New Music Tuesday 4/10/12 Featuring Dead Sara, Scars on 45, Hoots & Hellmouth

Another great week for new tunes. Here are some must have’s for your collection.

Dead SaraDead Sara

I’ve been loving this rock band from LA for so long, it’s hard to believe this album is just coming out now. The year isn’t even half over, but this will be one of the best albums to come out this year. Guarenteed. Get into it!

you can find the album here




Scars on 45Scars on 45 

Another album I can’t believe isn’t out yet. I’ve been enjoying these Brits for several years now. I’m so happy they are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Haven’t heard the album yet, but I’m heading down to Long Beach tonight for the CD release party at Fingerprints and will be sure to pick it up there.

You can get it up here.


Hoots & HellmouthSalt

These Philly boys know how to put on a good show. I’m sure their new LP will be another must-have for my collection. You can listen to a stream of it here:

Or just go ahead and download it here.


Other new albums to look into:


Listen! Learn! Love!


~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 4/9-4/15

Happy Easter everyone! It’s a time for rebirth and I certainly feel like my life is changing. I have this horrible feeling like the decisions I make in the next couple of weeks will have a profound influence on the rest of my life. At Easter mass, I prayed for the strength to make the right choices. Currently I’m failing at boiling some eggs for dying so clearly my prayers have not been heard quite yet.

Friday night, I was lucky enough to be at The Bootleg Theater to watch Garbage “rehearse” for their upcoming tour. Shirley Manson and company are still on top of their game, rocking out a lengthy set list of Garbage hits as well as a couple new tunes from their forthcoming record. Here’s a review of the show my friend Steve wrote. He borrowed some of my pictures. ( ). If you’re in LA, I hope you were able to get tickets to their El Rey shows this week…

Here’s what else is going on:


Monday: Garbage at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Haim FREE at The Echoplex (10pm)
ALSO: Arlo Guthrie at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Elle King and Nico Vega (9:30)…FREE with RSVP (
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)


Tuesday: Nico Vega and Neon Trees at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO Garbage at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Oh Land at The Echoplex (10pm)
ALSO: Scars on 45 Record Release Party at Footprints in Long Beach (7pm)


Weds: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater (8pm)…Book of Drugs reading, concert, and Q & A
ALSO: Jane Carrey at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: The Civil Wars on Jimmy Kimmel Live! FREE with reservation on (5:30)



Thursday: Queen Caveat at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Honeytrees, Whispertown, and Sucre at Bootleg Bar (9,10,11)
ALSO: James Durbin at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Republic of Letters at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)


Friday: Kill the Alarm at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Keaton Simons at Witzend (10pm)
ALSO: The Dahls, Alexz Johnson at The Hotel Cafe (8,11)
ALSO: Coachella Weekend 1 begins!


Saturday: Bonnie Bishop and Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (7,9)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at Witzend (9pm)


Sunday: Adam Bones at The Roxy (8pm)



To Keep in Mind:
April 16th: Band of Skulls, We Are Augustines, The Sheepdogs at The El Rey
April 17th: The Big Pink at The El Rey
April 18th: Dar Williams at The Largo
April 18th: Nathaniel Rateliff at The Troubadour
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th– 22nd: Coachella
April 24th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
April 24th: Eve 6 at The Grammy Museum
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 25th: Dead Sara at Club Nokia
April 26th: Jasmine Ash at The Roxy
April 26th: Zoe Keating at The Largo
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 3rd: James Morrison at The Avalon
May 6th: Middle Class Rut at The Troubadour
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
May 12th: Augustana at The El Rey
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
May 31st: Greg Laswell at The El Rey
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th and 6th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 6th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
June 7-10th: Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour


~ Kristen