Anyway, this is how this week is shaping up:
Tonight, Tuesday Nov 28: Unless you're going to Scolari's tonight for The Black, Bartenders Bible, Vision of A Dying World and True Crime Authors, it might just be a good night to stay home. Maybe I'll buy my Christmas tree and listen to Il Divo. Too bad I haven't gotten my hands on the Sufjan Christmas box set yet...
Wednesday, Nov 28:
6:30 PM! Community meeting with Councilmember Toni Atkins to address recent crime in North Park and surrounding areas. This meeting is at North Park Rec Center at 4044 Idaho.
Poetry & Arts Presents: Edwin Decker (of CityBeat), Pruitt Igoe withTed Washington (from the Casbah and Winston's) and Blackbirdz Spoken Word. This is the release of Barzilla, Decker's new book. 6:30 pm @ Museum of the Living Artist in Balboa Park (1439 El Prado)
Adult Spelling Bee @ Borders Mission Valley. Register @ 7, Contest @ 8.
And you will know us by the Trail of the Dead, Blood Brothers, Brothers and Sisters, Celebration @ House Of Blues. (all the cool kids are going)
Official Blood Brothers after party @ The Whistle Stop
Norfolk & Western, Corinna Repp, and Old Man Hands @ The Casbah (Bargain at only $7!! that's where I'll be...)
The Spazmatics @ 4th and B
The Sess & The Atoms @ Beauty Bar (solid!)
Grand Ole Party, The Elected, & Whispertown2000 @ Porter's Pub (UCSD) (early- 7pm)
(why some of these couldn't be tonight, I do not know)
Thursday, November 30:
KPRI Private Listener Concert: Sister Hazel @ BUT
Roma 79, Hialeah, & Fkenal @ The Ken Club
Fascination & Alta Voz @ Scolari's
Maystar & Antiquark @ San Diego Sports Club
Dynamite Walls, This Holiday Life, & Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
Temperature Delete, The Paper Dolls, & Overcast @ Brick By Brick
Gram Rabbit, The Lovemakers, The Glossines @ Casbah
Get Back Loretta, Dirty Sweet & The Shys @ Soma
"Emergenza" Battle of the Bands @ Dreamstreet
"Powder Room" @ Beauty Bar feat. djs Rotny & Waly Mayhem of Buddy Akai
Friday, December 1:
December Nights or "the weekend formerly known as Christmas on the Prado) is back...Balboa park, 5-10pm.
South Park Winter Walkabout, 6-10p: Stroll, shop, eat, drink, chat, enjoy.
Free Shit: Mueller College of Holistic Studies open house 6:30-8:30. Pretend you want a career in massage therapy and score free refreshments and chair massages! (Park Blvd & Monroe)
The Melvins, Big Business & Pleaseeasaur @ The Casbah
Alta Voz, Kings Only & Moxie @ The Ken Club
The Sounds, Shiny Toy Guns, Tommie Sunshine, Get Back Loretta @ Epicentre
The Sounds, et al Official After Party @ Beauty Bar w/Division Day & Peter Walker
Mr Lif & The Coup @ House of Blues Sidestage
Mario Escovedo (of the Dragons) & Friends @ The Whistle Stop
Thieves & Liars, Darkhorse, The Burning of Rome @ Mira Costa College (8p $5...don't even think about drinking - scroll to "Zero Tolerance" on the link)
All American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack, The Format @ Soma (moved from iPayOne center)
if you stay home, don't miss Silversun Pickups on The Late Show with David Letterman
Saturday, December 2:
December Nights at the Prado, day two, Noon to 10pm.
North Park Toyland Parade, 11 am, starts at University & 29th.
OB Christmas Parade @ 5:05 pm
Transfer, The Jade Shader, Japanese Sunday & Lhabia @ The Casbah
The HiLites, The Fabulous Rudies, The Roundabouts @ The Ken Club
Gregory Page & Carlos Olmeda @ Hot Monkey Love Cafe
The Prayers & Silverbird @ Beauty Bar
Fashion Whore @ San Diego Sports Club
The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower (last show) & Kill Me Tomorrow @ Ché Café
Me My Brother and a Guy Named Ray, The Archons, The Dirty Legs @ The Alibi
Down With Leo & Lands on Fire @ San Diego Sports Club
Sunday, December 3:
What Made Milwaukee Famous- M Theory Instore, 3pm
Thread Fashion Trunk Show @ San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal 11a-6p
Comedy Central's Last Laugh- if you wanna drive to LA, get in touch with me on how to get tickets.
Barenaked Ladies & Mike Doughty's Band @ RIMAC. I'm not a BNL fan, but an old friend of mine is the drummer for Mike Doughty, so I thought it merited recognition.
Monday, December 4:
Free Shit Posting: Art Opening @ Twiggs (Park Blvd) Art by Veronica Gonzalez (comp wine and cheese) Performance by Aryn Grusin. 7-10pm
Amos Lee & Mindy Smith @ Belly Up
Tralala & Lord Henry @ Beauty Bar ($5)
Next post: A Holiday Concert Comparison!