Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/25-3/31

How is it already Monday? Wasn’t I just at SXSW? What’s all this real life stuff I have to deal with? I am obviously not riding the same SXSW that seems to keep Kristen going. I did make it out to see Get Back Loretta on Friday at the Casbah but I’m having a hard time getting back into my usual routine. Hopefully this week the boat will right itself.


Monday: Heartless Bastards, Johnny Fritz @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Mika @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Lillian LeFranc @ Ruby Room at 9pm
AND: Small City Calling @ Griffin at 8:45pm RSVP

Wednesday: The James Cavern Band @ Lestats at 8:30pm
AND: Okapi Sun, The NFormals @ Casbah at 9pm

Thursday: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Lord Howler @ Ruby Room at 9pm
AND: Family Wagon and Crash and Burns @ El Dorado at 9pm

Friday: Hills Like Elephants @ Bar Pink at 9pm

Saturday: Veronica Falls @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: The Midnight Pine, The Darrows, The Paragraphs @ Ruby Room at 9pm

Sunday: The Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues at 8pm


Keep in Mind:
April 4th- Soul Asylum @ Belly Up
April 5th- Kopeckey Family Band @ Soda Bar
April 6th- William Beckett @ House of Blues Side Stage
April 11th- Ben Howard @ Belly Up
April 12th-14th- Coachella
April 15th- The Neighbourhood @ Porter’s Pub
April 15th- Franz Ferdinand @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
April 16th- Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds @ Balboa Theater
April 16th- Alt- J @ Belly Up
April 17th- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
April 19th-21st- Coachella
April 22nd- The Gaslight Anthem @ Belly Up
April 23rd- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ House of Blues
April 24th- Chappo @ Soda Bar
April 26th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, Grand Tarantula @ Belly Up
April 26th- Alkaline Trio @ House of Blues
May 1st- The Killers @ Honda Center
May 4th- Crash Kings, Chris Wilson and Planet Earth @ Griffin
May 10th/11th- Mayday Parade, You Me At Six @ Soma
May 12th- The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
May 22nd- Bloc Party @ House of Blues
May 25th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
May 27th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
May 29th- !!! @ Casbah
June 1st- Imagine Dragons @ SDSU Open Air Theater
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up
June 21st- She and Him @ SDSU Open Air Theater
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre

SXSW ’13-Day 4

I apologize if my last post seemed a little lackluster. I think tiredness and soreness had set in. Today was a different story however. I’m still really jazzed from the events of the day despite how much my feet are screaming at me.

We started off with lunch at the ASOS lounge where we munched on free tacos and indulged in some free music thanks to RedTouch Media. From there we went to see Third Eye Blind at Hangar Lounge however, they were half an hour late and the sound was so loud that even with ear plugs, my ears hurt. We decided to leave right then and there but not before scoring some free Sony headphones. A quick dash to Filter on Cedar Street for our wristbands and some stuff, including a slap band with a usb drive! We got back to the ASOS lounge in time to catch some K. Flay and another taco but our bags of swag were weighing us down and we needed to drop our stuff at the hotel.

I was determined to catch some Airborne Toxic Event since I had never seen them and with Fitz and The Tantrums playing after, I knew I found a place to hang. After catching a bit of Airborne Toxic Event, I went to meet with my other half at Empire Automotive but they were running so far behind that I went back to make sure I made it in for Fitz and the Tantrums. This was an epic show at Old School Bar and Grill presented by StubHub and I was so glad to be there. I even got a set list!


From there was a quick dash across the street to catch the tail end of Free Energy at Peckerheads. We hiked over to Rachel Ray’s Feedback House for dinner but dinner never seemed to come. The gang split up and I took the chance to get a quick rest at the hotel before coming out to dance with Semi Precious Weapons at The Main. All of the SXSW High Voltage crew was there dancing and singing along with the band at the top of our lungs. We all had smiles by the time Semi Precious Weapons ended, which was far too soon.


I decided to make a go for The Roxy Showcase at Empire Automotive to see Dead Sara. However, Capital Cities went way late and despite the line outside, I managed to make it in and up front. Dead Sara blew the house down, as is their usual style. However, by the time my feet were screaming at me and I had to call it a night. But it ended on such a great note, I, couldn’t be happier!

Check out more photos below.


~ Amanda

addendum: I just wanted to mention the amazing time I had at The Blackberry House. It was the best sound I’ve heard all week plus I got to see two of my favorites, Keaton Simons and Leogun back to back. Add in the comfy chairs, accessible outlets, and ice pops and we have the makings of a highly enjoyable afternoon.


~ Kristen

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

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
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

New Music Tuesday! 8/23/11: Gabe Dixon, The Muppets, We Are Augustines

Here are the albums I’m going to check out this week.  If you’re looking for some new tunes, read onward!


Gabe DixonOne Spark   

Last week I downloaded Ten Out of Tenn’s Volume 4. One of my favorite tracks of the album is the contribution from Gabe Dixon. I immediately did some research into this Nashville based artist and discovered that he had his own CD, One Spark, coming out today! If the rest of the album is anything like “On a Day Just Like Today,” it will be well worth adding to your collection. You can listen to the entire album on Gabe’s website and buy the album there, on ITunes, or Amazon. Gabe has a couple Nashville dates (8/24 FREE at Grimeys, 9/4 at 3rd and Lindsley) before hitting the road with Ten Out of Tenn.

This video makes me even more excited about this album…so many fantastic artist collaborations (James Walsh/Starsailor, Iain Archer, Alison Krauss, and my very favorite songwriter Dan Wilson)



Various Artists – Muppets: The Green Album

I love the Muppets. I also love OK Go, Weezer, The Fray, Alkaline Trio, My Morning Jacket, Amy Lee, Sondre Lerche, The Airborne Toxic Event, Brandon Saller, Andrew Bird, Matt Nathanson, and Rachel Yamagata…ALL the artists covering classic Muppet songs  like “Rainbow Connection,” “Bein’ Green,”  and “The Muppet Theme Song.” What is not to love about this whole concept?!? Also, any project that can bring about video collaborations between OK Go and The Muppets deserves recognition and flattery.

Buy it here:

or here:

stream it here:

And watch this…over and over again:



We Are AugustinesRise Ye Sunken Ships

I saw a poster for We Are Augustines last night promoting their upcoming performance at The Bootleg in Silverlake. Some kid was quite enthusiastic about stealing said poster. Since there were a couple bands I enjoy at Bootleg last night, I figured this kid could be on to something so I went home and googled We Are Augustines. Seems like this was perfect timing as they have a CD coming out today! I listened to the tracks they have streaming on the page and my ears were pleased. You can download one of my favorite tracks (thus far), “Book of James” for free on their website and judge for yourselves.  This Brooklyn-based band starts touring at the end of August and will be in LA at The Bootleg September 13th.



Happy New Music Day!!

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 4/25-5/1

SO full right now. So so very full. The annual Easter party was full of friends and food and eggs that now look like angry birds…what more could you want!?! Why music of course! I’m trying to clear some room in my stomach for the french fries that will hopefully accompany more friends and some awesome tunes at Saint Rocke tonight…assuming I will be able to move by then…

I will definitely be able to move by Monday night because I got my ticket for The Airborne Toxic Event at The Satellite the instant they went on sale (AKA wouldn’t miss it for the world). There are tons of great shows this week. I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully my work schedule will permit me to partake!

Here’s my dream list:

Monday: Airborne Toxic Event at The Satellite (8:30)
ALSO: The Head & The Heart at The Troubadour (10:15)…unfortunately sold out…but if you don’t know this band from Seattle, you should
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Echoplex (8:30)


Tuesday: Madi Diaz and Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe (8,10)
ALSO: The Filthy Souls at The Piano Bar (midnight)
ALSO: Airborne Toxic Event at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Jonathan Clark and Satellite at Molly Malone’s (8,9)…last night of the residency!
ALSO: Alien Ant Farm, Finger Eleven, and Papa Roach at The House of Blues Sunset (8:30)


Weds: Joe Firstman at Saint Rocke (9:45)
ALSO: Andy Clockwise CD Release with George Stanford at The Troubadour (8:30)
ALSO: High Voltage Night at The Mint featuring Maren Parusel (8pm)
ALSO: The Ditty Bops at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The El Rey (8pm)

Thursday: Purple Melon and Rival Sons FREE at Hard Rock Cafe (10,10:50)
ALSO: Little Hurricane at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: of Verona and The Canyons at Molly Malone’s (8,9)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Music Box (9pm)


Friday: Queen Caveat at Bardot (11:30)
ALSO: Milk Carton Kids at Saint Rocke (10pm)
ALSO: Jenni Alpert and Rob Giles at The Hotel Cafe (7,9)


Saturday: Joe Purdy and The Milk Carton Kids at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Prohibition Rose and Inverse at The Viper Room (9, 9:50)
ALSO: The Boxer Rebellion at The Roxy (10pm)


Sunday: Thao & Mirah at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: The White Buffalo at Saint Rocke (9pm)




To Keep in Mind:
May 2nd: Xavier Rudd at The El Rey
May 4th: The Pipettes at The Satellite
May 7th: The Silent Comedy at The Roxy
May 9th: KT Tunstall at The El Rey
May 14th: The Other Side of Morning CD Release
May 15th: Eisley at The Troubadour
May 20th: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe
May 21st: Saint Motel at The Roxy
May 27th: The Script at Club Nokia
May 27th-29th: Sasquatch Music Festival (Washington)
June 2nd: Manchester Orchestra at The Music Box
June 7th: Death Cab for Cutie and The Lonely Forest at The El Rey
June 9-12: Bonnaroo (TN)
June 13th: Florence and The Machine at The Greek Theater
June 15th: Augustana at The House of Blues Sunset
June 29th: Brooke Fraser at The Music Box
July 26th: The Indigo Girls at The Troubadour
July 28th: A Perfect Circle at Gibson Auditorium
August 12-14th: Outside Lands in San Francisco
August 18-20th: SSMF
September 22-24: Hotel Carolina (South Carolina)

~ Kristen!/_localmusicnat


Amanda’s SD Show Calendar 4/18-4/24

Well well well. I see you. Yeah you. All of you dragging your butts because it’s Monday. You might even be dragging because you spent your weekend at Coachella. I wish you a happy recovery. Despite you lagging there is a fresh batch of shows this week so pick yourselves up and get yourselves out the door. And I say that with love 🙂


Monday: The Daylights and Andrew Ripp @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: White Arrows and Those Darlins @ Soda Bar @9 $10

Tuesday: The New Regime and Tender Box @ Casbah @9 $7
AND: Local Brews and Local Grooves @ House of Blues SD

Wednesday: Plan B @ U-31 @9 $FREE
AND: Fake Problems @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Madhouse w/Inspired Flight @ Belly Up @8 $10 adv/$12 day of

Thursday: Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Eleven @9 $8

Friday: Gregory Page @ Lestats @9
AND: Vokab Kompany @ Belly Up @9 $13 adv/$15 day of

Saturday: Kellen Malloy @ Lestats @9

Sunday: The Head and the Heart @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Gregory Allen Isakov @ Lestats @9


Keep in Mind:

April 28th- Joe Purdy and Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up @ 8 $15/adv/$17 day of
April 28th- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Casbah
April 28th- Greg Laswell @ Anthology @930 $10-28
April 29th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Anthology
May 2nd- TV on the Radio @ 4th & B
May 3rd- James Blunt @ Humphreys
May 6th- Ghostland Observatory @ 4th & B
May 6th- Chris Cornell @ Humphreys
May 6th- Fleet Foxes @ Spreckles Theater
May 7th- The Raveonettes @ Belly Up
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
May 21st- System of a Down @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre
June 1st- Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra @ Soma @ 630 $20
June 8th- Adele @ Humphrey’s
June 11th- Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues
June 11th- Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae @ Del Mar Fair
June 17th- Switchfoot @ Del Mar Fair
June 19th- Panic! at the Disco @ House of Blues
June 22nd- Neon Trees @ Del Mar Fair
July 5th- Eddie Vedder @ Copley Symphony Hall
July 27th- Indigo Girls @ Humphrey’s
August 9th- Vans Warped Tour


Kristen’s Concert Calendar: 5/24-5/30

Hey All!

This is Amanda posting for Kristen. She has had a super busy and awesome weekend on the east coast and just flew back in (she left at 5:30 am east coast time!) to LA this morning. Needless to say, she is pretty tired and still running around going to lab and class. I don’t know how she does it. Anyways, below you will find her concert calendar. I’ll be sure to put mine up when I can…

So…I’m still reeling from Saturday night. I have no words…actually I have five pages of words, but have decided not to post them here. Maybe someday I’ll do a proper write up of what was one of my favorite band’s last show ever. The end of the Jealousy Curve era is officially upon us. Saturday night was an intense mixture of tears, hugs, stories, and most importantly face-melting rock music.  This band has had such a major impact on my life over the past five years. I can’t really fathom my life without them, so I’m feeling a bit lost at the moment.  I’m SO incredibly grateful for Pawnshop Roses and the show that they played tonight (Sunday)…even if I did have to drive across the state line into New Jersey to see it. They reminded me that I still do have a reason to come back and visit my former and beloved home of Philadelphia.

Flying back to LA tomorrow in time for a full week of concerting. Might be a tad on the depressed side this week, so come out and enjoy some music with me! Here are the options:

Monday: Carney at Bardot Hollywood (8pm)…it’s guest list only, but they might still be taking RSVPs (
ALSO: The Like at The Echo (10pm)
ALSO: Wartapes at The Silverlake Lounge (11pm)
ALSO: Filthy Souls at 19 Below in Santa Monica (8pm)
ALSO: Sweethead at Spaceland (10pm)ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

Tuesday: The Elizabeth Kill and The Other Side of Morning at The House of Blues
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Echo (8:30)
ALSO: Kina Grannis at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

Weds: The Shakers at Canter’s Kibitz room (11pm)

Thursday: rest up for Friday?

Friday: Landon Pigg and Mandi Diaz at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Abbot Kinney at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: 100 Monkeys at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: The Parson Read Heads, Or The Whale, Olin and The Moon and Whispering Pines at Spaceland (8:30)
ALSO: big show in San Diego featuring The Silent Comedy, Dirty Sweet, etc. at North Park Theater (7pm)
Saturday: The Real Sunset Strip On The Rox (above The Roxy) featuring Links (10pm)
Sunday: Queen Caveat at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)

To Keep in Mind:

June 1st: First Aid Kit at Bootleg
June 3rd: Mumford & Sons at The Music Box
June 6th: Mumford & Sons with The Silent Comedy at BellyUp (in SD)
June 10-13th: BONNAROO (in Tennessee)
June 25th: Warped Tour in LA
June 25th: The Rescues CD Release at The Troubadour
June 21st: Carney at The Troubadour
July 10th: Lilith Fair

~ Kristen