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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/30-5/6

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This week has been all about paper reading/writing…not a lot of music listening…although there has been some Veronica Mars watching and that show has an excellent soundtrack. Also, I did make it out to The Wiltern Friday night for Ingrid Michaelson. I am a big fan of her latest album, Human Again and, as I anticipated, the new songs translated quite well to an exciting live show. Plus, LMN faves Harper Blynn opened and they are always a treat.

Speaking of the NYC-based band, Harper Blynn are playing a show at The Hotel Cafe Tuesday night that will be part of a live recording. I imagine this will be a particularly good one. That’s just the start of all the great shows happening in LA this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: Youngblood Hawke, The Chevin FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: LP at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Yukon Blonde FREE with RSVP (http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/)
ALSO: Eve 6 at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Jack White at The Mayan Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Harper Blynn (live recording residency) and Vassy at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Andrew Belle and Katie Herzig at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:45)
ALSO: Toy Bombs FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Pierces, Metronomy, and Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)

 

Weds: Carina Round at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Sophie Barker and The Janks at Bootleg Bar (10,11)
ALSO: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan (8pm)
ALSO: The Pierces, Metronomy, and Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)

 

Thursday: Honeyhoney and James Morrison at The Avalon (7pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at Harvelle’s (8pm)
ALSO: Moderne Man at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: 3rd Annual LA Bluegrass Situation: The Watkins Family Hour & Very Special Guests at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Everest and BRAD at The Troubadour (9:15, 10)

 

Friday: 3rd Annual LA Bluegrass Situation: Punch Brothers and Very Special Guests (10:30)
ALSO: The Pierces, Metronomy, and Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Curt Smith at McCabe’s (8pm)

 

Saturday: Lovers Drugs and The Lexingtons at The Parlor (9pm)
ALSO: Armada and The Other Side of Morning at Amplyfi (8:15, 9:45)
ALSO: KROQ Weenie Roast featuring Coldplay, Incubus, The Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Awolnation, etc. (1pm)

 

Sunday: Middle Class Rut at The Troubadour (10:10)
ALSO: Nicole Eva Emery, Jesca Hoop, and Butterfly Boucher at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,10)
ALSO: Mike Viola and The Young Romans at Saint Rocke (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 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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New Music Tuesday 10/25/11 featuring Honeyhoney and Maniac

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A couple big names put out releases this week (Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger). We also have the start of the holiday CD offerings with albums from Michael Buble (expected), She & Him (intrigued), and Scott Weiland (??). While you’re in the new music buying mood, might I suggest a couple new discs from local LA artists:

 

Honeyhoney - Billy Jack

Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe (AKA Honeyhoney) have been around the LA scene for several years now. I’ve been a fan since I first heard “Little Toy Gun” off their debut CD, First Rodeo. I love their bluegrass-y sound and Suzanne’s alluring vocals and can’t wait to hear what they’ve come up with on Billy Jack. Honeyhoney will be back in LA November 13th at The Troubadour.

Check it out on Itunes or Amazon 

Here’s what Suzanne and Ben have to say about the record:

 

Maniac- Session 1 from Sons of Summer

As previewed when Maniac took LMN’s Band Exam, the band will be releasing new songs in groups over the next several months. Together, these songs will comprise Maniac’s second full length album, Sons of Summer. The first 4 songs were released today!! I haven’t heard the tunes, but I bet they’re fun, danceable numbers. Added bonus: the artwork on the album cover will combine with the other sessions’ covers to great one giant piece.

You can order your limited edition, hand screened pressing of Session 1 here.  The proceeds go to help record the rest of the album.

 

~ Kristen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Tastes (On a Date)

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Every once in awhile, I go cruising through the interwebs all day and happen upon something rather golden. This time, I was going perusing through a particular site I like to visit on occasion called The Frisky (I have my girly moments, alright?) and came across this article about musical tastes on a date. Well, it wasn’t so much an article as a list from another site called How About We… and includes bands like Nirvana, The Ramones, The Pixies, Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Best Coast, Tool, Oasis, Prince, The Strokes and the like.

I’ve pulled some rather choice excerpts but you can view the full list here and part 2 here

 

David Bowie: You’re selective, but slutty.

The Arcade Fire: You spend the first third of relationship in a romantic frenzy and the last two trying to justify it.

AC/DC: If you’re a woman, you’re the kind of person who lets a guy move in with you after three dates because he’s temporarily homeless. If you’re a guy, you’re temporarily homeless.

LCD Soundsystem: You’re not the type to let your strong sense of irony ruin your good time.

Belle and Sebastian: If you hook up, it’s gonna get weird.

R.E.M.: You’ve got a big heart.

The Mountain Goats: You’re very serious about your feelings.

Van Morrison: You’re a romantic. Possibly with a slight drinking problem.

Nirvana: You’re angry and hurt.

Radiohead: You’re angry and hurt. But you’re open to getting some professional help.

Bob Dylan: You’re an asshole, but you don’t know it.

The Clash: You’re willing to work for it, but you’re kind of pissed that you have to.

The Cure: You fall in love WAY too easily.

Best Coast: You fall in love way too easily, but only for, like, a week.

Guns N Roses: You’re going to have to sex in the bathroom and regret it.

Joan Jett: You’re going to have sex in the bathroom and not regret it.

Leonard Cohen: You’re the kind of person that people get obsessed with for years. Too bad you’re too depressed to appreciate it.

Depeche Mode: You’re screwed up, but you know it, which actually does help.

Gogol Bordello: You sweat a lot and you have a nice smile.

Coldplay: Missionary position only. But lots of kissing and eye contact.

Paul Simon: You’re sincerely insightful about your relationship issues, but in the end you decide that it’s not your fault.

Green Day: You get upset over nothing all the time, but bounce back quickly.

Prince: You’re a little weird, but you make up for it by being a total sex machine.

U2: You’re very loving, but prone to fits of irritating self-righteousness.

Lady Gaga: You’re sort of obnoxious, but people can’t help but like you.

I can’t really pick just one from the lists. I have some R.E.M. with some Van Morrison and Depeche Mode thrown in. What about you?