Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/11-8/17

With only 15 days left in my search, I finally found a new place to live in LA! I just signed the paper work and I’m currently shaking, either from the acceptance of such a big change or perhaps from the caffeine in the chai tea my new landlady made for me.

The stress of looking for a place to live was only mitigated last week by a few choice outings to The Hotel Cafe. That place really does wonders for my soul. I am hoping for some equally inspiring musical experiences this week. My show picks are a couple of local faves, Queen Caveat Monday at The Echoplex and Dear Boy Tuesday at The Troubadour. Also, if you happen to be in town Sunday you’d be a fool not to check out The Mimosa Series at The Federal Bar featuring Dan Wilson and Nicole Atkins.

Here are the rest of my picks:


Monday: Queen Caveat w/ Kiven, New Beat Fund, and Wages FREE at The Echoplex (8:45)
ALSO: Joel Eckels, Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8)
ALSO: Maudlin Strangers FREE at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: Sara Bareilles with Hannah Georgas and Emily King at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: The Future League, Terraplane Sun and more FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint f. Sad Robot (7pm)


Tuesday: Dear Boy with Dark Waves and The Bulls at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Owenstone at Bootleg HiFi (10pm)
ALSO: NONONO at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Hannah Georgas at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions f. Night Riots FREE at Hemingways (9pm)
ALSO: Under the Sun at Greek Theatre f. Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth (7pm)


Weds: Reignwolf at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Acoustic Storytelling: A Night with Justin Furstenfeld w/ Ryan White at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Paris Carney at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions f. Family Wagon and The Young Wild at Hemingways (9pm)
ALSO: Bravesoul Downstairs at Fifty Seven (9:30)


Thursday: Paul McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Jesse Malin at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo Downstairs at Fifty Seven (11pm)
ALSO: American Idol Live at The Greek Theatre (7:30)


Friday: Jimmy Gnecco at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Goodnight Texas, The Bones of J.R. Jones, The Routine at The Mint (8:45)
ALSO: Carrie Newcomer at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Jessie Payo at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Black Belt Karate at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Grouplove and Portugal. The Man w/ Tokyo Police Club at The Greek Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising


Saturday: The Helio Sequence/Liam Finn at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Active Set, Fire in The Hamptons, Deluka Downstairs at Fifty Seven (10, 10:45, 11:30)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Good Hurt (9pm)
ALSO: The Viper Room All Stars f. Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison, Billy Duffy and more at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising


Sunday: Mimosa Music Series f. Dan Wilson and Nicole Atkins FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Counting Crows w/ Toad The Wet Sprocket and Daniel and The Lion at The Greek Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising




To Keep in Mind:
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