Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/9-5/15

Yesterday was Comic Book Day. I was going to make a brief appearance at my local shop to pick up some free comics and maybe meet Alan Tudyk, but before I knew it, I had spent half the day in the fair-like environment hobnobbing with artists, comic creators, and other fans.  After enjoying reading hour today with a stack of new comics, I have determined my new favorites to be Junior Braves of the Apocalypse and Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting, the latter of which I just found out can be read as a web comic (yay!).

Now if you’re looking for a music recommendation, I would point you to the new Virginmarys album, Divides. I’ve been listening to this one in my car which is a bit of a hazard if you aim to stay in the speed limit, but definitely good for keeping one awake on the late night drive home from a show.

And, of course, there are the show recommendations:


Monday: Island Life hosted by Pete Wentz f. Tyler Glenn, Mike Posner, The Karma Killers, That Poppy at The Fonda Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Beware of Darkness at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: The Soft White Sixties residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Gavin Turek residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Dua Lipa (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Chi McClean, Joel Eckels, and more (7pm)


Tuesday: Songwriter Round w/ Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Jesse Thomas, Cary Brothers at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Ballerina Black, Swerve, The Electric West at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Dorothy at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: The Griswolds, Magic Man at The Fonda Theatre  (7:30)
ALSO: Lily & Madeleine at The Troubadour (8pm)


Weds: Lights (acoustic) at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Jeffery Austin at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Mothxr at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Immanu el FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at Microsoft Theater (8pm)


Thursday: NPR Tiny Desk Contest On The Road at No Vacancy (7pm)…FREE with reservation
ALSO: Lights (acoustic) at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Naked Walrus w/ Beachwood Coyotes, Empra, Attic Empire at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Night Lights at Rusty’s Surf Ranch (8pm)
ALSO: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Javier Colon at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Travis Mills at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Roof Beam Carpenters, the Absolute at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Motion City Soundtrack at The Belasco Theater (6:30)
ALSO: Adopt the Arts honors Glenn Hughes & Robin Zander at The Fonda Theatre (7:30)


Friday: Little Hurricane w/ These Pilgrims at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Night Lights at Sassafrass Saloon (10:30)
ALSO: Western Scene, Rainbow Jackson at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Blake Lewis & Elliot Yamin at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Wild Belle, James Supercave at The Echoplex (8:30)


Saturday: Matthew Mayfield w/ Patrick Droney at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Dani Shay, Chris Pierce at Genghis Cohen (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Givers and Takers, Infantree at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (9pm)
ALSO: KROQ Weenie Roast at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (12pm)


Sunday: Joseph Arthur, Bob Woodruff FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Gungor w/ Sleeping Wolf & Justin Hulsey at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (9pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
May 17th: Coasts, Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
May 18th: Doton at The Orpheum Theatre
May 19th: Dark Waves at The Roxy
May 20th: Bad Books at The Troubadour
May 21st: The War on Drugs at Hollywood Pantages Theatre
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 1st: Jordan Smith at The Lyric Theatre
June 2nd: The Score at The Lyric Theatre
June 3rd: Thrice at Shrine Expo Hall
June 8th: The Mowgli’s at The Troubadour
June 10th: Kaleo at The El Rey
June 10th: Dreamers at The Wayfarer
June 11th: The Matches at Teragram Ballroom
June 11th: Make Music Pasadena
June 11th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Café
June 11th: Ben Hazelwood at The Roxy
June 12th: Ray Little at The Hotel Café
June 12th: The Parlotones at The Roxy
June 24th: Birdy at The Fonda Theatre
July 14th: Bad Suns at Shrine Expo Hall
July 17th: Collective Soul at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Sting at The Hollywood Bowl
July 20th: Keaton Simons, Gabe Dixon at The Hotel Cafe
July 23rd: twenty one pilots and MUTEMATH at The Forum
July 30th: Honeyhoney, Korey Dane at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Cafe
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom

~ Kristen