Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/7-12/13

Getting through the list of announced SXSW artists has been somewhat slow going, but I’m glad I made it to Sara Hartman’s name before she came to town last week.  The Berlin-based artist inspired at Bardot Monday night. There is not much better than seeing a great new artist for the first time…

Next week is a busy one. All of the holiday shows and festivals are already making my schedule challenging, but then Dear Boy announces a West Coast tour that threatens all previously made plans.  The one show written in black ink in my calendar is Monday night when The Shadowboxers make their return to Los Angeles and play It’s A School Night at Bardot.

Here are the rest of my options:


Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. The Shadowboxers, Sun Drugs (8:30)
ALSO: Rainbow Jackson w/ Down and Outlaws, Diamonds, The Dough Rollers FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Figs Vision, Draemings FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Royal Machines at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 f. Oak & Gorski, Josiah Lemming, Michael Doman, Clare Means, and more (8pm)


Tuesday: The New Politics at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Zella Day at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Fairground Saints, Justin Hulsey w/ Sleeping Wolf & Peter Katz at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: Korey Dane at The Lost Room (8pm)
ALSO: Royal Machines at The Roxy (8:30)


Weds: Dear Boy and The Dears at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Komox, The Gabrielz at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The El Rey (9pm)


Thursday: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa & Strings at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Fiona Grey FREE at Mrs. Fish (11:45)
ALSO: Puscifer at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Death Cab for Cutie at Orpheum Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Rock the Schools Concert at The Mint f. Johnny Rzeznik, Jordin Sparks, Aaron Carter, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Youbloom Music Festival (7pm)


Friday: K.Flay, The Mowgli’s, Lights at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Hohotel 2015 day 1 at The Hotel Cafe  f. Curtis Peoples, Dave Yaden, Keaton Simons, Patrick Droney and more (7pm)
ALSO: Bushwalla FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Postmodern Jukebox at Microsoft Theater (8pm)
ALSO: David Wax Museum w/ Marty O’Reilly at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Genevieve at El Cid (10:15)
ALSO: Puscifer at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival w/ Wild Reeds and Leftover Cuties at The Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Youbloom Music Fest (7pm)


Saturday: Hohotel 2015 day 2 at The Hotel Cafe f. Javier Dun, Jim & Sam, Joel Eckels, Jesse Thomas, Sleeping Wolf, The Absolute and more (7pm)
ALSO: BuzzBands.LA Holiday Hurrah f. SWIMM, Babes, Memory Rounds at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum (4pm)
ALSO: Youbloom Music Fest (7pm)


Sunday: Jeff Campbell at Room 5 (7:30)
ALSO: The Bird and The Bee FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Cage The Elephant at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay Acoustic at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Brian Whelan & The Rockin’ Roaches at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: McCabe’s Umpteeth Annual Holiday Show FREE at McCabe’s (7pm)
ALSO: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum (4pm)

To Keep in Mind:
December 14th: The 1975 at Club Nokia
December 14th: CHVRCHES at Fonda Theatre
December 15th: Nathaniel Rateliff at The El Rey
December 22nd: Watkins Family Hour at Largo
January 6th: Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe
January 16th: Zane Carney at The Troubadour
January 19th: Half Moon Run at The Troubadour
January 20th: Honeyhoney at Teragram Ballroom
January 29th: The Silent Comedy at Saint Rocke
February 3rd: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Café
February 5th: SafetySuit at The Troubadour
February 5th: The Neighbourhood at Fox Theater Pomona
February 8th: Nothing But Thieves at The Troubadour
February 9th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Regent Theater
February 10th/11th: Guster at Teragram Ballroom
February 14th: Tyler Hilton at Saint Rocke
February 24th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour
February 26th: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
February 26th: Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
March 3rd: Vance Joy w/ Elle King at The Shrine
March 4th: Penny and Sparrow at The Hotel Cafe
March 9th: Natalie Merchant at Orpheum Theatre
March 12th: Anderson East at The Troubadour
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall

~ Kristen