Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/23-5/29

Let’s just say the only bright spot in my Sunday was seeing The Silent Comedy headline the North Park Music Festival. The rest of the day was utter chaos as I resigned myself to a checked bag and the knowledge that compression packing cubes are my enemy as they save me zero space. Sigh. Thankfully, I have the You Me At Six and Weekender Festival shows in the UK to keep the light burning after today. Sheesh.

Monday: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Writer’s Round @ Park & Rec at 6pm

Tuesday: Djo, A.O. Gerber @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Strand of Oaks, Pat Finnerty @ Soda Bar at 7pm
AND: mxmtoon @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Foxtide, Buppy @ Music Box at 8pm

Wednesday: OMD, In the Valley Below @ The Magnolia at 8pm
AND: Hatchie @ Casbah at 8:30pm
AND: Banks @ Observatory North Park at 7pm
AND: Trey Hill & Bill Pomerleau @ Tin Roof at 7pm

Thursday: New Kids on the Block, Salt-n-Peppa, Rick Astley, En Vogue @ Viejas Arena at 7:30pm
AND: Aly & AJ @ Observatory North Park at 7pm
AND: Sir Chloe, Luke Wild @ Quartyard at 6:30pm
AND: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Belly Up at 6pm – SOLD OUT
AND: The Pineapple Thief @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Diana & the G Strings @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Friday: Hot Rod Circuit, Taken Days @ Soda Bar at 7:30pm
AND: ZZ Top @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
AND: Donavon Frankenreiter with the Move By Yourself Band @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Jenny and the Tramps @ Tin Roon at 5pm

Saturday: Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, and more @ FivePoint Amphitheatre at 3:30pm
AND: The Palms, Agronaut & Wasp, Creature Canyon @ Casbah at 9:30pm
AND: Donavon Frankenreiter with the Move By Yourself Band @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Diana Ferrer Trio @ Tin Roof at 3:30pm
AND: Trey Hill Trio @ Tin Roof at 7pm

Sunday: Rex Orange County @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Mystery Skulls @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: Silent Vice @ Soda Bar at 8pm
AND: Jenny and the Tramps @ Sycamore Den at 6pm

Keep in Mind:
May 31st: Spoon @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
June 4th: Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre at 7:30pm
June 4th: RX Bandits @ Music Box
June 7th: Buckcherry @ The Holding Company at 7pm
June 11th: Dead Lewis @ Observatory North Park
June 22nd: AJR @ Petco Park at 6:30pm
June 24th: Bright Eyes @ Soma
June 24: Sun Room, Saint Luna @ Observatory North Park
June 26th: Tenacious D @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 6th: Fleet Foxes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
July 15th: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Soda Bar
July 15th: Coin @ Soma
July 17th: Rise Against, The Used, Senses Fail @ Petco
July 27th: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Petco Park
July 27th: The Lumineers @ Pechanga Arena
August 2nd: Newfound Glory @ Observatory North Park
August 3rd: Father John Misty @ Humphreys
August 4th: Father John Misty @ Humphreys
August 5th: Sum 41, Simple Plan @ Soma
August 11th: Third Eye Blind @ Cal Coast Credit Union
August 19th: Gin Blossoms @ Harrah’s Resort
August 22nd: The Head and the Heart @ Humphreys at 7pm
August 23rd: The Head and the Heart @ Humphreys
August 24th: Switchfoot, Collective Soul@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
August 24th: The Killers @ Pechanga Arena
August 28th: Incubus @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 3rd: Hanson @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
September 13th: Imagine Dragons @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 16th: Dave Matthews Band @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 25th: Foreigner @ Harrah’s
October 3rd: Metric @ Observatory North Park
October 7th: Jack Johnson @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 12th: Florence + The Machine @ Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre
October 21st: AFI @ Soma
November 2nd: Mother Mother @ Soma

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/23-5/29

This week, I finally got to see a band I’ve been obsessing over for two years called King No-One. Expectations were high for the Yorkshire-based rockers, but their live performance managed to exceed them, reminding me a bit of Semi-Precious Weapons or early days Imagine Dragons. I hope these guys can find a way to come to The States soon as I’m not sure I can wait another two years to see them live again. So, everybody, get to the Spotifies (or streaming platform of choice) and tell your friends so we can build them an audience!

In LA, there is a chance to see Cassyette who I just missed last weekend at The Great Escape. Also:

Monday: The Hootenanny at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Strand of Oaks at Lodge Room (8pm)
ALSO: Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Johan Lenox at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: The Warning at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: mewithoutYou at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night f. Tolu Makay, Sorcha Richardson, Denise Chaila, Kneecap at Bardot (7pm)

Tuesday: Cassyette at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: SG Goodman, Daniel Blake at the Sun Rose (8pm)
ALSO: Elley Duhe at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Hot Milk at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: The Warning at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Chuck Ellis at the Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Weds: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Winnetka Bowling League at the Peppermint Club (7:30)
ALSO: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)

Thursday: The Palms w/ Argonaut & Wasp at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Hatchie at Lodge Room (8:30)
ALSO: Ada Lea at Zebulon (7pm)
ALSO: Lily Kershaw at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Kevin Garrett at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)

Saturday: Cheers Elephant at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Tyler at the Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Sir Chloe w/ Luke Wild at the Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Vincint w/ Fly by Midnight at the Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Aly & AJ at the Wiltern (7pm)

Sunday

To Keep in Mind:  
May 31st: Foy Vance at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 31st: Oh Wonder at the Wiltern
June 1st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
June 2nd: Spoon at the Hollywood Palladium
June 3rd: David Ryan Harris at the Troubadour
June 4th: Leroy Sanchez at the Echo
June 5th: The Old 97’s at the Bourbon Room (8pm)
June 6th: The Kills at the Mayan (8pm)
June 6th: The Tesky Brothers at the Wiltern
June 7th: Annie DiRusso at the Echo
June 8th: Dean Lewis at the Fonda (9pm)
June 8th: Teenage Wrist at the Echo
June 10th: Leon at the Wiltern
June 11th: Marty O’Reily & The Old Soul Orchestra at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 14th: Rufus Wainwright at the Ford (8pm)
June 15th: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine at the Greek Theatre (6:45)
June 19th: Joe Purdy at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 20th: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Ford (8pm)
June 23rd: Ani DiFranco at the Ford (8pm)
June 24th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Jesse McCartney at the Wiltern
June 26th: Last Dinosaurs at the Fonda (8:30)
June 28th: Lo Moon at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
June 29th: Norah Jones at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
June 30th: Tony Lucca at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
July 8th: Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
July 8th: Livingmore, Dream Phases, Coyle Girelli, Kat Myers at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
July 22nd: Mandy Moore at the Fonda (8pm)
July 25th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 26th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 30th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at the Wiltern
August 2nd: Josh Groban at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
August 6th: BabyJake at the Echo
August 7th: Punch Brothers and Watchhouse f. Sarah Jarosz at the Ford (7:30)
August 9th: The Decemberists at the Wiltern
August 10th: Tones and I at the Wiltern
August 17th: My Morning Jacket at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (6pm)
August 18th: Blossoms at the El Rey (9pm)
August 20th: The Head and the Heart w/ Dawes at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
August 23rd: Shakey Graves at the Wiltern
August 23rd: Switchfoot and Collective Soul at the YouTube Theatre
August 23rd: Melissa Etheridge at the Ford (8pm)
September 2nd: Goo Goo Dolls w/ Blue October at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
September 10th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
September 10th: Boy & Bar at the Troubadour
October 6th: Enter Shikari at the Regent Theater (7:30)
October 8th: Bear’s Den at the Troubadour
October 8th: Jacob Banks at the Wiltern
October 10th: Rag’N’Bone Man at the Fonda (8:30)
October 11th: Smith & Thell at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
October 14th: FUR at Zebulon
October 20th: Novo Amor at the Fonda (9pm)
October 22nd: AHI at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/16-5/22

I never had allergies as a child and now I’ve been dealing with a post nasal drip and a mild sore throat since Wednesday. This had better clear up soon as I’m headed off on my own adventure in a week or so. Send good vibes and rest my way. Go dance for me in the meantime.

Monday: UB40 @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Writer’s Round @ Park & Rec at 6pm
AND: Todd Snider @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Post Animal, Caroline Kingsbury @ Casbah @ 8:30pm

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Blondie, The Damned @ Humphreys at 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: The Hauvnauts, Leavers, The Swedish Models @ Casbah at 8:30pm
AND: Jenny and the Tramps @ Tin Roof at 9:30pm

Thursday: The Howls, Kut U Up, Secret Lynx @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Mudhoney, Meat Puppets @ Soda Bar at 7pm

Friday: Mat Kearney @ Humphreys at 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Goth Babe, Lily Meola @ Soma at 7pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Emo Nite LA @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Whitney Shay @ Park & Rec at 10pm
AND: Aurora @ Observatory North Park at 7pm
AND: Diana & The G Strings @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Saturday: North Park Music Fest feat: Little Hurricane, The Silent Comedy, and more
AND: Delta Spirit, Palm Palm @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Ricky Montgomery @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10:30pm

Sunday: North Park Music Fest feat: Little Hurricane, The Silent Comedy, and more
AND: LP, Nick Leng @ Soma at 7pm
AND: The Dip, Jennah Bell @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Humphrey’s – SOLD OUT
AND: Sarah and the Sundays @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm

Keep in Mind:
May 23rd: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Humphrey’s
May 26th: New Kids on the Block, Salt-n-Peppa, Rick Astley, En Vigue @ Viejas Arena at 7:30pm
May 28th: Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Thrice @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
May 31st: Spoon @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
June 4th: Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre at 7:30pm
June 4th: RX Bandits @ Music Box
June 7th: Buckcherry @ The Holding Company at 7pm
June 11th: Dead Lewis @ Observatory North Park
June 22nd: AJR @ Petco Park at 6:30pm
June 24th: Bright Eyes @ Soma
June 24: Sun Room, Saint Luna @ Observatory North Park
June 26th: Tenacious D @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 6th: Fleet Foxes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
July 15th: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Soda Bar
July 15th: Coin @ Soma
July 17th: Rise Against, The Used, Senses Fail @ Petco
July 27th: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Petco Park
July 27th: The Lumineers @ Pechanga Arena
August 2nd: Newfound Glory @ Observatory North Park
August 3rd: Father John Misty @ Humphreys
August 4th: Father John Misty @ Humphreys
August 5th: Sum 41, Simple Plan @ Soma
August 11th: Third Eye Blind @ Cal Coast Credit Union
August 19th: Gin Blossoms @ Harrah’s Resort
August 22nd: The Head and the Heart @ Humphreys at 7pm
August 23rd: The Head and the Heart @ Humphreys
August 24th: Switchfoot, Collective Soul@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
August 24th: The Killers @ Pechanga Arena
August 28th: Incubus @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 3rd: Hanson @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
September 13th: Imagine Dragons @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 16th: Dave Matthews Band @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 25th: Foreigner @ Harrah’s
October 3rd: Metric @ Observatory North Park
October 7th: Jack Johnson @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 12th: Florence + The Machine @ Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre
October 21st: AFI @ Soma
November 2nd: Mother Mother @ Soma

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/16-5/22

Last week, I spent 3 days full of music in Brighton, UK at The Great Escape and, because 3 is not enough, today I attended the Aussie BBQ in London where I saw many of my current fave Aussie acts (Little Quirks, Grace Cummings) as well as some new discoveries (The Vanns, Tyne-James Organ).

Los Angeles plays host to another one of my favorite Australian acts next week: Gang of Youths. I feel like their new album, Angel in Realtime, must be experienced live (the key to my love of all my top AU bands).

Here’s what else is going on:

Monday: Bad Bad Hats at the Echo (6pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night f. Annika Bennett, Max Bennett Kelly, Benson Boone, Zach Zoya at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Phantom Planet at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Weds: Gang of Youths w/ Quinn Christopherson at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: Griffin House at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Fontaines DC at the Regent Theater (7pm)

Thursday: Aurora at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Ezra Furman w/ Grace Cummings at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Peter McPoland at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Fontaines DC at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Mat Kearney at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Motherfolk w/ Wheelwright at Jam in the Van (8pm)
ALSO: Jesse and Friends at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Caroline Taylor, Gerry at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Bastille w/ Alice Merton at YouTube Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Delta Spirit at Lodge Room (9pm)
ALSO: The Rural Alberta Advantage at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Wolf Parade at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Peter McPoland at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Mudhoney at the Regent Theater (7pm)

Saturday: Charlie Hickey at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Hey Violet w/ Wrenn, Victoria Anthony at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: LP at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Just Like Heaven f. Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, The Hives, The Shins at the Rose Bowl (noon)

Sunday: Yael Naim at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Women Who Rock Benefit f. Aimee Mann, Emily Wolfe, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Anthony Green, Laura Jane Grace, & Tim Kasher at the Regent Theater (6pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
May 23rd: Strand of Oaks at Lodge Room (8pm)
May 23rd: Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 25th: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
May 25th: Winnetka Bowling League at the Peppermint Club (7:30)
May 26th: Lily Kershaw at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 20th: Bastille at YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 20th: Delta Spirit at Lodge Room (9pm)
May 21st: LP at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 21st: Charlie Hickey at the Troubadour
May 23rd: The Warning at the Troubadour
May 23rd: mewithoutYou at the Belasco (7pm)
May 24th: The Warning at the Troubadour
May 24th: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 25th: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 25th: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
May 25th: Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
May 26th: Hatchie at Lodge Room (8:30)
May 26th: Ada Lea at Zebulon
May 28th: Vincint at the Fonda (9pm)
May 28th: Aly & AJ at the Wiltern
May 28th: Cheers Elephant at the Echo
May 28th: Jonathan Tyler at the Hotel Cafe (11pm)
May 31st: Foy Vance at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 31st: Oh Wonder at the Wiltern
June 1st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
June 2nd: Spoon at the Hollywood Palladium
June 3rd: David Ryan Harris at the Troubadour
June 4th: Leroy Sanchez at the Echo
June 5th: The Old 97’s at the Bourbon Room (8pm)
June 6th: The Kills at the Mayan (8pm)
June 6th: The Tesky Brothers at the Wiltern
June 7th: Annie DiRusso at the Echo
June 8th: Dean Lewis at the Fonda (9pm)
June 8th: Teenage Wrist at the Echo
June 10th: Leon at the Wiltern
June 11th: Marty O’Reily & The Old Soul Orchestra at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 14th: Rufus Wainwright at the Ford (8pm)
June 15th: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine at the Greek Theatre (6:45)
June 19th: Joe Purdy at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 20th: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Ford (8pm)
June 23rd: Ani DiFranco at the Ford (8pm)
June 24th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Jesse McCartney at the Wiltern
June 26th: Last Dinosaurs at the Fonda (8:30)
June 28th: Lo Moon at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
June 29th: Norah Jones at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
June 30th: Tony Lucca at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
July 8th: Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
July 8th: Livingmore, Dream Phases, Coyle Girelli, Kat Myers at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
July 22nd: Mandy Moore at the Fonda (8pm)
July 25th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 26th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 30th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at the Wiltern
August 2nd: Josh Groban at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
August 6th: BabyJake at the Echo
August 7th: Punch Brothers and Watchhouse f. Sarah Jarosz at the Ford (7:30)
August 9th: The Decemberists at the Wiltern
August 10th: Tones and I at the Wiltern
August 17th: My Morning Jacket at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (6pm)
August 18th: Blossoms at the El Rey (9pm)
August 20th: The Head and the Heart w/ Dawes at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
August 23rd: Shakey Graves at the Wiltern
August 23rd: Switchfoot and Collective Soul at the YouTube Theatre
August 23rd: Melissa Etheridge at the Ford (8pm)
September 2nd: Goo Goo Dolls w/ Blue October at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
September 10th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
September 10th: Boy & Bar at the Troubadour
October 6th: Enter Shikari at the Regent Theater (7:30)
October 8th: Bear’s Den at the Troubadour
October 8th: Jacob Banks at the Wiltern
October 10th: Rag’N’Bone Man at the Fonda (8:30)
October 11th: Smith & Thell at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
October 14th: FUR at Zebulon
October 20th: Novo Amor at the Fonda (9pm)
October 22nd: AHI at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/9-5/15

I’m fresh out of delightful conversation right now…

Monday: Writer’s Round @ Park & Rec at 6pm

Tuesday: The Dumes, Jack Van Cleaf, Noah Henderson @ Soda Bar at 7pm
AND: Kurt Vile & the Violators @ Observatory North Park at 7pm
AND: The Cult @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Curtis Harding @ Music Box at 8pm
AND: The Bouncing Souls @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT

Wednesday: Sea Wolf, Matt Costa @ Soda Bar at 7:30pm
AND: The Cult @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Kelsy Karter, Animal Sun @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: Penny and Sparrow @ Belly Up at 8pm

Thursday: Dennis Quaid and the Sharks @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Fruit Bats @ Music Box at 8pm
AND: Diana & the G Strings @ Tin Roof at 5pm
AND: Al Barnes @ Rabbit Hole at 6pm
AND: Hardly Human @ Pour House at 9pm

Friday: Tora @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Jenny and the Tramps @ Tin Roof at 5pm
AND: Big Thief @ Observatory North Park at 7pm
AND: Jehlad & Moonshine Soul @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Saturday: Emmit Fenn, Ayokay @ Music Box at 8:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: SoCal Taco Fest feat: Sir Mix-A-Lot and more @ Waterfront Park at 12pm
AND: Trey Hill Trio @ Tin Roof at 10:30pm

Sunday: Tori Roze, Johnny Alexander @ Sycamore Den at 6pm
AND: Standa Atlantic, With Confidence, Cemetary Sun @ Soma at 6pm
AND: MC5 @ Soda Bar at 7:30pm
AND: Julianna Zachariou @ Whistlestop Bar at 8pm

Keep in Mind:
May 16th: UB40 @ Humphrey’s
May 16th: Phantom Planet @ Music Box
May 18th: Blondie @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
May 20th: Mat Kearney @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
May 21st-22nd: North Park Music Fest feat: Little Hurricane, The Silent Comedy, and more
May 21st: Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 22nd: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Humphrey’s
May 22nd: LP @ Soma
May 23rd: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Humphrey’s
May 26th: New Kids on the Block, Salt-n-Peppa, Rick Astley, En Vigue @ Viejas Arena at 7:30pm
May 28th: Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Thrice @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
May 31st: Spoon @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
June 4th: Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre at 7:30pm
June 4th: RX Bandits @ Music Box
June 11th: Dead Lewis @ Observatory North Park
June 22nd: AJR @ Petco Park at 6:30pm
June 24th: Bright Eyes @ Soma
June 24: Sun Room, Saint Luna @ Observatory North Park
June 26th: Tenacious D @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 6th: Fleet Foxes @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
July 15th: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Soda Bar
July 15th: Coin @ Soma
July 17th: Rise Against, The Used, Senses Fail @ Petco
July 27th: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Petco Park
July 27th: The Lumineers @ Pechanga Arena
August 2nd: Newfound Glory @ Observatory North Park
August 3rd: Father John Misty @ Humphreys
August 4th: Father John Misty @ Humphreys
August 5th: Sum 41, Simple Plan @ Soma
August 11th: Third Eye Blind @ Cal Coast Credit Union
August 19th: Gin Blossoms @ Harrah’s Resort
August 22nd: The Head and the Heart @ Humphreys at 7pm
August 23rd: The Head and the Heart @ Humphreys
August 24th: Switchfoot, Collective Soul@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
August 24th: The Killers @ Pechanga Arena
August 28th: Incubus @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 3rd: Hanson @ Humphreys at 7:30pm
September 13th: Imagine Dragons @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 16th: Dave Matthews Band @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 25th: Foreigner @ Harrah’s
October 3rd: Metric @ Observatory North Park
October 7th: Jack Johnson @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 12th: Florence + The Machine @ Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre
October 21st: AFI @ Soma
November 2nd: Mother Mother @ Soma

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/9-5/15

I’ve now been in the UK for a bit over a week. I’ve been to Leicester, Bristol, and London and next up I’m heading to Brighton for The Great Escape Festival. I’ve been listening to all the artists (HERE is my mix), but I am particularly excited to catch The Hara, Bilk, Conrad, and Dead Sara (don’t judge me for prioritizing an LA band – any opportunity to see Dead Sara must be taken!).

In LA, Monday is Biffy Day as Biffy Clyro makes their triumphant return to the Belasco. When the band announced their return to The States, they posted some pictures, including one of their last show at the Belasco (where I spotted myself in the crowd). They will rock the roof off the place! On the other end of the musical spectrum, I’d highly recommend catching Evan Bartels at the Hotel Cafe. His songs get right in there for me.

Here’s what else I’d suggest:

Monday: Biffy Clyro w/ Dead Poet Society at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: Anais Mitchell w/ Samantha Crain at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
ALSO: Ann Wilson (Heart) at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Flaming Lips at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night f. Emmett Mulrooney, Beck Pete, danielle Ponder, Violet Skies at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Evan Bartels at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: onelinedrawing at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Liz Phair Gen X Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: The Pack AD at El Cid (7pm)
ALSO: Ann Wilson (Heart) at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: St. Paul & The Broken Bones at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Weds: The Black Keys at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Youngtones at the Hotel Cafe (7:30)
ALSO: Austin Ward at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)

Thursday: Ninet Tayeb at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Atlas Genius at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Kate Vargas & Eric McFadden at the Mint (7:15)
ALSO: Kurt Vile and the Violators at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Noah Vonne FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Penny & Sparrow at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at the Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Magic! at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Dayseeker, Holding Absense at Chain Reaction (8pm)
ALSO: Brasko w/ Bonavega and American Teeth at the Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Beachlife Festival f. Cold War Kids, Atlas Genius, Velvet Starlings at Redondo Beach (1pm)

Saturday: Cobi at the Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Brad Byrd at the Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Michael Franti at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Stephen Sanchez at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Beachlife Festival f. The Smashing Pumpkins, Vance Joy, The Record Company, Phantom Planet at Redondo Beach (11am)

Sunday: Alo at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Beachlife Festival f. Sheryl Crow, Lord Huron, Lily Meola at Redondo Beach (11am)

To Keep in Mind:  
May 16th: Bad Bad Hats at the Echo
May 18th: Gang of Youths at the Belasco (7pm)
May 18th: Griffin House at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
May 18th: Fontaines DC at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 19th: Mat Kearney at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
May 19th: Aurora at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 19th: Fontaines DC at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 19th: Ezra Furman w/ Grace Cummings at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
May 20th: Jesse and Friends at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
May 22nd: Yael Naim at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
May 22nd: Women Who Rock Benefit f. Aimee Mann, Emily Wolfe, and more (8pm)
May 23rd: Strand of Oaks at Lodge Room (8pm)
May 23rd: Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 25th: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
May 25th: Winnetka Bowling League at the Peppermint Club (7:30)
May 26th: Lily Kershaw at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 20th: Bastille at YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 20th: Delta Spirit at Lodge Room (9pm)
May 21st: LP at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 21st: Charlie Hickey at the Troubadour
May 23rd: The Warning at the Troubadour
May 23rd: mewithoutYou at the Belasco (7pm)
May 24th: The Warning at the Troubadour
May 24th: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 25th: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 25th: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
May 25th: Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
May 26th: Hatchie at Lodge Room (8:30)
May 26th: Ada Lea at Zebulon
May 28th: Vincint at the Fonda (9pm)
May 28th: Aly & AJ at the Wiltern
May 28th: Cheers Elephant at the Echo
May 28th: Jonathan Tyler at the Hotel Cafe (11pm)
May 31st: Foy Vance at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 31st: Oh Wonder at the Wiltern
June 1st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
June 2nd: Spoon at the Hollywood Palladium
June 3rd: David Ryan Harris at the Troubadour
June 4th: Leroy Sanchez at the Echo
June 5th: The Old 97’s at the Bourbon Room (8pm)
June 6th: The Kills at the Mayan (8pm)
June 6th: The Tesky Brothers at the Wiltern
June 7th: Annie DiRusso at the Echo
June 8th: Dean Lewis at the Fonda (9pm)
June 8th: Teenage Wrist at the Echo
June 10th: Leon at the Wiltern
June 11th: Marty O’Reily & The Old Soul Orchestra at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 14th: Rufus Wainwright at the Ford (8pm)
June 15th: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine at the Greek Theatre (6:45)
June 19th: Joe Purdy at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 20th: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Ford (8pm)
June 23rd: Ani DiFranco at the Ford (8pm)
June 24th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Jesse McCartney at the Wiltern
June 26th: Last Dinosaurs at the Fonda (8:30)
June 28th: Lo Moon at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
June 29th: Norah Jones at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
June 30th: Tony Lucca at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
July 8th: Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
July 8th: Livingmore, Dream Phases, Coyle Girelli, Kat Myers at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
July 22nd: Mandy Moore at the Fonda (8pm)
July 25th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 26th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 30th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at the Wiltern
August 2nd: Josh Groban at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
August 6th: BabyJake at the Echo
August 7th: Punch Brothers and Watchhouse f. Sarah Jarosz at the Ford (7:30)
August 9th: The Decemberists at the Wiltern
August 10th: Tones and I at the Wiltern
August 17th: My Morning Jacket at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (6pm)
August 18th: Blossoms at the El Rey (9pm)
August 20th: The Head and the Heart w/ Dawes at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
August 23rd: Shakey Graves at the Wiltern
August 23rd: Switchfoot and Collective Soul at the YouTube Theatre
August 23rd: Melissa Etheridge at the Ford (8pm)
September 2nd: Goo Goo Dolls w/ Blue October at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
September 10th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
September 10th: Boy & Bar at the Troubadour
October 6th: Enter Shikari at the Regent Theater (7:30)
October 8th: Bear’s Den at the Troubadour
October 8th: Jacob Banks at the Wiltern
October 10th: Rag’N’Bone Man at the Fonda (8:30)
October 11th: Smith & Thell at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
October 14th: FUR at Zebulon
October 20th: Novo Amor at the Fonda (9pm)
October 22nd: AHI at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/2-5/8

Many of the music venues are turning into comedy houses for the Netflix is a Joke festival. I am using this as an excuse to exit not just the city, but the country and will be checking out all the UK bands in their homeland for the next few weeks. Yesterday I was in Leicester, UK rocking out with The Virginmarys (!!). Today I’m in London gearing up for a week that might include Red Rum Club, Kid Kapachi, Will and the People, and Twin Atlantic celebrating the 10 year anniversary of one of my favorite albums, Free.

Back in LA, I’ve earmarked the musical experiences I would love to attend. I’d particularly recommend Quinn Christopherson who is opening for Thao at Teragram Ballroom on Friday (he was a surprise find at SXSW). We also have a pair of rock duos with cleopatrick (my top 2021 pick) opening for Royal Blood.

Here’s the rest:

Monday: It’s a School Night f. Wens, Flowerkid, Grae, Finkel at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)

Tuesday: Easy Life at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Madeleine Mayi w/ King Mala & Emei at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Stephanie Tarling at the Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Lydia Kaseta & Friends at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Wet Sounds & Austin Leonard Jones at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Weds: Mehro w/ Flowerkid at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: The Mysterines at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Lean at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Yumi Zouma w/ Beauty Queen at the Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Barrie at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)

Thursday: Royal Blood w/ cleopatrick at the Novo (8pm)
ALSO: LACES at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Talbott Brothers at Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: The Head and the Heart at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Velvet Starlings at Zebulon (8pm)
ALSO: Lorde w/ Remi Wolf at Shrine Auditorium (7:30)
ALSO: Yumi Zouma w/ Beauty Queen at the Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Sondre Lerche at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Thao w/ Black Belt Eagle Scout and Quinn Christopherson at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Mike Garson w/ Evan Rachel Wood and Zane Carney at The Sun Room (8pm)
ALSO: Passenger at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian (8pm)
ALSO: Hanna Haas at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Suki Waterhouse w/ Jane. at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Ariel Posen at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: Pearl Jam at the Forum (7:30)
ALSO: Lorde w/ Remi Wolf at Shrine Auditorium (7:30)
ALSO: Leroy From The North FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)

Saturday: flor at the Moroccan Lounge (9am…yes, it’s an AM show).
ALSO: Jonathan Roy w/ Peter Raffoul FREE at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jackie Lipson at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Kevin Devine at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Pearl Jam at the Forum (7:30)
ALSO: The Story So Far at Shrine LA Outdoors (7pm)

Sunday: Hembree at Resident (7:30)
ALSO: Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings FREE at The Viper Room (7pm)
ALSO: Sunday Night Revue: An Evening with the Music of The Rolling Stones at the Hotel Cafe (8:30)
ALSO: nothing, nowhere at the Belasco (6pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
May 9th: Biffy Clyro w/ Dead Poet Socity at the Belasco (7pm)
May 9th: Ann Wilson (Heart) at the El Rey (8pm)
May 9th: Anais Mitchell at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
May 9th: The Flaming Lips at the Wiltern (7pm)
May 10th: Evan Bartels at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
May 10th: Ann Wilson (Heart) at the El Rey (8pm)
May 12th: Ninet Tayeb at the Troubadour
May 12th: Atlas Genius at the Venice West (8pm)
May 13th: Penny & Sparrow at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 13th: Magic! at the Venice West (8pm)
May 14th: Cobi at the Hotel Cafe (10pm)
May 14th: Michael Franti at the Venice West (8pm)
May 15th: Alo at the Venice West (8pm)
May 16th: Bad Bad Hats at the Echo
May 18th: Gang of Youths at the Belasco (7pm)
May 18th: Griffin House at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
May 18th: Fontaines DC at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 19th: Mat Kearney at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
May 19th: Aurora at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 19th: Fontaines DC at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 19th: Ezra Furman w/ Grace Cummings at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
May 20th: Jesse and Friends at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
May 22nd: Yael Naim at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
May 22nd: Women Who Rock Benefit f. Aimee Mann, Emily Wolfe, and more (8pm)
May 23rd: Strand of Oaks at Lodge Room (8pm)
May 23rd: Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 25th: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
May 25th: Winnetka Bowling League at the Peppermint Club (7:30)
May 26th: Lily Kershaw at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 20th: Bastille at YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 20th: Delta Spirit at Lodge Room (9pm)
May 21st: LP at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 21st: Charlie Hickey at the Troubadour
May 23rd: The Warning at the Troubadour
May 23rd: mewithoutYou at the Belasco (7pm)
May 24th: The Warning at the Troubadour
May 24th: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 25th: Olivia Rodrigo w/ Holly Humberstone at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 25th: Lauren Sanderson at the El Rey (8:30)
May 25th: Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
May 26th: Hatchie at Lodge Room (8:30)
May 26th: Ada Lea at Zebulon
May 28th: Vincint at the Fonda (9pm)
May 28th: Aly & AJ at the Wiltern
May 28th: Cheers Elephant at the Echo
May 28th: Jonathan Tyler at the Hotel Cafe (11pm)
May 31st: Foy Vance at the Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
May 31st: Oh Wonder at the Wiltern
May 31st: Leann Rimes at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
June 1st: Jack White at the YouTube Theatre (8pm)
June 2nd: Spoon at the Hollywood Palladium
June 3rd: David Ryan Harris at the Troubadour
June 4th: Leroy Sanchez at the Echo
June 5th: The Old 97’s at the Bourbon Room (8pm)
June 6th: The Kills at the Mayan (8pm)
June 6th: The Tesky Brothers at the Wiltern
June 7th: Annie DiRusso at the Echo
June 8th: Dean Lewis at the Fonda (9pm)
June 8th: Teenage Wrist at the Echo
June 10th: Leon at the Wiltern
June 11th: Marty O’Reily & The Old Soul Orchestra at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 14th: Rufus Wainwright at the Ford (8pm)
June 15th: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine at the Greek Theatre (6:45)
June 19th: Joe Purdy at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
June 20th: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Ford (8pm)
June 23rd: Ani DiFranco at the Ford (8pm)
June 24th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Brandi Carlile at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
June 25th: Jesse McCartney at the Wiltern
June 26th: Last Dinosaurs at the Fonda (8:30)
June 28th: Lo Moon at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
June 29th: Norah Jones at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
June 30th: Tony Lucca at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
July 8th: Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
July 8th: Livingmore, Dream Phases, Coyle Girelli, Kat Myers at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
July 22nd: Mandy Moore at the Fonda (8pm)
July 25th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 26th: The Chicks at the Greek Theatre
July 30th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at the Wiltern
August 2nd: Josh Groban at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
August 6th: BabyJake at the Echo
August 7th: Punch Brothers and Watchhouse f. Sarah Jarosz at the Ford (7:30)
August 9th: The Decemberists at the Wiltern
August 10th: Tones and I at the Wiltern
August 17th: My Morning Jacket at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (6pm)
August 18th: Blossoms at the El Rey (9pm)
August 20th: The Head and the Heart w/ Dawes at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
August 23rd: Shakey Graves at the Wiltern
August 23rd: Switchfoot and Collective Soul at the YouTube Theatre
August 23rd: Melissa Etheridge at the Ford (8pm)
September 2nd: Goo Goo Dolls w/ Blue October at the Greek Theatre (7pm)
September 10th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
September 10th: Boy & Bar at the Troubadour
October 6th: Enter Shikari at the Regent Theater (7:30)
October 8th: Bear’s Den at the Troubadour
October 8th: Jacob Banks at the Wiltern
October 10th: Rag’N’Bone Man at the Fonda (8:30)
October 11th: Smith & Thell at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
October 14th: FUR at Zebulon
October 20th: Novo Amor at the Fonda (9pm)
October 22nd: AHI at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)

~ Kristen