Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Future Islands Come to Observatory North Park - September 23

Future Islands have been steadily blowing up. In 2011, they played a sold out show at the Casbah, and then when "Seasons Change" came out, they really blew up. When they finally returned to San Diego, the show sold out super fast and was packed nuts to butts when they performed at The Irenic. I have to say I missed that show because we had a sold out Lake Street Dive show at The North Park Theatre, but the hit song ended up in numerous top tens, including taking the number one spot on Sirius' XMU countdown.

The band is returning to San Diego in September, with a 21+ show at the Observatory North Park on 9/23. The show doesn't go on sale until Monday, April 6, however if you have an American Express Card, you can buy tickets now. I'd pat myself on the back when this one sells out and tell you that I knew it would, but honestly, it is pretty obvious, it's just a matter of how fast that happens. Don't wait to grab tickets.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, March 31-Sunday, April 5, 2015

It's officially spring break for many, so while I look forward to some fun park and beach time with Nova, there are also some great shows this week, including the very much anticipated TV on The Radio show at the Observatory on Thursday night. Let me tell you, I didn't know I had so many friends with my phone number. I can't help you if you don't have tickets, but you might want to try M-Theory's in-store. The weekend isn't super crazy, being Easter and all, but there's still plenty of awesome stuff to enjoy the week, whether it is your spring break or not. It looks like there are still a few slackers who haven't posted April events, but I'll try to update if and when they're posted. Wednesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015:
  • Shlohmo, Purple (live), Nick Melons @ Casbah
  • Have Mercy, Weatherbox, You Me and Everyone We Know, Head North @ The Irenic
  • Leave The Universe, Michael McGraw and the Butchers, Luke Johnson @ The Merrow
  • SoKo, Babes @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Pizza Time @ The Hideout
  • Local Brews, Local Grooves with Justin Froese, The People's Groove, Samantha Aiken Band, Levi James, Scott Samuels (CD release) @ Salvation Alley, House of Blues
  • Vitriol, Junk Poets, TBA @ Tower Bar
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis @ Belly Up
  • Tiki Tuesday @ Bar Pink
  • Ceschi, Tommy V, Jose Oyola, Omni @ Soda Bar
  • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ House of Blues
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Comedy Night @ Til Two
  • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Open Mic @ Java Joe's
  • The Aggrolites, The Krass Bros @ Winston's
  • Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • EDM Tuesdays @ 710 Beach Club

Wednesday, April 1, 2015:
  • Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Hatchet Brothers @ Java Joe's
  • Ed Kowalczyk: Throwing Copper Unplugged - 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Belly Up
  • The Random Folk, The Casey Hensley Band, Cloudside @ Casbah
  • Maroon 5, Magic!, Rozzi Crane @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Viva Apollo, The Mondegreens, Whiskey Circle @ Soda Bar
  • DJ GrandMasta Rats @ Bar Pink
  • Joey Fatts @ Porter's Pub
  • Herb Martin & Friends @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Naked Walrus @ Tin Roof
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Trace Jory, Una Walkenhorst, Isaac Cheong @ Lestat's
  • An evening with Lalo Alcaraz @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Young Lion Series @ Croce's Park West
  • Karaoke with Cici @ The Bancroft
  • Latin Dance Party ft. DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Fooks @ Henry's Pub
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Club Kingston Presents: Sunny Rude with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • The Ratts Revenge- DJ Tiki Thomas & Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
  • Wildside, DJ John Phillips @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • The Trunk Slammers, The Super Triple, Naked Walrus @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Open Oscillator (Electronic Music Open Night) @ Whistle Stop

Thursday, April 2, 2015:
  • TV on the Radio, Nostalghia @ The Observatory North Park (Sold Out)
  • The Shrine, Dirty Fences, Loom @ Casbah
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Presents RUN-DMC REMIXED, Vokab Kompany@ Belly Up
  • Mark Battles, Danny Luh @ Epicentre
  • The Chop Tops, The Strikers, The Gore Horsemen @ Soda Bar
  • Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of The Bands Heat 2: Vudu Fly, Gone Baby Gone & Falling Doves @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Ceremony @ Bar Pink
  • Tony Ferrari @ Porter's Pub
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Java Joe's
  • Nathan Hubbard/Passengers @ Seven Grand
  • LEX @ The Hideout
  • Rhythm and the Method, Flakes @ Sycamore Den
  • Revolution Mother, The Red Devil Squadron, Dirty Work @ Brick By Brick
  • Star Party, Jessica Hull, Nina Francis @ Lestat's
  • Sydney Blake and The Misters, Nacosta, Cherch (of the Bottom Dollars) @ The Merrow
  • Darkwave Garden @ The Bancroft
  • DJ Saul Q @ U-31
  • New Joy Band, DJ John Phillips @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Rockin Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • The Main Squeeze @ Winston's
  • No Limits with Myson King @ The Office
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's
  • Tracy Lawrence @ Sycuan
  • Audrey Napoleon @ Bassmnt
  • Kiss & Make Up (Twee DJ Jon Blaj & Kyle Badour) @ Whistle Stop

Friday, April 3, 2015:
  • Disappears, The Dabbers, Octagrape @ Casbah
  • Bonobo (DJ set) @ The Observatory North Park
  • Bryan John Appleby @ The Loft (9:30pm)
  • Soda Bar Presents: The Swellers, Heartsounds, Russ Rankin, Western Settings @ House of Blues, Voodoo Stage
  • Soda Bar Presents: Lazy Left – Art Craft & Ammo Expo @SAID Space (Encinitas)
  • First Friday feat. DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Los Sweepers, Stalins of Sound @ The Balboa (formerly Tin Can)
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Presents RUN-DMC REMIXED @ Belly Up
  • Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, The Verigolds @ Whistle Stop Bar
  • Berkley Hart CD Release Show @ Java Joes
  • The Dustbowl Revival @ Templar's Hall, Old Poway Park
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Seven Grand
  • Super Nacho Happy Hour @ Belly Up
  • Roots Covenant @ Boar Cross'n
  • Tropicana w/ K Theory @ Fluxx
  • The Used, Every Time I Die, Marmozets, The Eeries @ House of Blues
  • The Reflectors (5:00), Beta Maxx (9:00) @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live
  • Ian Tordella, Star Party @ 98 Bottles
  • Milo, The Attic Ends, Liquid Whip @ Lestats
  • The Wailers @ The Event Center, Harrah's Resort
  • bMUSE (tribute to Muse), Karma Police, Skrillish @ Ken Club
  • The Matt Hall BeBop Exlosion ft. Rickey Woodard @ The Loft (7:30pm)
  • Fire in the Hamptons, Kid Cadaver, Iguana Nights @ The Merrow
  • Matt Heinecke (5:00), The Moves, Boxcar Chief, The Yes Team @ The 710 Beach Club
  • Focus In Frame, Catching Your Clouds, Century, Redeem Revive, Here From The Start, Always The Understudy @ Soma
  • One Night of Queen – Performed by Gary Mullen and the Works @ Sycuan
  • Christ Killer Record Release w/ Pissed Regardless, Ramp Locals, Bainbridge @ Til Two Club
  • Levi Dean & The Americats @ The Wine Lover
  • Comedy with Raul Zambrano @ Winston's
  • The Maykers and the Travel Agents @ Winston’s
  • Wax Motif @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Junior the Discpunk @ The Air Conditioned Lounge
  • TOOMBAO! @ Kava Lounge
  • Reef Bound Sol and Ned and the Dirt, The Social Club, Hoi Polloi, 3 By Design @ Brick By Brick
  • 22 Kings, Melly Frances and the Distilled Spirit Duo @ Sycamore Den

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (Happy 45th Anniversary, Mom & Dad!!):
  • His Name Is Alive, Bakkuda, PRGRM @ The Casbah
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink
  • VINYL JUNKIES RECORD SWAP @ Casbah (11am-5pm)
  • The Eeries, Splavender @ The Loft
  • New Mexico, Sleeping Ghost, Emerald Rats, The Slashes, DJ Clinebell Express @ The Tower Bar
  • Sweet Valley, Roses, Ghost Ramp DJs @ The Hideout
  • Mission Valley Food and Beer Festival 2015 @ Qualcomm Practice Field
  • Leftover Salmon @ Belly Up
  • Masked Intruder, Success, Caskitt, Brian Wahlstrom @ Soda Bar
  • Berkley Hart CD Release Show @ Java Joes
  • Perla Megra featuring Charlie Chavez, Irving Flores, Gabriel Sunday and Eric Toralba @ Dizzy's
  • Tropicana w/ Reflex @ Fluxx
  • Groove International: Signature Series @ House of Blues
  • DSB- Tribute to Journey, with The PettyBreakers @ House of Blues
  • Fast Heart Mar, Kimm Rogers, Nathan Payne @ Across The Street at Mueller College
  • Sister Speak (5:00), Detroit Underground (9:00) @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble @ Seven Grand
  • Liz Vice, Ian Robert Gallagher @ Lestats
  • Skapeche Mode @ The Merrow
  • Ying Yang Twins @ Porter's Pub
  • Doyle Bramhall II, Daytona & the Blueside Rockers, RDG @ Ramona Mainstage
  • KBong, Wheeland Brothers, Alific, Wes Maharas @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Snykes, John’s Last Ghost, Nuclear Sunday, Leave The Universe, Neveready, Papas Piranhas @ Soma
  • Polo Polo @ Sycuan
  • Nikki & The Mongoloid Album Release w/ Preacher vs Choir, LNC Generik & Anek, Sigphur One, These Hands Create, DJ Willy Gutz @ Til Two Club
  • Drivin’ East @ Tio Leo’s Lounge
  • 80s vs 90s with Gabe Vega and Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • Happy Hour with Diana Death plus Heather Hardcore @ Whistle Stop (5-8pm)
  • Ves Frank @ The Wine Lover
  • Crinline w/ Special Guest David Williams (5:00) @ Winston's
  • Bass-Quake w/ Intellitard Luxe Laredo Cool Breeze – Squama Pandagrass (9:30) @ Winston’s
  • DJ Mike Czech aka Mr. Saturday Night @ The Air Conditioned Lounge
  • Ascension @ Kava Lounge
  • Lexington Field @ The Rabbit Hole
  • We Will Be Lions, Memoir @ Brick By Brick
  • Wankelmut, AN21, EC Twins @ Bassmnt
  • Brandon Primus, Daneen Wilburn @ 98 Bottles
  • Roots Covenant @ Boar Cross'n

Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Easter):
  • Vaud and the Villains @ Belly Up
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • Kirk Franklin presents Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues
  • Stellita (9:00am), Funk’s Most Wanted (8:00) @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live
  • 22 Kings, Melly Frances and the Distilled Spirit Duo @ Sycamore Den
  • DJ Mark Garcia and guest DJs Mark Waters and Brian Watson w/ DJs Dead Air @ Whistle Stop
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Normal Heights United Methodist Church
  • The Highway Poets (5:00) @ Winston's
  • Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke (10:00) @ Winston’s
  • Church @ The Air Conditioned Lounge
  • gEars, Miyagi Sound Machine, prettyhowtown, DJ Jeff Furnas @ Kava Lounge
  • DJs Mark Garcia, DJs Mark Waters, Brian Watson @ Whistle Stop (4-8pm)
  • DJs Dead Air and PIPO (8pm-12am)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, March 30, 2015

I am crazy behind in work and I was trying to get all the listings done, but it's the end of the month and the beginning of April this week, which means many of your favorite bars and venues haven't posted updated calendars. So today, I'll just give you Monday and hope that I can update and get the rest of the week's out to you later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Monday, March 30, 2015:
  • Part Time, Wizard Woes & DJ Matt Bahamas of Heavy Hawaii @ The Hideout
  • Pile, Yazan, Mariel, Quali @ Soda Bar
  • Space Wax, Speed Wobbles, Bridge Kids, Himalayas @ Tower Bar
  • Death Eyes, Little Dove, Kata, Foreign Bodies @ Casbah
  • Motown Monday @ Bar Pink
  • Garth Algar, Problem with Dragons, Beira, Tiny Deaths @ The Merrow
  • Athenaeum Mini Concert @ Lyceum Theatre
  • Strictly Hip Hop feat Appex Realm, OS MIC, JKO, DJ JO, Gonejah @ Gallagher's
  • Lori Bell & Ron Satterfield @ Croce's Park West
  • Comedy with Jon Shefsk, Gordon Downs, Reilly Hoeft @ Ken Club
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • Bayou Bros @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Industry Intermission @ The Office
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Industry Night with Lee Churchill @ U-31
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop

Friday, March 27, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 27-29, 2015

It is gonna be a great weekend! Broncho, Jeremy Enigk, Echosmith, and SoundDiego Live are on my agenda, but there's all kinds of good stuff happening all over town this weekend. I'm thinking I kick it all off with a disco nap because it feels like I have been non-stop busy this week. So I'm gonna get to that so I can really live it up tonight. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, March 27, 2015:
  • Broncho, Jacco Gardner, Ultimate Painting @ Casbah
  • SoundDiego Live feat. Prayers, Glass Spells, Idyllwild @ A/C Lounge
  • Ditches, The Cardielles @ The Balboa (formerly Tin Can)
  • Rock In The Park feat. Earl Thomas & Blues Cabaret, Michael Tiernan @ Reuben H Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
  • The Coathangers, Sex Stains, Sandycheeks @ Soda Bar
  • Soda Bar presents Swimmers, Dog Party, Kids, In Viridian @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Soulful Collective (A Night of Music Art and Comedy) @ The Irenic
  • Young Thug & Travis Scott, Rodeo Hi Tunes Tour 2015 @ The Observatory North Park
  • 80s vs 90s with DJs Vaughn Avakian & Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Elephant Revival, Trouble In The Wind @ Belly Up
  • Desert Hearts Spring Festival 2015: Monkey Safari, RODRIGUEZ JR., Audiofly, Blond:ish, Justin Jay, Dink, Lonely Boy, and Atish @ Los Coyotes Indian Reservation
  • Atomic Groove Spring Fling Happy Hour @ Belly Up (5pm)
  • Soul Organization @ Seven Grand
  • Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Sworn In, The Family Ruin, Hundred Caliber, Hannibal @ Soma
  • San Diego Soul Music Festival 2015: The Whispers, Stephanie Mills, Johnny Gill, Con Funk Shun @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Dmitri Matheny & his quartet @ Dizzy's
  • Stayin Alive- One Night of he Bee Gees @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rosedale, Straight To The Head, Full Body Tones, RiboFlavin, Am0s, Goodmorning Coffee @ Epicentre
  • Peach Kelli Pop, Susan & Step-Panther @ The Hideout
  • Water Tower, Tim Carr, Dia @ Lestat's
  • The Lovebirds @ Java Joe's
  • Atomic Punks (Tribute to Early Van Halen), Paradise City (Tribute to Guns & Roses), Livin on a Prayer (Tribute to Bon Jovi) @ House of Blues
  • The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Leopold and His Fiction@ The Merrow
  • Archetype @ The Bancroft
  • Rum Rebellion, Systemic Abuse, Rom Baro, Ad Seg @ Tower Bar
  • Hotel California feat. Jason Freese, Wet, Atlantis Rising, DJ R-You @ U-31
  • Benedetti Trio@ Croce's Park West
  • Doug Hartley and Band @ Wine Lover
  • Y3K @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • OB Comedy with Cameron Byson & Hayli Nicole @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Polynesian Underground presents Rakastep, AOK @ Winston's
  • Hard Fall Hearts, The Blackjackits, Toothless George, Brass Hysteria @ Til-Two Club
  • Lady & The Lion (Album Release), Taurus Authority @ Whistle Stop
  • Yah Yahz @ Fluxx
  • Crizzly @ Bassmnt
  • Mal Hall, Rajan Dharni @ Tipsy Crow
  • D'Mac & R: Tyme @ Tio Leo's
  • Gypsy Mamba, Irregular Expression, DJ Pound, Sleeve, Winter Inter, Zochi @ Kava Lounge
  • Random Radio, DJ Arox @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dwight Yoakam at The Observatory (San Diego) May 8, 2015

Dwight Yoakam is coming to the Observatory North Park on May 8. Tickets officially go on sale Friday, March 27 at 10am, but I was given the go ahead to share the presale links to all you lovelies.

Presale General Admission: http://bit.ly/1Gv1LuO

Presale Gold Circle: http://bit.ly/1NjTdXR

VIP + Gold Circle Presale: http://bit.ly/1HMElTk

There are all kinds of cool offers for this show...like Gold Circle front of house seating, or the VIP upgrade which includes a meet and greet (limited to 75 people). Each ticket sold online includes a record bundle as well.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows

Broncho plays at the Casbah this Friday, March 27 
I'm sorry I haven't updated my Casbah shows in awhile, but the second I post, we add more, so it's really hard to keep up. Since last time I posted, we've added shows by Irene Diaz, The Skints, The Loons, Kopecky (formerly Kopecky Family Band), Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen), The Life and Times, Rhett Miller, The Pandoras, Manic Hispanic, Wolf Alice, Hutch and Kathy, Timbre Timbre, Kyle, Active Child, Royal Thunder, Dwight Yoakam and more. My html got really messed up here for some reason, so please let me know if there are any broken links or any redirects, but these should open a new browser to get you straight to the ticket purchase path. I'll leave the next week of shows here, the rest are after the jump.

Thu Mar 26 - Weedeater, King Parrot @ The Casbah

Thu Mar 26 - JEFF The Brotherhood, Bully @ Soda Bar

Fri Mar 27 - Broncho, Jacco Gardner, Ultimate Painting @ The Casbah

Sat Mar 28 - The Loons, Misunderstood with Glenn Campbell, Schitzophonics @ The Casbah

Sat Mar 28 - Jeremy Enigk @ The Irenic

Sun Mar 29 - Tsu Shi Ma Mire, QUORUM, The Fin @ The Casbah

Mon Mar 30 - Death Eyes, Little Dove, Kata, Foreign Bodies @ Casbah

Tue Mar 31 - Shlohmo, Purple (live), Nick Melons @ The Casbah

Wed Apr 01 - Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane @ The Observatory North Park

Thu Apr 02 - The Shrine, Dirty Fences, Loom @ Casbah

Thu Apr 02 - TV on the Radio, Nostalghia @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Thu Apr 02 - LEX @ The Hideout

Fri Apr 03 - Disappears, The Dabbers, Octagrape @ The Casbah

Fri Apr 03 - Bonobo (DJ Set) @ The Observatory

Sat Apr 04 - VINYL JUNKIES RECORD SWAP (11am-5pm)

Sat Apr 04 - His Name is Alive @ The Casbah

91X Announces 2015 X-Fest Line-Up: June 7

91X Presents X-FEST
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Get your tickets before anyone else!
Pre-sale Start Info:
Wednesday, March 25 at 10am
Ends Thursday, March 26 at 10pm

General Onsale Friday, March 27 at 10am


The Lineup:
Modest Mouse
The Cult
Public Enemy
Cold War Kids
Death From Above 1979
Atlas Genius
The Orwells
Robert Delong
Meg Myers
Shady Francos
Moon Hooch

Monday, March 23, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 23-26, 2015

Well, I have to say it was a great weekend. On Friday, Darren worked early in the day so we could fully enjoy the Banker's Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival and Spring Thing at MCASD. We made it to the Casbah for Cory Branan and Jenny Owen Youngs, but since he'd been up since 6am, called it a night and I finished by catching Moon Hooch at Soda Bar. On Saturday morning, we met with the pet behaviorist at the Humane Society, then went to the main campus to finish paperwork. I have to say that I had a total crying meltdown there. Maybe it was the excitement of our new dog, but I just felt this crushing sadness at all the amazing animals there who need homes. I particularly fell in love with Maya, a gray pit mix. Someone should go get her immediately. But all in all, it was a joyful day, we got the paperwork, had a nice lunch, and then picked up our dog from Sean who was fostering her. It's been a couple days now and she is certainly awesome, hopefully Kiwi will come around and they'll get used to sharing space. On Sunday, Nova had her first piano rehearsal which was pretty cool, especially since it is rare for her to be with us on a weekend. Of course, she's head over heels about the dog, too. There's a lot going on this week, so Tuesday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 20-22, 2015

I try to get really excited for the weekend, but I work every day so, for example, I know that this weekend I have to solidify my festival lineup, get next week's listings together, and prepare some newsletters for some big show announcements, and get through a couple hundred emails. Still, I'm looking forward to some fun times at the Banker's Hill Beer Festival at the Abbey and Spring Thing tonight at MoCASD, and then tomorrow we are hopefully (*fingers crossed*) adopting Sunflower from the Humane Society. Then Sunday, Nova has her first ever piano recital, so that is pretty exciting, too. So, yes, I have to work, but I also hope to have a really fun weekend. Be safe out there. Friday through Sunday archives after the jump.

Upcoming Shows at The Observatory North Park (Updated 3/21)

Here's the update for all The Observatory shows coming up. As I've mentioned, some of the age restrictions and door times have changed slightly, so always check the website day of show to make sure you get there on time. All shows and ticket links listed below.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival - TODAY Friday March 20th

The magical time is upon us again when we get to hangout in the historic Abbey on 5th Avenue and get really silly. But the ante has been raised folks! That's right, this year the festival still boasts unlimited BEER and FOOD tastes (no one else does this by the way and on the off chance they do you're paying $65+), but they aimed for the stars and recruited some of BH's finest establishments: Cucina Urbana, Barrio Star, Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant and Pizzicato will all be slinging delicious tastes.

Oh and did I mention the 14 breweries you will be sampling from?

  • AleSmith Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • Green Flash
  • Groundswell Brewing Company
  • Helm's Brewing Company 
  • The Lost Abbey
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
  • Aztec Brewing Company
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Rock Bottom Brewery La Jolla
  • Legacy Brewing Co.
  • Mother Earth Brew Co.
  • Lightning Brewery
  • Hillcrest Brewing Company

So, here's everything you need to know...

When: Tomorrow Friday March 20th from 5-9pm
Where: The Historic Abbey - 2825 5th Avenue 92103
Tickets: $30 ($35 at the door) http://bhbeerfest15.brownpapertickets.com/

Exclusive SDDialedIn Discount code - $5 off only $25!: SDDIALEDIN2015

Don't. Miss. Out. There is no better option for fun in the city this Friday night, at least between the hours of 5-9pm. Tickets go up $5 on Friday so get them while you can.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 18-19, 2015

I try to keep this a positive space and try not to vent too often, but I am finding that I have a very low tolerance for stupidity. I'm in the middle of booking the festival and I have 12-14 slots to fill, depending on how long of set times I want to dole out, and I had to send out rejection emails to about 60 bands this week. It pains me, because many of them are friends and many of them are bands I enjoy seeing live, but I have to put on the festival goggles and look through the lens of a daytime, family friendly event, with people from newborn to great grandparents strolling through North Park on a hot day. So everyone is mostly cool when I send my generic rejection. No hard feelings. Except for one stupid band who didn't even fill out the form correctly with a link to their music (one very simple requirement on the form), and this shithead sends me a nasty entitled email about how we must not have listened to them because if we had then they wouldn't be rejected. Well, sorry Carlos, but if you're too stupid to fill out my form correctly, then I can only assume you're too stupid to show up on time, line check on time, and get off stage on time to keep my festival moving. And now that I know what an entitled dick you are, I will be happy to pass along my insight to every booker in town.

Wednesday and Thursday archives are after the jump.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 15-17, 2015

I didn't make it down to CRSSD FEST yesterday because I wasn't planning on going until 5 or 6, but by the time I was actually ready to leave the house, I got a call to do merch at The Observatory. It was okay, though, because my Friday night was awesome with The Twilight Sad and Port St. Willow at the Merrow, and then Darren met up with me to catch a little bit of the show and then we closed the night with Marjy and Robin at Livewire and some late night grub at Tam's. Knowing this festival was this weekend lit a bit of a fire under me, so I went ahead and did the whole week's listings a little early. I know these will get updated at least a few times this week, but here's the bare bones to get you through your week. See you at CRSSD! Sunday through Tuesday archives after the jump.