Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/26-6/1

Music and memories often go hand in hand. I have certain artists that I associate with particular traumas in my life because they were playing at the time of the incident. For example, Sheryl Crow goes with that time I got run off the highway in rural PA and Fall Out Boy is paired with the time someone smashed into my car in South Carolina (completely his fault, but of course my car was totaled). I added a new one to the list this week. James Blunt will now forever be associated with that time I fainted at a show. Before anyone asks, I am okay. At least I feel okay now. It’s just kind of sad that I’ll never be able to listen to Back to Bedlam again without feeling a little woozy.


So, last week didn’t go exactly as anticipated, but here’s to hoping this week doesn’t have any similar surprises. There are several great show options this week, especially on Wednesday, but show pick of the week must go to Irontom who are playing along with The Janks Tuesday night at Townhouse & The Del Monte in Venice.


Here are the rest of my picks. Happy Memorial Day!


Monday: In the Valley Below with Omniflux and Will Love FREE at The Echo (9pm)


Tuesday: The Janks and Irontom at Townhouse & The Del Monte in Venice (9,10)
ALSO: Brian Marquis at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Billy Joel at The Hollywood Bowl (8pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at The Piano Bar (10pm)


Weds: Max Collins and Sad Robot FREE at Hemingway’s (10pm)
ALSO: Mosco Rosco and The New Electric Sound FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Bolts at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Thomas Dybdahl and Broken Arrow at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Elbow at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: First Aid Kit at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Jamestown Revival at The Grammy Museum (8pm)


Thursday: Kris Orlowski, The Wind + The Wave, Jamestown Revival at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Wellspring at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Our Lady J at WitZend (7, 10)


Friday: Priscilla Ahn at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: The Record Company (acoustic) at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Brody Dalle at The Troubadour (9pm)


Saturday: Ron Pope at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Caught a Ghost at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (9pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s at Hollister House in Santa Monica (7pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Chris Pierce at Genghis Cohen (10pm)
ALSO: KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater f. Beck, Fall Out Boy, The Neighbourhood, Bastille, Fitz & The Tantrums, The 1975, Phantogram, American Authors, Bleachers, etc.


Sunday: Madi Diaz FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)


To Keep in Mind:
June 5th: OneRepublic and The Script at Hollywood Bowl
June 7th: Make Music Pasadena
June 8th: Penny & Sparrow at The Hotel Cafe
June 10th: James Bay at The Hotel Cafe
June 10th: Jack White at The Fonda Theatre
June 11th: Jack White at The Mayan
June 14th: The Both at El Rey Theatre
June 14th: Levi Weaver at The Hotel Cafe
June 16th: Ed Sheeran at The Hollywood Bowl
June 17th: Crash Kings at Bootleg HiFi
June 18th: Matt Nathanson at Greek Theatre
June 18th: High Voltage show at The Silverlake Lounge
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
July 31st: Foxy Shazam at The El Rey
August 1st: The Griswolds at The Echo
August 2nd: Saint Motel at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Red Wanting Blue at Bootleg Theater
August 5th: Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 10th: Iron and Wine and Glen Hansard at Hollywood Bowl
August 13th: Reignwolf at The Troubadour
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 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour

~ Kristen