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

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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

 

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

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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

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/13-2/19

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I had the opportunity to see a screening of John Wick: Chapter 2 last week and now I’m on a let’s watch Keanu Reeves kill everything movie spree.  I don’t think I realized how many choices I had here. I’ve cued up John Wick, Constantine, and The Matrix.  I’ll have to end the series with a viewing of The Lake House or something.

We’ve also begun the SXSW countdown. 1 month to go this week! I’m behind on my music listening so I feel like this week, I’ll have to sacrifice a couple shows in order to devote more time to prep for the big week in Austin. But maybe I’ll find myself out at some point, hopefully celebrating a few Grammy wins…

Here are my preferred show options:

 

Monday: The Palms residency w/ The Young Wild FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ages and Ages at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: A Night For Oakland f. Alina Bea, Ben Grey & Austin Hayman (of Dear Boy), Ian Hultquist, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Avi Buffalo FREE at Ham and Eggs Tavern
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Andrew Belle, JP Saxe, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: David Duchovny w/ Keaton Simons, The Walcotts at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: A Night of Sad Songs & Love Songs at The Echoplex f. Avid Dancer, Banta, Draemings, KaiL Baxley, Lauren Ruth Ward, Maxim Ludwig, Sam Morrow, SWIMM, and more (7pm)
ALSO: Sam Outlaw FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Brandy Clark w/ Greg Holden at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Reggie Watts & Karen at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jamie Drake, Haroula Rose, Kathleen Grace at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9,10)
ALSO: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees at The Microsoft Theater f. Celine Dion, DNCE, Tori Kelly, and more (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Night Lights at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Patrick Lehman at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: White Lies at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Lisa Hannigan at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: twenty one pilots, Judah & The Lion at The Honda Center (7pm)

 

Thursday: The Americans at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Ninet Tayeb at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Paper Bird, Bones Muhroni FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Parsonsfield, Trevor Menear at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9,10)
ALSO: VIZA at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: twenty one pilots, Judah & The Lion at The Honda Center (7pm)

 

Friday: Brandy with Mya at The Novo DTLA (8:30)

 

Saturday: Peter Mulvey & Heather Maloney, The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 9)
ALSO: LEON at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Kan Wakan at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Peter & Paul at The Grove at Anaheim (8pm)

 

Sunday: The Bones of JR Jones at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: Brother SAL and the Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Meiko at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Jessie Payo FREE at Mrs. Fish (9:30)
ALSO: Alter Bridge at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 21st: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 22nd: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Study
Feb. 22nd: Hawai at Bootleg Theater
Feb. 22nd: Andy Suzuki & The Method at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 24th: Acceptance at The El Rey
Feb. 25th: Raw Fabrics, Middle Kids at The Echo
Feb. 26th: Ben Hazelwood at The Viper Room
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 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 13th: Aqulio at The Troubadour
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 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 Cafe
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 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: 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

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/6-2/12

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I have found something to love about the Super Bowl! While the game was going on, I was able to drive about town with next to no traffic.  I went to the Farmer’s Market and then took to my favorite beach where I went for a long walk, watched the sun set and caught up with my bestie who lives on the opposite coast (also uninterested in football-related antics).  The sound of the water crashing to the shore made it impossible to be unhappy.  Thank you, Super Bowl!

Lots of musical offerings next week to look forward to. I caught a little bit of Asaf Avidan last week at The Hotel Cafe and the room was electric. There are two more chances to see him this week before he heads to France. He tells a great story about singing like a dying cat!

Here are my other top picks:

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Lewis Watson (8:30)
ALSO: The Palms residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Smoke Season, Kolars at The Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Clare Means, Madison Douglas, Kail Baxley, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)

 

Tuesday: Asaf Avidan at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Gallant at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Sam Outlaw, Brian Whelan FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Stop Motion Poetry at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: The Deltaz FREE at The Cinema Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Emo Nite LA at The Echo + Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Asaf Avidan w/ Madison Douglas at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Revivalists at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Tiger Army at Teragarm Ballroom (8:30)
ALSO: Alicia Keys at The Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: Sting at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

Thursday: The Brevet and RIVVRS at The Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Jeremy Renner w/ Brother Sal & The Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Garrison Starr at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Givers & Takers at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Valley Queen at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Hanni El Khatib at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Sting at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

Friday: Griffin House at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Mating Ritual, Satchmode at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Bluegrass Situation at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Tove Lo w/ Phoebe Ryan at The Novo (8:30)
ALSO: Beck at The Hollywood Palladium (9pm)

 

Saturday: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Abby and the Myth, Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Cody Jay & Patrick Dwyer FREE at Bar 20: The Grafton Hotel (9pm)
ALSO: The Two Tens at The Redwood Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Subtle Kind of Murder at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Knocks at The Fonda (9pm)

 

Sunday: Ages and Ages and The Brevet at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Galentine’s Day f. Lauren Ruth Ward at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Jack Tempchin at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)
ALSO: Metallica at The Hollywood Palladium (10pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 15th: Night Lights at Resident
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 16th: Ninet Tayeb at The Echoplex
Feb. 16th: The Americans at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 18th: The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 21st: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 22nd: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Study
Feb. 22nd: Hawai at Bootleg Theater
Feb. 22nd: Andy Suzuki & The Method at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 24th: Acceptance at The El Rey
Feb. 25th: Raw Fabrics, Middle Kids at The Echo
Feb. 26th: Ben Hazelwood at The Viper Room
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 27th: Gold Star at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Birds of Chicago at Genghis Cohen
March 1st: Mondo Cozmo at The Troubadour
March 2nd: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
March 3rd: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
March 3rd: Shiny Toy Guns at Regent Theater
March 7th: Half the Animal at The Echo
March 10th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
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 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 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 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 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
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 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/30-2/5

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Saturday night at the punk rock show, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls transformed a traditional mosh pit “wall of death” into a much needed wall of hugs. He spoke of the importance of being part of a community that extolled the values of tolerance, kindness, compassion, and consideration as he literally transformed something quite scary (I mean it’s called a wall of death!?!?) into a positive, bonding experience.  It was quite the evening full of singing and jumping and jazz hands, but the best part might have been the feeling of pride towards my community of musicians and music lovers that spans the globe.  Hugs all around!

As we venture into another week of the unknown, there are a few great show options to help pull us all through. I’m particularly looking forward to Wednesday night at The Hotel Cafe which features several amazing artists including Ben Grey (of Dear Boy) doing a unique acoustic set on the second stage.

Here’s my entire list of music recommendations:

 

Monday: Warbly Jets residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Albert and his Dreamboats residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Foxtrax, The Absurd at The Silverlake Lounge (9, 10)
ALSO: Backbone at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lea Michele at The Broad Stage (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot. f. Ella Vos, Matt Maeson (8:30)
ALSO: Lucinda Williams at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Sean Watkins, honey honey, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: July Talk w/ MONA at The Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO:  Wilderado w/ Hawai FREE at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Jeffrey Austin at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Clare Means at The Hotel Cafe second stage (11pm)
ALSO: Dream Phases FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Lucinda Williams at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Devendra Banhart at Club Mayan (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s at Butter’d Up (10pm)

 

Weds: Eliza Rickman, Ben Grey w/ Avid Dancer at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 9)
ALSO: Asaf Avidan w/ special guests at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO Fenech Soler at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Muna w/ Lo Moon at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Lucinda Williams at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Thursday: Dear Lemon Trees, Ben Jaffe at The Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: James Arthur w/ Tom Crouch at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: OK Go at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Rooney at The Satellite (9pm)…FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO: Pinback at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Thomas Nicholas Band at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: The Walcotts at The Mint (10:30)
ALSO: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey (8:30)

 

Friday: John Isaac Watters Rainstorm Brother residency w/ Anna Vogelzang, Rachel Goodrich, Brendan Hines FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Aeges at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Blank Tapes at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Pinback at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Buddy at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Kitten at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: First Friday’s at Natural History Museum f. DAWN (5pm)

 

Saturday: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Shakers at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: A Night of Michael Jackson at The Hotel Cafe f. Katharine McPhee, Smithfield Bargain, Jared Lee and more (10pm)
ALSO: Kitten at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Dashboard Confessional at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Sunday: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 8th: Asaf Avidan at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 8th: Tiger Army at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 15th: Night Lights at Resident
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 16th: Ninet Tayeb at The Echoplex
Feb. 16th: The Americans at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 18th: The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 21st: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 22nd: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Study
Feb. 22nd: Hawai at Bootleg Theater
Feb. 22nd: Andy Suzuki & The Method at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 24th: Acceptance at The El Rey
Feb. 25th: Raw Fabrics, Middle Kids at The Echo
Feb. 26th: Ben Hazelwood at The Viper Room
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 27th: Gold Star at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Birds of Chicago at Genghis Cohen
March 1st: Mondo Cozmo at The Troubadour
March 2nd: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
March 3rd: Jens Lekman at Teragram Ballroom
March 3rd: Shiny Toy Guns at Regent Theater
March 7th: Half the Animal at The Echo
March 10th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
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 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 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe
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 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
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
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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Listen To This! 01/27/17

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Here’s what I’ve been into lately…

 

Album: The KinModern Primitive

One of my faves released a long-awaited album today. I’ve been listening all day, enjoying songs, a good mix of power and beauty, old and new, modern and primitive(?).  I keep trying to pick a favorite song, but every time I think I’ve settled on one, the next song will come on and I’ll change my mind.  Certainly a record I’d recommend digging into.

 

Video: Arkivist – “Burnout”

If you want a band to follow from the early stages, check out Arkivist. The recently relocated to LA trio already are developing a definitive style that is very much their own. Their music speaks both to the more intellectual-minded as well as to those appreciative of the more baser notions of rhythm and melody.

 

Show: Zane Carney at The El Rey

I’ve been to several shows in the past couple of weeks, but this one…this one holds a very special place in my heart. Guitar maestro, Zane Carney, with his backing band (composed, in part, of LMN Band Love Carney) took the audience through a musical journey, rocking and rolling through the best of Zane’s ever growing (and improving) catalog of songs. The journey climaxed with a rendition of “Helter Skelter” that was pretty much an out of body experience. Hopefully his new music will be released soon, but until then, you simply must take every opportunity to see Zane Carey live (I’d post a video, but it wouldn’t do the experience justice).

 

SXSW Watch: Middle Kids

I’m making my way through the list of SXSW artists and Middle Kids were one to really catch my ear. This three-piece from Australia has an EP coming out Feb. 17th and will be at The Echo Feb. 25th.  Mark your calendars!

 

~ Kristen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Band Love: Walking on Rivers

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I’m sure many people have that fantasy of going off on vacation, perhaps to a foreign land, and falling in love, having that magical night, and taking home a perfect memory that you will never forget. Well, folks, it has happened to me. I went off on an adventure to Berlin and found a new love; a band love of course!

Meet Walking on Rivers:

 

They bill themselves as an indie folk/pop group, which I suppose is appropriate (think older Mumford & Sons).  The quartet is from Dortmund, Germany which I had to look up (it’s central west, has a football museum and a building with a giant U on top), but they sing in English.  I was drawn initially to the band’s use of harmonies and piano but what sold me at the show was their energy, cohesiveness, and connection with the audience…they even came into the crowd to sing for their encore.  They told me they had only been a band for a bit over a year which was surprising given the depth of well crafted songs on their set list.  They have a released EP that you can check out on bandcamp, but they also have a slew of videos that I think give a great sense of the band.  They mentioned that maybe next year they’ll get to The States.  I sure hope so. In the meantime, I may be the only person in all of this land sporting a Walking on Rivers t-shirt.  Hopefully that will change soon.

From my trip’s photo album:

 

Connect with the band:

Instagram
Facebook
Bandcamp
Youtube

 

 

 

~ Kristen