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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Upcoming Casbah Presents Calendar:

I had to work on some Casbah stuff and since I was already grabbing links, it seemed simple enough to just give you a glance at the Casbah presents calendar for the next few months. I don't think people really grasp how lucky we are that Tim Mays is juggling all of these things and booking the best music in San Diego, even as touring acts dwindle and and the holidays approach. Lots of cool stuff to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. Click the links to buy tickets or just check out the site at

Mon Nov 24 - Island Boy, The Black and the White, Bakkuda @ The Casbah
Tue Nov 25 - CAUSERS, Poontang Clam, Revolut-Chix, Desolace @ The Casbah
Wed Nov 26 - Cash'd Out, The Bedbreakers, Stephen Rey @ The Casbah
Fri Nov 28 - The Paladins, James Intveld, The Sleepwalkers @ The Casbah
Sat Nov 29 - Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs @ The Casbah
Sun Nov 30 - OFF!, NASA Space Universe, Gay Kiss @ The Epicentre
Mon Dec 01 - Glass Spells, PRGRM, Dancing Strangers @ The Casbah
Mon Dec 01 - Chet Faker @ The Belly Up
Mon Dec 01 - John Waters @ The North Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Tue Dec 02 - Jonathan Richman @ The Casbah
Wed Dec 03 - Author & Punisher, Archons, Red Wizard @ The Casbah
Thu Dec 04 - The Wild Wild, FMLYBND @ Soda Bar
Fri Dec 05 - Supersuckers, Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Screamin' Yeehaws @ The Casbah
Sat Dec 06 - Horse Feathers, Sara-Jackson Holman @ The Casbah
Sat Dec 06 - Moving Units, All Leather, Qui, Secret Fun Club @ Brick By Brick
Sat Dec 06 - Pallbearer, Solstafir, Mortals @ Soda Bar
Sun Dec 07 - The Ataris, Teenage Kicks, Floodlove @ The Casbah
Mon Dec 08 - Taurus Authority, Mimi Zulu @ The Casbah
Tue Dec 09 - Bebel Gilberto @ The Belly Up
Thu Dec 11 - X, The Blasters @ The Casbah (SOLD OUT)
Fri Dec 12 - Allah-Las, Tashaki Miyaki @ The Casbah
Sat Dec 13 - My Brightest Diamond, Island Boy @ The Casbah
Sat Dec 13 - Cosmonauts @ The Hideout
Sun Dec 14 - College, Nicky Venus @ The Casbah
Mon Dec 15 - Weight of the Sun, Mursic, Future Age @ The Casbah
Tue Dec 16 - Mystic Braves, Muscle Beech, Swift Beats @ The Casbah
Thu Dec 18 - Manual Scan, NE1, The Bassics @ The Casbah
Sat Dec 20 - Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys, Sleepwalkers @ The Casbah
Mon Dec 22 - Idyll Wild, Boychick, Casanova Frankenstein @ The Casbah
Mon Dec 29 - Josh Damigo @ The Casbah
Wed Dec 31 - Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Mother Hips @ The North Park Theatre
Thu Jan 08 - Sean Watkins, Lauren Shera @ The Casbah
Thu Jan 08 - Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Abilities @ The Irenic
Fri Jan 09 - Whitey Morgan and The 78's, Jake Loban @ The Casbah
Sun Jan 11 - Flesh Eaters @ The Casbah
Tue Jan 13 - Midge Ure @ The Casbah
Sat Jan 17 - Little Hurricane @ The North Park Theatre
Sun Jan 18 - White Arrows @ The Casbah
Sun Jan 25 - The Coup @ The Casbah
Tue Jan 27 - Mates of State @ The Casbah
Fri Jan 30 - Brooke Fraser @ The Irenic
Sat Jan 31 - Beacon @ The Casbah
Sat Jan 31 - Wale : SIMPLE Mobile Simply Nothing Tour, Doja Cat @ The North Park Theatre
Thu Feb 05 - Hanni El Khatib @ The Casbah
Fri Feb 06 - Generationals @ The Casbah
Sun Feb 08 - Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Oceanside Sound System @ The Casbah
Wed Feb 11 - Hundred Waters @ The Casbah
Sat Feb 14 - The Dodos @ The Casbah
Sun Feb 15 - Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake @ The Casbah
Sat Feb 21 - Wild Child, Desert Noises @ The Casbah
Sun Feb 22 - Cursive @ The Casbah
Wed Feb 25 - Cold War Kids @ The North Park Theatre

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

I am so looking forward to this week. Stuff at The North Park Theatre has slowed down so I can focus back on all the fun Casbah stuff over the next couple months. Nova's off school this week, and we definitely make the most of the time she's with us before the holiday. It was a great weekend- Friday night at SoundDiego Live was so awesome, and hanging out with the SoundDiego team at Livewire after was pretty great, too. I guess Gmail finally caught up with the Chrome update that was making it so painfully slow, so I spent the rest of the weekend catching up on the backlog of email that had been negging me for awhile, and let me tell you that feels great to work through 2300 emails and feel like I might actually get a couple days off of work. I even snuck in a date night with Darren. I did the listings through Sunday to give Jordan a break. Let me know if I missed anything, especially the places that will be open Thursday night. Monday through Wednesday listings are after the jump.