New Music Tuesday 9/3/13 Featuring Bastille, The 1975, The Griswolds

Well, here’s what I’ve got on my radar this week…

BastilleBad Blood 

The record has been out for some time overseas, but this week it was finally released in the US and I adore this band and album, so I thought I’d mention it again. It went up to number 2 on the iTunes album chart so I guess I’m not the only one. I’ve been enjoying Bastille in whatever bits I could get my hands on, but now I’m thrilled that I can finally digest the album in its entirety! From more well-known songs like “Laura Palmer” and “Things
Lost in the Fire” to the deeper cuts I wasn’t as familiar with (currently loving bonus track, “The Silence”), I’d say this is one of those albums to listen to front to back on repeat.

The 1975The 1975

I am very back and forth on this album from these buzzy indie rockers from Manchester. My ups and downs with the band go back to my first viewing at SXSW which didn’t leave me with the best impression. Then I slowly came back around after hearing some recordings. The first time I listened to this album, I was dancing around the room, but by the end of it, I was bored with its “sameness”. I think I appreciate this band and album most in moderation. I took my favorite tracks (“Sex”, “Chocolate”, “The City”) and put them in their own playlist and now I can’t stop listening. Take from that what you will…

The GriswoldsHeart
of a Lion EP

Fun dance rock from an up and coming Aussie group. You can listen to the EP on bandcamp. I think these 4 songs are a taste of great things to come. I denote The Griswolds a band to watch!


  • Over the Rhine – Meet Me At The Edge of the World
  • Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
  • Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
  • Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
  • North Mississippi Allstars – World Boogie is Coming
  • RDGLDGRN – Red Gold Green
  • Ed Roland And The Sweet Tea Project – Devils ‘n Darlins
  • Frank Turner – Losing Days EP

~ Kristen


Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 2/4-2/10

It’s Superbowl Sunday! I have the game set to record because I’d rather watch the commercials than the game this time around. Instead I’m watching a NCIS marathon and I’m about to start cooking. It’s a beautiful day down here but apparently it’s supposed to rain again soon. Until then, (and even then) it’s time to get out and see some shows.


Monday: ZZ Ward @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Sir Sly and Kitten @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: The Who @ Valley View Casino Center at 7pm
AND: Oliver Trolley @ Griffin at 8pm

Wednesday: North Mississippi Allstars @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Lauren Ruggles Presents: Hey Ocean!, Mandarin Dynasty, and Aloha Radio @ Griffin at 8pm
AND: Desert Noises and The Paragraphs @ Soda Bar at 830pm

Thursday: The Young Romans and Jesse Thomas @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: Gayle Skidmore @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday: Josh Damigo @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: The Flowerthief and Katie Leigh and The Infantry @ Tin Can Alehouse at 930pm
AND: Micah Brown @ Griffin at 8pm
AND: Old Tiger @ Riviera Supper Club at 930pm
AND: The Bloodflowers @ Soda Bar at 830pm
AND: Little Fowl @ Soda Bar at 6pm
AND: Warner Drive @ Ruby Room at 9pm

Saturday: Get Back Loretta, Deadly Birds, Jackson Price @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Swim Party @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Hills Like Elephants @ Casbah at 9pm

Sunday: Rest up


Keep in Mind:
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 12th- The Howls @ Belly Up
February 14th- The Hives @ Belly Up
February 15th- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up
February 20th- B.B. King @ Belly Up
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
February 27th- Morrissey @ Balboa Theater
February 28th- Electric Six @ Casbah
February 28th- The White Buffalo and Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up
March 1st- Ryan Bingham and Honeyhoney @ Belly Up
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues
March 7th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up
March 7th- Hey Marseilles!
March 9th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, Grand Tarantula @ Belly Up
March 9th- Bad Religion @ Soma
March 10th- The Silent Comedy, The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah
March 12th- Frightened Rabbit @ Belly Up
March 12th-17th- SXSW
March 18th- Imagine Dragons, Nico Vega, and Atlas Genius @ House of Blues
March 18th- Josh Ritter @ Belly Up
March 19th- Matt Costa @ Casbah
March 19th- The Joy Formidable
March 22nd- Pennywise @ House of Blues
March 30th- The Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues
April 4th- Soul Asylum @ Belly Up
April 12th-14th- Coachella
April 17th- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
April 19th-21st- Coachella
April 23rd- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ House of Blues
May 25th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/7-3/13

It has finally hit me that in one week, I’ll be heading to Texas for my very first SXSW. I’ve been listening to the artists, RSVPing to the events, attempting to put together some kind of schedule, etc. I just have the sneaking suspicion that no matter how hard I try to prepare, I’m going to be in way over my head. But that’s part of the fun, no? I’m terribly excited.

I’m also quite excited about the AMAZING shows on the list this week. I hope you can find some time to come out and enjoy the music. Here’s what I’d suggest:


Monday: The Silent Comedy FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Indians FREE at Silverlake Lounge (midnight)
ALSO: Honeyhoney FREE at Bootleg Theater (10:30)
ALSO: Drive-By Truckers at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: David and Devine and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Jay Nash (8,9)


Tuesday: High Voltage Presents at The Mint featuring Little Red Radio, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Queen Caveat, Dead Sara, and special surprise guest (8pm)
ALSO: Caitlin Crosby and Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Andy Clockwise and The Californian at The Satellite (8:30pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Clark at Molly Malone’s (8pm)
ALSO: Juke Kartel and Vertical Horizon at The Roxy (8,10)


Weds: Jay Nash and Joey Ryan at Saint Rocke (7,9)
ALSO: Semi Precious Weapons at On The Rox (10pm)


Thursday: The Lonely Forest at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: North Mississippi Allstars at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Entrance Band at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Friday: Keaton Simons and The 88 at The Hotel Cafe (8,midnight)
ALSO: Satellite at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Fair to Midland at Whiskey a Go Go (10pm)
ALSO: Vienna Teng and Alex Wong at Bootleg Theater (9pm)
ALSO: The Stone Foxes at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Mediski Martin & Wood at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Saturday: The Other Side of Morning at The Loft (10pm)
ALSO: Dave Green at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Unwritten Law at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall (8pm)


Sunday: Schuyler Fisk and Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall (2pm)


To Keep in Mind:

March 17th: Alkaline Trio and Dead Country at The Mayan
March 22nd: War on Drugs at The Troubadour
March 26th: Lady Danville at The Troubadour
March 28th: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex
March 30th: Imagine Dragons at The Viper Room
April 11th: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex
April 16th: Matt Wertz and Ben Rector at The Troubadour
April 25th: Airborne Toxic Event at The Satellite
May 27th: The Script at Club Nokia
June 9-12: Bonnaroo!!!
June 13th: Florence and The Machine at The Greek Theater
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina

~ Kristen