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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/23-7/29

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Due to my ever-expanding list of things undone and past due, I didn’t get out to many shows last week. As each show-less day passed, I think I fell further and further down the rabbit hole of lethargy and despondency, which honestly does NOT make getting work done any easier. By the time Saturday rolled around, I had so little energy, I could barely move. I forced myself, however, to get downtown to Bloomfest LA and saw three amazing bands (NO, Grace Woodroofe, The Neighbourhood) and today, I’m feeling energetic, happy and productive again. It’s amazing how that works… absolutely amazing.

Expect pictures from the event to come up on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation) soon, but seriously these are three groups you need to check out:

NO: http://nomusicfor.me/
Grace Woodroffe: http://gracewoodroofe.com.au/
The Neighbourhood: http://thenbhd.com/

Speaking of great music to check out, we have quite a few choice acts playing in LA this week. My pick of the week would have to go to Bethpage Black Sunday night at The Troubadour. Bethpage Black drummer, Steve Coy, needs to take a respite from drumming due to back issues, so this will be the band’s last show for a bit. Don’t miss out!

Here’s the rest of my selections:

Monday: Lovers Drugs FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (9pm)  (the band had to cancel)
ALSO: Alberta Cross FREE at Amoeba Records (7pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Paul and the Kir at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: American Idol Live at Nokia Live (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Dead Feather Moon at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Everest and Alberta Cross at The Troubadour (9:15, 10:15)
ALSO: Dave Green (of The Filthy Souls) at Hemingways (9:45)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth and friends at WitZend (10pm)

 

Weds: Voxhaul Broadcast at The Troubadour (10:15)
ALSO: Holly Conlan at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Emery at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Act As If, Max and the Moon and The Dig FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9,10,11)
ALSO: Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon, The Lumineers, The Joy Formidible at Paramount Studios (8pm)

 

Thursday: Daniel Bedingfield at The Mint (10:15)
ALSO: Jackie Greene FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: London Cries at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Marcus Very Ordinary at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

 

Friday: Madi Diaz, Cary Brothers, Harper Blynn, and Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: mewithoutYou with Kevin Devine and Buried Beds at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Lady Danville FREE at California Plaza in Downtown LA (noon)
ALSO: New York Rifles at Amplyfi (9pm)

 

Saturday: A House for Lions at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and Red Circle Underground at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Nick Waterhouse FREE at The Getty Center (7pm)

 

Sunday: Bethpage Black at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 30th: The Silent Comedy at The Satellite
August 3rd: Cory Chisel at The El Rey
August 4th: Band of Skulls at The Annberg Space for Photography
August 8th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at The Troubadour
August 10th and 11th: Jack White at Shrine Auditorium
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey
August 13th: Birdy at The Roxy
August 14th: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe
August 16th-18th: SSMF
August 19th: fun. at The Wiltern
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 2nd: Garbage at The Wiltern
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 2/6-2/12

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Well…that was certainly an eventful weekend. Friday night I had a very ominous feeling before going to the El Rey to join a friend for Adam Gontier (of Three Days Grace) and Martin Sexton. At the end of the evening, I ended up in fascinating company at my fave late night eatery and I thought my gut must have been waaay off. Three hours later, sleepless and in the ER with a friend, my earlier instincts were justified.

Saturday, I cancelled my plans to participate in Tyrone Well’s music video shoot in Venice for sleep’s sake. Then it was an evening at The Rainbow Room and The Hotel Cafe with great food, friends, and music (the three essentials of any successful evening).

Today I had to cut myself off from the world and lock myself in lab as I had entered the weekend woefully behind on an important deadline at work and that I have two big presentation to give in the next seven days. This week is going to be rough…thankfully there are a few choice shows to pull me through. Here are my options:

Monday: Youngblood Hawke, Lady Danville, Useless Keys FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Paris Carney and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Kyler England, Sweet Talk Radio, Shane Alexander, and Joel Eckels (8,9)

 

Tuesday: Queen Caveat at Hemingways (11pm)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at Skinny’s Lounge in NOHO (9pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers and friends Acoustic Nights at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Marcus Very Ordinary at The Central (8pm)

 

Weds: Millow, Marketa Irglova, Jake Newton and Garrison Starr at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Roman Candle Wars and Red Circle Underground at Bootleg Bar (9,10)
ALSO: Aunt Martha and Meiko at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

Thursday: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Kweller FREE at Amoeba (7pm)
ALSO: Kris Allen at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Oh Darling and Y Luv at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Joss Stone at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Friday: Teitur and Aunt Martha at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Graham Colton and Abandoned Pools at The Viper Room (9,10)
ALSO: Javier Dunn, Parker Ainsworth, Rocco Deluca, and Juke Kartel at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Dr. Dog at The Orpheum (9pm)

 

Saturday: White Denim at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Fray at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Ari Shine at The Mint (9:30)
ALSO: Judy Collins at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)

 

Sunday: The Swell Season at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at Chain Reaction in Anaheim (7pm)
ALSO: Jonah Matranga at The Hotel Cafe (8:30)

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 14th: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ryan Adams at The Hollywood Bowl
Feb. 18th: Mayday Parade at The El Rey
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
Feb. 27th: Dead Sara at The Viper Room
March 5th: Scars on 45 at The Troubadour
March 5th-6th: Dan Wilson and Rachel Yamagata at The Hotel Cafe
March 8th: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 10th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 14th: The Pretty Reckless at The HOB Sunset
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 22nd: The Lumineers at The Hotel Cafe
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 and 14th: 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 LA Concert Calendar: 1/2-1/8

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Happy 2012! I hope you all have been enjoying my end of year posts. I had a rockin’ New Year’s Eve last night at The Roxy with Semi Precious Weapons and friends. I’m very much looking forward to what the new year will bring. What life-changing shows will be attended. What new musical acts will be discovered. What fantastic journeys we will take. Maybe this will be the year I will follow one of my favorite bands around Europe…

But for now, let’s stick to bands I enjoy playing LA this week. Here’s my list:

 

Monday: Sabrosa Purr at The Viper Room (11:15)
ALSO: Brendan Hines, Toy Bombs, and Chasing Kings FREE at The Satellite (9pm)…thus begins another great month-long residency at The Satellite with Chasing Kings
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Lovers Drugs at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven and Olin and the Moon at The Echo (10pm)

 

Weds: ?

 

Thursday: Tom Freund, George Stanford and friends at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)

 

Friday: The Lumineers at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Paris Carney at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Marcus Very Ordinary and Hanni El Khatib at Bootleg Bar (9,11)
ALSO: Dylan Chambers, Ernie Halter, and Kelley James at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Saturday: Whispering Pines FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Key Club (11pm)

 

Sunday: The Mowgli’s at Bootleg Bar (10pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 10th: Dead Sara at The Troubadour
January 11th: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s
January 12th: Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
January 17th: The Silent Comedy at The Roxy
January 18th: Augustana at The El Rey
January 19th: Civil Twilight at Bootleg Bar
January 19th: Zane Carney at The Hotel Café
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. 8th: Marketa Irglova at The Hotel Café
Feb. 9th: Joss Stone at The Troubadour
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. 21st: 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 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/17-10/23

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Another week, come and gone. I’ve been so busy lately just about every hour of every day has to be planned out in order to even get some of my to do list accomplished. I pulled two all-nighters last week and still I cannot keep up with all of the tasks coming in. This week I add “grade exams” to my list, so I’m not hopeful that life will get easier any time soon. Hopefully, I’ll be able to squeeze in some shows. There are quite a few goodies. Monday, once again, offers a jam packed evening of amazing (mostly free) musical options. I’m also super excited about the return of Harper Blynn to Los Angeles. They will be doing a fall residency at The Hotel Cafe starting this Weds playing with Melissa Ferrick! The week rounds itself out with a performance by indie darlings and my home town (Philly) natives, War on Drugs.

And really, that’s just the tip of this week’s musical iceberg. Here’s my complete list of recommendations:

 

Monday: Imagine Dragons and Youngblood Hawke FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Lookout Kids, Bowery Beasts, Indians, and Iron Tom FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: IO Echo at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Owl and Fat City Reprise at The Viper Room (10:15, 11:15)
ALSO: The Naked and Famous at The Music Box (8:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Meiko (10pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Joel Eckels, Kyler England, Kate York, and Sweet Talk Radio (9pm)

 

 

Tuesday: Jake Newton at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Gotye, Caught a Ghost, and Lemon Sun at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Portishead at The Shrine (7pm)
ALSO: St. Vincent at The Music Box (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Lee & Friends at The Largo (8:30)
ALSO: IO Echo at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Night FREE at Piano Bar featuring Tripp Rezac and Lindsay Rae Spurlock

 

 

Weds: Melissa Ferrick at Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Kyle Nicolaides at Three of Clubs (10pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at The Largo (9:30)
ALSO: Whispertown at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Portishead at The Shrine (7pm)

 

 

Thursday: Lakes at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Rob Giles with All New People at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Maria Taylor at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at The Foundry on Melrose (9:30)

 

 

Friday: Miracle Parade, Sabrosa Purr, and Taylor Locke and The Roughs at Bootleg Bar (9,10,11)
ALSO: Forrest Day at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa at The Del Monte Speakeasy (9pm)
ALSO: Melissa Ferrick at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Vas Defrans at Amplyfi (10:15)
ALSO: Mason Jennings at The El Rey (9pm)

 

 

Saturday: The War on Drugs at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Adrienne Pierce at Genghis Cohen (8:30)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at Westwood Brewing Co. (8pm)
ALSO: Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses) at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (11:15)

 

 

Sunday: Marcus Very Ordinary at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Satellite at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Robert Schwartzman at The Troubadour (8:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 3rd: Twin Atlantic and Awolnation at The Music Box
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 12th: Feist at The WIltern
November 13th: Milk Carton Kids at The El Rey
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 26th: Kings of Convenience at The Music Box
November 29th: Rachel Yamagata at The Troubadour
December 2nd: Fair to Midland at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

~ Kristen

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