Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 03/20-03/26

I don’t know why I am still awake. I shouldn’t be. I slept 45 minutes last night plus a couple cat naps on planes today.  But here I am going through my SXSW swag and reminiscing about all of the amazing things I was able to see and do last week in Austin. There wasn’t one stand-out band this year, but several that I’m really excited about. I will do a proper post on my top picks, but it will probably include Picture This, an Irish band who is coming to play LA Weds night at Resident, so I will get that one out there now.

However, the real excitement of the week is that it will end on Sunday with none other than my number one musical obsession, Biffy Clyro! Anytime I get a little tired, I’ll just start chanting Mon the Biff and get all pumped up for Sunday’s extravaganza at The Belasco.  Sometimes life is just one great thing after another! Let’s just hope my SXSW high will last all week.

Other options for the week:


Monday: Matthew Koma at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Band Perry at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage f. Kristen Toedtman, Yael Meyer, Leah Capelle and more (8pm)

Tuesday: Warbel at Bootleg Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Maggie Rogers at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Skott at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Lake Street Dive at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Holly Macve, Distant Cousins at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Mike Mains at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Agnes Obel at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Jesca Hoop at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Cameron Avery at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective with Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesday’s FREE at Butter’d Up (10pm)


Weds: Picture This w/ Jim & Sam at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Island Apollo, The Brevet at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Vera Blue at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: JAIN at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at The Roxy (8pm)


Thursday: Dear Boy at Acerogami (8pm)
ALSO: King Washington at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Dia Frampton, The Americans at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)
ALSO: Ninet at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Potty Mouth, Partybaby at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Slothrust at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Modern English at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The El Rey (8:30)


Friday: Kari Kimmel, Los Kingdom at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9, 10)
ALSO: Yellowcard at The Novo (8:30)
ALSO: Nikki Lane w/ Robert Ellis & Jonathan Tyler at The El Rey (8pm)


Saturday: Colony House w/ Knox Hamilton at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: The Woods Brothers at El Cid (9pm)
ALSO: Electric Guest at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)


Sunday: Biffy Clyro at The Belasco Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Brother SAL and the Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
March 27th: Eisley at The Troubadour
March 28th: King Washington at The Hi Hat
March 30th: Old 97’s at The Fonda Theatre
March 30th: Dia Frampton at The Hotel Cafe
March 30th: JP Cooper at The Hotel Café
March 31st: Night Lights and The Score at Amplyfi
April 1st: Lincoln Durham at Resident
April 1st: Dawes at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
April 1st: Passenger at The Wiltern
April 3rd: Imagine Dragons at Staples Center
April 5th: Mayday Parade at The Regent Theater
April 5th: K.Flay at The El Rey
April 14th: Simple Plan at The Wiltern
April 14th: Joe Purdy at The Troubadour
April 15th: Kid Wave at The Echo
April 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe
April 18th: The Arkells at The Echo
April 19th: Jack Garratt at The Roxy
April 19th: Bastille at The NOVO
April 20th: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at The Hi Hat
April 21st: John Mayer at The Forum
April 22nd: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
April 26th: The Unlikely Candidates at Bootleg Theater
April 27th: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The El Rey
April 27th: The 1975 at The Greek Theatre
April 27th: Sundara Karma at The Troubadour
April 27th: Stephen Kellogg at The El Rey
May 2nd: Laura Marling at Mayan Theater
May 2nd: Betty Who at The Fonda Theatre
May 4th: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
May 5th: Blue October at The Fonda Theater
May 5th: The Dead Ships at Teragram Ballroom
May 6th: Lewis Watson at The Troubadour
May 9th: Barns Courtney at The El Rey
May 11th: Dear Boy at The Echo
May 13th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Belasco Theater
May 13th: Nightlands at The Echo
May 13th: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium
May 18th: Michael Kiwanuka at The Fonda Theatre
May 19th: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: The Strumbellas at The Fonda Theater
May 25th: Band of Horses w/ Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theatre
May 31st: The Mountain Goats at Mayan Theatre
June 1st: Little Hurricane at The Echoplex
June 2nd/3rd: Vulpeck at The Regent Theater
June 3rd: Highly Suspect at The Fonda Theatre
June 3rd: Ryan Adams at The Greek Theatre
June 8th: Sheryl Crow at The Greek Theatre
June 12th: Franz Ferdinand at Regent Theater
June 16th: Bad Suns at The Fonda Theatre
June 17th: The Record Company at The Fonda Theatre
July 20th: Third Eye Blind at Greek Theatre
July 25th: John Mayer at The Honda Center
July 30th: John Mayer at The Forum
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre


~ Kristen