There are so many amazing shows happening tonight. Each one is worthy, but let me highlight a few for you.
First, there's an early show at the Casbah. The show features Joshua James and Cory Chisel. I've gushed about Joshua before, but I feel like I have to do so again because I still can't get over the last record, let alone the tracks I've heard from the new album, Build Me This. I've been holding out by listening to tracks on Joshua's MySpace page and website and I have cash in hand so I can buy the record. It's not technically out until 9/22, but I'm hoping Joshua brings a few copies for us. I took some horribly terrible video of him the first time I saw him, which you can search on my youtube page. Instead, I'll post a song that gives me chills everytime I hear it.
Cory Chisel is opening, though technically it's a co-headlining tour and Cory is headlining on the east coast dates. Here's a real video from Cory. The forthcoming album is beautiful. It's called Death Won't Send A Letter and it will be released 9/29.
However, if the singer-songwriter thing isn't your thing, there's also a killer cover band playing at Brick By Brick. Chelsea Girls is an all girl cover band feat. Samantha Maloney from Hole/Motley Crue, Corey Parks from Nashville Pussy, Allison Robertson from The Donnas, and Tuesdae. If you're interested in tickets, shoot me an e-mail. I might have a pair or two to spare. Make sure you include the subject "Chelsea Girls" and your phone number so I can handle it in the morning.
But it doesn't stop there. Brian Karscig's latest project, The Nervous Wreckords, are opening for The Killers at Viejas Arena (formerly known as Cox Arena) at SDSU, Bunky is playing over at Soda Bar, Old Man Hands (who doesn't play nearly enough) is playing with Drew Andrews up at Tin Can Ale House, and on and on.
Personally, I'll be at the show I've been waiting for nearly 9 months for, immediately after Joshua and Cory finish. The Blackout Party are finally having their CD release show! You can read about it in CityBeat here. Throw in The Drowning Men and Desert Diamonds to open, and that is a helluva local lineup.
And more of my shoddy video:
This is not to say that all the other options for the night aren't worthy...just get out and support any of the number of bands playing tonight. My buds Holy Rolling Empire are playing at X1FM.com. Scarlet Symphony is at Bar Pink, Dynamite Walls is at The Ruby Room, Josh Damigo is playing at the Museum of Making Music, and on and on. If ever I could be in more places than one, tonight would be the night.