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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 12/3-12/9

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I hope you all had a nice week. My body has threatened me with a cold just before I take a trip to visit a friend and see a show. It figures because there were at least 2 shows I wanted to attend tonight but I chose to stay home and get better. Ah well. At least there is some fun this week…

 

Monday: Hot Snakes @ Casbah @9
AND: Paul Banks @ House of Blues @730 $15/$17

Tuesday: Kelsea Rae Little @ Ruby Room @9 $3

Wednesday: Kopecky Family Band and Sundrop Electric @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10
AND: Chris Robinson @ Belly Up @9 $20/$22
AND: Brendan James @ Lestats @9

Thursday: David Bazan @ Casbah @9 $13/$15
AND: Chris Robinson @ Belly Up @9 $20/$22
AND: Hills Like Elephants @ Bar Pink @9

Friday: Wrex the Halls feat. The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke @ Viejas Arena @530
AND: The New Kinetics @ Whistlestop @9
AND: Emersen @ Lestats @9
AND: The Creepy Creeps and Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar @9 $8/$10

Saturday: Chris Isaak @ Belly Up @8
AND:  Holiday Bonus feat: Metric, Grand Tarantula, and Beast Patrol @ House of Blues @7 $19.91

Sunday: Chris Isaak @ Belly Up @8
AND: Star 94.1 Holiday Show for Becky’s House feat: Lifehouse @ Anthology @7 $20-$295

 

Keep in Mind:
December 21st- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
December 22nd- Dennis Quaid and The Sharks @ Belly Up
December 27th- Louis XIV @ Casbah
December 31st- Dirty Sweet @ Griffin
December 31st- Get Back Loretta and Blackout Party
December 31st- Reverend Horton Heat @ Belly Up
December 31st- Big Night San Diego feat: The Silent Comedy
January 8th- Sum 41 @ House of Blues
January 13th- Keane and Youngblood Hawke @ House of Blues
January 21st- Muse @ Valley View Casino Center
January 27th- Ben Folds Five @ House of Blues
February 1st- Pinback
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/8-10/14

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I’m nearly done with the Culture Collide madness that has consumed the last several days. Today’s block party marks the end of this glorious event which, I must say, is the most fun I’ve had at a festival since SXSW…I think it’s the people. Everyone I’ve met and chatted with has been lovely and the vibe is friendly and music-centric. The festival also gives me a chance to see international acts I might not be exposed to otherwise. My favorites thus far have been the Danish band, terminal, Toronto’s The Balconies, Ewert and The Two Dragons from Estonia, and Scotland’s Admiral Fallow who is, I believe, the first band I’ve encountered that uses my favorite instrument, the clarinet, in their live performance.

Moving on to next week, here is my list of shows I’d love to attend. Top picks would have to go to Canada’s Reignwolf (Jordan Cook) who plays two shows this week and Leogun from London who plays a free show Wednesday at The Satellite. Oh, and if you managed to snag a ticket to the AWOLNATION/Imagine Dragons combo, well, that will be a good show too.

 

Monday: Reignwolf at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Royal Teeth (9pm)
ALSO: Immanu El and Jordie Lane FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara and The Black Keys at The Honda Center (8pm)
ALSO: Florence and the Machine at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round featuring Ray Don, Trevor Menear, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Balconies at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Reignwolf at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jared Lee and Taylor Locke & The Roughs at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: Nathaniel Rateliff and Michael Kiwanuka at John Anson Ford Theater (7:45)
ALSO: The Wallflowers with Everest at The Fonda Theater (8pm)
ALSO: JEFF the Brotherhood at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Immanu El at Central SAPC (midnight)
ALSO: Half Moon Run and Metric at The Greek Theater (7:30)

 

Weds: Leogun FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Bad Books at The Troubadour (9:40)
ALSO: The Young Romans and Milow at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: A House for Lions at Central SAPC (11pm)
ALSO: Rufus Wainwright at The Grammy Museum (8pm)

 

Thursday: AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia (8pm)
ALSO: George Stanford at the Spare Room of the Roosevelt Hotel (10:30)
ALSO: The Union Line and Northern Youth at Bootleg Bar (10,11)
ALSO: K.Flay at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Cage 9 and Black Belt Karate at The Viper Room (10,11)

 

Friday: The Shakers at Irish Times in Culver City (9pm)
ALSO: Amie Miriello at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Haley Reinhart at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Western Scene at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: Bell X1, Goodnight Texas, and Oak & Gorski at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Gaelic Storm at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: The XX at The Hollywood Palladium (8pm)

 

Saturday: Meiko with Bobby Long, Anna Nelson and Patrick Park at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Short Eyes at Westwood Brewing Co (8pm)
ALSO: Family Cave at The Good Hurt (11pm)
ALSO: Barnaby Saints at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Howlin Rain and Tea Leaf Green at The Troubadour (9:15, 10:30)
ALSO: London Cries and Unwritten Law at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: David Byrne and St. Vincent at The Greek Theater (7:30)
ALSO: Aimee Mann at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre (7pm)

 

Sunday: Anberlin and The Smashing Pumpkins at Gibson Amphitheatre (7:45)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 16th: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour
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 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
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 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 10th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
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
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen

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New Band Love: After Midnight Project

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So instead of writing up some grand summary of the events of last weekend (Nico Vega/Metric at The Hollywood Palladium, San Diego Indie Music Fest, Bamboozled), or trying to post some of the 300+ pictures I’ve taken (they’ll come up eventually on facebook), I just wanted to share with you the story of my newest band obsession, After Midnight Project.

These guys were the first band we saw Sunday at Bamboozled…such a great way to start the day! The crowd wasn’t very big so it was easy to get up front and take some pictures. The set was elevating…the band has a great dynamic and the energy on stage was transferrable to the audience (always a good sign). I instantly fell in love with the sound and the songs.

After the set we ventured over to the merch booth and met their lovely merch guy, a fellow Cardinals’ lover (I was sporting a hat showcasing my favorite baseball team).  We purchased the band’s CD, Let’s Build Something to Break, and chatted a bit with the band. Turns out they are from LA (YAY!) although they don’t really play local shows (not so yay). So, if you’re in LA and want to catch them, you’ll have to wait ‘til Warped Tour.

Next comes the amusing story. The band announced that they were going to do an acoustic set later in the day…and, as you may know, I’m a big fan of rock bands breaking it down acoustically. When we ventured over to the acoustic venue we weren’t exactly sure how it worked. I just walked in, but Amanda was stopped outside. Turned out, the acoustic set was a VIP only event. With one of us in and one of us out, what were we to do?!?

But, in case you didn’t know, Amanda is awesome. She told me to stay where I was and a set and a half later she appeared at my side…having gotten in with the band. Turns out, After Midnight Project is really great to their fans. When Amanda told them of our predicament, they were more than happy to help out!

And I’m so glad it all worked out because the After Midnight Project acoustic set was definitely the highlight of my day (well, right after seeing Something Corporate again after so many years). They even pulled off the song entitled “Scream For You” which involves screaming from both the band and the audience. After the set, we got to hang out a bit more and meet some of the After Midnight Project family.

Anyway, another band to add to my list! I haven’t stopped listening to their CD since I got it (I’m finally able to take that Biffy Clyro CD out of my car stereo). If you want to see After Midnight Project live (as you should), they are currently touring with Story of the Year so be sure to catch that show if it comes to your area. And if you go to Warped Tour be sure to check them out there. Personally, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a local headlining show at The Roxy or something…

~ Kristen

Important Carney announcement- VOTE VOTE VOTE!

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The CD is officially out in Australia! The band is there at the moment doing a string of shows before returning to the states for the big show at the El Rey on May 15. In the meantime, their amazing video for their first single “Love Me, Chase Me” is in contention to be played on MTVU. Go here and vote for Carney to be this week’s Freshman Video. If they win, they’ll get airplay on MTVU!

After you VOTE FOR CARNEY (multiple times) check out the other videos!  They all seem like great new bands to keep an eye on. Codeine Velvet Club is on my SXSW ’10 list and I just saw them last week with Nico Vega and Metric. Their song “Hollywood” was one of my favorites! The video for Silver Starling’s “Closer” is also fun…that is totally the kind of fort I used to build!

But let’s get that Carney video some airplay! Vote today! Have your say! It would make my day! Hahaha!! Clearly, I didn’t get enough sleep last night…okay! 🙂

~ Kristen

Hooray for Upcoming Events

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There is nothing better than having events to look forward to on the weekend to make the week go by fast. At least, I’m hoping that is how this week goes. I’ll get to the weekend in a minute but first, shows for the week!

Tonight: Ape Machine @ Soda Bar $4
AND: Acid Mothers Temple @ The Casbah $10
AND: Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31

Tuesday: Boomsnake @ Che Cafe $6
AND: Cymbals Eat Guitars @  The Casbah $8

Wednesday: The Paper Raincoats @ Lestats
AND: Rockstar Energy Presents: AP TOUR w/The Cab, The Summer Set, Hey Monday, and Never Shout Never @ House of Blues San Diego $15
AND: Brenda Xu @ The Whistlestop
AND: Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Henry’s Pub

Thursday: Weatherbox @ Bar Pink $FREE
AND: The Paper Chase @  The Casbah $8

Friday: Gregory Page and Joey Ryan @ Lestats

Saturday: Indie Fest Feat: Metric, Nappy Roots, Far, Gregory Page, Endoxi, and White Apple Tree $25 ($22 if you are a student!)
AND: An Evening with Tainted Love @ The Belly Up $15 adv. or $17 day of show
AND: Bamboozle feat. AFI, Say Anything, Circa Survive, and Chiodos (and many others!)

Sunday: Consider it a day of rest! Ha ha.
OR: Bamboolze feat. Something Corporate, The Ready Set, The Summer Set, Far, Never Shout Never, and The Maine $45

That’s it for now loves!

Until Next Time,
~Amanda

Kristen's LA Concert Calendar 3/22-3/28

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As everyone is recovering from their trip to Texas, the shows are coming back to LA. So, many options this week including one of the bands I discovered listening to all the SXSW acts, The Paper Raincoat, who are playing with Joey Ryan Thursday at The Hotel Cafe! More amazing SXSW discoveries to come in the upcoming weeks…and someday, my official list.

In the meantime, here are my personal selections for this week:

Monday: Paris Carney and Lelia Broussard at Room 5 (8,9)

ALSO: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Tuesday: Patrick Park at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)

ALSO: Taylor Locke at the Roughs (album release) at Bordello (11pm)

ALSO: Honeyhoney at The Roxy (8pm)

ALSO:  Curt Smith (of Tears for Fears) at Largo at the Coronet (8pm)

ALSO: Christopher Dallman at Room 5 (8pm)

ALSO: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour at The Echo (8:30)

Weds: The Low Anthem at Largo at the Coronet (8pm)

ALSO: Smile Empty Soul at The Key Club (10pm)

ALSO: Beachwood Rockers’ Society at Crane’s

Thursday: The Paper Raincoat and Joey Ryan at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)

ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Cafe Was (9:30)

ALSO: The Low Anthem at Bootleg (11pm)

ALSO: Jamie Cullum at The Avalon (8pm)

ALSO: She & Him at The El Rey (8pm)

ALSO: The Miniature Tigers at The Troubadour (8pm)

Friday: Nico Vega and Metric at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

ALSO: Greg Holden at Room 5 (9pm)

Saturday: The Like at The Smell (9pm)

ALSO: San Diego Indie Music Fest in Northpark, San Diego (noon)

ALSO: Bamboozled Left featuring AFI at The Angels Stadium in Anaheim (2pm)

ALSO: The Gin Blossoms at The Coach House in SJC (8pm)

Sunday: Bamboozled Left featuring Something Corporate at The Angels Stadium in Anaheim (1pm)

ALSO: Nelly McKay at Alex Theater in Glendale (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:

March 31st: The Silent Comedy at Bootleg

April 2nd: The Silent Comedy at The Casbah

April 6th: Paper Tongues at The Troubadour

April 9th: Lights and Owl City at Club Nokia

April 12th: Butch Walker at El Rey

April 16th: George Stanford CD release at The Hotel Café

April 16th-19th: Coachella

April 21st and 22nd: The Glee Tour at Gibson

May 15th: Carney at The El Rey   

May 15th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Greek Theater

May 22nd: Frightened Rabbit at The Casbah

June 6th: Mumford & Sons with The Silent Comedy at BellyUp (in SD)

June 10-13th: BONNAROO

~Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 3/22-3/28

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As everyone is recovering from their trip to Texas, the shows are coming back to LA. So, many options this week including one of the bands I discovered listening to all the SXSW acts, The Paper Raincoat, who are playing with Joey Ryan Thursday at The Hotel Cafe! More amazing SXSW discoveries to come in the upcoming weeks…and someday, my official list.
In the meantime, here are my personal selections for this week:

Monday: Paris Carney and Lelia Broussard at Room 5 (8,9)

ALSO: Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Tuesday: Patrick Park at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)

ALSO: Taylor Locke at the Roughs (album release) at Bordello (11pm)

ALSO: Honeyhoney at The Roxy (8pm)

ALSO:  Curt Smith (of Tears for Fears) at Largo at the Coronet (8pm)

ALSO: Christopher Dallman at Room 5 (8pm)

ALSO: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour at The Echo (8:30)

Weds: The Low Anthem at Largo at the Coronet (8pm)

ALSO: Smile Empty Soul at The Key Club (10pm)

ALSO: Beachwood Rockers’ Society at Crane’s

Thursday: The Paper Raincoat and Joey Ryan at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)

ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Cafe Was (9:30)

ALSO: The Low Anthem at Bootleg (11pm)

ALSO: Jamie Cullum at The Avalon (8pm)

ALSO: She & Him at The El Rey (8pm)

ALSO: The Miniature Tigers at The Troubadour (8pm)

Friday: Nico Vega and Metric at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

ALSO: Greg Holden at Room 5 (9pm)

Saturday: The Like at The Smell (9pm)

ALSO: San Diego Indie Music Fest in Northpark, San Diego (noon)

ALSO: Bamboozled Left featuring AFI at The Angels Stadium in Anaheim (2pm)

ALSO: The Gin Blossoms at The Coach House in SJC (8pm)

Sunday: Bamboozled Left featuring Something Corporate at The Angels Stadium in Anaheim (1pm)

ALSO: Nelly McKay at Alex Theater in Glendale (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:

March 31st: The Silent Comedy at Bootleg

April 2nd: The Silent Comedy at The Casbah

April 6th: Paper Tongues at The Troubadour

April 9th: Lights and Owl City at Club Nokia

April 12th: Butch Walker at El Rey

April 16th: George Stanford CD release at The Hotel Café

April 16th-19th: Coachella

April 21st and 22nd: The Glee Tour at Gibson

May 15th: Carney at The El Rey   

May 15th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Greek Theater

May 22nd: Frightened Rabbit at The Casbah

June 6th: Mumford & Sons with The Silent Comedy at BellyUp (in SD)

June 10-13th: BONNAROO

~Kristen

Want more? For up-to-date concert information, show recaps, pictures, new tunes, and other musical musings, keeping checking this blog I’m maintaining with my friend Amanda!

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