LA Concert Blast – March 2009

Concerts in LA for the month of March. The first week is thorough, the rest is less thorough due to time constraints and the likely possibility that I will do other updates and that some shows will change.

If it’s bold, I’m either going to the show, considering going to the show or have seen the artist and am recommending them.

Sunday March 1

Busta Rhymes, Diz Gibran @ Club Nokia

The New Low @ Renee’s Courtyard Café

That Was Something, The Sophomore Attempt @ The Mint

Tyvjk @ Echo

Molly Jensen @ Hotel Café

Costa Nova, New Maximum Donkey @ Knitting Factory

Jane Monheit @ Catalina Jazz Club

DJ Oggy @ On The Rox

Monday March 2

Steel Panther @ Key Club

Raphael Saadiq @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

Bob Mould @ Hotel Café

The Fray @ The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno

Brandon Rogers @ Molly Malones

Amy Lacour @ Room 5

Tuesday March 3

Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary @ Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

Get Back Loretta @ Troubadour

Pop Levi, Fujiya & Miyagi @ Echoplex

Soulcrate Music @ Alterknit Lounge

Tony Bennett @ Terrace Theatre

Tom Brosseau @ Spaceland

The Grieves @ Knitting Factory

Wednesday March 4

Camel Tones @ Molly Malones

Cut Off Your Hands @ Spaceland

Shaimus @ The Mint

The Mae-Shi @ UCLA Kerckhoff Coffee House

Jodeci @ Club Nokia

Helmet, Fu Manchu, Year Long Disaster @ H.O.B. – Sunset Strip

Johnny Bennett @ Key Club

AM @ Roxy Theatre

1349 @ Whisky A Go Go

Bob Burns & The Breakups @ Knitting Factory

Crooked X @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jill Marie @ Room 5

Thursday March 5

Jimmy Eat World, No Knife @ Club Nokia

Kokopelli @ Genghis Cohen

Allofasudden @ Good Hurt

Eliot Lipp @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

Marcy Playground @ Brixton

Wonder Girls @ The Wiltern

The Klezmatics @ Royce Hall UCLA

The Mighty Regis @ Molly Malones

Doshus @ Air Conditioned – Venice

Cary Brothers, Buddy @ Troubadour

Bigelf @ Keyclub

Moss Bluff @ HOB – Sunset Strip

All Shall Perish, Underneath the Gun @ Whisky A Go Go

Mumiy Troll @ Roxy Theatre

Friday March 6

Check in the Dark @ El Cid

Kevin Saunderson @ Avalon

Tom Jones @ Club Nokia

Dirty Sweet, The Lonely H @ Echo

Moving Units @ El Rey

Deep 6 Holiday @ Good Hurt

Mago De Oz @ Hollywood Palladium

Asylum Street Spankers @ Molly Malones

Jason Heath and The Greedy Souls @ Mr. T’s Bowl

BLK JKS @ Natural History Museum

Amy Loftus @ Room 5

The Bad Plus @ The Mint

Hal Ketchum @ Brixton

Armored Saint @ Key Club

The Daylights @ HOB – Sunset Strip

Mumiy Troll @ Roxy Theatre

Klezmatics @ Royce Hall

Jac @ The Joint

Saturday March 7

Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria @ The Forum

Lambchop, Radar Bros. @ Largo

The Greyboy All-Stars @ Troubadour

G. Love and Special Sauce @ HOB – Sunset Strip

King Washington, Slips Into Space @ Molly Malones

The Upper Crust @ Spaceland

Conjunto Primavera @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Les Claypool, The Mutaytor, Saul Williams @ The Wiltern

M83, Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Disney Concert Hall

Delilah Jones @ King Neptunes

Marcy Playground @ Key Club

Sunday March 8

Larkin Grimm, Michael Gera @ Echo

Ninja Academy @ The Grand Star

Curumin @ Spaceland

Tina Dico @ The Roxy

Soilwork, Warbringer @ Key Club

Deru @ Jimmy’s Lounge

From this point on, the only shows listed are shows that I think are worthy of mention and/or that I think might require the purchase of advanced tickets. The list from here until the end is much less thorough than the preceding week and may not include lesser known artists.


Monday March 9

Jesse McCartney @ HOB – Sunset Strip

Tuesday March 10

Cut Copy, Matt & Kim @ Henry Fonda

Neil Halstead, Zach Gill @ Largo

The Pretenders @ The Wiltern

Chali 2Na, Cut Chemist @ HOB – Sunset Strip

Wednesday March 11

Cut Copy, Matt & Kim @ Henry Fonda

Sara Bareilles @ The Hotel Café

The New Mastersounds, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad @ The Mint

Shwayze, The Knux, LMFAO @ HOB – Sunset Strip


Thursday March 12

Break Science feat. Adam Deitch, BLVD @ Fais Do Do

De La Soul @ Key Club

Sara Bareilles @ Hotel Café

Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ Troubadour

Yelle @ El Rey

Friday March 13

The Twelves @ Avalon

Boys Noize, Diplo, Boy 8-Bit @ Shrine Expo Center

The Pink Floyd Experience @ Orpheum

Chester French, Lady GaGa @ Wiltern

Saturday March 14

Marc Ford & Neptunes Blues Club @ Café Boogaloo\

Futurecop! @ Echoplex

Lyrics Born @ The Mint

Pink Floyd Experience @ Orpheum

Sunday March 15


Monday March 16

Simian Mobile Disco @ Henry Fonda

The Soundtrack of Our Lives @ Troubadour

Tuesday March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

Ladyhawke @ Troubadour

Wednesday March 18

MSTRKRFT @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Taylor Hicks @ The Roxy

Thursday March 19


Friday March 20

A-Trak @ Avalon

Four Tet @ Echo

Saturday March 21

OK Go @ HOB – Anaheim

War @ La Mirada Theatre

Black Mountain, The Sadies @ Echoplex

Calvin Harris @ Vanguard

Wil Bernard, Jon Medeski, Stanton Moore and Andy Hess @ The Roxy

Alice Russell @ Troubadour

Sunday March 22


Monday March 23

Bishop Allen @ Troubadour

Tuesday March 24


Wednesday March 25

Branford Marsalis @ Catalina Jazz Club

Tricky, The Floacist @ Henry Fonda Theatre

Thursday March 26

Branford Marsalis @ Catalina Jazz Club

Angelique Kidjo @ Bovard Auditorium

The Mae Shi @ The Smell

Friday March 27

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour @ Echo

The Pod (Ween Tribute Band) @ Molly Malones

Cold War Kids, Crystal Antlers @ Orpheum

JJ Cale @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Pete Rock @ Key Club

Saturday March 28

Elton John, Billy Joel @ Honda Center – Anaheim

Madeleine Peyroux @ Club Nokia

Branford Marsalis @ Catalina Jazz Club

Scott Amendola @ Red Cat Theatre

JJ Cale @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ El Camino College

Sunday March 29

Neil Hamburger, The Fuxedos @ Spaceland

Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Keri Hilson @ Gibson Amphitheatre

DJ Quik @ Key Club

Monday March 30

Billy Joel, Elton John @ Honda Center – Anaheim


Tuesday March 31


Wednesday April 1

The Rakes @ Troubadour

War Tapes @ The Smell

Thursday April 2 – Brandon’s Birthday!

Bill Frisell @ Skirball Cultural Center

Mama’s Cookin @ The Mint

Kid Sister @ Echoplex

Plain White T’s, Vedera @ HOB – Sunset Strip

Lily Allen, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head @ The Wiltern


Friday April 3

Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Boogaloo Assassins, Big Organ Trio @ The Mint

John Brown’s Body, Mishka @ The Roxy

Saturday April 4

Ratatat @ Palladium

Stereo Total, Leslie and the Lys @ El Rey

BeauSoleil Ave Michael Doucet @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

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