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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/23-7/28

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Made a somewhat last minute decision to go down to Comic Con
for a couple days. This ended up being a fantastic call. After a whirlwind 2.5
days (1 day longer than planned), I realized that Comic Con was very much like
SXSW (my favorite week of the year). There were fun panels, celebrity run-ins,
lots of giveaways and exclusives, free food, long lines, no sleep, extreme
scheduling crises, and yes, even music. On that front, we saw New Politics
Thursday night at an MTV2 party with the cast of Teen Wolf, Animals of Kin
played The Griffin on Friday and the How I Met Your Mother
panel on Saturday involved a surprising amount of singing.

Speaking of SXSW, a couple of my favorites from this year
are in town this week. Kid Karate playing a free show at Bardot on Monday and
Bastille is at The Troubadour Tuesday. We also have The 1975, Frightened
Rabbit, and Shakey Graves (more band recommendations from Austin) playing LA
shows this week.

Here are the rest of my picks (lots of good ones this week):
 

Monday: It’s a
School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Kid Karate, Dustbowl Revival (8pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander and Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Dave Yaden, Jesse Thomas, Clare
Means, Jenni Alpert, Joel Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Bastille
at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Filthy Souls and Davis Fetter at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Weds: Max Collins
(Eve 6) at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Said the Whale and Capital Cities at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Thursday: Words
& Music by Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade FREE at Skirball Cultural Center (8pm)
ALSO: Death of A Star at Los Globos (9:30)
ALSO: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: NO at The LA Zoo for Roaring Nights (7pm)
ALSO: Circa Zero at The El Rey (8pm)

Friday: Saint
Motel at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio and Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: NO FREE at FIGat7th Downtown Festival (7pm)
ALSO: Family Cave at The Good Hurt (10pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle, Grizfolk, The Parlotones at Sunset Marquis (7pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10pm)

Saturday: Frightened
Rabbit at House of Blues (8:45)
ALSO: The Other Side of Morning downtown before a showing of Monty Python (6pm)
ALSO: Fitz and The Tantrums w/ Parade of Lights at The Wiltern (7pm)

Sunday: Kris
Angelis and Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar (11pm)

To Keep in Mind:
August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August
2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The Troubadour 

August 4th: The Both at The Troubadour 
August 1st-3rd: Sunset Strip Music Festival 
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Troubadour 
August 14th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Serena Ryder at The Roxy 
August 17th/18th: Echo Park Rising
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
August 22nd: Andrew Belle at Bootleg Bar 
August 24th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Harvest Social in Anaheim 
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 4th: Brendan James at The Hotel Cafe
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 14th: Hem at The Troubadour 
September 18th: Bastille at The El Rey 
September 19th: Cold War Kids at The Wiltern 
September 20th: twenty one pilots at House of Blues Anaheim (w/ Fall Out Boy
and Panic at The Disco)
September 24th: Ben Rector and Tyrone Wells at House of Blues
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
September 27th: The Naked & Famous at The Wiltern 
September 27th/28th: The Lumineers at The Greek Theatre 
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern 
October 4th: Travis at The Wiltern 
October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium 
October 10th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe  
October 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues 
October 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Frank Turner at The Fonda 
October 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at
The Troubadour

October 16th: The Delta Saints at The
Mint 

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s 
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke 
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel Cafe

October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/15-7/21

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This is one of my favorite weeks of the year in San Diego because it’s Comic Con time! I know that doesn’t seem to have much to do with music but with all the free events downtown and special pop up shows, you don’t have to have a badge. Rumor has it that Metallica will be playing a secret show sometime this weekend which is pretty cool. Also, The Silent Comedy will be playing at the Vikings off site on Saturday at 6pm. Now, those are the only events I know about, but I know there will be a lot more music related activities happening. After my 3 day show binge this past weekend, I don’t know how I’m going to be able to keep up with everything!

In case you aren’t going to Comic Con, there are lots of other music delights to tickle your fancy.

 

Monday: Sara Petite, Chuck Mead @ Griffin at 8:30pm

Tuesday: Song Preservation Society @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: 91X Loudspeaker Live Presents: The Filthy Violets and more @ Griffin at 8:30pm- FREE with RSVP
AND: Caravan Palace @ Belly Up at 9pm

Wednesday: Adam Ant @ Balboa Park Theater at 7:30pm
AND: Nina, Storey, Sam Vicari, Sarah Donner @ Lestats at 8:30pm
AND: Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Blacktop Royalty, We Are/She Is @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9pm

Thursday: The Aquabats @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Guggenheim Grotto @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Grand Tarantula, The Fixtures @ Soda Bat at 8:30pm

Friday: The B52’s @ Del Mar Racetrack- After last race
AND: Rips Entertainment Presents: Animals of Kin, Hills Like Elephants at 9pm
AND: The Gregory Page Show @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: The Styletones @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: En Vogue @ Embarcadero Marina Park South at 8pm

Saturday: Josh Damigo, Katy Burgess @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: The Silent Comedy @ Viking Offsite at 6pm
AND: Futurebirds @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: En Vogue @ Embarcadero Marina Park South at 8pm

Sunday: Rogue Wave, Hey Marseilles @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: California Wives @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:

July 21st- The Postal Service @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
July 24th- Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls @ Valley View Casino Center 
July 25th- The Cult @ House of Blues 
July 25th- Saint Motel @ Soda Bar
July 26th- The 1975 @ Casbah
July 26th- Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack  
July 28th- Peter Murphy @ Belly Up 
July 30th- Writer, Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar
August 5th- The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Belly Up 
August 8th- Foals @ House of Blues
August 15th- Cold War Kids @ House of Blues
August 15th- Kopecky Family Band @ Soda Bar
August 17th- Weezer @ Del Mar Race Track 
August 25th- Courtney Love @ Belly Up
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 13th- Ra Ra Riot @ Birch North Park Theater  
September 13th- The Features @ Griffin
September 13th- North Park Music Thing
September 14th- North Park Music Thing 
September 16th- Bastille @ House of Blues 
September 20th- X-Fest feat: Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, New Politics 
September 20th- Young Dubliners @ Belly Up 
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre 
September 22nd- Fall Out Boy @ Valley View Casino Center 
September 30th- Vampire Weekend @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 2nd- Jake Bugg @ House of Blues 
October 4th- Phillip Phillips @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre
October 5th- You Me At Sox @ Soma
October 8th- Pet Shop Boys @ Copley Symphony Hall 
October 8th- Conor Oberst @ Belly Up  
October 10th- Phoenix @ RIMAC Arena @ UCSD 
October 15th- Frank Turner @ House of Blues 
October 18th Jack Johnson @ Balboa Theater 
October 31st- Two Door Cinema Club @ Humphrey’s
November 1st- Father John Misty @ House of Blues 
November 8th- Nine Inch Nails @ Staples Center 
November 21st- Pearl Jam @ Viejas Arena (SDSU) 

Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 7/18-7/24

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Is it Monday again already? My days are becoming a blur. This summer is proving to be a hot one and all I want to do after my morning ride is come home and pass out. Which is what I did. So, if this seems a tad incoherent, I apologize. I might still be in that groggy phase after you are awoken too early. Another reason my days are all a blur is San Diego has a super huge event coming up this week which I’m attending. Perhaps you’ve heard of a little thing called Comic Con? No? Well, look it up.

 

Monday: Jeremy Messersmith, Paper Bird, and Michael McGraw @ Soda Bar @9 $7
AND: The Never Never @ Tin Can Alehouse @9 $5

Tuesday: Rest Up!

Wednesday: Laura Warshauer and Ruby Summer @ Lestats @8
AND: Alkaline Trio @ House of Blues SD @730 $23 adv/$28 day of

Thursday: Eliza Rickman @ Lestats @8
AND: Royal Campaign @ Bar Pink @10
AND: Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar @9 $7

Friday: G Love and Special Sauce @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Racetrack
AND: Maroon 5 and Train @ Cricket Wireless
AND: Ari Shine, Scarce, and Trent Hancock @ Lestats @8

Saturday: The Burning of Rome @ Casbah @9 $8 adv/$10 day of
AND: The Avett Brothers @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $30-$50
AND: Chiodos and Breathe Carolina @ Soma @530 $16 adv
AND: Tim Robbins and the Rogue Gallery Band w/ Jamie Drake @ Anthology @7 $26-$56
AND: The Slater Sisters, Janet Robin and Cyndi Harvell @ Lestats @8

Sunday: Griffin House w/ Peter Bradley Adams @ Anthology @7 $10-$17

 

Keep in Mind:

July 26th- Cold Cave and Austra @ Casbah $12 adv/$14 day of
July 26th- A Perfect Circle @ SDSU Open Air Theater
July 27th- Indigo Girls @ Humphrey’s
July 27th- Ben Sollee @ Belly Up @8 $14 adv/$16 day of
July 27th- Kevin Martin CD Release w/Gayle Skidmore @ Bar Pink @10
July 28th- Dynamite Walls @ Casbah
July 28th- Ryan Cabrera @ Ramona Mainstage
July 29th- Yuck @ Casbah
July 30th- LA Rising w/ Rag Against the Macheine, Muse, Rise Against, and more @ Los Angeles Memorial Colliseum
July 31st- Dredg and Fair to Midland @ Soma @630 $15 adv
July 31st- Gin Blossoms @ Belly Up $25 adv/$27 day of
August 2nd- FM 94/9 About the Music Show w/Belle Brigade $6
August 4th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, and Bully @ Belly Up $15
August 5th- The Bravery @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 6th- Weezer @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 8th- SDMA Awards @ Humphrey’s By the Bay $30
August 9th- Vans Warped Tour
August 9th- Avi Buffalo @ Casbah @9 $10
August 10th- Alberta Cross @ Casbah
August 11th- Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology $10-$15
August 12th- Jimmy Eat World @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 16th- Death Cab for Cutie @ RIMAC Arena
August 18th-20th- Sunset Strip Music Festival
August 18th- Adele SDSU Open Air Theater
August 19th- Imagine Dragons @ Casbah $10
August 34th- Company of Thieves @ Belly Up $12 adv/$14 day of
August 26th- Airborne Toxic Event @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
September 2nd- Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack
September 2nd- Daughtry @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $45-$80
September 11th- Diana Ross @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $85-$120
September 23rd- Ladytron @ House of Blues SD $25
September 4th- Kings of Leon with Band of Horses @ Cricket Wireless
September 11th- The Kills @ 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 24th- Arctic Monkeys w/ TV on the Radio @ SDSU Open Air Theater
Septembr 24th- Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues SD
October 1st- Crocodiles @ Casbah $14
October 5th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up
October 15th- Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim @ Cricket Wireless
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