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

Mid-way through a very full week of shows, I was at The Hotel Cafe to check out LA-based singer, Adam Friedman (one to watch!).  Afterwards, I wandered into the other room to see Sleeping Wolf (always a treat).  I commented to Amanda that after my Hotel Cafe experience I felt refreshed. She said she didn’t realize a band could be refreshing, but that is exactly how I felt. Is that weird?  Maybe it was just a particularly good week, but with each new musical act I sampled last week, I got more and more excited. It wasn’t until I finally took a night off that I had trouble sleeping and life started to feel overwhelming again.

Next week, similar to last, starts off with a Monday that has way too many bands I want to see playing on the same evening.  This trend continues throughout the week, but if there is one show above all that I’d recommend it would be the Hotel Cafe holiday show which is always one of my favorite events of the year.

Here’s what else I’d suggest looking into:


Monday: Badflower FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Mondo Cozmo at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)…free with RSVP
ALSO: The Shelters w/ Dear Boy at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. The National Parks, Morgxn, Incan Abraham (8:30)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam w/ Dig the Kid FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Duniven’s Annual Holiday Hoopla at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Glass Animals w/ Judah & The Lion at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Fitz & The Tantrums w/ The Arkells at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Carah Faye w/ Weathers at The Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)


Tuesday: Wild Child at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Eagles of Death Metal at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: The Sounds at The Belasco (6:30)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)


Weds: Rooney at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Royal Teeth w/ Kolars at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Sara Watkins at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Afghan Whigs w/ Carina Round at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: The Sounds at The Belasco (6:30)


Thursday: The Hotel Cafe Holiday Show at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom (8:30)
ALSO: Band of Merrymakers at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Heaps N Heaps at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Metallica at The Fonda (9pm)


Friday: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (8:30)
ALSO: Marie Digby, Paul McDonald & Friends at The Hotel Cafe (8,11)
ALSO: Royal Machines at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Michael Blume at Bootleg Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: The Dandy Warhols w/ Telegram & Warbly Jets at The Fonda (9pm)


Saturday: Arkivist at The Study (9pm)
ALSO: Ghost Lit Kingdom at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: Royal Machines at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: James Supercave, SWIMM at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Dennis Quaid and The Sharks at Saint Rocke (8pm)


Sunday: Maria Taylor, Matt Costa FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: We Rock With Standing Rock at The Fonda (8pm)
ALSO: Select Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)




To Keep in Mind:
January 11th-14th: Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
January 12th: Dar Williams at The Troubadour
January 13th: The White Buffalo at The Troubadour
January 17th: Bear’s Den at The El Rey
January 18th: DNCE at The Belasco Theatre
January 19h: Jack Savoretti at The Hotel Cafe
January 25th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
January 26th: Zane Carney at The El Rey
January 28th: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern
January 28th: SafetySuit at The Regent Theater
January 28th: Dorothy at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Mike Doughty at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: Tom Chaplin at The El Rey
Feb. 4th: Leroy Sanchez at The Troubadour
Feb. 8th: The Revivalists at The Fonda
Feb. 11th: The Griswolds w/ Dreamers at Teragram Ballroom
Feb. 14th: David Duchovny at The Roxy
Feb. 16th: twenty one pilots, MUTEMATH at Honda Center
Feb. 27th: Jens Lekamn at Teragram Ballroom
March 24th: Yellowcard at The Novo by Microsoft
March 25th: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater


~ Kristen