Local Music Nation is a website dedicated to the local music scene in San Diego and Los Angeles. Don’t mistake us for those indie snobs though. We love bands big and small from the local band to the major touring band. We love it all.
This blog is run by two friends who met in happenstance circumstances years ago (honestly, it was a mutual love for The Raconteurs) and after many years finally decided it was time to share their love of music with everyone they know (and don’t know)!

Here is a little introduction…

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amanda and this awesome little blog will be run by myself and my friend Kristen (who will introduce herself at a later time). We are in a word, local music junkies. Thats not to say we don’t like mainstream music because we do but our love is for local shows where we can get our music fix on the daily.

This blog will serve as a way for us to share with our friends local shows that are going on in the LA and the SD area which you might find us at if we aren’t stuck at home doing homework. We also like to share our experiences of shows we have attended or random musings.

We hope you enjoy!


And Kristen…

So, just about everyone I talk to thinks that I need to start a blog. I’m too busy to maintain a blog. I’m a graduate student working on getting my PhD in the sciences (AKA my lab is my life) and I spend most of my free evenings gallivanting around Los Angeles at various clubs, bars, concert halls…wherever the music happens to be.

But when my good friend and fellow music lover, Amanda, said she’d help me run it…how could I refuse?

I guess I enjoy live music slightly more than the average person…some might call me addicted. But honestly, I still can’t wrap my head around the idea that this isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do. What I most enjoy is discovering amazing local bands and doing whatever I can to help get their music out there (hence the reason everyone tells me I need to start a blog).

For the past year or so I’ve been sending out a weekly email to my friends informing them of all the shows I would like to go to in a given week. I was tired of getting rejected every time I asked people if they wanted to go to a show with me and this open invitation method seemed to be the perfect solution. The email has morphed somewhat overtime as have the list of people who receive it. Several don’t even live in the LA area and use this email to either keep tabs on me or on the local scene…or they just want to discover new music.

So I guess putting my email into the blogasphere for any to access is the next logical step. As for my personal mission statement, I’m not sure where this will go or who (if anyone) is going to read it, but I will continue to do what I love to do…go to shows, discover new bands, tell everyone I know about said bands…and if you happen to become a part of my circle of influence, welcome new friend, it’s nice to have you here!

~ Kristen

To contact us about band suggestions, general comments or just to say hello, leave a comment or email us at localmusicnation@gmail.com!

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