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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/24-9/30

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Last night I went to the ballet! I love live dance performances…definitely something that I don’t attend as often as I’d like. This one was a contemporary ballet, put on by the Silverlake Contemporary Ballet. It was a modern re-telling of Swan Lake set in Silverlake. The dancing was gorgeous and the adaptation was quite inventive (there was a hipster couple dancing at a bar). There was also live on-stage painting of the back drops for the sets. The best part (and honestly the big draw for me) was the live music. Three great LA bands (The Young Romans, Races, and Holly Conlan) each provided the music for an act. The dancing was definitely more exciting for me when it was fueled by my favorite songs like The Young Roman’s “Tiger Child”. There was also a few exciting covers like Races’ lovely rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You” (one of my favorite songs and perfect for a scene about an obsessive, unhealthy attraction).  Tchaikovsky didn’t get left out entirely, as each musical act also did their own re-working of the classic Swan Lake piece. If you’re looking for something to do tonight, I’d highly recommend attending the final performance of Swan Lake (http://silverlakeballet.com.s32864.gridserver.com/?p=114).

As for the upcoming week, here are the rest of my musical recommendations:

Monday: Death of a Star, A House for Lions, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, and Orange Julius FREE at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO:  The Steellwells, The Chevin, The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Hunnypot Radio Live featuring Irontom FREE at Central SAPC (7pm)
ALSO: Meg Myers at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at The House of Blues (8pm)
ALSO: Elliot Yamin at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Adam Levy, Sweet Talk Radio, Joel Eckels and a special guest (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Jake Newton, Bravesoul, Aaron Hendra Project at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9, 10)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds and The Dustbowl Revival at Central SAPC (10,11)
ALSO: Dragonette with The Knocks and Frank + Derol at The El Rey Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Dispatch at The House of Blues (8pm)

 

Weds: The Shakers at Rockwell Table & Stage
ALSO: The Features at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Gene Louis at Club Moscow at Boardners (10:30)…FREE with RSVP before 10:30
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
ALSO: The Killers at Fonda Theatre

 

Thursday: The Goods and So & So at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)…So & So record release!
ALSO: Broken Achor at The Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Jess Furman at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Band of Horses at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Sara Watkins and Mary Chapin Carpenter at Club Nokia
ALSO: Conor Oberst at UCLA Royce Hall (8pm)
ALSO: Colin Hay at Largo (9pm)

 

Friday: William Elliot Whitmore with Samantha Crain and London Shower at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Trouble With Templeton, King Washington at WitZend (7,10)
ALSO: Citizen Cope at The Wiltern (8pm)
ALSO: Serj Tankian and Viza at Club Nokia (9pm)

 

Saturday: Troubled by Templeton and Northern Youth at The Hotel Cafe (7,11)…Northern Youth record release
ALSO: Milo Greene at Original Penguin LA (2pm)…FREE with RSVP
ALSO: Ceasefire at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Wildcat! Wildcat! at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at The Piano Bar
ALSO: Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, and Rise Against at The Honda Center in Anaheim (7:30)

 

Sunday: Priscilla Ahn at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Pretty in Pink at The Viper Room (11:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Conor Oberst at Fox Theater Pomona
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th: Kimbra at Fonda Theatre
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 5th: Dr. Dog at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
October 5th: The Head and The Heart at The Wiltern
October 5th: Dead Sara, Neon Trees, The Offspring at The Hollywood Palladium
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 6th: Jason Mraz at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 11th: K.Flay at The Echo
October 16th: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour
October 16th: First Aid Kit at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 19th: Allen Stone at The Music Box
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
October 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 5th: LP at The Troubadour
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 11th and 12th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 13th-15th: Gary Clark Jr. at The Troubadour
November 15th: Blue October at House of Blues
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 17th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/17-9/23

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This weekend I was down in San Diego for The San Diego Music Thing. SDMT is the half-way marker of the year for SXSW and in a sense it is a mini version of my favorite music conference. I love walking the streets of North Park hopping from venue to venue sampling artists both new (to me) as well as old favorites. Despite the ubiquitous sound issues and the frustrating scheduling conflicts, I’d call the weekend a success. I caught some of my favorite LA bands like Queen Caveat and NO, some great out of town bands including Austin’s Ume, Seattle’s Ben Union and San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes and, of course, fun SD bands such as Dr. Seahorse and The Howls. Good times!

Speaking of good times, plenty of opportunities for more this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Youngblood Hawke and a secret headliner (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Kitten FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: Pip Andrew, Lindsey Pavao, and Karla Davis at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Airborne Toxic Event at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Jessie Payo, Dawn Thomas, Joel Eckels, and Derek Carter (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Great White Buffalo, Robinson, The Muddy Reds, and The Dead Ships at Central SAPC (8pm)
ALSO: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8:30)
ALSO: Broken Anchor at Molly Malone’s (11pm)
ALSO: The Beach Boys at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Piano Bar Sessions FREE at The Piano Bar (8pm)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at The Federal Bar (9pm)

Weds: The Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: IO Echo and Band of Skulls at The Fonda Theatre (8:30)
ALSO: Buckcherry at House of Blues Anaheim (8pm)

 

Thursday: Keaton Simons and Jason Castro at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Howie Day and The Dahls at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30) Howie Day had to postpone his show due to illness
ALSO: Wires in the Walls at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)
ALSO: Irontom, The Burning of Rome, Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (8,9,11)

 

Friday: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8pm)
ALSO: Jay Nash and Mindy Smith at McCabe’s (8pm)
ALSO: The Neighbourhood at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Wake Up Lucid and Infantree at Bootleg Bar (9:30, 10:15)
ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)
ALSO: King Washington at WitZend (10pm)

 

Saturday: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Milo, White Buffalo, and Delta Rae at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Bad Vic and the Good Intentions FREE at TRiP (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Gibbard at The Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Autumn Lights Festival in Pershing Square featuring Ruby Freidman Orchestra (6pm)
ALSO: TarFest at LaBrea Tar Pits featuring Makepeace Brothers and more (9pm)
ALSO: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre featuring Beware the Darkness, Crash Kings, Dead Sara, Chevelle, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and more (noon)

 

Sunday: Wicker, Versa Mesmer, Orgy and more at The Roxy (7:30)
ALSO: Grad Ole Echo featuring Brett Detar FREE at The Echo (5pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 24th: Death of a Star, A House for Lions, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, and Orange Julius at Silverlake Lounge
September 26th: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
September 26th: The Killers at Fonda Theatre
September 27th: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sara Watkins at Club Nokia
September 28th: William Elliot Whitmore at The Roxy
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Conor Oberst at Fox Theater Pomona
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th: Kimbra at Fonda Theatre
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 5th: Dr. Dog at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
October 5th: The Head and The Heart at The Wiltern
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 6th: Jason Mraz at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 16th: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour
October 16th: First Aid Kit at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 19th: Allen Stone at The Music Box
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
October 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 11th: Jack’s Mannequin at The El Rey
November 15th: Blue October at House of Blues
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 17th: Milo Greene at The El Rey
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/10-9/16

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I’ve got a lot going on this week. My mom is in town making her annual visit to LA. I took her to see The Silent Comedy Friday night. She was dancing. This week I have a big presentation at work, and at least one, if not two trips to San Diego. There are also some fantastic shows at The Hotel Cafe this week: Wheeler Brothers, Teitur, and Harper Blynn playing two sets, one of original songs and one of covers featuring several of their very talented friends. These are all bound to be great shows.

Here are the rest of my show recommendations:

Monday: Kitten, Y Luv FREE at Bootleg Bar  (10:30, 11:30)
ALSO: Ben Sollee at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Trevor Menear, Ray Don, Joe Greene, and Joel Eckels (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8:30)
ALSO: Jonny Polonsky at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at The Central (10pm)
ALSO: Tumbleweed Wanders and Angus Stone at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Portugal. the Man and My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Weds: Wheeler Brothers and Keaton Simons at The Hotel Cafe (7, 9:30)
ALSO: Allen Stone at Hollywood Bowl (7pm)
ALSO: Parker Ainsworth and Pinback at Saint Rocke (6,9)
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (8pm)
ALSO: Iron and Wine and My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Milo Greene and The Walkmen at Ford Amphitheatre (8pm)

 

Thursday: Atlas Genius and Silversun Pickups at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (7pm)
ALSO: My Morning Jacket at The Wiltern (7pm)

 

Friday: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: AgesandAges and Andy Clockwise at The Central (11, midnight)
ALSO: Adam Bones at The Redwood Bar (9:30)
ALSO: Joe Firstman at 12 + Highland (8pm)
ALSO: The Hives at The Wiltern (9pm)
ALSO: Blake Mills and Fiona Apple at The Greek Theatre (7:30)
ALSO: Bkaqk Audio at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Peter Murphy at Club Nokia (8pm)

 

Saturday: Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at The Largo (9pm)
ALSO: Abandoned Pools with 8mm and The Blank Faces at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun and The Mowgli’s at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Charity event at The Central featuring Odd Us, Parker Ainsworth, Mind the Gap, Act As If, Y Luv, and Elevators (7pm)

 

Sunday: Little Feat at The El Rey (7pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 18th: Twin Atlantic at Fox Theater Pomona
September 19th: Band of Skulls at The Fonda Theatre
September 20th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
September 26th: Alanis Morissette at Fox Theater Pomona
September 27th: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sara Watkins at Club Nokia
September 28th: William Elliot Whitmore at The Roxy
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 16th: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour
October 16th: First Aid Kit at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 19th: Allen Stone at The Music Box
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
October 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 9/3-9/9

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Happy Labor Day Weekend (whatever that means to you)! I hope you are all able to get out and enjoy the weekend. As for me, I haven’t seen much of the sun in the last couple of days. I’m trying to get some work done in order to clear my schedule for important events happening over the next few weeks.  Fortunately, my writing companion is Biffy Clyro’s Revolutions: Live at Wembley DVD which helps keep me focused…sometimes.

I did see the blue moon Friday night and I celebrated by going to The Hotel Cafe see one of my favorite bands, Truth & Salvage Co. play a secret show under their former name, The Denim Family Band. This filled me with nostalgia as it was the year I moved to LA that I discovered this band and saw them at The Hotel Cafe numerous times. Ah, memories…

More potential musical memories up for grabs this week at the following shows. Obviously, my pick of the week is The Silent Comedy who open for The Heavy at The El Rey on Friday, but here are all my musical recommendations:

Monday: Kitten FREE at Bootleg Bar (10:30)
ALSO: The Lonely Wild FREE at The Satellite (11pm)

 

Tuesday: Voxhaul Broadcast at The Viper Room (9:15)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at The Central (10pm)
ALSO: My Satellite FREE at Hemingways
ALSO: post-labor day carousal at The Piano Bar featuring Lowlight, Dave Green, Jesse Cole, and Foster Timms (9pm)
ALSO: Gaby Moreno at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Gotye at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

 

Weds: David & Devine and Armada at The Hotel Cafe (9,10)…Armada’s Record Release Show
ALSO: Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (8pm)

 

Thursday: NO FREE at The Santa Monica Pier (7pm)
ALSO: The Material at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)…Record Release Show
ALSO: The Dollyrots at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: John C Reilly & Friends at Largo (9pm)

 

Friday: The Silent Comedy and The Heavy at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Belmont Lights and SO & SO at The House of Blues (8pm)…Belmont Lights Record Release
ALSO: Holly Conlan, The Young Romans, Madi Diaz at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

Saturday: Garrison Starr, Adrianne, Maia Sharp at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Honda Civic Tour at The Home Depot Center featuring MUTEMATH, Incubus, and Linkin Park (5:30)

 

Sunday: The Ataris at The Roxy (10pm)
ALSO: Pink Martini at The Greek Theatre (7:30)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
September 12th: Allen Stone at Hollywood Bowl
September 14th: Teitur at The Hotel Cafe
September 14th: The Hives at The Wiltern
September 19th: Band of Skulls at The Fonda Theatre
September 20th: Howie Day at The Hotel Cafe
September 22nd: Epicenter at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
September 22nd: Sondre Lerche at The Troubadour
September 27th: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sara Watkins at Club Nokia
October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern
October 1st: Safety Suit at The Roxy
October 2nd: Garbage at The Hollywood Palladium
October 2nd: The Lumineers at The Fonda Theatre
October 4th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
October 4th-7th: Culture Collide Festival
October 6th: Ben Howard at The Fonda Theatre
October 9th: The Wallflowers and Everest at The Fonda Theatre
October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia
October 13th: Marcus Foster at The Roxy
October 16th: First Aid Kit at The Fonda Theatre
October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy
October 19th: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour
October 19th: Allen Stone at The Music Box
October 20th: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke
October 23rd: Shiny Toy Guns at The Echoplex
October 24th: The Darkness at Club Nokia
October 25th: Bayside at Club Nokia
October 27th: Queen Caveat at The Roxy
November 2nd: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fox Theater Pomona
November 3rd: All American Rejects at The Wiltern
November 6th: Jens Lekman at Fonda Theatre
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 16th: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy at The Wiltern
November 20th: The Postelles and Mayday Parade at House of Blues
November 20th: Rachel Yamagata at The El Rey

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/28-6/3

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I’m not a huge fan of music videos or recorded concerts. I like my music in live form. But I must say, the musical highlight of my week was getting in the mail my new Biffy Clyro Live at Wembley CD/DVD made during their Revolutions tour. I popped in the DVD while composing this week’s show list and within one song, I was bouncing around my room in my Mon the Biff t-shirt with that stupid giddy smile plastered across my face. I spent entirely too much money importing this special package, but the unadulterated happiness it has provided is priceless. Now I have to decide where to put my new Biffy Clyro poster…maybe I should obtain a frame…

Aside from multiple watching of my new prized possession, here’s what else I’m up to this week:

Monday: The Mowgli’s and Voxhaul Broadcast at The Viper Room (8,11)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Samantha Ronson, The Miracals, and secret guest headliner (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Hilary Hahn and Hauschka at The El Rey (7pm)

 

Tuesday: Rocco Deluca at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Y Luv, Act as If, and Midnight Hour at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Wintersleep at The Echo (10pm)

 

Weds: Tyler Hilton at Saint Rocke (10:30)
ALSO: Songwriter Round at Room 5 featuring Adrianne, Garrison Starr, and Maia Sharp (8:30)
ALSO: Safety Suit and Daughtry at Nokia Theater LA Live (7:30)
ALSO: Barcelona, Terraplane Sun, and Churchill at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Jack White at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Thursday: Mariah McManus at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)…first night of Mariah’s Thursday night residency at The Hotel Cafe
ALSO: Finish Ticket and The Gallery at Amplyfi (8pm)
ALSO: Greg Laswell and Elizabeth Ziman at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Jack White at The Wiltern (7:30)

 

Friday: The Shakers at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at The Mint (11pm)
ALSO: Orlando Napier at WitZend (10pm)

 

Saturday: The Ruby Friedman Orchestra at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: Deas Vail at Chain Reaction (7pm)
ALSO: Mind The Gap at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)…part of Mind the Gap’s Saturday night residency
ALSO: Hesher Street Fair http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/hollywood/information/

 

Sunday: The Duke Spirit at The Echoplex (7pm)
ALSO: Tyler Hilton at The Key Club (7:30)
ALSO: Franklin Village Festival at the 5900 block of Franklin Ave. featuring The Cordovas, The Dirges, Clare Means, etc. FREE (12-8pm) http://www.facebook.com/events/296990293718065/

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
June 5th and 6th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 6th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
June 7th: Dinner and a Suit at The Roxy
June 7-10th: Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 15th: Joe Firstman at WitZend
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia
June 16th: Scissor Sisters at Hollywood Palladium
June 20th: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern
June 21st: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
June 22nd: The Avett Brothers at Nokia LA Live
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
June 29th: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium
July 14th: Saint Motel at The El Rey
August 3rd: Cory Chisel at The El Rey
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey

 

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 5/14-5/20

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After a week of working overtime, I decided to take some time this weekend and go out…twice (*gasp*). I can’t recall the last time I was so happy to see some live music. I almost feel normal again after Friday night’s trip to The Hotel Cafe for The Creepshow and Saturday at The El Rey for Greylag and the amazing Augustana.

More excellent shows this week. I’m especially excited about seeing Seattle rockers Vendetta Red again after about eight years (they’ve been “on hiatus” for the last five). I’ll be in San Diego next weekend for a conference, but if I weren’t, I would definitely be at The Hudson Block party on Sunday. I discovered some great bands there last year and the food was delicious.

But that’s just the start of all the great shows this week. Here are my recommendations:

Monday: Chasing Kings FREE at Bootleg Bar (11:30)
ALSO: Jesse Thomas and Meiko at The Hotel Café (9:30)…Meiko Record Release Show
ALSO: LP at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Michael Castro & Perrin Lamb and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (7, 9)

 

Tuesday: Harper Blynn, Tim Myers and Meiko at The Hotel Cafe (8, 9:30)…part 2 of Meiko’s Record Release Show
ALSO: An L.A. Ramble for Levon (Levon Helms tribute) featuring The Dustbowl Revival, The Muddy Reds, The Driftwood Singers, etc. (7:30)
ALSO: The Dahl Sisters, Jesse Macht, and Dana Williams at Room 5 (7:30, 9, 10)
ALSO: Emily Wells at The Largo (8pm)

 

Weds: Maniac at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade at The Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Rocco DeLuca at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Haim and Portugal. The Man with UCLA Philharmonia at Royce Hall at UCLA (7pm)

 

Thursday: Queen Caveat and The Parlotones at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Jake Newton at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Adam Bones at Amplyfi (8:15)
ALSO: Viza at The House of Blues Sunset (10pm)
ALSO: Adrienne Pierce at The Mint (10pm)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at WitZend (8pm)

 

Friday: Vendetta Red at The Viper Room (8pm)
ALSO: Red Circle Underground, Kitten, and Chappo at Bootleg Bar (9, 10, 11)
ALSO: Vanaprasta at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Erin McLaughlin, Rob Giles, Garrison Starr, Brother Sal & The Devil May Care at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)…Garrison Starr Record Release Show
ALSO: Gaslight Anthem at The Roxy (6pm)
ALSO: The Boxer Rebellion at The El Rey (10pm)

 

Saturday: Zane Carney at Molly Malone’s (10pm)
ALSO: Grafitti6 and Eric Hutchinson at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:30)
ALSO: Oak & Gorski at The Hotel Cafe (11pm)

 

Sunday: Hudson Block Party featuring White Rabbits, LP, Saint Motel, Haim, etc at The Hudson (11am-11pm)…more details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/225064024275067/

 

To Keep in Mind:
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 16th: Scissor Sisters at Hollywood Palladium
June 21st: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
June 29th: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium
July 14th: Saint Motel at The El Rey
August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 2/27-3/4

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This week’s concert list is brought to you from an Academy Awards viewing party. So far, Hugo is winning a lot more than I anticipated, but I’m still pulling for The Artist for the win. I did pretty well seeing all but one of the best picture nominees (sorry War Horse, not gonna happen). I’m sad that there weren’t more original song nominations…and that we aren’t going to see a live performance of “Man or Muppet”. Although, I am enjoying the live music playing out to commercials (was that an electric guitar?).

I can’t believe next week we enter the month of March! It’s almost SXSW time!! In preparation, I may be a little light on show-going next week. Alternatively there are some great shows on the West Side this week which will really save me on travel time. Mind the Gap/Maniac at The Central and The Makepeace Brothers at WitZend on Tuesday and a fantastic lineup at Harvelles on Thursday with Garrison Starr, Jamestown Revival, Jake Newton and Satellite. Here are the rest of my recommendations:

 

Monday: Indians and Dead Sara at The Viper Room (9, 10)
ALSO: A House for Lions and Milo Greene FREE at The Satellite (9, 11)
ALSO: It’s a School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Haim (9pm) http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Paris Carney and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (8, 9)

 

Tuesday: Mind the Gap and Maniac at The Central (10, 11)
ALSO: Ruby Friedman and Abbot Kinney at The Hotel Cafe (7, 11)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds FREE at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: The Jealous Sound at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: The Makepeace Brothers at WitZend (9pm)
ALSO: Foxy Shazam at The SIidebar in Fullerton (8pm)

 

Weds: Milow and Infantree at The Hotel Cafe (8, 10)
ALSO: Dana Williams at Room 5 (10pm)

 

Thursday: Garrison Starr, Jamestown Revival, Jake Newton, and Satellite at Harvelles (8pm)
ALSO: Harper Blynn and Madi Diaz at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10)
ALSO: Taylor Locke & The Roughs and Purple Melon at The Viper Room (9, 10)
ALSO: He’s My Brothers, She’s My Sister at The Echo (11pm)

 

Friday: Joe Purdy, Brian Wright and Brother Sal at The Hotel Cafe (10:30)
ALSO: Jackie Greene at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Ilsey Juber at Room 5 (9pm)

ALSO: Armada at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (9pm)

 

 

Saturday: The Shakers at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (9pm)
ALSO: Kevin Martin at On the Rox (9pm)
ALSO: O’Brother at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Ty Segall at The Troubadour (10:45)

 

Sunday: Miniature Tigers at The Troubadour (9:45)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
March 5th: Scars on 45 at The Troubadour
March 5th-6th: Dan Wilson and Rachel Yamagata at The Hotel Cafe
March 8th: Crash Kings at The Troubadour
March 9th: Vanaprasta at The Bootleg Bar
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 10th: Nico Vega at The Roxy
March 10th: Twin Atlantic at The Viper Room
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 14th: The Pretty Reckless at The HOB Sunset
March 16th: Guster at Largo
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 20th: Needtobreathe and Ben Rector at Club Nokia
March 20th: War on Drugs at Avalon
March 22nd: The Lumineers at The Hotel Café
March 23rd: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th and 25th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour
March 31st: Tyrone Wells at The Roxy
April 1st: Charlotte Martin at The Bootleg Bar
April 11th: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater
April 12th: Joseph Arthur at The Largo
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th– 22nd: Coachella
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

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