Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/8-2/14

Feeling introspective at the moment. I’m not sure what the rest of you were doing these last few hours (something involving a TV and snack foods perhaps), but I was on the phone with my best friend. The call started with tears of sorrow but ended, per usual, with laughter. I think the conversation devolved somewhere in between discussing the relevance of “do-nothingism” and musing over Jesus’ potential bladder control issues in Gethsemane.  Regardless, I’m feeling better about life.

And with that attitude I will approach this week of music trying to think about all the good shows I will see and not the ones I will miss. Yes, this is a week of tough musical choices! Show pick will have to go to UK’s Nothing But Thieves whose already sold out show at The Troubadour is bound to be one for the books. If you’d rather stick to your local rock bands, don’t miss Badflower Thursday night at Lucky Strike in Hollywood.

Here are the rest of my picks:


Monday: Nothing But Thieves w/ The Wrecks at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Tor Miller (8:30)
ALSO: Leo James Conroy, Patrick Droney, David Ryan Harris, Honey County at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7,8,9,10)
ALSO: Wild Wild Horses w/ The New Electric Sound FREE at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: The Crazy Brave at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Celebrating David Bowie at The Roxy w/ Nikka Costa, Ewan McGregor, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot FREE at The Mint f. Miranda Lee Richards and more (7pm)


Tuesday: The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Jukebox The Ghost w/ The Family Crest at The Regent Theater (7:30)
ALSO: Partybaby w/ Tower at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Charlie Overbey & The Broken Arrows, Jillette Johnson FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Living Room f. Jacob Luttrell at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Fleetwood Mac Fest at The Fonda (8pm)


Weds: Antigone Rising, Robert Jon & The Wreck, The Outer Vibe at The Hotel Cafe (8,10,11)
ALSO: Guster at Teragram Ballroom (8:30)
ALSO: JP Saxe, Amie Miriello at Molly Malone’s (7:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Fleetwood Mac Fest at The Fonda (8pm)


Thursday: Badflower FREE at Lucky Strike Hollywood (10pm)
ALSO: Hawai, Anya Marina, Panic is Perfect at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jim and Sam at The Lost Room (8pm)
ALSO: Guster at Teragram Ballroom (8:30)


Friday: The Record Company w/ The Dustbowl Revival, The Americans at The Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: Cordovas at Resident (7pm)
ALSO: Patrick Joseph at Grand View Market (9pm)
ALSO :Nikka Costa & Strings at Largo (8:30)


Saturday: Gun Hill Royals at Refuge Salon (8:45)
ALSO: Americana’s Pre-Grammy Salute and Tribute to Glenn Frey at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Cardinox at The El Rey (8:30)


Sunday: Kate Voegele and Tyler Hilton at Saint Rocke (7:30)
ALSO: The Wild Reeds, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase at The Fox and Hounds (midnight)


To Keep in Mind:
February 16th: Brian Fallon & The Crowes at The Troubadour
February 17th: She Wants Revenge at The Fonda Theatre
February 18th: Joe Purdy at The Troubadour
February 18th: Ben Folds at The Grammy Museum
February 18th: Coyle Girelli at The Hotel Cafe
February 19th: Griffin House at The Hotel Cafe
February 20th: Keaton Simons at The Hotel Café
February 20th: The Yound Wild at The Roxy
February 24th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour
February 26th: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
February 26th: Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
February 26th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
February 26th: Melanie Martinez at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
February 27th: Jordie Lane at The Hotel Cafe
March 1st: Meiko at The Troubadour
March 3rd: Vance Joy w/ Elle King at The Shrine
March 4th: Penny and Sparrow at The Hotel Cafe
March 4th: Vance Joy at Fox Theater Pomona
March 5th: My Brothers and I at The Hotel Cafe
March 9th: Natalie Merchant at Orpheum Theatre
March 9th: The Virginmarys at The Mayan
March 10th: Arkells at The Roxy
March 11th: Jack Garratt at The Fonda Theatre
March 11th: Kaleo at The Troubadour
March 12th: Anderson East at The Troubadour
March 13th: Bronze Radio Return at The Troubadour
March 17th: Ben Rector at The Fonda
March 25th: X Ambassadors at The Wiltern
March 28th/29th: Everything Everything at The Roxy
March 29th: Lissie at The El Rey
April 3rd: The Crookes at Teragram Ballroom
April 6th: The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour
April 19th: James Bay at Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 19th: The 1975 at The Shrine
April 22nd: Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
July 23rd: twenty one pilots at The Forum
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen