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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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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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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 10/15-10/21

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It getting closer to Halloween! I hope you all have somewhere awesome to be. I don’t really have plans this year which makes me sad because any excuse to dress up like a pirate wench, I take it! Ha ha. Plus, I enjoy crazy makeup. Speaking of crazy, this awesome month of music continues full force in San Diego from Allen Stone, to The Script, to Rocktoberfest. Hot damn!

 

Monday: Tim Easton @ Soda Bar @830 $8

Tuesday: Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues @7 $22.50

Wednesday: Allen Stone @ Belly Up @830 $16.50
AND: Tony Lucca @ Anthology @730 $10-$23
AND: The Whigs and Family Wagon @ Griffin @9 $12/$15
AND: ZZ Ward @ Soda Bar @830 $10

Thursday: Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up @9 $8/$10
AND: Cold Cave @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Belmont Lights @ Griffin @830 $5
AND: Exitmusic @ Soda Bar @9 $10

Friday: The Script @ Humphreys @730 $49.30
AND: Snow Patrol @ Harrahs Rincon @9 $45-$70
AND: The Jealous Sound and Weatherbox @ Soda Bar @830 $12/$14
AND: The Beautiful View and Jackson Price @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: Silent Lune @ Griffin @830 $5

Saturday: Rocktober Fest feat: Transfer, The Silent Comedy, Hyena, Blackout Party, Mrs. Magician, and Family Wagon @ West Coast Tavern @3
AND: Woods @ Soda Bar @830 $12
AND: Frightened Rabbit @ Irenic @730 $20

Sunday: Ume and Helmet @ Belly Up @8 $18/$20
AND: Crystal Castles @ Soma @7 $30 adv.
AND: Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar @845 $7

 

Keep in Mind:
October 23rd- Crocodiles @ Casbah
October 24th- Matt and Kim and Oberhofer @ House of Blues
October 26th- Two Door Cinema Club @ Soma
October 26th- Everlast and The Short Eyes
October 26th- The Blackout Party @ Casbah
October 27th- Two Door Cinema Club
October 27th- The Tree Ring @ Birch North Park Theater
October 31st- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals @ House of Blues
November 1st- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Humphreys
November 6th- Delta Spirit @ House of Blues
November 7th- Brandi Carlile @ House of Blues
November 7th- Carina Round and Rosi Golan @ Anthology @730
November 7th- Marc Broussard @ Anthology @930
November 11th- Blue October and Barcelona @ Belly Up
November 11th- Minus the Bear and Girl in a Coma @ House of Blues
November 14th- Walk the Moon @ House of Blues
November 16th- The Mother Hips @ Belly Up
November 19th- The Deftones @ House of Blues
November 20th- The Faint @ House of Blues
November 21st- Rachel Yamagata @ Anthology
November 23rd- Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma
December 1st- Milo Greene
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues
December 3rd- Hot Snakes @ Casbah
December 5th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 6th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 8th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 9th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 31st- Dirty Sweet @ Griffin
January 13th- Keane and Youngblood Hawke @ House of Blues
January 21st- Muse @ Valley View Casino Center
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/17-9/23

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This weekend I was down in San Diego for The San Diego Music Thing. SDMT is the half-way marker of the year for SXSW and in a sense it is a mini version of my favorite music conference. I love walking the streets of North Park hopping from venue to venue sampling artists both new (to me) as well as old favorites. Despite the ubiquitous sound issues and the frustrating scheduling conflicts, I’d call the weekend a success. I caught some of my favorite LA bands like Queen Caveat and NO, some great out of town bands including Austin’s Ume, Seattle’s Ben Union and San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes and, of course, fun SD bands such as Dr. Seahorse and The Howls. Good times!

Speaking of good times, plenty of opportunities for more this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Youngblood Hawke and a secret headliner (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Kitten FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Pip Andrew, Lindsey Pavao, and Karla Davis at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Airborne Toxic Event at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Jessie Payo, Dawn Thomas, Joel Eckels, and Derek Carter (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Great White Buffalo, Robinson, The Muddy Reds, and The Dead Ships at Central SAPC (8pm)
ALSO: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8:30)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at Molly Malone’s (11pm)
ALSO: The Beach Boys at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at The Federal Bar (9pm)

Weds: The Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: IO Echo and Band of Skulls at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Buckcherry at House of Blues Anaheim (8pm)

 

Thursday: Keaton Simons and Jason Castro at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Howie Day and The Dahls at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30) Howie Day had to postpone his show due to illness
ALSO: Wires in the Walls at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Irontom, The Burning of Rome, Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (8,9,11)

 

Friday: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8pm)
ALSO: Jay Nash and Mindy Smith at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Wake Up Lucid and Infantree at Bootleg Bar (9:30, 10:15)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: King Washington at WitZend (10pm)

 

Saturday: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Milo, White Buffalo, and Delta Rae at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Bad Vic and the Good Intentions FREE at TRiP (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Gibbard at The Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Autumn Lights Festival in Pershing Square featuring Ruby Freidman Orchestra (6pm)
ALSO: TarFest at LaBrea Tar Pits featuring Makepeace Brothers and more (9pm)
ALSO: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre featuring Beware the Darkness, Crash Kings, Dead Sara, Chevelle, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and more (noon)

 

Sunday: Wicker, Versa Mesmer, Orgy and more at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Grad Ole Echo featuring Brett Detar FREE at The Echo (5pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 24th: Death of a Star, A House for Lions, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, and Orange Julius at Silverlake Lounge
September 26th: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
September 26th: The Killers at Fonda Theatre
September 27th: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sara Watkins at Club Nokia
September 28th: William Elliot Whitmore at The Roxy
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 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 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 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 11th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
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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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/4-6/12

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You’ll notice this week’s list is a bit…elongated. Well, that’s because I’ll be at Bonnaroo over the weekend without internet.  I don’t think I’m even going to take my computer (gasp).  I’ll be back Tuesday and hopefully fill you in on everything. In the meantime, there are a couple acts I’d really recommend checking out this week. If you didn’t manage to snag tickets to one of Ben Howard’s two sold out shows at The Troubadour, the English singer-songwriter and one of my SXSW mix picks, will also be doing a free show at Amoeba Records on Monday.

Another treat this week is that Joe Firstman is in town with The Cordovas. They are playing several shows. Today (Sunday) at The Franklin Village Festival, Tuesday at The Hotel Cafe, and Wednesday at Saint Rocke. Who knows when Joe will be back, so I wouldn’t miss out!

Here’s what else I have on my list:

Monday: Ben Howard FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Morning Parade and Walk the Moon at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Bess Rogers at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Kate Miller Heidke, The Cordovas, and Patrick Joseph at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 11)
ALSO: The Rocket Summer at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Walk the Moon and Morning Parade at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Ben Howard at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Absolute, Juke Kartel, Beachwood Rockers at The Piano Bar (7pm)… http://www.facebook.com/events/420567781316948/

 

Weds: Ben Howard at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke (9pm)

 

Thursday: Jane Carrey and Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy (7:15)
ALSO: Anna Nalick at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Kurt Vile at Largo (8pm)

 

Friday: Xavier Rudd at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas and Green River Ordinance at The Mint (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Badwater CD release at The Viper Room (11pm)

 

Saturday: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Sunday: something will come up….

 

Monday (June 11th): Daniel Bedingfield and Red Circle Underground FREE at Bootleg Bar (9, 12)
ALSO: Shawn Colvin at Barnes & Nobles at The Grove (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Broken Anchor (10pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/

Tuesday (June 12th): Ume at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Shawn Colvin at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Kate Miller Heidke at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Collective Soul at House of Blues Sunset (8pm)

 

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 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

 

~ Kristen

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SXSW Recap: Friday 3/16

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Today. Today was a good day. Nay, today was a great day! It seems that the severe lack of sleep and the intense physical pain of being on your feet all day that almost brought me down yesterday was nearly nonexistent today. Perhaps, my body is just adjusting to the sxsw schedule. As a result, spirits were high, adventures were had, new friends were made, and, of course, amazing musical experiences were around every corner.

Perhaps the good spirits stemmed from the fact that I got to sleep in this morning. We got up around 10:30 and made our way to the Motorola Moonshine Bar and Grill for a lovely breakfast of fried asparagus, spinach and artichoke dip, and a yogurt parfait. Of course there was also coconut water involved, because there is free coconut water at just about every event here (new trend?).

My morning musical selections were largely at Frye’s Showcase at Buffalo Billiards, with a brief interlude to the Paste Party where I was reminded of how much I enjoy The Lumineers. At BB’s, I got a taste of Tribes, my first Imagine Dragons set of SXSW, a lovely show from Honeyhoney, and a killer/blow your socks off/face melting experience with Dead Sara. The Dead Sara set marked the second afternoon mosh pit I’ve been involve with in the last two days (yesterday’s was Semi Precious Weapons).  Seeing them makes me so happy, but at the same time sad in the realization that they are soon to blow up and I’ll no longer be able to see them in such intimate venues.

Unfortunately, Dead Sara’s set started late and ended up conflicting directly with The Silent Comedy’s show at The Bayou Lounge. The upside of this was that it helped establish my afternoon plan of going over to Quantum Collective’s party on the Whole Foods Rooftop where we enjoyed eating Oogies popcorn (my fave popcorn brand) and dancing to Voxhaul Broadcast, The Silent Comedy, and Imagine Dragons. It was a little windy up on the roof and hats went flying during The Silent Comedy set, but the guys put on a great performance and sang us a new song.  A dance party broke out during Imagine Dragon’s last song…apparently this was filmed as we all had to sign waivers (who knows where an image of me looking ridiculous might end up).

After stuffing my bag with the delicious free snacks lying around (granola bars, pirate’s booty, popcorn, coconut water- of course) we headed back over to the east side for our evening. I rocked out to a couple songs from Bethpage Black before venturing to Stubb’s to see Ed Sheeran. Not only did I completely fall in love with this Brit and his tunes, I somehow ended up in the photo pit and was finally able to put to use my press pass on my camera. After Ed, I raced over to Rusty’s to catch a bit of Queen Caveat rock the main stage before heading to ND to enjoy Free Energy (one of the best dance parties in town!). My final planned stop of the night was the ATN Showcase at The Bayou Lounge to do some more dancing with Queen Caveat and Wicker. While there, I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in nearly 15 years. She is a huge fan of Wicker so seeing them and then meeting members of the band simply made her day. I don’t know what was more fun, seeing some great music or watching my friend talking to a fave band for the first time.

At this point, I thought my day was over. However, there was one more adventure to be had. I was walking back to the apartment when I heard a familiar tune hit my ears. I paused, turned direction, and headed towards the music. I ended up at Band HQ jumping up and down front row for Saint Motel. After their set was over, I chatted with a couple friends for a minute and headed home. Then I spent the next couple of hours recapping my day and catching up with my lovely roommates who had sxsw adventures of their own.  Now it’s time to get some sleep and do it all over again tomorrow. Here are some of the events I’m looking forward to for Saturday:

  • 10:30: Rachael Ray’s Party at Stubb’s featuring Imagine Dragons (11:30) and Of Monsters and Men (12:30).
  • Quantum Collective’s Whole Foods Rooftop Party featuring Allen Stone (12:30), The Lumineers (2pm), Ume (2:45), Graffiti6 (3:30), Rachel Yamagata (5:45)
  • 4pm: Semi Precious Weapons at The SoHo Lounge
  • 7pm: The Hotel Café Showcase at St. David’s featuring Rosie and Me, Erin McLaughlin, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Michal P Hinson, The Milk Carton Kids, Jesse Thomas, The Lumineers, Madi Diaz, FIrehorse, Whispertown, LP, Rachel Yamagata
  • 11pm: Maverick Sabre at The British Embassy (Latitude 30)
  • Late night at the Pure Volume House featuring Shiny Toy Guns (1:45), Electric Touch (2:30), Youngblood Hawke (3am)

 

I can’t believe it’s almost over…also, Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

Also, got some sweet swag today:

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/20-2/26

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Today a homeless man insisted on giving me money. I’m not sure what this means, but it can’t be good if someone who has so little thinks that you have less. Did I really look that frazzled? I was in the midst of planning my week when he interrupted me so I’m sure my brow was quite furrowed.

Speaking of my week, the ideal plan would be to simply live at The Hotel Cafe and see a host of amazing artists that have packed the schedule at my favorite venue.  Highlights include a couple CD releases (Jasmine Ash, Rob Giles), some out of town faves (Harper Blynn, Will Dailey, Ari Hest), a few local treasures (Mariah McManus, Infantree, Andy Clockwise), and an American Idol contestant (Paul McDonald). I certainly intend to retain my Foresquare mayorship of The Hotel Café this week…

As for the complete list of my recommendations:

Monday: Haim and Milo Greene FREE at The Satellite (8,11)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Adam Bones at The Viper Room (8:15)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Hey Rosetta! FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/ (9pm)
ALSO: Paris Carney and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (8,9)

 

Tuesday: Jasmine Ash (Record Release), Ben Sollee, Anya Marina, and Paul McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Rocker’s featuring Daniel Ellsworth and Lyndsay Rae Spurlock FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers Presents- Acoustic Nights at WitZend (8:30)

 

Weds: Millow, Mariah McManus, Will Dailey, Infantree at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun, Imagine Dragons, and Queen Caveat at The Viper Room (8,9,10)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)

 

Thursday: Ari Hest, Harper Blynn, Kyler England at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Rock is a Girl’s Best Friend Presents: LA for LA Charity Event featuring Little Red Lung, Wires in the Walls, and Telstar (9, 10, 11)
ALSO: The Drama Club at The Viper Room featuring Art Alexakis (Everclear), Max Collins (Eve 6), and Chris Taylor Brown (Trapt) (10:30)
ALSO: Cursive FREE at Amoeba Records (7pm)
ALSO: Mat Kearney at The Mayan (8pm)

 

Friday: Javier Dunn, Rob Giles & All New People (Record Release), Michelle Featherstone, Andy Clockwise at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Howls at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Down Down Down at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Ume and Cursive at The Troubadour (9:15, 10)
ALSO: The Brian Travis Band at The Chocolate and Art Show at The Monk Space (9pm)

 

Saturday: Electric Touch, Cady Groves, and Hot Chelle Rae at The Roxy (6pm)

 

Sunday: The Oscars!! Bootleg Bar is doing a FREE livestream of the event if you’re looking for a place to go watch and people to watch with…

 

To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 27th: Dead Sara at The Viper Room
March 5th: Scars on 45 at The Troubadour
March 5th-6th: Dan Wilson and Rachel Yamagata at The Hotel Cafe
March 8th: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
March 9th: Vanaprasta at The Bootleg Bar
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 10th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
March 10th: Twin Atlantic at The Viper Room
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 14th: The Pretty Reckless at The HOB Sunset
March 16th: Guster at Largo
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 20th: War on Drugs at Avalon
March 22nd: The Lumineers at The Hotel Café
March 23rd: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
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 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th- 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

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