Friday, December 19, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: December 19-21, 2014

This week kicked off with the Ryan Adams show, and despite the idiot couple who puked in the seat behind me, all was mostly forgotten as he played his two hour set. This week I also went to my Dave & Buster's for my nephew's birthday, went to Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo, caught Francisco The Man at Soda Bar, attempted a second trip to Adobe Falls, and also had some nice home time as it rained earlier in the week. And also, Serial ended, so I can get back to my life now. In case you hadn't heard, Lucinda Williams is playing The North Park Theatre on February 21. Tickets are on sale today at 10am if you didn't get the presale. The Casbah event at Silo was cancelled. We also announced two shows with The Growlers at the Belly Up coming up on Monday and Tuesday, so make sure you grab your tickets. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, December 19, 2014:
  • Lobster Party, Inspired and the Sleep, Paper Days, Bakkuda, The Chili Banditos, Big Bad Buffalo @ Soma
  • Ziggy Shuffledust and the Spiders From Mars, Chinese Rocks, DJ Mike Delgado @ Casbah
  • The Paper Thins, Telling Lies, Swift Beats @ The Tower Bar
  • Where's The Band? with Dustin Kensrue, Dan Andriano, Casey Crescenzo, Matt Pryor @ House of Blues
  • Willi Watson, Ypsitucky, Jake Loban and the Bender Band @ Soda Bar
  • Royal Heart, Chocolate Revolution @ The Merrow
  • Eukaryst, Sentinel @ Brick By Brick
  • Grex (SF), w/Nathan Hubbard/Passengers, Blackberry Tongues (LA), Tan Tien @ Bancroft
  • The Peripherals, Granpadrew, Luke Johnson @ Tin Can
  • The Loons, Schitzophonics @ Til Two Club
  • Turn It Loose w/ Mr. Blow @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove, Who's Bad @ Belly Up
  • Besos De Coco @ Croce's Park West
  • COMMON @ Fluxx
  • Funks Most Wanted, DJ Lya @ Gallaghers
  • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Nancarrow @ Cheers (Ramona)
  • Hip Hop Roots @ The Hideout
  • Dylan Gardner, Josh Damigo @ House Of Blues
  • Lee K, Boys Don't Disco @ Bang Bang
  • Winter Wonderland @ House Of Blues
  • Lotus the Band @ Humphrey's Backstage
  • My Name is You, Katie Leigh and the Infantry @ Lestats
  • Jon Runion @ Sycamore Den
  • 12th Planet, Antiserum, Starkey, DJ Beatnick @ Bassmnt
  • Serious Guise @ Tio Leos
  • Kid Wonder @ U31
  • Red Not Chili Peppers, Concrete Project @ Winstons

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: December 14-18, 2014

It's Sunday and today is Josh Damigo's first day as the host of the local show on KPRI, TJ's debut as permanent host on FM 94/9, so I thought I'd post my weekday listings a little early since. It has been a pretty awesome weekend so far and I'm presuming Darren will want some karaoke action tonight since he won't be able to do Ryan Adams with me tomorrow. Monday through Thursday listings are after the jump.

Sunday, December 14, 2014:
  • College, Nicky Venus @ Casbah
  • Howie Day @ House of Blues
  • For The Sender Holiday Show with Alex Woodard, Jordan Pundik, Molly Jensen, Nena Anderson, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins @ Belly Up
  • LA Escalera Records Xmas Party @ Soda Bar
  • Santa Clause, Madrost, Waste Aways @ Tower Bar
  • San Diego Gay Mens Chorus @ Balboa Theatre
  • Yung Lean, Sat Boys @ Porter's Pub
  • Sharam @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • In This Moment, Twelve Foot Ninja, Starset @ House of Blues
  • The Big Decisions @ Sycamore Den
  • Lorraine Castellanos, Spanish Sundays @ Croce's Park West
  • Park Karaoke @ Hideout
  • Black Widow Tour @ House Of Blues
  • Scott West Bday Bash @ Lestats
  • Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winstons

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

It was a great but exhausting week. The North Park Theatre and Casbah had me plenty busy as we announce tons of 2015 shows and try to make sure we get the information out and the onsales to work properly. Darren and I made a last minute decision to go to LA for tUne-yArds at The Wiltern and it was pretty great, since our friend Jake is tour manager and put us on the list with passes to the after show. But man, it is not cheap to go to a show, even when it's free. We got a hotel ($115), bought some beers and shots at the venue ($79 for 4 beers and 2 shots), then had drinks after ($48 for 4 small craft beers and 2 shots), plus Lyfting to and from the show ($18) not to mention gas, time on the road, etc., but it was definitely a fun adventure and better than any Christmas gifts we could offer each other. This weekend is going to be jam packed, with Wrex, Allah-Las, our NBC holiday party, College, and lots of work to catch up on. Friday and Saturday archives are after the jump.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: December 8-11, 2014

I love December. I kinda can't believe we haven't gotten our tree yet because I've been ready since before Thanksgiving but we have just been so busy. We had a good weekend with an awesome night at the Merrow for the Al Howard Spectacular and then Saturday I worked at Brick By Brick and closed the night at Ken Club because it always feels like home during the holidays. This week we are announcing two massive shows at The North Park Theatre so make sure you're signed up on for our newsletter. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: December 5-7, 2014

I am really looking forward to the weekend. After laying low for the better part of a week with a stupid cough and cold, I'm ready to get out after dark. I can't complain about the week, however, because of course it rained, and as an occasional River Rescuer, it was awesome to see water flowing through Mission Trails during a misty day hike and then again as we may or may have not trespassed to Adobe Falls. If we had, it was probably a muddy hike but probably the coolest thing ever with so much water flowing through the San Diego River. We also had some good family time despite the completely disappointing Coronado Holiday b.s. (TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS PER PERSON TO SKATE AND ADULT IS REQUIRED WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12!!!), and got to see my sister dance at her high school which was super impressive. Still, I'm looking forward to some good music and perhaps some adult beverages while we spend the weekend organizing, shopping, working, and choosing and decorating our tree. Let me know if anyone has any crashable corporate Christmas parties. Those are my favorite. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Acoustic with ChannelSound: The Burning of Rome "Melina"

This video came to me via ChannelSound, a video production company located here in San Diego. They shoot stripped down, acoustic videos with artists in a variety of locations. They shot this video of The Burning of Rome at Kensington Video. Be sure to see The Burning of Rome with Barbarian and Low Volts at SILO at Maker's Quarter on December 21 for the Casbah 25 Holiday Wrap Party presented by 91X and CityBeat. Tickets are available here.

Holiday Things To Do In San Diego

Speaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins, has a very thorough newsletter. Some staffer or intern put a lot of time into collecting these events, and in no way am I trying to claim that this is my work, but they did a really good job and one would hope that the point of including these in the newsletter is to get the word out about free family events throughout the 78th District and County. I'll sprinkle in more as I find them. [I've already updated this 3 times today, so I decided to make a separate page tab for these listings. If you're on mobile, this is accessible with the pull down menu by the word blog. Still, full post after the photo.

Celebrate the holidays in San Diego – and do it for free!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: December 1-4, 2014

I wish I could say I had an amazing week off, but in reality I was mostly sick the whole time, so besides Thanksgiving with my family and seeing Hunger Games, I didn't do much of anything except watching crap television and working. I'm hoping to kick this cold soon and get back to the slow crawl of December. I'm hoping this is the month I finally clean out my studio to make it a functional guest space/office, but it's got a long way to go to get there. Tonight is our last show at the Theatre until New Year's Eve, so maybe I'll find some time to make some progress. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Casbah 25 Year Wrap Holiday Party at SILO in Maker's Quarter

SILO in Maker's Quarter: Casbah 25 Year Wrap Holiday Party
The Burning of Rome, Barbarian, Low Volts

December 21, 2014
6pm - 10pm

Presented by 91X and Citybeat 

Tickets are only $5 from 8pm today (11/30) to 10am tomorrow (12/1)!

Tickets will go to $12 at 10am Monday and day of show they will be $15.

There will be food trucks, vendors, bar, etc. 
This event is 21+.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: November 29-30, 2014

It's #SmallBusinessSaturday and North Park is bumping today with sidewalk sales, local pop-up shops, and all the regular great boutique shopping that line the streets around 30th and University. Stop by The North Park Theatre for $5 off and no service charges to our New Year's Eve show with The Mother Hips and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. The box office is open Noon-5pm. Every holiday season I always like to give at least one shout out to Susie and her awesome and creative gifts at Today she has a pop-up shop at Low Gallery (3778 30th St) so stop by. There are only 22 tickets left to Meat Puppets as of 11:48am, so if you're thinking about the Casbah tonight, grab your tickets online. Saturday and Sunday archives are after the jump.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving. It was less than a month ago that we feared the worst for my dad and he's still here with us so it is awesome to have most of the family home and we're definitely thinking about my brother who is on deployment. There's a lot of cool stuff happening around town this weekend and the listings are after the jump. We also have a Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday offer for The North Park Theatre- $32.50 for New Year's Eve tickets! That's $5 off and no service charges if you buy tickets in cash (small processing fee for credit cards) at the box office during their hours on Friday and Saturday for The Mother Hips and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. Keep us in mind before you blow your spending money.