Sunday, July 27, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: July 27-August 3, 2014

I'm getting outta Dodge and leaving you with all the week's listings. Bar Pink, Croces, Gallagher's, U-31, and Whistle Stop weren't updated for August, so I'll try to add those while I'm away, but if not, you can figure those out for yourself. Have a great week and see you on the flip.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 (Comic-Con):
  • Luigipalooza 10 Year Anniversary of Luigi's feat. Teenage Burritos, Shark Blood, Death Eyes, Grand Tarantula, Grammatical B, Viv Vates, Clean Room, Mucho Macho @ Luigi's Golden Hill (All other locations closed today. No to go orders or deliveries. Bands not necessarily listed in order of appearance)
  • Municipal Waste, To The Point, WitchHaven, Eukaryst @ Casbah
  • The Tontons, Tiger and the Teller, Marqay @ Soda Bar
  • #SDCC X-Box Lounge @ Seaport Ballroom 2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt (11am-5pm)
  • #SDCC: GodzillaCon @ Hilton Bayfront/Convention Center Lawn (8am-8pm, Free)
  • #SDCC: Fox FanFare @ Lawn Between Hilton Bayfront/Convention Center (Open to the public)
  • #SDCC: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina ‘Perk Up’ lounge 2pm-6pm
  • Rat Sabbath feat DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Highrise Productions presents It's Our Time feat. Fuzz Huzzi, Dante's Boneyard, Lions Named Leo, Permacrush, Vlad Arthur, Willie Psycho @ House of Blues (7pm)
  • The Radioactive Chicken Heads, Jedi Elvis @ 10th Avenue Theatre
  • An Evening with Vaud and the Villains @ Belly Up
  • Summer Festival with Gustavo Romero @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin, Dia Frampton, Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington, and Jake Barker @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • DJ Jeff Terich (CityBeat) @ Whistle Stop
  • Hideout Karaoke @ The Hideout
  • Kris Bradley @ Tin Roof (4pm)
  • Random Radio @ Tin Roof (10pm)
  • Evan & Saba, John Dorman @ Sycamore Den
  • Intervention with Manufactured Superstars @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
  • The Voice Tour @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Pants Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Damballas Toybox, Eden H, Craig Shannon @ The Bancroft
  • Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Dierks Bentley Riser Tour 2014 featt. Dierks, Bentley, Chris Young, Chase Rice, John Pardi @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Stelita @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (11am)
  • U-Nam @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay (7pm)
  • Hazy Sunday Sessions with Destructo Bunny @ Winston's (2pm)
  • Smokey Hoof @ Winston's (5-8pm)
  • OB-o-ke @ Winston's (10pm)
  • Sunday Funday @ 98 Bottles
  • Larry Gatlin &The Gatlin Brothers Acoustic @ Sycuan
  • for the love of Austin Speed @ Kava Lounge
  • Cool Band Luke @ Gallagher's Irish Pub (3pm)
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, July 28, 2014:

  • Au Revoir Simone, Dresses, The Lower 48 @ Casbah
  • Moonshine, The Major Minus, China Clippers @ Soda Bar
  • Thee Oh Sees, Tomorrow's Tulips @ Belly Up
  • Monday's No Longer Suck with Josh Damigo @ House of Blues
  • The Tin Can Country Club Showcase @ Tin Can
  • Soultry Monday with Tori Roze & The Hot Mess @ Bar Pink
  • Benefit Bingo with Craig Science @ The Hideout
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Blue Largo @ 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 Gabe Vega @ U-31
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
  • 710 Battle of the Bands @ 710 Beach Club

Tuesday, July 29, 2014:

  • Griever, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Pissed Regardless, I Trust You to Kill Me @ Casbah
  • Tiki Tuesday @ Bar Pink
  • AAN, Des Ark, Citrus @ Soda Bar
  • Foxy Shazam, Stop Light Observations, The Nervous Wreckords @ Belly Up
  • Spraynard, Sledding With Tigers, Colossol Wrecks @ Che Cafe
  • Kilovirga, Oliver Trolley @ The Merrow
  • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
  • Chill Pill, Horrible Present @ Sycamore Den
  • Swim Team, Joyce, Fighting With Irons @ Tin Can
  • Kirk Franklin presents Tye Tribbett, The Walls Group, Tasha Page-Lockhart @ House of Blues
  • Aubrey Fay @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Gary Hankins, Michael Den Damron, Fernando Viciconte, Travis La Brei (Olin & The Moon) @ Tower Bar
  • Comedy Night @ Til Two
  • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Delta Nove @ Winston's
  • SD Cajun Playboys @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • #Tr@pped with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Soul Shakedown Tuesdays @ The Shakedown

Wednesday, July 30, 2014:

  • Motley Crue- The Final Tour, Alice Cooper @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • The Books, Stripes and Lines, Troubador Parade @ Casbah
  • Idlehands, Icarus The Owl, Throne @ Soda Bar
  • Commune Wednesday with PESO, Kanye Asada, AMIGO BOOTH @ Bar Pink
  • John Hiatt & The Combo @ Belly Up
  • Shwayze @ Typhoon Saloon
  • Kenny Eng @ 98 Bottles
  • Boston @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay (Sold Out)
  • Inc. plus guests @ The Hideout
  • Trent Hancock, Jefferson Washington, Blaze Eisner @ Tin Can
  • Kidz Bop Kids "Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour @ House of Blues (Doors 4pm, Show 5pm)
  • Danielle Stathas, Tacky Little Hatshop @ Lestat's
  • Aim for the Engine, Decompression, Surly Bonds & Digital Lizards of Doom @ The Shakedown
  • Young Lion Series feat. Terrence Partridge @ Croce's Park West 
  • Tommy Lee & DJ Aero @ Bang Bang
  • Prayers, PRGRM @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Roots High Power Sound System, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's Beach Club
  • Pine Hill Haints @ Til-Two Club
  • Ed Graves @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Space Shag, Play Fight @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Vamp Showcase So Say We All @ Whistle Stop
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30)
  • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30-close)
Thursday, July 31, 2014:

  • Blu, Med @ Casbah
  • Joyce, Sleeping Ghost, The Swift Beats @ Soda Bar
  • Casbah presents The Hold Steady, Cheap Girls @ Belly Up
  • Tom Grrrl, Girl Pool, Heathers, Little Bear, Plastic Bear Pariah, DxZx @ Che Cafe
  • Los Lonely Boys, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Heavy Hawaii, Heaven, Prom Body @ The Hideout
  • Glyphics: A Community Art Show @ The Merrow
  • Recycled Dolphin, Mike Hayden (Sleep Lady), The Sound Grove @ Sycamore Den
  • Wicked Tongues, Dead Broke Down, Boxcar Chief @ Tin Can
  • @ Maryjane's Underground Hard Rock Hotel
  • Mason James, Tolan Shaw, John Hull @ Lestat's
  • Fuel, Royal Bliss, Cavalry @ Brick By Brick
  • Emblem3 @ The Kroc Center
  • Aside Oceans @ Songkick
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" Demink @ House of Blues Salvation Alley (free)
  • Kelly McGarry Presents @ House of Blues
  • Sharooz @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos and The Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Stalins of Sound, Way To Go Genius, Talk Sick Brats, Poontang Clam @ Tower Bar
  • Toothless George, DPI, Casket Life, Nic Bone and the Big Scene @ Winston's
  • The Night Owl Massacre, The Blackjackits, Squarecrow, Misadventure, Castoff @ Til-Two Club
  • IDGAF with Paris Blohm @ Fluxx
  • Chet & The Committee @ Tio Leo's
  • Jam Kwest, TRC SoundSystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Sprung Monkey @ Boar Cross'n
  • Banda Machos @ Blue Agave
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, August 1, 2014:

  • Save The Che Action: Che Cafe vs UCSD Court Hearing @ Dept 71, Hall of Justics (8am, 330 West Broadway, Please wear court appropriate attire)
  • Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects, Gletscher, Octagrape, Die Mibildungen Des Menschen @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents The Coathangers, White Fang, The Natives @ Soda Bar
  • Neon Trees @ Del Mar Summer Concert Series
  • English Beat, The Routine @ Belly Up
  • Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2014 with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Chin Chin Optometrist, Butt Candy, Fight My Tractor, Sean Headsick, plus guests @ Epicentre
  • Herb Martin & Friends Jazz Jam @ California Center For The Arts, Escondido
  • LA jazz guitarist/composer Andy Waddell with tenor saxophonist Tom Catanzaro, Mahesh Balasooria piano, Roger Shew bass, & Dan Schnelle drums @ Dizzy's
  • SISU, Wild Wild Wets, Wax Children @ The Hideout
  • Cumbia Machin, Bang Data, DJs Bob Green & Ana Brown @ Queen Bee's
  • The Moves, The North Valley @ Sycamore Den
  • The Flowerthief, Schitzophonics, St Cloud Sleepers @ Tin Can
  • Kathleen Grace, Ryan Mitchell Grey @ Lestat's
  • New Years Day, Everybody Knows, Mariscal, Darktide, Badwolf @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Beleaf album release feat. Dream Junkies, John Givez, & Ruslan @ House of Blues
  • Kenny Eng @ Bootlegger
  • Mal Hall @ Tipsy Crow
  • Hobo, Lee K @ Bang Bang
  • Queensr├┐che Starring Geoff Tate @ Sycuan
  • Atomic Groove Happy Hour @ Belly Up
  • PopRx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Lobster Party, Charlotte Hill, Outlook, The Makos, Hit Me Harold @ Soma
  • Hop Hop vs Punk: Scorpion vs Tarantula, Outlaw Bastards, DJs Sesh, Pelengue, Unite, Mr Henshaw @ Tower Bar
  • Electric Waste Band Celebrating Jerry's Birthday @ Winston's
  • Egyptian Lover, XL Middleton and Monique, Brian Ellis' Reflection Record Release Show @ Til-Two Club
  • Bionic Launch Party with A$AP Ferg @ Fluxx
  • Leon's Old School Karaoke @ Tio Leo's
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • The Greg Douglass Band @ Viejas V Lounge

Saturday, August 2, 2014:

  • The Budos Band, Schitzophonics, DJ Claire @ Casbah
  • Miniature Tigers, The Griswolds, Finish Ticket @ Soda Bar
  • Weezer @ Del Mar Racetrack Summer Concert Series
  • English Beat, Aloha Radio @ Belly Up
  • Xeno, Oaklander, Flaamingos @ The Hideout
  • Flying Minus Machines, Charlotte Hill, The Tramps, Indie Anne plus guests @ Epicentre
  • Daniel James Crawford, Luke Andrew Johnson, Christian Jules Taylor @ Sycamore Den
  • Grizzly Business, Idyll Wild, Requiem For The Rockets @ Tin Can
  • i See Stars, The Acacia Strain, Like Moths To Flames, Slaves, Struc/tures, Mutrix, Betraying The Martyrs, Palisades, Sworn In, Upon This Drowning, Kublai Khan, Handed to the Thousands, and guests @ Soma
  • Paulina Cameron, Nick Crook @ Lestat's
  • The Do Lab Presents: Ana Sia, Mikey Lion, DINK @ The Merrow
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Buried at Birth, Diatribe, Idols Plague, California Bleeding @ Tower Bar
  • Noise Makerz, Sandollar, TRC Sound System, DJ Green T @ Winston's
  • The New Division @ The Event Center, Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • Gortuary, Memory, Shattered Eyes, Squirrelly Arts, Mortuus Terror @ Til-Two Club
  • Koncept, J57 @ Porter's Pub
  • Cheapest Trick, Fat Sabbath @ Tio Leo's
  • Bionic with DJ Karma @ Fluxx
  • Baeza Live, N.o.t.w.t., Umpa Nok @ Worldbeat Center
  • Zen Freeman, Mr Brown @ Bang Bang
  • The Wiley Ones, 3 by Design & The One and Onlys @ 710 Beach Club
  • Hacienda Histora Con El Recordo @ Valley View Casino Center
  • A Hundred Drums, Govinda @ Spin

Sunday, August 3, 2014:

  • Shannon and the Clams, Colleen Green, Ruby Pins @ Casbah
  • David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, The Shifting Sands @ Soda Bar
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
  • The Josh Abbott Band, Nancarrow @ Belly Up
  • iliana rose @ Spreckels Park, Coronado
  • Prince Royce, Sofia Reyes @ House of Blues (Sold Out)
  • Nathan Pacheco @ Summer Pops, Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Mike Stud, Futuristic, IamG, The Nerz, Jara plus guests @ Epicentre
  • Intervention with Tritonal @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Anna Troy and Friends @ Lestat's
  • Pants Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Bayou Brothers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • M.O.T.O. (Masters of the Obvious) @ Tower Bar (Early Show)
  • The Last Years, Christ Killer, The Ferments, Badabing @ Tower Bar (late show 9pm)
  • Sunday Sessions with Janiva Magness @ Winston's (3:30pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's (10pm)
  • Open Mic Comedy @ Til-Two Club
  • Cosmic Gate @ Bassmnt
  • Noah 23, Spz Chaote, Trust One, Skweezy C, MadadaM @ Kava Lounge
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, July 25, 2014


My Thursday Comic-Con was pretty short and simplified. Pyles and I arrived around 1, went to our walk-through of the Assassins' Creed obstacle course and then decided to do the Leap of Faith. Oh. My. God. It is super fun and there's this moment when you expect to hit the giant pillow and when you actually do, and that's when the adrenaline really rushes. It is super cool and free, so go check it out. 

From there, Pyles went to the Convention Center and I went straight to the Wired Cafe. On my way, Jack Black was doing an interview on the balcony of the Hard Rock Hotel. 

I spent the rest of the afternoon at The Wired Cafe with DJ Artistic and Pyles. Drinks, food, and way more people than in years past. Looking forward to spending the day there again. 

I had to leave downtown to work at The North Park Theatre, where Steam Powered Giraffe had booked a show for their fans. The show ended and I was home by 10, and worked until 4am. Aargh. Maybe now I can really let loose....

Things To Do In San Diego: July 25-26, 2014

I don't know why I'm still awake working, but there's just too much to do in the daylight hours. I'm looking forward to a big Friday back at the Wired Cafe and wandering the off site activities for the Con before I head to The North Park Theatre for The White Buffalo. There are tickets at the door, too, so come enjoy the show.  There are so many things to keep you busy today through the rest of the weekend. Time for me to sleep. Friday and Saturday archives are after the jump.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


My Comic-Con experience is already very different from years past, as Pyles and I have new jobs we have to work into our week, but we made it downtown yesterday with plenty of time to bump into Hillary & Ciro and the FM 94/9 crew, grab our badges and get onto the floor at 6pm.

Man, have I just let pop culture pass me by in the past year. I think the only shows that I watch that are represented this year are Adventure Time and Key & Peele. I gave up on True Blood, never watched Breaking Bad, and though I loved Walking Dead, you miss a few episodes abd the whole thing gets away from you.

So walking the floor is pretty foreign to me. What is everyone running to? Why the lines? And how many thousands of dollars can one family spend on Hasbro and Mattel toys? But it's fun, feverish, and not the place to be if you're prone to anxiety attacks. Today, we're hitting the Wired Lounge, doing a walk through of the Assassin's Creed parkour course, and then I'm off to work at The North Park Theatre for Steam Powered Giraffe.

Things To Do In San Diego: July 24, 2014

Preview night was fun and exhausting, but today is going to be a short day for me as I'll be heading to The North Park Theatre later this afternoon and hopefully knocking out lots of work so I can enjoy the rest of the Con and prepare for my trip. I didn't see any major new announcements, but Petco Park did a nice little guide for on-site activities which you can check out here. Don't forget I have a Comic-Con Page, just go up to the menu and it's there. Thursday archives are after the jump.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Friday Night: The White Buffalo at The North Park Theatre

Things To Do In San Diego: July 23, 2014

In about an hour my good friend Tim Pyles will be picking me up and I suspect the first thing out of his mouth will be, "Guess what day it is?!!" We have made Comic-Con our annual routine and I can't wait to get down and explore all the off-site displays and events, secure my badge, and find all the fun stuff we can stumble into. There are still plenty of shows if the Con isn't your thing, too, but there's so much to see and do, I hope you allow your inner child the chance to explore. Wednesday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: July 22, 2014

It's really funny paying attention to media and blogs this week, because there's this buzz and excitement in the air, yet you see words like "overwhelmed" or "frenzy" and reports that San Diego hotels will be 100% full throughout the county (or at least the City), various numbers about the amount of people attending the Con (130,000 attendees, not including staff, volunteers, and people without badges just experiencing all of the free off-site activities), and of course, the overuse of the words "nerds" and "geeks" which have really just been beaten to the ground. I added my Comic-Con Page for this year, with links to survival guides, event guides, news, etc. It's in the top menu, accessible via your mobile, too. Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, tonight is Cayucas at the Casbah and it's going to be awesome! Hope to see you there. Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tonight: Nightmare and The Cat, Kristeen Young @ Casbah- CANCELED!!

Woke up to this message on the Casbah website, so I thought I'd share in case you were planning on heading down:

Sorry, but tonite's show has been cancelled due to illness of one of the band members from Nightmare and the Cat. Refunds will be issued. Hope to reschedule sometime soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The Casbah will be open again tomorrow for Cayucas. Here's what's on deck for the week:

Tue Jul 22 - Cayucas, Hands, Idyll Wild
Wed Jul 23 - Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids /The New Amsterdams), What's Eating Gilbert (featuring Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory), The Josh Berwanger Band (The Anniversary/The Only Children)
Thu Jul 24 - Boris, Mustard Gas and Roses
Fri Jul 25 - Flying Lotus, Peaking Lights, Maria Minerva, M Geddes, Mirage
Sat Jul 26 - The Muffs, The Loons, Aquadolls, The Touchies
Sun Jul 27 - Municipal Waste, To The Point, WitchHaven, Eukaryst

Tickets for Boris and Flying Lotus are selling fast this week, so don't wait or they could be gone!!

Things To Do In San Diego: July 21, 2014

We're just barely recovering from #Pride and then BAM! here comes #Comic-Con. I'm super excited to enjoy all the fun once again, but this year will be different for me since we have two events at The North Park Theatre (Steam Powered Giraffe on Thursday and The White Buffalo on Friday), so maybe I won't spend 3 days straight boozing at the Wired party as I have been known to do. I spent an entire day putting these listings together, but check back often because I'll be adding Comic-Con events as I hear of them. As usual, I've included invite only and RSVP parties because at least you'll know what's going on where and where you might have some celebrity sightings. Or maybe you know someone who knows someone. Either way, they're all here. Monday archives after the jump.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Things to Do In San Diego: July 19-20, 2014

What a week this has been. We went to "Your Song, Your Story" at Summer Pops and it was awesome- and only 45 minutes- which was exactly the amount of time the girls could handle, and then I went to Robert Francis at the Casbah and was super impressed by Vikesh Kapoor. Check him out when you have a chance. We took a big family field trip to Safari Park on Thursday and stayed until close. There are several baby giraffe and a baby black rhino who was born a week ago and it just might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Last night with Pinback at the Casbah was super great, and tonight I'll be at The North Park Theatre for Rita Rudner. I was having a rough start to the week, but it definitely got better, and with Comic-Con just around the corner, there's a lot to look forward to. Saturday and Sunday archives are after the jump.

Tonight at The North Park Theatre: Rita Rudner- Tickets available at Box Office

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: July 15-18, 2014

Oops. Almost forgot to repost these. I added a couple events, namely Your Song, Your Story, and I added the RSVP to Third Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday night. I don't know about you, but this month is so crazy between work and events and family and the new apartment and travel. I'm trying not to lose my mind but forgive me if you bump into me out on the town and I don't feel present. I'm trying. Tuesday through Friday archives are after the jump.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: July 14, 2014

I spent half of my Sunday having lunch, and watching the World Cup at World Cup North Park and hanging at Froggy Park and having a nice afternoon bike ride. Then I spent 6 hours putting together these listings. So I hope they're right and complete because I don't want to deal with this again. Next week is going to be even crazier because of Comic-Con, but this week you have Pride, Hess Fest, and all kinds of shows all over the place. Monday archives after the jump.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: July 11-13, 2014

Some weeks are just harder than others, and I really felt worn down this week. But it was also great- we spent some time at the Waterfront Park, I loved the Magic Man show, we went squat-swimming at a local hotel, went to nighttime zoo with a gaggle of family, and got more settled to make this apartment a home. I'm hoping to do a lot more organizing this weekend so the home office becomes functional. Tonight I'll be at the Growlers and will try to get over to Cloud Nothings, and definitely World Cup North Park on Sunday, but I'm leaving Saturday wide open because I just need to do that more often. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.