Author Archives: Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 03/20-03/26

Posted on by .

I don’t know why I am still awake. I shouldn’t be. I slept 45 minutes last night plus a couple cat naps on planes today.  But here I am going through my SXSW swag and reminiscing about all of the amazing things I was able to see and do last week in Austin. There wasn’t one stand-out band this year, but several that I’m really excited about. I will do a proper post on my top picks, but it will probably include Picture This, an Irish band who is coming to play LA Weds night at Resident, so I will get that one out there now.

However, the real excitement of the week is that it will end on Sunday with none other than my number one musical obsession, Biffy Clyro! Anytime I get a little tired, I’ll just start chanting Mon the Biff and get all pumped up for Sunday’s extravaganza at The Belasco.  Sometimes life is just one great thing after another! Let’s just hope my SXSW high will last all week.

Other options for the week:

 

Monday: Matthew Koma at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Band Perry at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Kristen Toedtman, Yael Meyer, Leah Capelle and more (8pm)
 

Tuesday: Warbel at Bootleg Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Maggie Rogers at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Skott at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Lake Street Dive at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Holly Macve, Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Mike Mains at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Agnes Obel at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Jesca Hoop at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Cameron Avery at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Picture This w/ Jim & Sam at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo, The Brevet at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Vera Blue at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: JAIN at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Thursday: Dear Boy at Acerogami (8pm)
ALSO: King Washington at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Dia Frampton, The Americans at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)
ALSO: Ninet at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Potty Mouth, Partybaby at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Slothrust at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Modern English at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The El Rey (8:30)

 

Friday: Kari Kimmel, Los Kingdom at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9, 10)
ALSO: Yellowcard at The Novo (8:30)
ALSO: Nikki Lane w/ Robert Ellis & Jonathan Tyler at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Saturday: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: The Woods Brothers at El Cid (9pm)
ALSO: Electric Guest at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Sunday: Biffy Clyro at The Belasco Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Brother SAL and the Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
 

To Keep in Mind:
March 27th: Eisley at The Troubadour
March 28th: King Washington at The Hi Hat
March 30th: Old 97’s at The Fonda Theatre
March 30th: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe
March 30th: JP Cooper at The Hotel Café
March 31st: Night Lights and The Score at Amplyfi
April 1st: Lincoln Durham at Resident
April 1st: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 1st: Passenger at The Wiltern
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 5th: K.Flay at The El Rey
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 14th: Joe Purdy at The Troubadour
April 15th: Kid Wave at The Echo
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe
April 18th: The Arkells at The Echo
April 19th: Jack Garratt at The Roxy
April 19th: Bastille at The NOVO
April 20th: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat
April 21st: John Mayer at The Forum
April 22nd: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
April 26th: The Unlikely Candidates at Bootleg Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
April 27th: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre
April 27th: Sundara Karma at The Troubadour
April 27th: Stephen Kellogg at The El Rey
May 2nd: Laura Marling at Mayan Theater
May 2nd: Betty Who at The Fonda Theatre
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 5th: Blue October at The Fonda Theater
May 5th: The Dead Ships at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
May 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 11th: Dear Boy at The Echo
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 31st: The Mountain Goats at Mayan Theatre
June 1st: Little Hurricane at The Echoplex
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater
June 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Ryan Adams at The Greek Theatre
June 8th: Sheryl Crow at The Greek Theatre
June 12th: Franz Ferdinand at Regent Theater
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
July 25th: John Mayer at The Honda Center
July 30th: John Mayer at The Forum
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

http://www.localmusicnation.net/

https://twitter.com/_localmusicnat

http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation

 

SXSW 2017 Monday Recap

Posted on by .

Well, I made it! SXSW 2017! I love the beginning of week when I’m so full of energy and can walk from Red River to Congress like it’s no big deal. When I still have the wherewithal to converse intelligently with the people around me and one little tea is all I need to get me through…ah, the beginning of SXSW.

Image may contain: sky, skyscraper, cloud and outdoor

My week started off a bit hit or miss. Let’s start with the big miss: where is the swag?? Gone are the days when someone is handing out free t-shirts or phone chargers at every corner. Those people have been replaced by the lovely folks of OxFam who instead of giving you things are asking for money.  Some of my swag misses today were just bad luck as I managed to be the first in several lines to not get things (M&Ms, t-shirts, cliff bars, popcorn, food, etc) but it wasn’t all bad as I did walk away today with two shirts, a phone charger, a water bottle, buttons, and some stickers (thank you Pandora!).

Today was a mix of Interactive and Music and my day reflected that. I somehow (and I’m still not quite sure how this happened) ended up going through a door that said “closed” down an incredibly dark hallway and through another door into a backyard patio where two guys were speaking on a panel about AI.  It was interesting to hear them posit a pathway for Alexa to become a machine that passes the Turing Test. I also ended up at a mixer sponsored by the American Chemical Society called something like Your Brain on Music where I got to see how the brain responded to a live 90’s cover band in real time.  Pretty cool stuff!

Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting and outdoor

My evening began with some Second Play stage action. I made it to The Hilton to see Ciaran Lavery (incidentally one of the acts I saw on my first day of SXSW last year) and then The Westin for Damien McFly. For those of you who don’t know about the Second Play stages, I’d visit the SXSW website and check out the lineups!

Image may contain: one or more people

Image may contain: 2 people, people on stage

The highlight of my evening was probably getting into the Pandora event to finally see FRENSHIP (a fantastic dance party that must be repeated ASAP) and then realizing that I knew one of the singers.  In fact, Amanda and I met Brett Hite about 5 years ago just a couple blocks away…back when Brett was just a guy with a guitar (I still listen to his song “Look Away”).

Image may contain: 2 people

The second highlight of my evening was catching a bit of Jacob Banks at Empire for the Mazda Party. Wow, that guy can emote! The stage was running late so I also caught a bit of Maggie Koerner who was a very pleasant surprise.

Image may contain: one or more people, people on stage, people playing musical instruments and concert

I ended the night, as tradition dictates, at The British Music Embassy but sadly the band I was there to see is missing the first few days of the week due to “scheduling conflicts”.  I caught a couple of bands that were good (maybe even great), but the experience was slightly marred by the schedule change.  Here’s to hoping for more of the hits (and fewer misses) Tuesday!

 

Other random things of note:

  • On the plane ride, I sat next to the guy who started the whole Movember movement. He is speaking on a panel about marketing for men and reflected a bit on how it has changed.
  • There is a giant wave pool set up in Austin where people are surfing. Surfing in the middle of Austin. It’s as strange as it sounds.
  • I got to play with a ferret today (yes Austin is weird).

Image may contain: one or more people and text

Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s Top 10 Acts to See at SXSW 2017

Posted on by .

There are quite a few bands that I hope to see this year. Some old favorites, some soon to be too big for me, and some hold the potential to be my next band love. Here are my top 10 acts to see at SXSW 2017:

  1. Dear Boy

One of my favorites return to SXSW so you bet they are at the top of my list! Armed with a new EP, Parts of a Flower, that includes one of my favorite Dear Boy songs, “Alluria”, these bittersweet rockers are worth putting down that taco and running across town for.

  1. Lewis Watson

Lewis did a few songs at Bardot earlier this year and it got me very excited about his forthcoming album, Midnight, out March 24th. I’ve been listening to “Deep The Water” on repeat. I especially enjoy the acoustic version.

  1. Picture This

Pick any song from this Irish duo’s self-titled EP, press play, and be swept away. If the live show is anything like the EP, Picture This have new favorite band potential.

  1. Mondo Cozmo

One of my top 2016 artist comes to SXSW and I will do my best to see this band as many times as I can just to watch the audience fall in love for the first time over and over again. Then we can all sing along the lyrics to “Shine” at the top of our lungs and feel better about the world.

  1. Middle Kids

I was able to see these Aussies play an intimate gig at The Echo and I would say they surpassed expectations. Their live show really takes their music to another level and I can’t wait to see them again in Austin!

 

  1. Findlay – “Electric Bones” is one of those songs that notice every time it comes on my mix…I’d say that’s a sign that I need to see it performed live.
  1. James Hershey – saw this guy a couple of years ago and he was great, but his new song, “Everyone’s Talking” takes him to the next level
  1. Airways – It’s like Twenty One Pilots meets The Neighbourhood? Idk, but this “One Foot” business…I approve!
  1. The Wrecks – I have had the pleasure of watching this band grow SO much and I can’t wait to see them conquer SXSW…which they will.
  1. Ocean Park Standoff – “Good News” is so catchy and fun. I need to see what else this group has in store!

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 03/13-03/19

Posted on by .

Leaving for Austin tomorrow! I can’t believe we are here…SXSW time! I won’t have Amanda with me this year so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to recap, but I’m sure I will have plenty of pictures and stories to share.  Stay tuned for my top picks and music recommendations.

For those staying in LA (which seems to be quite a few of you this year), check out some of the bands that will also be in Austin like Gutxi Bilbang and Aquilo and please please please get out to the final show of the Dead Sara residency at El Cid Thursday night. Hot tip: get there early!

Here’s what else I’ve got in LA. I’ll see you all in a week!

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Gutxi Bibang (8:30)
ALSO: Aquilo at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Hurray For The Riff Raff at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Elizabeth Kill at Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills (9pm)
ALSO: Late Night Live w/ Donald Barrett at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Night Talks residency FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Zach Williams (Lone Bellow) at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jillette Johnson, Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 8)
ALSO: Karmic and Taylor John Williams at The Standard Cactus Lounge (7:30)

 

Thursday: Dead Sara FREE at El Cid (8pm)
ALSO: Harley Cortez at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Dennis Quaid and The Sharks at Harvelle’s (9:30)
ALSO: Shiny Tony Guns w/ Kitten at The Regent Theater (8:30)

 

Friday: We the Kings, Cute Is What We Aim For at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Van Morrison at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Flogging Molly at The Forum (7:30)

 

Saturday: The Dig at The Echo (5:30)
ALSO: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Van Morrison at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)

 

Sunday: Brother SAL and the Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Let’s Eat Grandma at The Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Yellowcard at The Novo (8:30)
ALSO: Van Morrison at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Death Cab For Cutie at House of Blues Anaheim (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 21st: Lake Street Dive at Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 21st: Wrabel at Bootleg Theater
March 22nd: The Brevet at The Satellite
March 23rd: King Washington at Molly Malone’s
March 23rd: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe
March 23rd: Dear Boy at Acerogami
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
March 26th: Biffy Clyro at Belasco Theater
March 27th: Eisley at The Troubadour
March 28th: King Washington at The Hi Hat
March 30th: Old 97’s at The Fonda Theatre
March 30th: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe
March 30th: JP Cooper at The Hotel Café
March 31st: Night Lights and The Score at Amplyfi
April 1st: Lincoln Durham at Resident
April 1st: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 1st: Passenger at The Wiltern
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 5th: K.Flay at The El Rey
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 14th: Joe Purdy at The Troubadour
April 15th: Kid Wave at The Echo
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe
April 18th: The Arkells at The Echo
April 19th: Jack Garratt at The Roxy
April 19th: Bastille at The NOVO
April 20th: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat
April 21st: John Mayer at The Forum
April 22nd: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
April 26th: The Unlikely Candidates at Bootleg Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
April 27th: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre
April 27th: Sundara Karma at The Troubadour
April 27th: Stephen Kellogg at The El Rey
May 2nd: Laura Marling at Mayan Theater
May 2nd: Betty Who at The Fonda Theatre
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 5th: Blue October at The Fonda Theater
May 5th: The Dead Ships at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
May 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 11th: Dear Boy at The Echo
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 31st: The Mountain Goats at Mayan Theatre
June 1st: Little Hurricane at The Echoplex
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater
June 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Ryan Adams at The Greek Theatre
June 8th: Sheryl Crow at The Greek Theatre
June 12th: Franz Ferdinand at Regent Theater
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
July 25th: John Mayer at The Honda Center
July 30th: John Mayer at The Forum
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

http://www.localmusicnation.net/

https://twitter.com/_localmusicnat

http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/6-3/12

Posted on by .

Last week certainly was a busy one. Between spending time with Matt Woods, Mondo Cozmo, Jack Savoretti, and my new band love, BRAVES (plus a podcast taping and a board game night), I did not meet my SXSW-prep goals.  This weekend, I’ve had to focus on work as well as lingering obligations from grad school which have put me in a state of stress that I have not felt in months. I’m trying to see the bright side…at least this is no longer my everyday life. Also, prepared or not, SXSW is only one week away and it is going to be awesome!

In the meantime, can we talk about what is happening next Thursday night?  Irontom announced that they were joining Dead Sara at El Cid.  I am beside myself with anticipation for what I am certain will be one of the most insane shows of the year. Faces will melt.  Brains will explode. I hope to see everyone there!

Also on my list:

 

Monday: Mount Holly at The Hotel Cafe (6:30)
ALSO: The Diamond Light w/ Down and Outlaws FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Active Bird Community, Kid Bloom (8:30)
ALSO: Geordie Kieffer residency f. Ceasefire FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe f. Nina Storey, Distant Cousins, Keaton Simons, Clare Means, Patrick Joseph, and more at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: X Ambassadors w/ Morgxn at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Night Talks residency w/ Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Bash & Pop w/ The Yawpers at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Faulkner at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Reggie Watts & Karen, Gateway Drugs at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Emo Night LA at The Echo + Echoplex f. Half the Animal (9pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira at Saint Rocke (7pm)

 

Weds: Big Thief w/ Fell Runner at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Jamie Isaac at Tenants of the Trees (7pm)
ALSO: Milky Chance at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)

 

Thursday: Dead Sara w/ Irontom FREE at El Cid (8pm)
ALSO: Warbly Jets w/ Gutxi Bibang at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Andy Allo at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Death by Unga Bunga at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Japandroids at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Greg Graffin at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)

 

Friday: Langhorne Slim at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Mako w/ Night Lights at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Rebecca Loebe at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Tyler Stenson FREE at Mike’s Guitar Parlor (7pm)
ALSO: The Beta Machine at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hey Violet at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Shins w/ Kid Wave at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Japandroids at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: The Japanese House at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Saturday: Arkivist at The Study (8pm)
ALSO: Alex Lahey at The Echo (5:30)
ALSO: The Station Breaks at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Evol Walks at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Gateway Drugs at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Rock the Night benefit f. Jakob Dylan, Chris Martin, Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Sunday: Brother SAL and the Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Ann Wilson of Heart at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 13th: Aqulio at The Troubadour
March 14th: The Elizabeth Kill at Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills
March 16th: Dead Sara at El Cid
March 16th: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe
March 19th: The Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 21st: Lake Street Dive at Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 21st: Wrabel at Bootleg Theater
March 22nd: The Brevet at The Satellite
March 23rd: King Washington at Molly Malone’s
March 23rd: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe
March 23rd: Dear Boy at Acerogami
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
March 26th: Biffy Clyro at Belasco Theater
March 27th: Eisley at The Troubadour
March 28th: King Washington at The Hi Hat
March 30th: Old 97’s at The Fonda Theatre
March 30th: JP Cooper at The Hotel Café
March 31st: Night Lights and The Score at Amplyfi
April 1st: Lincoln Durham at Resident
April 1st: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 1st: Passenger at The Wiltern
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 5th: K.Flay at The El Rey
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 14th: Joe Purdy at The Troubadour
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe
April 18th: The Arkells at The Echo
April 19th: Jack Garratt at The Roxy
April 19th: Bastille at The NOVO
April 20th: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat
April 21st: John Mayer at The Forum
April 26th: The Unlikely Candidates at Bootleg Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
April 27th: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre
May 2nd: Laura Marling at Mayan Theater
May 2nd: Betty Who at The Fonda Theatre
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 5th: Blue October at The Fonda Theater
May 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 11th: Dear Boy at The Echo
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
June 1st: Little Hurricane at The Echoplex
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater
June 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Ryan Adams at The Greek Theatre
June 12th: Franz Ferdinand at Regent Theater
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
July 25th: John Mayer at The Honda Center
July 30th: John Mayer at The Forum
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

http://www.localmusicnation.net/

https://twitter.com/_localmusicnat

http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/27-3/05

Posted on by .

Oscars tonight!  Will LA LA Land dominate or will the recent backlash result in a few surprising upsets?  I’m looking forward to watching with a few of my east coast friends (sometimes technology is a marvelous thing).

Next week, I’m hesitantly optimistic at my chance to finally see Jack Savoretti (assuming the now two shows at The Hotel Cafe don’t get postponed again).  Also happening next week, High Voltage is sponsoring a game night MONDAY at Meltdown Comics.  Interested in board games? Come join us! (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/375539066160122/)

Speaking of High Voltage, I’ll be heading to Austin in just a couple weeks to cover SXSW. We’ve heading into filming Season 3 of our 60 seconds with series.  If you haven’t already, check out some of our past season contestants on our YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/highvoltagemag).

 

Here’s what else I have on my To Do list this week:

 

Monday: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Armors, Pacific Radio, Matt Woods (8:30)
ALSO: Gold Star at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Palms residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Yael Meyer at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: London Grammar at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Theo Katzman, Madison Douglas, Andy Davis and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Birds of Chicago at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: Lissie, Jim & Sam at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Steve Poltz at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Sam Outlaw, Jaime Wyatt FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Bell X1 w/ Vita and The Woolf at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Mondo Cozmo w/ Sego at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Brinks at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Dead Ships at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Fartbarf at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (8:30)

 

Thursday: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Dead Sara FREE at El Cid (8pm)
ALSO: Boo Seeka at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Rozzi Crane, War & Pierce at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9, 10)
ALSO: Dia Frampton at The Grammy Museum
ALSO: Sheryl Crow at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Alex & Sierra at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Friday: Milo Greene at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Caitlin Eadie at Silverlake Lounge (8:45)
ALSO: Elijah Ocean at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: The Place at The Mint (8:30)
ALSO: Tom Brosseau & Garrett Pierce at The Sanctuary in Santa Monica (7pm)
ALSO: Shiny Toy Guns w/ Kitten at Regent Theater (8:30)
ALSO: The Wood Brothers at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Hippo Campus at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: First Fridays at Natural History Museum f. Emily Wells, Japanese Breakfast (5pm)

 

Saturday: The Shins at Fox Theater Pomona (8pm)
ALSO: The Wood Brothers at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Groves FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Matt Pond PA at Resident (6pm)
ALSO: The Brian Jonestown Massacre w/ Miranda Lee Richards at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Trevor Hall at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Little Boots at The Echoplex (9pm)

 

Sunday: Brother SAL and the Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Laura Stevenson at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hound (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 7th: Half the Animal at The Echo
March 9th: Warbly Jets at Bootleg Theater
March 10th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 11th: Arkivist at The Study
March 13th: Aqulio at The Troubadour
March 14th: The Elizabeth Kill at Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills
March 16th: Dead Sara at El Cid
March 16th: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe
March 19th: The Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 21st: Lake Street Dive at Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 21st: Wrabel at Bootleg Theater
March 22nd: The Brevet at The Satellite
March 23rd: King Washington at Molly Malone’s
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
March 26th: Biffy Clyro at Belasco Theater
March 27th: Eisley at The Troubadour
March 28th: King Washington at The Hi Hat
March 30th: Old 97’s at The Fonda Theatre
March 30th: JP Cooper at The Hotel Cafe
April 1st: Lincoln Durham at Resident
April 1st: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 1st: Passenger at The Wiltern
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 5th: K.Flay at The El Rey
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Café
April 19th: Jack Garratt at The Roxy
April 19th: Bastille at The NOVO
April 20th: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat
April 21st: John Mayer at The Forum
April 26th: The Unlikely Candidates at Bootleg Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
April 27th: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre
May 2nd: Laura Marling at Mayan Theater
May 2nd: Betty Who at The Fonda Theatre
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 5th: Blue October at The Fonda Theater
May 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 11th: Dear Boy at The Echo
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
June 1st: Little Hurricane at The Echoplex
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater
June 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Ryan Adams at The Greek Theatre
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

http://www.localmusicnation.net/

https://twitter.com/_localmusicnat

http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/20-2/26

Posted on by .

I’m pleased as punch to have a long weekend this weekend. I got an unexpected half day on Friday and was downright giddy to be able to go home and do laundry. I’m not sure when I reached the point in which finding time to do laundry was a luxury, but here we are.

Last week, I went to the twenty one pilots arena show. It brought me all the way back to 2013 when I saw the band and wrote a particularly enthusiastic email to Amanda that I ended throwing up on the site. I had forgotten about it until someone reminded me last week. I’m glad my random musical musings can be memorable! http://localmusicnation.net/2013/02/21/twenty-one-pilots-at-the-troubadour-22013/

Next week, I’m particularly excited about one of my SXSW picks, Australia’s Middle Kids, coming to LA. Also, Glen Hansard at Largo!

 

Here are the rest of my picks:

 

Monday: The Palms residency w/ Smoke Season FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. DAWN, Gordi, and more (8:30)
ALSO: The Senators at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Glen Hansard and Pete Holmes at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Charlotte Cardin, Meiko at The Hotel Cafe (7,9)
ALSO: Late Night Live w/ Donald Barrett at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Frenship w/ TeamMate and Matt Woods at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Sam Outlaw FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: JoJo at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: The Staves at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Ryan Adams at Amoeba Hollywood (6pm)
ALSO: Andy Suzuki & The Method at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Heaps N Heaps FREE at Good Times at Davey Wayne’s (9:30)
ALSO: Sam Morrow FREE at The Love Song (8:30)
ALSO: Hazel English w/ Hawai at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Absurd FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: The Staves at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Bush at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour w/ Langhorne Slim at Largo (8:30)

 

Thursday: Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup) w/ special guests, Ike Reilly w/ Tom Morello, Lia Rose and more at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Charming Liars, Flagship at The Troubadour (7pm)

 

Friday: Acceptance w/ Teenage Wrist at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Violet Skies at Resident FREE w/ RSVP (8pm)
ALSO: Grand Canyon at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: AFI at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Circa Survive at Shrine Expo Hall (7:30)
Saturday: Middle Kids, Raw Fabrics at The Echo (5:30)
ALSO: Decorator at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Kina Grannis, Marie Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & The Method at USC (7pm)
ALSO: AFI at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Sunday: KROQ presents Passport Approved f. Ben Hazelwood at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 27th: Gold Star at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Birds of Chicago at Genghis Cohen
Feb. 28th: Lissie at The Hotel Cafe
March 1st: Mondo Cozmo at The Troubadour
March 2nd: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
March 2nd: Dia Frampton at The Grammy Museum
March 2nd: Dead Sara at El Cid
March 2nd: Sheryl Crow at The Troubadour
March 3rd: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
March 3rd: Shiny Toy Guns at Regent Theater
March 7th: Half the Animal at The Echo
March 9th: Warbly Jets at Bootleg Theater
March 10th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 11th: Arkivist at The Study
March 13th: Aqulio at The Troubadour
March 14th: The Elizabeth Kill at Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills
March 16th: Dead Sara at El Cid
March 19th: The Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 21st: Lake Street Dive at Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 21st: Wrabel at Bootleg Theater
March 22nd: The Brevet at The Satellite
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
March 26th: Biffy Clyro at Belasco Theater
March 27th: Eisley at The Troubadour
March 30th: Old 97’s at The Fonda Theatre
April 1st: Lincoln Durham at Resident
April 1st: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 1st: Passenger at The Wiltern
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 5th: K.Flay at The El Rey
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Café
April 19th: Jack Garratt at The Roxy
April 19th: Bastille at The NOVO
April 20th: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat
April 21st: John Mayer at The Forum
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
April 27th: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre
May 2nd: Laura Marling at Mayan Theater
May 2nd: Betty Who at The Fonda Theatre
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 5th: Blue October at The Fonda Theater
May 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 11th: Dear Boy at The Echo
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater
June 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Fonda Theatre
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

http://www.localmusicnation.net/

https://twitter.com/_localmusicnat

http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation