Their first show is tonight at the Beauty Bar at 10PM.... free show."
To me it sounds a little more Echo and the Bunnymen/Simple Minds, but I guess it's all the same era. Anyway, you can check out their MySpace page here and decide for yourself. Regardless, I like it and am eternally a huge fan of Mike Kamoo...wonder if I can make both shows...
Another place I won't be tonight is the House of Blues, but an old friend of mine from my high school days is in The Upstarts, and tonight they're playing their CD Release show. If hip hop is your thing, go enjoy the stylings of the Upstarts (and a whole bunch of DJs). The show is $10 or something, but if you hit up the band on their MySpace page (first and last name), I think they can still get you in gratis.
Our little San Diego blogosphere is constantly growing. I added the link to the right last week, but wanted to point it out if you hadn't noticed... Cullen from The North Atlantic (and one of the most interesting and intelligent people I can say I know) has started a blog. It's called Dirtbag's Delight and you can read it here.
All relevant blogs have already posted this, but if you haven't yet seen, Smashing Pumpkins have announced a date at the Embarcadero on September 19. If you buy the album on pre-sale on iTunes, you get a pre-sale password. I thought pre-sales were irrelevant at the Embarcadero, but someone recently brought it to my attention that some of the shows this year have been reserved seating. Frankly, I think that sucks...I loved the Death Cab for Cutie and Manu Chao shows last summer with the freedom to bring a blanket and sit or stand wherever your wanted. Anyway, get on it. If you care. I can already tell you that I don't.
Ciao for now...Have a safe and happy 4th of July.