Tuesday, June 26, 2018
I have to apologize for my lack of posts. Nova was supposed to leave on Saturday, so we were in full-on family staycation mode by day and shows by night. I went to the Belly Up on Tuesday to see Stars and Shamir, on Wednesday we spent the day at the beach then we went to Men I Trust at the Casbah and after caught Shelter at Soda Bar. On Thursday, we went to Entercom's night at Sea World thanks to my pals at Alt949, which is when we found out Nova would be staying home an extra week, which allowed all three of us to catch Japanese Breakfast and Belle & Sebastian at the Observatory on Friday night, then I went to the Casbah for Dirty Sweet. My awesome cousin came down from LA on Saturday, so we hung out at the Kona Kai into the night for some good gamily time. On Sunday I got to shoot Shakey Graves and Lauren Ruth Ward at the Observatory, then caught Quel Bordel at the Casbah, and on Monday I worked all day long while watching movies with the kiddo and then went to George Michael Undercover at the Office. Needless to say, it was a very full week and summer break is challenging while we try to work and keep the kiddo entertained, but so far, so good. I did listings all the way through Fourth of July so you can plan your week accordingly. I'll update Humphrey's Backstage, Whistle Stop, Sycamore Den when they become available. Listings are after the jump.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sherman Heights Music Festival
Saturday June 23, 2018
at Sherman Heights Community Center
Rick & Friends
The Humble Chicanos
The Cat Chasers
I'm gonna be honest, the only real photos I shot last week were of Nova's soccer team in the Kickin' It Challenge, so I decided to use a pic of Iceage from the week before. It's not that I didn't get out...On Wednesday I went to see Olden Yolk and Mega Bog at Whistle Stop. I sold merch for Har Mar Superstar on Thursday and it was an amazing show, with the 15-piece marching band Mission Delirium opening and Har Mar playing Sam Cooke songs for an extended set. On Friday I went to Brownout at the Casbah and didn't bother with photos, and on Saturday after the tournament, we went to Oceanside to see one of Darren's college BFF's who was in town. It was a long and exhausting week, but we keep on rolling. This is Nova's final week before she heads to St. Louis for a month. There are tons of rad shows this week, too, but I'm awaiting some confirmations before I commit to a schedule. All the listings are after the jump.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Well let's see how the last week went. Started Tuesday off by dropping my ballot off at the polling place and being pretty hopeful. I went to Iceage that night and made the mistake of checking my phone and though there were some wins, it was still an overall depressing midterm election. I just find it heartbreaking that people can't even be bothered to moderately pay attention to the world around them. It kinda left me in a stupor all week, and then my social media feed filling with talk of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain didn't really help lift my moods. But I trudged through the week with Nova's daily soccer practices, getting to see Speedy Ortiz on Wednesday and Sick of It All on Thursday. We also got to watch Darren's indoor soccer game which was pretty intense, and his adrenaline was pumping so much that he didn't realize he took a cleat to the ankle and was left hobbling around the rest of the weekend. On Friday, I got a late start on the night and ended up seeing Jake Najor and The Moment of Truth at the Rabbit Hole. Saturday was lowkey and we went to Josh Krimston's birthday but after we got home after 8, we opted to stay in for the remainder of the night, and Sunday I worked for Justin Townes Earle and closed the night down at Whistle Stop. This week should be a lot more chill and hopefully far less depressing. I'm hoping to catch Sunflower Bean at the Che, I'm working for Har Mar on Thursday, and then I'm pretty much checking out for the weekend because Nova's got a soccer tournament. It hurts that we're going to be so close to A Ship In The Woods but not actually get to check it out. Such is life. Full listings after the jump.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The San Diego Music Foundation presents - San Diego Music Thing! While the full two-day conference has mostly been dissolved, the SDMF still wants to educate musicians about the business. This is a free music business panel about licensing your music for uses like TV, film, games, commercial advertisements and more. Doors are at 1:30pm on Saturday, June 9th, at Cinematic Arts & Sounds. After the panel and event, stick around for an art and music event to celebrate the Rock n Roll poster art of SCROJO (most widely known for his amazing years of creating Belly Up posters). That events starts at 6:30 and costs $10.
Adulting can be so exhausting sometimes. Between the chaos of work because of the Ticketfly outage and running Nova around to soccer practices, and trying to sneak in a little fun here and there, too, I end up just trying to grab sleep when I can. Besides all the usual stuff, we got to see Nova's derby pal in Guys And Dolls at Lakeside Middle School, which was adorable), we spent some time at Silver Strand for the Soccer in the Sand Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, and I went to see Curtis Harding at the Casbah and stayed out way too late for Sunday morning soccer, but some swimming and boogie boarding in the ocean was the perfect remedy. This week I'm hoping to catch Speedy Ortiz, and maybe Sick of It All and James Supercave, Maps & Atlases, and Los Aterciopelados. I'm also dying to get up to Safari Park to see the new Australian Walkabout, but with one more soccer tournament coming up before Nova finishes school and leaves for her month in St Louis. There are some amazing shows this week and we have a Warriors fan in the house, so we'll be watching the rest of the finals when we can, too. Today is election day. I hope everyone I know takes the time to vote.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
I thought I'd update the listings because they got kinda buried with all of my other posts and there's so much going on today. We will be spending the majority of the day at Silver Strand Beach for the Soccer In The Sand tournament, but if you're not out soccer momming, there are some rad things, like the record swap at Casbah, Jupiter's grand opening, and Art arund Adams. I also want to shout out to Nova's derby squad, formerly Juvenile Dollinquents but now called the Spitfires. They're in Seattle this weekend defending their national title at Battle on the Bank. If you've ever wanted to watch derby, you can steam it live here. Have a great weekend.
Friday, June 01, 2018
ART AROUND ADAMS 2018
2-MILE MUSIC & ART WALK
Saturday, June 2nd from 12 – 8pm
Where Craft, Live Music, Social and Commerce meet.
Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary “Comedy Trolley.” It’s FREE FUN for young and old.
To see full participants and schedules, go to their site here.