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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 04/24-04/30

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I’m in the middle of a riveting book, so I’m going to keep this brief.  April is almost over which means that this Monday is the last Monday of Irontom’s residency at The Satellite. It’s been an amazing month and I’ll be sad to see it go.  Next Saturday is International Tabletop Day, so if you want to play some board games, join me at Meltdown Comics.  More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/968056809995515/.

 

Until then, here’s what I’ve got penciled in for my week:

 

Monday: Irontom residency f. Grandpa vs Prowler FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Cold War Kids at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Draemings residency f. Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Sylvan Esso FREE at Amoeba (5pm)
ALSO: Shawn Stockman w/ Devin Kritz, Melissa Polinar & special guests at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Haley Reinhart, Kristen Toedtman, Lemon Trees, Josiah Leming, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: mermaed, Paper Jackets FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Leif Vollebekk, Nico Yaryen at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Paper Pilots at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Bayside at The Belasco (6:30)
ALSO: Pixies at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: The Unlikely Candidates w/ Cemetery Sun, The Fame Riot, Varsity Week at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Joel Taylor w/ Jamie N Commons and Laura Jean at No Vacancy (10pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour w/ Joey Ryan and more (8:30)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Rise Against at The Troubadour
ALSO: San Fermin at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Kansas at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Pixies at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: 1975 at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Thursday: Sundara Karma, 888, Coast Modern at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Stephen Kellogg at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Essence at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Bleachers at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Friday: Joyous Wolf at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Chi McClean, Shane Henry, Taylor John Williams at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9,10)
ALSO: The Family Crest at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Nick Jordan FREE at Sassafras Saloon (9pm)
ALSO: Half the Animal and Groves FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton (8pm)
ALSO: New Found Glory at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Perry Farrell, Shirley Manson, and more at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (7:30)

 

Saturday: Sara Niemietz, Jake Davis at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: New Found Glory at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: The Zombies at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8:30)

 

Sunday: Mimosa Music Series f. Jeremy & The Harlequins at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: New Found Glory at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Crystal Bowersox at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 11th: Zane Carney, Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
May 11th: The Americans at The Hotel Cafe
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Twin Forks, Dan Layus at The Troubadour
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 16th: You Me at Six at The Roxy
May 17th: Peter Cincotti at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 19th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 22nd: Judith Hill at The Troubadour
May 23rd: Knox Hamilton at The Roxy
May 23rd: Mother Mother at The Troubadour
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 25th: Gavin James at The El Rey
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 12th: LP at The El Rey
June 15th: COIN at The Troubadour
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
June 20th: Langhorne Slim, Sara Watkins at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
July 13th: Rise Against at Shrine Expo Hall
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
July 25th: John Mayer at The Honda Center
July 29th: Rooney, Run River North at Teragram Ballroom
July 30th: John Mayer at The Forum
August 5th: Jared & The Mill at The Troubadour
August 10th: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at The Fonda
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
August 16th: Royal Blood at The Wiltern
August 30th: Lake Street Dive at Hollywood Bowl
September 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 13th: Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/17-4/23

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Happy Easter! I celebrated with a trip to Volcano Tea and a hot honey lemon tea which afforded me a whole 30 minutes of throat and nose relief.  I used the time to read. It was glorious!  I had a light week music-wise last week due to this cold business that I am confident will be gone in time for Irontom Monday night.  Also this week, I’m very excited to have TFDI (ie Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke) back in town Tuesday and to check out Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at a sold out show Thursday night.

Here are the rest of my musical suggestions:

Monday: Irontom residency w/ Varsity Week FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint f. Caught a Ghost (7pm)
ALSO: Jupiter Winter FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Shinedown at House of Blues Anaheim (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. The Aces (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Arkells, Blossoms, Wilderado at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: The Relationship at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Badass Bands Present Shoot & Show f. Holy Wars, The Crazy Brave, EasyFriend FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Ben Lee & Escondido FREE at The Standard (7:30)
ALSO: Jack Garratt at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Zachary Kibbee at Good Times at Davey Wayne’s (10pm)
ALSO: Bastille w/ Frenship at The Novo (9pm)
ALSO: Emily King at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Nellie McKay at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Polica at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Empire of the Sun w/ Broods at Shrine Expo Hall (8:30)

 

Thursday: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Jackie Venson at Genghis Cohen (8pm)
ALSO: Little Dragon at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Royksopp at The Novo (9pm)

 

Friday: Taylor John Williams at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Julie Byrne, Korey Dane, Avi Buffalo at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Honne at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Roisin Murphy at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: John Mayer with LANY at The Forum (7:30)

 

Saturday: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)

 

Sunday: Lost in Atlantis at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 11th: Zane Carney, Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Twin Forks, Dan Layus at The Troubadour
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 16th: You Me at Six at The Roxy
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 19th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 23rd: Knox Hamilton at The Roxy
May 23rd: Mother Mother at The Troubadour
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 25th: Gavin James at The El Rey
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 12th: LP at The El Rey
June 15th: COIN at The Troubadour
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
June 20th: Langhorne Slim, Sara Watkins at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
July 25th: John Mayer at The Honda Center
July 29th: Rooney, Run River North at Teragram Ballroom
July 30th: John Mayer at The Forum
August 5th: Jared & The Mill at The Troubadour
August 10th: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at The Fonda
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
September 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 13th: Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/11-4/16

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I am bouncing off the walls at the moment from a sugar high. We had a cookie rumble at work today and of course I had to try all of the contestants’ offerings.  My favorite was a lovely lemon number.  I’m also still quite happy from my weekend trip east to see some amazing bands and connect with some of my east coast family.  I got to see my bands and a few friends, eat my favorite sandwich, pet some pooches…  My plane was also hit by lightening and re-routed and I didn’t have my luggage the entire trip…but it mostly worked out in the end thanks to some amazing friends.

I’m about to head out to The Satellite for Irontom Monday! Also this week, I’m very much looking forward to Coffee Shop Arena Rock night at The Hotel Cafe on Saturday…AND my Easter boba on Sunday!

As for the rest of the week:

 

Tuesday: K.Flay FREE at Amoeba Music (6pm)
ALSO: Of Montreal at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: Dreamcar at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Thursday at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)

Weds: Luke Wade at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Lemmo at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Cage the Elephant (acoustic) at Valley Performing Arts Center (8:30)
ALSO: Vanessa Carlton at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Dreamcar at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The New Pornographers at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (7pm)

Thursday: Leah Capelle at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Vanessa Carlton at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Bishop Briggs at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Sohn at The Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Future Islands at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Sigur Ros w/ LA Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (7pm)

Friday: Taylor John Williams at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Joe Purdy and Jenny O at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Gold Star at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Simple Plan at The Wiltern (6pm)
ALSO: Hans Zimmer at Microsoft Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Sigur Ros w/ LA Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (7pm)

Saturday: Deb Talan (The Weepies), Coffee Shop Arena Rock III at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10:30)
ALSO: Play Like a Girl at The Echo f. Kid Wave (5:30)
ALSO: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Dishwalla at The Rose in Pasadena (9pm)
ALSO: Coheed & Cambria at The Hollywood Palladium (8pm)
ALSO: Sigur Ros w/ LA Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (7pm)

Sunday:

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 11th: Zane Carney, Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Twin Forks, Dan Layus at The Troubadour
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 16th: You Me at Six at The Roxy
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 19th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 23rd: Knox Hamilton at The Roxy
May 23rd: Mother Mother at The Troubadour
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 25th: Gavin James at The El Rey
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 12th: LP at The El Rey
June 15th: COIN at The Troubadour
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Bad Suns 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 10th: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at The Fonda
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 04/03-04/10

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Last week was a great week for sitting at shows. Monday night was a one, two punch of Bootleg and Bardot, both involving comfy couches.  Then Tuesday at The Forum I had an AMAZING seat 12 rows from the stage for Panic! At The Disco (with Misterwives and Saint Motel) and Wednesday I watched Missio throwing their middle fingers in the air, again from a comfy seat! All the lovely sitting helped me conserve my energy for a weekend of craziness at WonderCon.

Next weekend I’m heading to Philadelphia to see one of my favorite bands from college, Jealousy Curve, take the stage for the first time in nearly four years.  I could not be more excited.  While I am in Philadelphia, a couple of Philly friends are coming to LA to play the Hotel Cafe’s second stage so go see Everything Turned To Color for me Friday night!  Because I’m getting back late Sunday, I’ve included an extra day in this week’s calendar.

Here’s what the musical forecast looks like this week:

 

Monday: Irontom residency w/ Zachary Kibbee, The Shakers, The New Electric Sound FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Dreamings residency w/ Holy Wars FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Incubus, Macklemore, and more at The Staples Center (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Birthday, Laura Jean Anderson (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Jesse Thomas, Javier Dunn, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Patti Smith at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Emo Nite LA at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO Super Tuesdays FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: K. Flay at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Gold Star at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: JP Saxe at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)

 

Thursday: Busty & The Bass, Lawrence, The Young Wild at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Rozzi Crane at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Foxtrax at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Wild Reeds at Amoeba (6pm)
ALSO: Evol Walks at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: Parachute w/ Kris Allen at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Bleached, The Regrettes at The Echoplex (7:30)
ALSO: The London Souls at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The El Rey (8:30)

 

Friday: Everything Turned To Color at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Jon McLaughlin, Paul McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: River Whyless at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The El Rey (7:30)
ALSO: Red at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Shinedown at The Belasco (8pm)

 

Saturday: POWERS and James Hersey at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: SWIMM at The Hi Hat (6pm)
ALSO: Matt Costa at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO The Tea Party at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Regina Spektor at Dolby Theatre (8:30)

 

Sunday: Mainland at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo w/ Albert & the Dreamboats, Jared & The Mill FREE at The Echo (3pm)
ALSO: Asia w/ Miyavi at The Belsaco Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Chairlift at The Echoplex (2pm)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward at The Echo (8:30)

 

Monday (04/10): Irontom residency w/ Hawai FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 11th: Zane Carney, Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Twin Forks, Dan Layus at The Troubadour
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 16th: You Me at Six at The Roxy
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 19th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 23rd: Knox Hamilton at The Roxy
May 23rd: Mother Mother at The Troubadour
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 25th: Gavin James at The El Rey
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 12th: LP at The El Rey
June 15th: COIN at The Troubadour
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Bad Suns 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 10th: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at The Fonda
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/27-4/2

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Mon the Biff! Mon the Biff! Mon the Biff! I’m getting warmed up for my evening tonight with my beloved Biffy Clyro.  It’s either going to be the best show ever or a bit of a letdown as it’s been so long since I’ve seen them play, their greatness might be so built up a little too much in my mind.  I also went to an insanely good show last night at The Troubadour with Knox Hamilton and Colony House which feels hard to top.  Let’s see if Biffy Clyro can do it once again! I have high hopes.

The musical goodness continues into next week starting Monday night with Dark Waves (FINALLY a show!) and the combo of Half the Animal and Mainland at Bardot.

Here’s what else I’ve got:

 

Monday: Dark Waves, Groves FREE at Bootleg (8:30)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Half the Animal, Mainland (8:30)
ALSO: Eisley at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Arms Akimbo at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Marcus Eaton, Garrison Starr, Hamish Anderson, Theo Katzman, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Night Talks, King Washington FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Gringo Star, Dream Phases at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Sleigh Bells at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Panic! at The Disco w/ Mister Wives and Saint Motel at The Forum (7pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Study (9pm)
ALSO: Matthew Koma at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: The Old 97’s w/ Ha Ha Tonka at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Robert Randolph & The Family Band w/ Raquel Rodriguez at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Battle Tapes at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Dead Man Winter, Ryan Montbleau at The Echo (7pm)

 

Thursday: Dia Frampton w/ London Thor at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: JP Cooper at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Warner Drive w/ Acidic FREE at Lucky Strike Live (9pm)
ALSO: Old 97’s w/ Ha Ha Tonka at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Eagles of Death Metal at The Grammy Museum
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The El Rey (8:30)

 

Friday: The Score w/ Night Lights at Amplyfi (8:30)
ALSO: The Shelters, The Dead Ships FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton (8pm)
ALSO: The Dollyrots, The Two Tens at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Kenneth Brian Band at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Allan Rayman at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Saturday: Lincoln Durham at Resident (7pm)
ALSO: Campfire Cassettes at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Pacific Radio at The Mint (10:45)
ALSO: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (9pm)
ALSO: Passenger at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Tiffany at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Electric Six w/ Residual Kid at Bootleg Theatre (8:30)

 

Sunday: Leslie Stevens and the Badgers, Jamie Wyatt, and more at The Echo (4pm)
ALSO: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Red Baraat Festival of Colors at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 6th: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe
April 8th: SWIMM at The Hi Hat
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 11th: Zane Carney, Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
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 16th: You Me at Six at The Roxy
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 19th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 25th: Gavin James at The El Rey
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 12th: LP at The El Rey
June 15th: COIN at The Troubadour
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 10th: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at The Fonda
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center

 

~ Kristen

 

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SXSW 2017 – Photo Recap

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Since I did not have the mental capacity to do daily recaps (and have been getting some complaints about that), I thought I’d at least throw out some photos I took each day at SXSW. Here’s a glimpse at my amazing week of music.

 

Monday: see full recap here

Tuesday: a day of discovery (and queso)

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Weds: that time I went from bouncing with Jimmy Eat World to story time with Langhorne Slim

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Thursday: From free Avocado bowls to an intimate Spoon show and a lotta rock in between

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Friday: A day jam packed with tough choices and great bands

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Saturday: please don’t tell me that it’s over!

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~ Kristen

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

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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

 

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