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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/13-6/17

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Just got back from Tennessee. The four days spent at Bonnaroo were absolutely magical. I have many a story and I will do my best to post some words and pictures soon.  After Bonnaroo we had a Nashville day spent eating BBQ, avoiding the erratic and intense bouts of rain, checking out a couple local venues, and of course a stop at Cafe Coco. I love Nashville!

But I love LA too and it’s good to be back home. Here’s what I’ve got going on music-wise for the rest of the week:

Weds: Haim and Phantom Planet at The Troubadour (9,10)
ALSO: Kyle Nicolaides at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Thursday: Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Cody Jasper at The Rainbow Room (11pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s, Avalanche City, and Walk Off the Earth (7pm)
ALSO: Blake Mills and Phantom Planet at The Troubadour (9,10)

 

Friday: Cody Jasper at The Roxy (11:30)
ALSO: Jake Newton at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Leslie Stevens, Ethan Gold, and Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers (9, 9:45, 10:50)
ALSO: Golden State at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Unwritten Law at The Viper Room (11pm)

 

Saturday: So & So and Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Allen Stone at The Getty Center (6pm)
ALSO: The Spring Standards and Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Joel Eckles at WitZend (8:30)
ALSO: Telstar at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: White Arrows at The Troubadour (10:30)…CD release party
ALSO: Thrice at Club Nokia (8pm)
ALSO: Scissor Sisters at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)
ALSO: Indigo Girls at The Wiltern (8pm)

 

Sunday: Jonny Polonsky FREE at The Satellite (10pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
June 20th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
June 21st: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
June 22nd: The Avett Brothers at Nokia LA Live
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
June 29th: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium
July 1st: Laura Marling at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
July 1st: Harper Blynn and Madi Diaz at The Troubadour
July 14th: Saint Motel at The El Rey
August 3rd: Cory Chisel at The El Rey
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/28-6/3

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I’m not a huge fan of music videos or recorded concerts. I like my music in live form. But I must say, the musical highlight of my week was getting in the mail my new Biffy Clyro Live at Wembley CD/DVD made during their Revolutions tour. I popped in the DVD while composing this week’s show list and within one song, I was bouncing around my room in my Mon the Biff t-shirt with that stupid giddy smile plastered across my face. I spent entirely too much money importing this special package, but the unadulterated happiness it has provided is priceless. Now I have to decide where to put my new Biffy Clyro poster…maybe I should obtain a frame…

Aside from multiple watching of my new prized possession, here’s what else I’m up to this week:

Monday: The Mowgli’s and Voxhaul Broadcast at The Viper Room (8,11)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Samantha Ronson, The Miracals, and secret guest headliner (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Hilary Hahn and Hauschka at The El Rey (7pm)

 

Tuesday: Rocco Deluca at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Y Luv, Act as If, and Midnight Hour at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Wintersleep at The Echo (10pm)

 

Weds: Tyler Hilton at Saint Rocke (10:30)
ALSO: Songwriter Round at Room 5 featuring Adrianne, Garrison Starr, and Maia Sharp (8:30)
ALSO: Safety Suit and Daughtry at Nokia Theater LA Live (7:30)
ALSO: Barcelona, Terraplane Sun, and Churchill at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jack White at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Thursday: Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)…first night of Mariah’s Thursday night residency at The Hotel Cafe
ALSO: Finish Ticket and The Gallery at Amplyfi (8pm)
ALSO: Greg Laswell and Elizabeth Ziman at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Jack White at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Friday: The Shakers at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Orlando Napier at WitZend (10pm)

 

Saturday: The Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Deas Vail at Chain Reaction (7pm)
ALSO: Mind The Gap at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…part of Mind the Gap’s Saturday night residency
ALSO: Hesher Street Fair http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/hollywood/information/

 

Sunday: The Duke Spirit at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Tyler Hilton at The Key Club (7:30)
ALSO: Franklin Village Festival at the 5900 block of Franklin Ave. featuring The Cordovas, The Dirges, Clare Means, etc. FREE (12-8pm) http://www.facebook.com/events/296990293718065/

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
June 5th and 6th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 6th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
June 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
June 7-10th: Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 15th: Joe Firstman at WitZend
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia
June 16th: Scissor Sisters at Hollywood Palladium
June 20th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
June 21st: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
June 22nd: The Avett Brothers at Nokia LA Live
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 3rd: Cory Chisel at The El Rey
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/21-5/27

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Just got back from the San Diego Safari Park. Such a fun experience! Two amazing facts I learned today. 1) the cheetahs have canine companions. Seeing the two creatures so disparate in my mind being so chummy was a tad mind blowing. 2) There are only 8 black rhinos in the world. They are all past reproductive age so there will never be more than 8, only less. I saw two of them walking around today. Again, mind blown.

I’m in San Diego for a conference where I will be presenting tomorrow. It’ll be an all-day affair, so I thought I’d get my calendar done and out early. If you’re in LA tonight (Saturday), I’d strongly recommend heading to Molly Malone’s to catch Zane Carney play at 10pm.

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

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Chappo (10pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Curtis Peoples and Haley Reinhart FREE at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood (8:30)
ALSO: Daniel Bedingfield FREE at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Hell or High Water, Lady Sinatra, and more FREE at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Matt Sucich and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (8, 9)

 

Tuesday: Lovers Drugs at Hemingways (10pm)
ALSO: Rocco Deluca at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: George Stanford at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: Beck at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Trampled by Turtles at The Fonda (8pm)

 

Weds: Whispertown at Bootleg Bar (8:30)

 

Thursday: Jon McLaughlin at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Novi Split FREE at Lot 1 Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Hey Rosetta! And House For Lions at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols and Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (8,9)
ALSO: Hot Water Music CD Release at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Hugh Laurie at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Kimbra at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)

 

Friday: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (11pm)
ALSO: Tim Halperin at Molly Malone’s (8:30)
ALSO: The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

 

Saturday: Brian Travis at Molly Malone’s (9pm)

 

Sunday: rest

 

 

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

 

~ Kristen

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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

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/7-5/13

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I’m finally getting around to watching the 20/20 piece on Sunset Boulevard featuring Queen Caveat. I’ve already seen me rocking out at The Viper Room and front row at The Roxy.  The piece definitely doesn’t put one of my favorite places in LA in the brightest of lights, but I’m certainly craving some Rainbow fries and live music right now.

Not sure if this week will be the week I get out again, but my goodness, there are some amazing shows on the horizon. One of my favorite new artists, Ed Sheeran, is opening for Snow Patrol Tuesday night at The Hollywood Palladium, LMN band love Lakes is at Bootleg Bar Thursday, and former LA resident Jay Nash has shows Weds and Sunday at The Hotel Cafe and Saint Rocke.

Here’s the rest of my recommendations this week:

Monday: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Jesca Hoop at Bardot (10pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Death Cab for Cutie at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Smile Empty Soul at Whiskey a Go Go (10pm)

 

Tuesday: Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn and Alex Wong at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: The Mowglis CD release party at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Driftwood Singers at Origami Vinyl (7pm)

 

Weds: Jason Reeves and Amber Rubarth and Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Voice afterparty at Saint Rocke featuring contestants of NBS’s The Voice (8pm)

 

Thursday: Lakes at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: The Gallery at The Viper Room (9:30)
ALSO: John Elliot and Edie Cohn at WitZend (9,10)
ALSO: Armada and Satellite at Molly Malone’s (9:40, 10:30)

 

Friday: The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)…artists TBA
ALSO: Imagine Dragons and The Jezabels at The Troubadour (9:15, 10:15)
ALSO: Assemble the Skyline at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Delta Spirit at The Fonda (8pm)

 

Saturday: Kevin Martin at On the Rox  (9pm)
ALSO: Greylag and Augustana at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Rachel Platten with Madi Diaz and Lelia Broussard (7, 10:30)
ALSO: Brendan Benson at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa at Luckman Fine Arts Company (8pm)
ALSO: Rufus Wainwright at The Orpheum Theater (8pm)

 

Sunday: Jay Nash with Ari Shine and Jesse Thomas at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 18th: Chappo at Bootleg Bar
May 18th: Gaslight Anthem at The Roxy
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 19th: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
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

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/30-5/6

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This week has been all about paper reading/writing…not a lot of music listening…although there has been some Veronica Mars watching and that show has an excellent soundtrack. Also, I did make it out to The Wiltern Friday night for Ingrid Michaelson. I am a big fan of her latest album, Human Again and, as I anticipated, the new songs translated quite well to an exciting live show. Plus, LMN faves Harper Blynn opened and they are always a treat.

Speaking of the NYC-based band, Harper Blynn are playing a show at The Hotel Cafe Tuesday night that will be part of a live recording. I imagine this will be a particularly good one. That’s just the start of all the great shows happening in LA this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: Youngblood Hawke, The Chevin FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: LP at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Yukon Blonde FREE with RSVP (http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/)
ALSO: Eve 6 at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Jack White at The Mayan Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Harper Blynn (live recording residency) and Vassy at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Andrew Belle and Katie Herzig at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:45)
ALSO: Toy Bombs FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Pierces, Metronomy, and Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)

 

Weds: Carina Round at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Sophie Barker and The Janks at Bootleg Bar (10,11)
ALSO: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan (8pm)
ALSO: The Pierces, Metronomy, and Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)

 

Thursday: Honeyhoney and James Morrison at The Avalon (7pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at Harvelle’s (8pm)
ALSO: Moderne Man at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: 3rd Annual LA Bluegrass Situation: The Watkins Family Hour & Very Special Guests at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Everest and BRAD at The Troubadour (9:15, 10)

 

Friday: 3rd Annual LA Bluegrass Situation: Punch Brothers and Very Special Guests (10:30)
ALSO: The Pierces, Metronomy, and Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Curt Smith at McCabe’s (8pm)

 

Saturday: Lovers Drugs and The Lexingtons at The Parlor (9pm)
ALSO: Armada and The Other Side of Morning at Amplyfi (8:15, 9:45)
ALSO: KROQ Weenie Roast featuring Coldplay, Incubus, The Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Awolnation, etc. (1pm)

 

Sunday: Middle Class Rut at The Troubadour (10:10)
ALSO: Nicole Eva Emery, Jesca Hoop, and Butterfly Boucher at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,10)
ALSO: Mike Viola and The Young Romans at Saint Rocke (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
May 12th: Augustana at The El Rey
May 18th: Chappo at Bootleg Bar
May 18th: Gaslight Anthem at The Roxy
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 19th: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
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

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s ’11 Mix – Bonus 1 – Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

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Bonus 1. “Never Meant to Love You” – Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons 

LMN made the trek to Bonnaroo this summer. This is my favorite festival. From early morning yoga to the late night dance parties, I treasured every moment of my Bonnaroo ’11 experience. I discovered so many great bands (Aunt Martha, The Black Box Revelation, The Kopecky Family Band, Fences, JEFF The Brotherhood), saw several favorites for the first time (Scissor Sisters, Amos Lee, Neon Trees, Freelance Whales, Black Angels, Alberta Cross, Robert Plant), and enjoyed beloved bands like The Decemberists, Emimen, Deas Vail, Mumford & Sons, Nicole Atkins, The Head & The Heart, Band of Skulls, The Black Keys, etc.  Going into the event Corey Chisel and the Wandering Sons were on the top of my list of bands to check out. I ended up seeing them three times. “I Never Meant To Love You” is one of my favorite songs. I couldn’t locate a recorded version, but I tracked this bootleg. Check out the bands album, Death Won’t Send a Letter.

~ Kristen