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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/21-1/27

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So excited by what is going on in LA this week, music-wise. One of my new favorite Brit Bands, Leogun have returned to the area playing shows on Tuesday and Thursday. This along with shows from The Ten Thousand, Sabrosa Purr, Rival Tides, We Were Indians, Sad Robot, and of course the three-day Band of Skulls/Muse combo, suggest this will be a great week to rock out. Let’s do it!

Here’s what else I would recommend:

Monday: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)


Tuesday: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s Lounge featuring Leogun (9:30)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (9, 10, 11:30)
ALSO: The Young Romans and Drew & Ellie Holcomb at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Lwan at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Barnaby Saints and Clare Means (9pm)

Weds: Rumer at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Rival Tides at Amplyfi (7:30)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Band of Skulls and Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)


Thursday: Kevin Earnest, Korey Dane, and Words and Music by Dan Wilson at Room 5 (7, 7:30, 8)
ALSO: Leogun at Saint Rocke  (9pm)
ALSO: Raheem Cohen at Lyric Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra and Ours at The Viper Room (9:45, 11)
ALSO: Band of Skulls and Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)


Friday: We Were Indians at Central SAPC (9:30)
ALSO: Jon Brion at Largo (9:30)
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr and Ours at The Viper Room (9:45, 11)


Saturday: Sad Robot at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: The Nervous Wreckords at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Folds Five at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)


Sunday: Little Kids Rock Benefit Show with Joshua Radin and friends at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Ron Sexsmith at The Grammy Museum



To Keep in Mind:
January 30th: Dead Sara at The Viper Room
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 1st: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke
Feb. 2nd: Augustana at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 5th and 6th: Kris Allen at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 7th: Haim at The House of Blues
Feb. 7th: The Grammy Foundation’s Pay It Forward Event at The Saban Theater featuring Ed Sheeran, LP, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, etc.
Feb. 8th: The Stone Foxes at The El Rey
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 12th: Ellie Goulding at Hollywood Palladium
Feb. 13th: Papa Roach at Club Nokia
Feb. 13th: Dear Boy at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ed Sheeran at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Feb. 20st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 21st: The Shakers at The Roxy
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
March 5th: Marcus Foster at The Troubadour
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
March 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Music Box
March 15th: Anais Mitchell at McCabe’s
March 20th: Nico Vega, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons at The Wiltern
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
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




Kristen’s Christmas Song Mini Mix

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It’s after Thanksgiving which means, time to put in the Christmas music! I was excited to uncheck all my tunes in my Christmas playlist, but here a few of the tunes I was most looking forward to hearing once again:

River- Joni Mitchellthis is my favorite Christmas song. Of all time. I have many versions but no one does it quite like Joni.


Merry Ex-mas – Lelia Broussard and Jake Newtona couple top notch singer-songerwriters got together and wrote a killer x-mas tune. Fast becoming one of my favorites. Sometimes I cheat and listen to it out of season…


“Christmas Day” – Didomy junior year in college I started every single day during the holiday season with this Christmas song sung by one of my favorite voices. I still think it’s the best way to start a wintery morning.


 “Christmas Is All Around” – Billy Mack Love Actually is my favorite holiday movie. Actually it’s one of only two Christmastime films I really enjoy (the other being A Muppet Christmas Carol)


“Maybe This Christmas” – Ron Sexsmithsay what you will about The OC, but that show put out some great music including a Christmas soundtrack which has become one of my go to holiday albums. This song is one of the many gems from that album.


“Bittersweet Eve” – Belasanayou can tell I love the happy holiday songs… honestly, these songs make me happy. I swear!


“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – Judy Garland…classic!


~ Kristen