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Kristen’ LA Concert Calendar: 2/28-3/6

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Just go home from an Oscar party. I won a prize for successfully predicting the most award winners. If anyone wants their toast to wish them a good morning…well, I’ve got you covered! For the most part, I enjoyed the ceremony. The only thing I’m slightly irritated about (well, more than slightly) is the absence of Dido singing the song that she co-wrote for 127 Hours. Now, I love Florence from Florence and The Machine, but Dido is one of my all-time faves and I was really looking forward to seeing her sing.

But I’ll try to focus on the positive. Which brings me to this forthcoming week. Let’s christen it “Biffy week” in honor of the fact that I will be seeing my current band obsession, Biffy Clyro, twice this week. The Scottsmen will be performing on Tuesday at The Troubadour. Then on Weds, they are sitting down at Bootleg Theater with Mark Z Danielewski, author of the book Only Revolutions, upon which Biffy Clyro’s 2009 release of the same title is based. Saying that I’m giddy about these events is an understatement.

Filling out the week, we have more highly anticipated shows by the likes of Everest, Semi Precious Weapons, Moving Picture Show, and After Midnight Project (another band obsession of mine). And if you didn’t get a ticket to the sold out Biffy Clyro show on Tuesday, I’d highly HIGHLY recommend jetting down to Hermosa Beach for some The Silent Comedy/Queen Caveat action at Saint Rocke. You will not be disappointed.

My complete list of shows I’d love to go to as follows:

 

Monday: Everest and Red Cortez FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Armada at The Viper Room (9:15)
ALSO: War Tapes FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes) FREE at Bootleg Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

Tuesday: Biffy Clyro at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Silent Comedy and Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke (9,10)
ALSO: George Stanford at The Piano Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Clarke and Satellite at Molly Malone’s (8,9)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at Bootleg Theater (9:45)

 

Weds: Liner Notes with Biffy Clyro and author Mark Z Danielewski at Bootleg Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Semi Precious Weapons FREE at On The Rox (10pm)
ALSO: Lovers Drugs and Beatnik Jr. at 3 Clubs (10pm)
ALSO: Anna Nalick at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Zoe Keating at Largo at the Coronet (8pm)
ALSO: Infantree at The Satellite (8:30)

 

Thursday: Moving Picture Show, Sabrosa Purr, and Great Northern at Bootleg Theater (8:30,9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Civil Twilight at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Stephen Kellogg and Austin Hartley Leonard at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: The Entrance Band at The Satellite (10pm)

 

Friday: After Midnight Project at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Wild Nothing and Abe Vigoda at The Natural History Museum for First Fridays (5pm)

 

Saturday: Winchester Rebels FREE at On The Rox 11:15)
ALSO: Love and a .38 and The Binges at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: Alexi Murdoch at Bootleg Theater (11pm)

 

Sunday: Morcheeba at The Music Box (8pm)
ALSO: Joseph Tobin Tribute Concert featuring Joey Ryan, Jay Nash, Chris Pierce, Austin Hartley Leonard, etc. at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriters Round at Room 5 featuring Paris Carney (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 8th: Vertical Horizon at The Roxy
March 8th: Queen Caveat, Dead Sara, Little Red Radio at The Mint
March 9th: Jay Nash at Saint Rocke
March 11th: Fair to Midland at Whiskey a Go Go
March 17th: Alkaline Trio and Dead Country at The Mayan
March 22nd: War on Drugs at The Troubadour
March 26th: Lady Danville at The Troubadour
March 28th: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex
March 30th: Imagine Dragons at The Viper Room
April 11th: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex
April 16th: Matt Wertz and Ben Rector at The Troubadour
April 25th: Airborne Toxic Event at The Satellite
May 27th: The Script at Club Nokia
June 9-12: Bonnaroo!!
June 13th: Florence and The Machine at The Greek Theater
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina
~ Kristen

 

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/21-2/27

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Just got back from a crazy evening of awesomeness and feeling grateful for so many things: My friends for kicking me out the door and keeping me company all night, The Viper Room simply for being there, Duke’s for having some fairly amazing cuisine, my new friends for sharing some fun stories and being crazy cool, and most importantly, Dead Sara, my new band love that blew my MIND. At this very moment I am grateful for simply existing. See…this is how I get when I’m on a music high. I need to go to bed!

But first, this week’s choice music selections:

Monday: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Tony Lucca at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Automatique at The Viper Room (10:15)
ALSO: Everest at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

Tuesday: Dead Sara and Sick of Sarah at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Satellite and Jonathan Clark at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Shawn Hlookoff at The Central in Santa Monica (9pm)
ALSO: Tom Petty Tribute night at Room 5 featuring Chris Pierce, Joel Eckels, John Elliot, Justine Bennett, Shane Alexander, Brother Sal, etc. (8pm)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at Bootleg (9:45)

Weds: Semi Precious Weapons at On The Rox (10pm)
ALSO: Anna Nalick at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Armada at The Viper Room (8:50)
ALSO: Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Linkin Park at The Staples Center (7pm)
ALSO: Satellite at The Central (9pm)

Thursday: Purple Melon at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Holly Conlan at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Best Coast at The Music Box (8pm)

Friday:  The 88 and Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (9:30,10:30)
ALSO: Warner Drive at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Lovers Drugs at The Good Hurt (midnight)

Saturday: We Barbarians, Kitten, and Young the Giant at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Alexi Murdoch at The Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: The Shakers at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Stone Temple Pilots at Fox Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Local Natives at Walt Disney Music Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Josh Ritter and Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit) at The Music Box (8pm)

Sunday: Jordan Cook at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Shakers at O’Briens (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
March 1st: Biffy Clyro at The Troubadour
March 1st: Queen Caveat and The Silent Comedy at Saint Rocke
March 3rd: Civil Twilight at The Troubadour
March 4th: After Midnight Project at The Roxy
March 7th: The Silent Comedy at The Echo
March 8th: Vertical Horizon at The Roxy
March 8th: Queen Caveat at The Mint
March 9th: Jay Nash at Saint Rocke
March 17th: Alkaline Trio and Dead Country at The Mayan
March 21st: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe
March 22nd: War on Drugs at The Troubadour
March 26th: Lady Danville at The Troubadour
May 27th: The Script at Club Nokia
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina

~ Kristen