Thursday, October 11, 2012

Things To Do In San Diego: October 11, 2012

One of the perks of my job is getting comp tickets to shows and the occasional VIP upgrade or free dinner or other similar benefit. Because these are generally fun, I also have to remember that I work really hard, am pretty much on call 24/7, and I have to almost always be tethered to the web to get such perks, not to mention the implied requirement that I document all of these activities/shows/events for your eyeballs. But sometimes, I don't get the free tickets, and I'm reminded not only how sweet it is when I do, but that this whole site evolved from me being somewhat resourceful and making due with what I have, and a genuine love of music and of San Diego that enables me to enjoy myself no matter my budget. Such was the case last night. Darren really wanted to see St. Vincent but I wasn't about to let him shell out $140 for a pair of tickets when I couldn't source some free ones. Instead, we dropped by Trader Joe's and Point Loma Seafoods for some snacks and clam chowder, busted out my old army blanket, and laid under the stars in the grass of Shelter Island as we listened to the entire concert. It was a beautiful night and just as enjoyable as being inside the show, if not more so. There are always free ways to enjoy this city and it is great to explore. You're paying "sunshine tax" to live here, why not live it to the fullest? 

I've added some more shows to these listings (shows at Harrah's, Spreckels, Viejas Arena, Balboa Theatre, Lux Institute, OB Oktoberfest), but if you still see something missing, please let me know.  Thursday archives are after the jump. 

Thursday October 11, 2012:
  • Sean Hayes, Birds of Chicago @ Casbah
  • Soda Bar Presents: Bad Books, The Drowning Men, Harrison Hudson @ The Irenic
  • Casbah Presents: The XX, John Talabot Live @ Soma (SOLD OUT)
  • Tea Leaf Green, Howlin Rain,David Dondero @ The Griffin
  • Casbah Presents: Grimes, Elite Gymnastics, Myth @ Porter's Pub (SOLD OUT)
  • Casbah Presents: The Raveonettes, Melody's Echo Chamber, The Howls @ Belly Up
  • Ezra Furman, Trouble In The Wind, Krill @ Eleven
  • Lord Howler, Joy, Kodiak @ Soda Bar
  • The Touchies, Duping The Public, The Pheasants @ Tin Can
  • Less Than Jake, The Mad Caddies, Flatfoot 56, Mrs. Skannotto @ House of Blues
  • Cathryn Beeks Homegrown feat. Wendy Bailey, Draza Jansky, Eddie Lenhart @ The Go Lounge
  • Gaelic Storm @ Anthology
  • Dead Winter Carpenters @ Winston's
  • Happy Little Trees: Silent Art Auction @ El Dorado
  • Los Loaded Saints @ Bar Pink
  • Novel Concept, The Shook Twins @ Lestat's
  • Chris Minh Doky's Nomads @ The Loft
  • Tom Rush @ AMSD Concerts
  • Thursday Night Tributes feat. Viva Halen, Full Moon Fever, Livin' On A Prayer, Dive Bomber, Vaseline @ 4th & B
  • The Devil's Due @ Riviera Supper Club
  • SoulJazz @ Croce's
  • Le Spank w/ DJ Girth @ The Office
  • Gilbert Castellanos and The New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Charlie Rae, Lovebirds, Sister Speak, Jennie Buss @ Ruby Room
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
  • Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • L.E.D. Presents: Porter Robinson, Zedd, Nick Thayer @ Voyeur
  • Progressive EDM w/ Cowboy Mike, Luke Skyy, ROHR, Johnny Rayburn, Innovade & Intraphonic @ Fluxx
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Phil Dilorio @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Sinizen @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • The Little Italy Comedy Show @ 98 Bottles
  • Dave Booda Experience @ Tiki House
  • Shelle Blue Band @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • G.F.I., Civil Satans, Corrosive @ Boar Cross'n
  • Warren LaPlante @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Harmony Road @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • King Legend @ RT's Longboard Grill

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