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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/3-12/9

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It has been quite a busy week/weekend. I managed to work at least three 12 hour days last week plus catch some great shows (pictures posted soon to LMN’s facebook page). This weekend, we got the Christmas tree up and trimmed with the help of some lovely elves. Next week has the potential to be epic (you see who’s playing Thursday night at The Satellite, right?), but I worry that this cold I woke up with a couple of days ago might put a damper on things. At the moment, I can’t see past Biffy Clyro, but I’m also looking forward to Friday night at Molly Malone’s with The Honey Trees and Lakes and Nashville’s Bonnie Bishop at The Mint on Saturday.

There are actually fantastic show opportunities every night this week. I hope you can make it out!

Monday: Diamonds Under Fire and Meg Meyers at The Viper Room (9, 10)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Alexz Johnson and Oren Lyons (9pm)
ALSO: Wake Up Lucid and The Dead Ships FREE at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Central SAPC featuring Toy Bombs (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Sweet Talk Radio, Chris Pierce, Shane Alexander and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Howie Day and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)
ALSO: Dave Green and The Filthy Souls FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Monsters Calling Home at The Troubadour (9pm)

 

Weds: Zero 1 at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Jackson Rathbone and Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed at Bootleg Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman at The Troubadour (9pm)

 

Thursday: Biffy Clyro at The Satellite (6:30)
ALSO: Tournament of Hearts at King King (9pm)
ALSO: Brendan James at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Walking Papers at The Viper Room (10pm)

 

Friday: The Honey Trees and Lakes at Molly Malone’s (9, 10)
ALSO: Katrina Parker, Erin Willett, Justin Hopkins, and Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10, 11, 12)
ALSO: Kopecky Family Band at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Shakers at Irish Times (10pm)
ALSO: The Diamond Lights, The Dustbowl Revival, Black Crystal Wolf Kids at The Central SAPC (9pm)
ALSO: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Saturday: Bonnie Bishop at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO : Tyler Hilton and Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia (7:30)
ALSO: Stonefeather at The Roxy (10:30)
ALSO: KROQ Acoustic Xmas Night 1 featuring Youngblood Hawke, The Gaslight Anthem, The Lumineers, AWOLNATION, Garbage, Linkin Park, etc.

 

Sunday: The Neighbourhood FREE at Bootleg Bar (8pm)…start of a December residency
ALSO: All the Lights at The Roxy featuring The Glee Project cast members (7pm)
ALSO: KROQ Acoustic Xmas Night 2 featuring Imagine Dragons, Alex Clare, Neon Trees, fun., Jack White, The Killers, etc.

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 11th: High Voltage Holiday Party at Silverlake Lounge
December 12th: Alt J and Wildcat Wildcat at The Fonda
December 12th: The Mountain Goats at The Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
December 13th: The Mountain Goats at The Troubadour
December 14th: Jared Lee and Alex Band at The Viper Room
December 14th: Vanaprasta at The Satellite
December 16th: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 18th: Lifehouse at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
December 23rd: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 27th: Parade of Lights at Bootleg Bar
January 19th: Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger at The Roxy
January 23rd and 24th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/26-4/1

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I’m not sure what happened to by body clock but post SXSW is making it do some funky things. The first few days were fine. But now I’m sleepy around 10, go to bed around 12 am and am awake again somewhere between 4-6 am. Awesome. Not really. But, San Diego has some awesome shows this week!

Monday: Imagine Dragons @ 710 Beach Club
AND: American Royalty @ Soda Bar @9 $10
AND: Kathleen Edwards @ Belly Up @8 $19

Tuesday: Lee Coulter, Michael Tiernan, and Gayle Skidmore @Belly Up @8 $9/$11

Wednesday: Chris Pierce @ Lestats @8
AND: Galactic feat. Corey Glover and Corey Henry @ Belly Up @9 $27
AND: The New Kinetics @ Whistlestop Bar @9
AND: River City @ Riviera Supper Club @9

Thursday: Kevin Martin @ Bar Pink @9
AND: Mr. Gnome, Sister Speak, and Kelsea Rae Little @ Ruby Room @9 $5
AND: White Rabbits @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
AND: The Flowerthief @ Lestats @8

Friday: Hills Like Elephants, The Heavy Guilt, The Black Sand and Sundrop Electric @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: The Silent Comedy @ HOB Anaheim

Saturday: The Burning of Rome @ Soda Bar @9 $5
AND: The Nervous Wreckords, Maren Parusel, and Low Volts @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Henry Rollins @ SD Women’s Club $27.50

Sunday: Aaron Bowen @ Lestats @8
Keep in Mind:
April 2nd- Heartless Bastards @ Belly Up
April 4th- Hunter Hayes @ House of Blues
April 5th- The Howls and Low Volts @ El Dorado @930
April 7th- Transfer and The Blackout Party @ Belly Up
April 7th- CityBeat Street Fest w/Nico Vega, Hyena, and Heavy Guilt
April 13th- Coachella Weekend 1
April 14th- The Rapture @ The Irenic
April 15th- Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
April 16th- Elvis Costello @ Humphreys
April 17th- The Hives @ Belly Up
April 17th- Yuck and The Makeup Sex @ Casbah
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2
April 28th- Little hurricane @ Casbah
May 2nd- Say Anything @ House of Blues
May 4th- Thrice @ House of Blues
May 4th- Deer Tick @ Casbah
May 5th- Portugal. The Man @ 4th and B
May 12th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 30th- Horse Feathers @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/26-4/1

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Last week my body finally retaliated for all the stress I’ve been putting it through. I completely lost my voice and have a nasty head cold. I’m bummed because it forced me to missed some stellar shows. Tonight I’m heading out to The Avalon for Belle Brigade/The Good Old War. Hopefully I won’t regret it tomorrow. Here’s what else I hope to be well enough to do this week:

Monday: Infantree, Vanaprasta, and Voxhaul Broadcast FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: NO FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Patrick Park at Bootleg Theater (7:30)
ALSO: The Janks FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Ari Shine, Adam Bones, and Jack Littman at Redwood Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Laura Stevenson & The Cans at The Troubadour (8:45)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Stone Foxes at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Used FREE at The Troubadour (8pm)…playing songs from their new album, no lineups before 4

 

Weds: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

 

Thursday: Shane Alexander, Chris Pierce, Brother Sal at WitZend (8,9,10)

 

Friday: Lady Sinatra and Indians at The Viper Room (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Nightmare & The Cat and Lovers Drugs FREE at Dim Mak Studios (AKA Cinespace) (11:15, 1)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (11:30)
ALSO: Justin Levinson at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: All American Rejects at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Silent Comedy at House of Blues Anaheim

 

Saturday: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: George Stanford at Witzend (11pm)

 

Sunday: Mariah McManus and Charlotte Martin at Bootleg Bar (9,10)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill FREE at The Other Door (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 4th/5th: Dan Layus (of Augustana) at The Hotel Cafe
April 10th: Neon Trees at The Troubadour
April 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 12th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
April 13th: Kill the Alarm at Room 5
April 16th: Band of Skulls, We Are Augustines, The Sheepdogs at The El Rey
April 18th: Dar Williams at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 24th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 25th: Dead Sara at Club Nokia
April 26th: Jasmine Ash at The Roxy
April 26th: Zoe Keating at The Largo
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 3rd: James Morrison at The Avalon
May 6th: Middle Class Rut at The Troubadour
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
May 12th: Augustana at The El Rey
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
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 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/12-3/19

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Yesterday was all about intense SXSW preparation. I spend the entire day diligently going through all the party lists and band schedules to put together my best approximation of a game plan. Then I went out to see some amazing bands and got no sleep (I guess another form of preparation?). I hope to get together a list of my top picks posted soon. Also, Amanda and I will of course be updating you all on our adventures all week long via twitter/facebook/etc. so if you want a taste of SXSW, we’ve got you covered!

For those of you still in LA next week, there are a few choice shows for you too:

Monday: NO FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: The Janks FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Chris Dallman at The Hotel Café (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Ari Shine and Chi McClean at Room 5 (7,8)
ALSO: Maniac FREE at The Central (9pm)

 

Weds: Lovers Drugs at The Down & Out (10:30)
ALSO: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues Sunset (8:30)
ALOS: Jane Carrey, Chris Pierce, Infantree at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 10)

 

Thursday: Wire in the Walls at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Drive-By Truckers at House of Blues Sunset (8:30)

 

Friday: The Honey Trees and Ry Cuming at The Hotel Cafe (9, 11)
ALSO: Guster at Largo (two shows: 7:30, 10)
ALSO: Umphrey’s McGee at House of Blues Sunset (two shows: 5pm and 8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (10pm)

 

Saturday: Sara Bareilles at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Berklee Mixer at The Hotel Cafe featuring Rob Giles, Adrianne, Charley Turner, and more (7:30)

 

Sunday: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Charlene Soraia at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)

 

Monday (March 19th): The Janks FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: NO FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 20th: War on Drugs at Avalon
March 21st: Boyce Avenue and Tournament of Hearts at Avalon
March 22nd: The Lumineers at The Hotel Café
March 23rd: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th and 25th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
March 30th: All American Rejects at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 1st: Charlotte Martin at The Bootleg Bar
April 10th: Neon Trees at The Troubadour
April 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/30-2/5

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It’s been a crazy busy weekend. Friday night went from hanging out at Bedrock studios and running into some great bands like The Chevin and Vanaprasta to hanging out at Room 5 and being introduced to a fantastic San Francisco musician, Chi McClean, and finally ending up at The Viper Room to rock out with Queen Caveat. Saturday I actually saw the ocean *gasp*. Something I rarely do, even living so close. Sunday’s evening adventures include a bday party and a stop at The Hotel Cafe to catch up with Lovers Drugs.

Also, the new issue of High Voltage Magazine is out! I have a feature in it on one of my favorite bands, Imagine Dragons. You should check it out (subscribe here: http://www.iamhighvoltage.com/subscribe.html

Well, I’ve got to get going, so we’ll get to the point. Another week of excellent shows. Here are my picks:

Monday: Chasing Kings, Shadow Shadow Shade, Francisco the Man, and Eyes Lips Eyes FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: NO and Princeton FREE at Bootleg Bar (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: YoYa FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Kin at The Museum of Musical Instruments in Venice (10:30)
ALSO: Atomic Tom at Bootleg Bar (11pm)

ALSO: Jessie Baylin at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: NO at The Echo (9pm)

 

Weds: Jamestown Revival at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Thursday: Ed Sheeran and Antonio Beliveau at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Mutemath at Club Nokia (9pm)
ALSO: The Features at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Gotye at The El Rey (10pm)

 

Friday: Forrest Day at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Javier Dunn, Goodnight Texas, Rocco Deluca, David and Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz and Jarrod Gorbel at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

 

Saturday: Haim at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Alice Smith, Tyler Hilton, Chris Pierce at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10:30, 11:30)

 

Sunday: Where’s The Band at The Troubadour (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 8th: Marketa Irglova at The Hotel Café
Feb. 9th: Joss Stone at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 14th: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ryan Adams at The Hollywood Bowl
Feb. 19th: The Darkness at House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 20th: Milo Greene at The Satellite
Feb. 22nd: Will Dailey and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Café
Feb. 22nd: Imagine Dragons at The Viper Room
March 5th: Scars on 45 at The Troubadour
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th and 25th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 1st: Charlotte Martin at The Bootleg Bar
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
June 13th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/16-1/22

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Currently watching The Golden Globes and I have come to the conclusion that I really don’t know much about contemporary popular culture. I’m incredibly frustrated because all the commercials for interesting new TV shows give their premiere date based on something called “the super bowl”. Okay, I know what The Super Bowl is (unfortunately), but I have no clue when it is. Can you please give me an actual date associated with these shows? Not that I’ll time to watch them…

Listening to all the nominees for the best films and TV shows of the year, I realize how out of tune I am with these things. I think I’ve seen all of two movies that were mentioned the entire evening and I had no clue Matt LeBlanc or Kelsey Grammar were doing TV again.  Also, when did my favorite movie stars like Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet get so old?

Sorry for the extracurricular rant. I might know more about these things if I didn’t spend my every spare moment going to shows, listening to music, writing about music, and hanging out with people talking about music, etc. But honestly, I love my life and wouldn’t have it any other way…

And now that I’ve brought us back around to the point of this email, here are my musical recommendations in LA this week. (I’d especially take note of The Silent Comedy’s return to LA on Tuesday):

 

Monday: The Elizabeth Kill at The Viper Room (12:15)
ALSO: Chasing Kings FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: NO, Zane Carney, and The Pierces at Bardot (10pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Kevin Earnest at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Races, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, and The Silent Comedy at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Finish Ticket at The Viper Room (9:30)
ALSO: Olin & The Moon and Maxim Ludwig FREE at The Echo (9pm)

 

Weds: Adam Arguarci at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Augustana at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Marcus Very Ordinary and Forrest Day at Molly Malone’s (9,10)
ALSO: Jamestown Revival at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Thursday: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Civil Twilight at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and La Vie at WitZend (9, 10)

 

Friday: The Good Natured at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Holly Conlan, Rob Giles and All New People, and Rocco Deluca at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 11)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls at O’Briens in Santa Monica (10pm)
ALSO: PK at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander and Chris Pierce at WitZend (10,11)

 

Saturday: Finish Ticket at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Sunday: rest…yay!

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 26th: Endoxi at The Roxy
January 29th: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
January 31st: Atomic Tom at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 2nd: Mutemath at Club Nokia
Feb. 2nd: Dead Sara at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 8th: Marketa Irglova at The Hotel Café
Feb. 9th: Joss Stone at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 14th: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ryan Adams at The Hollywood Bowl
Feb. 19th: The Darkness at House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 20th: Milo Greene at The Satellite
Feb. 21st: Scars on 45 at The Troubadour
Feb. 22nd: Will Dailey and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th and 25th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s ’11 Mix – Track 16 – Keaton Simons

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16. “Beautiful Pain” – Keaton Simons

 

There are quite a few songs that impacted me this year that aren’t on the list simply because they haven’t been released. I was very excited when Keaton Simons leaked a few of his newer songs in honor of Hotel Carolina, including my favorite, “Beautiful Pain”. I had several meetings with Keaton over the year, but the one that is most memorable (perhaps because it was most recent) was at The Hotel Café Christmas show. This evening ties with the evening of the Pepper’s Ghost show as the best musical event of my year. It was so full of amazing artists (Cary Brothers, Butch Walker, Joe Purdy, Chris Pierce), new discovers (Sweet Talk Radio, Javier Dunn) and surprise guests (Joey Ryan, Sara Barellies, Pink!!), by the end I was overwhelmed to tears. When Keaton came out, he played this song. It was a perfect moment.

~ Kristen