This is this time of the year, KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas is here with a crazy good lineup including Muse, QOTSA, Prophets of Rage, Run the Jewel, Morrissey, Weezer, Phoenix, the Killers and many more happening this week!
On Monday 4th, a lot of free shows as usual, It’s A School Night! with Split/Party, Harry Mack, Tangerine at the Bardot, Shannon Lay is at The Echo with Lael Neale, Entrance, Chad Ubovich (of Meatbodies, solo), Iress is at The Satellite with Spare Parts For Broken Hearts, Nightgown, Dante Elephante is the Hi Hat with Diners, Dreamboat, Color TV, and legendary Mike Love is at The GRAMMY Museum.
On Tuesday 5th, WHITECHAPEL Decade of Defilement Tour is at the Regent with Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, So This Is Suffering, The Shelters are at the Echo with The Tracks, Hearty Har, Miya Folick has a release party (“Give It To Me” EP Release) at Moroccan Lounge. There is an intimate conversation with Clive Davis at The GRAMMY Museum, and it’s WASI Residency Night 1 at the Hi Hat with Lucy & La Mer, MetronOhm, Taleen Kali.
On Wednesday 6th, Angus & Julia Stone are at the Fonda Theatre with Luke Sital-Singh, tUnE-yArDs is at the Moroccan Lounge (it’s sold out), there is A Positive Spin: A Paradigm Benefit with AOE, Falcons, Grandson, GG Magree, Hoodboi, Jack Beats, Nosaj Thing (DJ Set), Promnite, Swsh, Thee Commons & more at the El Rey Theatre, Hanson are at the Wiltern, OLIVER FRANCIS is at the Roxy with Roy Purdy, Freedom Fry are at The Peppermint Club, Shilpa Ray is at the Bootleg with SISU, Sam Mickens (Dead Science, Xiu Xiu), and Mike Love (of The Beach Boys) is visiting Amoeba Music.
On Thursday 7th, Jungle are at the El Rey Theatre, with Makeness, Pig Destroyer are at the Regent with Despise You, Necrot, Call Of The Void, The Shrine has a Record Release Party at the Echo with Feels, Cheap Tissue, Nicole Atkins is at the Bootleg with Lauren Ruth Ward, Thayer Sarran
On Friday 8th, there is Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit Show with Jane’s Addiction at the Hollywood Palladium, James Blake starts his first night out of three at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Yann Tiersen is at The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Alex Lahey is at The Echo with Dude York, Liv Slingerland, Dirtwire is at the Globe theater with Headphone Activist, Kyrian Bobeerian, Jamila Woods is at the Teragram Ballroom with Tasha, Laura Jean Anderson is at the Bootleg with Dot, Matt Rose, Goodnight, Texas is at the Satellite with Runnner and Lucy Arnell and Angus & Julia Stone are at Amoeba Music.
On Saturday 9th, It’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018 with Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Rise Against, Prophets of Rage, Run the Jewel, Cold War Kids, Royal Blood, Judah and the Lion at The Forum, James Blake has a second gig at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Us The Duo are at The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Chris Robinson Brotherhood are at the Fonda Theatre, Tijuana Panthers are at the Teragram Ballroom with Bane’s World, Enjoy, Vex Ruffin is at the Bootleg Richard lll, Cre’me, Ozomatli are at the Saban Theatre, TIM BARRY is at the Echo with A.W. (Allison Weiss), Roger Harvey, Frankie And The Witch Fingers are at The Smell with Weed and Hoover iii, SALES are at the Regent with Yeek, Chaos Chaos. And there is a big event at the Echoplex and at the Resident: For The Children 2017 with Infest, Ramallah, Terror, Career Suicide, All Out War, Strife, King Nine, World Of Pain, Xibalba, Enzweck, Forced Order, The Beautiful Ones, Regulate, NOMADS, Funeral Chic, Harness, One Choice, WVRM, Strengthen What Remains, Laid 2 Rest, Mortality Rate, Shiners Club, Iron Curtain, Navaja.
On Sunday 10th, It’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018 continues with Morrissey, The Killers, Weezer, The Lumineers, Foster the People, Phoenix, Walk the Moon, Franz Ferdinand, X Ambassadors, Vance Joy at The Forum. It’s also STEVIE WONDER: HOUSE FULL OF TOYS With Special Guest Andra Day, Dave Matthews, Pharrell Williams, Savion Glover, and Tony Bennett. James Blake has another show at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Jack & Jack are at the Fonda Theatre with Olivia O’Brien, and Natalia Jimenez is at the Wiltern
a top debut ever by Lil Nas X
emo-rockers goes hip hop
a mini Punk Rock Bowling
The Viking warrior of Rock-n-Roll, Norwegian born superstar Rocky Kramer holds the very soul of music in his heart.
Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm
a lame 94K EAUs
sounds like Paul McCartney’s early 70s be bopping vibe as covered by the Meters
distinct and wondrous without being obvious or obnoxious
except for the title track the songs are on vacation
simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs