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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/16-1/22

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This week’s calendar is brought to you from Berlin, Germany where I’m enjoying a final trip before starting a new job.  If you’re looking for stories of my adventures (yes, there was a concert involved), find me at one of the many excellent shows in LA next week. I’m particularly looking forward to finally seeing Jack Savoretti Thursday night at The Hotel Cafe.

Here’s my list of recommendations:

 

Monday: Albert and his Dreamboats residency f. Z Berg, Leslie Stevens FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Warbly Jets residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Juniper Winter FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Lee Dewyze (8:30)
ALSO Evol Walks at TRiP (9pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Hamilton Leithauser at The Teragram Barllroom (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Bear’s Den at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Widlerado FREE at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Honey County & Andrew Leahey, Late Night w/ Donald Barrett at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 10)
ALSO: Jamie T at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Hamilton Leithauser at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: All-Star Performances at Lucky Strike Hollywood f. Gilby Clark, Billy Morrison, Chris Chaney, Mark McGrath, and more (7pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

Weds: King Washington at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Sam Morrow FREE at The Love Song
ALSO: DECORATOR w/ Foxtrax, The Rebel Light at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Charlie Overbey FREE at The Cinema Bar (9pm)
ALSO: DNCE at Belasco Theatre (7pm)

 

Thursday: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Dan Layus at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Ari Hest, Leo Stannard at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9)
ALSO: Micah Jones at Lucky Strike Hollywood (8:30) FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO Smoke Season at The W Los Angeles, West Beverly Hills’ Living Room Bar (10pm)…FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO: Tal Bachman w/ Eileen Carey at The Rose (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesdays at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Friday: Zeke Duhon at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Sam Babayan, Knoup at The Hotel Cafe (10,11)
ALSO: Reverend Tall Tree FREE at Mrs. Fish (10:45)
ALSO: AFI at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Martin Sexton w/ The Accidentals at The El Rey (8:30)

 

Saturday: Caught a Ghost at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Great Good Fine Ok w/ Flor at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Aly Tadros & Katie Kuffel at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: The Early November at The Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: The Hangmen at The Echo (8pm)

 

Sunday: Cindy Alexander, Jack Tempchin, Brother SAL and the Devil May Care (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 24th:Freddy & Francine at The Troubadour
January 25th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
January 27th-29th: GIRLSCHOOL 2017 at Bootleg Theater
January 28th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern
January 28th: SafetySuit at The Regent Theater
January 28th: Dorothy at The Troubadour
January 31st: Hawai at Resident
Feb. 2nd: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey
Feb. 2nd: Griffin House at McCabe’s
Feb. 4th: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 18th: The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 21st: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekamn at Teragram Ballroom
March 3rd: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
March 19th: The Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 21st: Lake Street Dive at Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
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 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater

 

~ Kristen

 

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Listen to This!

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I’ve told myself for some time now that once I finished up my PhD work, I could focus more on posting on this site. The amount of music I sift through on a weekly basis whether it be from live shows, press releases, in preparation of my weekly calendar, or just word of mouth suggestions is…well it can be a lot.  I thought, to get back into the swing of things, I’d bring back my List to This column and share some of the sights and sounds that have grabbed my attention.

So here we go!

Foy Vance The Wild Swan

I’ve finally got around to absorbing this album that came out last May. It’s amazing how Foy’s songs can at once feel so effortless and emotionally resonant.  Here’s one of my favorites from the album:

 

MONA – “In the Middle”

Love this band! So happy to see them back at it with a new EP (In the Middle) that came out towards the end of last year. They are hitting the road with July Talk and will be at Soda Bar in San Diego on January 28th and at Bootleg Theater in LA on the 31st.  Catch them if you can!

 

Warbly Jets

The “Jets” are doing a residency at The Satellite this month. Their second night happened to be my first show of the year (shocking, I know).  If I look past the theatrics (lights! smoke! dramatic curtain drop!), I feel like there is a compelling musical force that is sure to get attention from music aficionados everywhere.

 

Wildwood Kin – “Warrior Daughter”

More SXSW artists were announced this week, so I have lots of listening to do, but I’ve got 400+ already down and this UK act is one of my favorites so far.

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/9-1/15

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I was reminded earlier today that the Golden Globes are tonight so I’ve stopped my Night Manager binge to tune in (gooooo Sing Street and Westworld!).  I’ve been a bit discombobulated this week as I’ve been overly focused on planning a last minute trip to Berlin (yes, you read that right…I’m going to Europe!).  I’ve also been driving all over town putting up posters and baseball cards to promote Zane Carney’s El Rey show on Jan. 26th. It’s been a really fun way to explore different parts of the city. Also, be sure to get your tickets to Zane Carney at The El Rey January 26th!

 

As far as this week goes, there are many shows to be excited about, but top on my list are Ray Little’s second show ever at The Echo with opener Aja Volkman (from Nico Vega!) and the second Coffee Shop Arena Rock night at The Hotel Cafe hosted by 80’s/90’s arena rock aficionado Curtis Peoples.

 

Here’s the rest of my picks:

 

Monday: Warbly Jets residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Albert and his Dreamboats residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. The Technicolors (8:30)
ALSO: Swerve FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Vanessa Silberman FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam f. Fire FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

 

Tuesday: LP at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Wilderado w/ Zach Porter FREE at Resident (10pm)
ALSO: Anna Ash w/ Andrew St James at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Christina Castle at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesdays at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Ray Little w/ Aja Volkman at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: JD Eicher & Matt Brown, David Luning at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 9)
ALSO: John Paul White at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Sam Morrow FREE at The Love Song (8:30)
ALSO: Teenage Wrist at Resident (8pm)…FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO: The Album Leaf at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Lord Huron at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Thursday: Dar Williams at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Valley Queen w/ Lost Beach at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Scavenger Hunt at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Grant-Lee Phillips and Sara Watkins at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Lord Huron at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Friday: The White Buffalo w/ The Deltaz at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Luke Wade, Taylor John Williams & The Crooked Hand at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: Ghost Lit Kingdom at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Joyce Manor at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The Regrettes album release party at The Echo (6:30)
ALSO: Lord Huron at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Saturday: Sleeping Wolf, Coffee Shop Arena Rock !! hosted by Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10:30)
ALSO: Garrison Starr at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Love Trumps Hat benefit f. Silversun Pickups, James Supercave, Nick Waterhouse, and more at Bootleg Theater (7:30)
ALSO: Bones Muhroni record release at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Joyce Manor at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Matthew Morrison at The Broad Stage (7:30)
ALSO: The California Honeydrops at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Lord Huron at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Sunday: Jack Tempchin, Brother SAL and the Devil May Care (8,9)
ALSO: Lord Huron at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Shelby Lynn at Au Lac (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 17th: Bear’s Den at The El Rey
January 18th: DNCE at The Belasco Theatre
January 19th: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
January 24th:Freddy & Francine at The Troubadour
January 25th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
January 27th-29th: GIRLSCHOOL 2017 at Bootleg Theater
January 28th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern
January 28th: SafetySuit at The Regent Theater
January 28th: Dorothy at The Troubadour
January 31st: Hawai at Resident
Feb. 2nd: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey
Feb. 2nd: Griffin House at McCabe’s
Feb. 4th: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 18th: The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 21st: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekamn at Teragram Ballroom
March 3rd: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
March 19th: The Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 21st: Lake Street Dive at Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
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 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/2-1/8

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Happy 2017! I started my year with a walk/dance on the beach which I feel is particularly fitting as I’ve happily managed to find employment that will keep me in Los Angeles for the time being (woo hoo!).  This year is bound to come with some changes, but I hope to continue going to shows and keeping you all up to date on my favorite local music happenings. For my reflections on 2016, check out my 2016 Music Mix.

I’d say 2017 is musically off to a slower start, but this could just be because many venues are slacking with posting their January calendars.  I’ll do my best to update throughout the week, but here’s what I’ve got right now:

 

Monday: Warbly Jets residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: No Win FREE at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Wilderado FREE at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Kyle Morton w/ Anthony D’Amato at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Sam Morrow residency FREE at The Love Song Bar (8:30)
ALSO Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

Thursday: Avi Buffalo at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Alicia Witt at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Barbara Streisand at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: This Wild Life w/ Royal Teeth, Oyster Kids at Long Beach Art Theatre (7pm)

 

Friday: John Isaac Watters residency FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Astra Kelly at Genghis Cohen (8pm)
ALSO: Gone is Gone at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Devil Makes Three at The Wiltern (8pm)

 

Saturday: A Night of TLC at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Sunday: Jack Tempchin at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 11th-14th: Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
January 12th: Dar Williams at The Troubadour
January 13th: The White Buffalo at The Troubadour
January 17th: Bear’s Den at The El Rey
January 18th: DNCE at The Belasco Theatre
January 19h: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
January 25th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
January 28th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern
January 28th: SafetySuit at The Regent Theater
January 28th: Dorothy at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey
Feb. 4th: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekamn at Teragram Ballroom
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s 2016 Music Mix

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Not as much music reached my ears this year, but that doesn’t mean my 2016 wasn’t defined by it’s musical highlights.  Here are some of the songs and bands that meant the most to me in 2016.

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  1. Lukas Graham – Better Than Yourself (Criminal Mind, Pt. 2)

    I knew going into SXSW that I was going to like Lukas Graham, but I didn’t realize at the end of the year they were going to be my #1 band discovery of 2016.  They first time I saw Lukas Graham, they opened with this song.  It was love at first note.

  1. Biffy Clyro – Wolves of Winter

    When your most beloved band releases a new album, you get excited. When this is the first single they drop, giddiness ensues.  2016’s Ellipsis wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but if it were, it wouldn’t be a Biffy Clyro album now would it?  My dearest wish for 2017 is that the band will return to Los Angeles and play.

  1. Badflower – Drop Dead

    My favorite release this year was Badflower’s Temper EP.  This band continues to improve and with new songs like “Drop Dead”, I don’t see this trajectory leveling off any time soon.

  1. Jamie N Commons – Not Gonna Break Me

    This was my theme song for much of 2016 as I continued to endure a myriad of setbacks in my journey towards a PhD.  I was not bested, however, and by the end of the year I finally (finally!) was able to defend my dissertation and graduate.  Thank you Mr. Commons!

  1. Dear Boy – Alluria

    I saw Dear Boy more than any other band live this year including a particularly memorable Halloween show.  In 2016 the band released more music (Parts of a Flower EP) and “Alluria” is my favorite song from the new offerings.

  1. The Hunna – You & Me

    This song makes me smile. It brings to mind all the best parts of 2016; backstage shenanigans, time spent with friends, discovering amazing new music, and ping pong!

  1. The Struts – Kiss This

    Let’s just dedicate this song to 2016.  It was a tough year for a variety of reasons, but as much as I look forward to putting the year behind me, I would also like to remember the good times…like that time I saw The Struts do a TV taping and the audience was so into it, they clapped through the entire set!

  1. Young Rising Sons – Simple Life

    Young Rising Sons always manage to be part of my most memorable concert experiences.  2016 brought some great shows, but one memory that is most vivid is a two-day extravagance at The Troubadour that included Young Rising Sons, The Moth & The Flame, Mainland, Dreamers, and Night Riots.  All I need are times like that…a Simple Life indeed!

  1. Dreamers – Sweet Disaster

    Dreamers only came into my life in 2016, but it feels like I’ve known this band for years.  Their debut full length, This Album Does Not Exist, was released this year and there is not a single song on it that couldn’t be a radio hit.  One of my favorites for dancing, singing, and general good times.

  2. The Wrecks – Favorite Liar

    At the beginning of the year, I interviewed The Wrecks when they opened for Nothing But Thieves at The Troubadour.  They were a new band, full of potential and seemingly boundless energy.  I loved them! By the end of the year, they had toured the country and signed a label deal.  I’d say 2016 was their year, but let’s just see where they go next!

  3. Walking On Cars – Flying High Falling Low

    In 2016, Walking On Cars released their album, Everything This Way, and came to play LA not once, but twice!  This band is an experience and their music elicits “all the feels” as a dear friend and fellow WOC fan would say.

  4. The Americans – I’ll Be Yours

    I caught this band a couple of times this year and each time, this song really stuck.  I tracked it down and put it on whenever I feel a little blue.  I find the song and it’s tempo changes quite hopeful.

  5. Joseph – Lifted Away

    This trio of sisters opened for James Bay at Humphrey’s, one of the most unexpected and amazing show adventures of my year down in San Diego.  When Noisetrade offered one of their EPs, I snatched it up and was swept away by the glorious vocal harmonies.

  6. BANNERS – Gold Dust

    I spent a lot of time in Starbucks this year, writing away.  I was very excited when I realized one of my SXSW faves was picked up for regular rotation at my store.  What speaks volumes about my love for this band is that after hearing this song over and over and over during some of the more trying times of my year, I still love it!

  7. Highly Suspect – My Name is Human

    One of my favorite bands from last year came back in 2016 with another album, another Grammy nomination, and a couple killlller shows at The Troubadour.  I don’t think it’s possible for this band to disappoint, especially in the live setting.

  8. The Virginmarys – Push the Pedal

    Highlights of my 2016 would not be complete without mentioning time spent with these gentlemen and their music.  They were one of the interviews I did for a video series with High Voltage and their 2016 album, Divides, spent a lot of time in my car stereo which probably wasn’t the best idea as songs like “Push the Pedal” don’t exactly encourage safe driving practices.

  9. Lapsley – Hurt Me

    This song just digs right in.  I tracked down everything I could from Lapsley after seeing her play a surprise set at SXSW and this is the track I ended up putting on repeat.  If you happened to see me driving around LA singing in my car, chances are it was this song.

  10. X Ambassadors f. Jamie N Commons – Low Life

    The X Ambassadors record came through for me big time this year with songs like this and their hit, “Unsteady”.  I had a particularly trying weekend where these songs were played on repeat.  You cannot underestimate the healing power of music, especially when one is feeling particularly alone.

  11. Mondo Cozmo – Shine

    If we had a category for best local discovery of 2016, Mondo Cozmo would win the prize.  To say I missed a chance to see Dear Boy in order to see this band again…well, that should say everything.  “Shine” is an anthem to take into 2017 reminding us that, “Everything will be alright if you let it go”.

 

 

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/26-1/1

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Merry Christmas!! I’m spending today with my High Voltage family playing games and watching Kings of Con.  Next week is incredibly light show-wise.  I’m not sure how many days I can make before the withdrawals set in, but I’m very much looking forward to the end of 2016.

Here’s what I could find:

 

Monday: Avi Buffalo at The Echo (8:30)

 

Tuesday: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

Weds: Casey Abrams at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

Thursday: We Stand for Standing Rock fundraiser at Harvelle’s f. Herbert Bail Orchestra (9pm)
ALSO: The Crazy Brave at The Hi Hat (8pm)

 

Friday: Remembering Bowie at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Citizen Cope at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Mystic Braves at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Donavon Frankenreiter at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

Saturday: Pink Martini at Walt Disney Concert Hall (7pm, 10:30)
ALSO: New Year’s Eve in Long Beach f. Citizen Cope (8pm)

 

Sunday: Happy New Year!

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 11th-14th: Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
January 12th: Dar Williams at The Troubadour
January 13th: The White Buffalo at The Troubadour
January 17th: Bear’s Den at The El Rey
January 18th: DNCE at The Belasco Theatre
January 19h: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
January 25th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
January 28th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern
January 28th: SafetySuit at The Regent Theater
January 28th: Dorothy at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey
Feb. 4th: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekamn at Teragram Ballroom
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/18-12/25

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I’ve kept myself properly busy this month, successfully avoiding the bulk of the Christmastime gloom. Last week included a trip to SD with shows at The Casbah and Lestat’s and then a few holiday parties in LA including one at The Hotel Cafe where John Mayer made a surprise appearance.  One simply cannot be upset with life when one is present for a jam session including John Mayer, Zane Carney, and David Ryan Harris.

Next week, once again, we have a Monday of impossible choices and a few Holiday shows then we’ll have to take a couple of days off.  If you’re looking for some live music, here’s what I’d suggest:

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Badflower (8:30)
ALSO: Dead Sara at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: The Station Breaks at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Music Militia Night w/ Naomi and friends FREE at The Satellite f. Wrabel, Audra Mae and more (9pm)
ALSO: Nick Waterhouse at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Watkins Family Holiday Show at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

Weds: Holiday Fiesta fundraiser for NELA Winter Shelter for the Homeless at The Hi Hat f. Kate Nash (7pm)
ALSO: HIRSH at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: LOVEYOU FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas CD Release show at Largo (8pm)

 

Thursday: Stand With Standing Rock Benefit at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Avi Buffalo at Bootleg Bar (8:30)

 

Friday: Fishbone at The Roxy (8:30)

 

Saturday:

 

Sunday: Merry Christmas!

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 11th-14th: Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
January 12th: Dar Williams at The Troubadour
January 13th: The White Buffalo at The Troubadour
January 17th: Bear’s Den at The El Rey
January 18th: DNCE at The Belasco Theatre
January 19h: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
January 25th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
January 28th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern
January 28th: SafetySuit at The Regent Theater
January 28th: Dorothy at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey
Feb. 4th: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekamn at Teragram Ballroom
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater

 

~ Kristen

 

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