Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/27-8/2

Last night was a classic adventure with multiple bands/venues, long walks, and musical discoveries. My original intention was to go downtown to see The Diamond Light at Mrs. Fish and then hop over to Chinatown for some of the Summer Nights event. When a friend told me she would be at Pershing Square, I looked up who was playing and saw Joseph Arthur was opening for Rickie Lee Jones. How could I miss that?!?  I’d long been wanting to see Joseph Arthur and not only did he play “Honey and The Moon”, but he upped the ante and added a whole new layer to the performance when he began painting while he was performing.

After catching a couple songs from Rickie Lee Jones, I hopped over to Mrs. Fish. While grooving with The Diamond Light, I ran into another friend who told me that I simply must see this band playing there at midnight.  “They will change your life”, he said. “I’ll do my best”, I said. Chinatown was only a mile and a half away, so we walked it and made it in time to catch SWIMM commanding the packed square. If you have yet to see SWIMM, I’d recommend doing it sooner rather than later. After that, the indomitable Andy Clockwise conducted a dance party. There was confetti, hand-holding circles, songs not suitable for children…the usual craziness expected of a Clockwise show…  Then we bustled back to Mrs. Fish for the end of Eyes on The Shore, a band from San Francisco that will certainly be making my concert lists in future.

Speaking of concert lists, here’s mine for this week:

Monday: Sonny Boy Thorn FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot live FREE at the Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Steve Moakler at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Kills at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Caitlin Eadie, Josiah Leming, Michael Doman, etc. (8pm)


Tuesday: Escondido at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Charles Ellsworth at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Good Ole War at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jim Adkins at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Say Anything at The Regent Theater (6:30)
ALSO: Tokyo Hotel at House of Blues (7pm)


Weds: The Gabrielz, Grace, Bad Romantics at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Darlingside at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)


Thursday: The Stone Foxes at The Mint (9:50)
ALSO: Jim & Sam at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Deluka at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jonnyswimm FREE at Levitt Pavilion Macarthur Park (8pm)
ALSO: Susanna Hoffs & Friends at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Vanessa Williams FREE at Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey (7pm)


Friday: Brick + Motor at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)


Saturday: AWOLNATION w/ K.Flay, Irontom at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)
ALSO: Keaton Simons, Ernie Halter and friends, Patrick Droney at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 11)
ALSO: Bobby Long at McCabe’s (8pm)


Sunday: Grand Ole Echo w/ Charlie Overby, Wild Roses, and more (3pm)…FREE before 6pm



To Keep in Mind:
August 4th: The Delta Saints at The Mint
August 5th: Anthony Raneri at The Echo
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 8th: Gary Lightbody at Largo
August 10th: Coasts at The Roxy
August 11th: Langhorne Slim and the Law at The Troubadour
August 14th: George Ezra at The Wiltern
August 14th: Echo Park Rising
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 18th: Life in Film at Bootleg Bar
August 19th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr at Room 5
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 16th: Carbon Leaf at The Mint
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: Griffin House at The Hotel Cafe
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 27th: Rachel Yamagata at Teragram Ballroom
October 29th: Saint Motel at The Greek Theater
October 29th: The Neighbourhood at Shrine Expo Hall
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 Teragram Ballroom
December 14th: The 1975 at Club Nokia

~ Kristen