Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/21-5/27

After a bit of an emotionally taxing week, Friday night found me at The Bootleg Bar for SUR and it was everything!  Celebrating one of my favorite band’s new EP, Savage Beast, involved dancing, friends, portraiture, lots of much needed hugs, and an opening act that was…well, I’m not exactly sure how to describe a set delivered by a mostly naked man that ended with him being carried off in some sort of stretcher, but that’s what happened.

I have a feeling I’m going to need a lot of music this week, so it’s good fortune that I’m off to the Moroccan Lounge for some Gang of Youths and then my week will start off with a Carney reunion (of sorts) and end in Napa at the BottleRock music festival.  Friends + music = life.

As for the rest:


Monday: Reeve Carney and the Revolving Band at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Gang of Youths at The Moroccan Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. JP Saxe, Wildwood Kin (7:30)
ALSO: Nick Waterhouse at Gold Diggers (8pm)
ALSO: Florence + the Machine at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO Monday Monday at The Hotel Café Second Stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Sarah Walk residency at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Foxies at The Viper Room (7:30)
ALSO: Joe Marson w/ Christina Castle FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Lykke Li at The Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Billy Idol and Steve Stevens acoustic at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Kevin Barnes at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
ALSO: Paul Simon at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)


Weds: The Brevet w/ Charming Liars at The Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Colouring, Nightly at Moroccan Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Wrabel at The Peppermint Club (8pm)
ALSO: Lake Street Dive at Ford Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Alex Lahey at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: The Knitts at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Paul Simon at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)


Thursday: Peter Bradly Adams w/ Misty Boyce at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Anchor + Bell w/ Dan Rodriguez at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Lawrence w/ Michael Blume at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Smallpools and Great Good Fine OK w/ Half the Animal at Belasco Theatre (6:30)


Friday: Young Dubliners at The Rose (7pm)


Saturday: Against Me! at The Regent Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth, Pony Bradshaw, Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: The Shakers at Genghis Cohen (9:15)
ALSO: Chris Pierce and Friends at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Hawthorne Heights at The Echo (4pm)


Sunday: The Americans at The Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Hannah Gill at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Ramonda Hammer, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Joyous Wolf at The Viper Room (8:30)
ALSO: The Brian Jonestown Massacre at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Songwriter Sundays FREE at The Fox and Hounds (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:

May 30th: The Struts, Grace Mitchell at The Roxy
May 31st: Liz Phair at Masonic Lodge
May 31st: The Struts at The Roxy
May 31st: Sego at Bootleg Theater
May 31st: James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl
June 1st: James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl
June 1st: Handsome Ghost at Bootleg Theater
June 2nd: Coffee Shop Arena Rock at The Hotel Cafe
June 2nd: Lord Huron at The Greek Theatre
June 3rd: Ray LaMontagne at The Greek Theatre
June 3rd: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe
June 6th: Lewis Capaldi at The Troubadour
June 6th: Matt Maeson at The Echo
June 6th: Milo Greene at The Holding Co.
June 7th: Griffin House at The Hotel Cafe
June 7th: Barns Courtney at The Wiltern
June 16th: Frank Turner at Hollywood Palladium
June 16th: The Two Tens at The Echo
June 18th: Mayday Parade at Moroccan Lounge
June 22nd: The Unlikely Candidates, Brick + Motor at The Troubadour
June 23rd/24th: Arroyo Seco Weekend
June 25th: Meg Myers at The Echo
June 26th: Middle Kids at Lodge Room
June 28th: Gin Wigmore at The Troubadour
June 29th: Magic Giant, Young Rising Sons at The Fonda Theater
June 30th: Night Riots at The El Rey
July 6th: Vance Joy at The Greek Theatre
July 18th: Paramore at The Forum
July 18th: Middle Class Rut at The Roxy
July 19th: Thirty Seconds to Mars at The Forum
July 21st: David Ramirez at Moroccan Lounge
July 21st: Imagine Dragons at The Forum
July 22nd: Imagine Dragons at The Forum
July 24th: Holy Wars at The Echo
July 27th: Max Gomez at McCabe’s
August 15th: Nathaniel Rateliff at The Greek Theatre
August 15th: Panic! at The Disco at The Staples Center
August 17th: Brandi Carlile at The Greek Theatre
August 18th: Ed Sheeran at The Rose Bowl
August 25th: Lydia at The Troubadour
September 10th: Dave Matthews Band at Hollywood Bowl
September 15th: Jimmy Eat World at The Wiltern
September 16th: The War on Drugs at Hollywood Bowl
September 18th: The Neighbourhood at Greek Theatre
September 19th: Carbon Leaf at Bootleg Theater
September 20th: Lake Street Dive at The Wiltern
September 20th: Vista Kicks at The El Rey
September 22nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Greek Theatre
September 28th: Beck at Hollywood Bowl
October 7th: James Bay at The Greek Theatre
October 11th: The Ballroom Thieves at Moroccan Lounge
October 17th: Arctic Monkeys at Hollywood Bowl
October 17th: SYML at Teragram Ballroom
November 10th: The Record Company at The Wiltern
November 29th: The Tallest Man on Earth at Cathedral Sanctuary
January 22nd: Elton John at Staples Center
January 23rd: Elton John at Staples Center
April 19th: Pink at The Forum

~ Kristen