Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/28-12/4

With my 2022 music mix in mind, I started going through the list of shows I’ve been to this year and while it’s a near record breaking number (225 and counting), there hasn’t been as many songs or new artists that have really stuck with me, especially outside of my musically inspiring 5 weeks in England and repeated listening of The Wrecks’ Sonder.  That said, we still have over a month left of 2022 beginning with a solid week of shows (Royal & The Serpent! Little Dume! Landon Pigg!) and there is room to squeeze into my year’s top tracks.

Monday: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Rachel Gonzalez, Julia Gartha & Beane at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Haley Reinhart at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Night Talks residency FREE at the Echo (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night f. Anna Clendening, James Barre at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at the Forum (7pm)

Tuesday: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Intros LA: Hosted by Jesse Thomas at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Secret Flowers w/ Nightjacket FREE at Gold-Diggers (7pm)
ALSO: emlyn w/ Morgan St. James at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Weds: Little Dume, Swimm, Easae at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: India Carney w/ Beck Pete at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Flyte w/ Allie Crow Buckley, Fake Laugh at the Airliner (8pm)
ALSO: GospelbeacH, Dream Phases, Daytime Moon at the Goldfish (8pm)
ALSO: Christian Leave at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)

Thursday: Phantom Planet at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Fencer at Harvard & Stone (7:30)
ALSO: The Happy Fits w/ Daisy the Great & Phoneboy at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Miniature Tigers at Lode Room (9pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block LA at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)

Friday: Jesse Daniel Edwards + Landon Pigg at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: July Talk w/ Darkbird at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
ALSO: Mark Diamond, Scott Goldbaum at the Hotel Cafe second stage (9, 10)
ALSO: Lucius w/ Sarah Kinsley at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: Lee Fields & The Expressions at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Jake Shimabukuro at the Saban Theatre (6pm)

Saturday: Secret Shame/Kristeen Young at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)

Sunday: Fastball at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Jordy at the Troubadour (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
December 5th: Wild Child at the Echo (7pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
December 7th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
December 9th: Hembree and Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 11th: Fidlar at the Troubadour
December 11th: Joey McIntyre at the Bourbon Room (7pm)
December 12th: Evan + Zane at the Troubadour
December 13th: Lauren Sanderson at the Troubadour
December 17th: Senses Fail at the Troubadour
December 18th: Joey McIntyre at the Bourbon Room (7pm)
December 21st: The Smile at Shrine Auditorium
December 22nd: The Smile at Shrine Auditorium
December 31st: Capital Cities at the Venice West (8pm)
January 5th: Magic! at the Venice West (8pm)
January 17th: Ben Lee at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
January 25th: Jessie Baylin at Lodge Room (7pm)
January 26th: Ultra Q at Genghis Cohen
January 27th: Sea Wolf at Venice West (8pm)
January 31st: Quinn Christopherson at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
February 17th: Killola at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 17th: Vista Kicks at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: Bayside at the Belasco
February 21st: Charlie Cunningham at Gold-Diggers
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 4th: The Spill Canvas w/ Arms Akimbo at the Echoplex
March 9th: Kimbra at the Fonda (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 10th: Jake Wesley Rogers at the Belasco
March 10th: Ibeyi at the Regent Theater (7:30)
March 10th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
March 15th: Chappell Roan at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 17th: Trousdale at the Echoplex
March 18th: Old 97’s at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
March 19th: Badflower at the Fonda Theatre (7:30)
March 21st: Circa Waves at the Troubadour
March 24th: Paolo Nutini at the Belasco
March 26th: Theory of a Deadman at the Wiltern
March 30th: Vanessa Carlton at the Roxy Theatre (8:30)
March 31st: Colony House at the Belasco
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 2nd: Mod Sun w/ Stand Atlantic at the Fonda Theatre (7:30)
April 5th: Inhaler at the Wiltern
April 7th: Joe Pug at the Venice West (8pm)
April 7th: Wldlfe at the Moroccan Lounge
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
April 21st: Easy Life at the El Rey (8pm)
April 29th: The Academic at the Troubadour
May 3rd: Lewis Capaldi at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 5th Caroline Rose at the Fonda (9pm)
May 5th: Dawes at Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
May 16th: First Aid Kit at the Hollywood Palladium
May 22nd: Matchbox Twenty w/ the Wallflowers at the Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
May 28th: Shania Twain at the Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
September 8th: Aly & AJ at the Greek Theatre (8pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/21-11/27

I hope everyone has some plans for Thanksgiving. I am mostly looking forward to a couple extra days to sleep in. Show-wise, it’s a lighter week, but there are still a few gigs to get excited about like Australia’s MANE at Bar Lubitsch.

And then:

Monday: Monday Monday f. George Krikes, Hayley Gene Penner at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Night Talks residency f. Maxim Ludwig, Cosmo Gold FREE at the Echo (8pm)
ALSO: The Flaming Lips at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night f. Alexander Stewart at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Tuesday: MANE at Bar Lubitsch (9pm)
ALSO: Carlie Hanson at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: The Mystery Lights at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block f. Trishes at the Hotel Cafe (6:45)

Weds: Let’s Eat Grandma w/ Rett Madison at the Regent Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Mike Viola and Everybody Else FREE at Gold-Diggers (8pm)
ALSO: Rina Sawayama at the Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday: Chest Fever: Music from the Last Waltz f. Mrs. Henry at El Portal Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: State Champs, Hunny at House of Blues Anaheim (6pm)

Saturday: Lizzy and the Triggermen at Cicada Restaurant and Lounge (8:30)
ALSO: Never Ending Fall at the Peppermint Club (7pm)

Sunday: Kristin Hersh at Resident (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
November 29th: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour
November 30th: Little Dume at the Venice West (8pm)
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 1st: Phantom Planet at the Venice West
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 2nd: July Talk at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 2nd: Jake Shimabukuro at the Saban Theatre
December 4th: Fastball at the Venice West (8pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
December 7th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
December 9th: Hembree and Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 12th: Evan + Zane at the Troubadour
December 13th: Lauren Sanderson at the Troubadour
December 17th: Senses Fail at the Troubadour
December 31st: Capital Cities at the Venice West (8pm)
January 5th: Magic! at the Venice West (8pm)
January 17th: Ben Lee at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
January 25th: Jessie Baylin at Lodge Room (7pm)
January 31st: Quinn Christopherson at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
February 17th: Killola at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 17th: Vista Kicks at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: Bayside at the Belasco
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 9th: Kimbra at the Fonda (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 10th: Jake Wesley Rogers at the Belasco
March 10th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
March 21st: Circa Waves at the Troubadour
March 31st: Colony House at the Belasco
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 7th: Joe Pug at the Venice West (8pm)
April 7th: Wldlfe at the Moroccan Lounge
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
April 21st: Easy Life at the El Rey (8pm)
April 29th: The Academic at the Troubadour
May 3rd: Lewis Capaldi at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 5th Caroline Rose at the Fonda (9pm)
May 5th: Dawes at Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
May 16th: First Aid Kit at the Hollywood Palladium
May 28th: Shania Twain at the Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo
September 8th: Aly & AJ at the Greek Theatre (8pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/14-11/20

In my travels over the weekend, I stumbled upon a German deli where I picked up some gummies, jam, and Christmas chocolates. If anyone can tell me why German gummies are superior to all other gummies, please let me know. I feel like this would make an excellent topic of conversation for Sad Songs Comedy Hour hosted by the Milk Carton Kids and taking place this Monday at Largo. Special guests include John C. Reilly and Mae Martin.

While I want my gummies to be German, my shows this week, I want to be British/Irish. We’ve got Maisie Peters, Everything Everything, Foals, The Coronas, and The Courteeners who are playing the Troubadour (a very small venue for this band).

As for the rest:

Monday: The Milk Carton Kids’ Sad Songs Comedy Hour at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Frenship at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: L.S. Dunes at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Greeting Committee w/ Aidan Bissett at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Maisie Peters at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Bret McKenzie at the Fonda (8pm)
ALSO: Night Talks residency FREE at the Echo (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at the Mint (7pm)

Tuesday: Tegan and Sara at the Fonda (8pm)
ALSO: Andi w/ Lauren Weintraub and Alexa Cappelli at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Allison Russell at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Joy Formidable at the Roxy (8:30)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (8:45)

Weds: Courteeners at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Emarosa at the Lodge Room (8pm)
ALSO: Anna of the North at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: David Ryan Harris at the Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Foals at the Hollywood Palladium (6:30)

Thursday: Jesse & Friends f. Sara Hudson, Ferras at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lauren Ruth Ward & Family at the Sun Rose (8pm)
ALSO: Echosmith at the El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Andrew Montana at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: John Craigie at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Beth Orton at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: The Backseat Lovers at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Fletcher at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Friday: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
ALSO: Greyson Chance at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Ben Ottewell and Ian Ball w/ Buddy, Rose’s Pawn Shop at the Hotel Cafe (7,10)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Lucy Dacus at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Fletcher at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

Saturday: The Coronas at the Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Sidney Bird, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers at the Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Jill Sobule at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Ella Jane w/ Alix Page at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson at Hollywood Forever (7pm)
ALSO: CocoRosie at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex (8pm)
ALSO: Noah Kahan w/ Adam Melchor at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Rina Sawayama at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: The Smashing Pumpkins + Jane’s Addiction at the Hollywood Bowl (6:30)

Sunday: Hembree at Zebulon (8pm)ALSO:Jake Scott at the El Rey (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
November 23rd: Let’s Eat Grandma at the Regent Theater (8pm)
November 29th: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour
November 30th: Little Dume at the Venice West (8pm)
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 1st: Phantom Planet at the Venice West
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 2nd: July Talk at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 2nd: Jake Shimabukuro at the Saban Theatre
December 4th: Fastball at the Venice West (8pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
December 7th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
December 9th: Hembree and Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 12th: Evan + Zane at the Troubadour
December 13th: Lauren Sanderson at the Troubadour
December 17th: Senses Fail at the Troubadour
December 31st: Capital Cities at the Venice West (8pm)
January 5th: Magic! at the Venice West (8pm)
January 17th: Ben Lee at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
January 25th: Jessie Baylin at Lodge Room (7pm)
January 31st: Quinn Christopherson at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
February 17th: Killola at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 17th: Vista Kicks at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: Bayside at the Belasco
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 9th: Kimbra at the Fonda (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 10th: Jake Wesley Rogers at the Belasco
March 10th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
March 21st: Circa Waves at the Troubadour
March 31st: Colony House at the Belasco
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 7th: Joe Pug at the Venice West (8pm)
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
April 21st: Easy Life at the El Rey (8pm)
April 29th: The Academic at the Troubadour
May 3rd: Lewis Capaldi at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 5th Caroline Rose at the Fonda (9pm)
May 5th: Dawes at Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
May 16th: First Aid Kit at the Hollywood Palladium
May 28th: Shania Twain at the Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo
September 8th: Aly & AJ at the Greek Theatre (8pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/7-11/13

I am very pleased this week with my purchase of the Club Pass for the Hollywood Palladium. By the end of this week, I could very well make it to the Palladium 6 times in 8 days. For those who don’t have a pass into a venue, next week presents some very difficult choices, particularly Tuesday night where we have some promising LA bands (Kong., Kids in America, Cami Petyn) vs rising UK artists Alife Templeman & Thomas Headon vs. a few of my favorites (Barns Courtney, Butch Wallker, and Matt Maeson). Impossible choices here!

Here’s my guide:

Monday: Night Talks Residency f. Talker, Janelane, The Dumes FREE at the Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: Maneskin at Hollywood Palladium (7:30)
ALSO: Tove Styrke w/ Sophie Cates at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Haley Joelle w/ Lily Williams & David Alexander at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Porches at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: JXDN at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Gogol Bordello at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Does Halloween FREE at the Mint (7pm)

Tuesday: Kids in America w/ Cami Petyn at Resident (7:30)
ALSO: Uncut Gems f. Kong, KTJ & Carly at The Hotel Cafe second stage (8pm)
ALSO: Alfie Templeman & Thomas Headon at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: Matt Maeson at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Dropkick Murphys at the Orpheum (7:15)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (8:45)

Weds: Holly Humberstone at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Trever Keith w/ Ben Grey at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Billy Idol & Steve Stevens FREE at Amoeba (4pm)
ALSO: Billy Idol w/ Huddy at the Roxy Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Adam Green at Zebulon (8pm)
ALSO: Matt Maltese w/ Searows at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Marc Broussard at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)

Thursday: Alice Phoebe Lou at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Begonia w/ Babers at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: XYLO w/ Molly Moore and Jillian Rossi at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Illuminati Hotties at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Psychedelic Furs w/ Dear Boy at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: The London Suede and Manic Street Preachers at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Friday: AWOLNATION w/ Badflower and The Mysterines at Hollywood Palladium (6:30)
ALSO: Tyrone Wells w/ Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Ian Biggs at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)
ALSO: Loveless at the Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Rozzi at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: 311 at the Wiltern (7pm)

Saturday: Megabones Farewell Show f. special guests at Zebulon (3:30)
ALSO: Sarah Kang at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Steady Holiday at the Bob Barker Marionette Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Young the Giant at YouTube Theater (8pm)
ALSO: 311 at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Dominic Fike at the Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Saturdays at Seven at Dogtown Coffee (7pm)

Sunday: aldn at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Loyal Lobos w/ Chloe George at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Martin Sexton at the Venice West (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
November 14th: Frenship at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 14th: Maisie Peters at the Wiltern
November 14th: The Milk Carton Kids at Largo (8pm)
November 15th: Tegan and Sara at the Fonda (8pm)
November 15th: Allison Russell at the Troubadour
November 16th: Courteeners at the Troubadour
November 16th: Emarosa at the Lodge Room (8pm)
November 17th: Echosmith at the El Rey (7pm)
November 17th: The Backseat Lovers at the Wiltern
November 18th: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 18th Greyson Chance at the Troubadour
November 19th: The Coronas at the Echo
November 19th: The Record Company at the El Rey (9pm)
November 23rd: Let’s Eat Grandma at the Regent Theater (8pm)
November 29th: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour
November 30th: Little Dume at the Venice West (8pm)
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 1st: Phantom Planet at the Venice West
December 2nd: July Talk at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
December 7th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
December 9th: Hembree and Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 13th: Lauren Sanderson at the Troubadour
December 17th: Senses Fail at the Troubadour
December 31st: Capital Cities at the Venice West (8pm)
January 31st: Quinn Christopherson at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
February 17th: Killola at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 10th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
March 21st: Circa Waves at the Troubadour
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 7th: Joe Pug at the Venice West (8pm)
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
April 21st: Easy Life at the El Rey (8pm)
May 3rd: Lewis Capaldi at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 5th Caroline Rose at the Fonda (9pm)
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
May 28th: Shania Twain at the Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/31-11/6

As another Rocktober comes to a close, I’d like to think that I really understood the assignment catching nearly 80 bands this month, most of them solidly in the rock genre. Moments that really stood out include my first Enter Shikari experience, the celebration of Dear Boy’s first full length album, and revisiting my youth at the When We Were Young festival. Also, I must give a special shoutout to Royal & The Serpent who kept popping up on various stages, often as a featured artist, making me more excited for her show at the Troubadour next month.

Next week, I’m particularly excited for some of the “small print” artists opening for others, particularly Sydney Sprague and Joe P (formally of Deal Casino).

For more options and info, check out my list:

Monday: Hawthrone Heights w/ Armor For Sleep at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Miyavi at the Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Paramore at the Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Does Halloween FREE at the Mint (7pm)

Tuesday: WFNM Showcase f. Tommy Smith FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Little Image at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: King Buffalo at the Moroccan Lounge (9:30)
ALSO: Son Little at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Weds: Dead Poet Society w/ Brkn Love at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Boyish at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Ethel Cain at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)

Thursday: The Summer Set at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Kid Bloom at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Manhattan Transfer at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Blood Red Shoes at the Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Friday: Cassyette at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Josiah Johnson and Shaina Shepherd w/ Delving at the Hotel Cafe second stage (9:30)
ALSO: Joyous Wolf at the Viper Room (7pm)
ALSO: Dauzat St. Marie, Greg in Good Co, and Grand Canyon at the Silverlake Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Bob Schneider at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Ethel Cain at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)

Saturday: Mother Mother w/ Vundabar, Transviolet at Hollywood Palladium (6pm)
ALSO: Travis at Theatre at Ace Hotel (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriter in a Round at Junior High LA (7pm)
ALSO: Sun Colony, Nightjacket at Permanent Roadhouse (8pm)
ALSO: Letters to Cleo w/ Broken Baby at the Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Alexander 23 at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Knocks at the Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater (7pm)

Sunday: The Higher + Anarbor at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Movements w/ Mat Kerekes, Sydney Sprague, Cheridomingo at the Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Palaye Royale w/ Mod Sun at Hollywood Palladium (6:30)
ALSO: Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp at the Orpheum (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
November 7th: Maneskin at Hollywood Palladium
November 7th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)
November 8th: Matt Maeson at the Wiltern
November 8th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 8th: Kids in America w/ Cami Petyn at Resident (7:30)
November 8th: Alfie Templeman & Thomas Headon at the Troubadour
November 9th: Holly Humberstone at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
November 9th: Marc Broussard at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 10th: Alice Phoebe Lou at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
November 10th: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at the Troubadour
November 11th: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
November 11th: Tyrone Wells w/ Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
November 12th: Young the Giant at YouTube Theater (8pm)
November 14th: Frenship at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 14th: Maisie Peters at the Wiltern
November 14th: The Milk Carton Kids at Largo (8pm)
November 15th: Tegan and Sara at the Fonda (8pm)
November 15th: Allison Russell at the Troubadour
November 16th: Courteeners at the Troubadour
November 16th: Emarosa at the Lodge Room (8pm)
November 17th: Echosmith at the El Rey (7pm)
November 17th: The Backseat Lovers at the Wiltern
November 18th: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 18th Greyson Chance at the Troubadour
November 19th: The Coronas at the Echo
November 19th: The Record Company at the El Rey (9pm)
November 23rd: Let’s Eat Grandma at the Regent Theater (8pm)
November 29th: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour
November 30th: Little Dume at the Venice West (8pm)
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 1st: Phantom Planet at the Venice West
December 2nd: July Talk at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
December 7th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
December 9th: Hembree and Little Hurt at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 13th: Lauren Sanderson at the Troubadour
December 17th: Senses Fail at the Troubadour
December 31st: Capital Cities at the Venice West (8pm)
January 31st: Quinn Christopherson at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
February 17th: Killola at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 10th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Claire Rosinkranz at the El Rey (8pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
March 21st: Circa Waves at the Troubadour
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 7th: Joe Pug at the Venice West (8pm)
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
April 21st: Easy Life at the El Rey (8pm)
May 3rd: Lewis Capaldi at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
May 5th Caroline Rose at the Fonda (9pm)
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)
May 28th: Shania Twain at the Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/24-10/30

I might need a few days to recover from seeing alllll the bands at the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend. Celebrating emo music from 15-20 years ago means mostly male-fronted bands, but the festival did a service to all by including some more contemporary female-fronted rock bands, a couple of which play LA this week (Nessa Barrett, PVRIS). Next week we also have the big Dear Boy album release and Joe P (formally of Deal Casino) opening for Australia’s Spacey Jane.

Monday: the Heavy Heavy w/ Valley Queen at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Boys Like Girls at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Jessie Reyez at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)

Tuesday: Evan + Zane at Bourbon Room (8pm)
ALSO: Nessa Barrett at the El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Muna at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)

Weds: Jesse and Friends at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Flor at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Sara Niemietz at the Mint (7pm)
ALSO: The Scarlet Opera at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Chloe Moriondo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Muna at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: King Princess at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)

Thursday: Allen Stone’s Karaoke Extravaganza at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: PVRIS at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Stand Atlantic at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Jagged Baptist Club at Resident (8pm)
ALSO: Thursday at 1720 (6:30)
ALSO: Paramore at the Belasco (6:30)
ALSO: King Princess at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (8pm)
ALSO: Open Folk at the Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)

Friday: Dear Boy at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Tyrone Wells and Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Coverups at the Moroccan Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Max at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at the Forum (8pm)

Saturday: Tyrone Wells w/ Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jane N’ The Jungle at the Viper Room (5:30)
ALSO: Beauty School Dropout at the Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Langhorne Slim at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
ALSO: Alvvays at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Saturdays at Seven at Budman Studio (7pm)

Sunday: Spacey Jane w/ Joe P at the Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
ALSO: The Dangerous Summer at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: St. Lucia at the Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Adam Lambert at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
November 2nd: Dead Poet Society at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 3rd: The Summer Set at the Regent Theater (7pm)
November 4th: Cassyette at the Echo
November 5th: Mother Mother at Hollywood Palladium
November 5th: Alexander 23 at the Wiltern
November 5th: Travis at Theatre at Ace Hotel
November 6th: The Higher + Anarbor at the Roxy (8pm)
November 7th: Maneskin at Hollywood Palladium
November 7th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)
November 8th: Matt Maeson at the Wiltern
November 8th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 8th: Kids in America w/ Cami Petyn at Resident (7:30)
November 8th: Alfie Templeman & Thomas Headon at the Troubadour
November 9th: Holly Humberstone at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
November 9th: Marc Broussard at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 10th: Alice Phoebe Lou at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
November 10th: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at the Troubadour
November 11th: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
November 11th: Amy Shark at Lodge Room (9pm)
November 11th: Tyrone Wells w/ Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
November 12th: Young the Giant at YouTube Theater (8pm)
November 14th: Frenship at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 14th: Maisie Peters at the Wiltern
November 15th: Tegan and Sara at the Fonda (8pm)
November 15th: Allison Russell at the Troubadour
November 16th: Courteeners at the Troubadour
November 16th: Emarosa at the Lodge Room (8pm)
November 17th: Echosmith at the El Rey (7pm)
November 17th: The Backseat Lovers at the Wiltern
November 18th: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 18th Greyson Chance at the Troubadour
November 19th: The Coronas at the Echo
November 23rd: Let’s Eat Grandma at the Regent Theater (8pm)
November 29th: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour
November 30th: Little Dume at the Venice West (8pm)
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 1st: Phantom Planet at the Venice West
December 2nd: July Talk at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
December 7th: Friday Pilots Club at the Echo
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/17-10/23     

I’m gearing up for a big weekend in Vegas for the When We Were Young Festival. If you were a fan of the emo punk pop genre of 15-20 years ago (as I was), this is the place to be! If you can’t make the trek, many of the bands playing the festival are in LA this week and next including headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. If, instead, you’d like to discover a new band in a more intimate setting, don’t sleep on Poutyface, Mane, corook (and more) all appearing this week:

Monday: Charlotte Lawrence at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Beach Weather w/ Windser at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Bonavega residency f. Poutyface, Buzz, Joyfriend FREE at the Echoplex (7:30)
ALSO: Jessie Ware at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: My Chemical Romance at the Forum (7:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night f. Matilda Mann at Bardot (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: WFNM Showcase FREE at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Live FREE at The Mint (7pm)

Tuesday: Walk the Moon at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: KT Tunstall at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Blake Rose at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
ALSO: Andrew Duhon w/ Kris Angelis at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Ashe w/ Gaitlin at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Maude Latour w/ Charlie Hickey at the El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Jessie Ware at the Belasco (7pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Weds: Wolf Alice at the Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Will Hoge w/ Julian James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Remi Wolf at the Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Kate Bollinger at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Gayle at the El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Walk the Moon at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Panic! At the Disco w/ Marina, Jake Wesley Rogers at the Forum (7pm)
ALSO: Conan Gray w/ Baby Queen at The Greek Theatre (8pm)

Thursday: One OK Rock w/ You Me at Six at Hollywood Palladium (6:30)
ALSO: Eric Hutchinson at the Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lisa Loeb at Bourbon Room (8pm)
ALSO: The Blank Tapes, Low Hums, Forest Ray at the Silverlake Lounge (8:30)
ALSO: Victoria Canal at the Echo (7pm)
ALSO: Paramore at the Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Novo Amor w/ Annika Bennett at the Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Conan Gray w/ Baby Queen at the Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Writer’s Block at the Hotel Cafe second stage (7pm)

Friday: Mane at Hotel Ziggy (7pm)
ALSO: corook, Georgee and Emi Grace at TBA (7pm)
ALSO: Olivver the Kid at the Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Small Town Friday Nights f. Ryan Hahn & The Believers, Patrolled By Radar, Wyman & The Wolves FREE at the Silverlake Lounge (7:30)
ALSO: Young Dubliners at the Venice West (8pm)
ALSO: Shovels & Rope at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: Forester at the El Rey (8:30)
ALSO: Lissie at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
ALSO: Crooked Colours w/ SWIMM at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Superorganism at the Regent Theater (7pm)
ALSO: The Mars Volta at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Death Cab for Cutie at the Greek Theatre (7:30)

Saturday: Upsahl at the Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: AHI at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
ALSO: Plain Whte T’s at Bourbon Room (8pm)
ALSO: Robert Jon & The Wreck at the Mint (7:15)
ALSO: Lexi Jayde at the Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Mars Volta at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: We Can Survive f. Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Halsey, OneRepublic, Weezer at the Hollywood Bowl (6pm)

Sunday: Dylan Hartigan at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Mars Volta at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:  
October 24th: Boys Like Girls at the Regent Theater (7pm)
October 25th: Muna at the Wiltern
October 25th: Evan + Zane at Bourbon Room (8pm)
October 26th: Muna at the Wiltern
October 26th: Flor at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
October 26th: Chloe Moriondo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
October 27th: Allen Stone’s Karaoke Extravaganza at the Roxy (8pm)
October 27th: Paramore at the Belasco
October 28th: Dear Boy at the El Rey (8pm)
October 28th: Max at the Wiltern
October 28th: The 1975 at the Forum
October 29th: Alvvays at the Wiltern
October 29th: Langhorne Slim at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
October 29th: Tyrone Wells w/ Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
October 30th: Spacey Jane w/ Joe P at the Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
October 30th: Adam Lambert at Hollywood Palladium
October 30th: The Dangerous Summer at the Roxy (8pm)
November 2nd: Dead Poet Society at the Moroccan Lounge (6:30)
November 3rd: The Summer Set at the Regent Theater (7pm)
November 4th: Cassyette at the Echo
November 5th: Mother Mother at Hollywood Palladium
November 5th: Alexander 23 at the Wiltern
November 5th: Travis at Theatre at Ace Hotel
November 6th: The Higher + Anarbor at the Roxy (8pm)
November 7th: Maneskin at Hollywood Palladium
November 7th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 8th: Barns Courtney at the El Rey (8:30)
November 8th: Matt Maeson at the Wiltern
November 8th: Butch Walker at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 8th: Kids in America w/ Cami Petyn at Resident (7:30)
November 8th: Alfie Templeman & Thomas Headon at the Troubadour
November 9th: Holly Humberstone at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
November 9th: Marc Broussard at Teragram Ballroom (7pm)
November 10th: Alice Phoebe Lou at the Fonda Theatre (9pm)
November 10th: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers at the Troubadour
November 11th: AWOLNATION at Hollywood Palladium
November 11th: Amy Shark at Lodge Room (9pm)
November 11th: Tyrone Wells w/ Brendan James at the Hotel Cafe (7pm)
November 12th: Young the Giant at YouTube Theater (8pm)
November 14th: Frenship at the Moroccan Lounge (7pm)
November 14th: Maisie Peters at the Wiltern
November 15th: Tegan and Sara at the Fonda (8pm)
November 15th: Allison Russell at the Troubadour
November 16th: Courteeners at the Troubadour
November 16th: Emarosa at the Lodge Room (8pm)
November 17th: Echosmith at the El Rey (7pm)
November 17th: The Backseat Lovers at the Wiltern
November 18th: Everything Everything at Teragram Ballroom (6pm)
November 18th Greyson Chance at the Troubadour
November 19th: The Coronas at the Echo
November 19th: The Record Company at the El Rey (9pm)
November 23rd: Let’s Eat Grandma at the Regent Theater (8pm)
November 29th: Royal & The Serpent at the Troubadour
November 30th: Little Dume at the Venice West (8pm)
December 1st: The White Buffalo at the Regent Theater (7pm)
December 1st: Phantom Planet at the Venice West
December 2nd: July Talk at the Peppermint Club (7pm)
December 6th: Mothe at the Echo
December 7th: Glen Phillips w/ Garrison Starr at Venice West (8pm)
February 11th: Larkin Poe at the Fonda (9pm)
February 17th: The Lone Bellow at Teragram Ballroom (8pm)
March 2nd: Samia at the Fonda Theatre (8pm)
March 10th: Adam Melchor at the Fonda (9pm)
March 11th: Vance Joy at the YouTube Theater (8pm)
March 11th: JP Cooper at the Roxy (8pm)
April 1st: Michigander at the Echo (8pm)
April 1st: Betty Who at the Novo (8pm)
April 15th: Darren Hayes at the Wiltern
May 11th: Placebo at the Greek Theatre (7:30)

~ Kristen