Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 4-8, 2015

This week feels like it has been crazy, but maybe that's because besides my regular work and my regular life and all the shows, I'm trying harder to keep on top of my email because even though I'm not going to SXSW, I'm still getting 200 press releases a day about it. It's easy to say I should just delete, but even that takes time, and eventually these artists come back around, you know? I'm also trying to get through all the submissions for The Festival of Arts in North Park, and while it sounds like a fun project, it's my least favorite part of the festival, because all those awesome bands get to be told there's only room for a dozen. Tonight Darren and I are tag teaming the Irenic. I'm working the door and he'll be slinging merch, and then we're heading to the Casbah, WHICH I CAN'T BELIEVE IS NOT SOLD OUT! Are you kidding me? SWERVEDRIVER?! Adam Franklin is a gem of a human, too, so I'm excited about catching them. This weekend is going to be nuts with the return of TNT on Thursday, Reader on Tap on Friday, the opening of Quartyard on Saturday, plus a ton of other fun stuff. Listings are below and I appreciate all the people who reached out to give me updates. I promise I'll add some more music venues to that page when I can, namely The Balboa, Quartyard, Seven Grand and Kava Lounge. It just takes time and tiny 175x60 logos which nobody seems to want to send me. Thursday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015:
  • Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Casbah
  • Broods, Mikky Ekko @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • Galactic, Kung Fu @ Belly Up
  • Decker. Take By Canadians, Northern Youth, Bad & The Ugly @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Grandmasta Rats @ Bar Pink
  • Abbamania @ Balboa Theatre
  • One Year Anniversary with Spirit Club @ The Hideout
  • Robin Henkel @ Java Joe's
  • Michael James, Evan Diamond @ Lestat's
  • Kris Bowers @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Young Lion Series Ryan Nealon @ Croce's Park West
  • POSTPONED TO MARCH 23 Rae Sremmerd @ The Observatory North Park
  • Karaoke with Cici @ The Bancroft
  • The Lacemakers @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Club Kingston Presents: Among Criminals, Jahkobeats with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • The Ratts Revenge- DJ Tiki Thomas & Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
  • Hit List @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Acoustic Wednesday@ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Lost In Atlantis, The Star Bandits, Professor Gall @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Fooks @ Henry's Pub

Monday, March 02, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: March 2-3, 2015

What a super great weekend it was. Friday I had to work at Brick By Brick but also caught Metalachi at the Casbah. It was a great lazy Saturday and date night with Darren. We caught The Church at the Casbah and Craft Spells at The Hideout, and on Sunday checked out Empires at Soda Bar. I'm looking forward to some cool events this week. Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: February 27-March 1, 2015

This week just zipped by for me. In a way, I guess this whole month has. Like I said earlier this week, I've been pretty busy which is a good thing, and we had a lot of fun forcing Darren to celebrate his birthday. Tonight I'm off to work at Brick By Brick for the Zepperella show. Casbah is sold out tonight and tomorrow, but there's a lot of other cool stuff going on. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: February 25-26, 2015

It kinda feels like the week is zipping by and I'm happy for that feeling, because I've been working a ton. This week Casbah announced show at the Observatory with Passion Pit and Best Coast, and Tennis is coming back to the Irenic, Will Butler at the Casbah, Pinback at the Belly Up and a bunch more. That is always pretty exciting. I sold merch for Brett Dennen last night and it turned out to be a great show and a great night after. Today my nieces' school celebrated Lunar New Year so Darren and I went to dim sum at Emerald to really celebrate, and I'm looking forward to catching Cold War Kids tonight. Thursday through Friday archives are after the jump.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Festival Alert: KAABOO Del Mar Lineup Announced September 18-20, 2015

So this was announced today. Details on tickets and lineup can be found here

Things To Do In San Diego: February 23-24, 2015

What. A. Weekend. I had my uncle and cousin in town, saw a bunch of shows, worked a ton, took as many naps as I could, and I still wish the weekend was four days longer. I made such a big deal about not having listings posted last week that I'm up beyond when I should be to make sure this week's listings are available first thing in the morning. So here they are. Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Casbah Adds Second Drive Like Jehu Show - SOLD OUT!

Yesterday, we had a big Casbah announcement with Drive Like Jehu on April 7. We didn't send a newsletter or alert the media, we relied on a few simple Facebook post and tweets and a little post on my site- which I did on the sly while sitting in a festival meeting. The show sold out in about an hour and of course, we always take some heat because obviously there are more people who want to go to a show than can actually fit in the Casbah. So I'm here to tell you there's a second show, on April 14. This is the same night as Father John Misty at The Observatory North Park (which itself is very close to selling out) and Built To Spill at The Irenic (also very close to selling out). Again, there's a two ticket limit.

Drive Like Jehu at The Casbah
April 14, 2014
Tickets on sale at noon

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

I have to say that for the last few weeks (months?) I've been feeling out of sorts. I don't deal with health issues well, and with illness bouncing around my house and  my dad being near death at Christmas, I didn't know how much more I could take. Throw in new owners of the theatre and trying to find my place in all of it, plus managing my actual day to day work between Casbah, SoundDiego and The Festival of Arts in North Park and my role at The Observatory, and I've just been spent. This week, however, I feel like I'm getting a grip. My dad looks better than he has in a decade, my uncle is in town, Casbah has been selling out every weekend, and I'm working things out in all the other pieces, inserting myself where I'm of use, and backing off where I'm not. It kinda works for me. So this weekend is busy- I'll be at Surfer Blood, then merching for Lucinda Williams on Saturday and Cursive on Sunday, and I have a whole bunch of work to do in between. But that's a good thing. Busy is what I do best.

Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Upcoming Shows at the Observatory North Park

all show after the jump.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SOLD OUT: DRIVE LIKE JEHU is coming to The Casbah!

Drive Like Jehu has confirmed a show at the Casbah and tickets go went on sale today at NOON. Like, NOW.

Drive Like Jehu
at The Casbah
April 7, 2015

In case you missed it, here's all the stuff from the band's performance at the Balboa Park Organ Pavilion