Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/18-12/25

I’ve kept myself properly busy this month, successfully avoiding the bulk of the Christmastime gloom. Last week included a trip to SD with shows at The Casbah and Lestat’s and then a few holiday parties in LA including one at The Hotel Cafe where John Mayer made a surprise appearance.  One simply cannot be upset with life when one is present for a jam session including John Mayer, Zane Carney, and David Ryan Harris.

Next week, once again, we have a Monday of impossible choices and a few Holiday shows then we’ll have to take a couple of days off.  If you’re looking for some live music, here’s what I’d suggest:


Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Badflower (8:30)
ALSO: Dead Sara at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: The Station Breaks at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Music Militia Night w/ Naomi and friends FREE at The Satellite f. Wrabel, Audra Mae and more (9pm)
ALSO: Nick Waterhouse at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: The Sunset Jam FREE at The Viper Room (9pm)


Tuesday: The Watkins Family Holiday Show at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (8pm)


Weds: Holiday Fiesta fundraiser for NELA Winter Shelter for the Homeless at The Hi Hat f. Kate Nash (7pm)
ALSO: HIRSH at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: LOVEYOU FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas CD Release show at Largo (8pm)


Thursday: Stand With Standing Rock Benefit at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Avi Buffalo at Bootleg Bar (8:30)


Friday: Fishbone at The Roxy (8:30)




Sunday: Merry Christmas!



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