Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: March 30-April 1, 2010

Tuesday March 30, 2010:

  • The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, The Shakes @ The Loft
  • Red Octopus, Kata, Hing, Schmaltz @ Casbah
  • The Neal Schon Band (of Journey) with Miles Schon & John Varn @ Belly Up
  • Paper Forest, Skeletal System, Neat Beats @ Tin Can Ale House
  • This Providence, The Audition, Anarbor, The Bigger Lights, Artist VS Poet @ Soma
  • The Neverout @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Green Decade Presents: W/Off Track, Sunday Girl, Field Trip @ Radio Room
  • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
  • Sexy Crimes, The Bertos, tba @ Soda Bar
  • Faking Genius @ Winston's
  • 4 Way Street @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
  • Live Music Showcase: Diversion Sound @ O'Connell's
  • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
  • SO3 @ True North
  • Karling Abbeygate @ Point Loma Sports Pub & Grill
  • Doug Allen, Suzzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Karaoke @ Ken Club
  • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • 3rd Degree Blues @ Patrick's ll
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Jim Moore @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Allegra Sings @ Tiki House

Wednesday March 31, 2010:

  • The Flatliners, Broadway Calls, Cobra Skulls, Longway @ Casbah
  • Dynamite Walls, Italian Japanese, The Drowning Men @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • Commune Wednesday feat. Buddy Akai, DJ Peso, trunk show by n.om @ Bar Pink
  • Leyva, Los Hollywood, Skyline Union, Dying to Wake, Bebpost Buzzards, Tori Roze @ 4th & B
  • Brad Mehldau @ The Neuroscience Institute
  • Vaginals, Spurm, Butts, The Natives @ Soda Bar
  • ROCK 105.3 and 101 KGB Present Steel Panther, 6One9 @ House of Blues
  • 52nd Street Band @ Anthology
  • "7 Golden Apples", DJ Veep Reekins @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Ellamae, Lucy Schwartz, Sistah Speak, Perfect Blue @ Beauty Bar
  • Aaron Bowen, Alan Land, Matt Turk @ Lestat's
  • Chad Cavanaugh, Scott West, Rob Deez @ Ruby Room
  • Pyrate Punx Presents: Dean Dirg @ Radio Room
  • Live Wednesdays Presents: The Makepeace Brothers, Dawn Mitschele @ U-31
  • Abe West, Loving Kind @ 710 Beach Club
  • Labour of Love, Safety Orange @ Winston's
  • The Soul Persuaders @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Gallaghers
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Super El Camino
  • Knockout Bell, The Walking, Albatross, DJ Gonzo @ O'Connell's
  • Scott Carter and New Breed @ Coyote Bar
  • Len Rainey's Midnight Players @ Patrick's ll
  • Kaos Tom, Downspell, Vaude Villians, Interim Divine, Her Bed of Thorns @ Dreamstreet
  • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
  • Hot Rod Lincoln @ Valley View Casino
  • Tommy Price @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Cat Family, Colin Clyne, John Fullwood Acoustic, Little Hurricane, Keane Freeman @ Onyx Room
  • Rusty Jones, Christopher Dale @ Postcards American Bistro @ Handlery Hotel
  • Nena Anderson @ Firehouse American Eatery
  • Wes Davis @ E Street Cafe (Encinitas)
  • Karaoke @ The Loft
  • Tori Roze and The Hot Mess @ Portugalia
  • Jesse Lamonaca @ Gilly's
  • Hazmatt @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
  • 3 Spoke Wheel @ The Stage Saloon
  • Frankie-Dee & The Funk-Natra Band @ The Kraken
  • Spring Break Concert Special with B.O.B. @ On Broadway (18+)

Thursday April 1, 2010:

  • Manuok, Hot Moon, The Flying Objects @ Soda Bar
  • The Wedding Present, Ringo Deathstar @ Casbah
  • 91X Presents Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear & Departed @ House of Blues
  • Hyena (cd release) @ El Dorado
  • The Howls, The Heavy Guilt, Heavy Glow @ Belly Up
  • Aaron Swanton, Spencer Rabin @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Bloodflowers, Lord Howler @ Bar Pink
  • Serengeti Rocks, the Beautiful View, Bella Novela, Gun Runner @ Ruby Room
  • Action Andy & The Hightones, Thee Burrito Brothers @ Ken Club
  • Gregory Page @ Folkey Monkey
  • BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet @ Anthology
  • The Wagon, Help I'm Alive @ Winston's
  • Hot Butter, a movie-themed dance party, by JC DiStefano @ Beauty Bar
  • The Buzzbombs @ Hotel Indigo
  • Carl Durant, Laura Cortese, Lisa Olson @ Lestat's
  • Red Hand Dot, Desert Heir @ Radio Room
  • The Bayou Brothers @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Generations Party with DJ Artistic @ U-31
  • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
  • Blues Brokers @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Ruby and The Red Hots @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Drop The Line, Vega, Salter & Diaz @ Voyeur
  • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
  • Pass The Axe, Civet, The Bomb Pops @ Brick by Brick
  • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
  • Jeff Moore's Witchdoctors @ Patrick's II
  • Random Gibberish and all kinds of comedy hijinks @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Firefly @ Valley View Casino
  • Reggae Jam @ RT Longboard's Grill
  • Carlos Blues Experience @ Tiki House
  • Mad Traffic, The Good Bites, Neotoledo @ Boar Cross'n
  • Sunday Girl @ Stage Saloon
  • Three Fifths Human, Bedpost Buzzards @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Kahilofa @ Gallagher's
  • Cowboy Jack @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Spring Fling hosted by VH1's Real & Chance @ Belo

Happy Dum Dum Day!

Dum Dum Girls' Sub Pop debut I Will Be is out today. You can check it out and buy here.

Here's the video for "Jail La La" with a cameo of Brandon.

Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

See the Dum Dum Girls at the Casbah on April 17 with Love Is All. Buy tickets here.

Catch Brandon a week later when Crocodiles perform on April 24. Tickets available here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: March 29, 2010

Monday March 29, 2010:
  • Anti-Monday League Presents: Field Music, Lualta, Metrofique @ Casbah
  • The Coathangers, Sunday Times, Ronnie No Good and The Youngbloods @ Soda Bar
  • Overheard & Famous In San Diego (Jay Allen Sanford Comic Strip Art Gallery Opening Reception) feat. Cathryn Beeks, True Stories (with Bart Mendoza & Wendy Bailey), Collage Menage and more @ Ruby Room
  • Blood Stained Reality, The Roosters, Ad Seg, Eternal Unborn, Spreading Evictions @ Radio Room
  • Copeland, Deas Vail, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business, Person L @ Porter's Pub
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Vanja James, Gregory Page, Bill Cardinal @ Island Sports & Spirits (Coronado)
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
  • Nathan James Trio @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • "Teenage Wasteland" w/ DJs Lord Hammer and Muchacho D-Hey @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Jinx King @ Patrick's II
  • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Ron Bell @ Cafe La Maze
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Musical Pursuit @ Whistle Stop
  • The Goomies @ Queen Bee's
  • The Andrew Russell Band @ Java Jones

Jeff's Weekly Pick: Field Music @ The Casbah March 29, 2010

Every time I hear the band name Field Music the first thought that comes to mind is field recordings. This could not be farther from the truth, but the British band's melodies are in full force on their aggressive 20 song release Field Music (Measure). It appeared the band was either finished or on hiatus, so it was a welcome sight to know they are back in full force. The core member brothers David and Peter Brewis remain while Andrew Moore has left the group. There is a lot of variation in their latest release, and watching them perform live should be quite a treat. I can't think of a better way to start the week. Go to Middletown and watch indie music of the highest calibre.

Lualta and Metrofique set the stage.

Watch a video of Them That Do Nothing below

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: March 27-28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010:

  • Air, AM @ 4th & B
  • CKY, Year Long Disaster, Warner Drive @ Casbah
  • The Dabbers, The Hot Moon, Sunday Times @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Indiefest @ North Park
  • Thee Cormans, Chango Rey and His Broken Heart Beat @ Tower Bar
  • An Evening with Tainted Love @ Belly Up (Sold Out)
  • Opium Bride, Sound Of Victory, Good Sir, With Every Breath, Another Day Away @ Epicentre
  • House Junkie @ Beauty Bar
  • Four Minutes Til Midnight, Flight From Above, Cat Party, hosted by Nappy Roots @ Ruby Room
  • Pato Banton & The Now Generation, High Tide, J.A.A.M, Kwest @ Brick By Brick
  • Reverend Mothers, Sidro Punks, La Corde @ Soda Bar
  • Indiefest Official Afterparty: Rhythm & The Method, Runhoney, Heavy Guilt @ U-31
  • Red Hot and Cool with DJs Charlie Rock & Trevor Young @ Bar Pink
  • Student of the Drum @ Radio Room
  • Dawn Mitschele @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Indiefest Film Festival @ Queen Bee's
  • Lenny "Fuzzy" Rankins @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Rebelution, B Foundation, Stranger @ House of Blues
  • John Hull, of Mice and Them, Ramekaga @ Lestat's
  • The Carlos Blues Experience @ Winston's (4-7pm)
  • Afro Classics, 3rd Borough, Destructo Bunny, Ellaydee @ Winston's
  • Ease Up, Acoma @ 710 Beach Club
  • South Park Walkabout/DJ Claire's Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Mike Pinto, The Lifters, The Skains, Sherm The Band @ Soma
  • Trudgers, Mikura Suzuki, Blessure Grave, Dazzle Ships, The Endless Bummer @ Che Cafe
  • Unified Division, Three Fifths Man, Psychotropico, Mouthfull @ Dreamstreet
  • Milan Zlatkovich @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Gino Matteo @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7pm)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9pm)
  • Los Sindicate @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Sons of Champlin @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Gershwin to Bernstein: All American Jacobs' Masterworks Concert @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Montage presents Kimberly S. , DJ Luis Perez @ Spin
  • The Disco Pimps @ Stage Saloon
  • Dead By Wednesday @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Robert Dubac's The Second Coming @ Poway Center for Performing Arts
  • Stranger & Friends @ Worldbeat Center

Sunday, March 28, 2010:

  • The Local 94/9 Presents Fever Sleeves, Helen Earth Band, The Tall Ships, Greg Gibson @ Casbah (Free show, doors at 7, free food from Lucha Libre)
  • Acid Girls (DJ Set) @ The Office
  • JEFF the Brotherhood, Splinters @ Bar Pink
  • Salsa Sunday @ Belly Up
  • BLUSD Matinee with The Smookin' Knights @ Belly Up (4:15pm)
  • What What Now, God, The Bertos @ Beauty Bar
  • Isolation feat DJs Bryan Pollard and Am Bones@ Ruby Room
  • Hammerfall, Havok @ House of Blues
  • Bitter Black Charlie @ Stage Saloon
  • Karaoke with Darryl @ Soda Bar
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • Class In Session @ Radio Room
  • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
  • Hugh Cornwell @ Brick By Brick
  • Psychotropico @ Winston's (4-7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Too Many Creeps DJs feat Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
  • MZ Chief, Ricky G, Pearl @ Dreamstreet
  • Jose Serrano @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch (10a-2p)
  • Vertice Williams @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (8p)
  • The Pirates of Penzance @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Gershwin to Bernstein: All American Jacobs' Masterworks Concert @ Copley Symphony Hall

    Video: Small Black & Washed Out

    Thursday night, Sezio.org threw a helluva show at Sushi Art in downtown. It was packed with people and since the show was all ages, it was great to see a lot of kids made it out to the show, not just because there aren't a lot of all age spaces in San Diego, but because their energy electrified the show. I was up front and bartered with a kid to let me in front of him to film, and though the kids were bringing back the pogo and slam dancing (without it getting into the more aggressive moshing), I was somehow protected from any serious bumping. There was some crowd surfing, too, but everyone was just enjoying themselves instead of posturing and elbowing to the front which really took me back to how shows were for me when I was younger.

    The show started with Pictureplane, but I didn't get any video of him. Small Black followed up, so I got most of their set, then Washed Out did some songs alone before being joined by all the crew of Small Black for the majority of the set.

    I haven't had the chance to label any of the videos from the night, but here's the playlist...if you wanna help title them, just leave comments and I'll update the YouTube page. Click the right and left arrows on the video to see more.

    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    Things To Do In San Diego: March 25-26, 2010

    Thursday March 25, 2010:

    • The Paper Chase, Kiss Kiss, Street of Little Girls @ Casbah
    • Small Black, Washed Out, Pictureplane @ Sushi Performance & Visual Arts
    • Thursday Night Thing: Yacht, Bobby Birdman @ Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown ($10)
    • Devendra Banhart and the Grogs, Dorothy and the Originals @ Belly Up
    • Big Sam's Funky Nation, Skirt Alert @ Winston's
    • The Palominos, The Young Republic, Rip Carson & The Carcin-O-Genics, The Rockabillion Trio @ Dreamstreet Live
    • Patrick Dennis and Friends @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Miss Erika Davies @ Wit's End
    • Eclipse 79, Oh Air Night, Bayside Bridge Club @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Swimming With Dolphins, We Are The In Crowd, He Is The Painter, Summer Circus @ Epicentre
    • Weatherbox, Italian Japanese @ Bar Pink
    • Dying to Wake, Arms Entwined @ Ruby Room
    • Otis Heat, Starcrossed, The Morning on Fire @ Soda Bar
    • Bitter Sober, Atomic Three, Boptones @ Ken Club
    • The Ratbirds, Revolt Revolt, Mojo @ Radio Room
    • All Things Rad! Presents Legends of San Diego @ El Dorado
    • Shelle Blue @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Monette Marino @ Anthology
    • Matt Hensley & Friends @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Hot Butter, DJ JC DiStefano @ Beauty Bar
    • Alyssa Jacey, Laura Roppe, Lindsey Yung @ Lestat's
    • Rob Deez @ Java Joe's @ Cafe Libertalia
    • Generations Party with DJ Artistic & Cros 1 @ U-31
    • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
    • Boneyard, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Sean Carney & Phil Berkowitz @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Buddy Akai, Vega, Salter & Diaz @ Voyeur
    • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
    • Billie Myers, Esjay, My Elisian, Joal B @ Brick by Brick
    • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
    • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
    • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
    • Burnsville Blues @ Patrick's II
    • Wallace Roney Quintet @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
    • The Fabulous Pelicans @ Valley View Casino
    • The Pheromones @ RT Longboard's Grill
    • The Bartones @ Tiki House
    • Red Hot Chili @ Second Wind Navajo
    • Despite the Wolves, In Silence, Jameson, Medius @ Second Wind Santee
    • Gallery drive, Sojourn, Heavenly Host, Progress @ Boar Cross'n
    • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
    • Nektar @ Stage Saloon
    • Bredren @ Gallagher's
    • Harmony Road @ McP's Irish Pub
    • John Hull, Mal Hall @ The Bitter End
    • Mad Traffic @ Queen Bee's
    • Hazmatt, Foo U @ Onyx Room
    • Mykill Milers, Evidence, DJ Rhettmatic, DJ Bobo @ Rhythm Lounge

    Friday, March 26, 2010:

    • The Morning Benders, Surfer Blood @ M-Theory In-Store (All ages, Free, 5pm)
    • Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, Lanterns @ Bar Pink
    • The Donkeys, Space Nature @ Tin Can Ale House
    • The Morning Benders, We Barbarians, Miniature Tigers @ Casbah
    • Eric Himan @ Bourbon Street (7-9pm)
    • Art Fag Records Presents Pearl Harbour & guests @ Whistle Stop
    • The Fleshies, Stoned At Heart, Street Eaters, Tubers @ Soda Bar
    • Heart Full Hearts, Tumbledown, The Brandy Alexander Band@ Radio Room
    • Rockstar/The AP Tour: Never Shout Never, Hey Monday, The Cab, Every Avenue, The Summer Set @ House of Blues
    • Chango Rey & His Broken Heartbeat @ Ken Club
    • Boogie Nights with Danger Kitty, DJ Tommy Coxx @ Belly Up
    • Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Anti Citizens, Trust 1, DJs Myson King, Domino, Pound & Cleancut @ Brick By Brick
    • PostCrush, The Attack!!, Rodeo Drive, day of Anomie, DJ Aro @ Beauty Bar
    • Posso The DJ, DJ Hoff (Spank Rock DJ), Adam Salter, Mr. Biggs, Kimbo @ Super El Camino
    • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega & guests @ U-31
    • Sara Petite, Lisa Sanders, Cindy Lee Berryhill @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • West of Memphis @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Joey Ryan, Gregory Page, Laura Jansen @ Lestat's
    • Greensky Bluegrass, Rana Santacruz @ Winston's
    • Polynesian Underground Presents Fortunate Youth @ 710 Beach Club
    • Defamation League @ Gallagher's
    • Jonny Craig, Tides of Man, Romance on a Rocketship, Eye Alaska, Modsun @ Soma
    • Caspian, Arms and Sleepers, Beware of Safety @ Che Cafe
    • The Shamey Jays, Welcome To Nothing, Neotoledo, St Elias @ Dreamstreet
    • Chirgilchin @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
    • Gino Matteo @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7pm)
    • Chris Duarte @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9:30pm)
    • Paddy's Pig @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Andre Nikatana @ 4th & B
    • Anthology House Motown Band @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
    • The Pirates of Penzance @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Indiefest Industry Mixer @ Queen Bee's
    • Eyes Out, Bedford Grove, K Sera, A Likely Story, Kilgore Trout, Since Forever @ Epicentre
    • "Glamour and Glow" feat. Pornscore, Kray-Z-K, Dirty Dee, Jonny Quest, Casey Carlson @ Spin
    • Gershwin to Bernstein: All American Jacobs' Masterworks Concert @ Copley Symphony Hall (2pm)
    • Dirty Birdz @ Stage Saloon
    • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church
    • Locura @ Worldbeat Center

      Video: Yacht "Afterlife"

      There's a lot going on tonight...Sezio has their show with Washed Out, Small Black and Pictureplane. Casbah has a great show with The Paper Chase, Kiss Kiss and Street of Little Girls, and down at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown, Yacht will be performing with Bobby Birdman. Unlike past TNT events, this one is $10, but if Yacht is your thing, you won't mind the nominal cover.

      "Afterlife" is the second single off their album See Mystery Lights. They're touring with a full band which should certainly make for a more dynamic show.

      YACHT - The Afterlife from Jona Bechtolt on Vimeo.

      Wednesday, March 24, 2010

      Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Return to the Belly Up

      The last time Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros were at the Belly Up, the show sold out and the show was absolutely incredible. Now with even more touring and some radio airplay, they're back and this time around the show will likely sell out even faster than before.

      The show is April 15 at the Belly Up. Tickets go onsale Friday, but if you dig around twitter via @BellyUpTavern, @FM949sd, or @LegitRadio among others, you'll find the link to pre-sale tickets.

      Here are my videos from the last time around. Ambien anyone?

      Tuesday, March 23, 2010

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 23-24, 2010

      Tuesday March 23, 2010:

      • Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear In Heaven, Freelance Whales @ Casbah
      • Judy Collins @ Acoustic Music San Diego
      • Kerretta, Kata, Street of Little Girls @ Soda Bar
      • Boomsnake, Y La Bamba, Wampire, White Fang @ Che Cafe
      • Guns Fever, Chango Rey & His Broken Heart Beat, DJs Rob Moran Dan Sant @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Brawley @ Riviera Supper Club
      • The Loneliest Monk, Roosevelt @ Radio Room
      • Schitzophonic, Carolina Story, Morning on Fire, Whiskey King Coalition @ Beauty Bar
      • Tiki Tuesday featuring Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
      • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
      • The Photo Atlas, The Rouge @ Winston's
      • Jesse Davis @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
      • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
      • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
      • Rocafornia @ Onyx Room
      • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
      • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
      • Doug Allen, Suzzy Bongo @ The Kraken
      • " li Camino<>
      • Karaoke @ Ken Club
      • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
      • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
      • Soul to Soul @ Patrick's ll
      • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
      • 2 Guys Will Move U @ McP's Irish Pub
      • Three Minute Storm @ Stage Saloon

      Wednesday March 24, 2010:

      • Tobacco, The Hood Internet, Nice Nice @ Casbah
      • Casbah Presents: Hank Williams III, Assjack, Kyle Turley @ 4th & B
      • Latent Print Show: Greg Gibson, Rodney Hubbard, Brenda Xu, Art, Readings, Tape Deck Mountain Video Premiere and more! @ Whistle Stop
      • Swim Party, Tartufi, Writer @ Che Cafe
      • The Paddle Boat, Man/Miracle, Chairs Missing @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Pierced Arrows, Lullabye Arkestra, Kerretta @ Bar Pink
      • Family Portrait, Owl Eyes, Watch it Sparkle @ Soda Bar
      • Ellamae, Bitter Sober, Lauren de Rose, DJ Cotapop! @ Beauty Bar
      • Melly Frances and The Distilled Spirits @ Riviera Supper Club
      • United Nations of Comedy -2 with Aida Rodriguez, Mal Hall, Byron Bowers, Kevin Shea @Belly Up
      • Kreator, Kataklysm, Lazarus A.D.@ House of Blues
      • U-Nam @ Anthology
      • NSD Presents: Monday's Alibi, The Unruly Bangs, Punchcard @ 710 Beach Club
      • Greg Holden, ian Axel, The Paper Raincoats @ Lestat's
      • My Life In Black and White, more tba @ Ruby Room
      • Narrows, Dead Ghosts @ Radio Room
      • Live Wednesdays Presents Circa Now, Shaimus @ U-31
      • Shoreline Rootz @ Winston's
      • The Soul Persuaders @ Humphreys Backstage Live
      • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
      • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Gallaghers
      • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
      • Gilbert Castellanos @ Super El Camino
      • Leather Nun, friends @ O'Connell's
      • Northstar @ Coyote Bar
      • Chris James, Patrick Rynn @ Patrick's ll
      • 3 Minute Parking @ Dreamstreet Live
      • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
      • Gregory Michael @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
      • Firefly @ Valley View Casino
      • Laguna @ McP's Irish Pub
      • 3 Degrees Off Center, The Fallen Stars, Neon Cough @ Onyx Room
      • Jordan Reimer, Christopher Dale, Jakob Martin @ Postcards American Bistro @ Handlery Hotel
      • Daphne Denniston @ Sunshine Brooks Theater (Oceanside)
      • Jesse Lamonaca @ Hennessey's PB
      • Carson White & The Rancho Rats @ O'Connell's
      • Rose Funeral, Wretched, And Hell Followed With, Imbalanced, Murder on The Dance Floor, As They Burn Alive @ Ramona Mainstage Nightclub
      • Culture Shock @ California Center For The Arts

      Do I Have Any Influence?

      I wrote the title of this post hours ago, but now it's staring me in the face. I would love to believe that you went and saw such-and-such band because I told you to, or you missed a show and regretted it because I was there and had video and now you can only wish that you had been there. Whatever the case, I try to do what I do and I try to have fun. Ultimately, I go out to shows and write about my life as I live it.

      I love Facebook and I loved Myspace in its prime and I write this silly blog and I tweet and I hope that you read any or all of my shit and are encouraged to get out and support live music in San Diego. While little tasks keep me going, my future is completely unknown and I really have no idea what I'm doing or where I'm going. Fuck, I don't know if I'll make rent next month.

      What I do know is that I'm up for this relatively arbitrary title of "Best In Comunity and Nightlife" for these InfluenceSD awards. Naturally, that's my next step from being a featured rider with SDMTS, right?

      Frankly, it's almost as funny as me having to wear a tiara during an entire week of high school and argue with the rest of the homecoming nominated girls that brown was indeed a color and they could fight over red and blue and green, but I wanted brown, thank you very much, and furthermore, if you're gonna make me wear heels and dresses and get me out of my typical outfit of jeans and a hoodie then I was gonna set my own boundaries. And somehow that week I still had fun.

      So there. I'm nominated for this award or title or something rather... And I'm flattered beyond words, but I'm me, and I never created this site with a goal in mind. These days I have hopes and dreams of being self-sustainable...because in this economy who can't be...so while I'll spew the typical "it's an honor just to be nominated"....It would be cool if my so called "influence" actually translated to a thumbs up, or votes, or maybe even meant something in my employment future.

      All of that said, today is the last day to vote. All you have to do is click the arrow next to SDDIALEDIN and you're done. And I will thank you. And I will wear a tiara if you want me to. Even if you don't vote, you're here now, you're reading this, and I thank you. You keep me going. Are you hiring?

      What You Missed: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

      Plenty of you were at the Casbah on Sunday night to represent and saw an amazing show from The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. For those of you not present, I give you these videos. And for once I was actually somewhat pleased with my photos, so I'm gonna post those, too. Because I can.

      I also took a bunch of pictures, so if you wanna check them out, click 'keep on reading'.

      Monday, March 22, 2010

      Do Not Miss: Freelance Whales

      Ever since I saw Freelance Whales open for Fanfarlo in the fall, I've been following their every move (literally...they use twitter a lot). I bought their CD back then, before it was picked up by Frenchkiss Records. The label release of Weathervanes is April 13, but you can find a video for Generator 2nd Floor video, as well as two song downloads on Stereogum.

      And naturally, I recorded some of their show at the Casbah back then. click the right/left arrows to navigate the playlist.

      The band is opening for Cymbals Eat Guitars and Bear In Heaven on Tuesday night at the Casbah. The show is only $8, and tickets were selling quickly last time I checked so if you want to go, don't wait until the night of the show or it might be too late. They're lined up for a tour with the Shout Out Louds and OK Go, Sasquatch, and they'll probably be thrust into the indie festival abyss.

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 22, 2010

      Lots to look forward to this week, but I have to say I'm really stoked for Freelance Whales at the Casbah on Tuesday. If you missed them opening in December for Fanfarlo, do yourself a favor and catch this band. They're on first which means if you're not at the Casbah by 9, you'll probably miss them. Listings for Tuesday-Thursday are after the jump.

      Monday March 22, 2010:

      • Anti-Monday League Presents: Acid Mothers Temple, Over-Gain Optimal Death @ Casbah
      • Judy Collins @ Acoustic Music San Diego (sold out)
      • Neon Trees @ 710 Beach Club
      • Vivid Sekt, OK?, Bog People, Waco Fuck, Secret Sekt @ Che Cafe
      • Ape Machine, The Kabbs, Roxy Jones, Earl's Son, Melted Cassettes @ Soda Bar
      • Tim Raldo & The Filthy Fuks, Diatribe, Underground Alliance, The Lugers, It Was A Firefight @ Radio Room
      • Paper Forest @ The Tree House
      • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
      • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
      • Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's II
      • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
      • Goldie Wilson, more @ Ruby Room
      • The Danny Green Trio @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
      • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
      • Open Mic @ Lestat's
      • "Teenage Wasteland" w/ DJs Lord Hammer and Muchacho D-Hey @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
      • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
      • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
      • Ron Bell @ Cafe La Maze
      • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill

      Sunday, March 21, 2010

      Video: Republic of Letters "Stories"

      It was a rainy Saturday just a few weeks ago when Republic of Letters invited friends and fans out to participate in the filming of their music video. The $1 beers at the Ruby Room for the event certainly helped. I wasn't there until the last few takes, but it was a fun afternoon, regardless. I wanted to be more of "the crowd" than have any cameos, kinda ducking away from any camera, so you won't actually see me in any shots, but I was there and happy to be a part of it.

      Jeff's Weekly Pick: Surfer Blood @ Bar Pink March 26, 2010

      When one starts naming their favorite band of the week, the usual suspects tend to reside in indie hotbeds such as Brooklyn, or Austin, or the Pacific Northwest. Enter the unassuming lads from West Palm Beach, Surfer Blood.These guys are on quite a roll of late, while constant touring and radio play are fueling the fires making them a must see live act.
      Last Thanksgiving eve I had the pleasure of witnessing their live set at The Casbah and it was nothing short of amazing. In fact, due to some unforeseen van issues, the band barely made their set time. Things like this do happen, so it was on with the short yet blistering show. Songs were from their full length, Astrocoast. Heck, these guys hardly look old enough to down a beer or ten.
      Touring in every nook and cranny from coast to coast brings Surfer Blood back to our fair city, this time to North Park's Bar Pink. A friendly word of advice: arrive early since weekends tend to bring out the best (and sometimes the worst) of the many patrons at the small establishment. I am working up a sweat just writing about their upcoming show. For those under 21, you can watch an in-store performance with The Morning Benders earlier in the evening at M-Theory Records.

      Turbo Fruits and Lanterns set the stage.

      Watch a vide of Swim below.

      Friday, March 19, 2010

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 19-21, 2010

      Friday, March 19, 2010 (Happy Birthday, Eddy!):

      • The White Buffalo, Sara Petite, Brian Holwerda @ Casbah
      • Bad Religion, Jakked Rabbits, Agent Orange @ House of Blues
      • Casbah Presents The Devil Makes Three, Old Man Markley @ Brick By Brick
      • Social Spit, Rat's Eyes @ Whistle Stop
      • Mexico City Rollers, Jizz Wizard, Stalins of Sound @ Tower Bar
      • Syndicate, The Fascination @ Bar Pink
      • London's Falling, Breaker Breaker One Niner, Black Sails Western Shores, Prosthetic Arms @ Radio Room
      • The Styletones @ Winston's
      • Genius of Soul, On The Spot Trio, The Heavy Guilt @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Junior Reid, Andrew and Wada Blood and the One Blood Band, Stranger, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
      • Tommy Dahill @ Mueller College
      • 91X Loudspeaker presents: Italian Japanese, ...students, FMera @ Ruby Room
      • Gregory Page, Kevin Martin @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • Neon Cough, Ellamae, Stripes and Lines, Music For Animals, Colourvision DJs (chill set) @ Beauty Bar
      • Little Dead Man, Worker Bee, guests@ Soda Bar
      • Day of Anomie, Carter, Given Life @ Ken Club
      • Happy Hour with the Mar Dels @ Belly Up (5:30 pm)
      • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega & guests @ U-31
      • Underground Hip Hop feat. TrustOne, Rinasanz, and more @ Gallagher's
      • Someone Say Something, Loving Kind @ O'Connell's
      • West of Memphis @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
      • Dave Booda, John Torres @ Lestat's
      • Split Finger, Slower, 3Against1 @ 710 Beach Club
      • Murder On The Dancefloor, Jeremiah Jackson, I Am The Heart Attack, Kenova, Chon, Disposable Being @ Soma
      • Paper Forest, D/wolves, Neatbeats @ Che Cafe
      • From First To Last, Eyes Set To Kill, Confide, Black Veil Brides, Sleeping with Sirens, A Shattered Hope, Deadbeat Nightlife @ Epicentre
      • Silence Betrayed, Murder FM, Despite The Wolves, Sunday Girl, Beneath Lanston @ Dreamstreet
      • Tribute to Bill Evans feat. Tommy Gannon, Lori Bell, Ted Hughart, Kirk Hoffman @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
      • Plato Soul @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7pm)
      • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
      • Singer/songwriter Showcase feat. Justin Froese, Jon Ji, Ray Mo, Christy Huber, La'tim(e) @ E Street Cafe (Encinitas)
      • Local Hip Hop Showcase @ 4th & B
      • An Evening With Steve Tyrell @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
      • Gene Perry's Orchestra "Noche De Rumba y Ritmo" @ Anthology (Late Show 9:30 pm)
      • Roy Zimmerman, Bill Evans & Megan Lynch @ Acoustic Music San Diego
      • John Dahlback, Audrey Napoleon @ Voyeur
      • Miguel Migs @ Spin
      • Mariinsky Orchestra @ Copley Symphony Hall
      • Moonshake with Mark E Quark @ Kadan
      • The Dreaming, The Asylum, Chamber of Echoes, Squirrelly Arts, Dead Daze @ Ramona Mainstage
      • The Showcase feat. The Mont, Mili Mike, Arcane, Loose Anxiety, Montey, Coast To Coast, PJ Dalcour @ Queen Bee's
      • DJ Cobra @ Stingaree

      Saturday, March 20, 2010:
      • Sight & Sound 2 Year Anniversary feat. The Softlightes, Shapes of Future Frames, Beat Panther, Gayle Skidmore, DJ Soo Cal, hosted by Tim Pyles @ Queen Bee's
      • Bad Religion, CH3, Bomb Pops @ House of Blues
      • River City, John Meeks, Emily Bon and The Vivants @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Punks 4 Non-Profit present a benefit for ACVOW.org: Buckfave, Parlor of Ash, Medicine For Madison, ProfessorsBlackRooster, No More Saints, Cheetah & Radio Flyers @ Pierview Pub (Oceanside)
      • Rio, Still Ill @ Casbah
      • Wild Child (Doors concert recreation, Have A Cigar, Mr. Mustard @ Belly Up
      • Chill Clinton, The Fabulous Rudies, The Lifters @ Beauty Bar
      • Ugly Duckling, After School Special, ConcreteProject, The Kneehighs, RareFormLive @ Ruby Room
      • Ikah Love and the El Camino House Band @ Super El Camino
      • Bayside Bridge club, The Canton Mudders @ Ken Club
      • Plow, The Tail Draggers @ Soda Bar
      • DJs Fare Soldi (Italy), Colourvision, Kellen Holt @ U-31
      • Neon Beat feat. DJs Junior & Atari @ Bar Pink
      • Epi Loves Metal: Heart of the Hero, Fury Never Fades, AeneA, For The Legends @ Epicentre
      • Fallout! (Industrial Dance Night) @ Radio Room
      • Steve Harris @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • Royal Krown and guests@ O'Connell's
      • Lenny "Fuzzy" Rankins @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
      • Allison Lonsdale @ Lestat's (6-8pm)
      • So Say We All @ Lestat's
      • Lindsey White @ Winston's (4-7pm)
      • Cubensis @ Winston's
      • Red Not Chili Peppers, The Sun Doctors, Stained Glass Saints @ 710 Beach Club
      • 80s vs 90s feat Gabe Vega and Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
      • Patrick Norton, Tyler Beach Band, Steal The Scenery, The City Walls, Boomsnap @ Soma
      • Viva La Che Benefit feat. The Mattson II, The Illuminauts @ Che Cafe
      • Bewilderness, Reaction Effect, Brandon Tyler @ Dreamstreet
      • Jazz Ensemble @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
      • Jason Ricci & New Blood @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (6-8pm)
      • Savoy Brown, Kim Simmonds @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9:30pm-1am)
      • An Evening With Steve Tyrell @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
      • Jon Dadon vs Don Santino, Kurch, Till @ Voyeur
      • Montage Presents DJ Luis Perez @ Spin
      • Tchaikovsky's First Symphony @ Copley Symphony Hall
      • Small Potatoes @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church
      • She Productions with DJ Kiss @ Kadan
      • SuidAkrA, Aventale, Mordium, Shining Sword @ Ramona Mainstage
      Sunday, March 21, 2010:
      • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Wallpaper, White Apple Tree @ Casbah
      • An Evening With Stephen Stills @ Belly Up (Sold Out)
      • Bad Religion, The Adolescents, Guttermouth @ House of Blues
      • Songwriters Acoustic Nights feat. Chad Cavanaugh, Benjamin Myers, Cici Porter, Lisa Sanders, Cindy Santini, Peggy Watson @ Swedenborg Hall
      • Watercolor Paintings, Da Bears, Sani, Team Awesome, Jehovas Fitness @ Che Cafe
      • "Nine Inch Nails: The Gift" official screening, The Vegas Show @ Ruby Room
      • River Bottom Rockers, South Bay Wailers, Without Papers, Wheatstone @ Dreamstreet
      • Comedy Show @ Ken Club
      • Karaoke @ Soda Bar
      • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
      • Class In Session feat Archie Dean & DJ Ketchup@ Radio Room
      • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • Frontier Ruckus @ House of Blues (6:45pm)
      • Brandon Tyler, Carl Durant, The Infinite @ Lestat's
      • Psycho Tropico @ Winton's (4-7pm)
      • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
      • Pentagram, Radio Moscow, Medius, Red Octopus, Leather Nun, The Green Horse @ Ramona Mainstage
      • Natural Incense @ 710 Beach Club
      • Too Many Creeps DJs feat Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
      • Toolroom Knights Chris Lake, Funkagenda, Kim Fai @ Voyeur
      • Stelita @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch, 10a-2p
      • Reggie Smith @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
      • Ballet Folklorico de Mexico @ Copley Symphony Hall
      • 325th Anniversary of the Birth of Bach feat Victoria Martino @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
      • Bohemian Rhapsody (Open Mic Rap) @ Kadan

      Thursday, March 18, 2010

      See Mumford & Sons At The Belly Up, June 6.

      If you've been listening to FM 94/9 lately, you've probably heard one of this month's recommended bands, Mumford & Sons and their single "Little Lion Man". Their album Sigh No More has been on constant rotation since I got it and I even made the trek to LA to see them. This is a show not to be missed, and at $8, it will sell out. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow for the About the Music show on June 6 at the Belly Up. Opening the show will be The Middle East and The Silent Comedy.

      This is a video I shot at the Troubadour of Little Lion Man. You can see all my videos from that night here.

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 18, 2010

      Thursday March 18, 2010:

      • Brendan B & The Breaks, Grammatical B, Y2K29, Bonk Joyner @ Casbah
      • Gunslingers, Electric Jellyfish, guests @ Soda Bar
      • Mission: Valley, Kenseth Thibideau @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Hyena @ El Dorado
      • Screamin' Yeehaws, Katie Leigh @ Winston's
      • Live At Phi feat Chad Cavanaugh @ Phi Bar, Hotel Indigo
      • Sick Puppies with Janus, Young Goodman @ House of Blues
      • Michelle Shocked, special guests @ Belly Up
      • Blowfly, Tighten Ups, Homeless Sexuals, Rebel Rebel @ Radio Room
      • Skelpin @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
      • Five Tales About Six Girls (film festival) w Burning of Rome @ The Loft @7pm
      • Dark Horse Candidates @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Laurence Juber @ Anthology
      • DJ Robot Patrole, Rainboh, The STZ, Intrigued @ Beauty Bar
      • Eddie Jason Coven, John Helix, Nate Donnis @ Lestat's
      • Rob Deez @ Java Joe's @ Cafe Libertalia
      • Generations Party with DJ Artistic & Cros 1 @ U-31
      • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
      • Bozzani Brothers, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
      • Scott Carter & New Breed @ Humphreys Backstage Live
      • Jack Beats, Vega, Salter & Diaz @ Voyeur
      • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
      • NSD Presents: The Bredren Band, Subliminal Trip, The Stircrazies, No Sass @ Brick by Brick
      • Caboose @ Whistle Stop
      • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
      • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
      • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
      • Jeff Moore's Witchdoctors @ Patrick's II
      • Ringo Jones Gang, Run Town @ Dreamstreet Live
      • San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts Jazz Bands @ Dizzy's
      • Heroes @ Valley View Casino
      • Chimney Fish @ RT Longboard's Grill
      • The Celebrities @ Tiki House
      • Nowhere Fast @ Second Wind Navajo
      • Stone Senses, Natural Incense, DJ Luminous @ Boar Cross'n
      • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
      • Love and Groove @ Stage Saloon
      • Drout @ Gallagher's
      • Bang Tango, Lizardfish, Bastard saints, Tainted Society, Negative Void, Los Incontenibles @ Ramona Mainstage Nightclub
      • Kova @ McP's Irish Pub
      • Silent Lune @ SDSU Aztec Center @ noon
      • Jakob Martin and friends @ USD
      • Monday's Alibi @ SDSU
      • The Napoleon Complex @ Hi Ball (Chula Vista)
      • Meliesa McDonnell @ Davina's Cabo Grill

      Monday, March 15, 2010

      Things To Do: March 15-17, 2010

      March 15-17 archives if you 'keep on reading'
      While many bands will be absent from San Diego this week as they make the trek to SXSW, we've still got plenty going on here at home.

      Monday March 15, 2010:

      • Anti-Monday League Presents: Matthew Good, Automatic Loveletter @ Casbah
      • The Big Big Bucks, Syndicate, Colleen Green, Jisswisards @ Soda Bar
      • Gayle Skidmore @ Java Jones
      • Pyrate Punx: Rum Rebellion, Abject, San Deviants, Brian Congerjo & The Handsome @ Radio Room
      • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
      • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
      • Pop Culture Trivia Night @ Whistle Stop
      • Chet Cannon's Blue Monday Blues party @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
      • Animal Ancestors @ Ruby Room
      • The Rob Thorsen Trio @ Lyceum Theatre
      • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
      • Andrew Deering @ Island Sports and Spirits (Coronado)
      • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
      • Open Mic @ Lestat's
      • "Teenage Wasteland" w/ DJs Lord Hammer and Muchacho D-Hey @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
      • Blue Frog @ Patrick's II
      • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
      • Ron Bell @ Cafe La Maze
      • Karaoke @ Second Wind Navajo
      • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill

      Tuesday March 16, 2010:
      • Past Lives, Heavy Hawaii, Nude Boy, Jungle Fever @ Casbah
      • Brian Darnell, Way Cool Jr., Steve Ybarra @ Belly Up
      • Nothingful, special guests @ Soda Bar
      • Dietrich, The Touchies, Starcrossed @ Tin Can Ale House
      • The Neverout @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Yeah Buddy Tuesdays W/ Okay!Okay!, The Humans, One I Red, Game On @ Radio Room
      • Tiki Two's Day w/ Adrian Demain, guest @ Bar Pink
      • John Scofield New Jazz Quartet @ Anthology
      • Tony Sly (of No Use For A Name) with Full Time Beret @ House of Blues
      • Scott Amendola, Wil Blades @ Sushi Performance & Visual Art
      • The Plastic Revolution, Watch Us Burn, Rough & Steady @ Winston's
      • Icebox, The Specs, Bewilderness @ O'Connell's
      • 52nd Street @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
      • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
      • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
      • Rich the Stitch Comedy Show @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
      • Raggle Taggle @ Gallagher's
      • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
      • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
      • Doug Allen, Suzzy Bongo @ The Kraken
      • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
      • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
      • Missy Anderson @ Patrick's ll
      • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
      • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub

      Wednesday March 17, 2010 (St. Patrick's Day):

      • Xiu Xiu, Tune-Yards, Noveller @ Casbah
      • 91X presents Pennywise, The Aggrolites, The Darlings @ House of Blues
      • The Moviegoers, Black Arches, The Royalty @ Soda Bar
      • Little White Teeth with DJ s Rob Crow & Breece-iality @ Whistle Stop
      • Bill Cardinal and The Canyon Band @ Riviera Supper Club
      • BFD presents: St. Patrick's Day Bash with Lexington Field, Geezer and DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up
      • Miller Lite Shamrock 2010 Presented by The Field and Jameson Irish Whiskey @ Gaslamp Quarter
      • Nat Adderly, Jr. @ Anthology
      • St. Patty's Rock 'N Stew w/DJs Mikey Face & Angie @ Bar Pink
      • Justin Rodriguez spinning records @ Tin Can Ale House
      • SD Old Aztec Athletic Club Youth Rugby Progam presents: 2nd Annual Ruck & Roll Party - Bands TBA on St. Patrick's Day @ Brick By Brick
      • St. Patrick's Day Block Party @ The Field
      • Dark Horse Candidates, Moxie, Hypnotic Odyssey @ Beauty Bar
      • Dark Horse Candidates, Rob Deez, Scott West @ Lestat's
      • Irish Djs Hannibal Selector and more @ Ruby Room
      • Sinner Sinners, The Mad Mummies & DJ Barnesey @ Radio Room
      • St Patty’s Party with DJs Mr Biggs, Andrew Decade, Prestune, and Richy the Kid @ U-31
      • NSD Presents: Defamation League, New Lead Detectives, Mad Traffic, The Leventh Hour, Pallor of Ash @ 710 Beach Club
      • Agua Dulce @ Winston's
      • The Sound Doctors @ Humphreys Backstage Live
      • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
      • The California Celts @ Gallaghers
      • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
      • Gilbert Castellanos @ Super El Camino
      • Free Green Carpet Event @ 4th & B
      • Chris Kelly @ Tiki House
      • The Camel Tones, Motion to Sever @ O'Connell's
      • Plato Soul, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar
      • St. Patrick's Day Party @ Patrick's ll
      • Hell Yeah, Off Track, Field Trip, IDS @ Dreamstreet Live
      • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
      • Frankie-Dee& Funk-Natra @ The Kraken
      • Gregory Michael @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
      • Metro @ Valley View Casino
      • California Celts @ Hooley's (La Mesa)
      • Exibit, Collegemanage, Sleeper Cell @ Second Wind Navajo
      • Northstar @ McP's Irish Pub
      • Dannicus Live @ Onyx Room
      • Big Fat Soul @ RT Longbord's Grill
      • The Farmers @ Hooleyfest @ Rancho San Diego
      • The Fooks @ Shamrock festival @ Dublin Square
      • Ben Powell @ Lux Art Institute
      • San Diego Symphony -Celtic Celebration at The Pops
      • Buckfast Superbee Unplugged @ The Firehouse
      • Little Hurricane @ West Coast tavern
      • The Devastators @ Eastlake Tavern
      • The Irish Sopranos @ California Center for The Arts

      Thank You.

      To everyone who came to the Soda Bar on Saturday night, I want to extend my gratitude for making it such a successful show. Boyscout kicked off the night with an incredible set, BATTLEHOOCH somehow managed to fit everyone onstage, Judgement Day blew minds and The Burning of Rome did what they do best in entertaining the crowd. We had Rodney on sound who was perfect in making everyone sound their best, and most importantly, it was great being surrounded by friends and a music community who value incredible live music. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for coming.

      If you weren't able to make the show, here's some string metal from Judgement Day and a song from BATTLEHOOCH, too.

      Sunday, March 14, 2010

      Jeff's Weekly Pick: Xiu Xiu @ The Casbah March 17, 2010

      Looking at the upcoming week I found myself scratching my head for that 'go to' show. Due to the divergent music scene in San Diego I decided to recommend a band which falls into the genre I would call experimental. Xiu Xiu is the band's name and they are from San Jose. The one consistent component to the band is the front man, Jamie Stewart. A rotating cast of supporting musicians through much of the past decade has resulted in interesting, yet uneven, results. However, there is no lack of recorded output, with Dear God, I Hate Myself being their seventh full length.
      I don't profess to know much about their music but the songs seem to be heading in a more positive direction on the latest effort. Xiu Xiu's music is certainly different, so why not try something out of the ordinary: go to a show with no expectations other than watching a band that is not afraid to try new things. Maybe other bands would be better served by stepping outside their comfort zone more often as well.

      Tune-Yards and Noveller set the stage.

      Watch a video of Gray Death below.

      See them at the Casbah this Wednesday, March 17.

      Saturday, March 13, 2010

      Adam H Stephens at The Wire

      Last week, I wrote about going to Upland, CA to see Rocky Votolato and Adam H Stephens. Well, I know I'm a slacker, but I finally uploaded the videos from Adam at that show. I missed a couple songs...I made sure to capture Elderwood at Sunday's show, and I shot some photos when they covered Wilson Pickett, but here's most of their set. (use the arrows on the sides to skip around in the playlist) Enjoy! And make sure to keep an eye out. Adam recently finished recording his new record and will be releasing it sometime this summer.

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 13-14, 2010

      Saturday, March 13, 2010:

      • SD: Dialed In Presents The Burning of Rome, Judgement Day, Battlehooch, Boyscout @ Soda Bar
      • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Whigs @ House of Blues
      • Little Boots, Dragonette, Class Actress @ Casbah
      • Slow Club, Sleepy Sun @ Bar Pink
      • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Delta Nove @ Belly Up
      • The Paragraphs, Scarlet Symphony, Apes of Wrath @ Beauty Bar
      • Red Pony Clock, Hermit Thrushes, South China, & Adams and Eves @ The Park Gallery
      • "That Time Of The Month" hosted by Lauren DeRose, Sharon Hazel Township, The Dirty Legs, Mermaid @ Ruby Room
      • The Ruby Suns, Toro y Moi @ The Loft, UCSD
      • Heavy Cessna, Batar-zan, Pass The Axe @ Ken Club
      • EPZ, So Long September, Mondays Alibi, Empty Houses, Deputy Dangerous, JD Combs @ Queen Bee's
      • Hotrod Hillbillies, The Strikers, Death Valley Drifters, Watchmen, Josh J. @ Radio Room
      • MC JRE and the E Team, F.U.Z.Z., Bryan Bangerter and Megan Maples @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Gregory Page @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • Mustache Metal Madness feat Forever Ends Now, With Liberty, Endure The Fall, Mid-Air Crisis, Theres No Heroes, We Remain The Sea @ Epicentre
      • The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Noctune, Kenta Hayashi, Platypus Egg, Foreign Film @ O'Connell's
      • Burnsville Blues Band @ House of Blues (Salvation Alley Stage)
      • Lisa Sanders, Katy Pfaffl, Zsuzanna @ Lestat's
      • Michael Monroe, Electric Dynamite @ Brick By Brick
      • Ocean Beats feat. Ana Sia, Joe Nice, Thavius Beck, Addiquit, Austin Speed, CRMNL, Holden @ Winston's
      • Boom Snap, The Crashing Marbles, Warner Drive @ 710 Beach Club
      • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
      • Seconds From Disaster (EP Release), Hide The Details, Roman Burial, To Build An Empire, Good Sir, City Delivered @ Soma
      • WITT, Planets, Totally Serious, Census, George Pritzker @ Che Cafe
      • 30-30, Mad Life, Climhazzard @ Dreamstreet
      • Chris Acquavella, Nathan Jarrell, Jeremy Kurtz, Erdis Mexhelaku@ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center, Afternoon Show, 2pm)
      • John Rekevics, Russell Bizzett, Joshua White, Rob Thorsen@ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
      • Y3K @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7pm)
      • Atomic Groove @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 pm)
      • Comedy Show feat. Tommy Chunn & D'militant @ 4th & B
      • Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
      • Magic 92.5 DJ night with Dr. Boogie and Xavier the X-Man @ Anthology (Late Show 10 pm)
      • Berkley Hart @ Acoustic Music San Diego
      • Bobaflex, Downstait, Interim Divine, Aghori, On Descent @ Ramona Mainstage
      • DJs Phil B & Luis Perez @ Spin
      • The Divine Crime @ The Worldbeat Center
      • willovealot @ San Diego Harley Davidson (Kearny Mesa, Free BBQ, 10a-2pm)
      • Mattson 2, Alensworth, Parker Macy Blues @ PB Surf Shop (4150 Mission Blvd)

      Sunday, March 14, 2010:

      • Cash'd Out, Deadbolt, The Fooks, Screamin Yeehaws @ Dublin Mob Choppers St Paddy Ride (6306 Federal Blvd, bands start at 11 am)
      • Or, The Whale, The Maldives @ Bar Pink
      • Quasi, Explode Into Colors, Pivot, Little White Teeth@ Casbah
      • Hunx & His Punkettes, Shannon & The Clam, The Kabbs @ Ken Club
      • A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Tropical Depression, Primitive Noyes @ Soda Bar
      • Sol E Mar Funky Samba Party with Carla Cassarim @ Belly Up
      • Badwater Blues Band @ Belly Up (Matinee, 4pm)
      • Isolation feat DJs Bryan Pollard & AM Bones @ Ruby Room
      • Bluegrass Brunch feat Chris Clarke & Joe Pomianek @ Urban Solace (10am)
      • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
      • Kori Linae Carothers, Scarlet Rivera @ PianoSD (1233 Camino Del Rio South)
      • The Devastators @ RT's Longboard Grill
      • Extra Life, Witt, Totally Serious, Vaginals! @ Radio Room
      • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • Evacuee, Monarchs, Deat By Volcano@ O'Connell's
      • Benefit for MADD feat. One Hot Minute, Empty Houses, Love Beats War @ House of Blues
      • Shane Cooley, Suzie Brown @ Lestat's
      • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
      • Shades of Day, Jenni Alpert, Justine Bennett @ 710 Beach Club
      • Too Many Creeps DJs feat Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
      • Otley Mercer, Revol Concept, Don't Trip @ Dreamstreet
      • Bob Boss & Mundell Lowe @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
      • Hank Easton @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch (10a-2p)
      • Fattburger @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (8p-12a)
      • "Luscious Noise" feat members of the San Diego Symphony @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
      • Moscow State Radio Symphony Performs Tchaikovsky @ Copley Symphony Hall (2 pm)
      • Diabolical Slaughter, Within The Swarm, Rott, Dark Possession, Process For Enigma, Sergulath, Perdition @ Ramona Mainstage
      • Kyle Van Band @ Hooley's

      Friday, March 12, 2010

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 12, 2010

      Friday, March 12, 2010:

      • Cave Singers, The DuTchess and The Duke, The Moondoggies @ Casbah
      • Casbah Presents Tim Barry, Possessed By Paul James, John Meeks/Brian Holwerda @ Soda Bar
      • No Bunny, TV Ghost, Stalins of Sound @ Tower Bar
      • Thee Oh Sees, Baths, So Cow @ Bar Pink
      • Hotel St. George, Riddim Saunter, Softlightes @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Irradio, The Slants, Silent Scream @ Radio Room
      • Lyon Crowns (EP Release), El Ten Eleven, Buddy Akai @ Beauty Bar
      • The Mike Keneally Band, S. Ail @ The Loft, UCSD
      • Get Back Loretta, Good Morning Milo, Valora, Add The Color, Meseta @ Soma
      • Pussy Galore feat. Street of Little Girls, Eliza Rickman @ Whistle Stop
      • Melissa Ferrick @ House of Blues (5th Avenue Side Stage)
      • Mexican Institute of Sound @ Anthology (Late Show 9:30 pm)
      • One Drop, Mike Pinto, Tommy Dubs @ Belly Up
      • Dave Howard, Bart Mendoza @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • DJ K, Mighty Melody, CRS @ Ruby Room
      • Magdaline, Schmaltz @ Ken Club
      • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ U-31
      • Ottlymercer, Rough And Steady, Change The Movements, Logan's Theory @ O'Connell's
      • Steve Aoki @ House of Blues
      • Bushwalla, Gravity, Kenny Eng @ Lestat's
      • Unset, Into The Presence, My Elysian @ Brick By Brick
      • Psydecar, Guava Belly @ Winston's
      • Polynesian Underground Presents: The Green, Tribal Theory, Anuhea @ 710 Beach Club
      • Skelator, Ritual Torture, Invocation War, Antebellum @ Che Cafe
      • The RNR's, 321 Stereo, Retrolust, Return To Silence, Listen On Mute, Earth At Night, Listen on Mute, Shamey Jays @ Dreamstreet
      • Daniel Jackson (piano/tenor saxophone), Marshall Hawkins (bass), Gilbert Castellanos (Trumpet), Charlie Chavez (Toca) @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
      • Candye Kane @ Belly Up (Happy Hour, 5:30pm)
      • Roxy Monoxide @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7 pm)
      • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 pm)
      • Skank-Out Presents Social Green, The Mayors of Sexytown, Sherm The Band, The Skains, Mulligans, 2000 Tons of TNT @ Epicentre
      • E-40, Black Resume, Lounie Tunes, Illatary, Da Limelite Boiz, Double Down, Mac Fetti @ 4th & B
      • Pandamoneum, The Colour of Glass, The Lyon's Crown @ Queen Bee's
      • Andrew Strong @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
      • Lucy Kaplansky @ Acoustic Music San Diego
      • Joshua Bell Performs @ Copley Symphony Hall
      • Mentors @ Ramona Mainstage
      • Lexington Field @ Hooley's
      • Szacheta & Clarke @ South Park Bar & Grill

      San Diego Is In FLUXX

      (Photo from FluxxSD/Facebook)

      Tonight is the grand opening of San Diego's newest nightclub, FLUXX. While it's not generally something I'd cover here...the downtown nightclub scene is for the most part foreign to me...I had the opportunity to tour the club by day as well as experience a beverage or two on Wednesday night when they invited investors, friends, and everyone who worked on the project over the past year. The owner, Jeff Fink, took over the property that was once home to Aubergine over a year ago and completely gutted and meticulously designed the spacious club that is said to have a capacity of about 900.

      I didn't take any photos of the spot as it's definitely a spectacle to behold in person. There are probably 50 different materials used throughout the space that give an earthy feel on one hand- like the foam "moss rocks" that adorn the top of the main bar, or the dark wood natural cut bar that acts as the counter of one of the two rear bars- to the almost Alice In Wonderland feel on the other hand, with pink and magenta broken glass behind the main bar, cloth flowers affixed in framed sections of the walls, and the giant light orbs that encase the DJ booth and infinity mirrors.

      We kept hearing that the bar will rival anything in New York, Paris, London or Las Vegas, but the question will be if San Diegans are really looking for another high end nightclub with bottle service (in acrylic glassware). The sound system is incredible (and from what we were told, incredibly expensive) and really every detail of the club is well thought out...from the rising vantage points throughout the bar to the sound dampening ceiling, to the placement of speakers and subwoofers so that the sound is consistent no matter where you're standing in the room. The dancefloor in front of the DJ doubles as a stage area for live music acts, which in time might make it a dual purpose club.

      Personally, I was just stunned by the materials. Everywhere you look there's something different...a wood shingle wall by the rear bar, bubblegum colored lamps behind the same bar, brick wall around the open circle dancefloor, white vinyl seating that can store the cushions if people choose to dance on the seats, and the giant seaworthy ropes that tie the whole thing together. Pyles kept saying it was like Disneyland for adults, and while visually and thematically that might be true, a club is only as good as its patrons. Will they come? I guess we'll find out.

      Saturday Saturday Saturday

      It's almost here and I'm so excited. After seeing the Boyscout guys at the Transfer show last night, I'm especially looking forward to seeing everyone bring it. Boyscout will be taking the stage by 9:30, so get there early.


      Thursday, March 11, 2010

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 11, 2010

      So many good things happening this weekend, but specifically I hope everyone can make it out to the Soda Bar on Saturday night for the show I put together feat. The Burning of Rome, Judgement Day, BATTLEHOOCH, and Boyscout. Very exciting, indeed. The full weekend listings are after the jump.

      Thursday March 11, 2010:

      • Transfer, The Silent Comedy, Black Hondo, Agent Ribbons @ Casbah
      • Lovvers, Abe Vigoda @ Bar Pink
      • SXSW Tour Kick Off Show: Writer, Tape Deck Mountain, Primitive Noyes @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Beaters, Maren Parusel, Jenn Grinels, Wirepony @ Belly Up
      • Brandi Carlile, Gill Landry @ House of Blues
      • Nautical Disaster, China Clippers, Animal Ancestors, Race Against Space @ Radio Room
      • The Pack A.D., guests @ Soda Bar
      • Knockout Bell, Vinyl Film, Sour Soul @ Ruby Room
      • Jon Secada @ Anthology
      • Rob Deez @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
      • The S.E.L.F., Richy The Kid, Left N Company, Apaulo 9, Audios @ Winston's
      • Rasta Nation Posse Presents: Roots & Culture @ Beauty Bar
      • Nicole Vaughn, Will Edwards @ Lestat's
      • Abbey Road- A Tribute to The Beatles @ Acoustic Music San Diego
      • Steam Powered Giraffe @ Queen Bee's
      • Generations Party with DJ Artistic & Cros 1 @ U-31
      • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
      • Red Lane, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
      • Ruby and The Red Hots @ Humphreys Backstage Live
      • Harvard Bass, Vega, Salter & Diaz @ Voyeur
      • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
      • NSD PRESENTS: Mr Milky, Left 4 Dead, GSMG, OG Rank, Beach Boy, Kid R & Mighty Mazz, Savage Flows, Unxpected @ Brick by Brick
      • Trashcan Fires @ Whistle Stop
      • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
      • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
      • All Things Rad @ El Dorado
      • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
      • Jeff Moore & The Witchdoctors @ Patrick's II
      • Liz & Jason, Katie Leigh, Joalby, Steve Harris, Tim Mud, Doug McCarron, Wes Davis, Lil Nicky, Johnny Q @ Dreamstreet Live
      • The Mighty Untouchables @ Valley View Casino
      • The Pheromones @ RT Longboard's Grill
      • The Ringo Jones Gang @ Tiki House
      • Masters of Reality, Disaster Magnet, Bastard Saints @ Second Wind Navajo
      • Zombie Surf Camp, Buckface @ Boar Cross'n
      • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
      • Jason Getzel, The Touchies @ Stage Saloon
      • Clay Colton Band @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
      • Still Time @ Gallagher's
      • Cheeta and the Radio Flyers, Gino and the Lone Gunmen, Jason Lee and the Riptides, The Rumblers @ Ramona Mainstage Nightclub
      • Plane Without a Pilot @ Hot Topic (Parkway Plaza, 5pm)
      • Westland @ Hot Topic @ Mission Valley Center
      • Kaus and Craze @ Onyx Room
      • 4-Way Street @ McP's Irish Pub

      Wednesday, March 10, 2010

      See The Silent Comedy & Transfer Tonight!

      I thought I should mention that The Silent Comedy and Transfer are co-headlining two nights at the Casbah starting tonight, and tickets for Thursday are SOLD OUT, so if you wanna see both bands share the stage in the same night, tonight would be the night to do it.

      Tickets are $15 and tonight Mata Leon and Hong Kong open the show.
      Buy tickets here.

      Tuesday, March 09, 2010

      Things To Do In San Diego: March 9-10, 2010

      Tuesday March 9, 2010:
      • Lights On, The So So Glos, Sunday Times @ Casbah
      • Stockholm Syndrome, These United States @ Belly Up
      • The Howls, Thee Vicars, Alpha Channel @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Brawley @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Secret Fun Club, Lozen, Sugar Sugar Sugar, Fkenal @ Radio Room
      • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
      • Movie Premier!! Under the Great White Northern Lights @ Soda Bar
      • Great American Taxi, Heavy Guilt @ Winston's
      • Band Showcase Competition feat: Left Coast Lights, Listen On Mute @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
      • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
      • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
      • Jaime M @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
      • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
      • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
      • John Fullwood Acoustic, Katie Leigh @ Bare Back Grill
      • Doug Allen, Suzzy Bongo @ The Kraken
      • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
      • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
      • Stealing Love Jones @ RT's Longboard Grill
      • Chris James & Patrick Rynn @ Patrick's ll
      • Allegra Sings @ Tiki House
      • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
      • Gene Warren @ McP's Irish Pub

      Wednesday March 10, 2010:

      • Toad The Wet Sprocket @ Anthology
      • The Silent Comedy, Transfer, Mata Leon @ Casbah
      • Dawes, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, Jason Boesel @ The Loft
      • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The New Mastersounds, Salvador Santana @ Belly Up
      • Sofia Talvik @ Acoustic Music San Diego
      • The Lustkillers @ Bar Pink
      • The Ratbirds, Behind The Wagon, Trophy Wife @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Throwback Trunk Show with The Kabbs, Chango Rey @ Soda Bar
      • The Trolly Station, Summer Circus, The New Lead Detectives @ Brick By Brick
      • Ellamae, Kitten Runhoney @ Beauty Bar
      • Ashley Raines, Lunar Sway, See Green @ Lestat's
      • Reason to Rebel, Riddle the Roar, Social Green @ Ruby Room
      • Graceland @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Shitting Glitter, The Dirty Legs, Mermaid, DJ Barnesey @ Radio Room
      • Live Wednesday & Thea Tochihara Presents: Billy Barnell (comedy), Ray Mo, Rob Deez, & Roxy Blue @ U-31
      • NSD Presents: Bordertown Bust @ 710 Beach Club
      • Polynesian Underground Presents: Jamm Quest @ Winston's
      • Barfly Promotions Presents: Stealing Love Jones, Danny & The Tramp, Soul Ablaze, The Heavy Guilt, Carlos Blues Experience @ Humphreys Backstage Live
      • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
      • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Gallaghers
      • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
      • Gilbert Castellanos @ Super El Camino
      • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
      • The Earful, Ian Tordella @ Kava Lounge
      • Chubby Dice, As The Sun Sets Fire @ O'Connell's
      • Clay Colton and The bad Blokes @ Coyote Bar
      • Michele Lundeen @ Patrick's ll
      • Young STTP, Tish Bab'e, Mz Chief, Problumz, Monty, She Wrote It, Comma Tom @ Dreamstreet Live
      • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
      • Jeff Moore & The Witchdoctors @ The Kraken
      • Sleepwalking: DJs Jeff Graves, Melissa & Andrea @ Whistle Stop
      • Gregory Michael @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
      • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Valley View Casino
      • Loked, Tim Raldo, Middle Finger @ Second Wind Santee
      • Shoreline Rootz @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
      • Sister Speak @ Portugalia
      • United Front Company @ Second Wind Navajo
      • Jesse Lamonaca @ Hennessey's PB
      • Taylor Harvey @ McP's Irish Pub

      Monday, March 08, 2010

      See Oscar Winner Ryan Bingham

      Sunday night, Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett took home an Academy Award for their original song,"The Weary Kind", written for the film "Crazy Heart". Ryan is playing a KPRI show at Borders Books in El Cajon at 6:45 on Tuesday. While I'm not sure you can still RSVP, I wanted to share an old video of Ryan from a performance at the Casbah in 2009. I've seen him a couple times and had the pleasure of slinging some merch for him, too, and highly recommend checking him out if you haven't already. Mostly it's just nice to see good things happen to great talents.

      Anyone heading out to sxsw might want to check this one out...



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      Things To Do In San Diego: March 8, 2010

      Monday March 8, 2010:

      • Anti-Monday League Presents: Laura Veirs and The Hall of Flames, Old Believers, Cataldo @ Casbah
      • Gran Tarantula, Finn Riggins, Boy Eats Drum Machine @ Soda Bar
      • Jarrod Gorbel @ The Loft
      • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
      • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
      • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
      • Miss Erika Davies @ Whistle Stop
      • Robin Henkel @ Humphrey's Backstge Live
      • Ox Eyes, Elephant, Black Barbie @ Ruby Room
      • Wake, Gotuary, Chainsaw Carnage, Senseless Dementia, Mass Terror @ Radio Room
      • Hyena @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
      • The Rob Thorsen Trio @ Athenaeum Music Arts & Library
      • Rob Deez @ Twiggs
      • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
      • Open Mic @ Lestat's
      • "Teenage Wasteland" w/ DJs Lord Hammer and Muchacho D-Hey @ Tin Can Ale House
      • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
      • Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's II
      • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
      • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
      • Karaoke @ Second Wind Navajo
      • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill

      Jeff's Weekly Pick: Sofia Talvik @ Acoustic Music San Diego Wednesday March 10, 2010

      I’ll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for singer/songwriters from Scandinavia. Maybe it’s something in their water or the long winters that seem to cultivate such amazing singers. Until a couple of weeks ago I had never heard of Swedish singer Sofia Talvik. After listening to a few of her silky smooth tunes I was hooked. Then to my surprise I found out Sofia was coming to San Diego as part of a pre-SXSW West Coast tour.

      Not really a newcomer but rather a ready to breakout talent, Sofia has three full length LPs to her credit. Her most recent, Jonestown, is a reference to the tragedy that occurred in Guyana over thirty years ago. She is currently working on a fourth album which will be released this May.

      Wednesday is your chance to witness Sofia Talvik in San Diego’s most unique setting, Acoustic Music San Diego. The venue utilizes a Normal Heights church sanctuary and the sound is terrific (been there many times). This is a rare opportunity to see a young talent and cure the midweek blues all at once.
      For more info visit www.acousticmusicsandiego.com.
      Watch a video of My James Dean below.

      Sunday, March 07, 2010

      The Wire: Rocky Votolato

      Here's the playlist of all the Rocky videos from The Wire in Upland, CA.

      The Wire: Rocky Votolato & Adam Stephens, 3.6.10

      Tonight I took a little mini-roadtrip with Jeff up to Upland, California to see Rocky Votolato and Adam Stephens. Yes, I'll be seeing them again on Sunday at the Casbah, but Jeff offered and I'm not one to turn down a Rocky show, ever, and the opportunity to see him in a super-small all ages venue seemed like a good idea. I love the Casbah, but as Rocky has gained popularity in San Diego, the crowds are bigger and sometimes more boisterous. There's definitely a difference with seeing a performer in an all-ages space versus one where the alcohol is consumed liberally.

      The weather wasn't commuter friendly, with rains on and off as we made our way north on the 15, but we had snacks (shrimp cocktail and Humboldt Fog and crackers from Whole Foods) and good music (Musee Mecanique, Rocky's new CD True Devotion, and Dawes) and Jeff had planned on dinner at an Italian restaurant on the same block as the show, so we took off early in the afternoon and despite minor traffic through Ontario and Corona, we made it in pretty good time.

      The show was at a venue in Upland called The Wire, which is a relatively new space judging by the congratulations to the owners by the performers, and might be compared to Lestat's, Hotel Cafe or Tin Can Ale House, because it is long and narrow, though it had a deeper stage than any of them, and no seating. This was a benefit in my eyes, as we were able to secure spots up in front without any problems. The sound was great and they had great lighting (though a bit trigger happy on the fading in and out of said lighting.)

      There was a local opener and I'll just fast forward past that band because I like to keep it positive. Adam H Stephens took the stage with a band that consisted of him on guitar, a female on bass (and cello for one song), a keyboardist, and a drummer. I love Two Gallants, and Adam's new material is very different than his old band. It's really good, and his songwriting is still great, but with a summer release, it would've been nice to be a little more familiar with the new material since I'm so used to the epic sing-alongs that came with Two Gallants music. Still, if you're planning on coming to the Casbah show, don't miss Adam. Actually, don't miss Correatown, either, because you'll get to see buds Angela Correa and Joanie Mendenhall share the stage. Plus, there's that alcohol thing...

      The videos for Adam will take a while, but here's the setlist (as written):

      Elder Wood
      New Song
      2nd Mind
      I Found A Lov
      W/ Vengeance

      No songs from Two Gallants as it seems Adam is distancing himself, perhaps? Or maybe it's an agreement with Tyson as they both pursue new projects not to go there? I don't know. Maybe I'll get the chance to ask him on Sunday, but he was particularly annoyed by the happy lighting finger so I didn't want to bug him. I hate admitting so, but I was pretty wasted last time I talked to him, so I'd rather pretend we've never met anyway.

      Since Rocky performed solo, there wasn't a huge space of time for his setup, though he commented about how quiet the crowd got even for his soundcheck. Apparently the night before at the Troubadour was quite the opposite, so he appreciated the silence, though it could probably also be unnerving, too, especially since his latest release and subsequent interviews have been so deeply personal about depression and dramatic highs and lows that his life has seen in the last few years. I think the sing-alongs helped him to know that the crowd was on his side and just wanted to take in every note of every song.

      I didn't get Rocky's setlist, as he's notorious for keeping it in a little pocket notepad that someone else had the brains to ask for, but I think I recorded every song he played, which would make the setlist something like this:

      Sunlight (a new unrecorded song)
      Instrument (True Devotion)
      Alabaster (Suicide Medicine)
      What Waited For Me (True Devotion)
      Portland Is Leaving (Makers)
      Father And Son (Cat Stevens Cover)
      Sparklers (True Devotion)
      Tinfoil Hats (Makers)
      Lucky Clover Coin (True Devotion)
      Eyes Like Static (True Devotion)
      Fragments (True Devotion)
      Sun Devil (True Devotion)
      Goldfield (Makers)
      Suicide Medicine (Suicide Medicine)
      Montana (Suicide Medicine)

      Note that there were no songs played from The Brag & Cuss or Burning My Travels Clean...so maybe he'll throw some in on Sunday's set. I should also mention that I had the chance to say hi to Rocky and his wife April before the show and they both are such sweet people, and genuinely grateful that we made the trip up from San Diego. Hopefully they get some sunshine while they're in town since it sounded like the rain has been chasing them around the state thus far.

      If my gushing about Rocky here and on SoundDiego isn't enough, here are a few of the videos I shot of the show. I think we might be getting Rocky on Tim Pyles FTP show for a quick interview, too, so be sure to tune in and then catch him at the Casbah.

      The rest are still uploading, so I'll insert them as a playlist later.
      See you at the 'Bah.