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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/30-10/6

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Well, Rocktober is indeed upon us. It would be quite easy to do a show a night all month long and not hit a weak one in the bunch. It also involves making a lot of hard choices and, if your schedule doesn’t permit going to shows every night, a lot of sacrifices. My top shows this week are mostly bigger names: Frightened Rabbit and Augustines, Matt Nathanson and Joshusa Radin, and the rock band that defined my high school years, Travis!

But before we leave September, we have one more Monday to catch the great residencies of the past month. If you haven’t seen Dear Boy, Free Energy, or Deluka/Fire in the Hamptons at their respective free shows, don’t miss out!

Here are the rest of my many show selections this week:

Monday: Irontom, The Record Company, Terraplane Sun at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Dear Boy FREE at Bootleg Bar(11pm)
ALSO: Free Energy with The Rebel Light FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Deluka and Fire in the Hamptons FREE at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: Arctic Monkeys at The Wiltern (7:30)
ALSO: Gary Clark Jr. at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Cassie Steele (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Gayle Skidmore, Erin Willet, Jared MacLeod and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Frightened Rabbit with Augustines at Avalon (9pm)
ALSO: Jim Bianco at The Hudson Theatre (8:15)…CD release!
ALSO: Bronze Radio Return at The Satellite (10:30)
ALSO: Wisecub at Silverlake Lounge (12am)
ALSO: Jake Bugg with honeyhoney at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Arctic Monkeys at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Weds: Queen Caveat FREE at Hemingway’s (10:30)…first night of their October residency (usual on Tuesdays)
ALSO: Jesse Ruben & Caitlin Crosby and Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Senators at The Mint (8pm)

 

Thursday: The Honey Trees at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Active Set at Molly Malone’s (9:50)
ALSO: Half Moon Run at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Y Luv and King Washington at WitZend (9,10)
ALSO: 28 North at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Noah and The Whale with LP at Avalon (8pm)
ALSO: Filter with Red and Otherwise at House of Blues (7:30)

 

Friday: Travis at The Wiltern (7:30)
ALSO: Irontom FREE at O’Brien’s (11pm)
ALSO: Bob Schneider at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Ha Ha Tonka, Samantha Crain, Kongos at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas, Holly Miranda, Brothers Zmed, and The Absolute at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9,11)
ALSO: Honor Society at The Roxy (7pm)…band’s final LA show
ALSO: Jenny Owen Young and Javier Dunn at Room 5 (10,11)
ALSO: Family Cave at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: You Me at Six at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Unwritten Law at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Sara Watkins at Largo (8pm)

 

Saturday: Yellowcard Ocean Avenue Acoustic at House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: The Filthy Souls at The Roxy (7:15)
ALSO: Oak & Gorski at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Good Hurt (8:30)
ALSO: John Mayer with Phillip Phillips at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Way Over Yonder Festival at The Santa Monica Pier featuring Neko Case, Brett Dennen, Calexico, Shovels & Rope and more (2pm)
ALSO: Bedrocktoberfest at Bedrock Rehearsal Space featuring RZA, Liam Finn, Vanaprasta, etc (3pm)

 

Sunday: Jake Newton at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson at The Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
ALSO: Way Over Younder Festival at The Santa Monica Pier featuring Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit, The Felice Brothers, and more (2pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 8th: The Maine and Anberlin at The Mayan Theatre
October 8th: Natalie Maines at El Rey Theatre
October 9th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium
October 10th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
October 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless with Heaven’s Basement 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 14th: Branches at Bootleg Bar
October 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at The Troubadour
October 16th: The Delta Saints at The Mint
October 18th: Comedy charity event with Noel Fielding and Bobcat Goldthwait
October 18th: Placebo at The Wiltern
October 19th: Rags & Ribbons at The Mint
October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 21st: Laura Marling at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
October 22nd: AFI at The Fonda Theatre
October 23rd: Diana Birch and Kodaline at The Troubadour
October 23rd: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
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 30th: The Neighbourhood at The Palladium
October 30th: Lewis Watson at Bootleg Bar
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre
November 5th: The Lonely Forest at Bootleg Bar
November 13th: Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th/22nd: Black Crowes at The Wiltern
November 22nd: Sir Sly at The Echoplex
November 23rd/24th: Pearl Jam at LA Sports Arena
December 3rd: Howie Day at Largo
December 5th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 6th: Will Hoge and Red Wanting Blue at The Troubadour

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/4-2/10

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday! If you know me, you may find it odd that I am recognizing the event because I quite dislike football. Not just in the casual way, but I find myself getting inexplicably, and perhaps irrationally angry when I am in a room with people sitting around watching football (don’t ask, because honestly I don’t know why). But Super Bowl Sunday is great because while everyone else seems to be pressing pause on their lives, I keep going and actually feel like I’m getting ahead for once instead of barely keeping up.

One of my action items today is to plan out my February. As far as shows go, it’s going to be tricky because my oh my February is a busy month for must see residencies. On Mondays we’ve got A House for Lions, The Mowgli’s, AND Wires in the Walls all playing free shows at The Echoplex, The Satellite, and Silverlake Louge respectively. Then on Wednesdays we have Sir Sly at The Echo and Warner Drive at The Viper Room and each Saturday you can find We Were Indians (formally Indians) downtown at Casey’s Irish Bar and Sweetwater & The Satisfaction at The Hotel Cafe. I need to decide what week I’m going to go to what venue now so that I can be sure I see everyone and not become paralyzed with options. It’s so easy to say “oh, I’ll catch them next week” when it comes to these residencies…

Whatever you end up doing today and for the rest of the week, I hope you’re having a blast. To help you in that endeavor, here are my musical recommendations:

 

Monday: The Young Roman’s at Central SAPC (8pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s and Of Verona FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: A House for Lions with Olin and The Moon and The Steelwells FREE at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10:30)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot featuring Lewis Watson and Matt Costa (8pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Deadly Birds at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Judy Collins in Conversation with Stephen Stills at The Saban Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Kris Allen and Jake Newton at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30)
ALSO: Chi McClean and Brendan Hines at Room 5 (9, 10)
ALSO: Solwave at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays at The Piano Bar featuring Escondido (9pm)

 

Weds: Queen Caveat FREE at The Studio (10pm)
ALSO: Sir Sly and Kitten FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Warner Drive and Deluka at The Viper Room (10, ?)
ALSO: Kris Allen at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Thursday: Parade of Lights at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Holly Conlan and Hey Ocean! At Bootleg Bar (10,11)
ALSO: The Grammy Foundation’s Play It Forward Event at The Saban Theatre featuring Ed Sheeran, LP, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, etc. (7:30)

 

Friday: Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Stone Foxes at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Slim Cessnar’s Auto Club at The Viper Room (11pm)

 

Saturday: We Were Indians at Casey’s Irish Bar Downtown (11:30)
ALSO: The Stone Foxes at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Other Side of Morning at Universal Bar and Grill (7:30)
ALSO: Nonpoint at The Roxy (8:15)
ALSO: Sweetwater & The Satisfaction at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium (6pm)
ALSO: Ellie Goulding at The Wiltern (8pm)

 

Sunday: The Ragged Jubilee at The Viper Room (8pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 13th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
Feb. 16th: Pink with The Hives at The Staples Center
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 20st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 21st: The Shakers at The Roxy
Feb. 26th: Anberlin at The House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 5th: Mother Mother at The Viper Room
March 7th: Youngblood Hawke at The Troubadour
March 7,8,9: Buckcherry at The Viper Room
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 19th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Echo
March 19th: Everything Everything at The Roxy
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
March 20th: Charlotte Church at The Troubadour
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/28-1/3

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Yesterday I was able to check “go to Big Bear” off my LA bucket list. Actually I was able to check try downhill skiing off my list as well. I was pleasantly surprised at how music-friendly the mountain was. I walked up to the resort to one of my favorite Switchfoot songs, had lunch with some Band of Skulls and Imagine Dragons, and throughout the afternoon heard snippets of live music from the various bands. It was very tempting to give up the snow and skis for a smoothie and some live tunes.

This week, quite frankly, has too many shows I “need” to attend. Honestly, there is at least one thing every night that I’m super pumped about. I am going to have to make some difficult choices, so if anyone has anything to say to sway me in a particular direction, let me know. The one choice I will have no troubles making is Wednesday night. The Viper Room. Dead Sara. Need I say more?

As for everything else, here’s what I’ve got:

Monday: Oedipus at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Deluka at Harvard and Stone (10:30)
ALSO: Lisa Loeb FREE at Central SAPC (8:30)
ALSO: Aly Tadros & Irvin Dally at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Urban Cone, Tom Odell and Wildcat!Wildcat! FREE at Bardot (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Clare Means, Terra Naomi, Jackie Does Joel, and many more (8pm)

Tuesday: Nina Nesbitt and Kodaline at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Amplyfi (11pm)
ALSO: Urban Cone at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s featuring SHEL (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring The Filthy Souls and Foster Timms (9pm)

Weds: Ritapalooza (Benefit Show) at The Viper Room featuring Dead Sara and more (7pm) http://viperroom.com/?page_id=8362
ALSO: Kyle Nicolaides at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: TWLOHA’s Heavy and Light Tour at The House of Blues Sunset featuring Jon Foreman and Fiction Family (7pm)

Thursday: The Ten Thousand and Raheem Cohen at Lyric Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio, Meiko, My Name is You at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: The Howls at Formosa Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lowlight and La La La Birdtime at The Spare Room (10,11)
ALSO: Sonia Rao at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: SHEL at Formosa Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Tristan Prettyman at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Two Gallants at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Petty Cash at The Viper Room (11pm)

Friday: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Irontom at O’Brien’s Pub (10pm)
ALSO: Amie Miriello at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Icarus Landing FREE at House of Blues Sunset (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (11pm)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia (9pm)

Saturday: Augustana (Acoustic) at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Otis Heat at The Mint (11:30)

Sunday: The Short Eyes at The Smell

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 5th and 6th: Kris Allen at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 7th: Haim at The House of Blues
Feb. 7th: The Grammy Foundation’s Pay It Forward Event at The Saban Theater featuring Ed Sheeran, LP, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, etc.
Feb. 8th: The Stone Foxes at The El Rey
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 13th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 20st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 21st: The Shakers at The Roxy
Feb. 26th: Anberlin at The House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 5th: Mother Mother at The Viper Room
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/21-1/27

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So excited by what is going on in LA this week, music-wise. One of my new favorite Brit Bands, Leogun have returned to the area playing shows on Tuesday and Thursday. This along with shows from The Ten Thousand, Sabrosa Purr, Rival Tides, We Were Indians, Sad Robot, and of course the three-day Band of Skulls/Muse combo, suggest this will be a great week to rock out. Let’s do it!

Here’s what else I would recommend:

Monday: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s Lounge featuring Leogun (9:30)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (9, 10, 11:30)
ALSO: The Young Romans and Drew & Ellie Holcomb at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Lwan at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Barnaby Saints and Clare Means (9pm)

Weds: Rumer at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Rival Tides at Amplyfi (7:30)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Band of Skulls and Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)

 

Thursday: Kevin Earnest, Korey Dane, and Words and Music by Dan Wilson at Room 5 (7, 7:30, 8)
ALSO: Leogun at Saint Rocke  (9pm)
ALSO: Raheem Cohen at Lyric Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra and Ours at The Viper Room (9:45, 11)
ALSO: Band of Skulls and Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)

 

Friday: We Were Indians at Central SAPC (9:30)
ALSO: Jon Brion at Largo (9:30)
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr and Ours at The Viper Room (9:45, 11)

 

Saturday: Sad Robot at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: The Nervous Wreckords at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Folds Five at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)

 

Sunday: Little Kids Rock Benefit Show with Joshua Radin and friends at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Ron Sexsmith at The Grammy Museum

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 30th: Dead Sara at The Viper Room
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 1st: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke
Feb. 2nd: Augustana at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 5th and 6th: Kris Allen at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 7th: Haim at The House of Blues
Feb. 7th: The Grammy Foundation’s Pay It Forward Event at The Saban Theater featuring Ed Sheeran, LP, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, etc.
Feb. 8th: The Stone Foxes at The El Rey
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 13th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 20st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 21st: The Shakers at The Roxy
Feb. 26th: Anberlin at The House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/5-11/11

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Last week was such a blur. I think this is mostly because I didn’t sleep very much. When you’re only taking 2-4 hr. “naps”, it can get quite difficult to keep track of things like days…and dinner time. My favorite Danes, terminal, left to go back to Denmark on Friday and I already feel the hole in my life. I often come across music that moves me, but for the people behind the music to be equally as touching…that is truly something special and I feel blessed to have had this band in my life the last month. I was very fortunate in that before I could wallow in their absence for too long, a conveniently timed facebook message reminded me that my favorite Aussie-born brothers, The Kin, are coming to town this week. Thursday night they play The Roxy. It feels like I have been waiting years for these guys to come back to play LA and I would strongly encourage you all to come out and see them Thursday night before they disappear again. Here is a taste of the magic that awaits you:

As for the rest of the week, here’s what I’ve got:

Monday: The Diamond Light and LP at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: The Record Company FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Leonard Cohen at LA Nokia Live (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Joel Eckels, Liam Gerner, Scott Mellis and Micah Dalton (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Vespers at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Death of a Star at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Weds: Bronze Radio Return and Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Ben Sollee at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

Thursday: The Kin at The Roxy with Act As If, Shanee Pink, and Bri Anne Michelle (8pm)
ALSO: Gin Wigmore, Suzanna Choffel, Mikey Wax and Graham Colton with Sooner The Sunset at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Carina Round, Rosi Golan, and Chris Stills at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Marc Broussard at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: PK at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Delta Spirit at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Friday: Kris Orlowski at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Irontom at O’Brien’s Pub (10pm)
ALSO: American Royalty at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Beware of Darkness and Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (8,9)
ALSO: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theatre (9pm)

 

Saturday: Saint Motel at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Genghis Cohen (10pm)
ALSO: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Cafe (two shows: 7 & 10)
ALSO: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Grand Tarantula, Infantree, and The Royalty at El Cid (10, 10:45, 11:40)

 

Sunday: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey (6:30)

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
November 14th: Dan Wilson at Room 5
November 15th: Blue October at House of Blues
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 17th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
November 24th: Nico Vega at The Gibson Amphitheatre (w/ No Doubt)
November 28th: Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy
December 1st: Milk Carton Kids at Luckman Fine Arts Complex
December 1st: Ellie Goulding at Nokia Theater LA Live
December 6th: Biffy Clyro at The Satellite
December 6th: Imagine Dragons and Garbage at San Manuel Casino
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 12th: Alt J and Wildcat Wildcat at The Fonda
December 13th: The Mountain Goats at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
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

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/29-11/4

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Don’t even talk to me about last week. I didn’t get out much. I did manage to have a panic attack or two due to the overwhelming situation I have found myself in at work. Things are not going well on that front. It makes me a bit miserable. I feel like a different person when I’m not out going to shows. I think I might have overcompensated Saturday night when I did get out to see Queen Caveat at The Roxy…I ended up on stage.

This week, I will do my best to get out to at least one or two shows, maintaining what I can of my sanity. I’d highly recommend Tuesday at TRiP to see the last show of my new favorite band, terminal, before they return to Denmark and take with them some serious sunshine.

Otherwise, here are the rest of the shows I need someone to go to this week so that I can live vicariously.

Monday: Sad Robot FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Dinner and A Suit at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Asteroids Galazy Tour at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring The Lonely Wild and The Steelwells (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/

 

Tuesday: terminal FREE at TRiP (11pm)
ALSO: Alex Wong, Harper Blynn and The Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: Erin McLaughlin at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Voxhaul Broadcast at The Federal Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Western Scene at The Central SAPC (11pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Halloween Eve FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Makepeace Brothers at The Mint (8:30)

 

Thursday: The Honey Trees and Ringside at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: David and Devine at El Cid (10:15)
ALSO: Chamberlin at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Casey Abrams with Justin Hopkins and Graham Harper at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

Friday: Tonic at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Tonic at Molly Malone’s (10:30)
ALSO: New Cassettes and Apollo Run at On the Rox (8:30)
ALSO: Nikka Costa at Saint Rocke (10pm)
ALSO: Andy Clockwise at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: Matt Wertz at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Alanis Morissette at Club Nokia (9pm)
ALSO: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Saturday: Sad Robot, Yellow Red Sparks, and The Dustbowl Revival at El Cid (10, 11, 12)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio at WitZend (7pm)
ALSO: All American Rejects at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Yellowcard at House of Blues Sunset (8pm)

 

Sunday: NO at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Max and The Moon and Northern Youth FREE at The Satellite (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 5th: LP at The Troubadour
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 7th: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 10th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl
November 10th: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Café
November 10th: Saint Motel at Saint Rocke
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
November 14th: Dan Wilson at Room 5
November 15th: Blue October at House of Blues
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 17th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
November 28th: Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy
December 1st: Milk Carton Kids at Luckman Fine Arts Complex
December 1st: Ellie Goulding at Nokia Theater LA Live
December 6th: Biffy Clyro at The Satellite
December 6th: Imagine Dragons and Garbage at San Manuel Casino
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 12th: Alt J and Wildcat Wildcat at The Fonda
December 13th: The Mountain Goats at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
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

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/22-10/28

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Last night I went to Saint Rocke to see Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers on their HI-ATE-US tour. The idea being that the band is going on this indefinite hiatus, pursuing other projects, yada yada. This kind of thing always upsets me. I see bands akin to any serious relationship. You have a connection, so you start hanging out writing songs. You put out an EP and start touring, well you’re definitely dating. You get signed to a label do that big national tour, headlining venues, well my friends, you are married! All marriages have their problems and some are not as successful as others, but that doesn’t mean you give up on them! I don’t care if you’re a young marriage and your parents (ie your label) suddenly stop supporting you. I don’t care if you’ve been at it for years and are just “tired” of one another.

What hurts the most is “the other woman” syndrome. Just because something shiny and new catches your eye, doesn’t make it okay to leave your current relationship. You made a commitment and you should be faithful! I know there are many sides to these stories, but as a fan, I can only see it one way: a betrayal (I could equate the fan to God in this scenario, but that may be taking the analogy too far). I applaud SK and The Sixers for their clever title to their tour for at least they recognize what they are doing (not that any fan could ever hate a band they loved). It was an amazing show, but it still hurts.

On the other end of the spectrum, and giving me hope for all bands currently in the “indefinite hiatus” limbo, rock-outfit Silvertide (one of my favorites from back in the day when I was living in Philadlephia) have been making rumblings about something happening in that camp. On a quieter note, last night outside Harrisburg PA, members of Jealousy Curve took to the stage to deliver a few of their tunes.  They only played a few songs, but it is amazing how something so seemingly insignificant can fill me with so much hope, not just for a Jealousy Curve reunion, but for life in general.

Ok, sorry for the rant. I’ll get to the point now. Here’s my music schedule for this week. As for my top picks, I’m looking forward to finally seeing Belmont Lights who play Thursday at Molly Malone’s. I’m also, of course, excited about Queen Caveat’s return to LA Saturday at the Roxy (that is, of course, if they can get their van problems worked out: http://www.facebook.com/events/481540455213679/?fref=ts).

The rest of my musical suggestions:

Monday: Sad Robot FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Mika at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Erin McCarley at Bardot (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/

 

Tuesday: Campfire OK, Erin McCarley, and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10)
ALSO: PK and Y LUV at Silverlake Lounge (9,10)
ALSO: Family Wagon at Hemingways (?)
ALSO: Of Verona and Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Beth Orton at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Taking Back Sunday (acoustic) at The Troubadour (9:50)

 

Weds: The Dig at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas and The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Darkness at Club Nokia (8:30)

 

Thursday: Belmont Lights at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Paper Route at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Bayside and Taking Back Sunday at Club Nokia (8pm)

 

Friday: War Tapes at Bootleg Bar (10:15)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic at 3 Clubs (9pm)

 

Saturday: Queen Caveat at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn FREE Halloween show at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Build.Create.Kenya Rockin’ Launge Party featuring Fortress Social Club, Leerone, and more! (1-8pm)…RSVP: http://www.buildcreatekenya.org/launchparty/

 

Sunday: Anya Marina at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Transfer at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Arkells and Lights at The Fonda Theatre (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 2nd: Tonic at The Hotel Cafe
November 2nd: Matt Wertz at Largo
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 5th: LP at The Troubadour
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 7th: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 10th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl
November 10th: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Café
November 10th: Saint Motel at Saint Rocke
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
November 14th: Dan Wilson at Room 5
November 15th: Blue October at House of Blues
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 17th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
November 28th: Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy
December 6th: Imagine Dragons and Garbage at San Manuel Casino
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
January 23rd and 24th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live

~ Kristen

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