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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: 3/20-3/25

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Just got back from the long drive from Austin, TX where we spent a glorious week immersed in the musical insanity that is SXSW. Check out our site for some recaps of our experience (http://www.localmusicnation.net/). Also, I did some coverage for High Voltage Magazine, so check that out as well (http://www.iamhighvoltage.com/festivals/). Due to overwhelming exhaustion, I have little sense of space and time but I made a to do list and at the top is “put out this week’s calendar” so here we go! (p.s. I am writing this wearing a bunny ears and a tiara…leftovers from some birthday shenanigans).

Some people may be all showed out after a week of non-stop concerts, but honestly, I’m already feeling some withdrawal. Fortunately this week is full of amazing musical opportunities, including some new SXSW finds like fiN, Morning Parade, and Marcus Foster. Here are my picks:

Tuesday: Ben Rector and NEEDTOBREATHE at Club Nokia (8pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Of Monsters and Men at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The War on Drugs and Sharon Van Etten at The Avalon (8pm)
ALSO: The Driftwood Singers at The Satellite (9pm)

 

Weds: Tournament of Hearts, Satellite, Boyce Avenue at The Avalon (7pm)
ALSO: Paul McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Of Monsters and Men at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Wicker at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at The Largo (8:30)
ALSO: The Naked and Famous at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: The Ting Tings at The El Rey (9pm)

 

Thursday: The Lumineers at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Morning Parade, The Other Side of Morning, Zero1, Oedipus at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Eddie Cohn at Genghis Cohen (9pm)
ALSO: The Ting Tings at The El Rey (9pm)

Friday: Brian Wright and Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour (9, 10)…this is last Truth & Salvage show in LA before the band moves to Nashville
ALSO: Marcus Foster, The Lumineers and Whispertown Record Release Show with Buddy, Haim, Jonathan Rice, etc. (7, 9, 11)
ALSO: Juke Kartel and fIN at The Viper Room (11, 12)
ALSO: The Nervous Wreckords and Robert Schwartzman at The Satellite (9pm)

 

Saturday: Marcus Foster and Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)
ALSO: Run Run Run at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Allen Stone at The Troubadour (10:15)

 

Sunday: Allen Stone at The Troubadour (10:15)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 30th: All American Rejects at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 1st: Charlotte Martin at The Bootleg Bar
April 4th/5th: Dan Layus (of Augustana) at The Hotel Cafe
April 10th: Neon Trees at The Troubadour
April 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 18th: Dar Williams at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 24th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 26th: Jasmine Ash at The Roxy
April 26th: Zoe Keating at The Largo
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 3rd: James Morrison at The Avalon
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/31-11/6

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Well, I haven’t been able to speak for four days now…yay laryngitis! Being sick is a downright pain. I didn’t make a single show last week. The depression is beginning to sink in, especially since I’m still not 100% (I can kind of croak out some words which is an improvement).

But let’s look forward. The big event this week is High Voltage Magazine’s Fall issue release party on Thursday. Come celebrate, pick up the fall issue featuring Fitz & The Tantrums, see my name in print, eat some popcorn, catch some great bands, hang with some cool people…be sure to RSVP at rsvp@iamhighvoltage.com.

 

Monday: The Lonely Forest at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Indians FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (11pm)…last night of Indians’ residency
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Jesse Payo at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Skylar Grey at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Bell X1 at Bootleg Bar (9:30)

 

Weds: The Barr Brothers, Harper Blynn and Elizabeth & The Catapult at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Bethpage Black at DiPiazza’s (9pm)
ALSO: Filter at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Driftwood Singers at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: White Flag at The Troubadour (10:30)
ALSO: Kina Grannis at Largo at The Coronet (8pm)

 

Thursday: High Voltage Magazine launch party FREE at On the Rox featuring Red Circle Underground, Kevin Martin, Armada, and a special surprise new act to be launched that night (9pm)
ALSO: Twin Atlantic and Awolnation at The Music Box (8pm)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra, Death by Stereo, and Halos at The Viper Room (10,11,12)
ALSO: Bethpage Black at The Good Hurt (11pm)
ALSO: White Flag at The Troubadour (10:30)

 

Friday: Oak & Gorski and Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: The Parlotones at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Round at Room 5 featuring Garrison Starr, Adrianne, Dawn Thomas, and Maia Sharp (10pm)
ALSO: Lovers Drugs and The Lexingtons at The Central (8,9)
ALSO: Mike Doughty at The El Rey (9pm)

 

Saturday: The Shakers Record Release at The Viper Room also featuring Badwater and AutoMatique (10pm)
ALSO: Inara George and Van Dyke Parks at The Getty Center (7:30)
ALSO: Vonda Shepard at Club Fais Do-Do (7pm)
ALSO: Kate Voegele at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: You Me at Six and Mayday Parade at The House of Blues Anaheim (7pm)

 

Sunday: Tony Lucca at Saint Rocke (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 7th: Lights at The El Rey
November 8th: Thrice at The Mayan Theater
November 8th: First Aid Kit at The Troubadour
November 11th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 11th: Kill the Alarm at Room 5
November 11th: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke
November 12th: Feist at The WIltern
November 13th: Milk Carton Kids at The El Rey
November 14th: The Silent Comedy at Bootleg
November 15th: Augustana at The Hotel Cafe
November 16th: The Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
November 17th: Marketa Irglova at The Troubadour
November 19th: Milo Greene, The Belle Brigade, and The Civil Wars at The Wiltern
November 29th: Rachel Yamagata at The Troubadour
December 2nd: Fair to Midland at The Troubadour
December 2nd: Allen Stone at The Echo
Feb. 2nd: Mutemath at Club Nokia
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

 

~ Kristen

 

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