Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/8-6/14

Yesterday’s Make Music Pasadena was a much needed day full of music and friends. I was particularly excited about discovering a new band, Iceland’s Kaleo, who drew me in with a dreamy falsetto but kept me engaged with a surprising turn into the bluesy/rock world. I’ve also been enjoying some fabulous new albums. After seeing AWOLANTION last week, I’ve fallen for Run. Just listening to the title track gives me chills. I’ve also been obsessing over the new Dawes album, in particular the song “All Your Favorite Bands” which has a line that really speaks to me (just listen, you’ll know).

As for next week, my show pick would have to be Friday night at The Viper Room with The Filthy Souls, Badflower, and Ceasefire. I’m also looking forward to seeing Laney Jones and The Spirits on Saturday at The Hotel Cafe. This will be the first trip to LA for the Florida songstress.

The rest of my picks:


Monday: Crash Kings w/ Rebel Light FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Dustin Kensrue w/ The Rocketboys and Olin & the Moon at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Sheppard at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Scavenger Hunt, Taylor Locke (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Michael Doman, Josiah Leming (8pm)


Tuesday: Broken Arrow, Jillette Johnson at The Hotel Cafe (9,11)
ALSO: The Weepies w/ The Silent War at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur w/ Jill Sobule at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Seinabo Sey at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Parade of Lights, KOMOX FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton (8pm)


Weds: Emmy The Great w/ Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Cerny Brothers FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: HOLYCHILD w/ Decorator at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Joni Mitchell Tribute at Bootleg HiFi (7pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)


Thursday: King Washington and The Janks at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: Ivan & Alyosha w/ Kris Orlowski at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Black English at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Neon Trees w/ Alex Winston at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Ingrid Michaelson w/ Jukebox the Ghost and Greg Holden at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Komox FREE at Lucky Strike Hollywood (11pm)


Friday: The Filthy Soul, Badflower, Ceasefire at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: The Shakers FREE at O’Brien’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Two Tens at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: State To State & Anomaly at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Great Lake Swimmers at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: San Cisco at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers at Largo (8:30)


Saturday: Laney Jones at The Spirits at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: DMAs at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: The Damnwells at The Roxy (9pm)


Sunday: Johnnyswim at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Ari Hest at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo FREE at The Echo f. Rose’s Pawn Shop (4pm)


To Keep in Mind:
June 15th: Lenka at The Troubadour
June 16th: The Lone Bellow at The El Rey
June 16th, 17th, 19th: Butch Walker at The Masonic Lodge
June 20th: Irontom at Bootleg HiFi
June 22nd: Until The Ribbon Breaks at The Roxy
June 24th/25th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Bowl
June 29th: The Veronicas at The Troubadour
June 30th: The Griswolds at The Troubadour
July 1st: Elle King at The Troubadour
July 2nd: William Beckett at The Roxy
July 11th: Lissie at The Troubadour
July 12th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Greek Theatre
July 13th: Young Rising Sons at The Roxy
July 23rd: Red Wanting Blue at The Hotel Cafe
July 25th: Irontom at The Echo
August 1st: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
August 5th: First Aid Kit at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
August 8th: 98.7 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier f. Saint Motel
August 11th: Langhorne Slim and the Law at The Troubadour
August 14th: George Ezra at The Wiltern
August 17th: Lights at The Greek Theatre
August 17th: Mumford and Sons at The Forum
August 22nd: FYF
September 12th: Passenger at The Wiltern
September 16th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
September 19th: Brandi Carlile at The Wiltern
September 26th: Brandon Flowers at The Wiltern
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
October 16th/17th: Father John Misty at The Wiltern

~ Kristen