Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/11-2/17

Debating whether to watch the Grammy’s tonight. I’ve only marginally paid attention to the nominations, but I do know there are a couple I’m rooting for. Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Halestorm, and Mumford & Sons being at the top of my list.

This weekend didn’t exactly go as planned so now I’m watching my favorite Hitchcock film and eating cookie dough wrapped in my Pepper’s Ghost hoodie. I miss films that make you think; think about film-making, think about the human condition, think about murder (any guesses as to the film I’m watching?).

Thinking about next week, there are many good shows, but if I could only go to one it would be Dear Boy Wednesday night at The Troubadour. Did you see this?

As for the rest:

Monday: A House for Lions with Soft Swells, The New Limb, and Blonde Summer FREE at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s with Terraplane Sun FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10:30)
ALSO: Foy Vance and You Me & Apollo at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Professor Possessor FREE at The Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Skylar Grey at The Key Club FREE with RSVP (7pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Adrianne, Garrison Starr, Jackie Does Joel, etc (8pm)


Tuesday: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)


Weds: Dear Boy at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Escondido with Wild Cub at The Standard Downtown
ALSO: Sir Sly with Tapioca and The Flea and Frank + Derol FREE at The Echo (9pm)…it’s free, but if you RSVP, you’re more likely to get it (there was a line out the door last week)
ALSO: Western Scene at The Spare Room (9:30)…video release party
ALSO: Papa Roach and Stone Sour at Club Nokia (7:30)


Thursday: James David and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at WitZend (8pm)


Friday: Harper Blynn covers set FREE at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Soundgarden at The Wiltern (7pm)


Saturday: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: We Were Indians at Casey’s Irish Bar Downtown (11pm)
ALSO: The Record Company at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: K. Flay and Icona Pop at The Troubadour (9,10)
ALSO: Sweetwater & The Satisfaction, Mike Cooley (Drive By Truckers), and D Henry Fenton at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30, 12)
ALSO: Pink with The Hives at The Staples Center (8pm)
ALSO: Local Music Stage at Year of the Snake Lunar New Year Festival in Chinatown (outdoor stage) FREE featuring Western Scene, Mind the Gap, Eastern Conference Champions (noon – 8:30)
ALSO: Shawn Mullins at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Soundgarden at The Wiltern (7pm)


Sunday: Local Music Stage at Year of the Snake Lunar New Year Festival in Chinatown (outdoor stage) FREE featuring Drive He Said and Y LUV (noon – 5)
ALSO: Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) at McCabe’s (9:30)
ALSO: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live (8pm)
ALSO: Soundgarden at The Wiltern (7pm)


To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 20st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 21st: The Shakers at The Roxy
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
Feb. 28th: Rumors at The Roxy
March 1st: Queen Caveat at The Viper Room
March 1st: Free Energy at Bootleg Bar
March 2nd: The Ranch music festival
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 5th: Mother Mother at The Viper Room
March 7th: Youngblood Hawke at The Troubadour
March 7,8,9: Buckcherry at The Viper Room
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
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 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/13-3/19

Sorry folks. I seem to have lost a day in travel. Kristen and I left LA on Sunday and stopped in Willcox, AZ with nary the interwebs. It’s currently 4:30 am here in Austin and we will be up around 7:30 to get a start on our day. Since a lot of SD bands are over here in Austin, the week is a little scant on shows. I’ve also included Monday as we will be in transit from Sunday to Monday.

Tuesday: The Paragraphs and Heavy Glow @ Belly Up @8 $8
AND: Mattson 2 @ El Dorado
AND: Ape Machine @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Wednesday: Drive By Truckers @ Belly Up @9 $26/$28

Thursday: The Filthy Violets and The New Kinetics @ Casbah @9 $10/$12

Friday: For The Sender @ Lestats @8
AND: The Loons @ Casbah @9 $10

Saturday: Tyler Hilton @ Lestats @8
AND: The Burning of Rome @ Tin Can Alehouse @9 $8

Sunday: Puscifer @ California Center for the Arts Escondido

Monday: Kaiser Chiefs and Transfer @ Belly Up @9


Keep in Mind:
March 20th- Ani DeFranco @ House of Blues
March 21st- Cults @ Belly Up @9
March 21st- Lumineers @ Casbah
March 22nd- Cartel @ Soma
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 26th- Imagine Dragons @ 710 Beach Club
March 30th- Into It Over It @ Soma
March 31st- Henry Rollins @ SD Women’s Club $27.50
April 4th0- Hunter Hayes @ House of Blues
April 7th- Transfer and The Blackout Party @ Belly Up
April 7th- CityBeat Street Fest w/Nico Vega, Hyena, and Heavy Guilt
April 13th- Coachella Weekend 1
April 15th- Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
April 16th- Elvis Costello @ Humphreys
April 17th- The Hives @ Belly Up
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2
May 2nd- Say Anything @ House of Blues
May 4th- Thrice @ House of Blues
May 5th- Portugal. The Man @ 4th and B
May 12th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up


Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/12-3/19

Yesterday was all about intense SXSW preparation. I spend the entire day diligently going through all the party lists and band schedules to put together my best approximation of a game plan. Then I went out to see some amazing bands and got no sleep (I guess another form of preparation?). I hope to get together a list of my top picks posted soon. Also, Amanda and I will of course be updating you all on our adventures all week long via twitter/facebook/etc. so if you want a taste of SXSW, we’ve got you covered!

For those of you still in LA next week, there are a few choice shows for you too:

Monday: NO FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: The Janks FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Chris Dallman at The Hotel Café (9pm)


Tuesday: Ari Shine and Chi McClean at Room 5 (7,8)
ALSO: Maniac FREE at The Central (9pm)


Weds: Lovers Drugs at The Down & Out (10:30)
ALSO: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues Sunset (8:30)
ALOS: Jane Carrey, Chris Pierce, Infantree at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 10)


Thursday: Wire in the Walls at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Drive-By Truckers at House of Blues Sunset (8:30)


Friday: The Honey Trees and Ry Cuming at The Hotel Cafe (9, 11)
ALSO: Guster at Largo (two shows: 7:30, 10)
ALSO: Umphrey’s McGee at House of Blues Sunset (two shows: 5pm and 8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (10pm)


Saturday: Sara Bareilles at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Berklee Mixer at The Hotel Cafe featuring Rob Giles, Adrianne, Charley Turner, and more (7:30)


Sunday: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Charlene Soraia at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)


Monday (March 19th): The Janks FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: NO FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)



To Keep in Mind:
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 20th: War on Drugs at Avalon
March 21st: Boyce Avenue and Tournament of Hearts at Avalon
March 22nd: The Lumineers at The Hotel Café
March 23rd: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th and 25th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
March 30th: All American Rejects at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 1st: Charlotte Martin at The Bootleg Bar
April 10th: Neon Trees at The Troubadour
April 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th– 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia


~ Kristen



Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/7-3/13

It has finally hit me that in one week, I’ll be heading to Texas for my very first SXSW. I’ve been listening to the artists, RSVPing to the events, attempting to put together some kind of schedule, etc. I just have the sneaking suspicion that no matter how hard I try to prepare, I’m going to be in way over my head. But that’s part of the fun, no? I’m terribly excited.

I’m also quite excited about the AMAZING shows on the list this week. I hope you can find some time to come out and enjoy the music. Here’s what I’d suggest:


Monday: The Silent Comedy FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Indians FREE at Silverlake Lounge (midnight)
ALSO: Honeyhoney FREE at Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: Drive-By Truckers at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: David and Devine and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Jay Nash (8,9)


Tuesday: High Voltage Presents at The Mint featuring Little Red Radio, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Queen Caveat, Dead Sara, and special surprise guest (8pm)
ALSO: Caitlin Crosby and Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Andy Clockwise and The Californian at The Satellite (8:30pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Clark at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Juke Kartel and Vertical Horizon at The Roxy (8,10)


Weds: Jay Nash and Joey Ryan at Saint Rocke (7,9)
ALSO: Semi Precious Weapons at On The Rox (10pm)


Thursday: The Lonely Forest at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: North Mississippi Allstars at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Entrance Band at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Friday: Keaton Simons and The 88 at The Hotel Cafe (8,midnight)
ALSO: Satellite at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Fair to Midland at Whiskey a Go Go (10pm)
ALSO: Vienna Teng and Alex Wong at Bootleg Theater (9pm)
ALSO: The Stone Foxes at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Mediski Martin & Wood at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Saturday: The Other Side of Morning at The Loft (10pm)
ALSO: Dave Green at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Unwritten Law at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Sunday: Schuyler Fisk and Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall (2pm)


To Keep in Mind:

March 17th: Alkaline Trio and Dead Country at The Mayan
March 22nd: War on Drugs at The Troubadour
March 26th: Lady Danville at The Troubadour
March 28th: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex
March 30th: Imagine Dragons at The Viper Room
April 11th: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex
April 16th: Matt Wertz and Ben Rector at The Troubadour
April 25th: Airborne Toxic Event at The Satellite
May 27th: The Script at Club Nokia
June 9-12: Bonnaroo!!!
June 13th: Florence and The Machine at The Greek Theater
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina

~ Kristen