Saturday, March 06, 2010
San Diego: Dialed In Presents The Burning of Rome, Judgement Day, BATTLEHOOCH & Boyscout, March 13, Soda Bar
Of all the things I love about music, promoting shows isn't one of them. I've booked a couple shows over the past few years, and at one point I thought it was something I wanted to do, but I've learned it's not a direction I really want to go on a consistent basis. I'm only telling you this so that you know that when I do book a show, it has to really stand out to me. When Anton of Judgement Day asked if I could help out with a San Diego show, I couldn't say no.
I remember the first time I saw Judgement Day. I was at the Casbah to take photos of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's. Judgement Day was about to take the stage and I was at the bar talking to Ben Johnson. The band started and we looked at each other and then to the stage with our jaws dropped. "This is the shit I like. When people ask me what I like, this is exactly what I want to see." Ben's been the bar manager for several years and seen hundreds if not thousands of shows, so his strong reaction to the band left an impression on me, but so did this band onstage.
Brothers Anton (violin) & Lewis (cello) Patzner, after the release of Dark Opus, the "string metal" band took a hiatus from recording so Anton could tour with Bright Eyes and Lewis could enter the Peabody Conservatory. They've played some dates, including a couple tours with Torche & Dredg. They rejoined their drummer Jon Bush and have recorded Peacocks/Pink Monsters, which will be release April 13.
Last week they headlined Noisepop! in San Francisco, and this week, it is my honor to host them at Soda Bar as they hit the west coast on their way to SXSW.
Joining the band on tour is BATTLEHOOCH from S.F.and rounding out the show, I called upon two San Diego bands that should make for a stellar night, Boyscout and The Burning of Rome.
I hope to see you all at the Soda Bar on Saturday night.