Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/11-5/17

I was watching a baseball game today through a Pittsburg channel and was absolutely thrilled when before the game came back they would cut to a brief music video clip of an artist coming to town to play. There were some larger bands, but also some smaller ones that I had not heard of.  Along with the song there would be a note about where and when the band was playing. What a brilliant way to advertise for your local music scene!

This week, I’m traveling once again. My adventures will take me to Washington DC where I will visit the NIH and present some research at a conference. I’m also making a list of potential shows (obviously) and I’m excited to visit another DC venue.

I’m looking forward to catching a couple of my favorite LA bands before I go. Irontom is opening up the evening at The Echo Monday night and Dead Sara has three shows this week. If you don’t have a ticket for one of the sold out Troubadour shows, be sure to find your way to Amoeba Records Monday night.

Here is my full list of recommendations:


Monday: Irontom, Freedom Fry,  The Moth and The Flame FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Dead Sara FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Lapsley and Tei Shi (8:30)
ALSO: Cillie Barnes FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Rebel Light FREE at Bootleg HiFi (8:30)
ALSO: The Bird & The Bee at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Marcus Eaton, Jessie Payo, Clare Means, Jessie Thomas, Michael Doman, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)


Tuesday: Dead Sara w/ Walker Lukens at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Spurs at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Nick Mulvey at Bootleg HiFi (8pm)
ALSO: Sad Robot and Sick of Sarah at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Afternoons at El Cid (9pm)
ALSO: Life in Film w/ The Wombats at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Mia Dyson and Thirdstory at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30)
ALSO: The Bird & The Bee at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)


Weds: Dead Sara w/ The Wans at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Honey County at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Jam Night FREE at Lucky Strike Hollywood (8pm)


Thursday: James Bay w/ Elle King at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Gringo Star and Lemon Sun at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The New Peter Gabrielz at The Mint (10:20)


Friday: State To State & Sleep Machine at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Lenny Kravitz at The Fonda Theatre (9:30)
ALSO: The Shakers at Way 2 Much Entertainment (7:30)
ALSO: Tall Tales and the Silver Lining at Ham & Eggs Tavern (9pm)
ALSO: Muse at The Mayan (6:30)


Saturday: The Silent War at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Cathedrals FREE at The Getty Center (6pm)
ALSO: Vegan Beer & Food Festival at The Rose Bowl f. Jamestown Revival, The White Buffalo, and more (noon)
ALSO: Two Gallants at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: : The Shakers at Way 2 Much Entertainment (7:30)
ALSO: Warner Drive and Winchester Rebels at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Lydia and The Early November at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Lord Huron w/ Family of the Year at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: Nellie McKay at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Little Dragon at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Omniflux and Pr0files at The Handbag Factory (8pm)
ALSO: KROQ Weenie Roast at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre f. AWOLNATION, Death Cab for Cutie, James Bay, Muse, etc. (noon)


Sunday: Black Pistol Fire at The Satellite (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
May 18th: Bootstraps at The Troubadour
May 18th: Wolf Alice at The Roxy
May 19th: Prides at The Echo
May 19th: Joy Williams at The El Rey
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 2nd: Starsailor at The Fonda Theatre
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 22nd: Until The Ribbon Breaks at The Roxy
June 24th/25th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Bowl
June 30th: The Griswolds at The Troubadour
July 11th: Lissie 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