Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, December 4-Monday, December 10, 2018


I had such a good week, though looking back there was a lot of pajama time and tons of movies, like I finally rented Crazy Rich Asians (so good!) and have been slowly bingeing all of the awesomely terrible Christmas movies spanning Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Hallmark and Lifetime. They're all so bad they're good. Of course, I was super looking forward to boygenius at the Observatory, and Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus were all so amazing individually and together. On Friday I worked the Irenic for Lemaitre and called it an early night. It was nice to get rain in San Diego, too, which resulted in Nova's soccer tournament being cancelled so the kids wouldn't ruin the fields, I guess, but it meant we actually got to do some of the fun stuff on my Holiday listings...like we walked to the North Park Toyland Parade, went to Ponce's for a late lunch, and hung out in Kensington where we browsed the shops and stumbled upon a great little shop with crafts made by adults with Autism and developmental disabilities, then went to the Zen Sanctuary holiday open house. On Sunday, I took Nova to SoNo Fest, then we ran around the Zoo for a bit, then cruised Balboa Park to check out the Dr Seuss tree, then later that night Darren and I went to Bar Pink Holiday Prom. This week promises to be awesome, too. We're planning on getting a tree in the next day or two, and then I've got four marathon nights working at the Irenic, plus probably some shows I'll catch after those early shows end. And of course, an endless supply of Christmas movies.




Tuesday, December 4, 2018:
  • Mac DeMarco @ Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Jonny Lang, Zane Carney @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Shindigs, Battery Point, Los Shadows, Strangers in a Fire DJs @ Casbah 
  • Wanted Noise, Lighterburns, Paige Koehler @ Soda Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday feat. The Garners @ Bar Pink
  • Analog Lizards of Doom @ Rosie O Grady's
  • The Petty Saints, Sideyard, Jesse Howard @ The Merrow
  • So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Postponed: Charlie Daniels Band @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
  • Beats Without Borders @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
  • Chee Koo Trio @ Seven Grand
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Pro Jam Session @ WildWood Crossing
  • Techno Tuesdays @ Blonde
  • Blue Largo @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Decades @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Daughters of Triton Holiday Concert @ Che Café Collective
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Well-Strung in "A Well-Strung Christmas" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • M.A.S.S. - Musical Artistry of Singers & Songwriters @ Winston's (6pm)
  • Trapped with DJ Ramsey & Guests @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Rockabilly and Swing @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Sensi Trails, The Gentle Giants @ 710 Beach Club
Wednesday, December 5, 2018:
  • Redd Kross, Dale Crover Band @ Casbah
  • Fucked Up, Narrow Head@ Soda Bar
  • Big Business, Qui, DJ Justin Pearson @ Whistle Stop
  • Aaron Lewis, Anna Vaus @ House of Blues
  • nothing,nowhere., Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, smrtdeath, St. Panther @ The Irenic
  • Red Fox Tails @ Seven Grand
  • Instant Crush with Nastea & Guests @ The Office
  • Atomic Groove's Xmas Show @ Belly Up
  • Audioscope Radio 360 VR video shoot with Goldettes, Razor Nights, Babydoll Warriors @ Bar Pink
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • TV Dinner: Hearts Beat Loud @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Clay Colton @ WildWood Crossing (Patio)
  • Jazz with Leonard Patton and Matt Dibiase @ Tio Leo's
  • Paul Gregg @ Sycamore Den
  • Reggae en tu Barrio with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • First Wednesdays: 60 Minutes of Swing @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • OGHS Winter Concert @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Something Like Suduction, Eureka Sound, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Karaoke @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room)
  • Wednesday Trivia @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Well-Strung in "A Well-Strung Christmas" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Michael Head "Moneymen" @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Redemption River, Lions Against Men, The Flood @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Merca Bae, K.O. aka Koala, lilbodybag&Umenos, Ghostboy, Bakunawa @ Kava Lounge
  • San Diego Gulls vs Tucson Roadrunners @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Karaoke @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Bob James @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, December 6, 2018:
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan @ Belly Up
  • The Buttertones, Tracy Bryant @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • Irradio, Dewey Defeats Truman, Demasiado, Miss New Buddha @ Casbah
  • Postponed Laura Gibson @ Grande Ole BBQ Flinn Springs
  • Grrrls Independent Ladies Presents Nina Coyote eta Chico Tornado, Le Ra @ Bar Pink
  • The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Viernes 13 @ House of Blues
  • CANCELED! Con•tact, Shoot The Glass, Braggers, Post Elvis @ Soda Bar
  • Casting Crowns @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Spite, Left Behind, Orthodox, Depths of Hatred @ Soma
  • Dead at Midnite, Busted Coffins, The Midnight Block, Gut Punch @ Ken Club
  • Harvard Bass & Friends @ Blonde
  • Craft + Sip Holiday Edition @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Avi Avital and San Diego Symphony @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Murray Christmas Party with Cutwater Spirits @ The Office
  • Logan Mize, Keelan Donovan @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Altai Kai: Throat Singing from the Altai @ Worldbeat Center
  • Taryn Donath @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room)
  • DJ Dunekat @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Half Eaten, Heir Gloom, the Colour Monday @ The Merrow
  • San Diego Made First Thursday @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Moved to Dec 13: San Diego County Bike Coalition Joy Ride @ Meet at Panama 66
  • Tommy Guerrero @ Panama 66
  • Arts & Crafts @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Rosy Dawn @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Nu Moods: Live Jazz feat. Lexi Pulido, Justin Grinnell, Julien Cantelm, Louis Valenzuela @ Quartyard
  • Castle, Nebula Drag, Hours, Dhatura @ Tower Bar
  • Psyclon Nine, MXMS, Guidance, Striplicker @ Brick by Brick
  • Lee Squared: A Tribute to Liberace and Miss Peggy Lee @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Tim Norton @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Samsara, Missing Limbs @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Bitter Kiddos, The Powerballs, Subsurfer @ Winston's
  • Original Stylin (Hip-hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwdown Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price and the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Friday, December 7, 2018:
  • December Nights @ Balboa Park
  • Pale Waves, Kailee Morgue, The Candescents @ The Irenic
  • Beach Fossils & Wavves: The I Love You Tour, Spiritual Cramp @ House of Blues
  • The Ataris, Mainsail, Wanted Noise @ Casbah
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ The Observatory
  • Magic Sword, Crystal Ghost @ Soda Bar
  • Sextile, BOAN, DJ Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends - Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Dom Kennedy, Cozz, Jay 305, Warm Brew @ Soma
  • First Friday HipHop Night with DJ Artistic and Friends @ Bar Pink
  • Marujah, No Kings @ 710 Beach Club
  • December Nights @ Panama 66
  • Jazz Ensembles of the San Diego School Of Creative Performing Arts @ Dizzy's
  • Avi Avital and San Diego Symphony @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Sammy Johnson, Etana, Nomad and Swells @ Music Box
  • The Division Men, Roger!, Jesse Nova and the Second Line @ Black Cat Bar
  • The Guitar Collective: Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss, Jacky Vincent @ Brick By Brick
  • Daring Greatly @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room)
  • Tatanka, Sandollar @ Winston's
  • Julian Jaime, Marian Mulock, Ricky Garcia @ Lestat's
  • Mattte Gray Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Whiskey, Cash, and Roses @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Crew D'Etat @ Seven Grand
  • New Skeletal Faces, Morphesia, Braggers @ Club 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Rituals - a night of dark danse with Mortal Boy live @ Space
  • Slow Caves, Moth Wings, Rain on Fridays South Beacons @ Che Café Collective
  • Viscous @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Shared Holiday Party @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Kitty Kat Fan Club @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Carols By Candlelight @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Hip Hop vs Punk Rock w/ Gonkama, Strangely Strange, Tranzformer @ Tower Bar
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Jenn Grinels & Jenn Bostic Concert @ Queen Bee's
  • Black Market 111 @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Heart Bones - Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis do the songs of Dirty Dancing, Geezer @ The Merrow
  • Bruja, Rust, Pedal Strike, Akrid @ Bancroft Bar
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Undercover, DJ Pocket @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Teach Me Equals, Joey Sprinkles, Of Ennui, & Polux @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Last Fryday @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • The Devon Allman Project, Duane Betts, Southern Reign @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Strange Crew, Side Hustle @ Navajo Live (10pm)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • FNGRS CRSSD: Tiga + The Black Madonna @ Spin   
  • Darius @ Bang Bang
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, December 8, 2018:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ Casbah ($5, 11am-5pm)
  • December Nights @ Balboa Park
  • Island Food and Beer Fest @ Waterfront Park
  • An Evening With Fleetwood Mac @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
  • Neko Case,  Destoyer (Solo) @ The Observatory North Park
  • Echosmith, Josh Vietti, Ben Benavente @ Westfield UTC
  • Hands Like Houses, Emarosa, Devour The Day, Arlington @ The Irenic
  • Author & Punisher, Lingua Ignota, Street Sects, Otherr, New Crimes @ Casbah 
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink
  • Club Sabbat @ The Merrow  
  • West Coast Podcast Expo @ Worldbeat Center
  • Gnarlywood Presents: 16th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party with The Young Guns @ Belly Up  
  • Sol Orchid @ Seven Grand
  • End of Data (witch house, glitch, dark electro night) @ Space
  • Late Night Jackin Holiday Party with Arturo Garces, Josh Lewis, Paul Najera, Boys Don't Disco @ Blonde
  • December Nights @ Panama 66
  • Avi Avital and San Diego Symphony @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Fred & Friends @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room, 4:30-6:30pm)
  • West of 5 @ WildWood Crossing (Music Room, 8-11pm)
  • Another Holiday Show feat Fashion Jackson, Retra, yujin13 @ Lestat's 
  • Don Vedda, Ben Limpic, 33 North, The Adam Bruck Experience, The Infidels featuring Aaron New, Why July @ Soma
  • Nathan James @ Pour House (5:30pm)  
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Inspired and the Sleep, Miles Bandit, Petite Lumière @ Pour House  
  • 4SDA's Nutcracker @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Carols By Candlelight @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Pilita Corrales & Sonny Turner @ Sycuan
  • San Diego Seals Free Open Practice + Scrimmage @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The Original Blues Brothers Band @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort 
  • Drainbows, Black Hesher, The Resinators @ Black Cat Bar
  • Java Joe Presents: Jeff Berkley, Veronica May, Lindsay White, Lisa Sanders, Bobo Czarnowski, Cici Artemsia @ Backdrop (formerly Java Joe's)
  • 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang @ Border X Brewing
  • Whitechapel -"This Is Exile" 10th Anniversary Tour, Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail @ House of Blues
  • Asi Suena Presents Allison, Buen Viaje, Tesuque Revolt @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Drac & The Swamp Rats, The Writhers, Busted Coffins @ Tower Bar
  • The Rinds, PUKE, Suburban Park, Remedelics and AVO @ Che Café Collective
  • Electric Division @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Watch me Burn, Cave Bastards, ARToWAR @ Bancroft Bar
  • Fungineers "Ice Cream Truck Show" @ Quartyard
  • Whiskey, Cash, and Roses @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Sometimes Julie @ Winston's (5 pm)
  • Boostive, The Routine @ Winston's (10pm)
  • Wild Heart @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Naughty is the new Nice: Brolesque Show @ Queen Bee's 
  • Crimeapple, Eto, Big Twin @ Til-Two Club
  • Shred For Dime — Annual Tribute Show @ Brick By Brick
  • T-Dance @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Heminguey & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • Paging the '90s Pacific Beach Party @ 710 Beach Club
  • Karaoke @ WildWood Crossing (Patio)
  • UFC 231 @ U-31
  • Rising Star, DJ Ayla Simone @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • GruvMatic @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Ego Trip Presents: Creatures of the Forest ft. Emancipator @ Spin
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Saint Clair @ Oxford Social Club
  • Galactic Goddess @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, December 9, 2018:
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators, Jessica Pratt @ The Observatory North Park
  • Cayucas, Nico Yaryan @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • ALT 949 Not So Silent Night with Thirty Seconds To Mars, AJR, Elle King, Alice Merton @ Del Mar Arena
  • Wafia @ Casbah
  • SUUNS, Graham Van Pelt @ Soda Bar
  • Skating Polly, potty mouth, Con-Tact @ Space
  • Wavves, Beach Fossils: The I Love You Tour, Spiritual Cramp @ House of Blues
  • Stephen El Rey, Daniel Crawford and Ariel Levine @ The Cordova (formerly Morena Club)
  • Mud Slide Slim Holiday Show: the Music of James Taylor, Carole King @ The Music Box 
  • Besos Trio @ Panama 66
  • Runsdeep, Single Lash, Language Of Flowers @ Whistle Stop
  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (seated show) @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Craft Workshop with Chicanistas @ Border X Brewing
  • Rockademy @ Music Box 
  • Bar Pink Craft Bar-Zaar with The Jason Hanna Trio @ Bar Pink (12 pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink (10 pm)
  • The Primals, This White Light. @ Bancroft Bar
  • Syncopated Ladies, Sole Talk @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • DAIKAIJU!!!, Secret Samurai, Dinosaur Ghost @ Tower Bar
  • San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Jingle @ Sycuan
  • East Village Holiday Market & Tree Lighting @ Quartyard (3-8pm)
  • California Fire Foundation Benefit Show featuring L.i.f.t., Sitting On Stacy, Alternate Era, Halo Boy, David Twist, HRRY @ Soma 
  • San Diego Tennis Federation Holiday Party @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Members Holiday Party @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Showstoppers Talent Contest - Grand Finals @ The Merrow (5pm)
  • The Playground- Sunday Night Dance Party with DJ Heather Hardcore @ The Merrow (8pm)
  • Divinity Presents Chvrch @ Blonde
  • C-Kan @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Rock Goddess Tribute Night feat Roni Lee, Bobbi Baur, Juliet Hawkins, Bahar Shahidi, Rhythm Rose Turner, Francesca Valle, Michele Whitlow, Colette Lopicollo, Shamini Jain @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Nikki Hill, Laura Chavez, The Sleepwalkers @ Tio Leo's
  • ALU, Sushi Neko Roll, Ba Bête, Vaginals, Modesty @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Underworld.Gothic.Industrial @ Navajo Live 
  • Major Interval @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Almost Famous Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
Monday, December 10, 2018:
  • AFI @ The Observatory
  • Distressor, Sway, The Rightovers, hug @Soda Bar
  • Mainsail, Avenue Army, Teazed @ Casbah
  • djgirlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • 6th Annual Fernet-Branca, Henebery & AKA Holiday Party @ The Office
  • The Bucket Show: Featuring James Schrader & Joe Grillo @ Ken Club
  • Jazz Jam at Rosie's w/Louis V @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • WWE Monday Night Raw @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Doyle, Society 1, Vuture, SouthTowne Sham, Cylon 78 @ Brick by Brick
  • Blue Monday Dark 80s New Wave Night with DJ Camilla Robina, Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Fox and Bones, BJ Jezbera @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Andy and Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia with Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Photos: Rex Orange County at the Observatory, 11.12&13.2018


On November 12th and 13th, Rex Orange County played two sold out shows the Observatory North Park. As regular listeners of Sirius XMU, we were well aware of the hype from the easy, breezy "Loving Is Easy," but I had no idea how insane and devoted his fans were. There's something deep that they're connecting with, whether it's the self-deprecating lyrics ("I said that I don't mind if you hate me 'Cause baby if I were you I would probably hate me too"), his average-white-guy and therefore accessible appearance, or his aw-shucks demeanor, but on both nights, the crowds lapped it up, sang along to every lyric, and participated with every request, like shining cell phone flashlights overhead and completely losing their shit when the confetti machines blankets the crowd. I left the show feeling like I'd never seen anything like this...but then just days later caught Billie Eilish and she had a similar fan response, which makes me just think kids are just dying for something with which to connect and right now, Rex and Billie bring it. I only had a photo pass the second night, but took some phone ones from the first night, too. They're all after the jump.




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, November 27-Monday, December 3, 2018



As I was looking for a photo to add to this week's listings, it occurred to me that I didn't really go to any shows over the past week. The nights I wanted to, I got caught up with work, and then there was the holiday, and then Darren and I went to Ken Club Karaoke, and then there was a ton of family time, and then I worked the Ghostemane show, but it was all fog machines and a massive circle pit and that I'm-way-too-old-for-this feeling. So here's a cell phone shot from Chula Vista marina, where I took the girls to run off some of their pent up energy from being holiday TV zombies all week. I felt super refreshed after the week but I'm still behind on everything and my laptop still tweaks out an entire row of letters so that when I use my 'shift' or 'ctrl' key, type 'c' or 'v' or 'm' or 'return', it only works about 25% of the time. FML. Or FL if you're paying attention. This laptop is only a couple years old, but maybe I already have to swap to a new one this Christmas. blerg. Full listings for the week are after the jump. Also, I don't know if I should bother with my Holiday Events listings this year. Let me know in the comments or on socials if you think it's valuable, otherwise this year I'll save myself the headache. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

San Diego Symphony: Cyber Monday Offer- 50% Off All Friday Shows



San Diego Symphony is offering 50% off all Friday shows through the end of their season. There are a lot of great Cyber Monday offers out there, but this is definitely one to take advantage of, particularly if you feel like the Symphony is inaccessible or price-prohibitive at regular prices. Click here for tickets and use promo code CYBER.

Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Lutosławski, Mozart and Dvoŕák
Fri 11/30/18 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall

Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Bach, Liadov, Stravinsky and more
Fri 12/7/18 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall VIVALDI AND BACH WITH AVI AVITAL

NOEL NOEL
City Lights Special Concert: San Diego's favorite downtown holiday music tradition returns!
Fri 12/21/18 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall NOEL NOEL

PAYARE AND WEILERSTEIN
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Richard Strauss, Britten and Shostakovich
Fri 1/11/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall PAYARE AND WEILERSTEIN

THE YOUNG ROMANTICS
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Mendelssohn, Liszt and Berlioz
Fri 1/18/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall THE YOUNG ROMANTICS

MATT’S PLAYLIST: ECHOES OF THE FUTURE
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Schubert and much more
Fri 1/25/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall MATT’S PLAYLIST: ECHOES OF THE FUTURE

AUGUSTIN HADELICH RETURNS
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Janáček, Dvoŕák, Bartók and Brahms
Fri 2/15/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall AUGUSTIN HADELICH RETURN

A CELEBRATION OF FRANK SINATRA WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
City Lights Concert: America's premier cabaret artist and songbook historian holds the stage at Symphony Hall with his piano.
Fri 2/22/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall A CELEBRATION OF FRANK SINATRA WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

EDO DE WAART CONDUCTS MAHLER 4
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Samuel Barber and Gustav Mahler
Fri 3/1/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall EDO DE WAART CONDUCTS MAHLER 4

PUCCINI'S GLORIOUS MASS
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: A rare performance of Giacomo Puccini's youthful choral masterwork, containing many themes which resurfaced later in his famous operas.
Fri 3/22/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall PUCCINI'S GLORIOUS MASS

LING CONDUCTS BRAHMS
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Weber, Chopin and Brahms
Fri 4/12/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall LING CONDUCTS BRAHMS

SAINT-SAËNS’ ORGAN SYMPHONY
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Berlioz, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns
Fri 5/3/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall SAINT-SAËNS’ ORGAN SYMPHONY

SEASON FINALE WITH CRISTIAN MĂCELARU
Jacobs Masterworks Concert: Music of Shepherd, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss and Bernstein
Fri 5/24/19 8:00PM Copley Symphony Hall SEASON FINALE WITH CRISTIAN MĂCELARU

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Photos: Old Sea Brigade, Frances Cone, Tall Heights at House of Blues Voodoo Room, 11.4.2018

I generally post my photos with the headliner at the top, but on December 4th, I went to the House of Blues Voodoo Room as a guest of Old Sea Brigade, who was opening the show. I decided to stick around for Frances Cone and Tall Heights, and it ended up being an all-around great show. It had also been awhile since I'd been to the Voodoo Room and I totally appreciated the stage renovations. The crowd was small so the fact there wasn't a photo barrier wasn't a problem. There was a group of people up front who seemed more concerned with what flavored vodka was available at the bar than the show, but once they settled down, the rest of the show was pretty awesome.

Full pics from the show are after the jump. I also shot a couple videos of Old Sea Brigade that are after the jump as well.



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, November 20-Monday, November 26, 2018


Yes. I keep telling you that I have a lot of catching up to do but I also have to sit back and acknowledge beauty before my own eyes. I got to see Rex Orange County and Billie Eilish in the same week, and while I'd like to say this isn't the stuff that makes me pulse, these artists speak to the kids, and that is kind of enough for me at this moment. It's Thanksgiving week, so I'll do my best to catch up and post photos, but in the meantime, here are the listings through Monday. After the jump.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

ALT 949 Presents Not So Silent Night at Del Mar Arena, December 9th, 2018

I totally blew it when ALT 949 announced their Not So Silent Night show, but I wanted to make sure I shared their price drop offer which announced yesterday. Full info from the station below or just go straight to tickets here.



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Not So Silent Night is presented by Subaru. Visit your local San Diego Dealer for a test drive of the all new Ascent today.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Photos: Gorgon City at Observatory, November 2, 2018

This month has been insane. That week of Halloween was so busy and I feel like I've been out every night for weeks (although realistically, that's not exactly accurate). Still. When I was asked to shoot Gorgon City, I worked it into my schedule, though I never really know what to do for electronic producers. Hidden behind their synths and keyboards and drum machines and other trigger rigs, there's not a lot of action on stage, so then there's crazy lighting and hazers to compensate and the fans eat it up, but no doubt, I struggle with the limited gear I have. It's super hard for me to shoot, but I did the best I could.

Gorgon City played to a sold out Friday night crowd at the Observatory. The energy was exuberant. The crowd was super hyped. They had a couple guest singers come out right off the bat, and the crowd ate that right up, too. They have a massive San Diego following with all their appearances over the years at various LED and FNGRS CRSSD events, Float pool parties and the like, and there's always this kind of awkward mix of people who stand and watch like a concert mixed with the people who just want to dance, but they are all in either way. More photos after the jump.



Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, November 14-Monday, November 19, 2018


I have so much to catch up on, but with Nova home sick all last week, and work was a little hectic and of course, there was the election, and then I was feeling kinda sick myself, and on and on. Life gets in the way, you know? So I'll try to bickle down and get caught up on work and posts and photos and all the other stuff. Oh, and while I'm at it, I'll mention that last week was also the 12th anniversary of when I started this site!! It's kinda crazy to think of some of the major milestones and setbacks I've had over those 12 years. But life is good, I think I've successfully fought off this round of illness, and next week is Thanksgiving so a break will be nice, especially if we can stave off any new illnesses and get back to being fat and happy. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Photos: Dia de los Deftones Festival @ Petco Park 11/3/18



The inagurial Dia de los Deftones festival had a rather diverse lineup and let's hope this continues in the coming years... Deftones, Future, Mike Shinoda, Ho99o9, Doja Cat, Rocket From The Crypt, Vein, and Vowws. Originally hailing from Sacramento, it was surprising to some that they chose San Diego to be the home for their festival, but with Sacramento hosting the Aftershock Festival that they are a participant, and the fact that they have been collaborating with local brewery Belching Beaver on several co-branded and very popular beers, plus San Diego's had a rabid Deftones fanbase since the mid-90's - it makes perfect sense.

Deftones




More photos after the jump.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Photos: An Evening with Jim James at Belly Up, November 1, 2018

Last Thursday, I had the unexpected privilege of shooting photos of Jim James at the Belly Up. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of seeing My Morning Jacket several times, and was able to catch him solo years back for some weird Rock n Roll Hall of Fame touring series where he'd play some songs in between a live on stage interview, but this was the first time I had my camera at one of his shows with actual permission. (To be honest, I'd smuggled my camera into that Belly Up thing back in the day and snuck some audio recordings, but who knows where those ended up.) Anyhow, this show was amazing, though the lighting was quite subdued and challenging. Naturally, it had sold out rather quickly. It was 'an evening with', so there was no opener, just Jim James, barefoot with his guitar for the first part of the night, and later (as the crowd collectively started feeling their alcohol and increasing the chatter), was joined by a drummer. The music spanned his career, though he definitely took some time to comment on the current state of politics and division and allowed all of us to get lost in the music. If you haven't ever had the chance to see him, do it, and if you have, you know you'll be there every single time he returns. More photos after the jump.





Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, November 6-Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It was a big week and I'll post pics and stuff this week, but I'm gonna zip it this week and just say it's Election Day and I hope everyone out there is voting today (if you didn't early vote already). I did listings through Tuesday on account of Veterans Day. Full listings are after the jump.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

A Reminder From NARAL


Photos: Pinback & Buckfast Superbee @ The Lafayette Hotel 10/27/2018





On Saturday night, the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows hosted a massive Halloween to-do which featured live performances by Pinback, Buckfast Superbee, and Gods of Mt. Olympus in the Mississippi Room...aka the Clamshell Room...and upstairs in the lobby there were DJs, local beer kiosks and places to hang. I (Rosey) worked at the Irenic that night for the Noah Kahan show, so by the time Tim Fears and I arrived, BFSB was finishing their set but it was sweet nonetheless, with the band dressed as clergy for Halloween.
Pinback headlined the show and of course played all of the favorite jams. We couldn't help but notice go-go dancers who didn't quite know what to make of the music or how to dance to it, but it was cute and with a room full of costumed adults and lots of alcohol, nobody seemed to care. At one point of the show, all the lights came on and nobody could really figure out why or what was happened, but it was resolved and the show went on till almost 1am. We bailed so it could've continued, but after a long week and big night before, you just gotta call it sometimes. Tim shot all of these amazing photos for your perusal, after the jump. 


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 30-Monday November 5, 2018

It was a really great week, though I haven't been out shooting much, so you get this pic from my Samsung at the Noah Kahan show at the Irenic on Saturday. Darren and I got to go to the SaintSeneca show at the Casbah on Wednesday, on Friday I went to the SoundDiego party, then closed the night at the Ken Club, on Saturday I worked the Noah show then went to the Pinback show at the Lafayette, and on Sunday, Nova had a late afternoon/early evening game. I hate to admit this, but my obsession with EW Radio has me watching a ton of fall TV and streaming shows right now, so if you've got recommendations, send them my way. We're having a hard time getting through the latest season of Man In The High Castle (too real?) and my Housewives seasons are winding down, and I've watched some great and terrible movies in the past few weeks and looking forward to more. We hit November this week, so I have no updates from FLUXX, El Dorado, Black Cat, or Sycamore Den but the rest is pretty accurate.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 23-Monday, October 29, 2018


It was a pretty great week in San Diego. I got to see SYML at the Casbah and my mind was blown by opener Dizzy. On Wednesday, I got to see all the amazing talent of San Diego in Queen UnderCover (I filmed the whole set and posted it here.) On Thursday, I worked at the Chase Atlantic show, and on Friday, I got to see The Silent Comedy at the Casbah. On Saturday, Darren and  I went to the grand re-opening of Viejas Casino, had a nice Sunday with my family, and Monday was back to the grind of work and soccer momming. I'm looking forward to another great week, and don't be surprised if you catch me out this week in my unicorn onesie. Full listings through Monday are after the jump. 


Monday, October 15, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, October 15-Monday, October 22, 2018


It was a busy week of work and shows...I caught The Twilight Sad on Wednesday, then spent the next three nights working at the Irenic for Hinds, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Jeremy Zucker. It was fun catching Dream Wife on Friday night and I know I'm not the only one who loved getting rain in San Diego. Nova's soccer was canceled on Saturday but she had a morning game on Sunday and then I intended to catch Gregory Alan Isakov but just couldn't get out of the house in time. This week there are some rad shows but I'm not sure which ones I'll get out to besides working at the Irenic on Thursday. Too much good stuff, but I'm definitely gonna hit the town at least a few nights this week. Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

91X Announces Wrex The Halls 2018 with DCFC, 3EB, and more!


Hot off the presses!
91X just sent out their email announcing the 2018 Wrex The Halls show at Valley View Casino Center, taking place on December 14th. The show is all ages, with tickets ranging from $50.00 - $95.00. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11am. 



WREX THE HALLS
DECEMBER 14, 2018
VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

THIRD EYE BLIND

BILLIE EILISH

LORD HURON

BARNS COURTNEY


For details, click here.

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, October 9-Monday, October 15, 2018


It was a pretty awesome music for music in town. I got to shoot Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers on Monday, Courtney Barnett and Waxahatchee, and then Interpol and the Kills on Friday (an ordeal of which I'll have to tell you some other time.) Scatter in a ton of work, some soccer, Oktoberfest in La Mesa, and finally celebrating my birthday (rolled in with my niece's) at my mom and dad's and I have to say it was a pretty great week. This week has some great stuff to look forward to as well. I'll for sure be at Twilight Sad on Wednesday, I'm working at the Irenic for Hinds on Thursday, We Were Promised Jetpacks on Friday, and Jeremy Zucker on Saturday, then hopefully shooting Gregory Alan Isakov at Music Box on Sunday.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Things To Do In San Diego:Monday, October 1, 2018-Monday, October 8, 2018


Last week was so busy I can't believe I actually made it through the weekend still awake enough to get the listings together AND do three hours of Sunday math help with Nova. But, here's the quickie recap...on Monday, Darren and I got to see Liz Phair and Speedy Ortiz at the Belly Up, then caught Yuno at the Casbah. On Tuesday, we went to the Observatory for First Aid Kit and Julia Jacklin but called it an early night. On Wednesday, I went to The Boxer Rebellion at the Casbah, then went to The Office to hang with Julie. On Thursday night, I went to Tim Fears' birthday jam with Miss New Buddha, One I Red, Shoot The Glass, and Omega Three at the Casbah, and on my birthday, Darren and I went to Devotchka and Orkesta Mendoza at the Observatory then closed the night at the Ken. The weekend was mostly chill, with just me and Nova going to Adams Avenue Street Fair both Saturday and Sunday which was perfect and made me appreciate out little neighborhood. Thank you all for the sweet birthday messages. Full listings for the week are after the jump.



Monday, October 1, 2018:
  • Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Super Special Guest @ The Observatory
  • Death Cab For Karaoke @ Soda Bar (FREE)
  • Minx, Razor Nights @ Bar Pink
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Amy Shark, Tyler Hilton @ House of Blues
  • Whitney Shay @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Electric Relaxation @ Whistle Stop  
  • Blue Monday - Dark 80s New Waave with DJ Ccamila Robina & Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo Celebration of Life @ Music Box
  • Musical Monday @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Movie Night with Beau @ Pour House  
  • Sexy Salsa & Sensual Bachata with DJ Sonero @ Tio Leo's
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia with Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Party on A Monday @ U-31

Tuesday, October 2, 2018:
  • ADULT., Plack Blague, O/X @ Soda Bar
  • Dale Watson and His Lonestars, Wayne Hancock, The Sea Monks @ Casbah
  • Ghostland Observatory, Gibbz @ Music Box
  • Vonda Shepard, Marie Haddad @ Belly Up
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: Meet You There Tour, The Aces
  • The Rightovers, Gomanngo, Basscubs @ The Merrow
  • Tiki Tuesday Solo Ukelele by Mr. Adrian Demain @ Bar Pink
  • Zak Najor with FM Watson and Greyboy @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Vitamin X, Drug Control, Skullcrack, Rod Of Correction @ Space
  • T Is For Techno @ Blonde
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Vera Cruz Blues @ Border X Brewing
  • Open Mic by Bobo Czarnowski @ Java Joe's
  • Tito's Tuned Up Tuesdays - Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • 80s music videos @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • M.A.S.S. - Musical Artistry of Singers & Songwriters  @ Winston's (5pm)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • Trapped with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Boogie Woogie Suesday Sue Palmer Quintet @ Tio Leo's
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Rockabilly and Swing @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Pullman Standard, Crown The Yeti @ 710 Beach Club
Wednesday, October 3, 2018:
  • Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • The Coronas @ Casbah (no opener. Band on stage at 9:45)
  • Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles @ Music Box
  • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Kitchen Dwellers @ Belly Up
  • VJ Grimm @ Bar Pink
  • Ulrika Spacek, Mint Field, Witness 9 @ Soda Bar
  • Sleep Signals, Avenue Army, Tzimani, Mind Divided @ The Merrow
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Spaces @ Balboa Theatre
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Goddamn Gallows, The Strikers, Gutter Demons, Systematic Abuse @ Space
  • TV Dinner: Eighth Grade @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Sutton Papanikolas, Camino Paz @ Thorn, Barrio Logan
  • MC50 Presents Kick Out The Jams - The 50th Anniversary Tour, Starcrawler  @ House of Blues
  • The Matt Hall Group @ Seven Grand
  • Jazz with Leonard Patton & Matt DiBiase @ Tio Leo's
  • Kultura Wednesdays @ Border X Brewing
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Voices of Our City Choir @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Paul Gregg @ Sycamore Den
  • Club Kingston Presents: For Peace Band, Ras Takura & Highland Steppers, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Will & Anthony Nunziata in "From Broadway to Italy" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • DJ Mike White/ Rockin Trivia @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Farmtruck, The Humdingers @ Navajo Live
  • !,2,3, with DJ EdRoc @ The Office
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Turnt Wednesdays @ U-31
  • Open Mic @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Tradewinds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, October 4, 2018:
  • Warsaw, Systems Officer, Scary Pierre @ Casbah
  • Nick Lowe's Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets, PI Power Trio @ Belly Up
  • Mexrrissey, Marujah @ Music Box
  • Future Generations, Zuli @ Soda Bar
  • Timbiriche @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Montreal Guitar Trio & California Guitar Trio @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rebel Souljahz, Eli-Mac @ The Observatory
  • DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Tiki Bingo @ Space (6pm)
  • 80's DANCE PARTY with JOSEXXX @ Space (9pm)
  • Blonde 54 Disco & Decadence @ Blonde
  • Half The Animal, Matthew Phillips @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Strung Out, The Bombpops, Counterpunch @ House of Blues
  • The Flatliners, Decent Criminal, Western Settings @ Brick by Brick
  • Hocus, Kitty Plague, Rock + Rollies @ Pour House  
  • Jacquelyne Silver- Mozart, Salieri, and Gluck @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Salsa y Salsa @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Afton Presents Jrsteezy, King Jay Ft. Featha Lee, AIM Tj / Mariachi G & Guests @ The Merrow
  • Music + Makers @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Luv A Lot @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Nu Moods Jame Sesh & Art and Niche, Please- No Carve Pumpkin Designing @ Quartyard
  • Miss Freda Payne in "The Classics: Motown, R&B and Jazz Favorites" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • They Are Them @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Cherry Road, Lost Monarchs, Dulaney and Company @ Winston's
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwdown Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Stoner Jordan, Vee Tha Rula @ Diamond Jim's
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price and the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Friday, October 5, 2018:
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • Interpol, The Kills, Sunflower Bean @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Yoke Lore, Bay Ledges @ Soda Bar
  • Roky Erickson, Death Valley Girls, DJ Mikey Turi and Andrew McGranhan @ Casbah
  • Joe Jack Talcum(of Dead Milkmen), Coolzey, Year of the Dead Bird  @ Bar Pink (8 pm)
  • Rock & Roll Avalanche ft. Don Felder formerly of the Eagles & Aloe Blacc @ Belly Up
  • America, Formerly Alien @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • San Diego Music Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction @ OB Playhouse
  • First Friday Hip Hop with DJ Artisic and Friends @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • We Are Your Friends - Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • San Diego Brews Cruise @ Adventure Hornblower
  • Jon Pardi @ - The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort
  • Ready For The World @ Sycuan Casino 
  • Botanist, Exhausted Prayer, Birth Water, Nyctophile @ Che Café Collective
  • Counterparts, Being As an Ocean, Have Mercy, Varials, Upon The Water @ Soma
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66
  • Paul MCP, Uglyhead, Set Fire to a Luxury Car, Tira Muli @ Black Cat Bar
  • Satan, Nukem, Call Of The Wild, Manic @ Brick By Brick
  • Front Country, MohaviSoul @ Winston's
  • Canaan Cox @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Mark Mackay @ Moonshine Flats 
  • The Resinators @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa @ AMSD Concert, Sweetwater High Theatre
  • Scarlett Bazaar: Art Show and Concert @ Queen Bee's
  • Mainsail, Avenue Army, Infinite Signal @ Midnight Jack
  • Tosca @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Hip Hop vs Punk Rock w/Slow Code, Bosswitch, Syfe & Alowe, The Parker Meridien @ Tower Bar
  • Sisster, Tesuque Revolt, Buo, Semisweet @ The Merrow
  • The Hughes Bros, All the Way Dope, The Martyrs of Mayhem @ Bancroft Bar
  • Jenny and the Tramps @ Seven Grand
  • Van Goat, The Soulside Players @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Seepeoples, theWorst, Fishing For Chips @ The Salty Frog
  • Nexus: silentART Auction @ Bread & Salt
  • NITE MOVES with DJs Beatnick & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • R: Tyme @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • The New Normal @ Navajo Live 
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • Matroda @ Bang Bang
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Genius Loci FEST San Diego Fundraiser @ Spin
  • Glyph: RABIT 'Life After Death' @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, October 6, 2018:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ The Casbah (11am-5pm)
  • Krakatoa 15 Year Anniversary Bash feat. Goldettes, The Colour Monday, Nicey Nice World, The In-Itself, Duo442, DJ Bucky @ Krakatoa (12-8pm, Free, All Ages)
  • Symphony By The Sea feat SDSU School of Music and Dance @ Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach (6:30-9:30pm)
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • Pacific Beachfest 2018 @ Crystal Pier (11am-7pm)
  • La Jolla Art & Wine Festival @ La Jolla Village (10am-6pm, Free)
  • San Diego Maker Faire @ Balboa Park
  • AleSchmidt Oktoberfest Celebration feat Gordon Kohl Band @ AleSmith (11am-11pm)
  • Shonen Knife, The Touchies, Creepseed @ Casbah 
  • The B-52s, Pinky Pinky @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Joe Jack Talcum(of Dead Milkmen), Coolzey, Year of the Dead Bird  @ Bar Pink (8 pm)
  • Fayuca, Of Good Nature @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Blinkfest (Blink 182 covers), Bleed American (Jimmy Eat World covers), Poppunk Mayhem (pop punk covers), Through Being Cool DJs @ Soda Bar
  • Silent, The Color Forty Nine @ Moustache Bar, TJ
  • San Diego Alto Sax Summit II @ Dizzy's 
  • San Diego Freakout presents CHYURCH with Mikey and Andrew @ Bar Pink (10 pm)
  • Henry Diltz: Listening Though the Lens @ Museum of Making Music 
  • grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • Red October Celebration! feat Teachers With Guns, Revolutionary Guard, The Gay Agenda @ Che Café Collective
  • Keller Williams @ Belly Up  
  • The Charlie Arbelaez Quartet @ Seven Grand
  • Ghost Dance, Midnight Track, Agent 86, Delma  @ Ken Club
  • 80s vs 90s Dance Party with DJs Saul Q & Gabe Vega @ Whistle Stop 
  • Bullets and Octane, The Focke Wolves, Dusty Mitchell @ Space
  • Tron Party with Aaron Wallace, Josex & DAVE Parley of Prayers @ Blonde
  • Trains Across The Sea, Al Howard, Lizabeth Yandel, Rigby Sayer @ Lestat's
  • West Coast Oktoberfest: The Pursuit of Hoppiness @ Music Box
  • Parade of Horribles, Nopes, Corporate Citizens @ Pour House  (9pm)
  • The Nightengayles @ Pour House (5pm)
  • Levitt Amp Music Series with Alice Wallace @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Lucia Micarelli @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Saving the State, Emerald Bay, We Are One, Suburban Park, E.V.E., Ending Left @ Soma
  • Banshee In the Kitchen @ Pilgrim United Church of Christ
  • Get the Led Out @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort
  • Downs Family, Dirty Pennies, The Heart Beat Trail @ Black Cat Bar
  • Afrolicious, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Polux, The Aires, Little Heroine @ Title TK
  • Los Tucanes De Tijuana @ House of Blues
  • Joanne Baduria and Soul Fire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Hey Chels, GPB, Coyote Bred @ Tower Bar
  • Roman Watchdogs, Sideshow, Fatal Inertia, Critical Me, With Feeling, Toxic On Repeat @ Bancroft Bar
  • East Village Oktoberfest @ Quartyard
  • Brodie Stewart @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Canaan Cox @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Blue Jean Simmons @ Winston's (2pm)
  • Metal Thunder Entertainment presents Cloven Hoof, Void Vator, Call Of The Wild @ Til-Two Club
  • Graham Bonnet Band, 222, Battlefront, Killing Tyranny, Graveyard Witch @ Brick By Brick
  • Electric Elms @ Midnight Jack
  • The San Diego Golden Girls @ The Merrow (6:30pm)
  • Bear Night San Diego @ The Merrow
  • Coastal King Conquerors @ City Pub
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Jordan T, KL Noise Makerz @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kingdom Come – 30 Year Anniversary Tour, BigToothComb, ElectroMagnetic, Taz Taylor @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Alan Igleasias & Crossfire @ Tio Leo's
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Lucent with Binary Finary - US Trance Classics Tour @ Spin
  • Copycat Killers @ Navajo Live 
  • CID @ Bang Bang 
  • coast club @ Omnia
  • Ascension w/ DJs Robin Roth, Severin, Fn1 @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, October 7, 2018:
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • La Jolla Art & Wine Festival @ La Jolla Village (10am-6pm, Free)
  • San Diego Maker Faire @ Balboa Park
  • Tennis SOLO IN STEREO Tour, Matt Costa @ Belly Up
  • Grieves, Greater Than, Reason The Citizen @ Casbah
  • Bells Atlas, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess @ Soda Bar
  • The Color Forty Nine, Joykill + Special Guests @ Whistle Stop (Early Show, 5pm)
  • Hannibal Buress @ Spreckels Theatre
  • HappyRon and Friends @ La Mesa Spacebar (6:30pm) 
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • House of Blues Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11am)
  • West Coast Oktoberfest: The Pursuit of Hoppiness @ Music Box 
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • The Garners @ Panama 66 
  • Blues Kitchen @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wild Kratts Live @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Keep It On The DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Green River Thrillers @ Tower Bar
  • The Blond Brothers @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Showstopper Talent Contest @ The Merrow (6pm)
  • Temblad, Deche-Charge, Orphic Eye @ Blonde
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • The Fall Kick Off: Scatter-Brain, Turtle Click, The Abstracts, Sociocide, Reaction Phase, Ruderalis, Effe Emme, The Industry, Rain on ... @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • The Too and One Tour: San Diego @ Kava Lounge
  • Car Radio @ Navajo Live 
  • Major Interval @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Almost Famous Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
Monday, October 8, 2018:
  • Songs for S.O.N.G.S. - Voices for Safe Nuclear Storage ft Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Iron Sage Wood featuring Rob Machado, Jupiter and Okwess,  The Shift, Chris Cote, Karlos Paez of B Side Players, Nena Anderson, Latanya Lockett, Robby, Keith and Kyle from Trouble in the Wind @ Belly Up (FREE with RSVP)
  • Armed For Apocalypse, The Lion's Daughter, Vedic, Mortar @ Space
  • Jupiter & Okwess, The Jack Moves @ Soda Bar
  • American Planning Association Party - Plan It Rock @ Casbah (FREE)
  • DJ Victor Penalosa @ Bar Pink
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday @ Blonde
  • Salsa & Bachata with DJ Sonero @ Tio Leo's
  • The Sometimes Island @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Movie Night with Beau @ Pour House  
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia with Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Party on A Monday @ U-31

Friday, September 28, 2018

Photos: Chvrches & Lo Moon at CCCU OAT, SDSU. 9.20.2018


Of course, I was head over heels when I'd originally heard that Chvrches was returning to San Diego, but the excitement was bubbling over on Thursday, the day of show, when I found out that not only was my photo pass secured, but we'd also be able to attend the 91X X-Session at Phaser Control Studios. We felt that seeing an international artist in such an intimate setting warranted pulling Nova out of school in the afternoon and headed to the studio. I was specifically called out by name not to take photos, so I obeyed, but I'm kinda bummed after the fact because one, everyone else was doing it, and two, our picture with the band has the lighting of a 1970's shrink's office because there were these stage LED lights on in the background.


Still, it was an amazing privilege, so thanks to 91X for letting us in on the fun.

Afterward, we came home and got all of our work and homework done and then Nova and I went to the show at the OAT. Fortunately, another photog had an extra ticket, so after Darren's soccer game, he was able to join us and only missed the first couple Chvrches songs, though he did miss the moment a massive giant cockroach climbed up the seat next to mine and over the armrest to take a swim in my nacho cheese. The venue kindly replaced them for me, but there's nothing on this earth Nova hates more than roaches so we had quite the freakout.  The show itself was amazing and we had amazing seats and it was nothing but joy. If you've seen Chvrches live, you know that they put on an incredible show, and if you haven't had the chance, don't miss them next time they come around. I tried to trim down the number of photos, but they're such a joy to shoot, I couldn't resist. Check them out after the jump.



Monday, September 24, 2018

Things to Do In San Diego: Monday, September 24-Monday, October 1, 2018


What a week! September is my favorite month of the year, and not just because it's my birthday on Friday. I share the birthday month with both my mom and dad, so we definitely get a lot of family time and lots of cheesecake, too, There are also typically a ton of great shows. I laid low and tried to catch up on work the early part of the week but on Thursday, we got a Chvrches double header with an afternoon X-Session and then caught them at the OAT that same night. On Friday, I worked at the Dodie show at the Irenic, then went to the SoundDiego party at Soda Bar. While Darren worked on Saturday, I took Nova to California Center for the Arts Escondido to see a film called Lost Rivers and do a creek stroll with the San Dieguito River Conservancy. I should also mention the Levitt Amp Series was going on with Euphoria Brass Band and it's a rad and FREE concert series every weekend with bands and food trucks and local artisans. I opted not to go out on Saturday, instead binging season 2 of American Vandal on Netflix. On Sunday, we celebrated my mom's birthday with a small gathering, then I worked at the Irenic for the Hannahlyze This podcast which was thoroughly entertaining. This week, I'm trying to catch Liz Phair and Speedy Ortiz tonight at the Belly Up and First Aid Kit and Julia Jacklin on Tuesday at the Observatory. My Wednesday just opened up, so hoping I can score a photo pass for Houndmouth at the Observatory with Family of the Year, and also catch The Boxer Rebellion at the Casbah the same night. I'm hoping Thursday we can do something fun like the Safari Park or the Zoo before going to the Casbah for Tim Fears' birthday celebration, and Friday, for my birthday, I'll be shooting Devotchka at the Observatory and then probably tying one on at the Ken after. I'm going to try to spend a lot of time at the Adams Avenue Street Fair, catch Lil Hurry Saturday night, and then wrap my weekend with Conor Oberst on Monday if I can track a photo pass for that one. It's a lot but my love for this time of year will hopefully power me through. Full listings through Monday are after the jump.



Monday, September 24, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Grizzly Bear, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ The Observatory
  • Yuno, Bruin, Well Well Well @ Casbah 
  • No Fun At All, Sederra, CHASER @ Soda Bar
  • Woe, Wvrm, Necrochamber @ Space
  • djgirlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday- Dark New Wave @ Blonde
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Movie Night with Beau @ Pour House  
  • Casey Hensley @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Electronic Relaxation @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia with Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • First Aid Kit, Julia Jacklin @ Observatory North Park
  • Lincoln Durham, Bent Duo @ Casbah
  • Boy George and Culture Club, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
  • U-God of Wu Tang Clan, Parker + Evolve, Tulengua @ Soda Bar
  • Analog Lizards of Doom @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Inspired and the Sleep, DGTL CLR, Capyac @ Belly Up
  • Reyah, Silent Vice, Lil Evil @ The Merrow
  • Tiki Tuesday with The Garners @ Bar Pink
  • The Floor Is Lava, Dum Cumpsters @ Tower Bar
  • The In-itself, Lost Monarchs @ 710 Beach Club
  • In Real Life, JAGMAC, Spencer Sutherland @ House of Blues
  • The Sweet Lillies, Feathers and Lead, Ryan Bloom @ Winston's (9pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum, Convent @ Brick by Brick
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • T Is For Techno @ Blonde
  • Vera Cruz Blues @ Border X Brewing
  • Open Mic by Bobo Czarnowski @ Java Joe's
  • Tito's Tuned Up Tuesdays - Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Music Videos @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • M.A.S.S. - Musical Artistry of Singers & Songwriters @ Winston's (6pm)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • Backroom feat Ramsey, Bldrnnr, Sovthpaw, Kota, Zoned Out @ The Office
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Theo & Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Rockabilly and Swing @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • The Boxer Rebellion, SUP @ Casbah
  • Houndmouth, Family of the Year @ The Observatory
  • Ben Howard, Wye Oak @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Boz Scaggs, Jackie Bristow @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Green Flash Concert Series: Pine Mountain Logs, Venice @ Birch Aquarium
  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson @  San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Deep Purple, Judas Priest, The Temperance Movement @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Dave Mason & Steve Cropper - Rock and Soul Revue @ Balboa Theatre
  • Nebula Drag, The Oxford Coma, The Vaginals, Mass Delete @ The Merrow
  • Featherpusher, DJ Milky Wayne @ Bar Pink
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • In Real Life, JAGMAC, Spencer Sutherland @ House of Blues
  • Club Kingston Presents: Treehouse, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Paul Gregg @ Sycamore Den
  • Glass Mind, Obesity, Edena, and Trees Before Fall @ Manhattan Bar
  • Ancient River, The Ghost Dance, Los Feliz @ Space
  • Sister Speak, Jimmy & Enrique, The Veronica May Band @ Belly Up
  • Canceled: Fat Nick Gen Numb Tour, Teddy, Bezey @ The Irenic
  • Instant Crush with DJs Nastea and Zophie Felina @ The Office
  • Riff City Comedy @ Whistle Stop
  • Mustasch, Beitthemeans @ Soda Bar
  • Kultura Wednesdays @ Border X Brewing
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Jazz with Ian Buss & Hugo Suarez @ Tio Leo's
  • All White Party: Latin & Hip Hop Night for SDSU|UCSD|USD Students @ Music Box
  • Vicki Barbolak in "Trailer Park Trophy Wife" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • My Revenge, The Wag Band @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Dan Hekate, Fire At Work, N-rgle, Tenshun, Caligears, Otherr @ Kava Lounge
  • Feel Good Wednesdays @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Blue Largo @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Office Hours with The Professor @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, September 27, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • Loudon Wainwright III, Cindy Lee Berryhill @ Belly Up
  • Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • JAY-Z, Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Chloe x Halle @ SDCCU Stadium
  • Miss New Buddha, One I Red, Shoot The Glass, Omega Three @ Casbah
  • The Pharcyde, David Twist @ The Observatory ($5) 
  • The Real McKenzies, The Downs Family, Grids @ Soda Bar
  • Hearts Like Lions, Loyals, LENA @ Space
  • Planewrecks, Wine, Strange Creature, Life In Discord @ The Merrow
  • Of Ennui, Grey Illusion, Meadow @ Pour House  
  • Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Jedi Mind Tricks, G-Mo Skee, 2ugli, Knowledge Over Money @ Music Box
  • Johnny Tarr @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Wound Man, Deadbeat, Violencia,BOBXROSS, Philistine @ Che Café
  • Restraint: Fetish | Fantasy | Taboo Party @ Blonde
  • For the Fallen Dreams - 10 Year Anniversary Tour.Obey The Brave, Of Virtue, New Challenger, Legions @ Soma
  • Mad Hat Hucksters @ Panama 66
  • Burlesque Boogie Nights @ Sycamore Den
  • Tom West, Sadie Hart @ Lestat's
  • Gregory Page @ Java Joe's 
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Kim Jackson @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Modern Times: Nelson Over Everything + Live Music @ Quartyard
  • VAMP- Local Storytelling Showcase @ Whistle Stop 
  • Post/Boredom (Seattle), All Beat Up @ Tower Bar
  • Nathan James, Ben Hernandez & The Rhythm Scratchers, Marty Dodson @ Tio Leo's
  • Jessa Reed & Aaron Woodall in "Mormon and the Meth-Head" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Shawn Butzin, The Wag @ Bancroft Bar
  • Girlboy (Album Release) @ Park&Rec
  • CRSSD After Dark: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set) @ Bang Bang 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Tape Heads, Audic Empire @ Winston's
  • Original Stylin' (Hip-Hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Craig Campbell @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwdown Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Loosen Up with DJ Mane One @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Inna Vision (Acoustic) @ 710 Beach Club (7pm)
  • Wade Preston Band @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Friday, September 28, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • La Mesa Oktoberfest @ La Mesa Village (4-10pm)
  • Ohana Festival @ Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
  • Devotchka, Orkesta Mendoza @ The Observatory
  • The Wombats, Barns Courtney, Roman Lewis @ House of Blues
  • A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Slapshot, Countime, Drug Control, Christ Killer @ Soda Bar
  • Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel, DJ Vaughn Avakian @ Casbah
  • Western Star, The Phantoms @ Bar Pink (8pm)
  • No Duh, Fooz Fighters, Pearl Jammed @ Belly Up
  • The Early November, The Dangerous Summer, Jetty Bones, Save Face @ The Irenic
  • In Your Neighborhood with Creature and the Woods, Coral Bells @ Pour House  
  • The Montell Jordans, Ready Set Survive, Avenue Army, Nights Like Thieves @ The Merrow
  • Billy Galewood's Birthday Extravaganza @ Java Joe's
  • Soft Kill, Underpass, In Mirrors, DJ Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • San Diego Freakout presents CHYURCH with Mikey and Andrew @ Bar Pink (10 pm)
  • Dance Punk! presents We Are Yr Friends @ Blonde
  • Let's Face It, Divided Heaven, Square Shapes (Hawaii) @ Tower Bar
  • Kelly McGarry Presents: Anesthesia, Alice Insane, Rage Again, Wicked Tongues, DJ Professor CC @ Music Box
  • MC3, Inure, Scary Pierre @ Black Cat Bar
  • Terror, Harms Way, Backtrack, Year of the Knife, Candy @ Soma
  • TerrorHarms Way, Backtrack, Year Of The Knife, Candy @ Soma Sidestage
  • Paul Combs Quartet @ Dizzy's
  • Cholo Goth Night feat. Dave Parley of PRAYERS (DJ set) & Josexx @ Space
  • Art After Hours at SDMA @ Panama 66
  • Revocation, Exhumed, Rivers of Nihil, Yautja @ Brick By Brick
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Kalina & Kiana, Austin Gatus, Andrew Barrack @ Lestat's
  • Frankie Ballard @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Rock of Ages @ Park & Rec
  • OBtuse Goose, My Mind @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Nosis @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Canceled Assuming We Survive, RIVALS, Riot Child, Lost Dakota @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Michael Head "The Moneyman" @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • BlackSky Nectar, Never Come Down @ City Pub
  • Musica en la Plaza: Kimba Light @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Best of Broadway @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Heart of Leo @ Pour House (5:30pm)
  • Friyay! Giant Hungry Hungry Hippo @ Quartyard
  • Latex Grenade, Snakefist, Approaching Fiction @ 710 Beach Club
  • CRSSD After Dark: Will Clarke @ Bang Bang
  • CRSSD After Dark: Layton Giordani, NGHT MVS @ Spin 
  • Benny Benassi @ Omnia
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Live Acoustic Sessions @ U-31 (7:30-9:30pm)
  • Alias! Dance Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Madman @ Navajo Live (8:30pm)
  • Up The Irons @ Navajo Live (10:45pm)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • Supa Fly Friday with DJ Charlie Rock & KidRiz @ El Dorado
  • Jon B @ FLUXX
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, September 29, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • Casbah presents Wild Wild Wets, The Schizophonics, The Loons, The Andrew McKeag Band, Madly, The Knitts, The Goldettes @ Adams Avenue Street Fair
  • Sonic San Diego with Creepxotica + DJ Tony Suarez @ Broadstone North Park
  • CRSSD Festival @ Waterfront Park@ Waterfront Park 
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Adams Avenue, Normal Heights & Kensington
  • Josh Fischel's Music Tastes Good @ Long Beach, CA
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • Ohana Festival @ Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
  • Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival @ Pepper Park, National City
  • La Mesa Oktoberfest @ La Mesa Village (10am-10pm)
  • Little Hurricane, Trouble in the Wind, Small Culture @ Casbah 
  • CRSSD After Dark: The Presets, Leftwing & Kody, Blood Red Shoes  @ Music Box
  • Lady Dottie & The Diamonds @ Park & Rec
  • 15th Anniversary Magic 92.5 Freestyle Explosion feat. Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Taylor Dayne, Exposé, Trinere, George Lamond, Nu Shooz, TKA/K7, Debbie Deb @ Valley View Casino Center 
  • Tom Brosseau, Donald Beaman @ North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe
  • Marc Broussard, The Dales @ Belly Up
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink (10pm)
  • Tekura Jegnas presents Capoeira Batizado Invitation and Graduation @ Worldbeat Center 
  • Oddisee & Evidence, Warm Brew @ The Observatory North Park
  • Slabratory Presents: Sick Slabs Of Sonic Sound 2 (CD Release Show), IGNITE, Skipjack, Hit The Switch, Bossfight @ Soda Bar
  • War of Ages, Capsize, Ghost Key, A Hero Within @ Space
  • Retra, Misc. Ailments, Yujin13. @ The Merrow
  • Kim Jackson & The Routine Players, The Anodynes, Russel Ramo Trio @ Rabbit Hole
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Mystic India: The World Tour @ Poway OnStage
  • Ypsitucky @ Blind Lady Alehouse (8pm post-Adams Ave St. Fair)
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  • Action Andy & The Hi-Tones, Chloe Lou and the Liddells @ Bar Pink (8pm)
  • Gifted guitarists Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda @ Dizzy's
  • Matt Dibiase Quartet @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Bomba de Batey @ Border X Brewing 
  • Atomic Disco @ Blonde
  • Bumpasonic @ Pour House (9:30pm)
  • The Tighten Ups @ Pour House (5pm)
  • Whit Aadland @ Pour House (1pm)  
  • Levitt Amp Music Series: Ladama @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Orgy, Darky Dark and The Junkie Bunch, Warpath, The Bastard Saints, Brand of Julez, The Crowned @ Brick By Brick
  • The Best of Broadway @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Pop Up Swap! Local Homemade Goods @ Whistle Stop (4pm)
  • Dan DiMonte, Pinkeye, Francesca & Anahide @ Black Cat Bar
  • Black Tiger Sex Machine, Apashe Lektrique @ House of Blues
  • Kandace Springs @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Frenetic Trio (Heavy Psychobilly from Brazil), Midnight Track, Busted Coffins, Delma @ Tower Bar
  • .38 Special @ Viejas Concert in the Park 
  • hip hop show @ Bancroft Bar
  • San Diego Sake Festival @ Quartyard
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Kidz Bop @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
  • Mike Ryan @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Late For Life @ Winston's (3pm)
  • Midnight Track @ Winston's (5-8pm)
  • Gene Evarro Jr, Boostive @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Night Terrors @ Til-Two Club
  • David Rovics @ Grassroots Oasis
  • CRSSD After Dark: Cut Snake @ Kettner Exchange 
  • CRSSD After Dark: Dusky, Cooper Save @ Vin De Syrah (SOLD OUT)
  • CRSSD After Dark: Lee Foss, Detlef @ Bang Bang (SOLD OUT)
  • CRSSD After Dark: Nina Kravitz, Helena Hauff, PTU, Wade, NGHT MVS @ Spin (SOLD OUT) 
  • CRSSD After Dark: Sian & Lee K @ El Camino 
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Bombazo Con Redobles de Cultura @ Border X Brewing
  • Pacific Dub, The Ries Brothers, The Good Tones @ 710 Beach Club
  • TheDopestMatrix, C E R O, ColdLe'Roy TGC, QEDJ Flows @ City Pub
  • Kearny High Class of 88 Reunion @ Tio Leo's
  • Tradewinds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Funk’s Most Wanted @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • 5th Saturday Night @ El Dorado
  • Dre Sinatra @ FLUXX
  • Xanadoodz (RUSH Tribute) @ Navajo Live (9pm)
  • Aerosmyth @ Navajo Live (10:45pm)
  • Bassjackers @ Parq Nightclub
  • Tech Support Feat. EvLo, Donald Thump and Mr. Smith @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, September 30, 2018 (San Diego Restaurant Week):
  • Casbah presents Dirty Sweet, Euphoria Brass Band, Stephen El Rey, The Slashes @ Adams Avenue Street Fair
  • CRSSD Festival @ Waterfront Park
    Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Adams Avenue, Normal Heights & Kensington 
  • Josh Fischel's Music Tastes Good @ Long Beach, CA
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • La Mesa Oktoberfest @ La Mesa Village (10am-6pm)
  • Ohana Festival @ Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
  • Natalie Prass, Stella Donnelly @ Casbah
  • Lost In Society, Stay Wild, Plane Without a Pilot @ Soda Bar
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair: The Liquorsmiths (5pm), Chris Avetta Band (3pm), Eva & The Vagabond Tales (1pm) @ Sycamore Den
  • Chris Murray Combo @ Panama 66
  • A "Dark Sound-Bath" as the closing ceremony for San Diego Zine Fest @ Bread and Salt
  • Guttermouth @ The Observatory North Park
  • HappyRon and Friends @ La Mesa Spacebar (6:30pm) 
  • Fashion Jackson, Buddha Trixie, The Happy Fits, LoveGlow @ Lestat's (8pm) 
  • Performing with Professionals: A Concert with San Diego's Rising Stars @ Museum of Making Music (7pm)
  • Making Vital Connections through Music @ Museum of Making Music  (2pm)
  • Infinite Floyd - A Pink Floyd Experience @ Belly Up 
  • DJ Dead Brains (Pall Jenkins) @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • 40 North Dance Film Festival @ Whistle Stop (9pm)
  • CRSSD After Dark: Flight Facilities (DJ Set), Dena Amy @ Vin De Syrah
  • CRSSD After Dark: Hayden James (DJ Set) @ Kettner Exchange 
  • CRSSD After Dark: Mija @ Bang Bang
  • CRSSD After Dark: Mind Against, Matador, Magdalena, Mele, NGHT MVS @ Spin
  • CRSSD After Dark: Yotto @ Rich's  
  • Chuponcito - USA Tour 2018 @ House of Blues
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale" @ Dizzy's
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • NBA: LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Red Room Tease, Hot Brass Injection @ Bancroft Bar (5pm)
  • Styx @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Matinee show - Krisben-Wah, The Yucks, Masteria, Santa Ana Knights @ Tio Leo's (2-6pm)
  • The Playground - Sunday Night Dance Party with DJ Heather Hardcore @ The Merrow
  • Drum & Bass @ Blonde
  • Shane Hall @ Pour House (9pm)
  • School of Rock @ Pour House (1pm)  
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Angra, Scarlet Aura, Novareign, Nightshadow, Sentinel @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Jason Brown @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (10am-2pm)
  • The Finns @ Navajo Live 
  • Groove Squad @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Almost Famous Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sunday isfor the Girls benefit for Keep-A-Breast Foundation @ El Dorado

Monday, October 1, 2018:
  • Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band @ The Observatory
  • Death Cab For Karaoke @ Soda Bar (FREE)
  • Minx, Razor Nights @ Bar Pink
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Amy Shark, Tyler Hilton @ House of Blues
  • Whitney Shay @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Electric Relaxation @ Whistle Stop  
  • Blue Monday - Dark 80s New Waave with DJ Ccamila Robina & Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo Celebration of Life @ Music Box
  • Musical Monday @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • 80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Movie Night with Beau @ Pour House  
  • Sexy Salsa & Sensual Bachata with DJ Sonero @ Tio Leo's
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia with Arnie @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Party on A Monday @ U-31