Monday, October 24, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 24-Sunday, October 30, 2016

I really intended to get some massive posts up last week, but Nova was still on break, I took on another job, and managing life is just out of control these days. I also found out an old friend and coworker died from the big C...we hadn't been in touch much over the years but I have very fond memories of her from my advertising days, and she's only a couple years older than me and though apparently she'd been battling for a couple years, it came as a bit of a shock to me. As for my family, we had a great time seeing Young the Giant and Ra Ra Riot on Wednesday and then seeing Kero Kero Bonito on Friday, and then I declined Beach Goth tickets so I could see Bad Religion at Ye Scallywag. The other bands were definitely a flashback, too, but Bad Religion is one of the best bands of all time and I didn't want to miss it. This week is going to be pretty busy and I'm already looking forward to next weekend to see Blind Pilot and participate in CicloSDias, but in the meantime, listings through Sunday are after the jump. 

Monday, October 24, 2016:
  • Jackson Browne and Steve Earle @ Balboa Theatre
  • K.FLAY, Nightly, LAYNE @ Casbah
  • Nicolas Jaar @ The Observatory North Park
  • Yuna, Ń Ÿ Ł Ø @ Music Box
  • Ziggy Marley - Monday Show @ Belly Up
  • Dreams Made Flesh, Garden Echo, and L1ght Ra1l @ Soda Bar
  • The Lafayette Presents Industry Mondaze @ The Lafayette Hotel
  • Soultry Monday with Tori Roze & The Hot Mess @ Bar Pink
  • Chrch, Beira, Abyssal, Cryptic Languages @ Tower Bar
  • Aaron Gillespie, Ace Enders, Vinnie Caurana, Little By Little @ House of Blues
  • Valkyrie Missile, Head Change , and Willow @ The Industry
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Metal Mondays with guest DJs Javi Nunez & Bidi Cobra @ The Office
  • Alan Ferber - Roots & Transitions @ The Loft, UCSD
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • **SD Chargers** ***Joe Barksdale*** Jam Session @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Linda Blair - Dreams & Enchantment: World of Burgundian Art @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Trivia @ Whistle Stop
  • Real Live Mondays with Shane Hall @ El Dorado
  • Trivia with Shantih @ The Bancroft
  • Mic Check Mondays @ Gallagher's
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Industry Night @ U-31
  • Double Up Mondays @ 710 Beach Club

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ye Scallywag Map & Set Times

Ye Scallywag goes down today at the Waterfront park. If you have tickets, you should make sure you look over the prohibited items and such before you arrive at the venue. All the details can be found on the event page or on 91X's page. What you really want to pay attention to is that the beer and wine tasting only lasts until 3pm, so get there early if you really want a tasting experience.

Ye Scallywag @scallywag_sd

91X  @91X

Waterfront Park


11:00 AM - Festival Doors Open

11:50 AM - The Bombpops @thebombpops

12:25 PM - Wakrat @Wakrat

1:10 PM - Reel Big Fish @ReelBigFish

2:15 PM - Against Me! @againstme

3:20 PM - Goldfinger @goldfingermusic

4:30 PM - Bad Religion @badreligion

5:55 PM - NOFX @NOFXband

Monday, October 17, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 17-Sunday, October 23, 2016

This weekend was not long enough. Our trip to Hercules was great, but it was pretty taxing driving the 500 miles each way in the span of a couple days so I've been a little out of it and will probably be laying low as much as possible until I feel that spring in my step again. I did go out on Friday to catch my dear friend Matt Haeck at Grassroots Oasis, then I went to Casbah for Goblin Cock and Systems Officer, and finished the night at the Ken Club. Nothing else super exciting to report except maybe that we signed up for the Amazon Prime free trial and binge watched One Mississippi, which sadly is only six episodes at the moment, but I super recommend it. We've also started The Man In The High Castle so we'll be watching that when the kid is asleep.  There are some great shows this week, including The Faint, Young The Giant & Ra Ra Riot, and Kero Kero Bonito and Ye Scallywag this weekend. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.  

Monday, October 10, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 10-Sunday 16, 2016

It was a crazy busy week and weekend with work, coaching Nova's soccer, two birthday parties, two weddings, and trip planning before we head back up to Hercules this week. I caught some good shows over the week, like Pete Yorn and Springtime Carnivore, and actually stayed home on Friday night because I just had to catch up on work and be ready for the huge weekend of running around. Listings for the week are after the jump.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Wrex The Halls 2016 Tickets On Sale Now!

I'm not gonna lie, last week was crazy busy and I was a little checked out with my birthday and work and everything going on. So Wrex The Halls 2016 announced two dates this year, and tickets went on sale Friday. And I know if you know me and know this site you're not going to believe what I'm about to say, but Band of Horses ACL set on Friday night was pretty amazing and on point. Anyway, details and ticket links are below.

91X Presents
Wrex The Halls
December 10 - 11, 2016
Valley View Casino Center
Tickets now on sale to the public!

NIGHT 1 - December 10:
Band of Horses
Local Natives  
Glass Animals
Bishop Briggs

NIGHT 2 - December 11:
Pierce the Veil
Jimmy Eat World

**Thanks to the reader who caught my error...this is WREX THE HALLS, not X-Fest. Duh. 

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 3-Sunday, October 9, 2016

I had a really great birthday week and I'm kinda hoping this week will be a little more mellow. Nova's got soccer on Mondays, piano on Tuesdays, and figure skating on Wednesdays, so we're always a little hectic anyway, but Darren and I had a lovely birthday night out joined by Roger & Sara, Jesse, and Randall, on the balcony for the Glen Hansard show. He was amazing and played for a solid 2 1/2 hours. After the show, everyone dispersed, but I went to Bar Pink for a quick bevvie, then to catch Fruit Bats at the Hideout before calling it a night. On Thursday I sold merch for Erika Wennerstrom at the Casbah, and Friday night, we had a little family dinner at Volare and then Nova spent the night with my nieces so we could hit the Rocky Votolato show. It was the anniversary of Makers and naturally I was in my happy place the whole show. Saturday we had to get up early for the girls' soccer and it was amazing to watch these little things we practice with Nova totally click for her and she was rightfully proud of her game. We went to PBeachfest afterward for a few hours before chilling at home long enough to decompress before going to FM949's Loud@Soundcheck with Phantogram. It was awesome, but also made for a really long night. Fortunately it was our first weekend without a birthday party or any Sunday commitments so I was able to catch up on some sleep and some work and we got some downtime at home. I'm ready for this week, but not. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 26-Sunday, October 2, 2016

The weekend is over and I only did about half the things I planned on doing but it was still pretty awesome. We stayed in on Friday to be ready for the long day that was Saturday. Nova had morning derby then a soccer game, then I worked the DoSD booth at Adams Avenue for a few hours before going to the final Bay Sessions with The Silent Comedy. Afterward, I caught Geezer at Bar Pink then hung out at the Ken Club. The heat really kicked in on Sunday so I pretty much vegged around in our A/C until we went to see Tegan and Sara at the Observatory. This week has a ton going on. Besides all the usual shows, and weekend Oktoberfests, I turn 40 on Wednesday, so I'll be celebrating at the Rocky Votolato show on Friday at the Casbah for anyone who wants to hang out. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Last Chance to RSVP For Bay Sessions with The Silent Comedy

Our little team at DoSD have had such an amazing time partnering with the Casbah and Loews Coronado Bay Resort with this summer's Bay Sessions. Admittedly, I missed the El Vez show last week, but was fortunate enough to be there for the Redwoods Revue and Creepxotica. Those were both relatively tame shows, however, and so I'm excited that we're closing out with a bang and The Silent Comedy. It's been ages since I've seen the band play and the setting is really just stunning. The whole thing is free including parking, and the bar offers affordable beer, wine and cocktails for your enjoyment. Don't miss it!

Casbah & DoSD Present 
Bay Sessions with The Silent Comedy
Saturday, September 24

Seu Jorge: A Tribute to David Bowie @ Balboa Theatre - November 30, 2016

A Tribute To David Bowie
November 30, 2016
Balboa Theatre

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25, 2016

It has kinda been a crazy week. Between my workload, Nova's extracurriculars (soccer, piano, and rollerskating), and going to or working at shows (Animal Collective, Futuristic, Foy Vance), and even sneaking in a quick zoo visit yesterday, I'm hoping to lay low today before the craziness of the weekend begins. Nova has derby Saturday morning, then a soccer game, then I'm working at Adams Avenue for a few hours before Bay Sessions at Loews in Coronado. Yikes. That means once again I'm missing Tour De Fat, but what can ya do? It's gonna be a good one...hopefully temperatures stay mild so it doesn't harsh on all the fun. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 19-Thurday, September 22, 2016

I have to say that coming back from a vacation, even a short weekend jaunt, was transitionally challenging. I had no desire to read emails or open my laptop, no desire to tweet or snapchat or facebook, but it's all part of the job so I sucked it up until I was back in the routine. I did enjoy going to see Ray LaMontagne, and on Thursday we had fun taking Nova to see Local Natives. Friday we grilled out and my sister dropped by with the girls which was pretty great. She took Nova for a slumber party so Darren and I could check out Adam Ruins Everything at Music Box and then catch SoundDiego Live at U-31. We also got to watch Nova in her first real soccer game (our girls got crushed), and I worked at the Irenic for This Wild Life. To close out the weekend, we spent the afternoon at Belmont Park for a birthday party, then spent the evening with Nova's maternal Great Uncle. So yeah, not exactly relaxing but what can ya do? I guess there was a lot of fun at KAABOO, but realistically, as long as they keep booking it on this particular weekend of September, I don't imagine I'll ever be able to pull the trigger.

There are a million amazing shows coming up, Adams Avenue Street Fair is this weekend, and the countdown to my 40th is in full force. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Halloween Night: Rocket From The Crypt @ The Lafayette Hotel presented by DoSD, Casbah, and 91X Loudspeaker

So, this is happening!!

Casbah, DoSD, and 91X Loudspeaker Present:

Monday, October 31
Rocket From The Crypt
The Creepy Creeps
Beehive and the Barracudas
Mrs Magician
DJ Vaughn Avakian & DJ Claire 
Tickets are $25
Purchase Here
On Sale Now!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 12-Sunday, September 18, 2016

I cannot tell a lie. I actually did all of these listings when I did last week's listings knowing I'd have limited wi-fi while on vacation. People always ask why I don't do my calendar further out and the reason is I don't have the time to add shows as venues get around to posting them. It's the very reason why to me, posting these listings here and daily on SoundDiego don't contradict my work with DoSD, because if you want to see what's booked further out than a week, you can search there by any date to see what's on the books. To me, they all just work to make this town a little more vivid and bright. It's been an amazing weekend in Seattle and I can't wait to tell you all about it. In the meantime, Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.