Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 9/17-9/23

Well another SDMT has come and gone but the memories are forever. At least, until your memories fade or vanish. Mine tend to do that. Perhaps it’s the result of a crazier than normal week I had. Let’s go with that. Music has a slow start this week since we just had a mini festival…


Monday: The Short Eyes @ Soda Bar @830 $7

Tuesday: Baby Buffalo @ Soda Bar @830 $8

Wednesday: Erika Davies @ Anthology @7 $15/$18

Thursday: Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones @ Belly Up @8 $17/$19
AND: Mindy Smith and Jay Nash @ Griffin @9 $12/$15
AND: Hills Like Elephants and Low Volts @ El Dorado @10 RSVP or $5

Friday: The Soft Pack and Heavy Hawaii @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: The Styletones @ Bar Pink @9

Saturday: The Bright Light Social Hour, Marel Parusel, The Beautiful View @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
AND: Owl City @ House of Blues @8 $22/$25
AND: Henry Wolfe @ Griffin @9 $15/$17
AND: Epicentre @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sunday: Red Pony Clock @ Eleven @4 $5
AND: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Valley View Casino Center @730


Keep in Mind:
September 24th- Amanda Palmer @ House of Blues
September 24th- Alanis Morissette
September 27th- The Features @ Casbah
September 29th- The Lumineers @ House of Blues
September 30th- The Shins @ SDSU Open Air Theater
October 2nd- Ed Sheeran @ House of Blues
October 3rd- The Head and The Heart @ Spreckles Theater
October 3rd- Grouplove @ Humphreys
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Florence + The Machine @ Cricket Wireless
October 5th- Kimbra @ House of Blues
October 5th- The Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology
October 6th- Dr. Dog @ 4th and B
October 8th- The Hives @ House of Blues
October 9th- Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
October 13th- Weezer @ Harrahs
October 13th- Smashing Pumpkins and Anberlin @ Viejas
October 13th- Night and Day Street Fest
October 14th- The Raveonettes @ Belly Up
October 16th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues
October 17th- Allen Stone @ Belly Up
October 17th- The Whigs @ Griffin
October 19th- The Script @ Humphreys
October 19th- Snow Patrol @ Harrahs Rincon
October 23rd- Crocodiles @ Casbah
October 24th- Matt and Kim @ House of Blues
October 26th- Two Door Cinema Club @ Soma
October 27th- Two Door Cinema Club
November 1st- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Humphreys
November 14th- Walk the Moon @ House of Blues
November 23rd- Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/17-9/23

This weekend I was down in San Diego for The San Diego Music Thing. SDMT is the half-way marker of the year for SXSW and in a sense it is a mini version of my favorite music conference. I love walking the streets of North Park hopping from venue to venue sampling artists both new (to me) as well as old favorites. Despite the ubiquitous sound issues and the frustrating scheduling conflicts, I’d call the weekend a success. I caught some of my favorite LA bands like Queen Caveat and NO, some great out of town bands including Austin’s Ume, Seattle’s Ben Union and San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes and, of course, fun SD bands such as Dr. Seahorse and The Howls. Good times!

Speaking of good times, plenty of opportunities for more this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Youngblood Hawke and a secret headliner (9pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Kitten FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Pip Andrew, Lindsey Pavao, and Karla Davis at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Airborne Toxic Event at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Jessie Payo, Dawn Thomas, Joel Eckels, and Derek Carter (9pm)


Tuesday: Great White Buffalo, Robinson, The Muddy Reds, and The Dead Ships at Central SAPC (8pm)
ALSO: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8:30)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at Molly Malone’s (11pm)
ALSO: The Beach Boys at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at The Federal Bar (9pm)

Weds: The Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: IO Echo and Band of Skulls at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Buckcherry at House of Blues Anaheim (8pm)


Thursday: Keaton Simons and Jason Castro at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Howie Day and The Dahls at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30) Howie Day had to postpone his show due to illness
ALSO: Wires in the Walls at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Irontom, The Burning of Rome, Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (8,9,11)


Friday: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8pm)
ALSO: Jay Nash and Mindy Smith at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Wake Up Lucid and Infantree at Bootleg Bar (9:30, 10:15)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: King Washington at WitZend (10pm)


Saturday: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Milo, White Buffalo, and Delta Rae at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Bad Vic and the Good Intentions FREE at TRiP (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Gibbard at The Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Autumn Lights Festival in Pershing Square featuring Ruby Freidman Orchestra (6pm)
ALSO: TarFest at LaBrea Tar Pits featuring Makepeace Brothers and more (9pm)
ALSO: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre featuring Beware the Darkness, Crash Kings, Dead Sara, Chevelle, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and more (noon)


Sunday: Wicker, Versa Mesmer, Orgy and more at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Grad Ole Echo featuring Brett Detar FREE at The Echo (5pm)



To Keep in Mind:
September 24th: Death of a Star, A House for Lions, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, and Orange Julius at Silverlake Lounge
September 26th: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
September 26th: The Killers at Fonda Theatre
September 27th: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sara Watkins at Club Nokia
September 28th: William Elliot Whitmore at The Roxy
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Conor Oberst at Fox Theater Pomona
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th: Kimbra at Fonda Theatre
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 5th: Dr. Dog at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
October 5th: The Head and The Heart at The Wiltern
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 6th: Jason Mraz at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
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 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 11th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
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

~ Kristen