Thursday, February 21, 2019

PSA: Wildflower Season May Bring Beautiful Blooms––and Crowds––to State Parks

The following is the full press release from California State Parks regarding "The Big Bloom" or "Superbloom,"expected this spring in places like Anza-Borrego State Park, Ocotillo Wells, and Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Be familiar and do yourself a favor and do your research. The traffic dropping into A-B on the weekends gets insane.
Or, if TL;dr: Obey the signs, check the weather, your phone won't work in remote areas, be prepared with adequate provisions and gas for your vehicle, leave no trace, and don't be an entitled asshole (my words, not theirs.) And learn from our mistakes: leave your dog at home. Full press release and tips are after the jump.

Anza-Borrego in 2017 - End of the Bloom

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, February 20-Monday, February 25, 2019

Laura Gibson through the rain and the flames

I'm trying to make more of an effort to post news and thoughts and my ramblings here rather than Facebook, but I realized I failed because I never posted this year's San Diego Music Award nominees and voting has now ended and is only open to the San Diego Music Academy (of which I'm a member), so I guess at this point I'll just wait until Awards night to post all of the winners. Today's listings are brought to you by "Lorena" on Amazon Prime, which kept my fingers typing and my eyes wide open while I worked all night. Definitely a must watch. Last week was some intense San Diego weather, but we braved it to catch Laura Gibson at Grand Ole BBQ and Asado Flinn Springs followed by Broncho at the Casbah. On Friday, I worked The Marias show and followed with Louis XIV at Casbah and closed the night at Black Cat, and Saturday worked the Pedro The Lion show. I was sad to have missed Ron Gallo on Sunday, but family time prevailed. On Monday I spent the day at Casa Beach to see the harbor seals and then my uncle arrived in town so we spent the rest of the night with him. This week is going to be pretty chill, Nova starts soccer again, we've got the SoundDiego live event at Casbah (though I might have to scoot out to catch Houses for a bit), and then I'll have to make some choices for the weekend pending some photo passes coming through. All around looking forward to a good week. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rosey's Read & Watch List

I'm working on this week's listings but thought I'd share some more links before I really dig in.


First of all, it's pupping season at Casa Beach! I wasn't supportive of the new lifeguard tower at the beach, but I'm here to say I was wrong. It's actually awesome, because now the lifeguards are on an intercom and call out tourists and looky-loos when they're getting too close to the harbor seals. It's actually fantastic and there are at least half a dozen pups already born. I also read that there are a couple caught in fishing line or nets, but Sea World can't quite help them yet because they risk flushing the beach if they try to intervene. I hope this momma gets her neck freed soon. My advice, bring your camera and stay away on weekends. On to the reading after the jump.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Saturday: Walk For Animals at Kit Carson Park


A Message From the Humane Society:

The Walk for Animals – North County is this Saturday, Feb. 23! We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun—or the opportunity to help create a more humane San Diego for animals in need. Prices will increase the day of the event, so be sure to register online!

Online registration will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. But don’t worry if you miss the deadline! You can also register in person starting at 7 a.m. the day of the event.

By joining us at the Walk, you’ll help San Diego Humane Society care for nearly 50,000 animals in need this year. And did we mention there will be pancakes?

We can’t wait to see you there!

$20 for Adults
$10 for Kids

Day-of-Event Registration
$30 for Adults
$15 for Kids

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker Leaves Me Heartbroken

My first ever show at the Casbah was Whiskeytown. My iPod had a seemingly endless mix of Ryan Adams' catalog that I made my friends listen to as we drove from California to Texas for SXSW. He doesn't come to San Diego often, but I think I've been to every show he's ever played here. I deeply cherish Ryan Adams' music.

And this week has fully sucked.


I'm a member of a Facebook group called "Ryan Adams Archive." Most of the conversations are obsessive fans arguing about Ryan's best records or people trying to get their hands on every color vinyl issued of a particular record. But this week has been different. First of all, everyone was buzzing about this super annoying podcast wherein two women comedians talk for two hours about their respective relationships with Ryan Adams, without ever saying his name, but detailing his douchiness and manipulation. I'm not saying what they say didn't happen, it's just that they are annoying AF and I listened to all 2+ hours of the damn thing. But then yesterday morning, Ryan was tweeting about the New York Times and eventually, the bomb dropped.


"'Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say They Paid a Price.'
Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned him. He denies the claims." - New York Times

(more after the jump)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Awesome Fest Presents CANCELLED! February 15-17, 2019



I love the Awesome Fest peeps and this weekend they've rallied together a new event called CANCELLED!, which of course can be confusing because actual shows are canceled all the time. But despite all of that, you should really get your hands on tickets ASAP because I've never known an Awesome Fest event that didn't sell out in advance and it becomes exceedingly impossible to sweet talk your way into the shows without a wristband. The events are spread between Soda Bar and Space by night, and Bar Pink and The Office by day. Plus, it's super cheap and you've got a three day weekend so you'll have all of Monday to recover from the vast amounts of PBR consumed all weekend. Tickets are $25 for the whole weekend, but you have to buy before Friday (while they last!). Day passes are available, too, for $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, and $15 Sunday.


The full lineup and schedule is after the jump, but I also included lineups (without times) in the regular listings.

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 12-Tuesday, February 19, 2019


I had an eventful non-eventful week. It's kind of embarrassing how little I get out of my house when I don't really have to. We did end up driving to the snow on Tuesday, but it was actually too much coming down so we had to book it before the roads froze to ice. We have chains but they're hard to actually put on once the snow is falling and that wind gets blowing. We thought about going back on Wednesday, but I was too upset about the guy who died on the Pine Valley Creek Bridge. On Thursday, Nova had her school spelling bee, and we were super proud of her dedication to memorizing that crazy Scripps word list the best she could in five days. She finished in the top 10 of her school. On Friday, I went to the Alex Cameron show then closed the night at the Ken Club. Saturday I mostly had the day to myself while Darren worked and Nova was off at a hangout/sleepover. With all that time alone at home, you'd think I'd have finished using the KonMari method on my house but it was kinda nice to catch up on some shows, get into a couple new books, and stay lazy and cozy. On Sunday the Casbah staff went to the new location of Grand Ole BBQ & Asado in Flinn Springs which is an awesome spot and stayed packed with people the whole time we were there. It's definitely worth the drive if you wanna make a couple hours of it on a weekend or late afternoon. Then, as I previously mentioned, I watched the entire GRAMMYs telecast. This week, you can find me at Broncho, and then I'll be working at the Irenic for The Marias and Pedro The Lion. I might try and catch some Cancelled Fest, Louis XIV, and Ron Gallo, but it will hinge on how the work week slays me. Listings through Tuesday are after the jump (since Monday is a holiday).


Monday, February 11, 2019

Rosey's Read & Watch List

St. Vincent in San Diego 1.27.2018 - GRAMMY winner a year later

Like so many people pondering Facebook these days, I was wondering if I'd be better off reverting back to the days when all my whims and thoughts were shared here on sddialedin.com instead of on Facebook or social media in general. I love getting Voice of San Diego's weekly review and so I started kinda bookmarking some things I've been reading and noting what I've been watching. I don't know if I'll keep doing it here, but for today, this is what I'm gonna do. In all honesty, I've been stewing on a post like this for a few weeks (months?), but my keyboard is finally fixed, I got a new power cord for my laptop, so my excuses for not writing are diminishing. All of it after the jump.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Billie Eilish Returns! SOLD OUT!


Billie Eilish is returning to San Diego on July 13 to Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at San Diego State. Tickets are already in presale but go on sale to the general public on Friday at 12pm. I'm posting mostly because I haven't seen so many young girls crying outside a show because they (a) didn't have tickets or (b) bought fake tickets. This show will sell out. Likely in minutes. Make sure your account is all set up on Ticketmaster so you can one-touch purchase if necessary. This is a co-presented show by Casbah, Belly Up, and Livenation, but if you don't get tickets, I CANNOT HELP YOU. There are no comps to be given. Don't say you didn't know. Now you know.

Save this link to buy your tickets and good luck. Don't buy resale tickets!

UPDATE: THIS SHOW IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT. 2/8/2019 4PM.




Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 5-Monday, February 11, 2019

This week you get another picture of one of the baby elephants from Safari Park because that's how me and Nova spent our Sunday while everyone else watched, based on the score, the most boring game of sportsball ever. The week was good overall, but rainy and cold. I went to Yacht Rock night on Wednesday then buzzed down to Casbah for The Silent Comedy, and on Friday I went to Cursive and Mineral at the Casbah though it was packed so I pretty much hung out with my buds on the patio the whole night. Monday night it was Still Woozy at Soda Bar and this week is very up in the air as I have two possible photo passes and a whole lotta rain to keep me very motivated to stay on the couch. We shall see how it goes. Tuesday through Monday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 29-Monday, February 4, 2019


It has been so busy with the Casbah 30, but I was also kinda sick last week, so I missed both Pinback shows, but had a blast at Transfer and No Knife. Nova got back from sixth grade camp on Friday, so we spent the afternoon oohing and ahhing at the baby elephant and the six week old cheetah cubs in the nursery and then went to the zoo on Saturday. I am exhausted so I'll keep this short and just say if anyone has an in for Elton, I'm totally down. I also plan on checking The Silent Comedy, Three Mile Pilot, Cursive and Mineral, and Olafur Arnalds. Whether I can hit them all is another story, but that's the plan for now. Listings through Monday are after the jump.