Thursday, July 30, 2009

Things To Do In San Diego: July 31-August 2, 2009

Click 'keep on reading' for full weekend listings. Leave a comment if you'd like something added to the list.

Friday, July 31, 2009:

  • Band of Skulls @ X1FM Open Door Sessions (4:30p, free, all ages, BYOB)
  • Transfer, Band of Skulls, Apes of Wrath, visuals by AVicious @ Casbah
  • Pretty Too Bad, Art by Kelly Vivanco & Jason Limón @ Subtext (2479 Kettner, across the street from Casbah)
  • A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Secret Seven, outer 7th, publicists @ Radio Room
  • Iglu & Hartly, Arm The Angels, Jack Left Town @ 710 Beach Club
  • Silverleaf, Jesse Bowen @ Porter's Pub
  • Black Barbie, The Attack!, DJs Halloween Hallowdays, The Tooth @ Beauty Bar
  • The Verbtones, The Tomorrow Men, The Secret Samurai @ Bar Pink
  • "Foot Down" Critical Mass Official After Party @ Ruby Room
  • 3'o clock Fridays presents The Wailers @ Del Mar Race Track (after the last race)
  • Happy Hour with The Mar Dels @ Belly Up (5:30p)
  • Fever, Final Warning, DJ Tommy Coxx @ Belly Up
  • Wizard Wolves, Alpha Channel, Incomplete Neighbor @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Superunloader, Sandollar @ Winston's
  • Grizzly Circus, Trouble In The Wind, The Paragraphs @ Ken Club
  • CTM Entertainment Presents: The Rocket Lounge @ Soda Bar
  • Feel The Noise w/ DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ U-31
  • Wizard Wolves, Alpha Channel, Incomplete Neighbor @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Stiletto Silhouette, Streamview, Righteous Ruckus @ O'Connell's
  • 40 oz To Freedom @ House of Blues
  • West of Memphis @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Gabe Bondoo, Jane Lui @ Lestat's
  • The Wailers, Tribe of Kings @ Wavehouse
  • Faultline Players (improv comedy) @ Java Joe's at Libertalia (8p)
  • Carlos Olmeda @ Java Joe's at Libertalia (9p)
  • The Deere Johns @ Whistle Stop
  • Mutaytor, Vokab Kompany @ Canes
  • Seconds From Disaster, She Said Sever, The Partys Over, Remains Forgotten, Forever United, Fear Is My Fate @ Soma
  • Summer Smackdown feat. A City Serene, Thy Kingdom Come, Adestria, He Is The Painter, Mozart Season, The Subtle Way, Adalia, She Screams Remedy @ Epicentre
  • Blank Tapes, Ancient Crux, Aristides @ Che Cafe
  • Citradora, Alessa Is Red, Aces & Eights, John Miller & The Payback, The Orange Velvets, Blue Marble @ Dreamstreet
  • Johnny "V" Vernazza Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Jim Gaffigan @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (6:30, 9pm)
  • RIP Carson @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Missing Persons @ 4th & B
  • Lalah Hathaway @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Listen On Mute, The Skains, The Mulligans, Bucket of Fish, The Mayors of Sexytown, Dr. Skavra @ Channel Twelve 25
  • No Where Fast @ Surf n Saddle
  • Mark Brown @ Spin
  • Cirque De La Symphonie @ Summer Pops at Embarcadero Park

Saturday, August 1, 2009:

  • FM94/9 presents Greg Laswell, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Derren Raser @ Casbah
  • The Long and Short of It, Facepilot, Fing, DJ Yalda @ Beauty Bar
  • Billy Harvey, Jackie Daum @ Lestat's
  • The Postals, Says Rally, Cabron @ Ken Club
  • Elijah Emanuel, Kevin Kinsella and The Resolvers @ Belly Up
  • May*Star presents Fashion Whore @ Ruby Room
  • The Beat-Less, HFICLSI, Holy Rolling Empire @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Drowning Men @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Eastern Sunz @ Soda Bar
  • The Hipsters Revisited feat. The Loons @ Bar Pink
  • The Skank Agents, Bombpops, Save the Swim Team, Bucket of Fish @ Che Cafe
  • Staring At Strange, Melissa Coffey @ Radio Room
  • Sycuan Presents Lights: the Ultimate Tribute to Journey @ House of Blues
  • Kids Are Noteworthy Benefit for Albert Einstein Academy feat. Willow Kirk, Lea Caughlin & Nadia Ferrari @ Brick By Brick
  • Mitch Feingold presents Live Improv Comedy @ Swedenborg Hall
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Help (Beatles Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Transport feat. Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • Stranger, UpRoot, Pau Hana @ Canes
  • Lindbergh Skies, Somato Sensory, Chrysalis, Elizet, Pristine, He Is The Painter @ Soma
  • Reel Big Fish, The English Beat, The Supervillains @ Wavehouse
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Java Joe's at Libertalia
  • Vanguard, I Am The Heart Attack, With Liberty, Denial Runs Deeps, We Set Fire, Mortify Your Enemies @ Epicentre
  • The Hinges (Live improv/sketch comedy) @ Sews & Shows Theatre (7860 Golden Ave, Lemon Grove)
  • Greenseed Productions Presents Green Street Fest @ Dreamstreet
  • First Friday Gomango Kids Concert @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (2-4p)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Chops & Rods Show @ Hensley's Flying Elephant (4-8p)
  • Radio Exa Party @ 4th & B
  • Sinatra & Martinis @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
  • Wild Child (Doors Tribute) @ Anthology (Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Broken Beat @ Kadan
  • We Five @ Acoustic Music San Diego
  • The Interracial Experiment, Strange Fruit, Bewilderness, Kelsey Decoito, Extension To You, Andrew Schlegel @ Channel Twelve 25
  • Fish Out of Water @ Surf n Saddle
  • Robin Roth & Tom King present Club Ascension @ Kava Lounge
  • DJ Artistic & Cros 1 @ U-31
  • Congorock @ Spin
  • Cirque De La Symphonie @ Summer Pops at Embarcadero Park

Sunday, August 2, 2009:

  • (RED) NIGHTS Presents Gomez, Blind Pilot @ House of Blues
  • Gregory Page @ Ken Club
  • Desert Diamonds, Sangre Sangre, Empty Orchestra, Justin John Rodriguez @ Radio Room
  • Food Co-op Benefit: Charles Musket, A Book About Elephants, Dirty Birds, Cuckoo Chaos @ Che Cafe
  • Company of Thieves, Endless Hallway, Black Hondo, and guests @ Casbah
  • Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Volts, The Ultra-Twist (Italian garage rock), Pipsqueak (LA) @ Ruby Room
  • BRAAIINS!!, Nightmares, Pipsqueak @ Soda Bar
  • Park The Van Showcase feat. Golden Boots, Floating Action, The Generationals @ Bar Pink
  • The Script, Parachute @ Epicentre
  • The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Dueling Pianos @ 710 Beach Club
  • Too Many Creeps feat Mario Orduno & Friends @ Whistle Stop
  • Reggae Sundays feat. A Conscious Few @ Canes (4-6p, free)
  • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Monty RI, The Dares, Go Radio @ Soma
  • Disconnected @ Kadan
  • Lloyd Hemmings, Roots Covenant @ Dreamstreet
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (11a-1:30p)
  • Fattburger @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • HIPPIEFEST: A Concert For Peace & Love with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Dilana @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Marcus Johnson @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
  • Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Libertalia
  • Left In Company, Night Caps, City of Ashes, One Nighters @ Kava Lounge
  • Tribe of Kings Present DJs Jestor, Peril Dash Eye, Unite and Rashi @ U-31

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Things To Do In San Diego: July 29-30, 2009

Lots going on this week. I hope everyone can make it for another San Diego: Dialed In presents show TONIGHT at Ruby Room featuring Dynamite Walls, The Hard To Get, and The Moviegoers. Also, I've got a pair of tickets to Stellastar, Wild Light and Mason Proper show at the Casbah on Thursday that I posted in a previous post. Thursday listings are after the jump.

Wednesday July 29, 2009:

  • Presents: Dynamite Walls, The Hard to Get (LA), The Moviegoers @ Ruby Room
  • The Silent Comedy Mustache Mayhem Party @ El Dorado
  • Castanets, M.A. Turner, Little White Teeth@ Casbah
  • Album Leaf with Adam Franklin (of Swevedriver) @ Soda Bar ($10 doors at 8pm)
  • Vamps @ Soma
  • Commune Wednesday presents The Old In Out, art + fashion @ Whistle Stop
  • Earth, Wind & Fire @ Humphreys
  • The Pheromones, Family Wagon. DJ Bob Dazzla @ Beauty Bar
  • Journey @ Pala Casino
  • Christmas Island, Ratas del Vaticano @ Bar Pink
  • The Wobblers (OR), Rats Eyes, DJ Heather Hardcore @ Radio Room
  • Luciano Lloyd Street Rockers and DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
  • Sycuan Presents Gloria Trevi @ House of Blues
  • Live Wednesdays: Celebrates Peggy’s BDAY- The Surrender, Red Letter Agent @ U-31
  • Karl Denson, KD3 @ Anthology
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • The Jimmie Van Zant Band, Mississippi Mud Sharks, Good Man Down @ Brick By Brick
  • The Krooks, TreadingGravity @ O'Connell's
  • Shh! Don't Tell @ The Sandbar (Mission Beach)
  • Never Say Die Presents: Red Flag, Alien Monsters, Hello Drama @ Canes
  • Mystique @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • V Child, Kyle Van Band @ The Bitter End
  • Jeremy Morris, The Wendy Bailey Band @ Lestat's
  • Drum and Bass @ Club Kadan
  • Custard Pie @ Kraken
  • Burnsville @ Patrick's II
  • 5 to Midnight @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Sister Venus @ Second Wind Santee
  • The Watchlist, Warsaw Poland Bros. @ Winston's
  • Shoreline Rootz @ Calypso Cafe
  • Double Standard, The Veil Between @ Dream Street Live
  • Defamation League, Sean Austin @ 710 Beach Club
  • Dos Manos @ Tiki House
  • Poolside Happy Hour w/ Christoper Dale and Friends @ Handlery Hotel
  • Private Domain @ Dick's Last Resort
  • Tori Roze * Hot Mess, LMA @ Portugalia
  • Cultura!, SolRak from B-Side Players @ Stage Saloon
  • Michael Tiernan @ En Fuego Cantina
  • Threat Signal, The Autumn Offering, The Agonist, Sybreed, Etched in Red, Sicarus @ The Jumping Turtle
  • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe LaMaze
  • The King of Pop Rocks: DJs pay tribute @ Kava Lounge
  • 2Mex, Rob Grimes @ Cabo Grill & Cantina
  • Joe Wood & The Lonely Ones @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Bar & Grill
  • Eamon Carroll @ The Field
  • Jessie Taylor @ Bare Back Grill

Thursday July 30, 2009:

  • Stellastarr, Wild Light, Mason Proper @ Casbah
  • Dirty Legs, China Clippers, Fudge House, Trunk Baby @ The Ken Club
  • Bedouin Soundclash Rootbeer, The Lions, Dub Traffik Control @ Belly Up
  • Japandroids, Happy Hollows, Roxy Jones, Expressway To Yr Skull DJs @ Soda Bar
  • Sycuan Presents Angel Taylor, Ryan Star, Alyssa Jacey @ House Of Blues
  • Nicho Hinojosa @ House of Blues
  • Twomps, B. Bell, Daze, AK, Los, Mic, DJ Jay @ Beauty Bar
  • Drug Wars, Slang Chickens @ Bar Pink
  • Journey @ Pala Casino
  • Club Purple @ Radio Room
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Anthology
  • Strike the Design, Bastard Saints, Chanau, By All Means Necessary @ Canes
  • Good Asian Drivers, Nick Z, Rob Deez @ Lestat's
  • 80’s and 90’s Hip Hop with DJ Artistic & Cros 1 @ U-31
  • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Themselves, Busdriver, Artoo @ Brick By Brick
  • Skelpin @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
  • Slim Crowbar & The IOU's @ Humphrey's Backstge Live
  • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
  • Bill Magee Blues @ Patrick's II
  • Dive Bar DJs @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Iron Maidens @ Second Wind Santee
  • Ten Feet @ Winston's
  • Comedy Show: Tom Segura, Taylor Williamson, Mal Mall @ The Bitter End
  • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
  • Rock Out Karaoke, Duelling Pianos @ 710 Beach Club
  • Barbara Nesbitt @ Indulge La Jolla
  • Captain Kirk & The Beam Me Fahr Up Scottys @ Calypso Cafe
  • Justin Newman @ Tiki House
  • Skelpin @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Bar & Grill
  • Stone Senses @ Cabo Grill & Cantina
  • Nihilist, Sangre, Rose From Oblivion @ Boar Cross'n (Carlsbad)
  • Eamon Carroll @ The Field
  • The Pant Hoots, The Old In Out, Golden Red @ Tin Can Ale House
  • 3 EZ Pieces @ The Kraken
  • Etienne De Crecy (Pixadelic), Baby Diamonds, Gabe Vega, Adam Salter @ Voyeur
  • Heroes @ Valley View Casino
  • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
  • Boneyard @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • The Bigfellas @ 1ST Street Bar (Encinitas)
  • Astra Kelly @ Dublin Square
  • The Minature Tree, Witt, Stage Kids, Freezing Vinyl, Census @ Epicentre
  • Rob Hastings @ Bare Back Grill
  • Neotoledo, Bewilderness @ Dream Street Live
  • Science Fiction @ The Office
  • Young Goodman, Westfire, Marc B, The Nayborhood @ The Stage Saloon

Gomez Coming To San Diego This Sunday!

Gomez is coming to play the San Diego House of Blues this Sunday, August 2nd.
The band is back on a US tour in support of their latest release, A New Tide. This is their sixth studio release -- and the one that scored the band their highest chart debut in their recording history. Billboard praised the record, proclaiming that it is "a brilliant 11-song collection of lyrical jewels embellished by colorful and unusual
textural arrangements." Paste also applauded it, saying that it is "Catchy, quirky... Gomez's most experimental."

A little something extra about this particular show-- it's going to be a very special (RED) Night. Artists participating in these concerts (Gomez now included as one of them!) will have portions of their ticket sales go to the (RED) campaign in their efforts to eliminate AIDS from Africa.

Every time I've seen Gomez they are amazing. I realize that proceeds from this show go to charity, but if you're broke like me, you might wanna try buying some tickets through one of LiveNation's various offers on cheap tickets, like the one they have with Citi Cards, no service charge Wednesdays, or try using Subway $5 Tickets.

sd:dialedin Presents: Dynamite Walls, The Hard To Get, The Moviegoers Tonight at Ruby Room!

Trashcan Sinatras, Casbah, 7.28.09

I had the good fortune of catching Trashcan Sinatras for the second time in a little over a week and was once again blown away by the band. I spoke with Stevie (the keyboardist that borrowed my bottle opener last week) before the show and we chatted about their trip to Japan. In Scotland, he manages a clothing store, so this trip was his first ever to the west coast, and Japan, he said, was incredible and completely nerve-wracking. He showed me pictures of the crowd and I could see what he meant. There they played the Fuji Rock Festival, so we should feel lucky to have the band back in our 250 capacity venue.

Unfortunately I didn't get a setlist because some dude grabbed it (despite the tour manager telling me I could have it), but I will say they didn't play anything of Cake once again. It was ok, though, because how can you complain about a set over an hour and a half? I took a few photos that ain't worth shit, so I'll just post the videos from the night.

More video if you 'keep on reading'

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things To Do In San Diego: July 28, 2009

Tuesday July 28, 2009:

  • Trashcan Sinatras, Brookville @ Casbah
  • The Fray, Jack’s Mannequin, Vedera @ Cricket Wirelesss Amphitheatre
  • Dry River Yacht Club, Greg Gibson, Justin J Rodriguez @ Soda Bar
  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Jonny Lang @ Humphreys
  • Rub a Dub Reggae Tuesdays with Stranger, Dub Traffik Control DJs @ Belly Up
  • Turkish Techno, Rational Anthem (FL) @ Radio Room
  • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
  • Len Rainey & The Midnight Players @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • The Pheromones@ Bahia Belle Boat Cruise
  • Gilbert Castellanos Quintet @ Onyx Room
  • Hawaiian Luau! @ Beauty Bar
  • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Tongue in Cheek Tuesdays featuring San Diego's Finest comedians. Lineup TBA @ Brick By Brick
  • Jack Tempchin, Rocket Science @ Calypso Cafe
  • Roosevelt, Electric Dynamite, Code @ O'Connell's
  • Deblois @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
  • The Nasty Habits w/guest DJ’S @ U-31
  • Dubba Deez @ Club Kadan
  • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Doug Allen @ Kraken
  • Artwork Jamal @ Patrick's ll
  • Cory Wilkins & Guests @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Mr. T's Jam Band, Science Fiction Jazz @ Winston's
  • Miss Erika Davies, Aaron Bowen, Jesse Bowen @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Sean Austin @ Dream Street Live
  • Eamon Carroll @ The Field
  • Christopher Dale @ The Handlery Hotel
  • Shawline Expression @ Red Fox
  • Tunes by Trent @ Tiki House
  • The Buzzbombs @ Whiskey Girl
  • Lindsay White @ Bare Back Grill
  • Ricky Small & The Tall Boys, Kevin Misajon @Hennessey’s Tavern (Carlsbad)
  • Itai Faierman, The Water, The Gift Machine @ 8Teen

Ticket Giveaway: stellastarr*, Wild Light, Mason Proper

Stellastarr* is touring in support of their latest release (7/7) Civilized. Joining them on tour are Wild Light and Michigan's Mason Proper, who are playing their first west coast show ever. The show is Thursday 7/30 at the Casbah.

Dovecote Records just released a free Mason Proper remix ep late last week with remixes from Wallpaper, Ocelot and Nik 7 of shout out out out out.

If you would like a pair of tickets to the show, send an e-mail to sddialedin AT gmail with the subject Stellastarr. A random winner will be chosen tomorrow. Include your phone number. Must be 21+ For the free EP, click keep on reading.

stellastarr*, wild light, mason proper
thursday, 7/30 @ the casbah
21+, doors at 8:30 pm

remix ep bundle

Safe Wallpaper Remix
Wallpaper was recently featured on Pitchfork's 'Best New Music' for his remix of Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell".

Lock & Key Ocelot Remix
Ocelot has done remixes for The Killers, Royksopp and Robyn, and has put releases out via Wall of Sound and IHEARTCOMIX.

Safe Paronomasiac Remix
The Paronomasiac is Nik 7 of Shout Out Out Out Out's solo effort. He also remixed for Solid Gold and Moby.

Mason Proper - Safe For The Time Being Official Music Video from Dovecote Records on Vimeo.

These Days Comic-Con Recap

Yesterday I was invited to call in to These Days on KPBS to talk about some of the Comic-Con parties. Sadly I went on and on about TruBlood that I didn't mention the Vice Party with Gwar, the Tweetup, or the Totally Rad Show meetup that I also had the fortune of attending, but you can listen HERE anyway.

Monday, July 27, 2009

This Week: Trash Can Sinatras At Casbah 7/28/09

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Trash Can Sinatras at Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. It had been about 4 or 5 years since I last saw the band when they toured on Weightlifting and played at Cane's, and to me they sounded great as ever. The show was a bit of a preview before they played a festival in Japan. They return to really kick off their U.S. tour here at the Casbah on Tuesday night.

A few long time fans we spoke with felt the show was a little awkward, but personally I liked that you could see the band getting comfortable onstage with each song, and even admitting that they were nervous. There were some extended breaks in the music, a couple that involved Stevie the keyboardist borrowing my keychain to open some Stella bottles for the band, which got some laughs from the maybe 150 people in attendance.

I really like the new album and know that I'm excited to catch the band again this week. There's a Paste review here. Check out their site here.

We met a couple great guys at the show, too. Chris is from Mission Hills and sent me the setlist for those that are curious:

I wish you'd Met her
Easy on the eyes
Send for Henny
In The Music
Stare Into Space?
Got Carried Away
I Hung My Harp
Easy Read
All The Dark Horses
Should I Pray?
I've Seen Everything
Oranges and Apples
Morning Star
The Engine
How Can I Apply
The Safecracker

Comic-Con Photos, Part 2

So here are the bulk of my remaining photos from Comic-Con 2009. I had such a great week and met so many cool people, I can hardly believe it's already over. I definitely look forward to 2010.

One of the coolest things I saw that I actually thought "I want that", was Mind Flex. The game uses concentration to raise and lower a ball as you work it through an obstacle course. You can check it out here. I think it will be available in October.

I was able to get out on the media patio and catch some photos of the leads from District 9, Peter Jackson's new film. He was back there, too, but he was being interviewed and took a long time moving down the line. The media patio was cool- while back there I saw Tyrese and a few other celebrities, but I didn't have any luck getting back there on Saturday. I did bump into Jimmy Fallon (literally. He was fast walking opposite me and I grabbed his arm as our paths crossed.

One of my favorite parts of Con were the True Blood Happy Hours held at Prohibition and Bondi. They also had a couple at Rock Bottom, but I didn't make it there, but "Eric" was rumored to have made an appearance. These are from Friday when I met Erik and Petro at The Field and thanks to Vince at Prohibition, got back into the happy hour with ease. I wasn't really big on most Con swag, but I definitely was into the True Blood stuff...pint glasses, Fang Banger American Apparel v-necks, and then on the last day TruBlood drink...which I'll get to in a sec.

On Thursday I sat with a couple strangers who were press and we all chatted for a bit. (They were the ones who told me about the media patio) Eventually they left and I invited some people to join me. This is how I ended up meeting Jared who was in town from Seattle, and the next day his friends Joe and Caleb, also from Washington, and they ended up being my Con buddies. After we hung out again on Friday at True Blood, they took me to a Totally Rad Show meet up at Tivoli. We bumped into the hosts, and despite the line, they walked us in and we hung out there for a while.

More if you click 'keep on reading'.

I met a guy who had OCD and freaked about how close I set my beer to the edge of the panel. We joked that we should be engaged and he gave me his ring and he showed me his Dungeons and Dragons die.

So my five minute fiance. From Tivoli we went to Phi, a rooftop patio bar at the new Hotel Indigo. It was nice and quiet and away from the chaos.

I went back downtown on Saturday and didn't catch much of Con. I kinda felt I was wandering in circles before I went off to eat, then attempt the True Blood party at Bondi. The boys were there again. I wasn't gonna wait in line, but ran into some friends and it ended up being about 20 minutes before we got in and I was a total swag whore. In addition to giving everyone a bottle of TruBlood, there were TruBlood and Skyy drinks with take home pint glasses, more Fang Banger shirts, bags, books, journals and more.

As the party winded down, I walked to Chee-Chee, met up with Jake, and we went to Soda Bar to see a band that ended up not playing, so we caught Swim Party at Beauty Bar, then wandered back to Soda Bar where the Seattle boys met up with us one final time.

That was the end of Con for me, as Sunday was spent at Kate Sessions park for my niece's second birthday party. And then I slept. But not enough. I might go back to sleep now. Thanks to everyone who had a part in making last week an amazing one!

Things To Do In San Diego: July 27, 2009

Monday July 27, 2009:
  • Anti Monday League Presents The Handsome Family, Daniel Knox @ Casbah
  • Club Up and Up feat Irradio and CBot and the Paperwork DJ Lord Nelson @ Belly Up
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds, DJ Jason Weedon @ U-31
  • Soul Ablaze, Broken Dreams, Parker and The Numberman, DJ W. Steele @ Soda Bar
  • Astra Kelly, Barbara Nesbitt and Nick Z @ Dublin Square
  • Lion Cut, TBA @ Ruby Room
  • Karaoke @ Radio Room
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • The Tail Draggers @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
  • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poets Society @ Winston's
  • Chet Cannon's Blue Monday Blues Party @ Humphrey's Backstge Live
  • Heather Hardcore and Mayhem Mondays @ Club Kadan
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Musical Pursuit hosted by Adam Gimbel@ Whistle Stop
  • Doug Allen @ Kraken
  • 3rd Degree Blues @ Patrick's II
  • Blues Jam Hosted by Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Lindzy Zaorski @ Calypso Cafe
  • Karaoke @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Schitzophonics @ Tiki House
  • Sunday, July 26, 2009

    San Diego Music Award Nominees Announced

    The San Diego Music Foundation has released the nominees for the 2009 Music Awards. You can see the full list here. Congratulations to everyone nominated.

    The music awards will take place at Viejas Casino on September 10. Tickets are available now.

    Saturday, July 25, 2009

    Things To Do In San Diego: July 25-26, 2009

    Saturday, July 25, 2009 (Comic-Con):

    • Tim And Eric Awesome Con @ Embarcadero Marina Park (Noon-3pm)
    • Harry Potter Dance Party feat. The Remus Lumpis and the Whomping Willows @ San Diego Public Library (3pm)
    • Joel P. West, Dakota Jeane, and Miniature Soap @ Habitat House (1008 21st, 7pm, BYOB, 21+)
    • Fever Sleeves, Secret Stolen, Modern Rifles, Judgement Day @ Soda Bar
    • Comic-Con Party feat. Writer, Swim Party, DJ Morgan Young & DJ Lord Nelson @ Beauty Bar
    • All Leather, Made in Mexico, Rapid Youth, Kevin Greenspon @ Che Cafe
    • De La Soul, Kenan Bell, DJ Hektic @ The Wave House
    • True Blood Happy Hour @ Bondi (7-10p)
    • Adult Swim Presents "Robot Chicken On Wheels" @ Skate San Diego (700 East 24th, National City, 8pm)
    • AFTERCON 09’: MC LARS, new animated shorts by Cyanide and Happiness, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Theater, Doomtree, MC Frontalot, ytcracker @ Casbah
    • Billy Harvey, Chuck Cannon, Sara Petite @ Lestat's
    • Sexy Hero's Ball feat the cast of True Blood, DJ Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), appearance by Marshall Faulk, hosted by Jeremy Jackson @ Voyeur
    • Sightly Stoopid, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Marley, Mickey Avalon, Beardo @ Cricket Wireless
    • Carlos Olmeda, Jason Ford @ Swedenborg Hall (1531 Tyler, 92103)
    • Pato Banton, Better Chemistry, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
    • SOE Blockparty @ SOE Headquarters
    • Giant Robot! pres: Flattbush, Upsilon Acrux, The Binges, Free the Robots DJs @ Ruby Room
    • X-Sanguin Party feat Suicide Girls @ Spin
    • The Whiskey Saints (Los Angeles), River City @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Recordable Colors, The Deatheaters @ Ken Club
    • SyFy & EW Red Carpet VIP Party @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • Sci Fi & UCP present Bear McCreary: The music of Battlestar Galactica @ House of Blues
    • The Dogs, Stab City, Corvo Radio @ Bar Pink
    • Jack Tripper @ Kadan
    • Edwin Decker feat. The Burning of Rome, Judgement Day @ Speakeasy Studios (2403 Industry St., Oceanside)
    • Club Dead Line feat, The Unextraordinary Gentlemen (LA)@ Radio Room
    • Dannicus Live @ Thornton's Irish Pub El Cajon
    • Shawn P Rohlf @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • Arroyo, Second Hand Smoke, Wardo, The Teeth (SF), The Crabs, The Bartones @ O'Connell's
    • Private Domain @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • Deadline Friday, Sweet Tooth @ Winston's
    • Way Cool Jr., Radio Star @ 710 Beach Club
    • DJ Claire's End of the Month Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
    • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
    • EK Party Rockers CD Release featuring DJs RJ, AROX, LYA @ Gallagher’s Pub
    • Cash'd Out (Tribute to Johnny Cash), Pushin Rope @ Canes
    • Emery, Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, Closure In Moscow, Secret And Whisper, Kiros@ Soma
    • The Artery Metal Tour Featuring Impending Doom, Carnifex, Miss May I, Conducting From The Grave, Molotov Solution, Seconds From Disaster @ Epicentre
    • Dead Is The New Rich (Album Release) feat.. Leif (Kolt), UBUV, Griefshare, Puppy Kicker, ID, Dr. Nickel, The Technomania Circus, Planet Jemini @ Kava Lounge
    • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
    • Joe Wood & The Lonely Ones @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Battle At The Comic-Con Live Kick Boxing. Performance by Prodigal Sunn (Wu Tang). Hosted by Michael Jai White & Kel Mitchel @ 4th & B
    • Yesterday (Beatles Tribute)@ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
    • Mickey Avalon, Beardo @ Ivy Hotel
    • Underground Lounge with DJ Leif @ Surf n Saddle
    • Hi-4 Poken Comic-Con afterparty feat. DJ Krassy @ Hilton Bayfront Pool
    • DJ Chris Cutz @ True North
    • Beer Money, Nancy Truesdale @ Prohibition
    • Hollywood Holt @ Onyx/Thin
    • RetroFit w/DJ Professor CC & DJ Brother Darkness @ Stout
    • Up, Up and Away! - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. @ Summer Pops, Embarcadero

    Sunday, July 26, 2009 (Comic-Con ):

    • Agua Dulce @ Kate Session Concerts In The Park, 4pm
    • The Local 94/9 Presents A Post Comic-Con Party w/ Publicists, The Bloodflowers, Geezer, The Cankles, The Canton Mudders (Atari Lounge) @ Casbah (LIVE broadcast of The Local 94/9, Free food from Lucha Libre Taco Shop, Free, Doors at 7, 1st band at 8pm)
    • Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, The Fresh and Onlys @ Belly Up
    • The Tighten-Ups, Big Jugs, Trophy Wife @ Bar Pink
    • Lebowski Fest-Movie Party feat. Har Mar Superstar @ House of Blues
    • Comic-Con After Party feat DJ Mindkiller, DJ Schugar, Ian Dunn @ The Office
    • Comic-Con Wine-Down & TweetUp @ Syrah
    • Wendy Bailey, Megasapien, Sutra @ Ruby Room
    • Ribbons (nyc), Volts, Street of Little Girls, Knives! @ Soda Bar
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
    • Misc. Ailments, One I Red @ Radio Room (Fonso’s Birthday)
    • Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • Another Zeke Productions Presents...Spiral Pitfall @ O'Connell's
    • Van Hunt @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • Megas, Random Jibberish @ Lestat's
    • The BigFellas, The Shamey Jays @ Winston's (5-8p)
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
    • Comic-Con Funk Party feat. Soul Ablaze, DJ Ant Bo, Broken Dreams, Dr. Awkward, Random, Fifty-Fathoms, The Higherarchs, Zealous, DJ Dopeshoes @ Kava Lounge
    • Dueling Pianos @ 710 Beach Club
    • Too Many Creeps feat Mario Orduno & Friends @ Whistle Stop
    • Reggae Sundays feat Stone Senses @ Canes (Free, 4-6pm)
    • Will Donato @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (11a-1:30pm, 8p-12m)
    • Chicago @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
    • D Wright All White/Black Light Party @ 4th & B
    • Peter Sprague (performing the music of Sergio Mendes) @ Anthology (Early Show 7 pm)
    • Open Mic, Richard Romero @ Portugalia
    • The Grass Heat @ True North
    • EvoPro Industry Night w/DJ Professor CC & DJ Brother Darkness @ Mr. Charlie's Fortune Cookie

    Comic-Con in Pictures

    I think I read somewhere that Comic-Con was expecting over 150,000 people this weekend. Of those, probably 149,999 have cameras. Everyone has pictures and you can already find them all over the web. Here's a handful from my Con experience thus far.

    Click 'keep on reading' for the rest of the photos.

    Friday, July 24, 2009

    Things To Do In San Diego: July 24, 2009

    Friday, July 24, 2009 (Comic-Con) :

    • Shark Attack @ X1FM Open Door Sessions (Free, All Ages, 7pm, BYOB)
    • 3 o'clock Fridays Presents G. Love & Special Sauce @ Del Mar Race Track (after final race)
    • Castiotone for the Painfully Alone, Concern, The Dabbers, Trashcan Fires @ Casbah
    • Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls), Vermillion Lies @ San Diego Women's Club (2557 3rd Avenue, Hillcrest 7pm All Ages - A Fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)
    • True Blood Happy Hours @ Rock Bottom/Prohibition (7-9p)
    • Shoreline Rootz (Bob Marley Tribute) w/ High Tide (Sublime Trib), Two Spot Gobi and DJ Man Cat presented by BFD Productions @ Belly Up
    • Syndicate, The Beautiful View @ Ken Club
    • Kissing Tigers, None Other, Holiq & Mannyfesto (of SPAM), Sahtyre (of Swim Team), DJ Knowledge @ Beauty Bar
    • The Modlins, Sister Cities, Anthony Maniscalco @ Tin Can Ale House
    • TNA/Midway Arts Presents Daughtry @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • Gregory Page @ Swedenborg Hall (1531 Tyler, 92103)
    • Dr. Sketchy, Comic Strip Burlesque @ Ruby Room
    • Spirit Photography, BRAAIINS!!, XYX (mexico), Blue Jungle @ Soda Bar
    • Feel The Noise feat DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ U-31
    • William Fitzsimmons, Jenny Owens Young @ Lestat's (2 shows: 6pm & 9pm)
    • Pistolera @ The Loft, UCSD
    • Joel McHale (Talk Soup) @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
    • Adult Swim Presents Tim and Eric Show Awesome Show Great Job Tour @ 4th & B (7pm)
    • The Mighty Boosh Bash @ 4th & B (11pm)
    • iHeartcomix Paper Heart Party feat. Glass Candy, Franki Chan, Acid Girls @ Voyeur
    • Miss Erika Davies, Pant Hoots, DJ Mikey Face@ Whistle Stop
    • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (Happy Hour, 5:30pm)
    • Heroes All Access VIP Event @ House of Blues (3-5p)
    • Brian Posehn & Doug Benson (live comedy) @ Balboa Theater
    • Beer Pong Happy Hour @ Henry's Irish Pub (4-7p)
    • The Infusion Project feat Fortune + Encore's "Shades of Summer", with DJs Neva and Theron @ Stingaree
    • XX1090 Listener Party feat. JAC @ Del Mar Race Track
    • Normandie (LA)@ Bar Pink
    • The Chop Tops, The Strikers, Knock em Stiff, The Watchmen @ Radio Room (Sailor Jerry Promo)
    • Horror Film Showcase and Comic-Con After-Party feat DJs Mark E Quark, Schugar, Ian Dunn. Live art by Sean Dietrich, Kai Martin, Brian Hebets, Raggatron @ El Dorado
    • Lisa Sanders, Doug Pettibone @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • Illfonix @ Kadan
    • Astra Kelly, Echo Revolution, The Napolean Complex, Bobby Pena & The Stowaways @ O'Connell's
    • Sci Fi & UCP present Bear McCreary: The music of Battlestar Galactica @ House of Blues
    • Organika Reggae presents Englishman, Cualli, Ranking Forrest, Chunkey Roots, Selecta Fari @ Winston's
    • Split Finger, Slower, Stained Glass Saints @ 710 Beach Club
    • Latin Funk Festival - Agua Dulce, Locos Por Juana, Bayonics, Elijah Emanuel @ Canes
    • Devil Driver, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Despised Icon, MyChildren MyBride, Veil Of Maya, For The Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Periphery, Thy Will Be Done @ Soma
    • Auto Electric, The Spill, Out Together, For Venice, Birds of Paradise @ Epicentre
    • Drainage X, Dive Bomber, Aepnia, Endoxi @ Dreamstreet
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
    • The Mighty Regis @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Tizer feat. Lao Tizer, Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
    • Late Night Live feat Trapt, Divide The Day, Since October @ Anthology (Late Show 10pm)
    • The Color Of Glass, Endoxi, Silent Lune, Faintly Macabre, Propaganda @ Channel Twelve 25
    • Café Moliendo @ Portugalia
    • Project Out Of Bounds @ Surf n Saddle
    • The Finaly Blitz feat Dr Indulgent, Alex Villalobos @ Kava Lounge
    • Second Sun @ Spin
    • Underground w/DJ Professor CC & DJ Brother Darkness @ Stout
    • Up, Up and Away! - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. @ Summer Pops, Embarcadero

    Comic-Con: Herds Of Nerds

    I shot some video as I was leaving Comic-Con last night and thought I'd share. If you're averse to crowds and people, this is definitely not the event for you.

    Ryan Bingham, Casbah, 7.22.09

    After Comic-Con preview night and the tweetup at Voyeur, Jake and I made our way to the Casbah to catch Ryan Bingham. Last time Ryan played San Diego, I was working merch and didn't really get to see much of the show. I also caught his set at Coachella, but at a festival like that, it's hard to separate fans from passer-bys, so I was happy to see that Ryan had a well-deserved following, not to mention a handful of superfan groupies. This time around I got to experience the full set in all it's glory. I took some mediocre photos but thought I'd share some video from the night.

    For more video, click 'keep on reading'.

    Unable to Attend Comic-Con: Watch the action on G4!

    (A modified press release)

    G4 is broadcasting live from Comic-Con, bringing all the news headlines, exclusive premieres, crazy costumes, panel discussions, celebrity appearances and outrageous fans LIVE from the Comic-Con show floor to TV audiences. G4’s coverage begins Saturday, July 25 at 2PM ET/PT with a two-hour presentation of the Star Wars™ Comic-Con Spectacular!, the first-ever televised Comic-Con panel. Following, G4 presents three-hours of LIVE comprehensive coverage from 4-7PM ET/PT.

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Things To Do In San Diego: July 23, 2009

    Thursday July 23, 2009 (Comic-Con Opening):

    • True Blood Happy Hours @ Rock Bottom/Prohibition (7-9p)
    • X, Dead Rock West @ Belly Up
    • The Old In Out, Branden Daniel & Everybody Gets Laid @ Bar Pink
    • Starlight Mints, JP Inc (formerly Pleaseeasaur), Get Back Loretta @ Casbah
    • Gurtrudestein, Extinct Animals, The Very @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Nerd Prom 2009 feat. Franki Chan @ The Bitter End
    • Brutal Legend Metal Meltdown feat Gwar, Three Inches of Blood @ 4th & B (Free. RSVP required:
    • Sci Fi & UCP present Bear McCreary: The music of Battlestar Galactica @ House Of Blues
    • Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Welcome Party @ Westgate Hotel
    • - Official San Diego Comic Con Party @ San Diego Maritime Museum
    • Expressway To Yr Skull @ Soda Bar
    • Mayer Hawthorne @ El Dorado
    • More Super Thursday feat. Erica, Itai, and Neal @ Ruby Room
    • Tribute To Michael Jackson (Music/Videos On A Big Screen) @ The Pearl Hotel
    • Modern Day Moonshine @ House of Blues, Voodoo Stage
    • Off With Their Heads, Dear Landlord @ The Ken Club
    • Synesthetic, Inberst, DJ Morgan Young @ Beauty Bar
    • John Katchur, Jeff Berkley @ Java Joes at Cafe Libertalia
    • Comic-Con After Party Live Art by Sean Dietrich, Eric Evenson, Raggatron. DJs Schugar, Ian Dunn, Avera @ Side Bar
    • iFanboy Meetup @ Tivoli
    • Fudge House Trunk Baby, Magdelene, This Is Manic @ Radio Room
    • The Bad Plus @ Anthology
    • Rockin Johnny White Band Presents - Iron Works, Mad Martigan, Fuzz Huzzi, Medicine for Madison @ Canes
    • Aimee Bobruck, Derren Raser, Natalie Warner @ Lestat's
    • 80’s and 90’s Hip Hop with DJ Artistic & Cros 1 @ U-31
    • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
    • San Diego Comic-Con "Drink and Draw"@ Hennessey’s (Downtown)
    • Never Say Die presents: Quincey, Bending Planets. Ottly Mercer, with others TBA @ Brick By Brick
    • Jars of Clay, The Beautiful Republic @ Horizon Christian Fellowship
    • Skelpin @ Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
    • Jesse Davis @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
    • Psychobilly @ Club Kadan
    • Bill Magee Blues @ Patrick's II
    • Fat Man’s Misery @ Second Wind Navajo
    • Greg Peake Music @ The Alley (Carlsbad)
    • The Mentors,Willie PSYCHO,The Flithy Fuks, Born of Fire, Neverland Ranch @ Second Wind Santee
    • Audios, Grieves & Budo, Brendan B & The Brakes, Destructo Bunny @ Winston's
    • Drum & Bass @ Dream Street Live
    • Jesse Nova @ The Bitter End Backstage
    • Jefferson Jay Band, Compass, Patricia Mueller @ Portugalia
    • Rock Out Karaoke, Dueling Pianos @ 710 Beach Club
    • Michael Tiernan @ Indulge La Jolla
    • Stratos @ Calypso Cafe
    • SO3, The Dread Crew of Oddwood @ Tiki House
    • Off Track, Down on Morale, Unknown Motive @ Boar Cross'n (Carlsbad)
    • Geoffrey Keezer @ Athenaeum La Jolla
    • Eamon Carroll @ The Field
    • Glitch Mob, Nosaj Thing, Daddy Kev @ Spin
    • Frankie Dee @ The Kraken
    • Rifat Ziadeh @ Voyeur
    • Street Heart@ Valley View Casino
    • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
    • Scott Carter Duo @ Dick's Last Resort
    • Cash'd Out @ Santee Summer Concert Series
    • August Burns Red, Bless The Fall, Enter Shikari, Iwrestledabearonce @ Soma
    • Talk Jonny, Suburban Boredom, Midnight Rising, The Vagabond Soul @ Channel Twelve25
    • Fed To The Wolves, Lewd Acts, Take Offense, Stopping Power @ Music Trader (Sports Arena)
    • Haile Selassie I Celebration feat. The Mighty Diamonds, Rootz Underground, Itawe, King David, Yellow Wall Dub Squad @ Worldbeat Center
    • Bozzani Brothers @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Nosaj Thing, Glitch Mob, Daddy Kev @ Spin
    • The Megas @ Bondi
    • Geoffrey Keezer/Peter Sprague Quartet@ Athenaeum, 7:30 PM
    • Lee Coulter @ Capri Blu
    • Drug Wars, D Numbers, Darc Meriso @ The Power House
    • Rat Star @ La Puerta
    • Video Games Live @ Summer Pops, Embarcadero

    Street Scene Daily Lineup

    Street Scene is just around the corner and the daily lineups have been announced in conjunction with the sale of single day tickets. Most of this is not new to you, however, because I already had most of the schedule broken down here back in June. With respect to Beastie Boys being added then canceled because of MCA's cancer diagnosis, there is no word yet on if there will be a replacement headliner. Yeah Yeah Yeah's replaced them for Lollapalooza and Jay-Z is filling in for All Points West.


    Anya Marina
    Band Of Horses
    Black Eyed Peas
    Cage The Elephant
    Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
    Devendra Banhart
    Dirty Sweet
    Donald Glaude
    Extra Golden
    Girl Talk
    Holy Fuck
    Matt and Kim
    Modest Mouse
    Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible
    Shooter Jennings
    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue


    Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
    Blue Scholars
    Busta Rhymes
    Delta Spirit
    Gram Rabbit
    LA Riots
    Los Campesinos
    No Age
    of Montreal
    Ra Ra Riot
    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
    Silversun Pickups
    Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
    The Dead Weather
    The Faint
    The Knux
    Thievery Corporation
    West Indian Girl
    Zee Avi

    Once again, click here for the official site of Street-Scene.

    If you're on twitter, follow @Street_Scene for announcements and giveaways. Use hashtag #SS09 for aggregating information.

    Comic-Con Preview Night

    Yesterday I braved the madness that is Comic-Con. This year's passes sold out months ago and even so knowing, you never really realize what kind of crowd to expect. I had planned on going downtown early, but I was actually pleased in arriving at 4 with plenty of time before the preview doors opened. The line for pre-registered professionals and media was long but the bonus about geek culture is that they're REALLY efficient and in about 15 minutes I had my badge. Then I wondered, what do I do now??

    Naturally I found a spot on the floor and opened up my laptop to take advantage of the Google sponsored free wi-fi. That was fine until the Elite security started clearing the floor area, so I moved upstairs to wait in line with Jim. He told me there were three main lines and we were at the front of one of them. I still don't understand the lines to be honest, but I guess there are certain booths with exclusive collectibles and giveaways.

    People were in such a frenzy, it was hard not to get caught up in it. I'd see a line or a mass of people and 3 minutes later I'm the owner of a District 9 t-shirt or a Twilight bottle opener. Or a ginormous Harry Potter bag. I even stopped at a booth and got my picture taken to look like I was caught on fire. I imagine the reusable grocery sized bag from is gonna get some looks next time I'm at Trader Joes.

    But then what? I'm not in the market for Star Wars figurines, I haven't played a video game since Super Mario Bros., there aren't really any shows that I'm obsessed with that would make me fight people to grab some memorabilia, and I've probably watched 5 movies this entire year and none of those is of the action/summer blockbuster/must-see variety. Something compelling still makes me excited to be there.

    Maybe the Ugly Dolls?

    Or American mockery?

    I dunno, but whatever it is, I'm heading back for more.

    Incidentally, I only lasted 2 hours before heading to the tweet-up at Voyeur which was fun but probably only about 20% of the 500+ who signed up to attend actually showed up. It was good chatting with a few friends before Jake and I took off to catch Ryan Bingham at Casbah. I'll be posting some Youtube from that later; hopefully tonight.