Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/21-4/6

Yesterday, I became a radio DJ with High Voltage radio hour on The Independent FM. It was quite the experience! We’ll be doing a show every Saturday 6-7, so bookmark here and tune in ( This week, I selected tracks by The Kin, Dear Boy, Parade of Lights, and the band that started it all, Pepper’s Ghost (that last one was a particular thrill).

Speaking of the band whose demise broke my heart, two of its members are in town this week playing with War on Drugs. My other picks this week are Betty Who also at The Troubadour (she’s fantastic!) and the killer line-up at The Satellite on Friday that includes The Record Company, The Janks, and Ume.

But really, that’s just the start of the great musical options. Here are the rest!:

Monday: The Strypes with Dinosaur Pile Up at El Rey Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Moses Sumney FREE at Bootleg Theater (11pm)
ALSO: Music Mondays FREE at Room 5 (8pm)


Tuesday: Betty Who at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Cerny Brothers, The Dustbowl Revival, Tyler Lyle FREE at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Lacuna Coil at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Warped Tour Kick-Off Party at Club Nokia (7pm)
ALSO: Neil Young at The Dolby Theatre (8pm)


Weds: Kiven with Dead Right and Yellow Red Sparks FREE at Hemingway’s (9pm)
ALSO: The Delta Saints and Blackberry Smoke at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Wise Cub and Maudlin Strangers at The Hotel Cafe (8, 11)
ALSO: Vanaprasta at Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: Western Scene, Mackintosh Braun, Barcelona at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Cheers Elephant at SIlverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Neil Young at The Dolby Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Zucchero at Club Nokia (8pm)


Thursday: X Ambassadors with Dear Boy and Max and the Moon at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Petty Fest LA at El Rey Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Jonah Matranga w/ The Brookline Bunch at The Hotel Cafe


Friday: The Record Company with The Janks and Ume at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Caught a Ghost at Bootleg Bar (9pm)…record release party
ALSO: The Shakers at El Cid (11:30)
ALSO: Dylan Chambers and Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: The War on Drugs at The Troubadour (10pm)


Saturday: The War on Drugs at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Absolute at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Fitz & The Tantrums w/ Bad Suns and Nightmare and the Cat at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Light Up the Blues Concert Benefit featuring Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills, etc. (6pm)


Sunday: Black Crystal Wolf Kids “Coachella Tribute Show” at The Echo (6pm)



To Keep in Mind:
April 8th: Katie Herzig at The Troubadour
April 10th: Nina Nesbitt at Bootleg Bar
April 11th: Tyrone Wells at The Troubadour
April 16th: The 1975 and Sir Sly at Club Nokia
April 18th: Rufus Wainwright at Orpheum Theatre
April 18th: Lakes at The Hotel Cafe
April 21st: You Me at Six at The Troubadour
April 21st: Rags & Ribbons at The Mint
April 23rd: Terraplane Sun at The Troubadour
April 28th: Augustana at The Troubadour
May 1st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 1st: Adam Arcuragi at Bootleg Bar
May 3rd: Manchester Orchestra at House of Blues
May 6th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Wiltern
May 7th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Wiltern
May 9th: twenty one pilots at The Wiltern
May 9th: We Are Scientists at The Troubadour
May 17th: Birdy at The Wiltern
May 19th: James Blunt at The Balasco Theater
May 21st: Nickel Creek at The Wiltern
May 22nd: Nathaniel Ratliff at The Echo
May 23rd: Ben Sollee at Largo
May 24th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
May 24th/25th: Against Me! at The Roxy
May 28th: First Aid Kit at El Rey Theatre
May 31st: Ron Pope at The Roxy
June 5th: OneRepublic and The Script at Hollywood Bowl
June 14th: The Both at El Rey Theatre
June 21st: The Milk Carton Kids at Japan America Theatre
July 24th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre

~ Kristen