Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/16-12/22

It’s been a great week of holiday music and parties. Wednesday’s venture to Largo for The Watkins Family Christmas was exactly as magical as I anticipated with the amazing Sara and Sean Watkins performing a Nickel Creek song with Matt Hales (Aqualung) and a surprise appearance by Jackson Browne. Friday night at The Hotel Cafe was another winner. My favorite that night was an acapella holiday song by Javier Dunn accompanied by the likes of Cary Brothers and Pete and J from Harper Blynn.

Moving forward to this week, my show pick is Irontom Monday night at Bardot for It’s a School Night.  These guys are headed for big things so if you haven’t seen them yet, here’s your chance. It’s also the time of year for Camp Freddy. I’m looking forward to seeing what surprises the big rockers have in store for us this year.

The rest of my picks:


Monday: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Basia Bulat and Irontom (9:30, 10:30)…RSVP
ALSO: North La Brea All-Star Conquistadors (Jay Nash Garrison Starr, AG and Gabriel Mann) at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Young Dubliners at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Max and the Moon, Say Say, and Hellogoodbye at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live featuring King Washington (7pm)


Tuesday: Kill Hannah with 8mm, GoldenState, and Aeges at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Javier Dunn, Holly Conlan, Phil Krohnengold, and Jesse Thomas at Room 5 (8,9,10,11)
ALSO: A Tribute to John Lennon FREE at The Satellite featuring Chris Stills, Trevor Menear, King Washington, Brian Whelan, and more (9pm)
ALSO: Icona Pop with K. Flay and Sirah at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: A Judy Collins Christmas at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Weds: Chris Stills and Tis The Season of Song with Duniven, Jerry Borge, Brian Whelan, and Tasso Smith at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Mark Ballas and Dylan Chambers at Room 5 (7, 8)


Thursday: The Material at House of Blues (7:30)
ALSO: Camp Freddy with Franky Perez at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Mike Viola at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (7pm)


Friday: Percy & The Gunslingers and Birds of A Black Feather at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Camp Freddy with Picture Me Broken at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Steve Carlson at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: 2nd Annual Merry Minstrel Music Circus: A Holiday Gathering & Jamathon at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Pinback at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (7pm)


Saturday: Kate Earl and Ely Rise Presents at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Senators at The Mint (9:30)
ALSO: Camp Freddy with Palaye Royale at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: 2nd Annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering & Jamathon (7:30)


Sunday: ?



To Keep in Mind:
January 10th: Youngblood Hawke at The Natural History Museum
January 11th: Jon Foreman with The Summer Set at House of Blues
January 16th: Moon Taxi at The Troubadour
January 16th: Carina Round at Bootleg Bar
January 16th: Nightmare & The Cat at Bootleg Theater
January 16th and 23rd: Jimmy Gnecco at The Viper Room
January 26th: Speak at Bootleg Bar
February 7th: Citizen Cope at The Wiltern
February 11th: Band of Horses at Wilshire Ebell Theatre
February 11th: Augustines at The Troubadour
February 12th: Greg Laswell at The Troubadour
February 13th: Brandon Boyd and Sons of the Sea at The Belasco Theater
February 14th: Biffy Clyro at The El Rey
February 19th: New Politics at The Troubadour
February 22nd: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
February 27th: Kodaline at The El Rey
March 18th: Band of Skulls at The Belasco Theater
March 21st: St. Vincent at The Wiltern
March 27th: Delta Rae at The Troubadour
April 4th: The War on Drugs at The Troubadour
May 9th: We Are Scientists at The Troubadour

~ Kristen