Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/18-9/24

I was looking forward to finally having a weekend at home, but then a coworker offered me a pass to KAABOO in San Diego. I tried banging my head on my desk until a “no, thank you” came out of my mouth, but I found myself incapable of even mouthing the words so down to San Diego (again) I went. Yesterday, I rocked out with Garbage, Jared & The Mill, Armors, and Pink (!!) and today my schedule is highlighted by The Shadowboxers, The Cordovas, and Alanis Morrissette. I’m also having an absolute blast with my KAABOO-boos. I’ve never been to a festival with so many friends before…

A couple other things of note:

Have you heard the big radio news??? One of the best LA stations for discovering new music, KCSN (88.5) has merged with KSBR to extend the station’s broadcasting range (no more losing signal on those long drives!). Sky Daniels hosted a celebratory event Thursday at The Village Studios and I was incredibly privileged to attend. I poked around the historic studio space looking for evidence of Biffy Clyro before watching Gary Clark Jr. play his dirty rock version of The Beatles’ “Come Together” (and a few other tunes).

This week, YouBloomLA, the music summit and festival, is happening Thursday-Saturday. Come for the informative music chat, stay for the live music at various locations around town. For more info:

As for the rest of my week’s agenda:


Monday: Jesse Jo Stark residency FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: New Language residency w/ AEGES FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Busty and The Bass (8pm)
ALSO: Moons of Mars residency w/ O’Neill Hudson FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The National Parks w/ RIVVRS, Distant Cousins at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Jamestown Revival at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Lupe Fiasco, Estelle at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: New Order at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr. at The Forum (7:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Rosi Golan, Cordovas, Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 9, 11)
ALSO: Hawai at Social Good Festival at Grand Park (5pm)
ALSO: Texas Flood Relief Show f. Brian Whelan, Leslie Stevens, Albert & his Dreamboats, Sam Morrow, and more (8:30)
ALSO: Future Islands at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Niall Horan, Gavin James, Corey Harper at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)
ALSO: Song Collective FREE at Saint Rocke (7pm)


Weds: Joseph Arthur, The Americans at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Alexander Jean w/ Dylan Chambers and Madison Douglas at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Sir Sly at Space 15 Twenty (6pm)…vinyl record release
ALSO: Zane Carney at Black Rabbit Rose (9pm)
ALSO: Transviolet at The Satellite (8pm)
ALSO: Saint Mesa at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Jordan Rakel at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Harry Styles w/ MUNA at The Greek Theatre (8pm)


Thursday: Steven Kellogg at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Macklemore at The Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: YouBloom LA at various venues in Highland Park (8pm)


Friday: Andrew Belle at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Deefhoof at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: YouBloom LA at various venues in Highland Park (8pm)


Saturday: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Roots Roadhouse at The Echo f. Leslie Stevens, Albert & His Dreamboats, Kat Meyer & the Buzzards (3pm)
ALSO: GGOOLLDD w/ Kid Bloom at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Dan Croll w/ The Dig at Teragram Ballrom (9pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Fleet Foxes at The Hollywood Bowl (7:45)
ALSO: YouBloom LA at various venues in Highland Park (8pm)


Sunday: Hurricane Relief Show at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Elijah Ocean at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Swerve at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Sound Collective at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Ben Folds at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sunday at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney Festival FREE at Abbot Kinney (10am)


To Keep in Mind:
September 26th: Paramore at Greek Theatre
September 26th: Bleachers at The Fonda Theatre
September 26th: Mondo Cozmo at The El Rey
September 26th: Neon Trees at The Troubadour
September 27th: J Roddy Walston and the Business at The Roxy
September 27th: Hawai at The Peppermint Club
September 28th: Imagine Dragons at The Honda Center
September 28th: Middle Kids at Teragram Ballroom
September 28th: Jimmy Gnecco at The Hotel Café
September 28th: Satellite at Molly Malone’s
September 29th: The Shins at The Greek Theatre
September 29th: Moon Taxi at The El Rey
October 1st: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Bowl
October 2nd: Ninet Tayeb at Harvard & Stone
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 10th: Joan Baez at The Wiltern
October 11th: The National at Hollywood Bowl
October 11th: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom
October 12th: Shawn Colvin at The Troubadour
October 12th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe
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 20th: Greta Van Fleet at The Moroccan Lounge
October 21st: Penny and Sparrow at The Hotel Cafe
October 24th: Haley Reinhart at The El Rey
October 24th: Welshly Arms at Bootleg Theater
October 24th: The Maine, Dreamers at Regent Theater
October 25th: The Wrecks at The Moroccan Lounge
October 26th: Iron & Wine at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
October 28th: BORNS at Moroccan Lounge
October 29th: Greta Van Fleets at The Troubadour
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 9th: The Brevet at The Roxy
November 10th: Caught a Ghost at The Moroccan Lounge
November 11th: Dan Layus at The Mint
November 15th: Nathan Angelo at The Hotel Cafe
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 13th: The White Buffalo at The Fonda
January 16th: The Sherlocks at The Echo
January 17th: Josh Ritter at Teragram Ballroom


~ Kristen