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Valentine’s Day Playlist: Honorable Mentions

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It wouldn’t be right of us to let the Valentine’s Day fun actually end on Valentine’s Day so we thought we would share some of the hopefuls for our playlist that just didn’t make the cut. Marissa’s list is up first because, well, I like her list more than mine. Ha ha.

Honorable Mentions: Marissa

Loneliness: Remain – Transfer

Transfer is a little bit Melancholy and this song has that sort of, “I’m just living to live” vibe about it.  Plus, I just love Transfer.



Tease: Halo Bender – The Halo Benders

“You Think You’re Heaven Sent, Gonna Get Your Halo Bent”



Sexy: I’m Gonna Love The Hell Out of You – The Silver Jews

An odd one, but I love it.  Something about the slow monotone approach of the Silver Jews makes almost every song sound a little bit naughty.


Puppy Love: Red Sweater – The Aquabats

It’s just cute. Smiles.



Sprung: Pictures of Lily – The Who

Falling in love with a sexy picture, just cause your a teenage boy, if that’s not sprung I don’t know what is.

Creepy Love: Saturday Night – The Misfits

I mean if you murder a girl, you shouldn’t sing song about being bummed out about it, it’s just rude.

Unrequited Love: My Man (Funny Girl) – Barbara Streisand

Heart breaking to say the least.

Proclamation: Winter Winds – Mumford and Sons

This is a “Holy Shit I’m In Love With You, but You Are Totally Terrible For Me” song.

In Love: Drifter – Mississippi Man

This is one of those songs that just touches of this sort of, we just happen to be perfect together things, with adorable and catchy lyrics, it’s one of my favorites.



Tragic Love: Farewell Reel – Patti Smith

Written after the death of her husband, an honest and heart wrenching account of the loss of a true love.

Post Break Up: Crown of Love – Arcade Fire

The swooning strings and Win Butler’s strong yet shaky voice give this song a pulse and intensity that isn’t characteristic of a post break up song.

 

It’s Just Another Day: Car – Built To Spill

‘You Get the Car, I’ll Get the Night Off”

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/6-12/12

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Tonight marked the final performance of LMN mainstays, Mississippi Man. I first saw this band play with Get Back Loretta at The Bootleg. I thought they were good. The thing about Mississippi Man, however, is that every time I’ve seen them since, they’ve gotten better and better. They came back from a tour with The Silent Comedy in particularly good form. I’m sure that tonight, their final performance, was their absolute best. But I am sad that I will not get the opportunity to continue to watch them grow and improve. If you haven’t already, you should check out their most recent record, A-OK. Mississippi Man will be missed.

Let’s focus on the flip side of seeing a great band’s last performance; seeing your new favorite band play for the first time. In remembrance of Mississippi Man, let’s make it a point this week to discover some new amazing music. If you need some guidance, might I suggest the following (and there are PLENTY of options this week):

Monday: IO Echo and Haim FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Rescues and Raining Jane at The Hotel Cafe…week two of The Rescues’ winter residency (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Jonathan Clark at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Whispering Pines FREE at Spaceland (9pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Grouplove and The 88…RSVP at http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/ 

Tuesday: Eastern Conference Champions Record Release at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Rob Crow (of Pinback) at Spaceland (10pm)
ALSO: Kitten at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Edie Cary at Genghis Cohen (8pm)
ALSO: Street Drum Corps at The Roxy (10pm) 

Weds: So & So at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Assemble the Skyline at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Maren Parusel at The Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Natalie Cole at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm) 

Thursday: Scars on 45, Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, Taylor Locke & The Roughs at The Hotel Café (8,9,11)
ALSO: The Janks at Bootleg Theater (11pm)
ALSO: Aimee Mann’s Christmas show at Largo (8pm) 

Friday: Sabrosa Purr, Darling Stilettos, and Camp Freddy at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: Kina Grannis at The El Rey
ALSO: NEEDTOBREATHE and The Daylights at The Musicbox
ALSO: The Dandy Warhols at Club Nokia
ALSO: Warpaint at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: A Silent Film at The Viper Room (10:30)
ALSO: Aimee Mann’s Christmas show at Largo (8pm) 

Saturday: Truth and Salvage Co. and The Black Crowes at Hollywood Palladium…The Black Crowes FINAL LA show
ALSO: Rockdrive 2010 featuring Aqualung, Cary Brothers, Rocco Delucca, Lady Danville, Joey and Kenneth, Chris Pierce, Terra Naomi, Raining Jane, etc. at The Troubadour (7pm)
ALSO: The Other Side of Morning at The Loft (midnight)
ALSO: Roses Pawn Shop at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Los Sindicate at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Aimee Mann’s Christmas show at Largo (8pm)                    

Sunday: Marie Digby at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Warpaint at The Troubadour
ALSO: Aimee Mann’s Christmas show at Largo (8pm)                                                                                        

To Keep in Mind:
December 14th: After Midnight Project at The Key Club
December 17th-19th: The Hotel Cafe Christmas Party
December 18th: Fat City Reprise, The Shakers, and Red Circle Underground at The Viper Room
January 22nd: Guster at The Music Box
Feb 9th: Tina Dico at The Troubadour
Feb 16th: Nicole Atkins at The Troubadour
March 1st: Biffy Clyro at The Troubadour 

~ Kristen

Amanda’s Show Calendar 11/29-12/5

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Well it’s Monday again (really?!) and you know what that means…. Calendar Time!!

But first….

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends, loved ones, or any combination of the three. Mine was quiet with lots of leftovers (the best part of the holiday) and then we saw Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part One. It was even better the second time. But enough chit chat…

Monday: Recovery from Thanksgiving Coma?

Tuesday: Holiday Shopping?

Wednesday: Ancient Crux @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Thursday: 91X Loudspeaker presents: The Grass Heat, Hot Moon, The Paragraphs and Alysse Fischer @ Belly Up @8 $9
AND: Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible @ The Casbah @9 $15
AND: Longstay and Low Volts @ Tin Can Alehouse @9 $4
AND: The Dead Kennedys @ House of Blues San Diego @8 $16 adv/$17.50 day of
AND: Lady Sinatra @ Bar Pink @930

Friday: John Meeks and Blackout Party @ The Casbah @9 $8 adv/$10 day of
AND: The Hot Moon @ Soda Bar @9 $8 adv/$10 day of
AND: The Gregory Page Show @ Lestats @9 $?
AND: New Mexico @ Whistlestop Bar @9 $?

Saturday: Lovers Drugs @ Lestats @9 $?
AND: Rumspringa, Mississippi Man, and The Howls @ Bar Pink @930 $FREE

Sunday: The Lumineers @ Lestats @9 $?
AND: Passion Pit @ Soma

Keep in Mind:

December 6th- Dead Feather Moon @ The Casbah @9 $6
December 10th-  Delta Spirit @ House of Blues San Diego
December 11th- FM 94.9 Holiday Hootenanny w/Black Keys, Against Me!, The Temper Trap, Sleigh Bells, and Tokyo Police Club @ Rimac Arena $40
December 12th- Wrex the Halls w/Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Bad Religion, Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, Switchfoot, A Day to Remember @ Viejas Arena $36-$63
December 15th- Billy Idol @ House of Blues SD @8 $Prices Vary
December 19th- Sophie@103.7 Holiday of Miracles – A Benefit for Rady Children’s presented by Cox Communications feat. Lifehouse with Christina Perri @ House of Blues $32 or $50 adv/$32.50 or $52.50 day of
December 20th- Lesands and White Apple Tree @ The Casbah @9 $FREE
December 31st- Transfer @ The Casbah @10 $20 adv/$25 day of
January 11th- 30 Seconds to Mars @ House of Blues San Diego
January 12th- 30 Seconds to Mars @ House of Blues San Diego

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/31-9/5

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Well all I can say is what a weekend! Hotel Carolina really was any music fan’s dream vacation and I am so grateful I was able to go. I really hope to give the weekend a proper write-up at some point, but you will have to be patient. I’m always so impressed with those people who get their pictures up right away…when do they sleep?

Speaking of sleep, I am in desperate need. I’m looking forward to getting back to Los Angeles and hearing everyone’s stories about Sunset Junction, The Sunset Strip Music Festival, and all the other great shows I missed out on while I was away. Let’s catch up this week! Here’s my plan:

Tuesday: Anna Nalick at The Hotel Café (10pm)
ALSO: Lovers Drugs at Saint Rocke (9:30)
ALSO: Mississippi Man at The Troubadour (8:45)
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr at Silverlake Lounge (11pm) 

Weds: Helen Stellar at Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: Alex Lambert at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Amber Rubarth at The Hotel Café (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Rockers’ Society at Crane’s 

Thursday:  Brian Wright and Greg Laswell at Saint Rocke (9,10)
ALSO: Hear NoHo (music festival in North Hollywood) featuring Jessie Payo (8pm)… http://www.hearnoho.com/ 

Friday: Run Run Run at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Austin Hartley-Leonard and Rocco Deluca at The Hotel Cafe (7,10) 

Saturday: AFTER MIDNIGHT PROJECT at The Key Club (8pm) 

Sunday: The Elizabeth Kill at The Mint (8pm)

To Keep in Mind:
September 7th: Todd Carey at The Mint
September 9th: Curtis Peoples at The Mint
September 18th: Heart at Gibson Amphitheater
September 25th: Band of Horses at Greek Theater
September 25th: Muse at Staples Center
September 30th: BIFFY CLYRO at The Bootleg Theater
October 1st: Brandi Carlile and The Avett Brothers at Nokia Theater LA Live
October 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Mayan Theater
November 17th: Tyler Hilton at The Roxy
December 11th: The Black Crowes and Truth & Salvage Co. at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s Show Calendar 8/23-8/29

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I can’t believe it’s the end of August already! Where the heck did this year go? It’s flying by at breakneck speed for sure. Not much news to report on this end. I’ve been working on a few things but I’ll be sure to share those in due time.

Let’s see what this week has in store for us fine music folk, shall we?

Monday: White  Apple Tree @ The Casbah @9:30 $5

Tuesday: The Flowerthief @ Tin Can Alehouse

Wednesday: Little Hurricane @ Belly Up @9 $8
AND: Joe Gil @ Lestats @9 $?
AND: The Kabbs @ The Casbah @9:30 $5

Thursday: Something Corporate @ Soma @7:30 $25 adv
AND: The Silent Comedy @ W Hotel in downtown San Diego @7 FREE
AND: Bedford Grove @ Prospect Bar @9 $3
AND: Black Hondo @ The Casbah @9:30 $6

Friday: Mississippi Man @ Tin Can Alehouse @9:30 $5
AND: The White Buffalo @ The Casbah @9:30 $12 adv/$14 day of

Saturday: Endoxi @ The Belly Up @9 $12 adv/$14 day of
AND: Longstay @ Tin Can Alehouse @9:30 $5
AND: A Scribe Amidst the Lions @ The Ruby Room
AND: Chris Wilson @ Lestats @9 $?

Sunday: Ricky Stein @ Lestats @9 $?

Keep in Mind:

September 18th- Paramore @ Viejas Arena
September 18th- Hanson @ House of Blues San Diego
September 21st- Phoenix @ SDSU Open Air Theater
September 22nd- Muse @ Viejas Arena
September 25th- The Black Keys @ Soma
September 25/26- Epicenter @ Fontana
October 1st- O.A.R. @ SDSU Open Air Theater
October 1st- Spoon @ Soma @7 $28
October 14th- Frightened Rabbit @ House of Blues San Diego
October 14th- Motion City Soundtrack @ Soma @6 $20
October 21st- Interpol @Soma @7 $25
October 22nd- Flyleaf @ House of Blues San Diego
October 29th- Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues San Diego
November 14th-Blonde Redhead- House of Blues San Diego
November 16th- Mayday Parade @ House of Blues SD
December 2nd-The Dead Kennedys- House of Blues San Diego

Amanda’s Show Calendar 8/16-8/22

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Wow! What a crazy weekend that was. For those of you who don’t know, Kristen and I spent our Friday and Saturday taking part in the North Park Music thing. It was awesome conferences such as; Touring on a Budget, Future of Radio, Technology and Music, and a keynote speech by Kim Fowley during the day and music all night long. We spent our Friday night with Endoxi, The Dirges, Republic of Letters, and The Silent Comedy. Saturday was spent discovering tons of new music (and enjoying some old) such as Delaney Gibson, The Makepeace Brothers, The Union Line, Citizen Band, Lady Danville, Astra Kelley, Shaimus, and The Rescues. Such a blast!

But on to the music for the week!

Monday: Mississippi Man @ The Casbah @9:30 $5

Tuesday: The Ataris @ The Casbah @9:30 $10 adv/$12 day of
AND: Honeyhoney @ The Belly Up (Sold Out but you might be able to score an extra ticket out front) @ 9

Wednesday: Dan Sartain @ The Casbah @9:30 $10 adv/$12 day of
AND: Echo Revolution @ U-31 @9
AND: Steve Poltz @ Birch Aquarium

Thursday: Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Casbah @9:30 $8

Friday: The Crocodiles @ The Casbah @9:30 $12
AND: Agent Ribbons @ Soda Bar @9 $8 adv/$10 day of
AND: Red Pony Clock @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $4

Saturday: John Meeks @ The Casbah @9:30 $10 adv/$12 day of
AND: Wolfmother @ House of Blues San Diego @8:30 $25 adv/$27.50 day of
AND: Thriving Ivory @ Anthology @9:30 $16

Sunday: Cary Brothers @ The Casbah @9:30 $12

Keep in Mind:

August 26th- Something Corporate @ Soma @7:30 $25 adv
September 18th- Paramore @ Viejas Arena
September 18th- Hanson @ House of Blues San Diego
September 21st- Phoenix @ SDSU Open Air Theater
September 22nd- Muse @ Viejas Arena
September 25th- The Black Keys @ Soma
October 1st- O.A.R. @ SDSU Open Air Theater
October 14th- Frightened Rabbit @ House of Blues San Diego
November 14th-Blonde Redhead- House of Blues San Diego
December 2nd-The Dead Kennedys- House of Blues San Diego

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/9-8/15

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I must say, there are a LOT of festivals going on this week. Thursday is the Sunset Strip Block Party celebrating the fact that there will no longer be construction holding up traffic along the strip (YAY!). Saturday is the Venice Beach music festival featuring Keaton Simons . Then both Saturday and Sunday at the Echoplex is the Free for All music festival sponsored by When You Awake and featuring Langhorne Silm on Sunday.  And let’s not forget about Warped Tour  on Weds in Pomona featuring many fantastic bands including my new favorite, After Midnight Project. We could also throw in the North Park Music Thing down in San Diego which I’ll be attending over the weekend.

But really these festivals are just prepping everyone for next week’s Sunset Junction  and the, of course, Sunset Strip Music Festival at the end of the month.

As for what else is going on:

Monday: Of Verona and Soul Puppet FREE at The Troubadour (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Saint Rocke (8:30)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm) 

Tuesday: Jake Newton at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Holly Conlan at The Hotel Cafe (9pm) 

Weds: Keaton Simons at Cinespace (8pm)
ALSO: Warped Tour in Pomona
ALSO: Semi Precious Weapons at The Staples Center (8pm) 

Thursday: Soraia at Good Hurt (11:30)…Philly band alert!
ALSO: The Shakers at The Cat Club (10pm)…part of Sunset Strip Block Party (http://thesunsetstrip.com/blockparty)
ALSO: Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal at Club Nokia (9pm)
ALSO: My Morning Jacket and Avi Buffalo at The Greek Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Semi Precious Weapons at The Staples Center (8pm)
ALSO: Wartapes at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Northstar Session at Molly Malone’s (9:30)
ALSO: Freelance Whales at El Rey opening for Tokyo Police Club (8:30) 

Friday: Natalie Merchant at Orpheum (8pm)
ALSO: Soraia at Canter’s Kibitz Room (10pm)
ALSO: American Idols 2010 Live at The Staples Center (7:30) 

Saturday: Venice Beach Music Fest f. Keaton Simons (1:30pm)
ALSO: Rasputina at The Troubadour (10:15) 

Sunday: Langhorne Slim at The Echoplex (4pm)
ALSO: Mississippi Man at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Levon Helm and Jenny Lewis at The Greek Theater (8pm) 

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 21st and 22nd: Sunset Junction
August 27-28th: Sunset Strip Music Festival
August 28th: Something Corporate at Club Nokia
September 4th: After Midnight Project at The Key Club
September 18th: Heart at Gibson Amphitheater
September 25th: Band of Horses at Greek Theater
September 25th: Muse at Staples Center
October 1st: Brandi Carlile and The Avett Brothers at Nokia Theater LA Live
October 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Mayan Theater
December 11th: The Black Crowes and Truth & Salvage Co. at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen