Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/8-4/14

This week, I made it out 6/7 nights for shows, all of which got high marks. I guess you could say that my April is off to a good start! Between this week and last, I’ve got over half the rainbow of wristbands riding up my arm from the El Rey alone. In addition to the music, inspired by watching the pilot episode of A Discovery of Witches TV series at WonderCon, I’ve plunged into a re-read of the book series upon which the television show is based.  It is very rare to find a character whose life I connect with so well, but the historian/academic central protagonist is written into a world in which I feel instantly familiar…even with the witches, vampires, and daemons….

While I hope to get in more reading this week, the call of the live show is strong.  I’m particularly eyeing Tuesday night which holds quite a list of musical options including Ben Rector who is headlining at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.  This really is blowing my mind as it feels like it was just yesterday that Ben’s early set at The Hotel Cafe started one of the grandest of my grand musical adventures.

Here’s the full list:

Monday: It’s a School Night f. Bad Child, Lauren Aquilina at The Whitley (8pm)
ALSO: Low Hum residency FREE at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Forever X2 residency FREE at The Satellite (8pm)
ALSO: Izaak Optaz residency w/ Albert and Hiss Dreamboats at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Manhattan Murder Mystery & Midnight Cities FREE at Harvard & Stone (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday f. Sweet Talk Radio, Chi McClean at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Hozier w/ Jade Bird at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6:30)
ALSO: Ben Rector at Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: J.S. Ondara at Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: The Beta Machine FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Livingmore, Oddnesse, Dream Phases, Liv Slingerland at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Ten Fe at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: We Found New Music f. Colton Avery, Emily Brimlow at Madame Siam (9pm)


Weds: Max Frost w/ UPSAHL at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Desert Nights Leonard Cohen tribute FREE at The Standard, Hollywood (7pm)
ALSO: The Blue Stones w/ Charming Liars, Convey at Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: The Mondegreens at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA Under the Covers f. Annabel Lee, Joe Marson at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9:30)


Thursday: Taking Back Sunday at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)


Friday: Fair Ground Saints w/ Alisan Porter and Oren Levin at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)


Saturday: Andy Black at The El Rey Theatre (7:30)


Sunday: The Maine at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:

April 18th: Freddy & Francine at The Hotel Cafe
April 19th: Pink at The Forum
April 23rd: KidEyes at Bootleg Theater
April 23rd: Patrick Park at Gold Diggers
April 24th: Brent Cowles at The Mint
April 25th: Half the Animal at The Troubadour
April 25th: The Filthy Souls at Peppermint Club
April 26th: White Denim at Teragram Ballroom
May 2nd-4th: David Ramirez at The Hotel Café
May 6th: Band of Skulls at The Echo
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 12th: Morgan Saint at The Belasco Theater
May 14th: Picture This at The Troubadour
May 16th: Goody Grace at Regent Theater
May 16th: Matt Maeson at The Troubadour
May 16th: The Moth & the Flame at The Fonda Theatre
May 17th: The Score at The Troubadour
May 18th: Lydia at Regent Theater
May 18th: Hollis Brown at Regent Theater
May 19th: The Unlikely Candidates, Irontom at Bootleg Theater
May 21st: Allman Brown at The Hotel Cafe
May 22nd: Jared & The Mill at Moroccan Lounge
May 25th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe
May 31st: Sego at Moroccan Lounge
June 4th: Marianas Trench at Regent Theater
June 5th: The Dangerous Summer at The Hi Hat
June 7th: Greg Holden, Garrison Starr at Moroccan Lounge
June 11th: Bear’s Den at Fonda Theatre
June 14th: Frenship at Fonda Theatre
June 15th/16th: Betty Who at the Fonda Theatre
June 17th: Jamestown Revival at The Troubadour
June 19th: yungblud at the Roxy.
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 26th: Rooney at Lodge Room Highland Park
June 29th: Penny and Sparrow at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
July 2nd: The Struts at The Wiltern
July 11th: Blue October at The Hotel Cafe
July 16th: Red Wanting Blue at Bootleg Theater
July 17th: Pinegrove at The Fonda Theatre
July 18th: Blue October at The Hotel Cafe
July 25th: Blue October at The Hotel Cafe
August 1st: Blue October at The Hotel Cafe
August 6th: Our Lady Peace at Greek Theatre
August 7th: Psychedelic Furs, James, Dear Boy at The Greek Theatre
August 11th: Death Cab for Cutie at Hollywood Bowl
August 22nd: Lake Street Dive at Greek Theatre
September 11th: Sigrid at The Fonda Theatre
September 26th: AJR at Shrine Expo Hall
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at Moroccan Lounge
October 25th: Hozier at Greek Theatre
November 19th: The Black Keys at the Forum

~ Kristen