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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 3/11-3/17

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A teensy bit overwhelmed by everything I still have to do for SXSW. We’re leaving tomorrow. I’ve got my incredibly overwhelming schedule, my extra pair of comfy shoes, and my camera so I should be good, right? Oh, did I mention I got sick last week and lost my voice? Still recovering from that so…yay. Tonight is The Silent Comedy at The Casbah down in San Diego. I’m sad The Silent Comedy boys won’t be at SXSW this year, but I couldn’t be more grateful for an SD show conveniently booked the night before I need to catch a plane from SD…also, I have plenty of other artists to track down in Austin (my top picks list should be coming out tomorrow).

If you’re staying in LA this week, you have a lot to look forward to as well. There are some really good residencies this month. Sad Robot Tuesdays at Hemmingway’s, David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe Weds nights, and Sonia Rao and Elliot Yamin at WitZend every Thursday. Don’t let the month pass you by without seeing all of these great acts.

Here are the rest of my musical suggestions:

Monday: Lucy Rose at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring MO and Mikhael Paskalev (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Scott Mellis, Erin Willett, Jackie Does Joel and MORE (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Sad Robot and The Ten Thousands at Hemmingways (9pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz and Robert Francis at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: MO and CHVRCHES at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Meiko and David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Frightened Rabbit at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)

 

Thursday: Belmont Lights at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Sonia Rao and Elliot Yamin at WitZend (9, 10)
ALSO: Rocco DeLuca at The Viper Room (9pm)

 

Friday: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: Chris Stills at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand with The Vim Dicta at Bootleg Bar (9pm)…EP Preview Party
ALSO: Northern Youth at Casey’s (10pm)
ALSO: Maroon 5 with Neon Trees and Owl City at Staples Center (8pm)

 

Saturday: Katrina Parker at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

 

Sunday: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 19th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Echo
March 19th: Everything Everything at The Roxy
March 19th: Foxes at Bootleg Bar
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
March 20th: Charlotte Church at The Troubadour
March 21st: The Rubens and Finish Ticket at The Hotel Cafe
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
March 25th: Dinner and a Suit at The Hotel Cafe
March 27th: Mika at The El Rey
March 27th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
April 3rd: William Beckett at The Hotel Café
April 4th: NO at The Troubadour
April 9th: Andrew Ripp at The Hotel Café
April 16th: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey
April 17th: Lelia Broussard at The Hotel Cafe
April 18th: Little Green Cars at The Troubadour
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
April 26th: Chappo at The Satellite
May 2nd: Lights at The El Rey
May 2nd: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke
May 4th: The Brobecks at Amplyfi
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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

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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: 7/18-7/24

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I’ve been dancing around the apartment all morning…kind of on a Wallflowers kick, although my player just hit a Nirvana tune and I can dig that too. The good mood is most likely due to the fact that I have my car back and it feels like freedom. Also, I have a day off for the first time in what seems like ages (grocery shopping, bill paying, and household chores have never felt so good).

In a few minutes, I’m headed off to Culver City to check out the bands playing at the Eat Real Festival. I’m particularly looking forward to OddUs.

As for the rest of the week, here’s my schedule:

Monday: George Stanford, Toy Bombs, and Andy Clockwise FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Kevin Hammond at The Hotel Cafe (6pm)
ALSO: Races FREE at Bootleg (10:30)
ALSO: Eastern Conference Champions FREE at Bardot for It’s a School night (11pm)…need to RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round featuring Jay Nash and Ernie Halter at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Dead Country and Alkaline Trio at The Troubadour (7:30, 9:25)
ALSO: Jenni Alpert at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Chasing Kings at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Rockers at Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Anna Nalick at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)

 

Thursday: Andy Clockwise, Kim Churchill and Missy Higgins FREE at The Pier (7pm)
ALSO: Griffin House at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Spaceland Under the Stars presents FREE at Pershing Square featuring Infantree (8pm)
ALSO: Grouplove and Milo Greene FREE at The Hammer Museum (7pm)
ALSO: Alkaline Trio and Dead Country at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Owl City and Mat Kearney at Club Nokia (7pm)

 

Friday: Chasing Avalanche, Oh No Not Stereo, Indians, Har Mar Superstar, and Little Red Radio at The Viper Room (8pm)…Indians record release show
ALSO: Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)
ALSO: Fitz & The Tantrums at The Music Box (8pm)
ALSO: The Material at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Ryan Cabrera at The Key Club (11pm)
ALSO: Bush at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Soundgarden at The Forum (8pm)

 

Saturday: Forest Day at The Mint (10pm)

 

 

Sunday: as usual, something will come up

To Keep in Mind:
July 26th: The Indigo Girls at The Troubadour
July 28th: Ben Sollee at Bootleg Theater
July 28th: A Perfect Circle at Gibson Auditorium
August 11th: Toy and Lifehouse at Ventura County Fair
August 12-14th: Outside Lands in San Francisco
August 16th: Mutemath at The Troubadour
August 18th and 25th: The Veronicas at The Viper Room
August 18th: TDIF at The Hotel Cafe
August 19th: Buckcherry at The Roxy
August 18-20th: SSMF
August 27-28th: Sunset Junction
September 3rd: FYF
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina (South Carolina)
September 22nd: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at The Viper Room

~ Kristen

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Warped Tour Pomona

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About a week ago, Amanda and I ventured to Pomona for Warped Tour #2. I’m so glad I went, mostly because it was another excuse to rock out with After Midnight Project, who, by the way, are coming home to LA to play the Key Club September 4th (get your tickets now!).

One of the best parts of Warped Tour Pomona, was the fact that After Midnight Project was able to do an acoustic set. The following video isn’t from Pomona, but AMP have been doing several acoustic sets, including one at the KIA tent that was captured and showcased here. I love it when rock bands break it down acoustically, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a band do it as well as After Midnight Project…

Other highlights for me included actually being able to see Mayday Parade, hearing some of You Me At Six’s  new songs, and being able to sample several new bands. Amanda was a big fan of Dicso Curtis who gave me a new appreciation for Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and certainly put forth the happiest performance of the day (seriously, try to watch the band play and not smile).

Personally, I was enraptured by the Arkansas-based Deas Vail, whose soaring vocals, subtle harmonies, and piano base drew me in like a moth to a flame. I was literally walking past their stage to go elsewhere when I heard the music and HAD to stop. I kept trying to leave, but I just couldn’t…it was too beautiful to look away.

I recognized the name of the band, not because they were openers for the Owl City/Lights tour that I really wanted to see, but because I had at one point told myself NOT to like the band as they won a competition to get their video on MTVU, beating my beloved Carney. Funny how these things work sometimes…

Here’s that video:

And here’s the song that hooked me: Birds

~ Kristen

p.s. pictures to come…

Kristen's LA Concert Calendar 4/5-4/11

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Spent my day celebrating Easter with my LA family and then out at the movies (go see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!) so once again, this week’s concert installment may be missing a few things. All these options are making my head spin anyway…all you really need is one…or maybe two.

So here’s what I hope to be doing this week:

Monday: Paris Carney and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (8,9)

ALSO: Jakob Dylan at The Grammy Museum (8pm)

Tuesday: Paper Tongues at The Troubadour (8pm)

ALSO: Joey Ryan, Laura Jansen, and Jay Nash at Saint Rocke (8pm)

ALSO: Gin Wigmore at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)…another from my SXSW ’10 list

ALSO: Five for Fighting at The Wiltern (7pm)

Weds: Lelia Broussard at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

ALSO: A Fine Frenzy at Largo at the Coronet (8:30)

ALSO: Beachwood Rockers’ Society at Crane’s

Thursday: The Janks at Molly Malone’s (11pm)

ALSO: Austin Hartley-Leonard, Rocco Deluca, and Honeyhoney at the Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)

Friday: Cary Brothers, Joey Ryan, and Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe (9-midnight)…my mind is blown at the greatness of this evening’s selection…also this is Cary Brothers CD release, so get your tickets in advance.

ALSO: Abbot Kinney at Molly Malone’s (10pm)

ALSO: Owl City and Lights at Club Nokia (7pm)

ALSO: Nikka Costa at The Roxy (8pm)

ALSO: The Janks at Bootleg (11:30)

Saturday: Saint Motel and Mississippi Man at The Echoplex (8:30)

ALSO: Truth & Salvage Co. and Rocco Deluca at Saint Rocke (8pm)

ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at The Loft (9pm)

ALSO: Olin & the Moon at Bootleg (10:30)

ALSO: Ben Gibbard at Largo at the Coronet (8:30)

Sunday: ??

To Keep in Mind:

April 12th: Butch Walker at El Rey

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

April 17th: Fair to Midland at The Troubadour

April 16th-19th: Coachella

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

April 21st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Roxy

May 4th: Greg Laswell at The Troubadour

May 15th: Carney at The El Rey   

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

May 22nd: Frightened Rabbit at The Casbah (in SD)

May 28th: The Silent Comedy and Dirty Sweet at North Park Theater (in SD)

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

June 10-13th: BONNAROO (in Tennessee)

July 10th: Lilith Fair

 

Mp3s

  • “Too Late for Lovers” – Gin Wigmore
  • “Ride”- Cary Brothers

 

~ Kristen

Kristen's LA Concert Calendar 3/29-4/4

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It’s been more years than I care to think since I last saw them, but Something Corporate is back and I still love them. I’m still not entirely back down to Earth as I write this. I also don’t know how I’m going to get any sleep tonight…I’m way too excited. Between San Diego Indie Music Fest and Bamboozled, we saw over 20 bands this weekend, most of them for the first time…I’m a bit overwhelmed with new music. Clear standouts (for me) were Far, After Midnight Project, and, of course, Something Corporate. I’m sure I’ll be detailing more of this at some point in the blog (links below), so keep checking ;).  Amanda will have her take too!

As a result of my jam-packed schedule this weekend, this week’s list might not be all inclusive. But it’s still got some amazing shows. If you can only make one this week, please please PLEASE come out to The Bootleg on Weds to check out The Silent Comedy. It will be a lovely way to break up your week!

Here’s what I’ve got going on this week:

Monday: Paris Carney at Room 5, followed by Songwriters in the Round featuring Joel Eckles, Dawn Thomas, Jay Nash, and Laura Meyer (8pm)…my new favorite way to spend Monday evenings…!!

ALSO: Warpaint at Spaceland (8:30)

Tuesday: Haiti Benefit Show featuring Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude (10pm)

ALSO: Northstar Session at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…EP Release Show

Weds: The Silent Comedy at The Bootleg (9:30)

ALSO: Brooke White, Nina Storey, and Tommy King at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10) 

ALSO: Beachwood Rockers’ Society at Crane’s

Thursday: Jonathan Taylor and the Northern Lights at The Viper Room (11pm)

ALSO: Justin Nozuka and HoneyHoney at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)

ALSO: Puddle of Mudd at Grove of Anaheim (8pm)

ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10:45)

Friday: Alkaline Trio and Cursive at The House of Blues (9pm)

ALSO: Andy Clockwise at The Echoplex (8:30)

ALSO: Mozella at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

ALSO: The Silent Comedy at The Casbah in San Diego (copies of their new CD will be available at this show!)

Saturday: Amie Miriello and the so and sos at Molly Malone’s (10pm)

ALSO: Nonpoint and Cold at The Roxy (8pm)

ALSO: Bad Religion at The House of Blues (8:30)

ALSO: JR Richards at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)

Sunday: HAPPY EASTER!!

To Keep in Mind:

April 6th: Paper Tongues at The Troubadour

April 9th: Lights and Owl City at Club Nokia

April 9th: Cary Brothers CD Release with Joey Ryan AND Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe

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 (in SD)

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

June 10-13th: BONNAROO (in Tennessee)

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 3/29-4/4

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It’s been more years than I care to think since I last saw them, but Something Corporate is back and I still love them. I’m still not entirely back down to Earth as I write this. I also don’t know how I’m going to get any sleep tonight…I’m way too excited. Between San Diego Indie Music Fest and Bamboozled, we saw over 20 bands this weekend, most of them for the first time…I’m a bit overwhelmed with new music. Clear standouts (for me) were Far, After Midnight Project, and, of course, Something Corporate. I’m sure I’ll be detailing more of this at some point in the blog (links below), so keep checking ;).  Amanda will have her take too!
As a result of my jam-packed schedule this weekend, this week’s list might not be all inclusive. But it’s still got some amazing shows. If you can only make one this week, please please PLEASE come out to The Bootleg on Weds to check out The Silent Comedy. It will be a lovely way to break up your week!

Here’s what I’ve got going on this week:

Monday: Paris Carney at Room 5, followed by Songwriters in the Round featuring Joel Eckles, Dawn Thomas, Jay Nash, and Laura Meyer (8pm)…my new favorite way to spend Monday evenings…!!

ALSO: Warpaint at Spaceland (8:30)

Tuesday: Haiti Benefit Show featuring Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude (10pm)

ALSO: Northstar Session at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…EP Release Show

Weds: The Silent Comedy at The Bootleg (9:30)

ALSO: Brooke White, Nina Storey, and Tommy King at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10) 

ALSO: Beachwood Rockers’ Society at Crane’s

Thursday: Jonathan Taylor and the Northern Lights at The Viper Room (11pm)

ALSO: Justin Nozuka and HoneyHoney at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)

ALSO: Puddle of Mudd at Grove of Anaheim (8pm)

ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10:45)

Friday: Alkaline Trio and Cursive at The House of Blues (9pm)

ALSO: Andy Clockwise at The Echoplex (8:30)

ALSO: Mozella at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

ALSO: The Silent Comedy at The Casbah in San Diego (copies of their new CD will be available at this show!)

Saturday: Amie Miriello and the so and sos at Molly Malone’s (10pm)

ALSO: Nonpoint and Cold at The Roxy (8pm)

ALSO: Bad Religion at The House of Blues (8:30)

ALSO: JR Richards at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)

Sunday: HAPPY EASTER!!

To Keep in Mind:

April 6th: Paper Tongues at The Troubadour

April 9th: Lights and Owl City at Club Nokia

April 9th: Cary Brothers CD Release with Joey Ryan AND Truth & Salvage Co. at The Hotel Cafe

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 (in SD)

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

June 10-13th: BONNAROO (in Tennessee)

~ Kristen