Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/23-3/1

Oscar Sunday! I’m excited. Boyhood was one of my favorite films of 2014 and it’s not every year that one of my faves gets nominated. My other top films of 2014 were Only Lovers Left Alive, Obvious Child, and Locke. 2014 also had a few great movies about music. I loved Whiplash although it hit so close to home that  I spent much of the movie hiding behind my jacket. I also enjoyed Begin Again, but it didn’t quite live up to its director’s predecessor, one of my all-time favorites, Once. Finally, one music related movie you might not have seen is William H Macy’s directorial debut, Rudderless. This story about a father connecting with his deceased son through the son’s music had heart, a thought-provoking twist, and a cameo by Ben Kewller.

I’m still recovering from being sick, so I haven’t been going out much, but I’m hoping to get out a time or two this week. I’m especially looking forward to Dear Boy playing Bardot Wednesday night. I’ve also heard Taylor Locke’s new album, Time Stands Still, and it really makes me want to get out Friday to see him play downtown’s trendy new music spot, Mrs. Fish.  Both shows are free so I’d love to see you there!

Here are my other picks:


Monday: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Kris Orlowski (8:30)
ALSO: Scavenger Hunt FREE at Bootleg HiFi (10:30)
ALSO: Avid Dancer FREE at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Young Creatures FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Lucinda Williams at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Joel Eckels, Michael Doman, Marcus Eaton, etc. (8pm)


Tuesday: Penny and Sparrow at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Kevin Earnest at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: David Cook w/ Dylan Gardner at The Troubadour (8pm)


Weds: Dear Boy FREE at Bardot (9pm)
ALSO: Langhorne Slim w/ Jonny Fritz, Chris Stills, Mia Dyson at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10)
ALSO: Alpha Rev FREE at Mrs. Fish (8pm)…two sets
ALSO: Lucinda Williams at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Susanna Hoffs & Friends at The Largo (8:30)


Thursday: Empires and Cathedrals at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: The Silent War, Alexz Johnson at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog presents FREE at O’Briens f. LA River Bend (9pm)
ALSO: Boots Electric at The Viper Room (10pm)


Friday: Taylor Locke Band FREE at Mrs. Fish (7:30)…two sets
ALSO: Laleh, The Score at The Hotel Cafe (8, 11)
ALSO: Jessie Payo at Harvelle’s (9pm)


Saturday: Tyrone Wells w/ Moi Navarro at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Empires FREE at The Slidebar (8pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at The House of Blues (7pm)
ALSO: Lucinda Williams at The Regent Theater (8pm)


Sunday: KROQ presents Passport Approved Live f. These Reigning Days, Buffalo Sunn, Scarlette, and more at The Viper Room (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:
March 3rd: Brandi Carlile at The Troubadour
March 6th: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern
March 7th: Joshua Radin w/ Rachael Yamagata & Cary Brothers at The Fonda
March 7th: The Districts at The Troubadour
March 10th: San Cisco at The Troubadour
March 12th: Walk the Moon w/ The Griswolds at Hollywood Palladium
March 13th: Sir Sly at The Wiltern
March 13th: MisterWives at The Troubadour
March 14th: Wolf Alice at Bootleg HiFi
March 19th: Joe Pug at The Echo
March 24th: Neulore at The Mint
March 24th: The Ting Tings at The Fonda
March 27th: Echosmith at The Fonda Theatre
April 2nd: Punch Brothers at The Fonda
April 4th: Ben Sollee at The House of Blues
April 7th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Roxy
April 13th: Royal Blood at The Fonda
April 13th: Desaparecidos at The Roxy
April 25th: The Kaiser Chiefs at The Wiltern
April 27th: Zane Carney at The Troubadour
May 2nd: The Decemberists at Greek Theatre
May 3rd: Tonight Alive at The Wiltern
May 14th: James Bay at The Fonda Theatre
May 16th: Two Gallants at The Roxy
May 20th: Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds at The Orpheum
May 29th/30th: The Bangles at The Troubadour
July 12th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Greek Theatre
September 16th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy


~ Kristen