Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 17-Sunday, October 22, 2017


Ok, so I told you I would get these done, and thankfully after a full day at Magic Mountain with Darrren, Nova, and Jo, Darren drove home so we could sleep and I could get my work done upon our return. Six Flags was fun, but I realized I'm in a new demographic: moms who hold stuff. I didn't go on a single roller coaster because I just couldn't psych myself up for that dizzy, spinny, nauseous feeling. So I held stuff while everyone else did the rides and I was totally okay with that. It was fun just to be there and see the kids faces light up before and after each ride. This week is pretty busy, too. I might still try to weasel a ticket for Cafe Tacvba, and we're going to Arcade Fire, and I'm working at the Cody Simpson show and The Bronx in the same night, and then working at JR JR on Friday, and maybe going to Ye Scallywag on Saturday if I can score a photo pass, and then Saturday night we'll check out Tei Shi at Soda Bar. So much good stuff. Wednesday through Sunday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017:
  • Café Tacvba, Flor de Toloache @ The Observatory
  • The Black Angels, Ron Gallo @ House of Blues
  • Torres, The Dove & the Wolf @ Casbah  
  • Spaceface, Spencer Yenson and the Squatters, Love Glow @ Soda Bar
  • Mason Jennings, Emily Afton @ Belly Up 
  • Jonatha Brooke @ Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater, USD
  • AJ Froman, Weep Wave, Kimmi Bitter & the Night Howls @ The Merrow
  • Tiki Tuesday with Alvino & The Dwells @ Bar Pink
  • Horror Movie Night @ Space (7pm)
  • Rubén Albarrán ( Cafe Tacvba ) No DJ Set @ Space 
  • T is 4 Techno @ Blonde
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Jefferson Jay Band, Shakedown String Band @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Reggae Tuesdaze with Tunnel Vision, Crucial Blend @ The Holding Company 1502
  • ASCE: You at the Loft @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • American Idol's Anthony Fedorov and Shelley Segal @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Think n Drink Trivia @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Trapped Tuesdays with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Goodvivbe Youtopia Pre-Party @ Kava Lounge
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • 50s/60s Dance Party @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live 
  •  The Shakes @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, October 16, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 16


Things have been really great, but really, really busy. On top of work and soccer coaching, last week I got to see Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, The National, worked at Nothing But Thieves, did Taste of North Park, shot Jason Mraz, went to Dirty Sweet & John Meeks, and sold merch for Oh Wonder where I worked a six hour shift (I think we sold over $15k in merch!!) and we're going to Magic Mountain for the day, so I hate to break it that I only have it in me to do Monday listings at the moment. I'll try to get the rest of the week up as soon as I have the time. Archives after the jump.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Photos: The National at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 10.12.2017


The past few weeks I've had a ton of photo passes which means I'm backlogged with gigs and gigs of photos. In three songs at The National, I shot 405 photos. And I've been a little shy about posting because I'm slightly intimidated by the far more talented photographers in this town and their amazing gear that isn't filled with scratched mirrors and spotty sensors and image dust bunnies, but Darren gave me a pep talk, and I get some incredible access to shows that not a lot of people get, so I promise as things start to slow down as we get deeper into fall, I'll get around to posting more photos. I'm on such a high from Thursday night that I wanted to get these pics of The National up right away.


Thursday nights are tough because we have soccer practice in PB until 6, which means by the time we pack up and leave the area, it's 6:30 and the 5 south is in rush hour. Jeff and I made arrangements to meet at Tribute before the show. I should've studied the menu and pre-planned my order, because that place is busy. It was delicious, but not somewhere to go if you're in a rush. As it was, we had to take my pizza to go when it was finally ready, dropped it at my house, then made our way to SDSU. I had a photo pass, but arrived during the fourth song from Daughter, so this was the best I could get from my point and shoot from my seat. They sounded fantastic and were a solid choice as an opener.

Oh. This is a funny little side note about the photo pit. I haven't shot at OAT in several years but I have a pretty great relationship with Casey from LiveNation. I'd texted her that I wouldn't make it for the opener because at the venue, everyone has to meet at the top and get escorted into the pit. Except when we got to the pit, the band had dead cases piled and taped to the part where we get in. So imagine a dozen photographers, climbing up the cases and jumping the four feet down into the pit. One girl was seven months pregnant and wearing a dress! It was pretty funny and I was super glad that I always opt for comfy and sensible clothing choices. Getting out was even more hilarious because there was no step up, so you had to be an acrobat climbing out, unless you're flexible yoga girl Kaitlyn from 91X who basically vaulted over in one beautiful, graceful motion, making all the rest of us look like assholes.

I don't know what to say about The National. All told, I've seen them live about half a dozen times, they're always amazing, and I have nothing but love for Matt Berninger. We've been dealing with Nova being sick, girls from our soccer team being sick, and hearing that hacking cough everywhere you go, so when I saw him coughing during the first song, even at times into the mic, I couldn't help but feel sad for him, but also what a superhero to power through when you feel like shit. The setlist was a beautiful mix of new stuff and favorites. Matt had his bottle of wine to help him get through it, but his throat and voice were definitely strained where you'd expect them to be. You can see eight videos here

Still, raspy voice and all, it was a beautiful night in San Diego. Matt was charming and funny at moments, and had a few "Fuck Trump" moments, as well as attributing "Walk It Back" to Karl Rove, "but he keeps refusing the royalties." On my way out of the pit, while waiting for everyone to climb out, I got a lingering high five/handshake from Matt and I felt like a girl whose junior high crush finally said hi to her. Toward the end of the night, Matt joked about playing Eminem, so the band finished the show and walked off stage, the stadium lights came up, and the snarky soundguys played "Lose Yourself" which brought Matt back out onto the stage as stagehands all around him worked, and he pantomimed Em while shaking hands of fans and giving out setlists. Matt Berninger. He's just like us. A man of the people. Swoon. Tons more photos after the jump.


#SaySomething Week: October 16-20

Next week is national Say Something week, so let's start off with some video of James from 2012 at the House of Blues. I wanted to share Say Something Week with my readers because hopefully you're as sick of senseless gun violence as I am. I wish we'd go the way of Australia to be honest, but until the day the NRA's deathgrip on the balls of the rich white men who run this country ends, sometimes just doing something is better than doing nothing. So below is a message from Sandy Hook Promise. Nova is only in fifth grade, so perhaps too young for the campaign, but if yours are old enough, you should reach out to their schools and administrators to spread the word.



SAY SOMETHING WEEK

During the week of October 16 - 20, 2017, thousands of schools and youth organizations from across the United States will participate in Say Something Week. Say Something Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through training, advertising, public proclamations, media events, contests and school awards. Say Something Week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and save lives when they Say Something to a trusted adult.

What is Say Something?

Did you know that when it comes to threats of violence or suicide, most are known by at least one other person BEFORE the incident takes place? Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if these individuals said something?

Say Something teaches students, grades 6-12, how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from a peer who might be planning to hurt themselves or someone else and to say something to a trusted adult to get help and save a life.

How does Say Something work?

Say Something is a no cost, easy-to-implement, life-saving program that can be delivered digitally, in the classroom or through assemblies. The initial presentation takes 50 minutes or less and the program offers a wide range of activities to ensure sustainability and integration into the school culture year-round through SAVE Promise Clubs. To sign up or recommend a school's participation, check out this link.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 9-Sunday, October 15, 2017


As I mentioned in my weekend update, I've been on a serious music streak with very few nights off in between, so I thought I'd stick in this pic from last Monday when Middle Kids played the Casbah. The show was attended enough to be awesome, but after hearing the band's set at Austin City Limits over the weekend, I gotta say, you really missed out if you weren't there. It was kind of that last push of summer into fall but I gotta warn you, touring shows seriously start slowing down, so don't miss out when you have a chance to see a good one.  That gnarly cough and cold is back in our house so we're trying to take it easy. Our girls tied their soccer game 0-0 which for us was an accomplishment against a La Jolla squad. I worked at the Irenic on Saturday night for Léon, and Sunday we spent the afternoon at Santa Clara Rec for my niece's 8th birthday. Nova is on fall break, so assuming we can knock out the cold, we hope to catch some museum month stuff, get at least one trip in to Magic Mountain, and enjoy a little less rushing in our lives, even if for just two weeks. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Things To Do in San Diego: Saturday, October 7-Sunday, October 8, 2017


Yikes. This week has been crazy. Sunday was The Shins, Spoon, and Day Wave, Monday was Middle Kids, Tuesday was Gillian Welch then Low Volts at Casbah, Wednesday was Archons, Thursday was Father John Misty, and Friday was Pinegrove. Among that is soccer and work and sleep and my cough coming back. Someday I'll post more of the photos of my adventures. The weekend is going to be amazing if I can get enough sleep. I decided to repost the listings because there's so much going on. Saturday and Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 2-Friday, October 6, 2017



I didn't expect when I went to the Office for Guns n Roses Undercover and Bar Pink on Monday that I'd end up sick. And not like hangover sick, but sleep all day in jammies, my eyes are too hot to stare at a computer screen, pass the tissues and please bring me soup kinda sick. Darren was a champ and got me zinc lozenges and I was able to take it easy so by my actual birthday on Thursday I was able to make it to work at the Irenic then went to Rabbit Hole/Sycamore Den/Ken Club for birthday drinks. I worked at the Irenic again on Friday and aid low after so we could be ready for our Saturday morning soccer game. The girls lost, but it was a perfect San Diego day, so I enjoyed walking to Adams Avenue Street Fair after the game and then going to Oktoberfest at the German-American Societies and then closing down the Ken Club with a hang with Jake. I ended the weekend by going to OAT for The Shins, Spoon, and Day Wave. The 2nd row ticket was a birthday gift from Jeff and it was an excellent show. These listings took extra effort this week but I'm so glad they're done. I'll try to catch up on some posts this week. We'll see how that goes...Monday through Friday archives are after the jump. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 25-Sunday, October 1, 2017


I don't know about you, but I had a crazy busy week. I went to the Casbah with Pyles on Monday to catch The Heavy Guilt, on Tuesday I shot Glass Animals at Humphrey's while Darren and Nova canoed to the show. On Wednesday I spent the day catching up with tons of work to be ready for the rest of the week. On Thursday I got to shoot Fleet Foxes at the Observatory, then went to see Zola Jesus at the Casbah after, Friday I went to U2, Saturday our girls won their soccer game in the morning then Nova went to a slumber party while Darren and I went to see The xx at the Observatory and then Hundred Waters at the Casbah afterward, and Sunday I worked at the Irenic for Dan Croll. Needless to say it was a good week, but super exhausting, too. I'll try and catch up with some photo posts and whatnot, but in the meantime, archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 18-Sunday, September, 24, 2017

It was a pretty great weekend for sure. On Friday night, I stayed close to home and went to the Ken Club for The Downs Family album release party. On Saturday, we coached our second soccer game and the Blue Dragons won! We got our first win which felt especially great because one of the reasons we decided to coach was because Nova's team was shutout every game last season. Winning isn't everything and all that, but always losing hurts a lot, so we felt a little vindication. After the game, the Juvenile Dollinquents roller derby team had a game versus Southwest (a team of LA and Arizona players) and though Nova is a rostered player, she's still the smallest and youngest on her team and doesn't get a lot of time on the track, but she pulled through in a few jams at the end and the girls held their lead and won. My cousin was down for the weekend, so we all went to my parents' house and just hung out for the night. On Sunday, we went to San Diego Zoo and finally got to check out the awesome new bridge from the treehouse to Elephant Odyssey, and also checked out Africa Rocks, which is open from the bottom with the enclosures open for the African penguins, the fossa, the lemurs, and the honey badger. It's pretty amazing and if you haven't been in awhile, you should definitely check it out. This week has a ton of great shows. Not sure what I'll be at, but The Heavy Guilt, Fleet Foxes, Zola Jesus, and The xx are all in my sights. I'll also be working at Swervedriver and Dan Croll. Plus soccer practices, family visits, and whatever wrenches get thrown at me this week. Archives are after the jump.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, September 15-Sunday, September 17, 2017


Some weeks just don't go according to plan. At the beginning of the week I had plans for Quicksand, Ottmar Liebert, and Manchester Orchestra. I went to none of these. Monday I was at home buried in work. On Tuesday I got invited to see Benny & Joon The Musical with Tim Pyles and I try to never pass on shows at the Globe when they're offered to me. On Wednesday, I was on my way to the Observatory and started feeling dizzy and nauseous and couldn't imagine pulling off a three band show so I had to call that one off, too. Then I thought I'd make up for my lack of music with a show on Thursday and we got a desperate call from my mom that my dad wasn't doing well and wanted all of the kids and grandkids to come over to visit, just in case it was time. Fortunately, we all made it (except my brother who is out to sea with the Navy) and even more fortunate, he made it through an is feeling much better today. So I'm getting ready to work the very insane and sold out Cigarettes After Sex show at The Irenic, and tomorrow is stacked with derby practice then coaching a soccer game then a derby bout, so I'm not sure what shows I'll be hitting if any, but I couldn't be more glad that the weekend is finally here. To everyone at KAABOO, have a great time. Maybe one day I'll make it up there. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 11, 2017

SDPD Crashes Through Tower Bar

On Saturday night, Tower Bar had a show including Whining Pussys, Idiot Bombs!, Ghost Town Gamblers, and Hyperactive Slackers. While mid-set and with Davey Quinn (aka Davey Tiltwheel) guesting on drums at approximately 1:20am, an SDPD cruiser was allegedly hit-and-run by a drunk driver who side-swiped the police car, launching it through the wall.


Davey posted to Facebook, "I keep feeling the impact on my back-- like an upright body slam," while Antonio Talamantes posted, "Didn't really sleep at all last night. It was a really close call. I keep thinking about the string of events that happened all week which ultimately put Davey in that location on stage at that time. But he's ok. We're all ok." Later, Davey posted that he did eventually go to a doctor for X-rays and evaluation and while in pain, he is okay.
(Images used are from Davey and Antonio's Facebook pages)





As most people know, a car famously crashed into the Tower Bar in 1964, killing a patron and injuring 7 others. Owners Mick Rossler and Dannielle Cobb were not present at the time of the crash but commented, "Bummer. Cuz we don't have enough going on right now.....Fu**!!," and in explainging the incident,"Someone sideswiped the cop. Pushed him to crash through the bar. Luckily nobody was hurt but our friend was playing drums with his back to that wall when it happened. Luckily he's ok. It's fucked!!"

Like most people in this music community, I love Davey and wish him the best and a speedy recovery. Obviously this could have been far worse and I don't know what we'd do without him around as much for contributions to the scene, but for his sense of humor, and his tech skills that has saved my ass a dozen times. Apparently there will be a gofundme set up to help him cover expenses and lost wages while he heals and recovers. I will post the link as soon as it is made available.

From the San Diego Union Tribune, April 26th, 1964

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, September 11-Thursday, September 14, 2017


It was a pretty intense week of news with Harvey in Houston, Irma off the Atlantic, and 45 continuing his Reign of Horror, but it was pretty great in San Diego. My weeks are occupied with soccer because our two hour practices take nearly four with the commute, setting up, hanging around waiting for all the girls to be picked up but it's been super fun. On Wednesday, Darren and I were able to escape to catch Springtime Carnivore at the Casbah, but I was beat on Thursday after soccer and didn't make it to see Kolars at Blonde. Friday we were running errands all over town to clear for Saturday with derby and our first soccer game (our girls lost 0-3 but played amazingly with only one sub). We had a nice afternoon at the beach after the game with my sister and nieces, and on Saturday night, we caught VÉRITÉ at Soda Bar and Vallis Alps at Space, and then had a nice afternoon on Sunday exploiting the Balboa Park drinking loophole with friends. This week is crazy busy, even without KAABOO in the equations. Monday is Quicksand at Belly Up, Tuesday is Ottmar Liebert at Music Box , Wednesday is Manchester Orchestra, Thursday is James Supercave, and Friday I'll be working at the Irenic for Cigarettes After Sex (and sadly missing Patton Oswalt at KAABOO), and Saturday is Against Me! Yikes. I'm not sure I'll make 'em all but I'm gonna try. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

91X Announces Wrex The Halls 2017


91X Presents
WREX The Halls 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Valley View Casino Center

Featuring:
The Lumineers
Vance Joy
Dreamcar
The War on Drugs
Arkells

Ticket and Pre-Sale Information
Pre-Sale: Wednesday, September 6 at 10am- Thursday September 7 at 10pm

General Onsale: Friday, September 8 at 11am

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, September 5-Sunday, September 10, 2017


Did I mention we cancelled our cable last week? I've never in my life not had cable so it's a bit of an adjustment for me, but I'm working through old series' on streaming services and looking for new ebooks from the library to read. This week has some really great shows. If you haven't heard Springtime Carnivore, check her music out and don't miss her show at the Casbah on Wednesday. Aside from that, we've got Minus The Bear, Kolars, Indie Jam and more. Archives are after the jump.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Things To Do in San Diego: Monday, September 4


It's hot and muggy and I'm miserable. Actually, not miserable because we have air conditioning in our living room and bedroom, but miserable because I have no motivation to leave the house for any reason. It was a pretty good week, I'm finding myself really looking forward to coaching soccer practices and having fun with the girls. Darren joined an adult indoor league which seems to make him pretty happy. I worked at San Cisco on Wednesday which was a super great show, Friday we went to SDSU to watch women's soccer play USD which was really fun (and free, besides a few bucks for parking), and on Saturday Nova had a birthday party at Waterfront Park while we had tickets to the Taco, Tequila and Beer Festival. The harbor was such a total cluster with the Festival of Sail at the Maritime Museum, US Sand Sculpting Challenge on the entire Broadway Pier, the TTB fest at Lane Field, and construction on nearly every block, we basically drove around, stopped at the Casbah to drop off my things for later, drove back to the birthday party, stayed until 5, then walked to TTB fest just to see The Silent Comedy (the tequila, taco, and beer portion of the event was over) while an Elvis cover act blared from the pier drowning the sound. When a DJ kicked into the mix at Carnitas Snack Shack (really? You couldn't wait for the live music to end?), it was time to go, I was cranky, sweaty, exhausted, and irritated that nothing seemed to work out as I envisioned. And not one drop of beer or tequila. Fortunately, Elliott did come through for me and sold merch at the Casbah because I probably would've clocked someone with my attitude. All that to say, it's still hot and muggy and I have no motivation, so I'm giving you Labor Day listings and will do the rest of the week when I get around to it.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Singing Serpent Takes Over


Tucked away in the heart of Kensington lies one of San Diego’s best kept secrets, Singing Serpent Studios.
Singing Serpent is a recording studio that doesn’t necessarily focus on making albums (though it does boast a very impressive list), but rather specializes in crafting original music and sound design for commercials. Their extensive list of clientele includes brands such as Google, Nike, SafeAuto, Jack Daniels, Volkswagen, and many others. In addition to the San Diego location, Singing Serpent also has branches in Manhattan, New York and Richmond, Virginia.

Whether it was during halftime at the Super Bowl, before watching the newest viral Youtube video or in between songs on your favorite Spotify playlist, odds are you’ve probably heard Singing Serpent’s work before. The team of composers at Singing Serpent (made up of local musicians) work day and night to create work that is original and authentic. The Singing Serpent team does not just view music as their nine-to-five––it’s just their life. Even when they're not on the clock, the staff at Singing Serpent are working on writing music and performing around the world. The crew at Singing Serpent consistently work hard to create music that they love, which is why they are so successful at their jobs. While many music houses opt to create a library of songs that companies can pick and choose from, Singing Serpent prefers to have a back-and-forth mentality with clients. This means that every track is unique, thought-out, and specifically crafted for clients’ wants.  


In the past few months, Singing Serpent has been especially busy. Outside of working on records for bands such as Hot Snakes and Tera Melos, Singing Serpent has taken ample action to expand as a company and brand.


They recently unveiled their brand new website, designed by Dizzy Spells Productions, which allows visitors to view Singing Serpent’s past work, learn about the team of composers, and take a virtual tour of the San Diego and New York studios. Following the website’s launch, Singing Serpent opened a brand new branch in Richmond, Virginia, headed by industry veteran, Jon Spencer.
Spencer has been playing music since he was a teenager and has fronted and recorded with renowned bands such as Spitfire and Scarlet. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University, Spencer served as the Executive Producer and Creative Director for 30th Century Masters, and later as the Executive Producer and Head of Sales for Black Iris Music. During his time at Black Iris, Spencer oversaw many successful ventures such as the Toyota’s “Swagger Wagon” and Geico’s “Hike” ad with Aaron Takahashi. Because of his extensive background and diligence, Spencer has the liberty to work on pieces that go beyond the expectation of a typical commercial. Whether he’s dabbling in comedic Kenny G-esque saxophone slow jams or writing parental raps about minivans, Spencer’s work is consistently striking and always well-received.

If you want to keep up to date with Singing Serpent’s always exciting timeline, follow them on Instagram, like them on Facebook, and check out their new website. Whether it be the debut of work, in-depth interviews with bands, or clips of staff members melodizing and jamming, there is something for everybody on Singing Serpent’s social medias.


Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 28-Sunday, September 3, 2017




I know I've been quiet around here lately but there's only so much time in a day, and I've just been running out of it. Soccer coaching is keeping us pretty busy, and Nova's derby is quite a time commitment, too. My dad was released from the hospital on Tuesday and seems to be doing okay at home. On Friday night, we went to Kate Sessions for the Lego Batman Movie in the Park and since Nova ditched us for a slumber party, we had a great time dropping in at the Casbah for Chill Clinton and Chugboat. On Saturday night we all went to see Sylvan Esso and it was as awesome as expected despite some guestlist issues at the beginning that were eventually worked out. Sunday is always my work day, but I got done early enough to get some time at dog beach before sunset. This week will be a good (and hot) one, with Pearl Jam Under Cover, more soccer, working at the Irenic on Wednesday, and the Taco & Tequila fest on Saturday. Tuesday through Sunday listings are after the jump. I totally blew it and should've included Monday, but I'll try to get around to adding Labor Day before the week is up.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 21-Sunday, August 27, 2017



I had a physically and emotionally exhausting week and weekend so I think I'm gonna hide from the internet on Monday, enjoy the eclipse, a day of rest, Nova's piano, and a nice grilled dinner at home. My dad is doing okay and is anticipating being released on Tuesday though I'm watching my Z kids again and coaching soccer so I'm not really sure how we can help if he is, in fact, released. Over the weekend we did go to see Dead Cross (you can see how dirty my camera is, but financially there's nothing I can do about that for the time being, so it is what it is). Afterward we went to the Casbah but I didn't last long because I was wiped. On Sunday, we had lunch with my sister and fam, then visited my dad for a bit, then went to Casa Beach to see the seals. Unfortunately I didn't account for the assholes of humanity who've decided their swimming there is more important than the colony, so besides four seals on a rock, there were none on the beach. Sometimes I really hate people. We quickly left and instead jumped around the rocks of Windnsea before I came home to get all of this work done and watch Game Of Thrones. There are some great shows this week, though I'm not sure I'll be out much besides Sylvan Esso on Saturday night, but ya never know if I change my mind. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, August 18-Sunday, August 20, 2017

So this week has been more manic than most. Nova's back in the full swing of school. On Tuesday, I shot Royal Blood at the Observatory, then caught The Alarm at the Casbah, then closed the night out at Blonde.  On Wednesday I checked in with my parents and my dad was having heart problems, and by the time I was working at the Casbah  for Matthew Sweet, they told me he was being taken by paramedics to the new Kaiser Hospital. Thursday I spent a fair amount of the day with him at the hospital, went to Nova's Back To School Night while Darren ran soccer practice with the kids. Today has been a whole lot of running around, too, but Dad seems stable for now and we'll be on standby this weekend while also checking out Nova's Fall Roller Derby Preview (Doors at 5pm, Tickets & Info Here) , Dead Cross, and Dead Feather Moon. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

91X Announces Ye Scallywag! 2017

I went to Ye Scallywag last year and have to say it was pretty awesome. Late October should promise signature San Diego sunshine. But if you want the beer fest part, make sure you get there early, because the tastings end at 4pm when full size beer goes on sale among the vendors. 91X released this information late Sunday night, but what can I say? I lag. Presale starts on Wednesday and regular tickets go on sale Friday. Info below, or check out the page on 91X.com 


91X Presents
YE SCALLYWAG
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Waterfront Park
21+ Event

91X presents ‘Ye Scallywag’! Craft beer, food, and music festival... Just over 100 craft beers and unlimited tastings until 4pm!

Live Music on the Main Stage:
Pennywise
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
The Vandals
Lagwagon
Strung Out
The Adolescents
Western Settings

Pre-sale Info:
Starts Wednesday, August 16 at 10am
Ends Thursday, August 17 at 10pm

General Onsale Friday, August 18 at 10am

Monday, August 14, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 14-Thursday, August 18, 2017


Last week was crazy busy. We got in a day at the museums (with passes checked out from the library), hit Aquatica, started coaching Nova's soccer, and she started school. I was able to sneak in a night at the Belly Up for James Vincent McMorrow and was able to catch Jesse Lamonaca on Thursday at the Casbah. Nova did a derby camp all weekend and we drove out to Sunrise Highway to catch Perseids. I've been feeling a little blah lately but maybe it was just the full moon and I'll snap out of it. Lots of great shows this week and I'll be at the Casbah possibly on Tuesday and for sure on Wednesday.Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, August 7-Sunday, August 13, 2017


We got back from the Bay Area last week and after catching up on sleep, were able to catch The Buttertones at the Casbah on Wednesday. On Thursday night I worked at the Rooney show at the Irenic and Friday morning Nova returned home. Of course, we were elated that she's back in California, but she couldn't wait to get a slumber party in with my nieces, which allowed us to see In The Valley Below at Casbah then Chastity Belt at the Casbah, closing the night at the Ken Club. Saturday was awesome as we went to Liberty Public Market to hang out with friends for the afternoon. Sunday marked 5 years since Darren and I met and well, the rest is history, so we spent the afternoon at the Torrey Pines, had dinner at Mona Lisa, and then just hung around catching up on work and our shows. This week Nova starts school, we begin our lives as soccer coaches, roller derby starts up again, and we kick back into the rituals of the school year. There are some great shows coming up so don't sleep on them. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Celebrating the Life of Jeffrey Joe Morin

Jeffrey Joe, Courtesy John Hancock

Love, Gratitude, and a Zest for Living: Celebrating the Life of Jeffrey Joe Morin

Jeffrey Joe Morin passed on Monday, July 17, 2017 with his beloved, Carina Wheatley, and his daughter, Samantha “Rosie” Morin, holding his hands. He was surrounded by siblings and friends for his final goodbye as he was sung off this earthly stage to “Happy Trails.” His physical presence is no longer with us, but the memories, music, and love that he created over his 70 years will be with us always.

A Celebration of a Life most excellently lived will be held on Saturday, August 5th at Vision – Center for Spiritual Living (4780 Mission Gorge Pl) starting at 1 pm and will include a New Orleans-style send-off featuring the Euphoria Brass Band. Please send pictures or short videos for the memorial video directly to Jeffrey's son in law, Michael Bruner, at Michaelbruner@hotmail.com.

On Sunday, August 6th, Java Joe’s (2611 Congress St in Old Town) will host “Ever Yours: A Musical Celebration of the Life and Stardust of Jeffrey Joe Morin” from 3-7 pm for only $5.

Jeffrey Joe had been working to release another studio album, “Don’t Get to Know Me.” Produced by Jeff Berkley and recorded at Berkley Sound and Signature Sound, the album features original songs by Jeffrey Joe as well as amazing interpretations of cover songs that were the soundtrack to his life. The amazing backing musicians are Rob Thorsen, Sky Ladd, Josh Hermsmeier, and the Euphoria Brass Band as well as other music community notables. The record is set to be released in the next couple months, however, you will be able to pre-order the album for $20 at the musical celebration on August 6th. Pre-sale orders can be made now at https://www.paypal.me/JeffreyJoeMusic/20. Donations to help cover other expenses can be made in any amount at https://www.paypal.me/JeffreyJoeMusic. If you would like to honor Jeffrey Joe further, please consider a donation to Veterans for Peace (https://www.veteransforpeace.org).

Jeffrey Joe’s family and those closest to him have been touched and bolstered by the outpouring of love from friends near and far as well as members of the music community. One of the greatest gifts he left us were his frequent lists of gratitudes. So let’s be grateful that we have the chance to work together to make sure his music is available for everyone to enjoy, and let’s be grateful that we can get together in love to share stories, songs, and tears as we bid a fond farewell to Jeffrey Joe.

Saturday, August 5 – 1 pm
Celebration of Life
Vision – A Center for Spiritual Living
4780 Mission Gorge Pl
San Diego CA 92120
619.303.6609

Sunday, August 6 – 3 pm
Ever Yours: Musical Celebration
Java Joe's
2611 Congress St
San Diego CA 92110
619.274.9989

Monday, July 31, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 31- Sunday, August 6, 2017


Our trip to the Bay Area has been a lot of fun. We got to catch up with Darren's old bandmates and they played together for the first time in a very long time. We've spent plenty of time with his family and we saw Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (don't bother). We also went to Bernal Heights to see Abraham at Old Devil Moon and to Daly City to catch up with another of his friends and to retrieve a guitar he hadn't seen in a couple decades. We'll be driving back on Tuesday, doing jury duty on Thursday, and then Nova comes back on Friday. Woo-hoo! Anyway, Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30, 2017


The hardest thing about travelling is leaving our neurotic dog behind, but I know she's in good and loving hands with Elliott. Hey there. We're up in Hercules, California for the rest of the weekend and soaking in some good family time and getting out for some grown-up adventures, too. Tonight we're meeting up with Darren's old bandmates who have been resurrecting their project and recording via digital transmission, so maybe tonight they'll get some playing time. I hope San Diego doesn't miss us too much while we're away. Life is gonna kick back to normal super fast so we're enjoying the time we have and then the kid is back, school starts, we become soccer coaches, and tons of other fun stuff down the pipeline. Anyway, get to Hess Fest this weekend if you're in town. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 24-Thursday, July 27, 2017


Comic-Con 2017 is all over, though to be honest, I pretty much quit on Friday since I had to work on Saturday. It was a great week and I'll post some of the photos I took another time. We'll be visiting Darren's mom this week, so the animals will be in good hands with Elliott and we're looking forward to some time away. I decided to do listings through Monday since it's the end of the month and I suspect venues won't all be updated by Sunday. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump.

Friday, July 21, 2017

#Wired Party @ #ComicCon2017 Breakdancing Dance Off

I know I didn't post much on Thursday, but I'm really trying to just take in all the fun and snap a ton of photos that I can post later. The Wired Party at the Omni is back this year and while last year they cut back to just one day, this year they're back to three days. DJ Artistic plays the perfect mix of music, the drinks flow generously, and everyone swarms to the hot tray line when they bring out chicken fingers. So this little dance-off broke out with 11 year old actor Miles Brown (aka Little Boogaloo). I regret that I don't know the other kids--whether they're friends or siblings, but apparently Miles' dad is WildChild of Lootpack. When Art played their jam, apparently that was enough to get the kids going. And it was awesome.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Thursday, July 20-Sunday, July 23, 2017


I promised I would try to update the listings daily, so here ya go. Preview night was awesome. Pyles and I arrived a little after 3pm and had no trouble parking. We went into Mission Brewery for "a beer or two" but then found out the beer we were drinking "hoppy pilsner" was only $2. So we ordered more, but then the keg blew, so we switched it up, then we ran into Gabriel from Digital Lizards of Doom, he ordered us another round and then settled our whole tab! Super nice. And then the Jet Pack Man did a demo outside (blowing spent beer grain into everyone's eyes). By the time we finally made our way to the Convention Center, I had a nice little buzz, we quickly procured our badges, and then wandered the floor. Pyles always goes off on his own, so I had fun slowly perusing the aisles, buying some things for the girls, taking the time to read books or look at art. It's always good to see local artists, like my friend and Casbah co-worker Ted Washington at his Puna Press booth. Swing by and say hi and check out his amazing art. Archived listings are after the jump.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Oh, man. Getting to finally see Natalie Merchant for the first time in my life was pretty magical. Despite having a sinus infection, she sounded amazing, showed herself to be funny and warm to her audience, and played a two and a half hour show. I was crying by the second song, in case you were wondering. So Comic-Con is here and I'm trying to make every minute count before Pyles comes and picks me up and we begin Con ambush. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the outside activations, walking the floor a bit, the return of three days at the Omni for the Wired Party, and this year is really special because this person I know from a million lifetimes ago, Michael Cerveris, is in the cast of The Tick, which should have a pretty huge presence at Con, so hopefully I get to bump into him for at least a minute to say hi. Wednesday archives are after the jump.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 17-Tuesday, July 19, 2017


I have to say, I have spent a dozen hours putting this weeks listings together so I hope everyone finds them useful. It was a pretty great weekend with the Thorn Rock The Pale release at Casbah on Friday and a chill show at the Observatory with Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, and Brandon Jenner. Sunday we grilled out, caught GoT on the East Coast feed, and while Darren worked, I hit the Bar Pink 10 Year Anniversary. This week is going to be BONKERS so I'm bracing myself. Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Get $5 Earlybird Tickets to Neon Summer @ Port Pavilion


This just came through my inbox and my bestie Kristian is involved with GetChargedUp so I wanted to share. Neon Summer is a big dance party at the Port Pavilion on August 9. Right now you can get Early Bird Tickets for just $5 (going up to $10, then $20 day of event), so I thought I'd share in case you want to spend a night with our friends Goose ^ Mavrk (Camron & Jeremiah) on the water for a really great cause. The Port Pavilion is an amazing event space, so if you've never had the chance to check it out, $5 tells me you can't go wrong.

Neon Summer with Goose ^ Mavrk
Broadway Pavilion Pier 
August 9
21+
8:30pm-12am

Come GETCHARGEDUP at our Neon Summer party August 9th. 

Dance on the water with tropical mixes by San Diego's crowd favorite Goose Mavrk, play fun LED games, enjoy Circus Mafia performances, and come network to learn about the latest in Renewable and Energy Storage technologies!

As the sun sets over the scenic Coronado bay, we will transform the old port of San Diego into the hottest dance floor on the water.

Goose Mavrk by BLK OWL productions will spin modern mixes of classics, Tropical house, Nu-Disco, with 80s fun remixes played through the night along with artists on live instruments. 

Join us for this unique night vacation, and make an impact!

Neon Summer is a benefit to:
#EmpowerOrphans & #EmpowerRefugees

Online ticket sales are tax deductible.
GETCHARGEDUP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID #: 81-4059176)

Casbah & Thorn Brewing Co Collaboration Rock The Pale Now Available In Cans!!


We've been waiting for these and they're finally here! Thorn Brewing Co made a delicious pale called "Rock The Pale" that has been on tap at the Casbah for several weeks now, but they finally canned this tasty liquefied bit of heaven and the cans are gonna be available for your consumption starting Friday night at the Casbah. I believe for retail purchase you're still going to have to hit up Thorn or other retailers, but needless to say, we're pretty excited about it. We ordered a lot of it, but we also have The Creepy Creeps this weekend, so don't miss your chance to get your mitts on this can.

Sunday: Bar Pink Celebrates 10 Years


It feels like Bar Pink has been in my life for so long, I was actually a little surprised it has only been 10 years. I remember walking into Dino's one time for a post-CityBeat party and their "ultra lounge" look and was pretty turned off, but by the time the bar flipped to Bar Pink shortly thereafter, being so wowed by everything they did to change it. I knew from that first day that this was a place that spoke to me. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of getting to know the staff, see numerous bands, and also been able to just close it down after a long day of work. This very website exists in part thanks to the support of Bar Pink. The official anniversary party is Sunday night and it's FREE and will feature Mr Adrian Demain and special guests. Sunday is usually a big work day for me, but I'm going to bust my ass to be there to show my appreciation for not just Bar Pink, but what a meaningful impact they've had on all of North Park and you should, too.

LiveWire 25th Anniversary Tickets On Sale Now - Updated Lineup

If you've been paying attention, on Thursday LiveWire announced their 25th Anniversary Party. They've stepped up from the Mississippi Room at the Lafayette to the Observatory North Park to accommodate all the friends and fans who want to celebrate the momentous occasion.

The LiveWire 25th Anniversary Party will feature Rocket From The Crypt, The Meices, and MARIACHI EL BRONX a third band which will be announced next week, plus LiveWire DJs, plus food from some favorite local joints.

 Tickets are $30 plus a small transaction fee. Buy them early. LiveWire recommends that out-of-town guests (and local professionals) should consider booking a room at the Lafayette Hotel. They are offering rooms for just $179 (regularly $209) to help celebrate that weekend. Tell them you're part of the Live Wire anniversary to get the discount.





LiveWire 25th Anniversary Party
Rocket From The Crypt, The Meices, and guests
Observatory North Park 
November 4, 2017
21+


Green Flash Concert Series - Save $10 On Final Three Shows


The Green Flash Summer Concert Series is coming to an end with their final three shows: Steve Poltz (July 19), Milo Greene (August 16), and Pine Mountain Logs & Venice (September 27).

For a limited time, you can save $10 when you buy tickets to all three shows. Click here for the bundle, or click here if you want to find individual tickets to the remaining shows.

Things To Do In San Diego: Friday, July 14-Sunday, July 16, 2017


It's been a pretty great week so far. I mentioned my mom's family was still in town, so on Monday night we had a big family dinner at Old Town Mex and hung out at my parents' house until Darren and I hit Flood Coats at the Casbah and dropped into Bar Pink after the show. I worked most of the day Tuesday so we could head up to San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Wednesday. Usually we just run up for an hour or two, so It was pretty awesome spending the whole day there with my aunt, my uncles, my sister, and my nieces, seeing the whole park, enjoying the various craft beer on draft throughout the park. On Thursday we decided to see The Big Sick at Landmark Hillcrest and it is super good. I highly recommend seeing it. After we went to the very heated community meeting to discuss the Observatory which maybe I'll comment on at another time followed by dinner at El Comal. This weekend is going to be pretty nuts all over town with Pride events so get out, enjoy the sunshine, celebrate diversity, and be cool to your fellow human. Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

California Center for the Arts Escondido 2017/2018 Season


California Center for the Arts, Escondido Performing Arts 2017/2018 Season Lineup was released in the past few weeks. All ticketing and show details are after the jump, but here's the abbreviated lineup:

Shaping Sound: After the Curtain | Saturday, October 21, 2017 |Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Las Migas with Flamenco Arana | Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Lyric Court @ 7:30pm
Simply Three | Sunday, October 22, 2017 | Center Theater @ 3:00pm
Flip Fabrique: Attrape-Moi! (Catch Me!) | Saturday, November 11, 2017 | Concert Hall @ 3:00pm
Valerie June | Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Concert Hall @ 7:30p
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds | Friday, December 1, 2017 | Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Jane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas featuring Kate Flannery & Tim Davis with The Tony Guerrero |
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | Center Theater @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
QUATTROSOUND | Thursday, December 21, 2017 | Center Theater @ 7:30pm
The Hillbenders: TOMMY, A Bluegrass Opry | Sunday, January 21, 2018 | Center Theater @ 7:30pm
Pink Martini | Wednesday, February 7, 2018 |Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Michelle Cann Pianist | Sunday, February 11, 2018 | Center Theater @ 3:00pm
International Guitar Night | Sunday, February 18, 2018 | Concert Theater @ 7:30pm
Black Violin | Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Jesse Cook | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Chris Botti | Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Bria Skonberg | Friday, March 9, 2018 | Concert Theater @ 7:30pm
Masters of Hawaiian Music | Sunday, March 11, 2018 | Concert Theater @ 7:30pm
Cesar Millan | Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Concert Hall @ 3:00pm
Priti Gandhi | Sunday, May 13, 2018 | Concert Theater @ 3:00pm
Natalia LaFourcade | Friday, May 25, 2018 | Concert Hall @ 7:30pm

Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253
Tickets can also be purchased online.
To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.


Poway Onstage 2017/2018 Season



A few weeks ago, Poway Onstage announced their 2017/2018 Lineup. Full show details, ticketing information, and all the other good stuff is after the jump. Here's the short summary of their lineup.

Announcing the Poway OnStage 2017/18

KANSAS | Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 8:00pm
BJ Thomas | Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 8:00pm
Roger McGuinn | Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 8:00pm
Ana Gasteyer | Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 8:00pm
Love Letters From Vietnam | Saturday, November 18, 2018 | 8:00pm
An Evening with Aaron Neville |Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 8:00pm
Cameron Carpenter | Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 8:00pm
Six String Society’s: Sounds of the Big Easy | Saturday, February 24, 2017 | 8:00pm
Los Lobos: An Acoustic Show | Friday, March 16, 2018 | 8pm
Berkley Hart: Wreck ‘N’ Show: 20th Anniversary of Wreck ‘N’ Sow |Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8pm
TAO: Drum Heart | Friday, April 27, 2018 | 8pm

Prices:   GEICO Youth Tickets (12 and under) - $24
                Adults -  $44 and up
                Prices subject to change

Box Office: 858-748-0505
Online: PowayOnStage.org
Tag us with @PowayOnStage #PowayOnStage

Phone: 858-748-0505
The Box Office is open 12-5pm Fridays, 10-3pm Saturday and two hours before curtain on show days.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Carlsbad Music Festival Lineup and Tickets


I'm exhausted and this press release pretty much came with all of the information you need in case you want to purchase earlybird tickets to Carlsbad Music Festival. Details below:

Earlybird Sale Ends Tuesday
Use the limited time promo code "earlybird" NOW for 10% off
Festival Passes through Tuesday, July 11

BUY PASSES

14th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 25-27, 2017
Adventurous music by the beach

“One of the area’s most innovative music showcases” 

-KPBS



Mainstage Artists
Julia Holter • Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks • Eric Byers • Noveller • Bora Yoon • Vinny Golia + Nathan Hubbard • Scott Worthington • Kamini Natarajan • Aperture Duo • Matt McBane • and more TBA

Free Stages Artists
Clint Davis • Euphoria Brass Band • G Burns Jug Band • Lightning Cola • Mando Basso • The Red Fox Tails • Son de San Diego • Peter Sprague • Qamar • and many more TBA

Many more artists to be announced in the coming weeks.

About the Festival:
The 14th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 25-27 in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival, called “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” by KPBS, features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds curated by Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. These include ticketed Mainstage Concerts featuring Julia Holter, Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, Eric Byers, Noveller, Bora Yoon, and more; dozens of FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market.

The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic, to jazz, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. The Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed presenter and a beloved community event that draws thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.

About the Artists:
Dozens of adventurous bands, ensembles and soloists, will take part in the 14th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival. The ticketed Mainstage Artists include: critically acclaimed composer, and experimental singer-songwriter Julia Holter; the dark, sexy and inventive reimagining of Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks; cellist and Calder Quartet member Eric Byers performing new works; composer and electric guitar explorer Noveller; composer, singer and performance artist Bora Yoon; experimental jazz percussion and winds duo Nathan Hubbard + Vinny Golia; composer and bassist Scott Worthington; Indian classical vocalist Kamini Natarajan; contemporary violin-viola duo Aperture Duo; new music by composer and violinist and Festival Founder and Artistic Director Matt McBane.

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, July 10-Thursday, July 13, 2017



The kiddo is off in the Midwest so me and Darren are making plans for Pride, Con, and a trip to the Bay Area to visit his family and spend some time in SF. Before she left, we got in a good beach day, Nighttime Zoo, Aquatica, an awesome 4th and a slumber party with my nieces. Friday night we checked out The Regrettes at House of Blues, then caught Madly and Thee Commons at Casbah. My aunt and two uncles are in town, so the rest of the weekend was mostly family time and then we hit Pants Karaoke since next week will have us glued to the TV for new Game of Thrones. I have a ton of additions to make to this week and to my Comic-Con guide, and I promise I'll get that all updated sooner rather than later, but for now, have a great week. Archives for Monday through Thursday after the jump.  Don't miss Flood Coats tonight at the Casbah. It's the new project from Joel P West and Darla of the Tree Ring and promises to be a good one!!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Del Mar Summer Concert Series 2017


The San Diego County Fair has wrapped and the track is being prepped for the 2017 racing season. I was raised with horse racing in my life, and I know there are very valid opposing views to the 'sport', and I've not personally been to the track in a couple years because I'm morally conflicted. That being said, I'm here to give you information about music, so here's the lineup for the Summer Concert Series. Concerts are free with your track entry but admission spikes if you arrive after the last race. (Stretch run admission starts at $6). Opening day is July 19 and runs through September 4, with racing Wednesdays through Sundays.

Fri, Jul 21st Tribal Seeds
Fri, Jul 28th Violent Femmes
Fri, Aug 4th Eagles of Death Metal
Sat, Aug 5th Billy Currington
Fri, Aug 11th The White Buffalo
Sat, Aug 12th Ludacris
Fri, Aug 18th Steel Pulse
Fri, Aug 25th Lord Huron
Sat, Aug 26th Slightly Stoopid
Fri, Sep 1st The Revivalists
Sun, Sep 3rd Steve Aoki

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Saturday, July 8: Tour De Fat with The Naked & Famous at Waterfront Park

Tour de Fat returns this weekend with a new location and slightly different format. The wacky costume bicycle parade is still happening this year, but since the music festival has changed from a free event in Golden Hill to a ticketed event at Waterfront Park, the bicycle parade has changed, too. This year the parade is still free and all ages, it but will meet at Panama 66 in Balboa Park at 2:30pm work down to Waterfront Park.



After the parade, gates to the Tour De Fat Festival open at 4pm.
It is ticketed at $25 a person and is 100% 21+.

When:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA

Price:
Tickets: $25 +fees
Tickets are first come first served and are available for purchase in advance online
Donations for non-profit will be accepted at the show

For more information about the Tour de Fat San Diego stop, performers, or to purchase tickets, visit newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/city/san-diego.

Run of Show:
4:00 p.m. – Doors Open
4:20 p.m. – FIRE LEOPARD
4:40 p.m. – Fashion Show: Great costumes deserve great admiration. The fashion show is open to all who want to show off their Tour de Fat costume on the catwalk.
5:25 p.m. – The Verigolds
6:25 p.m. – Slow Ride: Race your fellow Tour de Fat-goers in a bike race where the last person to cross the finish line is the winner. The catch: if you put a foot down, you’re out.
6:40 p.m. – Ssssnake
7:00 p.m. – Dance Contest: Here’s your chance to strut your stuff. The winner walks away with a New Belgium cruiser bike!
7:30 p.m. – The Naked and Famous
9:00 p.m. – Adios! (curfew)

Roaming Throughout the Show – The Sputnik Stage: The world’s first satellite stage! A one-of-a-kind, Vaudeville Nouveau-meets-classic melodrama, Tim Burton-meets-Wile E. Coyote, all-American, one-quarter European, contraption-riddled, character-driven, risk-taking, expectation-breaking, circus-infused, standing-ovation-inducing, theatrical extravaganza!

Benefiting: San Diego Bicycle Coalition

The mission of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is to advocate for and protect the rights of all people who ride bicycles. The organization promotes bicycling as a mainstream, safe, and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. The funds generated from Tour de Fat support SDCBC in providing free community bicycle education courses to encourage more people to ride in their daily lives and awareness for safe streets and bicycle infrastructure.

San Diego Mountain Bike Association

The mission of the San Diego Mountain Bike Association is to advocate for outdoor recreational access throughout San Diego County, foster respect for the environment and educate trail users in safe and appropriate mountain biking use, provide expert assistance in sustainable trail design, building, and maintenance and work with other trail user groups, land managers, and policy makers to develop fair and responsible policies governing the use of public and private lands. The funds generated from Tour de Fat will allow SDMBA to rise to a new level of member service, communications, and more efficient operations.

About New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire and the new Fat Tire Belgian White coming August 2017, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Citradelic Lime Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.