Friday, October 31, 2014

Things to Do In San Diego: October 31-November 2, 2014

It's Halloween and my head is so scattered I completely forgot about SoundDiego Live in the listings. Have fun tonight, be safe, use Uber or Lyft or whatever you have to do to be safe on the roadways and keep our streets safe for trick or treaters. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, October 31, 2014:
  • SoundDiego Live with Dead Feather Moon, Ed Ghost Tucker @ The Office
  • The Creepy Creeps, Burning of Rome, Cramped, Schitzophonics @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Casbah Presents: Cut Copy, Gemini Club, DJ Adam Salter @ The North Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Dabbers, Lion Cut @ Seven Grand
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greyhounds @ Balboa Theatre
  • Citizen Cope- Clarence Greenwood Recordings 10th Anniversary Tour @ Humphrey's
  • Roxy Jones. feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Wild Wild Wets feat. The Zombies, Ape Machine feat. CCR, Sleeping Ghost fest. The Ramones, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra @ Soda Bar
  • Metalachi, Geezer, Chica Diabla @ Brick By Brick
  • Noche de Brujas feat. Angel Dust, Northern Tigers, Electrical Healing Sound, The Natives, Baja Bugs, Blood Houds, Young Wants, Gloomsday, The Cardielles, Los Ojos, Batwings @ Til Two Club
  • Squirrelly Arts, They Feed at Night, The Shaolin Signal, and Morphesia @ Ken Club
  • Carnage @ Hard Rock Hotel
  • Wildside @ Tin Roof
  • Gary Hankins Summer Knowledge, Champ @ Tin Can
  • Thriller Halloween Party and Costume Contest @ Bar Pink
  • The Lexicons, The Mochilero All Stars, King Dutty @ The Tower Bar
  • Atomic Groove (5:30), Halloween Heat featuring The Earful and 80's Heat (9:00) @ Belly Up
  • Smiths, Joy Division Masquerade, Still Ill Tribute Band @ Whistle Stop Bar
  • 3LAU, Designer Drugs, Justin Jay, and Vokab Kompany @ Dive Dayclub, Harrah's San Diego Resort
  • DJ Beatnik @ Rooftop 600
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's Park West
  • Halloween 2014 with DJ Scotty Boy @ W Hotel
  • Spirit of San Diego Yacht Halloween @ Flagship Cruises
  • Fetish Halloween with Travis Porter LIVE @ Fluxx
  • Sunny Rude @ Gallagher's Pub
  • Fuse Halloween with DJ Seize @ Fuse
  • Sweater Beats @ Somewhere Loud Event Center
  • Whiiite @ Bassmnt
  • Caroline D'amore @ Inspiration Hornblower
  • Carlo, Gina Caderoni, Bryn, Raw Russ @ Spin Nightclub
  • Mani Dollaz, Honey Cocaine @ World Beat Center
  • Betamaxx @ Humphrey's Backstage
  • The Broken Stems, The Verigolds, Sister Speak @ 710 Beach Club
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's Lounge
  • Halloween w/ Kid Wonder @ U31

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: October 30, 2014

I'm not really sure why my listings posted funny last night, but here's an update with your weekend listings. The #SocialFresh conference was sweet, Darren and I had a fun date night after that included stops at Barley Mash, The Hideout, Soda Bar, and Til-Two Club. This weekend is going to be nuts and though I'm not into the whole adults in costume thing, I am sure lots of people are planning some big Fridays. Thursday archives after the jump.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: October 29, 2014

This week has been nuts. At the moment, I'm in the #SocialFresh conference at the #OmniSanDiego learning all about webby stuffs with a bunch of like-minded nerds who are all losing our eyesight by staring at our mobile devices all day long. This week we put tickets on sale for Ms. Lauryn Hill, many of the tickets sold in presale and the rest sold in about 4 hours, so thanks for making my job easy. Don't forget Cut Copy is already sold out and Ziggy Marley is almost sold out, so check out tickets now if you're hoping to go. If you have will call tickets, I'd recommend arriving early to get your tickets, even if you leave for dinner or drinks or whatever. For all the upcoming shows, go to Meanwhile at the Casbah, there's plenty of good stuff happening, too, and Friday is already sold out, so don't snooze on tickets for other shows or you'll be like the girl crying to me last night that I just ruined her life because she didn't get tickets to a show. Listings for Thursday are after the jump.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014:
  • Rachael Yamagata, Hemming @ House of Blues
  • Grizfolk, We The Folk, BØRNS @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Gunner Gunner, Processor, Daddy Issues @ Casbah
  • Mountain Standard Time, Hilltop Ramblers @ The Merrow
  • Zak Waters, French Horn Rebellion, Mackintosh Braun @ Soda Bar
  • Soda Bar Presents: Sonic Avenues, Young Wants, Scuffs @ Til Two Club
  • Shawn Mullins, Max Gomez @ Belly Up (Seated Show)
  • Abdon Alcaraz with Veronica Sobrinos @ Dizzy's
  • Broni Lisle, On Fifth, Jesus Gonzalez @ Lestat's
  • Young Lion Series Julian Davis @ Croce's Park West
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Ape Machine, Ghetto Blaster @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Club Kingston Presents: Psydecar with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • DJ Mikey Ratt & Tiki Thomas @ Tower Bar
  • Ameerah @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30)
  • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30-close)

An Update on The Che Cafe at UCSD

The following is a message from The Che Cafe with an update of their eviction from the UCSD campus. While I can't say as a 38 year old woman, I don't spend much time at the Che these days, but it was definitely a destination for me and my friends through high school, into college, and even beyond college. One of my favorite shows of my life, Shelter, was at the Che, as was this amazing performance art piece by Zach de la Rocha preceeding an Inside Out show. It is also the first place I ever got to see Rocky Votolato, who as you may well know by reading this site, is one of my all-time favorite musicians. If you can make it out to support any of the activities of the Che as they fight this out in court, please represent for all us veterans who hoped the torch would be passed on for Millenials and post-Millenials and beyond. Full text of the update below with links, dates, and information to help.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Casbah & The Belly Up present Ms Lauryn Hill at The North Park Theatre!

Casbah & Belly Up have joined forces to bring Ms Lauryn Hill to The North Park Theatre. Presale tickets are on sale today, and regular on sale is tomorrow at 10am. You can grab your tickets now with the password "miseducation". This is a 21+ general admission standing show. For this show, we will also have a front of house VIP section with general admission seats on our orchestra pit. There's only 40 of those, so don't wait to grab tickets.

Things To Do In San Diego: October 27-28, 2014

I had a crazy busy weekend that was super awesome. Alt-J were incredible at Soma- despite it being sweltering in the venue-, the Warpaint show on Saturday was awesome and then I ended up going to Viejas on a whim with my friends which was crazy fun, and then Tennis on Sunday was pretty great, too. We have a big concert announcement for the theatre today, so stay check back around 10 for that. We also have big shows this week, with Tycho on Wednesday, Cut Copy on Friday, Ziggy Marley on Saturday, and Carla Morrison on Sunday. Tuesday through Thursday listings are after the jump.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: October 24-26, 2014

Yesterday was awesome with Bear Hands and Fences at The North Park Theatre. I followed up with some tequila at home while I relaxed for a minute, then went to Seven Grand to meet up with Jake where I caught a set from The Midnight Pine, and then hung out at Bar Pink for a little while before calling it a night. It's definitely a bonus that our theatre shows mostly end so early. This weekend is going to be great, with a private Alt-J show by day, their sold out show by night, and then Warpaint & Vacationer on Saturday and Tennis on Sunday, but tonight, it's all about the besties. got an "honorable mention" in the "best music blog" category, but I was beat by SoundDiego, which I written for nearly every single day (I usually skip New Year's Day and Thanksgiving) since 2010, so it's still a win. Weekend listings are after the jump.

Thursday, October 23, 2014:
  • CityBeat Besties Awards feat. Little Hurricane, Steph Johnson, performances by Fern Street Circus @ Reuben H Fleet Science Center
  • Casbah presents Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. , Miniature Tigers, Madi Diaz @ Belly Up
  • Wildcat! Wildcat!, White Hinterland @ Casbah
  • Daedelus, Penthouse Penthouse, Tiger Milk Imports, Uhuru Peak @ Soda Bar
  • Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels, Michael McGraw @ Sycamore Den
  • Kalishnikov My Wife CD Release Party @ Whistle Stop
  • Killola, The Maybe Somedays @ Bar Pink
  • Man vs Man, Fantasy Arcade, Trash Axis, Debt Ritual @ Che Cafe
  • Joanna Borromeo & her trio @ Dizzy's
  • Deedu, Pioneer, BARE, Penelope Dyan @ Brick By Brick
  • A Evening with Preston Reed @ Lestat's
  • The Janoskians: Got Cake Tour @ House of Blues
  • Truth & Salvage Co, Hit Dog Hollar @ The Merrow
  • Bonni Dance @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • DJ Diana Death, Heaher Hardcore & Francis Marie @ Tower Bar
  • Nashville Nights: Southern Caliber @ Tin Roof
  • One OK Rock, Ghost Town @ Soma
  • Atlantis Rizing @ Winston's
  • White Mystery, The Lumps, Kids In Heat @ Til-Two Club
  • Blue Largo @ Tio Leo's
  • IDGAF with Will Sparks Tour @ Fluxx
  • Alex Matric @ Bang Bang
  • Dia De Los Muertos Celebration @ Worldbeat Center
  • Hazmat & DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Rachel Aldous and The Road Home @ Boar Cross'n
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: October 22-23, 2014

I'm at the theatre at the moment and it's a show day which means there's lots of energy and everyone is buzzing around getting things ready for Bear Hands and Fences. This is super special because it's the anniversary bash of FM 94/9 as well as the anniversary of Car2Go. If you're a Car2Go member, the first 100 people get an array of catered food and the first 400 get into the show for free. For everyone else, tickets are only like $13 cash at the box office and it's going to be a blast. I hope to see you all down here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Taste of Bankers Hill - Wednesday October 22nd from 6-9pm

We have a great deal for all the SDDialedIn readers. Only a limited number of these are available. Use the following discount code to save $15: sdDIALED2014bh

The Bankers Hill Business Group invites you to the 3rd Annual Taste of Bankers Hill on Wednesday, October 22nd, at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill.

Tickets can be purchased online by following this link:

Each ticket will include a taste from all participating vendors #TasteofBH

Check out the list of vendors for the festival:
Bertrand at Mister A's Restaurant
Croce's Park West
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant
Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza
Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe
Barrio Star
SanFilippo's Italian Restaurant
Wet Stone Winebar
Hornblower Cruises & Events San Diego
Smoker IQ by Gustaf Rooth

Sweet jammy jams provided by DJ Vitamin J

Special thanks to the Metro CDC!

Things To Do In San Diego: October 20-21, 2014

It appears that the massive tours have slowed down and maybe this week is a good one to take a breath after I worked 5 straight nights of shows last week plus going to four others. Nova's fall break is over, too, so we can settle into fall a little bit. Even my cat decided that she doesn't really want to be an outdoor cat anymore, which is great since she never really embraced me moving out of the downstairs studio and into the upstairs. There are still some good shows this week so your listings through Thursday are after the jump.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego October 17-19, 2014

This week has kicked my ass, but it has also been pretty awesome. That Real Estate party on Monday was awesome, then I worked Tuesday and Wednesday at the Irenic then went to Casbah for Mutual Benefit, then we had that amazing Washed Out show at the Irenic, followed by 6 hours of work to get these here listings, prepare for my Yellowcard interview, and send out newsletters and all that really fun stuff. There are cool things all over the place tonight and throughout the weekend. Of course I'll be at The North Park Theatre tonight and tomorrow, but I'm also hoping to make it for some Rubblebucket and/or Perfume Genius tonight and catching my friends Writer who are back in town tomorrow. If I wasn't working, however, I would definitely swing by The Boulevard Market Grand Opening and the IACON open house, so go represent for me. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, October 17, 2014:
  • Casbah Presents: Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire, Emarosa @ The North Park Theatre
  • Rubblebucket, Royal Canoe, Bakkuda @ The Casbah
  • Casbah Presents: Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim, Island Boy @ Soda Bar
  • CANCELED: Kodaline, Birds of Tokyo @ House of Blues
  • Ray Lamontagne, Belle Brigade @ Open Air Theater
  • IACON Studios Open House/Halloween Costume Party feat Archons, Chinese Rocks, The Slashes @ IACON Sound (5-10pm, INFO)
  • The LMC Campaign presented by the ACLU feat. Clyde Price (aka Big June), Miki Vale, Frankie Odessa Kane Quiñones, Parker Andthe Numberman, and Ramel J. Wallace  @ The Church, Barrio Logan (6:30-10pm, Free, All Ages, INFO)
  • Good, Funky Music with Mr. Blow & Friends @ Bar Pink
  • The Expendables, Jet West @ Belly Up
  • The Boulevard Market Grand Opening @ Utah & El Cajon Blvd (6-10pm, INFO)
  • Cult Vegas, Casteform, Aura and Ovation, Bad and the Ugly @ Bancroft Bar
  • Stevie & The Hi-Stax @ Seven Grand
  • Daniel Sant & Rob Moran @ The Whistle Stop
  • Hot Buttered Rum @ Winston's
  • dUg Pinnick (King’s X) & Grinder Blues – Album Release Show with One Foot in the Blues, Mojave Green, Boxcar Chief@ Brick By Brick
  • “Hey Kyle Tour” w/ Watsky, Anderson Paak @ Porter's Pub
  • Waste Age, Walle, Ghost Trade, New Rain @ The Che Cafe
  • Chica Diabla, Pharmacy, The Touchies, Night Owl Massacre @ The Merrow
  • The Story So Far, Gnarwolves, Elder Brother, Souvenirs @ Epicentre
  • The Bleeskiez, 4th and Cedar, Radio-Active, The Snykes, Chronemics, Skies of Ossa, Always the Understudy @ House of Blues
  • The Curtis Taylor Quartet @ 98 Bottles
  • Christopher Hollyday Quartet @ Croce’s Park West
  • Reka Parker with Derek Cannon, Jim Weiss, Mackenzie Leighton and Nathan Hubbard @ Dizzy’s
  • Groove International Superheroes vs Villains @ House of Blues
  • The Aklis @ Tin Roof (6:30)
  • Random Radio @ Tin Roof (9:30)
  • Kronic @ Fluxx
  • Junglist Fridays @ Kava Lounge
  • The Fooks, DJ RM @ Gallagher’s Pub
  • Breez’n (5:00), PopRx (9:00) @ Humphrey’s Backstage
  • Samantha Aikens Band, The Santana Bros @ Lestat’s
  • Carl Durant, Sierra West @ Across The Street at Mueller College
  • Kenny Eng @ Java Joe's
  • Cyrille Aimee @ The Loft
  • An Evening with Craig Goldy with Dio Disciples, Vengeance, Foolish Pleasure @ Ramona MainStage
  • Drew Tabor, So Cal Vibes & Piracy Conspiracy @ 710 Beach Club
  • Born of Osiris, Thy Art is Murder, Betraying the Martyrs, Within the Ruins, Erra, Killing the Messenger @ Soma
  • Sand Babes, Young Wants, DJ Little Fists @ The Tower Bar
  • Ramp Locals, Christ Killer, D.E.A., Systemic Abuse, Thrashquatch @ Til Two Club
  • Amigo, AJ From an, Sycamore @ Tin Can
  • Minneapolistic @ Tio Leo’s Lounge

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: October 15-16, 2014

I'm getting ready to head to The Irenic to work the Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties show and I thought I'd update listings. It has been a busy week but I love the energy of watching last minute ticket sales or scrambling to buy Ryan Adams tickets or trying to get people excited about multiple shows at different venues on the same nights. This week someone told me that blogging isn't a job. Ha. Ha. Ha. Thursday listings are after the jump.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014:
  • Casbah presents Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Steady Hands, Matt Brasch, Brian Marquis @ The Irenic
  • Mutual Benefit, Julie Byrne, CHILL PILL @ The Casbah
  • Casbah presents Wayne the Train Hancock, Rip Carson and the Valiants, Action Andy & The Hi-Tones @ Soda Bar
  • One To Watch with Skype feat Cherub- The Champagne Showers Tour, Ghost Beach, Gibbz (DJ set) @ House of Blues
  • ArtPower! Presents Tri Minh's Quartet @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Tin Can Country Club with Anna Levitt @ Tin Can
  • An Evening with Zoso: ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience @ Belly Up
  • Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull @ Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena)
  • DJ Girth @ Bar Pink
  • Mango Melody @ The Merrow
  • Jon Bellion, Rhetorik @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Brendan McCreary, Jacob Mobley @ Lestat's
  • Young Lion Series feat Julian Esparza @ Croce's Park West
  • BluDDed Head, Mudhead @ The Bancroft
  • TSRI Jazz Sound Prints Quintet @ LJ Athenaeum
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Club Kingston Presents: Maiz with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • DJ Mikey Ratt, Tiki Thomas @ Tower Bar
  • Major Interval @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Cumbia Machin @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Brewer Soundtrack Night @ Whistle Stop
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30)
  • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30-close)

Mike Halloran Named Program Director at 91X

Halloran teaching Nova how to work the boards back in May 2014
I can't believe I forgot to post this news yesterday! I can't even go into what Halloran has meant to me over the years, back when I was a kid growing up listening to 91X and then through all his other endeavors like The Flash and trying to get his voice in when he was at that weird Y-something station in Riverside, and when FM 94/9 first flipped and I called in and was the official 13th listener. Of course he's been back at 91X for a while now and over the past 6 weeks or so, many wondered if the Program Director spot would go to someone from San Diego and within the 91X staff (as it should) or if the station would try to bring in new blood. Clearly they went with the right choice by choosing someone already in the family. He's a mentor to many, and I'm happy to call him a friend. 

Here's the press release:
Mike Halloran will take the reigns as Program Director at 91X, effective immediately.
“Halloran,” as he is known on-air, came to San Diego from Detroit in 1986, to work on-air on 91X when the station was still adapting an alternative rock format. He quickly became known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of music, eccentric presentation, and ubiquitous presence at local concerts and lifestyle events. 
After leaving the station in the 90’s, Halloran returned to 91X in 2012 as the afternoon drive DJ from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Halloran will retain the same on-air shift while inheriting PD responsibilities. 
“Does this mean I get to finally know where the keys to the prize closet are?” said Halloran. “In all seriousness, I am more than honored.” 
“Halloran’s knowledge of the brand, the city, and the music are a huge asset to the station,” said Joe Lindsay, Director of Operations and Programming. “He is passionate and has a deep respect for 91X and the staff. I am looking forward to him leading the team to another level and exceeding the expectations of the audience.”

91X (XTRA-FM) is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego, a privately held San Diego-based company. LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).

Monday, October 13, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: October 13-14, 2014

Last night was awesome. Rob Crow was hosting karaoke at the Hideout and we had a blast, and though I'm not a big fan of Mondays, today was nice because Nova came home bright and early in the morning since she has another week off school for Fall Break.

Everyone is asking about tonight's Casbah event, so I'll tell you that doors are at 8pm and they allowed way more RSVP's than capacity will allow, so get there early. Show should be over around 11. I also thought I'd mention that Ryan Adams announced a show in San Diego at Symphony Hall on December 15. There's a presale on Wednesday at 10 and the official onsale is Friday at 10. I can't be certain, but the password I've been hearing is GIMME. A ticket buying secret is once you have tickets in your cart, BUY THEM. If you change your mind or decide you want more tickets or you want to see if there's another section, you forfeit your tickets and go to the end of the digital line. Don't let this happen to you!! Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

91X Announces Wrex The Hall 2014 @ Valley View Casino Center 12/12/14

91X Wrex the Halls
Friday, Dec. 12
@ Valley View Casino Center

Cage the Elephant
Billy Idol
(and a local band TBD)

On-Sale Friday, Oct 17 at 10:00am

91X listeners have access to an Internet pre-sale to buy tickets starting today at 10:00am, so keep an eye out for the email with the password.