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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/14-4/20

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Well, Coachella weekend 1 is over and I saw a slew of photos from it on my Facebook feed. However, Coachella is coming to us this week because the bands need something to do between weekends, right? So if you didn’t get tickets to Coachella this year, don’t worry because we have the likes of Cage the Elephant, Broken Bells, City and Color, Mogwai, Bonobo, Broken Bells, Bryan Ferry, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and Bear Hands here to play some shows. If you’re anti-Coachella and that establishment, don’t fret. There is still a lot of great non-Coachella related bands to see like Semi Precious Weapons, Rags and Ribbons, and The Midnight Pine. So, chose you’re own adventure this week. You’re guaranteed a good time.

 

Monday: Cage the Elephant @ Belly Up at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Proud Mary, Ape Machine, and more @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Josh Damigo @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage at 7pm

Tuesday: Mogwai @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: City and Color, NO @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Somekindawonderful, Semi Precious Weapons @ U-31 at 9pm
AND: Smallpools @ Porter’s Pub at 9pm
AND: Bonobo @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Broken Bells @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

ThursdayBombay Bicycle Club @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: The Midnight Pine @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Bryan Ferry @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm

Friday: Bear Hands, Hills Like Elephants @ Casbah at 9pm

Saturday: Ummmmmm?

Sunday: Rags and Ribbons @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Soft White Sixties @ Casbah at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
April 23rd- Jeff Bridges and The Abiders
April 26th- Shakey Graves @ Soda Bar
April 27th- Trampled By Turtles @ Belly Up
April 27th- Reignwolf @ Casbah
April 27th- Augustana @ Soma
April 27th- Above Seclusion @ Epicenter
April 28th- O.A.R. @ Belly Up
April 29th- O.A.R. @ Belly Up
May 6th- Manchester Orchestra @ House of Blues
May 9th- Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Syucan Casino
May 15th- Journey and Steve Miller Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
May 17th- Augustana @ House of Blues
May 19th- Band of Skulls @ House of Blues
June 2nd- One Republic, The Script @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
June 2nd- Lady Gaga @ Viejas Arena
June 7th- Little Hurricane @ House of Blues
June 22nd- The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
June 25th- Vans Warped Tour @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
July 30th- Mötley Crüe
August 27th- Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 30th- Jack Johnson @ RIMAC Field
September 16th- Linkn Park and 30 Seconds to Mars @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre

Top Ten Sets of SXSW 2014

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Well SXSW might be officially over but we are trying to keep the magic alive here at LMN. And can you blame us? It was an amazing good time full of great acts, good friends, much love, and lots of fun. So in the spirit of keeping things going, we present to you our top acts of SXSW 2014. This list is in no particular order because let’s face it, that’s too hard to do. Instead, think of this list as the acts that affected us the most. There will be familiar names and new names but all of them got to us at SXSW.

 

Amanda’s Picks:

1. Morning Parade at Palm Door (The Universal Music Group Showcase)

One of the things that makes SXSW so fun is the opportunity to sample new music and discover your new favorite band. Morning Parade was a band that I wanted to casually sample. You know, stay for 3ish songs and go see someone else. That was my goal for the day. However, Morning Parade threw a wrench in my plans for the day. I was so enamored by them that I stayed for their entire set and was left wanting more from them. They had their fans dancing, heads bobbing, and feet tapping the whole time, mine included. They played new stuff, old fan favorites and I loved it all. Give me more! IMG_0036

2. Beware of Darkness at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (Wahoo’s Music Showcase)

The show that nabbed the title for the craziest rock and roll experience ever was Beware of Darkness at Wahoo’s. I had only seen Beware of Darkness a few times beforehand but those shows were nothing compared to this wonderful insanity. I’m not really sure what inspired the frequent guitar shredding trips into the crowd or the standing on a table rockstar moments from frontman Kyle Nicolaides but all of it was amazing. Truth be told, I wasn’t even going to attend this particular show because fatigue had set in, I wasn’t feeling well, and I was already in the hotel but I knew it would be my only opportunity to see some familiar faces so, I made the trek. The set was short but absolutely crazy in the best way possible. Definitely an experience that will be hard to repeat.

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3. Dear Boy at Rusty’s (Swing House Austin Occupation)

I think there’s something really special in being able to support a band out at SXSW who is there for the first time. File the relatively new band Dear Boy under that category. They had a rather light show schedule at SXSW so it was imperative for me (well, us) to make sure we caught this particular show at Rusty’s. It was their best show of SXSW, which was impressive considering it was a day show and on a very tiny stage. Their set was far too short (isn’t that how it goes at SXSW?) for my liking but they had a great energy and were really into their groove. I can’t wait to see where they go from here.

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4. The Silent Comedy at The Tap Room at The Market (Official Showcase)

Seeing The Silent Comedy play at SXSW is always a good time. It’s an even better time when it’s at 1am, you’re tired from being up till 3am the night before, you’re in a small venue, and the stage is way higher up than you expect it to be. Sounds like a possible disaster, right? Nope. This was a crazy good time filled with some old favorites like “Prince,” “Gasoline,” and “Road Song” as well as some new tunes like, “Always Two” and “Avalanche.” Justin Buchanan, banjo and mandolin player extraordinaire gets an extra shout out for his crazy shenanigans, which involved leaving the stage to go play with the folks who thought it was safe to sit upstairs. You were wrong. I’m willing to bet there were a few folks in the crowd who fell for The Silent Comedy that night and really, who could blame them?

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5. Semi Precious Weapons at Rusty’s (Crave Online Showcase)

Semi Precious Weapons make me feel sexy. There. I said it. They were on my top picks last year and they are back again for putting on an even better show than last year. Since this was their only set at SXSW it was extremely important that this event not be missed. They had this really infectious energy about them that just bled into the audience, which kept growing and growing. The tight space gave me less dancing room but I didn’t care because being backed against a wall made it that much better. Their set included new/old favorites like “Cherries on Ice,” “Free Booze,” “That’s My Friends,” and “Drink” as well as two new songs “Vegas” and “Hands Up.” I’m happy to say that all of those songs will be on their forthcoming full-length album, Aviation. There was even a surprise visit from Lady Gaga herself who watched from the side stage. Needless to say, I left this show feeling Aviation High.

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HM: Robert John and The Wreck at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (Wahoo’s Music Showcase)

As it goes with SXSW, you tend to meet new people at shows and chat about similar musical interests and swap names of bands worth checking out. Well, I met this guy outside of Wahoo’s when I was wandering back to my hotel and stopped by to hear the beautiful noise from the venue. He told me their name was David and Olivia and I should come see his band play there later that week. When he said his band was Robert Jon and The Wreck I immediately recognized the name as someone The Silent Comedy had mentioned they were playing with and had seen it on the bill but had never seen them before. I promised to catch their set later that week and I’m really glad I followed through. When they started playing I changed from a walking zombie of myself to an alert toe-tapping individual who was ready to do some dancing. Although I failed to nab a picture of them playing (there was a sleeping Trina on my shoulder), they were really enjoyable and I look forward to seeing them play again sooner rather than later.

 

Kristen’s Picks:

1.  We Met Tomorrow at Karma Lounge (Official Showcase)

I discovered some great talent at this year’s SXSW, but one of the most exciting for me is this young Swedish band called We Met Tomorrow. Their set at Karma Lounge was particularly sweet because I had tried and failed by mere minutes to see them earlier in the week.  This band is instantly captivating with their genre-defying sound and unique set-up. Sans drummer, beat duties are divided between singer, Rickard, who works a bass drum and snare and bassist, Emil, who takes on a foot-pedal crash cymbal.  The energy of the band easily transitions from heartfelt country/folk to frantic blues/rock making every song a new surprise.  In a week packed with new sounds, We Met Tomorrow presented something different and exciting and that, for me, elevated them above the rest. New Band Love.

P15201582. Meg Myers at Red Eyed Fly (Official Showcase)

I adore Meg Myers. Her songs have a tantalizing mix of hard and soft that give them an addictive quality. I saw her at first opportunity Wednesday at The Empire Garage, but her set was way too short and left me craving more. Suddenly, I felt the compulsion to see Meg at every possible opportunity. I rearranged my schedule and was able to make it to her Wednesday night set at Red Eyed Fly. I think I was left unsatisfied at the previous occasion because Meg didn’t end her set with the gut punching “Heart Heart Head”, a song that just leaves you devastated in the best possible way.  The set at Red Eyed Fly included more of the hard-hitting tunes like “Go” and yes, “Heart Heart Head”. I felt cleansed.

P15101903. Sam Smith at St David’s Historic Church (Communion Showcase)

I didn’t think this show was going to happen for me. Friday night, I wanted to get to St. David’s for Hozier’s set at 9:45, but I was running late and the line for badges was the longest I’d seen that week. I camped out in the Church Chapel enjoying some Yoshiki and Gungor. Afterwards, I was just going to leave, but walking back past the main hall of the church, the line had whittled down substantially and within minutes I was ushered into the church. There was no more room on the pews, so I sat myself down in front of the stage. This casual looking band was in the middle of a song. They would have easily been mistaken for a garage band had it not been for the angelic voice coming from the man on the microphone. 20 seconds in and I was so mesmerized I swear my heart stopped beating so that I could listen all the more intently. I only caught 2.5 songs of his short set, but that was enough to make it one of my most lauded performances of the week.

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4. Parade of Lights at The Brew Exchange (The Green Room by Beautiful Buzzz and The Most Definitely)

Parade of Lights is my break-out band of SXSW 2014. I ended up seeing them 3 times over the week. It would have been four had they not had to cancel their super late-night set on Thursday. I am a long-time fan of this band, but SXSW 2014 proved to me that they have really gotten to a place with their line-up and their tunes that has elevated them to be worthy of the big leagues. They are so electric! You see them once and you simply must see them again. The Parade of Lights set at The Brew Exchange was the first I caught that week and really reminded me of my band love.  I was surrounded by friends, all dancing and falling in love with the music. The moment was perfection!

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5. Queen Caveat and The Kin at Whole Foods Rooftop (Quantum Collective Party)

I’m not cheating here including two bands in order to get more of my favorites mentioned on the list. Although both Queen Caveat and The Kin are longtime loves, what made this a truly unique and spectacular SXSW moment, was the pairing of favorites I would not expect to ever find on the same bill. Another standout feature of this “set” was the audience. The rooftop was full of families and fans who really seemed to connect to both bands. Queen Caveat drew in a bunch of younger girls looking up to rock star frontwoman, Lauren Little, in complete awe. Then I spent quite a bit of time post-show chatting with newly minted The Kin fans who were enraptured by the Aussie brothers’ vocal harmonies and ear candy tunes as well as percussionist, Shakerleg’s unique hands on approach to creating a beat.

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HM: Heymoonshaker at Trinity Hall (French Tech Party)

This band gets the award for most unique act of the week. They are a combination beat-box/blues band. Seriously, let that sink in for a minute. The duo not only has a unique and very compelling style, but they have serious stage presence and get additional points for audience participation (there was some hard core hip-shaking going on).  This particular set was also special due to the SXSW miracle that needed to occur for me to get in to see it. Let’s just say I owe huge thanks to my new “friend” who was standing at the door.

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/15-7/21

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Looking for something to do today? Check this one out. Semi
Precious Weapons, Dead Sara, SXSW selection Kid Karate, and more! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=684551651560611&set=a.168130409869407.46023.124013447614437&type=1&theater

I have a bit of a To Do list to accomplish if I am to get to
the Lot Party, but I hope to see you there!

As for the rest of the week, my top picks are Alpha Rev at
The Hotel Cafe on Wednesday, Deadly Birds at The Viper Room on Friday, and of
course another High Voltage show Saturday at TRiP!

Quite the week for music! Here are all my recommendations:  

Monday: The
Neighbourhood at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Y Luv, Royal Teeth,
Gentlemen Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols at Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Clare Means, David and Devine,
Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels, etc (8pm)

Tuesday: Ernie
Halter and Rose’s Pawn Shop at The Hotel Cafe (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen FREE at The Satellite featuring Races, Brian
Whelan, Wires in The Walls, etc (9pm)

Weds: Alpha Rev
at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Kid Karate at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Odd Us and Parker Ainsworth at WitZend (8, 9)
ALSO: Alabama Shakes at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Kate Earl at Gibson Amphitheatre (7pm)

Thursday: Little
Dove and Low Volts at Silverlake Lounge (8, 9)
ALSO: Kyle Wyman FREE at The Cinema Bar (8pm)
ALSO: The Record Company FREE at Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Alabama Shakes at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

Friday: Deadly
Birds at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: NO at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Jackie Does Joel at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Passenger at El Rey Theatre (8pm)

Saturday: High
Voltage Presents North American, Icarus Landing, Young Romans FREE at TRiP (8pm)
ALSO: Irontom and Dear Boy FREE downtown at Chinatown Summer Nights (6, 8)
ALSO: Chord Overstreet at The Roxy (1pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Room 5 (10:30)
ALSO: The Songs of Jesus Christ Superstar by Silverlake Soul Revue at The
Satellite (9pm)

Sunday: Sister
Hazel acoustic at Molly Malone’s (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
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 25th: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar
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 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 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues
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 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

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The Bard Chronicles: Semi Precious Weapons at The Belly Up 6/6/13

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Semi Precious Weapons is a band that admittedly, I just didn’t “get” at first. Maybe it’s because I went to their On the Rox shows where half naked women were running around or being Saran wrapped to a pole. It just didn’t make any sense to me. Then I saw them at SXSW last year and it finally clicked and I fell in love. They have been back in the studio ever since with nary a show with the exception of heir residency at Sayers Club. I caught their one show at SXSW this year and my life has been devoid of Semi Precious Weapons ever since. That is, until they came down to San Diego as part of Sunset Sessions Rock. How thrilled was I to be seeing them down here and at a venue with great sound and no *ahem* clothing requirements/restrictions.

Generally speaking, The Belly Up is not a place I would expect to find Semi Precious Weapons playing a gig. That surely didn’t stop them from making themselves right at home and taking the place hostage. They played all new tunes such as Cities, Cherries on Ice, Wish I Had A Drink, and Aviation High to name a few. Their sinfully exciting glam-rock show is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime and it’s something I hope to repeat very soon.

Click the link below for a video of WIsh I Had A Drink  at the Belly Up or check out their video for Aviation HIgh directed and editing by their own Stevy Pine.

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 6/3-6/9

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I hope all of you have been able to get out and enjoy some music. I’ve been so busy running around doing other important things that it’s hard to get myself out at night. I guess that’s what happens when you have to be a responsible adult and can’t behind the guise of schoolwork. Hopefully once I get this stuff taken care of or I can find some kind of rhythm or schedule to make it work. I think I’m going to have to start implementing mid-day naps. 

Monday: Mumford and Sons @ Sleep Train Amphitheater at 8pm-SOLD OUT
AND: The Steelwells, Family Wagon, Midnight Pine, The Heartbeat Trail @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Jewel, Atz Lee, Steve Poltz @ Humphreys by the Bay  
AND: Miss Erika Davies “Part the Sea” Album and Music Video release @ Old Town Theater at 7pm

Tuesday: Scott Weiland @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: One I Red @ Casbah at 9pm 

Wednesday: The Unlikely Candidates @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Generationals, Young Empires @ Casbah at 9pm

Thursday: Sunset Sessions Rock feat: Cameron Rafati, The Unlikely Candidates, Faulkner, Semi Precious Weapons, Monster Truck, Feral Vinca, Big B @ Belly Up at 7:30pm
AND: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ Humphreys by the Bay
AND: Cayucas, JBM @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday: Sunset Sessions Rock feat: Leogun, Dale Earnhart Jr Jr, 7Lions, Redlight King, Heaven’s Basement, Ed Hale And Transcendence, Michelle Delamor @ Belly Up at 7:35pm
AND: Newfound Glory @ House of Blues at 7:30pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Mrs. Henry @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9pm
AND: Chi McClean, Nena Anderson @ Lestats at 8pm

Saturday: Neon Trees @ Vista Murrieta High School at 7pm
AND: SPF 94/9 – Matt & Kim, Younblood Hawke, Capital Cities, Family of the Year, The Mowgli’s, The Palace Ballroom @ Oceanside Pier at 3pm
AND: Sunset Sessions Rock feat: 
The Boxer Rebellion, Eve To Adam, Acidic, Dig The Kid, Burn Halo, Strange Native, D-Strutters @ Belly Up at 7:30pm
AND: The Beach Boys @ Del Mar Fair at 7pm
AND: Big Black Delta, Okapi Sun @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Donkeys @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Sunday: The Fixtures @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Shake Before Us, Bart Mendoza and True Stories @ Casbah at 9pm

Keep in Mind:

June 12th- Cyndi Lauper @ Humphreys by the Bay
June 13th- Belly Up Music Festival feat: The Tilt, Dead Feather Moon @ Del Mar Rock on stage 
June 14th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fair 
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up 
June 16th- Free Energy @ Casbah 
June 19th- Warped Tour @ Sleep Train Amphitheater 
June 20th- Sea Wolf and Savior Adore @ Belly Up 
June 20th- Martina Mc Bride @ Del Mar Fair 
June 21st- She and Him @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
June 27th- Belly Up Music Festival feat: The Stone Foxes @ Del Mar Rock on stage
July 2nd- Summerland Tour feat: Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge 
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 10th- Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues 
July 11th- Say Anything, Eisley, I the Mighty @ House of Blues 
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 
August 5th- The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Belly Up 
August 8th- Foals @ House of Blues
August 9th- Pinback @ Del Mar Racetrack
August 15th- Cold War Kids @ House of Blues
August 17th- Weezer @ Del Mar Race Track 
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless 
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 31st- Two Door Cinema Club @ Humphrey’s

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/20-5/26

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This message comes to you from The Mint where I am attending one of the coolest events I’ve been to recently, Overture Con. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Bad Wolf, Cadaver Dogs, Queen Caveat, and Semi Precious Weapons. There were informative panels about DIY activities, fashion in music, etc. plus some exclusive opportunities like a Bad Wolf acoustic performance and an advance listen to the Cadaver Dogs CD (made into an intense drinking game). The focus of the event is to connect super fans like myself to their favorite bands and by the end of the day everyone in attendance felt like family to me. Today promises to be similar with a new set of bands like Honor Society who, as I write this, is talking about the notion of living in a box and detailing the unique smell of their dressing room.

 

Later today, I will be on a panel talking about my life as a super music fan, part of which includes my obsessive desire to put together these calendars every week in my attempt to spread the music love…speaking of, this week promises to be another good one! I’m thrilled that Irish brotherly duo Hudson Taylor booked another show (Monday at Bardot) and I’m equally pumped about Atlanta’s The Shadowboxers who are finally coming to LA playing The Viper Room on Wednesday.

 

Here are the rest of my picks:

 

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Hudson Taylor and The Honey Trees (9pm)
ALSO: Laura Marling FREE at Amoeba (6pm)
ALSO: Robert Schwartzman and Damndogs FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Milo Greene FREE at UCLA Bruin Plaza (noon)
ALSO: Frankie & Friends at The Viper Room Acoustic Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: The Rolling Stones at The Staples Center (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Allison Iraheta at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Laura Marling at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)
ALSO: The Postelles with Tapioca and The Flea at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Kate Nash at The Echoplex (10pm)
ALSO: 28 North at The Mint (9:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays at The Piano Bar featuring Animals of Kin (8pm)

 

Weds: The Shadowboxers at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon (9pm)

 

Thursday: The Mowgli’s with American Authors and Hunter Hunted at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Irontom and Checkpoint Charlie FREE at Sunset Strip Farmers Market (8, 9)
ALSO: The Last Internationale at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Vance Joy, Caitlin Crosby, Kristen Toedtman at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)

 

Friday: Sir Sly at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Jay Nash at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Spring Standards at Bootleg Bar (9:15)
ALSO: Shane Alexander at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Cold War Kids at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Saturday: Zookeeper’s Palace at Molly Malone’s (8:55)
ALSO: Family Cave at Amplyfi (9pm)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 28th: Cary Brothers at The Hotel Cafe
May 29th: Tyler Hilton and Curtis Peoples at Saint Rocke
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
May 31st: CHVRCHES at Fonda Theater
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 1st: Make Music Pasadena
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 5th: Atomic Tom at The Hotel Cafe
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 7th/8th: Jubilee Music Festival
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 13th: Fall Out Boy at The Wiltern
June 22nd: The Staves at Bootleg Bar
June 23rd: Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and Ben Folds Five at The Greek Theatre
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
June 27th: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/13-5/19

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This week is going to be a big week for music. Tuesday I am quite excited to see two sets of brothers, The Kin at The Viper Room followed by Hudson Taylor at The Hotel Cafe. Thursday we have another High Voltage event, this time we are back at one of my favorite venues, On the Rox (bar above The Roxy) and we have DJ High Voltage who is going to be spinning all the tunes I want to hear (dance party!). Finally, next weekend, I am thrilled to say I am a participating in one of the more exciting musical events I’ve uncovered, Overture Con (http://overturecon.com/). Saturday and Sunday night, there are some great bands including personal favorites Queen Caveat, Semi Precious Weapons, and Tournament of Hearts. During the daytime, there are special VIP activities to interact with the artists as well as some killer panels. I am on a panel on Sunday entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of being a Super Music Fan”…boy do I have some stories to share about this topic! Tickets for this event can be acquired through The Mint’s website.
As for the rest of my music picks:

Monday: Robert Schwartzman with Kate Earl, The Remainers, and Lots of Love FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ume FREE at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Serena Ryder at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Frankie & Friends at The Viper Room Acoustic Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Bird of Tokyo, Of Verona, My Pet, and Ex Cops (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Jenni Alpert, Casey Abrams, Kristen Toedtman, Scott Mellis, Joel Eckels and MORE (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Kin at The Viper Room FREE with RSVP to GATHERING@PAPERCASTLEPRESS.COM (8pm)
ALSO: Hudson Taylor at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Natalie Maines at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Sophie Barker at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Casey Abrams at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Bob Schneider and Sara Jaffe at The Mint (7:30)

 

Weds: Terraplane Sun and Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour (8:15, 9:30)
ALSO: The Record Company and The Dustbowl Revival at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: The Heavy Guilt at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)

 

Thursday: High Voltage Presents at On the Rox featuring Black Hi-Lighter, Toy Bombs, Checkpoint Charlie, and DJ High Voltage (8pm)…get on the $5 list https://www.facebook.com/events/532645043453880/
ALSO: Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Birds of Tokyo FREE at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: The Shakers and Run Run Run at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: 28 North, and 8MM at The Viper Room (9,10)
ALSO: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Friday: A House for Lions and Filligar at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at El Cid (11pm)
ALSO: Andrew Ripp at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Misty Boyce at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jackson Browne at Santa Monica High School (7pm)

 

Saturday: Overture Con at The Mint featuring Bad Wolf, Queen Caveat, Cadaver Dogs, Semi Precious Weapons (8pm)
ALSO: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Super Water Sympathy at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Sad Robot, Great White Buffalo, The Echo & The Sound at El Cid (10,11,12)
ALSO: Half Moon Run at Bootleg Theatre (10pm)
ALSO: Jackie Does Joel at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Sunday: Overture Con at The Mint featuring Tournament of Hearts, Rags + Ribbons, Honor Society (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 21st: The Postelles at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 22nd: The Shadowboxers at The Viper Room
May 23rd: The Mowgli’s at The Roxy
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 24th: Jay Nash at McCabe’s
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 28th: Cary Brothers at The Hotel Cafe
May 29th: Tyler Hilton and Curtis Peoples at Saint Rocke
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
May 31st: CHVRCHES at Fonda Theater
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 1st: Make Music Pasadena
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 5th: Atomic Tom at The Hotel Cafe
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 7th/8th: Jubilee Music Festival
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 13th: Fall Out Boy at The Wiltern
June 22nd: The Staves at Bootleg Bar
June 23rd: Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and Ben Folds Five at The Greek Theatre
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
June 27th: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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