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Kristen’s Concert Calendar: 6/14-6/20

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This week will mark the debut of LMN’s first video interview series!! Amanda came up to LA and we interviewed one of my picks for best of SXSW ’10, The Other Side of Morning! It’s been a blast getting back into the video shooting/editing/etc. game. The band has a big show coming up this Thursday at The House of Blues. They hit the stage at 9pm and I’d highly recommend being there. If you’re not yet convinced keep coming back to the site this week to check out our promos as well as interview and behind the scenes footage…I am seriously excited about this so I hope you can check it out!

IMPORTANT: if you’d like to get tickets to this show, you can get them for $10 directly from the band. Just email theothersideofmorningband@yahoo.com and ask about House of Blues tickets.

But that’s not the only show happening this week. Here’s what else I’d love to see:

Monday: Paris Carney, Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale (8, 9)
ALSO: Haim at The Troubadour (9:15)
ALSO: Abott Kinney at Molly Malone’s (8pm) 

Tuesday: Purple Melon FREE at The Viper Room (10:45)
ALSO: Abandoned Pools at Spaceland (8:30)
ALSO: Terra Naomi and David and Devine at The Roxy (8:30) 

Weds: The Janks and Hot Hot Heat at Bootleg (8:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Ashes Divide at The Viper Room (11pm) 

Thursday: The Other Side of Morning at The House of Blues main stage (9pm)
ALSO: Queen Caveat and The Silent Comedy at Speakeasy (8:30,11)
ALSO: Run, Run, Run at Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: William Tell and Jenny Owens Young at The Hotel Café (7,9)
ALSO: Fitz & The Tantrums at Spaceland (10pm) 

Friday: Of Verona and Soul Puppet at Molly Malone’s (9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: The Whigs at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Rocco Deluca at Bootleg (10:30)
ALSO: Juke Kartel at The Viper Room (8pm) 

Saturday: Until June at The Viper Room (11?)
ALSO: Lelia Broussard at The Hotel Café (10pm)
ALSO: The Like at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Rooney at The Music Box (8pm)
ALSO: Imogen Heap at The Greek Theater (7:30)

Sunday: day of rest

To Keep in Mind:
June 24th: Kate Miller-Heidke at The Hotel Cafe
June 25th: Warped Tour in LA
June 25th: The Rescues CD Release at The Troubadour
June 21st: Carney at The Troubadour
June 21st: Gaslight Anthem at El Rey
July 7th: Carbon Leaf at The Troubadour
July 8th: Michelle Branch at Greek Theater
July 10th: Lilith Fair
July 13th: The Silent Comedy and Andy Clockwise at The Troubadour
July 18th: The Swell Season and Bird and the Bee at Hollywood Bowl
July 30-31st: Morceeba at Hollywood Bowl
August 12th: Semi Precious Weapons at Staples Center (with Lady GaGa)
September 25th: Band of Horses at Greek Theater
September 25th: Muse at Staples Center

~ Kristen

Mumford & Sons at The BellyUp

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Yet another British band stole my heart last Sunday night.  I have been casually enjoying Mumford & Sons for some time now, but seeing them live took my feelings to a completely new level and made me aware of so many things I would never have know from simply listening to their album. I had no idea, for example, that most of their songs were preformed with only a kick drum for percussion. Mr. Mumford has the ability to sing, play acoustic lead guitar, and keep the beat…that’s incredibly. Their newer material, however, seems to involve more percussion.  For several songs the entire kit was employed by either the singer or the bassist. This is another thing I would be unaware of had I not been able to see them live. Their newer material, by the way, is equally moving.

But this list of new things I learned about Mumford & Sons from seeing them live goes on. I learned that the bassist has the best facial expressions, the band can instrument swap with ease, the band members have great in between songs banter…and on a related note, like to keep their pants on while performing on stage. They are also a happy band (lots of smiling)…plus, they seem to enjoy performing while various farm animals are strewn about the stage (picture evidence to follow).

So, it was an amazing night learning more about Mumford & Sons, but let’s face it, the real reason I ventured down to Solano Beach in the first place was because of the opening band….The Silent Comedy. I actually got two doses of my fave local San Diego band over the weekend. And even with a more than slightly under the weather singer/bassist, the boys still delivered their unique brand of folk rock, blowing the roof off the joint before Mumford & Sons even had a chance.

And once again I will mention that The Silent Comedy will be venturing up to LA June 17th to perform at an event at Speakeasy. Also performing that night: Queen Caveat! Check out the event details here:

For a taste, here is Mumford & Son’s “Black White Page”:

~ Kristen

p.s. the goat on the keyboard and a few additional Mumford & Sons pics:

Kristen’s Concert Calendar: 6/7-6/13

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This week I write to you from San Diego. Tonight I have a ticket to go see The Silent Comedy open for Mumford & Sons. Needless to say, there is a great deal of excitement involved. Friday night The Silent Comedy played at The Royal Dive in Oceanside so I decided to make a weekend of it in San Diego. Not that it’s been all fun and games…actually it’s mostly been paper-writing, but the change of location was good I suppose. And I get to see one of my favorite bands twice!  And speaking of the marvelous The Silent Comedy, they are coming back up to LA June 17th. Playing a NEW VENUE called Speakeasy over in the Silverlake area. Also playing that night: Queen Caveat! It’s gonna be a good one, so mark your calendar!

But if you want to know what to put on your calendar this week, here’s what I’ve got on mine:

Monday: Paris Carney, Songwriters in the Round (featuring Kathryn Ostenberg, Joel Eckels, Buddy, and Brother Sal), Jay Nash at Room 5 (8, 9, 10:30)…are you seeing this line-up!?! A good night to check out my favorite place to hang Monday nights
ALSO:  it’s a school night at Bardot featuring Super Secret Act (10pm)…I semi-recall them saying something about Hot Hot Heat, but no matter who it is, it will be a fun night, but don’t forget to RSVP (http://itsaschoolnight.com/)
ALSO: Thao and Mirah with The Most of All at Bootleg (10pm)
ALSO: The Delta Spirit FREE at Amobea (7pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney at Molly Malone’s (9pm)…Jared from Abbot Kinney starts his month long residency at Molly Malone’s…AKA Abbot Kinney’s Summer of Exploding Hearts

 Tuesday: The Shakers EP Release FREE at The Viper Room also featuring Automatique and New Liberty (Philly band alert!) (11, 12,8)
ALSO: Alice Wallace at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: Greg Holden at Room 5 (9pm) 

Weds: Allen Stone and Dave Barnes at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Alex Lambert (yes, the one from American Idol) at The Mint (7pm)
ALSO: Ashes Divide at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: Crash Test Dummies at The Hotel Café (7pm)…yes you read that right…I recommend getting advanced tickets
ALSO: Hot Hot Heat at Bootleg (11:15) 

Thursday:  BONNAROO BEGINS! Let’s take this moment to lament the fact that I am not there…silly classes having everything due this week
ALSO: Ian Axel, Amber Rubarth, Holly Conlan, TD Lind, and No Country at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)…just go for Ian and stay til the end…seriously good night of music
ALSO: Chantal Kreviazuk at The Mint (9pm)
ALSO: Fitz and the Tantrums at Spaceland (10pm)
ALSO: Amber Pacific at Whiskey a Go-Go (7pm) 

Friday: Iglu and Hartly at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Helen Stellar at Spaceland (10pm) 

Saturday: Greg Laswell, Brian Wright, and SO & So at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)…The Greg Laswell/Brian Wright portion of the evening seems to be Sold out, but go see So & So…
ALSO: Mayer Hawthorne at The Ghetty (6pm) 

Sunday: Greg Laswell, Brian Wright, and Austin Hartley Leonard  at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)…this one, not sold out last I checked
ALSO: Beth Hart and Garrison Starr at The Echoplex (8pm)
ALSO: Taproot at Whiskey a Go Go (8pm) 

To Keep in Mind:
June 17th: The Other Side of Morning at The House of Blues
June 17th: Queen Caveat and The Silent Comedy at Speakeasy 
June 25th: Warped Tour in LA
June 25th: The Rescues CD Release at The Troubadour
June 21st: Carney at The Troubadour
June 21st: Gaslight Anthem at El Rey
July 7th: Carbon Leaf at The Troubadour
July 8th: Michelle Branch at Greek Theater
July 10th: Lilith Fair
July 18th: The Swell Season and Bird and the Bee at Hollywood Bowl
July 30-31st: Morceeba at Hollywood Bowl
August 12th: Semi Precious Weapons at Staples Center (with Lady GaGa)
September 25th: Band of Horses at Greek Theater
September 25th: Muse at Staples Center

~ Kristen