Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This Weekend: San Diego Music Thing!!

The weekend is nearly upon us and so it's time to talk about the San Diego Music Thing. I've actually been a little bit surprised at how so many of my own friends don't know about or understand what exactly goes on, so here's the basic rundown.

Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, sees the return of the San Diego Music Thing. Think of it less as a "festival" and more of a conference. In the daytime, there are workshops and keynote speakers at the Lafayette Hotel. Topics like Music Industry 101, Marketing, Publishing, and Touring will all be covered. Keynote speakers include Martin Atkins of Public Image Ltd, Wayne Kramer of MC5, and Chuck D of Public Enemy.

By night, the city's music venues open up with showcases featuring local and touring bands. You can see the full schedule here, but I'll also put them after the jump so you can get them on your mobile device easily throughout the weekend.

It seems the biggest point of confusion is the ticketing, so just to clear things up, you can buy tickets here. You can buy a wristband for the full weekend for $55 or for just one day for $35. These wristbands get you into all of the workshops, panels, and keynotes as well as ANY of the nighttime showcases (based on venue capacity, of course). There are also PRESALE tickets for certain showcases available on the same ticketing page. This is recommended if you're not interested or available for the daytime events and you know you just want to go to one venue for the night. For the showcases that don't have presales, they too, will be charging cover at the doors for people without wristbands. The cover charges are usually $10 per venue. If you have a wristband, you do not need to purchase additional venue tickets, but venues will be subject to capacity so plan your nights accordingly. It's gonna be tough hopping around, but I think I'll be hitting up Bar Pink, Casbah, and Sunset Temple on Friday night, with Bar Pink, Claire de Lune, and the Casbah on my Saturday agenda. Of course, that could all change depending on transportation, so we'll see, but you can be sure I'll be Foursquaring/Tweeting all weekend.

Full schedule after the jump.

Bar Pink (21+)
11:30pm-Voxhaul Broadcast
10:30pm-He's My Brother, She's My Sister
9:30pm-Wayne Kramer
8:30pm-So Many Wizards
7:30pm-Wild Wild Wets

Claire de Lune (ALL AGES)
11:20pm-Special Guest
10:35pm-Tori Roze and the Hot Mess
9:50pm-Bart Mendoza and True Stories
8:40pm-Miss Erika Davies
7:30pm-The Country Fair

Eleven (21+)
1:00am-Family Wagon
12:00am-Sleep Lady
10:00pm-Mini Mansions

Soda Bar (21+)
12:40am-Nite Jewel
9:30pm-Maren Parusel
8:30pm-A House for Lions

Sunset Temple Room (ALL AGES)
11:30pm-Alejandro Escovedo
10:30pm-Ben Taylor
9:30pm-Old Man Markley
8:45pm-Gregory Page
8:00pm-Noah and the Megafauna

The Casbah (21+)
12:30am-Hunx and His Punx
11:15pm-Shannon and the Clams
10:10pm-Mrs. Magician
8:30pm-The Kabbs

The Office (21+)
9:15pm-Mattson 2
8:45pm-Ted Washington
8:00pm-Fire Eaters

Tin Can Ale House (21+)
12:00am-The Palace Ballroom
10:00pm-Drew Andrews
9:00pm-River City

U-31 (21+)
12:30am-Blackout Party
11:30pm-The Heavy Guilt
10:35pm-Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three
9:40pm-Strange Vine
8:45pm-Crash and the Burns

Whistle Stop (21+)
12:15am-Robin Roth DJ
11:30pm-Smile Now Cry Later
9:25pm-Lion Cut

Saturday Sep 15, 2012

Bar Pink (21+)
12:30am-Tropical Popsicle
11:30pm-The Howls
9:30pm-Hills Like Elephants
7:30pm-Church Hustlers

Claire de Lune (All Ages)
10:45pm-Josh Damigo
9:40pm-Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels
8:45pm-Colin Clyne
7:55pm-Vanja James
7:15pm-Karla Davis

Eleven (21+)
12:30am-The Burning of Rome
11:30pm-Deadly Birds
10:30pm-Children of Nova
8:30pm-Ben Union

Queen Bee (All Ages)
10:15pm-Gehtto Blaster
9:15pm-Coda Reactor
7:15pm-Rail Them to Death

Soda Bar (21+)
12:15am-Shiva Trash
11:15pm-Eternal Summers
10:15pm-White Arrows
9:15pm-Bleeding Rainbow
8:15pm-Shake Before Us

Sunset Temple Room (All Ages)
10:00pm-Jamuel Saxon
9:00pm-Mac Demarco
7:15pm-Dr. Seahorse

The Casbah (21+)
12:30am-Father John Misty
11:15pm-Get Back Loretta
10:10pm-Dead Feather Moon
10:00pm-Low Volts (Atari Lounge Between Sets)
9:20pm-Wildcat Wildcat
8:30pm-Kevin Martin

The Office (21+)
10:30pm-DJ Lord/Chuck D
8:00pm-Parker and the Numberman

Tin Can Ale House (21+)
12:00am-Lord Howler
11:00pm-The Long and Short Of It
10:00pm-Upsilon Acrux
9:00pm-The Lumps

U-31 (21+)
12:35am-The Stone Foxes
11:35pm-The Beautiful View
10:35pm-Queen Caveat
9:35pm-Natural Child

Whistle Stop (21+)
10:30pm-Booty Bassment
9:30pm-The Bedbreakers
8:00pm-Grandpa Drew

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