Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/17-12/23

Last week was a blur of holiday parties, sleepless nights, and dwarves. Saturday night, I attended the annual Hotel Cafe Holiday party and after hearing the gentlemen of Broken Anchor do their traditional Christmas rap followed by Cary Brothers and Harper Blynn merging their talents on what might now be my new favorite rendition of “O Holy Night”, it officially feels like The Holiday Season! Now, if only I could get some elves over to finish up my Christmas gifts, I’d be all set!

This week hosts another Holiday tradition, Camp Freddy at The Roxy. Instead of every Friday in December, this year the super group + unknown special guests are doing three nights in a row this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for us this year.

The other must-see this week is Tuesday at The Hotel Cafe. This marks the last night of Harper Blynn’s residency. If you haven’t gotten around to seeing this amazing band, this is your last chance. DO IT!

Here are my other recommendations:


Monday: The Dead Ships FREE at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring The Mowgli’s and Peace…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)


Tuesday: All Spots to Black, My Name is You, Harper Blynn, Act As If, and Commercial at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Lifehouse at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones featuring Brett Anderson, Chris Shiflett, The Dustbowl Revival, etc. FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at Piano Bar featuring Johnny Moezzi (9pm)


Weds: Watkins Family Christmas at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Robert Francis, Trevor Hall, and Brian Wright at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Haim at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO Western Scene at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Great Northern FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)


Thursday: Ringside at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Tic Tic Boom! at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Thomas Nicholas Band and Rocco Deluca at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: Camp Freddy at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering & Goodwill Jamathon featuring Mike Campbell, Bob Weir, Jackson Browne, and Benmont Tench (8pm)


Friday: Camp Freddy at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Jessie Payo at Harvelle’s (9:30)
ALSO: Rufus and Martha Wainwright at UCLA Royce Hall (8pm)


Saturday: Camp Freddy at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Rufus and Martha Wainwright at UCLA Royce Hall (8pm)


Sunday: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
December 23rd: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 27th: Parade of Lights at Bootleg Bar
January 3rd: Royal Teeth at The Roxy
January 19th: Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger at The Roxy
January 23rd: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre
January 23rd, 24th, 26th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
April 20th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen