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New Music Tuesday 5/14/13 featuring Cary Brothers, Better Looking People With Superior Ideas

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I haven’t had much time this week to give many of these a listen, but just in case, you’re looking for some new tunes, here’s what I’d recommend…

Cary Brothers – Let Me Be 

Cary Brothers has a knack for writing the saddest songs you’ve ever heard. Heartbreak oozes from every note, but Brothers is able to take this and make it beautiful.  I think my favorite is the gorgeous duet, “Disappear” featuring Garrison Starr.

Steam the EP here: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2013/05/album-stream-cary-brothers—let-me-be.html

Better Looking People With Superior Ideas – Better Looking People With Superior Ideas 

This one was released several months ago, but it just came across my inbox and ears this week, so maybe it’ll be new to you too. The tracks create a very distinct mood…they make me feel like I’m in the middle of watching some obscure art house film about a human falling in love with a robot.

Also new:

~ Kristen

New Music Tuesday 5/14/13 featuring Cary Brothers, Better Looking People With Superior Ideas

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I haven’t had much time this week to give many of these a listen, but just in case, you’re looking for some new tunes, here’s what I’d recommend…

Cary BrothersLet Me Be

Cary Brothers has a knack for writing the saddest songs you’ve ever heard. Heartbreak oozes from every note, but Brothers is able to take this and make it beautiful.  I think my favorite is the gorgeous duet, “Disappear” featuring Garrison Starr.

Steam the EP here: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2013/05/album-stream-cary-brothers—let-me-be.html

Better Looking People With Superior IdeasBetter Looking People With Superior Ideas

This one was released several months ago, but it just came across my inbox and ears this week, so maybe it’ll be new to you too. The tracks create a very distinct mood…they make me feel like I’m in the middle of watching some obscure art house film about a human falling in love with a robot.

Also new:

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 9/24-9/30

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Sorry for the later than normal post. This thing called life got in the way and needless to say, after having my computer on for over a week and feverishly finishing a html project for school, I decided my computer should take some time off. Speaking of time, how is it already the end of the month? Halloween is almost here! One of my favorite holidays!

 

Monday: The New Kinetics and Sundrop Electric @ Casbah @9
AND: Dragonette and The Knocks @ Belly Up @9 $14/$16
AND: Patrick Norton @ Tin Can Alehouse @9
AND: Amanda Palmer @ House of Blues @730
AND: Alanis Morissette @ Humphrey’s @7

Tuesday: Scott Mathiasen @ Casbah @9
AND: Stephen Rey and the Sex Trash @ El Dorado @9

Wednesday: Citizen Cope @ House of Blues @830 $30-$50
AND: The Bloodflowers @ Griffin @9 $5
AND: Cuckoo Chaos @ Soda Bar @9

Thursday: The Features @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Miss Erika Davies @ Riviera Supper Club @9
AND: The Styletones @ Griffin @9 $10/$12

Friday: Kelsea Rae Little @ Tin Can Alehouse @930 $5

Saturday: The Lumineers @ House of Blues
AND: Devotchka @ Casbah @9 $25
AND: Jason Mraz and Christina Perri @ Cricket @730
AND: Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club @9
AND: Adams Ave. Street Fair feat: Hills Like Elephants, The Darrows, Maren Parusel, Josh Damigo, Kelsea Little, Patrick Norton, Kevin Martin, Low Volts, and Stephen Rey and The Sex Trash @ Adams Ave @1

Sunday:  The Shins @ SDSU Open Air Theater @730
AND: Adams Ave. Street Fair feat: New Mexico, Cuckoo Chaos, Neverready, and Sundrop Electric @ Adams Ave @3

 

Keep in Mind:
October 2nd- Ed Sheeran @ House of Blues
October 3rd- The Head and The Heart @ Spreckles Theater
October 3rd- Grouplove @ Humphreys
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Florence + The Machine @ Cricket Wireless
October 5th- Kimbra @ House of Blues
October 5th- The Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology
October 6th- Dr. Dog @ 4th and B
October 8th- The Hives @ House of Blues
October 9th- Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
October 13th- Weezer @ Harrahs
October 13th- Smashing Pumpkins and Anberlin @ Viejas
October 13th- Night and Day Street Fest
October 14th- The Raveonettes @ Belly Up
October 16th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues
October 17th- Allen Stone @ Belly Up
October 17th- The Whigs @ Griffin
October 19th- The Script @ Humphreys
October 19th- Snow Patrol @ Harrahs Rincon
October 23rd- Crocodiles @ Casbah
October 24th- Matt and Kim @ House of Blues
October 26th- Two Door Cinema Club @ Soma
October 27th- Two Door Cinema Club
November 1st- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Humphreys
November 14th- Walk the Moon @ House of Blues
November 23rd- Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues

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 2/6-2/12

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Hey Folks! Sorry for the delay in getting this post up. I have a good reason I swear! I was lucky enough to be working with Rebecca Joelson tonight at 91X shooting an X-Session with the singer for The Shins. A late lunch followed after and one thing led to another and sooooooo… that’s why I’m late. But, San Diego has some awesome shows for the week including Dr. Dog and Saint Motel. Woo!

 

Monday:  Cory Chisel @ Casbah @9 $15
AND: April Ventura and The Magnolias @ Soda Bar @830 $5

Tuesday: Dr. Dog w/Purling Hiss @Belly Up @9 $18/$20
AND: Mattson 2 @ El Dorado @9
AND: The Henry Clay People @ Casbah @9 $8

Wednesday: Saint Motel and The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
AND: Estelle @ Anthology
AND: Dave Booda @ Belly Up @730 $11

Thursday: Sundrop Electric @ Bar Pink @9

Friday: Young the Giant @ Soma
AND: The Bloody Hollies and Heavy Glow @ Eleven @9 $6
AND: Gregory Page @ Lestats @8

Saturday: You Me At Six @ Soma @6 $12
AND: The Features and The Beautiful View @ Soda Bar @9 $10

Sunday: Relax

 

Keep in Mind:

February 16th- The Fray @ House of Blues
February 17th- The Howls, The Heavy Guilt and Low Volts @ The Loft @ UCSD @7
February 17th- CAKE @ Belly Up
February 18th- Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels with Blackout Party @ Casbah
February 18th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Anthology
February 19th- Craig Finn @ Casbah @9 $12
February 20th- Get Back Loretta and Wendy Bailey and True Stories @ Casbah
February 22nd- Anya Marina @ Casbah
February 23rd- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up @8 $18
February 23rd- Hot Chelle Rae w/Electric Touch @ House of Blues
February 23rd- Scars on 45 @ Anthology @730
February 24th- The Soft Pack @ Casbah @9
February 25th- The Nervous Wreckords, Midnight Rivals, and Grand Tarantula @ Anthology @9 $12
February 25h- Mat Kearney @ House of Blues
February 26th- Cursive @ Casbah @9
February 27th- Foxy Shazaam @ 710 Beach Club
February 28th- He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
February 29th- Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Valley View Casino Center
March 3rd- Jackie Greene @ Belly Up @9
March 3rd- Alkaline Trio @ House of Blues
March 6th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues
March 8th- William Fitzsimmons @ Anthology @7
March 8th- The Silent Comedy and Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
March 9th- The Stone Foxes @ Casbah @9
March 11th- Crocodiles @ Casbah @9 $12
March 11th- Fierce Creatures @ Tin Can Alehouse
March 18th- Puscifer @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
March 20th- Ani DeFranco @ House of Blues
March 21st- Cults @ Belly Up @9
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
April 7th- Transfer and The Blackout Party @ Belly Up
April 13th- Coachella Weekend 1
April 15th- Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/30-2/5

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It’s been a crazy busy weekend. Friday night went from hanging out at Bedrock studios and running into some great bands like The Chevin and Vanaprasta to hanging out at Room 5 and being introduced to a fantastic San Francisco musician, Chi McClean, and finally ending up at The Viper Room to rock out with Queen Caveat. Saturday I actually saw the ocean *gasp*. Something I rarely do, even living so close. Sunday’s evening adventures include a bday party and a stop at The Hotel Cafe to catch up with Lovers Drugs.

Also, the new issue of High Voltage Magazine is out! I have a feature in it on one of my favorite bands, Imagine Dragons. You should check it out (subscribe here: http://www.iamhighvoltage.com/subscribe.html

Well, I’ve got to get going, so we’ll get to the point. Another week of excellent shows. Here are my picks:

Monday: Chasing Kings, Shadow Shadow Shade, Francisco the Man, and Eyes Lips Eyes FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: NO and Princeton FREE at Bootleg Bar (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: YoYa FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Kin at The Museum of Musical Instruments in Venice (10:30)
ALSO: Atomic Tom at Bootleg Bar (11pm)

ALSO: Jessie Baylin at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: NO at The Echo (9pm)

 

Weds: Jamestown Revival at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Thursday: Ed Sheeran and Antonio Beliveau at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO: Mutemath at Club Nokia (9pm)
ALSO: The Features at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Gotye at The El Rey (10pm)

 

Friday: Forrest Day at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Javier Dunn, Goodnight Texas, Rocco Deluca, David and Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz and Jarrod Gorbel at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

 

Saturday: Haim at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Alice Smith, Tyler Hilton, Chris Pierce at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10:30, 11:30)

 

Sunday: Where’s The Band at The Troubadour (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 8th: Marketa Irglova at The Hotel Café
Feb. 9th: Joss Stone at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 14th: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ryan Adams at The Hollywood Bowl
Feb. 19th: The Darkness at House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 20th: Milo Greene at The Satellite
Feb. 22nd: Will Dailey and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Café
Feb. 22nd: Imagine Dragons at The Viper Room
March 5th: Scars on 45 at The Troubadour
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th and 25th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 1st: Charlotte Martin at The Bootleg Bar
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
June 13th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/19-9/25

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This fall, High Voltage Magazine is coming back with print issues. The cover artist is Fitz & The Tantrums and inside there are interviews, playlists, reviews for new albums and more! I have the privilege of being involved with this project and I’m really excited about it. To raise some funds for the first issue, we have been running a Pledge Music Campaign with part of the proceeds going to The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

We have collected rare and unreleased tracks from artists such as The Silent Comedy, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, Billy Morrison, Hurricane Bells, and more. These songs form a High Voltage compilation album that can be obtained at our basic pledge value of $10. At other levels you can pledge to receive items such as a signed copy of our fall issue, tickets to a show of your choice at select venues, or the chance to be a writer for a day for www.iamhighvoltage.com.

To check out the project or to make a pledge, go here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/highvoltage#project

 

For all the good shows going on this week, here’s my calendar:

 

Monday: Big Black Delta FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Beth Hart at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Jack and White FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Joan Osborne and Dar Williams at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a school night at Bardot featuring Races and Ivy (10pm)
ALSO: Abott Kinney at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Bon Iver at The Shrine Auditorium  (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Laura Marling at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at Cafe Boogaloo (6:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Rockers (various artists) FREE at The Piano Bar (8-??)

 

Weds: John and Brittany at The House of Blues Voodoo Lounge (8pm)…PHILLY BAND ALERT!
ALSO: OddUs and The Makepeace Brothers at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Watkins Family Hour featuring Joe Purdy and Jackson Browne at Largo at the Coronet (9pm)
ALSO: Johnny Moezzi at Three Clubs (9pm)
ALSO: Toy Bombs at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Liam Gerner at Room 5 (10pm)

 

Thursday: Lovers Drugs, Queen Caveat, Andy Clockwise at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO:  Red Circle Underground and Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights at The Viper Room (8, 10)
ALSO: The Lonely Forest at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Janks at The Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at The Troubadour (10pm)

 

Friday: Soul Puppet at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Inara George at The Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: Lee Dewyze at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Features at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Bobby Long at McCabe’s (8pm)

 

Saturday: Lee Dewyze at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: William Elliot Whitmore at The Bootleg Theater (9:45)
ALSO: Fat City Reprise at The Foundation Room at the House of Blues Sunset (midnight)
ALSO: The Script at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)

 

Sunday: William Elliot Whitmore at The Bootleg Theater (8:45)
ALSO: TarFest FREE at The La Brea Tar Pits featuring Infantree (1pm), A House For Lions (2pm), Obi Best (3pm), Everest (4pm), and Saint Motel (5pm)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 28th: Puddle of Mudd at The Viper Room
October 5-9th: Culture Collide Festival
October 8th: Michael Tolcher at The Hotel Cafe
October 9th: Michael Tolcher at Saint Rocke
October 11th: Rival Sons and Evanescence at Hollywood Palladium
October 14th: Butterfly Boucher at Bootleg Theater
October 17th: Youngblood Hawke and Imagine Dragons at The Satellite
October 19th: Melissa Ferrick at The Hotel Cafe
October 22nd: The War on Drugs at The Satellite
November 7th: Lights at The El Rey
November 8th: Thrice at The Mayan Theater
November 8th: First Aid Kit at The Troubadour
November 12th: Feist at The WIltern
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
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

~ Kristen

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