LA CONCERT BLAST – April 15th-26th

Wednesday April 15th
Wavves, Vampire Hands, Fol Chen @ Echo
BLOC PARTY, Menomena @ Palladium
• India.Arie, Laura Izibor @ Club Nokia
• The Duke Spirit @ Last Call w/ Carson Daly
• Chris Potter @ Jazz Bakery
• Freeway @ Key Club
• Alex Cuba, Aterciopelados @ Conga Room
• Bruce Springsteen @ LA Sports Arena
• Gabrielle @ Molly Malones
• Lemon Sun, Transfer, Holy Rolling Empire @ Spaceland
• Jay Nash, Tristan Prettyman @ The Hotel Café
• Afrobeta @ La Cita
Junior Brown @ Key Club
• Bob Franceschini @ The Terrace
• Anna Oxygen, Mecca Normal, The Kris Special @ The Knitting Factory
• Rich Sheldon @ Baja Cantina

Thursday April 16th
• Bruce Springsteen @ LA Sports Arena
BUDOS BAND @ Echo
MR. BROWNSTONE (Guns N Roses Tribute featuring members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) @ Troubadour
• Lykke Li @ Last Call w/ Carson Daly
• Crystal Antlers @ Eagle Rock Center for the Perfomring Arts
• Stephanie Schneiderman, AM Session, The Mighty Regis @ Molly Malones
• Magnuson @ Mr. T’s Bowl
• Jill Marie @ Giggles N’ Hugs
• Pete Yorn @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
• KROQ Locals Presents: Glacier Hiking, Fight From Above, Kid Russell @ Roxy
Lifesavas @ Knitting Factory
• Press Play @ Angelus Temple
• Rick Ortix Presents Latin Reggae Night with Pacha Mama @ HOB – Sunset
• The Seventh Season @ Crane’s Hollywood Tavern
• Rupa & The April Fishes @ Saint Rocke
• Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Rev Theory @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
• Casey Neill and the Norway Rats @ Silverlake Lounge
• Born Ruffians @ Spaceland
• Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls @ Staples Center
• Bobby Long, Jessica Hoop, Jim Bianco @ The Hotel Café
• Afrobeta, Palenke Soul Tribe @ The Knitting Factory
• Truth Movement Live – hosted by Playboy’s Susie Feldman and VH1’s Ambre Lake – with Truth Movement, Melanie Martel (with Rikki Rocket of Poison and Robbie Crane of Ratt), The Faded, and Nero Zero @ Whisky A Go Go
• Gavin Castleton, Evan Voytas @ The Mint
The Derek Trucks Band, Jackie Greene @ The Wiltern
• MIMS @ Key Club
• Family Tree Analog @ Old Town Pub

Friday April 17th
• John Prine, Josh Ritter @ Wiltern
COACHELLA in Indio, CA
• Old Californio, Ben Vaughn @ Cinema Bar
Ben Harper & Relentless 7 @ Last Call w/ Carson Daly
• Mastodon, Intronaut, Kylesa, Made Out of Babies @ Echoplex
• It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia @ Troubadour
• 3 Heads @ Genghis Cohen
• Franz Ferdinand @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
• Mr. Hyde @ Molly Malones
• Japanther, NinjaSonik @ Out of Asia
• Kevin Rudolf w/ Jeremy Greene @ HOB – Sunset
• The Cave Singers @ Spaceland
• Dr. Dog, Golden Boots, The Cave Singers @ Spaceland
• Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls @ Staples Center
• DJ Oggy @ North Hollywood
• Ramblin’ Jack Elliott @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
• The Mighty Regis @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
• Kevin Rudolf, Cash Cash, Hyper Crush, Go Crash Audio @ HOB – Sunset
• Don McCloskey @ Troubadour
• Bobby Long @ Whisky A Go Go

Saturday April 18th
• New Kids on The Block @ Palladium
COACHELLA in Indio, CA
• The Drones, Abe Vigoda @ Spaceland
• Bobby Long @ The Hotel Café
• DJ Oggy @ Tatou
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia @ Troubadour
• Sean Kuti & Egypt ’80 @ Royce Hall at UCLA
• Ghost Hounds, Ryan Hiller @ Molly Malones
• Paul Freeman @ Genghis Cohen
Funky Sole (feat DJs Miles and Clifton) @ Echo (Free)
• Do Or Die, Kyro Kanaan, Saurus and Bones @ Knitting Factory
• The Muddy Reds @ El Cid
• Tribal Seeds, Sashamon @ briXton
• No Duh, We Govern We @ Whisky A Go Go
Big Organ Trio, Marc Ford, Maetar, Robin Moxey @ Topanga Canyon Earth Day Festival
• Tainted Love @ Key Club
• Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ HOB – Sunset
• Avowed @ Roxy
• Don McCloskey @ Troubadour
• We Govern We @ Whisky A Go Go

Sunday April 19th
• Vanja James @ Fais Do Do
COACHELLA in Indio, CA
• The Greasy Beats @ Room 5
• The Lisa Donnelly Project @ The Hotel Café
• Mike Officer, Brian Buckley Band @ The Mint
• Richard Buckner @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
• Tea Leaf Green, Luis Conte, Trevor Green @ Topanga Canyon Earth Day Festival
• Funeral Dress @ Echoplex
• Press Play @ Angelus Temple
• Kevin Kinsella, Raiz do Samba @ Saint Rocke
• John Renaud, bridgework @ Air Conditioned (Venice)
• Cary Brothers @ The Roxy
• Danny Federic Memorial Fundraiser: Chris Seefried, Joe Purdy, Tom Morello and very special guests @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
• Possessed @ HOB – Sunset
• Old Agoura, Sean Hodge w/ High Heat @ The Good Hurt

Monday April 20th
COMMON @ Club Nokia
• Squirrel Nut Zippers, Fishtank Ensemble @ El Rey
• Hillsong United @ Nokia Theatre L.A> Live
• Andrea Hamilton @ Room 5
• Dusty Rhodes and the River Band @ Room 5
The Whip @ Spaceland
• Cinema Bizarre @ The Knitting Factory
• Steel Panther @ Key Club
• Saint Motel, Aushua, Oliver Future, The Voyeurs @ Troubadour
• Tribal Seeds @ The Viper Room

Tuesday April 21st
The Whip @ Cinespace
• Kathleen Grace @ Crane’s Hollywood Tavern
• Brett Dennen @ Last Call w/ Carson Daly
• Cubensis @ Marlin Bar & Grill
• The War On Drugs, Rademacher @ Echo
James Pants, Peanut Butter Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne @ Echoplex
• Jeff Beck, Davy Knowles @ El Rey
• Floater, Coels Whalen @ Molly Malones
• Paper Sun @ Room 5
• The Boxer Rebellion, Funeral Party @ Troubadour
• Chris Pureka @ The Hotel Café
• Jimmy Robbins, Making April @ The Knitting Factory
• The Lisa Donnelly Project, The Janks @ The Mint
• Throbbing Gristle @ UCLA
• Rich Sheldon @ O’Brien’s Irish Pub
• Depeche Mode Record Release Dance Party w/ Richard Blade @ HoB – Sunset
• The Boxer Rebellion, Funeral Party @ Troubadour
• Bluetech @ Zanzibar

Wednesday April 22nd
• Jeff Beck, Davy Knowles @ El Rey
• The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember @ Henry Fonda
• Fobia, Gina Villalobos @ HOB – Sunset
Dan Deacon (w/ 13 piece ensemble), Future Islands, Teeth Mountain @ Troubadour (Sold Out!)
• Ooklah the Moc, The Lions, Guava Belly @ Roxy
• No Culture @ Echo
• Dub Club @ Echoplex

Thursday April 23rd
Common, Biz Markie @ HOB – Anaheim
• City Fritter @ Cinema Bar
• Press Play @ Angelus Temple
• Tierney Sutton @ Catalina Jazz Club
Black Kids, Mates of State, Judgement Day @ Henry Fonda
• Jill Marie @ Giggles N Hugs
• Dawes, Amateurs @ Echo
• The Mighty Regis @ Molly Malones
• Lenka @ Largo
• Fishtank Ensemble @ HOME
• Comedy is The New Black presents Comedy is the New Green @ Echoplex
• Depeche Mode @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
• Chris Robley & The Fear of Heights @ Silverlake Lounge
• Ernie Halter, Gaby Moreno, Elizabeth & The Catapult @ The Hotel Café
• Dizzy Balloon @ The Knitting Factory
Casxio @ Spaceland
Lez Zeppelin @ Key Club
Assembly of Dust @ The Mint
• Trust Company, Lunarclick, The Dreaming @ Whisky A Go Go
• Angus and Julia Stone @ Troubadour
• The Angel/Devil @ HOB – Sunset (Foundation Room)
• Der Zor, Eve of Justice, Non-Eye Full Force Rising, Red Snow, Inhalor @ Roxy
• UB40 @ HOB – Sunset

Friday April 24th
• The Enright House @ Echo Curio
• Feads @ Avalon
• Tierney Sutton @ Catalina Jazz Club
• Club Underground @ Echo
• Miss Kitty’s Parlor @ Echoplex
• Bret Michaels @ Club Nokia
• Jambang @ Fais Do DO
• Celia Chavez @ Genghis Cohen
• We Are The Fury @ Spaceland
• Tyrone Wells @ The Hotel Café
• Protest The Hero, The Number Twelve Looks Like You @ The Knitting Factory
• Tommy Castro Band, Gino Matteo & The Family @ The Mint
• Winfred E Eye @ The Smell
• DJ Oggy @ Blue Moon
• Tommy Emmanuel @ Gibson Amphitheatre
• Queensryche @ HOB – Sunset
Pigeon John, Rootbeer @ The Roxy
• Madison County @ Whisky A Go Go

Saturday April 25th
• Hollywood Holt @ LAX
• AM @ The Hotel Café
• DJ Oggy @ Tatou
• Luis Fonsi @ Club Nokia
• Ximena Sarinana @ Avalon
• Tierney Sutton @ Catalina Jazz Club
• Moss Bluff, Magnus Hitch @ Crane’s Hollywood Tavern
Funky Sole (feat DJs Miles and Clifton) @ Echo (Free)
• Cornmeal @ Saint Rocke
• Cubensis @ the Lighthouse Café
• John Doe @ Getty Center for the Arts
• You, Me & Iowa @ Spaceland
• Celtic Woman @ Greek Theatre
• Fastball, Dead Rock West, Stone River Boys @ The Mint
• Fuzz-Huzzi @ The Knitting Factory
• The Go-Go’s @ HOB – Sunset (Sold Out!)
• Carney @ Troubadour
• Leslie, The Parlor Mob, Bang Camaro @ The Viper Room
• Wild Child (Doors Celebration) @ Whisky A Go GO
• David Wilcox @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
• Dom Kennedy, Hyphy Crunk @ Echoplex
• Paul Chesne @ O’Brien’s Irish Pub (Santa Monica)
• Lukas Rossi, Stars Down @ briXton

Sunday April 26th
Kid Koala @ Gallery Nucleus
• Scooters in Noosa @ Crane’s Hollywood Tavern
• Little Big Town @ Club Nokia
Mr. Lif, Willie Evans Jr., Grieves @ Echo (7:00 pm)
Ladytron, The Faint, Crocodiles @ Henry Fonda
• Cool Breeze and the Boy Wonder @ Molly Malones
• The Greasy Beats @ Room 5
• Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland
• The Lisa Donnelly Project @ The Hotel Café
• Part Time Punks w/ The Mae Shi @ Echo (10:00 pm)
• Eulogies, The One Am Radio @ Echo (1:00 pm day show)
• Jay Reatard, Thee Oh Sees, Earthman & Strangers @ Echo (12:00 pm)
• Melissa Cavatti, Dig Jelly, Neo Geo @ Troubadour
• Mary Mary @ HOB – Sunset
• Pretty & Nice @ Knitting Factory
• DJ Quik @ Key Club
• Fallbrooke @ The Mint
• Spinal Tap, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest @ The Wiltern
• Eddie and The Hot Rods, Prima Donna @ The Knitting Factory

WORD?!?!?
CRAIG DAVID, the intoxicating European male diva, absolutely destroyed The Mint last night with his ice cold cool style and beautiful voice. Women were literally crying (I’m not kidding) because they got some face time Mr. David. He opened with his song “Let’s Dance” (the one with the Bowie sample) and kept it rolling from there – absolutely killing it with “Seven Days” and “Fill Me In” (he didn’t play “Follow Me” ). With only one instrumentalist backing him, Kwame, David’s voice really took the spotlight. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a great vocal performer….

COACHELLA is only a few days away. Hope you’re as amped as I am (probably not ). The line-up is truly stellar. Funny enough, while the Beatle’s Paul McCartney is playing Friday night, the son of the Beatle’s George Harrison, Dhani Harrison is playing in his duo thenewno2 with Oliver Hecks, on Saturday. If you want to catch thenewno2, make sure you get there early enough as they go on at 3 pm.

LAST CUP: ROAD TO THE WORLD SERIES OF BEER PONG IS OPENING LA UNITED FILM FESTIVAL! GET YOUR TICKETS AND CELEBRATE WITH ME AT THE AFTER PARTY! Tickets are available here, http://www.losangelesunitedfest.com , and you can pay via PayPal.

The French Semester’s newest album Good Friends Only I Could See was recently named one of the Best of 2009 by Web In Front – http://webinfront.net/?p=1918#. You can request their songs on KROQ by cutting and pasting this link http://www.dcd-kroq.com/dcdkroq-request/requestasongwrite.asp.

ON THE RADAR

4/30 – Ben Lee, Low vs. Diamond, Annie Stela @ Troubadour
Spaceland Mondays in May FREE – GANGI
5/1 – Black Lips w/ Flowers Forever, Static Static, DJ Simon Bennett @ El Rey
5/1 – Soul Slam: Prince vs. Michael Jackson @ Echoplex
5/2 – Hollywood U2 @ HOB – Sunset
5/3 – Chris Cornell w/ The Crash Kings @ Wiltern
5/3 – Damien Jurado, Laura Gibson @ Spaceland
5/3 – Manic Hispanic, CH3, Los Creepers @ El Rey
5/5 – Mike Doughty @ Hotel Cafe
5/6 – Ryan Bingham @ Troubadour
5/7 – 5/9 – Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre
5/8 – Voxhaul Broadcast, Local Natives, Aushua, Rumspringa @ Spaceland
5/8 – Nightlife feat. The Beat Junkies, Pete Rock @ Echoplex
5/9 – Keane w/ Mat Kearney @ Palladium
5/9 – Iron & Wine @ Troubadour
59 – Slick Rick @ Key Club
5/9 – The Avett Borthers, Magnolia Electric Company @ Henry Fonda
5/10 – The Shins @ Palladium
5/10 – The Vaseline @ El Rey
5/10 – Ceu @ Roxy
5/12 – Operation Aloha Record Release Show (Featuring members of Gomez, Phantom Planet and Maroon 5) w/ The Parson Red Heads & All Spots To Black @ Troubadour
5/14 – Cornelius, Deerhoof @ Mayan Theatre
5/16 – Doves @ Wiltern
5/16 – Soulive @ Key Club
5/17 – Grouch & Eligh @ Key Club
5/19 – Allman Brothers Band, Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre
519 – The Decemberists, Other Lives @ Palladium
5/20 – Ben Folds @ Palladium
5/20 – Allman Brothers Band, Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre
5/21 – Willie Waldman Project feat. Robby Krieger (of the Doors) @ The Mint
5/21 – The 88 @ Key Club
5/22 – Deadmau5 @ Palladium
5/26 – Lady Sovereign, Chester French @ El Rey
5/27 – Prodigy @ Palladium
5/27 – moe. @ Roxy
5/27 – Sun Kill Moon, Mia Doi Todd @ El Rey
5/28 – Ben Harper and Relentless 7 @ Wiltern
5/28 – Garaj Mahal @ The Mint
5/28 – moe. @ Roxy
5/28 – Fleetwood Mac @ Staples Center
6/5 – Kate Voegele w/ Angel Taylor, Amy Kuney @ El Rey
6/6 – Holy Fuck @ Troubadour
6/8 – Metric @ Wiltern
6/9 – 6/11 – The Tragically Hip @ Troubadour
6/12 – Del The Funky Homosapien, Mike Relm, Bukue One, Serendipity Project (The Funkman Tour) @ HOB – Sunset (Public On Sale Sat. Apr 18th; Presale Now – Password HOME)
6/13 – Incubus w/ The Duke Spirit @ Hollywood Bowl
6/13 – DataRock @ Key Club
6/19 – Jimmy Hering @ HOB – Sunset
6/26 – Aretha Franklin @ Hollywood Bowl (on sale Saturday at Noon)
6/26 – Xavier Rudd @ HOB – Sunset
6/28 – Adele @ Hollywood Bowl
6/28 – Phoenix, Amazing Baby @ Wiltern
6/29 – Ani DiFranco @ Orpheum Theatre
6/30 – Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood @ Hollywood Bowl

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