Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/15-1/21

I realized this week that of all the artists/bands I’ve seen so far this year, about 70% were women or lead by women.  Last week really bolstered the tally between the Lauren Ruth Ward residency, a slew of up and comers at The Peppermint Club (Clover The Girl, Bellsaint, O’Neill Hudson, Fiona Grey), and a sold out show at The Fonda featuring K.Flay.  2018 is most definitely the year of women!

Speaking of the Lauren Ruth Ward residency, if you’re looking to go, I’d recommend getting there on the early side. Last Monday it was raining and the place was still packed.  There are lots of great options for music Monday, so no matter where you end up, it will be a good night. I’m also looking forward to Wednesday night at The Hotel Cafe when Jared & The Mill come to town.

Here’s what else I’d recommend:


Monday: Lauren Ruth Ward residency FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Van William residency at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Dylan Dunlap FREE at The Peppermint Club (9pm)
ALSO: JP Saxe w/ Special Guests FREE at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Will Love FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jake Pinto Songwriter Showcase FREE at The Love Song (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Komox at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ethan Gruska, Priscilla Ahn at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Joe Perry and Friends at The Roxy (9pm)


Weds: Jared & The Mill, Hamish Anderson at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Erin Willett at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Blume at Bootleg Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)


Thursday: Terra Naomi at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Soft White Sixties at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Wilderado FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Joe Marson FREE at Harvard & Stone (10pm)
ALSO: Sam Morrow FREE at The Love Song (9pm)
ALSO: Jessica Childress, Emily Chambers at The Peppermint Club (9pm)
ALSO: Lawrence, Jacob Jeffries at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Jim James FREE at Amoeba (6pm)


Friday: Casey Abrams at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Eleven Dollar Bills at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Inara George at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: iHeartRadio ALTer Ego f. Mumford & Sons at The Forum (7:30)


Saturday: Saint Motel at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Ken Block & Drew Copeland at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Valley Queen at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Sondre Lerche at Largo (8:30)


Sunday: Prima Donna, The Two Tens FREE at The Federal Bar (11am)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
January 24th: Grace Mitchell at Moroccan Lounge
January 25th: Joe Purdy at The Grammy Museum
January 31st: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
February 1st: Korey Dane at The Echo
February 2nd: Tonight Alive at Regent Theater
February 3rd: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
February 3rd: Bermuda Triangle at The Troubadour
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 9th: The Big Pink at Zebulon
February 13th: Kimbra at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
February 22nd: X Ambassadors at The Belasco Theater
February 22nd: The National Parks at The Fonda
February 24th: Betty Who at The Wiltern
February 24th: Everything Turned to Color at The Hotel Cafe
February 28th: Langhorne Slim at Largo
March 3rd: flor at The Troubadour
March 6th: The Rubens at Bootleg Theater
March 6th: The Academic at Resident
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 13th: Rachel Yamagata at Moroccan Lounge
March 15th: Andy Grammer at The Belasco Theatre
March 15th,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
April 8th: Lincoln Durham at Moroccan Lounge
April 9th: Joshua Radin at The Troubadour
April 13th-15th: Coachella weekend 1
April 20th-22nd: Coachella weekend 2
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