Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Wednesday Newsy Bits

This year's 93.3 "Your Show" will be held on May 11 at Coors Amphitheatre, featuring Ludacris, Fergie, Ciara, Hilary Duff, Robin Thicke. Tickets on Ticketmaster range from $21 to $85. A pit seat will run you $85, plus a $6 building facility charge, and an $11.75 convenience charge. For the common man, they are offering 4-packs of lawn tickets for $63, but when purchasing, the price breaks down to $15.75 per ticket, a $4.50 building facility charge per ticket, and a $7.45 convenience charge per ticket, for a grand total of $114.15. Good job LiveNation/Clearchannel. You really know how to throw a show for the people and make people wanna buy music, listen to your stations, etc.

A similar offer went out this week for the Honda Civic tour featuring Fall Out Boy, Plus 44, The Academy Is..., Paul Wall and Cobra Starship. Ticket: $9.05, Facility: $3.20, Convenience: $7.25. Total for four lawn tickets $81.35. This show was already postponed from April 29th to July 1st. Rumors suggest it was due to low tickets sales. Next year when everyone is bitching and moaning about ticket sales down, internet music causing poor record sales, etc., like they do every year, I would like to cite LiveNation as the bastard whores causing the problems for themselves.

Let's compare to FM 94/9 San Diego's Indie Jam, shall we? Interpol, Kings of Leon, Spoon, Living Things, Aggrolites, and Test Your Reflex and a local stage with Scarlet Symphony and others... Tickets are $40, NO service charge or parking fee, and $1.00 donation to the About The Music fund when purchased online at Casbah Tickets or in person at either of the two San Diego Hydroponics and Organics locations or M-Theory records in Mission Hills. Garrett, Hal, Owen, Pyles, et guys get a big wet kiss. That show is gonna kick ass.

This isn't inside information, just my opinion, but local bands, if you haven't been going regularly to Tim Pyles' Anti-Monday League, I HIGHLY recommend being there, talking to him, etc. The station only supports bands that in turn, support the scene and other bands in it. Invites have been going out to local bands for Indie Jam. If you're not on their radar, how are they supposed to find you?
Don't blame CityBeat for getting Vinyl Radio's drummer situation wrong again. But FYI, Dusty Paul was in the band for about 8 seconds, and their show on Saturday had original drummer Buddy Rose back in the band. For at least the next 48 minutes, Buddy Rose will be the full time drummer for Vinyl Radio.
Southern California band Delta Spirit will be returning home from their tour with Cold War Kids with shows in their home towns of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. See them at the Casbah on June 7. Other bands and cost tba.
For you supermodels among us:

San Diego CityBeat is holding an open casting call for
runway models on Monday May 14th from 8 to 10pm at the AC Lounge, 4673 30th
Street San Diego CA.

The models chosen will get to walk in the fashion
show at CityBeat's annual Summer Party on May 25th at 8:00pm.
Models will wear the season's hottest fashions from San Diego's hippest
boutiques. This is a great experience with ample networking opportunities.
Previous runway experience is helpful but not required. A fierce walk and a hot
look is!

Come to the AC Lounge on Monday May 14th from 8 - 10 pm to
meet the designers, etc.
Any questions please email Caitlin Rondoe at

I'm personally just looking forward to CityBeat's annual Summer Party. Yay. I love summer.
A while back I mentioned that my friend Stefanie was on Wheel of Fortune when they taped in San Diego. The "Mom & Me" episode is finally airing this Friday, May 4 at 7pm on NBC. You can also read about her experience, featured on the Wheel's website.


catdirt said...

re: delta spirit.
it's not every band that can do a whole homecoming tour! maybe they should add a percussionist from las vegas and a pianist from san francisco and they would have most of the west covered...

Michael said...

"their home towns of..."

LMAO. Classic.