Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Photos: Local Natives and Tennis @ Observatory, 4.17.17

I've been quite a mess lately. In a matter of weeks, I'd lost my phone, my laptop casing became so cracked it became miserable to use, I lost my keys, and then when it came to load my Local Natives photos, I lost my HD card. I replaced the phone once I acknowledged it was stolen, Darren bought me a new laptop, my keys turned up where Darren had put them (in the car glove compartment), and then while sipping a cocktail at the Casbah, I realized I'd tucked my card in a tight corner in my wallet so I wouldn't lose it. Because of course I did. I can't help it that anxiety has been high lately, but I'm trying to get it together and we're trying our best to deal with the batshit crazy person with whom we can't escape in our life. Sometimes it is just overwhelming.


Originally Nova was to be in St. Louis for her Spring Break, but her trip was canceled last minute and we were happy we'd be able to take her along to several of the Localchella shows, including Local Natives, who she totally fell in love with after their last show at the Observatory. I had some trouble getting my photo pass squared away, so I didn't get to shoot Tennis from the pit, but thanks to the help of Nik Ewing, it was squared away by the time the band took the stage.



The show was amazing and Local Natives plaued a set that included a lot of older stuff to please the San Diego audience. I had called the band "honorary San Diegans" in my SoundDiego piece, and it was cute that the band reiterated that sentiment throughout the night talking about their history in the city, their grandparents who worked here for years, their many times playing over the last several years.  I feel super lucky to have been to just about every San Diego show they've ever played, and I'll keep following as long as I can.

Without further ado, here's some photos from that awesome night. Pictures after the jump.



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Photos: The Head & The Heart and Dreamers @ Soma, 4.9.17


There's no question that I love The Head and the Heart. I've lost track of how many times I've seen the band between their very first Casbah show, House of Blues, The Observatory OC, Coachella and others, but I was especially excited when they were booked in San Diego because I knew I'd be able to take Nova and Darren along for her first backstage experience at Soma. She had a soccer game that evening, we grabbed dinner, then went to Soma with enough time for a quick drink at Modern Times, then walked to the show.

I had a photo pass, which isn't super fun at Soma because there's no easy access to the pit, but once you're in, the lighting, the energy of both the band and the diehard fans along the rail make for an exciting show. It was also great catching Dreamers again and I'll probably get fired for implying they're coming back to town, but all I can say is stay tuned.


I was fully feeling both bands and just a quick funny story, after Dreamers, Nova said she needed to use the bathroom. We walked through the lobby and the line was crazy long, so we asked to use the backstage bathroom which is upstairs. Turns out we were waiting for the lead vocalist who diligently brushes his teeth while humming his songs before a set (we know this because he opened the door and did that talking with the toothbrush in his mouth thing to us), then let the other guitarist ahead of us, and Nova got to hear what vocal exercises sound like. They were super cute to her or I wouldn't mention it otherwise, and eventually we went back to our places on the side of the stage until I left to shoot. It was past Nova's usual bedtime as TH&TH came onstage, so eventually they left early. Later, I was able to find my friend Regina and bring her and her friend backstage which was awesome because she does so much for me at the Observatory even though I'm no longer employed there. Anyway, it was an amazing night and was made all the more special when we were able to hear their Coachella set on SiriusXM and think we'd only just seen them a week prior. I cannot wait for them to come back.



More pictures of The Head and the Heart and Dreamers are after the jump.

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, April 26-Sunday, April 30, 2017

In case you haven't noticed, I've been trying to post a lot more frequently. Part of it is that my new laptop is so much more pleasurable to use. My last one had broken hinges that would make my screen fall when I worked, the mouse pad stopped working so I had to use an external mouse, and certain keys would stick, slowing my typing down to pure frustration.

But the other part is just that the volume of email I getting so massive that it just feels like I should share more stuff when it comes through my inbox, and I'd rather focus my energy here than on Facebook for those kinds of posts and my photo collections, which have also increased massively in volume. Perhaps you noticed there's actually a Facebook page using the title of this very blog post? Well, that jerkoff page is actually a ticket reseller and I HATE them and it makes me crazy every time I see them post. It gets under my skin a lot. So while I never intend on going click-bait on you to get an edge on all the other sites in town, hopefully I can get back in the habit of posting more here like I did before I became a Facebook zombie.

On Monday we were able to catch Vieux Farka Toure at the Casbah and he was amazing, and it was a diverse and engaged crowd. I haven't seen so much dancing at the Casbah in a long time. Tuesday was a soccer and work night so I could save myself for Elefante and The Office Undercover tonight. Perhaps I'll see you there.  The rest of this week has a ton of good stuff coming, specifically San Fermin at the Casbah on Thursday and Demasiado on Saturday.  And I guess I have to jump headfirst into planning the soon-to-be 10 year old's birthday. Ack. Who am I? Wednesday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Life Is Beautiful (Las Vegas) Tickets On Sale Thursday, April 26

Now in it's fifth year, Life Is Beautiful is another annual music festival competing for big festival names that takes place in downtown Las Vegas. Calling Las Vegas "our region" may be a stretch, but considering you can get there in 4-6 hours in a car from here, it's definitely close enough if you've got the scratch for the tickets. Check out all the details and get your tickets here starting Thursday at 10am.


Hard Summer 10-Year Anniversary Lineup Announced

The 2017 Summer Festival announcements keep coming, and today, Hard Summer announced their 10 year anniversary lineup. Check it out, and follow the running list of stuff here.

Hard Summer Music Festival- 10 Year Anniversary
The Speedway in Fontana
Saturday, August 5-Sunday, August 6



The HARD SUMMER line-up is:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
DJ Snake * Justice DJ Set * Rae Sremmurd * Zeds Dead
Tchami * Cashmere Cat * Skepta * Ty Dolla $ign * Malaa * A-Trak * Mobb Deep
Yehme2 * Doctor P * Anna Lunoe * Kayzo * E-40 * Brodinski * Charli XCX
Mercer * Busy P * AC Slater * Nina Las Vegas * Wax Motif * Soul Clap * Ellen Allien
Wiwek * Chris Lake * Chris Lorenzo * Amine Edge & Dance * Drezo * Mustdie!* Saymyname
Problem * Uffie * Egyptian Lover * Ghetts * Gina Turner * Nick Monaco * Vincent * Uncle Jxmi
    Dj Heather B2B Collette * Doc Martin * Sita Abellan * Oshi * Josh Pan * Mad Zach * GG Magree
Cray * Jubilee * Oski * Qrion * Phlegmatic Dogs * Nukid * Masha * Whipped Cream


SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
Snoop Dogg Performing Doggystyle * Dog Blood * Bassnectar * Migos
Jai Wolf * Snakehips * Claude Vonstroke * What So Not * Baauer * Kill The Noise * JME
Mike Will Made It * Destructo * 12th Planet * Tinashe * Madeintyo * Brillz * Party Favor  
Shiba San * MK * Ekali * Giraffage * Jackmaster * Jimmy Edgar * J. Phlip * Floating Points (DJ Set) *  Motez
Kim Ann Foxman * Whethan * Thugfucker * Kap G * LA Leakers * Graves * 4B * 24HRS * Dave * AJ Tracey
London On Da Track * Nancy Whang * Louisahhh * Tink * Walker & Royce * Hotel Garuda
Christian Martin * Madam X  * Kittens *  J. Worra * Lookas * Uniiqu3
Volac * Brohug * LDRU * Colby J * Deux Twins


An easy drive from downtown Los Angeles, The Speedway in Fontana boasts an expanded foot print reaching over 500 acres and convenient parking.  Enhancements to this year's festival experience include more shaded areas, doubling entry and exit points, expanded camping and increased mobility overall around the festival grounds.


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http://www.soundcloud.com/hardfest

Photos: Little Dragon @ Observatory North Park, 4.16.17

I love Darren. He is the best partner in life I could ask for. For that reason, when I hear one of his all time favorite bands, Little Dragon, is playing the Observatory during Localchella, I don't even think about not going, even if there are other shows the same night, even if it means I have to hunch over my laptop all weekend to make up for the work I usually save until Sunday. It was a really fun show to shoot, mostly because Yukimi is super expressive on stage, with tulle and metallic materials draped over her body, dramatic lighting, and lots of little tambourines, cowbells, and other percussion to bang on around the stage. Unfortunately it also made me realize how terribly dirty the inside of my camera is, so I'm not looking forward to the expense or the wait it will take to clean, but I'll make it happen soon enough. It was a fun night, it was a great show to be able to take Nova to, and we've found a new favorite spot at the Observatory since I'm no longer privy to the balcony. More pictures after the jump.


Photos: Pond @ Casbah, 4.15.17

It was a sold out Saturday at the Casbah. The room was packed, Coachella was in full effect in the desert, and everyone wanted to be on the guestlist. Pond was performing and everyone wanted a piece of the Aussie action. I'm sure part of it was a hope that there would be some secret appearance by Kevin Parker of Tame Impala on the stage that night, instead, he used me as a blockade, hiding between me and the sound guy while I shot photos from the back of the room. Later he was trying to chill on the patio until everyone started recognizing him and he  bailed into the office for privacy. Can't say I blame him. The show was incredible, definitely worth the buzz and hype, and the projections kept the visuals interesting. I took a ton of photos, a handful of which are after the jump.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Photos: Kristin Kontrol at The Hideout, 4.10.17

After leaving the of Monreal show at Music Box, I headed to The Hideout to catch Kristin Kontrol. Formerly known as Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls, and as San Diegans might remember, Kristin of Grand Ole Party, it was nice to see her back in town after quite some time. Last time the Dum Dums played Casbah to a packed house, and this show was very well attended...especially considering how many other shows were happening that same Monday night. Additional photos after the jump.


Photos: Of Montreal at Music Box, 4.10.17

I have been shooting a lot of pictures lately and so I thought I could post a bunch now that I have a functioning laptop. Rewinding to Monday, April 10, I was able to catch of Montreal at Music Box. I love Kevin Barnes and his performance art and you never know what each show will bring. Throughout the night there were interesting projections, a dominatrix, a giant snow monster, several costume changes and more. I didn't hear my favorite song (Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse) because I scooted out early to catch Kristin Kontrol at the Hideout, but it was an energetic and exciting show to a packed venue. More photos after the jump.


Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, April 24-Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I am kinda glad Coachella is over because I could hardly keep up with all the shows that rolled through town last week. I was able to catch Tennis and Local Natives, Springtime Carnivore and Mitski, Arkells and Blossoms, Hinds, Chicano Batman and Lee Fields, Califone, and Cold Cave. Of all those, I chose to post this photo because it took the most work...I was on the third floor of the Music Box, sitting on the ground under a dude who kept putting his ass in my face, as I had my camera hanging through the wire railing. I also spent the weekend listening to more amazing Coachella sets on Sirius XM like Local Natives, Head and the Heart, The XX, Bon Iver, Lorde, New Order, and Bon Iver. Nova's spring break is over so life will get back to normal around here. Monday and Tuesday archives are after the jump.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Record Store Day is Coming Up: Saturday, April 22


This weekend is Record Store Day and while music shops have dwindled over the years, including the loss of Off The Record which stunned plenty in San Diego, we still have some thriving shops in town. I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty disappointing that many of them have out of date websites (if they have them at all) and social media accounts with scant updates, but if you want to support the shops we have left, check out some of these locations. Lou's, Folk Arts, Spin and M-Theory all have posted RSD events lined up for Saturday, but tune in and maybe more will update. And to the stores themselves, is it REALLY that hard to have your staff throw up a Facebook post every once in awhile??

Beat Box Records - Barrio Logan

Cow Records - Ocean Beach

FeeLIT Records - East Village

Folk Arts Rare Records - North Park

Lou's Records - Encinitas

M-Theory Records - Mission Hills

Nickelodeon Records - Normal Heights

Normal Records - North Park

Record City - Hillcrest

Red Brontosaurus Records - North Park

Spin Records - Encinitas

Taang! Records - Hillcrest

United Records & Sound - North Park

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, April 17-Sunday, April 23, 2017


It was a pretty great week. Nova's first week of spring break was fun, and though I still have a lot of file transferring to do from my old laptop to my new one, but I'm feeling good about work and home life and music life. On Friday we went to Panama 66 for The Midnight Pine, then enjoyed some of the #Couchella broadcast on YouTube. On Saturday, Nova jumped into a Baby Doll derby scrimmage because they were short some girls, and after we met up with my mom, cousin, sister, and nieces to celebrate my sister's birthday at Point Loma Sea Foods. Afterward, my mom took all the kids home and we had some beers at BP, before everyone split and I went to see Pond at Casbah. I guess it was a big deal that Kevin Parker was there, next to me while I shot and later as I uploaded my photos, but I kinda felt bad for him that people wouldn't leave him alone. On Sunday we went to my parents house for Easter until it was time to head to Little Dragon. This week has so many amazing shows I feel like I might explode. Monday I'll be at Local Natives & Tennis, The Wild Reeds on Tuesday, on Wednesday I'll be at Mitski, Thursday I'll try to pull off a triple header catching Hinds, Chicano Batman & Lee Fields, then Califone and Friday I'll try to catch  Dead Feather Moon & Cold Cave. There will also be plenty of work, soccer and derby practices, and hopefully a chance to catch Butterfly Jungle at Safari Park before it ends. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Friday, April 14, 2017

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


It has been quite a lovely week though I can't really believe the first week of Nova's spring break is over so quickly. On Monday I pulled off a double header, catching of Montreal at Music Box then Kristin Kontrol at the Hideout. On Tuesday we went to Magic Mountain until our insides were sufficiently mixed up. On Wednesday, we spent the afternoon at CostCo where Darren got me this new laptop, which I've been spending way too much time setting up and getting back all of my things the way I like them, but I love it nonetheless. That night, Pyles picked me up early to hit Bali Hai mai tais before going to Father John Misty at Humphrey's Concerts (no photo pass, thus the grainy phone photo). The show was amazing though I still hate that the venue uses Elite. Afterward, we tried to catch Grace Mitchell at Casbah, but she had just finished, so we stayed long enough for Birdy Bardot before Tim Fears and I caught the end of Grande Ole Office. Thursday was pretty much a computer day and soccer evening. So here we are on Friday. We're heading to Balboa Park to catch The Midnight Pine at Panama 66, but most likely we'll lay low this weekend, watching "Couchella" on YouTube or listening on Sirius XM. I'll be working at POND on Saturday and we're planning on going to see Little Dragon on Sunday and Local Natives on Monday. It's also my sister's birthday and we'll probably have a family gathering for Eastra, too. Hope you all have a great weekend!! Friday through Sunday archives are after the jump.

Monday, April 10, 2017

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

I meant to update the weekend listings for you but I have to be honest, Friday took it out of me. Without being too specific, if you think a book + overpriced supplements + "biohacked" coffee and wine is going to change your life, more power to you, but to me, I throw my guard up and try to fight off your tentacles trying to eat my soul. This one particular woman kept putting her arms around me, leaning into me way beyond comfort and asking if I was okay. As a result, I decided to get my listings done, binge watch 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, and skipped weekend shows until Sunday when I knew Head and the Heart would replenish my soul. Nova is officially on spring break, and with her trip to St. Louis cancelled, I'm looking forward to being a tourist in my own City, doing some hikes, getting to the mountains, the desert, the beach, the zoo, Safari Park, and probably a trip to Magic Mountain thrown in for good measure. Tons of great shows this week, I've been adding to the events and festivals page, and you'll definitely catch me out over the next few weeks. Monday through Thursday archives are after the jump



Thursday, April 06, 2017

Outside Lands Lineup Revealed

Last week, I told you about "Eager Beaver" presale tickets for Outside Lands. On Tuesday, the festival finally announced but I was running around going to Nova's soccer then Casbah and Blonde for some fun times. So here ya go. Regular priced 3-day and VIP tickets will go on sale this Thursday, April 6th at 10am PT exclusively at http://sfoutsidelands.com.



Outside Lands 2017 lineup is below:

Metallica * The Who * Gorillaz * Lorde * A Tribe Called Quest * alt-J * Queens Of The Stone * Age * Above & Beyond * Fleet Foxes * Empire Of The Sun * The Avett Brothers * Belle and Sebastian * Solange * Future Islands * ScHoolboy Q * Rebelution * Young The Giant * Little Dragon * Vance Joy * Kaytranada * Bleachers * Tove Lo * Action Bronson * Sleigh Bells * Louis The Child * Royal Blood * Shovels & Rope * Thundercat * Dawes * Warpaint * Dr. Octagon * Rag’n’Bone Man * Bomba Estéreo * Real Estate * James Vincent McMorrow * RAC * Temples* K.Flay * Hamilton Leithauser * Maggie Rogers  * Sofi Tukker * Foxygen * How To Dress Well * SOHN * Electric Guest * Goldroom * Hundred Waters * Noname * Khruangbin * Kamaiyah * S U R V I V E * Kali Uchis * San Fermin * Joseph *  The Japanese House * Mon Laferte * Lee Fields & The Expressions * The Lemon Twigs * Grace Mitchell * Porches * Jacob Banks * MUNA * Mondo Cozmo * John Moreland * Frenship * Sam Dew * Oliver Tree * Lawrence * The She’s

Read the full press release spiel after the jump.


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

OB Playhouse presents The Who's Tommy

I haven't covered musicals or theatre often (since the Globe cut me from their media list), but I'm going to make a special exception to share that the OB Playhouse currently has The Who's Tommy on their stage. Besides being a classic Tony Award winning musical, there's a particularly special castmember that I think you should see. Owen Schmutz plays the Young Tommy and the kiddo is amazing. He's the son of Devlin--my favorite Ken Club bartender, friend, and unofficial therapist. Owen has quite taken to the fine arts and on occasion is known to take the stage at Martini's On Fourth. For more information on this presentation of Tommy, click here. Or to go straight to buying tickets, click here.


Remaining Dates are:

Fri, Apr 7th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 8th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Apr 9th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Apr 14th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 15th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Mon, Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:00 pm (pay what you can with proceeds going to KICKcancER.
Fri, Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Apr 23rd, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

In Your Neighborhood Block Party


The Pour House, Dizzy Spells, and In You Neighborhood with Lou Niles presents...
A FREE / ALL AGES EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
At the Pour House (1903 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA)
Featuring live music and local businesses
12pm–8pm

Scope the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8aAn_KE3WE

Oysterfest 2017 Drops Lineup- June 9 & 10, 2017

Oysterfest is back for the 7th year and just dropped a doozy of a lineup, mostly because of Ghostland Observatory and homegrown legends Rocket From The Crypt, but there are plenty of other local favorites to consider opening up those wallets to buy tickets to the event. It takes place on June 9 & 10 and is a strictly 21+ event at Embarcadero Marina Park North. For full info and ticket info, click here.

Full weekend lineup includes: Matisyahu, Ghostland Observatory, Magic!, Rocket From The Crypt, Dam Funk, The Shelters, Vokab Company, Dance Yourself Clean, Josh Heinrichs, The Verigolds, Janelle Phillips.

The spiel:
The 7th Annual San Diego Oysterfest brings an amazing live music performance to the beautiful bayside setting of Marina Embarcadero North. The mixture of a music festival featuring national and local acts and an oyster festival featuring oysters from a variety of oyster farms throughout the shores of America creates a stimulating effect on the festival goers. Throw some beer, wine and/or alcohol on all of that and you end up with memorable moments to talk about at the water cooler on Monday.


Alternate art after the jump.


KAABOO Lineup 2017

I know I'm really, really slow on the draw on KAABOO, which was announced two weeks ago, but I was so busy reading everyone's comments about the event (snicker, snicker) that I never had the chance to actually post about it. And I'm gonna stay neutral on this. As an old friend reminded me, Candlebox and Counting Crows were my most listened to records my senior year of high school, so while I'd like to think I'm an uber-cool indie music snob, I'm not, and there are as many bands on the lineup that I'd be cool with seeing as not cool with seeing. In fact, I've seen 20+ of these bands in my lifetime already. I'm just not willing to drop $250 or whatever to be a part of it, but I'm certainly not gonna knock you if you do. Get all the info and ticket pricing, festival restrictions, and more here.


Summer Music & Camping Returns to In-Ko-Pah 4!

In-Ko-Pah is back! If you love a low key, DIY style festival, In-Ko-Pah should definitely be on your radar. Taking place at the Desert View Tower in Jacumba, this all-in BYO-everything camping and music fest takes place on June 3-4, 2017. For all camping info, ticketing, age restrictions, helpful hints and other info, check the official site here.



From the organizers:

The In-Ko-Pah emerged from the desire for a classic desert 'High Jinks.' We wanted to recapture the raw, non-commercial experience of outdoor music in a beautiful and unique location. Now in its fourth year, this non-profit event offers an evening of music and frolic under the wide-open sky at the Desert View Tower. Perched on a rocky hillside, the site hovers over the Anza-Borrego Desert, approximately one hour east of San Diego. In-Ko-Pah 4 offers music lovers and naturalists alike a chance to experience an authentic overnight event within our Southwestern region.

You will need to purchase a ticket before coming to the event and sales are available at http://inkopah4.brownpapertickets.com/


CURRENT LINEUP
The Mattson 2 • San Diego, California
Zig Zags • Los Angeles, California
Mrs. Magician • San Diego, California
Playboy Manbaby • Phoenix, Arizona
Birdy Bardot • San Diego, California
Buckfast Superbee • Encinitas, California
Creepseed • San Diego, California
The Widows • San Diego, California
The Mission Creeps • Tucson, Arizona
The Strawberry Moons • San Diego, California
The Bassics • Imperial Beach, California
Stephen El Rey • San Diego, California
Archons • San Diego, California
ETC • San Diego, California

Effects and lighting by Operation Mindblow

April 8 - Desert Generator Festival @ Pappy & Harriet's


I'm trying to work through all of these festivals, and being that this one is relatively close and features San Diego's own Earthless, I thought it was worthy of sharing. Full press release after the jump.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Annual Events and Festivals

So, I've been trying to find this old site I found last year that tracked festivals for vendors, and when I couldn't find it, I decided it was time for me to put together my own list. Finally. I've pretty much put it off for 11 years. I know I'll be adding to this forever, as more beer fests, fall CRSSD, bike events and others are announced, but I've made a permanent page link with this working list for your (and my own) reference.



April 8-9 When We Were Young  @ Observatory Orange County
April 14-16/April 21-23 Coachella @ Indio Polo Fields
April 15 Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival @ Handlery Hotel
April 22 CityBeat Festival of Beers @ El Cajon Blvd between Texas & Louisiana
April 23 EarthFair @ Balboa Park
April 29 Adams Avenue Unplugged @ Adams Avenue, Normal Heights & Kensington
April 29-30 ArtWalk Little Italy @ India St between Date & Grape
April 29-30 Encinitas Street Fair @ Hyw 101, D St to J St.
May 5-7 Cinco De Mayo @ Old Town
May 13 Tacotopia @ Golden Hill Park
May 11-14 Gator By The Bay @ Spanish Landing Park
May 20 Festival of Arts in North Park @ North Park, University Between 30th & 32nd
May 20-21 Fiesta Del Sol @ Solana Beach, Hwy 101
May 26-28 BottleRock 2017 @ Napa Valley
May 27 Fiesta Botanica @ Balboa Park
June 3-4 In-Ko-Pah
June 3 Art Around Adams @ Adams Avenue, Normal Heights & Kensington
June 2-July 4 San Diego County Fair @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
June 9-10 Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
June 11 FM 94/9 SPF @ Junior Seau Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier
June 11 91X X-Fest @ The Green at Qualcomm
June 29-July 2 High Sierra Music Festival @ Quincy, CA
July 8 Tour De Fat @ Waterfront Park
July 21-23 FYF @ Exposition Park, LA
July 20-23 Comic-Con 2017 @ San Diego Convention Center
Aug 5 Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium
August 11-13 Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
August 11-13 Artwalk Liberty Station @ Liberty Station
August 25-27 Carlsbad Music Festival @ Carlsbad, Various Locations
Sep 2-4 Festival Of Sail @ San Diego Big Bay Harbor
Sept 8-10 Ohana Fest @ Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Sept 15-17 KAABOO @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
Sep 30-Oct 1 Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Adams Avenue, Normal Heights & Kensington
Sept 29-Oct 1, Oct 6-8 Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon 
Oct 7-8 Maker Fair @ Balboa Park
Dec 1-2 December Nights @ Balboa Park



Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, April 3-Sunday, April 9, 2017


The weekends are never long enough. Generally it doesn't make a difference to me if it's a weeknight or weekend, except it means two days without a deluge of email, and I'm just not prepared for all the Monday nonsense. I still have a ton of stuff to post about this week, and I think I'll have to find the time later today to focus. It was a pretty good last few days. I worked at the Orwells show on Friday, and Saturday after Nova skated 256 laps for her skateathon, we reconvened and met up with my nieces for dinner, then she went off with them for a slumber party, so Darren and I had a fun date night seeing Black Joe Lewis at the Casbah and then finishing the night at the Ken Club. On Sunday, Nova played my niece's team for her first soccer game of the season. She's a pretty good little player, but this league is endlessly frustrating. For one, she was supposed to be placed on Johanna's team but the league director is, uh, difficult, to put things mildly. And, for the second year, she's with an inexperienced coach. I will bite my tongue another season, I guess. This week has some good stuff and I'm excited to catch some shows this week. Monday through Sunday archives are after the jump.