Thursday, April 29, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 30, 2010

Ready for the weekend? I certainly am. I volunteered for the CityBeat Festival of Beers, so find me during the afternoon shift and say hi. Full listings if you click 'keep on reading'.

Friday, April 30, 2010:

  • Joel P. West & The Tree Ring, Black Mamba @ Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD, La Jolla
  • Benefit for Scott Weaver Foundation feat. Buckfast Superbee, Wirepony, State To State, The Fascination @ Casbah
  • Lemon Sun, Leopold and his Fiction @ Bar Pink
  • Grand Tarantula, Shapes of Future Frames, Life Deposits@ Soda Bar
  • Street of Little Girls, The Dabbers, The Moviegoers @ Tin Can Ale House
  • An Evening With Dark Star Orchestra @ Belly Up
  • Billy Watson @ Belly Up (Happy Hour)
  • Chelsea's Light Benefit feat. The Dandelions, Empty Houses, The Gallery, Lanterns @ Epicentre
  • The Northstar Session, Wendy Darling, Dead Feather Moon @ Beauty Bar
  • Cat Party, Repeater, The New Assembly, Veil Veil Vanish@ Ruby Room
  • Molly Jenson, Sara Watkins, Jamie Drake @ Lestat's
  • Dreamboat, The Meka Leka Hi's, The Teenage Space Undead, DJ Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
  • Katchafire @ Sound Wave
  • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega @ U-31
  • Da Bears, Dinowalrus, Tempo No Tempo, The Endless Bummer @ Che Cafe
  • Blue Collar Criminals @ Radio Room
  • Semi-Precious Weapons, Automatic Loveletter @ UCSD, Warren Field
  • Peggy Watson, David Beldock @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Steam Power Giraffe @ Queen Bee's
  • LA Riots @ House of Blues
  • Bankers Hill, Cellphish, Fiction Reform, Roadside Affair @ Brick By Brick
  • SuperUnloader, The Watchlist @ Winston's
  • Larry and his Flask @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Split Finger, Stained Glass Saints, Irieside @ 710 Beach Club
  • Los Palominos and guests @ Whistle Stop
  • Dead Daze, The Undiscovered @ Dreamstreet
  • Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Virgin Tears @ Voyeur
  • Stelita's Groove @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7pm)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9pm)
  • Sight Unscene, The Inheritance, Just like Jenna, Young Goodman @ 4th & B (Free)
  • Raul Midon @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
  • Eddie Palmieri @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Chris Hassett @ Acoustic Music San Diego
  • Stone Roses (Rolling Stones Tribute) @ Gallagher's
  • David Garcia @ Spin
  • Buddy Akai @ Club Ivy
  • DJ Atari @ Wits End
  • Junior theDiscoPunk @ AC Lounge
  • Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 8 + Piano Concerto No. 5 @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps @ Harrah's Rincon Casino, Open Sky Theater
  • Sherma The Band, Cheeta and the Radio flier @ Ramona Mainstage

Music In Ads: Dawn Commercial feat. Joe Purdy

Sometimes I'm more of a girly girl than I care to admit. I watched an entire Hallmark movie this week, mostly for the longform weepy card commercials in between. A long time ago I posted Joe Purdy's "Just Can't Seem To Get Right Today" when it was featured in a Kia commercial. I saw this ad (while watching Real Housewives, no less) and was probably a little more touched by it with the recent oil catastrophe in the Gulf. As Bill Maher tweeted so succintly, "Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill baby drill' should have to report to the Gulf coast today for cleanup duty." Anyway, here's the commercial, which uses his song "Wash Away", which apparently was also used in a pivotal scene from Lost.

Joe Purdy is also part of The Voice Project, which promotes peace in northern Uganda through music, raising awareness and money for livelihood programs, vocational training, and child soldier rehabilitation. Women choirs sing contemporary music, while musicians supporting the cause by being a part of their "cover chain". The performances are amazing and you should definitely check out the videos there.

Joe Purdy » REM from The Voice Project on Vimeo.

Dawn Saves Wildlife
Joe Purdy Music
The Voice Project

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 28-29, 2010

If you're gonna be at the Casbah tonight, I'll be selling merch for The Antlers and Phantogram. I will have some FREE tickets to the Transfer, Drowning Men, and Miss Erika Davies show tomorrow night at the Belly Up. Hit me up.

Wednesday April 28, 2010:

  • The Antlers, Phantogram @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Death Eaters, The Moog, Roxy Jones @ Bar Pink
  • Hotel St. George, Long Live Logos, Moonbeams @ Soda Bar
  • Bianca Paras, Craig of Suede, Jon Ji @ Lestat's
  • Nautical Disaster, Little Fowl, Mike Pope and The Big Decisions @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Buddy Blue Reunion Band @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Gaux Nu Vaux, DJ Pleasure Victim @ Whistle Stop
  • Ringo Jones Gang, Kitten, Dark Horse Candidates @ Beauty Bar
  • John Mayall, Robin Henkel, Nathan James @ Belly Up
  • Viva Santana @ Anthology
  • Rock 105.3 and 101 KGB Present: Steel Panther @ House of Blues
  • Marie Digby, Clara Chung, Sam Hart @ The Loft
  • Mother Mary Mood, Death by Volcano, Melodic Destruction @ Ruby Room
  • Spring Festival: Jooklo Duo ,Cotton Museum, Ignaz Schick, Adam Tinkle, Jeff Kaiser, Ian Carrol, Aquapuke @ Che Cafe
  • Skarhead, Uprising Ad, Forsaken, DJ Barnesey @ Radio Room
  • Live Wednesday's Presents: A Night Hosted by Seth Combs of SD City Beat @ U-31
  • Labour of Love, Safety Orange @ Winston's
  • Barfly Promotions Presents: Louder With the Lights On, Soul Ablaze, Sheila Sondergard, Stealing Love Jones @ 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, Franklin Lounge, The Van Burens, Devil Dance, DJ Gonzo @ O'Connell's
  • Red Lane @ Coyote Bar
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's ll
  • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Jones Revival @ Valley View Casino
  • Jeff Moore & The Witchdoctors @ The Kraken
  • Seth Pettersen & The Undertow @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Eboni, Kimberly Lola @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Motorboat Charlie @ Second Wind Santee
  • J-Ras, Selektah Muffinman, Jah Soldier, Mista Getdown @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Cannonball @ Tiki House
  • Sister Speak, Ellamae, Jenny Buss @ Portugalia
  • Black Cherry Group, Sister Venus @ The Stage Saloon
  • Alyssa Jacey @ Hotel Indigo
  • Hectors Revenge, Diversion Sound @ 710 Beach Club
  • Christopher Dale, Jordan Reimer @ Postcards American Bistro @ Handlery Hotel
  • Lisa Sanders @ Bamboo Lounge
  • Speaking Idly @ Onyx Room
  • Soup, Menage a Deux @ Sunshine Brooks Theater (Oceanside)
  • Seaholm Mackintosh, Joe Rathburns Folkey Monkey @ Milano Coffee Company
  • Bryan Bangerter, Meaghan Maples @ Queen Bee's
  • Jet West @ Eastlake Tavern and Bowl
  • The Goomies @ Muller College
  • Palimpsest 2: Deserts @ Conrad Prebys Concert Hall @ UCSD

Thursday April 29, 2010:

  • The Avett Brothers, Truth and Salvage Company @ House of Blues
  • Transfer, The Drowning Men, Miss Erika Davies @ Belly Up
  • The Slackers, See Spot @ Casbah
  • Conan O'Brien @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Space Nature, Twin Brother, The Paddle Boat, Primitive Noyes @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Drug Wars, Mondo Ray @ Bar Pink
  • Mustache Party feat. Silent Comedy @ El Dorado
  • Jesse Nova, The Low Men @ Stage Saloon
  • The Old In Out, Blue Jungle, The Bellys, Uzi Rash @ Soda Bar
  • Parachute Musical, The Attack, The Paragraphs, The Winter Sounds @ Ruby Room
  • Track 78 w/ Girl is Touch, DJ Monsier @ Beauty Bar
  • Gregory Page, Low Volts @ Java Joe's @ Cafe Libertalia
  • Rob Deez & Friends Present: Twiggs Unplugged with J.D. Boucharde & J @ Twigg's
  • Friends of Ciudad Oculta Benefit feat. Green Light @ Anthology
  • The Lady Luck Band, A Summer Bathing Suit Fashion Show @ Winston's
  • Blame Sally @ Lestat's
  • Ludicra, Warscroll, Shit, Blessure Grave, Archons @ Radio Room
  • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
  • Clay Colton and the Bad Blokes, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
  • Michele Lundeen @ Patrick's II
  • Rock Paper Tiger, The Touchies, Peter Merrit, Tommy-Boy @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Hot Rod Lincoln @ Valley View Casino
  • The Fabulous Prizes @ Tiki House
  • Reason the Citizen, Copywrite, Z Mex, Left in Company @ Boar Cross'n
  • Animal Ancestors, Metal Priestess @ Second Wind Santee
  • Live Zion @ Gallagher's
  • Manic Bros @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Tree @ The Wit's End
  • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
  • Ablaze @ Bare Back Grill
  • Meaghan Maples @ Whistle Stop
  • Devin the Dude, Coughee Brothaz, Dee Rail @ On Broadway
  • Generations Party with DJ Artistic @ U-31
  • Dreamtiger @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
  • Therapy, DJs Serhat & Shane, Percussion by Federico & Marcio @ Kava Lounge
  • Border City, The Wercs @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Taryn Donath @ The Oceanside Art Museum
  • Lead Burns Red, Raise the Guns @ Dirtbag Shop
  • Make it Last Kid @ Schulman Auditorium @ Carlsbad City Library
  • Joe Rathburn @ Tin Fish

San Diego CityBeat - Paul Drohan

San Diego CityBeat - Paul Drohan

Check out Paul Drohan's Art at Salon Tonic tonight @ 7pm, along with an acoustic performance by Matt and Card of TRANSFER, with special guest Chris McGreal. Not to be missed!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MGMT Set To Play Open Air Theatre July 15

MGMT's sophomore release, Congratulations, was recently released to both adoring and repulsed reviews. Personally, the record is exactly what I expected from the pair, kinda out there. It's been growing on me, but for a band that created their own niche in modern music, most critics had higher expectations of the band. Regardless, for those of us who are still fans, the band has added several dates to their tour, including a stop at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Tickets go onsale on Friday through Ticketmaster.
For full tour schedule, click 'keep on reading'.


























Friday Night: Joel P West, Black Mamba, Lemon Sun & Leopold & His Fiction

I know it's only Tuesday, but let me help you plan your Friday night.

First, start of at the Museum Of Contemporary Art La Jolla for an enchanting evening with Black Mamba and Joel P West. It's a big Sezio, Holiday Matinee, & Ford Fiesta production and it sounds like the show will something quite incredible.
For info, check out Sezio. For tickets, click the banner at the top of the page.

Behind The Scenes w/ Joel P. West & The Tree Ring from Holiday Matinee on Vimeo.

After the show ends, make your way down to Bar Pink for Leopold & His Fiction and Lemon Sun. Both are incredible bands...the former from the Bay Area, the latter from LA. If you happened to be at the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show at the Belly Up, you likely saw the opener He's My Brother, She's My Sister. The brother in question, Robert Kolar, is the front man for Lemon Sun. I've seen both bands live and they're both worth checking out. Below is a new video from Lemon Sun. Also, grab this free MP3 by right-clicking and choosing Save As. "Touch The Lightning"

Things To Do In San Diego: April 27, 2010

Tuesday April 27, 2010:
  • FM 94.9 presents: Rogue Wave, Man/Miracle, JBM @ Belly Up
  • The Black Heart Procession, The Grids, Street of Little Girls @ Casbah
  • Aquaserge, Nude Boy, Casper and The Cookies, Analog Wave, DJs Autumn Child & Blk Pants @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Book About Elephants, Anton Haugen, Chuck Potashner @ Che Cafe
  • Silly Jilly B-day w/ RVIVR, Breaker Breaker One Niner @ Radio Room
  • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
  • Skyline Union, Arrows, Superhumanoids @ Soda Bar
  • Where I'm Calling From @ The Loft
  • Tiki Tuesday featuring Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
  • Kali Lofa, Live Zion @ Winston's
  • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
  • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
  • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Stress Free Stand Up Comedy, Caburlesque Kittens, DJ Colourvision @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Chet Cannon and the Committee @ Patrick's ll
  • J. Bradley Band @ RT's Longboard Grill
  • Stealing Love Jones @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • BPM @ O'Connell's
  • Jim Moore @ McP's Irish Pub
  • DJ John Phillips @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Circus @ Voyeur
  • VES, Alan Land, Cici Porter, Katie Leigh, Brian Bosen @ The Stage Saloon
  • Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ The Office
  • Mus 272 @ Conrad Prebys Music Center @ UCSD

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Video: Hotel St George "Little Childrens Bones"

Hotel St. George has been pretty busy with all their music videos lately. Just got this one emailed to me.

And if you missed it, they recently shot one at M-Theory for "That's Why I Drink Every Night".

Avi Buffalo, Casbah, 4.21.2010

Last week Avi Buffalo opened for Japandroids at the Casbah. His debut album is coming out on Sub Pop Records tomorrow and I highly recommend that you grab it. In the meantime, here's a playlist from the set last week.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jeff's Weekly Pick: The Antlers @ The Casbah Wednesday April 28, 2010

Brooklyn-based indie band The Antlers will make their first appearance as headliners at the Middletown venue this Wednesday. This will be their fourth visit to San Diego and the reason is a simple one: their music is full of passion and relies heavily on crescendo building anthemic songs mostly from their highly praised 2009 effort Hospice. Peter Silberman and his band mates are serious about their music and it shows during their performance. It is critical for the audience to connect to this form of music which deals with difficult subject matter. Music lovers who truly share this passion will fill the room and see a band fully immersed in their live set. I have personally been riveted to their sets each time I have witnessed them (the previous three). The Casbah should be the best place to see a band on the rise, so be part of something special and show the band some indie love this Wednesday. You won't regret it.

Phantogram sets the stage.

Watch an unofficial video of Kettering below.

Just found this one...even better:

Things To Do In San Diego: April 26, 2010

No chance of recovering from the weekend when you've got this many great music options for the week. My legs are tired, my feet are sore, but looks like I'll have to power through with great shows all over the place this week. Tu-Th listings are after the jump.

Monday April 26, 2010:

  • Anti-Monday League Presents: Eclipse 79, Fearless In Fairweather, The Paragraphs @ Casbah
  • Black Mamba, Pepi Ginsberg, Cousins @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Miss Erika Davies, Michael McGraw @ Island Sports & Spirits (Coronado)
  • Oh Air Night, Scales, Samhears, Nothingful @ Soda Bar
  • Syndicate, Get Down to Brass Tacks, To Walk The Night @ Ruby Room
  • Rory Block @ Acoustic Music San Diego
  • Club Kingston Presents: Shinehead, DJ JFX, The Lambsbread, DJ Carlos Culture, LT, TRC Sound System, Abatsi of Somos Uno @ Belly Up
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
  • Upright Citizens Brigade Tourco @ The Loft
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • San Diego Pyrate Punx Presents: Bordertownn Skanks, tba @ Radio Room
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • War Stories @ Innovation @ noon
  • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • 3rd Degree Blues Band @ Patrick's II
  • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Ron Bell @ Cafe La Maze
  • Myriad Trio @ Conrad Prebys Concert Hall @ UCSD
  • Manic Diffusion @ Bar Leucadian
  • San Diego Youth Symphony Jazz Bands @ Dizzy's
  • First Class Fiction, Quinnisizer Music @ Starbucks @ SDSU @ 4pm
  • Stealing Love Jones @ Porter's Pub @ 4pm
  • Kid Rasta @ USD

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Missing Person: Help Find Erick Wales- Update

Erick Wales was last seen on Monday, April 19th, at 6:30 in the morning. You can read all the known information on a site to help locate him here.

He is part of San Diego's music community and his family and friends are very concerned. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call 619-301-9283
or call the San Diego Police Department 619-531-2000.

UPDATE: Erick's car was found this morning in Chicano Park by parking enforcement, most likely ticketing cars in the area of Chicano Park Day. More information is available here. Check the original website for more photos and information about Erick.

Family Festival Weekend

This weekend is one of my favorites in San Diego. Living in Kensington, there's always such a cool neighborhoody feeling about waking up and walking down Adams Avenue to check out the Roots Festival (and in September, the Adams Avenue Street Fair). Though I'm on about 4 hours sleep, I want to check out Blackout Party's early set, but before I get the walking shoes on, there are FOUR big events happening this weekend, all are family friendly, though I've learned in the past it's better to leave your pets at home, and they're all free. Get out and enjoy San Diego. Keep in mind all of the events are two day events except for Chicano Park Day, which is Saturday only. Make sure to check out the music schedules. Roots Fest has big acts this year like Glen Phillips, Sara Watkins, John Doe, The Watson Twins and more. Don't miss em.

Here are some old photos of Matt Curreri & The Ex-Friends at Artwalk:

matt curreri & the ex-friends matt curreri & the ex-friends

Adams Avenue Roots Fest/Healing Arts Festival (Normal Heights)

Mission Federal Credit Union Artwalk (Little Italy)

Encinitas Street Fair

Chicano Park Day & Car Show

Found out about this one a little while ago... Chula Vista Multicultural Fair

Friday, April 23, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 23-25, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010:

  • Casbah presents Bloody Beetroots, All Leather, Shark Attack, Deth Hertz @ House of Blues
  • US Air Guitar Championships- San Diego Regional, Blasphemous Guitars @ Casbah
  • The Howls, Tommy Graf, Riddle The Roar @ Belly Up
  • Tan Sister Radio (CD Release), Scarlet Symphony, The Color of Glass, THELADYthetiger, Ox Eyes @ Soma
  • Samuel Stewart, Behind The Wagon @ Lestat's
  • Miggs' Birthday feat. Social Spit, Stalins of Sound, Phantom Ratio @ Tower Bar
  • Lualta, Joy @ Beauty Bar
  • The Gift/Curse, Ultra Violent Lights @ Ken Club
  • Happy Hour with Candye Kane @ Belly Up (5:30 pm)
  • Carlos Olmeda, Folding Mr. Lincoln, Joe Rathburn @ San Diego County Library, Solana Beach branch (6:30 pm, Free)
  • Secret Apollo (CD Release), Alpha Channel @ Whistle Stop
  • Sinden @ El Dorado
  • Shat, Homeless Sexuals, Red Devil Squadron, It Was a Fire Fight @ Ruby Room
  • Death By Volcano, Mother Mary Hood, Recordable Colors @ Soda Bar
  • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega, Groundfloor, fishFonics, Qenoe @ U-31
  • Shawn P Rohlf & The 7th Day Buskers, Joey Harris and the Mentals @ Bar Pink
  • Pyrate Punx Cover Show 2 feat. Systematic Abuse (Discharge) @ Radio Room
  • Incomplete Neighbor, Clelsea Wolfe, Kenseth Thibideau, Tape Deck Mountain @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Lisa Sanders, Cindy Lee Berryhill @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Someday Assassin, Thrillrazr, Method Rising, The Generation, Kai Clark Band @ O'Connell's
  • Molotov Solution, Disposable Being, Division Divide, Illusionist, Seconds From Disaster, Endure The Fall, Colossal, I Created A Monster @ Epicentre
  • Jason Castro, Camera Can't Lie, Michael Castro @ House of Blues (5th Avenue Sidestage)
  • Old Tiger @ Brick By Brick
  • Videodrome with Gabe Vega & Groundfloor @ El Dorado
  • Wayne Smith, Horace Martin, Ranking Forrest, Cualli @ Sound Wave
  • Sashamon, Tommy Dubs @ Winston's
  • Full Blown Stone (CD release), Uproot, Tatanka @ 710 Beach Club
  • Order of the Fly, Eternal Unborn, Squirelly Art, VV Morgue @ Queen Bee's
  • Roxy Blue & The Handful, Yttrium, Sweet Deal, Blue Marble @ Dreamstreet
  • Women in Jazz @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Ristband (CD Release) @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5 pm)
  • Sirens Crush @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Nathan James @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • The Benny Golson Quartet @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Judy Collins @ Acoustic Music San Diego
  • Flat Out Liars @ Kraken
  • The Leprechanz, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Victor Dinaire, Cowboy Mike, Sharky @ Voyeur
  • Chuck Love, Duane, Jason Yokita, Mimi @ Spin
  • Positive Beats @ Worldbeat Center
  • Mainly Mozart: Levin, O'Neill, Sherry @ Neurosciences Institute

Saturday, April 24, 2010:

  • Adams Avenue Roots Fest/Healing Arts Fest 10a-7p
  • San Diego Artwalk, 11a-6p
  • Chicano Park Day, 10a-5pm
  • Norah Jones @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now, Lion Cut @ Casbah (Early Show, 6pm)
  • Sight & Sound feat. Republic of Letters (CD Release), War Stories, Miss Erika Davies, Smile Now Cry Later, Kyle Ray (comedy) and more @ Queen Bee's
  • Crocodiles, Blank Dogs, Cosmetics @ Casbah (Late show, 10 pm)
  • Gregory Page, DS Yancey, The Western Set, Everett Howl and the Wolves @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Leon Redbone @ Poway Center for the Arts
  • Joe Rathburn @ San Diego County Library, La Mesa branch (3 pm, Free)
  • Lisa Keeping Benefit @ Belly Up (2 pm)
  • Pink Floyd Laser Tribute, Have A Cigar, Radiohedz, Rhino, DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up
  • Roswell That Ends Well, Lisa The Lush, Hot Butter DJs @ Beauty Bar
  • The Polish Ambassador, Kamele, Hannibal Selector @ Ruby Room
  • Fire Corner Soundsystem, The Amalgamated @ Ken Club
  • MC JRE & The Eteam, Mount Righteous, Boyscout, Ugly Winner @ Soda Bar
  • DJs Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Bacon Bits, Qenoe @ U-31
  • Red Hot and Cool with DJs Charlie Rock and Trevor Young @ Bar Pink
  • Students of the Drum (Drum n bass) @ Radio Room
  • Scott Cassidy, Parker Ainsworth @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Headbang For The Highway @ Epicentre
  • Chubby Dice, Moxie, Boombox Renaissance @ O'Connell's
  • Iration, OPM, Through The Roots, Pacific Dub @ House of Blues
  • Emersen, Jackson Price @ Lestat's
  • Days of the New, Circus Junkies, Sofa Kings @ Brick By Brick
  • Disaster Magnet, Uncle Junkies, Sixth Day, In Silence, Remnants of Man @ Dreamstreet
  • Ras MG (of Sublime), Stick Figure, Hi Roots @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Claire's Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5 pm)
  • Booty Bassment0 DJ Dmitri Dickinson @ Whistle Stop
  • Love Beats War, The Inheritance, Steal The Scenery, Young Goodman, Capsize @ Soma
  • Daedelus, Free The Robots, Illuminauts@ The Loft, UCSD
  • Azucar Azul @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • The Pikillo Jazz Trio @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5 pm)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 pm)
  • Sprung Monkey, Mower @ 4th & B
  • Ronnie Laws @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
  • Bedford Grove @ Anthology (Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Plato Soul @ Kraken
  • Destructo Bunny (CD Release) @ Gallagher's
  • Rifat Ziadeh, Craig Smoove @ Voyeur
  • Military Madness Night feat. DJ Joe Gauthreaux @ Spin
  • Beethoven Festival- Symphony No. 8, Piano Concerto No. 5 @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Deathriders, Public Jones @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Sangam San Diego Culture Show @ Balboa Theatre
  • Mainly Mozart: Levin, O'Neill, Sherry @ Balboa Theatre

Sunday, April 25, 2010:

  • Adams Avenue Roots Fest/Healing Arts Fest 10a-6p
  • San Diego Artwalk, 11a-6p
  • High On Fire, Black Cobra, Bison, Abrupt, Archons @ Casbah
  • Trashcan Fires, Garage Voice, Chairs Missing @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Steve Kimock Craxy Engine, Melvin Seals @ Belly Up
  • Klub Isolation feat. DJs Bryan Pollard & Am Bones, Dead Of Night @ Ruby Room
  • Karaoke with Daryl Johnson @ Soda Bar
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • Soul Clap Shakedown and Dance-off @ Bar Pink
  • Nicole Torres @ San Diego County Library, San Marcos Branch (4pm, Free)
  • Children of Nova, A Scribe Amidst The Lions @ Radio Room
  • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Mother Mary Mood, The RNRs @ O'Connell's
  • After Dark @ House of Blues
  • Alex Depue, Miguel De Hoyos @ Lestat's
  • Reggae Sunday feat. High Tide, Predator Dub Assassins, Todd Fowble @ Winston's (6-9 pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Boom Snap Sundays @ 710 Beach Club
  • Too Many Creeps DJs feat Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
  • Musica Mexicana @ Balboa Theatre
  • Mainly Mozart: Levin, O'Neill, Sherry @ The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
  • Blues Jam hosted by the Blues Brokers @ The Kraken
  • Fiery I @ Dreamstreet
  • Hank Easton @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch, 10a-2p
  • T-Fox & the Fox City Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Sander Kleinenberg @ Intervention, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Electrixx @ Voyeur

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 21-22, 2010

Once again I've taken some heat for my work over at I will not apologize for the show recommendations that I make for that site. One of the reasons I'm drawn to the site is because it reaches a different audience than and every other music rag or blog in town. Where I will pimp the shows I love here, over there I attempt to be a little diverse, hoping that people who would otherwise spend a night on the couch watching bad sitcoms might actually be inspired to check out music in San Diego. So yeah. Marcy Playground is playing tonight. I will be gushing over the radness of Avi Buffalo at the Casbah. Sometimes that's the way it goes. When I first heard about Avi, he was working with Beck, and some dude passed me some demos as I worked merch at the Casbah. We brought him down to North Park Music Thing last year. Barely out of high school, he landed a record deal on Sub Pop which will be released April 27. See the band tonight and you can say you saw them when.

Wednesday April 21, 2010:

  • Japandroids, Avi Buffalo, Meseta @ Casbah
  • Pat Metheny @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Marcy Playground, Faking Genius, Monday's Alibi, Universal Trap @ Brick by Brick
  • The Growlers, Space Nature, Heavy Glow, Longstay @ Beauty Bar
  • Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour: Johnathan Blake, Kenny Barron, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Kurt Elling, Regina Carter, Russell Malon @ Balboa Theatre
  • Nena Anderson Jazz Trio @ Bar Pink
  • John Brown's Body, Toubab Krewe, Stickfigure @ Belly Up
  • Jennifer Knapp, Pawnshop Kings @ Anthology
  • Overkill, Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile, Woe of Tyrants @ House of Blues
  • Normandie Wilson, Adams and Eves, Miss Eriks Davies @ Tin Can Ale House
  • El Monte Slim @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Joey Ryan, Mariana Bell, Kenneth Pattengale @ Lestat's
  • Disconnected w/ DJ Barnesey @ Radio Room
  • Platypus Egg, Tore Back, Illintention @ Soda Bar
  • Live Wednesday's: Veronica May & The To Do List, Lindsay White, Coles Whalen, Rhythm and the Method @ U-31
  • Psydecar, The Optimators @ 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
  • Hector's Revenge, Beneath Langston, Authentic Sellout @ O'Connell's
  • Northstar @ Coyote Bar
  • 145th Street @ Patrick's ll
  • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
  • Hot Rod Lincoln @ Valley View Casino
  • Frankie-Dee & The Funk-Natra Band @ The Kraken
  • Seth Pettersen & The Undertow @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Mother Mary Mood @ The Skybox Sports Grill
  • Ves, Three MInute Storm, Todash @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Problumz, ric-Nutt, Ise-B, Tish-Babe @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Laguna @ McP's Irish Pub
  • The Blues Wizards @ Tiki House
  • Sharon Hazel Township @ Portugalia
  • Sleepwalking with DJs Jeff Graves, Melissa & Andrea @ Whistle Stop
  • Mr. Gnome @ X1FM Open Door Sessions @ 7pm
  • Victoria Vox, Peter Bolland @ Dizzy's
  • David Allan Coe, Sickstring Outlaws, Zombie Cartel @ Ramona Mainstage Nightclub
  • Jesse Lamonaca @ Hennessey's PB
  • Diversion Sound, Heart Pharmacy, Bedpost Buzzards @ The Stage Saloon
  • The Pheromones, Demise O @ Whiskey Girl
  • Rock Paper Tiger, Schitzophonics @ 710 Beach Club
  • Christopher Dale, Laura Kuebel @ Postcards American Bistro @ Handlery Hotel
  • Lisa Sanders @ Bamboo Lounge
  • Ambassadors of Rock: Battle of the Bands @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • Soup @ Onyx Room

Thursday April 22, 2010:

  • Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, Revulab, Mr. Mustard @ Casbah
  • Nanci Griffith, Ashleigh Flynn @ Belly Up
  • HIM, Drive A @ House of Blues
  • Josh Damigo @ W Hotel
  • Archons, Nine Worlds, Phantom Ratio @ Soda Bar
  • Patrick Norton Band, Zapf Dingbats, Jon Ji @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Killola, Sick of Sarah @ Bar Pink
  • River City, Evangenitals, Little Hurricane @ Winston's
  • Ulta Violent Lights @ Ruby Room (early show)
  • Red Hands, Dot @ Ruby Room
  • Black Hondo @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Roswell That Ends Well, The Attack @ Brick by Brick
  • Gregory Page, Kelsea Rae Little @ Java Joe's @ Cafe Libertalia
  • Rob Deez & Friends Present: Valhalla Hill, Tony Kevin Jr @ Twigg's
  • All Things Rad @ El Dorado
  • Earl Thomas @ Anthology
  • Lewd Acts, Weatherbox, Blessure Grave @ Che Cafe
  • Chi McClean, Hohn Helix, Steelwells @ Lestat's
  • The Mashtis, Neon Cough, Pelican Sam, Samhears @ Radio Room
  • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
  • Bozzani Brothers, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Karl Marx Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
  • Papa's Garage @ Patrick's II
  • The Ratbirds, Yttrium, Tokyo Swatt, Heather Green @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Firefly @ Valley View Casino
  • The Blues Wizards @ Tiki House
  • Deverb, Despirte the Wolves, Flowerthief, Goodwick @ Boar Cross'n
  • Sophia Elizabeth @ Stage Saloon
  • Toreback, Platypus Egg, DMF, The Yucks @ Second Wind Santee
  • Natural Incense @ Gallagher's
  • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Joe Rathburn @ Folkey Monkey
  • Kilgore Trout @ Queen Bee's
  • Travis Campbell @ The Wit's End
  • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
  • L.E.D. Presents: Sidney Samson, Brazzabelle
  • LA's Gladstone High School Jazz Band @ Dizzy's
  • E Reece @ USD @ noon
  • Justin James @ Hennessey's PB
  • Ricky Small, The Talls @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Stealing Love Jones @ Bare Back Grill
  • Justin James Band @ UCSD @ noon
  • Sander Van Doorn, Cowboy Mike @ Fluxx

The Kissaway Trail, Belly Up, 4.19.2010

Meet my new favorite band. OK, maybe that's a stretch, but The Kissaway Trail opened for The Temper Trap on Monday night at the Belly Up and I was captivated from the very first song. Lyrically, musically, and charismatically, this band worked their way into my cold little heart. They're from Denmark and I certainly hope that doesn't impede on future tours because I am already looking forward to seeing them again. Their new record, Sleep Mountain, was released yesterday on Bella Union, but fortunately they had copies on hand at the show. You can check them out on the label site here. I'll try and get some titles on these videos when I have a sec, but for now, enjoy.

Incidentally, I was up front when The Temper Trap started but was tapped on my shoulder by security who told me cameras were not allowed. Apparently it was a band dictate, but for me it was permission to escape the crowd and listen to the show from the back of the room, incidentally passing about 15 cameras on my way out. Weird. Anyway, I'll just say while they gave a good performance, I left feeling that the openers far outshined the headliners. Check em out. You won't be sorry.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 19-20, 2010

Monday April 19, 2010:
  • The Temper Trap, The Kissaway Trail @ Belly Up
  • Anti-Monday League Presents: Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders, Dios Malos @ Casbah
  • Sia, Body Language @ House of Blues
  • AEG Live Presents: Jeff Beck, Gary Hoey @ 4th & B
  • Trouble in the Wind, Katie Leigh and the Infantry, Ray Mo @ Ruby Room
  • Little Deadman, Power Animal, Heavy Hawaii @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Wolves in the Throne Room, Earth, Lori Goldston @ Che Cafe
  • Strret Fighter 2 Tournament @ Soda Bar
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
  • Chet Cannon's Blue Monday Blues Party @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Pyrate Punx Presents: Nffu, The Them, Captain Planet, To Walk the Night, Bsr @ Radio Room
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Five Live (Yardbirds Tribute) @ Patrick's II
  • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Ron Bell @ Cafe La Maze
  • Tommy Gannon @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library @ noon
  • Pop Culture Trivia Challenge @ Whistle Stop
  • Stealing Love Jones @ Porter's Pub @ 4pm
  • DJ Timeless @ Live Wire

Tuesday April 20, 2010:

  • Bonobo, Yppah @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Barrington Levy, Redman, Cirque Du Green Girl DUBSTEP Set (feat. Von KiSs, Vixen & Cirque Du Soleil Acrobats), ELIGH, AWOL ONE @ House of Blues
  • BFD presents 4:20 Party with Mystic Roots Band, Shoreline Rootz, Hazmatt, Aquile, Megan Combs DJ Leif, DJ Man Cat@ Belly Up
  • Yeah Buddy Tuesdays: Listen on Mute, Methlabs, Sean Con @ Radio Room
  • Trouble in The Wind, The Paragraphs, Jesse Lamonaca and the Dime Novels @ The Marble Room
  • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
  • Secretive Expletive, Riddle The Roar, The Whole Shebang @ Soda Bar
  • Koffin Kats, Hardfall Hearts, Embalmers, The Frighteners @ Brick by Brick
  • Lower Definition, Jamie's Elsewhere, No Bragging Rights, Tragedy and Triumph, I Am The Heart Attack, Ships & Sailing, Ration The Truth @ Soma
  • Nena Anderson and the Neverout @ Riviera Supper Club
  • DJ Night w/ Paul Preciado @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Pleasure Device, Early Autumn, Charlie @ Winston's
  • David Benoit @ Rancho Bernardo Inn
  • Blow By Blow (Jeff Beck Tribute) @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
  • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Stress Free Stand Up Comedy @ U-31
  • Antiquark, Squirrelly Arts, Eternal Unborn @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Jeff Moore's Witchdoctors @ Patrick's ll
  • Allegra Sings @ Tiki House
  • Rich the Stitch Comedy Shoe, Jaime Muehlhausen @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Steel Foundation @ O'Connell's
  • 2 Guys Will Move U @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Also @ SDSU @ noon
  • Stealing Love Jones @ Gossip Grill

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jeff's Weekly Pick: Bonobo @ The Casbah Tuesday April 20, 2010

British trip-hop chill out master Simon Green will bring his full band Bonobo this Tuesday to San Diego's premier venue for intimate shows. Initially Green used a lot of sampling in what was mainly a solo project. With the release of his fourth LP, Black Sands, no new real ground has been broken here. Rather, it is the familiar warmth of his songs that pulls you in and keeps you in his world. Bonobo is all about textured music and he is at the top of his game in this genre. When one excels at a certain style, there is no need to stray too far from what one does best.
In an era where noise rock, yelling (vs singing), and deadening the ears seem to be in vogue, relax and take it down several levels this Tuesday. Your ears and your heart will both thank you.

Yppah sets the stage.

Watch a video of Eyesdown feat. Andreya Triana below.

Things To Do In San Diego: April 17-18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010:

  • Record Store Day feat. Da Bears (1 pm), Hotel St. George (2:30), Fever Sleeves (4 pm), Rob Crow (DJ set, 5:30 pm), Addiquit w/Pall Jenkins (6:30) @ M-Theory Records
  • Love Is All, Beaters, Sunday Times @ Casbah
  • Common Sense, Social Green @ Belly Up
  • Rafter (CD Release), Smile Now Cry Later, Lion Cut, Cuckoo Chaos, DJ WWDJ @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Moons, Paperplanes, Grampadrew @ Soda Bar
  • Family Wagon @ Ken Club
  • DJ Sanjay @ Beauty Bar
  • MTrip to Dover, Lessons From Zeke, For Days, Midnight Rivals, SilentLune @ Ruby Room
  • Ikah Love House Band @ Super El Camino
  • Fuck Coachella Dance Party with DJs Schoeny, Mr Biggs, Presstune @ U-31
  • Dirty Bird @ Belly Up (Matinee 4:15 pm)
  • Neon Beat feat. DJ Junior & Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink
  • Nothington and more @ Radio Room (BBQ, 2pm)
  • Fall Out (Industrial Dance Night) @ Radio Room
  • Veronica May @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Live Zion, Without Papers, Motion To Sever @ O'Connell's
  • Dat Phan and Friends Comedy Show@ Lestat's
  • NSD Presents The Amalgamated, The Stircrazies, Ottly Mercer, Bending Planets, Diversifyd @ Brick By Brick
  • Old Man Markley, Lou's Records Record Store Day after-party @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Mike Pinto, The Chimney Fish, The Hounds @ Winston's
  • Dazed and Confused, Dust n' Bones, Left Foot Green @ 710 Beach Club
  • 80s vs 90s (Gabe Vega vs Saul Q) @ Whistle Stop
  • Authority Zero, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Skank Agents, The Mayors of Sexytown @ Soma
  • SQZMYLMNS, Richard Oh @ El Dorado
  • Champagne Sunday, The Morning Glass, Six Cents, Rock Fish @ Dreamstreet
  • Paul Seaforth & Mo Sax, Chris Klich @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • First Friday Gomango Kids Concerts @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (2 pm)
  • The Weener Pigs @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7 pm)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 pm)
  • Soul Ablaze, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • The San Diego Rock Reunion, Assassin, Street Liegal, Dirty Birdz @ 4th & B
  • Mr. White, James Monroe @ Voyeur
  • DJ John Joseph @ Spin
  • Justin James @ Hennessey's (Gaslamp)
  • Chris Clarke @ San Diego Old Time Music
  • Tracy Grammar @ San Dieguito Methodist Church
  • California Celts @ Onyx
  • Schleswig Holsteing Festival Orchestra @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Etched In Red, Wither, Aventale, Nemetacyst @ Ramona Mainstage

Sunday, April 18, 2010:

  • San Diego Earth Day Earth Fair @ Balboa Park
  • Multi-cultural Earth Day feat. Mad Professor, Lloyd Brown, Jaam Kwest, Human Revolution, Quinto Sol, Thciya Amet, Singing Bear, Bolga Zohdoohmah, Lambs Bread, Sister Speak, Sene Africa, Super Sonic Samba, DJ Carlos Culture, Red Warrior and more @ World Beat Center Lawn
  • Benefit For Haiti feat. Rafter, Apes of Wrath, Rob Crow, Kenseth Thibideau @ Soda Bar (Early Show, 1 pm)
  • Midwinters, Archaeology (Riot Act), the Howls, Lakes, and Francisco the Man @ Queen Bee's
  • Paul Oakenfold @ Intervention, Hard Rock Hotel Pool
  • Syndicate, Get Down! to Brass Tacks, The Howl, DJ Marcus X @ Radio Room
  • Songwriters Acoustic Nights feat. Bviolin, Rob Deez, Carl Durant, Peter Hall, Jon Lall, Annie Rettic @ Swedenborg Hall (1531 Tyler Ave)
  • Salsa Sunday with Orquesta Primo @ Belly Up
  • Veronica May @ Tango Del Rey
  • Live Comedy Live @ Ken Club
  • Karaoke with Daryl Johnson @ Soda Bar
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • Triple Cobra, City Center @ Bar Pink
  • Salsa Sunday @ Queen Bee's
  • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Cell Therapy, Left Coast Lights, Postcrush @ O'Connell's
  • After Dark @ House of Blues
  • Lou's Birthday Bash @ Lestat's
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Too Many Creeps DJs feat Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
  • Stelita @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch, 10a-2p
  • Reggie Smith @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge

For The Love Of Laurel: Benefit at Tango Del Rey April 18

The fiddle player for Lexington Field, is hosting a benefit concert for Laurel Milne. Laurel Milne is a 12 year old girl recently diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. The April 18th event, will be taking place at Tango Del Rey off the 5 near Mission Bay. There will be 5 bands playing, artists showing and selling their art as well as donating art to a silent raffle. Tickets are only $5 kids, $10 adults and then there is an opportunity to make a donation online at Laurel has stage 4 Glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain tumor/cancer and
generally happens in men over 50 years old.

The Musicians:
Lexington Field
Pullman Standard
Hard Fall Hearts
Veronica May and The To Do List
Catfish and The Swamp Creatures

Friday, April 16, 2010

KPRI Private Listener Concert: One eskimO

There were several reasons I wanted to see One eskimO this week when I heard they were performing. I've heard the band's single "Kandi" and it's pretty addictive. It kinda grew on me every time I heard it. I subscribe to the Lefsetz Letter, and there was some debate over the origin of the song's main sample, so that piqued my interest, too. I knew the band was performing at Coachella and this was their only other stop along the way, and it was at Sound Wave, the venue formerly known as Cane's, and I really wanted to check out the changes to the venue. Plus, I just love the private listener shows. KPRI gets great artists on the verge, I have several friends at the station, and the crowd seems to always have a mellow vibe, so there's no jockeying for position to see the band perform.

While the renovated Sound Wave can hold 800 people (830 we were told, if you count the balcony), because this was an off-the-record show, the label limited guests to 200, so there was plenty of rooom to roam.

When I arrived, I was happy to see my buddy Juan working security. He's worked at a bunch of venues around town over the years- House of Blues, The Ruby Room, what have you- so it's always nice to see a familiar face in unfamiliar territory. I asked him the lowdown and he was excited about working there, singing the praises of management. I wandered around and took some shots of the new place. I really dug the space. The side bar near the entrance has moved, the floor is more open, the stage is huge, and the sound and lighting look great. Probably the best change is that the windows are no longer covered, so the natural light as the sun set made the room feel warmer than before. The venue also now allows ins and outs, which is always nice.

Oz (KPRi 3-8pm)

Sometimes for private listener shows, a band will play four or five songs and call it a day, but One eskimO performed a full set of 11 songs. Naturally, I captured the set to share with you. One note, while I love LED lighting, my HD camera does not, so unfortunately it's not visually the most stunning video ever, but after this performance consider me a convert. Oz told me about the band's videos that accompany each song, and they're all available on their CD/DVD apparently, but you can watch them online at The WB, too, and they're gorgeous.

Here is the playlist with all but the first song they played (click the arrows to navigate through all 10 videos)

Oh, and about the debate over the origination of the "Kandi"...according to the Lefsetz Letter, it looks like One eskimO sampled this version of a song:

but the song was also recorded by Patsy Cline:

After some of his readers responded including Melanie Howard, turns out the song was written by her late husband Harlan Howard, and has been recorded by several musicians over the years.

The Weekend in San Diego

I posted all the listings for the weekend in San Diego, and it's a loaded weekend. Consider it something like a kickoff to outdoor festivities, which includes street fairs, concerts in the park, and our outdoor venues rolling out their summer concerts pretty much now through late September and even October. For nocturnal people like me, you might wanna get out and about during the day...with Record Store Day on Saturday, and Earth Fair, and a couple good daytime shows at Soda Bar and Queen Bee's on Sunday, it should be a fun-filled weekend. Looking ahead, the Adams Avenue Roots Fest, Artwalk, Beerfest and The North Park Festival of Arts are all in the pipeline...all enjoyable and free events.

That said, I came across an e-mail for a free event at Lux Art Institute that I thought I'd share.

Saturday, April 17, 2010
FREE and open to the public
Sponsored by The San Diego Union-Tribune

Bring the whole family to Lux this Saturday, and enjoy free studio tours, live music from guitarist Tony Lasley, refreshments, and a hands-on art project for visitors of all ages.

Meet artist-in-residence Robert Lobe, and view his sculpture-in-progress that depicts the imagined discovery of a new plant species!

Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible. At Lux, you don't just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, engaging with internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment.

Lux Art Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Lux Art Institute
1550 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
760 436 6611

Celebrate Record Store Day at M-Theory

It's national Record Store Day this Saturday and where better to celebrate than M-Theory? On top of all the limited edition releases available, there’s going to be a sidewalk sale with super cheap used CDs and LPs. Plus there's live music throughout the day.

Live music starts at 1pm!
Live Music Schedule:
1pm Da Bears
2:30pm Hotel St. George
4pm Fever Sleeves
5:30pm Rob Crow Special DJ Set
6:30pm Addiquit w/Pall Jenkins of Black Heart Procession
*DJ King Cannon will be spinning in between sets

Record Store Day Releases
- John Lennon
- Rolling Stones
- Fela Kuti
- Beach House
- Soft Pack
- Devo
- Deerhoof
- Modest Mouse
- Phoenix
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Jimi Hendrix
- Mastadon
- The Album Leaf
- Fun
- Joe Strummer
- Tom Waits
- Ramones
- Sex Pistols
- Nada Surf
- Flaming Lips
- Pantera
- Monsters of Folk
- Joy Division
- Coconut Records
- Bruce Springsteen
- Them Crooked Vultures
- Deftones
- Built To Spill
- Dum Dum Girls/ Male Bonding
- Ani Difranco
- Elvis Costello
and many many more......

And, speaking of records, Rafter's recorded another one.

Rafter "Animal Feelings" LP / CD out April 13 on Asthmatic Kitty Records

Release Party @ Tin Can Alehouse
Saturday April 17th, $5 21+ 9pm

Smile Now Cry Later
Lion Cut
Cuckoo Chaos

If you miss the show, you can catch Rafter on Sunday for a daytime show at the Soda Bar. The show is a Haiti benefit and Rafter will be joined by Apes of Wrath, Kenseth Thibideau, Rob Crow and more. The show starts at 1 pm.

Things To Do In San Diego: April 16, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010:

  • Get Back Loretta, Stripes and Lines, Jail Weddings @ Casbah
  • Apes of Wrath, Maus Haus, Serengeti Rocks @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Lights On, Sunday Times, The KABBs & DJ Cory Casey @ Tower Bar
  • Astra Kelly, Echo Revolution, Wendy Bailey & True Stories, Kenta @ Ruby Room
  • Rat City Riot @ Ken Club
  • Aaron Bowen, The Nick Jaina Band @ Lestat's
  • Thunder Road (Tribute to the Boss), Fleetwood Max @ Belly Up
  • Incomplete Neighbor, Don't Bore Nina, Eclipse 79, DJ JC Stifano @ Beauty Bar
  • T. S. Brooks, Roxy Jones, Goodwick @ Soda Bar
  • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega & guests @ U-31
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Bermondsey Joyriders (UK), Jet Kill Radio, Divergent @ Radio Room
  • Louisiana Zydeco Shakedown feat Theo and the Zydeco Patrol @ World Beat Center
  • Dave Humphries (CD release) @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Punchcard, Break The Chain @ O'Connell's
  • Wanted, Under The Stone, Loked, Drownswerve @ Brick By Brick
  • The Devastators @ Winston's
  • Natural Vibrations, Tribal Theory @ Sound Wave
  • Erick Macek, Stained Glass Saints @ 710 Beach Club
  • Shawn Rohlf & The 7th Day Buskers (Album Release), Bill Cardinal and the Canyon Band @ Whistle Stop
  • Strung Out, Rufio, A Dull Science, Chasing Claymores @ Soma
  • Unified Division, Bad Craziness, Hypnotic Odyssey, Baseless @ Dreamstreet
  • Joey Harris @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7 pm)
  • Federal Funk @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Rio Peligroso, Honky Tonk, The Paperplanes @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Happy Hour with The Mar Dels @ Belly Up (5:30 pm)
  • Floyd FX (Laser, Video, and Live Entertainment) @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • The Pheromones, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • DJ Scotty Boy, DJ Tranzit, DJ J-Sin @ Voyeur
  • Chris Leyva @ Bar Leucadian
  • The Usual Suspects feat. Cowboy Mike, Junior tha Disco Punk, DJ Kray-Z-K, DJ Rival, DJ EJ, DJ Rick Hess, DJ ReyFino @ Spin
  • Brain Buckit @ Gordon Biersch
  • "Hickeys and Dry Humps" feat. DJ Artistic @ El Dorado
  • DJ Aplus @ On Broadway
  • DJ Loczi @ The Ivy, Andaz Hotel
  • Lexington Field @ The Field
  • The Hinges (comedy, improv) @ Queen Bee's

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Dirty Little Town In South Florida Dies…

Shit man, another one of my favorite bands in S.D. just played their last show. Hialeah was one bad ass band, and if you had to chance to see Mike, Mario, and Justin do their thing then consider yourself lucky. Wednesday night at the Soda Bar they laid the band to rest in style, bringing the energy and cool that they always have. So long fellas, I know I’ll be seeing you all again, but man I’ll miss your beautiful little tunes.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 13-15, 2010

Tuesday April 13, 2010:
  • Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, The Creepy Creeps, Green Stamps, DJ Claire @ Casbah
  • Monomate, SuperSonic, The Silph Scope, Bleeds @ Soda Bar
  • Green Chamber of San Diego County hosts "Green in Everyone's Business" : Liquid Blue, Ryan West, Poole St. Boyz @ Belly Up
  • Christian Scott @ San Diego City College
  • Yeah Buddy Tuesdays: Got No Shame, The Getdown, The Bombpops, Being Jared @ Radio Room
  • The Wonder Years, Goodnight Culfield, Forever Came Calling, Adam Balm @ Epicentre
  • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
  • Battle of the Bands: Matt Commerce, Postcrush UCSD Price Center @11-2pm
  • Brawley @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Soul Journ, Off Track @ Winston's
  • Band Showcase Competion: Listen on Mute, Hocus @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
  • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Stress Free Stand Up Comedy 7-10pm, drink specials @ U-31
  • Speaking Idly, Veras Veil, Jeffrey Joe Morin @ Bare Back Grill
  • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's ll
  • Allegra Sings @ Tiki House
  • Stealing Love Jones, Jaime Muehlhausen @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Sofa Kings, Opus Dai, Rishloo @ O'Connell's
  • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Inzain @ Onyx Room

Wednesday April 14, 2010:

  • Retribution Gospel Choir, Little White Teeth @ Casbah
  • Arlo Guthrie @ California Center For The Arts
  • Arms Entwined, Hialeah, The Beautiful View @ Soda Bar
  • Lilith Velkor, Prize Country, Breaker Breaker One Niner @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Willowz, Maren Parusel @ Bar Pink
  • Cheap Trick @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Canceled: Common Cause, Archetypes, On Point @ Che Cafe
  • Bill Frisell @ Anthology
  • L.E.D. Presents: Proxy, The Delta Fiasco @ Voyeur
  • VNV Nation, Aerodrone @ House of Blues
  • A Night of Belly Dancers and Music @ Lestat's
  • Taming the Fox, The Beat Seekers @ Ruby Room
  • Disconnected, DJs Barnesey @ Radio Room
  • Live Wednesdays Presents: Janay Poole hosting Dave Booda, Guava Belly, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess @ U-31
  • The Heavy Guilt, The C.H.I. Club @ Winston's
  • Bill Magee @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Gallaghers
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Super El Camino
  • Mellowdramatix, Diego Style Music, Concrete Project @ O'Connell's
  • Vic Moraga Band @ Coyote Bar
  • Road Dogs @ Patrick's ll
  • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Heroes @ Valley View Casino
  • Jeff Moore & The Witch Doctors @ The Kraken
  • Seth Pettersen & The Undertow @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Schitzophonics, John Fullwood Acoustic, Scott West @ The Skybox Sports Grill
  • VES, Fallen Stars, Pivotal Motion @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Ruins Ov Abaddon, Drain'd, South Of Heaven, 30-30 @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Dead Feather Moon @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
  • Battle of the Bands: SO3, Zephyr Riot @ UCSD Price Center @ 11-2pm
  • Tommy Price @ McP's Irish Pub
  • The Bartones, The Crabs @ Tiki House
  • Nena Anderson @ Firehouse American Eatery
  • The Anthony Wilson Trio @ Neurosciences Institute
  • Sharon Hazel Township @ Portugalia
  • DJ Claire Caraska's 30th Birthday @ Whistle Stop

Thursday April 15, 2010:

  • The Big Pink, A Place To Bury Strangers, IO Echo @ Casbah
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, He's My Brother She's My Sister @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Prize Country, The Long and Short Of It @ Ruby Room
  • The Fascination, Vinyl Film, The Publicists @ Ken Club
  • 106.5 La Nueva te invita Ramon Ayala @ House of Blues
  • The Goomies, Hocus @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Brawley @ Bar Pink
  • The Bible Brothers, Sweeter Tenths, Mike Pope & The Big Decisions @ Soda Bar
  • Calder Quartet @ The Loft
  • C-Money and The Players @ Winston's
  • Gregory Page, Get Back Loretta @ Java Joe's @ Cafe Libertalia
  • Kenny Eng, Rob Deez @ Twigg's
  • Justin Grennan Band @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Trevor Young & Co. Featuring Beatnick @ El Dorado
  • Greg Adams & East Bay Soul @ Anthology
  • Hot Butter w/ DJ JC DiStefano @ Beauty Bar
  • Chad Cavanaugh, Jarrod Dickenson, Sinem Saniye @ Lestat's
  • TRC Sounds, Kindle to Ember @ Radio Room
  • Generations Party with DJ Artistic, DJ Mark Cena and Ayeena @ U-31
  • Her Bed of Thorns, Lindsay White @ UCSD Price Center
  • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
  • Boneyard, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Metro @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Caboose @ The Whistle Stop
  • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Wes Davis @ Portugalia
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's II
  • Jason, Joalby, Gregory James, Spiral Pitfall, Acoustic Bluegrass Trio, Doug McCarron, Brandon Tyler, Lil' Nicky, Johnny Q @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Street Heart @ Valley View Casino
  • The Pheromones, Demise O @ RT Longboard's Grill
  • The Celebrities @ Tiki House
  • Stranger, Rootsicali @ Boar Cross'n
  • Nekter @ Stage Saloon
  • Lead Burns Red @ Second Wind Santee
  • Shoreline Rootz @ Gallagher's
  • Harmony Road @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Joe Rathburn @ Folkey Monkey
  • Fury Never Fades, To Build An Empire @ Ramona Mainstage Nightclub
  • Xplicit, DJ Kali @ Spin
  • Giom @ The Office
  • Rhythm and The Method @ Aztec Center @ SDSU @ noon
  • Long Beach City Kids, LA Zebra, DJ Schoeny @ Montezuma Hall @ SDSU
  • Listen On Mute @ Queen Bee's
  • Aaron K. Swanton @ The Wit's End
  • Darren Michaels, Westone @ Audiology Now @ San Diego Convention Center

Things To Do In San Diego: April 13-15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bummed about missing Coachella? Don't be.

I'm not attending the Coachella Festival of Music and Art this year, and while there is nothing worse than hearing all of your friends talk about it in real life and on Facebook and Twitter, not to mention how every blogger and the press go on and on about the festival, I'm gonna give you some reasons to get over it. Or maybe I'm convincing myself? Either way, we'll get through this weekend together. I'm not saying I wouldn't accept comps if they came my way, but as of now, that's just not gonna happen. So here's me raining on the Coachella parade.

1. Money- I don't know about you, but I'm broke as a joke these days. Dropping nearly $300 on a ticket for three days is just not in my budget. Neither is spending money on festival food, lodging, and the transportation/gas to get there.

2. Weather- Did you know it is freaking hot as hell in the desert? The festival is now two weekends earlier in the year than when it started, but it's still hot as heck. While the festival provides outlets for shade and misting, it's still not very comfortable. Last year, I spent most of Sunday pouring water over my head, only to find that when the sun dropped I was freezing my ass off. Not very comfortable.

3. Everybody is VIP/Nobody is VIP- So the ideal Coachella situation is getting hooked up with tickets by someone high on the foodchain, like Goldenvoice. The thing is, most people don't. Even some bands have limited backstage and VIP privileges. A photo pass might only allow you to shoot certain stages, a wristband might get you bleacher seating or better food, but if you wanna be close during performances, you have to wait around like everyone else, and on the mainstage, you end up watching most of the performance on large screens.

Frightened Rabbit at the Casbah, circa 2008

4. "Epic" and "Killed It"- I might have to go a weekend without Twitter just so I don't have to read how every band "killed it" or was "epic". Shut up. Seriously. I can write a review about Coachella before it happens. "Friday and Saturday were filled with amazing performances by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, while Yeasayer and Frightened Rabbit became fan favorites, leading into epic performances by Them Crooked Vultures and LCD Soundsystem. The indie hipsters even embraced Jay-Z. What truly stole the weekend was the long awaited Pavement reunion, and Thom Yorke absolutely killed it with his side project, Atoms For Peace."

5. San Diego rocks- Do you realize how lucky we are in this town to have the venues we have? A band can tour and play 400-1000 capacity venues and end up playing the smallest show on their tours here in San Diego. As Tall As Lions performs tonight at the Loft. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are at the Belly Up and The Big Pink are at the Casbah on Thursday. Frightened Rabbit will be at the Casbah on May 22. In fact, a significant amount of bands set to play Coachella have played in San Diego over the past 6 months or will be here in the next few. If you like the crowds of a festival, celebrate Earth Day on Sunday in Balboa Park and spend the following weekend at the FREE Adams Avenue Roots Festival. Might not be the next hipster bands that you'll forget about next week, but great music nonetheless. Also, just because a lineup has 100 acts, realistically, how many will you actually see?
Vampire Weekend at the Casbah, circa 2007

In all seriousness, I'm sure Coachella will be "epic", but by next week everyone will be talking about something else. Hype and enthusiasm are great, but if you're really about great live music, missing Coachella won't break your heart. At least if you can get past the weekend of tweets.

Incidentally, moments after I posted this, it was announced that Coachella is Sold Out. For my friends that are going, have a great time. For those not, we'll hold down the fort and rage this weekend.

Things To Do In San Diego: April 12, 2010

Sometimes I feel like the craziness never stops. Though I won't be going to Coachella this year, this entire week you can be sure it's going to be talked about, written about, and bragged about by pretty much everyone who dropped the nearly $300 for a weekend pass or from the few who were able to get comp tickets. I'm on the other end of the spectrum, owing money on taxes for the first time since my first job when I was 15. Sucks. It's okay though, I see a lot of shows and while I haven't written about many of them lately, I uploaded some videos that you can check out on my YouTube page, including Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible, Low Volts (a solo project from Tim Lowman of The Blackout Party), Rocco Deluca, The Dead Trees, Adam Green, Busdriver, RJD2, Josh Damigo and more. You can see all 23 from the past couple weeks on my Youtube page, and I have plenty more to add.

Monday April 12, 2010:

  • Anti-Monday League Presents: Serena Ryder, Ryan Star, Cuff The Duke @ Casbah
  • As Tall As Lions, Bad Veins @ The Loft
  • Padres Opening Day Reggae Brunch with The Love & Groove Trio @ House of Blues @ 10am
  • Nautical Disaster, Behind the Wagon, China Clippers @ Soda Bar
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Teenage Wasteland: DJs Lord Hammer, Muchaco D-Hey @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Michael Rose of Black Uhuru, Garth Dennis, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
  • Tori Roze and The Hot Mess, Darkhorse Candidates, Izzy and The Kesstronics, Elysa Everson @ Island Sports & Spirits (Coronado)
  • LA Jones @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Andrews Avenue, Spero Lumina @ Ruby Room
  • Salt of The Earth Presents: Toxic Holicaust, Age of Collapse, Warscroll, Warcrusher @ Radio Room
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • 3rd Degree Blues Band @ Patrick's II
  • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Ron Bell @ Cafe La Maze

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jeff's Weekly Pick: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros @ Belly Up Thursday April 15, 2010

After watching the ensemble known as Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros last fall, I felt this was a band reincarnated from the 60's. Dressed in tattered garb and mostly sans shoes, the band played a set of catchy songs from their full length Up From Below. Featuring as many as ten members, the group's performance is somewhat reminiscent of a religious revival.

Alex Ebert (there is no one named Edward Sharpe) is clearly the leader of this band, and he is certainly capitalizing on his new project. It is like he has been given a new lease on life. Anything is possible during their live show. In just a little more than two years, the band has risen to heights clearly beyond their expectations.

Leave any preconceived notions of what to expect (for first timers) and be glad that you will be one of the lucky patrons at their sold out return visit to Solana Beach this Thursday. It will no doubt be one of the the more unusual, yet warding live shows you will see this year.

He's My Brother She's My Sister set the stage

Watch a video of Home below.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


As a proud sponsor of this monthly event, Bar Pink is the place to be tonight. LA band Pepper Rabbit joins local faves Writer & Black Mamba with a DJ set from Jamuel Saxon. Trumer Pils specials, should be a great night.
And there is no cover.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 9-11, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010:

  • Adam Green, The Dead Trees @ Casbah (Early show, 6pm)
  • Delta Spirit, Junior Boys (DJ Set), Pop Noir, Call Me The Breez @ Warren College Mall, UCSD (Free!, 6:30 pm)
  • Colin Hay @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
  • Petticoat @ Subtext
  • BLOWOFF (DJs Bob Mould & Richard Morel) @ Casbah (Late show, 10pm)
  • Hargo, Martian Horses, Pretty Too Bad, Vanaprasta @ Beauty Bar
  • JOY, Low Volts, The Smart Brothers @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Geezer, A Little Big Star(Alex Chilton Tribute), Secret Seven @ Bar Pink
  • Cattle Decapitation, Phobia, Destroyed In Seconds, Warkrusher, Dead Ghosts @ Ruby Room
  • 40 oz to Freedom, Mike Pinto, High Tide @ Belly Up
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (Happy Hour, 5:30 pm)
  • Agua Dulce @ Ken Club
  • Youth Envy, Vampirates @ Soda Bar
  • Pussy Galore presents Bitter:Sober, Veronica May @ Whistle Stop
  • Wailing Souls, Prezident Brown @ Soundwyave
  • Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega & guests @ U-31
  • Stereo Summer, The Red Ribbon Army, Save Amos, The Inheritance @ Radio Room
  • Happy Ron's Showcase @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Artists In The Round (featuring members of Lit, The Adolescents) @ Hensley's
  • West of Memphis @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Rolling The Stones, Don't Stop Believin' @ House of Blues
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
  • Red Not Chili Peppers, Circa Now @ Winston's
  • My Musical Muse presents Boom Snap, I-90, Washing Matilda @ 710 Beach Club
  • Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend @ Soma
  • Pearl, 1230, Jody B, The Lost Prodigies, The Goomies, Young Goodman @ Dreamstreet
  • The Irving Flores Latin-Jazz Quartet @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Platp Soul @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7 pm)
  • Quino @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 pm)
  • Firehouse @ 4th & B
  • Grandmasta Rats @ El Dorado
  • Kofi Baker Tribute to Cream, Mike Keneally @ Anthology (Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Carridale, Hide The Details, Lightwaite, Flight To Athena, Demise of Hollywood @ Epicentre
  • Unit F, Unloaded, Hillstreet, stranglers, Torture the Flag, Loose Nuts @ Brick By Brick
  • Chris Garcia, Travis Emmons @ Voyeur
  • Judge Jules @ Spin
  • Marvin's Manhattan with The New York Voices @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Van Halen Tribute @ Stage Bar & Grill
  • Denim and Leather, Phantom X, On Descent, Abscission, Phantasm, Hundred Caliber @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Big Band Broadcast @ Balboa Theatre (2pm)

Saturday, April 10, 2010:

  • Jimmy Webb @ Acoustic Music San Diego
  • The Rumble: Pepper Rabbit, Writer, Black Mamba, Jamuel Saxon (DJ sets) @ Bar Pink
  • Los Straitjackets, Big Sandy and his Flyrite Boys, El Monte Slim @ Casbah
  • Super Diamond, Wayword Sons @ Belly Up (Sold Out)
  • Mashtis (CD Release), Black Hondo, Cozy Corners, Joey Harris and the Mentals @ Ruby Room
  • Junglefever, The Watusis, The Sharp Objects, Mermaid @ Soda Bar
  • Firethorn, Petticoat, Swore, Breakhouse @ Radio Room
  • The Postals @ Ken Club
  • Spencer Fox Benefit featuring The Swingin Kings, The Beautiful Beasts, DJ Shiny Boots @ Belly Up (4:15 pm)
  • House Junkie @ Beauty Bar
  • Peter Sprague, Fred Benedetti @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church
  • The Ikah Love House Band @ Super El Camino
  • Flight 93 Benefit feat. Raise The Guns, Beneath Lanston, SD-93, Authentic Sellout, Comfort In Rage @ Brick By Brick
  • Dance Party with DJs Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Miss Toats, Chris Renzuli @ U-31
  • Chickenfoot Virtual Concert Screening @ Soundwave
  • ADF, The Guze, Rapscallion, THELADYthetiger, Down to the Wire, For Venice @ Epicentre
  • Paul Devro (Mad Decent) @ El Dorado
  • One I Red, Bella Novela, The Flowerthief @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Kelsea Ray Little, Ellamae @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Bewilderness, Icebox, Olmec, Being Jared, The Loving Kind @ O'Connell's
  • Nik Simon Band @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Lisa Sanders @ Lestat's
  • Wise Monkey, Holding Air Hostage (CD Release) @ Winston's
  • The Crashing Marbles, Monkeys In Space, Cityzen @ 710 Beach Club
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Deadbeat Nightlife, Adestria, Okay! Okay!, City Delivered, Abandon The Harbor @ Soma
  • Taking It Back Fest feat Thy Kingdom Come, Letlive, Pristine and more @ Queen Bee's
  • Diminishtry, Road Noise, Darling You're Stunning, The Whiskey Dick Rebellion, Southern Storm @ Dreamstreet
  • Richard Thompson (Jazz pianist), Tripp Sprague (sax), Derek Cannon (trumpet), Rob Thorsen (bass), Russell Bizzett (drums) @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Dave Humphries (CD Release) @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (3-7 pm)
  • Makai @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 pm)
  • Treasure Fingers, Grey Ghost @ Voyeur
  • Montage Presents DJ Mark Nygard @ Spin
  • Marvin's Manhattan with The New York Voices @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Disco Pimps @ Stage
  • TFL, Counter Launce, Live Last, A Likely Story @ Ramona Mainstage

Sunday, April 11, 2010:

  • Murder By Death, Ha Ha Tonka, Linfinity @ Casbah
  • Elvis Costello @ Balboa Theatre
  • Patty Griffin, Scott Miller @ Belly Up
  • Los Tres: Alejandro Fernandez, Joan Sebastian, Marco Antonio Solis @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • The Dwarves, Hellions, End of Power, Kill Deville, The Strikers, The Goddamn Gallows @ Brick By Brick
  • Isolation, Mad Happy, DM Progress, DJs Bryan Pollard & Am Bones @ Ruby Room
  • Psychedelic Horseshit, Jeans Wilder, The Endless Bummer, The Preteens @ Soda Bar
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Hellbound Glory, Hands Down South, Shaun T. Morgan, Jesus In Furs @ O'Connell's
  • Audrina Band, Veras Veil @ Lestat's
  • Gui Boratto, Ali Ghanavi, DJ Kyra @ Voyeur
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Boom Snap, Brendan B and the Breaks @ 710 Beach Club
  • Too Many Creeps DJs feat Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
  • Sleep @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch, 10a-2p
  • Patrick Yandall @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • The Prescription @ 4th & B
  • Brandon Saller, Beta Wolf @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Things To Do In San Diego: April 7-8, 2010

Wednesday April 7, 2010:
  • Influence SD Awards @ Anthology
  • Exene Cervenka @ M-Theory In-store (Free, All Ages, 6pm)
  • Rocco Deluca, Josh Damigo, Tommy Graf @ Casbah
  • Transfer, The Scanners, Lyon Crowns, DJ Al Squared @ Beauty Bar
  • Gretchen Parlato, Julian Shore @ The Loft
  • Five for Fighting, Matt Wertz @ House of Blues
  • 4 Minutes Til Midnight, Little Saul, Samhears @ Ruby Room
  • Non/Boyd Rice, Cult of Youth, Skinwalker, Axxa, DJ Human Jerky @ Radio Room
  • Lady Luck Band @ Bar Pink
  • Mad House featuring Buddy Akai, DJ Gabe Vega, DJ Leif @ Belly Up
  • Chilltown featuring Halcyonaire @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Jazz in North Park feat. Kenny Werner, Mike Wofford @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Kev, Richard Smith @ Lestat's
  • Behind the Wagon @ Riviera Supper Club
  • The Mattson Two, Louis Andreiessen, Denman Maroney, John Cage, Bobby Hutchinson @ Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD
  • Throwback Trunk Show @ Soda Bar
  • Gregory Page @ Queen Bee's
  • American Indian Comedy Slam @ 4th & B
  • Live Wednesdays Presents: 91X Loudspeaker w/ Vinyl Film, The Attack, tba @ U-31
  • Jason Chase and Creative Medicine @ Winston's
  • The Soul Persuaders @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ Gallaghers
  • AJ Rafael @ Montezuma Halll @ SDSU
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Super El Camino
  • Sweet Tooth, Save Amos @ O'Connell's
  • Scott Carter Duo @ Coyote Bar
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's ll
  • Burnett's Bliss @ Cafe La Maze
  • Street Heart @ Valley View Casino
  • Christopher Dale @ Postcards American Bistro @ Handlery Hotel
  • Bruce Betz @ E Street Cafe (Encinitas)
  • Frankie-Dee & THe Funk-Natra Band @ The Kraken
  • Eluveitie, Holy Grail, Within the Swarm, Shining Sword, Aventale @ Ramona Mainstage Nightclub
  • Jesse Lamonaca @ Hennessey's PB
  • Seth Pettersen & The Undertow @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Manic Diffusion @ 710 Beach Club
  • Nekter @ The Office
  • Zimbeat @ Smith Recital Hall @ SDSU @ noon
  • Eclipse 79, Christopher Prim @ The Skybox Sports Grill
  • High Society Jazz Band @ California Center For The Arts
  • Soul Movement @ Second Wind Santee
  • Cory Wilkens Band @ Second Wind Navajo
  • The Twenty Fifth Hour, Quic, Redlow @ Dreamstreet Live

Thursday April 8, 2010:

  • Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, Illuminauts, Revulab @ Casbah
  • Owl City, Paper Route, Lights @ Soma (sold out)
  • Citizen Cope @ Wave House
  • Rats Eyes, Stab City @ Bar Pink
  • The Mutaytor, Beats Antique @ Belly Up
  • Melly Frances and The Distilled Spirits, The Cutaways @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Fever Sleeves, X-Ray Press, Fkenal @ Soda Bar
  • Ride the Sun, Snail, Archons, Across Tundras @ Ruby Room
  • Post Crush @ Ken Club
  • Gregory Page, Jason Fry @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • All Things Rad @ El Dorado
  • Muldoon, Jamie Kim @ Anthology
  • Israel Maldonado, Katie Leigh @ Winston's
  • Hot Butter, a movie-themed dance party, by JC DiStefano @ Beauty Bar
  • Aaron Beaumont, JT Spangler @ Lestat's
  • BCMG Presents: Pharmacy, Defamation League, Blizzard, Bing @ Radio Room
  • Generations Party with DJ Artistic, DJ Rags @ U-31
  • Fire Corner @ Club Kadan
  • Rhythm Method, DJ Swoll @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • 80's Allstarz @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • AC Slater, Vega, Salter & Diaz @ Voyeur
  • The Sound of Quiet Punx hosted by Drew Andrews @ The Whistle Stop
  • Natives of The New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
  • DART Music International and Converse Present:The China Invasion Tour with Carsick Cars, AV Okubo, P.K.14 @ Brick by Brick
  • Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe La Maze
  • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Jefferson Jay @ Portugalia
  • Missy Andersen @ Patrick's II
  • Jaeryoung Lee @ Dizzy's
  • Hawke Auburn, The Touchies, Peter Merrit @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Metro @ Valley View Casino
  • Allen Mautner @ RT Longboard's Grill
  • Whiskey Shift @ Tiki House
  • Wanted Dead, Death in Handcuffs, The Sparring, The Bombpops @ Boar Cross'n
  • Southshore Roots, Sophia Elizabeth @ Stage Saloon
  • Cory Wilkens band @ Second Wind Santee
  • Squirrelly Arts @ Second Wind Navajo
  • Altruism @ Kava Lounge
  • Revival @ Gallagher's
  • Justin James@ Hennessey's PB
  • The Mainland @ Bare Back Grill
  • Big City Shaman @ McP's Irish Pub

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Wednesday, April 7th, London based SCANNERS plays the Beauty Bar with TRANSFER. Right in the middle of the week, Beauty Bar is pulling out all the stops with free Luigi's pizza and Hosted Jim Beam from 7-8.
Let's do it, y'all!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Humphrey's Concert By The Bay 2010 Lineup

Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay released their summer concert schedule and by kicking off with Broken Bells, they're once again proving to have some serious booking mojo. Tickets for all shows go on-sale this Saturday, April 10, at 10 am. Unfortunately Humphrey's uses Ticketmaster, so unfortunately for some music aficionados, you might get priced out of some of these shows, but the lineup is stellar nonetheless. Read more about it on SoundDiego. The bolding is my own; consider it my summer wish list.

May 18: Broken Bells, Morning Benders, $35
May 21: The Black Crowes, $65
May 25-26: Crosby, Stills & Nash, $106
June 2: Boz Scaggs, $65
June 3: Jonny Lang/the Robert Cray Band, $67
June 8: The Rescue Me Comedy Tour, featuring Denis Leary, $66
June 10: Basia, $45
June 11: Diana Ross, $115
June 13: Los Van Van, $45
June 18: Comedians of Chelsea Lately, $42
June 26: Jesse Cook, $40
July 6: Colbie Caillat, $40
July 9: Chris Botti, $56
July 11: Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, $45
July 14: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonnino Baliardo, $98
July 16: Jim Gaffigan, $45 (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows)
July 18: Jamie Cullum, $50
July 21: Jackson Browne with David Lindley, $91
July 22: Jeffrey Ross, $35
July 23: Joel McHale, $57 (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows)
July 24: Barenaked Ladies with special guest Angel Taylor, $63
July 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, $60
July 28: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, $55
July 30: Russell Peters, $55
July 31: Boney James, $50
Aug. 5: Michael McDonald, $70
Aug. 6: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band (featuring Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Rick Derringer, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Wally Palmar (Romantics) and Gregg Bissonette), $135
Aug. 11: Joan Baez, $55
Aug. 12: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, $55
Aug. 13: Dave Koz and Jonathan Butler: Together Again (with special guest Sheila E and Peabo Bryson), $70
Aug. 16: Rodrigo y Gabriela, $50
Aug. 19: Chicago, $96
Aug. 20: Bill Maher, $73
Aug. 22: Crowded House, $70
Aug. 23: A Prairie Home Companion featuring Garrison Keillor, $78
Aug. 25: Chris Isaak, $85
Aug. 29: Three Dog Night, $45
Sept. 8: Doobie Brothers, $70
Sept. 9: Sheryl Crow, $87
Sept. 10: The Beach Boys, $75
Sept. 11: Air Supply, $50
Sept. 16: Tower of Power, $45
Sept. 17: The Fab Four -- the Ultimate Tribute, $40
Sept. 19: Last Comic Standing, $40
Sept. 24: Margaret Cho, $50 (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows)
Oct. 1: Kealii Reichel, $50
Oct. 3: America, $48
Oct. 22: Gabriel Iglesias, $48

(Source: Humphrey's By the Bay Unveils 2010 Lineup NBC San Diego)

Things To Do In San Diego: April 5-6, 2010

Monday April 5, 2010:

  • Anti-Monday League Presents: RJD2, Busdriver, Happy Chichester @ Casbah
  • Primitive Noyes, Mouse Fire, Manta Rae, Samhears @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Death on Mars, Pony Village, Perfect Blue @ Soda Bar
  • Pyrate Punx Presents: Shit, Verbal Desecration,Vietnam-HC @ Radio Room
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Club Kingston Presents Louie Culture, DJ Megga of Culture Blend Sound System, Romain Virgo, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
  • Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
  • Chet Cannon's Blue Monday Blues Party @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • The China Clippers @ Ruby Room
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Cathouse Thursday, Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Delta Heat @ Patrick's II
  • Electric Waste Band, Drunk Poet's Society @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam Hosted By Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • The Silverwood Trio @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Grace Ellen @ E Street Cafe ( Encinitas)

Tuesday April 6, 2010:
  • Boyscout, Gravitorium, Race Against Space @ Casbah
  • Kasey Anderson, Golden Red, Erika Davies @ Soda Bar
  • Riddle the Roar, Greg Friedman, Nate Donnis @ Belly Up
  • DJ Blk Pnts with Aimee from Black Mamba @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Tiki Tuesday feat. Adrian Demain's Exotictronica
  • Mouse Fire @ X1FM Open Door Sessions (Free, All Ages, BYOB)
  • Kenny Wollesen, Bombshell @ Sushi Performance & Visual Art
  • Mike Pope & The Big Decisions, Behind The Wagon, Sunset Temples, Old Devil @ Radio Room
  • Tomasz Stanko Quintet @ Anthology
  • The Loaded, Punchcard, The Accoutrtements, Charlie @ Winston's
  • Songwriters Showcase Competition @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Too Cool For Karaoke @ Ruby Room
  • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Comedy Night with Mal Hall @ Lestat's
  • Plane Without A Pilot @ True North
  • Doug Allen, Suzzy Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Theleventhour @ Palomar College @ noon
  • Karaoke @ Cafe La Maze
  • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's ll
  • Zimbeat @ Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre
  • The SDSU Jazz Ensemble, The Salpointe Catholic High School Jazz Band @ Dizzy's
  • Allegra Sings @ Tiki House
  • Acoustic Leo Rising @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Jaime Muehlhausen @ Hensley's Flying Elephant

Jeff's Weekly Pick: Transfer @ Beauty Bar April 7, 2010

What are trends for if you can't buck them every once in a while. Even though this weekly addition has been relatively short lived, until now all recommendations have been for out of town touring bands/artists. There are always great shows happening around San Diego every week, some featuring touring artists from all points of the map. However, most of the live local music events offer the concert goers the chance to primarily see local artists in a variety of venues both large and small.
I noticed one of San Diego's favorite locals, Transfer, was headlining a show this Wednesday @ The Beauty Bar in City Heights. The venue is a great place to watch a show, due to its intimacy and the room technically being outdoors. (covered by a canvas canopy). This gives the patrons the option of hanging in the bar area or stepping "outside" into the show area. If you haven't had the opportunity to see Transfer, this is a band that is ready to break out of our cozy market at any time. Other projects aside , the members are at their best in this ensemble. Having recently returned from a successful trip to Austin for SXSW, shows are a mix of fan favorites as well as songs from their recently released effort, Future Selves. Their live set combines both intensity and what I view as a growing confidence that comes from touring and maturity. Don't miss this show, it will well be worth your time.

Scanners and The Lyon Crowns set the stage.

Watch a video of Deerskin below, from a live X1FM session.