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HoHotel Cafe Holiday Benefit Show- Night 2 Recap

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The annual Hohotel Cafe holiday benefit show is always one of my favorite events of the year. Hotel Cafe artists come together to play a mix of seasonal tunes and originals in a rapid-fire manner, each taking the stage for only a song or two, playing solo or inviting up friends to fill out a make-shift band. The two day event featured the likes of Cary Brothers, Butch Walker, Priscilla Ahn, Meiko, Joe Purdy, Laura Jansen and SO many more. This year, I was only able to make one of the two days, but the night will go down as one of the best evenings of music I experienced all year.  It was one stellar act after another with many fun surprises and special guests. Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, it did. Over and over again. By the end of the evening, even before Butch invited his friend Alecia Moore (AKA Pink) to the stage, I was so overwhelmed, my continuously blown mind seemed to be leaking out of my eyes. Seriously, the beauty and magic of the music had moved me to tears.
Going into detail on the evening would take a book, so here are some pictures. Put your cursor over the pic to more details or fun stories:

HoHotel Cafe Holiday Benefit Show- Night 2 Recap

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The annual Hohotel Cafe holiday benefit show is always one of my favorite events of the year. Hotel Cafe artists come together to play a mix of seasonal tunes and originals in a rapid-fire manner, each taking the stage for only a song or two, playing solo or inviting up friends to fill out a make-shift band. The two day event featured the likes of Cary Brothers, Butch Walker, Priscilla Ahn, Meiko, Joe Purdy, Laura Jansen and SO many more. This year, I was only able to make one of the two days, but the night will go down as one of the best evenings of music I experienced all year.  It was one stellar act after another with many fun surprises and special guests. Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, it did. Over and over again. By the end of the evening, even before Butch invited his friend Alecia Moore (AKA Pink) to the stage, I was so overwhelmed, my continuously blown mind seemed to be leaking out of my eyes. Seriously, the beauty and magic of the music had moved me to tears.

Going into detail on the evening would take a book, so here are some pictures. Put your cursor over the pic to more details or fun stories:

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/12-12/18

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Last Friday night, I had another one of those epic evenings on the Sunset Strip. I started at The Viper Room to see San Diego’s Kevin Martin. Then I ran to The Key Club to catch Jon McLaughlin and Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers with what must have been one of the most polite audiences I’ve ever been a part of. In drastic opposition, I stopped by The Roxy to witness some of the magic that is Camp Freddy. This week’s special guests included Neon Trees, Linda Perry, Sebastian Bach, Paul Stanley (KISS), and Fred Durst. I was going to head back to The Viper for the after party, but got sidetracked by some friends and pizza at Frankie and Johnny’s. Nights like these remind me why I love The Sunset Strip.

Monday night I’ll be back on The Strip for High Voltage Magazine’s Holiday Party at On the Rox. This will be the first of many holiday parties/charity events going on this week featuring some great artists and culminating in one of my favorite events of the year: The Hotel Cafe’s two day holiday party. For more details on these parties and other Kristen-approved musical events occurring this week, just keep reading:

 

Monday: High Voltage Magazine Holiday Party featuring Zero1, The Active Set, Suddyn, and Bethpage Black (8pm)
ALSO: So & So and Some Hear Explosions at The Viper Room (10:15, 11:15)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at Bootleg Bar (11:30)
ALSO: Brandi Carlile at Largo at the Coronet (8pm)
ALSO: Writers in the Round at Room 5 featuring Garrison Starr, Adrianne, Dawn Thomas, and Maia Sharp (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Ernie Halter, Mariah McManus, Amie Miriello at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Noush Skaugen at Bar Lubitch (9:30)
ALSO: Sick of Sarah and The Lookout Kids at Silverlake Lounge (8, 10)
ALSO: Beachwood Holiday Party at The Piano Bar featuring Jesse Cole, Johnny Moezzi, Tripp Rezac, Ragsy, etc. (9pm)
ALSO: Brett Detar at The Satellite (10pm)

 

Weds: Noush Skaugen at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Kyle Nicolaides at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

 

Thursday: Youngblood Hawke at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Carina Round at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Spring Standards at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Invisible Children Benefit Concert Night 1 featuring Jon Foreman, Matt Pryor, Aaron Gillespie, etc. (7pm)

 

Friday: Hotel Cafe Holiday Party Night 1 featuring Priscilla Ahn, Meiko, Rocco Deluca, Raining Jane, Tim Jones, Adam Grace, Walker Young, Laura Jansen, etc. (7pm)
ALSO: Why Hunger Benefit Concert at Hard Rock Hollywood featuring Cary Brothers , Bleu, and Crash Kings (9pm)
ALSO: Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Night 2 featuring The Mountain Goats, Ivan & Alyosha, etc. (7pm)
ALSO: Belle Brigade at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Camp Freddy at The Roxy (11pm)
ALSO: Beverly Kills at The Federal (6pm)
ALSO: Chris Cornell at Orpheum Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Oh Land at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Saturday: Hotel Cafe Holiday Party featuring Butch Walker, Joe Purdy, Cary Brothers, The Rescues, Keaton Simons, Holly Conlan, Austin Hartley Leonard, Jake Newton, Chris Pierce, Amie Miriello, etc. (7pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun at The White Buffalo at Bootleg Bar (9, 11)
ALSO: Tori Amos at Orpheum Theater (8pm)

 

Sunday: Odd Us and Red Circle Underground at The Hotel Cafe (8:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Tori Amos at Orpheum Theater (8pm)


 

To Keep in Mind:
December 23rd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
December 31st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Roxy
January 10th: Dead Sara at The Troubadour
January 12th: Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
January 17th: The Silent Comedy at The Roxy
January 19th: Civil Twilight at Bootleg Bar
January 29th: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
January 31st: Atomic Tom at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 2nd: Mutemath at Club Nokia
Feb. 14th: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at The Troubadour
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/24-10/30

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Today I’ve been busy watching the baseball game (Go Cardinals!), grading exams, and trying to ignore this sore throat that’s been building over the last few days. There is just too much going on in my life to get sick!  Last week was fairly epic musically. I made it to at least one set a night, saw several of my favorite bands (Imagine Dragons, Harper Blynn, Lakes, etc), and even got in a couple top notch national acts (St. Vincent is a marvel).

This week marks Youngblood Hawke’s last residency date at The Satellite, so if you haven’t caught them yet, don’t miss it (and bring your dancing shoes). It’s also week two of Harper Blynn’s Hotel Cafe residency. I still can’t believe how lucky we are to have these NYC boys with us until Thanksgiving!

But that is just the start of the great acts playing LA this week.  Here’s my list:

 

Monday: Youngblood Hawke FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Indians FREE at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Patrick Stump and Fat City Reprise at The Viper Room (8, 12)
ALSO: Liam Gerner and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Joel Eckels, John Elliot, Ray Don, and Jesse Plemons (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Andrew Ripp, Steve Moakler, The Wellspring and Anna Nalick at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Janks and Gringo Starr at Bootleg Bar (10, 11)
ALSO: Buzz Bands LA’s three year anniversary at The Echo featuring Everest (9pm)

 

Weds: Harper Blynn and Cary Brothers at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Ari Shrine at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Austin Hartley-Leonard at The Foundry on Melrose (9pm)
ALSO: Bayside at House of Blues Sunset (9pm)
ALSO: Kings of Convenience at The Music Box (9pm)

 

Thursday: Holly Conlan, Kyler England, Audra Mae at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Manchester Orchestra with White Denim at The Glass House in Pomona (7pm)

 

Friday: Some Hear Explosions and Oh No Not Stereo at The Viper Room (9,12)
ALSO: So & So at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at Bootleg Bar (11:30)
ALSO: The Felice Brothers at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Simple Plan at The Music Box (8pm)

 

Saturday: Scars on 45 and Matt Nathanson at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Nightmare & The Cat at Bootleg Bar (10:45)
ALSO: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Lissie at Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall at Cal State Northridge (?)

 

Sunday: Tyrone Wells at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Johnny Lang at The House of Blues Anaheim (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 3rd: Twin Atlantic and Awolnation at The Music Box
November 3rd: High Voltage Magazine Launch Party at On the Rox
November 4th: Mike Doughty at The El Rey
November 5th: The Shakers album release at The Viper Room
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 at The El Rey
November 11th: Kill the Alarm at Room 5
November 11th: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke
November 12th: Feist at The WIltern
November 13th: Milk Carton Kids at The El Rey
November 14th: The Silent Comedy at Bootleg
November 15th: Augustana at The Hotel Cafe
November 16th: The Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
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
December 2nd: Fair to Midland at The Troubadour
December 2nd: Allen Stone at The Echo
Feb. 2nd: Mutemath at Club Nokia
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 9/19-9/25

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I’d like to know how this month is already halfway over? Wasn’t it just the 4th of July? Seriously!
Well, I’m really excited today, although I must admit that it has nothing to do with music. Today marks the beginning of some major television shows coming back from hiatus including my favorite, Castle!

But never fear, there is much music to be seen this week!

 

Monday: Heavy Glow @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: Firefall with The Rocksliders @ Belly Up @8 $22

Tuesday: We Barbarians and The Howls @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: Patrick Norton @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $5

Wednesday: Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights with New Kinetics @ Soda Bar @9 $10
AND: Bright Eyes @ Soma @7 $25
AND: Austin Hartley Leonard, April Ventura and the Magnolias, Ashleigh Mannix, and Rhiannan Rath @ Lestats @8
AND: Buddy Guy @ Belly Up @8 $67 adv/$72 day of

Thursday: Maren Parusel @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $5

Friday: The Mother Hips w/Nicki Bluhm and The Gamblers @ Belly Up @930 $18 adv/$20 day of
AND: One I Red @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Greg Gibson and Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell @ Lestats @8
AND: Ladytron @ House of Blues SD $25

Saturday: Arctic Monkeys w/ TV on the Radio @ SDSU Open Air Theater
AND: Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues SD
AND: Christian Motos (Flowertheif) @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Adams Avenue Street Fair @11 am

Sunday: Adams Avenue Street Fair @11 am

 

Keep in Mind:

September 27th- Bush with Chevelle and Filter @ 4th & B @630 $40
September 30th- Portugal. The Man and Alberta Cross @ House of Blues SD @730 $20
October 1st- Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls @ Casbah $14
October 6th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up
October 6th- Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim @ Cricket Wireless
October 8th- Liam Finn @ The Loft @ UCSD
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- AWOLNATION (reschedule) @ Belly Up @9
October 17th- Foo Fighters w/ Cage the Elephant @ Viejas Arena
October 19th- Foster the People @ Soma @7 $25
October 26th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues SD
October 30th- Matt Nathanson @ House of Blues SD $23-$40
November 2nd- Minus the Bear @ Soma @730 $25
November 3rd- Mayday Parade @ House of Blues SD
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 17th- The Sounds @ Soma @7
November 20th- Newfound Glory @ House of Blues

Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 9/19-9/25

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I’d like to know how this month is already halfway over? Wasn’t it just the 4th of July? Seriously!

Well, I’m really excited today, although I must admit that it has nothing to do with music. Today marks the beginning of some major television shows coming back from hiatus including my favorite, Castle!

But never fear, there is much music to be seen this week!

 

Monday: Heavy Glow @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: Firefall with The Rocksliders @ Belly Up @8 $22

Tuesday: We Barbarians and The Howls @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: Patrick Norton @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $5

Wednesday: Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights with New Kinetics @ Soda Bar @9 $10
AND: Bright Eyes @ Soma @7 $25
AND: Austin Hartley Leonard, April Ventura and the Magnolias, Ashleigh Mannix, and Rhiannan Rath @ Lestats @8
AND: Buddy Guy @ Belly Up @8 $67 adv/$72 day of

Thursday: Maren Parusel @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $5

Friday: The Mother Hips w/Nicki Bluhm and The Gamblers @ Belly Up @930 $18 adv/$20 day of
AND: One I Red @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Greg Gibson and Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell @ Lestats @8
AND: Ladytron @ House of Blues SD $25

Saturday: Arctic Monkeys w/ TV on the Radio @ SDSU Open Air Theater
AND: Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues SD
AND: Christian Motos (Flowertheif) @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Adams Avenue Street Fair @11 am

Sunday: Adams Avenue Street Fair @11 am

 

Keep in Mind:

September 27th- Bush with Chevelle and Filter @ 4th & B @630 $40
September 30th- Portugal. The Man and Alberta Cross @ House of Blues SD @730 $20
October 1st- Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls @ Casbah $14
October 6th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up
October 6th- Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim @ Cricket Wireless
October 8th- Liam Finn @ The Loft @ UCSD
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- AWOLNATION (reschedule) @ Belly Up @9
October 17th- Foo Fighters w/ Cage the Elephant @ Viejas Arena
October 19th- Foster the People @ Soma @7 $25
October 26th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues SD
October 30th- Matt Nathanson @ House of Blues SD $23-$40
November 2nd- Minus the Bear @ Soma @730 $25
November 3rd- Mayday Parade @ House of Blues SD
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 17th- The Sounds @ Soma @7
November 20th- Newfound Glory @ House of Blues

Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 8/15-8/21

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Greetings from Vancouver, B.C. I am in Canada taking a little vacation before I decide to go back to reality. This post comes to you a day early because of my limited internet access and because knowing me, I’ll get busy doing something else and completely forget about it.

I’m hoping to sample some non-street playing bands tonight at this place called Railway Club. I’m definitely curious to see what Vancouver has to offer in terms of local music.

But SD is still my love and my home so let’s see all the shows I will be missing. You know this means you have to get out there for me, right?

 

Monday: Incomplete Neighbor @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Tuesday: Josh Ritter and Old 97’s @ House of Blues @8 $23-$40
AND: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones with The Tilt @ Belly Up @8 $17 adv/$19 day of
AND: Death Cab for Cutie @ RIMAC Arena

Wednesday: Writer @ Casbah @9 $8
AND: Mammoth Life and Black Oak Hymnal @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Thursday: Maren Parusel and Kevin Martin @ Belly Up @8
AND: She Wants Revenge and White Apple Tree @ Fluxx $20
AND: Adele SDSU Open Air Theater
AND: Stephen Ray and the Slicks and Ghost Town Deputies @ Bar Pink @10

Friday: Imagine Dragons @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: The Burning of Rome and London Below (formerly Tragic Tantrum) @ Ruby Room @9
AND: Ganglians, Cuckoo Chaos, and Little Deadman @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: The Cutaways @ Eleven @9 $6

Saturday: Heavy Guilt and For Strangers and Wardens @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar @9 $7

Sunday: Zach Kingsley Band @ Ruby Room @9
AND: Austin Hartley Leonard @ Lestats @8

 

Keep in Mind:

August 24th- Company of Thieves and Dynamite Walls @ Belly Up $12 adv/$14 day of
August 26th- Airborne Toxic Event @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
September 1st- Patrick Stump @ Anthology @730 $10-$35
September 2nd- Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack
September 2nd- Daughtry @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $45-$80
September 9th and 10th- San Diego Music Thing (formerly North Park Music Thing)
September 11th- Diana Ross @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $85-$120
September 11th- The Kills @ House of Blues SD
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 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
Septembr 24th- Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues SD
September 30th- Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues SD
October 1st- Crocodiles @ 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 11th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
October 12th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
Octiber 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 30th- Matt Nathanson @ House of Blues SD $23-$40