Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/11-12/17

This week has felt disorienting. Perhaps it has something to do with all of the fires putting everyone a bit on edge. It’s also been a week full of last minute plan changes and if you haven’t guessed it by now, I can tell you that I thrive on a good plan. Speaking of good plans, this week’s musical blueprint shows great potential.  The holiday show season is in full swing. I’d particularly recommend the benefit show at The Hotel Cafe Saturday night (which sadly conflicts directly with my office Christmas party).  Also, if you’ve managed to score a ticket to The Troubadour Sunday night for Dead Sara, count yourself among the very lucky.

Here’s what else I’m contemplating this week:

Monday: It’s A School Night at Bardot f. Hawai (8pm)
ALSO: Wrabel at The Peppermint Club (8:30)
ALSO: R. Finn/Sean Watkins, Madison Cunningham at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Dream Phases FREE at The Love Song (8pm)
ALSO: The Spill Canvas at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Ninet Tayeb, Holy Wars, Teleskopes at The Moroccan Lounge (8:30)
ALSO: Young Mister, Mel Washington, Yosef at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: WASI residency f. Iconique FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Barr Brothers at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Cindy Wilson w/ Sarah Jaffe, Ray Little at The Echo  (7:30)
ALSO: Emily Haines at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, two shows (7:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Thom Yorke at The Fonda Theatre (10pm)
ALSO: Portugal. The Man at UCLA Royce Hall (8pm)


Weds: James Bradshaw, Polaris Rose at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9)
ALSO: Tori Kelly at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Justin Long + Chvrches Present: A Holiday Variety Show at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Pixies at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)


Thursday: Moon Honey w/ Kera & The Lesbians, Veronica Bianqui at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Theo Katzman w/ David Ryan Harris at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Zeke Duhon at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Vintage Trouble Holiday Happy Hour at Harvelle’s (4pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey (9pm)


Friday: Royal Machines at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Herbert Bail Orchestra at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Maxim Ludwig at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Darren Criss at Globe Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Big Head Todd & The Monsters at The Troubadour (7pm)


Saturday: Home for the Holidays Benefit Show at The Hotel Cafe f. Wrabel, Rossi, Jesse Thomas, Pete Harper and more (7pm)
ALSO: Royal Machines at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Rocco Deluca, Mike Viola & Boys School at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9:30)
ALSO: Far Out Fundraiser – Haiti Benefit at Bootleg Bar f. Laura Burhenn, Leslie Stevens, Pearl Charles, and more (8:30)
ALSO: MXPX at The Novo (6:45)


Sunday: Dead Sara at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Big Pink at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: The Dustbowl Revival, Chris Pierce FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Ivory DeVille at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: The Blind Boys of Alabama at The Theatre of Ace Hotel (7pm)
ALSO: Annual McCabe’s Holiday Spectacular FREE at McCabe’s (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
December 18th: Butch Walker at The Hotel Cafe
December 20th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
January 4th: Lewis Capaldi at Moroccan Lounge
January 8th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
January 12th: K.Flay, Sir Sly at The Fonda Theatre
January 13th: The White Buffalo at The Fonda
January 16th: The Sherlocks at The Echo
January 17th: Josh Ritter at Teragram Ballroom
January 17th: Jared & The Mill at The Hotel Cafe
January 20th: Saint Motel at The Wiltern
January 24th: Grace Mitchell at Moroccan Lounge
February 1st: Korey Dane at The Echo
February 2nd: Tonight Alive at Regent Theater
February 3rd: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
February 6th: Lights at The Regent Theater
February 7th: Morgxn at Moroccan Lounge
February 8th: Judah & The Lion, Colony House at The Belasco Theatre
February 9th: Curtis Peoples at The Mint
February 22nd: X Ambassadors at The Belasco Theater
February 22nd: The National Parks at The Fonda
February 24th: Betty Who at The Wiltern
March 3rd: flor at The Troubadour
March 6th: The Rubens at Bootleg Theater
March 8th: Gordi at The Regent Theater
March 10th: A Silent Film at Moroccan Lounge
March 10th: New Politics, The Wrecks at The Belasco Theatre
March 10th/11th Glen Hansard at Walt Disney Concert Hall
March 15th: Andy Grammer at The Belasco Theatre
March 16th: AWOLNATION, Nothing But Thieves at The Wiltern
March 16th: The Mowgli’s at Moroccan Lounge
March 20th: AJR at The Belasco Theatre
March 21st: Phillip Phillips at The Fonda Theater
March 23rd: Dermot Kennedy at The El Rey
March 29th: The Darkness at The Fonda
March 31st: The Hunna at The Troubadour
May 12th: The Score at The Fonda
May 15th: Franz Ferdinand at The Wiltern
May 15th: U2 at The Forum
May 15th: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Ford Theatres
June 7th: Barns Courtney at The Wiltern
August 18th: Ed Sheeran at The Rose Bowl


~ Kristen