Weekend Jumpstart 040414

The mister and I will be commemorating our wedding anniversary this weekend (I’ve racked up six years with the old balls and chain, canyoubelieveit?), and as usual, LA is presenting us with more fun things to do this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday than we could pack into a year’s worth of celebrations.

Check out just a few of the many shows in LA this weekend that we’re considering, and be sure to let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for a great night of music (or a great steak for that matter…we’re gonna need to refuel at some point!).

The War on Drugs @ The Troubadour – April 4 & 5, 2014 – SOLD OUT

This Friday and Saturday night, Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs will be packing The Troubadour with two sold-out shows in support of their recently released third LP, Lost In The Dream. The group’s songwriting nods toward American legends such as Dylan and Springsteen, while their complex layering pushes modern production boundaries, resulting in a sound that is both primal and deftly structured. If you can swing tickets to one of these sold-out shows, be prepared for an evening to remember (kinda like my wedding night *wink wink*).

Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Hollywood Palladium – April 5, 2014 – Tickets

Fitz and the Tantrums were one of the first local acts that Mike and I fell in love with upon moving to LA, and we were lucky enough to catch their intimate show at The Echo way back in 2010 when we were practically still newlyweds. The retro-inspired band has grown leaps and bounds since then, releasing two full-length albums and stunning crowds across the globe with energetic headlining performances and show-stealing festival sets. Their show at The Palladium this Saturday sounds like the perfect place and time to get good and sweaty (also kinda like my wedding night *wink wink*).

Schoolboy Q @ Club Nokia – Tickets

If we’re not exhausted by Sunday, I know exactly what Mr. Houser and I will be doing: heading out to Club Nokia to catch the later of Schoolboy Q’s two shows at the venue that night (the 8pm show is already sold out). The LA-raised-but-East-Coast-influenced rapper is currently riding a wave of acclaim thanks to the February 2014 release of his debut album, Oxymoron, and while he’s already played several shows in LA this week, I’m sure he’s reserved enough energy to make the headlining slots at Club Nokia the highlights of the run. Plus the album features LA locals Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Tyler the Creator, so who knows who might join in on the fun (kinda like my…eh, nevermind).