Thursday, April 24, 2014

Friday Night: Reader on Tap at The North Park Theatre

I'll have your full weekend listings up later today, but for now I wanted to let everyone know about Reader on Tap happening Friday night at The North Park Theatre. Technically it's the first show since David bought The North Park Theatre and since I started working there, and I think you're going to love what we've done to the place. New carpet is actually being laid as I type, and it's going to look incredible for tomorrow night's event. Come by and check it out!! (Tickets are available in advance, but we don't anticipate a sell out, so you can also just pay at the door.)

Reader On Tap
Friday, April 25, 2014 at The North Park Theatre
2891 University Ave

$40 VIP includes 10 tastes, 2 full pours, early entry at 5pm, $30 Uber Credit (for new Uber customers only)
$25 General Admission includes 10 beer tastings, $20 Uber Credit (for new customers only) 6-10pm


Dead Feather Moon
The Creepy Creeps 
Low Volts
The Schitzophonics

For more information and tickets, click here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Casbah Presents M.I.A. at Soma, May 30, 2014

There's just all kinds of good stuff to tell you about this week. This one came on me with short notice, but it's exciting nonetheless.

The Casbah presents M.I.A. at Soma
May 30, 2014
All Ages
Doors  7pm
Tickets are $35 advance/$40 day of show
On Sale HERE Friday at 10am.

After you grab your tickets to The Head and the Heart and Arcade Fire, you've got this one, too.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The North Park Theatre Presents The Head and the Heart- August 11, 2014

Do you know how hard it is being a blogger and a publicist at the same time? It's so hard not to get so excited and blab out information when I get it, but 'tis the way it is. And finally I can share that The Head and the Heart are coming to The North Park Theatre on August 11. Tickets will be available HERE and I can also let you know that the band's fanclub and KPRI will both have presale codes to buy tickets early. You'll have to get those on your own, however. That's the way these things work for me these days. I also posted some video from the band's first Casbah show in case you want to relive the magic.

The Casbah and KPRi Present The Head And The Heart
at The North Park Theatre

August 11, 2014 at 8pm

Tickets on sale Friday, April 25

The Casbah and KPRi are thrilled to present The Head and the Heart at The North Park Theatre on August 11, 2014. The show will be a 21+, general admission show with tickets on sale this Friday, April 25 at 10am for $27.50. Tickets can be accessed here.

Fresh off main stage performances at Coachella, The Head and the Heart have spent the last four years touring extensively and building a loyal fanbase. Their self-titled release took off and took the band around the world. Their sophomore Sup Pop release, Let's Be Still, dropped last October and proved they are a force to be reckoned with. Their summer tour schedule is packed with incredible shows including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and we are so excited to host them at The North Park Theatre.

Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor Tour- Date Set For Sleep Train Amphitheatre 8/5/2014

Today was a day of lots of concert announcements. Because of Coachella, a lot of acts have to keep their summer plans mum until after the desert debauchery is done, so with that in mind, today Arcade Fire announced a San Diego tour date on August 5, with tickets on sale Friday, April 25 at 10am.  FM 94/9 is presenting the show and will have tickets to give away on air, a presale password, and presumably tickets at their Random Acts of Kindness stops.

Way to steal our thunder, AF.

Arcade Fire: Reflektor Tour
August 5, 2015
7pm, All Ages
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Presale tickets: Thursday at 10am
General Onsale: Friday at 10am

Ticket Link

Full press release after the jump.

91X Announces X-Fest Additions Foster The People, MS MR, Capital Cities

Here's the updated lineup for X-Fest, with previously unannounced bands Foster The People, MS MR, and Capital Cities. The show is Friday, May 30 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Get tickets here. More info from 91X below.

San Diego's 91X announced today the three remaining bands on the X-Fest concert line-up that had yet to be announced.

Foster the People will co-headline the concert with 311 on May 30 at Sleep Train Amphitheater, with Capital Cities and Ms Mr rounding out the 12 band festival line-up, with Panic! At The Disco, Iration, Phantogram, Bleachers, Kongos, Skaters, Cherub, and Sir Sly.

Things To Do In San Diego: April 21-24, 2014

Sometimes the best weekends are the ones with nothing to do. I went to Bear Hands on Friday night, ran into Robin Roth, and we closed the night at the Ken Club. On Saturday I had planned on checking out the CityBeat Festival of Beers, but because Darren drives for a living, it would've been kinda lame to drag him along to watch me drink, so instead we cleaned, lazed around, checked out the back unit from where I currently live and have all but decided we'll be moving into it together once Nova finishes the school year. We drove people around on Saturday night, had a lazy Sunday, rode bikes to 777 in City Heights, had some beers at Blind Lady, and then got some work done before other Sunday night adventures. Today is the day 91X announces the other three bands playing X-Fest, and I've been sworn to secrecy until 8:01am. We also have a SUPER exciting concert announcement for The North Park Theatre, but I can't leak that until 10am. So stay tuned and start saving your money because it is a show you're not going to want to miss.

Monday, April 21, 2014:
  • Miner, Spero @ Casbah
  • Deadphones, Kithkin, Tropical Popsicle @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Weatherbox, Deleted Scenes, The Lazulis @ Soda Bar
  • Third Story, Novas Trio @ Dizzy's
  • Mondays no longer suck! Featuring Josh Damigo, Suzanne Harper and Mark Christopher Lawrence @ House of Blues
  • Monday Night Mass with the Husky Boy All Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Midnite Pine and The Cold Fact @ The Hideout
  • Griswold, Odakota, Africats, Wasted Days @ Che Cafe
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • The Tin Can Country Club Showcase feat. Eric Hankins @ Tin Can
  • Chet Cannon @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic hosted by Chad Taggert @ Lestat's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Dub Dynamite @ The OFfice
  • Kinetic Soul with Antonio Aguilera, Joey Jimenez, Jonny Tarr @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Industry Night with Saul Q @ U-31
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: April 19-20, 2014

This week was incredible, no? We had an awesome final week of spring break with Nova, work was productive with more exciting shows lined up for The North Park Theatre, and I caught Peelander-Z, Broken Bells, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Bear Hands this week which were all really fun shows. Sometimes I think my "Things To Do" list should include the chores, like mop the bathroom and do the dishes and laundry. Hopefully we wrap up our cleaning to get out and enjoy this perfect San Diego Day. Saturday and Sunday archives after the jump.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: April 17-18, 2014

Looks like it's a last minute date night with Darren. So we're gonna try to hit some Korean BBQ on Convoy and then go to the Belly Up for Bombay Bicycle Club while Nova has a partial night slumber party with my nieces. I'm posting the weekend listings now because they seemed pretty extensive and I found contrary listings (like a show listed for Friday and Saturday, depending on the sites), so if you see anything that isn't quite right, please let me know. Thursday and Friday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: April 15-17, 2014

Hopefully everyone had the chance to look at the incredible eclipse last night, but if you were already asleep, just check out your facebook wall for a bazillion blurry cell phone dots and your few pro-photo friends who got some stellar shots. Tonight there are quite a few great shows. If you're thinking about Mogwai, there aren't a lot of tickets left, so I'd suggest buying them online before the show sells out. I'll be at UCSD judging a Battle of the Bands. Tuesday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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

Woohoo! Two weekends in a row that I did my weekday listings on Saturday so as to leave Sunday mostly work-free. I think I'll celebrate with my own little beer crawl or something in the afternoon. In the meantime, tonight doesn't have a lot of choices musically, but that's because this week is insane. There are a ton of great shows, many of the between-Coachella ones are already sold out and if they're not, they will be, so don't wait to buy tickets. This week looks like a busy one at my jobs, with a super exciting concert announcement for The North Park Theatre next week...which means you can expect newsletters and posts and tweets and Facebook messages. Or you'll just see it here. We get a second week of Spring Break this week with Nova, which will involve swim lessons, a piano lesson, perhaps some canoeing to listen to Broken Bells, and we might get a sitter so we can go to Bombay Bicycle Club. Who knows. Sunday and Monday archives are after the jump.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Humphrey's 2014 Calendar

I'm currently at Darren's, watching Coachella via YouTube on his massive plasma screen as I try to catch up on work. It occurred to me as I'm doing my listings that I never posted the 2014 Humphrey's Concert Lineup. Willie Nelson & Family, The Cult, and Rob Thomas kicked off the season, but since I keep emphasizing all the Coachella bands coming through town, I thought it was time to post. Now that I'm working for The North Park Theatre, I can honestly say there are about a dozen of these shows that would be way better if they were booked at the theatre, but maybe we'll beat them to the punch next year.

  • Tue, Apr 15 7:30P City and Colour, NO
  • Wed, Apr 16 7:30P Broken Bells, Au Revoir Simone
  • Thu, Apr 17 7:30P Bryan Ferry: Can't Let Go Tour, Dawn Landes
  • Fri, May 09 7:00P Ingrid Michaelson, Storyman and Sugar + The Hi-Lows
  • Tue, May 13 7:30P Lindsey Stirling, Dia Frampton
  • Wed, May 14 8:00P Christina Perri, Birdy
  • Sun, May 18 7:30P Gregg Allman  
  • Sat, May 24 8:00P Raphael - Tour Mi Gran Noche  
  • Thu, Jun 05 7:30P Danity Kane - No Filter Tour  
  • Fri, Jun 06 7:00P Neon Trees - Pop Psychology Tour, Nightmare & The Cat, Smallpools
  • Mon, Jun 09 8:00P Il Volo  
  • Sun, Jun 15 7:00P Matt Nathanson / Gavin DeGraw, Mary Lambert
  • Tue, Jun 17 7:30P Steve Winwood  
  • Thu, Jun 26 7:30P ThePianoGuys  (Gold Circle seats available)
  • Fri, Jun 27 8:00P Jo Koy  
  • Tue, Jul 01 7:30P Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell 
  • Sun, Jul 06 7:00P Bob Weir & RatDog  
  • Fri, Jul 11 8:00P Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band  
  • Sun, Jul 1 3 7:30P Steely Dan  
  • Wed, Jul 16 7:30P Chris Isaak  
  • Thu, Jul 17 6:30P Happy Together 30th Anniversary Tour  with The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  • Fri, Jul 18 8:00P Jesse Cook  
  • Sun, Jul 20 7:30P Jewel (solo acoustic)  
  • Tue, Jul 22 7:30P Doobie Brothers  
  • Wed, Jul 23 8:00P Lyle Lovett and His Large Band  
  • Thu, Jul 24 7:30P Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines Tour  
  • Wed, Jul 30 8:00P Boston - Heaven On Earth Tour  
  • Thu, Jul 31 7:00P Los Lonely Boys  /  Kenny Wayne Shepherd  
  • Fri, Aug 01 7:30P Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2014  with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot
  • Tue, Aug 05 7:30P Amos Lee - Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour  
  • Fri, Aug 08 8:00P Russell Peters  
  • Mon, Aug 11 7:30P Iron & Wine  
  • Mon, Aug 18 7:30P An Evening with YES  
  • Fri, Aug 22 7:00P Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue  /  Galactic  
  • Wed, Aug 27 7:30P B.B. King  
  • Sun, Aug 31 7:30P Gipsy Kings - 25th Anniversary Tour featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo  with special guest Ole' Noys
  • Thu, Sep 04 6:30P Retro Futura Tour 2014  starring Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey and Howard Jones with Ultravox's Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina (of Katrina & The Waves)
  • Fri, Sep 12 8:00P Chicago  
  • Sat, Sep 13 7:30P Air Supply  
  • Fri, Sep 19 7:30P Andrew Bird  
  • Sat, Sep 20 7:30P Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots
  • Sun, Sep 21 8:00P Engelbert Humperdinck  
  • Wed, Sep 24 7:30P The Australian Pink Floyd Show  
  • Fri, Sep 26 8:00P Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour  
  • Sun, Oct 05 7:30P The Beach Boys  
  • Sat, Oct 11 7:00P Tower of Power/Average White Band  

Things To Do In San Diego: April 12-13, 2014

As I've mentioned, this week was Nova's first week of spring break and we fully took advantage with some beach time, a trip to Safari Park, a really amazing nighttime bike ride on the San Diego River Trail, and some time with my nieces. Last night Darren and I had a group reservation to and from Pechanga for MMA. The hours between with Darren were cool and that buffet is awesome, but let's just say I'm glad I don't regularly have to subject myself to misogynist alcoholic meatheads who have no problem referring to all women as bitches. Hoping to restore my faith in humanity with some good times the remainder of the weekend, Couchella, and enjoying the blue skies of San Diego. Weekend archives after the jump.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Travelling to Coachella

In case you're going to Coachella, I just got this helpful email about traffic. It was sent by the people behind the Waze app, but it seems useful enough, so check it out if you need some road trip tips for Coachella. Incidentally, I talked to y friend Kelsey who's driving for Lyft and UberX and she says they're bringing in drivers for both services, so there's that, too. Anyway, road closures, instructions and other information after the jump.

So, you are off to Coachella! Awesome! What’s not so rad is sitting in a car that’s not moving. The cities of Indio and La Quinta anticipate major traffic delays during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. There will be road closures, so please plan ahead and expect delays when traveling throughout Indio and La Quinta near the festival. Not to mention there will be approximately 30,000 guests shuttled into and out of the concert venue from various locations throughout the Coachella Valley to help ease traffic conditions.

Video: FM 94/9 Loud @ Lunch with Foster The People at The North Park Theatre

On Wednesday, April 9, Foster The People were scheduled to play a sold out show at the Belly Up Tavern. Before that, however, FM 94/9 hosted a Loud @ Lunch session with the band. 50 radio listeners and assorted station and venue employees were privy to a three song acoustic perfomance. The band came out and played "Houdini", "Coming of Age", and "Don't Stop" and really showed off their talents. If there was any doubt that Foster the People could pull off such a stripped down perfomance, this should forever remove any doubt.

Naturally I was excited as this was a chance to show off the beautiful theatre. The ticket winners sat in seating in the orchestra pit- our "Gold Circle" seating. There are a ton of things happening at the theatre as I type and I can't wait for all San Diegans to experience the whole new vibe of the place. We have some upcoming events, like the beer festival and concert Reader On Tap on April 25, as well as our inaugural shows with Rodriguez. The June 3 show is sold out, but there are tickets available for June 5. We'll have a huge announcement on April 21, and some other show announcements as May rolls in.

Be sure to catch the theatre on all of your social media:
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Here's the 3 song playlist. Lots of people were filming, so check SoundDiego and FM 94/9 for pro footage.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: April 9-11, 2014

I'm laying in bed, reflecting on a killer week so far. I got to see a cousin and his family whom I hadn't seen in over 10 years and all the kids got a really fun Coronado beach day out of it. Then yesterday after work, Darren drove the van with me, my sister, Nova and my nieces to Safari Park, which despite what their app says, is actually open till 7. If you ever go up there, be sure to listen for the last call for the last tram of the day. Stunning vistas, all of the animals are super active, and the driver can stall a little longer if there's something cool happening among the herds. Nova has two weeks of Spring Break and we'll continue to take advantage of the time. This weekend is Coachella weekend 1, which means YouTube will be live streaming. I didn't think I'd care, but last year was actually really cool to watch, so I suspect we'll watch some more this year, but hopefully get out, too, because this town is a lot better when you actually get out and explore it. Wednesday through Friday archives are after the jump.