Monday, September 15, 2014

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

It was a great weekend with San Diego Music Thing, although the blistering heat has been brutal. I'm looking forward to signing up Nova for ice skating lessons just so we can cool down in the icebox of a room. I'm also looking forward to at least two beach days with the awesome 70 degree water. I'm looking forward to some great shows this week, including Sebadoh, The Tree Ring, the sold out Breeders show, and Gardens & Villa. Tuesday through Thursday listings are after the jump.

Monday, September 15, 2014:
  • Chuck Ragan, Rusty Maples @ Casbah
  • Desert Suns, Loom, Space Shag @ Soda Bar
  • The Tin Can Country Club feat. Anna Levitt @ Tin Can
  • Homegrown Hour ft. Daddy Issues, Wicked Tongues, Playfight & Morgan Leigh Band @ Belly Up
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Croce's Park West
  • Industry Night with Von Kiss @ U-31
  • Monday Night Mass feat The Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Sunset Game Night @ The Hideout
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • DynaMic Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • 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
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
  • 710 Beach Club @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, September 12, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: September 12-14, 2014

I'm at The North Park Theatre and we're about half an hour away from door time so things are pretty nutso around here. I've added in some of the lineup changes for San Diego Music Thing. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

San Diego Music Thing In Full Swing (Lineup Changes Attached)

I am not going to lie, this week has been exhausting so I didn't make it to any of the panels today. I did, however, make it in time to catch Jesse LaMonaca's short solo set on the patio, grab my badges, and chat with Halloran for a while. I heard that Moby cancelled because of a train delay. Supposedly SDMT offered to send a car to LA to bring him down and he responded, "I don't do cars" which is kind of a genius response to everything one wants to be excused from.

We've also had a couple lineup changes for various reasons. Some Ember dropped out at The North Park Theatre and have been replaced by Tropical Popsicle. Here are the set times:

7 PM Doors
7:40-8:10 PM Tropical Popsicle
8:40-9:15 PM Destruction Unit
9:35-10:50 PM The Liars

Deap Vally dropped out at Casbah, so they've been replaced by The Loons. Anyone in attendance will get a wristband upgrade for both days of San Diego Music Thing.
8:30 pm Doors
9:00 Black Taxi
10:00 Mystic Braves
11:05 Wild Wild Wets
12:15 The Loons
Schitzophonics perform between sets in the Atari Lounge

On Saturday, Retox dropped off the bill at The Irenic and have been replaced by The New Kinetics. Here are revised set times for that show:
Doors- 7 PM
7:20-7:50 PM- GRMLN
8:10-8:40- The Frights
9-9:30- The New Kinetics
9:45-10:30 - Cherry Glazerr

Hopefully there aren't too many more changes and we can settle in for a fun weekend of music.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Drive Like Jehu Video Compilation

I don't often get messages through my YouTube channel, but today something awesome happened. I got this message from Fabio Cunha:
Regarding your Drive Like Jehu footage:
Hey there... I took the liberty to download your footage along with many others from their reunion concert in San Diego. I edited the full concert utilizing many camera angles and syncronized it to the best sounding video I could find.
I am writing to you because although I didn't ask you for permission I would like to invite you to see it before I make it public. I did this for the greater good and to share with many other fans of the band. I saw them live once many years ago and could not make it to San Diego for the reunion.
Anyway, I hope you like the way the video turned out and hope that you don't mind me posting it. I wrote a disclaimer at the beginning of the video thanking all the youtube users whom I took the videos from. Check it out, Thx!

Anyway, I think this is pretty awesome, although my shaky handheld footage doesn't really compare to the tripod angles. For your viewing pleasure.

Things To Do In San Diego: September 11, 2014

I just have to stop saying what a crazy week it's been because that seems to be the standard, not just for me but for everyone. We continued to beat the heat this week with some splash time at Balboa Park on Monday, swimming at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, and ice-skating at the Joan Kroc center on Wednesday. That is a pretty awesome deal, by the way. $7 for kids, $10 for adults from 3:30-5:30 and it includes skate rental. I also attended the #OurCityDiscussion on local blogs which was cool, and went to U-31 on Wednesday to catch Jesse LaMonaca because it has been forever. Work was nuts as always. We announced Bear Hands (10/22) and Ziggy Marley (11/1) at The North Park Theatre, and added a ton of shows at Casbah, too. They probably warrant their own post when I have a second to breathe. In the meantime, this weekend is San Diego Music Thing! Just buy a badge so you can do all the fun stuff. I believe that I'm working at the theatre on Friday and Irenic on Saturday, but both end relatively early so I hope to catch some of the other great music around. Thursday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Big Bad Buffalo All Up In Your Face

Photo courtesy Michael Klayman,
My awesome intern Jordan Krimston is getting a little too much attention and I'm afraid he's going to leave me. I mean, opening for Hot Snakes at The Irenic on Wednesday, an interview on Listen SD, and a feature on SoundDiego? It's of course completely well deserved and he's one of the hardest working musicians I know of - did you know he performs with The School Of Rock All Stars and played Lollapalooza this year? And that he earned the Louis Armstrong Jazz Musician Award at Helix High? Yeah, he's kind of a big deal.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

FM 94/9 Independence Jam @ Junior Seau Amphitheatre, Oceanside Pier, 9.7.2014

FM 94/9 Independence Jam is finally here! The event is sold out as is the bus to get there, but the Coaster is running today and it's definitely worth it to take public transportation. See you all there!!


3:45 - 4:15 pm LITTLE HURRICANE
5:15 - 5:45 pm J RODDY WALSTON
6:50 - 7:45 pm WALK THE MOON
9:00 - 10:00 pm PHANTOGRAM

4:30 - 5:00 pm WILD CUB
6:00 - 6:35 pm JOYWAVE
8:00 - 8:40 pm BAD SUNS

MEET & GREETS: (15 min. window)
5:00pm - Joywave
5:45pm - Walk the Moon
6:00pm - Wild Cub
6:45pm - J. Roddy
7:00pm - Bad Suns
7:45pm - Phantogram
Meet & Greets will be held at the FM 94/9 Booth located on Pacific Street (Upper Level).Meet n Greet times subject to change.

- See more here.

Things To Do In San Diego: September 7-11, 2014

I'm so excited for Independence Jam. It was two years ago that I took Darren to the show, and even though we'd been hanging out, that day was especially magical and  pretty much knew he was the guy for me. The lineup this year is especially awesome and I can't wait to see Wild Cub since I missed their HoB show earlier this summer.  I think we're going to Coaster up, so maybe we'll see you there. Sunday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Set Times For FM 94/9 Independence Jam: September 7, 2014

Sunday is all about FM 94/9 Independence Jam at The Junior Seau Amphitheatre at the Oceanside Pier and set times have been released. Note that this site is mobile enabled so if you need to check back, just add to your phone and this post will be easy to grab.


3:45 - 4:15 pm LITTLE HURRICANE
5:15 - 5:45 pm J RODDY WALSTON
6:50 - 7:45 pm WALK THE MOON
9:00 - 10:00 pm PHANTOGRAM

4:30 - 5:00 pm WILD CUB
6:00 - 6:35 pm JOYWAVE
8:00 - 8:40 pm BAD SUNS

MEET & GREETS: (15 min. window)
5:00pm - Joywave
5:45pm - Walk the Moon
6:00pm - Wild Cub
6:45pm - J. Roddy
7:00pm - Bad Suns
7:45pm - Phantogram

Meet & Greets will be held at the FM 94/9 Booth located on Pacific Street (Upper Level).
Meet n Greet times subject to change.
- See more Here.

Friday, September 05, 2014

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

This week has been nutso. Just some newsy stuff: Dawes is sold out, GBH moved from The Casbah on Tuesday to The Hideout on Thursday, Flyleaf was just announced at The North Park Theatre and tickets are on sale now, and Flying Lotus went on sale today. I am going to try and have an internet free afternoon, so maybe I'll catch you tonight at the Casbah or on Sunday at FM 94/9 Independence Jam. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: September 4, 2014

This week has been CRAZY! Maybe a normal week for everyone, but since I don't write the big diary posts so much anymore, let me tell you how it has been. The ups: My videos from Drive Like Jehu were posted on & The downside? No credit given. The good: I was named in the top 10 bloggers of San Diego by Our City. The bad, I made a joke about First Day of School Photos with Chalkboards (believe me, it's a thing), and one of my longest lifetime friends went apeshit on Facebook and told me to "stick to nightlife blogging and leave the mom blogs to real moms." and also, because I am a "know it all" I should just shut up. Ouch and Bite Me. I really don't have the time or energy to address former friends other than to say life is amazing, and I hope you find happiness somewhere in your journey. Thanks for making our breakup so easy.

In the meantime, Casbah announced a show with Dawes (which is going to sell out in a heartbeat, so get on it), and The North Park Theatre announced a show with Flying Lotus. Between Casbah, Irenic, The North Park Theatre, and all of our other shows, it is awesome when I get a date night with Darren. Wednesday was awesome and I can't wait for Independence Jam on Sunday. Thursday archives are after the jump:

Monday, September 01, 2014

Video: Drive Like Jehu @ Balboa Park Organ Pavilion, 8.31.2014

Today was awesome. That is all I can really say. I did my best to shoot around other photogs but whatever. Here is my video perspective of Drive Like Jehu at the Balboa Park Organ Pavilion. I hear that the best way to experience the organ portion of the music was somewhere near the Japanese Tea Garden. I'm sure 74 people might have better footage. After all of this, I hope everyone understands there was nothing "free" about this show, and people went out of pocket to make it happen. In return, support Bar Pink, support The Organ Society, support Balboa Park, and write emails and letters to your councilpeople to let them know how amazing this was, how you support it, and how it should happen again in the future.

Update: Great articles and photos being shared...I like this one with Diffuser for the setlist, thought calling Dang "an employee at a local bar" is the understatement of the year, and perhaps the author doesn't know the story of Bar Pink and all the owners and that this whole thing was out of pocket for the band and bar. I also really love these photos by Max Nanis on Twitter. Kelly Davis of CityBeat was next to me for part of the show and then maneuvered around for some great shots. If anyone else wants to share, send me your links.

Photos By Chris Valle
Video on UStream
Video By Jason Bang

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: August 31-September 3, 2014

I'm trying to get listings out for this week because today is going to be a busy day and frankly I'd rather not have to work the remainder of this weekend. It feels rare to have any time off lately, between four jobs and weekdays with Nova, I just am not staying out or staying up quite as late as I used to, and when I am out, that's usually part of my work, too. So I stayed home this Saturday night to get listings done and realized I haven't shamed any venues lately. Obviously Monday is a holiday and it is also a new month, so I'm sorry I don't have more detailed listings for Gallagher's, The Hideout, FLUXX, The Shakedown, Sycamore Den, and Whistle Stop, but they're just not posted yet. I may or may not find the time to add them in if and when they're posted, but don't hold your breath. Monday through Thursday listings are after the jump. And in case I forget, Casbah and The North Park Theatre both have pretty awesome show announcements on Tuesday, so if you don't get the newsletters, let me know and I can add you to both. Leave a comment with your email, or tweet/Facebook me. Sunday through Wednesday archives after the jump.