Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/2-12/8

Despite the fact that both my body and my car tried to fall apart this long holiday weekend, I’m going to call it a win as there was lots of beach time, I finished a book and a puzzle, watched Harry Potter movies, and caught up with a few friends.  More importantly, I listened to a ton of music and got solid starts on both my 2019 music mix and 2020’s SXSW band list.  I kept coming back around to Sam Fender’s Hypersonic Missiles and a new(er) song by Matt Duke called “Mary Got Wasted”.

Upon reflection, there was a lot in the music realm to be excited about last year, but the year isn’t quite over so let’s see if anything in the next few weeks can crack the best of list. Top contenders this week include a slew of options Wednesday night and Dreamers playing Friday at The El Rey.

Here are the rest of my options for the week:


Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot f. Boy in Space (8pm)
ALSO: King Leg Residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Henry Hall Residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Pixies at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)


Tuesday: Motor Sales and friends album release FREE at Zebulon (8:30)
ALSO: Pixies at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Ninet, Writer’s Block LA at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8,9)
ALSO: Mat Kearney at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)


Weds: Magic Giant w/ The Federal Empire at The Troubaour (7pm)
ALSO: Boston Manor w/ Microwave, Heart Attack Man and Selfish Things at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Rockers Ball f. Midnight Divide, The Oil Barons, Ninet Tayeb at Resident DTLA (8pm)
ALSO: Desert Nights “Hommage a Joni” FREE at The Standard (7pm)
ALSO: Finish Ticket at The Three Clubs (8pm)
ALSO: Mat Kearney at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
ALSO: Sheryl Crow at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (7:30)


Thursday: Masvidal and Amy Correia at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: The Score w/ Dead Poet Society at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Alex Cameron at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Dir En Grey at Regent Theater DTLA (7pm)


Friday: Dreamers w/ Arrested Youth & American Teeth at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Wrecks at Constellation Room in Santa Ana (7pm)
ALSO: Madison Cunningham at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Words and Music by Dan Wilson at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Kills Birds at Moroccan Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Alex Cameron at The Troubadour (8pm)


Saturday: Holidayfest FREE on South Lake Ave in Pasadena f. Barns Courtney, Trapdoor Social (1pm)
ALSO: Ward, Mean Heat, Letter Openers, Dirty Cakes FREE at The House of Machines (8:30)
ALSO: Fitness at The Hi Hat (8pm)
ALSO: Distant Cousins at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: From Indian Lakes at Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: The Spreewells at The Redwood Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Greyson Chance at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Honda Center f. Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Head and the Heart, Cold War Kids, Angels and Airwaves, Young the Giant, Jimmy Eat World, Beck, Cage the Elephant (6pm)


Sunday: Tow’rs at Bootleg Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The Sunday Night Revue Celebrating the Music of John Lennon at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Ours at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: With Confidence, Seaway at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Chvrches at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Honda Center f. Matt Maeson, lovelytheband, The Interrupters, Of Monsters and Men, The Raconteurs, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Mumford & Sons (6pm)


To Keep in Mind:

December 11th: Mothica at the HI Hat
December 11th: Cordovas at Saint Rocke
December 12th: Cordovas at The Hotel Cafe
December 12th: Dear Boy at The El Rey
December 13th: Hollis Brown at El Rey Theatre
December 14th: Bayside at The Troubadour
December 17th: Rooney at The Troubadour
December 18th: Max Gomez at The Troubadour
December 19th: Phantom Planet at The Fonda Theatre
January 18th: The Lumineers at the Forum
January 21st: Anais Mitchell at Lodge Room
January 23rd: Maverick Sabre at The Echo
January 24th: Theo Katzman at The Fonda Theatre
February 4th/5th: Dermot Kennedy at The Wiltern
February 5th: Pinegrove at The Roxy
February 6th: Mondo Cozmo at The Hi Hat
February 11th: Nightly at The Troubadour
February 21st: Meg & Dia at The Wiltern
February 24th: Harrison Storm at The Troubadour
February 26th: Tall Heights at Moroccan Lounge
February 28th: Colony House at Teragram Ballroom
February 28th: The Amazons at The El Rey
February 29th: Thrice at The Novo
March 5th: Echosmith, Weathers at The Fonda Theatre
March 5th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 7th: Saint Motel at The Fonda Theatre
March 8th: Saint Motel at The Fonda Theatre
March 10th: Keane at Dolby Theatre
March 12th/13th: Delta Spirit at Teragram Ballroom.
March 25th-28th: The Tallest Man on Earth at The Troubadour
March 28th: Larkin Poe at The Fonda Theatre
April 2nd: The Districts at Teragram Ballroom
April 2nd/3rd: Nathaniel Rateliff at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Apri. 3rd: Allen Stone at the Fonda Theatre.
April 16th: Mighty Oaks at Moroccan Lounge
May 18th: Lewis Capaldi at The Forum
June 19th: AWOLNATION, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Greek Theatre

~ Kristen