Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/18-11/24

I experienced a traditional tea for the first time today. Not tea as in the drink, but tea as in the event.  There was quite a selection of teas present; enough to fill a multi-page coffee table type book. We were also presented with fresh scones, cakes and cookies, mini sandwiches, and an ice cream tea float that also included some sort of rich cream…I’m not sure that I’ve ever consumed more sugar in one sitting. The best part of tea was the company and conversation. Just be warned, if ever invited to tea, it’s a bit like brunch in that you really need to block out half your day.

Now, I’m attempting to cram in the rest of my weekend to do list without staying up all night (a regular thing for me to do these days). I’m really hoping next week will be a bit more normal, which means, fitting in a good show or two…or three… Top on my list include local favorites Irontom and Dear Boy on Monday, a tough choice between Foxes and Tonight Alive Tuesday and a pair of up and comers, Jaymes Young and Sir Sly, at The Echoplex on Friday.

Quite a few decent shows this week. Here’s my entire list:


Monday: Dear Boy FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Irontom and Act As If at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Black Belt Karate, Brothers Zmed, Mars and The Massacre, and The Active Set FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: James Supercave FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Against Me! at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Chvrches at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint featuring DJ High Voltage (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)


Tuesday: Foxes at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Tonight Alive with Echosmith, The Downtown Fiction at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Deluka and Fire in the Hamptons FREE at King King (8:30)
ALSO: The Filthy Souls FREE at Hemingway’s (10:30)
ALSO: Raquel Rodriguez at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Brett Detar at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Jesse Ware at House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: A Tribute to Neil Young FREE at The Satellite featuring Leslie Stevens, Chris Stills, All Spots to Black, etc. (9pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)


Weds: Father Tiger at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: A Great Big World at Sayers Club (7:30)
ALSO: Campfire OK and Run River North at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Decoded at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Polica at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)


Thursday: Roses’s Pawn Shop, Steve Carlson, Solwave at The Hotel Cafe (9,10,11)
ALSO: Family Cave FREE at TRiP (10pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Over the Rhine at The El Rey (8pm)


Friday: Jaymes Young and Sir Sly at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: William Fitzsimmons, Javier Dunn, Kevin Earnest (8, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: The Gallery at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Laura Maust at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: John Reilly + Friends f. Becky Stark and Tom Brousseau at Bootleg Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Anthony Green at The El Rey (7:30)
ALSO: The Black Crowes at The Wiltern (8pm)


Saturday: Oh Mercy at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Percy and The Gunslingers FREE at O’Briens (10pm)
ALSO: President Jesus, Elvis H. Christ and The Suicidal Kings, Planet of Chaos, and Unsound Foundation at The Good Hurt (8pm)
ALSO: Palaye Royale at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Kate Nash at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: The Black Crowes at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: Pearl Jam at The Los Angeles Sports Arena (7:30)


Sunday: Nightlands at The Echo (6pm)
ALSO: Beck and The Los Angeles Philharmonic with guests at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Pearl Jam at The Los Angeles Sports Arena (7:30)
ALSO: A Rock School Scholarship Fund Benefit with Jackson Browne at The Troubadour (6:30)



To Keep in Mind:
December 3rd: Howie Day at Largo
December 4th: Butch Walker at The Grammy Museum
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 7th/8th: KROQ Acoustic Christmas
December 8th: High Voltage Holiday Party f. The Bolts and The Filthy Souls
December 9th: Lissie at The Fonda
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
December 13th: Jeff Campbell at The Viper Room
December 15th: Bonnie Bishop at The Viper Room
December 17th: Kill Hannah at The Roxy
January 16th and 23rd: Jimmy Gnecco at The Viper Room
February 19th: New Politics at The Troubadour
February 27th: Kodaline at The El Rey

~ Kristen