Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/14-8/20

What a wild and crazy week with GISHWHES in my life! The international scavenger hunt really pushed me out of my comfort zone, altered my perspective on what is possible, and renewed my affections for this amazing city I get to live in.  Since proving the existence of ghosts last weekend, I photographed moon fairies, gave life to a Garbage Patch Kid, apologized to Sweden, and attended a coleslaw party so wild that the cops were called.

I really intended to focus my time last week on the hunt, but I still managed to make it to a show…or two…okay, three!  Next week is Echo Park Rising (  I hope to see many of you there, especially Thursday night for The Diamond Light’s final (forever? for now?) show at The Lost Room.

And then…


Monday: JP Saxe  w/ Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Jessica Childress, La Bouquet (8:30)
ALSO: Nightmare Air residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Steel Panther at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Incubus w/ Jimmy Eat World and Judah and The Lion at Hollywood Bowl (6:45)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Justin Hulsey The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Pokey Lafarge at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Super Tuesdays Live at Riviera 31 at The Sofitel Hotel (10pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective w/ Josh and Kira at Saint Rocke (7pm)


Weds: Zane Carney residency FREE at Black Rabbit Rose (8:30)
ALSO: Mothica at The Mint (9:15)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Javier Dunn, Hirsh at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 10)
ALSO: Go Betty Go, The Two Tens, The Katellas at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Pokey Lafarge at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Royal Blood at The Wiltern (7:30)


Thursday: Gordi at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Ethan Gruska, Tall Tall Trees, Fernando Perdomo at The Hotel Cafe (8,9, 10)
ALSO: EG Daily at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Margaret Glaspy w/ Liza Anne at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Willie Nelson & Family w/ Kacey Musgraves at Shrine Auditorium (8pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising at Echo Park Venues f. Avid Dancer, Pacific Rario, The Knitts, Swimm, The Blank Tapes, and The Diamond Light, etc. (7pm)


Friday: Sarah Jaffe, Hamish Anderson, Vintage Trouble at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9:30)
ALSO: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Abbot Kinney at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9, 10)
ALSO: Vesperteen w/ Groves at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Brazilian Girls w/ The Soft White Sixties at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising at Echo Park Venues f. Freedom Fry, Dream Phases, Iconique, Holychild, Plague Vendor, etc.  (3pm)


Saturday: Coffee Shop Arena Rock w/ Curtis Peoples, Sleeping Wolf, Garrison Starr, Keaton Simons and more at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Decorator w/ The Shakers, Andy Allo and more at the Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: 311 w/ New Politics at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising at Echo Park Venues f. Sam Morrow, Henry Clay People, Gold Star, Lauren Ruth Ward, Albert + His Dreamboats, BRAEVES, Hamish Anderson, Sego, etc. (3pm)
ALSO: Alt 98.7 Summer Camp f. The Head and The Heart, Sir Sly, Vance Joy, Beth Ditto at Queen Mary Events Park Long Beach (3pm)


Sunday: Songwriter Sundays at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising at Echo Park Venues f. LA Hootenanny, Night Talk, The Active Set, Bones Muhroni, Holy Wars, WASI, etc. (noon)



To Keep in Mind:
August 22nd: Jake McMullen, Hawai at The Resident
August 22nd: The Academic at The Peppermint Club
August 23rd: Badflower at The Viper Room
August 24th: Mount Holly at The Hotel Cafe
August 26th: Kaleo at The Wiltern
August 28th: Imagine Dragons at The Grammy Museum
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 14th/15th: Allen Stone at The Staples Center
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 26th: Flagship at The El Rey
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 11th: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom
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 6th: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
November 8th: Max Frost at The Echo
November 8th: David Ramirez at Bootleg Theatre
November 17th: Fall Out Boy at The Forum
November 21st: Our Lady Peace at The El Rey
December 14th: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey
January 17th: Josh Ritter at Teragram Ballroom


~ Kristen