Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/12-9/18

I’m defending my PhD dissertation tomorrow.  This has been a loooong time coming (longer than the existence of Local Music Nation) and I’m struggling to condense my entire neuroscience research career into a tidy hour-long talk. If you happen to be free Monday afternoon and want to see a very different kind of show, let me know.

Hopefully the presentation will go well and next week I’ll be getting out to celebrate in the best way I can’t think of, with live music!  There are quite a few options for shows, but none will come close to the celebratory mood set by Judah & The Lion. This band throws one of the most uplifting dance parties I’ve ever been to. Friday night at The Troubadour is going to get crazy!

As for the rest of my picks:


Monday: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Lawrence Taylor (8pm)
ALSO: Mike Taylor residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Scott Mellis, Jesse Thomas, Jessie Payo, Joel Eckels, and more (8pm)


Tuesday: Joseph at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Petty Fest at The Fonda (8:30)
ALSO: Franky Perez at Lucky Strike Hollywood (9pm)
ALSO: Airbourne at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jake Bugg at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s at Butter’d Up (10pm)


Weds: Petty Fest at The Fonda (8:30)
ALSO: The Wild Life at The Troubadour (6:30)
ALSO: Syd Arthur w/ Lo Moon at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Wilco at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (6:30)


Thursday: Yael Naim w/ Adam Topol, Paul McDonald at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10:30)
ALSO: The Kickback FREE at Living Room at The W Hotel Beverly Hills (7pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival w/ Valley Queen at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: The Bots, Smoke Season at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Gin Blossoms at The Rose (8pm)
ALSO: Boyce Avenue, Leroy Sanchez at The Belasco Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Wilco at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (6:30)
ALSO: Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer at The Greek Theatre (7pm)


Friday: Judah & The Lion, Branches at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Hamish Anderson, Jessica Childress FREE with RSVP at Sunset Marquis Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Saint Motel, Weathers at The Belasco Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: The North FREE at Rusty’s Surf Ranch (10pm)
ALSO: Dawes at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)


Saturday: Bedrocktoberfest f. Andy Clockwise at BedrockLA (6pm)
ALSO: Taylor John Williams at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: No Small Children at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Highasakite, Iconique at The Echo (5:30)
ALSO: Alec Benjamin at Amplyfi (8pm)
ALSO: CRX at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Freddy & Francine at Grand Central Market
ALSO: Melissa Polinar & Justin Young, The Walcotts at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)


Sunday: Selective Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
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 21st: Will Hoge at The Mint
September 22nd: Catfish and The Bottlemen at The Wiltern
September 23rd: Foy Vance at The Troubadour
September 23rd: Band of Skulls at The Wiltern
September 24th: Dear Boy at Tarfest
September 24th/25th: Highly Suspect at The Troubadour
September 26th: Nothing But Thieves at The Fonda
September 27th: The Griswolds at Bootleg Theatre
September 27th: Skylar Grey at The Regent Theatre
September 27th: Fleurie at The Troubadour
September 28th: Bear’s Den at The Echo
September 28th: Tyler Glenn at The Satellite
September 29th: Tegan and Sara at The Wiltern
September 29th: The Shakers at The Hi Hat
September 30th: Tegan and Sara at Orpheum Theatre
September 30th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
October 5th: The Lumineers at The Hollywood Bowl
October 5th: Schuyler Fisk at The Hotel Cafe
October 7th: The Head and The Heart at The Greek Theatre
October 8th: Thrice at The Novo by Microsoft
October 9th: Sia at The Hollywood Bowl
October 9th: Bastille at The Troubadour
October 10th: Bastille at The Troubadour
October 10th: The Dixie Chicks at The Hollywood Bowl
October 13th: The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe
October 14th: Jon McLaughlin at Teragram Ballroom
October 14th: X Ambassadors at The Greek Theatre
October 18th: Yellowcard at The Novo
October 20th: The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe
October 21st: Dreamers, Night Riots, Mainland at The Troubadour
October 23rd: Father John Misty at Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown
October 24th: American Authors at The Wiltern
October 25th: Tom Odell, Barns Courtney at The Belasco Theater
October 25th: Eisley at The El Rey
October 25th: Rocco Deluca at The Troubadour
October 26th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 26th: Rachael Yamagata at Teragram Ballroom
October 26th: K.Flay at The Troubadour
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, The Struts at The Fonda Theatre
November 3rd: The Ballroom Thieves at Bootleg Theater
November 3rd: The Rescues, Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
November 4th: Jared & The Mill at The Satellite
November 4th: Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium
November 5th: Wild Wild Horses at The Echo
November 12th: Amos Lee at The Theater at Ace Hotel
November 15th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
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
November 26th: Lincoln Durham at The Roxy
November 27th: Tonight Alive at The Wiltern
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour


~ Kristen