Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/20-10/27

Last week was a good one: new EPs from The Kin and Hudson Taylor, excellent shows from up and coming acts like Irontom, Kid Karate, The Delta Saints, and Rags & Ribbons, and The Cardinals made it to the World Series! I also learned what shoes NOT to wear to a punk rock show. Frank Turner had me bouncing up and down so much, it hurt to walk for days.

My top pick next week goes to Carbon Leaf who is making a rare LA appearance Monday night at The Hotel Cafe. They’ve had two new releases this year, the celtic-influenced Ghost Dragons Attack Castles and the more Americana sounding Constellation Prize both full of musical gems. My other can’t miss is The Heavy Heavy Hearts at Harvelle’s on Friday. The bluesy-rockers are playing their final show in LA before moving to Nashville.

Here’s my list of show recommendations also featuring Harper Blynn, Queen Caveat, Matthew Mayfield, Stephen Kellogg, Boy, and more:

Monday: Carbon Leaf with Marcus Eaton at The Hotel Cafe (6:30)
ALSO: The Tragic Thrills, Harper Blynn, and Max and The Moon FREE at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Palaye Royale and The Filthy Souls at Los Globos (8pm)…free before 9pm
ALSO: Twin Forks at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Laura Marling at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint featuring Black Carl (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)


Tuesday: Queen Caveat with Beware of Darkness and Filthy Souls at Hemingway’s (9pm)
ALSO: Matthew Koma and Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)…Ernie Halter record release show
ALSO: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas at WitZend (8:30)
ALSO: Death of a Star at The House of Blues (8:30)
ALSO: AFI at The Fonda (8pm)


Weds: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Dig at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival at The Mint (10:30)
ALSO: Jill Sobule & John Doe at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Katy Perry with Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Tegan & Sara, and Kacey Musgraves at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)


Thursday:Holly Conlan and Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)…Holly Conlan record release show
ALSO: Last American Buffalo, Rook and The Ravens, Palaye Royale at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Oh Land at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Sounds with Gemini Club at The Belasco Theater (8pm)


Friday: Stephen Kellogg with Fort Atlantic at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Heavy Heavy Hearts with The Shakers at Harvelle’s (9pm)…the band’s final show before moving to Nashville
ALSO: Lake Street Drive, Keaton Simons, The Absolute at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 11)
ALSO: Cassie Steele, Super Water Sympathy, Seth Freeman at Molly Malones (7:45, 8:25, 9:20)
ALSO: Boyce Avenue at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Orlando Napier at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: Jon Brion at Largo (9:30)


Saturday: Boy at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister with Caught a Ghost and Song Preservation Society at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex (8pm)
ALSO: New Found Glory & Alkaline Trio at Club Nokia (8pm)


Sunday: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: 8MM with Dekades at The Viper Room (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel Café
October 30th: Kodaline and Diane Birch at The Troubadour
October 30th: The Neighbourhood at The Palladium
October 30th: Lewis Watson at Bootleg Bar
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre
November 5th: The Lonely Forest at Bootleg Bar
November 7th: The Griswolds at The Satellite
November 8th: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room
November 10th: High Voltage 10th Anniversary Show f. John Flanagan and The Last Internationale
November 12th: The Milk Carton Kids Revue at Largo
November 13th: Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 15th: The Shakers at The Viper Room
November 16th: The Milk Carton Kids at Largo
November 19th: Foxes at The Troubadour
November 20th/22nd: Black Crowes at The Wiltern
November 22nd: Sir Sly at The Echoplex
November 23rd/24th: Pearl Jam at LA Sports Arena
December 3rd: Howie Day at Largo
December 5th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 6th: Will Hoge and Red Wanting Blue at The Troubadour
December 7th: Crash Kings at The Satellite
December 8th: High Voltage Holiday Party f. The Bolts and The Filthy Souls
December 10th: The Head and the Heart at The Wiltern
December 10th: The Silent Comedy at The Troubadour
December 12th: American Authors at The Roxy

~ Kristen