Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/10-2/16

Band Love Alert: I first saw Canadian band, Boniface, a couple years ago at SXSW. I was instantly captivated by this quiet, introspective presence whose songs would burst forth with an emotional intensity and swelling pop/rock melodies. I couldn’t look away! Two years later, Micah Visser (AKA Boniface) and their band is releasing a self-titled debut album THIS FRIDAY! I’ve been listening somewhat obsessively and last week had the fortuitous opportunity to attend an event showcasing artists from Manitoba and featuring Boniface!  The new music is a logical (and satisfying) expansion from what I heard two years ago, and the live show has an unexpected confidence that increases the palpable emotion as well as the odds of a spontaneous mid-show dance party.  If you need an advanced listen, check out recent single “Oh My God”, or my favorite song off the album, “Wake Me Back Up” and on Friday, give yourself a Valentine’s Day treat and listen to Boniface.

Leading up to Friday, we have a few other shows celebrating new releases including JP Saxe at The Echo and The Lone Bellow’s two nights at The Troubadour. For Valentine’s Day we have two evenings at The Peppermint Club with Evan + Zane celebrating both the lovers (Friday) and anti-lovers (Saturday).

As for the rest of the week:


Monday: It’s a School Night f. Fly By Midnight, Annabel Lee, Alex McArtor at Bardot (7:30)
ALSO: Cartalk residency FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jordy at Moroccan Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)


Tuesday: Nightly w/ The WLDFE, Sawyer at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: JP Saxe w/ Vincint at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Lola Marsh at Resident DTLA (8pm)
ALSO: Kree Harrison w/ Gabriel Kelley at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: The Glorious Sons at The El Rey (7:30)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA at The Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)


Weds: The Lone Bellow w/ Bellsaint at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Stonefield at Zebulon (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM f. Thom Sawyer, Jake Hays, Roy Juno, Jackson Breit at Madame Siam (7:15)


Thursday: The Habits, Trapdoor Social, Fyohna, Emily Brimlow at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)
ALSO: The Lone Bellow w/ Laura Jean Anderson at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Ninet Tayeb at Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Madison Malone and Friends at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Casey Abrams and Friends at The Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Walk Off the Earth at Palace Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Ben Lee & Ione Skye at Largo (8:30)


Friday: Evan + Zane at The Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa & Strings at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Johnnyswim at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Mayer Hawthorne at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Dashboard Confessional at The Wiltern (6:30)


Saturday: Evan + Zane at The Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Chris Pierce and Shane Alexander at Genghis Cohen (9pm)
ALSO: The Heavy at The El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Gallant at The Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: Miniature Tigers at Bootleg Theater (8:30)


Sunday: Gallant at The Roxy (8pm)


To Keep in Mind:

February 18th: Lime Cordiale at The Fonda Theatre
February 21st: Meg & Dia at The Wiltern
February 24th: Harrison Storm at The Troubadour
February 25th: WILSN at Moroccan Lounge
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 28th: Have Mercy at The Roxy
February 29th: Thrice at The Novo
February 29th: Dustbowl Revival, Jared & The Mill at The Troubadour
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: The Unlikely Candidates at Moroccan Lounge
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: Frances Quinlan at Pico Union Project
March 12th: Patrick Sweany at Bootleg Theater
March 12th/13th: Delta Spirit at Teragram Ballroom.
March 14th: Third Eye Blind at The Wiltern
March 14th: Frenship at Regent Theater
March 18th: The Sherlocks at Moroccan Lounge
March 18th: Mrs. Henry at The Hi Hat
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
March 31st: Rueben and the Dark at Moroccan Lounge
April 2nd: The Districts at Teragram Ballroom
April 2nd/3rd: Nathaniel Rateliff at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
April 3rd: Allen Stone at the Fonda Theatre
April 16th: Mighty Oaks at Moroccan Lounge
April 18th: Tyler Hilton at The Hotel Cafe
April 19th: Josh Kelley at The Hotel Café
April 21st: The Coronas at the Troubadour
April 22nd: The Darkness at The Novo
April 30th: Arms Akimbo, Mike Mains & The Branches at The Lodge Room
May 1st: Beachlife Music Festival at Redondo Beach
May 4th: The Wrecks, The Driver Era at Fonda Theatre
May 5th: The Wrecks at Fonda Theatre
May 7th: The 1975 at The Forum
May 13th: John K. Samson at The Troubadour
May 14th: Ivan & Alyosha at Bootleg Theater
May 18th: Lewis Capaldi at The Forum
May 22nd: Of Monsters and Men, Gordi at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
June 9th: Alanis Morissette at Hollywood Bowl
June 10th: Chvrches at Hollywood Bowl
June 10th: LP at the Greek Theatre
June 11th: Harrison Storm at The Hotel Cafe
June 12th: Toad the Wet Sprocket at Greek Theatre
June 19th: AWOLNATION, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Greek Theatre
June 22nd: Bayside at The Wiltern
July 18th: Badflower, Incubus at FivePoint Amphitheater
September 5th: Lifehouse at The Greek Theatre
November 17th: Passenger at Immanuel Presbyterian Church

~ Kristen