Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/28-12/4

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! Kristen came down to my place and we feasted on way too much food. It was a wonderful dinner and we still have tons of leftovers. On another note, can you believe it’s almost December?! I mean, where did the time go? I realize I say that a lot but it must really get away from me. I swear it was just summer.

Speaking of it being almost December, holiday shows start rolling around and the first one is this week! First we have the KPRI Holiday Soiree on Wednesday. Next is the Holiday Hootenany from 94/9. If neither of those tickle your fancy, we have a great week of shows to get out and see!


Monday: Skyline Union @ Soda Bar @830 $5
AND: Chad Cavanaugh @ Ruby Room @8 $4
AND: Timothy B. Schmit @ Belly Up @8 $25

Tuesday: Russian Circles @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Freezepop @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10

Wednesday: KPRI Holiday Soiree w/Fitz and the Tantrums, The Head and The Heart, and Mayer Hawthorne @ Balboa Theater @8 $40
AND: Lindy Crandall, Scott Allen Knost, and Sterling Witt @ Lestats @8
AND: The Entrance Band @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10
AND: Low Volts @ Casbah @9 $20

Thursday: Nick Waterhouse and The Tarots @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10
AND: The Dollyrots @ Bar Pink @9
AND: Italian Japanese @ El Dorado @9
AND: Cass McCombs Band and The Donkeys @ Casbah @9 $12

Friday: The Deep Dark Woods, The Howls and Jesse LaMonaca and The Dime Novels @ Soda Bar @830 $8
AND: The Black Heart Procession @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
AND: Josh Damigo @ The Irenic @8 $10/$15
AND: Kevin Martin @ Museum of Making Music @7 $10
AND: Jane Lui, AJ Rafel, and Jesse Barrera @ Lestats @8

Saturday: Little Hurricane and The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah @9 $14
AND: Holiday Hootenanny w/My Morning Jacket, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Delta Spirit, and The Blackout Party @ USD
AND: Hurricane Bells @ Bar Pink @9
AND: Burning of Rome @ Tin Can Alehouse @9 $5

Sunday: Girl in a Coma and Fences @ Casbah @9 $10


Keep in Mind:
December 6th- Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge @ Belly Up
December 6th- Patrick Norton @ El Dorado @9
December 10th- The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Belly Up
December 10th- Mattson 2 @ Lestats
December 10th- Wrex the Halls w/Florence and The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant, The Airborne Toxic Event, and The Naked and Famous @ Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena) @8
December 11th- Wrex the Halls w/Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise, DMC, Switchfoot, Everlast, and Mutemath @ Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena) @8
December 12th- Jingle Ball w/Christina Perri, Parachute, and Scars on 45 @ Anthology $20-$295
December 19th- Pinback @ Belly Up
December 31st- The Silent Comedy and Transfer w/The Creepy Creeps, The Heavy Guilt, Low Volts, and more! @ Mississippi Room $25-$40
January 11th- Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology
January 22nd- Wilco and With Denim @ House of Blues
February 3rd- Mute Math @ 4th & B
February 10th- Young the Giant @ Soma
February 23rd- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up @8 $18

SSMF Lineup Announced!

I know we just got back to Bonnaroo and trust me, more on that soon. But today’s big news is the announcement of the lineup for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF). Once a year, the Sunset Strip puts on a gigantic block party featuring major artists from around the world as well as more local bands that might call the strip their home. It’s a three day party starting on Thursday August 18th with a tribute to this year’s honorees, Motley Crue at the House of Blues. Both Thursday and Friday, clubs around the strip (The Roxy, The Viper Room, Whiskey a Go-Go, Key Club, House of Blues) will host a variety of bands. Saturday the 20th is the daytime festival where headliners Motley Crue as well as Bush, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, etc will play on an outdoor stage while other bands continue to fill the surrounding clubs.

For more information about the lineups, tickets, etc., check out official SSMF website:

I’m excited about so many of these artists…especially seeing so many of my favorites on the bill. Based on my initial reaction, here’s what I’ll most likely be up to that weekend.


Thursday August 18th: The Veronicas, The Tender Box, and Run Run Run at The Viper Room

Friday August 19th: Amazing lineup at The Viper Room featuring Eli James, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, Lady Sinatra, and Purple Melon
ALSO: Buckcherry at The Roxy

Saturday August 20th:
Outdoor Stage: Motley Crue, Bush
The Key Club:  Deluka, Youngblood Hawke, Indians
The Roxy: Queen Caveat, Sabrosa Purr, Jordan Cook, Imagine Dragons, Semi Precious Weapons


More to come about this festival I’m sure…get your tickets now.

This festival is going to rock!!


~ Kristen