Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/28-2/3

It’s been a drizzly few days here in San Diego and it’s made me want to hole up inside and eat a bunch of pasta. Thankfully, the weather has relented. I’m super excited to see Augustana on Sunday at the Griffin but there are also a ton of options for your entertainment on Saturday night.


Monday: Family Wagon, Great White Buffalo, Calico Kids, Tiny Telephones @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Jon Foreman and Fiction Family @ House of Blues at 7pm

Wednesday: Ummmmmm?

Thursday: The Parlotones, The New Kinetics @ The Griffin at 9pm
AND: The Wood Brothers @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Low Volts @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday: Tristan Prettyman @ Belly Up at 9
AND: Pinback @ House of Blues at 8pm

Saturday: Reeve Oliver @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Belmont Lights @ Lestats at 830pm
AND: Kris Allen @ Soda Bar at 830pm
AND: Tristan Prettyman @ Belly Up at 9
AND: The New Kinetics @ Bar Pink at 9pm

Sunday: Augustana @ Griffin
AND: Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ Soda Bar at 8pm


Keep in Mind:
February 4th- ZZ Ward @ Belly Up
February 5th- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
February 6th- North Mississippi Allstars @ Belly Up
February 9th- Get Back Loretta, Deadly Birds, Jackson Price @ Griffin
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 14th- The Hives @ Belly Up
February 15th- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up
February 20th- B.B. King @ Belly Up
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
February 27th- Morrissey @ Balboa Theater
February 28th- Electric Six @ Casbah
February 28th- The White Buffalo and Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up
March 1st- Ryan Bingham and Honeyhoney @ Belly Up
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues
March 7th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up
March 7th- Hey Marseilles!
March 9th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, Grand Tarantula @ Belly Up
March 9th- Bad Religion @ Soma
March 10th- The Silent Comedy, The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah
March 12th- Frightened Rabbit @ Belly Up
March 12th-17th- SXSW
March 18th- Imagine Dragons, Nico Vega, and Atlas Genius @ House of Blues
March 18th- Josh Ritter @ Belly Up
March 19th- Matt Costa @ Casbah
March 19th- The Joy Formidable
March 22nd- Pennywise @ House of Blues
March 30th- The Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues
April 4th- Soul Asylum @ Belly Up
April 12th-14th- Coachella
April 17th- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
April 19th-21st- Coachella
April 23rd- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ House of Blues
May 25th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/28-1/3

Yesterday I was able to check “go to Big Bear” off my LA bucket list. Actually I was able to check try downhill skiing off my list as well. I was pleasantly surprised at how music-friendly the mountain was. I walked up to the resort to one of my favorite Switchfoot songs, had lunch with some Band of Skulls and Imagine Dragons, and throughout the afternoon heard snippets of live music from the various bands. It was very tempting to give up the snow and skis for a smoothie and some live tunes.

This week, quite frankly, has too many shows I “need” to attend. Honestly, there is at least one thing every night that I’m super pumped about. I am going to have to make some difficult choices, so if anyone has anything to say to sway me in a particular direction, let me know. The one choice I will have no troubles making is Wednesday night. The Viper Room. Dead Sara. Need I say more?

As for everything else, here’s what I’ve got:

Monday: Oedipus at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Deluka at Harvard and Stone (10:30)
ALSO: Lisa Loeb FREE at Central SAPC (8:30)
ALSO: Aly Tadros & Irvin Dally at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night featuring Urban Cone, Tom Odell and Wildcat!Wildcat! FREE at Bardot (9pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Clare Means, Terra Naomi, Jackie Does Joel, and many more (8pm)

Tuesday: Nina Nesbitt and Kodaline at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Amplyfi (11pm)
ALSO: Urban Cone at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s featuring SHEL (9pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring The Filthy Souls and Foster Timms (9pm)

Weds: Ritapalooza (Benefit Show) at The Viper Room featuring Dead Sara and more (7pm)
ALSO: Kyle Nicolaides at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: TWLOHA’s Heavy and Light Tour at The House of Blues Sunset featuring Jon Foreman and Fiction Family (7pm)

Thursday: The Ten Thousand and Raheem Cohen at Lyric Theater (9pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio, Meiko, My Name is You at The Hotel Cafe (8,9,10)
ALSO: The Howls at Formosa Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Lowlight and La La La Birdtime at The Spare Room (10,11)
ALSO: Sonia Rao at WitZend (10pm)
ALSO: SHEL at Formosa Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Tristan Prettyman at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Two Gallants at Bootleg Bar (10pm)
ALSO: Petty Cash at The Viper Room (11pm)

Friday: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke (9pm)
ALSO: Irontom at O’Brien’s Pub (10pm)
ALSO: Amie Miriello at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Icarus Landing FREE at House of Blues Sunset (8pm)
ALSO: Justin Hopkins at WitZend (11pm)
ALSO: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia (9pm)

Saturday: Augustana (Acoustic) at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Otis Heat at The Mint (11:30)

Sunday: The Short Eyes at The Smell


To Keep in Mind:
Feb. 5th and 6th: Kris Allen at The Hotel Cafe
Feb. 7th: Haim at The House of Blues
Feb. 7th: The Grammy Foundation’s Pay It Forward Event at The Saban Theater featuring Ed Sheeran, LP, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, etc.
Feb. 8th: The Stone Foxes at The El Rey
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. 20st: twenty one pilots at The Troubadour
Feb. 21st: The Shakers at The Roxy
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 5th: Mother Mother at The Viper Room
March 8th: Boy at The Troubadour
March 12th: CHVRCHES at The Echo
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
March 24th: Janis Ian at McCabe’s
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
April 23rd: The Revival Tour at The El Rey
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint
June 1st: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Wiltern
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 10/15-10/21

In the middle of a bit of a work-crisis, so I’ll keep this short. Actually this whole week has kind of been one work crisis after another…and sadly I do not see the end. I did get out Wednesday night to check out rocksters, Leogun, and I am pleased to report I have a new band love from the UK.

Speaking of recent band discoveries, I have a few this week I’d really like to see. Sad Robot continues their Silverlake Lounge residency Monday night and then my favorite band from Culture Collide, Denmark’s terminal, has a show Thursday night also at Silverlake Lounge. And if we’re talking about can’t miss shows, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers are making their last stop in the LA area before they go on an indefinite hiatus (one of my least favorite word combos). They are at Saint Rocke Saturday night. Don’t miss out!

Here are the rest of my recommendations:

Monday: Sad Robot FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Xavier Rudd at Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Monday in the Round at Room 5 featuring Stephen Wrabel, Jesse Thomas, Clare Holley and Joel Eckels (9pm)


Tuesday: Madi Diaz, Tim Easton, Harper Blynn at The Hotel Cafe (7, 8,9)
ALSO: A Tribute to Tom Petty featuring Robert Francis, Drive He Said, The Californian and many more FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Freelance Whales at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun CD Release at Dakota Lounge (8:30)
ALSO: Stop Motion Poetry at Room 5 (9pm)
ALSO: The 9 Songwriters at WitZend (7pm)
ALSO: Ellie Goulding at The Troubadour (9:30)
ALSO: First Aid Kit at Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Duff McKagan at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Night at Piano Bar FREE (9pm)


Weds: The Young Romans and Jessie Payo at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Adam Bones at Boardner’s Club Moscow (10pm)
ALSO: Irontom, Black Box Revelation and The Sheepdogs at The Troubadour (8:30, 9:15, 10)
ALSO: Ellie Goulding FREE at Amoeba Records (6:30)


Thursday: Terminal and Alright Alright at Silverlake Lounge (8,9)
ALSO: Tim Halperin, Griffin House, and Ernie Halter at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,9)
ALSO: The Record Company and The Whigs at Bootleg Bar (10, 11)
ALSO: Charlene Kaye at The Mint (10:15)
ALSO: Greg Holden at Room 5 (10pm)


Friday: Tony Lucca and Justin Hopkins at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Frightened Rabbit at The Troubadour (10pm)
ALSO: Allen Stone at The Fonda Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Oedipus at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Barnaby Saints at El Cid (11:45)
ALSO: Maroon 5 at The Orpheum Theatre (9:30)


Saturday: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Saint Rocke (9pm)…last LA area show before the band goes on hiatus
ALSO: The Shakers at The Viper Room (11pm)
ALSO: The Script with Tristan Prettyman at The Greek Theatre (8pm)


Sunday: Jake Newton, Charlie Peacock, Fleeting Heart, Branches at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: Mika at The Fonda Theatre (9pm)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra at The House of Blues (8pm)


To Keep in Mind:
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
October 27th: Harper Blynn Halloween at The Hotel Cafe
November 2nd: Tonic at The Hotel Cafe
November 2nd: Matt Wertz at Largo
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 7th: Joe Firstman at The Hotel Cafe
November 8th: The Kin at The Roxy
November 9th: Brandi Carlile at Orpheum Theater
November 10th: Mumford & Sons at The Hollywood Bowl
November 10th: Marc Broussard at The Hotel Cafe
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 6th: Imagine Dragons and Garbage at San Manuel Casino
December 8th: Boyce Avenue at Club Nokia
December 11th: Atlas Genius at The Troubadour
January 23rd: Muse at The Staples Center
Feb. 9th: Ed Sheeran at Hollywood Palladium

~ Kristen

New Music Tuesday 10/2/12 Featuring Three Days Grace, Hannah Georgas, and Tristan Prettyman

I’m hitting up the music store later. Here is what’s on the top of my list:

Three Days GraceTransit of Venues 

I cannot believe it’s been almost 10 years since the release of Three Days Grace’s self-titled album. I guess it has been awhile if the way I discovered them was one of their music videos being played on the television. Anyway, the Canadian hard rockers are back with a new CD, their first since 2009. I am listening right now and can already see this one joining the ranks of their other CDs in heavy rotation on my iPod. The band does catchy angry-rock like no other. Here’s a taste:


Hannah GeorgasHannah Georgas 

I stumbled across this one via twitter. I started listening and I just couldn’t let go. I’d say that’s a good sign. Here’s a stream of the song “Robotic”  from this Canadian chanteuse.


Tristan PrettymanCedar + Gold 

This San Diego singer got me with this video released today for her song “I Was Gonna Marry You”. It feels relevant, so I wanted to share. The rest of the album continues to showcase Prettyman’s lovely vocals in a slightly more upbeat fashion. You can stream it here


Other albums to look into today:

~ Kristen

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 9/3-9/9

Happy Labor Day! I don’t know what that means to you but to me it means a day without school and some lazing around. I wish I could head to the beach but I wouldn’t dare. I’m sure it’s packed and I got my dose of sun from the barn today. I will happily stay indoors!


Monday: Labor Day!

Tuesday: Slash, Foxy Shazam @ House of Blues @730 $35/$40

Wednesday: The Bloodflowers @ Eleven @9 $4
AND: The Flowerthief @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Thursday: Blaqk Audio @ Casbah – Sold Out
AND: The Steelwells @ Griffin @9 $5 or free with RSVP
AND: Family Wagon @ El Dorado @9 $5 or free with RSVP

Friday: Patrick Norton and Those Damn Gunslingers @ Tin Can Alehouse @9 $5
AND: Kevin Martin @ Lestats @9
AND: Indians @ Griffin @9 $8/$10
AND: Low Volts and Scott H. Biram @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket

Saturday: The Heavy and The Brothers Grim @ Casbah
AND: Missy Higgins and Katie Herzig @ Belly Up @9 $20/$22
AND: KPRI’s Block Party feat: The Wallflowers, Tristan Prettyman, Walk The Moon @ Anthology @3 $40-$150

Sunday: Jesse LaMonaca @ Casbah @9 $15
AND: Lexington Field @ Soda Bar @9 $5


Keep in Mind:
September 10th- Linkin Park and Incubus @ Cricket
September 14th- The Walkmen and Milo Greene @ House of Blues
September 14th-15- San Diego Music Thing
September 16th- She Wants Revenge @ Belly Up
September 22nd- Owl City @ House of Blues
September 24th- Amanda Palmer @ House of Blues
September 24th- Alanis Morissette
September 29th- The Lumineers @ House of Blues
September 30th- The Shins @ SDSU Open Air Theater
October 2nd- Ed Sheeran @ House of Blues
October 3rd- The Head and The Heart @ Spreckles Theater
October 3rd- Grouplove @ Humphreys
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Florence + The Machine @ Cricket Wireless
October 5th- Kimbra @ House of Blues
October 5th- The Milk Carton Kids @ Anthology
October 6th- Dr. Dog @ 4th and B
October 9th- Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
October 13th- Weezer @ Harrahs
October 14th- The Raveonettes @ Belly Up
October 16th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues
October 17th- Allen Stone @ Belly Up
October 19th- The Script @ Humphreys
October 23rd- Crocodiles @ Casbah
October 24th- Matt and Kim @ House of Blues
October 26th- Two Door Cinema Club @ Soma
October 27th- Two Door Cinema Club
November 1st- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Humphreys
November 23rd- Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues