnecco at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Goodnight Texas, The Bones of J.R. Jones, The Routine at The Mint (8:45)
ALSO: Carrie Newcomer at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Jessie Payo at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Black Belt Karate at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Grouplove and Portugal. The Man w/ Tokyo Police Club at The Greek Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising http://echoparkrising2014.dola.com/

 

Saturday: The Helio Sequence/Liam Finn at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Active Set, Fire in The Hamptons, Deluka Downstairs at Fifty Seven (10, 10:45, 11:30)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Good Hurt (9pm)
ALSO: The Viper Room All Stars f. Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison, Billy Duffy and more at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising http://echoparkrising2014.dola.com/

 

Sunday: Mimosa Music Series f. Dan Wilson and Nicole Atkins FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Counting Crows w/ Toad The Wet Sprocket and Daniel and The Lion at The Greek Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising http://echoparkrising2014.dola.com/

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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: Dani Shay and Jesse Thomas at Amplyfi
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 27th: Wild Party at The Satellite
August 30th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
August 30th/31st: Mute Math at Grand Park
September 4th: OK Go at Santa Monica Pier
September 7th: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
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 18th: Blake Mills at The El Rey
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 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 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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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/4-8/10

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I just returned from a beautiful wedding up north in the Half Moon Bay area. The bride and I met several years ago doing a music video shoot for Nico Vega where we were both extras. The drive up and back in the span of two days was exhausting, but the wedding was lovely, the bride and groom happy, and I had fun on the dance floor with friends, old and new. Plus, you’ve got to love a wedding where one of the reception gifts is a mixed CD!!

As much as I don’t want to believe it, August is upon us. There are some great residencies this month including Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe on Monday nights so plan ahead and figure out which week/s you can go. Show pick this week goes to Truth & Salvage Co. who are in town from Nashville Thursday and Friday at The Hotel Cafe. Some of my favorite musical memories are of this band at this venue. I am sure these nights will be quite memorable.

As for my other selected musical options:

 

Monday: Zane Carney, Romeo Testa at the Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers FREE at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: AKW and The Active Set FREE at Harvard and Stone (10pm)
ALSO: it’s a School Night at Bardot f. Liam Bailey…FREE with RSVP (8:30)
ALSO: FREE music Monday at Harvelle’s f. Black Belt Karate, Stage 11, and The Brothers Zmed (8:30)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Dragonfly (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Jessie Payo, Joel Eckels, Jesse Thomas, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca, Mike Mains & The Branches at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s f. Night Riots
ALSO: Mother at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Wild Roses w/ Mia Dyson FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Beardyman with Evan Voytas at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Weds: Acoustic Storytelling: A Night with Justin Furstenfeld with Ryan White at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Spoon FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions Presents FREE Hemingways f. Dekades (9pm)
ALSO: In Celebration of Elliott Smith at The Largo (9pm)
ALSO: Wild Cub at The El Rey (9pm)

 

Thursday: Jessie Payo, Minnie Driver, Truth & Salvage Co and Friends at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: The Narwhals, Air Traffic Controller, The Tragic Thrills at Bootleg HiFi (9, 9:45, 10:45)
ALSO: Jagwar Ma w/ Fascinator FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Echocell FREE at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (8pm)
ALSO: Haim at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Temper Trap at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Arctic Monkeys at The Staples Center (7:30)

 

Friday: The Shakers at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Truth & Salvage Co with George Stanford, Foster Timms, and more at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO Drenge at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Nina Storey at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Paolo Nutini at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Haim at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Kooks at The Roxy (7:30, 10)
ALSO: Spoon at Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoors on The Fairbanks Lawn (7pm)
ALSO: Father John Misty at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
 

Saturday: Chinatown Summer Nights FREE f. music by The Rebel Light, The New Electric Sound and more (6pm)
ALSO: Elliot Yamin at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Will Love, The Filthy Souls at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Owenstone and Black Belt Karate at The Mint (7:45, 8:30)
ALSO: Jenny Lewis at The Wiltern (8pm)

 

Sunday: The Head and the Heart, Glen Hansard, Iron & Wine and Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 12th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
August 12th: NONONO at The Roxy
August 13th: Reignwolf at The Troubadour
August 17th: Echo Park Rising
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: Dani Shay and Jesse Thomas at Amplyfi
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 27th: Wild Party at The Satellite
August 30th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
August 30th/31st: Mute Math at Grand Park
September 4th: OK Go at Santa Monica Pier
September 7th: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
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 18th: Blake Mills at The El Rey
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 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 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

~ Kristen

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