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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/7-5/13

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I’m finally getting around to watching the 20/20 piece on Sunset Boulevard featuring Queen Caveat. I’ve already seen me rocking out at The Viper Room and front row at The Roxy.  The piece definitely doesn’t put one of my favorite places in LA in the brightest of lights, but I’m certainly craving some Rainbow fries and live music right now.

Not sure if this week will be the week I get out again, but my goodness, there are some amazing shows on the horizon. One of my favorite new artists, Ed Sheeran, is opening for Snow Patrol Tuesday night at The Hollywood Palladium, LMN band love Lakes is at Bootleg Bar Thursday, and former LA resident Jay Nash has shows Weds and Sunday at The Hotel Cafe and Saint Rocke.

Here’s the rest of my recommendations this week:

Monday: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Jesca Hoop at Bardot (10pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Death Cab for Cutie at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Smile Empty Soul at Whiskey a Go Go (10pm)

 

Tuesday: Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn and Alex Wong at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: The Mowglis CD release party at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Driftwood Singers at Origami Vinyl (7pm)

 

Weds: Jason Reeves and Amber Rubarth and Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Voice afterparty at Saint Rocke featuring contestants of NBS’s The Voice (8pm)

 

Thursday: Lakes at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: The Gallery at The Viper Room (9:30)
ALSO: John Elliot and Edie Cohn at WitZend (9,10)
ALSO: Armada and Satellite at Molly Malone’s (9:40, 10:30)

 

Friday: The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)…artists TBA
ALSO: Imagine Dragons and The Jezabels at The Troubadour (9:15, 10:15)
ALSO: Assemble the Skyline at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Delta Spirit at The Fonda (8pm)

 

Saturday: Kevin Martin at On the Rox  (9pm)
ALSO: Greylag and Augustana at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Rachel Platten with Madi Diaz and Lelia Broussard (7, 10:30)
ALSO: Brendan Benson at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa at Luckman Fine Arts Company (8pm)
ALSO: Rufus Wainwright at The Orpheum Theater (8pm)

 

Sunday: Jay Nash with Ari Shine and Jesse Thomas at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 18th: Chappo at Bootleg Bar
May 18th: Gaslight Anthem at The Roxy
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 19th: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
May 31st: Greg Laswell at The El Rey
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th and 6th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 6th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
June 7-10th: Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia
June 16th: Scissor Sisters at Hollywood Palladium
June 21st: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
June 29th: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium

 

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s San Diego Show Calendar 12/5-12/11

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I hope you folks don’t catch the nasty cold that’s going around. I have it, it’s redoubled it’s efforts and doesn’t seem to want to leave. Doesn’t it know I have shows to attend this week? I wasn’t able to make it out at all last weekend due to my being a spaz and straining my back. I want to get back in it with a vengeance. Thankfully, we have some music to make that happen :)

 

Monday: The Mickey Hart Band @ Belly Up @8 $27

Tuesday: Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge @ Belly Up
AND: Patrick Norton @ El Dorado @9
AND: Buxton @ Soda Bar @830 $5

Wednesday: Find another way to entertain yourself :)

Thursday: Tennis and Miniature Tigers @ Casbah @10 $12/$14

Friday: The Builders and The Butchers @ Casbah @930 $12
AND: The Flowerthief @ Tin Can Alehouse @930 $5
AND: The Gaffer @ The Griffin @9 $5

Saturday: Wrex the Halls w/Florence and The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant, The Airborne Toxic Event, and The Naked and Famous @ Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena) @8
AND: Mattson 2 @ Lestats @8
AND: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Belly Up @9 $21/$23
AND: Assemble the Skyline @ Soma @630 $8/$10

Sunday: Wrex the Halls w/Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise, DMC, Switchfoot, Everlast, and Mutemath @ Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena) @8

 

Keep in Mind:

December 12th- Jingle Ball w/Christina Perri, Parachute, and Scars on 45 @ Anthology $20-$295
December 14th- Echo Revolution and The Get Down Automatice @ Casbah @9 $5
December 16th- One I Red CD Release Party @ Eleven @9 $6
December 19th- Pinback @ Belly Up
December 30th- Get Back Loretta and The Burning of Rome @ Casbah @930 $10
December 31st- The Silent Comedy and Transfer w/The Creepy Creeps, The Heavy Guilt, Low Volts, and more! @ Mississippi Room $25-$40
January 11th- Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology
January 22nd- Wilco and With Denim @ House of Blues
February 3rd- Mute Math @ 4th & B
February 10th- Young the Giant @ Soma
February 23rd- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up @8 $18

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/26-10/2

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So, it has begun. The ten weeks of the fall quarter in which my time for musical outings is greatly reduced. The joys of being a teaching assistant. Anyway, need to keep this brief. I’ve got work to do. Let me know how great all the shows are…

What I’d love to do this week:

Monday: Big Black Delta at FREE The Satellite (11pm)…last night of the residency
ALSO: Red Circle Underground FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: it’s a school night featuring Ben Folds at Bardot (10pm)

 

Tuesday: Beverly McClellan and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)
ALSO: George Stanford at The Foundry (8pm)
ALSO: Brett Hite at The W Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Queen Caveat at The Mint (9:45)
ALSO: Rival Sons at Fingerprints in Long Beach (7pm)
ALSO: J Scott Bergman at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Lisa Hannigan at The El Rey (10pm)
ALSO: Happy Hour with Ari Shrine at Saint Rocke (6pm)

 

Weds: Jens Lekman at the Masonic Lodge in The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (8pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Jamestown Revival at X Bar Patio Lounge The Century Plaza (8:30)
ALSO: Puddle of Mudd at The Viper Room (11:20)
ALSO: Joe Purdy at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: An Evening in the Round with Garrison Starr, Dawn Thomas, Adrianne, and Maia Sharp at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Thursday: Dead Sara at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Inverse, Purple Melon, and Love and a .38 at The Key Club (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun and Ry Cuming at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Jimmy Eat World at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Friday: Jake Newton and Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (10,11)…Jake Newton’s Record Release show
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Hugh Laurie at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Juke Kartel at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Esperanza Spalding at The Orpheum Theatre (8pm)

 

Saturday: Kozmonaut, Queen Caveat, and Halos at The Viper Room (10,11,12)
ALSO: David and Devine at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Assemble the Skyline and Kyle Nicolaides at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Portugal, The Man at Avalon (7pm)

 

Sunday: Zero 1 at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Steve Poltz at The Satellite (10pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 5-9th: Culture Collide Festival
October 8th: Michael Tolcher at The Hotel Cafe
October 9th: Michael Tolcher at Saint Rocke
October 10th: The Silent Comedy at Bardot
October 11th: Rival Sons and Evanescence at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Switchfoot and Anberlin at The Wiltern
October 14th: Butterfly Boucher at Bootleg Theater
October 17th: Youngblood Hawke and Imagine Dragons at The Satellite
October 18th: Portishead at The Shrine
October 19th: Melissa Ferrick and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe
October 22nd: The War on Drugs at The Satellite
November 3rd: Twin Atlantic and Awolnation at The Music Box
November 4th: Mike Doughty at The El Rey
November 7th: Lights at The El Rey
November 8th: Thrice at The Mayan Theater
November 8th: First Aid Kit at The Troubadour
November 11th: Jack’s Mannequin and The Academ Is… at The El Rey
November 12th: Feist at The WIltern
November 13th: Milk Carton Kids at The El Rey
November 17th: Marketa Irglova at The Troubadour
November 19th: Milo Greene, The Belle Brigade, and The Civil Wars at The Wiltern
November 29th: Rachel Yamagata at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 9/6-9/11

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My apologies for being late with this. I checked the music last night and since SD is is low key, there was only a show or two to be seen but nothing super noteworthy. I did say on our Twitter account (@_localmusicnat) last night that I had a surprise and I didn’t lie… Our friends over at the Belly Up hooked us up and I happen to have a pair (or two) of tickets to give away for Lucas Nelson and Promise of the Real with The Tilt on Sept. 22nd, as well as Mother Hips with Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers on the 23rd.

Now, if  you or someone you know would like to attend either show, write us on Twitter (@_localmusicnat) and tell us why you should get the tickets!

 

To the calendar!

 

Tuesday: Gayle Skidmore, Johnny Corndawg and Tim Easton @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: The Midwinters @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $5

Wednesday: Matt Curreri @ Belly Up @8 $8

Thursday: San Diego Music Thing Kickoff Party with Telekinesis @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: AWOLNATION with The New Regime and Reason to Rebel @ Belly Up @8 $0.91
AND: The Good Hurt @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: The Silent Comedy (acoustic) @ MOPA @7 $10

Friday: San Diego Music Thing feat. Andy Clockwise, The Silent Comedy, Saint Motel, Little Hurricane, Endoxi, Kevin Martin, Purple Melon, Midnight Rivals, White Apple Tree, Queen Caveat, New Kinetics, Republic of Letters, Youngblood Hawke, Nico Vega, Mattson 2, and so many more!
AND: Assemble the Skyline @ Soma @630 $8

Saturday: San Diego Music Thing feat. Gayle Skidmore, Josh Damigo, Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels, The Heavy Guilt, Inspired Flight, Dead Feather Moon, Cuckoo Chaos, The Nervous Wreckords, The Donkeys, Steve Poltz, Maren Parusel, Dynamite Walls, Writer and more!

Sunday: Givers and Kopecky Family Band @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: The Kills and Mini Mansions @ House of Blues SD @730 $27
AND: Diana Ross @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $85-$120

edit: Sorry about the funky formatting. We did some updating on the backend and it’s been messing things up for me. Hopefully we have it fixed!

Keep in Mind:

September 12th- Hanson @ House of Blues SD @ 7:30 $25-42.50
September 13th- Blue October @ House of Blues SD
September 13th- Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs @ Copley Symphony Hall
September 14th- The Vaccines, Tennis, and Young Buffalo @ Casbah $15 adv/$17 day of
September 17th- The Bloody Hollies and Low Volts @ Casbah @9 $8
September 18th- Howie Day @ Anthology @9 $10-$39
September 21st Bright Eyes @ Soma @7 $25
September 23rd- Ladytron @ House of Blues SD $25
September 24th- Arctic Monkeys w/ TV on the Radio @ SDSU Open Air Theater
September 24th- Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues SD
September 27th- Bush with Chevelle and Filter @ 4th & B @630 $40
September 30th- Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues SD
October 1st- Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls @ Casbah $14
October 5th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up
October 6th- Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim @ Cricket Wireless
October 9th- Dawes and Blitzen Trapper @ Belly Up @8 $18 adv/$20 day of
October 11th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
October 12th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
October 14th- The Head and the Heart @ House of Blues @7 $17.50 adv/$20 day of
October 16th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up @9 $15
October 17th- Foo Fighters w/ Cage the Elephant @ Viejas Arena
October 19th- Foster the People @ Soma $25
October 26th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues SD
October 30th- Matt Nathanson @ House of Blues SD $23-$40
November 9th- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up
November 11th- Thrice @ House of Blues SD
November 16th- The Dirty Heads with Gym Class Heroes @ House of Blues SD
November 20th- Newfound Glory @ House of Blues

Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 5/2-5/8

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I can’t believe it’s May already. Wasn’t it just Christmas/New Years? I swear, the years go faster the older I get. I’m sure there’s a whole lot more I could be saying to preface this week’s list of shows but I’m a tad fried from being out in the sun today. I also seem to be turning into a cold weather person the older I get…

 

Monday: Writer @ Soda Bar @9 $12
AND: Vivian Girls @ Casbah @9 $12

Tuesday: Rhett Miller @ Anthology @7 $15-$42
AND: James Blunt @ Humphreys @730 $45

Wednesday: Zack Berkman @ Lestats @9

Thursday: Jarrod Dickenson@ Lestats @9
AND: White Apple Tree @ Soda Bar @9 $10 adv/$12 day of
AND: The Pipettes @ Casbah @10 $12

Friday: Dead Feather Moon and Maren Parusel @ Eleven @9 $8
AND: Fleet Foxes @ Spreckles Theater
AND: The Loons @ Soda Bar @9 $7
AND: Chris Cornell @ Humphreys – Sold Out!
AND: Ghostland Observatory @ 4th & B
AND: Assemble the Skyline @ Epicentre @630 $8 adv/$10 day of

Saturday: The Raveonettes @ Belly Up @9 $18 adv/$20 day of
AND: J. Mascis and Black Heart Procession @ Casbah @9 $20

Sunday: Alexis Babini and Joe Brooks @ Lestats @9

 

Keep in Mind:

May 10th- The Greenhornes @ Casbah
May 11th- Bayside and Silverstein @ Soma @6 $18
May 11th- Mogwai @ Belly Up @9 $25
May 12th- Any Clockwise @ Soda Bar @9 $7
May 12th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
May 12th- Crystal Castles @ Fluxx $25 adv
May 13th- TV on the Radio @ 4th and B
May 13th- Pinback @ Belly Up
May 15th- Shawn Mullins @ Anthology @8 $15-35
May 16th- Black Angels @ Belly Up
May 17th- Stephen Kellogg @ Anthology @730 $10-$32
May 21st- System of a Down @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre
May 27th- Transfer, Black Hondo, and Little Hurricane @ Casbah
June 1st- Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra @ Soma @ 630 $20
June 8th- Adele @ Humphrey’s
June 11th- Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues
June 11th- Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae @ Del Mar Fair
June 17th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fair
June 19th- Panic! at the Disco @ House of Blues
June 22nd- Neon Trees @ Del Mar Fair
July 5th- Eddie Vedder @ Copley Symphony Hall
July 6th- Foster the People @ House of Blues $17.50
July 27th- Indigo Girls @ Humphrey’s
August 9th- Vans Warped Tour

 

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

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Last night, I ventured down to Temecula where I met up with Amanda and we danced the night away with good friends and one of our favorite bands, Parade of Lights. I want to do it all again (well aside from that drive). Fortunately, if this week plays out as planned, last night was an enjoyable preview for what is to come!

The amazing tunes continue tonight with The Milk Carton Boys at The Hotel Cafe. As for the rest…check my schedule below (pay particular attention to Thursday…eeeeep!).

 

Monday: The Janks at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Canyons at Molly Malone’s (9:30)
ALSO: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: The Filthy Souls at The Central in Santa Monica (8:30)
ALSO: Cage 9 FREE at The Viper Room (10:15)
ALSO: Tsunami Relief Benefit for Japan at Room 5 featuring so many amazing artists including Paris Carney, Joel Eckels, Gabriel Mann, Chris Pierce, Kyler England, Jenni Alpert, Keaton Simons, David and Devine, John Elliot, and MORE…seriously WOW (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Stone Foxes and Chasing Kings at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Clark and Satellite at Molly Malone’s (8,9)
ALSO: Queens of the Stone Age at The Wiltern (7:30)
ALSO: Ryan Calhoun at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

 

Weds: Nico Vega and Imagine Dragons at The Slidebar in Fullerton (8:30)
ALSO: Patrick Stump at The Hotel Cafe (two shows, 7pm and 10pm)
ALSO: Greg Laswell at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Queens of the Stone Age at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Thursday: Dynamite Walls and BIFFY CLYRO at The BellyUp in Solana Beach (8pm)…$6 tickets folks…seriously, you can’t miss it!
ALSO: Electric Touch at 3 Clubs (9pm)
ALSO: Allen Stone at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: The Canyons at Molly Malone’s (9pm)

 

Friday: Scarlet Grey and Assemble the Skyline at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Pi (9pm)

 

Saturday: Ben Rector and Matt Wertz at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Garrison Starr and Raining Jane at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: The Lonely Forest at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa (9pm)
ALSO: 10,000 Maniacs at The House of Blues Sunset (8pm)
ALSO: Infantree at The Echo (5pm)

 

Sunday: Greg Laswell at Saint Rocke (8:30)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 20th: Ellie Goulding at The Music Box
April 22nd: Purple Melon at The Roxy
April 25th: Airborne Toxic Event at The Satellite
April 25th: The Head & The Heart at The Troubadour
April 27th: Andy Clockwise at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Xavier Rudd at The El Rey
May 4th: The Pipettes at The Satellite
May 7th: The Silent Comedy at The Roxy
May 9th: KT Tunstall at The El Rey
May 15th: Eisley at The Troubadour
May 27th: The Script at Club Nokia
May 27th-29th: Sasquatch Music Festival (Washington)
June 2nd: Manchester Orchestra at The Music Box
June 7th: Death Cab for Cutie and The Lonely Forest at The El Rey
June 9-12: Bonnaroo (TN)
June 13th: Florence and The Machine at The Greek Theater
June 29th: Brooke Fraser at The Music Box
July 26th: The Indigo Girls at The Troubadour
August 18-20th: SSMF
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina (SC)

~ Kristen

 

Amanda’s Top 10 Discoveries of ’10- Part 1

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It’s now 2011. Which means, it’s time to reflect on all the things that happened in 2010 and all the things we want to accomplish in 2011. I for one, had a wonderful time discovering and rediscovering music that I love. This particular post is part one of a list I made of my top 10 favorite musical discoveries of 2010!

10. Assemble the Skyline-

Here’s the thing about Assemble the Skyline… they picked up Kristen and I on the Sunset Strip after a Scarlet Grey show. Normally, I don’t pay much mind to bands throwing cds at me but they did more than just plug the show and give us a free cd. They took the time to engage us about our night and were so darn adorable that it was hard for us to walk away. Once we played their song and heard the phrase, “you’re such a bitch and it thrills me” we were definitely curious and decided to go to the show.

While they aren’t the typical kind of music I like, they are so fun to see that its hard not to make space in your heart for them. Actually, they are a band that would be fantastic on Warped Tour. I’d love to see that and I will keep enjoying my guilty pleasure band.

9. The Howls-

I first saw The Howls open for my favorite San Diego band, The Silent Comedy. I wasn’t really sure what to think at first but I was intrigued. The more I’ve seen them play, the better they seem to get. They are currently in the middle of recording a new record but I can’t wait to hear what they come up with. You can download some tunes like the one below for free at their website. Do it!

The Howls- Revival

8. Mumford and Sons-

If you aren’t familiar with Mumford and Sons, you must be living under a rock. It’s ok though. There is still time to discover how amazing they are. Mumford hails from West London and “have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters, without taking themselves too seriously.” I never thought I would be afforded the opportunity to see them as they sell out venues so fast. However, I got lucky when aforementioned band, The Silent Comedy, opened for them at The Belly Up! I wasn’t overly familiar with their music but fell head over heels for them. When I was able to see them once again in LA, my love was cemented.

7. Landon Pigg-

Landon brings back such great memories! I was familiar with him insofar as I knew his song from the mobile carrier commercials but I wasn’t really familiar with his music as a whole. Kristen on the other hand, was familiar and one day, saw a post about his upcoming west coast tour and a need for fans to merch. Kristen, knowing my deep seeded desire to merch for bands and hit the road told me about this wonderful opportunity. I replied to the request and we were able to work the show in San Juan Capistrano! The venue was great, the music was great, and the people were awesome. We made some serious buck for Landon and we hope to do it again soon.

By the way, this video totally melts me.

6. Fierce Creatures

Fierce Creatures came out of nowhere and hit me upside the head like a bag of bricks when I saw them (in the best way possible). You can check out a previous post I did on them here but I have to say, I was not prepared at all for their hurricane-like force. There was this crazy supernatural energy they emitted. Maybe it was all the banging on cans or the dancing in the crowd but I’m seriously hooked. They lived up to all the hype I heard and while I’m bummed they are up north, I can’t wait to see them play again!

Stay tuned for my top 5 discoveries!