Monday, March 31, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 31, 2014

Another great weekend for the books. Friday night was really fun at the Banker's Hill Beer Festival, and it was like a reunion at the Transfer show and it was really nice to see so many people I haven't caught up with in some time. Saturday I was pretty useless, but it was fun driving groups of people around with Darren. Then Sunday was great with CicloSDias in Pacific Beach. In my fantasy world, Garnet would just always be closed to cars. The bars and shops and restaurants were all full, so certainly nobody suffered for the loss of parking. Imagine Garnet, 30th, and 5th Avenue as pedestrian and bike only plazas! Maybe someday. Listings are a little incomplete as it's the end of the month, so Whistle Stop, Bar Pink, Sycamore Den and a few others haven't updated. I'll try to keep an eye out for additional listings. Monday archives after the jump.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival is Tomorrow

For those of you still looking for something to do tomorrow, boy oh boy are you in luck! There are still tickets left for the 2nd Annual Bankers Hill Art & Beer Fest tomorrow, but they are going FAST! 

There is currently a FLASH SALE for $5 off, which means you can still get a ticket for $25 up until 7pm tonight. Check the Facebook Page for details. Get one while you can, because tomorrow they will be $35 at the door. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Here's the Facebook event page so you can invite all your friends, have a blast and then go to the Cherry Bomb after, yayyyyy!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/226537720867257/

See below for more details:


The Bankers Hill Business Group & San Diego Brewers Guild invite you to the 2nd Annual Art & Craft Beer Festival on Friday, March 28th From 5pm-9pm, at The Abbey in Bankers Hill.

Tickets can be purchased online by following this link:
http://bit.ly/1j5hmo4


$30 - March 19th through March 27th
$35 - At the door

Check out the list of vendors for the festival:

AleSmith Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Pizza Port Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Helms Brewing Co., Lightning Brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Thorn St. Brewery, Aztec Brewery, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery [San Diego, CA], Hillcrest Brewing Company, Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe, Barrio Star, Croce's Park West, and Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza!

Each ticket will include (10) 4oz pour from the featured breweries and unlimited food from each restaurant!

The North Park Theatre Adds 2nd Rodriguez Show - June 5, 2014


A couple weeks back, The North Park Theatre and Casbah announced that legendary folk-singer Rodriguez would be performing the theatre's inaugural concert under new ownership. That show is now SOLD OUT, with Gold Circle seats selling out in under 5 minutes. By popular demand, we have added a second show on Thursday, June 5, 2014, with tickets going on sale Friday, March 28, 2014, at 10am.

As featured in the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary, Searching For Sugar Man, Rodriguez lived a blue-collar life in Detroit while two record releases, considered unsuccessful stateside, made him a folk hero in anti-Apartheid South Africa.

The North Park Theatre offers an unmatched concert experience in San Diego, with a standing room capacity of 1100, unobstructed sightlines, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and production.

Rodriguez tickets are $40 for general-admission standing. The venue is also offering a very limited amount of $100 Gold Circle Tickets, which include two cocktails, and a front-of-house seat. Tickets will be available at http://www.TheNorthParkTheatre.com or use the direct link here. This is a 21+ show with full bars available throughout the venue. Doors will open at 8pm.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 26-27, 2014

Here comes Stormwatch 2014 v.2! Or maybe just a drizzle. Regardless, things are moving along swimmingly this week. Things are exciting at the theatre as we prepare another announcement, and Casbah is just moving along with the 3 night stand with the Rev. There are only 25 tickets left for tonight, so grab them quickly. Then we have Transfer on Friday, Stephen Malkmus is sold out, and SAINTSENECA on Sunday. I wanted to race home last night after Joshua James to post videos, but sleep won. But after an AMAZING week of music (St. Vincent, Jeremy Messersmith, London Grammar, Duncan Sheik, Joshua James) I certainly have some photos and videos to share. Eventually. Wednesday and Thursday archives are after the jump, hoping to have weekend up later, but don't forget that this weekend is the Banker's Hill Beer Festival at the Abbey. Gonna be super fun.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Preview: The Wonder Years arrive at Soma tonight

The Wonder Years is a wildly popular television show that ran from the late 80’s to early 90’s that focused on a family in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The Wonder Years is also the name of a pop punk band whose newest album and tour is named The Greatest Generation. A lesser band would have produced an adequate album that eventually would have been lost underneath a sea of links to the TV show or Tom Brokaw in any Google search. However, after only a minute into the rousing opening track “There, There”, The Wonder Years cements themselves as an important force in the revival of a genre. After a successful jaunt overseas, The Wonder Years are now in the middle of a Spring tour of the US, stopping in San Diego tonight at Soma with their friends Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball. A limited number of tickets are available online here for $16 and doors for the all ages show are at 6:00p. Be sure to check out the music video for “There, There” after the jump.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 23-25, 2014

It has been a lazy Sunday after all the fun of Friday (Irenic & Casbah) and Saturday (Jeremy Messersmith), so after some house cleaning, I got this week's listings done a little early. I'm looking forward to catching London Grammar tonight at House of Blues, and I think Darren has his mind set on Pants Karaoke later tonight. This week should be a good one with plenty to get you through to next weekend. Sunday through Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 21-22, 2014

Hi kids- Just thought I'd update the listings for you tonight because everyone is always asking for set times. I'm working at The Irenic and the loose times are doors at 7, Shannon and the Clams at 8, NoBunny around 8:30,  Hunx and his Punx around 9:30. Bands are sharing gear, however, and Hunx and NoBunny are co-headlining, so they might switch positions. Point being, don't be late. This all ages show will be over by 10:30 and tickets are available for $15 at the door. Meanwhile, at Che Cafe, it looks like Criminal Hygiene goes on at 8, Twin Peaks at 8:45, and The Orwells at 9:50. There were some tickets released by the bands today, but I suspect it is officially sold out by now. At the Casbah, I don't have confirmed set times, but a usual Friday would be 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 for Small Black. That might swap up a little with the added Dune DJs in there. That show is also sold out. Friday and Saturday archives are after the jump.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 20, 2014

It continues to be a great week, but my, my I'm exhausted. St. Vincent was incredible last night and set a whole new bar for live concert performances. After the show we traversed all of downtown trying to track down a Car 2 Go, which was a nightmare because we couldn't login to our account to reserve a car, so we'd walk to one only to see it disappear from the map. Super frustrating, but eventually we found one and closed the night down at Bar Pink. Here's listings for tonight through Sunday. I'll add and touch them up before tomorrow, too. In case you're considering the Casbah on Friday for Small Black, there are only 19 tickets left. Don't say you weren't warned. Thursday archives are after the jump.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 19-20, 2014

What an incredible week thus far, and it keeps getting better. I'm so looking forward to date night at House of Blues for St. Vincent and enjoying this pre-summer weather before we slump into May and June gloom. Thanks for all the nice responses to my new job and to my interview on SoundDiego. It wasn't that long ago that I was in quite a life slump and it feels really nice to have so much support. Thursday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival: Friday March 28th, 5-9pm



Remember the 2nd annual version of any great event? Before it was cool? Before anyone knew about it? Before there were limiting rules? Before some jerk got wasted and puked all over the place so they upped the security and scrutinized everything everyone did?!

Will that my friends is what we're dealing with here. This is an opportunity to get in on something that is peculiar and awesome. Have you ever been to a beer festival with 15 breweries, 4 local chefs and only 400 total tickets inside arguably one of the coolest venues in San Diego? Didn't think so, and these opportunities are drying up. Quickly! Now you can be the one that says, "I remember when that festival was at The Abbey, and you could walk around comfortably and drink as much beer as you like and no one rioted when the beer was gone and no cars got set on fire and they didn't have to call in the Peace Keepers! Yeah, I remember, because I was there man...".

This is your future, your destiny, your chance. Don't let it pass. Oh, and tickets are only $20 bucks today, but they soar to the astronomical price of $30 tomorrow and then even higher to $35 day of! Seize the day! Click HERE to buy tickets. 

Here's the Facebook event page so you can invite all your friends and be merry together:
https://www.facebook.com/events/226537720867257/

See below for more details:


The Bankers Hill Business Group & San Diego Brewers Guild invite you to the 2nd Annual Art & Craft Beer Festival on Friday, March 28th From 5pm-9pm, at The Abbey in Bankers Hill.

Tickets can be purchased online by following this link:
http://bit.ly/1j5hmo4

$20 - Pre-sale through March 18th
$30 - March 19th through March 27th
$35 - At the door

Check out the list of vendors for the festival:

AleSmith Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Pizza Port Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Helms Brewing Co., Lightning Brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Thorn St. Brewery, Aztec Brewery, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery [San Diego, CA], Hillcrest Brewing Company, Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe, Barrio Star, Croce's Park West, and Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza!

Each ticket will include (10) 4oz pour from the featured breweries and unlimited food from each restaurant!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 17-18, 2014

It was a pretty great weekend. Robin Roth and I hung out a lot, seeing The Midnight Pine at The Hideout on Friday, and the Flim Flam Review on Saturday. Darren and I had a fun Sunday checking out Jake Bugg at M-Theory and pizza at Lefty's, and then some karaoke after I was done working last night. This week looks great and I've added a lot more venues to the mix this week. Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 16, 2014

I just wanted to update the listings really quickly because I forgot to add Sycamore Den's show tonight. Creature In The Woods is another project of Shelbi from The Midnight Pine and we all know how incredible her voice is. I also added some venues to my venue page (Sycamore Den, The Hideout, The Merrow, The North Park Theatre, Croce's) since I hadn't updated in some time. I'm working on listings for the rest of the week and they'll be posted by morning.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 14-15, 2014

So this was a pretty awesome week. It's pretty great to start a new job and see the immediate results with great articles by George Varga and SoundDiego, instant feedback from radio, and today with a huge response to ticket sales. I'm pretty sure Rodriguez will sell out this weekend, so don't wait if you're interested in grabbing tickets. I'm on the move now to work with Darren, so give us a call if you need a lift around town tonight or this weekend. Call Direct 619.990.5064. Friday and Saturday archives listings are after the jump. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 13, 2014

So I kinda screwed up on my listings this week and thought the MacAnanys were playing at the Griffin tonight, when it's actually tomorrow, so hopefully not too many of you read my Sounddiego clip today. Anyway this has been a super week and I'm just waiting for my second wind to kick in to get motivated into the weekend. Thursday archives are after the jump, and I'll try to update again tomorrow as I hunt for more listings.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 12, 2014

It's been an awesome week. The weather was so awesome that we had our first beach afternoon of the year and bumped into a lot of friends who seemed to have the same idea. The North Park Theatre is coming right along and we're getting all situated and building the pieces that can most effectively get the word out to all of you. Yesterday we took the girls back to Sea World as Darren and I debate plausible conspiracy theories, like what if Sea World is actually behind the Orca ban, and wants to lose so then they can get sympathy from San Diego and get coastal and CEQA exemptions and maintain their incredibly low lease rate but build a full fledged theme park and just give up on cetaceans and other marine life altogether? I mean, if you look at the HIDEOUS new entrance that will look aged in 3 years, with the horrifically slow fingerprint recognition entry, it seems like a miserable place for the animals and the humans when the busy season kicks in, so why not just turn it into Magic Mountain or Disneyland or something? Just one of our many conspiracies we have time to discuss when the girls ride Manta 10 times in a row. Archives for Wednesday are after the jump.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The North Park Theatre Presents Rodriguez! Inaugural Concert Under New Ownership on June 3, 2014

Soooo, I've mentioned that I'm now officially working for The North Park Theatre, and today we are announcing our first show! Be sure to like the page on Facebook and opt-in to "get notifications" if you want to see announcements in your feed. 


THE NORTH PARK THEATRE & CASBAH PRESENT RODRIGUEZ

INAUGURAL CONCERT UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP ON JUNE 3, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 AT 10AM

TICKETS PRICED AT $40 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION/STANDING AND
$100 GOLD CIRCLE RESERVED INCLUDING FRONT OF HOUSE SEATS WITH 2 DRINK TICKETS

The North Park Theatre is proud to announce its inaugural concert under new ownership with acclaimed folk singer Rodriguez. As featured in the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary, Searching For Sugar Man, Rodriguez lived a blue-collar life in Detroit while two record releases, considered unsuccessful stateside, made him a folk hero in anti-Apartheid South Africa.

The North Park Theatre, under the ownership of David Cohen, Bobby Jones and the Verant Group, offers an unmatched concert experience in San Diego, with a standing room capacity of 1100, unobstructed sightlines, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and production. In partnership with the expertise and booking of Tim Mays of the Casbah, the theatre will host live concerts of top-caliber touring musicians, while offering a variable floor plan that can accommodate seated and standing shows of varying size and configurations.

Rodriguez tickets are $40 for general-admission standing. The venue is also offering $100 Gold Circle Tickets, which includes two cocktails, and reserved front-of-house seats. Tickets will be available at http://www.TheNorthParkTheatre.com. This is a 21+ show with full bars available throughout the venue. Doors will open at 8pm.

To read more about Rodriguez, click the jump.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 10-11, 2014

What a weekend. Didn't you feel like everyone was out everywhere you went this weekend? Phantogram was awesome at the Hard Rock Hotel Grand Opening in Palm Springs, and Darren and I drove the long way home around the east side of the Salton Sea. Typhoon put on a great show at the Irenic and Dum Dum Girls packed the Casbah on Friday night, and Saturday I tagged along while Darren worked. Sunday we biked the river path which is almost complete under the 163 from Hazard Center to Fashion Valley, it looks like they're just waiting to install some lighting under the bridge. Even though I didn't get my shit together to head to SXSW this year, I'm looking forward to a busy week and going back to my new job at The North Park Theatre. We have a concert announcement coming on Tuesday, so be sure to like the page on Facebook to be in the know.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 6-9, 2014

It's all sunshine and smiles over here this week. I'm starting my new job today, Darren and I have a super special date night planned then Friday I'm working at the Typhoon show and get to see Dum Dum Girls after, and my interview with CHAPPO will be airing on SoundDiego TV on Saturday night after SNL. There are sooo many awesome shows between tonight and Sunday that it actually feels like there might be some duplicates in there, so if you see that I put something on their twice, or on the wrong night, or missed openers, or missed any shows altogether, just leave a comment and I'll fix it when I can. Thursday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 5, 2014

I guess that bike ride on Sunday was really good for my soul because it just laid the ground for a really great week so far. I'm always talking about Sea World, so no matter what your feelings are for or against, you should follow some great reporting at Voice of San Diego. Last week, the City voted to continue to close Children's Pool during pupping season, and though it still has to pass the Coastal Commission and goes in effect in December, we decided to check on the pups this week and there are a lot of babies. Shit is going crazy in this City- if you haven't been paying attention, they were going to delete all email over a year old which was, at least temporarily reversed by the Faulconer, who was sworn in this week. There's huge controversy about the Balboa Park Panama Exhibition Centennial next year, and the committee blew through over $2million only to decide this week that they quit. WTF? Well, at least we have our music scene, right? Wednesday archives are after the jump.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Things To Do In San Diego: March 3-4, 2014

I had another great weekend. Friday I bounced around to The Griffin, The Hideout, and Ken Club, and Saturday we checked out Angel Olsen at Soda Bar and worked some in the van. Then we got another wild hair and decided late in the afternoon to hit the Bayshore Bikeway again. This time we skipped the ugly downtown parts by catching the trolley from Imperial to 24th and caught the bike path from there, looping down to IB where we had Jalisco's for dinner again, then rode all the way up to Coronado, narrowly catching the final ferry of the night, then busing back home. All in all, it was another 35 mile ride, then followed up with karaoke at the Merrow. This week looks cool and my new job starts Thursday. Hooray! Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.