Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/11-4/17

Well, baseball season is back! I’d say this is a good thing, but I’m feeling awfully tense in this moment as I watch my team mid-way through a tied game. The good news is that after finally receiving an important email yesterday, life feels like it is moving forward again. I am celebrating today by watching a few bands in I assume someone’s backyard as the event is entitled Backyard Sessions. Thankfully, the rain clouds seem to have gone away.

Next week, my schedule is so full that I’m having to write in really tiny handwriting on my calendar (yes, I still have an actual paper calendar).  If there is one item that should be bolded, highlighted, and circled for emphasis, it is a show Friday night at The Slidebar in Fullerton where The Silent Comedy make their triumphant return to Southern California after a successful European run.

Here’s what else I’ve got for your music-seeking needs:


Monday: It’s A School Night f. KT Tunstall, Kail Baxley at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: Korey Dane residency FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Mondegreens at Harvard and Stone (8pm)
ALSO: The Tens FREE at The Dresden (10:30)
ALSO: Diarrhea Planet at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (10pm)
ALSO: Connie Lim FREE at Ham and Eggs Tavern (9pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Keaton Simons, Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels, Chi McClean, and more (7:30, 8:15)


Tuesday: Wakey!Wakey!, Foxtrax, Edison at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 9,10)
ALSO: Andrew Watt FREE at Dirty Laundry (11pm)
ALSO: My Name Is You at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: WYLDR at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO Bibi Bourelly FREE at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Brian Travis Band at Vendome Wine & Spirits (6pm)
ALSO: PPL MVR residency at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Darkness at Belasco Theater (7pm)
ALSO: The Rocket Summer at The Troubadour (8pm)

Weds: Alex Denzen at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: KOMOX FREE at Lucky Strike Hollywood (9pm)


Thursday: Patrick Sweany, Rin Tin Tiger, Little Helen Rose at The Satellite (9pm)


Friday: The Silent Comedy, Night Lights, Rin Tin Tiger FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton
ALSO: Golden State at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)


Saturday: Rock The Night to Cure Crohn’s and Colitis at The Troubadour f. Jakob Dylan, Cat Power (7pm)
ALSO: Coby Brown, Shane Alexander at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9)
ALSO: Dave Green and The Ceremones FREE at The Eight Bar DTLA (7:30)


Sunday: Ivory DeVille FREE at Resident (9pm)
ALSO: The Kendricks FREE at Golden Road Brewing (1pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
April 18th: Dear Boy and DMA’s at The Echo
April 18th: The Big Pink at The Mayan Theater
April 18th: Hands Like Houses at Teragarm Ballroom
April 19th: James Bay at Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 19th: Weathers at The Troubadour
April 19th: Matthew Perryman Jones at The Hotel Cafe
April 19th: The 1975 at The Shrine
April 20th: Judah & The Lion at The Troubadour
April 21st: Lapsley at The El Rey
April 22nd: Jon McLaughlin at The Fonda Theatre
April 26th: Josh Kelley at The Troubadour
April 28th: The Shadowboxers at The Hotel Cafe
April 29th: The Avett Brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids at Greek Theatre
April 29th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
April 29th: Lukas Graham at Resident
April 30th: Skylar Grey, Atlas Genius at The El Rey
May 1st: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Tegan and Sara at The Roxy
May 3rd: Tegan and Sara at Teragram Ballroom
May 5th: Gin Wigmore at The El Rey
May 6th: Rooney and Wild Wild Horses at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Stone Foxes at The Viper Room
May 7th: Royal Teeth, Handsome Ghost at The Roxy
May 10th: The Griswolds at The Fonda Theatre
May 10th: Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater
May 11th/12th: Lights at The El Rey
May 13th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Fonda Theatre
May 14th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 19th: Dark Waves at The Roxy
May 20th: Bad Books at The Troubadour
May 21st: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
May 24th: Walking on Cars at Bootleg Theater
May 24th: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre
May 25th: Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe
May 26th: Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom
May 31st: Iron & Wine at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
June 8th: The Mowgli’s at The Troubadour
June 10th: Kaleo at The El Rey
June 11th: The Matches at Teragram Ballroom
June 11th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe
June 24th: Birdy at The Fonda Theatre
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen