Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/18-2/24

Experienced a delightful moment today when I turned on NPR and stumbled upon a rebroadcast of Science Friday where they were talking about their book club pick, N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. Just so happens that my book club discussed the very same book last week!  Delightful!  The scientist-heavy panel brought a different perspective to the book which takes place in a world where extreme natural disasters bring about a new (a fifth) season with the potential to shift the foundations of society.  It’s a great read; the first in a trilogy. I wish the Science Friday panel would have discussed the literary merits a bit more. The use of the 2nd person to tell the story of one of the characters was slightly divisive in my book club and not even touched upon during the broadcast.  As always, book club needed more time.

Big week next week in the music realm. Between KidEyes at Moroccan Lounge, Badflower’s big album release show at the El Rey, and one of my top SXSW picks, Talos, opening for Aurora at The Fonda, there are quite a few can’t miss shows!

Here are my musical options:


Monday: KidEyes at Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Zealyn, Midi Matilda (8pm)
ALSO: The Gooms residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Kan Wakan residency FREE at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live at The Mint f. Patrick Martin (7pm)


Tuesday: Ryan Bingham FREE at Amoeba (6pm)
ALSO: We Found New Music f. Isla June, Bird Concerns at Madame Siam (9pm)
ALSO: Friends…An Evening with Stolar, No/Me, Caroline Pennell, Evangelia, and Sleeping Lion, Harrison Lowell at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Nellie McKay at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Citizen Cope at The Grammy Museum (7pm)


Weds: Aurora w/ Talos & Kingsbury at The Fonda Theare (8:30)
ALSO: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Don’t Stop or We’ll Die w/ Jim & Sam at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Tal Wilkenfeld at Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Drew and Ellie Holcomb at Largo (8pm)


Thursday: Gary Clark Jr. FREE at Amoeba (6pm)
ALSO: Frankie at the Echo (5:30)
ALSO: Laura Jean Anderson, Madison Cunningham, Molly Miller at The York Manor (7pm)


Friday: Badflower w/ Fencer & Pretty Vicious at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Kolars at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Wolves at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: No Small Children at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Nozuka at Lodge Room (8pm)
ALSO: Robyn at Hollywood Palladium (6pm)


Saturday: Nina Storey, Candace Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA presents: A Night of Coldplay f. Dylan Dunlap and friends (9pm)
ALSO: Miyavi at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Robyn at Hollywood Palladium (6pm)


Sunday: Anna Vogelzang, Madison Cunningham, Jamie Drake, Rett Madison at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Broken Baby FREE at The LIP Studios (8:30)


To Keep in Mind:

February 25th: SKOLES at the Echoplex
February 26th: Gavin James at The Roxy Theatre
February 27th: Meg Mac at Bootleg Theater
February 27th: Lukas Graham at The Grammy Museum
February 28th: Lukas Graham at The Wiltern
February 27th: Morgxn at Teragram Ballroom
March 1st: Dorothy, Spirit Animal at Regent Theater
March 2nd: Caroline Rose at Teragram Ballroom
March 4th: Reignwolf at Moroccan Lounge
March 6th: July Talk at Hollywood Palladium
March 6th: Jukebox the Ghost at Fonda Theatre
March 7th: Griffin House at The Hotel Cafe
March 8th: Laura Carbone at The Factory
March 8th: Welles at Moroccan Lounge
March 8th: KROQ Festival f. Dear Boy at Teragram Ballroom
March 9th: KROQ Festival f. The Wrecks at Teragram Ballroom
March 9th: LP at The Wiltern
March 9th: Nightly at Moroccan Lounge
March 11th: You Me at Six, Dreamers at The Teragram Ballroom
March 11th: Muse at the Forum
March 11th: Sam Fender at The Moroccan Lounge
March 17th: Weathers at The Roxy
March 19th: Nina Nesbitt at The Roxy
March 21st: Alice Phoebe Lu at Moroccan Lounge
March 22nd: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness w/ flor at The Orpheum Theatre
March 22nd: Tyler Hilton at The Hotel Café
March 24th: Iron & Wine at Walt Disney Concert Hall
March 25th: Slothrust at the Satellite
March 26th: Matt Nathanson at The El Rey
March 26th: Arkells at the Troubadour.
March 27th: Bronze Radio Return at Moroccan Lounge
March 27th: Will Dailey at The Hotel Cafe
March 27th: The National Parks at The Troubadour
March 28th: The Americans at El Rey Theatre
March 28th: Slothrust at The Troubadour
March 28th: Deal Casino at The Hi Hat
March 29th: Stephen Kellogg at Bootleg Theater
March 29th: Donna Missal at El Rey Theatre
March 31st: Ruby Boots at The Echo
April 1st: The Rubens at Moroccan Lounge
April 2nd: Grandson at The Roxy Theatre
April 3rd: The Moth & the Flame at Moroccan Lounge
April 5th: Switchfoot, Colony House at The Wiltern
April 5th: Wilderado at Teragram Ballroom
April 6th: Lincoln Durham at The Echo
April 9th: Hozier at Hollywood Forever
April 13th: The Maine at Teragram Ballroom
April 19th: Pink at The Forum
April 24th: Brent Cowles at The Mint
April 26th: White Denim at Teragram Ballroom
May 2nd-4th: David Ramirez at The Hotel Cafe
May 7th: Tom Odell at The El Rey
May 9th: Rival Sons at The Fonda Theatre
May 9th: Alec Benjamin at El Rey Theatre
May 10th: Alec Benjamin
May 14th: Picture This at The Troubadour
May 16th: Goody Grace at Regent Theater
May 16th: Matt Maeson at The Troubadour
May 18th: Lydia at Regent Theater
May 22nd: Jared & The Mill at Moroccan Lounge
June 4th: Marianas Trench at Regent Theater
June 7th: Greg Holden, Garrison Starr at Moroccan Lounge
June 11th: Bear’s Den at Fonda Theatre
June 15th/16th: Betty Who at the Fonda Theatre
June 22nd: Middle Kid at Hollywood Palladium
June 25th: Dido at The Wiltern
June 29th: Penny and Sparrow at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
August 11th: Death Cab for Cutie at Hollywood Bowl
August 22nd: Lake Street Dive at Greek Theatre
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at Moroccan Lounge

~ Kristen