Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/25-3/3

Oscar Night! I don’t have a clear favorite this year, but excited (as always) to see who will end up the big winners.  The big winner last week was clearly long-time band love, Badflower, whose debut album, OK, I’m Sick, was released to chart topping success and a killer live show at The El Rey.  It’s rare to find a band whose new material continues to inspire, but these guys have reached new heights (and a new audience it seems) with an incredibly contemporary album that absolutely rocks.  I’ll need to see them again ASAP as they neglected to play my new favorite Badflower song, “Wide Eyes”.

The exciting shows continue next week with more favorite bands and several opportunities to check out newer artists.  Show pick of the week must go to Lukas Graham at The Grammy Museum.  Speaking of Lukas Graham, it looks like their big show at The WIltern has been rescheduled to October.

Here’s what else I’ve got:


Monday: It’s a School Night f. Royal Teeth, Clara Mae, Trishes, Rachel Crow at Bardot (8pm)
ALSO: Harriet Brown residency w/ SKOLES at The Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: Kan Wakan residency w/ Jessica Childress at Bootleg Theater (8:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: The Band Camino at Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: We Found New Music f. Sizzy Rocket, Benji Lewis at Madame Siam (8pm)
ALSO: Gavin James at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Steve Poltz, Writer’s Block LA at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7, 9)
ALSO: Zachary Kibbee at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Bellsaint FREE at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Mazzy Star and Gold Star at Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian (8pm)


Weds: Meg Mac at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Lukas Graham at The Grammy Museum (7pm)
ALSO: George Stanford FREE at Black Rabbit Rose (9pm)
ALSO: Jameson Burt FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: 8MM FREE at Lucky Strike Live (8:30)
ALSO: Charming Liars at The Peppermint Club (8pm)
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr at Hyperion Avenue Tavern (10pm)
ALSO: Britton, Wilkes and Drew Cole (writer’s round) at The Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Mazzy Star and Gold Star at Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian (8pm)


Thursday: Jesse and Friends at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Kyle Wyman at The House of Machines (9pm)
ALSO: Robert DeLong w/ Morgxn at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: Darlingside at The El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Patty Griffin at Largo (7pm)
ALSO: Tori Kelly at The Orpheum (8pm)


Friday: Dorothy w/ Spirit Animal, Joyous Wolf at The Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Sharon Van Etten w/ Nilufer Yanya at Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: COIN at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Jungle w/ Houses at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)


Saturday: Audiovent at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Scotty Sire at Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: Masionair at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Bird Concerns, Dan Sadin at Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Caroline Rose w/ Superet at Teragram Ballroom (9pm)
ALSO: The Wood Brothers with Carsie Blanton at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern (6pm)
ALSO: Sharon Van Etten at The Grammy Museum (7:30)


Sunday: Sam Amidon w/ Sam Gendel at Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Scotty Sire at The Roxy (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:

March 4th: Reignwolf at Moroccan Lounge
March 4th: Evan + Zane at The Troubadour
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 17th: Milo Greene at barcito
March 19th: Nina Nesbitt at The Roxy
March 21st: Alice Phoebe Lu at Moroccan Lounge
March 21st: The Head and the Heart at The Belasco Theater
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 28th: The Active Set at The Satellite
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 18th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe
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 21st: Allman Brown at The Hotel Cafe
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 20th: Jamestown Revival at The Troubadour
June 21st: Jamestown Revival at The Troubadour
June 22nd: Middle Kid at Hollywood Palladium
June 25th: Dido at The Wiltern
June 29th: Penny and Sparrow at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
July 17th: Pinegrove at The Fonda Theatre
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