Monday, August 22, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 22-Sunday, August 28, 2016

Last week was pretty great, though I skipped out on David Bazan to be with my family, knowing I would also be out Sunday night for the Redwoods Revue at Loews Coronado Resort. I definitely enjoyed the weekend, and Gregory Alan Isakov was pretty amazing at the Belly Up on Friday, we did some shopping on Saturday, and then the Bay Sessions was pretty incredible, with gorgeous views of the bay and sunset, and lots of good friends and warm vibes. This week is going to be a bit nuts but I'm kinda counting down to a trip we're taking in a few weeks. I hate starting the week with lots of catching up to do, but it appears that's the way it's gonna go. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Monday, August 22, 2016:
  • Guns N' Roses, The Cult @ QUALCOMM Stadium
  • Nina Diaz, Prettiest Eyes @ Soda Bar
  • Burt Bacharach - An Evening with @ Belly Up (Seated Show, Sold Out)
  • DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot @ Casbah
  • San Diego 90s Jam with En Vogue, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, All-4-One @ Sycuan Casino 
  • Soultry Monday with Tori Roze & The Hot Mess @ Bar Pink
  • The Westerlies, Riley Mulherkar @ Dizzy's
  • I Prevail, The White Noise, My Enemies & I, and more @ House of Blues
  • Trivia/Mario Orfuno Birthday @ Whistle Stop
  • Damn Son, Where'd You Find This @ Blonde
  • Voight, French kettle station @ Bancroft Bar (7pm)
  • I Prevail, White Noise, My Enemies & I, and Bad Seed Rising @ House of Blues
  • 1969! A Night of Garage Rock with Diana Death & Heather Hardcore @ The Office
  • Unsung Genius: Trivia & Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • Blue Largo @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Real Live Mondays with Shane Hall @ El Dorado
  • Trivia with Shantih @ The Bancroft
  • Mic Check Mondays @ Gallagher's
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Industry Night @ U-31
  • Double Up Mondays @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, August 19, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21, 2016

This weekend has been so dreamy for me when it comes to music. I got to see Rhett Miller on Sunday, one of my most favorites Joshua James on Wednesday, tonight I get to see Gregory Alan Isakov, and David Bazan tomorrow. I can't say it's been all good however, as Nova was kinda sick for her first week of school and work was exhausting. If there's anyone in the world who uses Trello or Asana or any other project management software and finds it actually cuts your work, please let me know how because both are a total pain in my ass. I'm hoping things slow down this weekend, and am looking forward to some good shows, some beach time, some family time, and hopefully catching up on sleep. Don't forget that on Sunday DoSD and Casbah present the first Bayside Session of the year at Loews Coronado Resort for The Redwoods Revue. It's free with RSVP (21+). I'm really hoping to share some Rhett and Joshua videos with you, too, since I haven't posted any in a very, very long time. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, August 19, 2016:
  • Gregory Alan Isakov,  Jolie Holland @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Parquet Courts, Girl Band @ The Irenic 
  • Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
  • Futurebirds, The Liquorsmiths, Ben Allen @ Soda Bar
  • Thievery Corporation @ Del Mar Race Track
  • Chica Diabla (Record Release), The Touchies, Mittens, Chamber Sixx @ Casbah
  • Elvis Depressedly, Teen Suicide, Nicole Dollanganger @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Melissa Etheridge and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Pechanga Resort & Casino 
  • Summergrass Bluegrass Festival @ Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., Vista
  • Juan Gabriel @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The Used, New Language @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Moon w/ DJ @Large @ Bar Pink
  • Pato Banton, Southtown Generals @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove Bad Mom’s Nite Out @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Wild Mick Brown, Deeper Purple, Monsters of Rock, RDG @ Brick By Brick
  • Diane Coffee, Waterstrider, Big Bloom @ The Hideout
  • F#ing In The Bushes with Dan Sant and Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • Jazz Jam Sessions @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Lion Bold Records @ Lestat's
  • The Zicas @ Java Joe's
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ House of Blues
  • Castle, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, Caustic Casanova, Bosswitch @ The Merrow
  • Paleons (OR), Plant Tribe, Bloody Mary Bastards, Nebula Drag @ The Bancroft
  • Reina Mystique @ 710 Beach Club (5-8pm)
  • Split Finger, Seedheads @ 710 Beach Club
  • With Age, Aure, The Montell Jordans, Refuse, Taliband, Ignant Benches @ Soma
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Audacity, VHS, Teach Me, Cheeks @ Ché Café 
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nekro Drunkz, Sakrificer, Seraphic Disgust, Leprous, Tideless @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6pm)
  • The Maykers featuring Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker of JGB and The Terpischords @ Winston's
  • Low and Be Told, Doc Hammer @ Til-Two Club
  • 4B @ Fluxx
  • Mike Delgado @ El Dorado
  • Freddie Jackson @ Sycuan
  • Crizzly @ Bassmnt
  • Cosmos Midnight @ Bang Bang
  • Borgeous @ Omnia
  • Popvinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • David Allan Coe, Sickstring Outlaws, Malaki @ Ramona Mainstage
  • PURPS AND TURQS @ Kava Lounge
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Monday, August 15, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 15-Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another weekend behind us and a busy week ahead. After a nighttime swim with Nova's friends on Friday evening, I went to see Lucy Dacus at the Casbah and she definitely exceeded expectation and is someone you should look out for, especially when Matador re-releases her record on September 9. From there, I went to Bar Pink, then the Ken Club. It was a good night. The kiddo was a little sick on Saturday so we all laid low and hung around the abode. On Sunday, Nova and Darren spent the day volunteering at the Dollhouse with paint and construction jobs while I worked at home (to make sure you have these listings and stuff) and by the time they came home, I was pretty much out the door to catch Rhett Miller at Soda Bar. It was an awesome show, and the first time in ages that I posted up front and center stage for an entire show. When it was all done, I went to Casbah for Dillinger Escape Plan, then closed the night at Scotty Pants' Karaoke at the Hideout. This week has so many amazing shows and Nova goes back to school, so I will be trying again to reestablish the work/life balance. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Upcoming Observatory Shows (Updated 8.12.2016)

The Observatory had some big changes this week. Friday's Jeremih show has been postponed but no new date announced. Same with Cold War Kids. Additionally, three shows-- Young Dolph, Rich The Kid, and RiFF RAFF-- have all been moved to Music Box. The good news is that several new shows were announced and go on sale today: Warpaint, Jai Wolf, Rae Sremmurd, Post Malone, Clams Casino and more. I'm not sure I'm going to keep posting these shows here because they're no longer providing me art, but we'll see what happens. All shows on the books are after the jump.

POSTPONED! New Date TBA. Friday, August 12- Jeremih, 7pm, All Ages

Sunday, August 14 - Young Dolph, Cap1, 7pm, 18+ (MOVED TO MUSIC BOX)

Monday, August 15 - Rich the Kid & Famous Dex, 7pm, 18+ (MOVED TO MUSIC BOX)

Thursday, August 18 - RiFF RAFF : The Peach Panther Tour with DOLLABILLGATES and Trill Sammy & Dice Soho, 7pm, 18+ (MOVED TO MUSIC BOX)

Friday, August 19- The Used (15 Year Anniversary Tour: Self-Titled), 8pm All Ages
Saturday, August 20- The Used (15 Year Anniversary Tour: In Love and Death) 8pm, All Ages
The Used 2-Day Pass

Thursday, August 25- Todd Terje & The Olsens, 8pm, All Ages

Friday, August 26- Hot Chip, Marcus Marr, 8pm, All Ages

Saturday, August 27 - Face To Face, 8pm, All Ages

Sunday, August 28 - Pouya , Germ, Ramirez, Shakewell, 7pm, All Ages

Tuesday, August 30- Baroness, Pallbearer, 8pm, All Ages

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 8.12.16)

It's been a couple weeks since I've updated this list and there are so many new shows to be excited about. In the past couple weeks, Casbah added shows with Chuck Ragan, Papa, Cosmonauts, July Talk, Bob Log III, Federale, Astronautilus, Sam Outlaw and more. There are also shows with Clams Casino, IAMX, The Crookes, La Sera, Trails and Ways, The Julie Ruin, Lewis Del Mar, July Talk, Warpaint, Jai Wolf which all go on sale today.  Casbah's full list of shows are after the jump.

Fri, Aug 12 - Lucy Dacus, Casey Hensley, Karl and the Hornets @ The Casbah

Sat Aug 13 - the Donkeys, Heavy Hawaii, Hills Like Elephants @ The Casbah

Sat Aug 13 - The White Buffalo, Alice Drinks The Kool Aid @ Belly Up Tavern (SOLD OUT)

Sun Aug 14 - The Dillinger Escape Plan - Limerent Death Tour 2016, Author & Punisher @ The Casbah (SOLD OUT)

Sun Aug 14 - Rhett Miller, Andrew St. James @ Soda Bar

Mon Aug 15 - Ala Fringe. Melvus, The Fresh Brunettes @ The Casbah

Tue Aug 16 - Lincoln Durham, G Burns Jug Band, Toothless George and His One Man Band @ The Casbah

Tue Aug 16 - LA Witch @ The Hideout

Wed Aug 17 - Chastity Belt, So Pitted, Teach Me @ The Casbah

Wed Aug 17 - James Supercave Bad Kids, Pueblo @ The Hideout

Wed Aug 17 - Guided By Voices, Broncho @ Belly Up Tavern

Thu Aug 18 - Beware Of Darkness, Pleasure Fix @ The Casbah

Thu Aug 18 - Downtown Brown, Pinky Doodle Poodle @ Soda Bar

Fri Aug 19 - Chica Diabla Record Release Show, The Touchies, Mittens, Chamber Sixx @ The Casbah

Sat Aug 20 - David Bazan, Michael Nau @ The Casbah

Sat Aug 20 - Digable Planets, Camp Lo @ Belly Up Tavern

91X Announces BeerX San Diego 8.27.16

This came through the inbox yesterday and I thought I'd share in case you hadn't heard:

91X and Rockstar Beer Present "BeerX San Diego," happening Saturday, August 27 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Liberty Station in Point Loma, 2640 Historic Decatur Road.

Over 100 craft beers have been curated by organizers, and will be offered in unlimited samples to beer fans during the event.

A main stage will feature live music by bands with members who are also notable in the craft beer community, including Paul Segura, Brewmaster of R&D at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, and his band Rifftide. Additional performing bands include local favorites Zebrahead, and tribute bands Blink 180 True and Green Today.

“Beer and rock and roll have always been synonymous, and a lot of local musicians are also really skilled brewers,” 91X Program Director Halloran. “Brewing is a task done almost completely behind the scenes, so I think it’s pretty cool to bring guys like Paul Segura on stage and give them the spotlight they deserve, plus I would like to see these guys all coiffed-up onstage while we all quaff down the brews they have proffered.”

VIP tickets are available for early entry at 6:00 PM. All attendees must be 21+ years of age.

All event details and tickets available at

Photos: The Last Shadow Puppets @ Observatory North Park, 8.5.2016

I haven't posted any photo sets in awhile, so I don't know why now, but although these aren'tmy greatest photos ever, I had so much fun having my camera in hand again. It was also super challenging. The pit was full of photogs, the lighting was mostly red and saturated from behind, and then there were bursts of white light from the front. Still, it was an amazing show and I'm not one to refer to musicians as sexy, but the whole performance, from having a full string section to the interplay between Alex and the crowd and between all of the musicians on stage was pretty damn sexy. I do my best with the gear I've got, but my objective is a few nice photos for Instagram for my various account responsibilities, so if you want a photo set of the whole band, you'll have to look up someone else's pics. Mine are after the jump.

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14, 2016

In San Diego, where summer lasts through October, it's hard to believe our summer is already coming to an end. Nova starts 4th grade on Tuesday so it's our de facto "last weekend of summer". Of course, school doesn't necessarily limit our adventures, but it certainly changes our sleep schedules and work schedules. This week Nova started a new soccer league, we visited the Cove and the little secret tree swing, Darren and I went to see Kurt Vile, we played table tennis at Park & Rec, we took the dog to OB for an afternoon, and spent a couple evening in Balboa Park at the dog park and kicking around the soccer ball. It was a pretty good week, indeed. This weekend has a lot going on and mostly I'm looking forward to a break in email. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, August 12, 2016:
  • Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright Roche @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Dead Feather Moon, Ocelot & The Paragraphs @ Belly Up
  • Lucy Dacus @ Casbah
  • Mary Jane's Underground feat. Roman Watchdogs, The Ordeal @ Mary Jane's, Hard Rock Hotel (Free)
  • Sledding With Tigers, Blink-182 Cover Band, Inspired & The Sleep, Future Crooks @ Soda Bar
  • Chris Young @ Del Mar Racetrack 
  • Seth MacFarlane @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • The Little Richards with Jason Hanna & The Bullfighters @ Bar Pink
  • Glass Spells (CD Release), Spooky Cigarette, Garden Echo, Dancing Strangers, 8IM @ The Hideout
  • Gloomsday (LP Release), Strange Planet @ Whistle Stop
  • Raelee Nikole, Oskar and Julia @ Lestat's
  • The Bash Dogs, The Soaks, Fake Tides, Be All End All, Pumphouse @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • POSTPONED Jeremih @ The Observatory North Park
  • Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet @ Dizzy's
  • Madame Recamier, Viri y Los Bandidos, Luna Mondragon @ The Merrow
  • Ozzmania, Noise Pollution, Dark Lumen @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Treaded, Vanguard, Beyond My Afterlife, Petrichor, Follow Coffins @ Soma
  • Badabing, The Fictitious Dishes @ Black Cat Bar
  • Symbolic, Alchemy (MEX), Rammoth, Ravenscroft @ Brick By Brick
  • The Noise presents Periphery, Sikth, Toothgrinder @ House of Blues
  • Jazz Jam Sessions @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Ain't Misbehavin'- The Fats Waller Musical Show @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Biriuk, Mob Attack, FLAG, Systematic Abuse @ The Bancroft
  • After Hours w/DJs Kid Wonder & Saul Q @ The Office
  • Paul Chesne Band @ 710 Beach Club (No Cover, 9pm)
  • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club
  • Leftover Cuties @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • The Reflectors @ Tio Leo's
  • VRIl, Heritage Unit, Nuance, Cloud Dancer @ Che Cafe
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • DFMK, Haruka, The Bertos, Heat @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6pm)
  • BANG POW, Dani Bell & The Tarantist @ Winston's
  • Messer Chups, The Phantom Four featuring John Blair, Secret Samarai @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Greyboy @ El Dorado
  • DJ Amen @ Fluxx
  • Sophie @ Bang Bang
  • NGHTMRE @ Omnia
  • Darryl Walker, Keith Andrew @ 98 Bottles
  • The Black and Gold Ball @ Kava Lounge
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Monday, August 08, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 8-Thursday, August 11, 2016

Weekdays and weekends never made much of a difference to me, as I pretty much work several hours every day, even when I'm technically on "vacation", but lately I've come to appreciate weekends just for the fact that most people stop emailing me come 5pm on Friday before it kicks in again at 4am Monday. All that to say, weekends just aren't long enough. I had a pretty fun night Friday shooting The Last Shadow Puppets and then hanging out at Bar Pink and Ken Club. Nova did Roller Derby Camp on Saturday and Sunday, so Darren and I got to enjoy some Anniversary time and e all went out to dinner at Volare once her camp was finished. On Sunday I mostly worked, but we met up with my family in Shelter Island and it's always beautiful there. I'm definitely looking forward to this week of music with Kurt Vile, Monsieur Perine, and more, and it's also a little bittersweet since Nova starts school next week, so hopefully we can get some final fun in this week before it's back to the grind. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Monday, August 8, 2016:
  • Touché Amoré, Ceremony, Gouge Away @ Ché Café
  • Jason Hanna and the Bullfighters, The Rosalyns, Hiroshima Mockingbirds @ Casbah
  • Ben Ballinger, Jesse Lamonaca @ Til-Two Club
  • Big Youth, Soul Syndicate & DJ Richie @ Belly Up
  • Whiskeydick, Archer Nation, Deadbrokedown @ Soda Bar
  • Wreckord Mania @ Bar Pink
  • Hair Metal Monday @ The Office
  • Unsung Genius: Trivia & Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Trivia @ Whistle Stop
  • Real Live Mondays with Shane Hall @ El Dorado
  • Trivia with Shantih @ The Bancroft
  • Mic Check Mondays @ Gallagher's
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Industry Night @ U-31
  • Double Up Mondays @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, August 05, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 7, 2016

Just wanted to do a quick update on listings before you head into the weekend. Things around here are crazy as ever, work is non-stop and keeping an only child busy for the summer is challenging, though we've definitely been enjoying things like night time zoo (Open till 9pm!!), swimming, and slumber parties with my nieces. We're off to Skate World, so I just wanted to share the listings before I bounce. If you're going to The Last Shadow Puppets tonight, remember it's an all ages show so expect the headliner on about 9. Give yourself time to get through security (I hear lighters are now prohibited, so check your bags and pockets before you go.) Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, August 5, 2016:
  • The Last Shadow Puppets, Cameron Avery @ The Observatory North Park
  • Girl Talk @ Summer Concert Series at Del Mar Race Track
  • Taking Back Tuesday @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Warped Tour feat. Sleeping With Sirens, Sum 41, New Found Glory, The Story So Far , Mayday Parade, Yellowcard, Less Than Jake, Tonight Alive, The Maine, Set It Off, Atreyu, Real Friends, Issues, State Champs, Reel Big Fish, Falling In Reverse, We The Kings , Four Year Strong, and many, many more @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
  • Emily Wolfe, Spero, Jimmy Ruelas @ Soda Bar
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • The Return of Lo-Fi Nipple w/ special guests Noise Machines & The Hiroshima Mockingbirds @ Mr. 
  • Peabody's Encinitas
  • Metalachi, Electric Warrior @ Music Box
  • Steal Dawn @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Pine Mountain Logs @ Belly Up
  • Road to Kaaboo with The Verigolds, Imagery Machine, Kid WIlderness, Andrew Barrack Music, and Raf Deza @ Quartyard
  • JR Jarris, J. Robb, Coastal (US), brasscats, and R A R Y @ Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • NITE MOVES w/DJs Beatnick & Guest DJs Waldo & Noaa @ (9pm)
  • The Routine @ The Rabbit Hole 
  • Sara Gazarek with Josh Nelson @ Dizzy's
  • Famous October, Max Minardi @ Lestat's
  • Jazz Jam Sessions @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Wizard of Oz @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Murder by Techno, Prgrm, Artmonk, and Latifahtron @ The Go Lounge
  • Nina Francis, Sahara Grim @ Java Joe's
  • Sonny Landreth @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Domination CFH, Powerslaves, A Perfect Tool @ The Merrow
  • Desert Rhythm Project @ 710 Beach Club (Happy Hour, 5-8pm)
  • The Bajabugs @ 710 Beach Club (No Cover)
  • Suspicious Minds @ Tio Leo's
  • Theater One, Common Misconception, Oak Palace, Ruben Ortega @ Che Cafe
  • Trade Winds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Hip Hop s Punk Rock @ Tower Bar
  • Ocean Beach Comedy @ Winston's (6pm)
  • Gene Evaro Jr and AJ Froman @ Winston's (9pm)
  • Backyard, Spazboy, Mexico City Rollers @ Til-Two Club
  • Kyle Flesch @ Fluxx
  • Wuki @ Bassmnt
  • Hotel Garuda @ Bang Bang
  • Audien @ Omnia
  • VAPOR WAVE @ Kava Lounge
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Photos: Savages & Headwound City @ Observatory North Park

Many stated that the Savages show at the Casbah in 2015 was the best show of the year, and knowing how history tends to repeat itself, I'd say their set at the Observatory in North Park lived up to the expectation for the show to beat for 2016.

Super group Headwound City consisting of two seminal local lads Justin Pearson & Gabe Serbian set the stage. Savages mowed us all over with just the right amount of intensity, tight sound, searing looks, minimalist lighting, and crowd interaction. I felt like Goldilocks while Savages tucked me into the perfect musical set... sweet dreams, ladies!


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Here's a link to the entire photo set courtesy of Tim Fears Photography. 

Monday, August 01, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 1-Thursday, August 4, 2016

It was an eventful weekend, though I've been on a bit of a music hiatus lately. I was really fired up for trying to hit Zella Day and Savages in the same night, and then when it came to it, I was so wiped out from like 16 straight hours of work that I just slept. I guess around here we're alljust readjusting to Nova being back and all. We did have an amazing Saturday as we celebrated my niece's 9th birthday at Fanuel Street. The kids paddleboarded and kayaked all day and we were all pretty wiped after. Sunday was a work day for me, but after doing online research on whether or not it was appropriate, we all binge-watched Stranger Things together. I'm looking forward to this mellow week, and celebrating 4 years with Darren. It's the beginning of the month, so some of the listings are missing from Black Cat Bar, El Dorado, and Whistle Stop. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows at The Observatory North Park (Updated 7.29.16)

It's been a few weeks since I've been able to update much around here that didn't have to do with Pride or Con. In that time, a ton of new shows have been announced, but a couple of them are going on sale today: Cold War Kids and Balance & Composure, so don't wait to grab tickets. Meanwhile, tonight Savages play and there are still tickets for the taking at the box office. As I mentioned on SoundDiego, Tim Mays rarely chimes in about bands, but after they played Casbah last year he declared it one of the best shows at the Casbah in years, which is saying a lot if you think how many shows he sees and books every year. Also, if you plan on seeing Last Shadow Puppets, don't wait to get your tickets because that one is probably going to sell out. All the Observatory shows are listed below (and after the jump).

Friday, July 29-Savages, 8pm, All Ages

Wednesday, August 3- The Claypool Lennon Delirium, JJUUJJUU, 9pm, All Ages

Friday, August 5 - The Last Shadow Puppets, 8pm, All Ages

Updated Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 7.29.16)

I know it's been like a month since I've updated the Casbah shows around here and for that I'm sorry. We don't work on any real schedule, so there are just always shows being added. In fact, so many that you have to figure out the new ones on your own. But everything on here is on sale already or goes on sale today at 10am. Everything on the Casbah books is after the jump.

Fri Jul 29 - The Kneehighs CD Release, Parker Edison, Sodie Orr, DJ Nicksta @ The Casbah

Fri Jul 29 - Zella Day @ Quartyard

Fri Jul 29 Savages, Head Wound City @ Observatory North Park
Fri Jul 29 - Savages After Party - Head Wound City DJ Set @ The Hideout


Sat Jul 30 Oh Pep! @ The Casbah

Sun Jul 31 - HONNE @ The Casbah (SOLD OUT)

Sun Jul 31 - HONEYHONEY @ Belly Up Tavern

Sun Jul 31 - C.W. Stoneking @ Soda Bar

C.W. Stoneking

Mon Aug 01 - Sound Lupus, Oh, Spirit!, Creature Canyon @ The Casbah

Tue Aug 02 - Marissa Nadler @ The Casbah

Wed Aug 03 - Cerulean Veins, Sundrop Electric, The Bum Deals @ The Casbah

Thu Aug 04 - The Bassics, The Gargoyles @ The Casbah

Thu Aug 04 - Declan McKenna, Machineheart @ The Irenic

Thu Aug 04 - People Under the Stairs @ Belly Up Tavern

Fri Aug 05 - Taking Back Tuesday @ The Casbah

Sat Aug 06 - Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ The Casbah ($3, 11am-5pm)

Sat Aug 06 - Stage Kids CD Release, Weatherbox, NICELY, JR Jârris @ The Casbah

Sat Aug 06 - Earthless @ Belly Up Tavern

Sun Aug 07 - Shabazz Palaces DJ Set, DJ Artistic @ The Casbah

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31, 2016

Deep breath. This was the last week that Nova was gone so Darren and I took advantage as much as we could around our work schedules. On Monday we spent the late afternoon at the Safari Park and our favorite cheetahs came out to play for a little bit. Afterward we went to the Office as kind of a last hurrah. On Tuesday I babysat for a friend while she went to Modest Mouse, but after D and I caught a late night Korean BBQ dinner. On Wednesday afternoon, we joined my family up at Harrah's Southern California Resort which was fun just hanging by the pool and catching up in the hotel room until they all left and Darren and I got dinner, gambled for a hot minute (came out exactly 50 cents ahead than what we started with), then took naps before returning home. Then Thursday was the big day. While I worked, Darren cleaned the house top to bottom before we picked up Nova at the airport then had dinner at Phil's. So life shall go back to somewhat normal...we'll enjoy what's left of summer break before it's back to school and soccer and piano and derby and figure skating and all the running around. There are a million great shows this weekend so get out if you can! (I know I'll probably be sneaking out after bedtime!)

Friday, July 29, 2016:
  • Summer Concert Series with Fitz & The Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Savages, Head Wound City @ Observatory North Park
  • Zella Day, The Palms @ Quartyard
  • The Kneehighs (CD Release), Parker Edison, DJ Nicksta, Billy Galewood @ Casbah
  • Trace Adkins @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Camarada presents Tango Nuevo: Music by Astor Piazzolla @ Dizzy's
  • Sean and Kupu Na'Auao (Hawaiian Concert and Hula Show) @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • The Mystery Lights, The Loons, Warbly Jets @ Soda Bar
  • The Wailers performing "Legend", Mind Body & Soul Band @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Le Chateau, Hexa, Astral Touch @ Whistle Stop
  • The End, Marujah, Hocus, Radios Silent @ Ken Club
  • Cool Party Bro. feat Heminguey & Ikah Love @ The Office
  • DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Beyonce vs Rihanna Tribute @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Killing The Messenger (CD Release), A New Challenger Approaches, Amaya Lights, Alive & Well, Essex Class, Mandala @ Soma
  • Manistylez @ The Irenic
  • Bujwah Strangers presents Jimmy Whispers, Gary Wilson [DJ set] @ The Hideout
  • Motel Raphael, Lizzie Waters @ Lestat's
  • Wild Child - Doors Tribute @ House of Blues
  • Soound The Groove @ House of Blues
  • Garden Echo, Sama Dams, Guides, Soft Lions @ The Merrow
  • The 40 Ouncers, Biriuk, Sin Quince, Ad Seg @ The Bancroft
  • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Jimmy Lewis @ 710 Beach Club (5-8pm)
  • The Wildfires, Mad Z & the Boones, Steal Away @ 710 Beach Club
  • George Lopez @ Sycuan Casino
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats
  • Santana Ways @ Tio Leo's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Old Man Wizard, Moose @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6pm)
  • Psydecar and Shocks of Mighty @ Winston's
  • Kim and the Created, The Fresh Brunettes, The Bad Vibes, Cochinas Locas@ Til-Two Club
  • Deejay Al @ Fluxx
  • Hermitude @ Bassmnt
  • Alle Farben @ Bang Bang
  • Ookay @ Omnia
  • Dazzla @ El Dorado
  • SUBDVSN Ladies night 2.0 @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • LTJ Bukem Presented By United By Bass, Ghost MD B2B Rebellion, Konkrete, Indentation, Symmetry, Greg Eversoul, Cris Herrera, Rock The Discotek, Flo @ Spin

Monday, July 25, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 25-Thursday, July 28, 2016

Comic-Con 2016 has come and gone and I did as much as I could around all my worknights and the oppressive heat. Every year I guess I feel more and more out of the loop. I haven't watched a movie in a theater in maybe 2 years? More? and so there are tons of pop culture phenomena that are just over my head. I was stoked to get to see the Silicon Valley cast at the live taping of Conan on Wednesday, and it was a treat when Thomas Middleditch turned out to be a character in the Comedy Bang Bang performance on Friday, but outside of that, I can't say there's a TV show or film that gets me all giddy. It was fun hanging out with Pyles for three of the days, so I decided of all the things I saw and shot photos of, he's my favorite part and I'm lucky to have him as one of my besties. This week things definitely mellow out, Nova comes back from Missouri, and thus we go back into parental mode. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.