Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/25-3/31

I’m still riding that post-SXSW high. I’ve been stealing minutes here and there to process all the pictures and songs, bring faces back to the pile of business cards, and write and reflect on everything that happened so that I won’t soon forget.  I’ve also taken some time this week to catch up with friends and share my stories. I was only gone a week, but it seems like it was much longer based on all that happened while I was gone. Hopefully (or maybe not) this week will feel a bit more routine. There certainly are a number of shows inhabiting my week’s schedule. Monday Night, Nico Vega plays a free show at Universal City Walk, Tuesday is Sad Robot’s last residency date at Hemmingway’s, Wednesday is The Milk Carton Kids at Largo, etc. etc.

Here are the rest of my selections:

Monday: Nico Vega FREE at Universal City Walk (9pm)
ALSO: Dinner and a Suit at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALOS: The Young Romans at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Rebel Light and Family Wagon FREE at Harvard and Stone (8pm)
ALSO: It’s A School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Kiven (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)


Tuesday: Robert Francis and Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: Sad Robot FREE at Hemmingway’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Diamond Light at Central SAPC (11pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesday’s FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)


Weds: The Milk Carton Kids at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Joe Firstman at WitZend (8:15)
ALSO: David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Badass Bands Blog Show at Silverlake Lounge featuring Cinderella MOTEL, Tic Tic Boom! (8pm)
ALSO: Mika at The El Rey (8pm)


Thursday: Sonia Rao and Elliot Yamin at WitZend (9, 10)
ALSO: Other Side of Morning at On the Rox (8:30)
ALSO: Morgan Karr at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute (10pm)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic and Franky Perez and The Truth at The Viper Room (8, 11)
ALSO: Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party at Club Nokia featuring Dia Frampton and Beware of Darkness (7pm)


Friday: Denny White at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)…CD Release
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Fine at Molly Malone’s (9:40)
ALSO: Icarus Landing FREE at The Slidebar (8pm)


Saturday: Yellow Red Sparks, Kris Orlowski, The Last Bison at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Inara George at McCabe’s (8pm AND 10pm)
ALSO: Trapt at The Troubadour (11pm)
ALSO: Sound City screening with performances by Josh Boyd and Raw Geromino FREE at Bootleg Gallery (8pm)


Sunday: Happy Easter!



To Keep in Mind:
April 3rd: William Beckett at The Hotel Cafe
April 4th: NO at The Troubadour
April 9th: Andrew Ripp at The Hotel Cafe
April 10th: Curtis Peoples at The Roxy
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
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 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
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 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen


Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/13-8/19

Vacation is over. The Olympics are over. All the work I didn’t get done because of vacation and The Olympics is piling up. I was in a pretty dismal state until I looked at my upcoming music calendar. So much to look forward to and keep me going! This week, I’m particularly excited about Birdy at The Roxy on Monday, The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe Tuesday, and Danielia Cotton at Room 5 on Weds. LMN’s new Band Love, The Neighbourhood, also plays twice this week, Monday at The Echo and Tuesday at The Troubadour. Then, let us not forget that it is Sunset Strip Music Fest (SSMF) week! For the full schedule and line-ups there, check out the website (


There are a ton of great shows this week, so I hope you all can get out and hear some music! Here are my selections:


Monday: The Neighbourhood and Wildcat! Wildcat! FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Birdy at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: 28 North, Franky Perez and the Truth, and Thomas Nicholas Band at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Francisco The Man FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Tony Lucca at the after show even for LAZR Trade Show at the Event Deck at LA Live (7pm)
ALSO: Jovanotti FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Elle King and Michael Kiwanuka at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: The Kills at Mayan Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Clarence Bucaro, Kristen Toedtman, Paulie Cerra and Joel Eckels (9pm)



Tuesday: The Dunwells with Shel and The Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Filter at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Kills at The Mayan Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka and Alabama Shakes at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood’s Summer Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

Weds: Danielia Cotton at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Ivan & Alyosha at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Run Run Run at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Monsters Calling Home and Honeyhoney at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Only Son and Kimya Dawson at the Smell (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka FREE at Amoeba Records (7pm)

Thursday: The Young Romans and Little Hurricane at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Peter Murphy at The Roxy (9pm)



Friday: George Stanford at WitZend (midnight)
ALSO: The Dahls at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Kitten at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: fun. at The Wiltern (7:30)


Saturday: Alexz Johnson with Julia Sinclair at The Hotel Cafe (9:15)
ALSO: Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) at The Sunset Strip
ALSO: fun. at The Wiltern (7:30)


Sunday: Belmont Lights FREE at Santa Monica Place (2pm)
ALSO: Buddy and Meiko at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: fun. At The Wiltern (7:30)



To Keep in Mind:
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
August 28th: High Voltage Party at Tripp
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 7th: The Silent Comedy at The El Rey
September 9th: The Ataris at The Roxy
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
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 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

~ Kristen