Friday, February 29, 2008
Correction on the Reeve Oliver show. See below.
Friday, February 29, 2008:
- Reeve Oliver @ ERC Green, UCSD, 8pm, Free (Eleanor Roosevelt College)
- The Raveonettes, Be your Own Pet @ Casbah (Sold Out)
- Syndicate, The Modlins, Repeater @ Ken Club
- Bartender's Bible, Sangre Sangre, Silverbird @ Heavy Press, 2312 El Cajon Blvd
- Hostile Combover, Floating Goat, Get Your Death On @ Chasers
- KPRI Homegrown Presents Republic of Letters, Emery Byrd, Astra Kelly & The 47s @ Beauty Bar
- Bankhead Press, Genius Of Soul, Inspired Flight @ Tower Bar
- Feel The Noise presents The Black Kenan Bell, Von Iva @ U-31
- The Creepy Creeps @ Bar Pink Elephant
- "WINTERSPLASH" Sister Nancy, Elijah Emanuel & The Revelations"Rocka" @ 4th & B
- Get Back Loretta, The Silent Comedy, Scarlet Symphony, Paper Mache, To Talk Panda @ Epicentre
- The Mario Escovedo Experience (MEX), Jackson Price, Melanie Frontz @ Lestat's
- Pocket @ Whistle Stop
- Just Like Jenna, Desert Diamonds, Pleasure Device, Fayuca @ O'Connell's
- Boogie Nights presents Final Warning w/ DJ Eddie Money @ Belly Up
- KingSpade & Hed(pe), Sub Noize Soulijaz & DFrost @ Cane's
- The Rocketz, Faraway Boys, The Whiskey Dicks, The Bleeding Irish @ Zombie Lounge
- Trunk Fulla Funk, Four Finger Five @ Winston's
- Severed Roots, Midnight Reign, Soundescape, The Yellow Guns @ Brick By Brick
- Hot Topic Presents: The Sub City Take Action Tour featuring: Every Time I Die, From First to Last, The Bled, August Burns Red, and The Human Abstract @ House of Blues
- Beford Grove, Anglin, Aquaculture, Heaven Is For Sinners, The Wrong Trousers @ Soma
- Faded Chroniclez @ 710 Beach Club
- Rockola @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Negro spirituals highlights the CD Release "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by pianist Richard Thompson, performing with Duncan Moore drums, Bob Magnusson bass, & special guest NYC soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
- Tom Scott, Paulette McWilliams @ Anthology (7:30pm)
- Cash'd Out @ Anthology (9:30 pm)
Saturday, March 1, 2008:
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Also, Natalie is this week's "Street" person. You can find her in print in the Night & Day section, or click here. Actually, click here for the full article- and she gave me such a sweet shout out. Thanks, Natalie. Feel better soon.
For the rest of you, fret not, tickets are only $20 and if booty shakin is your thing, I think you should check out the show, just know that you're in for a late night. Best start coughing at work now so its more believable when you call in sick tomorrow.
I will draw my winner for the Dirty Sweet/Silent Comedy/The Sess show at the Hard Rock tomorrow afternoon, so it's not too late to enter. Let me just say, it helps to follow directions.
Send an e-mail with "Dirty Sweet" as the subject. Include your full name and a phone number where you can be reached. I can't tell you how many people I didn't include in the drawing because they didn't even put contact info. Send the email to sddialedin AT gmail DOT com. 21+ only.
Also, there's a great show at Heavy Press, a print shop near Dao Son, on Friday night. Bartender's Bible, Sangre Sangre, and Silverbird are playing, plus there's art, and the show is Fuh-Ree! There's gonna be a bunch of art there, too. Seriously, Friday is going to be a killer night in SD because there are so many great options...
If I missed anything else- shows, supporting bands, house parties- let me know.
Thursday, February 28, 2008:
- MSTRKRFT, LA Riots, Shark Attack DJs @ Hard Rock Hotel "Legends" Room
- Sweet Tooth, eight minutes to twilight @ Ken Club
- Electric Frankenstein, ADHD, Thee Corsairs @ Casbah
- Musical Pursuit with Adam Gimbel @ Whistle Stop
- Endoxi, Roses On Her Grave @ Winston's
- Tally Hall @ Beauty Bar
- The Material, Flight To Athena, Magnolia Black @ 710 Beach Club
- Solana Beach Baseball Bash feat. Atomic Groove @ Belly Up
- Sean Healy & Canes Present: MURS, Kahli, Brendan B, Grindhart Ent @ Cane's
- The Coma Lillies, Hello Vegas, Eclipse79 @ Chasers
- Appleseed, Wendy Bailey, Justin Newman @ Lestat's
- Wes Hoppe, Terry Mullan @ Brick By Brick
- Dave Attell (comedy) @ House of Blues
- The Soul Persuaders @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Karaoke @ O'Connell's
- Flamenco guitarist Chris Burton Jácome & dancers Lena Jácome & Martin Gaxiola @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
- Anthology House Band @ Anthology
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Man, I have been loving Barsuk, by the way...with Rocky, and John VanDerslice, and the new What Made Milwaukee Famous...and then Nada Surf's "Lucky"...the label just can't do wrong with me.
Don't forget, its not too late to enter my contest for tickets to the Hard Rock for Thursday and Saturday. Just send an email with the show you want to attend in the subject to sddialedin AT gmail DOT com. Also, I'll be selling merch at The Raveonettes on Friday, so drop by and say hi...
Wednesday, February 27, 2008:
- Marie Haddad @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- "Commune" feat The Muslims, DJ Mikey Face @ Ken Club
- This Holiday Life(CD Release Party), Red Letter Agent, Writer, & Andrea Hamilton @ U-31
- Helio Sequence, The Builders and the Butchers, Calico Horse @ Casbah
- Soul Control, Trash Talk, Clocked In, Rotting Out @ Che Cafe
- Moontucky Risin @ O'Connell's
- Punch Brothers (feat Chris Thile) @ Belly Up
- NSD Presents: Building A Better Spaceship, Myliye, Loprobi & The Leevyns @ Cane's
- 2 Dollars Out The Door, Cancer Bullet @ Zombie Lounge
- DPI, gizzards, Old Devil, Pig Champion @ Winston's
- The Flimz, Kenny Eng, Jordan Reimer @ Lestat's
- Voodoo Glow Skulls, Knockout @ 710 Beach Club
- Pat Matheny Trio, Christian McBride, Antonio Sanchez @ Anthology
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I was a little bummed that Frantic Romantic had such an early slot because I think they were probably the biggest draw of the night, but they set the bar high for the night. They sounded excellent and at least half a dozen people asked me who they were...so I guess that's how bands build their following...being on a good bill and rockin people's socks off. My camera was malfunctioning all night- I think the room was fogging it up so I couldn't focus, so my pics are even worse than usual, but some of the bands from the night asked me to post, so this is for them.
Inigo was up next and it was my first time seeing them though a few of them are friends of mine. I really enjoyed them, but I felt the mic was muffling for some reason, so lyrics weren't really distinguishable. Still, the music sounded great. Hopefully they get a couple more shows in before Pete has to relocate up north. (I'm working on it, Michael.) Sorry that these pics are even more fuzzy.
After Inigo, I was hanging out with Natalie near the front door and let me just discreetly say someone I never thought I'd see again, ever, showed up and it was like seeing a ghost, and it certainly changed my mood for the night. I can't really go into it but I was not a happy camper. We moved away from the door and ducked away in the bar.
We went into the club for The Clap, and Aaron insisted the band is just a joke, but honestly, I love watching him on stage. Even when they're singing songs about STDs or singing "Too Drunk To Fuck", he still owns the stage and I was entertained. I hope, even if it is a joke, that they play some more shows.
After The Clap, I was talking to a friend and the ghost from my past tapped me on the shoulder and asked if we could talk. It was weird and awkward and I've never been more uncomfortable in the Casbah, a place that normally feels like home. But I got over it and ended up hanging with my friends the rest of the night, catching bits and pieces of War Stories and Get Your Death On, but not enough to review and I didn't take any more pics. Still, weirdness and all, it was a great night. It was great to see so many people I hadn't seen in a while all in the same place at the same time and since it was an early show, despite there being five bands, it was still a relatively early night (though Abe and I made a late night stop afterward).
I knew I was behind in my posts and my animals were slightly neglected over the weekend (as evidenced by my dog not letting me go to work on time), so I opted to stay home on Monday and again tonight (sorry, Beezeley!) I do have plans for this week, so hopefully I can get my timing mastered, because there are a couple nights where I hope to catch multiple shows. We shall see how that works out, but fingers crossed, I hope to catch some great music this week.
I got there when Matt & The Ex-Friends were already playing and immediately found my way up front. Their music is such happy sing-along music, it was a nice pick me up after seeing kind of a downer flick. Plus, who doesn't love seeing Ray Suen in his Elvis glasses?
Matt Curreri & The Ex Friends
I only caught Buckfast Superbee very briefly because the crowd up front was so packed in, and frankly, I had some friends to catch up with on the patio. Still, I thought they sounded great and their high energy got me pumped up for fluf.
When I first ran into O earlier in the night, he said he didn't know why I kept pumping up the show like it was a reunion show; he said they'd never quit, but just haven't played as much because of Reeve Oliver, but still for me, it's been at least 6 or 7 years since I'd seen them play, and I was really excited to see them again. They played a long set, so I was inside for part of it and out on the patio then back again, and O gave me a shout out on stage which is the easiest way to get me to blush. They've got some more shows lined up, so make sure you catch them if you can.
When I got home, I did my ritual of watching the week's episodes of In Treatment until I realized it was morning and I should go to sleep, so Sunday was for the most part a lazy day until it was time to get ready for the Casbah early show. I'll post those pics next.
Team Abraham took the stage at 10, which gave plenty of time to catch up with friends and ease into the night. I think the band sounded great, no mic problems like they thought they had at the Casbah a couple weeks back, so from start to finish, they sounded clean, and the harmonica sounded beautiful accompanying the music.
Then, of course, after Swim Party got all their equiment and lights set up, they got
to playing to a pretty crowded Whistle Stop. We know I love them, end of story there.
After they finished, I quickly left and made my way to Chaser's to catch Jamuel Saxon. It wasn't until Randall pointed out that its a mock of Samuel Jackson that the lightbulb clicked. I'm so dumb sometimes. But anyway, there was a good little crowd at Chaser's dancing and getting down, and Jamuel Saxon was awesome. There's some prerecorded beats, a dj, and Isaac from Get Back Loretta and another guy banging their hearts outta a couple drums and bongos, all the while Keith singing and sounding killer. Those brothers Milgraten never cease to amaze me with not only their talent, but their diversity of talent.
of course I chatted with T-Bone a bit and took a pic of the best hoodie I've ever seen...
After Chaser's, I hit the Ken for last call and it was packed for Roses on Her Grave and Desert Diamonds, even though they'd already finished. I ran into Aaron and we played half a game of pool, I did a couple shots, and for once actually went home after closing time and went to sleep.
- Nautical Disaster, White Denim, Trophy Wife @ Casbah
- The Muslims @ Basic Urban Kitchen
- The Bone Skakers, The Bandits @ Zombie Lounge
- The New Forward @ Chaser's
- Skull Kontrol DJs @ Starlite Lounge
- Qu-est'ce Q'cest, Crash Engine @ Beauty Bar
- Cash'd Out, Joey Harris @ Winston's
- Deadites Revenge, Nuthin Speshl, Zombie Surf Camp, The Abrasives @ O'Connell's
- Adrian Belew @ Belly Up
Monday, February 25, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008:
- Anti Monday League presents: British Sea Power, Colourmusic, The Modlins @ The Casbah
- Jay Farrar, Anders Parker @ Belly Up
- Bad Weather California, Red Pony Clock, Old Man Hands @ Che Cafe
- Lady Dottie & The Diamonds @ Tower Bar
- Marilyn Manson, Ours @ House of Blues
- Sean Costello @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Mitch Budd @ 710 Beach Club
- Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008:
- The Local 94/9 Presents A Birthday/Going Away Party for Marco Collins: Get Your Death On, War Stories, Inigo, The Frantic Romantic, The Clap* FREE FIORI'S PIZZA* Radio Broadcast! Early doors, first band at 8pm @ The Casbah
- The Rippers, Tony The Tyger @ Tower Bar
- Earl Thomas, Amber Ojeda and Justus Ewing performing a Benefit Concert for the NCCS Food Bank @ Belly Up
- Emergenza Music Festival feat. Rhythm & The Method, Mindstress, Soul Ablaze @ O'Connell's (Early Show)
- Emergenza Music Festival feat. A Dull Science, Don Truesdail, A Scribe Amidst The Lions, In Every Breath @ O'Connell's (Late Show)
- Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
- The Donnis Trio, Selena Garcia @ Lestat's
- "ACOUSTIC ALLIANCE" ft. Chris Clarke, Kenny Eng, Kerri Dopart, Peggy Lebo, Ken Rahn, Austin Jennings, Katie Christine Smith, B Violin, Reverend Stickman, J Scott Bergman, Allegra, Andrew Gil @ Brick By Brick
- Sycuan Presents Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jupiter Rising, Dago Braves @ House of Blues
- Candy Kane @ Anthology
- Maldonado (10 am) @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Hank Easton @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
It was a short work week, and anyone who works with demanding clients can atest, that merely means a condensed week of hard labor. I didn't hit any shows during the week. Tuesday I came home from work, I wrote, I read, and I watched a full marathon of Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo. While I'm not personally looking for a millionaire, it was interesting to watch a show that makes a first impression on a date as critical as a job interview. Let's just say if it comes to "mustard or pants", in most minds I'd be dirty khakis. It's like when I watch What Not To Wear and feel like they're evaluating me...what's wrong with a hoodie and jeans anyway? So that night ended up accompanied by a bottle of wine and I was in happy homesteading heaven.
Wednesday night I met up with Andrea at a "singles" wine event at the Wine Vault. It was cool because there were free tapas, but a little weird because all the singles were more in the soccer mom/ex-husband range and for the first time in a while, I felt uber young. Nat, Pete and Derek met us and we pretty much avoided the whole single thing going on around us. From there, we had some delicious grub at El Indio, then met back at the Ken Club after. As some things go, that part of the night I'll keep to myself because things eventually got awkward and that's just stupid to share here.
Thursday I had plans of hitting the Lyceum and Confidential- instead I opted for sleep and crashed out heavily.
Friday I stayed late at work and got to read a movie script which made me feel very Hollywood and I made up for my lack of show-going in the week by hitting the Whistle Stop, Chasers and the Ken Club all in one night, which I'll surely post about all three on Sunday, when I have the day to lounge and write.
Today, without any plans, Dag came by and we ended up with a full day. We lunched at Ponce's, hung out in the backyard reading, did a tour of the Hard Rock Hotel, and then saw a movie at Ken Cinema. From there, I headed off alone to the Casbah for a bitchin rock show-- again all which I'll post about later when I have the energy to post the pictures.
So all in all it was a great week for me and I have some great stuff to post this week, so I can't wait, yet at the same time, I'm gonna listen to JayMay one more time tonight, then hopefully stay up till sunrise watching this weeks collection of HBO's In Treatment because the show fuckin kills me, and at three in the morning, what better thing to keep you up?
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008:
- All day show at Winston's:
2pm Siren's Lure
3pm Eddie Jason Coven
3:30 Reverend Stickman
4pm Chelsea Flor (and an appearence by Brenda Panneton)
4:30 The Grass Gypsys
5pm Stratosphere (with new members!!!)
6pm Compass Rose
7pm Scott Wilson
- Fluf, Buckfast Superbee, Matt Curreri and Ex-Friends @ The Casbah
- Secret Apollo, Beta Lion, Drowning Men @ Tower Bar
- Her Grace the Duchess, The Viewmasters @ Bar Pink Elephant
- Downs Family, Whiskey Dicks, Jimmy Dean & Friends @ San Diego Sports Club
- The Widows, Monsters From Mars, Thee Cormans @ Ken Club
- In Perfect Agony, D.P.I @ Alibi
- The Locust, The Atoms @ Che Cafe
- danger danger & Urb "The Next 100" withThe 87 Stick Up Kids @ Beauty Bar
- Keith Haman and The Grizzly Circus, Fat City Reprise, Podunk Nowhere @ Tio Leo's
- Emergenza Music Festival feat. Apes of Wrath, Given Life, Ruben Angel, Exit Theory, The Luxurians @ O'Connell's (Early Show)
- Emergenza Music Festival feat. JD Combs and The Soul Stealers, Sound Sector, The Morning Riot @ O'Connell's (Late Show)
- Atomic Punks, Steel Rod @ Belly Up
- Hive @ Cane's
- Titanarium, Bumbklaat, Nuclear Tomorrow @ Chasers
- Ron Zimmerman @ Acoustic Music San Diego (4650 Mansfield)
- The Wastrels, The Dirty Panties, The Quitters,The High Rollers @ Zombie Lounge
- Elijah Emmanuel & The Revelations @ Winston's
- The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
- Osal8, Inspired Flight, Genius of Soul, Tidepool @ Brick By Brick
- Sycuan Presents Badfish(a Tribute to Sublime), Scotty Don't, Mystic Roots Band @ House of Blues
- Hello Marquee, Fight Fairm, Let Live, Numbskull, The Days Sets Fire, Adieu Adieu @ Soma
- Battle of the Bands Finals feat The Handsome Devils, Kennedy's Curse, Blue Spring, FiffenMarket @ 710 Beach Club
- Challenged Athletes Foundation Singles Auction and Silent Auction (4pm)@ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Piano virtuoso/composer Mike Garson (longtime music director for David Bowie, as well as accompanist for Mel Torme, Roberta Flack, & Nancy Wilson) with his trio featuring Sam Minaire bass & Billy Mintz drums, as well as special guest flautist Lori Bell @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
I don't know what it is about me, but I've always been a tough critic when it comes to chick vocalists. In my music collection, I'd estimate that less than 5% of my CDs are from female vocalists. I'll always be a fan of The Sundays, Natalie Merchant, and Hope Sandoval, but generally, I really have to be moved by a CD to get into it. I never really got into the Lily Allen CD that I was told would be the next big thing, I freakin despise Amy Winehouse, and I just couldn't jump on the whole Feist bandwagon. Their music really does nothing for me.
Perhaps because it's a lazy Saturday morning, perhaps because I'm in a really good mood, or perhaps because it arrived in my mailbox at the end of a hectic week, like a little postcard from the karma gods understanding just how I'd been feeling, for some reason from the first line of the first song to the last line of the last song, I love this disc.
So here's a piece of the press release:
New York City songstress Jaymay has confirmed a March 11th U.S. release for her debut full length Autumn Fallin' on Blue Note Records.
Currently touring the UK where Heavenly Recordings has released Autumn Fallin' to slew of 4-star reviews (see below), Jaymay got her start at a NYC open mic night in 2003. Soon after she was invited to play at various Lower East Side venues such as Pianos, Mercury Lounge, and her much buzzed about (and oversold) Living Room Residency, which moved Gothamist to gush "Girls with Guitars are everywhere in this city, but this one --like a siren--was pulling people into this room and leaving them silent, speechless even. Shocked and lulled into a stupor."
Jaymay eschewed the inevitable and numerous label offers that came in the wake of these shows, opting to self-release the beautiful Sea Green See Blue EP, which scored an "indie spotlight" on iTunes and frequent rotation on Los Angeles' influential KCRW. She then began work on Autumn Fallin’, a song cycle that vividly details the story of a New York City relationship gone south for the winter.
Ultimately, EMI made her an offer she creatively couldn't refuse, resulting in perfect homes at Heavenly Records in the UK and Blue Note here in the states.
Since then, Jaymay (born Jamie Kristine Seerman) has taken up residence in London, touring Europe and the UK with the likes of Bright Eyes, Jose Gonzales, Caribou, and Okkervil River.
I'm on my second listen through as I type and I still can't put my finger on why this chick is getting through to me, but I'm really digging it.
You can check out an MP3 HERE, her MySpace HERE, or her official site HERE.
"It's not that I hate you; I never loved you enough to hate you."
Friday, February 22, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008:
- Swim Party, Team Abraham @ Whistle Stop
- The Gift/Curse (acoustic), Vanja James @ Across The Street (4603 Park Blvd, 8pm, All ages)
- Roses on Her Grave, Desert Diamonds @ Ken Club
- The Album Leaf, Kill Me Tomorrow, Manuok, What Laura Thinks and Feels @ The Casbah
- The Sess @ Bar Pink Elephant
- Maystar, VV Morgue, Antiquark @ Tower Bar
- The Blasters, The Hacienda Brothers, DJ Gonzo@ Belly Up
- Tropical Depression, Jamuel Saxon, Sunny (from Get Back Loretta) @ Chasers
- In Every Breath (CD Release) @ San Diego Sports Club
- DJ Mike Czech with The Kindness Kind, Ultraviolet, Hyper Crush @ Beauty Bar
- Kindle To Ember @ O'Connell's
- Club Pop Noir @ Static Lounge
- Cathect (South Bay Anarcho punk), The Americans (San Diego Crustcore), All or Nothing Hardcore (Los Angeles Female fronted Hardcore) @ Che Cafe
- A Dull Science @ Epicentre
- Rockin Johnny White's Awards Showcase: Foil, Blue Sky Blonde, Sirens of Shipwreck & Children of Nova @ Cane's
- Sam Bybee, Justice Fingers, The Grass Gypsys (CD Release), Mother Grundy, The Blonde Brothers @ Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club
- Run Barbara Run, Wardogs(SF), Societys Parasites, Vultures United @ Zombie Lounge
- Dante's Boneyard, Fulcrum, Society!, Blizzard @ 710 Beach Club
- Stranger @ Winston's
- The Bankhead Press @ Gordon Biersch (8pm)
- Jane Lui, Dave Ash, Joey Ryan @ Lestat's
- "ROCK THIS TOWN" ft. Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln, Handsome Devils, Cathouse Thumpers @ Brick By Brick
- Sycuan Presents Led Zepagain, Bonfire @ House of Blues
- All That Remains, Chimaira, Black Tide, Light This City @ Soma
- Rockola celebrates the birthday of George Harrison @ Anthology
- Makai (9:30 pm), Electric Soul (6pm)@ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Poetry & jazz with the presentation of A FORK IN TIME featuring poet Steve Garber with multi-instrumentalist Dave Curtis, singer/songwriter Gregory Page, & drummer Danny Campbell @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
Friday, August 8th
* The New Pornographers
* The Go! Team
* Girl Talk
* Forro in the Dark
* Juana Molina
* Little Brother
* Andrew Bird
* Mates of State
* Nicole Atkins
Saturday, August 9th
* Kings of Leon
* Animal Collective
* The Roots
* The Black Angels
* The Virgins
* The Felice Brothers
* Alberta Cross
* Your Vegas
Sunday, August 10th
* Jack Johnson
* Cat Power
* Rodrigo y Gabriela
* Amadou & Mariam
* Youssou N'Dour
* Black Kids
* Jason Isbell
* Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
* Rogue Wave
* Neil Halstead
We sleep all day and we drink all night
We are not wasting our time
We refuse to hide... we're going out tonight
Single in San Diego - 6 weeks just wasting time.
We moved in with the girls and left it all behind
So what's wrong with this life you say it's not enough,
What does it feel like? You think you're better than us.
'Cause we sleep all day and we drink all night
We are not wasting our time,
We refuse to hide... we're going out tonight
Lonely in San Diego - just don't let it get you down
'Cause I've been there before but I know better now.
Just one last storm before the calm while we're still young
Yeah we know yeah we understand what needs to be done.
'Cause we sleep all day and we drink all night
We are not wasting our time,
We refuse to hide - we're going out tonight
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Today, Adam directed me to the Casbah site and lo and behold, there are two Lucy's Fur Coat dates scheduled. May 15 & 16, for $20 (each night), you can behold the madness. Since I was in high school back when I loved them, I only got to see them at the old Soma or MayDay or the WorldBeat center. Now I'm all growed up and get to watch them the way they should be seen- in the legendary Casbah with a frosty adult beverage in my hands. No opening acts are announced, but locals should be all over that. Or perhaps The Ringers?
Thursday, February 21, 2008:
- Art Opening for Eric Wixon, Music by Republic of Letters @ Lyceum Theatre (Horton Plaza) Free Beer sponsored by Stone Brewery, 7-10pm
- Human Canvas presents Acamonchi @ Confidential
- Liars, No Age @ The Casbah
- Bumbklaat, Swann Danger @ Tower Bar
- Lilith Velkor, The Loaded @ Ken Club
- Bloody Hollies, Two Word Name @ 710 Beach Club
- UBUV @ Kadan
- Tentacle Sessions @ Porter's Pub (UCSD)
- Down To Nothing, Mongoloids, Cruel Hand, Violation, Masterpiece @ Che Cafe
- 91X Loudspeaker Presents Agent 51, Pivit, The Strangers Six, Arm The Angels @ Belly Up
- The Reverse Cowboys, Calabai Yau, Sidro Punks @ Chasers
- Frontyard, Love & Groove, Red Channel Revue & Project Out of Bounds @ Cane's
- Without A Motorcycle, Silent Armada, The Dirty Legs @ Zombie Lounge
- Salvador Santana, Brain Buckit @ Winston's
- Skull Kontrol @ Livewire
- Carlos Olmeda, Mark Huff, Branden Land @ Lestat's
- Crimson Reign, Yesterday's Papers, Aepnia @ Brick By Brick
- Canceled- Siouxsie- The Mantaray & More Tour @ 4th & B
- Sycuan Presents Queensryche, Don Dokken, The Hits Acoustic @ House of Blues
- Anthology House Band @ Anthology
- Jesse Davis @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
Here's a repost for Wild Weekend:
Our bass player had to quit Wild Weekend due to her busy schedule, so we’re looking for a new female or male bass player who is dedicated, reliable and excited about playing music. If you have experience playing bass, similar taste in music (punk, garage, powerpop, 60s pop/rock, etc) and a good sense of humor, then you might be a good match for us. We usually practice on Sunday nights. When we have a show we’ll have an extra practice during the week after 6pm. Of course we’re totally willing to accommodate your schedule if Sundays don’t work for you. We plan on playing in LA frequently (mostly on weekends) and are considering going on mini tours in the future. Please write us back and tell us a little about yourself and we’ll get back to you. myspace.com/wildweekend07 or email Kelly at thekellyaffair (at) aol (dot) com. NO flakes or junkies. THANK YOU!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - MySpace Blog
bye bye guitar
So yeah, my first day in New York City and my guitar is stolen out of my trunk.
Its both tragic and cliché. I'm at a loss, not sure what to do. I think for now I'm going to borrow one from the very nice bartender I met last night. A few of you have been sending messages asking what you can do. At first I felt weird about accepting anything, but ya know what? I need to get over that, it's just hard to admit that you need help. (I sound like some sort of addict)
My snail mail address is on my website: http://www.jenngrinels.com/ and there's always PayPal (link on the website). Or . . . there's just simply spreading the word. I'd rather sell a CD than receive straight up charity, ya know?
Or maybe you know someone who works for a guitar company? Long shot, but ya never know.
For those of you who have expressed interest in helping - THANK YOU. Its enough just to know that you care.
Everyone has been telling me not to judge New York by this experience, and I figure things can only get better from here, so we'll see.
Anyway, life goes on.
Don't cry for me Argentina. :)
KFS Amicably Breaking Up :(
Body: Hey Friends -
Just wanted to give you a heads up on the status of Kite Flying Society -- we are now just friends instead of bandmates. There are a number of reasons why this is happening; however, it is mainly because two of our members are moving away from San Diego -- Derek to San Francisco and John to Shanghai! This seemed like a good time for all of us to pursue other things, musical and otherwise.
Regarding The Aviary (for which we have about 9 tracks finished) -- I believe we are going to be putting those up as free downloads on our myspace page very soon. We might do something Radiohead-esque and put our PayPal link below the tracks, letting you decide how much or how little you think we deserve for our efforts.
As for my personal musical future, I am taking 3-4 of my favorite, unpublished tracks from The Aviary recordings and combining them with a number of new songs to begin my next music project. I have all kinds of stuff written from this past year that I want to release. I am very excited about this and I will release tracks and details regarding the new project very soon.
Finally, I wanted to thank you all for the love, support, comments, wishes, and letters -- you have truly made our efforts rewarding. I wish you all the best.
So I told you to lock in Sunday for Marco's night, but lock in Saturday night at the Casbah, too- cuz Fluf is playing and O rocks. Mmmm- Mangravy. They'll be joined by Buckfast Superbee, and Matt Curreri & The Ex-Friends.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008:
- Singles Wine Tasting @ Wine Vault, free apps
- Red Feathers, The Sessions, The Paddle Boat @ U-31
- Lovemakers, Buddy Akai, Astra Heights, Oslo @ The Casbah
- Shook Ones, Hour of the Wolf, Lewd Acts, Tantive 4, and Young Favorites @ Che Cafe
- The Baja Bugs @ Bar Pink Elephant
- Jezebel, River City @ Beauty Bar
- Tom Cusimano, Fat City Reprise, Delancey @ Dublin Square
- Bedpost Buzzards, Noisegod @ O'Connell's
- Stone Senses, Psydecar and Roots Covenant @ Belly Up
- Pruitt-Igoe (CD Release), Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters & Art Showcase @ Winston's
- Flowerthief, Isaac Cheong, Alyssa Jacey @ Lestat's
- Afrika Bambataa @ Cane's
- As Plain As Day, Ricksha, One Lonely Robot @ Brick By Brick
- Third Day, The Myriad, Revive @ House of Blues
- Reggie Smith @ Anthology
- Split Finger, Sandollar @ 710 Beach Club
- Johnny Eager Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
- First, the big CityBeat local demo review will be coming out soon. Bands interested in submitting their demos must have them postmarked by Monday, February 25th. Send your demos to CityBeat/ 3550 Camino del Rio North Ste. 207/ San Diego, CA 92108. Some personal recommendations- send at least a couple CDs and read my post about the music 101 seminar that has some recommendations about packaging, CD labeling, etc. Also, grow some thick skin.
- I got a little bit more information about the supposed lawsuit against the Reader. While I don't know what instances specifically people are suing for, I was told they're going for a libel suit in small claims claims court, which has a max of $7,500 and doesn't allow lawyers. A person suing for libel has to prove two things. 1. That the libelous article printed was false and caused you embarrassment in the eyes of your peers. 2. That the libelous article written caused you to lose business in some manner. (At least per the e-mail I received. I'm certainly no lawyer and my one time in small claims was a horrible, miserable experience, despite winning my claim.) I think it's gonna be a tough case to win, because journalists have a lot of protections. Ken can write what he wants and protect sources (or make them up, or pretend he tried to get sources but they were unavailable or refused comment, or just twist the shit out of their words which is his usual M.O.). I would just suggest if you're contacted by the Reader because they wanna cover your band, first, ask for Jay Allen or Bart or someone else to do the interview, second, record your own conversation so you can see if, in fact, you were misquoted, and if that doesn't work, just flat out refuse the coverage; sometimes its just not worth it.
- A follow up with the 91X DJ sitch. While Ruggy has taken over as BMOC at Yelp or something like that, I'm told he's still with 91X and helping with production and promotion and other duties. Chris Cantore has been keeping up his blog quite frequently and he's begun some pod-casts for people who miss hearing his voice in the morning (and I know there are thousands of you wondering where he is, judging by how frequently you all are Googling him and finding my site). You can find his podcasts here. He plans on doing 2-3 per week. If you wanna catch him in person, it is highly likely that he'll be at Marco Collins' going away party on Sunday. Also, Marco's working on a podcast of his own with 120 Minutes veteran Matt Pinfield and Rich McLaughlin of Left of Center that will be available soon on iTunes. Last with the 91X crew, Jennifer White has been at Radio Sophie for some time now, but if you wanna meet her, or at least see her in person, head over to the Karma Lounge at the W Hotel this Thursday, when Jen becomes a celebrity bartender.
- Last thing, perhaps you noticed a post I made about a certain summer tour that would be back in San Diego. The information is still accurate but I pulled it down because, let's just say I blew my wad prematurely and the info wasn't ready for release. Anyway, if you're savvy, you can still find the post- because nothing ever leaves the Internet once it's posted, but I'll repost it later when the organizers are ready to spill the beans.
- Nudity, A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Thieves & Liars @ Casbah
- MC Flow & Nicky Click @ Kadan
- Merkaba Bandits @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
- The Inevitable Mr. Chris, Death Is A Holiday, Saveamos, Vanja James, Quinn Allan @ O'Connell's
- The Goddamn Gallows, Mosquito Bandito @ Chaser's
- Tiki Tuesday feat Craig Prior & His Hawaiian Sounds @ Bar Pink Elephant
- Sonata Antica, Sanctity @ House of Blues
- The Cool & Deadly, Climate Crisis @ Winston's
- Nathan James & Ben Hernandez @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Stan Ridgway presents Wall of Voodoo's Call of the West, Cindy Lee Berryhill @ Belly Up
- Stellita's Groove @ Anthology
- Comedy Open Mic @ Lestat's
I still have to post my Saturday pics, but for now, some pics of my little preciosa.
Saturday night was a Beauty Bar night for me. The bands are starting a little bit later these days, so I had some time to hang out, grab a bite nearby, and post up for This Holiday Life. It was my first time seeing them and I really enjoyed them. They fell in the vein of Agualung for me...beautiful soaring vocals and very piano heavy. I realized that I'd left my camera battery at home, so Abraham and I snuck off mid-set to pick it up. I clocked it and my apartment is 3 minutes from the Beauty Bar.
By the time we got back, we heard there was some mix-up and the Ringers went onstage second instead of Writer. Perhaps it was a weird booking to put the two together, but I know there was a little anxiety that The Ringers super high energy show would somehow overshadow Writer's more melodic and quiet set, but I'm happy to say that not only did both bands play well, but the crowd stuck around for both bands and I think appreciated them both.
The Ringers of course were all over the stage and did their LA brand of rock n roll and they do not disappoint. Again, another dude-heavy fanbase, but it was ok, I strapped my camera around my wrist and did my best to take some pics.
After they were done, I met them outside. Joe, the singer, has a sister named Rosie, so he was really nice to me and we kinda talked about the lineup change, and it just seemed like a fluke- nobody to blame but they had to get back to LA.
Back inside, Writer took the stage and sounded great. I kept joking that after The Ringers, they'd have to keep up the momentum with a few leg kicks, but they did what they do and nobody seemed to mind that they were much more mellow. I freaking love them and really can't say enough about how much I love their CD as well as what great people they all are "in real life."
After the show, Abe and I hit the Ken Club for last call, then hung out until 6 am sitting on my kitchen counter just shooting the shit, before I eventually went to sleep.