Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/14-5/20

I must be keeping busy or losing my mind because I seem to be losing track of time. Whoa. Totally didn’t mean to bust a rhyme. Yeah, I must be going a little crazy. Perhaps it’s all this glorious SD sun and my inability to enjoy it at the beach or something. Tough life 🙂

I should note, it’s a rather light week music wise. So get out and enjoy the weather!

Monday: Grand Tarantula @ Tin Can Alehouse @1030 $6
AND: Yann Tiersen @ Belly Up @9 $20

Tuesday: Daniel Hart @ Soda Bar @9 $5
AND: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Soma @630

Wednesday: Dum Dum Girls @ Belly Up @9 $16/$18
AND: Weatherbox and Silian Rail @ Soda Bar @845 $5

Thursday: The New Assembly and Baby Buffalo @ Soda Bar @830 $5
AND: The London Souls @ Casbah @9 $8/$10

Friday: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Casbah- Sold Out
AND: Joan Osborne @ Anthology @70 $13-$49
AND: Alcoholic Faith Mission @ Soda Bar @9 $8/$10

Saturday: Milo Greene @ Casbah @9 $10

Sunday: Relax 🙂
Keep in Mind:
May 22nd- Hugh Laurie @ Belly Up
May 22nd- Daughtry @ San Diego Civic Center
May 24th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Anthology
May 25th- The Cult with Against Me! @ Humphreys
May 25th- The Beach Boys with Foster the People @ Cricket Wireless
May 26th- Republic of Letters and The Beautiful View @ Casbah
May 30th- Horse Feathers @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
May 30th- Gillian Welch @ Humphrey’s
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up
June 3rd- X-Fest feat. Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, Angels and Airwaves, P.O.D., Neon Trees, Grouplove, Eve 6, Of Monsters and Men
June 4th- Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up @9
June 9th- Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
June 11th- Pinback @ Casbah
June 13th- The Temper Trap wtih The Crocodiles @ House of Blues
June 14th- Motion City Soundtrack and The Henry Clay People @ Casbah
June 16th- Oyserfest feat. Vokab Kompany, The Silent Comedy and Little Hurricane
June 20th- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
June 27th- Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless
July 7th- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 2nd- Murder By Death and Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons @ Casbah
August 15th- Fun @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 15th- The Dunwells @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Florence + The Machine @ Cricket Wireless
October 16th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/19-9/25

This fall, High Voltage Magazine is coming back with print issues. The cover artist is Fitz & The Tantrums and inside there are interviews, playlists, reviews for new albums and more! I have the privilege of being involved with this project and I’m really excited about it. To raise some funds for the first issue, we have been running a Pledge Music Campaign with part of the proceeds going to The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

We have collected rare and unreleased tracks from artists such as The Silent Comedy, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, Billy Morrison, Hurricane Bells, and more. These songs form a High Voltage compilation album that can be obtained at our basic pledge value of $10. At other levels you can pledge to receive items such as a signed copy of our fall issue, tickets to a show of your choice at select venues, or the chance to be a writer for a day for

To check out the project or to make a pledge, go here:


For all the good shows going on this week, here’s my calendar:


Monday: Big Black Delta FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Beth Hart at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Jack and White FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Joan Osborne and Dar Williams at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: It’s a school night at Bardot featuring Races and Ivy (10pm)
ALSO: Abott Kinney at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Bon Iver at The Shrine Auditorium  (8pm)


Tuesday: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Laura Marling at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at Cafe Boogaloo (6:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Rockers (various artists) FREE at The Piano Bar (8-??)


Weds: John and Brittany at The House of Blues Voodoo Lounge (8pm)…PHILLY BAND ALERT!
ALSO: OddUs and The Makepeace Brothers at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Watkins Family Hour featuring Joe Purdy and Jackson Browne at Largo at the Coronet (9pm)
ALSO: Johnny Moezzi at Three Clubs (9pm)
ALSO: Toy Bombs at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Liam Gerner at Room 5 (10pm)


Thursday: Lovers Drugs, Queen Caveat, Andy Clockwise at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO:  Red Circle Underground and Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights at The Viper Room (8, 10)
ALSO: The Lonely Forest at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: The Janks at The Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at The Troubadour (10pm)


Friday: Soul Puppet at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Inara George at The Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: Lee Dewyze at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Features at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Bobby Long at McCabe’s (8pm)


Saturday: Lee Dewyze at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: William Elliot Whitmore at The Bootleg Theater (9:45)
ALSO: Fat City Reprise at The Foundation Room at the House of Blues Sunset (midnight)
ALSO: The Script at Hollywood Palladium (8pm)


Sunday: William Elliot Whitmore at The Bootleg Theater (8:45)
ALSO: TarFest FREE at The La Brea Tar Pits featuring Infantree (1pm), A House For Lions (2pm), Obi Best (3pm), Everest (4pm), and Saint Motel (5pm)




To Keep in Mind:
September 28th: Puddle of Mudd at The Viper Room
October 5-9th: Culture Collide Festival
October 8th: Michael Tolcher at The Hotel Cafe
October 9th: Michael Tolcher at Saint Rocke
October 11th: Rival Sons and Evanescence at Hollywood Palladium
October 14th: Butterfly Boucher at Bootleg Theater
October 17th: Youngblood Hawke and Imagine Dragons at The Satellite
October 19th: Melissa Ferrick at The Hotel Cafe
October 22nd: The War on Drugs at The Satellite
November 7th: Lights at The El Rey
November 8th: Thrice at The Mayan Theater
November 8th: First Aid Kit at The Troubadour
November 12th: Feist at The WIltern
November 17th: Marketa Irglova at The Troubadour
November 19th: Milo Greene, The Belle Brigade, and The Civil Wars at The Wiltern
November 29th: Rachel Yamagata at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)

~ Kristen!/_localmusicnat

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/18-10/24

That blank white page really is filling me with rage this week. My favorite Mumford & Sons tune will have to be performed without me in the audience tomorrow (Monday Oct. 18th) at The Palladium as I will be proctoring an exam that evening. It was quite painful to give away my ticket (purchased during the pre-sale mind you). But, as they say, life goes on…as does the music. With Joe Firstman tonight at the Hotel Cafe and a host of promising acts to fill the week, I’m sure I’ll get by ;).

Here are my musical suggestions this week:

Monday: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Griffin House at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm) 

Tuesday: The Diamond Light at Bootleg (10:30)
ALSO: Keaton Simons at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Northstar Session at The Hotel Cafe (9pm) 

Weds: Flyleaf and Story of the Year at House of Blues (7:45)
ALSO: BellX1 at The Hotel Café (9pm)
ALSO: Matt White at The Viper Room (7:45) 

Thursday: Griffin House at Saint Rocke (10pm)
ALSO: Dead Country at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Alex Dezen at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Assemble the Skyline FREE at Hot Topic on Hollywood and Highland (6:30)
ALSO: The Shakers at The Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli (10:30) 

Friday: Prohibition Rose at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Buckcherry at The Honda Center in Anaheim (8pm) 

Saturday: Sufjan Stevens at The Wiltern (7pm) 

Sunday: Joan Osborne at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at Saint Rocke (9:30) 

To Keep in Mind:
October 28th: Foxy Shazam and Free Energy at The Troubadour
October 29th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
November 2nd: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
November 4th: Five for Fighting at The Brixton
November 5th: Bayside at The Toubadour
November 6th-7th: Florence + The Machine at The Wiltern
November 8th-10th: A Perfect Circle at Avalon
November 13th: Terrible Things and Mae at The El Rey
November 17th: Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
November 18th: Freelance Whales at The Troubadour
November 21st and 22nd: Dar Williams at The Hotel Café
December 4th: Joe Firstman at Saint Rocke
December 11th: The Black Crowes and Truth & Salvage Co. at Hollywood Palladium 

~ Kristen