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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 7/23-7/28

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Made a somewhat last minute decision to go down to Comic Con
for a couple days. This ended up being a fantastic call. After a whirlwind 2.5
days (1 day longer than planned), I realized that Comic Con was very much like
SXSW (my favorite week of the year). There were fun panels, celebrity run-ins,
lots of giveaways and exclusives, free food, long lines, no sleep, extreme
scheduling crises, and yes, even music. On that front, we saw New Politics
Thursday night at an MTV2 party with the cast of Teen Wolf, Animals of Kin
played The Griffin on Friday and the How I Met Your Mother
panel on Saturday involved a surprising amount of singing.

Speaking of SXSW, a couple of my favorites from this year
are in town this week. Kid Karate playing a free show at Bardot on Monday and
Bastille is at The Troubadour Tuesday. We also have The 1975, Frightened
Rabbit, and Shakey Graves (more band recommendations from Austin) playing LA
shows this week.

Here are the rest of my picks (lots of good ones this week):
 

Monday: It’s a
School Night FREE at Bardot featuring Kid Karate, Dustbowl Revival (8pm)
ALSO: Shane Alexander and Last American Buffalo FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: The Absolute FREE at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)
ALSO: Wolfmother at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Dave Yaden, Jesse Thomas, Clare
Means, Jenni Alpert, Joel Eckels, etc. (8pm)

Tuesday: Bastille
at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO: The Watkins Family Hour at Largo (8:30)
ALSO: Filthy Souls and Davis Fetter at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Madi Diaz at Bootleg Bar (9pm)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Weds: Max Collins
(Eve 6) at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The 1975 at The Troubadour (9pm)
ALSO: Said the Whale and Capital Cities at The Grove (7:30)
ALSO: Savages at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre (7pm)

Thursday: Words
& Music by Dan Wilson at The Hotel Cafe (7pm)
ALSO: The Belle Brigade FREE at Skirball Cultural Center (8pm)
ALSO: Death of A Star at Los Globos (9:30)
ALSO: Skylar Grey at Bootleg Bar (9:30)
ALSO: NO at The LA Zoo for Roaring Nights (7pm)
ALSO: Circa Zero at The El Rey (8pm)

Friday: Saint
Motel at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Sweet Talk Radio and Javier Dunn at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: NO FREE at FIGat7th Downtown Festival (7pm)
ALSO: Family Cave at The Good Hurt (10pm)
ALSO: Tyler Lyle, Grizfolk, The Parlotones at Sunset Marquis (7pm)
ALSO: Viza at The Troubadour (10pm)

Saturday: Frightened
Rabbit at House of Blues (8:45)
ALSO: The Other Side of Morning downtown before a showing of Monty Python (6pm)
ALSO: Fitz and The Tantrums w/ Parade of Lights at The Wiltern (7pm)

Sunday: Kris
Angelis and Zane Carney at The Hotel Cafe (8,9)
ALSO: Shakey Graves at Bootleg Bar (11pm)

To Keep in Mind:
August 1st: Semi Precious Weapons at The Viper Room 
August
2nd: Kitten and Dear Boy at The Troubadour 

August 4th: The Both at The Troubadour 
August 1st-3rd: Sunset Strip Music Festival 
August 8th: The Silent Comedy at Fonda Theatre
August 11th: Ivan & Alyosha at The Troubadour 
August 14th: Jamie N Commons at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Troubadour 
August 16th: Serena Ryder at The Roxy 
August 17th/18th: Echo Park Rising
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center
August 22nd: Andrew Belle at Bootleg Bar 
August 24th: NEEDTOBREATHE at Harvest Social in Anaheim 
August 24th: Truth & Salvage Co. at The Troubadour 
September 4th: Tegan and Sara at The Greek Theatre
September 4th: Brendan James at The Hotel Cafe
September 6th: Gold Fields at The Troubadour 
September 10th: Ewert and The Two Dragons at The Satellite 
September 14th: Hem at The Troubadour 
September 18th: Bastille at The El Rey 
September 19th: Cold War Kids at The Wiltern 
September 20th: twenty one pilots at House of Blues Anaheim (w/ Fall Out Boy
and Panic at The Disco)
September 24th: Ben Rector and Tyrone Wells at House of Blues
September 26th: Hanson at House of Blues Sunset
September 27th: The Naked & Famous at The Wiltern 
September 27th/28th: The Lumineers at The Greek Theatre 
October 1st: Jake Bugg at Fonda Theatre
October 3rd: Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin at The Wiltern 
October 4th: Travis at The Wiltern 
October 8th: Daughter at The Wiltern
October 9th: The Avett Brothers at Shrine Auditorium 
October 10th: Tony Lucca at The Hotel Cafe  
October 10th/11th: The Pretty Reckless at House of Blues 
October 11th: KT Tunstall at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
October 12th: 30 Seconds to Mars at The Hollywood Bowl
October 14th: Frank Turner at The Fonda 
October 16th: Langhorne Slim & The Law at
The Troubadour

October 16th: The Delta Saints at The
Mint 

October 21st: Carbon Leaf at The Hotel Café
October 25th: Stephen Kellogg at McCabe’s 
October 26th: Boy at The Fonda  
October 27th: Stephen Kellogg at Saint Rocke 
October 28th: Foy Vance at The Hotel Cafe

October 31st: Iron & Wine at Orpheum Theatre

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/21-1/27

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So excited by what is going on in LA this week, music-wise. One of my new favorite Brit Bands, Leogun have returned to the area playing shows on Tuesday and Thursday. This along with shows from The Ten Thousand, Sabrosa Purr, Rival Tides, We Were Indians, Sad Robot, and of course the three-day Band of Skulls/Muse combo, suggest this will be a great week to rock out. Let’s do it!

Here’s what else I would recommend:

Monday: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 (8pm)

 

Tuesday: The Basement Sessions FREE at Hemingway’s Lounge featuring Leogun (9:30)
ALSO: Jared James Nichols, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, Franky Perez & The Truth at The Viper Room (9, 10, 11:30)
ALSO: The Young Romans and Drew & Ellie Holcomb at The Hotel Cafe (7,8)
ALSO: Lwan at Room 5 (8pm)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar featuring Barnaby Saints and Clare Means (9pm)

Weds: Rumer at The Hotel Cafe (9:30)
ALSO: Rival Tides at Amplyfi (7:30)
ALSO: The Airborne Toxic Event at The Mayan Theatre (7pm)
ALSO: Band of Skulls and Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)

 

Thursday: Kevin Earnest, Korey Dane, and Words and Music by Dan Wilson at Room 5 (7, 7:30, 8)
ALSO: Leogun at Saint Rocke  (9pm)
ALSO: Raheem Cohen at Lyric Theatre (8pm)
ALSO: Lady Sinatra and Ours at The Viper Room (9:45, 11)
ALSO: Band of Skulls and Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)

 

Friday: We Were Indians at Central SAPC (9:30)
ALSO: Jon Brion at Largo (9:30)
ALSO: Sabrosa Purr and Ours at The Viper Room (9:45, 11)

 

Saturday: Sad Robot at El Cid (10pm)
ALSO: The Nervous Wreckords at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Ben Folds Five at The Wiltern (7pm)
ALSO: Muse at The Staples Center (7pm)

 

Sunday: Little Kids Rock Benefit Show with Joshua Radin and friends at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Ron Sexsmith at The Grammy Museum

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
January 30th: Dead Sara at The Viper Room
Feb. 1st: Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia
Feb. 1st: Queen Caveat at Saint Rocke
Feb. 2nd: Augustana at The Troubadour
Feb. 2nd: The Creepshow at The Hotel Cafe
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 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

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Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar: 1/14-1/20

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Only two weeks into the new year and I already have some new band obsessions. Last Friday’s show at The Hotel Cafe with Red Wanting Blue was the most entertaining and energetic show I’ve been to this year. The Ohio-based band doesn’t come to LA that often, but they had the room in a frenzy. They also have great taste in openers as they selected one of my personal favorites, The Young Romans. Since Friday, I have not been able to stop listening to Red Wanting Blue’s albums…except to listen to a few other recent favorites, The Delta Saints’ Red Letter Jubilee (out this Tuesday!), Mother Mother’s recent release, The Sticks, and European duo Boy’s Mutual Friends.

This year is already so musically bountiful!

This upcoming week looks pretty singer-songwriter heavy for me. I think I’m most excited about Saturday at The Roxy. I mean, how many years has it been since Teddy Geiger appeared on that canceled way too soon TV show about the music talent scout played by Tom Cavanaugh? I was instantly drawn to the show and the young promising talent.

Here’s what else is on my radar. Need more rock in your life? Try Thursday night at The Viper Room or sample The Ten Thousand at Los Globos as part of their January residency.

 

Monday: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Run River North (formally Monsters Calling Home), Meg Meyers, and The Peach Kings (9pm)…FREE with RSVP http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
ALSO: Amie Miriello and Deadly Birds at The Viper Room (10, 11)
ALSO: Western Scene FREE at Harvard & Stone (8:15)
ALSO: Our Lady J with Justin Tranter at Rockwell Table and Stage (8pm)
ALSO: Kathryn Ostenberg at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: Terraplane Sun FREE at The Satellite (10pm)
ALSO: Monday Monday FREE at Room 5 featuring Scott Mellis, Jesse Thomas, Jackie Does Joel, David & Devine, etc. (8pm)

 

Tuesday: Madi Diaz at The Hotel Cafe (8pm)
ALSO: The Ten Thousand at Los Globos (11:30)
ALSO: Professor Possessor at Bootleg Bar (11pm)
ALSO: A Tribute to Dolly Parton FREE at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Kaskade at The Grammy Museum (7:30)
ALSO: Beachwood Tuesdays FREE at The Piano Bar (9pm)

 

Weds: Lucy Rose, Barnaby Bright, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at The Hotel Cafe (7,8,11)
ALSO: Miner and Steve Taylor at The Echo (9pm)
ALSO: Jake Bugg at The Trouadour (9:30)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8pm)

 

Thursday: “Write the Night” at The Troubadour featuring Curtis Peoples, Lucy Rose, and Joshua James (7pm)
ALSO: Irontom, Transfer, The Parlotones at The Viper Room (8:30, 9:30, 10:30)
ALSO: Kate Earl at The Hotel Cafe (10pm)
ALSO: Wake Up Lucid at The Satellite (9pm)
ALSO: Lifehouse at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: Pinback at The El Rey (8pm)
ALSO: Angels Fall acoustic FREE at The Hard Rock Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8pm)

 

FridayThe James Douglas Show at The Federal Bar (7:30 AND 9pm)
ALSO: Forrest Day at El Cid (midnight)
ALSO: Fortress Social Club FREE at 3 Clubs (11:30)
ALSO: Abandoned Pools at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: The Dead Ships at The Satellite (11pm)
ALSO: Meika Pauley at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: Andrew Bird at Largo (8pm)

 

Saturday: Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera at The Roxy (8pm)
ALSO: Irontom at O’Brien’s (10pm)
ALSO: Jenny O and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister at The Troubadour (9:30, 10:30)

 

Sunday: ?

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
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
May 18-19th: Overture Con at The Mint/Central SAPC
April 20th: Tyrone Wells and Wakey!Wakey! at The Troubadour
August 19th/20th: Ed Sheeran at The Staples Center

~ Kristen

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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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