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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/10-6/16

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I have a powerful playlist of tunes going right now as I put
this calendar together. The new Irontom Nitro
has been the hit of my weekend after seeing them incite a mosh pit
Friday night. Pairing quite well with Irontom is some Meg Myers who new song “Heart
Heart Head” was a heart stopping hit last week at The Troubadour. Looking
forward to next week, I’ve added some rockin’ Queen Caveat tunes to celebrate
70’s night of their Monday Satellite residency and the Leogun EP in honor of my show pick of the week: Leogun at The Roxy
Tuesday night. I could not be more excited to have these British rockers back
in town and I would high recommend you get to that show.

Here’s what else I’ve selected for the week:

Monday: Queen
Caveat with The Moth & The Flame, Hotel Cinema FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Paul McDonald & The Grand Magnolias at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Angels Fall FREE at The Viper Room (10:30)
ALSO: Frankie & Friends FREE at The Viper Room Acoustic Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Chi McClean, David and Devine,
Casey Abrams, Jackie Does Joel, Scott Mellis, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Leogun
at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Scott Mellis Band at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Jukebox the Ghost at LA Times Rock/Style at Sound Nightclub (8pm)
ALSO: Morgan Karr at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Bayside and Alkaline Trio at House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Bjork at Hollywood Bowl (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesday FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Lady Katherine (8pm)

Weds: Alexz
Johnson and Bleu at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)…Bleu
record release show #1

ALSO: The 88 at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Black Hi-Lighter at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)

Thursday: High
Voltage Presents at the House of Blues Voodoo Lounge featuring Standing
Shadows, The Vacant Shapes, NoahEngh & The Kansas City Bankroll (9pm)…get on the $5 list here https://www.facebook.com/events/170778039762248/
ALSO: Melissa Ferrick at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Said the Whale at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Josh Ritter at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Emily Wells at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Almost at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Beth Orton at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Cyndi Lauper at The Greek Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: New Politics and Fall Out Boy at The Wiltern (7pm)

Friday: My Name
is You and The Honey Trees at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Sad Robot at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: The Dandy Warhols at The Wiltern (8pm)

Saturday: The
Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Robert DeLong FREE at The Getty Center (6pm)

Sunday: Patrick
Sweany FREE at The Echo for Grand Ole Echo (5pm)

To Keep in Mind:
June 22nd: The Staves at Bootleg Bar
June 23rd: Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and Ben Folds Five at The Greek Theatre
June 24th: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe 
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
June 27th: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 3rd: Adam Arcuargi at The Hotel Cafe 
July 15th: The Neighbourhood at The Fonda Theater 
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 23rd: Bastille at The Troubadour 
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
July 26th: Saint Motel at The El Rey
July 27th: Fitz and The Tantrums at The Wiltern
August 1st-3rd: Sunset Strip Music Festival
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
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
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
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 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl

~ Kristen




Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/22-10/28

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Last night I went to Saint Rocke to see Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers on their HI-ATE-US tour. The idea being that the band is going on this indefinite hiatus, pursuing other projects, yada yada. This kind of thing always upsets me. I see bands akin to any serious relationship. You have a connection, so you start hanging out writing songs. You put out an EP and start touring, well you’re definitely dating. You get signed to a label do that big national tour, headlining venues, well my friends, you are married! All marriages have their problems and some are not as successful as others, but that doesn’t mean you give up on them! I don’t care if you’re a young marriage and your parents (ie your label) suddenly stop supporting you. I don’t care if you’ve been at it for years and are just “tired” of one another.

What hurts the most is “the other woman” syndrome. Just because something shiny and new catches your eye, doesn’t make it okay to leave your current relationship. You made a commitment and you should be faithful! I know there are many sides to these stories, but as a fan, I can only see it one way: a betrayal (I could equate the fan to God in this scenario, but that may be taking the analogy too far). I applaud SK and The Sixers for their clever title to their tour for at least they recognize what they are doing (not that any fan could ever hate a band they loved). It was an amazing show, but it still hurts.

On the other end of the spectrum, and giving me hope for all bands currently in the “indefinite hiatus” limbo, rock-outfit Silvertide (one of my favorites from back in the day when I was living in Philadlephia) have been making rumblings about something happening in that camp. On a quieter note, last night outside Harrisburg PA, members of Jealousy Curve took to the stage to deliver a few of their tunes.  They only played a few songs, but it is amazing how something so seemingly insignificant can fill me with so much hope, not just for a Jealousy Curve reunion, but for life in general.

Ok, sorry for the rant. I’ll get to the point now. Here’s my music schedule for this week. As for my top picks, I’m looking forward to finally seeing Belmont Lights who play Thursday at Molly Malone’s. I’m also, of course, excited about Queen Caveat’s return to LA Saturday at the Roxy (that is, of course, if they can get their van problems worked out: http://www.facebook.com/events/481540455213679/?fref=ts).

The rest of my musical suggestions:

Monday: Sad Robot FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Mika at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Erin McCarley at Bardot (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/


Tuesday: Campfire OK, Erin McCarley, and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10)
ALSO: PK and Y LUV at Silverlake Lounge (9,10)
ALSO: Family Wagon at Hemingways (?)
ALSO: Of Verona and Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Beth Orton at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Taking Back Sunday (acoustic) at The Troubadour (9:50)


Weds: The Dig at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas and The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Darkness at Club Nokia (8:30)


Thursday: Belmont Lights at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Paper Route at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Bayside and Taking Back Sunday at Club Nokia (8pm)


Friday: War Tapes at Bootleg Bar (10:15)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic at 3 Clubs (9pm)


Saturday: Queen Caveat at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn FREE Halloween show at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Build.Create.Kenya Rockin’ Launge Party featuring Fortress Social Club, Leerone, and more! (1-8pm)…RSVP: http://www.buildcreatekenya.org/launchparty/


Sunday: Anya Marina at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Transfer at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Arkells and Lights at The Fonda Theatre (7pm)



To Keep in Mind:
November 2nd: Tonic at The Hotel Cafe
November 2nd: Matt Wertz at Largo
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 7th: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 10th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl
November 10th: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Café
November 10th: Saint Motel at Saint Rocke
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
November 14th: Dan Wilson at Room 5
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
November 28th: Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy
December 6th: Imagine Dragons and Garbage at San Manuel Casino
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
January 23rd and 24th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live

~ Kristen