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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/12-8/18

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Last week I got to see The Silent Comedy twice. This is just
what I needed. Now, I can’t stop listening to their new EP, Friends Divide and every time the TV is
on, I hear them singing to me over the promos for Strike Back. I anticipate the
cravings to start up any day now. It’s always so bitter sweet when your
favorite bands get too big to see on a regular basis. At least I still have
bands like Irontom, Tournament of Hearts, and Queen Caveat, all playing show
this week. I highly recommend getting out to see these bands before they too only
come through town a couple times a year…

And if you’re into summer festivals, don’t miss out on Echo
Park Rising next weekend. http://echoparkrising.com/

Monday: Irontom, The Janks, The Absolute FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring The Wild Feathers (9pm)
ALSO: Dana Williams at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic at Amplyfi (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Nina Storey, Jenni Alpert, Joel
Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Madi
Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

Weds: High
Voltage Presents at Silverlake Lounge featuring Tournament of Hearts, Armada,
Dekades, and Daniel Bedingfield (8pm)
ALSO: Nightmare & The Cat and Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Max Collins (Eve 6) at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Melodic, Said The Whale, Kopecky Family Band at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: MacKenzie Bourg, Amber Rubarth, and Nicholas David at El Rey Theatre
(7pm)

Thursday: The
Neighbourhood at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at WitZend (8pm)

Friday: Michael
Bernard Fitzgerald and Bobby Long at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: The Hunting Accident at El Cid (10:15)
ALSO: The Bolts at Amplyfi (10:20)

Saturday: Queen
Caveat at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Echo Park Rising FREE at venues in Echo Park featuring Black Hi-Lighter, The
Melodic, Olin and the Moon, White Arrows, Big Black Delta, etc (noon)

Sunday: Echo Park
Rising FREE at venues in Echo Park featuring Song Preservation Society, Tall
Tales and the Silver Lining, Sir Sly, and more
ALSO: Holly Conlan at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Material and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at The Roxy (1pm)
ALSO: Meiko at Saint Rocke (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
August 20th: Patrick Part at The Troubadour 
August 22nd: Andrew Belle at Bootleg Bar 
August 22nd: Foy Vance at Amoeba Records

August 24th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Harvest Social in Anaheim 
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour 
August 24th: Gavin DeGraw at LA Food and Wine Festival 
August 31st: The Shakers at The Troubadour 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 4th: Brendan James at The Hotel Cafe 
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 14th: Hem at The Troubadour 
September 17th: Butch Walker at Bootleg
Theatre 

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 21st: Keaton Simons at WitZend
September 24th: Ben Rector and Tyrone Wells at House of Blues 
September 24th: Drew Holcomb and The
Neighbors at The Hotel Cafe 

September 25th: Wicker at The Roxy 
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 
September 28th: White Buffalot at The El
Rey 

September 29th: Arctic Monkeys at The
Wiltern 

October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre
October 1st: Bronze Radio Return at The Satellite 
October 3rd: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern 
October 4th: Travis at The Wiltern 
October 5th/6th: Way Over Yonder Festival at
The Santa Monica Pier 

October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 8th: The Maine and Anberlin at The Mayan Theatre
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
Mint 
October 19th: Rags & Ribbons at The Mint

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 22nd: AFI at The Fonda Theatre 
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s 
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke 
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel
Cafe 

October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre
November 20th/22nd: Black Crowes at The Wiltern 
November 23rd/24th: Pearl Jam at LA Sports Arena
December 6th: Will Hoge and Red Wanting Blue at The Troubadour

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/22-4/28

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It’s been a busy week of deadlines. I didn’t really get out much and when this happens I can go a bit crazy. I might do stupid things like buy expensive concert tickets just to see a 20min set from the opening band (The Neighbourhood on Tuesday were amazing). I also might do things like go from a brilliant acoustic Young Guns set to see The Backstreet Boys just to avoid staring at the computer screen for a day.

And now it’s Sunday and despite working until 2am on Friday night, I’m so behind with what I needed to do this weekend. Hopefully things won’t leak over too much into next week as I’d really like to start going to shows again. My number one pick would probably be The Virginmarys on Saturday at The Viper Room, but I feel like there are a lot of really solid rock line ups this week and I am beyond ready to rock it out!

 

Monday: Sad Robot at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Daniel Bedingfield FREE at Central SAPC (10pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney FREE at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Casey Abrams, Jackie Does Joel, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Revival Tour at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: FM Radio at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Armada, Black Belt Karate, Sad Robot at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Death of a Star at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Davis Fetter at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Andy Davis at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Vonda Shepard at Saint Rocke (10pm)

 

Thursday:  The Active Set, Soft Swells, and Dear Boy at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Caitlin Crosby at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Korey Dane at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Little Willies at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Friday: Smokey Knights, Jack Littman, Broken Anchor, Light FM at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: BritWeek with The Veils at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls, Francisco The Man and Chappo at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Fine at El Cid (10:30)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: That Noise, Beatnik Jr and more FREE at House Party above the District Skate/Surf/BMX shop (12015 Venice Blvd) (9:30)

 

Saturday: The Virginmarys and IAMDYNAMITE at The Viper Room (8,9)
ALSO: The Lonely Forest at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Icarus Landing at The Joint (8pm)
ALSO: Whitehorse and Song Preservation Society (8,10)
ALSO: BritWeek with New Build, NO CEREMONY///, Blood Red Shoes, etc. at The Echo/The Echoplex (5pm)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 2nd: Lights at The El Rey
May 2nd: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Meiko at Los Globos
May 2nd: The Rolling Stones at Staples Center
May 4th: The Brobecks at Amplyfi
May 4th: Alice Russell at First Unitarian Church
May 4th: Saint Motel at The Roxy
May 6th: Iron and Wine at The Grammy Museum
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 9th: Dead Sara at The El Rey
May 9th: Sara Watkins, Fiction Family, Kris Orlowski at Bootleg Theater
May 9th: Mayday Parade and You Me at Six at Hollywood Palladium
May 11th: Speak at On the Rox
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe
May 13th: Serena Ryder at The Troubadour
May 14th: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18th: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/1-4/7

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Happy Easter! After a long and tiring week, it is really nice to relax and celebrate. When I moved to Los Angeles 5 years ago, one of the things I knew I would miss would be sharing these big holidays with my family, but I’m pretty sure that first year celebrating Easter in LA was when I realized what a great new family I had made here. And in the subsequent years this gathering has become my yearly reminder of how many wonderful and inspiring people I have since met and claimed as my own. I’m pretty sure this year is our largest gathering yet. I mean, the leg of lamb my roommate brought home yesterday…well, I wasn’t even sure it would fit in the oven!

I hope to extend my celebratory mood into the week with the help of some excellent shows. I think the two I’m most looking forward to are the amazing string of acts at The Hotel Cafe Wednesday and Sunday nights. People often ask me what my favorite venue in LA is and I have to say The Hotel Cafe because there is no other venue that can so consistently put together solid lineups from front to back. As much as I venue hop, sometimes it’s nice to see a bunch of your favorites all in one place…

 

Monday: Western Scene FREE at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: 8MM FREE at The Viper Room (11pm)…performance after a video screening of Tapeheads at 8pm
ALSO: Stonefeather FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Garrison Star, AG, Broken Anchor, Whispertown, etc. (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Basement Sessions FREE at Hemmingway’s featuring The Gallery and Great White Buffalo (9:30)
ALSO: Matt Hires at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Low at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Night FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: William Beckett w/ Jillette Johnson, Tyler Hilton, David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Glen Hansard at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Bronze Radio Return at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Armada and Red Circle Underground at Silverlake Lounge (9, 10)
ALSO: Fortress Social Club at Harvard and Stone (11:30)
ALSO: Air Dubai and For The Foxes at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Goo Goo Dolls at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Thursday: NO at The Troubadour (10:15)
ALSO: Justin Furstenfeld (Blue October) and Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (7:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Kopecky Family Band at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (8:30)

 

Friday: The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: George Stanfrod at Harvelle’s (8:30)
ALSO: Blackberry Smoke at House of Blues Sunset (8pm)
ALSO: Soul Asylum with The Bolts, A Mayfield Affair, Still The Sky’s Limit at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Saturday: The Rescues at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Keaton Simons and Lee Dewyze FREE at Universal City Walk (8pm)
ALSO: Meiko at The Hapa Festival at the Japanese American National Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Solwave FREE at TRiP (8pm)
ALSO: Taddy Porter at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Jill Sobule at McCabes (8pm)

 

Sunday: Scott Mellis, Zane Carney, Ernie Halter and Friends w/ Keaton Simons, Curtis Peoples, etc. at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 9th: Andrew Ripp at The Hotel Cafe
April 10th: Curtis Peoples at The Roxy
April 13th: Langhorne Slim at The Echoplex
April 16th: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey
April 17th: Lelia Broussard at The Hotel Cafe
April 18th: Little Green Cars at The Troubadour
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
April 25th: Dear Boy at Bootleg Bar
April 26th: Chappo at The Satellite
April 27th: The Virginmarys at The Viper Room
May 2nd: Lights at The El Rey
May 2nd: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Meiko at Los Globos
May 4th: The Brobecks at Amplyfi
May 4th: Alice Russell at First Unitarian Church
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 9th: Dead Sara at The El Rey
May 9th: Sara Watkins, Fiction Family, Kris Orlowski at Bootleg Theater
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Café
May 14th: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/3-3/11

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I’m putting my calendar together from a wonderful little cafe in Santa Monica. It’s a very calming place that has comfy chairs, pink ginger lemonade and good music. What more do I need?

With SXSW music week just around the corner, LA is getting some great out of country acts stopping in this week on their way to Austin. By way of Germany we have Fetsum and indie pop darlings Boy playing Bardot and The Troubadour.  Australia’s Jack Carty, The Trouble With Templeton, and Emma Louise all have at least one show this week. If you want to rock out, try Canada’s Mother Mother at The Viper Room or New Zealand’s Six60 at Los Globos. Also from Canada, Said The Whale and Wake Owl will be at The Hotel Cafe. Finally, the UK has a couple outstanding troubadours in town with Marcus Foster and Frank Turner. You won’t get many chances to see any of these artists, so if you dig ‘em, be sure to go see ‘em!

For more details and more music recommendations, keep reading!

Monday: Deadly Birds at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Fetsum (9pm)
ALSO: Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)…a sampling of local singer-songwriters

 

Tuesday: Mother Mother and Lolove at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: Armada and Sad Robot and at Hemmingway’s (9,10)…Sad Robot residency!
ALSO: Semi Precious Weapons at Sayer’s Club (10pm)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Marcus Foster with Sean Rowe and Ruston Kelly at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Robert Francis and Broken Anchor at The Hotel Cafe (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at Piano Bar featuring The Filthy Souls (12am)

 

Weds: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Hey Marsilles at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Beware of Darkness at The Central SAPC (10pm)
ALSO: Gayle Skidmore, Sweet Talk Radio, and David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10)

 

Thursday: Frank Turner, Noah Gundersen, Wake Owl, and Said The Whale at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9:30, 11:30)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s and Youngblood Hawke at The Troubadour (9,10)
ALSO: Sonia Rao and Elliot Yamin at WitZend (9, 10)
ALSO: Buckcherry at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Friday: Boy at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Emma Louise and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Joshua James at Bootleg Theatre (10:30)
ALSO: Jack Carty at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: Badwater at El Cid (10:15)
ALSO: Erin McKeown at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Buckcherry at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Saturday: Andy Clockwise and Irontom at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Nightlands at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at Good Hurt (9pm)
ALSO: Jack Carty at Talking Stick Lounge
ALSO: The Trouble With Templeton at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Buckcherry at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Sunday: Aussie BBQ at The Echo featuring Jack Carty, Trouble With Templeton, and more (event starts at noon)
ALSO: Six60 and Mind The Gap at Los Globos (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 11th: Lucy Rose at The Hotel Cafe
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 14th: Belmont Lights at The Roxy
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 19th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Echo
March 19th: Everything Everything at The Roxy
March 19th: Foxes at Bootleg Bar
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
March 20th: Charlotte Church at The Troubadour
March 21st: The Rubens and Finish Ticket at The Hotel Cafe
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
March 25th: Dinner and a Suit at The Hotel Cafe
March 27th: Mika at The El Rey
March 27th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
April 3rd: William Beckett at The Hotel Café
April 4th: NO at The Troubadour
April 9th: Andrew Ripp at The Hotel Café
April 16th: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey
April 18th: Little Green Cars at The Troubadour
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
April 26th: Chappo at The Satellite
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/7-1/13

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Well, life did not that that long to get super overwhelming again. Just about a week into the new year and I’m back in the thick of it all…both the good and the bad. On the good end, there is an abundance of show options this week! It’s hard to say what my top pick/s would be. I’m looking forward to seeing Jonathan Tyler (of Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights) on Tuesday at The Hotel Cafe. Actually any day this month at The Hotel Cafe would be a top pick of mine. I’m also excited about the new Monday night at Room 5. It seems like it’s going to be a sampler of singer-songwriters…the perfect place to find a new favorite artist!

Here are my picks this week:

Monday: Nightmare and the Cat FREE at The Satellite (9:30)
ALSO: Omniflux and Death of a Star at The Viper Room (10, 12)
ALSO: It’s a School night at Bardot featuring The Record Company, Yuna, and Austin Brown…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)…a new night featuring 10-12 singer-songwriters doing three songs each

 

Tuesday: Patrick Droney, Jonathan Tyler and Nina Storey at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: Armada and The Burning of Rome FREE at The Central SAPC (10pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Los Globos (11pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring La La La Birdtime (9pm)

 

Weds: Parade of Lights FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Rival Sons at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Jasmine Ash at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The New Limb, The Steelwells, The Union Line at Los Globos (8pm)
ALSO: Andrew McMahon at The Viper Room (9:15)

 

Thursday: Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Nicole Atkins and Miner at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Andrew McMahon at The Viper Room (9:15)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at Saint Rocke (10pm)

 

Friday: The Young Romans, Red Wanting Blue, Pebaluna, All Spots to Black at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Ernie Halter at Genghis Cohen (8:30)
ALSO: Aeges at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Sum 41 at The House of Blues Sunset

 

Saturday: Looking For Sugarman and The Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Youngblood Hawke and Keane at Pantages Theater (8pm)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 16th, 17th, 18th: Andrew Bird at Largo
January 19th: Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger at The Roxy
January 23rd: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre
January 23rd, 24th, 26th: Muse at The Staples Center
January 24th: Words and Music by Dan Wilson at Room 5
January 26th: The Nervous Wreckords at The Satellite
January 27th: Joshua Radin at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 2nd: Augustana at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 13th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 21st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 26th: Anberlin at The House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/26-12/2

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As the holiday party invitations start to come in, I’m reminded that it’s time to put my end of year music mix together. For those of you who don’t know, every year I make a mix of all the songs and artists that meant something to me over the year…they are usually accompanied by a story and pictures. I work on this all year round, but the hardest part is pulling it together at the end and finding the time to create and produce the final product (aka Christmas gifts!). For this year’s mix, I had the first “rough draft” done for a couple weeks ago and and I’ve since made a few tweaks, but I’m still not 100% happy with it. However, if my first party is in just a couple of weeks, I’ll need to start manufacturing soon! Or maybe I should just accept the fact that my Christmas gifts will be late…again.

And who knows, maybe there will be a show this month that will change my life and alter the mix entirely (December 6th early show at The Satellite, I’m looking at you!). There are plenty of promising options these week. Here are my picks:

 

Monday: The Neighbourhood at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Omniflux and Sabrosa Purr FREE at Bootleg Bar(9:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: The Record Company FREE at The Satellite (11pm)

 

Tuesday: Erin McLaughlin, Matthew Mayfield, My Name is You, Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Deluka at Hemingway’s (10pm)
ALSO: Paul and the Kir at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Black Belt Karate at SIlverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Gavin Turek FREE at The Central SAPC (10pm)
ALSO: Soundgarden at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Weds: Terraplane Sun and Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Kita Klane, The Wellspring, Chris Stills, Armada at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)

 

Thursday: Joe Firstman at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Alex Clare at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Karmin at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Friday: Capsolin and Icarus Landing at The Viper Room (8,9)
ALSO: The Bolts and Capital Cities at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s, Selah Sue, and Walk Off The Earth at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:15, 10:10)
ALSO: Raquel Rodriguez at WitZend (10pm)

 

Saturday: The Milk Carton Kids and The Punch Brothers at Luckman Fine Arts Complex (8pm)
ALSO: David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (10:30)
ALSO: Trixie Whitley at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Elizabeth and the Catapult and Gabriel Kahane at The Mint (9:30, 10:30)

 

Sunday: Andrew Belle, and Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke (7pm)
ALSO: Kate Earl at The Federal Bar (11am)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
December 4th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
December 6th: Biffy Clyro at The Satellite
December 6th: Imagine Dragons and Garbage at San Manuel Casino
December 7th: Lakes at Molly Malone’s
December 7th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 8th: KROQ Acoustic Xmas night 1
December 9th: KROQ Acoustic Xmas night 2
December 9th: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 11th: High Voltage Holiday Party at Silverlake Lounge
December 12th: Alt J and Wildcat Wildcat at The Fonda
December 12th: The Mountain Goats at The Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
December 13th: The Mountain Goats at The Troubadour
December 14th: Jared Lee and Alex Band at The Viper Room
December 14th: Vanaprasta at The Satellite
December 16th: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 18th: Lifehouse at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
December 23rd: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
January 19th: Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger at The Roxy
January 23rd and 24th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/1-10/7

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Too much. There is just too much going on this week. I could live at The Wiltern and see Ed Sheeran, Foxy Shazam, The Head and The Heart and Jason Mraz all in one week! It’s also a good week to be on the East Side for one of the most fun (and most affordable) music festivals, Filter’s Culture Collide (http://culturecollide.com/). There are some out of country bands playing I’ve been wanting to see for years! And Let’s not forget the usual amount of greatness featured at The Hotel Cafe…the start of October residencies from Harper Blynn and The Young Romans, an intimate Laura Marling show. I could live at that venue as well. Even considering all of that, my show pick for the week would have to be The Milk Carton Kids Thursday night at Largo. If you’ve ever seen this captivating duo, you’d know why.

Now that I’m exhausted just thinking about what I’m going to do, I’ll let you look at my approved show list so you can start planning your picks. My top selections for The Culture Collide Festival will be noted (*). Remember, one ticket will get you into everything all week!

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring The Chevin and Chris Stills (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Safety Suit at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: The Trouble With Templeton FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: John Elliot at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Josh Damigo, Pheobe Bridgers, Ariana Hall, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Spring Standards and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Yukon Blonde and The Jezabels at The Troubadour (9, 10)
ALSO: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: The Shins at Gibson Amphitheatre (7pm)

 

Weds: NO FREE at On the Rox (8pm)
ALSO: The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO:* Culture Collide Kick Off Party featuring The Chevin at Taix Champagne Room (10pm)…RSVP here http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/rsvp/entry/culture_collide_kick-off_2012
ALSO: Inara George, Great Northern, Daniel Lanois, Father John Misty at Bootleg Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Foxy Shazam and Slash at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Kimbra at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Thursday: The Milk Carton Kids at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: *The Balconies and American Royalty at The Echo (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: *Of Verona and Tribes at Taix Champagne Room (9:30, 11:30)
ALSO: *Marit Larsen at The Church (8:30)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth at WitZend (9:30)
ALSO: Patrick Wolf at Bootleg Theater (11pm)
ALSO: Coheed and Cambria at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: Kimbra at Fonda Theater (9pm)

 

Friday: Head and The Heart at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: *The Trouble with Templeton at Origami Vinyl (5pm)
ALSO: *The Trouble with Templeton, Patrick Wolf unplugged at The Church (7:30, 10:30)
ALSO: *Voxhaul Broadcast at Taix Champagne Room (8:30)
ALSO: *The Moog and The Balconies at Taix Front Lounge (12am)
ALSO: *Royal Teeth, The Big Pink at Echoplex (10, 12)
ALSO: *Ewert and The Two Dragons (10:30)
ALSO: Koffeehouse First Fridays featuring Andrew Ryan, Armada, and Red Circle Underground at Harvelle’s (9,10,11)
ALSO: Dead Sara, Neon Trees, and The Offspring at Hollywood Palladium (7:30)
ALSO: Peter Wolf and Broken Anchor at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Dr. Dog at John Anson Ford Ampitheatre (8pm)
ALSO: She Wants Revenge at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jason Mraz at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara and The Black Keys at Staples Center (8pm)

 

Saturday: Marcus Foster and Ben Howard at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones, The Paper Hearts, The Wellingtons at Redwood Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Tic Tic Boom!, Lovers Drugs, and Act As If at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: *Admiral Fallow and Niki and The Dove at Taix Champagne Room (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: *Ewert and The Two Dragons and of Montreal at Echoplex (9, 10, 12)
ALSO: *Young Buffalo, The Lighthouse and The Whaler at Taix Front Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: *Ewert and The Two Dragons at Origami Vinyl (7pm)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara and The Black Keys at The Staples Center (8pm)
ALSO: Jason Mraz at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: She Wants Revenge at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Sunday: Laura Marling and The Lonely Wild at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: *Culture Collide Party featuring The Royal Teeth, NIki and The Dove, of Montreal, The Wombats (5, 6:30, 8, 9)
ALSO: *Marit Larsen, terminal, Half Moon Run, Morning Parade at Taix Front Lounge (2, 8, 9, 11)
ALSO: *The Trouble with Templeton, Optic Yellow Felt, The Moog at Taix Champagne Room (2:30, 6:30, 7:30)
ALSO: Paul and The Kir at TRiP (10:15)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: Florence and the Machine at The Hollywood Bowl (6:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 11th: K.Flay at The Echo
October 16th: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour
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 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 5th: LP at The Troubadour
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
November 15th: Blue October at House of Blues
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 17th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia

~ Kristen

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