Monday, August 03, 2015

Upcoming Shows at The Observatory North Park (Updated 8/3)

I'm so excited that Hot Chip moved from Soma to The Observatory North Park. Other than that, nothing on this list has changed besides the addition of the Reverend Horton Heat Show in December, but I had to update anyway. So here ya go.

8/4 Tame Impala, Kirin J Callinan & Lord Fascinator 8pm, 18+ (SOLD OUT)

8/9 Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Mr T Experience 6:30pm, All Ages

8/12 Hot Chip, Yacht, 7pm, All Ages



8/20 Morrissey, 7pm, All Ages (SOLD OUT)
8/21 Morrissey, 7pm, All Ages (SOLD OUT)

8/22 Snow Tha Product 6pm, All Ages

8/28 The Great Love Debate with Chris Soules (The Bachelor)  7pm 18+


Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 3- Sunday, August 9, 2015

We're already on the 3rd day of the new month and a gaggle of venues still haven't posted August calendars. I'm looking at you Sycamore Den, Hideout, 710 Beach Club, Gallaghers, and Whistle Stop. I'll try to update if those come online. In the meantime, there are a grip of amazing shows this week, so 'm looking forward to Quartyard this afternoon, working at Tame Impala, and checking out Unknown Mortal Orchestra to get the week started. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Monday, August 3, 2015:
  • FM 94/9 Loud @ with Milky Chance, X Ambassadors @ Quartyard
  • Milky Chance, X Ambassadors @ Soma
  • Hocus, Color You, Jagged Lines @ Casbah
  • An Evening With Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - 35th Anniversary Tour @ Belly Up
  • The Delta Saints, The Whiskey Circle, Babe The Band @ Soda Bar
  • Motown On Monday @ Bar Pink
  • Triptides, Sleeping Bag and Love Moon@ The Hideout
  • Makossa Mondays @ Seven Grand
  • Trivia with Shantih @ The Bancroft
  • Tim Doyle @ Croce's Park West
  • Trivia @ Whistle Stop
  • Hip Hop Monday @ Gallagher's
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • Missy Andersen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • 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
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Industry Night with Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop


Friday, July 31, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2, 2015

My vacation is coming to a close and it has been a great week in Hercules and the surrounding area, but as we all know, there's no place like home. I can't wait to see Ficus and Kiwi and am so grateful to Sean and Elliott for taking care of them. I wish the drive wasn't so long, because I'd love to be home in time for the rad show at the Casbah tonight, which was a last minute scramble due to Lucy's Fur Coat's sudden cancellation earlier this week. I will be around for tomorrow's show however, and that one is a great lineup, too. I'll also say for the record that I tried to have an open mind about a Bay Area taqueria, but they ain't got nothing on San Diego's tacos and burritos. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, July 31, 2015:
  • Barbarian, The Bassics, The Grids, Sutton Papanikolas, and The Gloomies in the Atari LoungeLucy's Fur Coat, Takahashi @ Casbah
  • Spank Rock, Parker and the Numberman, Zochi, DJ Openoptics @ Soda Bar
  • Cold Showers, Night School, Keepers @ The Hideout
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble @ Panama 66
  • Nervous Wreckords, Hills Like Elephants @ Bar Pink
  • The Aggrolites, Reason to Rebel @ Belly Up
  • Brothers Weiss, Diamond Lakes @ The Balboa (formerly Tin Can)
  • The Good Mad, Nina Francis @ Lestats
  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Event: TGIF Concerts in the Parks @ Poinsettia Community Park (6600 Hidden Valley Rd)
  • Y3K, Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • The Crystal Method @ Del Mar Summer Concert Series
  • Gar Gar, Kay Odyssey @ Bancroft
  • Jessie Smith, Nathan Riviera @ Java Joe's
  • Tokio Hotel, MXMS @ House of Blues
  • Groove International @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Ruby Blue Quartet @ Croce's Park West
  • Tiltwheel, Mike BErtos, Matty Bloodbath, Jwang @ Tower Bar
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Christopher Hollyday Quartet @ Dizzy's
  • Garage & Psych Night with The Loons, Freaks of Nature, Amerikan Bear @ Til-Two Club
  • Mike Del Gato @ El Dorado
  • Made Monster @ Fluxx
  • Timmy trumpet @ Somewhere Loud
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Godhammered, Zorakarer, Xoth, Hammemered @ Brick By Brick
  • 7 Word Story @ Tio Leo's
  • D!NK @ Kava Lounge
  • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Adam Block, Jay Allan and the Uncommon Good, Ryan Brolliar @ 710 Beach Club
  • Crash Kings, Birdy Bardot, Jimmy Ruelas @ The Merrow

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Upcoming Casbah and Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 7/29)

I'm on a family vacation at the moment, but Darren and Nova are out handling family business with Darren's nephew, so I'm hanging at Grandma's house is Hercules to take advantage of the wi-fi. When I first planned the dates of this trip, Tim gave his blessing and said "that should be an easy week" meaning that the shows would sell out or come close all week so I could back off on promotion. What we didn't account for was the untimely passing of Steve Rodriguez nor the sudden hospitalization of a member of Lucy's Furcoat, so this week kinda went a little nuts, so it's good to be able to update this list and the newsletter so we can make sure our friends are all covered. Plus, since I did this list last Friday, there have been AMAZING shows announced like Cat Power and Jose Gonzalez (separately) at the Belly Up, Matt Nathanson, Fucked Up, and Small Black at the Casbah, Craft Spells, Ought, and Dirty Fences at the Hideout, and plenty more. The most important thing is that Friday and Saturday of this week have new lineups and Sunday has an early show and memorial with doors at 6pm. Mid-August shows and beyond are after the jump.

Wed Jul 29 - Melt Banana, Torche, Death Eyes @ Casbah

Thu Jul 30 - Stiff Little Fingers @ Belly Up

Thu Jul 30 - High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer @ Casbah

Thu Jul 30 - Zongo Junction @ The Hideout

Fri Jul 31 - Barbarian, The Bassics, The Grids, The Gloomies, Sutton Papanikolas @ Casbah ($7)
Fri Jul 31 - Lucy's Furcoat, Takahashi @ Casbah

Sat Aug 01 - Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects, Schitzophonics, The New Kinetics, Madly, Patrick Dennis @ Casbah
Sat Aug 01 - Lucy's Furcoat, Madly @ Casbah

Sat Aug 01 - Cold Showers, Night School, Keepers @ The Hideout 

Sun Aug 02 - Welcome to Rock N Roll Heaven - A memorial for Steve Rodriguez., The Dragons, Uncle Joe's Big Ol'Driver, Saint Shameless, Steve Poltz, DJ's Dennis the Menace and Louis Mello @ Casbah ($15 at the door. Doors at 6pm. Memorial begins at 7pm. First come, first served. All money raised will go to Jesse's College Fund)

Mon Aug 03 - Hocus, Color You, Jagged Lines @ Casbah ($6 at the door)

Tue Aug 04 - The Wyldz, Wicked Tongues, Just Like Jenna @ Casbah

Tue Aug 04 - Tame Impala @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Wed Aug 05 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vinyl Williams @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)

Thu Aug 06 - Future Age, Subsurfer, Nicely @ The Casbah ($6 at the door)

Fri Aug 07 - The Muffs, The New Kinetics, The Touchies, Honeychain @ Casbah

Sat Aug 08 - VINYL JUNKIES RECORD SWAP @ Casbah (11am-5pm, $3 at the door)

Sat Aug 08 - ILYA, Soft Lions, Bit Maps, Le Chateau @ Casbah

Sat Aug 08 - Weekend, King Woman, Die MiBbildungen Des Menschen @ The Hideout

Sun Aug 09 -Listen Local Presents: The Ordeal @ Casbah ($6 at the door)

Mon Aug 10 - !!!, Icy Demons @ Casbah

Mon Aug 10 - Langhorne Slim & The Law @ Belly Up

Mon Aug 10 - Ryn Weaver @ The Irenic

Wed Aug 12 - Marriages, Creepoid, Witness 9, Hexa @ Casbah

Wed Aug 12 - Hot Chip, Yacht @ Soma



Monday, July 27, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 27- Thursday, July 30, 2015

As I've mentioned a few times, I'm on vacation. I'm feeling so proud of myself because I finally upgraded my cell phone to include wi-fi hotspot, so after driving through the night on Saturday and arriving in Hercules and hanging out with Darren's family for a bit (though I took a long sleep after being up 24 hours straight), I posted up in the room to get my work done. These listings were done by Jordan who is also out on the road right now on a tour, so I tried to make sure everything was covered and the calendars that weren't posted for August were added in, however if you see anything we missed, leave a comment and I'll make sure to get it up. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Upcoming Shows at Observatory North Park (Updated 7/26)

It's been a couple weeks since the last Observatory update and there are a bunch of new shows if you look on down the list. I'm particularly excited about Minus The Bear with Murder By Death, but there are new shows with Sturgill Simpson, Owl City, some more hip-hop and punk shows, and a lot more dates filled in the calendar. If you're ppolitically minded, the Official Bernie Sanders San Diego Kickoff is happening on Wednesday night at the Obsevatory. You can see details and RSVP here. September shows and beyond are after the jump.

7/31- Alborosie & The Shengen Clan Band Doors at 7pm.

8/4 Tame Impala 8pm, 18+ (SOLD OUT)

8/9 Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Mr T Experience 6:30pm, All Ages


8/20 Morrissey, 7pm, All Ages (SOLD OUT)
8/21 Morrissey, 7pm, All Ages (SOLD OUT)

8/22 Snow Tha Product 6pm, All Ages

8/28 The Great Love Debate with Chris Soules (The Bachelor)  7pm 18+


Friday, July 24, 2015

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (7/24)

It's been a couple weeks since I've updated the full Casbah calendar and there were so many shows added I lost track. I'm heading outta town so, expect infrequent updates, but until then, support the Casbah and catch a show there or at any of the other rad venues that host Casbah shows. (See new updated list. Archived list after the jump)

Monday, July 20, 2015

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

I don't know about you, but I loved hanging around the house most of the weekend and just listening to the rainfall and thunder & lightning. We did go to see CHAPPO at Soda Bar on Friday which was a pretty amazing show and then the band crashed at our place so it was a fun night hanging out. But really, other than that, it was a lot of hours online trying to catch up with work before we take off for vacation later this week. There are some really good shows this week, so even if the rain keeps up, don't let it keep you cooped up. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Monday, July 20, 2015:
  • An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Patrick Dennis, Oh, Spirit!, Little Dove @ Casbah
  • Wildhoney, Rum For Your Life, Quali, Kiss & Make UP DJs @ Soda Bar
  • Flaggs, Muscle Beech, Gloomsday, DJ Mike Delgado (Moving Units) @ The Office
  • Motown On Monday @ Bar Pink
  • Big Mondays with DJ Set by The Burdens @ The Hideout (Free Pizza, Happy Hour All Night)
  • The Whiskey Circle presents Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Makossa Mondays @ Seven Grand
  • Trivia with Shantih @ The Bancroft
  • Ruby Duo @ Croce's Park West
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • Sara Petite @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Delta Blue Monday with Shane Hall @ El Dorado
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke @ Til Two Club
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Industry Night with Fishfonics @ U-31
  • Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
  • Industry & Local night with DJ RoyAle & Friends @ 710 Beach Club

Friday, July 17, 2015

Morrissey at The Observatory San Diego- 2nd Show Added

So, that little Morrissey show at the Observatory went on sale at 10 am today and sold out rather quickly, so we've got a 2nd show for you to try your luck again in case you didn't get your tickets to the first one. Tickets go on sale TODAY, Friday, July 17, at 2pm. Here's some inside news: West Coast Tavern will become a vegetarian restaurant while Moz is in town. Anyway, get your tickets because I can't help you.


MORRISSEY at The Observatory North Park
Friday August 21, 2015

All Ages
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Thursday, July 16- Sunday, July 19, 2015

There is so much rad stuff going on today, but we're off to La Jolla Shores for the time being, where I can at least have a beautiful view while I respond to inane emails. This week has been cool and with the Morrissey news finally out, I can focus on the rest of my work. I'll be at Dick Diver tonight, CHAPPO tomorrow, and then the Lemon Zest and Garlic Fest on Saturday. Hoping to go to that Deering Banjos shindig, too. Anyway, Friday through Sunday listings are after the jump. Steer clear of Del Mar if you're not actually going to the races today.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 (Del Mar Races Opening Day) :
  • Thursday Night Thing with Chicano Batman @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown
  • Soft Lions, Summer Twins, Other Bodies, Some Kind of Lizard @ Casbah
  • Philosopher's Ray Gun, Nothingful, Banishment Room @ Black Cat
  • Enanitos Verdes @ House of Blues
  • Dick Diver, The Gloomies, The Verigolds @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Ikah Love @ Bar Pink
  • The Drowning Men, The Bulls, Trouble In The Wind@ Belly Up
  • Sublime With Rome, Rebelution, Pepper, Mickey Avalon @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Benny Benassi @ Omnia
  • AcropolisRPM & Skinnie Magazines Battle for Vans Warped Tour 2015 feat. Picasso the Banshee, Mikey Messiah, The Aura & Ă˜vation, Voxyn, Essex Class @ Brick By Brick
  • Rachel Sage @ Lestat's
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Java Joe's
  • Jamming Out @ Salvation Alley, House of Blues
  • Roze Bookings/Arternal Gallery present Word Of Mouth: Rite of Passage Edition feat Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ The Merrow
  • Darkwave Garden @ The Bancroft
  • #ThrowbackThursday @ U-31
  • Q Morrow @ Croce's Park West
  • Monty Seward @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Voice of Addiction, Castoff, The ucks, Subject to Citation @ Tower Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • AJ Froman, Loom, Desert Suns @ Winston's
  • Johnny Polygon & Alex Wiley @ Til-Two Club
  • Cloudside @ 98 Bottles
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • B.L.U.S.D. @ Tio Leo's
  • Astrojump/Kill Quanti DJs @ Whistle Stop
  • Acid Varsity with Engineeer, Altrd Being, Pxl, MaxBetta (noNDescript, AV) @ Kava Lounge
  • Jam Kwest, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Monolith @ Boar Cross'n
  • 20,000 Song Karaoke! @ 710 Beach Club

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Just Announced: Morrissey at The Observatory North Park

If you pay attention to music in San Diego. this announcement shouldn't come as a surprise thanks to a BandsInTown and a Morrissey fansite leak, however, it is true that Morrissey is coming to The Observatory. The show is on August 20. It is all ages, tickets are $85 general admission standing, and they go on sale Friday at 10am. Make sure you have your Ticketweb account active when the clock ticks 10am and make your selections quickly. Remember, with a 4 ticket limit it only takes fewer than 300 ticket transactions to sell it out. There is no artist/fan presale, there are no ticket holds, and I don't have a special link for you to jump the line to get tickets or for comps or anything else of the sort. I will say that you should reread my post about shows selling out so you recognize the need to refresh again and again whenever you get that "no tickets available at this time" message.  

Morrissey at The Observatory North Park
August 20
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
All Ages



Friday Night: CHAPPO, Yukon Blonde, Fort Lean @ Soda Bar

On Sunday night, Darren and I were hanging out at the Bar Pink 8 Year Anniversary Party, and this guy is like, "DUDE, you going on Friday?!" We were confused for a minute, until I realized he was looking at Darren's CHAPPO t-shirt and was referring to their show this Friday night at Soda Bar. "Yeah, we'll be there," I responded, and then he went on to tell everyone else standing around us how amazing CHAPPO is and how he randomly saw them at Bar Pink for the first time a while back and "my mind was totally blown." Then I started thinking of all the times I've seen the band- SXSW 2011 was my introduction, and since then they've had shows at Casbah, Bar Pink, and Soda Bar, usually passing through once or twice a year. The shows are mostly headlining now, though there was the time they were support for Imagine Dragons at the Casbah (anyone know what ever happened to those guys?). I adore this band as musicians and as the cool humans that they are. Their latest record, Future Former Selves, is pretty damn great, and with support from Yukon Blonde and Fort Lean, this is a seriously great lineup to plan for on Friday night. Grab tickets here.



Monday, July 13, 2015

Fall CRSSD Festival Announced: October 10 & 11 at Waterfront Park

Over the weekend we were all so consumed with Comic-Con that I didn't post this announcement for the new CRSSD Festival that was announced for the fall. Save the date for October 10 and 11 at the Waterfront Park. Once again, this festival is 21+ and tickets go on sale Friday at Noon. Info to be announced here.





Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 13-Wedneday, July 15, 2015

I'm not gonna lie. While I did wander around downtown on Wednesday and hung out at the Wired Party on Thursday, I didn't really take advantage of Comic-Con. Instead, I took advantage of quiet time at home by day. I still was able to catch Comedy Bang Bang at the Observatory and Land Lady at Casbah on Thursday, I worked for Son Lux on Friday, and we went to Hannibal Buress at the Observatory followed by a stop at Bottlecraft, Mr. Tube at the Casbah, drinks at Bar Pink, and late night food at Bar Pink. Sunday I was stuck at home catching up on work but caught some karaoke and the Bar Pink Anniversary Party for a bit, too. This week is supposed to be hot, so I suspect we'll be spending a lot of time between the beach and Aquatica this week. The Observatory is going to have some MASSIVE concert announcements this week, so make sure you have your Ticketweb account all set up so you're not whining about missing out on tickets when they sell out. I can't help you with these ones at all. Monday through Wednesday archives are after the jump.