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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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/27-4/2

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Well, I didn’t make it to either show. Turned out Colony House was sold out despite the fact that it wasn’t posted anywhere online. Thanks House of Blues. So, that was a giant bust. I should mention there were two resale tickets on LiveNation for $65 for a $14 show. So, there’s that. Also, the Panic! show was too high of a price for me to get out of my pajamas on a Sunday. So, another week without a show. Maybe that will change this week…

 

Monday: Tori Roze & The Hot Mess @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: Lauren Leigh and Sam @ Tin Roof at 8pm
AND: Jaye Jayle @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Emo Nite @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Eisley @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: Kyle Castellani @ Ton Roof at 8pm
AND: Alive & Well, Tree Machines at The Merrow at 9pm

Wednesday: The Dollyrots, Go Betty Go, The Two Tens @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Shane Hall Trio @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday: Ryan Montbleau, Cody Lovaas @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Electric Six @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: I See Stars, Echos @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Trouble in The Wind, Oh Spirit @ Music Box at 7:30pm

Friday: Bosswitch, Mrs. Henry @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Spencer Dugan @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: The Major Minus @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Lincoln Durham @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm

Saturday: The Verigolds, Grizzly Business, King Washington @ Winstons OB at 9:30pm
AND: Richard Ashcroft @ Spreckels Theater at 8pm
AND: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears @ Casbah at 9pm

Sunday: Passenger, The Paper Kites @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Stacy Antonel @ Tin Roof at 12pm

 

Keep in Mind:
April 4th- Mayday Parade – A Lesson in Romantics Anniversary Tour @ Soma
April 8th- Green Day @ Valley View Casino Center
April 9th- The Head and The Heart @ Soma
April 12th- Father John Misty @ Humphreys
April 18th- Jack Garratt @ Belly Up
April 18th- Simple Plan @ House of Blues
April 19th- Kaleo @ Belly Up
April 22nd- Joseph @ Belly Up
April 23rd- The Unlikely Candidates, The Fame Riot @ Casbah
April 25th- The 1975 @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
April 26th- Willie Nelson & Friends @ Humphreys
April 28th- Kings of Leon @ Mattress Firm Aphitheatre
May 5th- Andrew McMahon and The Wilderness @ House of Blues
May 21st- The Strumbellas @ Observatory North Park
May 23rd- Catfish + The Bottlemen @ House of Blues
May 30th- Modest Mouse @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
June 11th0 X- Fest @ On The Green at Qualcomm
June 11th- SPF 949 @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
July 21st- Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 24th- Young The Giant, Cold War Kids @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 29th- Cheap Trick, Foreigner @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 12th- Goo Goo Dolls @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
September 13th- Green Day @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 6th- Depeche Mode @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 8th- Coldplay @ Qualcomm Stadium

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

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/20-3/26

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Well, this is the first year in a few years that I didn’t attend SXSW. And while I’m a bit bummed about missing out, I was able to keep in the loop with Kristen on most of her adventures so I don’t feel like I missed out tooooooo much. I mean, I missed out but at least I kind of felt like I was there in spirit. And in the spirit of SXSW, I’m hoping to make it out to a show or two this week. Also, if anyone has any hookups for P!ATD tix, give me a shout.

In other news, this is what we have for the week…

 

Monday:

Tuesday: Lead Pony (fka Spero) @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: San Diego Music Awards @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Valley View Casino Center at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Modern English @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Bad Pop @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: Inspired and the Sleep @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: The Void Nation @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday: Electric Guest @ Casbah at 9pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ The Irenic at 7pm- SOLD OUT

Friday: Colony House, Knox Hamilton @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: Lee Coulter @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Polyphia @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Josh Abbott Band @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Potty Mouth @ Che Cafe at 7pm

Saturday: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10pm
AND: The Main Squeeze @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Local Brews Local Grooves feat. Creature Canyon, Almost Monday, Kimmi Bitter and more @ House of Blues at 6pm
AND: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Blondies, Box The Oxford @ Lestats at 9pm

Sunday: Panic! At The Disco, Misterwives, Saint Motel @ Viejas Arena at 7pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Jeremy Enigk @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Revival of the Singer Songwriter @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Hannah Judson @ Lestats at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:

April 4th- Mayday Parade – A Lesson in Romantics Anniversary Tour @ Soma
April 8th- Green Day @ Valley View Casino Center
April 9th- The Head and The Heart @ Soma
April 12th- Father John Misty @ Humphreys
April 18th- Jack Garratt @ Belly Up
April 18th- Simple Plan @ House of Blues
April 19th- Kaleo @ Belly Up
April 22nd- Joseph @ Belly Up
April 23rd- The Unlikely Candidates, The Fame Riot @ Casbah
April 25th- The 1975 @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
April 26th- Willie Nelson & Friends @ Humphreys
April 28th- Kings of Leon @ Mattress Firm Aphitheatre
May 5th- Andrew McMahon and The Wilderness @ House of Blues
May 21st- The Strumbellas @ Observatory North Park
May 23rd- Catfish + The Bottlemen @ House of Blues
May 30th- Modest Mouse @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
June 11th0 X- Fest @ On The Green at Qualcomm
June 11th- SPF 949 @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
July 21st- Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 24th- Young The Giant, Cold War Kids @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 29th- Cheap Trick, Foreigner @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 12th- Goo Goo Dolls @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
September 13th- Green Day @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 6th- Depeche Mode @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 8th- Coldplay @ Qualcomm Stadium

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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SXSW 2017 Monday Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Other random things of note:

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

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~ Kristen