Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/4-8/10

I just returned from a beautiful wedding up north in the Half Moon Bay area. The bride and I met several years ago doing a music video shoot for Nico Vega where we were both extras. The drive up and back in the span of two days was exhausting, but the wedding was lovely, the bride and groom happy, and I had fun on the dance floor with friends, old and new. Plus, you’ve got to love a wedding where one of the reception gifts is a mixed CD!!

As much as I don’t want to believe it, August is upon us. There are some great residencies this month including Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe on Monday nights so plan ahead and figure out which week/s you can go. Show pick this week goes to Truth & Salvage Co. who are in town from Nashville Thursday and Friday at The Hotel Cafe. Some of my favorite musical memories are of this band at this venue. I am sure these nights will be quite memorable.

As for my other selected musical options:


Monday: Zane Carney, Romeo Testa at the Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers FREE at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: AKW and The Active Set FREE at Harvard and Stone (10pm)
ALSO: it’s a School Night at Bardot f. Liam Bailey…FREE with RSVP (8:30)
ALSO: FREE music Monday at Harvelle’s f. Black Belt Karate, Stage 11, and The Brothers Zmed (8:30)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Dragonfly (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Jessie Payo, Joel Eckels, Jesse Thomas, and more (8pm)


Tuesday: Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca, Mike Mains & The Branches at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s f. Night Riots
ALSO: Mother at Bootleg HiFi (9pm)
ALSO: Wild Roses w/ Mia Dyson FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Beardyman with Evan Voytas at The Roxy (8pm)


Weds: Acoustic Storytelling: A Night with Justin Furstenfeld with Ryan White at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Spoon FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions Presents FREE Hemingways f. Dekades (9pm)
ALSO: In Celebration of Elliott Smith at The Largo (9pm)
ALSO: Wild Cub at The El Rey (9pm)


Thursday: Jessie Payo, Minnie Driver, Truth & Salvage Co and Friends at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: The Narwhals, Air Traffic Controller, The Tragic Thrills at Bootleg HiFi (9, 9:45, 10:45)
ALSO: Jagwar Ma w/ Fascinator FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Echocell FREE at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (8pm)
ALSO: Haim at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Temper Trap at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Arctic Monkeys at The Staples Center (7:30)


Friday: The Shakers at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Truth & Salvage Co with George Stanford, Foster Timms, and more at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO Drenge at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Nina Storey at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Paolo Nutini at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Haim at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Kooks at The Roxy (7:30, 10)
ALSO: Spoon at Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoors on The Fairbanks Lawn (7pm)
ALSO: Father John Misty at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)

Saturday: Chinatown Summer Nights FREE f. music by The Rebel Light, The New Electric Sound and more (6pm)
ALSO: Elliot Yamin at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Will Love, The Filthy Souls at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Owenstone and Black Belt Karate at The Mint (7:45, 8:30)
ALSO: Jenny Lewis at The Wiltern (8pm)


Sunday: The Head and the Heart, Glen Hansard, Iron & Wine and Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:
August 12th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
August 12th: NONONO at The Roxy
August 13th: Reignwolf at The Troubadour
August 17th: Echo Park Rising
August 17th: Dan Wilson at The Federal Bar
August 20th: New Empire at The El Rey
August 21st: Naked and Famous at The Echoplex
August 22nd: Sylvan Esso at The Trouadour
August 23rd-24th: FYF
August 23rd: Dani Shay and Jesse Thomas at Amplyfi
August 23rd: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
August 23rd/24th: Rixton at The El Rey
August 25th: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Hollywood Bowl
August 26th: Youngblood Hawke at Greek Theatre
August 27th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
August 27th: Wild Party at The Satellite
August 30th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
August 30th/31st: Mute Math at Grand Park
September 4th: OK Go at Santa Monica Pier
September 7th: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
September 13th: William Beckett at The Roxy
September 14th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium
September 15th: You Me at Six, Young Guns, Stars in Stereo at The Troubadour
September 18th: Meg Myers and Irontom at The Echo
September 18th: Blake Mills at The El Rey
September 19th: Kopecky Fmaily Band at The Troubadour
September 20th: Better Than Ezra and Scars on 45 at The House of Blues
September 20th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
September 20th/21st: Sunset Strip Music Festival
September 25th: Allen Stone at The Mayan
September 25th: Rocco DeLuca & The Burden at The Troubadour
September 26th/27th: Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder at Santa Monica Pier
September 28th: The Gaslight Anthem at Hollywood Palladium
September 29th/30th: Sir Sly at The El Rey Theatre
September 30th: Sam Smith at Greek Theatre
October 2nd/3rd: The War on Drugs at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Ben Kweller at The Roxy
October 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 6th: Moon Taxi at House of Blues
October 6th: Boy & Bear at Fonda Theatre
October 6th/7th: Lorde at The Greek Theatre
October 8th: twenty one pilots at Hollywood Palladium
October 8th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 9th: Wakey! Wakey! at The Roxy
October 9th: Anberlin at House of Blues
October 10th: The Pretty Reckless at The Wiltern
October 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Fonda Theatre
October 16th-18th: Culture Collide Festival
October 16th: Hozier with James Bay at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 18th: Kodaline at The Fonda Theatre
October 21st: Dry the River at The Troubadour
October 22nd: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
October 27th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
November 1st: New Politics at The Fonda Theatre
November 14th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
November 20th: Bastille at Shrine Expo Hall
November 21st/22nd: The Matches at The Troubadour
November 28th: Vance Joy at The Fonda Theatre

~ Kristen