Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/23-12/29

My week started off with the words “cracked engine block”. Even for those of you who don’t know much about cars (*raises hand*), you would most certainly shutter if those words were uttered to you. As you might surmise, following those words, I’ve had a bit of a difficult week. I have learned a few things, however.  For example, if you need actual advice from a mechanic, be a man (or at least use a male voice and name). Also, used car dealers can be just as sleazy and comical as portrayed in movies. Finally, if you’re looking for a new used car, CarMax is my new favorite thing. They have a modernized, buyer agnostic and practical forum for obtaining a new (to you) vehicle as well as letting go of an old one. If they only provided an emotional support therapist, it would be the perfect company.

Due to transportation related issues, my show going has been on the lighter side. Combined with the seasonal slowdown, next week looks to be much of the same.  I must make the plug here, however, for what’s shaping up to be a tremendous New Year’s Eve at Lucky Strike Hollywood with music, comedy, and bowling. And did I mention that it’s FREE? If you’re looking for a place to land that night, I highly recommend it. Here’s more info:


Monday: Henry Hall residency FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Gold-Diggers Acoustic Holiday: A Benefit for LA Food Bank at Gold-Diggers (7pm)




Weds: Merry Christmas!


Thursday: Daniel Lanois, Rocco Deluca, Johnny Shepperd, Jim Wilson FREE at Zebulon (10pm)


Friday: Raised on TV at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Playyard, Mr No at El Cid (9pm)
ALSO: Dead & Company at The Forum (7pm)


Saturday: Young Dubliners at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Robert Jon & The Wreck at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa (9pm)
ALSO: The Aquabats! w/ PPL MVR & Dirt Farm at The Fonda Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Dead & Company at The Forum (7pm)


Sunday: McCall, Kate Grahn, hava, Adam Yaron at Moroccan Lounge (7:30)



To Keep in Mind:

January 16th: Watkins Family Hour at Largo
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
January 28th: Aeges at The Viper Room
January 31st: Sleeptalk at The Troubadour
February 4th/5th: Dermot Kennedy at The Wiltern
February 5th: Pinegrove at The Roxy
February 6th: Mondo Cozmo at The Hi Hat
February 6th/7th: The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe
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 27th: Patrick Droney at The Troubadour
February 27th/28th: Guster at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
February 28th: Colony House at Teragram Ballroom
February 28th: The Amazons at The El Rey
February 29th: Thrice at The Novo
March 4th: Christopher Paul Stelling at Moroccan Lounge
March 4th: Jamestown Revival at The Fonda Theatre
March 5th: Echosmith, Weathers at The Fonda Theatre
March 5th: Stone Foxes at Saint Rocke
March 5th: Birds of Chicago at Regent Theater
March 7th: Saint Motel at The Fonda Theatre
March 8th: Saint Motel at The Fonda Theatre
March 10th: Keane at Dolby Theatre
March 12th: Frenship at the Regent Theater
March 12th/13th: Delta Spirit at Teragram Ballroom.
March 14th: Third Eye Blind at The Wiltern
March 21st: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
March 25th: Irontom at The Roxy
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 9th: Alanis Morissette at Hollywood Bowl
June 19th: AWOLNATION, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Greek Theatre

~ Kristen