Amanda’s Concert Calendar 11/5-11/11

Happy November! I hope you all had a great Halloween and you celebrated it exactly as you wanted. I spent mine finishing up a bio paper and handing out candy to the 10 kids that came by. I now have an excess supply of candy (since I bought 3 bags) that I’m slowly working down. Anyways, November is shaping up to have some good acts coming though and you should get out there and enjoy them!


Monday: Dead Feather Moon, The Tilt, The Styletones @ Belly Up @8 $5
AND: All American Rejects @ House of Blues @7 $22.50
AND: Mrs. Magician and Shake Before Us @ Casbah @9 $14
AND: Red Pony Clock @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: Diamond Rings @ Soda Bar @830 $10

Tuesday: Delta Spirit @ House of Blues @830 $22/$25
AND: Scott Mathiasen and The Shifty Eyed Dogs @ Eleven @9 $3
AND: Larry and His Flask @ Soda Bar @8 $10/$12

Wednesday: Brandi Carlile and Blitzen Trapper @ House of Blues @8 $35/$40
AND: Carina Round and Rosi Golan @ Anthology @730
AND: Marc Broussard @ Anthology @930
AND: Nick Waterhouse @ Casbah @930 $12/$14
AND: The Paragraphs @ Belly Up @8 $9

Thursday: Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees @ Belly Up @9 $18/$20
AND: Misfits @ House of Blues @830 $25/$30
AND: Oliver Trolley @ Block No. 16 Union and Spirits @730 $10
AND: Maren Parusel @ Bar Pink @9

Friday: Sea Wolf and Hey Marseilles! @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Graham Colton and Mikey Wax @ Lestats @8
AND: The New Kinetics @ Whistlestop @9
AND: Cuckoo Chaos @ The Ken Club @8 $10

Saturday: Josh Damigo @ Lestats @8
AND: Japandroids @ Porters Pub @7 $16
AND: Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ Soda Bar @830 $12

Sunday: Blue October and Barcelona @ Belly Up @8 $30
AND: Minus the Bear and Girl in a Coma @ House of Blues @8 $22
AND: Andrew Norsworthy @ Lestats @8


Keep in Mind:
November 14th- Walk the Moon @ House of Blues
November 16th- The Mother Hips @ Belly Up
November 17th- Everclear and Eve 6 @ 4th and B
November 19th- The Deftones @ House of Blues
November 20th- The Faint @ House of Blues
November 21st- Rachel Yamagata @ Anthology
November 23rd- Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma
December 1st- Milo Greene
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues
December 3rd- Hot Snakes @ Casbah
December 5th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 6th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 7th- Wrex the Halls feat. The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Teagan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke
December 8th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 9th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 31st- Dirty Sweet @ Griffin
January 13th- Keane and Youngblood Hawke @ House of Blues
January 21st- Muse @ Valley View Casino Center
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/5-11/11

Last week was such a blur. I think this is mostly because I didn’t sleep very much. When you’re only taking 2-4 hr. “naps”, it can get quite difficult to keep track of things like days…and dinner time. My favorite Danes, terminal, left to go back to Denmark on Friday and I already feel the hole in my life. I often come across music that moves me, but for the people behind the music to be equally as touching…that is truly something special and I feel blessed to have had this band in my life the last month. I was very fortunate in that before I could wallow in their absence for too long, a conveniently timed facebook message reminded me that my favorite Aussie-born brothers, The Kin, are coming to town this week. Thursday night they play The Roxy. It feels like I have been waiting years for these guys to come back to play LA and I would strongly encourage you all to come out and see them Thursday night before they disappear again. Here is a taste of the magic that awaits you:

As for the rest of the week, here’s what I’ve got:

Monday: The Diamond Light and LP at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: The Record Company FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Leonard Cohen at LA Nokia Live (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Joel Eckels, Liam Gerner, Scott Mellis and Micah Dalton (9pm)


Tuesday: The Vespers at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Death of a Star at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre (9pm)


Weds: Bronze Radio Return and Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Ben Sollee at Saint Rocke (9pm)


Thursday: The Kin at The Roxy with Act As If, Shanee Pink, and Bri Anne Michelle (8pm)
ALSO: Gin Wigmore, Suzanna Choffel, Mikey Wax and Graham Colton with Sooner The Sunset at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Carina Round, Rosi Golan, and Chris Stills at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Marc Broussard at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: PK at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Delta Spirit at The Wiltern (7:30)


Friday: Kris Orlowski at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Irontom at O’Brien’s Pub (10pm)
ALSO: American Royalty at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Beware of Darkness and Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (8,9)
ALSO: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theatre (9pm)


Saturday: Saint Motel at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Genghis Cohen (10pm)
ALSO: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Cafe (two shows: 7 & 10)
ALSO: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Grand Tarantula, Infantree, and The Royalty at El Cid (10, 10:45, 11:40)


Sunday: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey (6:30)


To Keep in Mind:
November 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 24th: Nico Vega at The Gibson Amphitheatre (w/ No Doubt)
November 28th: Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy
December 1st: Milk Carton Kids at Luckman Fine Arts Complex
December 1st: Ellie Goulding at Nokia Theater LA Live
December 6th: Biffy Clyro at The Satellite
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 12th: Alt J and Wildcat Wildcat at The Fonda
December 13th: The Mountain Goats at The Troubadour
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
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

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/7-5/13

What an eventful week I’ve had. From last night’s shoot of Portugal. The Man to shooting Sara Watkins earlier this week, it’s been a good one. This weekly calendar post comes to you a little early because I’m taking a reality break tomorrow and heading to Disneyland. Normal crazy activities will resume Tuesday at full force. In the meantime, there are some great shows for y’all whilst I work away. Oh and take your mom out for Mother’s Day this weekend!

Monday: You’re still recovering from Cino De Mayo aren’t you?

Tuesday: Jay Nash @ Anthology @7 $10-$18
AND: Ramona Falls @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Toh Kay @ Soda Bar @830 $10/$12

Wednesday: Ummmmmm

Thursday: Brendan Benson @ Casbah @9 $15
AND: Patrick Norton @ Lestats @8
AND: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers @ Belly Up @830 $20/$22

Friday: Augustana @ House of Blues @730
AND: Rachel Platten @ Anthology @930 $10-$18
AND: Family Wagon @ Whistlestop @10
AND: Hanni El Khatib @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Snow Patrol @ Pechanga Resort @8
AND: Mattson 2 @ Griffin @10
AND: Gregory Page @ Lestats @8

Saturday: Delta Spirit @ Belly Up- Sold Out
AND: The New Kinetics @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: The Jezabels @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Devo @ Humphreys
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats @8
AND: The Donkeys @ Soda Bar @9 $8/$10

Sunday: Delta Spirit @ Belly Up @9 $18/$20
AND: Rufus Wainwright @ Humphrey’s
AND: Josh Damigo @ Eleven @4 $4

Keep in Mind:
May 15th- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Soma @630
May 18th- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Casbah
May 19th- Milo Greene @ Casbah
May 22nd- Hugh Laurie @ Belly Up
May 24th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Anthology
May 25th- The Cult with Against Me! @ Humphreys
May 25th- The Beach Boys with Foster the People @ Cricket Wireless
May 30th- Horse Feathers @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
May 30th- Gillian Welch @ Humphrey’s
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up
June 3rd- X-Fest feat. Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, Angels and Airwaves, P.O.D., Neon Trees, Grouplove, Eve 6, Of Monsters and Men
June 9th- Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
June 11th- Pinback @ Casbah
June 13th- The Temper Trap wtih The Crocodiles @ House of Blues
June 14th- Motion City Soundtrack and The Henry Clay People @ Casbah
June 16th- Oyserfest feat. Vokab Kompany, The Silent Comedy and Little Hurricane
June 20th- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
June 27th- Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 15th- Fun @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 15th- The Dunwells @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/7-5/13

I’m finally getting around to watching the 20/20 piece on Sunset Boulevard featuring Queen Caveat. I’ve already seen me rocking out at The Viper Room and front row at The Roxy.  The piece definitely doesn’t put one of my favorite places in LA in the brightest of lights, but I’m certainly craving some Rainbow fries and live music right now.

Not sure if this week will be the week I get out again, but my goodness, there are some amazing shows on the horizon. One of my favorite new artists, Ed Sheeran, is opening for Snow Patrol Tuesday night at The Hollywood Palladium, LMN band love Lakes is at Bootleg Bar Thursday, and former LA resident Jay Nash has shows Weds and Sunday at The Hotel Cafe and Saint Rocke.

Here’s the rest of my recommendations this week:

Monday: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9:30)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Jesca Hoop at Bardot (10pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Death Cab for Cutie at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Smile Empty Soul at Whiskey a Go Go (10pm)


Tuesday: Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn and Alex Wong at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: The Mowglis CD release party at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Driftwood Singers at Origami Vinyl (7pm)


Weds: Jason Reeves and Amber Rubarth and Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: The Voice afterparty at Saint Rocke featuring contestants of NBS’s The Voice (8pm)


Thursday: Lakes at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: The Gallery at The Viper Room (9:30)
ALSO: John Elliot and Edie Cohn at WitZend (9,10)
ALSO: Armada and Satellite at Molly Malone’s (9:40, 10:30)


Friday: The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)…artists TBA
ALSO: Imagine Dragons and The Jezabels at The Troubadour (9:15, 10:15)
ALSO: Assemble the Skyline at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Delta Spirit at The Fonda (8pm)


Saturday: Kevin Martin at On the Rox  (9pm)
ALSO: Greylag and Augustana at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Rachel Platten with Madi Diaz and Lelia Broussard (7, 10:30)
ALSO: Brendan Benson at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Nikka Costa at Luckman Fine Arts Company (8pm)
ALSO: Rufus Wainwright at The Orpheum Theater (8pm)


Sunday: Jay Nash with Ari Shine and Jesse Thomas at Saint Rocke (9pm)


To Keep in Mind:
May 18th: Chappo at Bootleg Bar
May 18th: Gaslight Anthem at The Roxy
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 19th: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
May 31st: Greg Laswell at The El Rey
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th and 6th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 6th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
June 7-10th: Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia
June 16th: Scissor Sisters at Hollywood Palladium
June 21st: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
June 29th: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium


~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/28-12/4

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! Kristen came down to my place and we feasted on way too much food. It was a wonderful dinner and we still have tons of leftovers. On another note, can you believe it’s almost December?! I mean, where did the time go? I realize I say that a lot but it must really get away from me. I swear it was just summer.

Speaking of it being almost December, holiday shows start rolling around and the first one is this week! First we have the KPRI Holiday Soiree on Wednesday. Next is the Holiday Hootenany from 94/9. If neither of those tickle your fancy, we have a great week of shows to get out and see!


Monday: Skyline Union @ Soda Bar @830 $5
AND: Chad Cavanaugh @ Ruby Room @8 $4
AND: Timothy B. Schmit @ Belly Up @8 $25

Tuesday: Russian Circles @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Freezepop @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10

Wednesday: KPRI Holiday Soiree w/Fitz and the Tantrums, The Head and The Heart, and Mayer Hawthorne @ Balboa Theater @8 $40
AND: Lindy Crandall, Scott Allen Knost, and Sterling Witt @ Lestats @8
AND: The Entrance Band @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10
AND: Low Volts @ Casbah @9 $20

Thursday: Nick Waterhouse and The Tarots @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10
AND: The Dollyrots @ Bar Pink @9
AND: Italian Japanese @ El Dorado @9
AND: Cass McCombs Band and The Donkeys @ Casbah @9 $12

Friday: The Deep Dark Woods, The Howls and Jesse LaMonaca and The Dime Novels @ Soda Bar @830 $8
AND: The Black Heart Procession @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
AND: Josh Damigo @ The Irenic @8 $10/$15
AND: Kevin Martin @ Museum of Making Music @7 $10
AND: Jane Lui, AJ Rafel, and Jesse Barrera @ Lestats @8

Saturday: Little Hurricane and The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah @9 $14
AND: Holiday Hootenanny w/My Morning Jacket, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Delta Spirit, and The Blackout Party @ USD
AND: Hurricane Bells @ Bar Pink @9
AND: Burning of Rome @ Tin Can Alehouse @9 $5

Sunday: Girl in a Coma and Fences @ Casbah @9 $10


Keep in Mind:
December 6th- Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge @ Belly Up
December 6th- Patrick Norton @ El Dorado @9
December 10th- The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Belly Up
December 10th- Mattson 2 @ Lestats
December 10th- Wrex the Halls w/Florence and The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant, The Airborne Toxic Event, and The Naked and Famous @ Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena) @8
December 11th- Wrex the Halls w/Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise, DMC, Switchfoot, Everlast, and Mutemath @ Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena) @8
December 12th- Jingle Ball w/Christina Perri, Parachute, and Scars on 45 @ Anthology $20-$295
December 19th- Pinback @ Belly Up
December 31st- The Silent Comedy and Transfer w/The Creepy Creeps, The Heavy Guilt, Low Volts, and more! @ Mississippi Room $25-$40
January 11th- Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology
January 22nd- Wilco and With Denim @ House of Blues
February 3rd- Mute Math @ 4th & B
February 10th- Young the Giant @ Soma
February 23rd- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up @8 $18

Amanda’s Show Calendar 12/6-12/12

Well it looks like Monday is upon us again which means a fresh week of shows!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and was able to make it out to see Mississippi Man for one of their last shows ever! It was a wonderful show and they will be missed on the scene.

But let us get to the shows for this week…

Monday: Dead Feather Moon @ The Casbah @9 $6
AND: The Silent Comedy @ U-31 @9 $FREE before 9pm

Tuesday: Dandy Warhols @ The Belly Up @8 $23 adv/$25 day of

Wednesday: Bedouin Soundclash @ The Belly Up @9 $15 adv/$17 day of
AND: Echo Revolution @ Soda Bar @9 $7

Thursday: Tape Deck Mountain @ The Whistlestop @9
AND: Fever Sleeves @ The Casbah @9 $10

Friday: Delta Spirit @ House of Blues San Diego @7 $16 adv/$18 day of
AND: Longstay @ The Ruby Room @9
AND: Sophie 103.7 Green Christmas @ Dreamcatcher at Viejas Natasha Bedingfield, Plain White T’s, and Neon Trees
AND: New Mexico @ Soda Bar @9 $5
AND: Red Pony Clock @ Tin Can Alehouse @930 $5

Saturday: FM 94.9 Holiday Hootenanny w/Black Keys, Against Me!, The Temper Trap, Sleigh Bells, and Tokyo Police Club @ Rimac Arena $40
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats @9

Sunday: Wrex the Halls w/Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Bad Religion, Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, Switchfoot, A Day to Remember @ Viejas Arena $36-$63
AND: Joey Ryan, Kenneth Pattengale @ Lestats @9

Keep in Mind:
December 13th- Star 94.1 Jingle Ball @ Anthology 6:3o- David Archuleta and Orianthi 9:00- Ryan Star and Sara Bareilles
December 15th- Billy Idol @ House of Blues SD @8 $Prices Vary
December 19th- Sophie@103.7 Holiday of Miracles – A Benefit for Rady Children’s presented by Cox Communications feat. Lifehouse with Christina Perri @ House of Blues $32 or $50 adv/$32.50 or $52.50 day of
December 20th- Lesands and White Apple Tree @ The Casbah @9 $FREE
December 31st- Transfer @ The Casbah @10 $20 adv/$25 day of
January 11th- 30 Seconds to Mars @ House of Blues San Diego
January 12th- 30 Seconds to Mars @ House of Blues San Diego
January 29th- Underoath, Thursday, A Skylit Drive, Animals as Leaders @ Soma @7 $20

Amanda’s Show Calendar 11/8-11/14

I don’t know about you but mind body is still having a hard time with this “fall back” business. I keep waking up thinking I’m late and having to remind my body that I’m not but in fact I have another hour to sleep and should be happy. Alas, no such luck.

I have an upcoming post about some snazzy bands I found in Vegas but for now, you will have to settle with this week’s concert calendar. It’s chock full of goodness on Friday and Saturday! 🙂

Monday: The Howls @ The Casbah @9 $8
AND: Circle Pit @ Soda Bar @9 $7

Tuesday: Relax 🙂

Wednesday: 91X Snow Jam Pre Party w/ Nervous Wreckords @ The Belly Up @ 9 $12
AND: Sean Hayes @ Soda Bar @9 $12

Thursday: The Silent Comedy, Andy Clockwise, Fierce Creatures @ The Casbah @9 $10 adv/$12 day of

Friday: Tyler Hilton and Trevor Davis @ Lestats @9 $?
AND: Skyline Union @ Bar Eleven @10 $5
AND: Republic of Letters @ Epicentre @6:30 $8 adv/$10 day of
AND: Illuminauts @ Soda Bar @9 $8
AND: KT Tunstall @ House of Blues SD @730 $22.50 adv/$26 day of

Saturday: Gayle Skidmore @ The Ruby Room @8 $8
AND: The Soft Pack @ The Casbah @9 $13 adv/$15 day of
AND: Endoxi @ Winstons @8 $FREE
AND: Scheff’s Beer, Bands, and BBQ @ Bar Pink @1-4 $10
AND: FM 94.9 8th Anniversary with The Hold Steady and The Night Marchers @ 4th & B  @7 $26
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats @9 $?

Sunday: Blonde Redhead @ House of Blues San Diego @7:30 $22

Keep in Mind:

November 15th- Joey Ryan and Meg and Dia @ Epicentre @6:30
November 16th- Mayday Parade @ House of Blues SD
November 18th- Echo Revolution and Wendy Bailey @ Bar Eleven @9
November 18th- Get Back Loretta @ The Casbah @10 $8
November 20th- Cartel, Hey Monday, and The Ready Set @ Epicentre @6 $15
December 2nd-The Dead Kennedys- House of Blues San Diego
December 5th- Passion Pit @ Soma
December 10th-  Delta Spirit @ House of Blues San Diego
December 15th- Wrex the Halls w/Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Bad Religion, Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, Switchfoot, A Day to Remember