Thursday, November 15, 2018

ALT 949 Presents Not So Silent Night at Del Mar Arena, December 9th, 2018

I totally blew it when ALT 949 announced their Not So Silent Night show, but I wanted to make sure I shared their price drop offer which announced yesterday. Full info from the station below or just go straight to tickets here.

Alt 949’s Not So Silent Night is happening Sunday, December 9th at the Del Mar Arena and features Thirty Seconds To Mars, AJR, Elle King and Alice Merton!

And thanks to our friends at Subaru, the ticket prices have been lowered!

GA tickets are now $20 (from $40) and pit tickets are now $30 (from $75)

Buy yours now at or buy them with no service fees at our business office (9665 Granite Ridge Dr, Suite 600 San Diego, CA 92123)

Not So Silent Night is presented by Subaru. Visit your local San Diego Dealer for a test drive of the all new Ascent today.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Photos: Gorgon City at Observatory, November 2, 2018

This month has been insane. That week of Halloween was so busy and I feel like I've been out every night for weeks (although realistically, that's not exactly accurate). Still. When I was asked to shoot Gorgon City, I worked it into my schedule, though I never really know what to do for electronic producers. Hidden behind their synths and keyboards and drum machines and other trigger rigs, there's not a lot of action on stage, so then there's crazy lighting and hazers to compensate and the fans eat it up, but no doubt, I struggle with the limited gear I have. It's super hard for me to shoot, but I did the best I could.

Gorgon City played to a sold out Friday night crowd at the Observatory. The energy was exuberant. The crowd was super hyped. They had a couple guest singers come out right off the bat, and the crowd ate that right up, too. They have a massive San Diego following with all their appearances over the years at various LED and FNGRS CRSSD events, Float pool parties and the like, and there's always this kind of awkward mix of people who stand and watch like a concert mixed with the people who just want to dance, but they are all in either way. More photos after the jump.

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, November 14-Monday, November 19, 2018

I have so much to catch up on, but with Nova home sick all last week, and work was a little hectic and of course, there was the election, and then I was feeling kinda sick myself, and on and on. Life gets in the way, you know? So I'll try to bickle down and get caught up on work and posts and photos and all the other stuff. Oh, and while I'm at it, I'll mention that last week was also the 12th anniversary of when I started this site!! It's kinda crazy to think of some of the major milestones and setbacks I've had over those 12 years. But life is good, I think I've successfully fought off this round of illness, and next week is Thanksgiving so a break will be nice, especially if we can stave off any new illnesses and get back to being fat and happy. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Photos: Dia de los Deftones Festival @ Petco Park 11/3/18

The inagurial Dia de los Deftones festival had a rather diverse lineup and let's hope this continues in the coming years... Deftones, Future, Mike Shinoda, Ho99o9, Doja Cat, Rocket From The Crypt, Vein, and Vowws. Originally hailing from Sacramento, it was surprising to some that they chose San Diego to be the home for their festival, but with Sacramento hosting the Aftershock Festival that they are a participant, and the fact that they have been collaborating with local brewery Belching Beaver on several co-branded and very popular beers, plus San Diego's had a rabid Deftones fanbase since the mid-90's - it makes perfect sense.


More photos after the jump.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Photos: An Evening with Jim James at Belly Up, November 1, 2018

Last Thursday, I had the unexpected privilege of shooting photos of Jim James at the Belly Up. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of seeing My Morning Jacket several times, and was able to catch him solo years back for some weird Rock n Roll Hall of Fame touring series where he'd play some songs in between a live on stage interview, but this was the first time I had my camera at one of his shows with actual permission. (To be honest, I'd smuggled my camera into that Belly Up thing back in the day and snuck some audio recordings, but who knows where those ended up.) Anyhow, this show was amazing, though the lighting was quite subdued and challenging. Naturally, it had sold out rather quickly. It was 'an evening with', so there was no opener, just Jim James, barefoot with his guitar for the first part of the night, and later (as the crowd collectively started feeling their alcohol and increasing the chatter), was joined by a drummer. The music spanned his career, though he definitely took some time to comment on the current state of politics and division and allowed all of us to get lost in the music. If you haven't ever had the chance to see him, do it, and if you have, you know you'll be there every single time he returns. More photos after the jump.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, November 6-Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It was a big week and I'll post pics and stuff this week, but I'm gonna zip it this week and just say it's Election Day and I hope everyone out there is voting today (if you didn't early vote already). I did listings through Tuesday on account of Veterans Day. Full listings are after the jump.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

A Reminder From NARAL

Photos: Pinback & Buckfast Superbee @ The Lafayette Hotel 10/27/2018

On Saturday night, the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows hosted a massive Halloween to-do which featured live performances by Pinback, Buckfast Superbee, and Gods of Mt. Olympus in the Mississippi Room...aka the Clamshell Room...and upstairs in the lobby there were DJs, local beer kiosks and places to hang. I (Rosey) worked at the Irenic that night for the Noah Kahan show, so by the time Tim Fears and I arrived, BFSB was finishing their set but it was sweet nonetheless, with the band dressed as clergy for Halloween.
Pinback headlined the show and of course played all of the favorite jams. We couldn't help but notice go-go dancers who didn't quite know what to make of the music or how to dance to it, but it was cute and with a room full of costumed adults and lots of alcohol, nobody seemed to care. At one point of the show, all the lights came on and nobody could really figure out why or what was happened, but it was resolved and the show went on till almost 1am. We bailed so it could've continued, but after a long week and big night before, you just gotta call it sometimes. Tim shot all of these amazing photos for your perusal, after the jump. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 30-Monday November 5, 2018

It was a really great week, though I haven't been out shooting much, so you get this pic from my Samsung at the Noah Kahan show at the Irenic on Saturday. Darren and I got to go to the SaintSeneca show at the Casbah on Wednesday, on Friday I went to the SoundDiego party, then closed the night at the Ken Club, on Saturday I worked the Noah show then went to the Pinback show at the Lafayette, and on Sunday, Nova had a late afternoon/early evening game. I hate to admit this, but my obsession with EW Radio has me watching a ton of fall TV and streaming shows right now, so if you've got recommendations, send them my way. We're having a hard time getting through the latest season of Man In The High Castle (too real?) and my Housewives seasons are winding down, and I've watched some great and terrible movies in the past few weeks and looking forward to more. We hit November this week, so I have no updates from FLUXX, El Dorado, Black Cat, or Sycamore Den but the rest is pretty accurate.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 23-Monday, October 29, 2018

It was a pretty great week in San Diego. I got to see SYML at the Casbah and my mind was blown by opener Dizzy. On Wednesday, I got to see all the amazing talent of San Diego in Queen UnderCover (I filmed the whole set and posted it here.) On Thursday, I worked at the Chase Atlantic show, and on Friday, I got to see The Silent Comedy at the Casbah. On Saturday, Darren and  I went to the grand re-opening of Viejas Casino, had a nice Sunday with my family, and Monday was back to the grind of work and soccer momming. I'm looking forward to another great week, and don't be surprised if you catch me out this week in my unicorn onesie. Full listings through Monday are after the jump. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 15-Monday, October 22, 2018

It was a busy week of work and shows...I caught The Twilight Sad on Wednesday, then spent the next three nights working at the Irenic for Hinds, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Jeremy Zucker. It was fun catching Dream Wife on Friday night and I know I'm not the only one who loved getting rain in San Diego. Nova's soccer was canceled on Saturday but she had a morning game on Sunday and then I intended to catch Gregory Alan Isakov but just couldn't get out of the house in time. This week there are some rad shows but I'm not sure which ones I'll get out to besides working at the Irenic on Thursday. Too much good stuff, but I'm definitely gonna hit the town at least a few nights this week. Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

91X Announces Wrex The Halls 2018 with DCFC, 3EB, and more!

Hot off the presses!
91X just sent out their email announcing the 2018 Wrex The Halls show at Valley View Casino Center, taking place on December 14th. The show is all ages, with tickets ranging from $50.00 - $95.00. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11am. 

DECEMBER 14, 2018






For details, click here.

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 9-Monday, October 15, 2018

It was a pretty awesome music for music in town. I got to shoot Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers on Monday, Courtney Barnett and Waxahatchee, and then Interpol and the Kills on Friday (an ordeal of which I'll have to tell you some other time.) Scatter in a ton of work, some soccer, Oktoberfest in La Mesa, and finally celebrating my birthday (rolled in with my niece's) at my mom and dad's and I have to say it was a pretty great week. This week has some great stuff to look forward to as well. I'll for sure be at Twilight Sad on Wednesday, I'm working at the Irenic for Hinds on Thursday, We Were Promised Jetpacks on Friday, and Jeremy Zucker on Saturday, then hopefully shooting Gregory Alan Isakov at Music Box on Sunday.