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The Bard Interviews: A Sit Down with Saint Motel at the Soda Bar [7/25/13]

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It was roughly 8:15pm in the tiny parking lot of the Soda Bar when I sat down with the always entertaining Saint Motel members AJ Jackson (AJ-singer, keys, guitar), Greg Erwin (G-drummer), Dak Lerd (D-bass), and Aaron Sharp (AS- guitar) in their relatively new tour van. We talked about their new single My Type, touring in the UK, must have items whilst on the road, secret special talents, and much more. Read on my friends, read on… (pssssst: you can see photos from the show here)

AB: So tell me about the new track you guys just dropped yesterday, “My Type”, is that from a new record that’s coming?

AJ: We dropped it…. We dropped it like a basketball….

G: We didn’t mean to drop it, it just fell and we’re like, oh well it fell now so I guess we’ll have to pick it up. I’m just kidding.

AJ: Never shake a baby.

G: (mumbles in agreement)

AJ: Yeah. We are very excited about the song. It’s really fun and we’ve been excited to share it with everybody and it was really nice to be able to do that yesterday. And um, we’ve been playing it since a month ago (when) we started this tour but I’m just hoping people aren’t going to record it and leak it on to YouTube and be like “song’s out! Surprise” But yeah, it’s been fun. We’ve really enjoyed that one.

AB: Cool. Yeah. Definitely. It sounds a little bit different from what you guys have been doing. It’s a lot more… brassy.

AJ: Yeah. Yeah, I mean that’s definitely one thing a bit different from it. I mean on Voyeur we already kinda started using some horns and different instrumentation and um, the new batch of music definitely has a lot of sounds we’ve never used before um but I feel like, you know, at the same time it’s got a lot of classic Saint Motel vibe to it. Whatever that means. And um, yeah I dunno I guess we didn’t think too much about it being brassy or not it was just, we liked how it sounded and we liked the song and we didn’t want to, you know, limit ourselves.

AB: Definitely. So when can we expect a new record? Any ideas?

AJ: Um, there’s no information on that right now. Unfortunately. Someone knows but we don’t.

AB: Okay. You guys were recently in the UK. How was that experience? What were some of the best and worst moments? You guys had some epic pictures.

AJ: Thanks. Yeah, it was an epic time. We had two shows in London and then played some shows in Scotland and it was just like… I don’t think there was really any lowlights.

G: I agree.

AJ: I think the beer was a bit flatter.

G: Yeah, the beer isn’t as cold there. They like to serve their shit

[AJ: But you know, when in Rome] cellar temperature.

AJ: But, you know, when in Rome. I said “when in Rome” a lot just because I knew we were in Rome.

G: [Sighs]

AJ: It’s pretty fun.

G: We made sure we told everyone we were American as many times as possible and we wore, like, American flag t-shirts.

AJ: Yeah. You gotta. You gotta do that. Whenever you leave the country you have to do that. You have to wear only American apparel.

G: Especially in Europe. Yeah.

AJ: Yeah, no it was a good time from start to finish. And I think we’re going to be going back over there pretty soon. Which is cool.

AB: Cool. What are your guys’ must have items when you’re on the road?

G: Each other.

AJ: That is important. We don’t want to lose anybody.

G: Ummmmm.

AJ: Ginger has been a new one.

G: These guys eat a lot of ginger.

AJ: Fresh ginger.

G: I can’t do it. It’s too strong.

AJ: Slice it up, take a bite, and just chew on it. And it just makes everything better.

AB: It’s good for you. Keeps you healthy.

AJ: Yeah. Yeah, we keep learning new techniques that ginger… New health benefits I guess.

G: Clean underwear is pretty essential. I had to buy some new ones on this trip. I didn’t have enough time to do laundry.

AJ: They were like ummmm…

G: I just had to buy new underwear.

AJ: They were Batman underwear.

G: Yeah. Underoos.

AB: I approve. What about you two in the back? You guys have been quiet.

[Awkward silence]

AS: What are you asking?

AB: Are there any must have items you need when you’re on the road?

AS: Um.

D: I would say that we have to have a case of water.

G: [laughs] We do. We love water.

AJ: That is important.

A: A well-hydrated band.

D: I mean, like we don’t need keys we don’t need guitars.
Just water.

G: Sometimes we just play the bottles. [plays on a cup in
the van]

AJ: We freeze it at different temperatures.

G: Fill it to different heights.

AJ: Fill it to different heights.

AB: Like that part in Miss Congeniality.

G: Wow that was weird. I was just thinking about that.

AB: Mmmhmmm.

AJ: Whaaat?

G: Yeah.

AB: Yeah. There’s umm… Have you seen the movie?

AJ: [snorts/laughs]

AB: Probably not. Sandra Bullock has all these different glasses and she ends up playing them.

AJ: Is that the one where she’s an undercover cop?

AB: Yeah.

AJ: Ok

AB: She gets all fancied up.

G: Gussied up.

AJ: Undercover cop movies. Kindergarten Cop, Miss Congeniality, always the best crime [unintelligible]

G: Is there even more than those? Cause those are the only two I wanna…

AJ: Undercover Congeniality

G: Undercover Kindergartener?

AJ: No. No. The one where she pretends to be a nun.

G: Sister Act!

AJ: But she’s not really a cop but she’s still like, fish out of water.

AB: Isn’t she a gangsters wife?

AJ: Yeah. Something like that. That Whoppi.

AB: Alright, two more, well maybe three more questions. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure song or band for you guys?

G: Like, something we listen to? That we feel shameful about?

AB: Yes. Everyone has one of those.

[band mumbling]

G: Gesafaltelfish

AS: Gesaffelstein.

G: You don’t…Do you feel bad when you listen to it?

AS: I don’t feel guilty about it at all.

G: She said guilty pleasure song.

AB: Guilty pleasure song.

G: Aaron loves….

AS: I don’t feel guilty about anything I listen to.

G: Dak loves the band Phish

AB: Phish? Ok.

G: And we all feel bad for him.

[laughter]

AB: Oh, you guys are funny. All right, two more. What is a weird skill or talent no one would expect from you? Other than your musical abilities.

AJ: You mean collectively?

AB: No. Well, whatever works.

G: We’re really good at Frisbee.

AB: Frisbee?

G: We play everyday on tour. We’re like, we’re gonna hit the circuit I think. Aaron’s doing trick moves. He’s already doing tricks.

AB: Yeah? What about individually?

AJ: Um. We’re all pretty good at back flips. No one expects that when they see us.

G: We’re probably gonna hit the circuit with that too.

AB: Yeah?

AJ: Yeah. Unexpected back flips too. Like, we’ll just be ordering a beer the bartender will be like, and right when he says that, you do a back flip.

G: And then you’ll get the beer for free though.

AJ: Yeah.

AB: That’s what I was thinking. Ok, last one. If you could sum up Saint Motel in five words, what would they be?

AJ: Sexy

G: Sex

AJ: Sex

G: Just sex

AJ: Sex I guess with a bunch of x’s

G: [laughs]

AB: Ok. All right, that’s it!

Band: [clapping] Yay.

G: Yay.

AB: Thanks you guys.

G: We clap for ourselves. Yay. That’s a wrap on Saint Motel.

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/22-7/28

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What happened to July? Wasn’t it just February? Maybe I’m just a tiny bit not right in the head after all that Comic Con craziness. We go from Comic Con craziness to a week of music craziness. This week we have Kid Karate at the Griffin, Saint Motel at the Soda Bar, and the 1975 at the Casbah just to name a few. Strap in, it’s going to be another long week. 

 

Monday: Papa, Wardell @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Chamber Band @ Soda Bar at 9:30pm

Tuesday: 91X Loudspeaker Live Presents: Spero, Kid Karate, & more @ Griffin at 8:30pm
AND: The Filthy Violets @ Casbah at 9:30pm

Wednesday: Get Back Loretta, The Palace Ballroom, Deadly Birds @ U31 at 9pm
AND: The Tilt, Midnight Pine @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls @ Valley View Casino Center at 7:30pm
AND: Dirty Sirens, Mrs. Henry @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Roadkill Ghost Chior, The Lonely Wild @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: BoDeans @ Belly Up at 8pm

Thursday: Saint Motel, Hockey @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Cult @ House of Blues at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: The Hollerin @ Lafayette Hotel at 7pm

Friday: The 1975 @ Casbah at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack at 4pm
AND: The Heavy Guilt @ Whistlestop Bar at 9pm
AND: Oh, Spirit @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Shakey Graves @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Okapi Sun @ Bar Pink at 9pm

Sunday: Peter Murphey @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Speedy Ortiz @ Soda Bar at 9:30pm

Keep in Mind
July 29th- Wolfmother @ The Belly Up
July 30th- Writer, Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar
July 30th- Jeff Bridges @ Belly Up
July 31st- We The Kings, Breathe Carolina @ Soma 
August 2nd- Dead Feather Moon, Trouble in the Wind @ Casbah 
August 5th- The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Belly Up 
August 8th- Foals @ House of Blues
August 13th- Plain White T’s @ Belly Up 
August 15th- Cold War Kids @ House of Blues
August 15th- Kopecky Family Band @ Soda Bar
August 17th- Weezer @ Del Mar Race Track 
August 25th- Courtney Love @ Belly Up
August 25th- Truth and Salvage Co. @ Griffin
August 28th- K. Flay @ Griffin 
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 11th- Minus The Bear @ Belly Up 
September 13th- Ra Ra Riot @ Birch North Park Theater  
September 13th- The Features @ Griffin
September 13th- North Park Music Thing
September 14th- North Park Music Thing 
September 16th- Bastille @ House of Blues 
September 20th- X-Fest feat: Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, New Politics 
September 20th- Young Dubliners @ Belly Up 
September 21st- FM 94/9 Independence Jam feat: Cage The Elephant, Smallpools, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., American Authors, Royal Teeth, The Colourist and Dead Feather Moon
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre 
September 22nd- Fall Out Boy @ Valley View Casino Center 
September 30th- Vampire Weekend @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 2nd- Jake Bugg @ House of Blues 
October 4th- Phillip Phillips @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre
October 5th- You Me At Six @ Soma
October 8th- Pet Shop Boys @ Copley Symphony Hall 
October 8th- Conor Oberst @ Belly Up
October 9th- Tony Lucca @ Griffin
October 9th- The Pretty Reckless @ House of Blues

October 10th- Phoenix @ RIMAC Arena @ UCSD 
October 15th- Frank Turner @ House of Blues 
October 18th Jack Johnson @ Balboa Theater 
October 22nd- Passion Pit @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 23rd- Paramore, Metric, HELLOGOODBYE @ Viejas Arena (Cox Arena)
October 28th- The Neighbourhood @ House of Blues
October 31st- Two Door Cinema Club @ Humphrey’s
November 1st- Father John Misty @ House of Blues 
November 8th- Nine Inch Nails @ Staples Center 
November 21st- Pearl Jam @ Viejas Arena (SDSU)

 

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/23-7/28

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Made a somewhat last minute decision to go down to Comic Con
for a couple days. This ended up being a fantastic call. After a whirlwind 2.5
days (1 day longer than planned), I realized that Comic Con was very much like
SXSW (my favorite week of the year). There were fun panels, celebrity run-ins,
lots of giveaways and exclusives, free food, long lines, no sleep, extreme
scheduling crises, and yes, even music. On that front, we saw New Politics
Thursday night at an MTV2 party with the cast of Teen Wolf, Animals of Kin
played The Griffin on Friday and the How I Met Your Mother
panel on Saturday involved a surprising amount of singing.

Speaking of SXSW, a couple of my favorites from this year
are in town this week. Kid Karate playing a free show at Bardot on Monday and
Bastille is at The Troubadour Tuesday. We also have The 1975, Frightened
Rabbit, and Shakey Graves (more band recommendations from Austin) playing LA
shows this week.

Here are the rest of my picks (lots of good ones this week):
 

Monday: It’s a
School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Kid Karate, Dustbowl Revival (8pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander and Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Dave Yaden, Jesse Thomas, Clare
Means, Jenni Alpert, Joel Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Bastille
at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Filthy Souls and Davis Fetter at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Weds: Max Collins
(Eve 6) at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Said the Whale and Capital Cities at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Thursday: Words
& Music by Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade FREE at Skirball Cultural Center (8pm)
ALSO: Death of A Star at Los Globos (9:30)
ALSO: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: NO at The LA Zoo for Roaring Nights (7pm)
ALSO: Circa Zero at The El Rey (8pm)

Friday: Saint
Motel at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio and Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: NO FREE at FIGat7th Downtown Festival (7pm)
ALSO: Family Cave at The Good Hurt (10pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle, Grizfolk, The Parlotones at Sunset Marquis (7pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10pm)

Saturday: Frightened
Rabbit at House of Blues (8:45)
ALSO: The Other Side of Morning downtown before a showing of Monty Python (6pm)
ALSO: Fitz and The Tantrums w/ Parade of Lights at The Wiltern (7pm)

Sunday: Kris
Angelis and Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar (11pm)

To Keep in Mind:
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 16th: Serena Ryder at The Roxy 
August 17th/18th: Echo Park Rising
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 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 4th: Brendan James at The Hotel Cafe
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 14th: Hem at The Troubadour 
September 18th: Bastille at The El Rey 
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 24th: Ben Rector and Tyrone Wells at House of Blues
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 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues 
October 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Frank Turner at The Fonda 
October 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at
The Troubadour

October 16th: The Delta Saints at The
Mint 

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s 
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke 
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel Cafe

October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/29-5/5

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No, I didn’t get into The Rolling Stones warm up show at The Echoplex on Saturday. As epic as that experience would have been, I honestly had other plans that I was more excited about and seeing SXSW standout’s The Virginmarys at The Viper Room was the highlight of my week!

There have been quite a few last minute shows from major acts lately. Barring any further pop ups, here’s what I’m contemplating this week:

Monday: The Heavy Heavy Hearts FREE at Los Globos (9:45)
ALSO: Jessie Payo and Abbot Kinney FREE at Silverlake Lounge (8, 11)
ALSO: Barnaby Saints at Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Big Black Delta Album Launch Party (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Monday Monday at Room 5 featuring Scott Mellis, Michael Doman, Joel Eckels, Casey Abrams, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: FM Radio at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Spreewells, Irontom, and The Echo and The Sound at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: The Record Company at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: The Dead Ships, So Many Wizards, and NO at Bootleg Bar (9,10,11)
ALSO: Old Crow Medicine Show at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Kitten and Paramore at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Thursday: Joe Firstman (Ojos) and Daniel Bedingfield at The Viper Room (9,10)
ALSO: Alice Russell FREE at Amoeba Records (6pm)
ALSO: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke (10pm)
ALSO: Korey Dane at Room 5 (9pm)…last night of his month-long residency
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at El Cid (9pm)
ALSO: Meiko at Los Globos (10pm)
ALSO: Lights at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: The Felice Brothers and The Killers at Los Angeles Sports Arena (8:45)

 

Friday: Holly Conlan, Kiven at The Hotel Cafe (9,11)
ALSO: The Young Romans at Molly Malone’s (8:55)
ALSO: The Heavy Heavy Hearts FREE at TRiP (8pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at Saint Rocke (10pm)
ALSO: Raheem Cohen and Great White Buffalo at Bootleg Bar (9pm)

 

Saturday: Vegan Beer Fest at The Roxy featuring Saint Motel, Janks, Branches (1pm)
ALSO: K’s Choice, Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (7, 10:30)
ALSO: The Brobecks and Picture Atlantic at Amplyfi (6pm)…late show at 9pm sold out
ALSO: Wise Cub at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: The Cerny Brothers at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Alice Russell at First Unitarian Church (8pm)
ALSO: Wilson Phillips at Saban Theatre (9pm)

 

Sunday: The Lot Party at PCI City Parking Lot (1633 Wilcox) featuring Semi Precious Weapons, Nico Vega, Crash Kings, Andy Clockwise, and more (noon- 10pm)
ALSO: Grand Ole Echo FREE at The Echo featuring The Dahls (5pm)

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 6th: Iron and Wine at The Grammy Museum
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 9th: Dead Sara at The El Rey
May 9th: Sara Watkins, Fiction Family, Kris Orlowski at Bootleg Theater
May 9th: Mayday Parade and You Me at Six at Hollywood Palladium
May 11th: Speak at On the Rox
May 11th: Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe
May 13th: Serena Ryder at The Troubadour
May 14th: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey
May 14th: The Kin at The Viper Room
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18th: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 21st: The Postelles at Bootleg Theater
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 23rd: The Mowgli’s at The Roxy
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 24th: Jay Nash at McCabe’s
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
May 31st: CHVRCHES at Fonda Theater
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 13th: Fall Out Boy at The Wiltern
June 23rd: Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and Ben Folds Five at The Greek Theatre
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
June 27th: Bernhoft at The Troubadour
July 1st: Anberlin at The Roxy
July 23rd/24th: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/22-4/28

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It’s been a busy week of deadlines. I didn’t really get out much and when this happens I can go a bit crazy. I might do stupid things like buy expensive concert tickets just to see a 20min set from the opening band (The Neighbourhood on Tuesday were amazing). I also might do things like go from a brilliant acoustic Young Guns set to see The Backstreet Boys just to avoid staring at the computer screen for a day.

And now it’s Sunday and despite working until 2am on Friday night, I’m so behind with what I needed to do this weekend. Hopefully things won’t leak over too much into next week as I’d really like to start going to shows again. My number one pick would probably be The Virginmarys on Saturday at The Viper Room, but I feel like there are a lot of really solid rock line ups this week and I am beyond ready to rock it out!

 

Monday: Sad Robot at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Daniel Bedingfield FREE at Central SAPC (10pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney FREE at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Casey Abrams, Jackie Does Joel, and more (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Revival Tour at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: FM Radio at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Armada, Black Belt Karate, Sad Robot at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Death of a Star at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Davis Fetter at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Andy Davis at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Vonda Shepard at Saint Rocke (10pm)

 

Thursday:  The Active Set, Soft Swells, and Dear Boy at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Caitlin Crosby at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Korey Dane at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Little Willies at The Roxy (8pm)

 

Friday: Smokey Knights, Jack Littman, Broken Anchor, Light FM at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: BritWeek with The Veils at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Wires in the Walls, Francisco The Man and Chappo at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Fine at El Cid (10:30)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: That Noise, Beatnik Jr and more FREE at House Party above the District Skate/Surf/BMX shop (12015 Venice Blvd) (9:30)

 

Saturday: The Virginmarys and IAMDYNAMITE at The Viper Room (8,9)
ALSO: The Lonely Forest at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Icarus Landing at The Joint (8pm)
ALSO: Whitehorse and Song Preservation Society (8,10)
ALSO: BritWeek with New Build, NO CEREMONY///, Blood Red Shoes, etc. at The Echo/The Echoplex (5pm)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
May 2nd: Lights at The El Rey
May 2nd: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Meiko at Los Globos
May 2nd: The Rolling Stones at Staples Center
May 4th: The Brobecks at Amplyfi
May 4th: Alice Russell at First Unitarian Church
May 4th: Saint Motel at The Roxy
May 6th: Iron and Wine at The Grammy Museum
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 9th: Dead Sara at The El Rey
May 9th: Sara Watkins, Fiction Family, Kris Orlowski at Bootleg Theater
May 9th: Mayday Parade and You Me at Six at Hollywood Palladium
May 11th: Speak at On the Rox
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe
May 13th: Serena Ryder at The Troubadour
May 14th: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18th: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/15-4/21

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I didn’t get to go to Coachella this weekend and I’m still quite sad about that (especially since Biffy Clyro’s set was not including on the Coachella livestream), BUT I did spend the day yesterday in the Palm Springs/Coachella area so I was able to get in some music and bask in the desert sun. The best part of the experience was the Coachella after-party, Neon Carnival. Carnival games (I won a stuffed black panther named Carly) and rides (Ferris wheel!), plus a raging dance floor where the celeb-filled party kept going into the wee hours. Let’s just say that today, I am tired. Also, I saw Clint Eastwood.

Still, excited about more music this week. I think what I’m most looking forward to (seeing that I failed to get tickets to The El Rey on Tuesday) would be the arrival of UK’s Young Guns to the LA area. Not sure I can make it to Pomona on Friday, but seeing them play acoustic Saturday afternoon at Sound Check Hollywood has the potential for greatness…

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Sally Seltmann, Parade of Lights, Laura Mvula (9pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Chris Stills at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Raheem Cohen and Gavin Turek FREE at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Fox Theater in Pomona (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Foals and The Neighbourhood at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Great White Buffalo and Raheem Cohen FREE at Hemingway’s (9pm)
ALSO: Escondido at The Standard Hotel (7:30)
ALSO: Xander Smith bday show at Genghis Cohen (7:30)
ALSO: Laura Mvula at Bootleg Theater (10pm)
ALSO: Gary Clark Jr. at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Franz Ferdinand at The Fonda Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Barnaby Saints (8pm)

 

Weds: Lelia Broussard and David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (9:30, 10)
ALSO: NO at The Library at The Redbury Hotel …FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Jake Newton and Andy Davis at The Mint (9, 9:45)
ALSO: Holly Conlan at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Tall Tales & the Silver Lining and Ferraby Lionheart at The Satellite (10pm)

 

Thursday: Atomic Tom FREE at the Rooftop of The Standard downtown LA (7:30)
ALSO: Escondido at The Hotel Cafe (10:15)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Korey Dane at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: Little Green Cars at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium (7pm)

 

Friday: The Brendan Hines, Jackie Does Joel, Naia Kete at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Belmont Lights at The House of Blues (7pm)
ALSO: The Call at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Young Guns and Halestorm at Fox Theatre Pomona (6:30)

 

Saturday: Young Guns acoustic performance and in store signing at Sound Check Hollywood (3pm)
ALSO: Wakey Wakey And Tyrone Wells at The Troubadour (8:35, 9:30)
ALSO: Wheeler Brothers at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: Justin Nozuka w/ Marty O’Reilly, London Shover, Stop Motion Poetry at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)

 

Sunday: The Silent War Foundation Benefit show at The Hotel Cafe featuring David & Devine, Keaton Simons, Nina Story, Curtis Peoples, Justin Hopkins, etc.  (7pm)
ALSO: The Material with Back Pocket Memory, Rival Tides, Culprit and The Goodnight at The House of Blues Sunset (7pm)
ALSO: The Heavy Guilt at Central SAPC (9pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
April 25th: Dear Boy at Bootleg Bar
April 26th: Chappo at The Satellite
April 27th: The Virginmarys at The Viper Room
April 27th: The Lonely Forest at The Satellite
May 2nd: Lights at The El Rey
May 2nd: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Meiko at Los Globos
May 2nd: The Rolling Stones at Staples Center
May 4th: The Brobecks at Amplyfi
May 4th: Alice Russell at First Unitarian Church
May 4th: Saint Motel at The Roxy
May 6th: Iron and Wine at The Grammy Museum
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 9th: Dead Sara at The El Rey
May 9th: Sara Watkins, Fiction Family, Kris Orlowski at Bootleg Theater
May 9th: Mayday Parade and You Me at Six at Hollywood Palladium
May 11th: Speak at The Roxy
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Cafe
May 13th: Serena Ryder at The Troubadour
May 14th: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18th: Dan Wilson at McCabe’s
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 28th: Lissie at Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Meg Myers and Dear Boy at The Troubadour
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 8th: Bjork at Hollywood Palladium
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/8-4/14

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Watching some season 1 Veronica Mars in honor of the super successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the VM movie. I’m excited (and yes, I pledged). I’ve seen these episodes so many times, it’s the perfect background for getting some work done.

Speaking of work, it’s been overtime for me lately, so I haven’t been going to as many shows. There are some good ones next week too.  I’m most excited about Curtis Peoples’ record release show on Wednesday at The Roxy. Then of course, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets, week 1 of Coachella is this weekend. Please go and enjoy Biffy Clyro for me…

Here’s what else I’d recommend:

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Escondido and The Dustbowl Revival (9pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Audra Mae FREE at The Central SAPC (8pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney FREE at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: The Diamond Light at Gavin Turek FREE at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Mackenzie Bourg at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Juliet Simms at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Death of a Star at House of Blues (9:30)
ALSO: Toy Bombs and Eastern Conference Champions at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)

 

Weds: Curtis Peoples at The Roxy (10pm)…album release show!
ALSO: David & Devine at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Andy Davis at The Mint (8pm)…residency alert!

 

Thursday: Caitlin Crosby and Wild Feathers at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)…start of Caitlin Crosby Residency
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Korey Dane at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Friday: The Elizabeth Kill, 28 North, and Badwater at El Cid (9:30, 10:15, 11)
ALSO: Father Tiger at The Virgil  (9pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander and Brother Sal at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)…Shane Alexander Record Release Show
ALSO: OWL at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Coachella!

 

Saturday: Langhorne Slim and Lucero at The Echoplex (9pm)
ALSO: The Honey Trees at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Rocket Summer with The Classic Crime and Joe Brooks at Chain Reaction (7:30)
ALSO: Coachella!

 

Sunday: Tic Tic Boom! at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Coachella!

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 25th: Dear Boy at Bootleg Bar
April 26th: Chappo at The Satellite
April 27th: The Virginmarys at The Viper Room
April 27th: The Lonely Forest at The Satellite
May 2nd: Lights at The El Rey
May 2nd: Crash Kings at Saint Rocke
May 2nd: Meiko at Los Globos
May 4th: The Brobecks at Amplyfi
May 4th: Alice Russell at First Unitarian Church
May 4th: Saint Motel at The Roxy
May 7th: Tom Odell at The Troubadour
May 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
May 8th/9th: Milk Carton Kids at Largo
May 9th: Dead Sara at The El Rey
May 9th: Sara Watkins, Fiction Family, Kris Orlowski at Bootleg Theater
May 11th: Speak at The Roxy
May 12th: Stephen Kellogg at The Hotel Café
May 14th: Sara Bareilles at The El Rey
May 15th: Andrew McMahon at The Troubadour
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
May 21st: Kate Nash at The Echo
May 22nd: Youngblood Hawke at Avalon
May 24th: Sir Sly at The Troubadour
May 29th/30th: Imagine Dragons at Hollywood Palladium
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
June 1st: CHVRCHES at The Troubadour
June 4th: Willy Moon at The Troubadour
June 5th: Jewel at Saban Theatre
June 6th: Capital Cities at The El Rey
June 7th: The Boxer Rebellion at Avalon
June 25th: Rachael Yamagata at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset

~ Kristen

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