Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Lou Niles' "In Your Neighborhood" Debut Episode!

When I was in high school, I lived for Sundays. I'd set my VCR for MTV's 120 Minutes, and I'd make sure I had blank cassettes to record Lou Niles on Loudspeaker on 91X. I'd set a timer so I could flip the cassette at the right time, and I remember falling in love with San Diego music, even though there were only a few places as an underager to actually experience it, (especially when said underager got busted with a 'minor in possession' and pretty much banned from Soma by her parents). Lou is back on the Loudspeaker team and active in the music scene once again, and is now doing weekly episodes of In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles. This first episode cover's Bill Perrine's super rad docmentary, It's Gonna Blow: San Diego's Music Underground 1986-1996, which has been shown around town and is getting traction in various film festivals around the country, too. I love these little bites of San Diego life and hope that Lou continues to bring interesting music bites on a consistent basis.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 31-Monday, September 7, 2015

It's the end of the month and September is almost upon us, but as usual, not everyone has updated their calendars, but it's also a holiday week so not a ton of stuff going on. I'll update Bar Pink, Gallagher's, Sycamore Den, Whistle Stop, and The Balboa later this week. This weekend was pretty great, plenty of family time at home, San Diego Freak Out at the Casbah on Saturday night, and some beach time on Sunday. It's a mellow week, but listings through Monday (since I included the holiday) are after the jump.

Monday, August 31, 2015:
  • Garth Algar, Oddball, Cryptic Languages @ Casbah
  • Mama Doll, The Darrows, Hand Drawn Tree @ Soda Bar
  • Motown On Monday @ Bar Pink
  • Big Mondays with Soaks DJ Set @ The Hideout (Free Pizza, All Night Happy Hour)
  • Makossa Mondays @ Seven Grand
  • Trivia with Shantih @ The Bancroft
  • Hank Easton @ Croce's Park West
  • Trivia @ Whistle Stop
  • Velvet Cafe @ Alexander's (30th & Upas)
  • Mic Check Mondays with Legion X, Ralph Flow @ Gallagher's
  • Metal Mondays @ Brick By Brick
  • Bayou Bros @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Delta Blue Monday with Shane Hall @ El Dorado
  • 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
  • Industry & Local night with DJ RoyAle & Friends @ 710 Beach Club

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Saturday, August 29-Sunday, August 30, 2015

It has been brutal the past couple days, so we've been doing anything we can to be out of our non-air-conditioned apartment. On Wednesday, that meant going to The Lafayette for the Pre-Tour De Fat party and silent auction, where we hung out in the pool as they showed Unreal, an epic mountain bike flick. On Thursday, we were all about dog beach with Ficus (and even busted out the selfie stick that I scored at the Wired Comic-Con Party). I went to the Melvins show, but it was suffocatingly hot so I didn't even try to shoot photos. Some friends and I shut down the night at Bar Pink and Livewire. On Friday, we went to a friend's house to swim into the late afternoon. Nova has been with us full time for the past couple weeks which we love, but it means fewer nights out for this old lady, but I'm hoping that we can catch some fun stuff this weekend like maybe the Imperial Avenue Street Fair or the Centennial Concert, but most likely you can find us around large bodies of water.

Saturday, August 29, 2015:
  • City Heights Community Bike Ride @ Herbert Ibarra Elementary School (9-11:30, Refreshments after at Super Cocina)
  • Imperial Avenue Street Festival (12-8pm, Free, All Ages) 
  • Brew and Food Fest 2015 feat. Down North, The Routine @ Waterfront Park
  • Scott Robinson (World Percussionist) @ Mission Trails Regional Park Outdoor Aphitheatre (3pm, Free)
  • Arts & Amps feat. Little Hurricane @ Karl Strauss Brewery (Pacific Beach) 5-8 pm
  • San Diego Freak Out feat. Wild Wild Wets, JJUUJJUU, Muscle Beech, Shady Francos, Burning Palms @ Casbah
  • A Centennial Celebration with Gregory Page & Friends, John Reilly & Tom Brousseau, Lou Curtis and guests @ The Casa Del Prado Theatre (Free, All Ages, Doors at 7, Show at 7:30, Limited Seating)
  • Downs Family, The Sidewalk Scene, The Joel Nowak Experience, Social Spit @ Che Cafe
  • Glenn Thomas Band, The Bottled Spirits @ The Balboa
  • Geoff Muldaur @ AMSD
  • Fartbarf, The Stalins of Sound, Digital Lizards of Doom @ Soda Bar
  • Gingger Shankar @ Bar Pink
  • The English Beat, Warsaw Poland Bros, DJ Unite@ Belly Up
  • Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy @ Petco Park
  • Secret Society Scooter Club 32ns Anniversary with The Hi-Tones, Los kung fu Monkeys, The Bassics @ Irenic
  • Collie Buddz, Don Carlos, Marcia Griffiths, and Inna Vision @ Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, Oceanside Pier
  • Josh Nelson & Tyler Blanton @ Dizzy's
  • Tribal Theory @ Embarcadero Park North
  • EC Twins @ Omnia
  • Cut Snake @ Bang Bang
  • Rock the House feat. Ozzmania, The Blackout, Pyromania @ House of Blues
  • Groove International: Sound The Groove @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • La Neta with DJs Boogie Buba & The Office Twins @ The Hideout
  • Preston Morrill, Contrvbvnd, Gorilla Disco, Adam Bomb b2b Silent Riot, Grant Rebound, Zempra b3b Realzona @ Soma
  • D.I., The Infidelz, Surrounded By Thieves, Dead on the Wire @ Brick By Brick
  • Community Center, Nick Crook, Jill and Kate @ Lestat's
  • Allegra Duchaine, Veronica May @ Java Joe's
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Sinners Rage, Unicorn Death, Too Fast For The Devil, Mohave Green, Bedlams Edge@ The Merrow
  • DJ Bodyrawk @ U-31
  • Nina Francis @ Croce's Park West (12pm)
  • Afrojazziacs @ Croce's Park West (7pm)
  • The Farmers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • The Natives, Policias y Ladrones, Chango Rey & His Broken Heart Beat @ Tower Bar
  • Ocean Boogie @ Winston's
  • Raise the Guns, Eukaryst, Voice of Ruin, Monarch @ Til-Two Club
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Marrakesh Finale with Savi @ Fluxx
  • Dante Fire @ Tio Leo's
  • Barely Alive, Astronaut, and Dodge & Fuski @ Somewhere Loud Event Center
  • Vicetone @ Bassmnt
  • Destructo Bunny @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Triloc, LIVN, The I-Ways, Seedheads @ 710 Beach Club
  • Skynyrd’s Innyrds, Artimus Pyle, The Cory Wilkins Band @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Martin Campbell meets Sergeant Pepper @ Spin
Sunday, August 30, 2015:
  • ON AN ON, Eliot Sumner, Dosh @ Casbah
  • Incubus, Deftones, Death From Above 1979, The Eeries @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Calliope Musicals, Splavender, The Sinclairs @ Soda Bar
  • Earl Zero, The Delirians, 7 Seal Dub @ Worldbeat Center
  • Labor Weight, Paper Days, Essex Class @ Legend Records
  • Point Break Live Can You Keanu? @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Pants Karaoke @ The Hideout
  • Tim Mudd, Podunk Nowhere @ Sycamore Den
  • Ashley Raines and the New West Revue, SABA @ Lestat's
  • Dave Good's JazzJam @ Java Joe's
  • SNBRN @ Bang Bang
  • Lady Princess & Fine Print Promotionz @ U-31
  • GIo and Diamond @ Croce's Park West (12pm)
  • Todo Mundo @ Croce's Park West (6pm)
  • Stellita @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (10am-2pm)
  • Tony Exum @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (8pm)
  • Open Mic Comedy @ Tower Bar
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Open Mic Comedy @ Til-Two Club
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, August 26-Friday, August 28, 2015

We're trying to get back in the groove of school but San Diego is such a temptress, even when it's raining. On Monday after school we went to Mission Trails and played around the dam and on Tuesday we went to the San Diego Zoo because the animals seem to liven up after a drizzle and NightTime Zoo ends really soon, so we're trying to take advantage. It's great being in this groove, but it means my dedicated work hours are like 10am-2pm and then after Nova's bedtime, so like 10pm until I can't keep my eyes open anymore, which is usually around 3am. I hear that today is National Dog Appreciation Day and apparently California was ranked first based on how regularly we as dog owners engage in thankful, grateful, and loving behaviors with our dogs. So with that, today you get another snap of Ficus. Wednesday through Friday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 8/25)

I just sent a new Casbah newsletter out, so keep your eyes peeled. There's a presale for Mac DeMarco happening now (password casbah) and for Ratatat on Thursday (same password). Lots of new shows and I'm super excited about Givers and Other Lives, but I'm kinda bummed that Yacht and Ought are playing the same night at different venues. This is a pretty fun week at the Casbah if you need to switch it up from all the indie rock, it's a lot more face-melty/rock-heavy this week. September shows and beyond are after the jump.

Tue Aug 25 - NAILS, Death Eyes, Crime Desire @ Casbah

Wed Aug 26 - Badabing, Well Hung Heart, Mr. Clit and The Pink Cigarettes, Omega Three @ Casbah

Wed Aug 26 - Black Cobra, Biera, Dhatura @ The Hideout

Thu Aug 27 - Melvins, Big Business @ Casbah

Thu Aug 27 - John Nolan, Little Heroine, Jimmy Ruelas @ Soda Bar

Fri Aug 28 - Sprung Monkey, Authentic Sellout, Trelic, Processor @ Casbah

Sat Aug 29 - San Diego Freak Out with Wild Wild Wets, JJUUJJUU, Muscle Beech, Shady Francos, Burning Palms @ Casbah

Sun Aug 30 - ON AN ON, Eliot Sumner, Dosh @ Casbah

Mon Aug 31 - Garth Algar, Oddball, Cryptic Languages @ Casbah ($6)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows at the Observatory North Park (Updated 8/25)

I know I just updated this a few days ago, but we had a bunch of shows announce today, including Mac DeMarco, Slow Magic & Giraffage, and ICP. October shows and beyond are after the jump.

9/1 Miguel, Dorothy 7pm, All Ages

9/2 Millencolin, Success 7pm, All Ages

9/8 HipHopTV and Funk Volume presents: Funk Volume 2015 Tour with Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa and more, 7pm, All Ages

9/9 The Psychedlic Furs & The Church 7pm, 18+

9/10 The Get Up Kids 20th Anniversary Tour 7pm, All Ages

9/11 El Tri, 7pm, 18+

9/15 Wavves 7pm, All Ages

9/16 Mobb Deep ​ 7pm, 18+

9/17 Mew, The Dodos 8pm, 18+

9/20 Mick Jenkins & STWO 7pm, All Ages

9/22 Future Islands, Dan Deacon, 7pm, All Ages
9/23 Future Islands, Dan Deacon (SOLD OUT) 8pm, 21+

9/27 Dead Kennedys, Naked Aggression, Downtown Brown, The Maxies, 7pm, All Ages

9/28 Tove Lo- Queen of the Clouds Tour, Erik Hassle 7pm, All Ages

9/29 Years & Years, Tei Shi 8pm, 18+

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 24-Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I had a pretty great weekend, though I missed Savages which, according to at least three people, was the best Casbah show of the year. But I just couldn't muster the energy since I'd be out every night since Wednesday. On Friday we went to an afterschool swim party, then the San Diego Magazine Best of San Diego Party and then to see Morrissey at the Observatory. On Saturday we spent the day with my sister and nieces at Law Street where Nova actually got up on a surfboard for the first time. I'm gonna have to work on my surf photography, apparently. Afterward, we had an awesome dinner at Mona Lisa and I went to the Casbah then Bar Pink with Eric, my NBC cohort. Sunday was great, too, with an afternoon at Shelter Island with my family and dinner at Point Loma Sea Foods. I would have liked to go to Savages, but I had to get all of these listings done and just couldn't pull the trigger. Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23, 2015

This has been a pretty amazing week. On Monday we rode bikes and hung out with my family at Mission Bay and then went to nighttime zoo, Tuesday was all about boogie boarding in South Mission, Wednesday Nova had Piano and I worked for Metz at the Casbah, and yesterday we got to see Silversun Pickups acoustic at House of Blues, then worked at the Irenic for The Drums and Froth, and then I went to see Chris Farren, Dave Hause, and my favorite, Rocky Votolato at the Casbah. Pretty epic. Tonight is more of the same with the Best of San Diego Party, a photo pass for Morrissey, and then Vieux Farka Toure at the Casbah. Life is sweet. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Upcoming Shows at the Observatory North Park (Updated 8/21)

I'm hearing that last night's Morrissey concert was pretty epic. Lots of new shows have been added in November so take a look. Keep an eye out next week, too, for more big announcements. In the meantime, here's everything on the books. (after the jump)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20, 2015

It was a scorcher, but what a great weekend. I laid low a lot because when my apartment says 90 degrees, I'm pretty non-functional, but I also had to save energy for Tiki Oasis. I ended up pouring drinks in the Casbah suite on both Friday and Saturday nights and as a Tiki Oasis virgin, I have to say that if I'm invited to work again next year, I just might get a room and join in the fun. This weekend was also the NBC #ClearTheShelters event, where NBC reported that 776 pets found new homes on Saturday, and over 16,000 were placed nationwide. This truly made me proud to work for NBC and though we didn't actually participate ourselves, we were home with Ficus, grateful that we got her from the Escondido Humane Society before someone else could. If you're still looking for a great pet, you can always pay the nominal adoption fees at the County Animal Shelters and various Humane Societies who always seem to fill right back up.

Anyway, this is a busy week in music with two sold out Morrissey shows at the Observatory. I'll also be selling merch for Metz on Wednesday, and The Drums on Thursday before I go to the Casbah to see my favorite, Rocky Votolato. Friday is the Best of San Diego party which I might duck out of a tiny bit early to catch the second Moz show. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015 San Diego Music Award Nominees Announced!

Earlier today, the San Diego Music Academy (of which I am a nominating/voting member), announced the 2015 San Diego Music Award Nominees. They send them out in a particular order by best of their genre or category, which the general public can vote on, and best actual song/record/recording within a genre that are voted on only by the Academy. So you can see the list in their order, here, or below, which I've taken the liberty of reorganizing by assuming I know the audience of sddialedin.com and what you really care about. There's always some bickering and bitching about categories and whatnot, but ultimately this event takes place to raise money for the San Diego Music Foundation which puts Taylor Guitars in the hands of local students.

This year's event takes place on Monday, October 5 at Humphrey's. Performers this year are Louis XIV, Big Mountain, Cody Lovaas, Berkley Hart Selis Twang, B-Side Players, Gregory Page & His Accompanists, and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Peter Sprague. You can buy tickets here.

2015 San Diego Music Awards Honorees and Nominees:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Sprague (acclaimed jazz guitarist)
Industry Achievement Honorees: Greg and Janet Deering, celebrating 40 years of incredible craftsmanship at Deering Banjos

Artist of the Year
Karl Denson
Little Hurricane
Steve Poltz
Slightly Stoopid
Tribal Seeds
Unwritten Law

Album of the Year
B-Side Players - Dos Generaciones
Berkley Hart Selis Twang - BHST
Danny Green Trio - After The Calm
Gregory Page - One Way Journey Home
Jack Tempchin - Room to Run
Prayers - Young Gods
Slightly Stoopid - Meanwhile...Back at the Lab
Tristan Prettyman - Back to Home

Song of the Year
9 Theory - At Home in the Dark
Blackout Party - Float On Towards Our Doom
Jon Foreman - Caroline
Little Hurricane - Heart Skips a Beat
P.O.D. - This Goes Out To You
Prayers - Young Gods
Slightly Stoopid - The Prophet
WAVVES - Leave

Best New Artist
Birdy Bardot
Le Chateau
Saint Shameless
Shady Francos
Taurus Authority
The Bassics

Best Live Performer
Burning of Rome
Dead Feather Moon
Little Hurricane
Shady Francos
The Creepy Creeps

Best Local Recording
Astra Kelly - Back to Ten
Le Chateau - s/t
Cleopatra Degher - Pacific
Mystery Cave - Natural Mind
G Burns Jug Band - The Southern Pacific & The Santa Fe
Little White Teeth
- Songs the Attic Sings
Rob Bondurant - Hurricane
L.A. Edwards - Secrets We'll Never Know

Best Music Video by a San Diego band
Berkley Hart - My Name is Sam
Burning Of Rome - Better Than He
Dare to Be Dreamers - Still Young
Hideout - Where You've Been
Hills Like Elephants - Misquote
Jon Foreman - Caroline
Prayers - Young Gods
Slightly Stoopid - The Prophet

Best Alternative
Grizzly Business
Shake Before Us
The Bassics
The Burning of Rome
Wild Wild Wets

Best Alternative Album
Hideout - Rookie
Sledding With Tigers - Come on and Slam
Soft Lions - Spellbreaker
The New Regime - Exhibit B
The Palace Ballroom - s/t
Triumph of the Wild - We Come With the Dust
Weatherbox - Flies in All Directions
Wild Wild Wets - 14th Floor

Best Americana
Action Andy & The Hi-tones
Behind the Wagon
Berkley Hart Selis Twang
Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels
Nena Anderson
Sara Petite
The Midnight Pine
The Moves

Best Americana Album
Berkley Hart - Fleur de Lis
Joel Rafael - Baladista
Alaina Blair - Love it or Leave It
John Meeks - Que Viva EP
Nancarrow - Simple Things
The Tree Ring - Ten Rivers
The Western Collective - Hearts and Dreams
Three Chord Justice - One Four Five

Best Pop
Dr. Seahorse
Gayle Skidmore
Nicky Venus
Paul Cannon Band
The Lulls
The Rosalyns
The Silent Comedy

Best Pop Album
Gregory Page - One Way Journey Home
Hills Like Elephants - Tell Tales
Josh Damigo - I Will Be There
Kimm Rogers - Where The Pavement Grows
Michael Inzunza - Michael & Marie
Normandie Wilson - Is Tired of Being Nice
Steven Ybarra - What I Really Want to Say
Tolan Shaw - Chin Up

Best Rock
Amerikan Bear
The Routine
Blackout Party
Neighbors To The North
The Donkeys
The Farmers
The Nervous Wreckords

Best Rock Album
Bangladesh - Certain Illusions
Barbarian - Night Blooms
Cult Vegas - By Any Means
Diamond Lakes - Modern Horrors
Neighbors to the North - All Southern View
The Loons - Inside Out Your Mind
The Soaks - s/t
Weatherbox - Flies in All Directions

Best Singer-Songwriter
Christopher Dale
Cody Lovaas
Dave Humphries
Dawn Mitschele
Natalie Emmons
Raelee Nikole
Sierra West
Tolan Shaw

Best Hard Rock
Author & Punisher
Cattle Decapitation
Deep Sea Thunder Beast
Head Wound City
Roni Lee

Best Hard Rock Album
Author and Punisher - Melk en Honing
Death Eyes - Death Eyes
Desert Suns - Desert Suns
Gletscher - Die Einöde
Griever - Our Love is Different
Joy - Under the Spell of Joy
The Long and Short of It - Burl
Wovenwar - s/t

Best Hip Hop
Black Resume
The Lyrical Groove
Mr. Ridley
Odessa Kane
Orko Eloheim
Parker and the Numberman
The Gaslamp Killer
Vokab Kompany

Best Hip-Hop Album
1019 and J. Treel
- Treel Tales of Number Running
Dre Cat
- What’s a Dre Cat?
Buhay Cali – Blessings
Dre Trev & 18Sense - CALiens
Generik & Audible Junkie - Organic Anti-D.O.T.E.
Kaus and DJ Inform - Welcome to the World Of...
Left in Company - Artifacts
The Lyrical Groove - Spoken Soul: Music for Life

Best Jazz
Danny Green
Gilbert Castellanos
Joshua White
Krass Bros
Montalban Quintet
Nathan Hubbard
Steph Johnson

Best Jazz Album
Archie Thompson & The Archtones Allstars - Jazz Vespers, Vol. 1
Charles McPherson - The Journey
Danny Green Trio - After the Calm
Juice Box - s/t
Miss Erika Davies - In Love With Someone
Peter Sprague & Leonard Patton - Dream Walkin'
Sue Palmer - Bricktop
Wayne Riker - Ten Shades of Green

Best Blues
Bill McGee
Chet & the Committee
Euphoria Brass Band
Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact
Robin Henkel
Tomcat Courtney
Whitney Shay
Mercedes Moore Band

Best Blues Album
Black Market III - Vanarchy Live
Bayou Brothers - High Roller Zydeco
Jocko Marcellino - Make It Simple
Melly Frances & The Distilled Spirit - The Album
Missy Andersen - In The Moment
Reverend Stickman - More Than Blues
Shifty Eyed Dogs - The Shifty Eyed Dogs EP
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - s/t

Best World Music
Cumbia Machin
Jet West
Patric Petrie
B-Side Players
The Devestators
Todo Mundo
Tribal Theory

Best World Music Album
B-Side Players - Dos Generaciones
Big Mountain - Perfect Summer
Dornob - Segah
E.N. Young - Live Love Stay Up
Gonzo - Red
Marujah - Gringolandia
Quel Bordel - Caravan Treasures
Revival - Guidance

Best Club DJ
Adam Salter
DJ Artistic
DJ Claire
DJ Kurch
DJ Scooter
DJ Slowhand
Gabe Vega
Mike Czech

Best Cover Band
Beta Maxx
Cash'd Out
Detroit Underground
Electric Waste Band
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
Rising Star
The Baja Bugs

Friday, August 14, 2015

Upcoming Casbah and Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 8/13)

Alrighty, another update to Casbah shows. Not a whole lot of additions this week, except for DJ Artistic's Battle Bot next week, and new shows with Yacht, Author & Punisher, and the rebooking of Lucy's Fur Coat for two nights in September. There are some great shows this weekend and into next week, including one of my all time favorite songwriter/performers, Rocky Votolato, who stops in to the Casbah on Thursday with Dave Hause and Chris Farren (the awesome voice of Fake Problems). September shows and beyond are after the jump.

Fri Aug 14 - Cash'd Out, Sleepwalkers, Stephen El Rey @ Casbah

Fri Aug 14 - Whitey Morgan and The 78's, Tony Martinez @ Belly Up

Fri Aug 14 - Cold Cave, Victoriana, DJ Jon Blaj @ The Hideout

Sat Aug 15 - Fu Manchu @ Casbah

Sat Aug 15 - TRAPT, Sons of Texas, Divot, Poynte @ Soda Bar

Sun Aug 16 - Fucked Up, Doomsquad @ Casbah

Mon Aug 17 - AJ Froman, Brothers Weiss, Diamond Lakes @ Casbah ($6 at the door)
Mon Aug 17 - Life in Film @ Casbah (Canceled)

Tue Aug 18 - DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot, Odessa Kane, Boon League, Reclaim The Community Album Release Featuring Big June @ Casbah ($10 at the door)

Wed Aug 19 - Metz, Retox, Dilly Dally @ Casbah

Thu Aug 20 - Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause, Chris Farren @ Casbah

Rocky Votolato celebrates his latest release, Hospital Handshakes, at the Casbah on 8/20

Thu Aug 20 - Morrissey @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Fri Aug 21 - Vieux Farka Toure @ Casbah

Fri Aug 21 - Morrissey @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Sun Aug 23 - SAVAGES @ Casbah

Mon Aug 24 - Lord Howler, Ape Machine, Black Pussy @ Casbah ($6 at the door)

Tue Aug 25 - NAILS, Death Eyes, Crime Desire @ Casbah

Wed Aug 26 - Badabing, Well Hung Heart, Mr. Clit and The Pink Cigarettes @ Casbah

Wed Aug 26 - Black Cobra @ The Hideout

Thu Aug 27 - Melvins @ Casbah

Thu Aug 27 - John Nolan @ Soda Bar

Fri Aug 28 - Sprung Monkey, Authentic Sellout, Trelic, Processor @ Casbah

Sat Aug 29 - Wild Wild Wets, JJUUJJUU, Muscle Beech, Shady Francos, Burning Palms @ Casbah

Sun Aug 30 - ON AN ON, Eliot Sumner, Dosh @ Casbah

Mon Aug 31 - Garth Algar, Oddball, Cryptic Languages @ Casbah ($6)

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, August 14-Sunday, August 16, 2015

This week has been crazy! On Monday, Darren and I bounced all over the place from Ryn Weaver at the Irenic, to !!! at Casbah, to the Hideout, which was closing, then to The Office for David J. The rest of week was awesome, too, between Hot Chip & Yacht, and last night with The Struts and Big Bad Buffalo, my mind was kinda blown. Plus we had a fun beach day, had a few nice family dinners out, hung out at Waterfront Park, and now Nova is back in school. Tonight I'm bartending (!) in the Casbah lounge of Tiki Oasis and tomorrow I'll be slinging merch for Fu Manchu. Hopefully sitting in an air conditioned room or submerging myself in water somewhere is in the cards for this scorching weekend. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.