Monday, June 02, 2008

Brief Notes

I'm done writing for the night but wanted to mention a couple things:

- I'm hoping I'll get to posting all my listings for the week on Monday night, so check back in.

- Looking ahead to next weekend (already) and I'm excited for two big events:

The first, on Saturday, is Art Around Adams. Many of the galleries, restaurants, salons and coffee shops on Adams Avenue will be open and have art on display by local artists. Additionally this year there will be music all day. Kadan will be feature DJs and electro-ish music, Lestat's will host acoustic acts, there will be an outdoor stage at Smitty's, and the Ken Club will have bands all day. The event is free and will run all day from 2-10pm with free shuttles running between Kensington and Normal Heights. I'm helping out the promoters with some booking, so if you're available to play, shoot me an e-mail and I'll see if we can work your band into the event.

The second big event next weekend is FM 94/9's Independence Jam on Sunday at Southwestern College. Tickets are $40 flat and the station has added shuttles that include a ride to and from the show and a burrito for the ride home for $10. Shuttles will run from 3 places: Hamilton's in South Park, Winston's in OB, and Cass Street Grill in Pacific Beach. Tickets for the shuttle are available at the pick-up spots and are limited, so get yours early. It's really unfortunate that the Sigur Ros show in TJ is the same night, but you can't do it all, right? I'm really looking forward to this lineup, particularly Nortec Collective, The Ting Tings, Santogold and the local stage.

- In between shows this weekend, I spent a lot of time at home just chilling out and had a chance to read Troy Johnson's book, Family Outing: What Happened When I Found Out My Mother Is Gay and it's excellent. I couldn't put it down. It's a little strange reading something so personal from a good friend but I really learned a lot about my friend and I'm really, really proud of him. You can pre-order the book or see him at one of his book readings/signings at Borders and The Whistle Stop later this month. The book is officially released on June 12.

- This week I'll get around to posting about the shows I caught this weekend, including LadyTron and Datarock at the Belly Up as well as Team Abraham, The Grams and The Shambles at the House of Blues.

Guess that's all for now. Off to dreamland.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks rosey! you can also get your shuttle tickets online from .