Monday, April 20, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, April 20- Sunday, April 26, 2015

It was a pretty great weekend. The Belle & Sebastian show was great as was the rest of that night. I tried to spend the weekend catching up on work because with my phone down, email just seems to back up. I also worked at the Irenic on Saturday for The Silent Comedy show and it was really great to see so many friends come out. Sunday was pretty chill and I spent some time with family and watching my nieces play soccer. This week seems a little more mellow now that Coachella has wrapped, but there are still plenty of reasons to get out of the house. This weekend is Artwalk and Adams Avenue Unplugged which feels like the official kickoff to summer street fair season. Don't forget that we added a second Future Islands show at the Observatory SD on 9/22 and this one is all ages. Tickets are on sale today at 10am. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Monday, April 20, 2015:
  • The Cat Empire, Current Swell @ Belly Up
  • DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot - 4/20 edition @ Casbah
  • Fusebox, Dirty Birdy, Landis @ Soda Bar
  • The Scattering, Hollow Earth, Slums of the Future @ Tower Bar
  • Motown on Mondays @ Bar Pink
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (playing "E. 1999 Eternal" album in it's entirety) @ The Observatory SD
  • Mondaze Cards Jam @ The Hideout
  • 4:20 Show The Squirming Coils ( A Tribute to Phish) @ Winston's (7pm)
  • The Shame and Waste, Privatized Air, Seks @ The Merrow
  • Kneebody, Matthew Smith, Juice Box @The Loft, UCSD
  • Makossa Mondays @ Seven Grand
  • Aloha Radio @ Horton Grand Theatre
  • 45 Revolutions @ Croce's Park West
  • 4/20 Party Reggae & HipHop @ Gallagher's
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • Mercedes Moore @ 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 Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
  • Industry & Local Night with DJ RoyAle & Friends @ 710 Beach Club

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Photos: Belle & Sebastian and Perfume Genius at The Observatory SD (4/17/2015)

Last night was such an awesome night. I strong-armed Darren into skipping work and hanging out with me and it ended up being pretty epic. We started at the Belle & Sebastian show, followed by The Cribs at the Casbah, then finished at Whistle Stop for the Belle & Sebastian DJ sets, then late night grub from Rolberto's. Lyft sure came in handy. Andrew kindly provided set lists.

Below are some photos from the Observatory.






More photos and bonus video after the jump

Friday, April 17, 2015

Photos At La Jolla Cove (4/14/2015)

I'm having a frustrating day. Instead of going into a whiny rant, I'm just going to post some photos I took this week when we took the girls to La Jolla Cove. It is especially beautiful right now, and pupping season runs through May. Casa Beach is closed and that massive Lifeguard tower is being built, so you can't go on the seawall at Casa Beach, so this is a little further up, by Scripps Park. There is also construction at the top of Scripps Park, but you can still pass the bathrooms to access the stairs down to the beach. I absolutely love the seals and sea lions and even the seabirds, so I'll say that I'm a big supporter of giving these animals space, and it's the law, though in the video clip about a kid who was bitten in the face a few weeks ago the lifeguard says 25 meters, which is pretty much the entire span of the beach. I was appalled at people getting within a foot or two of the animals and especially the mom who thought it was cute when her toddler was petting a sea lion. The crossing guard in me couldn't help yelling at a woman "you're too close!" when she went in for a selfie with the sea lion laying in the sand and his bark was captured when she was too close.


My favorite picture of the day. These guys were body surfing to the shore.

More pictures after the jump.

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 4/16)


Here's another installment of all things Casbah. A second show for Future Islands has been added at The Observatory- this one all ages- and it goes on sale Monday. Casbah also has new shows with Ron Sexsmith, Fool's Gold, Orgone, and many more. Full list of everything on the books can be found below.


Fri Apr 17 - Belle and Sebastian, Perfume Genius @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Fri Apr 17 - The Cribs, The Frights, The Bassics @ The Casbah

Sat Apr 18 - Marina and the Diamonds @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Sat Apr 18 - The Silent Comedy, Barbarian, Oh Spirit! @ The Irenic

Sat Apr 18 - Buck-O-Nine, Kemuri, Don Potthast @ The Casbah

Sun Apr 19 - The Slashes, Speaker In Reverse, Le Chateau, The Lion and the Lady @ The Casbah
Canceled: Sun Apr 19 - Rodrigo Amarante @ The Casbah

Tue Apr 21 - Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line @ Casbah

Tue Apr 21 - Irene Diaz @ Casbah

Wed Apr 22 - Young Fathers, Mas Ysa @ The Casbah

Thu Apr 23 - Lindi Ortega @ Casbah

Fri Apr 24 - Matt Pond PA, Young Buffalo, Shawn Alpay @ The Casbah

Sat Apr 25 - The Loons, Schitzophonics, True Stories, Roni Lee, DJ Howie Pyro @ Casbah

Sun Apr 26 - Waxahatchee, Girlpool @ The Casbah

Mon Apr 27 - Della Mae @ Casbah

Tue Apr 28 - Buck 65, Astronautalis @ Casbah

Wed Apr 29 - Dan Deacon, Prince Rama, Ben O'Brien @ Casbah

Wed Apr 29 - Doldrums, Moon King, Soft Lions @ Soda Bar

Thu Apr 30 - East India Youth, Kathryn Calder (of New Pornographers) @ Casbah

Thu Apr 30 - The Decemberists, Lucius @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Thu Apr 30 - The Bright Light Social Hour, Talk in Tongues @ The Hideout

May shows and beyond after the jump.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: April 16-19, 2015

I knew this week was going to be busy, but I didn't expect to see and do so much this week. Monday was great working for St. Lucia and that show was pretty awesome- I dug RAC a lot more than I expected. On Tuesday, after an afternoon with Nova and my nieces at La Jolla Cove, I got to shoot the Father John Misty show, then went to Drive Like Jehu after. Huge thanks to Josh Kmak for the lift home when my phone was non functional. On Wednesday, I worked door at the Irenic and it was great catching up with AJ from Saint Motel and Lights had some pretty rabid fans. From there, Darren and I went for a quick bevvie at Seven Grand, caught the end of Toro y Moi at the Observatory, and then went to see Benjamin Booker at the Casbah, finishing up the night at Bar Pink and a 2 am bike ride home. Today looks like an after school pool party with the kids, then an intimate house show with Rocky Votolato. There's so much going on this weekend, including the CityBeat Festival of Beers, so go out and get it this weekend. Friday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Thursday, April 16, 2015:
  • Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne @ The Observatory North Park
  • Ratatat, Despot @ House of Blues
  • El Haru Kuroi, Piracy Conspiracy, La Diabla, Goma, DJ V-Rock, DJ Unite, Las Sucias @ Casbah
  • Ride @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • An Evening with Bruce Hornsby @ Balboa Theatre
  • J Boog, Inna Vision, Westafa @ Belly Up
  • Rae Sremmurd @ Fluxx
  • Cumbia Machin, Sonidero Travesura, Mexican Juligans, DJs Josex, Viejo Lowbo @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Ikah Love @ Bar Pink
  • Jarren Benton: The Slow Motion Tour @ House of Blues
  • Locals Only with Subtropics @ The Hideout
  • The Jackson Price Band @ Sycamore Den
  • Keelan Donovan, Emily Hackett, Savannah Philyaw @ Lestat's
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Java Joe's
  • MRCH, Taurus Authority, Speakerghost @ The Merrow
  • Darkwave Garden @ The Bancroft
  • DJ Bacon Bits @ U-31
  • Warren Wolf & Wolfpack @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Trio De Janeiro with Lori Ball & Rob Satterfield @ Croce's Park West
  • Blue Rockit @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Western Settings, Lysolgang, Just In Case, Sledding With Tigers @ Tower Bar
  • The Big Lewinsky and Punkture @ Winston's
  • Open Jam @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • No Limits with Myson King @ The Office
  • Rockin Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Revival, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Reason To Rebel @ Boar Cross'n

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Father John Misty & King Tuff at The Observatory SD - 4/15/2015

I was (and still am) having some phone issues, so I couldn't really get my photos out last night. Needless to say, I'd been looking forward to Father John Misty at the Observatory North Park since the very first email confirmation for the show- which was maybe back in December? even though we couldn't announce it until much later. The show was incredible, especially "The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt." and "Bored In The USA"- with the audience laugh-tracking on cue.

The backdrop of the stage was a massive "No Photography" neon sign and to show his love for photogs, the first three songs were (seemingly) deliberately backlit with horrific red or blue lighting and an aggressive fog machine. I would guess that I wasn't the only one who kept snapping pics from around the room after the first three songs, but I spent the majority of the show just taking it all in.





More photos after the jump.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: April 13-15, 2015

My, oh my it is going to be a busy week! I'm selling merch for St. Lucia on Monday, shooting Father John Misty on Tuesday, working the door on Wednesday for Lights, going to a living room with Rocky Votolato on Thursday, shooting Belle & Sebastian on Friday, and working the door at the Irenic for The Silent Comedy on Saturday. If you watched Coachella this weekend on Youtube, you know that some amazing acts are rolling through town this week so don't miss out. Many of the shows are already sold out, but for those that are not, grab your tickets in advance. FYI, the Tech N9ne show that was double booked at the Observatory is moved to Porter's Pub. Monday through Wednesday archives are after the jump.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

BUMMERFEST MAY 9th



BUMMERFEST (presented by Clever Void)

WHERE: The Irenic (3090 Polk Ave 92104)

WHEN: May 9th, 2015 /// 2:45pm-10:00pm

ALL AGES (Alcohol w/ ID 21+)

$8 pre-sale// $10 at the door

Bummerfest is a art/music fest based around the 1BlueString and LoveHopeStrength charities.



Bands:
Rob Crow's Gloomy Place
Pretend
Stage Kids
Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects
Octagrape
Sledding With Tigers
Bit Maps
Inspired and the Sleep
Big Bad Buffalo
Shane D. Moylan as Dawayne Neptune
Helix Bagpipers

Artists:
McHank
Kenseth Thibideau
Jack Habegger Artist
Clever Void Productions
Graśe Reed
John Vaughn
Collin Kachigian
Charlotte Kmak

Danielle Smith
+More!

In association w/ SAGE Club and the Ché Café Collective

SEE YOU THERE!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Upcoming Observatory North Park Shows (Updated 4/10)


Here's the update for all The Observatory shows coming up. Next week is going to be crazy busy, with a lot of sold out shows, so be sure to arrive early to account for lines at will call and security screening. There are no cameras allowed at any of the shows without a photo pass, so leave them at home.

4/11 The Underachievers 6pm, All Ages

4/12 MOS DEF aka Yasiin Bey 7pm, All Ages (MOVED TO 4/21)

4/13 St. Lucia & RAC, Coasts 7pm, All Ages

4/14 Father John Misty, King Tuff (SOLD OUT) 7pm, 21+

4/15 Toro Y Moi, Mattson 2 (SOLD OUT)  7pm, All Ages

4/16 Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne 7pm All Ages

4/17 Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius (SOLD OUT) 8pm, All Ages

4/18 Marina & The Diamonds, Christine and the Queens (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

4/20 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 7pm, 18+

4/21 MOS DEF aka Yasiin Bey 7pm, All Ages (MOVED FROM 4/12)

4/23 Tribal Seeds, Through The Roots, Leilani Wolfgram 7pm, All Ages
4/24 Tribal Seeds, Hirie, True Press 7pm, All Ages
4/25 Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio 7pm, All Ages

4/30 The Decemberists, Lucius (SOLD OUT) 8pm, 18+

5/1 Matt & Kim, Waters 8pm, 18+

5/2 Kinky, Daniela Spalla 7pm, 18+

5/3 Psycho De Mayo with The Psycho Realm, EV, & Delinquent Habits, 7pm, All Ages

5/5 E-40, 7pm, All Ages

5/8 Dwight Yoakam, 8pm, 21+

5/9 The Growlers (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

5/11 South-West Kings Tour: RITTZ and KXNG CROOKED 7pm, All Ages

5/14 Lord Huron, Family of the Year (SOLD OUT) 8pm, 18+

5/16 Stick Figure, Ballyhoo!, Seedless 7pm, All Ages

5/17 Passion Pit, Coin (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

5/18 Little Dragon, AbJo (of Soulection) (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

5/22 X (Performing Los Angeles & Wild Gift) 7pm, 18+

5/23 X (Performing Under The Big Black Sun & More Fun In The New World) 7pm, 18+

5/28 Neutral Milk Hotel, The Minders (SOLD OUT) 7pm, 18+

5/29 Chris Robinson Brotherhood 8pm, 18+

5/29-31 FilmOut Film Festival

6/1 Spoon (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages
6/2 Spoon 7pm, All Ages

6/3 An Evening with Walk Off The Earth, 8pm, All Ages

6/12 Queens of the Islands Tour feat. Anuhea & Etana 7pm, All Ages

6/13 Jedi Mind Tricks 7pm,

6/21 Misfits 7pm, All Ages,

6/26 Best Coast, Bully 7pm, All Ages

7/10 Burger Records Comic Con Party 7pm, All Ages
7/11 Burger Records Comic Con Party 7pm, All Ages
7/12 Burger Records Comic Con Party 7pm, All Ages

7/22 Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders, The Contortionist 6:30pm, All Ages

9/23 Future Islands, 8pm, 21+

11/30 John Waters Christmas Show, 8pm, 21+

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, April 10- Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nova's Spring Break has come to an end. It was a fun week- lots of tree climbing and park time and archery and skating and farmer's market and dinners with my family and on and on, I only wish I wasn't so slaughtered with work this week to partake in more of the fun. I did hit a few shows this week- Drive Like Jehu, Kimbra, and The Preatures- and this weekend will be a busy one since I'm working at the Irenic tonight, going to see It's Gonna Blow! at midnight, plus a whole bunch of stuff this weekend, like the Balboa Park Celebration, and of course, #Couchella. Have a great weekend, y'all. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, April 10, 2015:
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • It's Gonna Blow @ Ken Cinema (Midnight Showing)
  • Hills Like Elephants, Wild Wild Wets, Schitzophonics, Gloomsday @ Casbah
  • Peelander-Z, Hocus, The Touchies, Chica Diabla @ Soda Bar (Peelander Z is canceled. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase)
  • Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, Erik Canzona & The Narrows @ Seven Grand
  • The Downs Family @ Bar Pink
  • The English Beat, Coastal Frequency @ Belly Up
  • The Verigolds, Rosewood & Rye @ The Balboa (formerly Tin Can)
  • The Indys Are Coming, Merdian, The Cosmic 418s, Sean Hiatus, Skyler Shibuya @ Epicentre
  • Well Hung Heart, Killmama, Mountain Tamer @ Brick By Brick
  • Scientology Party @ The Hideout
  • Isaac Cheong @ Wine Lover
  • Stevie & The Hi-Staxx @ The Rabbit Hole
  • ArtPower! Presents: Thalma de Freitas @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Joe Firstman, Sutter ZachmanJoe Firstman, Sutter Zachman @ Lestat's
  • Casino Royale @ Java Joe's
  • Three Days Grace, Islander @ House of Blues
  • Battle of the Bands @ House of Blues, Voodoo Room
  • Igor and Red Elvises @ The Merrow
  • Philosophers Raygun, guests TBA @ The Bancroft
  • Bacon Bits @ U-31
  • Allison Adams Tucker @ Croce's Park West
  • Ruby @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Fermentor (Album Release), Man vs Man, Fantasy Arcade @ Tower Bar
  • Jeff Bilodeau & Connor McSpadden Comedy @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Poor Man's Whiskey and Guests @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • The Amalgamated, The Hashishians, Black Pearl @ Til-Two Club
  • The Widows, Creepy Creeps @ Whistle Stop
  • DJ E-Man @ Fluxx
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (Happy Hour)
  • UZ @ Bassmnt
  • Tjani @ Bang Bang
  • Pleazure @ Tio Leo's
  • Rebecca Jade @ 98 Bottles
  • Eric & Friends, DJ RM @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Coachella Viewing Party @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Festival of Arts in North Park - May 16 - FREE & ALL AGES - Lineup Announced!

If you've been following this site for any amount of time, you know that my first three months of the year are always crazy as I try to lock in the lineup for the Festival of Arts in North Park. Well, after listening to nearly 100 music submissions and countless texts and emails from artists, our lineups are finally locked in! You can read all about it here.


These lineups and set times are subject to change, but for the most part, this is what you can expect to see on May 16. In addition to these three stages, there is a Dance Stage, a Kids Stage, and a Ray Street Acoustic Stage. 

30th Street Stage (at University)
5pm Barbarian
4pm Blue Eyed Son
3pm Midnight Pine
2pm Vinyl Mill
1pm Chateau
12pm Mayfield
11pm Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels

Observatory Stage (Illinois & University)
4:30 Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects
3:30 Afternoon Dream Serum
2:30 Taurus Authority
1:30 Michael McGraw & The Butchers
12:30 Erik Canzona & The Narrows
11-12:30pm Vinyl Junkies Record Swap DJs

Bar Pink Stage (31st & University)
4:25-5:30/6 Swamp Dogg
3:25-4:05 Schiztophonics
2:20-3:05 Rosalyns
1:20-2:00 Flaggs
12:20-1:00 Bangladesh
11:15-12:00 Mokoto

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 4/8)


Wed Apr 08 - Draemings, Figs Vision, Nicky Venus, Christine Sako @ Casbah (Tickets at the door only)

Wed Apr 08 - Kimbra, Mikky Ekko @ The Observatory

Thu Apr 09 - The Preatures, The Bots, Bloods Band @ Casbah

Thu Apr 09 - Action Bronson, The Alcemist @ The Observatory North Park

Fri Apr 10 - Hills Like Elephants, Wild Wild Wets, Schitzophonics, Gloomsday @ The Casbah

Fri Apr 10 - Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped @ The Irenic

Fri Apr 10 - Peelander-Z, The Touchies, Chica Diabla @ Soda Bar

Sat Apr 11 - Elliott Brood, Shelby Earl, Pall Jenkins @ The Casbah

Sun Apr 12- Tomorrows Tulips, Feels, Tarek Wegner @ Casbah

Mon Apr 13 - Killer Party, The Seks, Oddball @ Casbah (Tickets at the door only)

Mon Apr 13 - St. Lucia, RAC, Coasts @ The Observatory North Park

Tue Apr 14 - Drive Like Jehu, Octagrape @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)

Tue Apr 14 - Father John Misty, King Tuff @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Tue Apr 14 - Built to Spill, Braided Waves @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT!)

Wed Apr 15 - Benjamin Booker, Small Wigs @ The Casbah

Wed Apr 15 - Toro y Moi, The Mattson 2 @ The Observatory North Park

Wed Apr 15 - Lights, Saint Motel @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT!)

Thu Apr 16 - El Haru Kuroi, Piracy Conspiracy, La Diabla, Goma, DJ V-Rock, DJ Unite, Las Sucias @ Casbah

Thu Apr 16 - Ratatat, Despot @ House Of Blues

Thu Apr 16 - Clean Bandit, jess Glynne @ The Observatory North Park

Fri Apr 17 - Belle and Sebastian, Perfume Genius @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Fri Apr 17 - The Cribs, The Frights, The Bassics @ The Casbah

Sat Apr 18 - Marina and the Diamonds @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Sat Apr 18 - The Silent Comedy, Barbarian, Oh Spirit! @ The Irenic

Sat Apr 18 - Buck-O-Nine, Kemuri, Don Potthast @ The Casbah

Sun Apr 19 - The Slashes, Speaker In Reverse, Le Chateau, The Lion and the Lady @ The Casbah
Canceled: Sun Apr 19 - Rodrigo Amarante @ The Casbah

Tue Apr 21 - Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line @ Casbah

Tue Apr 21 - Irene Diaz @ Casbah

Wed Apr 22 - Young Fathers, Mas Ysa @ The Casbah

Thu Apr 23 - Lindi Ortega @ Casbah

Fri Apr 24 - Matt Pond PA, Young Buffalo, Shawn Alpay @ The Casbah

Sat Apr 25 - The Loons, Schitzophonics, True Stories, Roni Lee, DJ Howie Pyro @ Casbah

Sun Apr 26 - Waxahatchee, Girlpool @ The Casbah

Mon Apr 27 - Della Mae @ Casbah

Tue Apr 28 - Buck 65, Astronautalis @ Casbah

Wed Apr 29 - Dan Deacon, Prince Rama, Ben O'Brien @ Casbah

Wed Apr 29 - Doldrums, Moon King, Soft Lions @ Soda Bar

Thu Apr 30 - East India Youth, Kathryn Calder (of New Pornographers) @ Casbah

Thu Apr 30 - The Decemberists, Lucius @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

May shows and beyond after the jump.