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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/25-5/1

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This is the second weekend in a row that I’m writing from San Diego. This weekend was all about baseball. My team (The Cardinals) were in town so yesterday I was at the game. It was a close one until it wasn’t and The Cards ended up winning 11 to 2. One thing that occurred right as the game was transiting from nail-bitter to runaway was my face, front and center on the Jumbotron, as I’m waving like an idiot. I will either consider this one of the more mortifying moments of my life or the event that allowed the tide to turn and my team to win.

Back to the music, you’re really  missing out if you’re not at The El Rey on Friday to see Zane Carney.

Here’s everything else, I’d like to get to:

 

Monday: Korey Dane Residency FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. The Black and The White (8:30)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Years & Years at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Weezer at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday Hootenanny at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7:30, 8:15)

 

Tuesday: Charles Kelley w/ Josh Kelley at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Popshop West 038 f. Cardioknox at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Luke Wade, The Living Room at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Lissie at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Andrew Watt FREE at Dirty Laundry (11pm)

 

Weds: Ulysses S Grant, Alex Dezen at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Whiskey Wolves of The West at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: William Elliot Whitmore w/ Josiah, Charlie Overbey & The Broken Arrows at The Roxy (8:30)

 

Thursday: Andy Clockwise EP Release show at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ghost Lit Kingdom, The Shadowboxers, Hamish Anderson at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9)
ALSO: Jim & Sam at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Iggy Pop, Josh Homme at The Greek Theatre (8pm)

 

Friday: Zane Carney w/ Charles Jones at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Langhorne Silm & The Law w/ Sam Outlaw, Susto at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Skin & Bones at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Har Mar Superstar at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Lucy Kaplansky at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Saturday: Atlas Genius w/ Skylar Grey & The Young Wild at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Bad Wolf at Amplyfi (10pm)
ALSO: Decorator, The Elwins at The Hi Hat (8pm)

 

Sunday: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: LANY at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Holychild at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 2nd: LANY at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at Masonic Lodge
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney and Wild Wild Horses at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 6th: Tom Odell at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 9th: Beware of Darkness at Resident
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 11th/12th: Lights at The El Rey
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 19th: Dark Waves at The Roxy
May 20th: Bad Books at The Troubadour
May 21st: The War on Drugs at Hollywood Pantages Theatre
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Walking on Cars at Bootleg Theater
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 25th: Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 2nd: The Score at The Lyric Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
June 8th: The Mowgli’s at The Troubadour
June 10th: Kaleo at The El Rey
June 10th: Dramers, AudioDamn!, The Young Wild at The Wayfarer
June 11th: The Matches at Teragram Ballroom
June 11th: Make Music Pasadena
June 11th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Café
June 12th: Ray Little at The Hotel Cafe
June 24th: Birdy at The Fonda Theatre
July 14th: Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/18-4/24

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I may not be at Coachella this weekend, but I do get to see James Bay tonight so I’ll take that as a win! I hope everyone else is having a blast in the desert. Next week, in between Coachella weekends, LA has a lot of great acts. I’m particularly excited about Monday night at The Echo with Dear Boy and The DMA’s.

Here’s what else I’ve got on my radar:

 

Monday: The DMA’s w/ Dear Boy, The Palms at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Korey Dane FREE at The Echoplex (10:30)
ALSO: Big Harp FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Kendricks FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (10pm)
ALSO: Hands Like Houses at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: The Kills w/ The Big Pink at The Mayan Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Rhye w/ Ibeyi at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at Shrine Expo Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday f. Josiah, Kail Baxley, and more at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7:30, 8:15)

 

Tuesday: Ben Limpic, Matthew Perryman Jones, Calum Scott at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7,8,9:30)
ALSO: Andrew Watt FREE at Dirty Laundry (11pm)
ALSO: Weathers at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Blaqk Audio at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: PPL MVR w/ Brick + Motor at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: James Bay at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8:30)
ALSO: The 1975 at Shrine Expo Hall (8pm)
ALSO: The Living Room at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Weds: Judah & The Lion w/ The Saint Johns at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Rebecca Loebe at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Great White Buffalo, Down and Outlaws, King Daniel FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Red Sun Rising w/ Mount Holly at White Oak Music Hall (7pm)
ALSO: Haelos w/ Hayley Kiyoko, Smoke Season at The Echo (7:30)
ALSO: Casey Abrams, Brianna Falcone at The Mint (10:30)
ALSO: Davis FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Heavy at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Last Shadow Puppets at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (9pm)

 

Thursday: Lapsley at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: The National Parks at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Sweethearts at Largo f. Susanna Hoffs, Jon Brion, Sara Watkins, and more (8:30)

 

Friday: Patrick Droney, Henry Grace at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9, 10)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Federal Bar (9:15)
ALSO: Tiffany at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Parachute w/ Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)

 

Saturday: Alicia Witt, Robert Jon & The Wreck at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Dustbowl Revival at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Battle Tapes at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Broke LA at 695 S Santa Fe Ave Downtown LA

 

Sunday: Eli Paperboy Reed FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Songwriters Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 28th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
April 29th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
April 29th: Lukas Graham at Resident
April 30th: Skylar Grey, Atlas Genius at The El Rey
May 1st/2nd: LANY at The Troubadour
May 1st: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney and Wild Wild Horses at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 6th: Tom Odell at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 11th/12th: Lights at The El Rey
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 19th: Dark Waves at The Roxy
May 20th: Bad Books at The Troubadour
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Walking on Cars at Bootleg Theater
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 25th: Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 2nd: The Score at The Lyric Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
June 8th: The Mowgli’s at The Troubadour
June 10th: Kaleo at The El Rey
June 10th: Dramers, AudioDamn!, The Young Wild at The Wayfarer
June 11th: The Matches at Teragram Ballroom
June 11th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe
June 24th: Birdy at The Fonda Theatre
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/11-4/17

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Well, baseball season is back! I’d say this is a good thing, but I’m feeling awfully tense in this moment as I watch my team mid-way through a tied game. The good news is that after finally receiving an important email yesterday, life feels like it is moving forward again. I am celebrating today by watching a few bands in I assume someone’s backyard as the event is entitled Backyard Sessions. Thankfully, the rain clouds seem to have gone away.

Next week, my schedule is so full that I’m having to write in really tiny handwriting on my calendar (yes, I still have an actual paper calendar).  If there is one item that should be bolded, highlighted, and circled for emphasis, it is a show Friday night at The Slidebar in Fullerton where The Silent Comedy make their triumphant return to Southern California after a successful European run.

Here’s what else I’ve got for your music-seeking needs:

 

Monday: It’s A School Night f. KT Tunstall, Kail Baxley at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: Korey Dane residency FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Mondegreens at Harvard and Stone (8pm)
ALSO: The Tens FREE at The Dresden (10:30)
ALSO: Diarrhea Planet at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (10pm)
ALSO: Connie Lim FREE at Ham and Eggs Tavern (9pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Keaton Simons, Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels, Chi McClean, and more (7:30, 8:15)

 

Tuesday: Wakey!Wakey!, Foxtrax, Edison at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 9,10)
ALSO: Andrew Watt FREE at Dirty Laundry (11pm)
ALSO: My Name Is You at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: WYLDR at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO Bibi Bourelly FREE at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Brian Travis Band at Vendome Wine & Spirits (6pm)
ALSO: PPL MVR residency at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Darkness at Belasco Theater (7pm)
ALSO: The Rocket Summer at The Troubadour (8pm)

 
Weds: Alex Denzen at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: KOMOX FREE at Lucky Strike Hollywood (9pm)

 

Thursday: Patrick Sweany, Rin Tin Tiger, Little Helen Rose at The Satellite (9pm)

 

Friday: The Silent Comedy, Night Lights, Rin Tin Tiger FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton
ALSO: Golden State at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Saturday: Rock The Night to Cure Crohn’s and Colitis at The Troubadour f. Jakob Dylan, Cat Power (7pm)
ALSO: Coby Brown, Shane Alexander at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9)
ALSO: Dave Green and The Ceremones FREE at The Eight Bar DTLA (7:30)

 

Sunday: Ivory DeVille FREE at Resident (9pm)
ALSO: The Kendricks FREE at Golden Road Brewing (1pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 18th: Dear Boy and DMA’s at The Echo
April 18th: The Big Pink at The Mayan Theater
April 18th: Hands Like Houses at Teragarm Ballroom
April 19th: James Bay at Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 19th: Weathers at The Troubadour
April 19th: Matthew Perryman Jones at The Hotel Cafe
April 19th: The 1975 at The Shrine
April 20th: Judah & The Lion at The Troubadour
April 21st: Lapsley at The El Rey
April 22nd: Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 28th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
April 29th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
April 29th: Lukas Graham at Resident
April 30th: Skylar Grey, Atlas Genius at The El Rey
May 1st: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney and Wild Wild Horses at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 11th/12th: Lights at The El Rey
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 19th: Dark Waves at The Roxy
May 20th: Bad Books at The Troubadour
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Walking on Cars at Bootleg Theater
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 25th: Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
June 8th: The Mowgli’s at The Troubadour
June 10th: Kaleo at The El Rey
June 11th: The Matches at Teragram Ballroom
June 11th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe
June 24th: Birdy at The Fonda Theatre
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/4-4/10

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Sorry for the late post. Hopefully no one had a sleepless night not knowing what their concert schedule for the week was going to be (which would totally be me if I didn’t have my calendar together).  I actually took the weekend off (!) and got distracted by life – catching up with friends, the beginning of baseball season, spring cleaning, and an actual picnic at a park with blankets and cupcakes and even a dog! Then there was the rare Sunday evening show. AudioDamn! and Highly Suspect at The Troubadour. Wow! Just…wow! I’m still giddy and covered in sweat (unfortunately much of which is not mine).

The Troubadour continues to be the happening spot next week with Aurora and Tor Miller doing two nights, and The Wild Feathers. I should have just pitched a tent in the balcony or something.

As for the rest of my suggestions:

 

Monday: Aurora w/ Tor Miller at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Korey Dane Residency, Maxim Ludwig FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Transviolet Residency, Hawai FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Robert Francis FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Cobi, Mothers (8:30)
ALSO: Teenage Wrist at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Brandy Clark w/ The Deltaz at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage w/ Jordie Lane, Joel Eckels, and more (7:30, 8:15)

 

Tuesday: Dani Shay, Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Aurora w/ Tor Miller at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Little Green Cars at The Echo (9pm)

 

Weds: The Wild Feathers w/ The Shelters and Bird Dog at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Alex Denzen at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Chi McClean at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: No Small Children at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Night Lights at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka at The Roxy (8:30)

 

Thursday: Bonnie Bishop at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Rivvrs, Jim & Sam, Coyler at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Jessie Payo FREE at Mrs. Fish (7pm)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE (w/ RSVP) at Swing House Studios (6pm)

 

Friday: yeah, I can’t believe I don’t have anything for Friday either…

 

Saturday: Johnson & McAuley at Resident (9pm)
ALSO: Ghost Lit Kingdom at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Escondido at The Echo (6pm)
ALSO: The Limits, Midnight Divide, Brave native at El Cid (10,11,12)
ALSO: LA Sound Stage: SWIMM and Pom Poms FREE at USC Campus (11am)
ALSO: We The Kings w/ She Is We and more at The Troubadour (6pm)
ALSO: Third Eye Blind at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Sunday: Bethany Joy Lenz, Wakey! Wakey! At Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 12th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
April 12th: The Darkness at The Belasco Theater
April 18th: The Big Pink at The Mayan Theater
April 18th: Hands Like Houses at Teragarm Ballroom
April 19th: James Bay at Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 19th: Matthew Perryman Jones at The Hotel Cafe
April 19th: The 1975 at The Shrine
April 22nd: Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 28th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
April 29th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
April 30th: Skylar Grey, Atlas Genius at The El Rey
May 1st: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 25th: Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
August 9th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/28-4/3

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This week I transitioned from SXSW into WonderCon where I walked amongst an interesting array of Deadpools, Disney characters, and superhero bunny rabbits (Happy Easter!). There are definite differences when it comes to interviewing musicians versus actors so it was an interesting change of pace. I guess my big takeaways from the convention are 1) I’m very much looking forward to the new show on SyFy, Wynonna Earp (the music in the first two episodes is on point!), 2) actors are generally on the short side and when they are tall, sometimes they will  awkwardly position themselves during interviews to be on your level (thanks, Chris Gorham!), and 3) always RSVP yes to parties that involve free bowling!

Thinking back to a week ago, a few of my top SXSW acts are in town this week. Lukas Graham (the establisher of my SXSW “Graham Bar” has two shows, sadly both sold out).  Wednesday night at Club Bahia is going to be a general re-play of my SXSW with another top pick, Banners along with three other great acts who were also in Austin. Finally, AudioDamn! is opening for a SXSW 2015 fave, Highly Suspect at The Troubadour Sunday night. It’s going to be a great week for music. Seriously.

Here are all my picks:

Monday: Lukas Graham at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: LP Residency FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Mating Ritual Residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Larkin Poe (8:30)
ALSO: The Absolute Residency at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Joy Formidable and Everything Everything at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Cocorosie at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)

 

Tuesday: American Authors at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Austin Plaine w/ Ben Limpic at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: The Black and The White at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Joy Formidable and Everything Everything at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Lissie at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Living Room f. Jacob Luttrell at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Weds: Banners, The Moth and The Flame, Pop Etc., Barns Courtney at Club Bahia (8pm)
ALSO: Ernie Halter and friends, Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 9:30)
ALSO: Josiah & The Bonnevilles, Alex Dezen, Ulysses S Grant at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO Andra Day at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Thursday: Lukas Graham at The Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Battle Tapes FREE at Mrs. Fish (11:15)
ALSO: Kris Angeles at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: White Denim at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: The Mynabirds w/ The Bulls at Bootleg Bar (8:30)

 

Friday: Raglans w/ KOMOX, Mount Holly at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Franky Perez w/ Special Guests at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Paper Pilots at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: White Denim at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)

 

Saturday: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Chris Stills at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Elvis Costello w/ Larkin Poe at The Ace Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Into It Over It at The Troubadour (6:30)
ALSO: Adam Lambert at Orpheum Theatre (8pm)

 

Sunday: Highly Suspect w/  AudioDamn! at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Paul McDonald at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo at The Echo f. Brian Whelan (3pm)
ALSO: Geographer w/ The Crookes at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Elvis Costello w/ Larkin Poe at The Ace Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Patrick Joseph at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa & Strings at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 4th: Aurora and Tor Miller at The Troubadour
April 6th: The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour
April 9th: Third Eye Blind at The Wiltern
April 12th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
April 12th: The Darkness at The Belasco Theater
April 18th: The Big Pink at The Mayan Theater
April 18th: Hands Like Houses at Teragarm Ballroom
April 19th: James Bay at Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 19th: Matthew Perryman Jones at The Hotel Cafe
April 19th: The 1975 at The Shrine
April 22nd: Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 28th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
April 29th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
April 30th: Skylar Grey, Atlas Genius at The El Rey
May 1st: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 25th: Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
August 9th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/21-3/27

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Today, I’m still in Austin winding down from the crazy wonderful week of music courtesy of SXSW. I hope you’ve been reading our recaps all week so I won’t need to say much here other than check out the site if you haven’t…there was a lot of falling in love with new music last week…

Back in LA tomorrow and I’m very excited about Monday night’s LP show at The Echoplex. My other show pick would be Ra Ra Riot Thursday at Teragram Ballroom (I’m loving their new album). Also, if anyone wants to take me to see Chris Thile for Easter, I would not say no…  Here’s what else I have on my docket:

 

Monday: LP, Kolars FREE at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: The Absolute Residency at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Mating Ritual Residency w/ Teenage Wrist, The Soft White Sixties FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: K’s Choice at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnpot FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. The Rubens (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)

 

Tuesday: Lelia Broussard at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: John Isaac Watters Residency FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Living Room f. Jacob Luttrell at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Coheed and Cambria at Hollywood Palladium (6pm)
ALSO: Marina Kaye at Club Bahia (9pm)

 

Weds: The Naked and Famous w/The Rebens at Teragram Ballroom  (9pm)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Northern Youth at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)

 

Thursday: Ra Ra Riot at Teragram Ballroom  (9pm)
ALSO: Bose Troubadour Tour w/ Jeff Campbell, Matthew Szlachetka, Jamie Kent, and Megan Slankard at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Mint (10:30)
ALSO: Bones Muhroni, LA River Bend at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Plague Vendor FREE at Amoeba Music (6pm)

 

Friday: X Ambassadors at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Wrecks at Rusty’s Surf Shack (10:45)
ALSO: Talisco at Harvard and Stone (7pm)
ALSO: Milk & Bone at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Hey Marseilles at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: The Naked and Famous w/ The Rubens at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Orpheum Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Daughter at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8:30)

 

Saturday: Talisco at Harvard and Stone (7pm)
ALSO: Polaris Rose at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…record release show
ALSO: Ghost Lit Kingdom at The Mint (9:30)
ALSO: Good Graeff at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Honey County at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Eyes on the Shore at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Sean Watkins at Largo (9:30)…record release
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Orpheum Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Smashing Pumpkins at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)

 

Sunday: Chris Thile at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: The Smashing Pumpkins at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 28th: Lukas Graham at The Troubadour
March 28th/29th: Everything Everything at The Roxy
March 29th: Lissie at The El Rey
March 29th: American Authors at The Troubadour
March 30th: Banners at Club Bahia
March 30th: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe
March 31st: Lukas Graham at The Resident
April 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
April 3rd: The Crookes at Teragram Ballroom
April 4th: Tor Miller at The Troubadour
April 6th: The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour
April 9th: Third Eye Blind at The Wiltern
April 12th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
April 12th: The Darkness at The Belasco Theater
April 18th: The Big Pink at The Mayan Theater
April 18th: Hands Like Horses at Teragarm Ballroom
April 19th: James Bay at Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 19th: The 1975 at The Shrine
April 22nd: Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 28th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
April 29th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
April 30th: Skylar Grey, Atlas Genius at The El Rey
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots at The Forum
August 9th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen

 

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SXSW 2016 – Saturday Recap

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Well, I’m tired and my face is as red as a lobster, but I still can’t help but smile at all the music I was able to see today. We started out with a series of interviews for High Voltage. I chatted with new band love Judah & The Lion and SXSW 2013 faves, The Virginmarys. It’s always a treat to get to know a band outside the hectic and noisy club.

After interviews we took a free car (thank you Mazda!) across town to Whole Foods. The Quantum Collective party, I must reiterate, booked some stellar acts. Today we caught Green River Ordinance, Great Caesar, and The Arkells – there was plenty of dancing. I unfortunately missed Wild Feathers, but that was in order to bounce across the street to the Waterloo day party to see Kaleo. My how this band has grown since I saw them last summer at Make Music Pasadena! Kaleo melts the heart and stirs the soul. The play both gorgeous falsetto heavy ballads and down and dirty rockers. It’s the dichotomy that really fascinates, but it totally works!

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My evening’s schedule presented itself with quite a few tough choices so I made the decision to walk 20+ minutes from Whole Foods down to Shady Grove to see a late afternoon set from The Virginmarys. Amanda was such a trooper and came with me and we met up with a couple of friends to witness what had to have been the hardest rocking set ever at the outdoor burger joint. Sticks went flying as the UK band busted out a few new tunes from their forthcoming album, Divides, as well as some old favorites (sing: “hey girl, lay off my dead man’s shoes”). Afterwards, the band was gracious enough to give us a ride back downtown. My take-away from that adventures is that I’m very glad I’m not driving through Austin during SXSW.

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After picking up some free food at the South Bites area (chips and guac, spicy pulled pork mac n cheese), I ventured to the church for what was my most anticipated set of the week – Judy Collins + Ari Hest. They opened with their duet of Ari’s “Strangers Again” which just filled me with such joy and nostalgia, it brought tears to my eyes. They have an album coming out and played many newer songs, but busted out a few of the oldies that Judy is known for.

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More difficult decisions lead to an evening of sampling. And while no band quite reached the “Graham Bar” for new discoveries, I do have plenty of additions to my must see list. The most fun was probably had during Mainland’s set at The Sidewinder where dancing was an absolute must. From there we ran up the road to catch Drowners, but left after a couple songs (the place was packed) to make it to the McDonald house to see The Score and have an ice cream sundae. While walking up to the venue, the band starting playing the song I wanted to hear (“Oh My Love”) which I took as a sign that I was in the right place.  Due to some set time switches we wandered aimlessly for a bit before settling in at Ester’s Follies where we caught a promising new act from Los Angeles called Runaway Saints. The night (and the week) then ended with one of my recently discovered new favorites, Dreamers.

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And that was all she wrote, folks. Another SXSW down. Tomorrow we’ll catch a few more bands to ease out of the madness, wait it out at our favorite cafe for some Mad Mud, and see what else Austin has for us after the masses depart.

Thanks for reading!

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~ Kristen