Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 20-Monday, August 26, 2019

Nova starts 7th grade today, so we spent the last week absorbing all the life out of summer that we possibly could, which meant some swimming with Ficus at Fiesta Island Dog Park/Beach, getting in some Zoo and Balboa Park time, and an awesome multi-modal Saturday where we took bikes/bus/trolley to Harborfest and Sunday doing a fun ride from Normal Heights through Balboa, down to check out the new 6th Avenue bike lanes, around the harbor, and back home on the Rapid, which is a funny story that I tweeted about here, and Monday was all work save for me taking Nova to soccer and running up to La Jolla to visit my sea lion pals. I also had some nighttime fun and got to see Devotchka on Wednesday, Orville Peck on Thursday, and Kyle Kinane on Sunday. This week we'll dive back into the ritual of middle school but hopefully get to see some shows like Generationals, Snail Mail, and a couple others on the radar. Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Adams Avenue Street Fair Lineups Released

I told you I had a million things to catch up on, and I'm doing my best to catch up on old news. The Adams Avenue Business Association released the schedule a while ago, but we're still a month out so it's all good. The Adams Avenue Street Fair takes placec on September 21st & 22nd on Adams from 35th to 30th with a new stage added to the mix by Polite Provisions. 
Check out the whole lineup and schedule here.

Clear The Shelters TODAY!!

This Saturday is another Clear The Shelters event!

From NBC:
Are you looking to adopt a loving new forever friend? Whether you're looking for a dog, bunny, bird or cat, we're waiving fees at select shelters across the County to help every animal find their furr-ever home!
Check out the interactive map to find the shelter closest to you.

From The San Diego Humane Society:
San Diego Humane Society will be participating in Clear the Shelters Day on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The nationwide adoption drive is in partnership with NBC and Telemundo. There will be waived adoption fees for all animals at SDHS as well as other participating organizations. Last year, we adopted 431 animals into new homes in a single day — more than any other shelter in the country — and we’re looking to beat that record this year!

Friday, August 16, 2019

"San Diego Symphony Announces Bayside Performance Park" Opening in 2020

rendering from San Diego Symphony/Raindrop Marketing

Today the San Diego Symphony announced the Bayside Performance Park is set to open in 2020. I'm not a big fan of 'public-private partnerships' and giveaways of public land to private entities, but I haven't delved deep enough into this deal to really know how the thing came to take shape, how the land was given or sold or leased. As the current Bayside stage on Embarcadero Marina Park South is an eyesore and limits public access, it feels like the public just accepted it for so long that of course this is an improvement, but it still makes me feel icky, which is the general feeling I get whenever Jacobs' name is attached to anything. I hope I'm wrong and the promises made to the public come to fruition. So often we see 'public access' guaranteed and then funding is cut so, for example, public bathrooms end up locked during any meaningful hours when the public would actually need them. Let's just leave as being cautiously optimistic, though the way the Port is so eagerly giving away Embarcadero Marina Park North to future hotel development and the eventual razing of Seaport Village, I'm not sure I trust their stewardship in anything. Decide for yourself.

Full press release after the jump.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Seaport Sessions Kick Off This Thursday!

Growing up in Chula Vista, my mom cultivated a love for music in me from a very young age. I was never personally musically inclined, but we always went to free street fairs and concerts, whether or not we knew the bands playing. My earliest recollection of such events were the free Seaport Village concerts. They were by the (now defunct) Jolly Roger, and we'd go upstairs to their bar where they always had a free spread of hors d'oeuvres and on special days, my parents would order us virgin strawberry daiquiris (basically milkshakes, tbh) and then we'd go watch the band and the funny "old" (everyone is OLD when you're 5) people who would come to dance to the music. Well, now I'm OLD, and I'm glad to hear someone is activating the space again before the temporary renovations get underway and down the line when Seaport Village becomes unrecognizable. From what I've heard, these will at least run through December, so we'll keep you posted as more bands and talks get added to the calendar.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 13-Monday, August 19, 2019

I have a million things to catch up on this week, but it's so hard during the summer. Who wants to be sitting on a laptop for 12 hours a day when there's so much going on in? So last week I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Tim Booth and Jim Glennie of James, one of my all time favorite bands, for SoundDiego. I was a hot mess and it was emotional and I cried a lot and Tim cried a little and it was the most intense interview I've ever experienced. I don't know how they'll cut it up for NBC, but it should air in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, I worked the Weyes Blood show at the Irenic but got there earlier than I'd expected, so got to enjoy their full sound check. What a voice! And Davey, an old drummer I knew from Everest and Great Northern is touring as their drummer, so it was great to see him again. I don't honestly think I even left my house on Thursday, but I was saving up for the Friday and Saturday night Death Cab For Cutie shows. I took Nova on Friday and Darren was able to join us for the encore, and after I hit Casbah and Ken Club. On Saturday I took my sister and my pal Melanie was able to join us for the second half, and then my sis and i went to the Casbah which never happens so that was cool. Sunday was low key fam day and we went to swim at Fiesta Island with our dog and Monday we visited the sea lions of La Jolla while Nova was in soccer and then watched Darren's playoff soccer game. So yeah. It's a lot. This week should be tamer and I hope I get to update photos and stuff, because they're certainly piling up. Full listings for the week are after the jump.

Monday, August 12, 2019

ALT 94/9 Selling Early Bird Tickets to Not So Silent Night 2019


I'm not gonna get dragged into radio rivalries, but the same day that 91X released information for their December show formerly known as 91XMAS, Alt94/9 sent out a save the date for their Not So Silent Night.
It's gonna take place on Sunday, December 8th at Del Mar Arena and you can get tickets before they announce the lineup for $19.75 (because, wink, wink).

91X Announces December 5th Show With The 1975

91X Presents
Thursday, December 5th
Pechanga Arena San Diego

THE 1975

Friday, August 09, 2019

"The Zoo: San Diego" To Premiere on Animal Planet on 8.10.2019

If you are a regular on this site, you know that while I love music, my de-stress move is to go to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. During the summer or times with late hours, you can sometimes find me there 2 or 3 times a week. So when I was invited to go to a media party a couple weeks ago to catch a preview and celebrate the launch of The Zoo: San Diego on Animal Planet, of course I was ecstatic. The launch date is finally here, and you can see the 2 hour premiere this Saturday, August 10 on Animal Planet at 8pm. In subsequent weeks, the show will be one hour, at 9pm on Saturdays.

More after the jump:

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 6-Monday, August 12, 2019

It was a relatively low key week. We did the final Sundown Safari of the summer at Safari Park on Tuesday, and on Wednesday spent some time at Fiesta Islandd Dog Park. We got flipped off by some piece of shit driving the wrong way in his truck which was waving a massive confederate flag from the back. I guess three mass shootings in a week don't really shock me in hindsight. On Thursday, I worked for Alison Sudol at Soda Bar, on Friday we went to The Head and the Heart, and on Saturday, we spent the day getting roasted at Mission Bay for my niece's birthday, then I worked for AA Bondy that night and afterward caught the end of my high school reunion. I mostly worked the rest of the weekend, though I did get to catch some time with the La Jolla sea lions while Nova was in soccer. I'm jumping out of my skin excited to interview Tim Booth of James today for NBC, and I'm still trying to make DCFC happen later this week but otherwise no major plans as we wind down the final weeks of summer before Nova goes back to school. Listings through Monday are after the jump.     

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Things To Do In San Diestlego: Tuesday, July 30-Monday, August 5, 2019

I'm all over the place this week. Last Tuesday, Darren and I got to go on a little behind the scenes tour of the San Diego Zoo which was awesome, though in the middle of that monsoonal weather, the animals were mostly seeking shade and water. But later that night we got to go to a party to preview The Zoo: San Diego, a new series on Animal Planet that is a must-watch when it debuts on August 10th. That same night, we went to Soda Bar to catch The Beths who were phenomenal live. Besides celebrating my godsister's belated birthday with my family, I was a bit of a homebody the rest of the week, until Friday when I decided to go back to the Zoo for a few hours of sunshine and animals until it was time to catch SoundDiego Live at The Holding Company. The party was nuts to butts and super fun, and the bar's remodel is pretty cool. On Saturday I binged Netflix and backed up my computer, because I really know how to rage. And on Sunday, Nova returned from St. Louis, so we had a bite at Sister Ray's and then went to nighttime Zoo, because I can never get enough. News was starting to come out about Gilroy and I was just trying to not to go down a news-cycle rabbit hole. Monday she was back at soccer and we went to the beach in La Jolla to see that humans have chased the seals off the beach. The year-round rope is obviously not enough. Today we're going to the last night of Sundown Summer Safari, when the park is open until 9pm. A new baby rhino, the first ever through artificial insemination in North America, was born on Sunday, and while they are still off exhibit, we hope to see all the areas we love so dear. This week I'll be slinging merch at Soda Bar on Thursday, hopefully shooting The Head and The Heart on Friday, and selling merch for AA Bondy on Saturday. Be good, Humans. Full listings for this week are after the jump.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019:
  • The Drums, CHAI @ The Observatory
  • DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot @ Casbah
  • Gipsy Kings feeat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo, Simi @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Full Blast Fun Boy, Slay Dean, Rich Boy Junkie, Underground Lounge @ Soda Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday Presents dj girlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • 91X Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles Presents City Windows, The Miles, The Jonny Tarr Quintet @ The Merrow
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Techno Tuesdays with Nocturne & Techit Easy @ Blonde
  • Blackout Bingo @ Ken Club (Free, 10pm)
  • Charlie Arbelaez presents: The Jazz & Cocktail Party @ Seven Grand
  • "Mixtape" @ Lamb's Players Theatre
  • Ron Blair (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), The Chris Torres Band @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Metal Jam @ Winston's (6-9 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Family Loteria with Anahuac, Analy, DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Trivia Tuesdays @ Park & Rec
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Reggae Tuesday with Carlos Culture @ The Holding Company 
  • Adams Gone Funky @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The War Toys, DZR, Presser @ Che Cafe
  • The Breakthrough Revue 2019 @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • The Works Jam @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • The Sea Monks @ Tio Leo's
  • Live Jam Session @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Flip Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • About Face, Phunky Matters @ 710 Beach Club
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado
Wednesday, July 31, 2019:
  • Streetlight Manifesto, Kitty Kat Fan Club @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Psychic Graveyard, Plack Blague, The Gay Agenda @ Soda Bar
  • Everything Is Terrible! @ Casbah
  • Selena Under Cover @ The Office
  • Stranger, Iron Sage Wood @ Belly Up
  • Softing, The Walter Brothers, Julianna Zachariou @ The Merrow
  • Spotlights, Vampyre, Death Eyes @ Bar Pink (9:30pm) 
  • "Rock of Ages" @ Old Town Theatre
  • Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Heavy Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (Free, 7-9pm)
  • Riff City Coedy with Billy Wayne Davis, Opeyemi Olagbaju, Brandon Potter, David Wizer @ Whistle Stop
  • Steven Cade @ Moonshine Flats 
  • KSON Country DJ @ Renegade
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Charlie Arbelaez @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Gian Marco- Intuicion Tour USA 2019 @ House of Blues
  • Miss Erika Davies @ Seven Grand
  • The Jazz Pocket Swing @ Tio Leo's
  • Taryn Donath Duo @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Gaby Aparicio @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Reggae en tu Barrio with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Nick Bone & The Big Scene @ The Holding Company (6-8pm)
  • Two Reverends One Sinner @ The Holding Company (8pm)
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Jam Kwest, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Karaoke @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Jon Campos and the Incurables @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Clapton Hook @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, August 1, 2019:
  • Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour, Ra Ra Riot @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • William Clark Green, Coby Lee Brooks @ Casbah
  • Peter Case @ Whistle Stop
  • Alison Sudol, Wsprgrl @ Soda Bar
  • Talib Kweli, Z-Trip, Abjo @ Music Box
  • Film Fan Movie Trivia @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Slasher Basher 3 Presents Jara, Inspired and the Sleep, Boychick @ Bar Pink ($5, 9pm) 
  • 2nd Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration with Easy Wind @ Belly Up
  • The Hip Hop Collective Part IV with J Slide, Drippazay, Kris Woods, Deuce Dev, Moody Loc, Legion X, Ese Deleon, Zu, Ja.Youngwealth, Poser, Kogniak, Bubba Toaks, M Hernan, King Emery, KiddxSurge, Phenomenal, DJ Boogieman, Damon Rabote, Amon The MC, DJ Tech/Aim T @ Space
  • Summer NU MOODS: Live Jazz Fusion Jam @ Quartyard (FREE)
  • Poptart (French Pop Night) @ Blonde
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Born of Osiris: The Simulation Tour, Bad Omens, Spite, Kingdom of Giants, Blackcast @ House of Blues
  • Arkay, Digital Lizards Of Doom, The Brothers Burns, BJ Jezbera, MY MYND @ The Merrow
  • "33 1/3 - House of Dreams" @ The Lyceum Stage
  • Comedy Night @ Tiger! Tiger!
  • Screen on The Green + Live Music @ Panama 66
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Fish and the Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Barbwire @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Park & Rec Affect with GMRF @ Park & Rec
  • Los Freneticos, Dethsurf, The Fink Bombs @ Tower Bar
  • Fishing For Chips, Neverlyn, Goldview @ Himmelberg's
  • Karaoke @ Wildwood Crossing
  • An Evening with Anna Danes @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Tim Norton Duo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Headphone @ The Holding Company
  • Colourshop, Jessica Lerner @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Sunset Poolside Jazz with Robert Dove Trio @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel
  • Cumbia Machin @ Manhattan Bar
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jerry Rivera @ Blue Agave 
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Ocean Beach Hip Hop Social with SCARUB from the Living Legends - Hosted by Destructo Bunny and Atlantis Rizing - Flowmads @ Winston's
  • Dave Gleason @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwback Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Swing Thing @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Shake Your Bones @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • The Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Cash'd Out @ Renegade
  • Garage Mahal Presents: The Frets, Free Paintings  @ 710 Beach Club
  • Global BPM Presents @ Henry's Pub

Friday, August 2, 2019:
  • The Head and the Heart @ The Observatory
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Blondie @ Pechanga Resort and Casino
  • Mystic Braves, Thee Allyrgic Reaction, DJs Mikey Turi & Andrew McGranahan @ Casbah
  • Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dog Party, Pity Party @ Soda Bar
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Billy Joel Tribute - The Stranger ft. Mike Santoro, GRACEBAND @ Belly Up
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Museum of Making Music
  • Action Beat (the Ex), Gritos, Binge ex-NerveControl, OpeningBell @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Underground Lounge, Wily Savage, Sluka @ The Merrow
  • Rascal Flatts: Summer Playlist Tour, Morgan Evans  @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Point Loma Summer Concerts @ 1049 Catalina Blvd (FREE, 5:30pm)
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic, Cros1, Johaz @ Bar Pink ($5 after 11pm)
  • The Ripening, Blind Mountain Holler @ Panama 66
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Flaunt, Badluck Cortez, Apollo, PunchCard & Resident Djs Sesh, Mr Henshaw, Unite & El Dj De TJ @ Tower Bar 
  • These Handsome Devils, Thieves Like Us, Shadowplay @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove’s Mid-Summer Happy Place @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Lana Rebel & Kevin Mayfield, Julia Sage & the Bad Hombres, Tormenta Rey, Gary Hankins, DJ Brendan Malone @ Black Cat Bar
  • Billy Bio, Cutthroat, Gut Punch, Jumped In @ Brick By Brick
  • JD Crawford @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • The Time Traveler's Suite @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Spencer Yensen--Fever, Andrew Barrack @ The Holding Company
  • Jay Mohr @ The Comedy Store (7:30pm & 9:45pm)
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Power of Love (Jimi Hendrix tribute) @ Seven Grand
  • Hunter Phelps @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Resinators @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Bay Faction, Fashion Jackson, Hate Drugs, Ritt Momney @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Black Lillies, Farm Truck @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Lil Duval: Living My Best Life Tour @ House of Blues
  • Darryl Williams @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • CYOA @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Bonneville 7 @ Pour House (5pm)  
  • Rituals - Coldwave Dark80s Postpunk EBM Industrial @ Space
  • Last Option @ Bancroft Bar
  • Paint The Town @ Quartyard
  • JohnnyGo Figure, Revival @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • West of 5 @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Ian Patrick Cler Trio @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • James Kelly Band @ Renegade
  • The Writhers, Order of the Fly, Ash Williams @ Himmelberg's
  • The Groove Mercenaries @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • The Verge, DJ Moniq @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Finesse, DJ Moniq @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • En Stereo Total - 80's and Rock en Espanol @ Manhattan Bar
  • Sights and Sips Sunset Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht (5:30pm)
  • Rock the Yacht Party Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht (8:30pm)
  • Trill Fridays @ Bassmnt 
  • Autograf @ Bang Bang
  • Lil Duva @ Parq
  • Guy J + Dosem @ SPIN
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, August 3, 2019:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap - 6 Year Anniversary @ Casbah (11am-5pm, $5)
  • An Evening with A.A. Bondy @ Casbah 
  • The B-52s, Berlin @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jason Hanna Quartet, Goldettes @ Bird Park Concerts
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Dead Horses, Mara Connor @ Soda Bar
  • Island Vibe Music Festival with The Green, Maoli, FIA, Irie Love @ Practice Field/SDCCU Stadium (3pm)
  • C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Museum of Making Music
  • Ascension w/ DJs Robin Roth, Kaerie, Baron @ Kava Lounge
  • Downtown Throwdown with Vanilla Ice, Coolio, All- Color Me Badd, Young MC, Geezer @ Petco Park at the Park 
  • The 30th Annual Clairemont Family Day@ 3605 Clairemont Dr (FREE)
  • The PettyBreakers - Tribute to Tom Petty, Justin Paul Sanders @ Belly Up  
  • Iration, Tacos & Beer Festival @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Otzi, Egrets On Ergot + DJs Vaughn Avakian & Javi Nunez @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • Magical Animals, Runsdeep, Cabuloan @ Black Cat Bar
  • Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone @ Sycuan Casino (5pm & 8pm)
  • The Wright Stuff @ Seven Grand
  • Hide and Go Freak with Austin Millz, Like(PAC DIV) +HNGF DJ’s @ Space
  • Just Like Heaven '80s Night with Dave Parkey of Prayers, Aaron Wallace, Josexx @ Blonde
  • Steady 45s, The Amalgamated @ Panama 66
  • Island Vibe After Party With Leilani Wolfgramm, Tapeheads & Flowmads @ Music Box
  • The San Diego Golden Girls @ The Merrow (6pm)
  • Bear Night with Jon Williams @ The Merrow (8pm)
  • Foxtide, Street Surfers @ Che Cafe
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Chloe Lou and the Lidells @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4pm)
  • Paul Chesne @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8pm)
  • Pacali Roots (EP Release), I-Abide, Burning Up @ Manhattan Bar
  • "Back to the '80s" Featuring The Molly Ringwalds, DJ LV @ House of Blues
  • Spencer Day in "Broadway By Day" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Burn Burn Burn, The Lucky Eejits, Fishing For Chips, Them Cuts @ Tower Bar
  • The Turbos @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Steam Powered Giraffe @ Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD
  • Jay Mohr @ The Comedy Store (7:30pm & 9:45pm)
  • Songs of Heaven and Earth @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • MDRN HSTRY, Whiskerman, Aviator Stash, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company
  • "Art of Flamenco" Dinner Show @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Steph Johnson @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • 54 Reasons To Die Tour @ Bancroft Bar
  • Traci's Paws: Doggies & Donuts @ Quartyard
  • Kennedy Tracy, Natalie Gheorghita, Cordelia Degher @ Lestat's
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Hunter Phelps @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Dom Katz @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Boostive @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Holy Grail, Striker, Bewitcher, Malison @ Brick By Brick
  • ShineBox @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Punk Goes Pop 90s Charity Event feat. Fallen Monuments, Ghost City, Ready Set Survive, The Rough, Say Days Ago @ Himmelberg's
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Baja Bugs @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Musehead, Fooz Fighters (Muse, Radiohead & Foo Fighters Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Patrick Howard Trampus @ Renegade
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Wildside @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Finesse, DJ Annalyze @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Private Domain, DJ Annalyze @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Cassian + Willaris. K @ Bang Bang 
  • DROELOE @ Bassmnt
  • DISTRIKT: Metamorphoses Fundraiser @ Spin
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Savi @ Omnia
  • Glow Hard Weekend @ Onyx Room 
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
Sunday, August 4, 2019:
  • Ride for Protected Bike Lanes on 30th. Meet at Bird Park at 10:30am.
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival @ Historic Third Avenue, Chula Vista (Free, All Ages, 11am-5pm)
  • Border Angels Benefit - Rod of Correction, Se Vende, Cabron, Stuntdouble & Tenshun, Palomino, Memo Nericcio @ Casbah
  • Bars of Gold (members of Bear vs. Shark), Shades McCool, Phantom Twins @ Soda Bar
  • Goldroom's High Seas Tour with Goldroom, Le Youth, Eau Claire @ Adventure Hornblower
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Beethoven By The Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jill Scott- Live In The Moment Tour @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Uptown RHythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Jam And Spam Brunch Ft. Tenelle, Mahi Crabbe, Dom & Nico, KL Noise Makerz @ Music Box (11am)
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ Civic Theatre 
  • Pocari Sweat @ Space
  • Ancient Voices @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Del Mar (West) Riders Up to Benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) @ Belly Up 
  • Warsaw, Micelves, Nyles Lannon @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • God Module, INVA//ID, AAIMON & DJ Disorder & Deadmatter @ Tower Bar 
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11am)
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Give You Nothing, Tuning, Golden Boy and more @ Che Cafe (1pm Matinee)
  • Cryptic and Friends: Summer's End Metalfest with Cryptic, Kryptid, Indisposed, The Bush Whackers @ Che Cafe (7pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • The Velvicks @ Bancroft Bar
  • Nena Anderson, Mrs. Henry @ Brooks Theatre, Oceanside
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Keep It on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Boy Named Sue, Shoeless @ The Holding Company (4-8pm)
  • Salsa Sundays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Jason Hanna Jazz Quartet, DJ Jecs @ Salty Frog
  • Blonde 54- Sunday Night Fever @ Blonde
  • Weekender with Justin Campbell (Desert Hearts), Eric Medina, Cris Herrera, Sprout b2b DJ Instagator, Yanic @ Quartyard
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Suicide Forest, Arachnigod, Mythraeum, Kyrkogård @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Rosy Dawn Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live 
  • The Corderman @ Navajo Live 
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Trivia & Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, August 5, 2019:
  • Lord Huron, Shakey Graves, Julia Jacklin @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • San Diego International Organ Festival with Thomas Ospital @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
  • Sweet Tooth, DR3AmBr05, Les Enfants @ Casbah 
  • The Shellshocks, Roman Watchdogs, Bathwater Babies, Color Til Monday @ Soda Bar
  • Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates, Anna Zivona, Blake Dean, W.P. Hawk @ Bar Pink
  • PigPen Theatre Co. @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • The Bacon Brothers, Cindy Alexander @ Belly Up
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Blue Monday -Dark '80s Night with DJ Camilla Robina & Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Billy Watson @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Julio de la Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Sexy Salsa and Bachata Night @ Tio Leo's
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation- 90s Hip-Hop/Chill Beats & Board Games @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 23-Monday, July 29, 2019

Oh, man. Last week was nutso, no? Darren and I went to Safari Park on Tuesday, then I did Comic-Con on Wednesday, then Dylan Leblanc on Wednesday night. On Thursday, I went to the FX media preview, then caught Kristian Nairn at Omnia before bailing to the Ken Club for the rest of the night. On Friday I wandered the Con in the afternoon before having to work at The Balboa Theatre, where I ran into Lin-Manuel Miranda(!!!) backstage. I went back to the Ken Club that night for their 84th Anniversary. On Saturday I worked merch for two more shows at the Balboa which was exhausting but definitely a nice side gig. I spent the past couple days catching up on work, and am so excited to spend today at the Zoo for a behind the scenes event. I've still got a lot to catch up on here, but for now, here are your listings for the week.