Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 11/12-11/18

I got out last week for some music *celebration* and I’m feeling much better about life as a result. I saw a couple artists that I have a long history of seeing and it got me thinking a lot about my past and how many amazing musical moments I have had in my life. After seeing The Kin Thursday night, I went back to my picture and video archives to re-visit some of my fondest memories associated with that band (the first time I saw them, the impromptu performance in an alleyway, the hospital incident, the first night I lived in LA, that SXSW adventure, etc). It all made me feel very lucky and it made me realize that I/we will get through all of these more recent tribulations and the memories most indelible will be the good ones, full of love and friends and music.

I’m going to try to stay focused this week, but still hope to get out a time or two. I am very anxious to see the long awaited return of Parade of Lights who are playing Bootleg Bar on Monday night. My other top pick would be the entire line-up at Room 5 on Weds featuring my favorite lyricist, Dan Wilson. I look at you week and say “let’s do this!”


Monday: The Kin at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Parade of Lights FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: The Nervous Wreckords, The Record Company, The Dustbowl Revivals FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Drive He Said FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring The Rebel Lights (formally Suddyn) FREE with RSVP (9pm)
ALSO: Haley Reinhart at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey (6pm)
ALSO: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)


Tuesday: Holly Conlan, Harper Blynn, Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes at The Mint (8:30)
ALSO: The Dahls at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Paul and The Kir at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Halestorm at The House of Blues (7:30)
ALSO: Harriet and AC Newman at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour (9pm)


Weds: Wise Cub, Dan Wilson, and Aaron Zimmer at Room 5 (8,9,10)
ALSO: Sad Robot and Family Wagon at The Viper Room (10,12)
ALSO: Susanna Hoffs at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Gibbard at Wilshire Ebell Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Petty Fest West featuring Cory Chisel, Butch Walker, Nicole Atkins, and more at The El Rey (8pm)


Thursday: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Saint Motel at Dim Mak Studios
ALSO: Korey Dane and Gaby Moreno & Adam Levy at Room 5 (8,10)
ALSO: Blue October with Barcelona and A Silent Film at House of Blues (8:30)
ALSO: Petty Fest West featuring Cory Chisel, Butch Walker, Nicole Atkins, and more at The El Rey (8pm)


Friday: Run Run Run at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Amber Rubarth at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Tame Impala at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern (7:15)
ALSO: Walk The Moon at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)


Saturday: Lee Dewyze, The Beatles by AG & Friends, Nina Storey at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Milo Greene at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones FREE at Redwood Bar (3pm)
ALSO: FINE at Westwood Brewing Company (10:30)
ALSO: Tame Impala at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)


Sunday: Eve 6 at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Sondre Lerche at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: PK at The Viper Room (7:45)



To Keep in Mind:
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
November 21st: Josh Kelley at The Hotel Cafe
November 24th: Nico Vega at The Gibson Amphitheatre (w/ No Doubt)
November 26th: The Neighbourhood at The Viper Room
November 27th: Soundgarden at Fonda Theatre
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 11th: High Voltage Holiday Party at Silverlake Lounge
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

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/26-4/1

Last week my body finally retaliated for all the stress I’ve been putting it through. I completely lost my voice and have a nasty head cold. I’m bummed because it forced me to missed some stellar shows. Tonight I’m heading out to The Avalon for Belle Brigade/The Good Old War. Hopefully I won’t regret it tomorrow. Here’s what else I hope to be well enough to do this week:

Monday: Infantree, Vanaprasta, and Voxhaul Broadcast FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: NO FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Patrick Park at Bootleg Theater (7:30)
ALSO: The Janks FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Ari Shine, Adam Bones, and Jack Littman at Redwood Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Laura Stevenson & The Cans at The Troubadour (8:45)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)


Tuesday: The Stone Foxes at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Used FREE at The Troubadour (8pm)…playing songs from their new album, no lineups before 4


Weds: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)


Thursday: Shane Alexander, Chris Pierce, Brother Sal at WitZend (8,9,10)


Friday: Lady Sinatra and Indians at The Viper Room (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Nightmare & The Cat and Lovers Drugs FREE at Dim Mak Studios (AKA Cinespace) (11:15, 1)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (11:30)
ALSO: Justin Levinson at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: All American Rejects at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Silent Comedy at House of Blues Anaheim


Saturday: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: George Stanford at Witzend (11pm)


Sunday: Mariah McManus and Charlotte Martin at Bootleg Bar (9,10)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill FREE at The Other Door (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
April 4th/5th: Dan Layus (of Augustana) at The Hotel Cafe
April 10th: Neon Trees at The Troubadour
April 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 12th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Café
April 13th: Kill the Alarm at Room 5
April 16th: Band of Skulls, We Are Augustines, The Sheepdogs at The El Rey
April 18th: Dar Williams at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th– 22nd: Coachella
April 24th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 25th: Dead Sara at Club Nokia
April 26th: Jasmine Ash at The Roxy
April 26th: Zoe Keating at The Largo
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 3rd: James Morrison at The Avalon
May 6th: Middle Class Rut at The Troubadour
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
May 12th: Augustana at The El Rey
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
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 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia


~ Kristen