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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/15-7/21

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Looking for something to do today? Check this one out. Semi
Precious Weapons, Dead Sara, SXSW selection Kid Karate, and more! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=684551651560611&set=a.168130409869407.46023.124013447614437&type=1&theater

I have a bit of a To Do list to accomplish if I am to get to
the Lot Party, but I hope to see you there!

As for the rest of the week, my top picks are Alpha Rev at
The Hotel Cafe on Wednesday, Deadly Birds at The Viper Room on Friday, and of
course another High Voltage show Saturday at TRiP!

Quite the week for music! Here are all my recommendations:  

Monday: The
Neighbourhood at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Y Luv, Royal Teeth,
Gentlemen Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols at Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Clare Means, David and Devine,
Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels, etc (8pm)

Tuesday: Ernie
Halter and Rose’s Pawn Shop at The Hotel Cafe (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen FREE at The Satellite featuring Races, Brian
Whelan, Wires in The Walls, etc (9pm)

Weds: Alpha Rev
at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Kid Karate at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Odd Us and Parker Ainsworth at WitZend (8, 9)
ALSO: Alabama Shakes at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Kate Earl at Gibson Amphitheatre (7pm)

Thursday: Little
Dove and Low Volts at Silverlake Lounge (8, 9)
ALSO: Kyle Wyman FREE at The Cinema Bar (8pm)
ALSO: The Record Company FREE at Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Alabama Shakes at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

Friday: Deadly
Birds at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: NO at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Jackie Does Joel at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Passenger at El Rey Theatre (8pm)

Saturday: High
Voltage Presents North American, Icarus Landing, Young Romans FREE at TRiP (8pm)
ALSO: Irontom and Dear Boy FREE downtown at Chinatown Summer Nights (6, 8)
ALSO: Chord Overstreet at The Roxy (1pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Room 5 (10:30)
ALSO: The Songs of Jesus Christ Superstar by Silverlake Soul Revue at The
Satellite (9pm)

Sunday: Sister
Hazel acoustic at Molly Malone’s (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
July 22nd: Kid Karate at Bardot 
July 23rd: Bastille at The Troubadour 
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
July 25th: Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe 
July 25th: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar
July 26th: Saint Motel at The El Rey 
July 27th: Fitz and The Tantrums at The Wiltern
July 28th: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar 
28th: Zane Carney at Bootleg Bar 

August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August 2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The

August 4th: The Both at The Troubadour 
August 1st-3rd: Sunset Strip Music Festival 
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Troubadour 
August 14th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Serena Ryder at The Roxy 
August 17th/18th: Echo Park Rising
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
August 22nd: Andrew Belle at Bootleg Bar 
August 24th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Harvest Social in Anaheim 
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 14th: Hem at The Troubadour 
September 18th: Bastille at The El Rey 
September 19th: Cold War Kids at The Wiltern 
September 20th: twenty one pilots at House of Blues Anaheim (w/ Fall Out Boy
and Panic at The Disco)
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
September 27th: The Naked & Famous at The Wiltern 
September 27th/28th: The Lumineers at The Greek Theatre 
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern 
October 4th: Travis at The Wiltern 
October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium 
October 10th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe  
October 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues
October 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Frank Turner at The Fonda 
October 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at
The Troubadour

October 16th: The Delta Saints at The

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre






Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/13-8/19

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Vacation is over. The Olympics are over. All the work I didn’t get done because of vacation and The Olympics is piling up. I was in a pretty dismal state until I looked at my upcoming music calendar. So much to look forward to and keep me going! This week, I’m particularly excited about Birdy at The Roxy on Monday, The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe Tuesday, and Danielia Cotton at Room 5 on Weds. LMN’s new Band Love, The Neighbourhood, also plays twice this week, Monday at The Echo and Tuesday at The Troubadour. Then, let us not forget that it is Sunset Strip Music Fest (SSMF) week! For the full schedule and line-ups there, check out the website (http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/).


There are a ton of great shows this week, so I hope you all can get out and hear some music! Here are my selections:


Monday: The Neighbourhood and Wildcat! Wildcat! FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Birdy at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: 28 North, Franky Perez and the Truth, and Thomas Nicholas Band at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Francisco The Man FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Tony Lucca at the after show even for LAZR Trade Show at the Event Deck at LA Live (7pm)
ALSO: Jovanotti FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Elle King and Michael Kiwanuka at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: The Kills at Mayan Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Clarence Bucaro, Kristen Toedtman, Paulie Cerra and Joel Eckels (9pm)



Tuesday: The Dunwells with Shel and The Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Filter at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Kills at The Mayan Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka and Alabama Shakes at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood’s Summer Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

Weds: Danielia Cotton at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Ivan & Alyosha at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Run Run Run at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Monsters Calling Home and Honeyhoney at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Only Son and Kimya Dawson at the Smell (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka FREE at Amoeba Records (7pm)

Thursday: The Young Romans and Little Hurricane at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Peter Murphy at The Roxy (9pm)



Friday: George Stanford at WitZend (midnight)
ALSO: The Dahls at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Kitten at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: fun. at The Wiltern (7:30)


Saturday: Alexz Johnson with Julia Sinclair at The Hotel Cafe (9:15)
ALSO: Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) at The Sunset Strip http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/
ALSO: fun. at The Wiltern (7:30)


Sunday: Belmont Lights FREE at Santa Monica Place (2pm)
ALSO: Buddy and Meiko at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: fun. At The Wiltern (7:30)



To Keep in Mind:
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
August 28th: High Voltage Party at Tripp
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 7th: The Silent Comedy at The El Rey
September 9th: The Ataris at The Roxy
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 16th: First Aid Kit at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 19th: Allen Stone at The Music Box
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

~ Kristen







Kristen’s 5 Most Anticipated Acts of Bonnaroo 2012

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  1. The Silent Comedy

Favored sons of San Diego have come a long way in the past year or so. To see their unique brand of ground-stomping, soul-stirring  folk rock at my favorite festival will be an unforgettable experience for sure,  one that I’m looking forward to more than any other at this year’s event.

Catch them Sunday 4pm at The Great Taste Lounge and again at 6:15 at The Sonic Stage.


2. Needtobreathe  

One of the best shows I’ve been to this year was Needtobreathe at Club Nokia. This band from South Carolina is absolutely perfect for the Bonnaroo audience. I can’t imagine anything but a tent-raising good time.

Catch them at Which Stage Friday at 2pm.


3. The Lonely Forest

I’ve been itching to see The Lonely Forest again since their record, Arrows, came out last year. This indie rock band from Anacortes, Washington puts on a great live show. I still regret missing them at SXSW two years ago…I will not let an opportunity to see The Lonely Forest pass me by again!

Catch them Thursday 5:30 at This Tent


 4. We Are Augustines 

I’m still buzzing off the We Are Augustines set at Coachella. These boys from Brooklyn made a great impression on me out in the desert. I’m sure they will cast a similar spell on the planes of Tenessee.

Catch them Saturday at The Great Taste Lounge at 10:40 and again on Sunday at the Sonic Stage at 2:15.


 5. St. Vincent

I love St. Vincent. Any chance I get to see Annie Clark perform, I will be front and center (well, as much front and center I can manage).

Catch them Friday 7:45 at That Tent



Other acts on my list to see:


See you at The ‘Roo!


~ Kristen

New Music Tuesday 4/10/12 Featuring Dead Sara, Scars on 45, Hoots & Hellmouth

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Another great week for new tunes. Here are some must have’s for your collection.

Dead SaraDead Sara

I’ve been loving this rock band from LA for so long, it’s hard to believe this album is just coming out now. The year isn’t even half over, but this will be one of the best albums to come out this year. Guarenteed. Get into it!

you can find the album here




Scars on 45Scars on 45 

Another album I can’t believe isn’t out yet. I’ve been enjoying these Brits for several years now. I’m so happy they are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Haven’t heard the album yet, but I’m heading down to Long Beach tonight for the CD release party at Fingerprints and will be sure to pick it up there.

You can get it up here.


Hoots & HellmouthSalt

These Philly boys know how to put on a good show. I’m sure their new LP will be another must-have for my collection. You can listen to a stream of it here: http://www.hootsandhellmouth.com/index.php

Or just go ahead and download it here.


Other new albums to look into:


Listen! Learn! Love!


~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/23-1/29

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What a drizzly Monday this has turned out to be! We had some rain Saturday as well and it’s definitely wet outside. I don’t mind this kind of weather every once in awhile but I think if I lived some place like Seattle all I would ever want to do is sleep. I’m poised for a nap right now!

Anyways, despite the wet weather today, the week promises to clear up in time for some excellent shows! It all starts Thursday for Nico Vega and continues Friday with The Howls CD Release show and finishes Saturday with Endoxi and Kevin Martin. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg…


Monday: April Ventura and The Magnolias @ Casbah @9 $5
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Ruby Room @8 $4

Tuesday: Alabama Shakes and Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up @9 $12/$14

Wednesday: Grand Tarantula @ U-31 @9
AND: Olin and The Moon, Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven, and Vanaprasta

Thursday: Nico Vega and The Filthy Violets @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
AND: One I Red @ Ruby Room @9 $5

Friday: The Howls, Jesse LaMonaca and The Dime Novels, and Family Wagon @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Griffin @9 $7
AND: A Scribe Amidst The Lions @ Soda Bar @830 $7

Saturday: Endoxi and Kevin Martin @ Griffin @830 $8
AND: New Mexico @ Soda Bar @830 $7
AND: Joel Eckles @ Lestats @8
AND: Nada Surf, The Soft Pack, Cuckoo Chaos, and Republic of Letters @ 4th & B $20/$30

Sunday: Rest!


Keep in Mind:

February 2nd- The Burning of Rome @ Soda Bar
February 2nd- The New Kinetics @ Tin Can Alehouse
February 3rd- Mute Math @ 4th & B
February 4th- Where’s the Band Tour @ House of Blues
February 4th- Marton Sexton @ Belly Up
February 7th- Dr. Dog w/Purling Hiss @Belly Up @9 $18/$20
February 7th- Mattson 2 @ El Dorado
February 7th- The Henry Clay People @ Casbah @9
February 8th- Saint Motel and The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah @9
February 10th- Young the Giant @ Soma
February 11th- You Me At Six @ Soma @6 $12
February 17th- CAKE @ Belly Up
February 19th- Craig Finn @ Casbah @9 $12
February 20th- Get Back Loretta and Wendy Bailey and True Stories @ Casbah
February 22nd- Anya Marina @ Casbah
February 23rd- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up @8 $18
February 23rd- Hot Chelle Rae w/Electric Touch @ House of Blues
February 23rd- Scars on 45 @ Anthology @730
February 24th- The Soft Pack @ Casbah @9
February 25h- Mat Kearney @ House of Blues
February 26th- Cursive @ Casbah @9
February 29th- Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Valley View Casino Center
March 3rd- Jackie Greene @ Belly Up @9
March 6th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues
March 8th- William Fitzsimmons @ Anthology @7
March 8th- The Silent Comedy and Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
March 9th- The Stone Foxes @ Casbah @9
March 11th- Crocodiles @ Casbah @9 $12
March 11th- Fierce Creatures @ Tin Can Alehouse
March 21st- Cults @ Belly Up @9
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
April 13th- Coachella Weekend 1
April 15th- Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2