Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/25-10/01

I love the friends that I make by going to shows. This weekend, I had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of two such friends. The wedding was in San Luis Obispo and the whole weekend felt a bit like a relaxing vacation.  We drove up the PCH (what a view!), made it to a farmer’s market and a drive-in movie (my first!), and explored a bit of downtown SLO (including SloDoCo Donuts).  The highlight, however, had to be going to the apple orchard in between the wedding ceremony and reception and picking apples from the trees in formalwear. The locals were very complimentary.

It’ll be a short music week for me as I’m taking off for another out of town adventure on Thursday, but I’ll be cramming in as many live tunes as possible before I leave including a very highly anticipated Mondo Cozmo show Tuesday night at The El Rey.

Looking for some music? Here’s what I’d suggest:


Monday: New Language residence w/ Madus, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. New Electric Sound (8pm)
ALSO: Jesse Jo Stark residency w/ Night Talks, Whispertown FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Moons of Mars residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Judith Hill at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Mondo Cozmo at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Neon Trees at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: SWIMM, The Bright Light Social Hour at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jonah M at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Jaws of Love FREE at Amoeba (6pm)
ALSO: Bleachers at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Gov’t Mule at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Paramore at The Greek Theatre (7pm)


Weds: Hawai & Bel Heir at The Peppermint Club (9pm)
ALSO: Zane Carney at Black Rabbit Rose (9pm)
ALSO: J Roddy Walston and the Business at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Zookeepers Palace at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Szlachetka at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Citizen Cope at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Midland at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Benjamin Booker at The Fonda (8:30)


Thursday: The Accidentals at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Satellite at Molly Malone’s
ALSO: Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Middle Kids w/ King Shelter at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: J Roddy Walston and The Business at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Chris Pierce at The Hi Hat (7pm)
ALSO: Interpol at The Fonda (9:30)
ALSO: Imagine Dragons at The Honda Center


Friday: Moon Taxi at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Jimmy Gnecco, Lemolo at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Moonwalker at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Daniel Norgren at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Ride at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (9pm)
ALSO: The Shins at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: The xx w/ Perfume Genius at The Forum (7:30)


Saturday: Haunted Summer, Livingmore, and more at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Black Joe Lewis at Resident (9pm)
ALSO: Amos Lee at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian (8pm)
ALSO: Interpol at Los Angeles State Historic Park (7pm)


Sunday: Inara George w/ SHEL FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Imagine Dragons at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
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 16th: Aquilo at The El Rey
October 17th: Parade of Lights at The Peppermint Club
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 Café
October 23rd: Sheryl Crow at The Fonda
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 5th: Bobby Bazini at The Roxy
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 Café
November 16th: Lo Moon at The Troubadour
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
June 7th: Barns Courtney at The Wiltern


~ Kristen