Friday, December 19, 2008

Things To Do In San Diego: December 19, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008:

  • The Silent Comedy @ X1FM Open Door Sessions. (Free, all ages, at X1FM studios, 7p, or watch live on
  • The Finches, Cuckoo Chaos, Boyish Charms @ Habitat House (7pm 21+, Free, BYOB, 1008 21st Street)
  • Writer & The Fling @ Whistle Stop
  • Holiday Extravaganza feat Tiltwheel, Madison Bloodbath, Bible Brothers @ The Ken Club
  • House Show: Gypsy River Haunts, Doves And Desperados @ Tory's 3242 Lincoln Ave. 8pm
  • The Creepy Creeps, Braaiins! and guests @ Casbah
  • Wendy Darling @ Beauty Bar
  • Happy Hour with Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5:30 PM)
  • A Very Celtic Christmas with The Young Dubliners, Colin Armstrong and The LA Scotts Pipe Band @ Belly Up (9 pm)
  • MEX @ Bar Pink
  • Toy Drive feat. One Inch Punch, Anthem, In Every Breath, Smiles & Handshakes @ O'Connell's
  • 91X Presents Unwritten Law, Sprung Monkey, Critical Me, Buckfast Superbee @ House of Blues
  • Electric Feel w/ DJ Andrew Decade @ Beauty Bar
  • Jon B with CSlim (of 112) and Tommy Redding @ 4th & B
  • Leanne & Nathan Black’s Going Away Party @ Soda Bar
  • Dr. Indulgent (spinning house & dance) @ Kadan
  • Batar-zan, The Metrons, The Widows, DJ Mikey Ratt @ Radio Room
  • Bitter Sober, The Crypts, Vaginals, La Bellinas de Jonas @ The Ruby Room
  • The Maine @ Epicentre
  • Feel The Noise feat. DJs Gabe Vega, Saul Q, & Eric Diaz @ U-31
  • Ralpheene, Joe Brooks, Rob Deez @ Lestat's
  • Mystic Roots, Social Green @ 710 Beach Club
  • Chrissy’s 40th B-Day Bash w/ Staring at Strange, Tripp @ Brick By Brick
  • Stick To Your Guns, MyChildren MyBride, Gwen Stacy, Agraceful, Attack Attack, Eyes of An Era @ soma
  • Annual Christmas Party feat. Kim Wilson & His Allstar Blues Revue @ Winston's
  • Bending Planets, Captain Squeegee, Real Things Are Good, Troubadors of War, Ghandi’s Lunchbox @ Channel Twelve 25
  • Toys for Tots Benefit - Canobliss, One Theory, Dante's Boneyard, Six Reasons Free with an unwrapped toy @ Canes
  • The Detroit Underground @ Anthology (Early Show, 7:30 pm, Late Show, 10 pm)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • The Gilbert Castellanos New Latin Jazz Quartet @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Holiday Pops! (Full Version): A Winter Pops Concert @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Patrick Yandall @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (Late show, 8 pm)
  • Dionne Warwick @ Viejas Dreamcatcher Lounge

1 comment:

Lazy John said...

A mini-review of the Dec. 19 Duke Spirit show at the Roxy:

Good: Well-behaved, heterogeneous audience (not the usual bunch of cliched spazzing 22 y.o. hipsters knocking the ladies all over the place), every seat/standing spot in the house is a great view, a regular-sized crowd (not a fustercluck), celebrity sighthing: Rodney Bingenheimer, free schwag handed out as we left the show (stickers, posters, CD singles), he band played a benefit for Webster ES in Pasadena the next day for ten bucks, t-shirts only $15, and a variety of them to choose from, all-ages show with no hassles or uptightness from either the kids or the adults.

Bad: $10 Jack and Cokes and $7 bottled beers, no in-and-out for smoking (although my wife managed to talk them into letting her do so once), speeding dipshit nearly running into the back of our car before slamming into a concrete center divider at 100 mph at 2:30 am (this happened in SD, not in LA).

San Diegans bash on LA a lot, but LA seems comfortable with itself.