Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/25-7/31

One more Comic Con down. High Voltage took things to another level this year and my schedule was mostly packed with press rooms, but I was able to get out to the floor and a few panels.  The best thing about Comic Con is all the amazing people that you meet anywhere you go, but, if interested, here is a recap list:

Favorite cast = iZombie

Favorite press room = Supernatural

Most anticipated new show =  The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

Most anticipated new movie = Valerian

Most enjoyable panel = Orphan Black at Nerd HQ

Best swag = Marvel hat/Lucifer bag

Most amusing celeb run-in = being mistaken for a part of someone’s entourage (introduced himself as Scott maybe?)

Best extemporaneous chat = Tyler Hoechlin, about the All-Star celeb softball game (he was MVP)

Best hello = smile from Justin Timberlake

Best farewell = back to back hugs from Beau Smith and Tim Rozen of Wynonna Earp

Most unexpected “interview” = J Michael Straczynski

Most enjoyable pilot = Powerless

Favorite autograph = Sylvain Neuvel
Most delightful celebrity = Kirsten Vargass

Most star-struck moment = telling Antony Starr how much I love Banshee

SDCC winner = me, according to Jensen Ackles, for asking a question he had never been asked before


Okay, back to music. Show pick of the week: Augustines with Cobi Mike at Bootleg Bar. Augustines are one of the most engaging live bands. A must see for sure.


Monday: Valley Queen residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint f. Halo Circus (7pm)
ALSO: Forebear residency FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: TeamMate residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: LA River Bend at Ham and Eggs Tavern (8pm)
ALSO: The Strokes at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam at The Viper Room f. The Johnsons (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Tunesday f. Casey Sullivan (Air Traffic Controller) at Skybar at Mondrian (8pm)…FREE w/ RSVP
ALSO: Andy Allo at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Residual Kid at The Mint (7:15)
ALSO: Givers & Takers at Sassafras Saloon
ALSO: Flight of the Conchords at The Greek Theatre (7:30)


Weds: Augustines w/ Cobi Mike at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Popshop West 042 at The Echo f. Great Good Fine Ok, Morgxn (8pm)
ALSO: Flight of the Conchords at The Greek Theatre (7:30)


Thursday: Taylor John Williams, Tom Freund & Friends at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 10)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Oh Pep! at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Bots at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Juliette Lewis at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: The National w/ The Lone Bellow at The Greek Theatre (7:30)


Friday: Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Active Set, Beachwood Coyotes, and more DTLA (10pm)…RSVP w/ Mighty Lamb Production for location
ALSO: Magic Giant at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Hidden Charm at Resident (9pm) FREE w/ RSVP


Saturday: Gun Hill Royals at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…record release party
ALSO: Honeyhoney w/ Korey Dane at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Love and A .38 at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Bonnie Raitt at The Greek Theatre (7:30)


Sunday: Grand Ole Echo FREE at The Echo f. Freddie and Francine (3pm)
ALSO: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
August 1st/2nd: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
August 2nd: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Café
August 3rd: Dear Boy at The Roxy
August 4th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
August 5th: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier
August 7th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Hotel Cafe
August 9th/10th: Dawes at The Greek Theatre
August 10th: Ben Sollee at Resident
August 12th: Lincoln Durham at The Hotel Café
August 13th: A Silent Film at Hollywood Palladium
August 16th: Passenger at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
August 24th: Beware of Darkness at The Resident
August 26th: Reeve Carney at The Troubadour
August 31st: Kris Orlowski at The Hotel Cafe
September 7th: Bayside at Regent
September 8th: Barns Courtney at The Troubadour
September 10th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
September 10th: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Greek Theatre
September 16th: Saint Motel at Belasco Theatre
September 17th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom
September 20th: Jack Garratt at The Belasco Theatre
September 20th/21st: Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theatre
September 21st: Ash at The Roxy
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
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 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 18th: Yellowcard at The Novo
October 25th: Eisley at The El Rey
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 27th: Irontom and Finish Ticket at The El Rey
October 29th/30th: Kaleo at The Fonda
November 2nd: Boy & Bear at Teragram Ballroom
November 3rd: The Hunna at The Fonda Theatre
November 3rd: The Ballroom Thieves at Bootleg Theater
November 3rd: The Struts at The Fonda
November 4th: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite
November 4th: Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium
November 12th: Amos Lee at The Theater at Ace Hotel
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 19th: Tony Lucca at The Troubadour
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour


~ Kristen