Monday, January 14, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, January 13-Tuesday, January 22, 2019


I have been in full on soccer mom mode so sadly I had to miss both Melvins shows last week, but I had a fun time doing merch at the Casbah on Friday for The Dragons. It was a hell of a reunion. On Saturday night Darren and I went up to Amen Dunes, and I spent my Sunday working on these listings so that I could fully celebrate on Monday night for Casbah day! I also decided to do listings through Tuesday since next Monday is a holiday. Other than that, there are several shows I want to catch this week, but with various tryouts all week, I don't know how much fuel will be left in the tank at the end of each day. Listings through Tuesday are after the jump.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 8-Monday, January 14, 2019

I'm probably a horrible, terrible person, but Nova is back at school today and I'm so relieved. She got back from St Louis last week, and of course we're at peak anxiety when she's gone, but then we have to struggle to entertain and still get all of our work in and for freelancers, that can be extra stressful, as we plan full and active days and then work all night when she's asleep. We did another zoo trip and Safari Park trip over the weekend and Jungle Bells is now officially over. I also went to the Casbah a couple times, like the Yacht Rock night on Thursday and to see Chinchilla and Uncle Joes on Saturday. I'm still waiting on my new keyboard (which has been a nightmare) and my shoulder is messed up, so I'm chilling on my show photography for a hot minute but I'll get back in soon. Listings through Monday are after the jump. The above is a little dark, but it's one of the babies at Safari Park scratching his butt on a rock at dusk. I love them and could watch them all day long.


Thursday, January 03, 2019

Things to Do in San Diego: Thursday, January 3-Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! I was hoping my computer would be fixed by now, but alas, we're still waiting for the part to arrive from Hong Kong. I only mention this because I really am in the midst of a sort of year-end/new year post, but it's just super challenging at the moment. I've gone back to the regular schedule, so listings are just though Monday and then the new weeks will resume on Tuesdays. Since I last wrote, we had a mostly good week. Nova was in St Louis for a week, so Darren worked a lot and I caught up on a lot of TV and tried to keep warm at home. I went to Tijuana for a Turista Libre excursion which I'll share more on when I can type normal again, Darren and I went to the Get Back Loretta show, and while I stayed in on New Year's Eve, I started off the year with an awesome day at Balboa Park, catching the Organ Pavilion concert, ran into Daye and friends so we walked around the park, hung out at Panama 66, then Darren met up with us, we picked up our van, had a great dinner at Taste of The Himalayas, then wandered around the zoo in the cold. I'm definitely ready for a new year and am especially looking forward to this massive month of Casbah 30th Anniversary events. Listings through Monday are after the jump. 



Thursday, January 3, 2019:
  • Yacht Rock Nite - High Tide Society, DJ Claire @ Casbah
  • Aviator Stash, Imagery Machine, Belladon @ Belly Up
  • Lavender Fields, Verde @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Dunekat @ Bar Pink
  • A Lil Hip Hop Party @ Blonde
  • Volver, Volver - Homenaje a Vicente Fernandez feat Ivan Estrella, Mr. Gonzo, Mariachi Tesoro De Rebecca Gonzales @ House of Blues
  • Left On Read! (An Alternative Comics & Zine Performance) @ Whistle Stop
  • S. Mathias & the Honeycombs, Taryn Donath Duo, Roger!  @ The Merrow
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Gunhild Carling @ Tio Leo's
  • Nu Vintage @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Nu Moods- live jazz @ Quartyard
  • Dina Martina in "Creme de la Dregs" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • DJ Williams' Shots Fired @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Original Stylin (Hip-hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Friday, January 4, 2019:
  • Hot Snakes, Retox @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Queen Nation, Erotic City @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Elektric Voodoo, Rally Club @ Soda Bar
  • Hardly Human, Cadaver Pudding, Punchcard @ Ken Club (FREE)
  • The Amandas @ Whistle Stop
  • Travesura, Freckles, Bruin @ Black Cat Bar
  • Electric Mud, Casual Yak, Mango Habanero, Wet @ Music Box
  • Insane Clown Posse's Violent J and Esham, Sylint, Izzy Projectz, FATTBOY @ Brick By Brick
  • Wise Monkey Orchestra, Modern Day Moonshine @ Winston's
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • saxophonist Julian Roel & his 4tet @ Dizzy's
  • Shindigs, BluNites, The Monsoon, ShameFace, Bad Kids, Wizærd @ Soma
  • First Friday HipHop Night with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Trio Gadjo, Claudia Gomez @ Panama 66
  • Rituals - Darkwave, Coldwave, Industrial @ Space
  • Aura & Ovation, the Fogels, Dab @ The Merrow
  • UltraSound Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • San Diego Gulls vs San Jose Barracuda @ Pechanga Arena
  • Fashion Jackson HAGS Winter Tour @ Che Café Collective
  • Kyle Sorrell Band @ De Oro Mine Co
  • The Dan Band @ House of Blues
  • Jerry"Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Resinators @ Mr. Peabody's (Encinitas)
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Disco Goth at Hardrock SD 2019 feat Paper Foxes, New Me, Downers @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • BlackSky Nectar w/Shakedown String Band @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The Night Howls @ Pour House  
  • JC Express, Happy Ron Hill @ Lestat's 
  • CHÊL Kwame Badu, Mike Holmes, Young Fla$h @ Queen Bee's
  • HotMom, Soaked In Disillusion, Holdfast, Mudd @ Bancroft Bar
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Nite Moves with DJs Beatnick & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Funk’s Most Wanted @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live (9pm)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Size Queenz Presents: Elbow Room @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, January 5, 2019:
  • Chinchilla, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Mostly Sunny, Scary Pierre @ Casbah 
  • Calpurnia,  Illuminati Hotties @ House of Blues
  • 9th Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny ft. The Farmers, Joey Harris and the Mentals, Mike Watt, Jesse Hughes, Nena Anderson, Jack Tempchin, Casey Hensley @ Belly Up  
  • Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Tiltwheel, VHS Club @ Ken Club
  • Stellar Corpses, Hard Fall Hearts, The Writhers @ Soda Bar
  • Mittens, Grizzly Business, Havnauts @ Bar Pink
  • Marujah, Urban Alchemy, Cuarto Menguante @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Dead on the Wire, Slaughter Boys, Razor Nights, Baby Hairs @ Tower Bar
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink (11pm)
  • The Winehouse Experience, Jonny Tarr @ Music Box
  • Miles Bandit, The Galactics, Lunar Hand, Jara, 4BNM, Chutes @ Soma
  • 80s vs 90s with DJs Saul Q & Gabe Vega
  • Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • Hide & Go Freak presents a night of R&B @ Space
  • Besos Trio @ Panama 66
  • Ascension with DJs Robin Roth, Ladynoir, Severin @ Kava Lounge
  • Dave Stamey @ AMSD Concerts (Sweetwater Community Church)
  • Joanne Baduria & Soul Fire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Big Lewinsky, Major Interval @ 710 Beach Club
  • Santana Pa Ti @ Border X Brewing
  • The Naked @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • A Night of Fantasies Fundraiser @ The Merrow (4:30pm)
  • San Diego Sockers vs Ontario Fury @ Pechanga Arena
  • Initiate, Dare, Rod Of Correction, Slowbleed @ Che Café Collective
  • Rising Lotus Promotions Presents: New Year Punk/Skalution @ Bancroft Bar
  • CJ Solar @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Big Scary Robot, Bitter Kiddos, South Towne Sham @ Winston's (5pm)
  • OB HipHop Social#70 Arnny Paulmer, 18Scales + More @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ford/Lord Knows I'm Drinking @ Til-Two Club
  • SDPC presents KrashEvents @ Queen Bee's
  • Bear Night San Diego @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Rough Riot (featuring former members of Quiet Riot and Rough Cutt), Rattz, Symbolic @ Ramona Mainstage 
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Republic Of Music @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Hotfire @ Bang Bang
  • res*o*lu*tion feat matth, ben0te, keenan skelton, shellz @ Spin
  • 8Five8@ Navajo Live 
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, January 6, 2019:
  • T.S.O.L., Forest Grove, Bloodponies @ Casbah
  • Quali, Praying, Runs Deep @ Soda Bar
  • Rare Forms, Con*Tact, Crushed? @ Whistle Stop
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Pocari Sweat- Vaporwave, Future Funk, & City Pop @ Space
  • Sean Hicke CD Release @ Dizzy's (7pm)
  • Leo Kottke @ Belly Up (seated show)  
  • Deep Tech SD with Mr Wright, Mike Delgado, Pershan, Nathan Gorey @ Blonde 
  • House of Blues Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11am)
  • Lori Bell goes Brooklyn Dreaming @ Dizzy's (3pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Madame Kiki's Birthday Burlesque Show!@ Bancroft Bar
  • The Gliadkovsky Family @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Fleetwood BigMak @ Winston's (2pm)
  • Ristband @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Gunhild Carling @ Tio Leo's (Matinee Show) 
  • The Playground - Sunday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Virtual Image @ Navajo Live 
  • Major Interval @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Almost Famous Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, January 7, 2019:
  • Man Man, Jon Daly @ Casbah 
  • Cassandra’s Birthday with DJ Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Rosie's Jazz Jam w Louis V @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday - Dark '80s New Wave @ Blonde
  • Altars of Madness Mondays. All metal. All night. @ Space
  • John Lowery @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Andy and Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Thursday, December 27, 2018 -Wednesday, January 2, 2019

It was a super busy week for just about everyone, I know I'm no exception. Darren's mom was in town for the week before Christmas, so we ran all over town, hitting the Safari Park, the San Diego Zoo, Cabrillo Monument, and Old Town, plus hanging around the house watching movies and eating out at all the restaurants that can please both an 11 year old and a 77 year old, like The Balboa, Mona Lisa, Phil's, and Beerfish. I missed some of the party fun in town, but did catch Ziggy Shuffledust, Dirty Sweet, and Exile on Kettner at the Casbah. Christmas itself was super chill at my parents' house but I spent all of Boxing day putting together the mountain of NYE events and this week's listings which literally took about 11 hours, so I hope they're useful. Looks like a lot of spots are closed January 1st and 2nd, but I'll update if I see any new info out there. Full listings through Jan 2nd are after the jump.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New Year's Eve Events in San Diego


I'll work on all of the listings through the next week or so, but it's time to start planning your NYE. I tried to float all the live music events at our regular haunts toward the top, but as you can see, there is no shortage of events to be found in San Diego.

Monday, December 31, 2018:
  • New Year's Eve Soiree on The Bay with The Redwoods Revue - Dani Bell and The Tarantist, The Midnight Pine, Cardinal Moon, Birdy Bardot, Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth @ Loew's Coronado Resort
  • The Schizophonics, The Creepy Creeps, The Widows, Scary Pierre @ Casbah 
  • NYE Party with Weatherbox Pistolita, positioner @ Soda Bar
  • Magic Giant, Kosta @ The Irenic 
  • New Years Eve with Bruin and Well Well Well @ Seven Grand (No Cover)  
  • NYE Dance Party with DJs JuniortheDiscopunk and Vaughn @ Bar Pink
  • Euphoric Haze! feat Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, Mrs. Henry, The Rollers, Creature & The Woods, The Sleepwalkers, Strawberry Moon, Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Babydoll Warriors and DJs Ratty and Lexicon Devil @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, and Bungalows 
  • La Escalera New Years w/Civil War Rust, Mercy Music, Jennie Cotteril & Stacey Dee, Squarecrow, Hey Chels, Se Vends, Le Saboteur, MIT @ Tower Bar 
  • LED presents OMFG! NYE 2019 with Porter Robinson, 1788-L, Ekali, Gammer, San Holo, Valentino Khan, Yetep @ Pechanga Arena (SOLD OUT)
  • Booty Bassment NYE with Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Tron Themed NYE 80s New Wave Dance Party @ Blonde 
  • Catamaran NYE Beach Party @ Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa (Tickets are all inclusive with drinks/hors d'ouevres)
  • Big Night San Diego NYE Gala @ Hilton Bayfront (Tickets are all inclusive with drinks/buffet)
  • NYE Yacht Party @ Hornblower Cruises
  • NYE 2019 with Miles Medina & Friends, Hickies & Dryhumps, DJ Tanner @ House Of Blues
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Atomic Groove's NYE @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • New Year's Eve Boombox with Ryan Bauer and Omega Squad @ Music Box 
  • 4B X Insomniac Event @ Bassmnt
  • New Years Eve Spectacular with Spencer Day @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • We Like to Party: New Years Eve! 90's Pop Dance Party @ Space (Free!)
  • NYE Party: Wheeland Brothers, Irieality, The Gravities @ 710 Beach Club
  • NYE 2018 with Kid Ink, DJ Pauly D and 15+ more DJs on 3 floors @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • FNGRS CRSSD feat. Sofi Tukker, Animal Talk @ Spin
  • Coin-Op Snow Lodge @ Coin-Op North Park
  • NYE Bash with Three Chord Justice @ Riviera Supper Club
  • San Diego Holiday Bowl @ SDCCU Stadium
  • New Year's Eve Party with Electric Waste Band @ Winston's (9pm)
  • New Beer's Eve @ North Park Brewing Company (noon)
  • New Year's Bash with Chloe Lou & The Liddells, Alvino & The Dwells @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • NYE with HBp & Decibel DJs @ 619 Spirits North Park (open at 4pm|party at 8pm. No Cover)
  • NYE @ Sycamore Den 
  • The Second City Improv All Stars @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Yankton @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Beach
  • Craft Beer New Year @ Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
  • NYE 2019 feat 90s Hip hop/House/Pop @ Til-Two Club (includes Nacho Bar)
  • NYE Gala with XIV, Burlesque by Luna Nouveau @ Navajo Live
  • Greatest Hits @ The Shout! House
  • Latin NYE with Julio de la Huerta & Band @ The Westgate Hotel
  • Ball on Broadway @ Parq 
  • NYE with Coriander, Keep Your Soul@ Tin Roof 
  • NYE Dance Party @ Manhattan Bar (NO COVER)
  • Custard Pie @ Pour House 
  • NYE with Mr Dejay @ West Coast Tavern
  • Beachfront Bash @ Belmont Park (Draft South Mission/Beach House/ Cannonball)
  • Black Cat Wax New Year's Eve Soiree @ Black Cat Bar
  • Party Favor @ Omnia 
  • DJ Drama @ FLUXX
  • Salsa & Bachata New Year's Eve with DJ Ukeim and DJ Malakaii @ Queen Bee's
  • NYE Time Zone Party with DJ Kylita @ Tiger!Tiger! (5pm-2am)
  • Alternative New Year's Eve Ascension @ Worldbeat Center (7pm)
  • Bottoms Up NYE @ Altitude Sky Lounge 
  • Knotty NYE @ Knotty Barrel
  • 7th Annual Moonlight San Diego New Year's Eve Cruise @ California Spirit Yacht 
  • NYE Neon Skate @ SkateWorld (6pm-1am, includes skates, pizza, drink, hats, horns, glow sticks. 2 countdowns- 9pm & 12am)
  • LED Presents Ekali @ Bang Bang
  • PB&J Black and White Masquerade with DJs Adam Salter, Ikah Love, Brian Rose @ El Dorado
  • NYE with DJ XP @ The Rail (Brass Rail)
  • New York NYE @ The Brewers Tap Room (9pm)
  • Black & Gold NYE Party @ Maritime Museum of San Diego 
  • NYE Dinner Cruise @ Flagship Cruises & Events (8pm boarding)
  • Double NYE feat The Fooks @ The Field (4pm & 12am) 
  • Le Disco @ Vin De Syrah
  • New Year's Eve 2018 with DJs EdROC & Heminguey @ The Office
  • NYE Celebration with Shane Hall @ Prohibition Lounge (9:30pm)
  • Beef & Bourbon NYE Supper Club @ Prohibition Lounge (6:30pm)
  • NYE Salsa, Bachata, y Mas @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Tiki NYE @ The Grass Skirt (6pm-12am) 
  • NYE Rooftop Party @ Andaz
  • NYE Bourbon, Bubbles, & Bow Ties @ Barleymash
  • The Roaring '20s NYE Party @ Henry's
  • NYE @ Side Bar
  • NYE DJ/Toast/Wine/Beer Specials/Food Trucks @ 32 North Brewing
  • Gatsby's House @ Hotel Republic (9pm-2am)
  • NYE @ The Tipsy Crow
  • NYE 2018: Fire & Ice @ McFadden's
  • Trivia With Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • NYE on the Rooftop @ Level 9, Hotel Indigo (No Cover, Champagne Toast)
  • Black & White NYE Party @ InCahoots
  • Romantico NYE @ Porto Vista Hotel (Little Italy)
  • NYE with The Counterfeits @ McGregor's (No cover before 9am)
  • A Vintage New Years Eve: Ring in 2019! 3 course dinner & no cover cocktail party with DJ Jon Wesley @ The Pearl Hotel 
  • New Year's Eve with DJ Bacon Bits  @ U-31
  • Neighborhood NYE with DJ Wonderbread @ The Smoking Gun 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, December 17-Wednesday, December 26, 2019


I spent the first half of last week being super sick and trying to lay low with copious amounts of guafenisen laced syrups. On Wednesday I was well enough to get outside and take the dog to Nova's soccer practice and at least breathe some fresh air. By Thursday, I was itching to really get out and was so happy to see the amazing Middle Kids again, this time at Soda Bar. On Friday, tickets for Wrex The Halls came through, and that was a pretty special night, too, though I missed several of the openers because I couldn't get my work done in time. But I did catch Billie Eilish, Third Eye Blind, and Death Cab for Cutie and got to see lots of good friends, too. Our whole weekend was spend in Coronado for Nova's soccer tournament but I was pretty wiped after on both days and have just been sleeping a ton. Which means that I woke up super early (for me) today and got all the listings done through next Wednesday. Darren's mom will be in town this week, we've got a tree to decorate, a ton of cleaning and stuff to do around the house, but I'll definitely be out, too, like my last minute Thom Yorke ticket for tonight and Ziggy Shuffledust on Thursday. Plus we'll get in some nighttime Zoo and Safari Park visits, too. I hope everyone has a great Christmas. My new keyboard is on its way from Hong Kong so hopefully I'll get back to posting again when it's all fixed. Full listings through 12/26 are after the jump.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

91X Announces Wrex the Halls Set Times


Wrex The Halls is happening this Friday night at the newly anointed Pechanga Arena San Diego and I can't believe I'm not going, but that's neither here nor there. If you haven't procured tickets yet, get them here, and check the set times below.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, December 10-Monday, December 17, 2018



Last week was crazy busy. I worked at the Irenic four nights in a row, but the shows end early enough that I was able to catch some time at the Office, caught Har Mar Superstar at the Merrow, hung out at the Ken Club, and we got to see Neko Case at the Observatory. That Thursday night rain deluge was no joke, and I guess the cold and rain and walking to and from work didn't really help me out because I've been sniffling and sneezing and taking long naps and trying to stay warm and rested. Listings are all done through Monday and I'm still holding out hope that I can shoot Wrex The Halls and score a Thom Yorke ticket, but if I feel then how I feel now, I'll be home on the couch watching everyone else post about it on Facebook. Monday to Monday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, December 4-Monday, December 10, 2018


I had such a good week, though looking back there was a lot of pajama time and tons of movies, like I finally rented Crazy Rich Asians (so good!) and have been slowly bingeing all of the awesomely terrible Christmas movies spanning Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Hallmark and Lifetime. They're all so bad they're good. Of course, I was super looking forward to boygenius at the Observatory, and Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus were all so amazing individually and together. On Friday I worked the Irenic for Lemaitre and called it an early night. It was nice to get rain in San Diego, too, which resulted in Nova's soccer tournament being cancelled so the kids wouldn't ruin the fields, I guess, but it meant we actually got to do some of the fun stuff on my Holiday listings...like we walked to the North Park Toyland Parade, went to Ponce's for a late lunch, and hung out in Kensington where we browsed the shops and stumbled upon a great little shop with crafts made by adults with Autism and developmental disabilities, then went to the Zen Sanctuary holiday open house. On Sunday, I took Nova to SoNo Fest, then we ran around the Zoo for a bit, then cruised Balboa Park to check out the Dr Seuss tree, then later that night Darren and I went to Bar Pink Holiday Prom. This week promises to be awesome, too. We're planning on getting a tree in the next day or two, and then I've got four marathon nights working at the Irenic, plus probably some shows I'll catch after those early shows end. And of course, an endless supply of Christmas movies.




Tuesday, December 4, 2018:
  • Mac DeMarco @ Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Jonny Lang, Zane Carney @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Shindigs, Battery Point, Los Shadows, Strangers in a Fire DJs @ Casbah 
  • Wanted Noise, Lighterburns, Paige Koehler @ Soda Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday feat. The Garners @ Bar Pink
  • Analog Lizards of Doom @ Rosie O Grady's
  • The Petty Saints, Sideyard, Jesse Howard @ The Merrow
  • So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Postponed: Charlie Daniels Band @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
  • Beats Without Borders @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
  • Chee Koo Trio @ Seven Grand
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Pro Jam Session @ WildWood Crossing
  • Techno Tuesdays @ Blonde
  • Blue Largo @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Decades @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Daughters of Triton Holiday Concert @ Che Café Collective
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Well-Strung in "A Well-Strung Christmas" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • M.A.S.S. - Musical Artistry of Singers & Songwriters @ Winston's (6pm)
  • Trapped with DJ Ramsey & Guests @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Rockabilly and Swing @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Sensi Trails, The Gentle Giants @ 710 Beach Club
Wednesday, December 5, 2018:
  • Redd Kross, Dale Crover Band @ Casbah
  • Fucked Up, Narrow Head@ Soda Bar
  • Big Business, Qui, DJ Justin Pearson @ Whistle Stop
  • Aaron Lewis, Anna Vaus @ House of Blues
  • nothing,nowhere., Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, smrtdeath, St. Panther @ The Irenic
  • Red Fox Tails @ Seven Grand
  • Instant Crush with Nastea & Guests @ The Office
  • Atomic Groove's Xmas Show @ Belly Up
  • Audioscope Radio 360 VR video shoot with Goldettes, Razor Nights, Babydoll Warriors @ Bar Pink
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • TV Dinner: Hearts Beat Loud @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Clay Colton @ WildWood Crossing (Patio)
  • Jazz with Leonard Patton and Matt Dibiase @ Tio Leo's
  • Paul Gregg @ Sycamore Den
  • Reggae en tu Barrio with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • First Wednesdays: 60 Minutes of Swing @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • OGHS Winter Concert @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Something Like Suduction, Eureka Sound, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Karaoke @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room)
  • Wednesday Trivia @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Well-Strung in "A Well-Strung Christmas" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Michael Head "Moneymen" @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Redemption River, Lions Against Men, The Flood @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Merca Bae, K.O. aka Koala, lilbodybag&Umenos, Ghostboy, Bakunawa @ Kava Lounge
  • San Diego Gulls vs Tucson Roadrunners @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Karaoke @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Bob James @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, December 6, 2018:
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan @ Belly Up
  • The Buttertones, Tracy Bryant @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • Irradio, Dewey Defeats Truman, Demasiado, Miss New Buddha @ Casbah
  • Postponed Laura Gibson @ Grande Ole BBQ Flinn Springs
  • Grrrls Independent Ladies Presents Nina Coyote eta Chico Tornado, Le Ra @ Bar Pink
  • The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Viernes 13 @ House of Blues
  • CANCELED! Con•tact, Shoot The Glass, Braggers, Post Elvis @ Soda Bar
  • Casting Crowns @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Spite, Left Behind, Orthodox, Depths of Hatred @ Soma
  • Dead at Midnite, Busted Coffins, The Midnight Block, Gut Punch @ Ken Club
  • Harvard Bass & Friends @ Blonde
  • Craft + Sip Holiday Edition @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Avi Avital and San Diego Symphony @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Murray Christmas Party with Cutwater Spirits @ The Office
  • Logan Mize, Keelan Donovan @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Altai Kai: Throat Singing from the Altai @ Worldbeat Center
  • Taryn Donath @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room)
  • DJ Dunekat @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Half Eaten, Heir Gloom, the Colour Monday @ The Merrow
  • San Diego Made First Thursday @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Moved to Dec 13: San Diego County Bike Coalition Joy Ride @ Meet at Panama 66
  • Tommy Guerrero @ Panama 66
  • Arts & Crafts @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Rosy Dawn @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Nu Moods: Live Jazz feat. Lexi Pulido, Justin Grinnell, Julien Cantelm, Louis Valenzuela @ Quartyard
  • Castle, Nebula Drag, Hours, Dhatura @ Tower Bar
  • Psyclon Nine, MXMS, Guidance, Striplicker @ Brick by Brick
  • Lee Squared: A Tribute to Liberace and Miss Peggy Lee @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Tim Norton @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Samsara, Missing Limbs @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Bitter Kiddos, The Powerballs, Subsurfer @ Winston's
  • Original Stylin (Hip-hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwdown Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price and the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Friday, December 7, 2018:
  • December Nights @ Balboa Park
  • Pale Waves, Kailee Morgue, The Candescents @ The Irenic
  • Beach Fossils & Wavves: The I Love You Tour, Spiritual Cramp @ House of Blues
  • The Ataris, Mainsail, Wanted Noise @ Casbah
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ The Observatory
  • Magic Sword, Crystal Ghost @ Soda Bar
  • Sextile, BOAN, DJ Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends - Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Dom Kennedy, Cozz, Jay 305, Warm Brew @ Soma
  • First Friday HipHop Night with DJ Artistic and Friends @ Bar Pink
  • Marujah, No Kings @ 710 Beach Club
  • December Nights @ Panama 66
  • Jazz Ensembles of the San Diego School Of Creative Performing Arts @ Dizzy's
  • Avi Avital and San Diego Symphony @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Sammy Johnson, Etana, Nomad and Swells @ Music Box
  • The Division Men, Roger!, Jesse Nova and the Second Line @ Black Cat Bar
  • The Guitar Collective: Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss, Jacky Vincent @ Brick By Brick
  • Daring Greatly @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room)
  • Tatanka, Sandollar @ Winston's
  • Julian Jaime, Marian Mulock, Ricky Garcia @ Lestat's
  • Mattte Gray Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Whiskey, Cash, and Roses @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Crew D'Etat @ Seven Grand
  • New Skeletal Faces, Morphesia, Braggers @ Club 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Rituals - a night of dark danse with Mortal Boy live @ Space
  • Slow Caves, Moth Wings, Rain on Fridays South Beacons @ Che Café Collective
  • Viscous @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Shared Holiday Party @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Kitty Kat Fan Club @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Carols By Candlelight @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Hip Hop vs Punk Rock w/ Gonkama, Strangely Strange, Tranzformer @ Tower Bar
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Jenn Grinels & Jenn Bostic Concert @ Queen Bee's
  • Black Market 111 @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Heart Bones - Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis do the songs of Dirty Dancing, Geezer @ The Merrow
  • Bruja, Rust, Pedal Strike, Akrid @ Bancroft Bar
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Undercover, DJ Pocket @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Teach Me Equals, Joey Sprinkles, Of Ennui, & Polux @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Last Fryday @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • The Devon Allman Project, Duane Betts, Southern Reign @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Strange Crew, Side Hustle @ Navajo Live (10pm)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • FNGRS CRSSD: Tiga + The Black Madonna @ Spin   
  • Darius @ Bang Bang
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, December 8, 2018:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ Casbah ($5, 11am-5pm)
  • December Nights @ Balboa Park
  • Island Food and Beer Fest @ Waterfront Park
  • An Evening With Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
  • Neko Case,  Destoyer (Solo) @ The Observatory North Park
  • Echosmith, Josh Vietti, Ben Benavente @ Westfield UTC
  • Hands Like Houses, Emarosa, Devour The Day, Arlington @ The Irenic
  • Author & Punisher, Lingua Ignota, Street Sects, Otherr, New Crimes @ Casbah 
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink
  • Club Sabbat @ The Merrow  
  • West Coast Podcast Expo @ Worldbeat Center
  • Gnarlywood Presents: 16th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party with The Young Guns @ Belly Up  
  • Sol Orchid @ Seven Grand
  • End of Data (witch house, glitch, dark electro night) @ Space
  • Late Night Jackin Holiday Party with Arturo Garces, Josh Lewis, Paul Najera, Boys Don't Disco @ Blonde
  • December Nights @ Panama 66
  • Avi Avital and San Diego Symphony @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Fred & Friends @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room, 4:30-6:30pm)
  • West of 5 @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room, 8-11pm)
  • Another Holiday Show feat Fashion Jackson, Retra, yujin13 @ Lestat's 
  • Don Vedda, Ben Limpic, 33 North, The Adam Bruck Experience, The Infidels featuring Aaron New, Why July @ Soma
  • Nathan James @ Pour House (5:30pm)  
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Inspired and the Sleep, Miles Bandit, Petite Lumière @ Pour House  
  • 4SDA's Nutcracker @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Carols By Candlelight @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Pilita Corrales & Sonny Turner @ Sycuan
  • San Diego Seals Free Open Practice + Scrimmage @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The Original Blues Brothers Band @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort 
  • Drainbows, Black Hesher, The Resinators @ Black Cat Bar
  • Java Joe Presents: Jeff Berkley, Veronica May, Lindsay White, Lisa Sanders, Bobo Czarnowski, Cici Artemsia @ Backdrop (formerly Java Joe's)
  • 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang @ Border X Brewing
  • Whitechapel -"This Is Exile" 10th Anniversary Tour, Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail @ House of Blues
  • Asi Suena Presents Allison, Buen Viaje, Tesuque Revolt @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Drac & The Swamp Rats, The Writhers, Busted Coffins @ Tower Bar
  • The Rinds, PUKE, Suburban Park, Remedelics and AVO @ Che Café Collective
  • Electric Division @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Watch me Burn, Cave Bastards, ARToWAR @ Bancroft Bar
  • Fungineers "Ice Cream Truck Show" @ Quartyard
  • Whiskey, Cash, and Roses @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Sometimes Julie @ Winston's (5 pm)
  • Boostive, The Routine @ Winston's (10pm)
  • Wild Heart @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Naughty is the new Nice: Brolesque Show @ Queen Bee's 
  • Crimeapple, Eto, Big Twin @ Til-Two Club
  • Shred For Dime — Annual Tribute Show @ Brick By Brick
  • T-Dance @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Heminguey & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • Paging the '90s Pacific Beach Party @ 710 Beach Club
  • Karaoke @ WildWood Crossing (Patio)
  • UFC 231 @ U-31
  • Rising Star, DJ Ayla Simone @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • GruvMatic @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Ego Trip Presents: Creatures of the Forest ft. Emancipator @ Spin
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Saint Clair @ Oxford Social Club
  • Galactic Goddess @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, December 9, 2018:
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators, Jessica Pratt @ The Observatory North Park
  • Cayucas, Nico Yaryan @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • ALT 949 Not So Silent Night with Thirty Seconds To Mars, AJR, Elle King, Alice Merton @ Del Mar Arena
  • Wafia @ Casbah
  • SUUNS, Graham Van Pelt @ Soda Bar
  • Skating Polly, potty mouth, Con-Tact @ Space
  • Wavves, Beach Fossils: The I Love You Tour, Spiritual Cramp @ House of Blues
  • Stephen El Rey, Daniel Crawford and Ariel Levine @ The Cordova (formerly Morena Club)
  • Mud Slide Slim Holiday Show: the Music of James Taylor, Carole King @ The Music Box 
  • Besos Trio @ Panama 66
  • Runsdeep, Single Lash, Language Of Flowers @ Whistle Stop
  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (seated show) @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Craft Workshop with Chicanistas @ Border X Brewing
  • Rockademy @ Music Box 
  • Bar Pink Craft Bar-Zaar with The Jason Hanna Trio @ Bar Pink (12 pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink (10 pm)
  • The Primals, This White Light. @ Bancroft Bar
  • Syncopated Ladies, Sole Talk @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • DAIKAIJU!!!, Secret Samurai, Dinosaur Ghost @ Tower Bar
  • San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Jingle @ Sycuan
  • East Village Holiday Market & Tree Lighting @ Quartyard (3-8pm)
  • California Fire Foundation Benefit Show featuring L.i.f.t., Sitting On Stacy, Alternate Era, Halo Boy, David Twist, HRRY @ Soma 
  • San Diego Tennis Federation Holiday Party @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Members Holiday Party @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Showstoppers Talent Contest - Grand Finals @ The Merrow (5pm)
  • The Playground- Sunday Night Dance Party with DJ Heather Hardcore @ The Merrow (8pm)
  • Divinity Presents Chvrch @ Blonde
  • C-Kan @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Rock Goddess Tribute Night feat Roni Lee, Bobbi Baur, Juliet Hawkins, Bahar Shahidi, Rhythm Rose Turner, Francesca Valle, Michele Whitlow, Colette Lopicollo, Shamini Jain @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Nikki Hill, Laura Chavez, The Sleepwalkers @ Tio Leo's
  • ALU, Sushi Neko Roll, Ba Bête, Vaginals, Modesty @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Underworld.Gothic.Industrial @ Navajo Live 
  • Major Interval @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Almost Famous Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
Monday, December 10, 2018:
  • AFI, Cold Showers @ The Observatory
  • Distressor, Sway, The Rightovers, hug @Soda Bar
  • Mainsail, Avenue Army, Teazed @ Casbah
  • djgirlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • 6th Annual Fernet-Branca, Henebery & AKA Holiday Party @ The Office
  • The Bucket Show: Featuring James Schrader & Joe Grillo @ Ken Club
  • Jazz Jam at Rosie's w/Louis V @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • WWE Monday Night Raw @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Doyle, Society 1, Vuture, SouthTowne Sham, Cylon 78 @ Brick by Brick
  • Blue Monday Dark 80s New Wave Night with DJ Camilla Robina, Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Fox and Bones, BJ Jezbera @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Andy and Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia with Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31