Monday, September 26, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 26-Sunday, October 2, 2016

The weekend is over and I only did about half the things I planned on doing but it was still pretty awesome. We stayed in on Friday to be ready for the long day that was Saturday. Nova had morning derby then a soccer game, then I worked the DoSD booth at Adams Avenue for a few hours before going to the final Bay Sessions with The Silent Comedy. Afterward, I caught Geezer at Bar Pink then hung out at the Ken Club. The heat really kicked in on Sunday so I pretty much vegged around in our A/C until we went to see Tegan and Sara at the Observatory. This week has a ton going on. Besides all the usual shows, and weekend Oktoberfests, I turn 40 on Wednesday, so I'll be celebrating at the Rocky Votolato show on Friday at the Casbah for anyone who wants to hang out. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Last Chance to RSVP For Bay Sessions with The Silent Comedy

Our little team at DoSD have had such an amazing time partnering with the Casbah and Loews Coronado Bay Resort with this summer's Bay Sessions. Admittedly, I missed the El Vez show last week, but was fortunate enough to be there for the Redwoods Revue and Creepxotica. Those were both relatively tame shows, however, and so I'm excited that we're closing out with a bang and The Silent Comedy. It's been ages since I've seen the band play and the setting is really just stunning. The whole thing is free including parking, and the bar offers affordable beer, wine and cocktails for your enjoyment. Don't miss it!

Casbah & DoSD Present 
Bay Sessions with The Silent Comedy
Saturday, September 24

Seu Jorge: A Tribute to David Bowie @ Balboa Theatre - November 30, 2016

A Tribute To David Bowie
November 30, 2016
Balboa Theatre

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25, 2016

It has kinda been a crazy week. Between my workload, Nova's extracurriculars (soccer, piano, and rollerskating), and going to or working at shows (Animal Collective, Futuristic, Foy Vance), and even sneaking in a quick zoo visit yesterday, I'm hoping to lay low today before the craziness of the weekend begins. Nova has derby Saturday morning, then a soccer game, then I'm working at Adams Avenue for a few hours before Bay Sessions at Loews in Coronado. Yikes. That means once again I'm missing Tour De Fat, but what can ya do? It's gonna be a good one...hopefully temperatures stay mild so it doesn't harsh on all the fun. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 19-Thurday, September 22, 2016

I have to say that coming back from a vacation, even a short weekend jaunt, was transitionally challenging. I had no desire to read emails or open my laptop, no desire to tweet or snapchat or facebook, but it's all part of the job so I sucked it up until I was back in the routine. I did enjoy going to see Ray LaMontagne, and on Thursday we had fun taking Nova to see Local Natives. Friday we grilled out and my sister dropped by with the girls which was pretty great. She took Nova for a slumber party so Darren and I could check out Adam Ruins Everything at Music Box and then catch SoundDiego Live at U-31. We also got to watch Nova in her first real soccer game (our girls got crushed), and I worked at the Irenic for This Wild Life. To close out the weekend, we spent the afternoon at Belmont Park for a birthday party, then spent the evening with Nova's maternal Great Uncle. So yeah, not exactly relaxing but what can ya do? I guess there was a lot of fun at KAABOO, but realistically, as long as they keep booking it on this particular weekend of September, I don't imagine I'll ever be able to pull the trigger.

There are a million amazing shows coming up, Adams Avenue Street Fair is this weekend, and the countdown to my 40th is in full force. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Halloween Night: Rocket From The Crypt @ The Lafayette Hotel presented by DoSD, Casbah, and 91X Loudspeaker

So, this is happening!!

Casbah, DoSD, and 91X Loudspeaker Present:

Monday, October 31
Rocket From The Crypt
The Creepy Creeps
Beehive and the Barracudas
Mrs Magician
DJ Vaughn Avakian & DJ Claire 
Tickets are $25
Purchase Here
On Sale Now!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 12-Sunday, September 18, 2016

I cannot tell a lie. I actually did all of these listings when I did last week's listings knowing I'd have limited wi-fi while on vacation. People always ask why I don't do my calendar further out and the reason is I don't have the time to add shows as venues get around to posting them. It's the very reason why to me, posting these listings here and daily on SoundDiego don't contradict my work with DoSD, because if you want to see what's booked further out than a week, you can search there by any date to see what's on the books. To me, they all just work to make this town a little more vivid and bright. It's been an amazing weekend in Seattle and I can't wait to tell you all about it. In the meantime, Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Photos: Culture Club @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay, 8/24/2016

I'm up in Seattle at the moment, so I thought since I have a little hotel wi-fi I'd share some of my photos from Culture Club. They played at Humphrey's on August 24 and I never thought I'd get to see them in my lifetime, for one because in my adulthood I don't think they toured a whole lot, and when they did, it was always cost prohibitive. So when I was given tickets, I worked it to my advantage and shot away. It was as amazing as I'd hoped. I was maybe 7 when my sister and I walked into the new Target that had just opened in Chula Vista and saw Boy George's glamorous face on the vinyl and we split the $5.99 sale price. I still have the record, though it's definitely been tattered over the years. Flash forward to concert night, and it was amazing. More photos after the jump.

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, September 9-Sunday, September 11, 2016

So here we are in Seattle, looking forward to a big wedding weekend. I'm both excited and terrified that the wedding party advised us that we will have no AT&T service on the island and no guarantees as to the quality of the wi-fi on premises. Excited because in all of my work responsibilities over the past decade, I've never been able to completely go off the grid, and terrified, well, for pretty much the same reason. And I don't exactly have the kind of jobs where I can just turn on an out of office message and tell people I'll get back to them on Tuesday. But we'll give it a shot. We're staying at the beautiful Grand Hyatt in downtown, and the room and amenities are exceptional, so a huge shout out to Idey for hooking up the friends rate. We're still looking around for a place to stay on Sunday, but I'm thinking we might want to be in more of a neighborhood than the area we're in for the last day. We're open to suggestions. Friday through Sunday archives are below this shot that Nova took from the plane. Have fun at Blondie, Indie Jam, or wherever else the weekend might find you.  

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, September 6-Thursday September 8, 2016

I'm gonna keep it short this week. Labor Day weekend was awesome and I appreciated not having to check email for a couple days. I went to Soda Bar for Awesome Fest on Friday, and The Kills show on Sunday was excellent as was The Creepy Creeps show at the Casbah. This week we're heading out of town for It's Too Sunny Out Here" Natalie's wedding and I can't wait to see some new scenery for a few days. Tuesday through Thursday listings are after the jump.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Upcoming Casbah & Casbah Presents Shows (Updated 9.1.2016)

It has been a few weeks since I updated the Casbah upcoming shows, so this time I tried to fix the formatting a bit so it looks better and is a little easier to keep updated. This month has so many amazing shows, it's hard to feel bad about turning 40 at the end of the month. Everything on the books is after the jump.

Thu 9/01 - Taken by Canadians The Paragraphs, Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Mrs. Henry @ Casbah

Fri 9/02 - Flamin' Groovies, The Pandoras, The Loons, DJs Pat & Lety Beers @ The Casbah

Sat 9/03 - Punk Rock Karaoke, Cruz Radical, Johnny Madcap and The Distractions @ The Casbah

Sun 9/04 - The Creepy Creeps, Schizophonics, Mission Creeps, THE FINK BOMBS @ The Casbah

Sun 9/04 - The Kills, AUTOLUX @ Observatory North Park

Mon 9/05 - Floating Points, Olga Bell @ Belly Up Tavern

Wed 9/07 - The Bones of JR Jones, Creature and the Woods, The Whiskey Circle @ The Casbah

Thu 9/08 - Juliette Lewis, Andy Clockwise @ The Casbah (SOLD OUT)

Thu 9/08 - !!! @ Soda Bar

Thu 9/08 - Bayside, The Menzingers, Sorority Noise @ Observatory North Park

Fri 9/09 - Assemblage 23, DJ Robin Roth, Lance Liquidgrey @ The Casbah

Sat 9/10 - Trouble in the Wind, Red Fox Tails, Sick Balloons, Born Gypsy @ The Casbah

Sat 9/10 - Blondie, Prima Donna @ Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

Sun 9/11 - Spotlights, Death Eyes, Deep Sea Thunderbeast @ The Casbah

Mon 9/12 - Sam Outlaw, Cale Tyson, Reverend Baron @ Casbah

Tue 9/13 - Buddha Trixie, Cerulean Veins, The Wild Fires @ The Casbah

Tue 9/13 - Clams Casino, Lil B @ Observatory North Park

Tue 9/13 - Joseph Arthur, Reuben Hollebon @ Music Box

Wed 9/14 - Chuck Ragan & the Camaraderie, Nathan Maxwell (of Flogging Molly), WT Nelson @ Casbah

Thu 9/15 - Wove, No Sympathy, The Anomaly @ The Casbah

Thu 9/15 - Local Natives, Charlotte Day Wilson @ Observatory North Park

Upcoming Observatory Shows (Updated 9.1.2016)

It's been a few weeks since I've updated the Observatory shows, but with September comes a ton of great shows. Everything on the books after the jump.

Thursday, September 1 - The Game, 7pm, 18+

Saturday, September 3 - Ja Rule & Ashanti, 8pm, 18+ (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, September 4- The Kills, Autolux, 8pm, All Ages

Thursday, September 8- Bayside, The Menzingers, Sorority Noise, 8pm, All Ages

Saturday, September 10 - Blondie, Prima Donna, 8pm, 18+ (SOLD OUT)