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New Music Tuesday 5/28/13 Featuring Bastille, Laura Marling, Dan and Matt Wilson

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BastilleHaunt EP

It is difficult to find the words to express just how excited I am to have UK’s Bastille finally release some music here in the US. Bastille has been one of those bands I go to for comfort and inspiration and quite frankly, I was getting tired of putting music videos on repeat just to listen to the songs. The EP only has four songs (three from the band’s debut, Bad Blood and a new demo from which the EP gets its name), but I haven’t been this excited about a release since Biffy Clyro’s Opposites. If you just want to sample, iTunes has “Pompeii” available as their free download of the week…get on that one!

Laura MarlingOnce I
Was An Eagle 

I was lucky enough to catch a live streaming performance of Ms. Marling’s the other day on via KCRW. She simply captivates in a way that reminds me of some of the singer/songwriters I grew up listening to from the 60s/70s. I’ve seen Laura Marling play a few festivals, but honestly, I find her music too intimate for large crowds. Just find yourself alone in a room with your thoughts and put Once I Was An Eagle on the record player and get lost. Through this lens, the record is perfection.

You can listen to the album via NPR first listen here

Dan and Matt WilsonMinneapolis
2013 

You know I’m a huge Dan Wilson fan. Dan and his brother Matt have been in various bands over the years and they came together at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis to play a show featuring songs spanning their careers. We are quite lucky that they recorded the show and this can now be purchased via their website as a digital download. They did this back in 2010 and although I’m not the biggest fan of live albums, this one I love. You can
stream Minneapolis 2013 on the site as well…


Also:

  • Imaginary Cities – Fall of Romance
  • John Fogerty – Wrote a Song For Everyone
  • Alice in Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
  • Eisley – Currents
  • Guster – Live Acoustic
  • Rise Against – Rpm10
  •  CocoRosie – Tales of a Grasswindow

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/24-9/30

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Last night I went to the ballet! I love live dance performances…definitely something that I don’t attend as often as I’d like. This one was a contemporary ballet, put on by the Silverlake Contemporary Ballet. It was a modern re-telling of Swan Lake set in Silverlake. The dancing was gorgeous and the adaptation was quite inventive (there was a hipster couple dancing at a bar). There was also live on-stage painting of the back drops for the sets. The best part (and honestly the big draw for me) was the live music. Three great LA bands (The Young Romans, Races, and Holly Conlan) each provided the music for an act. The dancing was definitely more exciting for me when it was fueled by my favorite songs like The Young Roman’s “Tiger Child”. There was also a few exciting covers like Races’ lovely rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You” (one of my favorite songs and perfect for a scene about an obsessive, unhealthy attraction).  Tchaikovsky didn’t get left out entirely, as each musical act also did their own re-working of the classic Swan Lake piece. If you’re looking for something to do tonight, I’d highly recommend attending the final performance of Swan Lake (http://silverlakeballet.com.s32864.gridserver.com/?p=114).

As for the upcoming week, here are the rest of my musical recommendations:

Monday: Death of a Star, A House for Lions, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, and Orange Julius FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO:  The Steellwells, The Chevin, The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live featuring Irontom FREE at Central SAPC (7pm)
ALSO: Meg Myers at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Elliot Yamin at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Adam Levy, Sweet Talk Radio, Joel Eckels and a special guest (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Jake Newton, Bravesoul, Aaron Hendra Project at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds and The Dustbowl Revival at Central SAPC (10,11)
ALSO: Dragonette with The Knocks and Frank + Derol at The El Rey Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Dispatch at The House of Blues (8pm)

 

Weds: The Shakers at Rockwell Table & Stage
ALSO: The Features at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Gene Louis at Club Moscow at Boardners (10:30)…FREE with RSVP before 10:30
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
ALSO: The Killers at Fonda Theatre

 

Thursday: The Goods and So & So at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)…So & So record release!
ALSO: Broken Achor at The Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Jess Furman at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Band of Horses at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Sara Watkins and Mary Chapin Carpenter at Club Nokia
ALSO: Conor Oberst at UCLA Royce Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (9pm)

 

Friday: William Elliot Whitmore with Samantha Crain and London Shower at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Trouble With Templeton, King Washington at WitZend (7,10)
ALSO: Citizen Cope at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: Serj Tankian and Viza at Club Nokia (9pm)

 

Saturday: Troubled by Templeton and Northern Youth at The Hotel Cafe (7,11)…Northern Youth record release
ALSO: Milo Greene at Original Penguin LA (2pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Ceasefire at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Wildcat! Wildcat! at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at The Piano Bar
ALSO: Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, and Rise Against at The Honda Center in Anaheim (7:30)

 

Sunday: Priscilla Ahn at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Pretty in Pink at The Viper Room (11:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 3rd: Conor Oberst at Fox Theater Pomona
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th: Kimbra at Fonda Theatre
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 5th: Dr. Dog at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
October 5th: The Head and The Heart at The Wiltern
October 5th: Dead Sara, Neon Trees, The Offspring at The Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 6th: Jason Mraz at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 11th: K.Flay at The Echo
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 5th: LP at The Troubadour
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
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
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/9-4/15

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I hope everyone had a Happy Easter or a Happy Sunday depending on your personal persuasion. I myself had a wonderfully lazy day after being at The Belly Up the night before for Transfer, Blackout Party and Shakes Before Us. After a lovely night like that, I needed my day of rest. Which I had and it was lovely. But it’s a fresh week with a fresh batch of shows.
Monday: Ghost Come Back, Joel Walter, Night Soil, and Not Machines @ Ruby Room @9

Tuesday: Mattson 2 @ El Dorado @9
AND: Squeeze with Steve Poltz @ House of Blues @7 $20-$60

Wednesday: Patrick Norton @ Soda Bar @830 $7
AND: Lisa Sanders, Sister Speak and The Lovebirds @ Eleven @8 $8
AND: Lukas Nelson and The Promise of Real @ Belly Up @8 $15/$17
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Riviera Supper Club
AND: Youth Lagoon, Porcelain Raft, Jeans Wilder @ Porter’s Pub
AND: Kelly Clarkson and Matt Nathanson @ Valley View Casino

Thursday: April Ventura and The Magnolias  @ Eleven @9 $5

Friday: Mike Doughty @ Anthology @730 $10-$22
AND: Tyson Motsenbocker and Italian Japanese @ The Loft @ UCSD @9 $5
AND: Hills Like Elephants and The Darrows @ Whistlestop @9
AND: The Creepy Creeps @ Bar Pink @9
AND: Coachella

Saturday: The Rapture @ The Irenic
AND: Chris Wilson and Josh Damigo @ Lesats @8
AND: Coachella

Sunday: Damien Jurado @ Soda Bar @830 $10
AND: Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
AND: Coachella
Keep in Mind:
April 16th- Elvis Costello @ Humphreys
April 16th- Thomas Dolby  @ Anthology
April 17th- The Hives @ Belly Up
April 17th- Yuck and The Makeup Sex @ Casbah
April 18th- Band of Skulls and We Are Augustines @ Griffin
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2
April 28th- Little Hurricane @ Casbah
May 2nd- Say Anything @ House of Blues
May 2nd- Sara Watkins @ Anthology
May 3rd- Middle Class Rut with Grand Tarantula @ House of Blues
May 4th- Thrice @ House of Blues
May 4th- Deer Tick @ Casbah
May 5th- Portugal. The Man @ 4th and B
May 8th- Jay Nash @ Anthology/
May 11th- Augustana @ House of Blues @730
May 12th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 15th- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Soma @630
May 18th- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ 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
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up
June 13th- The Temper Trap wtih The Crocodiles @ House of Blues
June 27th- Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater

Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 7/25-7/31

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Well it’s officially the last week of July and summer is still as hot as ever. Where did all the time go? It’s been such a fantastic summer so far and the last thing I want is for it to end. I just spent the last 4 days at Comic Con here in San Diego and had the most wonderful time! This week, I’m gearing up to see The Silent Comedy and Saint Motel for their residency at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. It promises to be an unforgettable time! Should you feel the need for some crazy fun, you should cruise out to Vegas for the residency which runs from the 27th to the 30th.

But San Diego has some fantastic shows for this week! This is one of those times I wish there were at least two of me… Get out and enjoy them for me as I will be out of town :)

 

Monday: Langhorne Slim and Henry Wolfe @ Soda Bar @9 $10
AND: Star and Micey @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $4

Tuesday: Cold Cave and Austra @ Casbah @9 $12 adv/$14 day of
AND: The Melismatics, The Slpwlkrs, Misspent Warhead Premise @ Soda Bar @9 $5
AND: A Perfect Circle @ SDSU Open Air Theater

Wednesday: Kevin Martin CD Release w/Gayle Skidmore @ Bar Pink @10
AND: Ben Sollee @ Belly Up @8 $14 adv/$16 day of
AND: The Merry Way and Trevor Davis @ Lestats @8
AND: Indigo Girls @ Humphrey’s

Thursday: Dynamite Walls @ Casbah @930 $8
AND: Olin & The Moon and The Darrows @ Soda Bar @9 $7
AND: Ryan Cabrera @ Ramona Mainstage

Friday: Yuck @ Casbah @9 $12 adv/$14 day of
AND: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club @8
AND: Indians @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $6
AND: Thunder Power @ Lestats @8

Saturday: The Damnwells, Harper Blynn, and Josh Fletcher @ Soda Bar @9 $12 adv/$14 day of
AND: Mr. Big @ 4th and B @ 8 $20-$30
AND: LA Rising w/ Rage Against the Macheine, Muse, Rise Against, and more @ Los Angeles Memorial Colliseum

Sunday: Gin Blossoms @ Belly Up $25 adv/$27 day of
AND: Dredg and Fair to Midland @ Soma @630 $15 adv

 

Keep in Mind:

August 2nd- FM 94/9 About the Music Show w/Belle Brigade $6
August 4th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, and Bully @ Belly Up $15
August 5th- The Bravery @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 6th- Weezer @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 8th- SDMA Awards @ Humphrey’s By the Bay $30
August 9th- Vans Warped Tour
August 9th- Avi Buffalo @ Casbah @9 $10
August 10th- Alberta Cross @ Casbah
August 11th- Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology $10-$15
August 12th- Jimmy Eat World @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 16th- Death Cab for Cutie @ RIMAC Arena
August 18th-20th- Sunset Strip Music Festival
August 18th- Adele SDSU Open Air Theater
August 19th- Imagine Dragons @ Casbah $10
August 34th- Company of Thieves @ Belly Up $12 adv/$14 day of
August 26th- Airborne Toxic Event @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
September 2nd- Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack
September 2nd- Daughtry @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $45-$80
September 11th- Diana Ross @ Pechanga Resort and Casino $85-$120
September 23rd- Ladytron @ House of Blues SD $25
September 4th- Kings of Leon with Band of Horses @ Cricket Wireless
September 11th- The Kills @ House of Blues SD
September 13th- Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs @ Copley Symphony Hall
September 14th- The Vaccines, Tennis, & Young Buffalo @ Casbah $15 adv/$17 day of
September 24th- Arctic Monkeys w/ TV on the Radio @ SDSU Open Air Theater
Septembr 24th- Two Door Cinema Club @ House of Blues SD
October 1st- Crocodiles @ Casbah $14
October 5th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up
October 11th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
October 12th- Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues
Octiber 14th- The Head and the Heart @ House of Blues
October 15th- Honda Civic Tour w/ Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim @ Cricket Wireless
October 16th- The Naked and Famous @ Belly Up @9 $15
October 17th- Foo Fighters w/ Cage the Elephant @ Viejas Arena
October 19th- Foster the People @ Soma $25
October 30th- Matt Nathanson @ House of Blues SD $23-$40

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 7/25-7/31

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What an awesome and exhausting week! Finished this two week crazy intense neuroimaging training program. Meet some truly amazing people from around the world and Friday night I was excited to take some of them out and show them a bit of my other life. We ventured to The Viper Room for Indian’s CD Release show. Everyone fell in love with opening band, Maniac. Then Indians put on their trademark powerhouse of a set. I was happy to be able to finally take home some of their songs! We caught a bit of the craziness that is Har Mar Superstar and rounded out the night with some Little Red Radio dancing.

The whole evening made me wish people would visit me more often…

This week, things (hopefully) return to a more normal pace. Great shows every night. I’m especially looking forward to Langhorne Slim on Tuesday! Here’s what else I have on my calendar:

 

Monday: Races FREE at The Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: Andy Clockwise FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Mulhollands at The Viper Room (12:15)
ALSO: Battles FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Gavin DeGraw, Maroon 5, and Train at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Langhorne Slim at The Echoplex (10pm)
ALSO: The Indigo Girls at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Halos at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Toy Bombs at The Central in Santa Monica (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Night FREE at Piano Bar (8-??)

 

Weds: Holly Conlan, So & So, Angel Taylor at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)…So & So record release show
ALSO: Meiko at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

Thursday: A Perfect Circle at Gibson Auditorium (8:15)
ALSO: Ben Sollee at Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: The Co, Holly Winter, and Jen Hirsh at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9)
ALSO: Kurt Vile and the Violators at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: The Henry Clay People and Lady Danville FREE at The Hammer Museum (7pm)
ALSO: Kina Grannis at Largo at the Coronet (8:30)
ALSO: The Gin Blossoms at Brixton South Bay in Redondo Beach (8pm)

 

Friday: Fat City Reprise at On the Rox (10pm)
ALSO: Ludo at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: The Damnwells at The Mint (8:45)
ALSO: The Features at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Kurt Vile at The Troubadour (10:15)

 

Saturday: 10,000 Maniacs at Pershing Square (8pm)…part of the outdoor summer concert series downtown
ALSO: Inverse at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: LA Rising at the LA Coliseum featuring Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Lauryn Hill and Rise Against (3pm)

 

Sunday: Filter at The Key Club (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 10th: Sia at The Wiltern
August 11th: Toy and Lifehouse at Ventura County Fair
August 11th: Ellie Goulding at The Wiltern
August 12-14th: Outside Lands in San Francisco
August 13th: Milk Carton Kids CD Release at McCabe’s
August 13th: Nico Vega at Saint Rocke
August 16th: Mutemath at The Troubadour
August 18th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
August 18th and 25th: The Veronicas at The Viper Room
August 18th: TDIF at The Hotel Cafe
August 19th: Buckcherry at The Roxy
August 18-20th: SSMF
August 27-28th: Sunset Junction
September 3rd: FYF
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina (South Carolina)
September 22nd: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at The Viper Room

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 4/4-4/10

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Well how about that? It’s Monday again! And this calendar is getting out on time (woots!).

We got a new site layout coming to you soon which is really exciting!

But let’s get onto the calendar! It’s a little thin this week but there are still plenty of options :)

 

Monday: The Sounds @ Belly Up @9 – SOLD OUT (but you might get lucky…)
AND: Rademacher @ Casbah @9 $7

Tuesday: Erm… rest?

Wednesday: Facebook Party w/Alyssa Jacey, Chad Cavanaugh, and Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ Belly Up @8 $8

Thursday: Italian Japanese and The Tilt, Gun Runner and Tyson Motsenbocker @ Belly Up @9 $9
AND: The Flowerthief and Heavy Guilt @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Casbah @9 $14

Friday: British Sea Power and Republic of Letters @ Casbah $12 adv/$14 day of
AND: Rise Against w/Bad Religion @ RIMAC Arena- UCSD
AND: G Love and Special Sauce @ House of Blues @8 $22.50 adv/$27.50 day of

Saturday: Pete Yorn @ House of Blues @730 $25 adv/$27.50 day of

Sunday: Jamie Drake @ Lestats @9

 

Keep in Mind:

April 14th- Biffy Clyro @ Belly Up @9 $6
April 14th- Brandon Flowers @ House of Blues SD
April 14th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
April 16th- Ellie Goulding and the Knocks @ Casbah
April 28th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
April 29th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Anthology
May 2nd- TV on the Radio @ 4th & B
May 3rd- James Blunt @ Humphreys
May 6th- Ghostland Observatory @ 4th & B
May 6th- Chris Cornell @ Humphreys
May 6th- Fleet Foxes @ Spreckles Theater
May 11th- Bayside and Silverstein @ Soma @6 $18
May 12th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
May 13th- Pinback @ Belly Up
May 16th- Black Angels @ Belly Up
June 1st- Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra @ Soma @ 630 $20
June 11th- Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues

Countdown to Epicenter Twenty Ten: 7 days!

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Next weekend (Sept. 25-26), Epicenter Twenty Ten takes place in Fontana, CA. The website tagline says it’s the place to be and that, indeed, it is.

The headliners for this two day festival  event include Eminem, Kiss, Blink 182, and Rise Against, but all you really need to get me there are two little words: Biffy Clyro! Ever since these Scottsmen blew my mind opening for Manchester Orchestra, I’ve been dying to see them again. It’s when they were added to the line-up that I was convinced I needed to get myself to Fontana.

Biffy Clyro isn’t the only band I’m looking forward to seeing that weekend. I’m also really excited about Crash Kings, The Academy Is…, 30 Seconds to Mars, Papa Roach, and, as with all festival-like events, I’m really hoping to discover a new amazing band that I’ve never heard before.

I’m so pumped about this event, that all week long we’ll be counting down the days with music and videos by the bands I’m most looking forward to seeing.  

Let’s get things started with the main event (at least for me), Biffy Clyro! Here’s a video for the first song off their album Only Revolutions.

~ Kristen