Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: September 30-October 2, 2014

That thing about waking up on the wrong side of the bed is very, very real. I'm in grump city today- my senile cat can't decide if she wants to be inside or out at night anymore and cries relentlessly to come back in only to cry to be let out again, my neighbor came home from the Dominican, kicked out the music producer but adopted the yappiest of annoying yappy dogs who barks all day and all night, and waking up to get Nova to school in La Mesa is a challenging start to our mornings. Fortunately I'm sitting in The North Park Theatre watching The Gaslight Anthem set up for an FM 94/9 Loud @ private performance that's going to go off in about half an hour or so and hopefully I can just caffeine through the day. Maybe it's time to set up my studio/office into my nap room before the heatwave comes through this weekend. At any rate, I'll get over it. Wednesday and Thursday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014:
  • Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, TwoPointEight @ House of Blues
  • Casbah presents Felice Brothers, Spirit Family Reunion @ Soda Bar
  • Finch, Ghetto Blaster, Ultragash @ Casbah
  • The Frights, Buddy Banter, Soft Lions @ The Merrow
  • Changemaker Fest with TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski speaking. Music by Noah Gunderson. @ USD (Free to public, All Ages, 6pm)
  • The Picturebooks, The Burdens @ Tower Bar
  • Part Time, Wizard Woes, DJ Matt Bahamas of Heavy Hawaii @ The Hideout
  • Tiki Tuesday @ Bar Pink
  • Dark Star Orchestra @ Belly Up
  • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
  • Lady Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Ruby Duo @ Croce's Park West
  • Comedy Night @ Til Two
  • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Soul Rebel Project, Green Lion Crew @ Winston's
  • Swamp Critters @ 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
  • G Street Sessions @ Tin Roof
  • Soul Shakedown Tuesdays @ The Shakedown
  • Haus Party @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, September 29, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: September 29, 2014

Thanks to everyone for all the awesome birthday wishes. I had a great weekend, even if it wasn't exactly according to plan. I loved checking out The Kooks on Friday, and then I caught Split Screens at The Hideout, and then I met up with Robin Roth at the Ken Club, and well, that never ends well. On Saturday I had a lazy day with Darren, then I was supposed to take my sister to Foster the People but realized her friend was over, so instead I drove them, knowing two 16 year olds would love the show. Instead I enjoyed some quiet time by the ocean. And then my actual birthday was spent at a 7 year old's birthday party and then we met up with my mom, sisters, nieces, cousin, and uncle at Oktoberfest. Adams Avenue just never happened for me though I love knowing that it was awesome and everyone had a great time but it was awesome getting Nova on a rare weekend so honestly, things couldn't have been better. Monday archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Things To Do San Diego: September 26-28, 2014

Wow. I feel a million times better today. We had an awesome afternoon at the beach then a miracle impromptu birthday dinner at Point Loma Sea Foods in which Nova tried new foods and discovered new foods she's willing to eat. There were great events last night but I just really needed a non-music night. This weekend is jam packed with Adams Ave, Tour de Fat, The Kooks, Foster the People, Sir Sly and more. Enjoy!

Friday, September 26, 2014:
  • Split Screens, Splavender, Art Monk @ Sycamore Den
  • Slim Cessna's Auto Club, River City, Grampadrew and the Gut Strings @ Casbah
  • San Diego Film Festival 2014
  • German American Societies of San Diego Oktoberfest @ El Cajon (1017 S Mollison)
  • Telemagica ETERNAL Electric Magic 6.0 2014 @ Jacumba
  • Authority Zero, Assuming We Survive, Guys on the Hill @ Soda Bar
  • Bonkers! Dance Party @ Bar Pink
  • Easy Star All-Stars, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Tatanka @ Belly Up
  • The Funk Junkies Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour)
  • Old Order (Joy Division cover band), Ash Williams, The Brontosaurus, R(A)ndy N(E)wma(N) @ Che Cafe
  • Unwritten Law, John’s Last Ghost, Desolace, Feel Good, Offshore Impact @ Epicentre
  • Soul Organization@ Seven Grand
  • Sensory Station, Other Mountains, Cochino, Bad & The Ugly @ Brick By Brick
  • Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • DDD, Subtropics @ The Hideout
  • Squirrelly Arts, Shadows Entwined, Imbalanced @ Tin Can
  • Unwritten Law @ Porter's Pub (UCSD
  • Terry Matsuoka, Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon Allstars, Ukelenny @ Lestat's
  • The Kooks, Halsey, Priory @ House of Blues
  • Throne, Mesita @ The Bancroft
  • T Williams, The Bones @ Bang Bang
  • John Reynolds Quartet @ Croce's Park West
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Comedy with Paul Herrmann, Matt Kadir @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • GrooveSession, Trevor Green @ Winston's
  • The Gears, The Executives, The Homeless Sexuals @ Til-Two Club
  • Bionic with Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
  • Protohype @ Bassmnt
  • Fred Benedetti @ 98 Bottles
  • Official Music Lounge of the San Diego Film Festival @ Tin Roof (4pm)
  • Dane Drewis @ Tin Roof (6:30pm)
  • Stepping Feet @ Tin Roof (9:30pm)
  • Chancha Via Circuito, Cumbia Machin, Eddie Turbo @ Kava Lounge
  • Hani Naser Band Live In Concert @ WorldBeat Center
  • Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, DJ Arox @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Endless Summer Friday @ 710 Beach Club (Happy Hour)
  • The Great Pumpkin, The Big Lewinsky & Thats Right @ 710 Beach Club
  • Off The Cuff @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino

Saturday, September 27, 2014:
  • New Belgium Tour de Fat Bike Parade & Festival feat. Beats Antique, Yo-Yo People, The Handsome Little Devils, The Reals Band @ Golden Hill Park (10am-5pm, FREE!) 
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair (10am-10pm)Casbah Stage: The Burning of Rome, The Nervous Wreckords, Hills Like Elephants, Madly, Javier Escovedo and the City Lights, FLAGGS, Shady Francos @ Adams Avenue, (11am-10pm)
  • German American Societies of San Diego Oktoberfest @ El Cajon (1017 S Mollison)
  • Schitzophonics, Low Volts, Neighbors to the North @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents Temples, Wampire, Fever and the Ghost @ Belly Up
  • Pixies with special guest Royal Blood @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Foster The People, SoKo @ Rimac Arena, UCSD
  • V Elements Festival feat. El Ten Eleven, Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, ESKMO, Zach Deputy, Dantiez Saunderson, Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, brothers gow and many more! @ Port Pavillion/Broadway Pier
  • Motopony @ The Merrow
  • Gov't Mule, The Stone Foxes @ Balboa Theatre
  • Neon Cough, Brothers Weiss, Brando @ Soda Bar
  • Telemagica ETERNAL Electric Magic 6.0 2014 @ Jacumba
  • San Diego Film Festival 2014
  • Pixies, Royal Blood @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Illuminate, Vile Creations, City of Crooks, Lynch the Landlord @ Epicentre
  • JImmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Through The Roots, The Supervillains, The Room Downstairs, The Steppas @ House of Blues
  • Cobra Heart presents Peel Radio, The Hunt, By An Ion, 'Golden Tongues, DJ Rios @ The Hideout
  • Battle of the Bands @ House of Blues
  • Post Season, Such A Mess, With Age, Firestarter, Smalls, Shipwrecks, Out With The Old @ Soma
  • Haruka, Slums of the Future @ Tower Bar
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Sycamore Den
  • Wild Honey, TBA, Red Wizard @ Tin Can
  • Gortuary, Godhammered, Calamitous Intent, Dark Measure, Gravespell @ Brick By Brick
  • Tom Corbett @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church Hall (Encinitas)
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair@ Lestat's
  • Anna Lunoe @ Bang Bang
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Official Music Lounge of the San Diego Film Festival @ Tin Roof (3pm)
  • Piano Joe & The Bootleggers @ Tin Roof (6:30pm)
  • Who is BC? @ Tin Roof (9:30pm)
  • Symbol Six, Standard and Poor, The Final Upset @ The Bancroft
  • Gilbert Castellanos & The Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Deniro Farrar, Dillon Cooper, Denzel Curry @ Porter's Pub
  • Burning Down @ Winston's (5-8pm)
  • Cubensis performing Wake of the Flood @ Winston's
  • San Diego City Soul Club presents Chris Murray & The Mochilero All Stars, The Georgetown Orbits, The Amalgamated, Selectors Erny Earthquake & King Dutty @ Til-Two Club
  • Bionic with Sid Vicious @ Fluxx
  • Cazzette @ Bassmnt
  • Monette Marino presents Mo'Rhythm, An Interactive Musical Experience @ 98 Bottles
  • Aphex Twins Listening Party @ Kava Lounge
  • Lil Rob and MC Magic @ WorldBeat Center
  • Sandollar, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Shoreline Rootz, Kingsland @ Boar Cross'n
  • EN Young, Gonzo & Beyond I Sight feat. Leilani Wolfgramm @ 710 Beach Club
  • Palm of Salvation, Vangough @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Bump & Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • Off The Cuff @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
Sunday, September 28, 2014:

  • Adams Avenue Street Fair (10am-7pm) Casbah Stage: The Album Leaf, The Loons, The Midnight Pine, The She's, We Are Sirens 
  • German American Societies of San Diego Oktoberfest @ El Cajon (1017 S Mollison)
  • Snowmine, Nightbox @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents Sir Sly, Wolf Gang, Secret Someones @ The Irenic
  • Paul McCartney @ Petco Park (sold out)
  • Telemagica ETERNAL Electric Magic 6.0 2014 @ Jacumba
  • Casbah presents JEFF The Brotherhood, Music Band, Roxy Jones @ The Hideout
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Cerny Brothers, Joe Fletcher @ Soda Bar
  • Soda Bar presents Merchandise, Lower, Statues of God @ Ken Club
  • San Diego Film Festival 2014
  • German American Societies of San Diego Oktoberfest @ El Cajon (1017 S Mollison)
  • Demi Lovato: World Tour, Christina Perri, MKTO @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
  • Colbie Caillet, Alex & Sierra @ Maker's Quarter
  • Michael Tiernan, Tolan Shaw, Dawn Mitschele @ Belly Up
  • Colbie Caillat - Gypsy Heart Tour with special guest Alex and Sierra @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Battle of the Bands @ House of Blues
  • Clean Bandit, Little Daylight @ House of Blues
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Sycamore Den
  • Intervention @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair@ Lestat's
  • Spanish Sundays feat. Besos de Coco @ Croce's Park West
  • Aubrey Fey @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (Brunch)
  • Nathan Mitchell @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-KE @ Winston's
  • Sunday Funday Music & Drinks @ 98 Bottles
  • Teddy Afro @ WorldBeat Center
  • Salsa Sundays @ Tio Leo's
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: September 25, 2014

So much going on tonight. I decided to edit after I got an "are you okay?" message. Yes, I'm great. I worked way too late last night and I got super grouchy about it and, compounded with other stupid stuff (and whisky), it seemed like I wrote a cry for help. The truth is that everything is great, I'm just learning how to reorganize my schedule to make all the pieces fit peacefully and sometimes I probably take on more than I can chew. I'll figure it all out eventually, and I get to find the joy in days like today when I got to sleep in.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Things To Do In San Diego: September 23-24, 2014

Whew. Yesterday was so busy that I never even checked in. It was kind of nuts...I worked at the theatre 10-2, we picked up Nova from school in La Mesa and hustled to South Park for her piano, then hustled back to Rolando for her ice skating class, then hustled back to North Park so I could work at the Lykke Li show, where I shot photos, fielded a thousand text messages and phone calls, and attempted to manage the various social media accounts I manage while trying to make sure Nova and Darren had a good time. It was an incredible show, though I can't believe I was outside when she played "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone". If anyone has video, send me a link. After the show, I caught Tori Roze and the Hot Mess at Bar Pink and then called it an early night. This is going to be an awesome week, and I updated the listings because I can't believe I forgot Tour De Fat. So much to look forward to. Tuesday & Wednesday archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: September 22, 2014

I had a great weekend that kinda started on Thursday. In The Valley Below played at 207 at the Hard Rock Hotel and it was awesome (videos up on my YouTube channel). On Friday, my sister joined for the the Thrillist Hotel Takeover where we enjoyed all the awesome food and drinks and saw some old friends. After we went to Ballast Point then to the Casbah, so it was definitely a good night. On Saturday, Daye joined me for Hotel Thrillist again, but besides some food and coconuts, it was more of an Intervention style pool party so we didn't stay very long. We went to Stone, then I ventured to the Waterfront Park for an afternoon concert, then dinner with Darren at Mona Lisa before heading to Casbah for Kopecky Family Band. After the show, Jeff and I ventured to Black Cat and Epic Future Radness at Til-Two. It was nice not doing anything substantial on Sunday besides lazing around the house to get ready for the huge week ahead! We have Lykke Li at The North Park Theatre on Monday, I'm working for LP on Wednesday at the Casbah, and the weekend is packed with stuff to do and my birthday. Monday archives after the jump.

Friday, September 19, 2014

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

Finn and Jake say it best with an "arrmiigard". Yes, that is OMG to the rest of us and I am effed in the head when it comes to adequate sleep because, you know, I work at The North Park Theatre and The Casbah, and both entities love to spring last minute shows on me and make sure I'm flooding social media. So how about me giving you a preview? Today we announce an amazing band doing a Rick James tribute and tomorrow I get to announce lesbian twin sisters for an upcoming show. Um, yeah. Buy your tickets because these will sell out. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, September 19, 2014:
  • Casbah presents: Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory, Tift Merritt @ Humphrey's
  • EPIC FUTURE RADNESS PART 1: Artifact, Dahga Bloom, Monarch, The Lumps @ Til Two Club
  • Thrillist Hotel Takeover: The Taste of Thrillist- An Off Menu San Diego Feast @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel 7-10pm (Info & Tickets)
  • This Legend (Ben Harper and LP of Yellowcard), The New Addiction, Plane Without A Pilot, Dead Satellites @ Soda Bar
  • Carlsbad Music Festival feat. Wu Man + Son de San Diego @ Carlsbad Village Theatre
  • LA Witch, Burning Palms @ The Hideout
  • Dread Crew of Oddwood, Eukaryst, Unicorn Death, Fadrait @ The Merrow
  • The Avengers, Hector Penalosa, The Touchies, Records with Roger @ Casbah
  • Turnit Loose: Good, Funky Music w/ Mr. Blow & Friends @ Bar Pink
  • Big Mountain, 2 Tone Sounds @ Belly Up
  • Steady 45s, Mochilero All Stars, DSs Erny Earthquake and King Dutty @ Tower Bar
  • Jerkagram, Monochromacy, California Bleeding, Steve Flato @ Che Cafe
  • Peter Sprague @ Croce's Park West
  • Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds w/ Voodoo Fix @ Winstons
  • Bionic w/ Dot Com @ Fluxx
  • Keys N Krates @ House Of Blues
  • Monette Marino @ Humphrey's Backstage
  • Mason James, Julia Cox, Phili Villalobos @ Lestats
  • Afroman, Vibe and P-Rob The Underrated @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Amity Affliction, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, Favorite Weapon, Exotype @ Soma
  • The Moves, Crow King @ Tin Can
  • Blue Rhino, Detroit Underground @ Tio Leos

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. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

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.