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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 6/24-6/30

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I had quite the fun filled week which included Warped Tour, card games, laughing, dancing, and a pizza party. I’m sad that it ended yesterday but hopefully the fun times will resume next week in Arizona and Vegas. In the mean time, here are some shows to tide us all over. 

Monday:  Sister Crayon @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday:  The Steelwells, The Paragraphs @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Blacktop Royalty, Queen Caveat @ Griffin at 7:30pm

Wednesday:  Scott Mathiasen and the Shifty Eyed Dogs @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9:30pm

Thursday:  Belly Up Music Festival feat: The Stone Foxes @ Del Mar Rock On stage
AND: Rachel Yamagata @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: KC and The Sunshine Band @ Embarcadero Marina Park South at 7:30pm
AND: The Gallery @ The Griffin at 8:30pm
AND: SoundDiego Live: White Arrows, Cuckoo Chaos, Heavy Hawaii @ Block No. 16 at 7pm

Friday:  Dead Feather Moon, Blackout Party @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: The Soft Pack, Heavy Hawaii @ Casbah at 9pm

Saturday:  Lauren Ruggles Presents: The Hollerin, Great White Buffalo, Royal Campaign @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The New Kinetics @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9:30pm

Sunday:  Rest

 

Keep in Mind:
July 2nd- Adam Lambert @ Del Mar Fair
July 3rd- Joan Jett and The Blackhearts @ Del Mar Fair 
July 7th- Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms @ Humphreys by the Bay 
July 7th- RX Bandits @ House of Blues 
July 10th- Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues 
July 11th- Say Anything, Eisley, I the Mighty @ House of Blues 
July 11th- Nico Vega, Crash Kings @ Griffin
July 12th- The Heavy Guilt, Trouble in the Wind, Dirty Sirens @ Soda Bar
July 13th- Switchfoot Bro Am
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 23rd- Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ 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- North Park Music Thing
September 14th- North Park Music Thing 
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 
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

 

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/19-11/25

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Happy Monday! And Happy Thanksgiving week. I am thankful for music and it’s power to move and affect someone. I’m thankful for it’s ability to heal and speak to the soul. I’m thankful for bands who make music I love even if I can’t see them all the time. What are you thankful for?

Since it’s Thanksgiving week, the music scene is a bit light. I suppose you could be thankful for that….

 
Monday: The Deftones and Scars on Broadway @ House of Blues @730 $40

Tuesday: The Faint @ House of Blues @7 $25

Wednesday: Rachel Yamagata @ Anthology @730 $10-$27

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday:  Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma @7
AND: Unwritten Law @ House of Blues @8 $18/$20
AND: Gregory Page @ Lestats @9

Saturday: Eat more leftovers

Sunday: Get rid of relatives

 
Keep in Mind:
December 1st- Milo Greene
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Punch Brothers and The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
December 2nd- Howie Day @ Anthology @7
December 2nd-The Nervous Wreckords and The New Kinetics @ Casbah
December 3rd- Hot Snakes @ Casbah
December 5th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 6th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 7th- Wrex the Halls feat. The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Teagan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke
December 8th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 8th- Holiday Bonus feat: Metric, Grand Tarantula, and Beast Patrol
December 9th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 9th- Star 94.1 Holiday Show for Becky’s House feat: Lifehouse
December 21st- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
December 22nd- Dennis Quaid and The Sharks @ Belly Up
December 31st- Dirty Sweet @ Griffin
December 31st- Get Back Loretta and Blackout Party
December 31st- Reverend Horton Heat @ Belly Up
December 31st- Big Night San Diego feat: The Silent Comedy
January 8th- Sum 41 @ House of Blues
January 13th- Keane and Youngblood Hawke @ House of Blues
January 21st- Muse @ Valley View Casino Center
January 27th- Ben Folds Five @ House of Blues
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/19-11/25

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I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week. I wish I could be more excited about it, but since people tend to leave LA for the holidays, there aren’t as many show options. I’d like to say that I’ll be spending the extra time off working on my end of year mix and continuing to fill out my SXSW 2013 spreadsheet, but I will mostly likely be playing catch-up at work. I’m actually quite thankful for the opportunity to do this, so hopefully I’ll be able to make the most of it.

I’m also thankful for a couple notable returns to the scene this week. Josh Kelley back at The Hotel Cafe and Nico Vega returning to the stage after what seems like a very lengthy break. Unfortunately, The No Doubt show that Nico Vega is playing sold out before they were even put on the bill…but just knowing they are playing again makes me happy.

Here are the rest of my show suggestions this week:

 

Monday: A House for Lions, Irontom, The Record Company FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Belmont Lights, Hot Bodies in Motion, The New Limb at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9)
ALSO: Rimpau and Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9,10)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Trevor Menear, Griffin Young, Joel Eckels and Kristen Toedtman (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (9pm)
ALSO: a Tribute to ABBA FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Paul and the Kir at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: The Postelles, Mayday Parade, and The Maine at House of Blues (7:30)

 

Weds: Keaton Simons and Nikki Leonti at WitZend (7pm)
ALSO: Josh Kelley at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Half Moon Run at First Unitarian Church (7pm)

 

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Friday: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes FREE at TRiP (10pm)

 

Saturday: Nico Vega opening for No Doubt at Gibson Ampitheatre
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (11:10)

 

Sunday: New Found Glory at The Troubadour (9:45)

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 26th: The Neighbourhood at The Viper Room
November 27th: Soundgarden at Fonda Theatre
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 7th: Lakes at Molly Malone’s
December 7th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 8th: KROQ Acoustic Xmas night 1
December 9th: KROQ Acoustic Xmas night 2
December 9th: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 11th: High Voltage Holiday Party at Silverlake Lounge
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
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/12-11/18

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I got out last week for some music *celebration* and I’m feeling much better about life as a result. I saw a couple artists that I have a long history of seeing and it got me thinking a lot about my past and how many amazing musical moments I have had in my life. After seeing The Kin Thursday night, I went back to my picture and video archives to re-visit some of my fondest memories associated with that band (the first time I saw them, the impromptu performance in an alleyway, the hospital incident, the first night I lived in LA, that SXSW adventure, etc). It all made me feel very lucky and it made me realize that I/we will get through all of these more recent tribulations and the memories most indelible will be the good ones, full of love and friends and music.

I’m going to try to stay focused this week, but still hope to get out a time or two. I am very anxious to see the long awaited return of Parade of Lights who are playing Bootleg Bar on Monday night. My other top pick would be the entire line-up at Room 5 on Weds featuring my favorite lyricist, Dan Wilson. I look at you week and say “let’s do this!”

 

Monday: The Kin at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Parade of Lights FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Nervous Wreckords, The Record Company, The Dustbowl Revivals FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring The Rebel Lights (formally Suddyn) FREE with RSVP (9pm) http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Haley Reinhart at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey (6pm)
ALSO: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Holly Conlan, Harper Blynn, Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes at The Mint (8:30)
ALSO: The Dahls at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Paul and The Kir at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Halestorm at The House of Blues (7:30)
ALSO: Harriet and AC Newman at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour (9pm)

 

Weds: Wise Cub, Dan Wilson, and Aaron Zimmer at Room 5 (8,9,10)
ALSO: Sad Robot and Family Wagon at The Viper Room (10,12)
ALSO: Susanna Hoffs at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Gibbard at Wilshire Ebell Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Petty Fest West featuring Cory Chisel, Butch Walker, Nicole Atkins, and more at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Thursday: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Saint Motel at Dim Mak Studios
ALSO: Korey Dane and Gaby Moreno & Adam Levy at Room 5 (8,10)
ALSO: Blue October with Barcelona and A Silent Film at House of Blues (8:30)
ALSO: Petty Fest West featuring Cory Chisel, Butch Walker, Nicole Atkins, and more at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Friday: Run Run Run at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Amber Rubarth at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Tame Impala at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern (7:15)
ALSO: Walk The Moon at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Saturday: Lee Dewyze, The Beatles by AG & Friends, Nina Storey at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Milo Greene at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones FREE at Redwood Bar (3pm)
ALSO: FINE at Westwood Brewing Company (10:30)
ALSO: Tame Impala at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Sunday: Eve 6 at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Sondre Lerche at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: PK at The Viper Room (7:45)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
November 21st: Josh Kelley at The Hotel Cafe
November 24th: Nico Vega at The Gibson Amphitheatre (w/ No Doubt)
November 26th: The Neighbourhood at The Viper Room
November 27th: Soundgarden at Fonda Theatre
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 11th: High Voltage Holiday Party at Silverlake Lounge
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: 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

~ Kristen

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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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