Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/23-5/29

I had a bucket list experience last week when I was able to go on a personalized tour of the studios at Capitol Records which I found to be a place full of friendly people and fascinating tales. I loved seeing the different recording spaces and learning a bit about the progression of sound engineering over the years. We were also treated to a performance by one of Capitol’s artists, SonReal.

This week is one I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. SXSW 2015 faves, Walking On Cars is FINALLY back in The States. Take a listen to the band’s debut album, Everything This Way, and I’m sure that will be enough to convince you to join me Tuesday night at The Bootleg.

Here’s what else I’d recommend:


Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Irontom, Alex Vargas, Waterstrider, The Boxer Rebellion (8:30)
ALSO: The Soft White Sixties residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Gavin Turek residency w/ Caught a Ghost FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Foxtrax at Harvelle’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Halsey at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: War & Pierce, Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 8)


Tuesday: Walking On Cars at The Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Frightened Rabbit w/ Caveman at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Trevor James Tillery w/ Alex Vargus FREE at Dirty Laundry (10pm)
ALSO: Amber Rubarth at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Bones Muhroni at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Swerve, The Fontaines FREE at Resident (8pm)


Weds: Greg Holden w/ Garrison Starr, Matt Wertz and friends at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: The Active Set w/ Highland Kites, Arms Akimbo FREE at Harvard and Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Son Little, Doe Paoro at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: The Last Internationale, Dig the Kid, Vanessa Silberman at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Raw Fabrics at The Roxy Theatre (7:45)
ALSO: Jim & Sam at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: NONA FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Crazy Brave, LA River Bend at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Tall Tales and the Silver Lining at Ham and Eggs Tavern (8pm)
ALSO: The Twilight Sad at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)


Thursday: San Fermin, Ivan & Alyosha at Teragram Ballroom (8:30)
ALSO: Sticky Fingers at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Patrick Joseph, Nina Storey, Marcus Eaton at Molly Malone’s (8,9,10)
ALSO: Andy Allo at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Kevin Hammond at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Ceasefire at The Viper Room (10pm)


Friday: Brett Dennen w/ Firekid at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Monika at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Mother Hips at The Troubadour (8pm)


Saturday: Givers & Takers FREE at The Lost Knight (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Big Black Delta, Fartbarf at The Regent Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Fuel at Saint Rocke (8:30)
ALSO: Millencolin at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)


Sunday: Ruby Friedman Orchestra, The Glorious FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO:  The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Select Songwriter Showcase FREE at the Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
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 8th: We Were Indians at 3 of Clubs
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 14th: Dark Waves at The Hi Hat
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 8th: Barnes Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
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 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen