Monday, June 27, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, June 27-Thursday, June 30, 2016

We're back from another trip to Hercules. It's always nice spending time out of the city and catching up with Darren's family, but it's also really hard when it comes to talking about an aging parent and 'next steps' and envisioning scenarios that can come up unexpectedly and all the paperwork and details that have to be thought about. I guess we never really feel like we're old enough to deal with these sorts of things. But overall it was a great trip. We also had some van trouble, but I was impressed that a FEMALE auto technician was the one who was able to diagnose and fix a problem that seemed to allude every other mechanic we've talked to about it for the last couple years, and it drove like a dream the whole way home. Now we come to a week we've been dreading for months, when Nova leaves to spend four weeks in St Louis. I can't really get into it, but suffice to say that while Darren and I plan on enjoying the time together, it's going to be super anxious and stressful, too. Until then, we plan on making the best of the week, probably hitting the beach and the fair and waterslides before she goes. Listings this week are pretty thin, but I did them through the 4th of July so you can make plans if fireworks are your thing. Monday through Thursday listings are after the jump.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26, 2016

I'm still enjoying my short but sweet little escape Northern California. I've been working the whole time I've been here, but at least it's a change of scenery. Unfortunately we had some problems with the van, so while it's getting fixed, Darren is meeting with his cousin and Nova and I are just chilling, which is fine by me after the epic hiking day we had yesterday in the Stinson Beach area. We went to this really nice Audobon Preserve and it had a smaller redwood grove, but it sure beat the crowds of Muir Woods and Mt. Tam. We also got to see the seal colony up here which was pretty nice (and incidentally, way more protected than our abused seals of La Jolla). Our time here is super limited, so I'll just wish you all a good weekend and catch you on the flip. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump. 

New Casbah Shows (Updated 6.24.2016)

Since I'm on vacation, I don't have the time to update my full on Casbah list of shows, however below are all of the new shows added to the Casbah website since my last Casbah update. You'll have to go to to grab details and tickets. I see there are two shows on 8/10 at the Hideout. I'll look into that and get back to you.

Sat 7/23 Ziggy Shuffledust and The Spiders From Mars, Electric Warrior @ The Casbah
Fri 7/29 The Kneehighs CD Release, Parker Edison, Sodie Orr, DJ Nicksta @ The Casbah
Wed 8/10 Manatee, Commune Shallou @ The Hideout
Wed 8/10 Ducktails, Nic Hessler, Heavy Hawaii @ The Hideout
Thu 8/18 Beware Of Darkness @ The Casbah
Sat 8/27 Blackout Party Record Release, The New Kinetics, The Slashes, Mrs Henry @ The Casbah
Mon 9/05 Floating Points, Olga Bell @ Belly Up Tavern
Thu 9/08 Juliette Lewis @ The Casbah
Thu 9/08 !!! @ Soda Bar
Fri 9/16 Carla Morrison @ Observatory North Park
Wed 9/21 Futuristic - As Seen on the Internet TourBEEZ, J. Rob The Chief, Shy Grey @ The Irenic
Fri 9/23 ASH, Hawai @ Soda Bar
Fri 9/23 Atmosphere: Fly Fishermen Tour with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word @ Observatory North Park
Tue 9/27 Oh Wonder @ Observatory North Park
Wed 9/28 Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Soda Bar
Fri 9/30 The Heavy @ Observatory North Park
Sun 10/09 The Felice Brothers @ The Casbah
Fri 11/04 Pansy Division @ Soda Bar
Mon 11/07 WET, Demo Taped @ The Irenic
Fri 12/09 The Album Leaf, Sister Crayon @ The Irenic
Tue 12/27 Henry Rollins @ Observatory North Park
Wed 1/04 The Devil Makes Three @ Observatory North Park
Thu 1/05 The Devil Makes Three @ Observatory North Park

Upcoming Observatory Shows (Updated 6.23.2016)

It has been a busy couple weeks as a ton of new shows have been added at the Observatory. If you ever want to feel bad for me, think about each new show conservatively representing somewhere near 100 emails between the booking of the show and the actual date of the show. The fun never ends, even when I'm on vacation, even as I type this from my hotel room while everyone else is asleep. So here are the new shows this week (in addition to Phantogram, which also goes on sale today): Panteon Rococo (7/21), Mozzy (7/28), Subhumans @ MUSIC BOX SD (9/15), Carla Morrisson (9/16), Atmosphere (9/23), Molotov (9/26), Oh Wonder (9/27), and The Heavy (9/30)

Friday, June 24- Jacquees, 7pm, All Ages

Saturday, June 25- Pierce The Veil, I The Mighty, 8pm, All Ages (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, June 28- Bryson Tiller, 7pm, All Ages

Wednesday, June 29- Bryson Tiller, 7pm, All Ages

Thursday, June 30- Andy Black - The Homecoming Tour, Colours, 7:30pm, All Ages

Monday, June 20, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, June 20-Thursday, June 23, 2016

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend. We had so much fun at the Bowiephonics show in Pioneer Park on Friday evening, then caught Shades McCool at the Hideout, hung out with friends at the Whistle Stop, then shut it down at the Ken Club. On Saturday, I worked at our DoSD event at SILO for a few hours before working at the Irenic for Sarah Jarosz. Afterward, I walked home and it felt like Vegas, warm air at night with a nearly full moon. It was awesome, but I lost motivation by the time I got home and stayed home watching movies instead of catching Day Wave. Sunday was spent with my dad, who's still struggling with major health issues, but still with us and fighting the good fight, and nothing makes him happier than having all of his grandkids present simultaneously. We're heading up to Hercules this week so don't expect a lot of updates around here Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.  

Friday, June 17, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19, 2016

When we help Nova with homework, I try really hard to make sure to use the correct language. "You" have to do homework, not "we"; "you" did great on your test, not "we" passed! But today is Nova's last day of third grade, and WE did it! I had no idea going into the school year that we would become full time parents, that I would get an additional job (to add to the four I already have), that things would be so good, and so rewarding, and so exhausting. I'm so glad to be living in this time in history, where I can take a laptop and phone and work anywhere...playgrounds, skating rinks, pools, the beach, in the car. So summer break is official, and while she'll be in St. Louis for part of the summer, we're looking forward to long days in the sun, exploring all of our favorite parts of this city, and working my ass off. Be sure to join me on Saturday at Do The RIDE Thing, a free event (with RSVP) at SILO at Makers Quarter. The event is from 4-8pm and has both parts of Pinback playing, with Rob Crow's Gloomy Place and Systems Officer. I hope everyone has an awesome weekend. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump.

Friday, June 17, 2016:
  • Tokyo Police Club, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Belly Up
  • Acid Varsity 2 Year Anniversary with Bostich + Fussible @ Kava Lounge
  • PRAYERS, Tijuana Panthers, Marujah @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Muffs Record Re-Release Party, Claw Hammer, Schizophonics, The Touchies @ Casbah
  • Oysterfest @ Embarcadero
  • Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson @ San Diego County Fair
  • The Gore Horseman, The Strikers, Hard Fall Hearts @ Soda Bar
  • San Diego Startup Week Startup Festival with Broken Stems, Creepxotica, DJ Yeddey @ Quartyard (5-11pm)
  • Mainly Mozart Festival: Ethan Bortnick @ Balboa Theatre
  • The Beach Boys @ Pala Starlight Theater, Pala Starlight Casino
  • The Lyrical Groove @ Bar Pink
  • The Earful, Juice Box @ Music Box (8pm)
  • Oysterfest Afterparty with Boombox and Rob Garza of Thievery Corp @ Music Box (11pm)
  • The Fabulous Pelicans Happy Hour - Carlsbad High School Baseball Program Fundraiser @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • People Might Scream @ Good Guys Tavern
  • Peggy Watson and David Beldock @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • Short Stories, Hidden Hospitals, Culprit, Alive & Well @ Brick By Brick
  • Fistfights, Wolves (EP Release), Roland (Ex Sleeping People), Shades McCool @ The Hideout
  • DJ Le Silence de LaRue @ Whistle Stop (5-8pm)
  • 80s vs 90s with DJs Gabe & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • Tierra/Malo @ Sycuan
  • Midnight Track, Fighting Friction, Junkyard Pharaohs, Steal Away, Color Til Monday, SpicyCamaro @ Soda Bar
  • The Fire Brothers @ Lestat's
  • Sara Petite, Jacques Mees, Dave Humphries @ Java Joe's
  • Kelly McGarry Presents @ House of Blues
  • Tiny Moving Parts, Prawn, Free Throw, The Wild Fires @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Benedetti Trio fetes Paul McCartney @ Dizzy's
  • Nurvana, Punkture, The Lone Pines @ The Merrow
  • The Chromedomes @ The Bancroft
  • Acoustic Happy Hour : Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club (5-8pm)
  • Pasadena, Sandollar & No Kings @ 710 Beach Club
  • Rhythm Future Quartet @ AMSD
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Royal Academy of Performing Arts "A Brand New Day" @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Sister Speak @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nebula Drag, R3x @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6pm)
  • The Devastators @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Flight 42, Boner City @ Til-Two Club
  • Kyle Flesch @ Fluxx
  • Another Damn 90s Night with Cros One @ El Dorado
  • Louis Futon @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Ruckus @ Omnia
  • DJ Karma @ Parq
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Carolyn Wonderland @ Ramona Mainstage
  • The Dangle Zone X Bass Tribe Present: Ott @ Spin
Saturday, June 18, 2016:
  • Do The RIDE Thing with Rob Crow's Gloomy Place, Systems Officer, DJ Saul Q, B Rose @ SILO at Makers Quarter (4pm, Free with RSVP, 21+)
  • Rogue Wave, Floating Action @ Belly Up
  • Day Wave, Nico Yaryan, The Filthy Violets @ Casbah
  • SoundDiego Summer Splash with The Mowgli's, Grizzly Business @ Splash at Harrah's Resort SoCal
  • The Carlsbad Village Music Walk
  • South Park Old House Fair and Vintage Row (4-8pm)
  • Rebelution, Hirie, and The Expanders @ San Diego Oysterfest
  • James Taylor @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Joe Jackson @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Steve Poltz @ Laurel House Concerts
  • Barrows, Deep Sea Thunderbeast, Bleak Skies @ Ken Club
  • Sarah Jarosz, Curtis McMurty @ Irenic
  • The Pharcyde @ The Observatory North Park
  • Cheap GIrls, Santa Ana Knights, Russian Tremors @ Soda Bar
  • Trevor Noah @ The Events Center, Harrah's Resort SoCal
  • Neon Beat- Best & Worst of the 80s @ Bar Pink
  • NAIOP San Diego Presents Deal Maker's Bash @ Music Box
  • Rottweiler Clothing Release party @ Whistle Stop
  • Grand Funk Railroad @ San Diego County Fair
  • San Diego International Beer Festival @ San Diego County Fair
  • Mainly Mozart Festvial @ Balboa Theatre
  • DSB - An American Journey @ House of Blues
  • Rob $tone, Spooks, 1207 @ Soma
  • Brad Perry @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • The Mighty Cruise Control @ The Hideout
  • GIMME GIMME GIMME launch party @ The Bancroft
  • Ad Seg, Systematic Abuse, Biriuk, Bukkorosu @ Tower Bar
  • Chuck Perrin 70th birthday performance @ Dizzy's
  • Inspired Movement Dance- Dancing Through THe Decades @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Groovesession, Shell Shock @ Winston's
  • The Phantoms Record Release, The Touchies, Action Andy @ Til-Two Club
  • Zoe Keating @ AMSD
  • Gone Baby Gone, The End @ The Black Cat
  • Devildriver, Holy Grail, Incite, Hemlock, Daemos @ Brick By Brick
  • Gary Hoey, RDG @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Motez @ El Camino
  • US Air Guitar Championships @ The Merrow
  • Dazed and Confused 10 year Anniversary @ 710 Beach Club
  • Comedy @ The Bancroft
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • The Cadillac Wreckers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Reflex @ Fluxx
  • Bare @ Bassmnt
  • Eric D Lux @ Omnia
  • DJ Ikon @ Parq
  • Skylar Spence @ Bang Bang
  • Wes Hoppe & Good Ghos Present Terry Mullan @ Kava Lounge
  • Soul Works presents Eden @ 3pm
  • Distrikt Fundraiser @ Spin

Sunday, June 19, 2016 Happy Father's Day!):
  • You Won't, Bombadil, Jocelyn Mackenzie @ Casbah
  • CANCELLED: Mase, Tfame @ The Observatory North Park moved to Music Box
  • Trump vs Bernie: The Debate starring James Adomian & Anthony Atamanuik @ The Irenic
  • San Diego International Beer Festival @ San Diego County Fair
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • Point Break Live Can You Keanu? @ Belly Up
  • Sight In Sound Presents: Hail the Sun, My Iron Lung, Hearts Like Lions @ House of Blues
  • Pants Karaoke @ The Hideout
  • Total Chaos, Resilience, The Velisha, The Hathcocks @ Brick By Brick
  • Tim Mudd, Podunk Nowhere @ Sycamore Den
  • Nate Currin @ Lestat's
  • Dave Good's Jazz Jam @ Java Joe's (2pm)
  • The Back Room @ The Merrow
  • Inspired Movement Dance- Dancing Through THe Decades @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Bobs Blues Jam @ The Bancroft 3pm
  • Comedy @ The Bancroft 9 pm
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Tardeadas with Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Jason Brown @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (10am-2pm)
  • Marvin Banks & Tyghtship @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Daikaiju, Monolith, Dinosaur Ghost @ Tower Bar
  • Shades of Blue @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Open Mic Comedy @ Til-Two Club
  • Marujah, Rizing Rezistance, After Hours @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Upcoming Observatory Shows (Updated 6.17.2016)

It was a busy week at the Observatory and it isn't over just yet. I only had to work at the Toots and the Maytals show, but after the weekend, there's a break before the next show. There were several new shows announced this week, and these are all on sale today: Baroness, The Used, Todd Terje & The Olsens, FIDLAR, Henry Rollins. Phantogram and The Devil Makes Three were also added, but tickets aren't on until later this month. Everything on the books is after the jump.

Friday, June 17 - Prayers, Tijuana Panthers, 8pm, All Ages

Saturday, June 18- The Pharcyde, 7pm, 18+ ($5 Show)

Sunday, June 19- Mase, 7pm, 18+ @ Music Box

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 6.17.2016)

It's been almost two weeks since I last updated The Casbah list of upcoming events and there are so many new shows. Besides all of the Observatory shows added, I'm super excited about the return of Blind Pilot to the Belly Up (already close to selling out), The White Buffalo, Kula  Shaker, Black Joe Lewis, The Descendents, Brendan James, The Black Heart Procession, Stage Kids, Escort, and my favorite, Rocky Votolato, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Makers. Everything on the books is after the jump.

Fri Jun 17 - The Muffs (Record Re-Release Party), Claw Hammer, Schizophonics, The Touchies @ The Casbah

Fri Jun 17 - Tokyo Police Club, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Belly Up Tavern

Fri Jun 17 - PRAYERS @ Observatory North Park

Sat Jun 18 - Day Wave, Nico Yaryan, The Filthy Violets @ Casbah

Day Wave

Sat Jun 18 - Sarah Jarosz, Curtis McMurtry @ The Irenic

Sun Jun 19 - You Won't, Bombadil, Jocelyn Mackenzie @ The Casbah

You Won't

Mon Jun 20 - Federico Aubele, Bossa Bebe @ The Casbah

Tue Jun 21 - The Blank Tapes, The Pesos, The Rotten Mangos @ The Casbah

Wed Jun 22 - Mimosa, Real J Wallace, Skinny Vinny, DJ Artistic @ The Casbah

Thu Jun 23 - Suuns, JJUUJJUU @ The Casbah

Thu Jun 23 -  Radkey, All People @ Soda Bar

Fri Jun 24 - Mattson 2, Montalban Quintet, Krass Bros. @ The Casbah

Sat Jun 25 - Good Old War (Acoustic Performance), Empty Houses @ Casbah (8pm)

Sat Jun 25 - Buck-O-Nine, Penetrators (Riverside), Oceanside Sound System @ The Hideout

Sun Jun 26 - Skyterra, Gayle Skidmore, Kid Wilderness @ The Casbah

FM 94/9 Announces Independence Jam 2016

It's a little sad to me that I'll be missing this year's Independence Jam because I love the shows at Oceanside Pier, but I've got a long planned weekend trip to Seattle. But, that doesn't mean you can't go and this one is gonna be good. Tickets are only $25 and you can buy them here.

X Ambassadors
Broods  | Kaleo  | Pop Etc
Bishop Briggs | Barns Courtney | The Wind + The Wave

Junior Seau Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier
September 10, 2016
Gates at 3pm
All Ages

Monday, June 13, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, June 13-Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sometimes, there is great joy in nothing. On Friday, Nova had a slumber party, so it was a fun date night with Darren that started at The Hideout, took us to West Coast Tavern, and then we hung out at the Casbah for Islands, Ted Leo, and Honus Honus. And then Saturday, I did nothing. I hung around the house, watched movies, and I didn't work. I took the whole day off. And it was awesome. Of course, in exchange, that meant I worked all day Sunday while Darren and Nova went to Aquatica, but it was a nice quiet day before I went to an amazing seven course media dinner at Pardon My French, which took over the space on Park formerly occupied by Heat. The food and wine was amazing and it left me a little behind in work, but I guess I'll have to catch up on Monday. This week is mostly chill and then next weekend is INSANE, so plan accordingly. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Islands at Casbah

Friday, June 10, 2016

Saturday: Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ Casbah

It's time for another Vinyl Junkies Record Swap at the Casbah. On Saturday, from 11am-5m, you can peruse thousands of records while listening to hand-selected locals spinning vinyl, enjoying Lefty's pizza, and of course, day drinking at the Casbah. The event is still only $3 at the door. Check out the DJ lineup after the jump.

Things to Do In San Diego: Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 12, 2016

I've been mostly laying low this week. After going to Caravan Palace and The Tribute to Prince on Monday, I stayed up all night working and slept for a only a few hours before going to Aquatica on Nova's early day. I've been sick and worn down ever since. Maybe part of it is election and rape scandal fatigue. It was also a rough week when San Diego Zoo announced that Janey the Orangutan had been euthanized after she experienced several heart attacks. I think everybody who "knew" Janey loved her. She was in her 50s, and the story the docents always told was that she was once a pet in a household in England but as she grew, the family could no longer care for her and surrendered her to a zoo, and eventually she ended up in San Diego. Her former family had young children, which was why she spent most of her days up against the glass, interacting with very small children. This is a pic from 2014, when I would watch my friend Melanie's son once or twice a week, jumping on the 10 bus and spending entire days at the zoo, week after week. Janey always had her way of saying hi, and I was definitely one of the many whackos who wanted to hang out with her as much as I could. I'm heartbroken for the loss to the zoo and all of Janey's admirers. It's not just the human rock stars that are being lost in 2016. 

Weekend archives are after the jump.  

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Free Event June 18: Do The Ride Thing with Rob Crow's Gloomy Place & Systems Officer

DoSD is partnering with a bunch of sponsors and the East Village Association for a big free event next Saturday at Silo in Makers Quarter. The event 21+ and is totally free with RSVP.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Rob Crow's Gloomy Place
Systems Officer
SILO @ Maker's Quarter


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Upcoming Shows at Observatory North Park (Updated 6.8.2016)

I guess it's been a few weeks since I've updated the upcoming shows at the Observatory. In that time, we announced and sold out Blondie, and besides a ton of hip-hop shows added, this week new shows were announced with Bloc Party and Local Natives.  Full list is after the jump.

Thursday, June 9- The Smokers Club Presents Presents: Cam'ron, The Underachievers, G Herbo, Smoke DZA, Nyck Caution, 7pm, All Ages

Saturday, June 11- Too $hort & Tha Dogg Pound, 7pm, 18+

Sunday, June 12- Del The Funky Homosapien, Richie Cunning & Pure Power, 7pm, 18+

Monday, June 13- Berner with Kool John & Anonymous That Dude, 7pm, All Ages

Tuesday, June 14- Hombres G and Enanitos Verdes, 8pm, 18+

Wednesday, June 15- Toots and the Maytals, 8pm, All Ages

Thursday, June 16- Curren$y, 7pm, 18+

Friday, June 17 - Prayers, 8pm, All Ages

Saturday, June 18- The Pharcyde, 7pm, 18+ ($5 Show)

Sunday, June 19- Mase, 7pm, 18+

Monday, June 06, 2016

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 6.6.2016)

Things have been super busy so I wanted to update this when I had the chance. There are always a ton of new shows from week to week, and some new ones I'm excited about, like Dinosaur Jr at the Belly Up, Declan McKenna at The Irenic, and Joe Pug at the Casbah. Here's a complete list of everything on the books.

Mon Jun 06 - The Gory Details, Zombie Surf Camp, The Blood Ponies @ The Casbah

Mon Jun 06 - Caravan Palace, Bakkuda @ Observatory North Park

Tue Jun 07 - PigPen Theatre Co. @ The Casbah

Wed Jun 08 - Gavin Turek, Monogem @ The Casbah

Thu Jun 09 - The Sleepwalkers, Goma, Super Buffet @ The Casbah

Fri Jun 10 - Islands, Ted Leo, Honus Honus @ Casbah

Fri Jun 10 - Arbor Labor Union, BLOOM, Polish @ The Hideout

Sat Jun 11 - Vinyl Junkies Record Swap The Casbah (11am-5pm, $3)

Sat Jun 11 - Mutual Benefit, florist @ Casbah

Mutual Benefit

Sat Jun 11 - The Sadies, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, The Loons @ The Hideout 

Sun Jun 12 - Holy Fuck, Doomsquad @ The Casbah

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, June 7-Thursday, June 9, 2016

Once again, the weekend is over way too quickly and all I want to do is catch up on sleep, but time just doesn't work that way. I spent some of the weekend working, we went to a pool party in Jamul, checked out Art Around Adams for a hot minute, went to Three Mile Pilot, and spent Sunday in Oceanside at SPF. There are a lot of exciting shows this week, the County Fair is in full swing, and schools are winding down their school years, but the biggest and most important thing going on is Election Day this Tuesday. I haven't been shy about my support for Bernie Sanders, and whether he stands a chance or not, he's getting my primary vote. There are tons of other very important votes to make, including a San Diego mayoral primary which Faulconer could win outright with 50% plus one vote. Dreadful. Anyway, don't skip the vote, and if you're having trouble with your ballot, do what I do, and ask Lucas.  Archives after the jump.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

FM 94/9 SPF 2016 Set Times

So 91X and 94/9 decided to have their big summer shows (before actual summer) on the same day. If you're planning on going up to Oceanside for SPF (Sandy Parts Festival), here are the published set times. 

Gates - 3pm
Finish Ticket - 3:45 - 4:15 pm
The Strumbellas - 4:30 - 5 pm
Lucius - 5:15 - 5:45 pm
The Heavy - 6 - 6:30pm
The Wombats - 6:45 - 7:25 pm
Jake Bugg - 7:40 - 8:30 pm
AWOLNATION - 8:50 - 9:50 pm

Friday, June 03, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5, 2016

The weekend is finally here! Hooray! This week has been insan-o and I'm just happy that my email will just be slowing down for the next two days. This week we did the Bike For Bernie ride, I went to Grand Ole Office on Wednesday, and Thursday we watched my sister graduate from Castle Park High, had a little after party for her, then Darren and I went to Yeasayer. This weekend is going to be super busy,too, so I just wanted to get the listings updated so they're easier to find. Of course, you can also check DoSD, too. Saturday and Sunday listings are after the jump. 

Friday, June 3, 2016:
  • Broncho, Billy Changer, Winter @ Casbah
  • The Budos Band, Ocelot @ Belly Up
  • Switchfoot @ San Diego County Fair
  • Bella Novela, Kalashnikov My Wife, Le Chateau @ Soda Bar
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Indie Fest/Danielle Lo Presti Farewell with Danielle Lopresti And The Masses, Gill SOTU, Skyterra, and Brothers Burns and J. Phatts @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove Here Comes Summer, pt. 1 @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Stephen "Ragga" Marley @ Quartyard
  • Anvil, Night Demon, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, GRAVESHADOW, The Bastard Saints @ Brick By Brick
  • Jello Biafra's Incredibly Strange Dance Party with Shady Francos, MIke & Anja Stax DJ Set @ The Hideout
  • Splavender The Chili Banditos [Album Release], Small Culture [EP Release], Hit Me Harold!, Yung May May @ Che Cafe
  • Lobster Party, Inspired and the Sleep, Paper Days, Big Bad Buffalo, Sad Muffin @ Soma
  • Shelter of Hope Benefit with Cash'd Out, Lee Coulter, Dustin Nickerson @ Sycuan
  • Jeff Leblanc, Dawn Mitschele, Andrew Barrack @ Lestat's
  • The Zicas @ Java Joe's
  • Hellyeah: We're All In This Together, Escape the Fate, Sunflower Dead, Doll Skin @ House of Blues
  • Lola Demure's Burlesque & Variety Show @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Tommy Mitchell Show, Gene Evaro Jr. & The Family, The Barnwell Shift @ The Merrow
  • The Routine @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Fanny & the Atta Boys @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • Hot Gin, Look Up Here, The Wind Playing Tricks @ 710 Beach Club
  • Craig Marker (Album Release), All Kyle Choir @ The Loft, UCSD
  • The Evidence Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Trade Winds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Hip Hop vs Punk Rock @ Tower Bar
  • Thicker Than Thieves, Upfull Rising, Crucial Blend and Positive Vibes @ Winston's
  • Bosswitch, The Brankas, Omega Three @ Til-Two Club
  • Neon Party with Francis Mercier, Jeff Molner @ Fluxx
  • Protohype @ Bassmnt
  • Sharam @ Bang Bang
  • Nervo @ Omnia
  • DJ E- Rock @ Parq
  • Fab Friday Presents Tela @ Spin
  • Purps & Turqs @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n