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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/7-1/13

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Well, life did not that that long to get super overwhelming again. Just about a week into the new year and I’m back in the thick of it all…both the good and the bad. On the good end, there is an abundance of show options this week! It’s hard to say what my top pick/s would be. I’m looking forward to seeing Jonathan Tyler (of Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights) on Tuesday at The Hotel Cafe. Actually any day this month at The Hotel Cafe would be a top pick of mine. I’m also excited about the new Monday night at Room 5. It seems like it’s going to be a sampler of singer-songwriters…the perfect place to find a new favorite artist!

Here are my picks this week:

Monday: Nightmare and the Cat FREE at The Satellite (9:30)
ALSO: Omniflux and Death of a Star at The Viper Room (10, 12)
ALSO: It’s a School night at Bardot featuring The Record Company, Yuna, and Austin Brown…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)…a new night featuring 10-12 singer-songwriters doing three songs each

 

Tuesday: Patrick Droney, Jonathan Tyler and Nina Storey at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9)
ALSO: Armada and The Burning of Rome FREE at The Central SAPC (10pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Los Globos (11pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring La La La Birdtime (9pm)

 

Weds: Parade of Lights FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Rival Sons at The Echo (11pm)
ALSO: Jasmine Ash at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The New Limb, The Steelwells, The Union Line at Los Globos (8pm)
ALSO: Andrew McMahon at The Viper Room (9:15)

 

Thursday: Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Nicole Atkins and Miner at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9)
ALSO: Andrew McMahon at The Viper Room (9:15)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at Saint Rocke (10pm)

 

Friday: The Young Romans, Red Wanting Blue, Pebaluna, All Spots to Black at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Ernie Halter at Genghis Cohen (8:30)
ALSO: Aeges at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Sum 41 at The House of Blues Sunset

 

Saturday: Looking For Sugarman and The Brendan Hines at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Youngblood Hawke and Keane at Pantages Theater (8pm)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 16th, 17th, 18th: Andrew Bird at Largo
January 19th: Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger at The Roxy
January 23rd: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre
January 23rd, 24th, 26th: Muse at The Staples Center
January 24th: Words and Music by Dan Wilson at Room 5
January 26th: The Nervous Wreckords at The Satellite
January 27th: Joshua Radin at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 2nd: Augustana at The Troubadour
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. 21st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
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 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
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 3/22-3/27

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Well we did it. Kristen and I made it through our first SXSW ever. I’m still in recovery mode and trying to reintegrate myself into my old routine. My brain function still isn’t fully here but that’s for another post.

Instead, let’s focus on what shows we have for the week ahead of us. Let me just say, we have an amazing week of shows to keep you going post SXSW. I don’t know how I’m going to keep up…

 

Tuesday: Girl Talk @ Soma @7 $25
AND: Wye Oak @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Black Whales @ Ruby Room
AND: Kevin Martin @ Eleven @9

Wednesday: The Appleseed Cast @ Casbah

Thursday: Fierce Creatures and Kevin Martin @ Ruby Room @9
AND: Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up @8 $23 adv/$25 day of
AND: Say Hi @ Casbah @9 $10 adv/$12 day of
AND: Echo Revolution @ Eleven @9 $6

Friday: Hoots and Hellmouth and Centerlight Pop @ Soda Bar
AND: Midnight Rivals @ Whistlestop @9
AND: Pepper Rabbit and Miniature Tigers @ Casbah @9 $8 adv/$10 day of

Saturday: Endoxi with Dead Feather Moon and Stripes and Lines @ Belly Up
AND: Hyena @ Casbah @9 $8 adv/$10 day of
AND: The New Assembly @ Tin Can Alehouse @930 $5

Sunday: Sum 41 @ House of Blues SD @7 $20
AND: The Get Down Automatic and Of Sons and Ghosts @ Soda Bar @9 $5

 

Keep in Mind:

March 29th- Fitz and the Tantrums @ Belly Up -SOLD OUT
April 2nd- She Wants Revenge @ Belly Up
April 3rd- A Rocket to the Moon, Valencia, and Anarbor @ Soma @630 $13 adv.
April 4th- The Sounds @ Belly Up
April 8th- Rise Against w/Bad Religion @ RIMAC Arena- UCSD
April 9th- Pete Yorn @ House of Blues
April 14th- Billy Clyro @ Belly Up
April 14th- Brandon Flowers @ House of Blues SD
April 14th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
April 16th- Ellie Goulding and the Knocks @ Casbah
April 28th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
May 6th- Ghostland Observatory @ 4th & B
May 6th- Fleet Foxes @ Spreckles Theater
May 11th- Bayside and Silverstein @ Soma @6 $18
May 12th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
May 13th- Pinback @ Belly Up
May 16th- Black Angels @ Belly Up
June 1st- Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra @ Soma @ 630 $20
June 11th- Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues

 

Warped Tour Ventura- Kristen’s Take

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Warped Tour always makes me feel old. All these carefree teenagers running amok, jumping up and down for bands I’ve never heard of whose members look like they are barely out of high school. There’s nothing wrong with any of this…it just makes me feel old. I didn’t even go last year.

But I love concert festivals and this year’s line-up drew me back into the sea of mohawks, bad tattoos, and fist-pumping adolescents. Okay, not the line-up in its entirety as much as one band in particular, After Midnight Project. My new fave band from Bamboozled is on the entire tour this year and I needed a reminder of why their CD, Let’s Build Something to Break, was playing in my car stereo for weeks.

And reminded I was as once again the gentlemen of After Midnight Project lifted my spirits and blew me away with their amazingly catchy brand of head banding/hand swaying rock music and their perfectly crafted bridges (a good bridge in a song will make me go week in the knees every time).  In addition, since I knew all the songs this time, I was able to sing along…well I wasn’t technically able to emit anything via my vocal chords as I’m currently suffering from laryngitis…but I was able to mouth all the words and could at least properly time all my dance moves.

AMP was one of the first bands to play that day and we got there just in time to make our way to their stage before the opening chords of their set. I was a little concerned after their set was over that the day could not get any better…especially seeing as we had already missed both Lovers Drug and You Me at Six (seriously, why were there bands playing at 11:30 when the ticket said starts at noon?).

We saw many more bands as the day progressed. Some I loved (Mayday Parade), some had promise (The Cab, Emorosa, Automatic Loveletter), some I had quite a strong distaste for (shall remain nameless), and some I have simply forgotten. There were a couple of bands I saw this year that I really love listening to but whose performances were somewhat disappointing. Both The Pretty Reckless and Never Shout Never have some amazing tunes, but the lead singers of both groups kind of made me want to strangle them (or their parents) for some of the remarks they made in between songs…again making me feel quite the old fogey.

My entire day, however, was righted by three bands: Alkaline Trio, Sum 41, and All-American Rejects. All three are bands from my own high school days and as they played those tunes I’ve always loved, I lost myself in the music, forgetting where I was, both time and place. I was reminded why events like this are completely worth my time and my money. Ironically, by the end of the day, Warped Tour had done something totally unexpected…it made me feel like a young teenager again! Ah, the rejuvenating power of music…

~ Kristen

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