Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/1-7/7

I have errands to run today, but it’s simply too hot outside
to be walking about. I miss my June gloom. Speaking of June, where exactly did
the month go? One day I’m looking forward to a month long Queen Caveat
residency and the next, it’s over. Is the entire summer going to be like this?

Pushing forward into July, we have more music to look
forward to! This week, Monday is a serious mess of great shows (not really a
good thing for me). Still not sure how I’m going to handle it. I’m also looking
forward to the return of Adam Arcuragi to LA on Wednesday.

As for the rest of my picks:

Monday: Irontom and
Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (10,11)
ALSO: It’s A School Night at Bardot featuring Dear Boy and Davis Fetter (9pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Diamonds Under Fire at Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Anberlin (acoustic) with Stars in Stereo and Campfire OK at The Roxy (7pm)
ALSO: Jessica Childress at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: LeAnn Rimes, Dia Frampton and more at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Joel Eckels, Casey Abrams, Scott
Mellis, etc (8pm)

Tuesday: Meiko,
Goodnight Texas, Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Royal Teeth at The Troubadour (10pm)

Weds: Adam
Arcuragi and Ark Life at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Quiet Company at The Satellite (10pm)

Thursday: Happy 4th of July!

Friday: Otherwise
with La la la Birdtime at The Roxy (7:15)
ALSO: The Dollyrots and Go Betty Go at The Troubadour (10, 11)

Saturday: Parade
of Lights at El Cid (11pm)
ALSO: Fine at The Troubadour (10:30)

Sunday: Old 97’s
with Jamestown Revival at Saint Rocke (7pm)

To Keep in Mind:
July 10th: Crash Kings at The Troubadour 
July 12th: Kendra Morris at The Viper Room 
July 15th: The Neighbourhood at The Fonda Theater 
July 17th: Alpha Rev at The Hotel Cafe

July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 22nd: Kid Karate at Bardot
July 23rd: Bastille at The Troubadour 
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
July 25th: Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe 
July 26th: Saint Motel at The El Rey 
July 27th: Fitz and The Tantrums at The Wiltern
July 28th: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar 
July 28th: Zane Carney at Bootleg Bar

August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August 2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The

August 4th: The Both at The Troubadour 
August 1st-3rd: Sunset Strip Music Festival 
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Troubadour 
August 14th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Serena Ryder at The Roxy

August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
August 22nd: Andrew Belle at Bootleg Bar 
August 24th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Harvest Social in Anaheim 
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour 
August 25th: Andrew Stockdale at The Troubadour 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 11th: Churchill at Greek Theatre 
September 14th: Hem at The Troubadour
September 18th: Bastille at The El Rey

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 3rd: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern 
October 4th: Travis at The Wiltern 
October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium 
October 10th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe  
October 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Frank Turner at The Fonda
October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

~ Kristen

A Thank You Note…

The sun is shining, it’s 75 degree outside, I guess that means it’s that time of year again.  And no, I don’t mean Memorial Day weekend.  The holiday season has sneaked up on me this year.  I seriously don’t know where this year went.  Hi! My name is Ashley and Kristen and Amanda have been wonderful enough to let me hijack their blog again.

I work as a therapist for kids/teens with mental health disorders up in Palmdale.  If you don’t know Palmdale, think mountains, desert, Joshua Trees, and lots of poverty.  To bring something bright to the families we work with, we try to give a toy to every client (and siblings when we can) during the Holiday season.  I am an avid music lover.  The local So-cal music scene and I are great buddies.  As part of our “toy” drive, I have asked local and some not so local bands to donate to our clients for the holiday season.  I did this last year and got such a wonderful and inspiring response that I decided to do it again for 2012.  Let me tell you, the scene did not let me down.  So this is my thank you, to all the bands that have graciously donated to my clients. I really appreciate that gifts that you have sent.  I know from previous experience that the teens will really love what they receive and hopefully you’ll have plenty of future fans.  You guys truly rock!


Ashley Webb (


Here’s a list of the bands who have donated-show them some love!


Cherri Bomb 

Kill the Complex 

Nat Keefe

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Gavin Turek 

Red Circle Underground 


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Go Betty Go 

Some Hear Explosions 


Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/20-8/26

Last week almost made me glad that I came back from vacation. From the phenomenal Birdy to new discovery SHEL to finally seeing The Dunwells to a private Dead Sara show to goth rock icon Peter Murphy to a hometown The Silent Comedy party, it was a busy week. The highlight had to be my impromptu run-in with the lead singer of Biffy Clyro, Simon Neil, outside The Roxy Monday night. I was shaky for days after and the slight persistent delirium really helped me through a difficult week back at the office.

Next week will have to be quite research-centric for me, but I am hoping to get out a time or two especially to see a couple former LA-based artists that have sadly left (Jay Nash and Truth & Salvage Co.).

Here are the rest of my picks:

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Lucy Schwartz and Everest FREE (with RSVP) at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: The Union Line, NO and Wildcat! Wildcat! FREE with RSVP ( at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Ryan Darton, Holly Conlan, Ertel, Meg Myers, and Special Guests FREE at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Francisco the Man FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Lee Ellen Starks, Michael Doman, Clare Means, and Joel Eckels (9pm)


Tuesday: The Other Side of Morning and The Trews at The Viper Room (9,10)
ALSO: Everest FREE at Amoeba (7pm)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at Origami Vinyl (7pm)
ALSO: Tori Rogg at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Chris Price and Mike Viola at Bootleg Bar (7, 7:30)
ALSO: So & So at Bootleg Bar (10:30)…different show from the one above
ALSO: Maxim Ludwig at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Polica at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Free Dominguez and Ours at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Brandi Carlile at House of Blues Anaheim
ALSO: Casey Abrams at The Key Club (7pm)
ALSO: Beachwood’s Summer Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)


Weds: Jay Nash and Garrison Starr at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Act As If at On the Rox (10pm)
ALSO: David and Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Jared Lee at The Viper Room (10pm)


Thursday: Erin McLaughlin, Jesse Thomas, The Rescues, and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Frank + Derol, Morning Parade and Civil Twilight at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Stonefeather at Amplyfi (9:45)
ALSO: Jonny Polonsky and State to State at Bootleg Bar (9,10)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10:15)


Friday: Truth & Salvage Co. with Foster Timms at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Patrick Park, Jamestown Revival, and Robert Schwartzman at Bootleg Bar (9, 10, 11)
ALSO: Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister FREE at California Plaza Downtown LA (noon)
ALSO: Jesse Malin and Alejandro Escovedo at The Mint (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Frank + Derol at The Central (8pm)


Saturday: No, Voxhaul Broadcast, Youngblood Hawke and more FREE at The Echo/The Echoplex/Taix for Echo Park Rising (11pm-late)…RSVP here
ALSO: Charlotte Martin and The Gallery at The Hotel Cafe (8, 11:30)
ALSO: Jessie Payo at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Hell or Highwater at The Viper Room (midnight)
ALSO: The Dollyrots and Go Betty Go at The Troubadour (10,11)


Sunday: VH1 Save the Music Benefit at The Hotel Cafe featuring Keaton Simons, Curtis Peoples, and more (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:
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 20th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
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
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

~ Kristen