Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/26-11/1

The first round of SXSW 2016 attending artists was released last week. I was overjoyed to begin my annual spreadsheet. I already have a small handful of artists I’m looking forward to checking out.  Sometimes I think I live only for a single week in March…

A close rival to SXSW Music Week is Rocktober which is sadly coming to a close. My top pick is the too good to believe combination of AWOLNATION, Meg Myers, and Irontom at The Fox Theater in Pomona Friday night. There are also a couple great residencies this month including Ivy Levan at Dirty Laundry and White Sea at Booleg Bar – both free so don’t miss out!

My full list of recommendations:


Monday: Jack Garratt at Samsung Studio LA (7pm)…FREE but first come, first in
ALSO: Shakey Graves at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: The Silver Lake Chorus at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Genevieve, Christopher The Conquered (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Michael Doman, Patrick Joseph & Co, Nina Storey, Josiah Leming, etc. (8pm)


Tuesday: Ivy Levan FREE at Dirty Laundry (10pm)
ALSO: Night Beds w/ Dark Waves at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Rachel Yamagata and My Name is You at Teregram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: MS MR w/ Jack Garratt at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: State to State, Heaps n Heaps at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Honeyhoney FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)


Weds: White Sea w/ The Bulls, Sun Drug, Them&Us at FREE Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Dead Sara w/ The Bots at The Observatory (7pm)
ALSO: OLYS at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts at Saint Rocke (8pm)


Thursday: Matt Nathanson at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Young Rising Sons w/ Night Riots at Club Bahia (8pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney w/ Travis Hayes & The Young Daze at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Dustbowl Revival FREE at Mrs. Fish (9:30)
ALSO: Matt Pond PA w/ Laura Stevenson at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Noah Gundersen at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Walk The Moon w/ Saint Motel and Holychild at The Greek Theatre (6:30)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood w/ Bad Suns and Hunny at Shrine Expo Hall (8:30)


Friday: AWOLNATION w/ Meg Myers and Irontom at Fox Theater Pomona (8pm)
ALSO: Jeffrey James FREE at The Living Room at The W Hotel Beverly Hills (8pm)
ALSO: Halo Circus at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: KROQ Halloween Costume Ball w/ Cage the Elephant at The El Rey (9:30)
ALSO: FIDLAR at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: John Reilly and Friends at Bootleg Theater f. Tom Brosseau, Andrew Bird, and more (8pm)


Saturday: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live w/ Danny Elfman at Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
ALSO: FIDLAR at The Regent Theater (8pm)


Sunday: Hanson w/ Paul McDonald at The Fonda Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Hey Rosetta! w/ Yukon Blonde at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Passport Approve Live at The Viper Room f. Death by Chocolate, Evol Walks, and Sean Kelly (7:30)
ALSO: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live w/ Danny Elfman at Hollywood Bowl (6:30)



To Keep in Mind:
November 3rd: Gavin James at The Troubadour
November 3rd: Little May at The Echo
November 6th: A Great Big World at The Troubadour
November 7th: Ryn Weaver at The Belasco Theatre
November 7th: Dan Wilson at Ivar Theater
November 9th: Glen Hansard at Walk Disney Concert Hall
November 11th: Moon Taxi at The Troubadour
November 11th: Ben Sollee at Teragram Ballroom
November 15th: The Contenders at The Mint
November 17th: Meg Myers w/ Dark Waves at The El Rey
November 19th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
November 20th: We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Teragram Ballroom
November 28th: Kaleo at The Troubadour
December 1st: James Bay at Hollywood Palladium
December 4th: Ellie Goulding at Staples Center
December 10th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
December 11th: K.Flay, Lights, The Mowgli’s at The Wiltern
December 14th: The 1975 at Club Nokia
February 14th: Tyler Hilton at Saint Rocke
March 3rd: Vance Joy w/ Elle King at The Shrine
March 9th: Natalie Merchant at Orpheum Theatre

~ Kristen