Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/18-5/25

I crossed “bonfire at the beach” off my LA bucket list this weekend. There were s’mores! It took me back to my Girl Scout days. I also hadn’t been to the beach in a really long time so it was nice to be reminded that I do indeed live near the ocean.

There are a couple really special shows happening this week. The Nickel Creek tour hits the Wiltern on Wednesday. It seems like several lifetimes ago when I stumbled upon this folk trio in Keystone, Colorado and I couldn’t be more excited about their return to the music scene after a seven year absence. Also Tuesday night my (thus far) favorite musical discovery of 2014, Hozier, will be at The Troubadour.  That show is sold out, but if you ever get the opportunity to hear this Irish bard sing, do it!

As for the rest of my musical recommendations:

Monday: it’s a school night at Bardot featuring Wild Party…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: In The Valley Below FREE at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog Presents at The Viper Room f. The Crazy Brave, The Pocket Rockets, The Brothers Zmed (9pm)
ALSO: Oh Honey and James Blunt at The Belasco Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Coldplay at Royce Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Jesse Thomas, Casey Abrams, Joel Eckels, Michael Doman, etc. (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint featuring Palaye Royale and more (7pm)


Tuesday: Hozier at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Trapdoor Social, King Washington, Timmy Sean and the Celebrities at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s f. Scarlett Rabe
ALSO: Roses & Revolutions at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)


Weds: Nickel Creek at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Dead Sara with Rival Tides and Giver at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Thomas Dybdahl and Alex Dezen with Jay Blynn & friends at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Band of Skulls at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)


Thursday: The Unlikely Candidates and The New Electric Sound at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Wild Party at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Nathaniel Ratliff at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: decoded at Loaded (10pm)
ALSO: Fauntella Crow at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: 22 Kings at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Billy Joel with Gavin DeGraw at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)


Friday: Howlin’ Rain at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Matt Pond PA with The Lighthouse And The Whaler at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Raskins with Betty Moon and The Gallery at The Viper Room (9pm)


Saturday: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Against Me! at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Nina Storey at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: State Line Syndicate and The Brave Ones at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Ari Hest and Suzanne Vega at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Joan Osborne at McCabe’s (8pm and 10pm)


Sunday: Against Me! at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Kevin Earnest at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
May 28th: First Aid Kit at El Rey Theatre
May 30th: Priscilla Ahn at The Masonic Lodge
May 31st: Ron Pope at The Roxy
June 5th: OneRepublic and The Script at Hollywood Bowl
June 7th: Make Music Pasadena
June 14th: The Both at El Rey Theatre
June 16th: Ed Sheeran at The Hollywood Bowl
June 17th: Crash Kings at Bootleg HiFi
June 18th: Matt Nathanson at Greek Theatre
June 19th: Dan Wilson at Largo
June 21st: The Milk Carton Kids at Japan America Theatre
July 10th: Prides at The Troubadour
July 22nd: OK Go at The Troubadour
July 23rd: OK Go at The Echo
July 24th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
August 10th: Iron and Wine and Glen Hansard at Hollywood Bowl
August 23rd: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre
October 2nd: The War on Drugs at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Ben Kweller at The Roxy
October 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 8th: twenty one pilots at Hollywood Palladium
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre

~ Kristen