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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/13-5/19

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This week is going to be a big week for music. Tuesday I am quite excited to see two sets of brothers, The Kin at The Viper Room followed by Hudson Taylor at The Hotel Cafe. Thursday we have another High Voltage event, this time we are back at one of my favorite venues, On the Rox (bar above The Roxy) and we have DJ High Voltage who is going to be spinning all the tunes I want to hear (dance party!). Finally, next weekend, I am thrilled to say I am a participating in one of the more exciting musical events I’ve uncovered, Overture Con (http://overturecon.com/). Saturday and Sunday night, there are some great bands including personal favorites Queen Caveat, Semi Precious Weapons, and Tournament of Hearts. During the daytime, there are special VIP activities to interact with the artists as well as some killer panels. I am on a panel on Sunday entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of being a Super Music Fan”…boy do I have some stories to share about this topic! Tickets for this event can be acquired through The Mint’s website.

As for the rest of my music picks:

Monday: Robert Schwartzman with Kate Earl, The Remainers, and Lots of Love FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ume FREE at The Echo (8pm)
ALSO: Serena Ryder at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Frankie & Friends at The Viper Room Acoustic Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Bird of Tokyo, Of Verona, My Pet, and Ex Cops (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Jenni Alpert, Casey Abrams, Kristen Toedtman, Scott Mellis, Joel Eckels and MORE (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Kin at The Viper Room FREE with RSVP to GATHERING@PAPERCASTLEPRESS.COM (8pm)
ALSO: Hudson Taylor at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Natalie Maines at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Sophie Barker at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Casey Abrams at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Bob Schneider and Sara Jaffe at The Mint (7:30)

 

Weds: Terraplane Sun and Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour (8:15, 9:30)
ALSO: The Record Company and The Dustbowl Revival at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: The Heavy Guilt at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)

 

Thursday: High Voltage Presents at On the Rox featuring Black Hi-Lighter, Toy Bombs, Checkpoint Charlie, and DJ High Voltage (8pm)…get on the $5 list https://www.facebook.com/events/532645043453880/
ALSO: Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Birds of Tokyo FREE at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: The Shakers and Run Run Run at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: 28 North, and 8MM at The Viper Room (9,10)
ALSO: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at The El Rey (8pm)

 

Friday: A House for Lions and Filligar at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at El Cid (11pm)
ALSO: Andrew Ripp at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Misty Boyce at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Jackson Browne at Santa Monica High School (7pm)

 

Saturday: Overture Con at The Mint featuring Bad Wolf, Queen Caveat, Cadaver Dogs, Semi Precious Weapons (8pm)
ALSO: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Super Water Sympathy at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Sad Robot, Great White Buffalo, The Echo & The Sound at El Cid (10,11,12)
ALSO: Half Moon Run at Bootleg Theatre (10pm)
ALSO: Jackie Does Joel at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Sunday: Overture Con at The Mint featuring Tournament of Hearts, Rags + Ribbons, Honor Society (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 21st: The Postelles at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 22nd: The Shadowboxers at The Viper Room
May 23rd: The Mowgli’s at The Roxy
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 24th: Jay Nash at McCabe’s
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 28th: Cary Brothers at The Hotel Cafe
May 29th: Tyler Hilton and Curtis Peoples at Saint Rocke
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
May 31st: CHVRCHES at Fonda Theater
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 1st: Make Music Pasadena
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 5th: Atomic Tom at The Hotel Cafe
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 7th/8th: Jubilee Music Festival
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 13th: Fall Out Boy at The Wiltern
June 22nd: The Staves at Bootleg Bar
June 23rd: Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and Ben Folds Five at The Greek Theatre
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
June 27th: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre

 

~ Kristen

 

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New Music Tuesday 4/23/13 featuring Youngblood Hawke, Solardrive, Frank Turner

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I am absolutely thrilled that two of my favorite CA-based bands are battling to get to the top of the charts with their new releases this week. Since I pimped The Neighbourhood’s debut I Love You. last week, today I’ll sing the praises of Youngblood Hawke’s Wake Up. Both albums are stellar and prime examples of the talent and taste coming from LA these days.

There are actually several albums I would highly recommend looking into that come out this week. Here’s a sampling of my top picks:

Youngblood Hawke – Wake Up

For all your get up and dance needs, there is Youngblood Hawke. Their new album is a collection of old favorites including their hit, “We Come Running” as well as newer gems. The band’s high energy, fun/cool vibe translates well on disc. I’ve been going to Youngblood Hawke shows for a while and it’s nice to finally be able to take the show home (dance party in the living room!).  The album title is apt…the songs call you wake up and be attentive and appreciative of the world around you.

Buy it here

 

Solardrive – Solardrive

Beat-maker extraordinaire, Balthazar Getty, has a new project and it’s called Solardrive. The self-titled debut album might best be explained by Balthazar himself in the following EPK. You can stream the entire album which features a few guest vocalists here. For those who love chilling out with some lazy beats. Seriously, I can’t help but relax a little when I put this record on…

get it here

 

Frank TurnerTape Deck Heart

SXSW 2013 standout, Frank Turner, further showcases his unique brand of folk-punk in his latest release, Tape Deck Heart. I haven’t been able to listen to the entire 17-song album, but from what I’ve heard at the live shows, it will be a worthy addition to anyone’s CD collection.

buy it here

 

Also worth checking out:

Listen! Learn! Love!

~ Kristen

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

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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

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 2/4-2/10

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It’s Superbowl Sunday! I have the game set to record because I’d rather watch the commercials than the game this time around. Instead I’m watching a NCIS marathon and I’m about to start cooking. It’s a beautiful day down here but apparently it’s supposed to rain again soon. Until then, (and even then) it’s time to get out and see some shows.

 

Monday: ZZ Ward @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Sir Sly and Kitten @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: The Who @ Valley View Casino Center at 7pm
AND: Oliver Trolley @ Griffin at 8pm

Wednesday: North Mississippi Allstars @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Lauren Ruggles Presents: Hey Ocean!, Mandarin Dynasty, and Aloha Radio @ Griffin at 8pm
AND: Desert Noises and The Paragraphs @ Soda Bar at 830pm

Thursday: The Young Romans and Jesse Thomas @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: Gayle Skidmore @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday: Josh Damigo @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: The Flowerthief and Katie Leigh and The Infantry @ Tin Can Alehouse at 930pm
AND: Micah Brown @ Griffin at 8pm
AND: Old Tiger @ Riviera Supper Club at 930pm
AND: The Bloodflowers @ Soda Bar at 830pm
AND: Little Fowl @ Soda Bar at 6pm
AND: Warner Drive @ Ruby Room at 9pm

Saturday: Get Back Loretta, Deadly Birds, Jackson Price @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Swim Party @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Hills Like Elephants @ Casbah at 9pm

Sunday: Rest up

 

Keep in Mind:
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 12th- The Howls @ Belly Up
February 14th- The Hives @ Belly Up
February 15th- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up
February 20th- B.B. King @ Belly Up
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
February 27th- Morrissey @ Balboa Theater
February 28th- Electric Six @ Casbah
February 28th- The White Buffalo and Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up
March 1st- Ryan Bingham and Honeyhoney @ Belly Up
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues
March 7th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up
March 7th- Hey Marseilles!
March 9th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, Grand Tarantula @ Belly Up
March 9th- Bad Religion @ Soma
March 10th- The Silent Comedy, The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah
March 12th- Frightened Rabbit @ Belly Up
March 12th-17th- SXSW
March 18th- Imagine Dragons, Nico Vega, and Atlas Genius @ House of Blues
March 18th- Josh Ritter @ Belly Up
March 19th- Matt Costa @ Casbah
March 19th- The Joy Formidable
March 22nd- Pennywise @ House of Blues
March 30th- The Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues
April 4th- Soul Asylum @ Belly Up
April 12th-14th- Coachella
April 17th- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
April 19th-21st- Coachella
April 23rd- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ House of Blues
May 25th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/14-1/20

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Only two weeks into the new year and I already have some new band obsessions. Last Friday’s show at The Hotel Cafe with Red Wanting Blue was the most entertaining and energetic show I’ve been to this year. The Ohio-based band doesn’t come to LA that often, but they had the room in a frenzy. They also have great taste in openers as they selected one of my personal favorites, The Young Romans. Since Friday, I have not been able to stop listening to Red Wanting Blue’s albums…except to listen to a few other recent favorites, The Delta Saints’ Red Letter Jubilee (out this Tuesday!), Mother Mother’s recent release, The Sticks, and European duo Boy’s Mutual Friends.

This year is already so musically bountiful!

This upcoming week looks pretty singer-songwriter heavy for me. I think I’m most excited about Saturday at The Roxy. I mean, how many years has it been since Teddy Geiger appeared on that canceled way too soon TV show about the music talent scout played by Tom Cavanaugh? I was instantly drawn to the show and the young promising talent.

Here’s what else is on my radar. Need more rock in your life? Try Thursday night at The Viper Room or sample The Ten Thousand at Los Globos as part of their January residency.

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Run River North (formally Monsters Calling Home), Meg Meyers, and The Peach Kings (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Amie Miriello and Deadly Birds at The Viper Room (10, 11)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at Harvard & Stone (8:15)
ALSO: Our Lady J with Justin Tranter at Rockwell Table and Stage (8pm)
ALSO: Kathryn Ostenberg at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Scott Mellis, Jesse Thomas, Jackie Does Joel, David & Devine, etc. (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Madi Diaz at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Los Globos (11:30)
ALSO: Professor Possessor at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: A Tribute to Dolly Parton FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Kaskade at The Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (9pm)

 

Weds: Lucy Rose, Barnaby Bright, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,11)
ALSO: Miner and Steve Taylor at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Jake Bugg at The Trouadour (9:30)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8pm)

 

Thursday: “Write the Night” at The Troubadour featuring Curtis Peoples, Lucy Rose, and Joshua James (7pm)
ALSO: Irontom, Transfer, The Parlotones at The Viper Room (8:30, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Kate Earl at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Wake Up Lucid at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Lifehouse at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Pinback at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Angels Fall acoustic FREE at The Hard Rock Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8pm)

 

FridayThe James Douglas Show at The Federal Bar (7:30 AND 9pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at El Cid (midnight)
ALSO: Fortress Social Club FREE at 3 Clubs (11:30)
ALSO: Abandoned Pools at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Meika Pauley at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8pm)

 

Saturday: Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Irontom at O’Brien’s (10pm)
ALSO: Jenny O and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister at The Troubadour (9:30, 10:30)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 23rd: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre
January 23rd, 24th, 26th: Muse at The Staples Center
January 24th: Words and Music by Dan Wilson at Room 5
January 26th: The Nervous Wreckords at The Satellite
January 27th: Joshua Radin at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 2nd: Augustana at The Troubadour
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 13th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 21st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
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
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint/Central SAPC
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/10-12/16

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It’s been an interesting week. Mostly because I haven’t been able to talk now for nearly seven solid days. It really makes you appreciate how valuable one’s voice truly is. This isn’t the first time this has happened. I lost my voice the day my best friend got married and I had to croak out a Maid of Honor speech. I lost my voice in the middle of my teaching a course. Now, I lose my voice when I’ve been given the opportunity to interview the lead singer of my favorite band. You know, I wonder if there is a pattern emerging here…

Anyway, vocal problems aside, I got to see Biffy Clyro last week so life isn’t even remotely close to being bad. I was also treated to KROQ’s Acoustic Xmas last night which meant I got to see some heavy hitters like Garbage, Bush, and Linkin Park as well as personal favorites like Youngblood Hawke, Gaslight Anthem, and The Lumineers. There was also a Gwen Stefani/Gavin Rossdale duet which felt pretty darn special.

Speaking of holiday shindigs, The High Voltage Holiday party is this Tuesday at Silverlake Lounge. We’ve got some great bands, copies of our newest issue, and everyone who comes through the door gets a gift! I’d love to see you all there J

Here are the rest of my recommended shows (and numerous holiday parties):

Monday: It’s A School Night at Bardot featuring Madi Diaz and Harper Blynn (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Jackie Does Joel and Monday in the Round feat. Brother Sal, Joe Purdy, and Brian Wright at Room 5 (8,9)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at Silverlake Lounge (11:15)
ALSO: The Dead Ships and Eastern Conference Champions FREE at The Echo (9pm)…RSVP for priority access http://do213.net/event/2012/12/10/monday-night-residency-with-the-dead-ships
ALSO: Mind the Gap FREE at Bootleg Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Stevie Wonder FREE at The Grove (3:30)

 

Tuesday: High Voltage Magazine Holiday Party FREE at Silverlake Lounge featuring Toy Bombs, Omniflux, Irontom, and Deluka (doors at 7:30) http://www.facebook.com/events/178665638939504/?fref=ts
ALSO: Harper Blynn and The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Ryan Adams, Lindsey Buckingham, and Graham Parker at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Holiday Party FREE at The Piano Bar (9pm) http://www.facebook.com/events/305343412910443/

 

 

Weds: Ruby Friedman Orchestra at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: The Young Romans and Jessie Payo at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Meg Myers at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: The Mountain Goats at The Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Alt J and Wildcat Wildcat at The Fonda (9pm)

 

Thursday: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Mountain Goats at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Rival Tides and Hell or Highwater at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Golden State FREE at On the Rox (8:30)
ALSO: The Cab, Delta Rae, Onerepublic at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

Friday: The Hotel Cafe Holiday Party Night 1featuring Brendan Hines, Meiko, Joe Purdy, The Young Romans, Brother Sal, Jesse Thomas, Brian Wright, and many more! (7pm)
ALSO: Chris Wilson at Genghis Cohen (9:30)
ALSO: Alex Band and Jared Lee at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Vanaprasta at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Korey Dane at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Red Circle Underground and Stonefeather at O’Brien’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Mowglis and Friends Holiday Party at Dakota Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: Kate Earl and Passenger at The Troubadour (8:40, 9:40)
ALSO: 8mm at The Roxy (10pm)

 

Saturday: The Hotel Café Holiday Party Night 2 featuring Cary Brothers, Holly Conlan, Harper Blynn, Jake Newton, Sweet Talk Radio and many more! (7pm)

 

Sunday: The Neighbourhood FREE at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The Gallery at The Viper Room (8:15)
ALSO: Lifehouse In-Store Performance at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach (3pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
December 18th: Lifehouse at The Troubadour
December 19th: Watkins Family Christmas at Largo
December 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
December 23rd: The Neighbourhood at Bootleg Bar
December 27th: Parade of Lights at Bootleg Bar
January 19th: Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger at The Roxy
January 23rd and 24th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
April 20th: Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/22-10/28

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Last night I went to Saint Rocke to see Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers on their HI-ATE-US tour. The idea being that the band is going on this indefinite hiatus, pursuing other projects, yada yada. This kind of thing always upsets me. I see bands akin to any serious relationship. You have a connection, so you start hanging out writing songs. You put out an EP and start touring, well you’re definitely dating. You get signed to a label do that big national tour, headlining venues, well my friends, you are married! All marriages have their problems and some are not as successful as others, but that doesn’t mean you give up on them! I don’t care if you’re a young marriage and your parents (ie your label) suddenly stop supporting you. I don’t care if you’ve been at it for years and are just “tired” of one another.

What hurts the most is “the other woman” syndrome. Just because something shiny and new catches your eye, doesn’t make it okay to leave your current relationship. You made a commitment and you should be faithful! I know there are many sides to these stories, but as a fan, I can only see it one way: a betrayal (I could equate the fan to God in this scenario, but that may be taking the analogy too far). I applaud SK and The Sixers for their clever title to their tour for at least they recognize what they are doing (not that any fan could ever hate a band they loved). It was an amazing show, but it still hurts.

On the other end of the spectrum, and giving me hope for all bands currently in the “indefinite hiatus” limbo, rock-outfit Silvertide (one of my favorites from back in the day when I was living in Philadlephia) have been making rumblings about something happening in that camp. On a quieter note, last night outside Harrisburg PA, members of Jealousy Curve took to the stage to deliver a few of their tunes.  They only played a few songs, but it is amazing how something so seemingly insignificant can fill me with so much hope, not just for a Jealousy Curve reunion, but for life in general.

Ok, sorry for the rant. I’ll get to the point now. Here’s my music schedule for this week. As for my top picks, I’m looking forward to finally seeing Belmont Lights who play Thursday at Molly Malone’s. I’m also, of course, excited about Queen Caveat’s return to LA Saturday at the Roxy (that is, of course, if they can get their van problems worked out: http://www.facebook.com/events/481540455213679/?fref=ts).

The rest of my musical suggestions:

Monday: Sad Robot FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Mika at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Erin McCarley at Bardot (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/

 

Tuesday: Campfire OK, Erin McCarley, and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9, 10)
ALSO: PK and Y LUV at Silverlake Lounge (9,10)
ALSO: Family Wagon at Hemingways (?)
ALSO: Of Verona and Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Beth Orton at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Taking Back Sunday (acoustic) at The Troubadour (9:50)

 

Weds: The Dig at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas and The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Darkness at Club Nokia (8:30)

 

Thursday: Belmont Lights at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Paper Route at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Bayside and Taking Back Sunday at Club Nokia (8pm)

 

Friday: War Tapes at Bootleg Bar (10:15)
ALSO: Picture Atlantic at 3 Clubs (9pm)

 

Saturday: Queen Caveat at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn FREE Halloween show at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Build.Create.Kenya Rockin’ Launge Party featuring Fortress Social Club, Leerone, and more! (1-8pm)…RSVP: http://www.buildcreatekenya.org/launchparty/

 

Sunday: Anya Marina at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Transfer at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Arkells and Lights at The Fonda Theatre (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
November 2nd: Tonic at The Hotel Cafe
November 2nd: Matt Wertz at Largo
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 5th: LP at The Troubadour
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 7th: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 10th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl
November 10th: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Café
November 10th: Saint Motel at Saint Rocke
November 11th and 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 28th: Youngblood Hawke at The Roxy
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 20th-22nd: Camp Freddy at The Roxy
January 23rd and 24th: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live

~ Kristen

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