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Top Ten Sets of SXSW 2014

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Well SXSW might be officially over but we are trying to keep the magic alive here at LMN. And can you blame us? It was an amazing good time full of great acts, good friends, much love, and lots of fun. So in the spirit of keeping things going, we present to you our top acts of SXSW 2014. This list is in no particular order because let’s face it, that’s too hard to do. Instead, think of this list as the acts that affected us the most. There will be familiar names and new names but all of them got to us at SXSW.

 

Amanda’s Picks:

1. Morning Parade at Palm Door (The Universal Music Group Showcase)

One of the things that makes SXSW so fun is the opportunity to sample new music and discover your new favorite band. Morning Parade was a band that I wanted to casually sample. You know, stay for 3ish songs and go see someone else. That was my goal for the day. However, Morning Parade threw a wrench in my plans for the day. I was so enamored by them that I stayed for their entire set and was left wanting more from them. They had their fans dancing, heads bobbing, and feet tapping the whole time, mine included. They played new stuff, old fan favorites and I loved it all. Give me more! IMG_0036

2. Beware of Darkness at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (Wahoo’s Music Showcase)

The show that nabbed the title for the craziest rock and roll experience ever was Beware of Darkness at Wahoo’s. I had only seen Beware of Darkness a few times beforehand but those shows were nothing compared to this wonderful insanity. I’m not really sure what inspired the frequent guitar shredding trips into the crowd or the standing on a table rockstar moments from frontman Kyle Nicolaides but all of it was amazing. Truth be told, I wasn’t even going to attend this particular show because fatigue had set in, I wasn’t feeling well, and I was already in the hotel but I knew it would be my only opportunity to see some familiar faces so, I made the trek. The set was short but absolutely crazy in the best way possible. Definitely an experience that will be hard to repeat.

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3. Dear Boy at Rusty’s (Swing House Austin Occupation)

I think there’s something really special in being able to support a band out at SXSW who is there for the first time. File the relatively new band Dear Boy under that category. They had a rather light show schedule at SXSW so it was imperative for me (well, us) to make sure we caught this particular show at Rusty’s. It was their best show of SXSW, which was impressive considering it was a day show and on a very tiny stage. Their set was far too short (isn’t that how it goes at SXSW?) for my liking but they had a great energy and were really into their groove. I can’t wait to see where they go from here.

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4. The Silent Comedy at The Tap Room at The Market (Official Showcase)

Seeing The Silent Comedy play at SXSW is always a good time. It’s an even better time when it’s at 1am, you’re tired from being up till 3am the night before, you’re in a small venue, and the stage is way higher up than you expect it to be. Sounds like a possible disaster, right? Nope. This was a crazy good time filled with some old favorites like “Prince,” “Gasoline,” and “Road Song” as well as some new tunes like, “Always Two” and “Avalanche.” Justin Buchanan, banjo and mandolin player extraordinaire gets an extra shout out for his crazy shenanigans, which involved leaving the stage to go play with the folks who thought it was safe to sit upstairs. You were wrong. I’m willing to bet there were a few folks in the crowd who fell for The Silent Comedy that night and really, who could blame them?

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5. Semi Precious Weapons at Rusty’s (Crave Online Showcase)

Semi Precious Weapons make me feel sexy. There. I said it. They were on my top picks last year and they are back again for putting on an even better show than last year. Since this was their only set at SXSW it was extremely important that this event not be missed. They had this really infectious energy about them that just bled into the audience, which kept growing and growing. The tight space gave me less dancing room but I didn’t care because being backed against a wall made it that much better. Their set included new/old favorites like “Cherries on Ice,” “Free Booze,” “That’s My Friends,” and “Drink” as well as two new songs “Vegas” and “Hands Up.” I’m happy to say that all of those songs will be on their forthcoming full-length album, Aviation. There was even a surprise visit from Lady Gaga herself who watched from the side stage. Needless to say, I left this show feeling Aviation High.

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HM: Robert John and The Wreck at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (Wahoo’s Music Showcase)

As it goes with SXSW, you tend to meet new people at shows and chat about similar musical interests and swap names of bands worth checking out. Well, I met this guy outside of Wahoo’s when I was wandering back to my hotel and stopped by to hear the beautiful noise from the venue. He told me their name was David and Olivia and I should come see his band play there later that week. When he said his band was Robert Jon and The Wreck I immediately recognized the name as someone The Silent Comedy had mentioned they were playing with and had seen it on the bill but had never seen them before. I promised to catch their set later that week and I’m really glad I followed through. When they started playing I changed from a walking zombie of myself to an alert toe-tapping individual who was ready to do some dancing. Although I failed to nab a picture of them playing (there was a sleeping Trina on my shoulder), they were really enjoyable and I look forward to seeing them play again sooner rather than later.

 

Kristen’s Picks:

1.  We Met Tomorrow at Karma Lounge (Official Showcase)

I discovered some great talent at this year’s SXSW, but one of the most exciting for me is this young Swedish band called We Met Tomorrow. Their set at Karma Lounge was particularly sweet because I had tried and failed by mere minutes to see them earlier in the week.  This band is instantly captivating with their genre-defying sound and unique set-up. Sans drummer, beat duties are divided between singer, Rickard, who works a bass drum and snare and bassist, Emil, who takes on a foot-pedal crash cymbal.  The energy of the band easily transitions from heartfelt country/folk to frantic blues/rock making every song a new surprise.  In a week packed with new sounds, We Met Tomorrow presented something different and exciting and that, for me, elevated them above the rest. New Band Love.

P15201582. Meg Myers at Red Eyed Fly (Official Showcase)

I adore Meg Myers. Her songs have a tantalizing mix of hard and soft that give them an addictive quality. I saw her at first opportunity Wednesday at The Empire Garage, but her set was way too short and left me craving more. Suddenly, I felt the compulsion to see Meg at every possible opportunity. I rearranged my schedule and was able to make it to her Wednesday night set at Red Eyed Fly. I think I was left unsatisfied at the previous occasion because Meg didn’t end her set with the gut punching “Heart Heart Head”, a song that just leaves you devastated in the best possible way.  The set at Red Eyed Fly included more of the hard-hitting tunes like “Go” and yes, “Heart Heart Head”. I felt cleansed.

P15101903. Sam Smith at St David’s Historic Church (Communion Showcase)

I didn’t think this show was going to happen for me. Friday night, I wanted to get to St. David’s for Hozier’s set at 9:45, but I was running late and the line for badges was the longest I’d seen that week. I camped out in the Church Chapel enjoying some Yoshiki and Gungor. Afterwards, I was just going to leave, but walking back past the main hall of the church, the line had whittled down substantially and within minutes I was ushered into the church. There was no more room on the pews, so I sat myself down in front of the stage. This casual looking band was in the middle of a song. They would have easily been mistaken for a garage band had it not been for the angelic voice coming from the man on the microphone. 20 seconds in and I was so mesmerized I swear my heart stopped beating so that I could listen all the more intently. I only caught 2.5 songs of his short set, but that was enough to make it one of my most lauded performances of the week.

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4. Parade of Lights at The Brew Exchange (The Green Room by Beautiful Buzzz and The Most Definitely)

Parade of Lights is my break-out band of SXSW 2014. I ended up seeing them 3 times over the week. It would have been four had they not had to cancel their super late-night set on Thursday. I am a long-time fan of this band, but SXSW 2014 proved to me that they have really gotten to a place with their line-up and their tunes that has elevated them to be worthy of the big leagues. They are so electric! You see them once and you simply must see them again. The Parade of Lights set at The Brew Exchange was the first I caught that week and really reminded me of my band love.  I was surrounded by friends, all dancing and falling in love with the music. The moment was perfection!

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5. Queen Caveat and The Kin at Whole Foods Rooftop (Quantum Collective Party)

I’m not cheating here including two bands in order to get more of my favorites mentioned on the list. Although both Queen Caveat and The Kin are longtime loves, what made this a truly unique and spectacular SXSW moment, was the pairing of favorites I would not expect to ever find on the same bill. Another standout feature of this “set” was the audience. The rooftop was full of families and fans who really seemed to connect to both bands. Queen Caveat drew in a bunch of younger girls looking up to rock star frontwoman, Lauren Little, in complete awe. Then I spent quite a bit of time post-show chatting with newly minted The Kin fans who were enraptured by the Aussie brothers’ vocal harmonies and ear candy tunes as well as percussionist, Shakerleg’s unique hands on approach to creating a beat.

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HM: Heymoonshaker at Trinity Hall (French Tech Party)

This band gets the award for most unique act of the week. They are a combination beat-box/blues band. Seriously, let that sink in for a minute. The duo not only has a unique and very compelling style, but they have serious stage presence and get additional points for audience participation (there was some hard core hip-shaking going on).  This particular set was also special due to the SXSW miracle that needed to occur for me to get in to see it. Let’s just say I owe huge thanks to my new “friend” who was standing at the door.

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/1-10/7

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Too much. There is just too much going on this week. I could live at The Wiltern and see Ed Sheeran, Foxy Shazam, The Head and The Heart and Jason Mraz all in one week! It’s also a good week to be on the East Side for one of the most fun (and most affordable) music festivals, Filter’s Culture Collide (http://culturecollide.com/). There are some out of country bands playing I’ve been wanting to see for years! And Let’s not forget the usual amount of greatness featured at The Hotel Cafe…the start of October residencies from Harper Blynn and The Young Romans, an intimate Laura Marling show. I could live at that venue as well. Even considering all of that, my show pick for the week would have to be The Milk Carton Kids Thursday night at Largo. If you’ve ever seen this captivating duo, you’d know why.

Now that I’m exhausted just thinking about what I’m going to do, I’ll let you look at my approved show list so you can start planning your picks. My top selections for The Culture Collide Festival will be noted (*). Remember, one ticket will get you into everything all week!

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring The Chevin and Chris Stills (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern (6:30)
ALSO: Safety Suit at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: The Trouble With Templeton FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: John Elliot at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Josh Damigo, Pheobe Bridgers, Ariana Hall, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Spring Standards and Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Yukon Blonde and The Jezabels at The Troubadour (9, 10)
ALSO: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium (7pm)
ALSO: The Shins at Gibson Amphitheatre (7pm)

 

Weds: NO FREE at On the Rox (8pm)
ALSO: The Young Romans at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO:* Culture Collide Kick Off Party featuring The Chevin at Taix Champagne Room (10pm)…RSVP here http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/rsvp/entry/culture_collide_kick-off_2012
ALSO: Inara George, Great Northern, Daniel Lanois, Father John Misty at Bootleg Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Foxy Shazam and Slash at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Kimbra at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Thursday: The Milk Carton Kids at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: *The Balconies and American Royalty at The Echo (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: *Of Verona and Tribes at Taix Champagne Room (9:30, 11:30)
ALSO: *Marit Larsen at The Church (8:30)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth at WitZend (9:30)
ALSO: Patrick Wolf at Bootleg Theater (11pm)
ALSO: Coheed and Cambria at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: Kimbra at Fonda Theater (9pm)

 

Friday: Head and The Heart at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: *The Trouble with Templeton at Origami Vinyl (5pm)
ALSO: *The Trouble with Templeton, Patrick Wolf unplugged at The Church (7:30, 10:30)
ALSO: *Voxhaul Broadcast at Taix Champagne Room (8:30)
ALSO: *The Moog and The Balconies at Taix Front Lounge (12am)
ALSO: *Royal Teeth, The Big Pink at Echoplex (10, 12)
ALSO: *Ewert and The Two Dragons (10:30)
ALSO: Koffeehouse First Fridays featuring Andrew Ryan, Armada, and Red Circle Underground at Harvelle’s (9,10,11)
ALSO: Dead Sara, Neon Trees, and The Offspring at Hollywood Palladium (7:30)
ALSO: Peter Wolf and Broken Anchor at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Dr. Dog at John Anson Ford Ampitheatre (8pm)
ALSO: She Wants Revenge at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jason Mraz at The Hollywood Bowl (7:30)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara and The Black Keys at Staples Center (8pm)

 

Saturday: Marcus Foster and Ben Howard at Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones, The Paper Hearts, The Wellingtons at Redwood Bar (8:30)
ALSO: Tic Tic Boom!, Lovers Drugs, and Act As If at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: *Admiral Fallow and Niki and The Dove at Taix Champagne Room (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: *Ewert and The Two Dragons and of Montreal at Echoplex (9, 10, 12)
ALSO: *Young Buffalo, The Lighthouse and The Whaler at Taix Front Lounge (8pm)
ALSO: *Ewert and The Two Dragons at Origami Vinyl (7pm)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara and The Black Keys at The Staples Center (8pm)
ALSO: Jason Mraz at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: She Wants Revenge at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Sunday: Laura Marling and The Lonely Wild at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: *Culture Collide Party featuring The Royal Teeth, NIki and The Dove, of Montreal, The Wombats (5, 6:30, 8, 9)
ALSO: *Marit Larsen, terminal, Half Moon Run, Morning Parade at Taix Front Lounge (2, 8, 9, 11)
ALSO: *The Trouble with Templeton, Optic Yellow Felt, The Moog at Taix Champagne Room (2:30, 6:30, 7:30)
ALSO: Paul and The Kir at TRiP (10:15)
ALSO: Zero 1 at The Mint (7:30)
ALSO: Florence and the Machine at The Hollywood Bowl (6:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 11th: K.Flay at The Echo
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 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

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/20-8/26

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Last week almost made me glad that I came back from vacation. From the phenomenal Birdy to new discovery SHEL to finally seeing The Dunwells to a private Dead Sara show to goth rock icon Peter Murphy to a hometown The Silent Comedy party, it was a busy week. The highlight had to be my impromptu run-in with the lead singer of Biffy Clyro, Simon Neil, outside The Roxy Monday night. I was shaky for days after and the slight persistent delirium really helped me through a difficult week back at the office.

Next week will have to be quite research-centric for me, but I am hoping to get out a time or two especially to see a couple former LA-based artists that have sadly left (Jay Nash and Truth & Salvage Co.).

Here are the rest of my picks:

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Lucy Schwartz and Everest FREE (with RSVP) at Bardot (8:30)
ALSO: The Union Line, NO and Wildcat! Wildcat! FREE with RSVP (http://www.theecho.com/calendar/) at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Ryan Darton, Holly Conlan, Ertel, Meg Myers, and Special Guests FREE at Bootleg Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Francisco the Man FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Lee Ellen Starks, Michael Doman, Clare Means, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: The Other Side of Morning and The Trews at The Viper Room (9,10)
ALSO: Everest FREE at Amoeba (7pm)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at Origami Vinyl (7pm)
ALSO: Tori Rogg at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Chris Price and Mike Viola at Bootleg Bar (7, 7:30)
ALSO: So & So at Bootleg Bar (10:30)…different show from the one above
ALSO: Maxim Ludwig at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Polica at The Echoplex (8:30)
ALSO: Free Dominguez and Ours at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Brandi Carlile at House of Blues Anaheim
ALSO: Casey Abrams at The Key Club (7pm)
ALSO: Beachwood’s Summer Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Jay Nash and Garrison Starr at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Act As If at On the Rox (10pm)
ALSO: David and Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Jared Lee at The Viper Room (10pm)

 

Thursday: Erin McLaughlin, Jesse Thomas, The Rescues, and Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Frank + Derol, Morning Parade and Civil Twilight at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Stonefeather at Amplyfi (9:45)
ALSO: Jonny Polonsky and State to State at Bootleg Bar (9,10)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10:15)

 

Friday: Truth & Salvage Co. with Foster Timms at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Patrick Park, Jamestown Revival, and Robert Schwartzman at Bootleg Bar (9, 10, 11)
ALSO: Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister FREE at California Plaza Downtown LA (noon)
ALSO: Jesse Malin and Alejandro Escovedo at The Mint (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Frank + Derol at The Central (8pm)

 

Saturday: No, Voxhaul Broadcast, Youngblood Hawke and more FREE at The Echo/The Echoplex/Taix for Echo Park Rising (11pm-late)…RSVP here http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/154637?utm_medium=bks
ALSO: Charlotte Martin and The Gallery at The Hotel Cafe (8, 11:30)
ALSO: Jessie Payo at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Hell or Highwater at The Viper Room (midnight)
ALSO: The Dollyrots and Go Betty Go at The Troubadour (10,11)

 

Sunday: VH1 Save the Music Benefit at The Hotel Cafe featuring Keaton Simons, Curtis Peoples, and more (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 28th: High Voltage Party at Tripp
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 7th: The Silent Comedy at The El Rey
September 9th: The Ataris at The Roxy
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 20th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
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 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
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 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/13-8/19

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Vacation is over. The Olympics are over. All the work I didn’t get done because of vacation and The Olympics is piling up. I was in a pretty dismal state until I looked at my upcoming music calendar. So much to look forward to and keep me going! This week, I’m particularly excited about Birdy at The Roxy on Monday, The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe Tuesday, and Danielia Cotton at Room 5 on Weds. LMN’s new Band Love, The Neighbourhood, also plays twice this week, Monday at The Echo and Tuesday at The Troubadour. Then, let us not forget that it is Sunset Strip Music Fest (SSMF) week! For the full schedule and line-ups there, check out the website (http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/).

 

There are a ton of great shows this week, so I hope you all can get out and hear some music! Here are my selections:

 

Monday: The Neighbourhood and Wildcat! Wildcat! FREE at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Birdy at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: 28 North, Franky Perez and the Truth, and Thomas Nicholas Band at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Francisco The Man FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Tony Lucca at the after show even for LAZR Trade Show at the Event Deck at LA Live (7pm)
ALSO: Jovanotti FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Elle King and Michael Kiwanuka at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: The Kills at Mayan Theater (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Clarence Bucaro, Kristen Toedtman, Paulie Cerra and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

 

Tuesday: The Dunwells with Shel and The Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Chi McClean at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Filter at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: The Kills at The Mayan Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka and Alabama Shakes at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood’s Summer Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

Weds: Danielia Cotton at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Ivan & Alyosha at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Run Run Run at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Monsters Calling Home and Honeyhoney at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Only Son and Kimya Dawson at the Smell (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Kiwanuka FREE at Amoeba Records (7pm)
 

Thursday: The Young Romans and Little Hurricane at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Peter Murphy at The Roxy (9pm)

 

 

Friday: George Stanford at WitZend (midnight)
ALSO: The Dahls at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Kitten at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: fun. at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Saturday: Alexz Johnson with Julia Sinclair at The Hotel Cafe (9:15)
ALSO: Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) at The Sunset Strip http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/
ALSO: fun. at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Sunday: Belmont Lights FREE at Santa Monica Place (2pm)
ALSO: Buddy and Meiko at Saint Rocke (8pm)
ALSO: fun. At The Wiltern (7:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
August 28th: High Voltage Party at Tripp
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 7th: The Silent Comedy at The El Rey
September 9th: The Ataris at The Roxy
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
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 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
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 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/6-8/12

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I’m not exactly in LA his week, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to leave
you all hanging! What show am I most upset about missing? I think it’s a
tie between Monday night at Bardot with Jukebox the Ghost in town and
seeing recent discovery, Thomas Wynn & The Believers for the first time at
Bootleg Bar on Thursday. Then, of course, there is Green Day at The
Echoplex on Monday…

Here’s what else I’d be up to this week if I were in town:

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Jukebox the Ghost and
Garrison Starr (9pm)…free with RSVP
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Daniel Bedingfield at The Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Francisco The Man and Chasing Kings FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Green Day at The Echoplex…tickets go on sale Monday at 10am

Tuesday: Kevin Martin at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood’s Summer Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Jesca Hoop at Largo (8pm)

Weds: Langhorne Slim & The Law at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Inspired Flight at Zanzibar

Thursday: Thomas Wynn & The Believers at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Olin & The Moon at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Red Circle Underground at Amplyfi (9:45)

Friday: NO at The Central (10pm)
ALSO: FM Radio and Oak & Gorski at The Hotel Cafe (9, 11:30)
ALSO: Josh Damigo, George Stanford at WitZend (9,11)
ALSO: Lostprophets at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Liam Gerner at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons and Norah Jones at The Hollywood
Bowl (8pm)
ALSO: Jack White at Shrine Auditorium (8pm)
ALSO: Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies at HOB Sunset
ALSO: Novi Split at Perhrspace (9pm)

Saturday: Maudlin Strangers at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jack White at Shrine Auditorium (8pm)
ALSO: Stop Motion Poetry at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Janks at WitZend (10pm)

Sunday: Sharon Van Etten and Andrew Bird at The Greek Theater (7:30)

To Keep in Mind:
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey
August 13th: Birdy at The Roxy
August 14th: The Dunwells at The Hotel Café
August 14th: Filter at The Roxy
August 16th-18th: SSMF
August 19th: fun. at The Wiltern
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
August 28th: High Voltage Party at Tripp
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 9th: The Ataris at The Roxy
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
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 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/30-8/5

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The Olympics have started! I am already completely hooked. I’ve watched swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, beach volleyball, weight lifting, soccer, cycling, dressage, fencing, archery, shooting, rowing, basketball…well you get the picture. I am having a very difficult time pulling myself away enough to do much else. It is going to be difficult to get out to any shows this week and that is really saying something. I wonder if there is some sort of condition to define my predicament…

Honestly I feel like everything should shut down for two weeks, but unfortunately there are some amazing shows happening. If it weren’t for my little Olympics obsession, here’s what I would be out doing this week:

Monday: Terraplane Sun and The Silent Comedy FREE at The Satellite (11,12)
ALSO: The Short Eyes and Fine FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10,11)
ALSO: Paris Carney and friends and Songwriters in the Round featuring Joel Eckels, Liam Gerner, and Dawn Mitschele at Room 5 (8,9)
ALSO: Of Verona and Andy Clockwise at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: Indians, Lindsay Rae Spurlock, Frank + Derol at Bardot (9pm)…free with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Carolina Liar, The Fray, and Kelly Clarkson at The Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Neon Trees at The Wiltern (6:30)

 

Tuesday: King Washington, Lovers Drugs, the Hunting Accident, Jason Faulkner and more at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: The Local Strangers at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Nina Storey at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Dave Green and Tripp Rezac (8pm)

 

Weds: Jasmine Ash at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Chris Thile at Largo (two shows: 8pm and 10pm)

 

Thursday: Josh Fletcher, Alex Denzen, Jessie Payo, and Andy Davis at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9,10)
ALSO: The Dead Ships and NO FREE at Pershing Square (7pm)
ALSO: Pan America and The Janks at The Viper Room (10,11)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and Sonia Rao at WitZend (8,10)
ALSO: Soul Asylum with Trapper Schoepp and The Shades at The Troubadour (8pm)

 

Friday: So & So and George Stanford at WitZend (9,11)
ALSO: Cory Chisel and the Wondering Sons at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Belle Brigade FREE at California Plaza Downtown (noon)

 

Saturday: Band of Skulls at The Annenberg Space for Photography (7pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.kcrw.com/events/who-shot-rock-roll
ALSO: Keaton Simons at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Western Scene at 3 of Clubs (9pm)
ALSO: Monsters Calling Home at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The 3rd New Los Angeles Folk Festival at Zorthian Ranch in Altadena, CA (1pm)

 

Sunday: Italian Japanese at The Central (11pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
August 8th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at The Troubadour
August 10th and 11th: Jack White at Shrine Auditorium
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey
August 13th: Birdy at The Roxy
August 14th: The Dunwells at The Hotel Café
August 14th: Filter at The Roxy
August 16th-18th: SSMF
August 19th: fun. at The Wiltern
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
August 28th: High Voltage Party at Tripp
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 9th: The Ataris at The Roxy
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
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 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/23-7/29

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Due to my ever-expanding list of things undone and past due, I didn’t get out to many shows last week. As each show-less day passed, I think I fell further and further down the rabbit hole of lethargy and despondency, which honestly does NOT make getting work done any easier. By the time Saturday rolled around, I had so little energy, I could barely move. I forced myself, however, to get downtown to Bloomfest LA and saw three amazing bands (NO, Grace Woodroofe, The Neighbourhood) and today, I’m feeling energetic, happy and productive again. It’s amazing how that works… absolutely amazing.

Expect pictures from the event to come up on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/localmusicnation) soon, but seriously these are three groups you need to check out:

NO: http://nomusicfor.me/
Grace Woodroffe: http://gracewoodroofe.com.au/
The Neighbourhood: http://thenbhd.com/

Speaking of great music to check out, we have quite a few choice acts playing in LA this week. My pick of the week would have to go to Bethpage Black Sunday night at The Troubadour. Bethpage Black drummer, Steve Coy, needs to take a respite from drumming due to back issues, so this will be the band’s last show for a bit. Don’t miss out!

Here’s the rest of my selections:

Monday: Lovers Drugs FREE at The Silverlake Lounge (9pm)  (the band had to cancel)
ALSO: Alberta Cross FREE at Amoeba Records (7pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Paul and the Kir at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: American Idol Live at Nokia Live (7pm)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Dead Feather Moon at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: Everest and Alberta Cross at The Troubadour (9:15, 10:15)
ALSO: Dave Green (of The Filthy Souls) at Hemingways (9:45)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth and friends at WitZend (10pm)

 

Weds: Voxhaul Broadcast at The Troubadour (10:15)
ALSO: Holly Conlan at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Emery at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Act As If, Max and the Moon and The Dig FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9,10,11)
ALSO: Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon, The Lumineers, The Joy Formidible at Paramount Studios (8pm)

 

Thursday: Daniel Bedingfield at The Mint (10:15)
ALSO: Jackie Greene FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: London Cries at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Marcus Very Ordinary at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

 

Friday: Madi Diaz, Cary Brothers, Harper Blynn, and Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: mewithoutYou with Kevin Devine and Buried Beds at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: Lady Danville FREE at California Plaza in Downtown LA (noon)
ALSO: New York Rifles at Amplyfi (9pm)

 

Saturday: A House for Lions at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and Red Circle Underground at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Nick Waterhouse FREE at The Getty Center (7pm)

 

Sunday: Bethpage Black at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
July 30th: The Silent Comedy at The Satellite
August 3rd: Cory Chisel at The El Rey
August 4th: Band of Skulls at The Annberg Space for Photography
August 8th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at The Troubadour
August 10th and 11th: Jack White at Shrine Auditorium
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey
August 13th: Birdy at The Roxy
August 14th: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe
August 16th-18th: SSMF
August 19th: fun. at The Wiltern
August 23rd: Civil Twilight and Morning Parade at The El Rey
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
August 25th: Charlotte Martin at The Hotel Cafe
September 1st & 2nd: FYF at Downtown LA
September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 2nd: Garbage at The Wiltern
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre

~ Kristen

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