Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/27-2/2

I spent some time at NAMM this weekend. It was my first NAMM experience, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve concluded that NAMM is just a big networking event. I had a great time running into old friends and making new ones.  I also caught some exciting showcases, picked up some ear plugs to try, and saw many a snazzy guitar, drum, microphone, etc. It was all quite exhausting and my feet are ready to go sit at a desk all next week. Except, of course, for the evenings when we have some fun musical options. Most of my top picks are on Monday. Good luck deciding between Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe, Vanaprasta’s last residency show with Dear Boy, Andrew Ripp at Bardot, and another excellent round of singer-songwriters at Room 5 for the Monday Monday event.

Here’s what else I’d recommend:

Monday: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Dear Boy and Vanaprasta FREE at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Andrew Ripp (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Charles MacDonald, Scott Mellis, Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels, etc. (8:30)


Tuesday: Justin Hopkins, Vicci Martinez, Sonia Rao at WitZend (8:15, 9, 9:45)
ALSO: Shel at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s featuring Patrick Droney (9pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights at The Mint (10:30)
ALSO: The Lexingtons with The Blue Bird Bandits at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: The Soft White Sixties and The Strypes at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Tall Tales & Silver Lining at Los Globos (9pm)


WedsBootstraps, The Saint Johns, David & Devine, Jesse Macht, Fever,Fever at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Kin and Pink at The Honda Center in Anaheim (7:30)
ALSO: The Filthy Souls FREE at Hemingway’s (9pm)


Thursday: Percy & The Gunslingers at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: The Memorials, 28 North at The Viper Room (9pm)


Friday: Ash at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Kyle Wyman Band and LA Hootenanny at American Legion Post 43 (8pm)
ALSO: Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog Anniversary Show at The Silverlake Lounge featuring LA River Bend, Young Creatures, The Space Race, and The Sharp Medicine (8pm)
ALSO: The Absolute at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas at Five Star Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The Wood Brothers at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Robert DeLong at The El Rey (9pm)


Saturday: Parade of Lights FREE at Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival downtown at Central Plaza State (6pm)
ALSO: The Alarm Science at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Raquel Rodriguez at The Mint (10pm)



To Keep in Mind:
February 7th: Citizen Cope at The Wiltern
February 8th: Queen Caveat record release party
February 11th: Band of Horses at Wilshire Ebell Theatre
February 11th: Augustines at The Troubadour
February 11th: Sir Sly at The El Rey
February 11th: Meg Myers and Irontom at Bootleg Bar
February 11th: Band of Horses at Wilshire Ebell Theatre
February 12th: Greg Laswell at The Troubadour
February 12th: Band Horses at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
February 12th: Chappo at Bootleg Bar
February 13th: Brandon Boyd and Sons of the Sea at The Belasco Theater
February 14th: Biffy Clyro at The El Rey
February 17th: Duncan Sheik and Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
February 18th: Hudson Taylor at The Hotel Cafe
February 19th: New Politics at The Troubadour
February 19th and 20th: Jon McLaughlin at The Hotel Cafe
February 21st: We Were Promised Jetpacks at El Rey Theatre
February 22nd: Charlotte Martin and Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe
February 27th: Kodaline at The El Rey
February 28th: Scars on 45 at The Hotel Cafe
March 1st: The Shakers and The Janks at The Viper Room
March 4th: The Colourist at The Troubadour
March 5th: The Ataris at The House of Blues
March 5th: The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour
March 15th: Lake Street Dive at The Troubadour
March 17th: Turin Brakes at The Troubadour
March 18th: Band of Skulls at The Belasco Theater
March 21st: St. Vincent at The Wiltern
March 21st: Bayside at The House of Blues
March 21st: Wakey! Wakey! At The Bootleg Bar
March 27th: Delta Rae at The Troubadour
March 28th: The Kin at The Troubadour
April 4th: The War on Drugs at The Troubadour
May 9th: We Are Scientists at The Troubadour
May 17th: Birdy at The Wiltern
June 5th: OneRepublic and The Script at Hollywood Bowl
June 21st: The Milk Carton Kids at Japan America Theatre

~ Kristen