Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/24-6/30

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately and I’m being
reminded why this is not always the best idea. I love music because every song
offers a little 3-5 minute escape into another world. A good book, on the other
hand, can get me lost for days or weeks at a time. Then it’s like I’m
straddling two worlds, the one that I’m in and the one from the book that my
mind holds onto even when I’m not staring at the page. Sadly, as much as I want
to return to a vampire-filled Elizabethan London, a magic circus in Victorian
London, and a small town on the coast of Maine (okay, I’m in the middle of
three different books), I have work to do! I had the pleasure of going to
Warped Tour last Thursday as a videographer and this footage will not edit
itself (pictures to come soon!).

Speaking of Warped, one of my favorite bands from that day,
The Material, is playing The Roxy next Sunday. That, and of course the last
night of Queen Caveat’s Monday night Satellite residency are the shows I’m most
looking forward to next week.

Here is what else I’d recommend:  

Monday: Queen
Caveat FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Moses Sumney FREE at Bootleg Bar (7:30)
ALSO: It’s A School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Treetop Flyers (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Jesse Thomas, Annaliese, Michael
Doman, Joel Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Wires in
the Walls at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Nina Storey and Andy Davis at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Patty Griffin at The Wiltern (7pm)

Weds: Stop Motion
Poetry, Javier Dunn, ks Rhoads at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: David Ford at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Robert Plant and Grace Potter at Shrine Auditorium (7pm)

Thursday: High
Voltage Presents at Los Globos featuring 8MM, Automatik Eden, decoded, Animals
of Kin (8pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Bernhoft at The Troubadour (10pm)

Friday: 2 buck
Fridays at Molly Malone’s featuring Honor Society, Adam Bones, Rainbow Jackson,
The Dollyrots, etc.
ALSO: My Name is You at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Gallery at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Plus, Checkpoint Charlie, Bryce Soderberg & 2nd Wheel at The Viper Room (9,10,11)
ALSO: Heavy Heavy Hearts and Jared James Nichols at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Paper Route at Bootleg Bar (11:30)
ALSO: Milo Greene at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Everclear, Live, Filter, and Sponge at The Wiltern (7pm)

Saturday: Jenni
Alpert, Jamestown Revival, Kevin Earnest, Foxxhound at Room 5 (7:45)

Sunday: The
Material at The Roxy (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 3rd: Adam Arcuargi at The Hotel Cafe 
July 10th: Crash Kings at The
July 12th: Kendra Morris at The Viper Room
July 15th: The Neighbourhood at The Fonda Theater 
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 23rd: Bastille at The
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 26th: Saint Motel at
The El Rey 
July 27th: Fitz and The Tantrums at The Wiltern
July 28th: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar
August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August 2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
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 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 
August 25th: Andrew Stockdale at The Troubadour
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite
September 11th: Churchill at Greek Theatre 
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 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Cafe 
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/8-8/14

SOOO many things to be excited about this week. Too many really. The Milk Carton Kids CD release and Nico Vega at Saint Rocke on the same night…it’s like making me choose which of my theoretical children I like more. And throw in John Elliot’s CD release, a rare Matthew Jordan performance, and a stacked line-up at The Hudson block party and well…can I be in like 5 places at once?

Also this week, some of my favorite out-of-state musicians are in LA. Nashville’s Andrew Belle, Philadelphia’s Adam Arcuaragi, and New York City’s Kill the Alarm are all must see performances.

And that’s just the start of all the great acts I’d love to see this week. It’s a good time to be in Los Angeles, that’s for sure! Hope you can all make it out to at least a show or two this week. There are certainly enough great ones to choose from.


Here’s my list:


Monday: Robert Francis FREE at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Infantree and Whispering Pines FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Brooke Northrop, Annaliese, Wes Poland, and Joel Eckels (9pm)


Tuesday: Jes Hudak at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Johnny Moezzi at The Foundry on Melrose (9pm)
ALSO: Juke Kartel at The Viper Room (10:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Rockers at The Piano Bar (free music from 8-?)


Weds: Adam Arcuragi at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Sia and Oh Land at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Warped Tour in Carson (11am)


Thursday: Beatnik Jr. at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Benefit at Cafe Was featuring acoustic sets from Ernie Halter, The Material, Kyle Nicolaides, and more (8pm)
ALSO: Lovers Drugs at Good Hurt (10pm)
ALSO: Golden State and Family of The Year at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Ellie Goulding at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Toy and Lifehouse at Ventura County Fair (7:30)


Friday: Schuyler Fisk and Andrew Belle at The Mint (8,9)
ALSO: Vas Defrans at Amplyfi (8pm)
ALSO: The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Decemberists at The Greek Theater (7:30)
ALSO: Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Hollywood Bowl (8:30)


Saturday: Milk Carton Kids CD Release at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Nico Vega at Saint Rocke (11pm)
ALSO: Bird By Bird at On the Rox (5pm)
ALSO: Amiee Mann FREE at Marina Del Rey
ALSO: Matt Jordan at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: John Elliot and the Hereafter record release at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Addison Strong at The Viper Room (10:30)
ALSO: The Hudson Block Party featuring Saint Motel, Andy Clockwise, Races, Dead Sara and more (1-11pm)
ALSO: Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Hollywood Bowl (8:30)


Sunday: Kill the Alarm at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Belle at The Foundry on Melrose (9pm)
ALSO: Jack and White at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Milk Carton Kids in Ventura at Zoey’s (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:
August 16th: Mutemath at The Troubadour
August 18th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
August 18th and 25th: The Veronicas at The Viper Room
August 18th: TFDI at The Hotel Cafe
August 18th and 19th: Death Cab for Cutie and Frightened Rabbit at The Greek Theater
August 19th: Buckcherry at The Roxy
August 18-20th: SSMF
August 22nd: Ben Rector at The Hotel Cafe
August 22nd: Scarlet Grey at The Troubadour
August 27-28th: Sunset Junction
September 3rd: FYF
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina (South Carolina)
September 22nd: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at The Viper Room
September 24th: William Elliot Whitmore at Bootleg Theater
September 25th: The Lonely Forest at The Wiltern
October 14th: Butterfly Boucher at Bootleg Theater
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

~ Kristen!/_localmusicnat