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 24-30, 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. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Monday, November 24, 2014:
  • Island Boy, The Black and the White, Bakkuda @ Casbah
  • Life Leone, Foreign Film, Does It Explode @ Soda Bar
  • Soultry Monday with Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ Bar Pink
  • Netsky @ House of Blues
  • The Tin Can Country Club @ Tin Can
  • Beard Broz: Card Against Humanity Night @ The Hideout
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Industry Night with DJ R-You @ U-31
  • Mark Fisher @ Croce's Park West
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ 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
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop

Friday, November 21, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: November 21-23, 2014

Aaaand exhale. Last night was our last concert at The North Park Theatre until New Year's Eve, and John Waters is going to be an easy peasy performance night, so I can get back to focusing on closing out the year with the Casbah and of course we have a huge SoundDiego party tonight with Mariachi El Bronx. It's first come, first served and you have to have RSVP'ed, so I hope to see lots of my beautiful friends there tonight. Next week is Thanksgiving and I'm definitely giving thanks to all the awesome things that are happening. Casbah has always been so good to me, and you might want to take a gander at all the shows that go on sale today at 10...The Church, Generationals, The Coup, The Districts, plus shows at The North Park Theatre like Little Hurricane, Wale, and Punch Brothers. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, November 21, 2014:
  • SoundDiego LIVE Presents: Mariachi El Bronx, Pounded by The Surf, Shady Francos @ U31 (Free with RSVP)
  • Clever Void Presents: YAMFEST: Octagrape, Future Crooks, Inspired and the Sleep, KIDS., Big Bad Buffalo, The Bridge, Mechachief, Paper Thin, Luwejee @ Stronghold (Barrio Logan)
  • Minus the Bear, Mansions @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Casbah Presents: The 1975, CRUISR, Young Rising Sons @ Soma (SOLD OUT)
  • The White Buffalo, Jonny Two Bags, Salvation Town, The Doobie @ Belly Up (8:30)
  • The Woggles, The Rosalyns, The Diddley Daddies, DJ Tony The Tyger @ Til Two Club
  • The Jackson Price Band @ Sycamore Den
  • Red Dragon Cartel, Seventrain @ Brick By Brick
  • Mr. Blow and Friends @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5:00)
  • Al Campbell @ Spin
  • Nekrogoblikon @ Porter's Pub
  • Tropicool @ Bang Bang
  • Ruby Blue Quartet @ Croce's Park West
  • M'tafiti Imara @ Dizzy's Jazz
  • Dane Drewis @ Tin Roof
  • Sleepwalker, The Goodnight, Showcash, Marielle, 4th n Ceder, Flying Minus Machines, Smallest Dog Ever @ Epicentre
  • Crystal Kingdom w/ DeeJay Al @ Fluxx
  • Michael Dessen Trio w/ Charlie Arbelaez @ The Loft
  • SoMo: The Wide Awake Tour, Francesco Yates, Futuristic @ House Of Blues
  • The Reflectors, Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Jesse Daniel Edwards @ Lestats
  • Phutureprimitive, Kaminanda, 9Theory @ The Merrow
  • Richie Kotzen, RDG, Like Mind Protocol @ Ramona Mainstage
  • The Major Minus, Mad Z and the Boones, Sol Remedy @ 710 Beach Club
  • Young Savages @ Tio Leos
  • Natural Vibrations, Sandollar, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winstons

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TV On The Radio at KCRW

A few weeks back, local drummer and one of my besties, Jake Najor, spent a week in LA rehearsing and performing as a fill in drummer for TV On The Radio, who are out on a promotional tour for their latest release, Seeds, which dropped this week. No stranger to the band after recording with them earlier this year, it was pretty exciting news. I mean, as far as I'm concerned they should just take him on tour. And while they're at it, they should just start their tour at The North Park Theatre. Anyway, Hannah from Sounddiego did a great piece on it earlier this week, but now the performance is available in it's entirety. Enjoy!

(If player doesn't load, check out the link here.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Movember Super 70s Yacht Party at SILO in Makers Quarter

Awww, Movember, every woman's favorite non-profit! A chance for men to grow those fuzzy caterpillars above their lips and raise money for men's health initiatives for doing so. If you're looking to attend the Movember party to end all Movember parties this year, then you have found it my friends. This is what you need to know: 

NO COVER, Free Food, Craft Beer, Craft Cocktails, DJ Adam Salter, Raffle Prizes and Smooth Harbor Yacht Club playing only the finest yacht rock jams all night long. 

Thursday November 20th from 6-10pm at SILO in Makers Quarter. All proceeds go to help the Stache Money SD Movember Team defeat Man Cancer! 

Extra Special Bonus: Your wristband from the event gets you free access to the official Stache Money After Party to see Steed Lord destroy the Hard Rock! It's Third Thursday which means cheap drinks and lots of dancing! See you there?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: November 17-20, 2014

The last week has been crazy busy, so I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving and having a couple days off, but not before this week with Ms Lauryn Hill at The North Park Theatre. We're announcing three new shows today, too, so check back in later. Tuesday through Thursday listings are after the jump.

Monday, November 17, 2014:

  • Casbah & Belly Up present Ms. Lauryn Hill, Daniel Bambataa Marley @ The North Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Psychedelic Furs & The Lemonheads @ Belly Up
  • Soda Bar presents Streets of Laredo, Max Jury, Paper Days @ Casbah
  • The Eeries, Grizzly Business @ Soda Bar
  • Batlords, Beekeepers, Vaguess, Olmecs @ Tower Bar
  • The Tin Can Country Club feat. @ Tin Can
  • Sad Robot, Magnets & Ghosts @ Bar Pink
  • Nina Francis @ Croce's Park West
  • Heroes X Villains @ House of Blues
  • Kronomorfic @ The Loft UCSD
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Industry Night with Lee Churchill @ U-31
  • Missy Andersen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ 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
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
  • Jamathon @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, November 14, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: November 14-16, 2014

Flying Lotus was so sick last night, and our busiest week ever at The North Park Theatre is in effect. Tonight we have The Presets and there will be plenty of tickets available at the box office for all you slackers who wait until the very last minute to buy tickets. On Saturday, Tegan & Sara is super sold out, but if you have a ticket, they're giving out wristbands to the first 30 or so people in line to get VIP wristbands for the orchestra pit. Casbah also has Blonde Redhead at House of Blues and there are still some tickets left, but not many, so don't wait to buy if you want to go. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, November 14, 2014:
  • Casbah Presents: The Presets, Le1f, Chela, Frankie Chen @ North Park Theatre (Doors at 6:30, All Ages)
  • Behind The Wagon @ Bar Pink
  • Los Straitjackets With Deke Dickerson, The Outta Sites, Low Volts @ Casbah
  • Say Anything, Saves the Day, Reggie and the Full Effect @ House Of Blues
  • A Treachery of Sound, John Meeks, Crow King @ Tin Can
  • Drew Andrews, Manuok @ Sycamore Den
  • Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Ashleigh Flynn @ The Merrow
  • The Blackout, Xanadoodz, Neon Knights @ Brick By Brick
  • Sean Forbes @ Porter's Pub
  • Sons of Bill, David Wax, Museum @ Soda Bar
  • Brothers Gow CD Release w/ Groovesession @ 710 Beach Club
  • BoomBox, Ichisan @ Belly Up
  • Toothless George, 10-19, Old English, Aim for the Engine, Djs Sesh Mr Henshaw, Pelegue @ Til Two Club
  • Run With The Hunted, Hollow Earth @ Che Cafe
  • Benedetti Trio @ Croces Park West
  • Joshua White @ Dizzys
  • Engineeer, Anifix, FreqMax ModBetta, and 60's Residue, Rvltion-909 @ Kava Lounge
  • Grey Boy and DJ Question @ El Dorado
  • Art Alexakis of Everclear @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Crystal Kingdom @ Fluxx
  • Driver Friendly, Light Years @ House Of Blues
  • Breez'n, Beta Maxx @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Anne McCue, Josh Damigo, Samantha Aiken @ Lestats
  • DJ Aphrodite @ the Merrow
  • The Ghost Inside, Every Time I Die, Architects, Hundredth, Backtrack @ Soma
  • Groove Mercenaries @ Tio leos
  • Subtropics, Some Kind Of Lizard @ The Whistlestop
  • New Kingston and KL Noize Makers @ Winstons

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: November 13, 2014

Darren and I had an awesome night after I got off work from The Irenic. We went to see J Mascis at the Casbah, then had a couple beers at The Hideout. The only problem is that today it feels like every little thing is super annoying. Maybe a direct correlation. Some people get hangovers, I just want to kick everyone's ass. Tonight should be fun with Flying Lotus at the Theatre. If you're not doing anything later, supposedly Macauley Culkin is doing a DJ set at the Hideout after his show with The Pizza Underground at Casbah. I'll post weekend listings later tonight so you can start planning your weekend.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 (SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK EVENTS):
  • Har Mar Superstar, The Pizza Underground, Lizzo, Pony Death Ride @ Casbah
  • Flying Lotus, Thundercat @ The North Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Bob Schneider, The Wind + The Wave@ Belly Up
  • Takahashi, Javier Escovedo & City Lights @ Bar Pink
  • Twin Peaks, Meatbodies, Criminal Hygiene @ Soda Bar
  • Relient K, Blondfire, From Indian Lakes @ House of Blues
  • Ziggy Shuffledust and the Spiders from Mars @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • MaryJane's Underground with Radios Silent, Glass Spells @ MaryJane's, Hard Rock Hotel
  • The Bites: Beer Week Edition @ Silo, Makers Quarter
  • An Evening with The Tom Ward Combo @ Sycamore Den
  • Tawni Waters Music @ Java Joe's
  • Andrew Duhon @ Lestat's
  • Like Silk Sounds with Golden Goddess Crystalle @ Brick By Brick 
  • Grizzled Mighty, Billy Shaddox @ The Merrow
  • Brethren of the Coast feat. Duane Betts, Superunloader @ Typhoon Saloon
  • Friends of Caesar Romero @ The Bancroft
  • The Travelers Club @ U-31
  • Benedetti Trio @ Croce's Park West
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • OB Hip Hop Social #20 @ Winston's
  • Every Time I Die, The Ghost Inside @ Soma
  • IDGAF with Moti @ Fluxx
  • Sex Panther @ Bassmnt
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Viceroy @ Bang Bang
  • Anthony Smith, Tony Miceli @ 98 Bottles
  • Revival, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Hill Street Stanglers @ Boar Cross'n
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kreator, Nukem, Battlefront, Vanguard, Santa Claus @ Ramona Mainstage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Night at The Casbah: J Mascis and Luluc

After hearing the new J Mascis stuff all over XMU, I can't believe tonight's Casbah show isn't sold out, but you know, we're San Diegans and we never plan ahead and we don't subscribe to satellite radio and we only care about a show AFTER it is already sold out. Whatever. Tickets will be available at the door tonight, but it's only two bands, so don't be late because J could start as early as 10:30. If you want to be on the safe side and buy advance tickets, grab them here until around 6pm.
I'll be there after I'm done working at Hot Water Music at The Irenic (which is a REALLY early show...I don't have set times but shows END at 10pm, so do some reverse math and figure it out. Doors at 7pm.)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Craft Beer + Bites (Beer Week Edition) @ SILO in Makers Quarter

UPDATE: Extending a limited discount to readers only. Use discount code SDDICBB to purchase tickets for only $15 (Regular price $20/$30 day of event).


SILO in Makers Quarter will be hosting their third Craft Beer + Bites for its Beer Week Edition on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m. 

Get your tickets here:

In collaboration with San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Brewing Program celebration, the event will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild

Enjoy craft beer from 15 local breweries in a custom tasting glass along with grub from some of San Diego’s best food trucks (food sold separately).

Tickets are either $20 in advance or $30 at the door for 10 beers (4oz pour). Additional indulgences of craft cocktails and wine will be available for purchase from Alchemy Culture Fare.

While you enjoy your local craft beer and delicious food, stay a while and play a few games, because bocce ball, ping-pong, bean-bag toss and life-size beer pong will all be available to make for a great evening at SILO.

Custom tunes from ZB Savoy and Andy Mauser Music will play all night long.

Not only will there be beer, food, music and games but there will also be local fashionists with their great fashion trucks.

Also enjoy live demonstrations of art by some of the best in SD and a home brewing station with Home Brewers. Transportation options will be provided by Brew Amigo tours and Social Cycle.

Feel free to bring Fido, as leashed dogs are welcome at this event. Patrons must be 21+ to attend. See you there!

Check out the full list of SD Beer Week events HERE.

Things To Do In San Diego: November 10-12, 2014

It was a busy weekend and this week is going to be nutso. I loved our Thursday show at the theatre with Rhye and then I was up super late to prepare our onsale for the 2nd Ms Lauryn Hill show at The North Park Theatre. There are just about 100 tickets left, so don't wait to buy. Friday was awesome at the Brewer's Takeover of the Guild Fest and Saturday I got the night off work and cruised around North Park with Eric from SoundDiego. Sunday was awesome bike riding around Hillcrest and Banker's Hill for CicloSDias. We've got killer shows at Casbah, Irenic and The Theatre this week, so I hope to see some of you out and about. Monday through Wednesday archives are after the jump.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

CicloSDias: Hillcrest & Banker's Hill Open Streets on Sunday

CicloSDias is back! For the third time, San Diego is closing 2 miles of streets to vehicular traffic so people can walk, bike, roll, scoot, and skate freely on our city streets. The first two events were incredible, with thousands of pedestrians and bikes taking to the streets for the first CicloSDias that ran from Downtown through South Park, North Park, and ending in City Heights and the second one which closed major corridors in Pacific Beach. This time around, the streets run in Bankers Hill and Hillcrest, which also means easier bike access to Balboa Park. The open streets event is free and open to all ages and abilities and runs from 10am-3pm. For more information, check out the website here.