Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/16-5/22

Instead of thinking about last week with life chapter titles like “Major Life Setback #32”, “How To Fail at Everything” or “The Week My Computer went Red”, I think I’m going to choose “The Great Boba Discovery of Cypress” or maybe I’ll pick something that is a mix between the good and the bad like “Adventures with The Bestie: Bedbug Edition”. At any rate, I’m more than ready to move on and return to a life of more boring titles like “Another Week of Great Shows in LA”.

In order to help craft that destiny, here’s what I’m thinking:

Monday: Badass Bands Presents: The Soft White Sixties residency w/ The Absolute, Down and Outlaws, and Two Sheds FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Vs Colour residency w/ Sonny Boy Thorn and special guest FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Gavin Turek residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (10pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 8)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint f. Midnight Divide (7pm)


Tuesday: Coasts w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Shel at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Kris Allen at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Swerve residency FREE at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: A Tribute to Prince FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Grammy Showcase at The Fonda Theatre f. blondfire, Kirby Maurier, Alexander Jean (8pm)


Weds: Adam Friedman w/ Chord Overstreet at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Damien Jurado & The Heavy Light w/ Ben Abraham at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: SWIMM at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Hirsh, Lemmo at The Viper Room (8:30)
ALSO: Phases at The Roxy Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Steel Panther w/ Battle Tapes at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Folds w/ Doton at The Orpheum Theater (8pm)


Thursday: FMLYBND, Olivver the Kid, Dark Waves at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Kris Orlowski w/ Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 10)
ALSO: Jake Davis Band at Rusty’s Surf Ranch (9:30)
ALSO: Sawyer Fredericks at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Dig at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Alberta Cross at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Yuna at The El Rey (9pm)


Friday: Bad Books at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Jaqueline Epar at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Jewel w/ Griffin House at Valley Performing Arts Center (8pm)


Saturday: Bernhoft & The Sudderbugs w/Jonny P at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander, Ruen Brothers at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9,11)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Forebear, Madus, The Brian Buckley Band at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Jessica Childress FREE at Mrs. Fish (10:30)
ALSO: Filter, Orgy at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Tori Kelly at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: The War on Drugs at Hollywood Pantages Theatre


Sunday: Josh Rouse w/ Ben Limpic at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
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