Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/31-8/6

I clearly took on too much this weekend. I cancelled half of my plans and still didn’t get my work done. I did check off two items on my LA bucket list today. 1) Go to the Staples Center (I know, I know) and 2) see a professional basketball game! 4th row back from the court watching the LA Sparks was quite thrilling. I didn’t realize the game would be such a party scene, however.  Why, may I ask, is there a DJ during a professional basketball game?  Regardless, I rather enjoyed watching the only sport I ever actually played.

I’m foreseeing a week of working most evenings, but if I do get out, both The Rocketboys and Jared & The Mill are tops on my list.

Here’s what else I’ve got:


Monday: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Angela McCluskey (8:30)
ALSO: AOE w/ Fitness FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Dustin Lovelis residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Wild Cub at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood FREE at Amoeba (6pm)
ALSO: Matchbox Twenty, The Counting Crows at The Forum (6:45)
ALSO: Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Joseph Arthur at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: War Tapes FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesdays Live at Riviera 31 at The Sofitel Hotel (9pm)


Weds: The Rocketboys at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Distant Cousins at The Mint (9:15)
ALSO: Chevelle, Dinosaur Pile-Up at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Matt Nathanson, Richard Edwards, The Section Quartet at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Brian Setzer Orchestra at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)


Thursday: In the Valley Below, Flagship at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Ethan Gruska at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Leslie Stevens & the Badgers FREE at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (7:30)


Friday: Blake Lewis and Elliott Yamin, Riley Smith at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10)
ALSO Smallpools at The Peppermint Club (9pm)
ALSO: Kota Wade at Amplyfi (7:30)
ALSO: Sleeptalk at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: The Ataris at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Barry Manilow at The Forum (7:30)
ALSO: Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl (8pm)


Saturday: Jared & The Mill, Kolars at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Ataris at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Chinatown Summer Night at DTLA (5pm)
ALSO: Toad the Wet Sprocket and 10,000 Maniacs FREE at Pershing Square (8pm)
ALSO: Will Jay at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Lion King sing-along at The Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Raiders of the Lost Arc in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl (8pm)


Sunday: Swirlies at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: The Regrettes, Paper Pilots FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Daniella Mason & Katelyn Tarver at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus FREE at The Slidebar in Fullerton (7pm)
ALSO: Belle and Sebastian, Spoon at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
August 7th: Holy Wars at The Satellite
August 9th: Brick + Motar at The Hi Hat
August 9th: Beta Play at The Hotel Cafe
August 10th: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at The Fonda
August 10th: Maggie Rogers at Teragram Ballroom
August 10th: Alt-J at Shrine Auditorium
August 10th: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
August 11th: The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Ed Sheeran at Staples Center
August 11th: James Vincent McMorrow at John Anson Ford
August 12th: Dreamcar at The Fonda Theater
August 12th: Jon McLaughlin at The Greek Theatre
August 16th: Royal Blood at The Wiltern
August 17th: Gordi at Resident
August 18th: Hamish Anderson at The Hotel Cafe
August 19th: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
August 22nd: Jake McMullen, Hawai at The Resident
August 22nd: The Academic at The Peppermint Club
August 26th: Kaleo at The Wiltern
August 29th: David Cook at The Troubadour
August 29th: The Kickback at Resident
August 30th: Lake Street Dive at Hollywood Bowl
September 6th: Carbon Leaf at The Roxy
September 8th: Leroy Sanchez at The El Rey
September 9th: Mainfest Alhambra f. Ghostland Observatory, Broods, Polica
September 10th: Parade of Lights at The Echo
September 13th: ARIZONA at The Troubadour
September 14th: Against Me! at The Fonda Theatre
September 14th: Manchester Orchestra at The Novo
September 15th: Stone Foxes at Bootleg
September 16th: The Shadowboxers at The El Rey
September 16th/17th: Spaceland Block Party w/ Highly Suspect
September 17th: Frank Turner at Orpheum Theatre
September 19th: Picture This at The Echo
September 19th: The Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe
September 21st: Stephen Kellogg at Bootleg Theater
September 21st: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
September 22nd: Andrew Belle at The Troubadour
September 26th: Paramore at Greek Theatre
September 26th: Bleachers at The Fonda Theatre
September 27th: J Roddy Walston and the Business at The Roxy
September 28th: Imagine Dragons at The Honda Center
September 28th: Middle Kids at Teragram Ballroom
September 28th: Jimmy Gnecco at The Hotel Cafe
September 29th: The Shins at The Greek Theatre
September 29th: Moon Taxi at The El Rey
October 1st: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Bowl
October 5th: Foy Vance at Sanctuary at Pico-Union Project
October 5th: Gorillaz at The Forum
October 5th: The Cranberries at The Wiltern
October 5th: The War on Drugs at The Greek Theatre
October 6th: Arkells, Irontom at The Roxy
October 7th: Cal Jam w/ Foo Fighters in San Bernadino
October 7th: Dawes at Hollywood Bowl
October 8th: Patrick Sweany at Bootleg Theater
October 9th: Wrabel at The El Rey
October 11th: The National at Hollywood Bowl
October 12th: Shawn Colvin at The Troubadour
October 12th: Nothing But Thieves at The El Rey
October 13th: Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre
October 13th: MUTEMATH at The Wiltern
October 13th: Joseph at The El Rey
October 14th: The Script at The Wiltern
October 18th: The Black Angels, Ron Gallo at The Mayan
October 19th: Echosmith, Banners at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Barns Courtney at The Wiltern
October 19th: Charlotte Cardin at the Shrine Auditorium
October 21st: Penny and Sparrow at The Hotel Cafe
October 24th: Haley Reinhart at The El Rey
October 24th: The Maine, Dreamers at Regent Theater
October 26th: Iron & Wine at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 28th: BORNS at Moroccan Lounge
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at The Wiltern
November 2nd: Jacob Banks at The Roxy
November 2nd: Matt Wertz at The Hotel Cafe
November 3rd: Halsey at The Forum
November 4th: OK Go at Royce Hall
November 8th: Max Frost at The Echo
November 8th: David Ramirez at Bootleg Theatre
November 17th: Fall Out Boy at The Forum
January 17th: Josh Ritter at Teragram Ballroom


~ Kristen