Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/20-7/26

This week felt very well-rounded. I found myself in a variety of places – lecture hall, hospital, ballpark, club, coffee shop, music venue, restaurant, train, park, etc. Musically, I was introduced to a new band love (Sonny Boy Thorn), danced with Little Boots, and had the extreme pleasure of not just listening to but meeting a living legend (Judy Collins). It was a pretty productive week. And far from boring!

Next week, show-wise at least, promises to be just as exciting. Top pick is a tie between Red Wanting Blue playing The Hotel Cafe and Sad Robot’s record release party at El Cid Wednesday night.

Here’s what else I’d recommend:


Monday: Sonny Boy Thorn FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: Joel Eckels, The Band of Heathens at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Soul Asylum at The House of Blues (7pm)
ALSO: Imagine Dragons w/ Metric and Halsey at The Honda Center (7:30)


Tuesday: Alex & Sierra at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Barenaked Ladies w/ Violent Femmes, Colin Hay at The Greek Theatre (7pm)


Weds: Sad Robot w/ Omniflux, Coyote at El Cid (9pm)…record release show
ALSO: Gun Hill Royals FREE at The Cactus Lounge of The Standard (7:30)
ALSO Alpha Rev w/ Uncle Lucius and Drew Chadwick at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Gungor at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)


Thursday: Red Wanting Blue, Seryn, Distant Cousins, Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10, 11)
ALSO: Hamish Anderson w/ The Lulls and Sam Morrow at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: The Rigs, Haley Reinhart at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Badflower, SWIMM FREE at The Slidebar (8pm)
ALSO: Joss Stone at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Juliette & The Licks at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: The Ataris at The Roxy (8:30)


Friday: Quiet Company w/ Sad Robot and The Knitts at Los Globos (7pm)
ALSO: Sticky Fingers w/ Shikobi Inc. at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO Dead Sara at The Glass House Pomona (8pm)


Saturday: Justin Nozuka at The Hotel Cafe (8:30)
ALSO: Dreaming in Stereo at Molly Malone’s (10:30)

ALSO: Chinatown Summer Nights FREE at Chinatown Central Plaza f. SWIMM, Andy Clockwise (5pm)


Sunday: Melissa Etheridge and Blondie at The Greek Theatre (7pm)



To Keep in Mind:
July 30th: Stone Foxes at The Mint
August 1st: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
August 1st: Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe
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 10th: Coasts at The Roxy
August 11th: Langhorne Slim and the Law at The Troubadour
August 14th: George Ezra at The Wiltern
August 15th: Cold War Kids at Century Park
August 17th: Lights at The Greek Theatre
August 17th: Mumford and Sons at The Forum
August 18th: Badflower, Raw Fabrics at The Roxy Theater
August 21st: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
August 22nd: FYF
August 30th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
September 10th: Nathaniel Rateliff at The Echo
September 10th: Green River Ordinance at The Mint
September 12th: Passenger at The Wiltern
September 19th: Brandi Carlile at The Wiltern
September 24th: Gin Wigmore at The Troubadour
September 26th: Brandon Flowers at The Wiltern
September 29th: Catfish and the Bottleman at The Fonda
September 29th: The Maine at The Troubadour
October 1st/2nd: The Milk Carton Kids at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 7th: Ben Howard at The Greek Theatre
October 13th: Hozier at Nokia Theatre LA Live
October 13th: Wolf Alice at The Fonda Theater
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
October 17th: Foo Fighters at Honda Center
October 20th: Mute Math at The Echo
October 21st: Jon McLaughlin at The Hotel Cafe
October 22nd: Frank Turner at The Mayan
October 29th: Saint Motel at The Greek Theater
October 30th: Tobias Jesso Jr at The Fonda Theatre
November 1st,2nd: Hanson at The Fonda Theatre
November 9th: Glen Hansard at Walk Disney Concert Hall
November 11th: Ben Sollee at Tetragram Ballroom
December 14th: The 1975 at Club Nokia

~ Kristen