Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/4-5/10

I’m taking off in a few short hours to fly to South Carolina for a wedding which, despite being held on May the 4th, will not be Star Wars themed. A missed opportunity if you ask me! I was also saddened to note that the Columbia/Charleston area is not exactly musically boppin’ on a Monday or Tuesday night. Thankfully, this is not the case in Los Angeles where those early week nights are actually my preferred nights for live music. This week certainly doesn’t disappoint with an assortment of excellent (and mostly free) shows Monday night as well as the can’t miss Dark Waves residency Tuesday night at Dirty Laundry. Enjoy for me why don’t you!

Here are the rest of my week’s picks:


Monday: Cillie Barnes w/ Sun Drug (formally Vanaprasta) FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Kevin Garrett w/ Javier Dunn, Sleeping Wolf, and Evan Ross at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10)
ALSO: The Moth & The Flame FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Golden Coasts w/ Act As If and Armors FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)


Tuesday: Dark Waves FREE at Dirty Laundry (11pm)
ALSO: Kodaline w/ Gavin James at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Ms Mr at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (7pm)


Weds: Max and The Moon at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Kevin Earnest at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Mika at The Balasco Theatre
ALSO: Jam Night FREE at Lucky Strike Live (8pm)


Thursday: Miles Tackett & the 3 Times at The Mint (9:30)


Friday: Jessie Baylin w/ Jim & Sam at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Dan Bern at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s w/ The Black and The White at The Regent Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: The Shakers playing w/ Shapeshifter Circus at Way 2 Much Entertainment (8pm)


Saturday: Raquel Rodriguez at The Mint (9:10)
ALSO: Nina Storey at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Tei Shi at The Lyric Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: The Shakers playing w/ Shapeshifter Circus at Way 2 Much Entertainment (8pm)


Sunday: Grant-Lee Phillips and Steve Poltz at McCabe’s (8pm)


To Keep in Mind:
May 11th/12th: The Bird & The Bee at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
May 11th: Dead Sara at Amoeba Music
May 12th/13th: Dead Sara at The Troubadour
May 14th: James Bay at The Fonda Theatre
May 15th: Muse at The Mayan
May 16th: Two Gallants at The Roxy
May 16th: Lydia at The Troubadour
May 18th: Bootstraps at The Troubadour
May 19th: Prides at The Echo
May 19th: Dead Sara at The Grammy Museum
May 20th: Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds at The Orpheum
May 20th: Shakey Graves at The Fonda
May 20th: Rocco Deluca at The Troubadour
May 22nd: Against Me! at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 28th: Mae at The El Rey
May 29th/30th: The Bangles at The Troubadour
May 31st: Kopecky at Saint Rocke
May 31st/June1st: Jack Garratt at The Troubadour
June 1st: Delta Spirit at Telegram Ballroom
June 2nd: Mother Mother at The Troubadour
June 2nd: The Script at The Wiltern
June 4th: Dustin Kensrue at The Troubadour
June 5th: Villagers at The Echo
June 6th: Make Music Pasadena
June 11th: Neon Trees at The Fonda Theater
June 11th: Black English at The Echo
June 11th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Greek Theatre
June 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Roxy
June 15th: Lenka at The Troubadour
June 16th, 17th, 19th: Butch Walker at The Masonic Lodge
June 24th/25th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Bowl
June 30th: The Griswolds at The Troubadour
July 12th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Greek Theatre
August 1st: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
August 5th: First Aid Kit at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
August 14th: George Ezra at The Wiltern
August 17th: Lights at The Greek Theatre
August 17th: Mumford and Sons at The Forum
September 16th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
October 7th: Ben Howard at The Greek Theatre
October 13th: Hozier at Nokia Theatre LA Live
October 15th: twenty one pilots w/ Echosmith at The Greek Theatre
October 16th: The War on Drugs at The Greek Theatre


~ Kristen