Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/24-10/30

Since I am no longer pouring over journal articles every day, I’m upping my dosage of reading for pleasure.  This past week I revisited an old friend of mine, Anne Shirley of Green Gables.  I hadn’t read any L.M. Montgomery since I was a child and it occurs to me now how influential the notions in these books might have been to my young mind.  The necessity of kindred spirits, the value of a vivid and sustaining internal world, an appreciation for the smaller pleasures, and putting a premium on intelligence over external beauty are all lessons from Anne of Green Gables that one might argue are key components of my personality today.

On the docket for next week is a little Douglas Adams.  I was lucky enough to attend a screening and panel for the new HBO show, Dirks Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (loosely based on a couple of Adams’ books) last week.  The tease of the first episode got me craving the beautifully random insanity often associated with a Douglas Adams novel.

Music-wise, I’m pleased to report I made a fair number of shows last week and my “current faves” playlist has expanded with new music from Badflower, Young Rising Sons, and Night Riots. Next week I hope to add new Reeve Carney music to the list after seeing him play Monday night at Molly Malone’s. This is a particularly meaningful show for me as many of my fondest early memories of living in Los Angeles revolve around seeing Reeve at Molly Malone’s.


Here’s what else I’d recommend:



Monday: Reeve Carney at Molly Malone’s (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Knox Hamilton, Hamish Anderson, Nine Pound Shadow  (8:30)
ALSO: Oyster Kids w/ Avid Dancer, Midnight Faces FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Mars and the Massacre w/ Black Crystal Wolf Kids FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Aaron Lewis at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Fray w/ American Authors at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: of Montreal at The Regent Theater (8:30)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Trixie Whitley w/ Rocco DeLuca at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Tom Odell w/ Barns Courtney at The Belasco Theater (6:30)
ALSO: The Dear Hunter, Eisley at The El Rey (7:30)
ALSO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Hamilton Leithauser at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)
ALSO: Norah Jones at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Sound Collective FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO Super Tuesday FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)

Weds: Arkivist and Hannah Georgas FREE at The Monte Bar (9pm)
ALSO: K.Flay at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Sad Robot at The Hi Hat (8pm)…Sad Robot’s final show
ALSO: Grace Mitchell FREE at The Resident (10pm)
ALSO: Ninet at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Dana Williams, Jared Lee at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9)
ALSO: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Rachael Yamagata at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Sting at The Grammy Museum (8pm)


Thursday: Irontom, Run River North, Finish Ticket at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Dear Boy, Trapdoor Social FREE at The Sildebar in Fullerton (8pm)
ALSO: Korby Lenker, Rivvrs, Greg Holden at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7,8,9)
ALSO: Armors FREE at Dirty Laundry (10pm)
ALSO: Dawes at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Sabrina Carpenter at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Glen Phillips, The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Arms Akimbo, Braeves at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Portugal. The Man at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Good Charlotte at The Novo (7pm)
ALSO: Ingrid Michaelson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)


Friday: The Elizabeth Kill FREE at Brennan’s (8:30)
ALSO: Carrie Newcomer at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Kongos at The Wiltern (7:30)
ALSO: Red Hot Chili Peppers at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)


Saturday: The Hunna, Jimmy Eat World at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Kaleo w/ Bishop Briggs, The Wind + The Wave at The Fonda (7:30)
ALSO: Blend LA at The Resident (2pm)


Sunday: Kaleo w/ Bishop Briggs, The Wind + The Wave at The Fonda (7:30)
ALSO: Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Select Songwriter Sunday FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
November 1st: Walking On Cars at Bootleg Bar
November 1st: Jens Lekman at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
November 2nd: Boy & Bear at Teragram Ballroom
November 2nd: The Americans at The Hotel Cafe
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 10th: Jamestown Revival at The El Rey
November 11th: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s
November 11th/12th: Amos Lee at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
November 15th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
November 16th: Joshua Radin at The Fonda Theatre
November 16th: Lapsley at The Mayan
November 17th: The Record Company at The El Rey
November 17th: Will Dailey at The Hotel Cafe
November 18th: July Talk at Bootleg Bar
November 19th: Tony Lucca at The Troubadour
November 19th/20th: LANY at The Fonda
November 21st: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
November 21st: Gavin James at The Troubadour
November 25th: Switchfoot at Hollywood Palladium
November 26th: Lincoln Durham at The Roxy
November 27th: Tonight Alive at The Wiltern
December 1st/2nd: Gary Clark Jr at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
December 6th: The Pretty Reckless at The Mayan
December 9th/10th: Conor Oberst at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
December 10th: Jackie Greene, The Cordovas at The Troubadour
December 14th: Sara Watkins at The Troubadour
December 15th: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour
January 12th: Dar Williams at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey


~ Kristen