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Valentine’s Day Playlist: Honorable Mentions

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It wouldn’t be right of us to let the Valentine’s Day fun actually end on Valentine’s Day so we thought we would share some of the hopefuls for our playlist that just didn’t make the cut. Marissa’s list is up first because, well, I like her list more than mine. Ha ha.

Honorable Mentions: Marissa

Loneliness: Remain – Transfer

Transfer is a little bit Melancholy and this song has that sort of, “I’m just living to live” vibe about it.  Plus, I just love Transfer.

Tease: Halo Bender – The Halo Benders

“You Think You’re Heaven Sent, Gonna Get Your Halo Bent”

Sexy: I’m Gonna Love The Hell Out of You – The Silver Jews

An odd one, but I love it.  Something about the slow monotone approach of the Silver Jews makes almost every song sound a little bit naughty.

Puppy Love: Red Sweater – The Aquabats

It’s just cute. Smiles.

Sprung: Pictures of Lily – The Who

Falling in love with a sexy picture, just cause your a teenage boy, if that’s not sprung I don’t know what is.

Creepy Love: Saturday Night – The Misfits

I mean if you murder a girl, you shouldn’t sing song about being bummed out about it, it’s just rude.

Unrequited Love: My Man (Funny Girl) – Barbara Streisand

Heart breaking to say the least.

Proclamation: Winter Winds – Mumford and Sons

This is a “Holy Shit I’m In Love With You, but You Are Totally Terrible For Me” song.

In Love: Drifter – Mississippi Man

This is one of those songs that just touches of this sort of, we just happen to be perfect together things, with adorable and catchy lyrics, it’s one of my favorites.

Tragic Love: Farewell Reel – Patti Smith

Written after the death of her husband, an honest and heart wrenching account of the loss of a true love.

Post Break Up: Crown of Love – Arcade Fire

The swooning strings and Win Butler’s strong yet shaky voice give this song a pulse and intensity that isn’t characteristic of a post break up song.


It’s Just Another Day: Car – Built To Spill

‘You Get the Car, I’ll Get the Night Off”

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/4-10/10

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I’m exhausted, but I’m still chanting from my latest encounter with my current band obsession, Biffy Clyro. For those of you who don’t realize what an amazing opportunity it was to see them at such a small venue, you should read this article . Anyway, between Semi Precious Weapons, Parade of Lights, Biffy Clyro, The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, and Truth & Salvage Co., last week will be really difficult to beat…not that this week won’t give it a fair try. Here’s what I’m contemplating:

Monday: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

Tuesday: Amos Lee at Saint Rocke (9:30)
ALSO: Anna Nalick and Northstar Sessions at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: First Aid Kit at Spaceland (8:30)
ALSO: Whispertown and Jenny & Johnny at The Troubadour (8:30, 10:15)
ALSO: Basia Bulat at The Echo (9pm) 

Weds: Empires at Spaceland (9pm)
ALSO: Kenneth Pattengale at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: CocoRosie at The Music Box (9pm) 

Thursday: Arcade Fire at The Shrine (8pm)
ALSO: Lissie at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Lovers Drugs at Genghis Cohen (9:30) 

Friday: Crash Kings, Civil Twilight, and Anberlin at The House of Blues (8:30)
ALSO: Ferras and others for The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: One Republic and Maroon 5 at The Greek Theater (7pm) 

Saturday: The Klaxons at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Matt Hires at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: One Republic and Marron 5 at The Greek Theater (7pm)
ALSO: Langhorne Slim at Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival (6pm) 

Sunday: 100 Monkeys at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Weepies at The El Rey (8pm) 

To Keep in Mind:
October 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Mayan Theater
October 17th: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Café
October 18th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Palladium
October 28th: Foxy Shazam and Free Energy at The Troubadour
October 29th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
November 2nd: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
November 4th: Five for Fighting at The Brixton
November 5th: Bayside at The Toubadour
November 8th-10th: A Perfect Circle at Avalon
November 17th: Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
November 18th: Freelance Whales at The Troubadour
November 21st and 22nd: Dar Williams at The Hotel Café
December 4th: Joe Firstman at Saint Rocke
December 11th: The Black Crowes and Truth & Salvage Co. at Hollywood Palladium 

~ Kristen