Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 6/24-6/30

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately and I’m being
reminded why this is not always the best idea. I love music because every song
offers a little 3-5 minute escape into another world. A good book, on the other
hand, can get me lost for days or weeks at a time. Then it’s like I’m
straddling two worlds, the one that I’m in and the one from the book that my
mind holds onto even when I’m not staring at the page. Sadly, as much as I want
to return to a vampire-filled Elizabethan London, a magic circus in Victorian
London, and a small town on the coast of Maine (okay, I’m in the middle of
three different books), I have work to do! I had the pleasure of going to
Warped Tour last Thursday as a videographer and this footage will not edit
itself (pictures to come soon!).

Speaking of Warped, one of my favorite bands from that day,
The Material, is playing The Roxy next Sunday. That, and of course the last
night of Queen Caveat’s Monday night Satellite residency are the shows I’m most
looking forward to next week.

Here is what else I’d recommend:  

Monday: Queen
Caveat FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Moses Sumney FREE at Bootleg Bar (7:30)
ALSO: It’s A School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Treetop Flyers (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Jesse Thomas, Annaliese, Michael
Doman, Joel Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Wires in
the Walls at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Nina Storey and Andy Davis at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)
ALSO: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Patty Griffin at The Wiltern (7pm)

Weds: Stop Motion
Poetry, Javier Dunn, ks Rhoads at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: David Ford at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Robert Plant and Grace Potter at Shrine Auditorium (7pm)

Thursday: High
Voltage Presents at Los Globos featuring 8MM, Automatik Eden, decoded, Animals
of Kin (8pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Bernhoft at The Troubadour (10pm)

Friday: 2 buck
Fridays at Molly Malone’s featuring Honor Society, Adam Bones, Rainbow Jackson,
The Dollyrots, etc.
ALSO: My Name is You at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Gallery at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Plus, Checkpoint Charlie, Bryce Soderberg & 2nd Wheel at The Viper Room (9,10,11)
ALSO: Heavy Heavy Hearts and Jared James Nichols at Harvelle’s (9pm)
ALSO: Paper Route at Bootleg Bar (11:30)
ALSO: Milo Greene at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (9pm)
ALSO: Everclear, Live, Filter, and Sponge at The Wiltern (7pm)

Saturday: Jenni
Alpert, Jamestown Revival, Kevin Earnest, Foxxhound at Room 5 (7:45)

Sunday: The
Material at The Roxy (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 3rd: Adam Arcuargi at The Hotel Cafe 
July 10th: Crash Kings at The
July 12th: Kendra Morris at The Viper Room
July 15th: The Neighbourhood at The Fonda Theater 
July 19th: Passenger at El Rey Theatre
July 23rd: Bastille at The
July 23rd: Savages at The El Rey
July 23rd/24th: The Postal
Service at The Greek Theatre
July 25th: Dan Wilson at The
Hotel Cafe 
July 26th: Saint Motel at
The El Rey 
July 27th: Fitz and The Tantrums at The Wiltern
July 28th: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar
August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August 2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
August 4th: The Both at The Troubadour

August 1st-3rd: Sunset Strip Music Festival 
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Troubadour
August 14th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour
August 16th: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Troubadour 
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
August 22nd: Andrew Belle at Bootleg Bar 
August 24th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Harvest Social in Anaheim 
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour 
August 25th: Andrew Stockdale at The Troubadour
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite
September 11th: Churchill at Greek Theatre 
September 19th: Cold War Kids at The Wiltern 
September 20th: twenty one pilots at House of Blues Anaheim (w/ Fall Out Boy
and Panic at The Disco)
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
September 27th: The Naked & Famous at The Wiltern 
September 27th/28th: The Lumineers at The Greek Theatre 
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern
October 4th: Travis at The Wiltern
October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium
October 10th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe  
October 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Cafe 
October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/18-2/24

When I’m sick, I try to do the “right thing” and not go out at night. It’s hard. Then, when I can’t get my music fix live, I reach out in other ways. Let’s just say this weekend, I spent way too much money on CDs and concert tickets. The combination of delirium and withdrawal is simply not good for my wallet.

Hopefully this flu will be gone by Monday so we can get this week off to a good start. Monday night, High Voltage Magazine is co-sponsoring the A House For Lions Show at The Echoplex so if you’re planning on checking this band out one of these Mondays (and you should), this would be the Monday I’d suggest. Also, one of my impulse buys on Friday was the twenty one pilots record. Now I’m even more excited about this band’s gig Wednesday night at The Troubadour.

Here are the rest of my picks:

Monday: High Voltage and Us vs Them presents A House for Lions FREE at The Echoplex also featuring Wake Up Lucid, Rainbow Jackson, and Daniel Ahearn & The Jones (9pm)
ALSO: The Mowgli’s FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10:45)
ALSO: Tic Tic Boom! FREE at Los Globos (11pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring K.Flay (11:30)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Kris & Alex Angelis, Scott Mellis, and Jackie Does Joel (8pm)


Tuesday: Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingways featuring Family Wagon and Diamond Light (9pm)
ALSO: So, What’s Your Story with Xander Smith and friend at Genghis Cohen (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring The Janks, Clare Means, and more (8pm)


Weds: twenty one pilots with Echosmith and New Politics at The Troubadour (7:30)
ALSO: Sir Sly FREE at The Echo featuring Frank + Derol and more (9pm)
ALSO: Zookeeper’s Palace, The Red Paintings, The Revivalists at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Death of a Star at On the Rox (8pm)
ALSO: Lisa Loeb at Bootleg Theater (7:30)
ALSO: Sutton Foster at Rockwell: Table & Stage (8pm)


Thursday: The Shakers at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: The Wellspring at The Hotel Cafe (8:30)
ALSO: Raheem Cohen and The Ten Thousand at The Lyric Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Wildcat! Wildcat! and Zola Jesus at The Echoplex (10pm)…only $3 if you get there before 10pm
ALSO: Drug Cabin FREE at SIlverlake Lounge (10pm)


Friday: Heathers at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships at Central SAPC (11pm)
ALSO: Vanattica at Amplyfi (8:45)
ALSO: Viza at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Victor Wooten at The El Rey (8pm)


Saturday: Deadly Birds and We Were Indians at Casey’s Irish Bar Downtown (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Golden State at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters) at First Unitarian Church (8pm)


Sunday: Lee Dewyze at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships FREE at The Satellite (10pm)



To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 26th: Anberlin at The House of Blues Sunset
Feb. 28th: Matthew Perryman Jones at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 28th: Jukebox the Ghost at The Echo
Feb. 28th: Rumors at The Roxy
March 1st: Queen Caveat at The Viper Room
March 1st: Free Energy at Bootleg Bar
March 2nd: The Ranch music festival
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 5th: Mother Mother at The Viper Room
March 7th: Youngblood Hawke at The Troubadour
March 7,8,9: Buckcherry at The Viper Room
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 11th: Lucy Rose at The Hotel Cafe
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
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 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 3rd: William Beckett at The Hotel Cafe
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen