Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 12/19-12/25

I think I just about holiday-partied myself out last week…but by the end of The Hotel Cafe Christmas party last night even I was beginning to feel some holiday cheer! Now there is just one more week of frenetic deadlines and important meetings at work before I get some time off (to catch up on more work! Yay!). To help get me through, there is the music. I’m very pleased to announce that for those of us left in town, there are still some amazing musical experiences to be had this week. Here’s my list:


Monday: Songs For Kids benefit at The Hotel Cafe featuring Joshua Radin, Meiko, Cary Brothers, Joe Purdy, etc. (7pm)
ALSO: Room 5 Home for the Holidays show featuring Joel Eckels, Jessie Payo, Chris Seefried, etc. (8pm)
ALSO: Moby (acoustic set) and Lucy Schwartz at Bardot FREE with RSVP (


Tuesday: Abbot Kinney and Jessie Payo at Harvelles (8:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Night at Piano Bar FREE (9pm)


Weds: Tyler Hilton and Satellite at The Hotel Cafe (10,11)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: The Dirty Diamond and Bethpage Black at The Viper Room (10:15, 11:15)
ALSO: Adrienne Pierce at The Cactus Lounge at The Standard (7:30)
ALSO: The Makepeace Brothers Holiday Party at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: The Muddy Reds at Silverlake Lounge (9pm)


Thursday: The Fling, Yukon Blonde, and Bollweevil at The Echo (8:30)


Friday: Camp Freddy at The Roxy (11pm)
ALSO: Keaton Simons at WitZend in Venice (10pm)
ALSO: Chris Pierce at The Foundry on Melrose (9:30)


Saturday: MERRY




To Keep in Mind:
December 31st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Roxy
January 6th: The Lumineers at The Hotel Cafe
January 10th: Dead Sara at The Troubadour
January 12th: Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
January 17th: The Silent Comedy at The Roxy
January 19th: Civil Twilight at Bootleg Bar
January 19th: Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe
January 29th: Tyrone Wells at Saint Rocke
January 31st: Atomic Tom at Bootleg Bar
Feb. 2nd: Mutemath at Club Nokia
Feb. 8th: Marketa Irglova at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 14th: Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six at The Troubadour
Feb. 17th: Ryan Adams at The Hollywood Bowl
Feb. 19th: The Darkness at House of Blues Sunset
March 9th: William Fitzsimmons at The Troubadour
March 13th-18th: SXSW (Austin, TX)
March 18th: Dia Frampton at The Troubadour
March 24th: Ani DiFranco at The Orpheum Theater
March 24th: Allen Stone at The Troubadour

~ Kristen!/_localmusicnat

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 8/2-8/8

I’m about to head off to the first of three evenings this week featuring The Kin, so this will be short.  I’m especially excited about Monday night’s Songwriters in the Round. But that’s just the start of a great week of music as detailed below:

Monday: Paris Carney and Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 featuring Isaac and Thorry Koren (The Kin), Joey Ryan, Kenneth Pattengale, and Joel Eckels (9pm)
ALSO: John Elliot at Genghis Cohen (7pm) 

Tuesday: FREE Lovers Drugs at The Viper Room (9pm)
ALSO: Matthew Jordan at Café Was (two sets, 7 and 8:30)
ALSO: William Fitzsimmons at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Circa Survive at Bootleg (9:50) 

Weds: The Kin at The Cactus Room at The Standard (7pm)
ALSO: The Hereafter at West LA Concert Series at West LA Civic Center (9pm)
ALSO: Andy Clockwise at Spaceland (10pm)
ALSO: Meiko at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: So & So at Molly Malone’s (11pm)
ALSO: Juke Kartel at The Viper Room (8pm) 

Thursday: The Janks at The Echoplex (10:30)
ALSO: Everest at Bootleg (11:30)
ALSO: The Binges at The Viper Room (11pm) 

Friday: Lights at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: 100 Monkeys at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: We Are Scientists at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Silversun Pickups and Against Me at The Greek Theater (7:30) 

Saturday: The Janks FREE at Pershing Square (7:30)
ALSO: 100 Monkeys at The Viper Room (midnight) 

Sunday: I’m sure something will come up 


To Keep in Mind:
August 12th: Semi Precious Weapons at Staples Center
August 21st and 22nd: Sunset Junction
August 27-28th: Sunset Strip Music Festival
August 28th: Something Corporate at Club Nokia
September 4th: After Midnight Project at The Key Club
September 18th: Heart at Gibson Amphitheater
September 25th: Band of Horses at Greek Theater
September 25th: Muse at Staples Center
October 1st: Brandi Carlile and The Avett Brothers at Nokia Theater LA Live
October 13th: Frightened Rabbit at The Mayan Theater
December 11th: The Black Crowes and Truth & Salvage Co. at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen

The Kin return to LA!

I recieved the following via facebook event invite. Needless to say, I am incredibly excited about the return of The Kin to Los Angeles. These Austrialian-born, NYC-based brothers are one of my favorite live acts. I am especially excited about Monday night’s soungwriters in the round at Room 5 which also features another fave duo, Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale.  As I write this, I am giddy in anticipation of the greatness that will surely unfold that night.
If you get the chance, I’d highly recommend you come to at least one of the events deatiled in the message below:
LA Cohorts,

Were heading west for a week of music in LA. We will be driving in from San Francisco where we have a week of making videos for the new album of groovy cover songs we have made with the Rondo Brothers, called ‘The Kin: Rondo Sessions’.

We then get to spend a week in LA with you before we head to a summer music festival in France. Please come and be with us on Sunday August 1st for our main show of the week at the venu…e ZANZIBAR…details for all shows below.


Isaac and Thorald
The Kin

Friday July 30th – Sunset Marquis – Special showcase – RSVP only

Sunday August 1st – ZANZIBAR – w/Bri Anne Michelle and Amber Rubarth. 1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401, Doors at 7pm, $10

Monday August 2nd – Room 5 – Songwriters Circle with Friends in the round. 143 N La Brea Ave West Hollywood, CA 90036, 8pm

Wednesday August 4th – The Standard Hotel – Poolside performance
8300 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069, free

And what song should pop up on my ITunes as I read this message: The Kin- New Day (LIVE) Enjoy!
~ Kristen