Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/17-6/23

Yesterday’s SoCal Sound BENEFEST was the highlight of my week. We had one of my favorites (Jade Bird), a legend (Jackson Browne) a taste of some local talent (Cayucas, Jems), and an artist I’ve enjoyed for years but have never seen (Pete Yorn)…Plus seated theater shows is exactly what my torn knee needs right now!

Next week offers some difficult choices. If you want to follow what I’ve been listening to lately, I’ll be picking shows based on opening acts – we’ve got SXSW fave Beccs opening at the Regent Theater, Haleigh Bowers at Gold-Diggers and Reignwolf playing with Kaleo at the Wiltern.

As for what else I’d suggest:

Monday: Brie Stoner residency FREE at El Cid (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Ben Abraham at the Stowaway (8pm)
ALSO: Blind Pilot at The Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Gashi at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: Kevin Garrett at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Sycco at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Remy Reilly and Blurry Paige at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Pomme w/ Beccs at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Thursday: Transviolet w/ Cassidy King & Ana Sky at the Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Tor Miller & Anna Shoemaker at the Hotel Cafe second stage (10pm)
ALSO: Jesse & Friends at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lamont Landers at Gold-Diggers (8pm)
ALSO: Child Seat w/ Broken Baby + Night Talks at the Paramount (8pm)
ALSO: Blind Pilot w/ Angela Autumn at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
ALSO: Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: The Dollyrots w/ Go Betty Go at the Echo (6:30)
ALSO: Breland at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Kaleo at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Third Eye Blind w/ Yellowcard & Arizona at the Greek Theatre (6:30)
ALSO: Noah Kahan w/ John Vincent III at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Elephant Heart at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: of Montreal at the Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
ALSO: Noah Kahan w/ John Vincent III at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)
ALSO: Americana West Music Festival Day 1 at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Saturday: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Tessa Violet at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Anna Tivel w/ Sam Weber at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Power Pink & Sweet at The Smell (7pm)
ALSO: Good Folk f. Jems, Jordan Ruiz, Jadea Kelly at The Harmony Room (7:30)
ALSO: Say Anything at the Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Dum Dum Fest at the Echo (6pm)
ALSO: Americana West Music Festival Day 2 at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: June Gloom Festival at Boomtown Brewery (3:30)

Sunday: Zealyn w/ Haleigh Bowers, Ryann at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Victoria Bigelow, Zoe Sky Jordan, Garii FREE at Zebulon (8pm)
ALSO: Hot Water Music at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: June Gloom Festival at Boomtown Brewery (4pm)

To Keep in Mind:     
June 25th: Alec Benjamin at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
July 26th: Melissa Etheridge & Jewel at YouTube Theater (8pm)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 10th: In the Valley Below at the Lodge Room (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 12th: Cassadee Pope at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
July 14th: Bay Faction at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 1st: Telescreens at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 15th: Magic Giant w/ John-Robert at Lodge Room (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 20th: Banners at the Troubadour
August 26th: gavn! at the Echo
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 10th: Polyphonic Spree at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
September 12th: John Vincent III at the Fonda Theater (9pm)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
September 19th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
September 25th: The Sheepdogs at Lodge Room (8pm)
September 25th: Tokyo Police Club w/ Born Ruffians at the Regent Theater (8pm)
September 26th: Tokyo Police Club w/ Born Ruffians at the Regent Theater (8pm)
September 26th: renforshort at the Echo
September 28th: Nicky Youre at the Roxy (8pm)
September 29th: Joywave at the Regent Theater (8pm0
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at the Peppermint Club
October 2nd: Allen Stone at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 5th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 7th: Joe P at the Roxy (7pm)
October 7th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Belasco
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 9th: The Warning at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 9th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 10th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 10th: Stephen Kellogg at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 11th: Soul Asylum at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 12th: Wilderado at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 16th: JJ Wilde at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
October 16th: Misterwives at the Bellwether (7:30)
October 16th: Alfie Templeman at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
October 16th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 11th: Valley at the Wiltern
October 18th: The Black Angels at the Lodge Room (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 27th: iDKHOW at the Wiltern
October 29th: Jess Glynn at the Wiltern
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: Forest Blakk at the Troubadour
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 1st: Aimee Mann at the United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
November 1st: Inhaler at Hollywood Palladium
November 2nd: Kate Nash at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 6th: Carol Ades at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 10th: Hanson at the Belasco
November 11th: Hanson at the Belasco
November 11th: lovelytheband & Mod Sun at the Wiltern
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 12th: Allison Russell at the Belasco
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 14th: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Hollywood Palladium
November 15th: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Hollywood Palladium
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 6th: Shovels & Rope at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)
January 28th: Travis at the Wiltern
May 2nd: Dean Lewis at Bellwether (8pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/10-6/16

Anyone interested in falling in love with a new band? Might I direct you to a new project called The Fever Dreams and their debut single, “Ain’t No Stopping Me”. Jamie N Commons and Ben Epand have never let me down musically and their new project together opens with a foot stomping rock tune to definitely write home (or a newsletter) about.

Let the good times continue next week with Middle Kids, Allan Rayman, X Ambassadors and more:

Monday: BMI Acoustic Lounge at the Hotel Cafe (6:30)
ALSO: Little Feet at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Brie Stoner residency f. Nadia Vaeh FREE at El Cid (7pm)
ALSO: Motion City Soundtrack at the Novo (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Ben Abraham at the Stowaway (8pm)
ALSO: 7D7D at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Noah Thomas at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Judith Hill at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: Livingston at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Vampire Weekend at Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Thursday: Michelle Featherstone and friends at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Drake Bell at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Delilah Montagu at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: French Cassettes at Highland Park Ebell (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Middle Kids w/ Gordi at Lodge Room (8:30)
ALSO: Allan Rayman at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Madison Cunningham w/ Julianna Zachariou at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Amy LaVere and Will Sexton at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jems at Aviator Nation Dreamland (8pm)
ALSO: Luke Combs w/ The Avett Brothers and more at SoFi Stadium (5:45)

Saturday: X Ambassadors at the Fonda (8pm)
ALSO: Cousin Simple w/ Jackson Chant and out In Front at the Hotel Cafe second stage (9:30)
ALSO: Kate Yeager w/ Roger Weeks, Brendan Hines at the Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Cold Weather Kids at Genghis Cohen (7pm)
ALSO: Pokey LaFarge at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: M. Ward and Friends at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Charli XCX at The Shrine (8pm)
ALSO: SoCal Sound BENEFEST w/ Jackson Browne, Jade Bird, Pete Yorn, Cayucas, Jems at Alex Theatre (8pm)

Sunday: Songwriters In The Round Hosted by Nikhil Korula at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo w/ Sam Morrow & Ellis Bullard at the Echo (5pm)
ALSO: WesGhost at the Troubadour (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:     
June 19th: Sycco at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
June 20th: Transviolet at the Echoplex
June 20th: Kaleo at the Wiltern
July 10th: In the Valley Below at the Lodge Room (8pm)
June 20th: Tor Miller & Anna Shoemaker at the Hotel Cafe
June 21st: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern
June 21st: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
June 21st: of Montreal at the Regent Theater (8pm)
June 22nd: Say Anything at the Wiltern
June 22nd: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
June 25th: Alec Benjamin at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
July 26th: Melissa Etheridge & Jewel at YouTube Theater (8pm)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 12th: Cassadee Pope at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 1st: Telescreens at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 20th: Banners at the Troubadour
August 26th: gavn! at the Echo
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 12th: John Vincent III at the Fonda Theater (9pm)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
September 19th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
September 25th: Tokyo Police Club w/ Born Ruffians at the Regent Theater (8pm)
September 26th: Tokyo Police Club w/ Born Ruffians at the Regent Theater (8pm)
September 26th: renforshort at the Echo
September 28th: Nicky Youre at the Roxy (8pm)
September 29th: Joywave at the Regent Theater (8pm0
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at the Peppermint Club
October 2nd: Allen Stone at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 5th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 7th: Joe P at the Roxy (7pm)
October 7th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Belasco
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 9th: The Warning at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 9th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 10th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 11th: Soul Asylum at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 12th: Wilderado at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 16th: JJ Wilde at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
October 16th: Misterwives at the Bellwether (7:30)
October 16th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 11th: Valley at the Wiltern
October 18th: The Black Angels at the Lodge Room (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 27th: iDKHOW at the Wiltern
October 29th: Jess Glynn at the Wiltern
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: Forest Blakk at the Troubadour
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 1st: Inhaler at Hollywood Palladium
November 2nd: Kate Nash at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 6th: Carol Ades at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 14th: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Hollywood Palladium
November 15th: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Hollywood Palladium
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 6th: Shovels & Rope at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)
January 28th: Travis at the Wiltern

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/3-6/9

I’ve been watching a lot of baseball lately. I’ve also been listening to Mother Mother’s new album, Grief Chapter. Last week worlds collided as Mother Mother’s breakout single “Explode!” appeared as a network’s pre-game pump you up song.  This simply confirmed the necessity of seeing the Canadian rockers this week at a newer concert space, The Torch (part of LA Memorial Coliseum). 

Also this week, a free Bear McCreary experience at Amoeba, K.Flay celebrates the 10th anniversary of Life as a Dog, 5SOS’s Luke Hemmings goes solo, and more…

Monday: Andrew Bird Trio at Lodge Room (8pm)
ALSO: Brie Stoner w/ Jamie Drake FREE at El Cid (7pm)
ALSO: Mike Vitale, Aaron Bowen, Jesus Gonzalez and Marc Erickson at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Luca Fogale at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Kings Kaleidoscope at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Palehound w/ Georgia Maq at El Cid (6pm)
ALSO: Ogreta w/ Olivia Kaplan and Laney Tripp at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Willow at Ameoba (5pm)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: Kings Kaleidoscope at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: The Teskey Brothers w/ Allen Stone and Joseph at the Greek Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Thursday: MUNA & Friends at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Laurel w/ Banoffee at El Cid (9:30)
ALSO: Abby Anderson at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Raveonettes at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Bear McCreary at Amoeba (5pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Plague Vendor w/ Melted Bodies at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Cardinal Bloom at Permanent Records Roadhouse (6pm)
ALSO: Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Little Feet at the Greek Theater (7pm)

Saturday: Mother Mother, Cavetown at The Torch (6pm)
ALSO: Alexander Stewart at the Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Natalie Gelman, Ernie Halter, Sweet Talk Radio at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7,8,9)
ALSO: The Gay Agenda Songwriting Showcase f. Kat Hamilton, Abby Posner, Pure Gold Baby and more at the Hotel Cafe (6:30)
ALSO: Laura Elliott at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Echo & The Bunnymen at the Greek Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Janet Jackson at the Forum (8pm)

Sunday: K. Flay at Permanent Records Roadhouse (two shows; 6pm, 9pm)
ALSO: Howie Day at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: The HawtThorns w/ Alice Wallace at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Christopher Paul Stelling at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Little Feet at the Greek Theater (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:     
June 12th: Vampire Weekend at Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
June 14th: Middle Kids at Lodge Room (8:30)
June 14th: Allan Rayman at the Troubadour
June 15th: X Ambassadors at the Fonda (8pm)
June 15th: Pokey LaFarge at the Troubadour
June 16th: gavn! at the Echo
June 19th: Rosa Linn at the Troubadour
June 19th: Sycco at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
June 20th: Transviolet at the Echoplex
June 20th: Kaleo at the Wiltern
July 10th: In the Valley Below at the Lodge Room (8pm)
June 21st: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern
June 21st: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
June 21st: of Montreal at the Regent Theater (8pm)
June 22nd: Say Anything at the Wiltern
June 22nd: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
June 25th: Alec Benjamin at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 12th: Cassadee Pope at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 1st: Telescreens at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 20th: Banners at the Troubadour
August 26th: gavn! at the Echo
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 12th: John Vincent III at the Fonda Theater (9pm)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
September 19th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
September 25th: Tokyo Police Club w/ Born Ruffians at the Regent Theater (8pm)
September 26th: Tokyo Police Club w/ Born Ruffians at the Regent Theater (8pm)
September 26th: renforshort at the Echo
September 29th: Joywave at the Regent Theater (8pm0
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at the Peppermint Club
October 2nd: Allen Stone at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 5th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 7th: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Belasco
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 9th: The Warning at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 9th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 10th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 11th: Soul Asylum at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 12th: Wilderado at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 16th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 18th: The Black Angels at the Lodge Room (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 27th: iDKHOW at the Wiltern
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 1st: Inhaler at Hollywood Palladium
November 2nd: Kate Nash at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 14th: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Hollywood Palladium
November 15th: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Hollywood Palladium
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/27-6/2

Special thanks to all of the venues last week who took care of me and my torn knee, making it possible for me to get out and see my bands.  Talking to folks at the end of the Red Rum Club show, consensus was that the band is complete joy and that lift was much needed.  Next week follows the trend of uplifting British acts with Tors, Calva Louise, Freya Ridings, and Yard Act among other prime musical options:

Monday: Tim and James at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at the Masonic Lodge (7:30)

Tuesday: Tors at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Calva Louise at the Echo (6:30)
ALSO: Scro at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Liz Brasher at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: SYML at Largo (two shows; 7pm, 9:30)
ALSO: Maggie Lindemann at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: The Scarlet Opera at the Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Sasha Alex Sloan at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Imogen Clark and the Hard Feelings at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: May Be Fern at the Silverlake Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Maggie Lindemann at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Michael McDonald & Paul Reiser at the El Rey (6:30)
ALSO: Girl in Red at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Thursday: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Dead Poet Society at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: MUNA & Friends at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Girl in Red at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Avril Lavigne w/ All Time Low and Royal and the Serpent at the Forum (7:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Yard Act at Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Swells at the Moroccan Lounge (6pm)
ALSO: Alex Lambert at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Babyjake at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: All Time Low at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Sarah McLaughlan at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Outloud Music Festival at West Hollywood Park

Saturday: Sego at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Soen at the El Rey (9pm)
ALSO: Forester at the Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Natalie Merchant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Outloud Music Festival at West Hollywood Park

Sunday: Outloud Music Festival at West Hollywood Park

To Keep in Mind:     
June 3rd: Andrew Bird Trio at Lodge Room (8pm)
June 5th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: The Raveonettes at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
June 6th: MUNA & Friends at Largo (8pm)
June 7th: Plague Vendor at the Echo
June 8th: Mother Mother, Cavetown at The Torch
June 8th: Alexander Stewart at the Echoplex
June 8th: Ernie Halter at the Hotel Cafe second stage
June 9th: Howie Day at the Venice West (8pm)
June 9th: The HawtThorns at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 9th: Christopher Paul Stelling at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
June 10th: Motion City Soundtrack at the Novo (8pm)
June 12th: Vampire Weekend at Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
June 14th: Middle Kids at Lodge Room (8:30)
June 14th: Allan Rayman at the Troubadour
June 15th: X Ambassadors at the Fonda (8pm)
June 15th: Pokey LaFarge at the Troubadour
June 16th: gavn! at the Echo
June 19th: Rosa Linn at the Troubadour
June 20th: Transviolet at the Echoplex
June 20th: Kaleo at the Wiltern
July 10th: In the Valley Below at the Lodge Room (8pm)
June 21st: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern
June 21st: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
June 21st: of Montreal at the Regent Theater (8pm)
June 22nd: Say Anything at the Wiltern
June 22nd: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 12th: Cassadee Pope at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 1st: Telescreens at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 20th: Banners at the Troubadour
August 26th: gavn! at the Echo
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 12th: John Vincent III at the Fonda Theater (9pm)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
September 19th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
September 26th: renforshort at the Echo
September 29th: Joywave at the Regent Theater (8pm0
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at the Peppermint Club
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 9th: The Warning at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 9th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 10th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 11th: Soul Asylum at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 12th: Wilderado at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 16th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: The Black Angels at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 18th: The Black Angels at the Lodge Room (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 2nd: Kate Nash at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/20-5/26

My torn-up knee has taken a turn for the worse, causing me to press pause on the busy schedule. The physical therapist says I need to work “with” the pain but not “through” it. I’m hoping I can work with the pain next week starting with some lower key singer songwriter nights at the Troubadour and Hotel Cafe and working up to a one-legged dance party with Red Rum Club. Might be hoping for too much, but it’s good to have goals!

Taking it all one day at a time with the following in mind:

Monday: Ashley Kutcher at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Alexz Johnson at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Michael Marcagi at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Alexz Johnson at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Annika Bennett at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Har Mar Superstar w/ Velvet Starlings at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Kimbra w/ Anna Wise at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
ALSO: 2024 Grammy Hall of Fame Gala at the Novo (8pm)
ALSO: Pearl Jam at the Forum (7:30)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: Andrew Cushin at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Hardcastle at Genghis Cohen (7pm)
ALSO: Lila Forde at the Hotel Cafe second stage (9pm)
ALSO: Jade Bird w/ John-Robert at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
ALSO: Ryan Nealon w/ Alexa Cappeli at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Alice Merton at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Watkins Family Hour w/ Glen Phillips, Dan Wilson, Monica Martin and Madison Cunningham at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Pearl Jam at the Forum (7:30)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Thursday: Red Rum Club at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Bully at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: thebandfriday at Genghis Cohen (8pm)
ALSO: Glitterflox at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Deep Sea Diver at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Young Creatures at the Paramount (7pm)
ALSO: Medium Build at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Holly Humberstone at the Bellwether (8pm)
ALSO: Hana Vu at Amoeba (5pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Medium Build at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Fencer at Molly Malone’s (8:20)
ALSO: onlinedrawing w/ Pike Project at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Ultra Q & Mt. Eddy at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Chris Barron at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Sadie Jean at the Teragram Ballroom (6:30)

Saturday: Lissie at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: B. Miles w/ Talker at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Nicky Youre at the El Rey (9pm)

Sunday: Joanna Newsom at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (2pm)
ALSO: Wait. Think. Fast w/ The Pretty Flowers and Howling Faith at the Paramount (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:     
May 28th: Tors at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
May 28th: Calva Louise at the Echo
May 28th: SYML at Largo (two shows 7pm, 9:30)
May 29th: James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
May 29th: The Scarlet Opera at the Regent Theater (8pm)
May 30th: Dead Poet Society at the Troubadour
May 30th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
May 30th: Avril Lavigne at the Forum
May 30th: MUNA & Friends at Largo (8pm)
May 31st: Yard Act at Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Babyjake at the Venice West (8pm)
May 31st: All Time Low at the Troubadour
May 31st: Sarah McLaughlan at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
June 1st: Forester at the Fonda (9pm)
June 1st: Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 3rd: Andrew Bird Trio at Largo (8pm)
June 5th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: The Raveonettes at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
June 6th: MUNA & Friends at Largo (8pm)
June 7th: Plague Vendor at the Echo
June 8th: Mother Mother, Cavetown at The Torch
June 8th: Alexander Stewart at the Echoplex
June 9th: Howie Day at the Venice West (8pm)
June 9th: The HawtThorns at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 9th: Christopher Paul Stelling at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
June 10th: Motion City Soundtrack at the Novo (8pm)
June 12th: Vampire Weekend at Hollywood Bowl (6:30)
June 14th: Middle Kids at Lodge Room (8:30)
June 14th: Allan Rayman at the Troubadour
June 15th: X Ambassadors at the Fonda (8pm)
June 15th: Pokey LaFarge at the Troubadour
June 16th: gavn! at the Echo
June 19th: Rosa Linn at the Troubadour
June 20th: Transviolet at the Echoplex
June 20th: Kaleo at the Wiltern
June 21st: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern
June 21st: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
June 21st: of Montreal at the Regent Theater (8pm)
June 22nd: Say Anything at the Wiltern
June 22nd: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 12th: Cassadee Pope at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 12th: John Vincent III at the Fonda Theater (9pm)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
September 19th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
September 26th: renforshort at the Echo
September 29th: Joywave at the Regent Theater (8pm0
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at the Peppermint Club
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 9th: The Warning at the Bellwether (8pm)
October 9th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 10th: Badflower at the Echoplex
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 12th: Wilderado at the Regent Theater (8pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 2nd: Kate Nash at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/13-5/19

I’ve got Karin Ann’s “i don’t believe in God” running through my head after a celestial-themed rooftop celebration for her album release/birthday party where the song’s witchy music video debuted. Mark the young Slovakian as one to watch with new album, through the telescope, self-described as her most authentic work yet.

Looking at next week, we’ve got more opportunities to hear some new music for the first time including the new single, “Angels” from Mondo Cozmo who is headlining a very busy Thursday night.

Monday: MAX at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Tyson Motsenbocker w/ Gable Price at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Belle & Sebastian at the Bellwether (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Rachel Platten at the Sun Rose (7:30)
ALSO: Willow at Amoeba (5pm)
ALSO: The Spotlight Sessions at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Andra Day at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Marcus King w/ JJ Wilde at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Belle & Sebastian at the Bellwether (8pm)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: Jamie Miller w/ Michael Gerow at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: David Redd w/ Rainee Blake and Luci at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Ryan Montbleau at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Layto at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Masonic Lodge (7:30)
ALSO: Belle & Sebastian at the United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
ALSO: Melanie Martinez at the Forum (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)

Thursday: Mondo Cozmo w/ Windser at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: Kongregation. at the Hotel Cafe second stage (6:30)
ALSO: Jesse and Friends w/ Dan Wilson & Justin Tranter at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Cedric Burnside w/ Jon Muq at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Masonic Lodge (7:30)
ALSO: Jesse McCartney at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Hate Drugs at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Brad Byrd at the Hotel Cafe second stage (9:30)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Masonic Lodge (7:30)
ALSO: Justin Timberlake at the Forum (8pm)

Saturday: Dustin Kensrue w/ The Brevet & Brother Bird at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Jimmy Gnecco and Whitney Tai at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Fly by Midnight at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Blank Tapes at the Goldfish (7pm)
ALSO: Rosie Tucker at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Good Folk at The Harmony Room (7:30)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Masonic Lodge (7:30)
ALSO: Kate Hudson at the Bellwether (9pm)
ALSO: Lizzy McAlpine at the Greek Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Justin Timberlake at the Forum (8pm)
ALSO: Just Like Heaven festival at the Rose Bowl (12pm)

Sunday: Brendan Hines at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Summerdrive at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Sir, Please at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Joanna Newsom at The Masonic Lodge (7:30)
ALSO: Lizzy McAlpine at the Greek Theatre (8:30)

To Keep in Mind:     
May 20th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
May 20th: Ashley Kutcher at the Troubadour
May 21st: Michael Marcagi at the Troubadour
May 21st: Alexz Johnson at the Hotel Cafe
May 22nd: Irontom at Saint Rocke (8pm)
May 22nd: Andrew Cushin at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 22nd: Hardcastle at Genghis Cohen (7pm)
May 22nd: Alice Merton at the Troubadour
May 22nd: Jade Bird w/ John-Robert at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
May 23rd: Red Rum Club at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 23rd: Holly Humberstone at the Bellwether (8pm)
May 23rd: Medium Build at the Troubadour
May 24th: Medium Build at the Troubadour
May 25th: Lissie at the Venice West (8pm)
May 28th: Tors at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
May 28th: Calva Louise at the Echo
May 29th: James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
May 29th: The Scarlet Opera at the Regent Theater (8pm)
May 30th: Dead Poet Society at the Troubadour
May 30th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
May 31st: Yard Act at Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Babyjake at the Venice West (8pm)
May 31st: All Time Low at the Troubadour
May 31st: Sarah McLaughlan at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
June 1st: Forester at the Fonda (9pm)
June 1st: Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 3rd: Andrew Bird Trio at Largo (8pm)
June 5th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: The Raveonettes at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
June 7th: Plague Vendor at the Echo
June 8th: Mother Mother, Cavetown at The Torch
June 8th: Alexander Stewart at the Echoplex
June 9th: Howie Day at the Venice West (8pm)
June 9th: The HawtThorns at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 9th: Christopher Paul Stelling at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
June 10th: Motion City Soundtrack at the Novo (8pm)
June 14th: Middle Kids at Lodge Room (8:30)
June 14th: Allan Rayman at the Troubadour
June 15th: X Ambassadors at the Fonda (8pm)
June 15th: Pokey LaFarge at the Troubadour
June 19th: Rosa Linn at the Troubadour
June 20th: Transviolet at the Echoplex
June 20th: Kaleo at the Wiltern
June 21st: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern
June 21st: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
June 22nd: Say Anything at the Wiltern
June 22nd: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 12th: Cassadee Pope at the Peppermint Club
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 2nd: Carbon Leaf at the Peppermint Club
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/6-5/12

Last weekend I was reflecting on all of my favorite alt-female artists from the 90’s and wishing there was more of that style of music today. Enter Grace Cummings whose artistry and raw talent would have been right at home in that era. The Aussie performs with a power that is subtle and hypnotic until it explodes with a ferocity that demands attention. Grace was in LA last week supporting her new album, Ramona, which was produced by Angelino Jonathan Wilson who joined Grace and her band on stage, tambourine at the ready. I didn’t need to much convincing to believe that this is Grace’s best work yet, but hearing songs from the album live certainly helped.   

Moving into the upcoming week, I initially thought it was going to be a challenge to fill the calendar with the Netflix is a Joke festival taking over many of LA’s music venues, but instead it’s full of special event shows including Jessie J acoustic, Sego’s album release, Cage the Elephant at a small venue and Bear McCreary and friends celebrating the composer’s latest work.

Monday: Caroline Rose at Lodge Room (8pm)
ALSO: Blake Rose at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Jessie J at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)

Tuesday: Cage the Elephant at the Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: Jessie J at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: The Ready Set w/ dreamfone at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Bradley Simpson at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Caroline Rose at Lodge Room (8pm)
ALSO: Lucas Flood Presents: Not Another Showcase at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Weds: Augustana at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: Wolves of Glendale at Hollywood Improv (9:45)
ALSO: Writer’s Round LA at Ivanhoe Restaurant (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Thursday: Sego w/ Chris Hess at The Cube (9pm)
ALSO: A Great Big World at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Pacific Avenue at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Amber Wild w/ Doheny Drive and Turning Jane at the Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Bob Schneider at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Bar Lubitsch (7pm)

Friday: Emily Wolfe at Permanent Record Roadhouse (9pm)
ALSO: Ian Sweet at Brain Dead Studios (9pm)

Saturday: Rachel Platten at the Sun Rose (8pm)
ALSO: Jane. at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: Smash Into Pieces w/ Versus Me and Rival Tides at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at the Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Cruel World Festival at Rose Bowl (12pm)

Sunday: Bear McCreary and guests at the Fonda (8pm)
ALSO: Andrew Duhon at the Venice West (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:     
May 13th: MAX at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
May 13th: Belle & Sebastian at the Bellwether (8pm)
May 14th: Belle & Sebastian at the Bellwether (8pm)
May 14th: Marcus King at the Wiltern
May 14th: Rachel Platten at the Sun Rose
May 15th: Belle & Sebastian at the United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
May 16th: Jesse McCartney at the Wiltern
May 16th: Mondo Cozmo w/ Windser at Saint Rocke (8pm)
May 18th: Dustin Kensrue at the Roxy (8pm)
May 18th: Fly by Midnight at the Troubadour
May 18th: Kate Hudson at the Bellwether (9pm)
May 19th: Dave Barnes at the Troubadour
May 20th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
May 20th: Ashley Kutcher at the Troubadour
May 21st: Michael Marcagi at the Troubadour
May 22nd: Irontom at Saint Rocke (8pm)
May 22nd: Andrew Cushin at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 22nd: Hardcastle at Genghis Cohen (7pm)
May 22nd: Alice Merton at the Troubadour
May 22nd: Jade Bird at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (8pm)
May 23rd: Red Rum Club at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
May 23rd: Holly Humberstone at the Bellwether (8pm)
May 23rd: Medium Build at the Troubadour
May 24th: Medium Build at the Troubadour
May 25th: Lissie at the Venice West (8pm)
May 28th: Tors at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
May 28th: Calva Louise at the Echo
May 29th: James Taylor at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
May 29th: The Scarlet Opera at the Regent Theater (8pm)
May 30th: Dead Poet Society at the Troubadour
May 31st: Yard Act at Regent Theater (7pm)
May 31st: Babyjake at the Venice West (8pm)
May 31st: All Time Low at the Troubadour
May 31st: Sarah McLaughlan at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
June 1st: Forester at the Fonda (9pm)
June 1st: Dustbowl Revival at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 3rd: Andrew Bird Trio at Largo (8pm)
June 5th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: Luke Hemmings at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
June 6th: The Raveonettes at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
June 7th: Plague Vendor at the Echo
June 8th: Mother Mother, Cavetown at The Torch
June 8th: Alexander Stewart at the Echoplex
June 9th: Howie Day at the Venice West (8pm)
June 9th: The HawtThorns at McCabe’s (8pm)
June 9th: Christopher Paul Stelling at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
June 10th: Motion City Soundtrack at the Novo (8pm)
June 14th: Middle Kids at Lodge Room (8:30)
June 14th: Allan Rayman at the Troubadour
June 15th: X Ambassadors at the Fonda (8pm)
June 15th: Pokey LaFarge at the Troubadour
June 19th: Rosa Linn at the Troubadour
June 20th: Transviolet at the Echoplex
June 20th: Kaleo at the Wiltern
June 21st: Kaleo w/ Reignwolf at the Wiltern
June 21st: The Starting Line at the Novo (7:40)
June 22nd: Say Anything at the Wiltern
June 22nd: Hollow Coves at the El Rey (9pm)
June 27th: Freya Ridings at the Hotel Cafe
June 28th: Grace Potter at the Troubadour
June 28th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
June 29th: Iron & Wine at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 12th: PVRIS at the Wiltern
July 14th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: The Decemberists at the Bellwether (8pm)
July 15th: James Vincent McMorrow at the El Rey (8pm)
July 19th: Arms Akimbo at the Echo
July 20th: Guster with the LA Phil at the Ford (8pm)
August 6th: Lo Moon at the El Rey (8pm)
August 9th: Iglu & Hartly (7pm)
August 10th: Ben Howard at United Theater on Broadway (8pm)
August 10th: The Last Dinner Party with King Isis at the Fonda (8pm)
August 24th: The White Buffalo + Shawn James at the Fonda (9pm)
August 29th: Jack Botts at the Venice West (8pm)
August 31st: California is For Lovers festival at the Torch
September 6th: Passenger at the Wiltern
September 6th: Kris Allen at the Peppermint Club (6:30)
September 15th: Ben Folds at the Wiltern
September 17th: Boy & Bear at the Troubadour
October 1st: Glen Hansard at the Wiltern
October 3rd: The National Parks at Largo (8pm)
October 4th: Field Guide at the Venice West (8pm)
October 5th Novo Amor at the Bellwether (8:30)
October 6th: Dashboard Confessional at Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Bonny Light Horseman at the Ford (7:30)
October 7th: Griff at the Wiltern
October 8th: Rival Songs & Clutch at the Wiltern
October 9th: Lawrence at the Wiltern
October 9th: JP Cooper at the Belasco
October 11th: Something Corporate at Hollywood Palladium
October 11th: Wild Rivers at the Fonda (9pm)
October 16th: New Found Glory at the Wiltern
October 17th: Griffin House at the Venice West (8pm)
October 18th: Stars at the Fonda (9pm)
October 18th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Ford (8pm)
October 19th: The Airborne Toxic Event at the Wiltern
October 20th: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: Jet at the Troubadour
October 21st: The Rare Occasions w/ Bel at Lodge Room (8pm)
October 25th: Alec Benjamin at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: Nothing But Thieves at Hollywood Palladium
November 1st: Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at the Troubadour
November 8th; The Record Company at the Troubadour
November 8th: Tyrone Wells at the Venice West (8pm)
November 9th: Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
November 9th: Enter Shikari w/ You Me at Six at the Belasco
November 12th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 13th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 15th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 16th: Sting at the Wiltern
November 20th: Jordan Mackampa at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 21st: Marc Broussard at Lodge Room (7:30)
December 19th: Ride at the Fonda (9pm)

~ Kristen