Tuesday, December 31, 2013
In Motion Collective 8:30-9:45
Low Volts 9:50-10:20
DJ Beto 10:20-11:45
Low Volts 11:45-12:30
DJ Beto 12:30-1:45
Blackout Party 10:40-11:20
Ziggy Shuffledust & The Spiders From Mars 11:45-12:45
Dead Feather Moon 10:15-11:15
Monday, December 30, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
If you're looking for a great New Year's Eve show without droves of people and chaos, consider the Casbah's lineup with Terraplane Sun, Jackson Price, The Paragraphs, and The Yes Team. Tickets are only $20 and still available. TICKETS
Of course, you know I'll be working at the Lafayette and there are only 25 tickets left, so if you're hoping to celebrate on The Boulevard, get those tickets now.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Thursday December 26, 2013:
- Saint Diego, Radios Silent, Grizzly Business, Action Andy & the Hi-Tones @ Casbah
- Casbah Presents: The Growlers, The Abigails, Mystic Braves @ Belly Up
- Anna Troy, Brendan Bourgeois, Donna Larsen @ Lestat's
- Sue Palmer @ Croce's
- Clay Colton @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
- King Schascha & Irusalem @ Winston's
- Rovk N Roll Preservation Society DJs @ Tower Bar
- Johnny Vernazza @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
- Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
- BS Productions Presents: A Night in the Ukraine @ 98 Bottles
- Gaslamp Killer, Mateo, KC3PO, Sleeve, 10shun @ Kava Lounge
- Maka Roots, The I Sight Band, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
- Mor Sol @ Coyote Bar & Grill
- Steve Orr @ Crush (Solana Beach)
- Goodall Boys @ McP's Irish Pub
- The Clamjammers @ 710 Beach Club
Monday, December 23, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Watch a video of Meditations from Forever (Captured Tracks) by Holograms below.
Sharing the bill are art punk rock band TV Ghost, hailing from the Midwest (IN). Disconnect (In the Red) was released earlier this year and is music of a darker nature. Comparisons have been made to Echo & the Bunnymen, though there is a harsher nature to their songs. This is punk rock of the hypnotic form, easy to drift to without getting lost. A great way to set the table for the headliner.
Watch a video of Five Colors Blind by TV Ghost below.
Be sure to arrive early for local goodness compliments of Tropical Popsicle (LP release). A great night of music at a great venue. What else could you possibly want? Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Anyway, the lineup is out and it is pretty exciting. Since Darren's Van will be out on the road (accepting reservations now!), I will once again be working the front door of the event to greet all of the beautiful people.
This year, New Year's Eve at the Lafayette features Transfer, Ziggy Shuffledust, Dead Feather Moon, Blackout Party, Low Volts, In Motion Trio, DJ Beto, and The Visual Underground handling all the cool lights and projections and installations and such.
This has sold out in advance every year. Don't wait! Get your tickets now.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
|National Maple Syrup Day|
Catch local singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman on Monday at the Belly Up...
Indie pop trio Lovers (Portland) play an intimate gig on Tuesday at the Tin Can...they recently released their seventh studio effort A Friend in the World...
On Wednesday The Casbah presents Polica, making their second San Diego area appearance, this time in the larger confines of the Belly Up...
Singer-actress Rebecca Pidgeon returns to Lestat's for a cozy show on Thursday...she just released her seventh album, Blue Dress On...
Friday's pick is Holograms (Sweden) and TV Ghost (IN) over at Soda Bar...
Check the listings for a show on Saturday..
El Vez and Rosie Flores present their Mexmas show at the Casbah on Sunday...sounds like a great way to cap the weekend..
A great week of music lies waiting for the music fans in San Diego...support local venues and act responsibly while doing so...
Watch a video of My Oh My by Tristan Prettyman below.
Watch a video of Oh Yeah by Lovers below.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
In October of 1999, I was just a year out of college. I was working at my first ad agency, I was freshly single, and life's possibilities were limitless. And then I decided to adopt a dog. My parents cautioned against it, saying I'd never be able to travel around the world like my sister did, that a dog was a liability, but I was okay with that. Visiting the shelter weekly, sometimes daily, I waited for the right dog to speak to me. And then one day, she did. The shelter hadn't even fixed Pascha, they put her in the last kennel with four other dogs and had pretty much ruled her unadoptable. She wasn't a puppy, she was skittish, flashes of light put her into minor seizures, and her spine was injured from abuse. But the day we met, she looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and I knew that I now belonged to her and she belonged to me. I picked her up the next day, and proud of my first real adult decision, I decided to introduce her to my family. I loaded her in my Mazda and drove to Chula Vista. She was terrified during that first long car ride, so she crawled behind me.I reclined the seat and just leaned back on her and she proceeded to pee all over my back right around the Plaza Boulevard off ramp. But what could I do but keep driving and take her to meet my parents.
Her behavior was really challenging at times. I used to keep shoes under the bed and at least 8 pairs were chewed on before I got the message. For the first year, she would just hide under the bed whenever any guests came over, and once she got over that, she'd bark incessantly until the guest would give her a cookie, but it took several years before she'd make eye contact with someone new. At one point we were a family with three cats and Pascha, and she sometimes didn't realize her size and would play a little too rough with Boo and Monkey and Kiwi. But she was also awesome. She loved going for walks, to the park, in the car, or xozying up to me back to back when I'd stay up all night and sleep all day long.
My life now is wildly different than it was in 1999, and overall, things are pretty amazing for me, but I am definitely going to have puffy eyes and a heavy heart as I get over the fact that Pascha is no longer with me. She was an incredible dog, as most dogs are. She had been unhealthy, chomping off most of the hair on her back and tail this summer, but with Darren's care, she was going on daily walks, we switched to healthier food, and it seemed like she would be with me for at least a few more years. But suddenly she wasn't well. She was staggering around, having trouble breathing, gagging, and her stomach inflated and after a Google search, I realized that it was very possible that she had bloat, or gastric dilatation and volvulus. Basically dogs like Pascha get too much air in their body and their stomach just flips. In retrospect, I think it has happened before but she got better, but this time was the last. Thousands of dollars in surgery would've probably revealed that all the tissue in her stomach was dead. Realistically, even if I had the thousands to spend, I couldn't put my dog through that.
And so it was, Pascha was super sick and we took her to the vet hoping for a different prognosis, but in my heart I knew, and after laying on the bed with her for a couple hours, I think she knew, too, and I believe that she told me it was time. Everyone at Bodhi was great, and there was no upsell in trying to sway our decision, and in the end, Darren and I held her as she took her final breath and went to sleep forever.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday and Thursday archives are after the jump.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
|Ivan & Alyosha|
If you haven't had the opportunity to see Ivan & Alyosha live (their most recent SD appearance was as opener for Brandi Carlile at Humphrey's), be sure to catch them this Friday at Soda Bar. This is the perfect band to see during the holidays, as their songs are so upbeat and full of life. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Watch a video of Be Your Man by Ivan & Alyosha below.
Watch a video of Running For Cover by Ivan & Alyosha below.
Monday, December 09, 2013
On Monday Toronto indie rockers Dinosaur Bones make a stop at Soda Bar...
Consult the listings for Tuesday's lineup and choose wisely...
Lissie plays her biggest San Diego show to date on Wednesday at the House of Blues...Nashville's Kopecky Family Band open for a great bill...The Black Crowes hit the Balboa Theatre for a sold out show...
L.A's eight piece band The Mowgli's swoop into The Griffin for Thursday's show of the night...Chillwave artist Slow Wave headlines the Casbah...
On Friday Seattle's up and coming indie pop rockers Ivan & Alyosha play an intimate gig at Soda bar...highly recommended...North County has a great local bill with Transfer and The Drowning Men at the Belly Up...
Saturday finds Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and the Dust stopping for a show at the Casbah...
The Clavin sisters band Bleached plays Soda Bar on Sunday...Kitten returns to the Casbah with the young and very talented lead singer Chloe Chaidez...
All in all, a great week of music awaits the pre-holiday show revelers...support the bands and the venues by attending a show (or two).
Watch a video of Nothing Left Between the Lines by Dinosaur Bones below.
Watch a video of The Great Divide by The Mowgli's below.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Sam released his first full length titled Nobody Loves (Black Hills Recordings) earlier this year. Twelve songs comprise the album, nicely produced and easy on the ears. This is an artist poised to take on whatever might stand in his way, with no reservations.
Check out the video about Sam Outlaw below. Tickets to see Escondido, Sam Outlaw and Derren Raser this Sunday at the Casbah can be purchased here.
SAM OUTLAW from Graham Lovelis on Vimeo.
Vinyl Junkies Record Swap Meet
When: Sat. Dec. 7th
Where: The Casbah 2501 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $3 at the door
Jeff Terich (San Diego City Beat Music Editor) 11- Noon
David J (BAUHAUS/LOVE & ROCKETS) Noon-1pm
Mike Halloran (91X DJ) 1-2pm
Mike Delgado (Moving Units/Shark Attack) 2-3pm
Matt Molarius (Singer for Transfer) 3-4pm
Craig Oliver (Runs Volar Records) 4-5pm
This bi-monthly event is not your every day record swap. We're combining what everyone loves together...Records, DJs, Adult Beverages, and Food! We have lots of vendors from all over Southern California participating. Thousands of records from most all genres will be available for purchase....Soul, Jazz, Punk, Funk, Rock, Indie, R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop, Metal, Electronic, Blues, and much more. We look forward to continuing this fun event for the most discriminating of record collectors as well as those just getting into the world of vinyl.
So I had this dilemma about shows tonight. While I was sad to miss Will Hoge at The Griffin, I was excited about seeing Pete Yorn's new band, The Olms at Casbah, only to realize it was the same night as My Jerusalem at Soda. Jeff sold me on Soda Bar by promising a drive to The Constellation Room next week for The Olms. With that, I have to say My Jerusalem was a solid choice for the night.
The band stuck to mostly new material and stuff from the second record, they threw in a few from their debut that made me feel like it was the perfect set.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Sometimes a show is memorable because you danced your ass off and/or rocked the fuck out. Sometimes a show is memorable because the performer put on an incredibly dynamic musical showcase.
James Blake has the latter down to a science.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
|photo courtesy Andrew Whitton|
The aforementioned tour stops here in San Diego at the House of Blues on Wednesday December 11. Be sure to arrive early for Nashville's Kopecky Family Band. This is an all ages show, tickets can be purchased here.
Watch a video of Further Away (Romance Police) by Lissie below.
Watch a video of Sleepwalking by Lissie below.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Guitar virtuoso Kaki King headlines an intimate gig at the Casbah on Tuesday...Together Pangea and The So So Glos co-headline for a raucous show at Soda Bar...
On Wednesday Howie Day makes a rare SD appearance at The Griffin...alternative rockers Beware of Darkness roll into Soda Bar...
Austin's My Jerusalem return to Soda Bar on Thursday..Nashville's Will Hoge headlines Soda Bar...Pete Yorn's new project The Olms make a Casbah stop...
Newly formed local band Soft Lions (Boy King, The New Kinetics) debut on Friday at Soda Bar...Electronic band The New Division will be at The Loft...
On Saturday New York duo MS MR play their rescheduled show at Soda Bar...a limited number of tix will be available at the door (get there early)...
Escondido, a folk band from Nashville, make their SD debut at the Casbah on Sunday...underrated Canadian singer Hayden headlines Soda Bar...
91X is presenting two all ages holiday shows this week, both at the Valley View Casino Center...tickets are still available for Friday's show, info can be found here...
KPRI's Holiday Soiree is on Sunday at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido...tickets can be purchased here.
This represents a slice of the musical pie awaiting music fans of all ages in San Diego...be sure to act responsibly and attend a show (or two)...
Watch a video of Someone Else's Girl by The Olms below..
Watch a video of Cold October by Escondido below.
Monday, December 2, 2013:
- Anti-Monday League feat. Grizzly Business, Spero, Shane Hall & the Diabolicals @ Casbah
- Big Country Elephant, Boondock Brothers, Troup @ Soda Bar
- St Cloud Sleepers, The Flowerthief, The Dexter Riley Xperiment, Leanna May @ The Griffin
- The Tin Can Country Club feat. Fast Heart Mart @ Tin Can
- Monday Night Mass with Husky Boy All Stars @ Bar Pink
- Nightmares on Wax, Illuminauts @ Belly Up
- Wood Spider, Sledding With Tigers, more TBA @ Che Cafe
- Monday Night Madness @ House of Blues
- Industry Night @ FLUXX
- The Monday Night Spot feat Yodah & Joey Jimenez @ Henry's
- Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz @ Croce's
- Robin Henkel @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
- Monday Night Madness @ House of Blues
- Open Mic hosted by Chad Taggert @ Lestat's
- Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
- Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
- Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
- WG & the G-Men @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
- Monday Night Jams @ 710 Beach Club
- Doug Allen @ The Kraken