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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/7-10/13

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One of my most memorable musical events last year was Filter’s Culture Collide Festival. I had a blast running around that part of town collecting pins and discovering bands like Royal Teeth, Icona Pop, and terminal. This week, once again, musical acts from around the world will come together in Echo Park. I already have my list of bands to check out and I wonder which will be the next band to change my life (or at least my musical landscape).

For more on the festival, the bands, tickets, etc.: http://culturecollide.com/

Other favorites playing this week include The Kin who will take the stage at The Staples Center (!!!) opening for Pink, Zane Carney whose debut EP Confluence deserves a good listen or two, and Queen Caveat who are continue their residency at one of my favorite Hollywood spots, Hemingway’s.

And that’s just the beginning of my show picks this week…here is the complete list:

Monday: Little Green Cars with Kris Orlowski and The Wild Reeds at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: The Filthy Souls and Palaye Royale at Los Globos (8pm)…FREE before 9pm
ALSO: The Ceremonies, Max and The Moon, Y Luv FREE at Bootleg Bar (9:30, 10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Music Night with David Sparrow & Friends FREE at O’Brien’s (9pm)
ALSO: PLUS FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Blake Mills at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Gogol Bordello at Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Joe Firstman and Sara Watkins (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Queen Caveat FREE at Hemingway’s (11pm)
ALSO: Matthew Koma and Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: Natalie Maines with The Falls at The El Rey Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Liam Finn at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Daughter at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Gogol Bordello at Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Miranda Lee Richards, Jesse Cole, La La La Birdtime (8pm)

 

Weds: Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus with Juliette Commagere at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Oh Mercy FREE at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Badwater, Vayden, and Jules & Verne at El Cid (9:30)
ALSO: The Avett Brothers with Nicholas David at The Shrine Auditorium (7pm)
ALSO: Tom Odell at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Gogol Bordello at Fonda Theatre (8pm)

 

Thursday: Matthew Jordan at Genghis Cohen (9:45)
ALSO: Holly Conlan at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at The Joint (10:45)
ALSO: Cassie Steele, Clark Graham, Wild Wildflower, and Kieran Leonard at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Lucy Rose at Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: Stereophonics at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Blue October at House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Korn at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Culture Collide Festival at Echo Park featuring StereonoiZ, IZA, Frida Sundemo, Wooster, Tiny Ruins, Like Swimming, and more (4pm)

 

Friday: Tony Lucca with Josh Krajcik and The Absolute at The Hotel Cafe (7, 11)
ALSO: Heaven’s Basement and The Pretty Reckless at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: J. Roddy Walston & The Business with Gringo Star and The Diamond Light at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Stop Motion Poetry at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Bon Jovi at The Staples Center (7:30)
ALSO: Culture Collide Festival at Echo Park featuring Kid Karate, The Deer Tracks, The Pack AD, Brodka, Family Wagon, The Silent Comedy, Kita Klane, South of France, Great White Buffalo, and more (4pm)

 

Saturday: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Kin and Pink at The Staples Center (8pm)
ALSO: Serena Ryder and Michael Franti & Spearhead at The Fonda (9pm)
ALSO: Warpaint at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: 30 Seconds to Mars with New Politics at Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Culture Collide Festival at Echo Park featuring The Raveonettes, Alice Russell, Frida Sundemo, Float Fall, Kid Karate, Like Swimming, The Deer Tracks, Brodka, The Pack AD (2pm)

 

Sunday: New Politics and Pink at The Staples Center (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 14th: Frank Turner at The Fonda
October 14th: Branches at Bootleg Bar
October 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at The Troubadour
October 16th: The Delta Saints at The Mint
October 18th: Comedy charity event with Noel Fielding and Bobcat Goldthwait
October 18th: Placebo at The Wiltern
October 19th: Rags & Ribbons at The Mint
October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 21st: Laura Marling at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
October 22nd: AFI at The Fonda Theatre
October 23rd: Diana Birch and Kodaline at The Troubadour
October 23rd: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel Cafe
October 30th: The Neighbourhood at The Palladium
October 30th: Lewis Watson at Bootleg Bar
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre
November 5th: The Lonely Forest at Bootleg Bar
November 13th: Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 19th: Foxes at The Troubadour
November 20th/22nd: Black Crowes at The Wiltern
November 22nd: Sir Sly at The Echoplex
November 23rd/24th: Pearl Jam at LA Sports Arena
December 3rd: Howie Day at Largo
December 5th: Howie Day at Saint Rocke
December 6th: Will Hoge and Red Wanting Blue at The Troubadour
December 10th: The Head and the Heart at The Wiltern

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New Music Tuesday 7/23/13 Featuring Kid Karate, Ben Rector, Truth & Salvage Co.

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In need of some new music in your life? Well, I’ve got you covered. Here are my top picks from what is coming out this week.

Kid KarateLights Out EP

This Irish duo has been tearing it up in LA these last couple of weeks. I’ve been looking forward to this release since I first heard “Two Times” in preparation for this year’s SXSW. To me they have a very White Stripes kind of vibe, hard-hitting and raw rock music. They play in San Diego tonight at The Griffin.

Ben Rector The Walking In Between

As a huge fan of his previous releases, Into The Morning and Something Like This, I have high hopes for this singer songwriter’s newest release. Ben has a talent for writing fun and engaging pop songs. I haven’t delved into The Walking In Between yet, but the first single “Beautiful” is the free single on itunes this week and I listen to that and can’t help but smile. He’s coming back to SoCal this fall playing the House of Blues in both SD and LA September 23rd and 24th
respectively.

Truth & Salvage Co.Pick Me Up

Before they moved to Nashville, Truth & Salvage Co. was one of my favorite LA bands. They put on such an enjoyable live show with their Americana rock, you can’t help but dance and sing along. I’m going to guess that Pick Me Up is a very apt title for the new album.

Also of interest:

 

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/22-7/28

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What happened to July? Wasn’t it just February? Maybe I’m just a tiny bit not right in the head after all that Comic Con craziness. We go from Comic Con craziness to a week of music craziness. This week we have Kid Karate at the Griffin, Saint Motel at the Soda Bar, and the 1975 at the Casbah just to name a few. Strap in, it’s going to be another long week. 

 

Monday: Papa, Wardell @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Chamber Band @ Soda Bar at 9:30pm

Tuesday: 91X Loudspeaker Live Presents: Spero, Kid Karate, & more @ Griffin at 8:30pm
AND: The Filthy Violets @ Casbah at 9:30pm

Wednesday: Get Back Loretta, The Palace Ballroom, Deadly Birds @ U31 at 9pm
AND: The Tilt, Midnight Pine @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls @ Valley View Casino Center at 7:30pm
AND: Dirty Sirens, Mrs. Henry @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Roadkill Ghost Chior, The Lonely Wild @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: BoDeans @ Belly Up at 8pm

Thursday: Saint Motel, Hockey @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Cult @ House of Blues at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The Hollerin @ Lafayette Hotel at 7pm

Friday: The 1975 @ Casbah at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack at 4pm
AND: The Heavy Guilt @ Whistlestop Bar at 9pm
AND: Oh, Spirit @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Shakey Graves @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Okapi Sun @ Bar Pink at 9pm

Sunday: Peter Murphey @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Speedy Ortiz @ Soda Bar at 9:30pm

Keep in Mind
July 29th- Wolfmother @ The Belly Up
July 30th- Writer, Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar
July 30th- Jeff Bridges @ Belly Up
July 31st- We The Kings, Breathe Carolina @ Soma 
August 2nd- Dead Feather Moon, Trouble in the Wind @ Casbah 
August 5th- The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Belly Up 
August 8th- Foals @ House of Blues
August 13th- Plain White T’s @ Belly Up 
August 15th- Cold War Kids @ House of Blues
August 15th- Kopecky Family Band @ Soda Bar
August 17th- Weezer @ Del Mar Race Track 
August 25th- Courtney Love @ Belly Up
August 25th- Truth and Salvage Co. @ Griffin
August 28th- K. Flay @ Griffin 
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 11th- Minus The Bear @ Belly Up 
September 13th- Ra Ra Riot @ Birch North Park Theater  
September 13th- The Features @ Griffin
September 13th- North Park Music Thing
September 14th- North Park Music Thing 
September 16th- Bastille @ House of Blues 
September 20th- X-Fest feat: Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, New Politics 
September 20th- Young Dubliners @ Belly Up 
September 21st- FM 94/9 Independence Jam feat: Cage The Elephant, Smallpools, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., American Authors, Royal Teeth, The Colourist and Dead Feather Moon
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre 
September 22nd- Fall Out Boy @ Valley View Casino Center 
September 30th- Vampire Weekend @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 2nd- Jake Bugg @ House of Blues 
October 4th- Phillip Phillips @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre
October 5th- You Me At Six @ Soma
October 8th- Pet Shop Boys @ Copley Symphony Hall 
October 8th- Conor Oberst @ Belly Up
October 9th- Tony Lucca @ Griffin
October 9th- The Pretty Reckless @ House of Blues

October 10th- Phoenix @ RIMAC Arena @ UCSD 
October 15th- Frank Turner @ House of Blues 
October 18th Jack Johnson @ Balboa Theater 
October 22nd- Passion Pit @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 23rd- Paramore, Metric, HELLOGOODBYE @ Viejas Arena (Cox Arena)
October 28th- The Neighbourhood @ House of Blues
October 31st- Two Door Cinema Club @ Humphrey’s
November 1st- Father John Misty @ House of Blues 
November 8th- Nine Inch Nails @ Staples Center 
November 21st- Pearl Jam @ Viejas Arena (SDSU)

 

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/23-7/28

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Made a somewhat last minute decision to go down to Comic Con
for a couple days. This ended up being a fantastic call. After a whirlwind 2.5
days (1 day longer than planned), I realized that Comic Con was very much like
SXSW (my favorite week of the year). There were fun panels, celebrity run-ins,
lots of giveaways and exclusives, free food, long lines, no sleep, extreme
scheduling crises, and yes, even music. On that front, we saw New Politics
Thursday night at an MTV2 party with the cast of Teen Wolf, Animals of Kin
played The Griffin on Friday and the How I Met Your Mother
panel on Saturday involved a surprising amount of singing.

Speaking of SXSW, a couple of my favorites from this year
are in town this week. Kid Karate playing a free show at Bardot on Monday and
Bastille is at The Troubadour Tuesday. We also have The 1975, Frightened
Rabbit, and Shakey Graves (more band recommendations from Austin) playing LA
shows this week.

Here are the rest of my picks (lots of good ones this week):
 

Monday: It’s a
School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Kid Karate, Dustbowl Revival (8pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander and Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Dave Yaden, Jesse Thomas, Clare
Means, Jenni Alpert, Joel Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Bastille
at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Filthy Souls and Davis Fetter at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Weds: Max Collins
(Eve 6) at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Said the Whale and Capital Cities at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Thursday: Words
& Music by Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade FREE at Skirball Cultural Center (8pm)
ALSO: Death of A Star at Los Globos (9:30)
ALSO: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: NO at The LA Zoo for Roaring Nights (7pm)
ALSO: Circa Zero at The El Rey (8pm)

Friday: Saint
Motel at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio and Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: NO FREE at FIGat7th Downtown Festival (7pm)
ALSO: Family Cave at The Good Hurt (10pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle, Grizfolk, The Parlotones at Sunset Marquis (7pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10pm)

Saturday: Frightened
Rabbit at House of Blues (8:45)
ALSO: The Other Side of Morning downtown before a showing of Monty Python (6pm)
ALSO: Fitz and The Tantrums w/ Parade of Lights at The Wiltern (7pm)

Sunday: Kris
Angelis and Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar (11pm)

To Keep in Mind:
August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August
2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The Troubadour 

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 17th/18th: Echo Park Rising
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 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 4th: Brendan James at The Hotel Cafe
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
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 24th: Ben Rector and Tyrone Wells at House of Blues
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 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues 
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 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at
The Troubadour

October 16th: The Delta Saints at The
Mint 

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s 
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke 
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel Cafe

October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/15-7/21

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Looking for something to do today? Check this one out. Semi
Precious Weapons, Dead Sara, SXSW selection Kid Karate, and more! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=684551651560611&set=a.168130409869407.46023.124013447614437&type=1&theater

I have a bit of a To Do list to accomplish if I am to get to
the Lot Party, but I hope to see you there!

As for the rest of the week, my top picks are Alpha Rev at
The Hotel Cafe on Wednesday, Deadly Birds at The Viper Room on Friday, and of
course another High Voltage show Saturday at TRiP!

Quite the week for music! Here are all my recommendations:  

Monday: The
Neighbourhood at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Y Luv, Royal Teeth,
Gentlemen Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols at Hunnypot Radio FREE at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Clare Means, David and Devine,
Jesse Thomas, Joel Eckels, etc (8pm)

Tuesday: Ernie
Halter and Rose’s Pawn Shop at The Hotel Cafe (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen FREE at The Satellite featuring Races, Brian
Whelan, Wires in The Walls, etc (9pm)

Weds: Alpha Rev
at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Kid Karate at Los Globos (9pm)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Odd Us and Parker Ainsworth at WitZend (8, 9)
ALSO: Alabama Shakes at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Kate Earl at Gibson Amphitheatre (7pm)

Thursday: Little
Dove and Low Volts at Silverlake Lounge (8, 9)
ALSO: Kyle Wyman FREE at The Cinema Bar (8pm)
ALSO: The Record Company FREE at Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Alabama Shakes at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

Friday: Deadly
Birds at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: NO at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Jackie Does Joel at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Passenger at El Rey Theatre (8pm)

Saturday: High
Voltage Presents North American, Icarus Landing, Young Romans FREE at TRiP (8pm)
ALSO: Irontom and Dear Boy FREE downtown at Chinatown Summer Nights (6, 8)
ALSO: Chord Overstreet at The Roxy (1pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Room 5 (10:30)
ALSO: The Songs of Jesus Christ Superstar by Silverlake Soul Revue at The
Satellite (9pm)

Sunday: Sister
Hazel acoustic at Molly Malone’s (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
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 25th: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar
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
Troubadour 

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 17th/18th: Echo Park Rising
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 
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 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 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues
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 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at
The Troubadour

October 16th: The Delta Saints at The
Mint 

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

~
Kristen

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Kristen’s SXSW ’13 Mix – Part 3 – Kassidy, Kid Karate, Kill It Kid

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SXSW is my favorite time of the year for collecting new artists to watch. Far be it from me to keep these gems to myself. Here are some of bands and songs I discovered this year:

7. Kassidy – “One Man Army” 

My SXSW moment with Kassidy is one of my favorites (see top 10 sets). I’m looking forward to hearing their new “mini album” People Like Me which will hopefully make its appearance on American iTunes in the near future…there is just not enough music available from these guys!

 

8. Kid Karate – “Two Times”

This song strikes me as having a very “Jack White” quality. I like that. I like this song.

 

 9. Kill It Kid – “Pray on Me”

Another British rock band that makes my list (I do have my proclivities). I love the dueling male and female vocals and the unique sound which Wikipedia amusingly labels blues/grunge/Americana.

 

~ Kristen