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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/8-7/14

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After all my Warped adventures, it’s been hard to get myself out of the house. I did manage to see Joan Jett and The Blackhearts at the fair this week which was a blast. Did you see my show review? Anyways, I think this week the tides will turn because Nico Vega is coming to town with Crash Kings! In addition to that we have Portugal. The Man, Transfer, Say Anything, and another Lauren Ruggles show this week as well. Start your engines…

 

Monday:  Gayle Skidmore, Little Brave @ The Void at 8:30pm
AND: Quiet Company @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Ummmmmmm

Wednesday:  Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Palms @ Belly Up at 9pm

Thursday:  Nico Vega, Crash Kings @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Say Anything, Eisley, I the Mighty @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: The Burning of Rome @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday:  Lauren Ruggles Presents: A House for Lions, Ladylike @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Heavy Guilt, Trouble in the Wind, Dirty Sirens @ Soda Bar
AND: Cuckoo Chaos, Ed Ghost Tucker @ The Void at 9pm
AND: Tolan Shaw @ Lestats at 8pm

Saturday: Transfer, Blackout Party, Flaggs, The Palace Ballroom @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Switchfoot Bro-Am @ Moonlight Beach at 12pm
AND: Bro-Am After Party with Fiction Family @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas @ Soma at 6:30pm
AND: Josh Krajcik @ Lestats at 8:30pm

Sunday: Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
July 19th- B52’s @ Del Mar Racetrack
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 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 

 

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/8-7/14

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It was recently pointed out to me that one of my current
band obsessions, twenty one pilots, has music released before they came onto my
radar with their most recent album, Vessel.
Let’s just say that this past week had a very piano-rap sound to it. I am also
considering hunting down tickets to Fall Out Boy’s arena tour primarily to see
twenty one pilots open.

As for top show picks this week, Crash Kings are having
their CD release show on Wednesday at The Troubadour. I haven’t heard too much
from this band lately but it looks like they are gearing up for a come-back and
I can’t wait to see it all unfold.

Also, be sure to stop by The House of Blues Foundation Room
on Tuesday night for a High Voltage show featuring some of my favorites like
Lelia Broussard and The Filthy Souls. Speaking of High Voltage Magazine, we’re
starting to send out newsletters to keep everyone up to date on all our events,
reviews, and general happenings. Let me know if you’d like to be on that list
too!  

As for the rest of this week, here are my show suggestions:

Monday: The Cerny
Brothers, Harper Blynn, Miner, Tyler Lyle FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Absolute, The Roof Beam Carpenters FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10,11)
ALSO: It’s A School Night FREE at Bardot featuring London Grammar and Air Dubai
(9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE Room 5 featuring Erin Willett, Scott Mellis, etc (8pm)

Tuesday: High
Voltage Presents at The House of Blues Foundation Room featuring Patrick
Droney, Lelia Broussard, The Adventures of Todd and Niki, The Filthy Souls,
Little Dove, The New Electric Sound, DJ High Voltage and more (8:30)…RSVP to get
in for $5 https://www.facebook.com/events/533966016667075/

ALSO: Quiet Company at Molly Malone’s (10:45)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

Weds: Crash Kings
with Atomic Tom and Night Riots at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Joel Taylor, Amie Miriello, Bartholomew at The Viper Room (8,10,11)
ALSO: Wisecub at The Satellite (10pm)

Thursday: Song
Preservation Society, The Melodic, Charlie Wadhams at Bootleg Bar (9, 10, 11)

Friday: David
& Devine and Kendra Morris at The Viper Room (8:45, 10)
ALSO: My Name is You at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Song Preservation Society and The Melodic at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Heavy Heavy Hearts with The Ragged Jubilee at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Good Hurt (9:30)
ALSO: Sunday Lane, Terra Naomi, Joel Taylor at Sunset Marquis
ALSO: Eisley at House of Blues Sunset (8pm)
ALSO: Young Dubliners with Brother Sal and Nina Storey at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Portugal. The Man at The Wiltern (7pm)

Saturday:
Fauntella Crow at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: The Active Set, Black Hi-Lighter at El Cid (10,11)
ALSO: The Parlotones at The Viper Room (10:30)
ALSO: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Fastball at The
Greek Theatre (7:30)

Sunday: John
Reilly & Friends (f. Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau) at Bootleg Theater
(7:30)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 15th: The Neighbourhood at The Fonda Theater 
July 17th: Alpha Rev at The Hotel Cafe 
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 21st: Sister Hazel at Molly Malone’s
July 22nd: Kid Karate at Bardot 
July 23rd: Bastille at The Troubadour 
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
July 25th: Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe 
July 26th: Saint Motel at The El Rey 
July 27th: Fitz and The Tantrums at The Wiltern
July 28th: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar 
July 28th: Zane Carney at Bootleg Bar 
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 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 11th: Churchill at Greek Theatre 
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 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 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 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

~
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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/10-9/16

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I’ve got a lot going on this week. My mom is in town making her annual visit to LA. I took her to see The Silent Comedy Friday night. She was dancing. This week I have a big presentation at work, and at least one, if not two trips to San Diego. There are also some fantastic shows at The Hotel Cafe this week: Wheeler Brothers, Teitur, and Harper Blynn playing two sets, one of original songs and one of covers featuring several of their very talented friends. These are all bound to be great shows.

Here are the rest of my show recommendations:

Monday: Kitten, Y Luv FREE at Bootleg Bar  (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Ben Sollee at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Trevor Menear, Ray Don, Joe Greene, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8:30)
ALSO: Jonny Polonsky at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at The Central (10pm)
ALSO: Tumbleweed Wanders and Angus Stone at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Portugal. the Man and My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Weds: Wheeler Brothers and Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Allen Stone at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth and Pinback at Saint Rocke (6,9)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Iron and Wine and My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Milo Greene and The Walkmen at Ford Amphitheatre (8pm)

 

Thursday: Atlas Genius and Silversun Pickups at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (7pm)
ALSO: My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Friday: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: AgesandAges and Andy Clockwise at The Central (11, midnight)
ALSO: Adam Bones at The Redwood Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8pm)
ALSO: The Hives at The Wiltern (9pm)
ALSO: Blake Mills and Fiona Apple at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Bkaqk Audio at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Peter Murphy at Club Nokia (8pm)

 

Saturday: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at The Largo (9pm)
ALSO: Abandoned Pools with 8mm and The Blank Faces at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun and The Mowgli’s at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Charity event at The Central featuring Odd Us, Parker Ainsworth, Mind the Gap, Act As If, Y Luv, and Elevators (7pm)

 

Sunday: Little Feat at The El Rey (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 18th: Twin Atlantic at Fox Theater Pomona
September 19th: Band of Skulls at The Fonda Theatre
September 20th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
September 26th: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
September 27th: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sara Watkins at Club Nokia
September 28th: William Elliot Whitmore at The Roxy
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 16th: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour
October 16th: First Aid Kit at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 19th: Allen Stone at The Music Box
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
October 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/14-5/20

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After a week of working overtime, I decided to take some time this weekend and go out…twice (*gasp*). I can’t recall the last time I was so happy to see some live music. I almost feel normal again after Friday night’s trip to The Hotel Cafe for The Creepshow and Saturday at The El Rey for Greylag and the amazing Augustana.

More excellent shows this week. I’m especially excited about seeing Seattle rockers Vendetta Red again after about eight years (they’ve been “on hiatus” for the last five). I’ll be in San Diego next weekend for a conference, but if I weren’t, I would definitely be at The Hudson Block party on Sunday. I discovered some great bands there last year and the food was delicious.

But that’s just the start of all the great shows this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: Chasing Kings FREE at Bootleg Bar (11:30)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas and Meiko at The Hotel Café (9:30)…Meiko Record Release Show
ALSO: LP at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Castro & Perrin Lamb and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (7, 9)

 

Tuesday: Harper Blynn, Tim Myers and Meiko at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30)…part 2 of Meiko’s Record Release Show
ALSO: An L.A. Ramble for Levon (Levon Helms tribute) featuring The Dustbowl Revival, The Muddy Reds, The Driftwood Singers, etc. (7:30)
ALSO: The Dahl Sisters, Jesse Macht, and Dana Williams at Room 5 (7:30, 9, 10)
ALSO: Emily Wells at The Largo (8pm)

 

Weds: Maniac at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade at The Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Rocco DeLuca at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Haim and Portugal. The Man with UCLA Philharmonia at Royce Hall at UCLA (7pm)

 

Thursday: Queen Caveat and The Parlotones at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jake Newton at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones at Amplyfi (8:15)
ALSO: Viza at The House of Blues Sunset (10pm)
ALSO: Adrienne Pierce at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at WitZend (8pm)

 

Friday: Vendetta Red at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Red Circle Underground, Kitten, and Chappo at Bootleg Bar (9, 10, 11)
ALSO: Vanaprasta at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Erin McLaughlin, Rob Giles, Garrison Starr, Brother Sal & The Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)…Garrison Starr Record Release Show
ALSO: Gaslight Anthem at The Roxy (6pm)
ALSO: The Boxer Rebellion at The El Rey (10pm)

 

Saturday: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Grafitti6 and Eric Hutchinson at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Oak & Gorski at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)

 

Sunday: Hudson Block Party featuring White Rabbits, LP, Saint Motel, Haim, etc at The Hudson (11am-11pm)…more details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/225064024275067/

 

To Keep in Mind:
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
July 14th: Saint Motel at The El Rey
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey

 

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/30-5/6

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Thwarted by a rather long Monday morning meeting. Apologies for getting this up so late. But can you believe May is already upon us? So is summer and more festivals. Ah, good times. Anyways, we’ve got some fun shows this week that should tickle your fancy.

Monday: George Sarah @ Soda Bar @830 $6
AND: Ivan and Aloysha @ The Loft @ UCSD @9
AND: Cage the Elephant @ Barleymash

Tuesday: Rita Wilson @730 $10-$44
AND: Kelsea Rae Little @ Casbah @9 $8

Wednesday: Say Anything @ House of Blues @7 $16.50-$30
AND: Sara Watkins @ Anthology @7 $10-$33
AND: Father John Misty @ Casbah @9 $12

Thursday: Middle Class Rut with Grand Tarantula @ House of Blues @730 $15/$17
AND: Italian Japanese and The Filthy Violets @ El Dorado @9 $5
AND: Tennis @ Casbah @9 $12/$14

Friday:  The Heavy Guilt and The New Kinetics @ Griffin @9 $6/$8
AND: Thrice @ House of Blues @7 Sold Out
AND:  Deer Tick @ Casbah @9 $18/$20

Saturday: Portugal. The Man, The Lonely Forest, Hyena @ 4th and B @8
AND: Transfer, The Howls, Balck Hondo @ Casbah @9 $15
AND: Lee Coulter @ Lestats @830
AND: Adventure Gallery and Hills Like Elephants @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Sunday: Lovedrug and Lakes @ Soda Bar @830 $10
AND: Allo Darlin’ and Red Pony Clock @ Casbah @9 $8
Keep in Mind:
May 8th- Jay Nash @ Anthology/
May 11th- Augustana @ House of Blues @730
May 12th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 13th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 13th-Rufus Wainwright @ Humphrey’s
May 15th- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Soma @630
May 18th- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Casbah
May 19th- Milo Greene @ Casbah
May 22nd- Hugh Laurie @ Belly Up
May 24th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Anthology
May 25th- The Cult with Against Me! @ Humphreys
May 25th- The Beach Boys with Foster the People @ Cricket Wireless
May 30th- Horse Feathers @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
May 30th- Gillian Welch @ Humphrey’s
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up
June 3rd- X-Fest feat. Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, Angels and Airwaves, P.O.D., Neon Trees, Grouplove, Eve 6, Of Monsters and Men
June 9th- Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
June 11th- Pinback @ Casbah
June 13th- The Temper Trap wtih The Crocodiles @ House of Blues
June 14th- Motion City Soundtrack and The Henry Clay People @ Casbah
June 27th- Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater

Amanda’s Top Ten Musical Experiences (cont.)

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I bet you thought I forgot all about this! Well, the truth of the matter is… I haven’t been home to write and when I am home, I’m sleeping. I’ve been out making new musical experiences for 2012! As such I’m giving you three more of my top musical experiences and I promise the top 2 won’t be far behind.

 

5.SXSW- I don’t really know how to describe SXSW to anyone other than calling it a musical orgy of sorts. There is so much to see and do whilst in Austin, Texas that it’s hard to keep your head on straight. Last year was my first year and I hope to be going every year after. The cool thing about SXSW is you really only need money for a place to stay and some food. We never went to any official shows (which is what badges are required for) and we had a hard time keeping up with all the musical options out there. During our time at SXSW we saw; Fierce Creatures, Viva City, Purple Melon, AWOLNATION, Neon Trees, The Head and The Heart, The Kin, Dead Sara, Fitz and The Tantrums, Tailor Made Fable, Keaton Simons, Liam Finn, Atomic Tom, Ivan and Alyosha, Queen Caveat, The Gallery, Sabrosa Purr,  The Greenhornes, The Silent Comedy, Mother Mother, Agnes Obel, Brian Wright, Brooke Fraser, Cary Brothers, Holly Conlan, Jim Bianco, Joey Ryan, Kenneth Pattengale, Laura Jansen, Little Red Radio, OK, The Milk Carton Kids, Deluka, Hugo, Meriwether, My Cousin The Emperor, Sinai, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, The Good Natured, Augustana, Doll and The Kicks, Empires, Lenka, Twin Atlantic, and The Stone Foxes. Well, you get the idea…

 

4. Blink-182- I was never a huge fan of Blink. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t change the radio station when their music came on or anything but nothing about them made me have a burning desire to see them live. In 2011, I saw them not once but twice and they will always have a warm spot in my heart. The first time I saw them was for the Honda Civic Tour. I was working with Kevin and Rebecca Joelson and doing some shooting of the event which means I was in the pit for the first few songs and was able to be side stage for the rest of their set. I was surprised at just how many Blink-182 songs I knew and Rebecca and I sang along from the sidelines. What really blew my brain was when they ‘finished’ their set and this giant rig comes down from the batons where all the lights are. I had been staring at it all night trying to figure out what it was. Well, it was a giant arm with a drum set attached! Travis got on this rig and was taken out over the audience while he played a solo for a few minutes. The rig would tilt down, back up and move around. It was mind blowing!!!! Needless to say, I was a fan after that.

 

3. Bonnaroo- In 2011, Bonnaroo was what Coachella should have been lineup wise. If you’ve ever been to or know about Coachella, think of Bonnaroo as the cooler sister who is both hippie and hip. Bonnarro is also held in a giant field and while it lacks the artistic attractions like the wandering robot and the giant hand that can kill a car, it has yoga and it’s own post office. Bonnaroo also has this giant fountain which I’ve been told gets painted different colors every year but it’s a great way to stay cool in the heat. Coachella doesn’t have that. Granted Coachella is easier to get to, but flying out gave us the chance to hang out in Tennessee and check out Nashville for a day or two. Our highlights from Bonnaroo were already posted on this site but we had a blast watching Eminem, The Head and The Heart, Portugal. The Man, Neon Trees, Kopeckey Family Band, Mumford and Sons, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, Alberta Cross, The Black Angels, and The Decemberists. Bonnaroo is a new tradition in my book and I can’t wait to see the lineup for 2012!

 

See you soon for my top 2!

Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 9/26-10/2

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What a weekend! While I did nothing really musically oriented, I definitely was wiped out by the end of it. What was I doing? Funny you should ask. I was working at a rodeo. I used to ride in said rodeo but this time I was just a helping hand. I did get some boogie time with some country music but boy, I’m still tired. Oh, I did see the Blue Man Group for the first time last night! That’s musical. And definitely fun!

But enough about me…

 

Monday: Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band and Austin Lucas and The Bold Party @ Soda Bar @9  $12

Tuesday: Mattson 2 @ El Dorado @9
AND: Bush with Chevelle and Filter @ 4th & B @630 $40

Wednesday: New Kinetics CD Release @ Bar Pink @9
AND: AA Bondy @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Dutchesses ) feat. Allison Moorer @ Belly Up @8 $32 adv/$34 day of

Thursday: SoundDiego Live feat. Dead Feather Moon and The Get Down Automatic @Casbah @730
AND: Lisa Hannigan @ Belly Up @9 $13 adv/$15 day of

Friday: Portugal. The Man and Alberta Cross @ House of Blues SD @730 $20
AND: Peter Bjorn and John @ Belly Up @9 $20 adv/$22 day of
AND: Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles @ Casbah @9 $14

Saturday: Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles @ Casbah @9 $14
AND: The Loons @ Eleven @9 $8
AND: The Bloody Hollies and Low Volts @ Griffin
AND: Street Beat Party @ India St. (between Ash and A) @230 $39
AND: Never Shout Never and A Rocket to the Moon @Soma @6 $23

Sunday: Blind Pilot @ Belly Up @9 $15 adv/$17 day of
AND: Jesse Terry @ Lestats @8

 

Keep in Mind:

October 6th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up
October 6th- Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim @ Cricket Wireless
October 8th- Liam Finn @ The Loft @ UCSD
October 8th- The Album Leaf, Sister Crayon, and Writer @ Mississippi Room @ Lafayette Hotel $16 adv/$18 day of
October 9th- Dawes and Blitzen Trapper @ Belly Up @8 $18 adv/$20 day of
October 9th- Electric Six @ Casbah
October 11th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
October 11th- Mattson 2 and Patrick Norton @ El Dorado @9
October 12th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
October 14th- The Head and the Heart @ House of Blues @7 $17.50 adv/$20 day of
October 15th- Hoodang Festival feat. Louis XIV, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, Endoxi, and more @ Santa Ysabel Casino @11am $30
October 16th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up @9 $15
October 17th- AWOLNATION (reschedule) @ Belly Up @9
October 17th- Foo Fighters w/ Cage the Elephant @ Viejas Arena
October 19th- Foster the People @ Soma @7 $25
October 21st- Blackout Party, Grand Tarantula, and Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels @ Casbah @9 $10
October 26th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues SD
October 28th- The Donkeys, Cuckoo Chaos, and Bully @ Casbah @9 $8 adv/$10 day of
October 30th- Matt Nathanson @ House of Blues SD $23-$40
November 2nd- Minus the Bear and The Lonely Forest @ Soma @730 $25
November 3rd- Mayday Parade @ House of Blues SD
November 9th- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up
November 11th- Thrice @ House of Blues SD
November 16th- The Dirty Heads with Gym Class Heroes @ House of Blues SD
November 17th- The Sounds @ Soma @7
November 20th- Newfound Glory @ House of Blues