Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Casbah: New Shows Announced

Since I stayed up super late last night updating the Casbah calendar and since I wasn't very nice to commenter (blahblahblah) who complained that Jeff's Weekly Pick was stupid for highlighting an already sold out show, I thought I'd let you in on all the newly added shows at the Casbah. The new site was launched in January and it seems some people are still missing some things after all this time. When you go to CasbahMusic.com there are several pull down menus. The one you should care most about is "Schedule" (though the grammar police told me that technically it should say Calendar). When you pull down the menus, "Extended" lets you look at the calendar with pop up bios, photos, and occasional links to photos and videos. "Simple" lets you just look at the basic calendar with clickable band links. You should always check the "Outside Casbah" and "Newest Added", too. Outside Casbah is where you'll find Casbah produced shows at other venues, like House of Blues, the Belly Up, The Loft at UCSD Price Center, The San Diego Woman's Club and more.

On to the shows:

8/4- The Bloodflowers, The Secret Seven, Get Your Death On
8/5- The Napoleon Complex, Misc. Ailments, Of Sons and Ghosts
8/10- The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Rafter
9/19- Ratatat & Guests @ House of Blues
9/22- The Jim Jones Revue & Guests
9/24- BLOWOFF with DJs Bob Mould & Richard Morel
9/27- The Felice Brothers & Guests
10/6- The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Mighty Regis
10/14- Frightened Rabbit, Plants and Animals, Bad Veins @ House of Blues
10/21- Azure Ray @ The Loft at UCSD
10/27- Seabear & Guests
11/10- Best Coast
11/13- Stars & Guests @ House of Blues

There are anywhere from 3 to 15 shows added in a week, and there's no regular day when the calendar is updated. The shows confirm and they go on the calendar. Check back frequently or you'll be like (BlahBlahBlah) complaining that Joanna Newsom is sold out.


Casey P. said...

Hi Rosey,

Did you design the Casbah site? Not to complain like (blahblahblah) but I don't see why there needs to be a "Simple" and "Extended" version of the calendar. It's the same information, after all. In fact, I think the "Simple" version is even more difficult to read with its alternating black and white bars and contrasting text (although maybe I'm just getting old).

I really like the Belly Up and Troubadour sites with their use of the calendar format. It's easy to see several weeks at a time with a minimum of scrolling.

Anyway, just a few thoughts. Take 'em for what they're worth. Which is nothing, of course.

Healthy. Happy. Well. said...

Thanks for the schedule! I promise you'll never receive a harsh comment from moi.

Rosemary Bystrak said...

Hey Casey-
I didn't design the Casbah site, I just update the content. The site was originally designed to have just the extended schedule, but the simple was added for people like me and the good people at Citybeat that copy & paste listings on a regular basis. I definitely appreciate the comments and will let the designer know. Perhaps we can tweak it to better serve everyone who uses the site.