Friday, September 20, 2019

This Weekend: Adams Avenue Street Fair

The Adams Avenue Street Fair returns this weekend for the 38th year. I'm not super in love with this poster because you can barely read any of it, but instead I'll just make sure you have the link for all the stage lineups and performance times. I've been fortunate to live within walking distance for over 20 years, but this year is not looking good for spending much time as Nova's got soccer in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday and I'll be working at the Loft on Saturday from load-in till load-out. Ah well. I'm sure I'll find a way to make it happen, even if just for a little bit. Bear in mind that this is a free, all ages, family-friendly event that gets THOUSANDS of attendees, so while you can bring your pets, they're not allowed in many of the businesses or beer gardens, the cement gets crazy hot, and stupid things like trash and dropped food can be a hazard not worth the risk. Leave your doggies at home for your own sanity (and theirs).

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, September 17-Monday, September 23, 2019

I've been obsessed with this show, Offspring. It's on Netflix but ran for seven seasons in Australia. It's kinda like a cross between Parenthood and Gray's Anatomy, and sometimes I love it and sometimes I hatewatch it, but now I know my favorite character is gonna die and I'm almost at that scene and I don't know if I'm emotionally prepared for it, despite knowing it's gonna happen and finding out that all of Australia lost their collective minds when it happened. Ug. Still, it was a good thing I found a show to binge because I don't do these 90 degree days. Last week I did go to La Jolla Cove on Wednesday and after went to Belly Up for Greg Laswell and then to the Office for The Ramones Tribute night. On Friday, Darren and I went to Adrian Belew, and after went to Rebecca Jade at the Casbah. I was a hermit all weekend. My dad was admitted into the hospital late Friday, so we were kind of on standby all weekend. He's just in for observation, not being really treated for anything specific except balancing his blood pressure and fluid pressure, but still tried to lay low in case they needed us. This week is gonna be pretty busy. I'll probably check Jesse Marchant and Methyl Ethyl if I can pull off both in the same night, Benjamin Francis Leftwich on Wednesday, and maybe The Regrettes or The Brother Brothers on Thursday. Then this weekend is Adams Avenue Street Fair and I'll be working a show on Saturday night. Lots of great stuff happening this week. Full listings are after the jump.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

KAABOO 2020 On Sale Now: Moves To Petco Park

KAABOO 2019 was sold out and is in the books and from my IG feed, looks like everyone had a great time despite San Diego being in the high 80s and low 90s alll weekend. Following up, KAABOO has already announced 2020 dates--September 18-20, 2020 and has super early-bird Hang Loose passes on sale for $199. But the biggest news is that the festival will be ditching Del Mar Fairgrounds and heading to Petco Park. I'm sure all kinds of people have all kinds of feelings about that, but with the numerous options for public transit to downtown, to me this would definitely make me more inclined to forget my festival aversion and jump on the KAABOO bandwagon. To be seen. I mean, I have a year to figure it out. In the meantime, 2020 tickets are available here

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Things To Do In San DIego: Tuesday, September 10-Monday, September 16, 2019

Besides all my computer chaos, it was a pretty great week. I caught Bleached and The Paranoyds at the Casbah on Thursday, on Friday, Jeff and I had an amazing dinner at Louisiana Purchase and went to see Band of Skulls at the Belly Up, and on Saturday me, Nova and Darren went to La Jolla Cove for some snorkeling, and then on Sunday we went to my parents house to celebrate my dad's 71st birthday, and Monday I dragged my reluctant dog to the beach while Nova was at practice. This week is pretty low key. I might try to check out Greg Laswell at the Belly Up and Jake at the Casbah on Friday, but otherwise will just blow where the wind takes me. Full listings for the week are after the jump.

The Magnolia Set To Open This Week

LiveNation's new entertainment venue, The Magnolia, opens its doors this week in El Cajon. There will be a grand opening ceremony tonight at 5pm. On Thursday the 12th, Queen Nation and Idol X will play the first show, followed by Countess Luann and Friends on Friday, September 13th.

From The Magnolia website
San Diego County’s newest venue, The Magnolia will open in El Cajon this September after 10 years and an incredible $7M renovation!  Formerly known as the East County Performing Arts Center, upgrades include a reconfigured seating layout showcasing great sightlines for 1200 fans, a completely refurbished lobby bar serving craft beer and cocktails, a brand new VIP Lounge, plush front row seating, updated guest amenities and elevator access to the upper level seating for easy accessibility. 
As part of the beautiful renovation of The Magnolia, fans can expect to enjoy events of all kinds, including use of the outdoor plaza and venue grounds! From movie nights to beer festivals, food trucks, street fairs and more, the venue will showcase different events all year-long, bringing together our community and visitors to experience a new level of entertainment in SoCal.

ALT949 Reveals Not So Silent Night Lineup

I was having a pretty fun time trying to follow the clues for ALT949's Not So Silent Night bit today they've finally revealed the lineup. I got three out of the six (Shaed, White Reaper, Winnetka Bowling League) but wasn't even close on the other three (Neon Trees, Local Natives, Half Alive).

The lineup includes Neon Trees, Local Natives, SHAED, Half Alive, White Reaper, and Winnetka Bowling League. The show takes place on December 8th at Del Mar Arena. Get your tickets to the show here.

Monday, September 09, 2019

What I'm Reading & Watching

What did the cormorant say to the sea lion??

I have had a hell of a weekend. We went snorkeling, chilled out, hung out for my dad's 71st birthday, and I thought it would be low-key and I would get ahead of email and social posts for work and get caught up when, BAM!, I got a FINAL NOTICE from Photobucket that they're switching to a subscription based model and all photos over their free limit would be deleted by Monday, September 9th. I wouldn't have noticed, to be honest, because my original account is linked to an email that is just chock-full of spam which I never read. So I missed months of such notifications. However, I had a second account affected, too, which is when I took it seriously. More of my woe-is-me  tale after the jump (and actual stuff I'm reading and watching)

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, September 4-Monday, September 9, 2019

My birthday month is finally here! Me and Indah are super excited about that. Let's run through the week...on Tuesday I went to Bryan Ferry and then caught Mal Blum at Soda Bar. Wednesday is my evening to check out the sea lions while Nova plays soccer, and Thursday I went to Darren's soccer game, then caught The Bird and the Bee at Casbah. We went to the Zoo on Friday and then again on Monday for the final night of Nighttime Zoo, and in between Nova had her first soccer tournament of the season and we went to the tidepools (Saturday) and snorkeling the cove after Sunday. And last night I caught Local Natives and The Melvins. So yeah. Summer is very much still alive around here. Full listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

City of San Diego Shuts Down The Irenic & Street Angels Homeless Shelter for Teens

Last week, The Irenic posted a dreary message on their Facebook page:

Full Statement Link (full text here):
After nearly six years of opening the doors of our church to host All-Age events for the North Park Community, The Irenic has been ordered by The City of San Diego to cease operations, effective immediately on September 1, 2019. We believe that this order is a violation of our rights as a faith community to use our property to both bless the community and generate income to support our ministry, and are seeking legal counsel on how to proceed. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to begin hosting events again soon. We encourage you to reach out to Councilman Chris Ward's Office and Mayor Falconers Office to voice your support for The Irenic. Thank you so much for your support. 
Now, obviously I work for the Casbah and as such have worked the door for our events at the Irenic for many years now, but I have no inside information about this news. I will say my own opinion, which is that it sucks, and not just because of the lost income it means for me and our staff. There's been a neighbor hellbent on getting the venue shut down and fuck that guy. He allegedly called the police for EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW. I hear this is from Code Enforcement, but am sure Mara "Fun-killer" Elliott had a hand, as she seems to be chasing everything that makes this city cool, from shutting down Nova's derby facility with just 72 hours notice (and thus ending her derby involvement altogether) to resurrecting issues at the Observatory long thought to have been resolved and now this. It sucks. The Casbah has 10 shows with no home should the issue not be immediately resolved. Looking at Soda Bar's calendar, they also had at least 10 shows booked through the end of the year.

Casbah is working diligently to move all the previously scheduled shows. The sold-out Phora (10/13) show has been moved to House of Blues and with additional capacity means more tickets are on sale. Benjamin Francis Leftwich (9/18) has been moved to the Merrow, which unfortunately means this is now a 21+ show. Casbah will be making announcements as shows are moved.

Everyone has been covering this story, so here are some links:

GoFundMe: Save The Irenic & Youth Homeless Shelter

Statement from Councilman Chris Ward

MissionGathering Response To Councilman Chris Ward's Statement

City Pulls Plug on Irenic - SoundDiego / NBC

Youth shelter, music venue shut down by City of San Diego (Video) - CBS8

Community rallies around North Park Church that shelters homeless youth - 10News

Church fights to keep its music venue and homeless shelter open - Fox 5 San Diego

Keep The Irenic Open - Petition

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Wonderfront Adds Bands & Releases Lineup By Day

I worked through the night, and then when I was finally ready to go to bed, of course what I'd been waiting for finally came through and I'm glad I check my email one last time before getting some sleep. Today, Wonderfront added the final artists to the lineup as well as publishing the breakout of bands by day.

The new acts are: Guitar Legends 3 (featuring an all-star band of surprise guests) | Migos | J.I.D. | Jhay Cortez | Khea | Wild Belle | Gioli & Assia | Grandma | Jesse Baez | Banda Tierra Brava | Los Crecidos | Seis en Linea | Cydeways | Glades |  Brewfish |

Wonderfront Festival will take place November 22-24, 2019 at various locations along and around the waterfront area. Tickets and details are available here.

For your information, full press release after the jump.

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 27-Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We thought Nova went through her first week of school unscathed, and then today it all kinda fell apart with a full on meltdown and I almost cried for her because, as we can all attest, middle school SUCKS. So for those of you whose kids had your first day today, all I can say is good luck. Last week I caught Generationals and Pure Bathing Culture at the Casbah and Snail Mail and Choir Boy at Music Box, hung out with the sea lions on Thursday, watched the SDSU women's game, watched Darren's soccer game, hung out with my parents, swam at Fiesta Island, binge watched some TV, dropped by Habitat House for their farewell party with Joel P West performing, and spent the scorcher of Sunday at the Safari Park. This week I'm looking forward to Bryan Ferry, The Bird and the Bee, and Throwing Muses among others. I've been promising more updates but have been having some tech issues, so hopefully I can fix that soon and get back in my groove. In the meantime, listings are through Tuesday to get you through Labor Day weekend. After the jump.

Monday, August 26, 2019

KAABOO Prices Jump Tomorrow

Tickets for KAABOO go up on Tuesday. All three days and all levels of VIP sold out last year. If you're interested in going, the best time to buy is now.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 20-Monday, August 26, 2019

Nova starts 7th grade today, so we spent the last week absorbing all the life out of summer that we possibly could, which meant some swimming with Ficus at Fiesta Island Dog Park/Beach, getting in some Zoo and Balboa Park time, and an awesome multi-modal Saturday where we took bikes/bus/trolley to Harborfest and Sunday doing a fun ride from Normal Heights through Balboa, down to check out the new 6th Avenue bike lanes, around the harbor, and back home on the Rapid, which is a funny story that I tweeted about here, and Monday was all work save for me taking Nova to soccer and running up to La Jolla to visit my sea lion pals. I also had some nighttime fun and got to see Devotchka on Wednesday, Orville Peck on Thursday, and Kyle Kinane on Sunday. This week we'll dive back into the ritual of middle school but hopefully get to see some shows like Generationals, Snail Mail, and a couple others on the radar. Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Adams Avenue Street Fair Lineups Released

I told you I had a million things to catch up on, and I'm doing my best to catch up on old news. The Adams Avenue Business Association released the schedule a while ago, but we're still a month out so it's all good. The Adams Avenue Street Fair takes placec on September 21st & 22nd on Adams from 35th to 30th with a new stage added to the mix by Polite Provisions. 
Check out the whole lineup and schedule here.

Clear The Shelters TODAY!!

This Saturday is another Clear The Shelters event!

From NBC:
Are you looking to adopt a loving new forever friend? Whether you're looking for a dog, bunny, bird or cat, we're waiving fees at select shelters across the County to help every animal find their furr-ever home!
Check out the interactive map to find the shelter closest to you.

From The San Diego Humane Society:
San Diego Humane Society will be participating in Clear the Shelters Day on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The nationwide adoption drive is in partnership with NBC and Telemundo. There will be waived adoption fees for all animals at SDHS as well as other participating organizations. Last year, we adopted 431 animals into new homes in a single day — more than any other shelter in the country — and we’re looking to beat that record this year!

Friday, August 16, 2019

"San Diego Symphony Announces Bayside Performance Park" Opening in 2020

rendering from San Diego Symphony/Raindrop Marketing

Today the San Diego Symphony announced the Bayside Performance Park is set to open in 2020. I'm not a big fan of 'public-private partnerships' and giveaways of public land to private entities, but I haven't delved deep enough into this deal to really know how the thing came to take shape, how the land was given or sold or leased. As the current Bayside stage on Embarcadero Marina Park South is an eyesore and limits public access, it feels like the public just accepted it for so long that of course this is an improvement, but it still makes me feel icky, which is the general feeling I get whenever Jacobs' name is attached to anything. I hope I'm wrong and the promises made to the public come to fruition. So often we see 'public access' guaranteed and then funding is cut so, for example, public bathrooms end up locked during any meaningful hours when the public would actually need them. Let's just leave as being cautiously optimistic, though the way the Port is so eagerly giving away Embarcadero Marina Park North to future hotel development and the eventual razing of Seaport Village, I'm not sure I trust their stewardship in anything. Decide for yourself.

Full press release after the jump.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Seaport Sessions Kick Off This Thursday!

Growing up in Chula Vista, my mom cultivated a love for music in me from a very young age. I was never personally musically inclined, but we always went to free street fairs and concerts, whether or not we knew the bands playing. My earliest recollection of such events were the free Seaport Village concerts. They were by the (now defunct) Jolly Roger, and we'd go upstairs to their bar where they always had a free spread of hors d'oeuvres and on special days, my parents would order us virgin strawberry daiquiris (basically milkshakes, tbh) and then we'd go watch the band and the funny "old" (everyone is OLD when you're 5) people who would come to dance to the music. Well, now I'm OLD, and I'm glad to hear someone is activating the space again before the temporary renovations get underway and down the line when Seaport Village becomes unrecognizable. From what I've heard, these will at least run through December, so we'll keep you posted as more bands and talks get added to the calendar.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 13-Monday, August 19, 2019

I have a million things to catch up on this week, but it's so hard during the summer. Who wants to be sitting on a laptop for 12 hours a day when there's so much going on in? So last week I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Tim Booth and Jim Glennie of James, one of my all time favorite bands, for SoundDiego. I was a hot mess and it was emotional and I cried a lot and Tim cried a little and it was the most intense interview I've ever experienced. I don't know how they'll cut it up for NBC, but it should air in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, I worked the Weyes Blood show at the Irenic but got there earlier than I'd expected, so got to enjoy their full sound check. What a voice! And Davey, an old drummer I knew from Everest and Great Northern is touring as their drummer, so it was great to see him again. I don't honestly think I even left my house on Thursday, but I was saving up for the Friday and Saturday night Death Cab For Cutie shows. I took Nova on Friday and Darren was able to join us for the encore, and after I hit Casbah and Ken Club. On Saturday I took my sister and my pal Melanie was able to join us for the second half, and then my sis and i went to the Casbah which never happens so that was cool. Sunday was low key fam day and we went to swim at Fiesta Island with our dog and Monday we visited the sea lions of La Jolla while Nova was in soccer and then watched Darren's playoff soccer game. So yeah. It's a lot. This week should be tamer and I hope I get to update photos and stuff, because they're certainly piling up. Full listings for the week are after the jump.

Monday, August 12, 2019

ALT 94/9 Selling Early Bird Tickets to Not So Silent Night 2019


I'm not gonna get dragged into radio rivalries, but the same day that 91X released information for their December show formerly known as 91XMAS, Alt94/9 sent out a save the date for their Not So Silent Night.
It's gonna take place on Sunday, December 8th at Del Mar Arena and you can get tickets before they announce the lineup for $19.75 (because, wink, wink).

91X Announces December 5th Show With The 1975

91X Presents
Thursday, December 5th
Pechanga Arena San Diego

THE 1975

Friday, August 09, 2019

"The Zoo: San Diego" To Premiere on Animal Planet on 8.10.2019

If you are a regular on this site, you know that while I love music, my de-stress move is to go to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. During the summer or times with late hours, you can sometimes find me there 2 or 3 times a week. So when I was invited to go to a media party a couple weeks ago to catch a preview and celebrate the launch of The Zoo: San Diego on Animal Planet, of course I was ecstatic. The launch date is finally here, and you can see the 2 hour premiere this Saturday, August 10 on Animal Planet at 8pm. In subsequent weeks, the show will be one hour, at 9pm on Saturdays.

More after the jump:

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, August 6-Monday, August 12, 2019

It was a relatively low key week. We did the final Sundown Safari of the summer at Safari Park on Tuesday, and on Wednesday spent some time at Fiesta Islandd Dog Park. We got flipped off by some piece of shit driving the wrong way in his truck which was waving a massive confederate flag from the back. I guess three mass shootings in a week don't really shock me in hindsight. On Thursday, I worked for Alison Sudol at Soda Bar, on Friday we went to The Head and the Heart, and on Saturday, we spent the day getting roasted at Mission Bay for my niece's birthday, then I worked for AA Bondy that night and afterward caught the end of my high school reunion. I mostly worked the rest of the weekend, though I did get to catch some time with the La Jolla sea lions while Nova was in soccer. I'm jumping out of my skin excited to interview Tim Booth of James today for NBC, and I'm still trying to make DCFC happen later this week but otherwise no major plans as we wind down the final weeks of summer before Nova goes back to school. Listings through Monday are after the jump.     

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Things To Do In San Diestlego: Tuesday, July 30-Monday, August 5, 2019

I'm all over the place this week. Last Tuesday, Darren and I got to go on a little behind the scenes tour of the San Diego Zoo which was awesome, though in the middle of that monsoonal weather, the animals were mostly seeking shade and water. But later that night we got to go to a party to preview The Zoo: San Diego, a new series on Animal Planet that is a must-watch when it debuts on August 10th. That same night, we went to Soda Bar to catch The Beths who were phenomenal live. Besides celebrating my godsister's belated birthday with my family, I was a bit of a homebody the rest of the week, until Friday when I decided to go back to the Zoo for a few hours of sunshine and animals until it was time to catch SoundDiego Live at The Holding Company. The party was nuts to butts and super fun, and the bar's remodel is pretty cool. On Saturday I binged Netflix and backed up my computer, because I really know how to rage. And on Sunday, Nova returned from St. Louis, so we had a bite at Sister Ray's and then went to nighttime Zoo, because I can never get enough. News was starting to come out about Gilroy and I was just trying to not to go down a news-cycle rabbit hole. Monday she was back at soccer and we went to the beach in La Jolla to see that humans have chased the seals off the beach. The year-round rope is obviously not enough. Today we're going to the last night of Sundown Summer Safari, when the park is open until 9pm. A new baby rhino, the first ever through artificial insemination in North America, was born on Sunday, and while they are still off exhibit, we hope to see all the areas we love so dear. This week I'll be slinging merch at Soda Bar on Thursday, hopefully shooting The Head and The Heart on Friday, and selling merch for AA Bondy on Saturday. Be good, Humans. Full listings for this week are after the jump.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019:
  • The Drums, CHAI @ The Observatory
  • DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot @ Casbah
  • Gipsy Kings feeat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo, Simi @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Full Blast Fun Boy, Slay Dean, Rich Boy Junkie, Underground Lounge @ Soda Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday Presents dj girlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • 91X Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles Presents City Windows, The Miles, The Jonny Tarr Quintet @ The Merrow
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Techno Tuesdays with Nocturne & Techit Easy @ Blonde
  • Blackout Bingo @ Ken Club (Free, 10pm)
  • Charlie Arbelaez presents: The Jazz & Cocktail Party @ Seven Grand
  • "Mixtape" @ Lamb's Players Theatre
  • Ron Blair (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), The Chris Torres Band @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Metal Jam @ Winston's (6-9 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Family Loteria with Anahuac, Analy, DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Trivia Tuesdays @ Park & Rec
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Reggae Tuesday with Carlos Culture @ The Holding Company 
  • Adams Gone Funky @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The War Toys, DZR, Presser @ Che Cafe
  • The Breakthrough Revue 2019 @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • The Works Jam @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • The Sea Monks @ Tio Leo's
  • Live Jam Session @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Flip Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • About Face, Phunky Matters @ 710 Beach Club
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado
Wednesday, July 31, 2019:
  • Streetlight Manifesto, Kitty Kat Fan Club @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Psychic Graveyard, Plack Blague, The Gay Agenda @ Soda Bar
  • Everything Is Terrible! @ Casbah
  • Selena Under Cover @ The Office
  • Stranger, Iron Sage Wood @ Belly Up
  • Softing, The Walter Brothers, Julianna Zachariou @ The Merrow
  • Spotlights, Vampyre, Death Eyes @ Bar Pink (9:30pm) 
  • "Rock of Ages" @ Old Town Theatre
  • Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Heavy Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (Free, 7-9pm)
  • Riff City Coedy with Billy Wayne Davis, Opeyemi Olagbaju, Brandon Potter, David Wizer @ Whistle Stop
  • Steven Cade @ Moonshine Flats 
  • KSON Country DJ @ Renegade
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Charlie Arbelaez @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Gian Marco- Intuicion Tour USA 2019 @ House of Blues
  • Miss Erika Davies @ Seven Grand
  • The Jazz Pocket Swing @ Tio Leo's
  • Taryn Donath Duo @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Gaby Aparicio @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Reggae en tu Barrio with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Nick Bone & The Big Scene @ The Holding Company (6-8pm)
  • Two Reverends One Sinner @ The Holding Company (8pm)
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Jam Kwest, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Karaoke @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Jon Campos and the Incurables @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Clapton Hook @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, August 1, 2019:
  • Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour, Ra Ra Riot @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • William Clark Green, Coby Lee Brooks @ Casbah
  • Peter Case @ Whistle Stop
  • Alison Sudol, Wsprgrl @ Soda Bar
  • Talib Kweli, Z-Trip, Abjo @ Music Box
  • Film Fan Movie Trivia @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Slasher Basher 3 Presents Jara, Inspired and the Sleep, Boychick @ Bar Pink ($5, 9pm) 
  • 2nd Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration with Easy Wind @ Belly Up
  • The Hip Hop Collective Part IV with J Slide, Drippazay, Kris Woods, Deuce Dev, Moody Loc, Legion X, Ese Deleon, Zu, Ja.Youngwealth, Poser, Kogniak, Bubba Toaks, M Hernan, King Emery, KiddxSurge, Phenomenal, DJ Boogieman, Damon Rabote, Amon The MC, DJ Tech/Aim T @ Space
  • Summer NU MOODS: Live Jazz Fusion Jam @ Quartyard (FREE)
  • Poptart (French Pop Night) @ Blonde
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Born of Osiris: The Simulation Tour, Bad Omens, Spite, Kingdom of Giants, Blackcast @ House of Blues
  • Arkay, Digital Lizards Of Doom, The Brothers Burns, BJ Jezbera, MY MYND @ The Merrow
  • "33 1/3 - House of Dreams" @ The Lyceum Stage
  • Comedy Night @ Tiger! Tiger!
  • Screen on The Green + Live Music @ Panama 66
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Fish and the Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Barbwire @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Park & Rec Affect with GMRF @ Park & Rec
  • Los Freneticos, Dethsurf, The Fink Bombs @ Tower Bar
  • Fishing For Chips, Neverlyn, Goldview @ Himmelberg's
  • Karaoke @ Wildwood Crossing
  • An Evening with Anna Danes @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Tim Norton Duo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Headphone @ The Holding Company
  • Colourshop, Jessica Lerner @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Sunset Poolside Jazz with Robert Dove Trio @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel
  • Cumbia Machin @ Manhattan Bar
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jerry Rivera @ Blue Agave 
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Ocean Beach Hip Hop Social with SCARUB from the Living Legends - Hosted by Destructo Bunny and Atlantis Rizing - Flowmads @ Winston's
  • Dave Gleason @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwback Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Swing Thing @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Shake Your Bones @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • The Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Cash'd Out @ Renegade
  • Garage Mahal Presents: The Frets, Free Paintings  @ 710 Beach Club
  • Global BPM Presents @ Henry's Pub

Friday, August 2, 2019:
  • The Head and the Heart @ The Observatory
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Blondie @ Pechanga Resort and Casino
  • Mystic Braves, Thee Allyrgic Reaction, DJs Mikey Turi & Andrew McGranahan @ Casbah
  • Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dog Party, Pity Party @ Soda Bar
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Billy Joel Tribute - The Stranger ft. Mike Santoro, GRACEBAND @ Belly Up
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Museum of Making Music
  • Action Beat (the Ex), Gritos, Binge ex-NerveControl, OpeningBell @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Underground Lounge, Wily Savage, Sluka @ The Merrow
  • Rascal Flatts: Summer Playlist Tour, Morgan Evans  @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Point Loma Summer Concerts @ 1049 Catalina Blvd (FREE, 5:30pm)
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic, Cros1, Johaz @ Bar Pink ($5 after 11pm)
  • The Ripening, Blind Mountain Holler @ Panama 66
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Flaunt, Badluck Cortez, Apollo, PunchCard & Resident Djs Sesh, Mr Henshaw, Unite & El Dj De TJ @ Tower Bar 
  • These Handsome Devils, Thieves Like Us, Shadowplay @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove’s Mid-Summer Happy Place @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Lana Rebel & Kevin Mayfield, Julia Sage & the Bad Hombres, Tormenta Rey, Gary Hankins, DJ Brendan Malone @ Black Cat Bar
  • Billy Bio, Cutthroat, Gut Punch, Jumped In @ Brick By Brick
  • JD Crawford @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • The Time Traveler's Suite @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Spencer Yensen--Fever, Andrew Barrack @ The Holding Company
  • Jay Mohr @ The Comedy Store (7:30pm & 9:45pm)
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Power of Love (Jimi Hendrix tribute) @ Seven Grand
  • Hunter Phelps @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Resinators @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Bay Faction, Fashion Jackson, Hate Drugs, Ritt Momney @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Black Lillies, Farm Truck @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Lil Duval: Living My Best Life Tour @ House of Blues
  • Darryl Williams @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • CYOA @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Bonneville 7 @ Pour House (5pm)  
  • Rituals - Coldwave Dark80s Postpunk EBM Industrial @ Space
  • Last Option @ Bancroft Bar
  • Paint The Town @ Quartyard
  • JohnnyGo Figure, Revival @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • West of 5 @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Ian Patrick Cler Trio @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • James Kelly Band @ Renegade
  • The Writhers, Order of the Fly, Ash Williams @ Himmelberg's
  • The Groove Mercenaries @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • The Verge, DJ Moniq @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Finesse, DJ Moniq @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • En Stereo Total - 80's and Rock en Espanol @ Manhattan Bar
  • Sights and Sips Sunset Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht (5:30pm)
  • Rock the Yacht Party Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht (8:30pm)
  • Trill Fridays @ Bassmnt 
  • Autograf @ Bang Bang
  • Lil Duva @ Parq
  • Guy J + Dosem @ SPIN
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, August 3, 2019:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap - 6 Year Anniversary @ Casbah (11am-5pm, $5)
  • An Evening with A.A. Bondy @ Casbah 
  • The B-52s, Berlin @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jason Hanna Quartet, Goldettes @ Bird Park Concerts
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Dead Horses, Mara Connor @ Soda Bar
  • Island Vibe Music Festival with The Green, Maoli, FIA, Irie Love @ Practice Field/SDCCU Stadium (3pm)
  • C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Museum of Making Music
  • Ascension w/ DJs Robin Roth, Kaerie, Baron @ Kava Lounge
  • Downtown Throwdown with Vanilla Ice, Coolio, All- Color Me Badd, Young MC, Geezer @ Petco Park at the Park 
  • The 30th Annual Clairemont Family Day@ 3605 Clairemont Dr (FREE)
  • The PettyBreakers - Tribute to Tom Petty, Justin Paul Sanders @ Belly Up  
  • Iration, Tacos & Beer Festival @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Otzi, Egrets On Ergot + DJs Vaughn Avakian & Javi Nunez @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • Magical Animals, Runsdeep, Cabuloan @ Black Cat Bar
  • Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone @ Sycuan Casino (5pm & 8pm)
  • The Wright Stuff @ Seven Grand
  • Hide and Go Freak with Austin Millz, Like(PAC DIV) +HNGF DJ’s @ Space
  • Just Like Heaven '80s Night with Dave Parkey of Prayers, Aaron Wallace, Josexx @ Blonde
  • Steady 45s, The Amalgamated @ Panama 66
  • Island Vibe After Party With Leilani Wolfgramm, Tapeheads & Flowmads @ Music Box
  • The San Diego Golden Girls @ The Merrow (6pm)
  • Bear Night with Jon Williams @ The Merrow (8pm)
  • Foxtide, Street Surfers @ Che Cafe
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Chloe Lou and the Lidells @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4pm)
  • Paul Chesne @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8pm)
  • Pacali Roots (EP Release), I-Abide, Burning Up @ Manhattan Bar
  • "Back to the '80s" Featuring The Molly Ringwalds, DJ LV @ House of Blues
  • Spencer Day in "Broadway By Day" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Burn Burn Burn, The Lucky Eejits, Fishing For Chips, Them Cuts @ Tower Bar
  • The Turbos @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Steam Powered Giraffe @ Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD
  • Jay Mohr @ The Comedy Store (7:30pm & 9:45pm)
  • Songs of Heaven and Earth @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • MDRN HSTRY, Whiskerman, Aviator Stash, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company
  • "Art of Flamenco" Dinner Show @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Steph Johnson @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • 54 Reasons To Die Tour @ Bancroft Bar
  • Traci's Paws: Doggies & Donuts @ Quartyard
  • Kennedy Tracy, Natalie Gheorghita, Cordelia Degher @ Lestat's
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Hunter Phelps @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Dom Katz @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Boostive @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Holy Grail, Striker, Bewitcher, Malison @ Brick By Brick
  • ShineBox @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Punk Goes Pop 90s Charity Event feat. Fallen Monuments, Ghost City, Ready Set Survive, The Rough, Say Days Ago @ Himmelberg's
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Baja Bugs @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Musehead, Fooz Fighters (Muse, Radiohead & Foo Fighters Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Patrick Howard Trampus @ Renegade
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Wildside @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Finesse, DJ Annalyze @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Private Domain, DJ Annalyze @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Cassian + Willaris. K @ Bang Bang 
  • DROELOE @ Bassmnt
  • DISTRIKT: Metamorphoses Fundraiser @ Spin
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Savi @ Omnia
  • Glow Hard Weekend @ Onyx Room 
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
Sunday, August 4, 2019:
  • Ride for Protected Bike Lanes on 30th. Meet at Bird Park at 10:30am.
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival @ Historic Third Avenue, Chula Vista (Free, All Ages, 11am-5pm)
  • Border Angels Benefit - Rod of Correction, Se Vende, Cabron, Stuntdouble & Tenshun, Palomino, Memo Nericcio @ Casbah
  • Bars of Gold (members of Bear vs. Shark), Shades McCool, Phantom Twins @ Soda Bar
  • Goldroom's High Seas Tour with Goldroom, Le Youth, Eau Claire @ Adventure Hornblower
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Beethoven By The Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jill Scott- Live In The Moment Tour @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Uptown RHythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Jam And Spam Brunch Ft. Tenelle, Mahi Crabbe, Dom & Nico, KL Noise Makerz @ Music Box (11am)
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ Civic Theatre 
  • Pocari Sweat @ Space
  • Ancient Voices @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Del Mar (West) Riders Up to Benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) @ Belly Up 
  • Warsaw, Micelves, Nyles Lannon @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • God Module, INVA//ID, AAIMON & DJ Disorder & Deadmatter @ Tower Bar 
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11am)
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Give You Nothing, Tuning, Golden Boy and more @ Che Cafe (1pm Matinee)
  • Cryptic and Friends: Summer's End Metalfest with Cryptic, Kryptid, Indisposed, The Bush Whackers @ Che Cafe (7pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • The Velvicks @ Bancroft Bar
  • Nena Anderson, Mrs. Henry @ Brooks Theatre, Oceanside
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Keep It on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Boy Named Sue, Shoeless @ The Holding Company (4-8pm)
  • Salsa Sundays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Jason Hanna Jazz Quartet, DJ Jecs @ Salty Frog
  • Blonde 54- Sunday Night Fever @ Blonde
  • Weekender with Justin Campbell (Desert Hearts), Eric Medina, Cris Herrera, Sprout b2b DJ Instagator, Yanic @ Quartyard
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Suicide Forest, Arachnigod, Mythraeum, Kyrkogård @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Rosy Dawn Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live 
  • The Corderman @ Navajo Live 
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Trivia & Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, August 5, 2019:
  • Lord Huron, Shakey Graves, Julia Jacklin @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • San Diego International Organ Festival with Thomas Ospital @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
  • Sweet Tooth, DR3AmBr05, Les Enfants @ Casbah 
  • The Shellshocks, Roman Watchdogs, Bathwater Babies, Color Til Monday @ Soda Bar
  • Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates, Anna Zivona, Blake Dean, W.P. Hawk @ Bar Pink
  • PigPen Theatre Co. @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • The Bacon Brothers, Cindy Alexander @ Belly Up
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Blue Monday -Dark '80s Night with DJ Camilla Robina & Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Billy Watson @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Julio de la Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Sexy Salsa and Bachata Night @ Tio Leo's
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation- 90s Hip-Hop/Chill Beats & Board Games @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 23-Monday, July 29, 2019

Oh, man. Last week was nutso, no? Darren and I went to Safari Park on Tuesday, then I did Comic-Con on Wednesday, then Dylan Leblanc on Wednesday night. On Thursday, I went to the FX media preview, then caught Kristian Nairn at Omnia before bailing to the Ken Club for the rest of the night. On Friday I wandered the Con in the afternoon before having to work at The Balboa Theatre, where I ran into Lin-Manuel Miranda(!!!) backstage. I went back to the Ken Club that night for their 84th Anniversary. On Saturday I worked merch for two more shows at the Balboa which was exhausting but definitely a nice side gig. I spent the past couple days catching up on work, and am so excited to spend today at the Zoo for a behind the scenes event. I've still got a lot to catch up on here, but for now, here are your listings for the week. 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Photos: More Comic-Con Fun

Gonna keep it super short because I'm still at home and have so much still to explore, but my day 2 of Comic-Con started really late. Like, really, really late, because you know, some of us still have work to do and stuff. Darren and I aimed at stopping at Salud before Con, but it was, as expected, packed, so instead we went to Border X Brewing and stumbled upon an event for Latina Geeks while we ate tacos. We kept it brief and he dropped me at the Hilton where I went to the FX Fearless Forum preview night. It was a small crowd, so we took advantage of the hosted bar and the walk-through experience which meant we skipped a whole slew of other things. But it was fine, Pyles went on his way after and I just cruised the activations which were mostly closed before deciding to still try to get in to the Rave of Thrones, despite being 2 hours late for the meetup time.

The security at Omnia were super cool to me and despite their 'no bag' rule, ushered me in a back entrance where I was behind the DJ booth as Kristian "Hodor" Nairn was music selector. That was fun and exciting but I only lasted about an hour before I made my way to the Ken Club for their anniversary/ska night.

Tonight, I'll wander until I have to work at Balboa Theatre then who knows where the night might take me? Tons of photos after the jump.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Notes from Comic-Con Preview Night

I was just reading a listicle from Pacific-- Top 10 cheap eats at Comic-Con this week-- and not only did it make me hungry, but it made me realize I forgot a couple things on my Comic-Con page this year, namely, my little map of downtown with some of my personal favorite spots (which I just quickly updated so I can get back downtown.)

Preview wrap up after the jump.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Final Notes Before Comic-Con 2019

I'll continue to add events and information to this site as I get it, but this was a final blast directly from the source, Comic-Con International. It was a note for media, so I cut out some of that stuff, but here's some relevant info for everyone. I left the preferred social media hashtags because those because those become really useful for searching social media. 


Information regarding the SDCC programming schedule can be found here and a list of our Special Guests along with their bios can be found here

Exhibit Hall

Information regarding our Exhibitors, including booth numbers and a location map can be found here

Getting Here

Once again, we offer a shuttle service to the San Diego Convention Center from 63 different locations! To view a map that shows the routes and stops please visit

Harbor Drive Closures

Happening again this year, the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego, and the Port of San Diego have created a pedestrian-only experience during Comic-Con 2019.

HARBOR DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC (including bikes, scooters and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Cars will be screened.

Harbor Drive Closure Hours:

Wednesday, July 17 - 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, July 18 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday, July 19 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21 - 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
*Harbor Drive will reopen to traffic outside of the hours listed above.

Official Comic-Con App

Sponsored by NBC, the App is an important tool to help you stay updated. Plus you can manage your own personalized schedules and favorite exhibitors!

Social Media

Please remember us kindly with the following “official” hashtags and indicators:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 16-Monday, July 22, 2019- Comic-Con Edition

Comic-Con 2018
As I mentioned last week, I went ahead and did these listings last week so that I'd have everything listed and ready to go for Comic-Con, but as you can see, it's hard to keep our regular club events separated from Comic-Con stuff, so they're all blended here, but I have a ton more information on the Comic-Con page, which includes all of the activations and multi-day additional events. You can get to that page on full screen or on mobiles with the little pull-down triangle under the header. I had a really good week but I'll save it for another post so I can get these bad boys listed and put out into the world. I will say that my Con feels a little empty without the Wired party, so if you've got any events I should work into my schedule, just say the word. I'll be going to Dylan Leblanc for sure on Wednesday, and I'm working at Balboa Theatre on Friday and Saturday night, but the rest of my days and evenings are wide open.
Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Watch: The Black Key's Trailer for "MasterCourse" (A Funny Or Die Production)

This weekend was full of bad news and it just keeps going from bad to worse on a national level, so this mockumentary/Master Class parody with The Black Keys made me laugh and it's worth a share. Don't forget The Black Keys will be back in San Diego on November 17th at Pechanga Arena with Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams.

And while we're talking Funny or Die, check out the short web series, Under A Rock with Tig Notaro if you haven't already. I know I haven't done a proper read/watch post but it's really because I got sucked into the vapid world of The Hills and did a full 6 season rewatch to get to The Hills: New Beginnings. And I'm reading a book but I'm not in love with it, so I've just been kinda stuck reading a few pages at a time before my eyes fall shut. But I'll get back to it.

KAABOO Releases Daily Lineup

For information on lineup and tickets, go to

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 9-Monday, July 15, 2019

Are you bored of my animal pics yet? Because it's all I've really been shooting lately. It was a pretty good week. I worked at the Irenic on Wednesday and afterward, Darren and I went for Korean BBQ at Handoo on Convoy. He had to work on 4th of July, so I packed a bag, caught the bus, and made my way to the Zoo, which ended up being amazing. The majority of people left by 7 so I wandered for a couple hours, watched the 8:40 parade, then caught the Skyfari right as the Big Bay Boom started and did a little roundtrip ride before they closed. After fireworks, Darren dropped me off at the Casbah for High Tide Society and picked me up when he was done working and it was a super fun night. Friday was a low-key recovery day, and then Saturday and Sunday I sold merch for Earthless at the Casbah. This week I did this week's listings and next week's concurrently, socheck out my 2019 Comic-Con page. Enjoy PRIDE this week and be careful out there.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Sunday: Inaugural Lady Brain Festival at Heritage Ranch, Carlsbad

I'm so sorry...I meant to post this earlier in the week so you could all score your early bird tickets, but better late than never, right?

Date: Sunday, July 7
Time: 12-7pm
Location: Heritage Ranch - 450 Quail Gardens Drive - Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Friendly: Free admission for children 12 and younger.

The event will feature music from 20 womxn-fronted musical acts (all of which include at least one Lady Brain member).

Listen Local Radio’s Cathryn Beeks and festival co-organizer is excited to bring the community a “multi-stage nonstop music festival featuring a plethora of genres and styles, all coming together to celebrate sisterhood.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the door.


Lady Stage (Full Bands)
12:30pm - Voxy
1:30pm - Lindsay White
2:30pm - Corina Rose
3:30pm - Gaby Aparicio
4:30pm -The Banduvloons
5:30pm - Becca Jay Band
6:30pm - Tori Roze & the Hot Mess

Brain Stage (Songwriters in the Round)
1pm - Mary Bee and Cici Artemisia
2pm - Ren Daversa and Carissa Schroeder
3pm - Mayzie Jean and Naiomi
4pm - Rosy Dawn and Chris Avetta
5pm - Astra Kelly and Heather Marie
6pm - Jessica Lerner and Marie Haddad

Additional activities and entertainment will include poetry readings by Lizzie Wann, interactive art stations, special guest performers, local vendors, and a kids zone. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Lady Brain Presents founder and festival co-organizer Lindsay White shared her motivation behind the festival and the Lady Brain Collective in general. “Our members are all about taking action to create opportunities where they don’t normally exist. Since male-fronted acts routinely get the lion’s share of festival bookings, we brought forth a festival that challenges those norms while celebrating intersectional Lady Brain talent that is inclusive of a range of ages, cultures, sexualities, and music genres.”

Lady Brain Presents is the public iteration of Lady Brain Collective, a local collaborative whose vision is to reject the notion that womxn-identifying artists must compete or hoard information in order to succeed in their respective fields. Lady Brain Collective believes that women are excellent at building communities, celebrating creativity, sparking inspiration, and taking care of each other. Based on the foundation of service, members openly and willingly offer their unique skills, knowledge, ideas, and talents to their fellow sisters in order to develop creative and collaborative opportunities for each other, thereby transforming the definition of what it means to be a successful artist. Lady Brain Collective supports each other through community gatherings such as Lady Brain Fest, members-only meet-ups, shared resources and online support, member-generated press, and more. To find out more, please visit

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Things To Do in San Diego: Thursday, July 4th-Monday, July 8, 2019

I decided to repost this weekend's listings because there were a few updates and I didn't want them buried under all my archive photos. It's such a gorgeous day in San Diego though, so I'm gonna shut down the laptop and head out to enjoy our fair city. Be safe out there, don't drink and drive, and be really nice and grateful and generous to Uber and Lyft drivers like Darren who are out there to pick you up and get you safely to your destination while missing out on their holiday with family and friends to be at your service.

4th of July Fireworks and Events

I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling a little less than celebratory this Independence Day. Nova's out of town so there's not that sense of urgency to do anything, really. But I know there's lots of fun to be had and Darren will be out working all day, so I'm gonna make the best of it. If you haven't made plans, last year we just had a little BBQ at home and made a last minute decision to catch the SDMTS Rapid to Waterfront Park. NBC has a list of fireworks and I'm sure every other news outlet does, too, I just wasn't up for compiling my own list this year. I will note, however, that the Cabrillo Monument is sold out, so don't head there. If you want to take public transit, fares are BOGO today! Which really does me no good since I'll be adventuring solo, but in case you wanna make your own beer crawl or fireworks adventure, that is a good option. And let's all pour one out for the infamous 2012 Big Bay Bust. Ah, good times.

Big Bay Boom
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 9:00pm

San Diego Bay
San Diego's biggest 4th of July Fireworks show takes over the San Diego Bay with four barges at different points. There are great viewing areas all along the bay for this annual event! Parking is free and plentiful at SDCCU Stadium as well as at other park-and-ride lots throughout the system.

Due to the Holiday, MTS will be operating a Sunday schedule. However, to accommodate the many thousands of people heading to the Big Bay Boom fireworks, the Trolley will be adding significant service on all three lines!

Remember, it's a major holiday so the FRIENDS RIDE FREE promotion is in effect. A friend may ride free with a fare-paying customer on all MTS routes on July 4, 2019.

Prime viewing locations are near the following stations:

County Center / Little Italy
Santa Fe Depot
America Plaza
Seaport Village
Convention Center
Gaslamp Quarter

Photos: Kero Kero Bonito @ Casbah, April 15, 2019

It might seem that the Casbah is a super intimate place to see Kero Kero Bonito, but we actually were able to take Nova to see them at the House of Blues Voodoo Room a while back, so two sold out shows at the Casbah were amazing but they're already movin' on up with their fall date at the Belly Up on November 1st. You should definitely grab your tickets now. Their shows are fun, energetic, interactive, and a little bit silly, and in dark times, I'm totally okay with that. Pics after the jump.

Photos: John Vanderslice @ Soda Bar, April 13, 2019

Some more pics from the past. John Vanderslice played Soda Bar on April 13th and he's such a lovely human. He'd more or less quit music for a while but was able to see his way out of a rough time and get back on the road. I don't know how often he'll tour or when he'll be back again, but I certainly hope I can always carve out a night to see him when he does. Pics after the jump.

Photos: JS Ondara, Cat Clyde @ Casbah, April 10, 2019

I can't promise today will be an all day posting day because I'm considering buying a bus pass and just cruising around the City today with no real destination, but I do want to post some of my old drafts that were never shared. Below are photos of J.S. Ondara who played an amazing and to capacity show at the Casbah in April. It was sad to find out at that time he'd already announced a fall tour without a San Diego date, but maybe he'll surprise us and join the Wonderfront lineup or some other bigger event that we're just not yet aware of. If you have the chance to see him, you definitely should, though his voice is so haunting, you might need the Kleenex. Photos of J.S. Ondara and stunning opener Cat Clyde are after the jump.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 2nd-Monday, July 8, 2019

Apologies for not having these all ready to go on Tuesday but it was a busy week enjoying Nova before she bailed, and then Monday was like the kick-off to Comic-con press, so my inbox was overflowing and I just couldn't muster the energy to get them done. I have also started my Comic-Con guide so while I'll be adding things up to and during the big week, I hope to at least publish some of the basics before the end of the week. Last week we did the late night at Safari Park on Tuesday, and on Wednesday I worked at Soda Bar for Sons of an Illustrious Father, who were supporting Priests. On Thursday we went to Nighttime Zoo, Friday we hung out with my parents and had a late dinner at Piacere Mio while Nova had a sleepover and we spent Saturday at Balboa Park, finishing that night at the Zoo, too. And then she left on Sunday and we slept and chilled and watched a movie and some men's soccer and I went to the David Gray concert. So here are the listings through Tuesday and I've literally been online for 11 hours straight so don't expect to hear much from me on Wednesday. After the jump.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 2

Look, I know that I publish listings every week and I try to set them for Tuesdays at 6am but I just wasn't feeling it yesterday. So I'm just posting tonight's listings and will have all the rest of them tomorrow at 6am. It's a pretty slow week because of the holiday anyway, so you're not really missing out. In the meantime, here's my phone photo from that epic Saturday night sunset, taken from the San Diego Zoo's Skyfari.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, June 25-Monday, July 1, 2019

I mentioned I played soccer last week and I rolled my ankle a little, so I spent the rest of the week hobbling around, but it was still a great week. I got to go to Lucinda Williams at the Belly Up on Tuesday and on Wednesday me, Darren and Nova went to the Local Natives & Middle Kids show at the Observatory. I also snuck in a couple days babysitting and made it to SANDAG's Orange Bikeway Community Open House and Hearing on Thursday. On Friday, we went to Sea World for the Entercom summer kickoff night and then pretty much laid low and ran errands and binge watched The Society and Trinkets the rest of the weekend and went to the Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin performance at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Nova leaves this week, so we'll be trying to get in as much as we can including some Safari Park and Zoo action, maybe a beach day, and anything else we can squeeze in, presuming my ankle stops swelling up to a grapefruit every time I spend a couple hours walking on it.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
  • An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt (solo/seated show), David Luning @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT
  • Silent, Hexa, DJ Justin Pearson @ Casbah
  • 91X Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles Presents Michael McGraw & The Tin Rattlers, Semisweet, Julia Sage @ The Merrow
  • Jon Walker (ex-Panic! at the Disco) + Mark Rose (Spitalfield) @ Soda Bar
  • Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar @ Civic Theatre
  • Tiki Tuesday with The Garners @ Bar Pink
  • Aly & AJ, Armors, Jena Rose @ The Observatory
  • Rachel Aldous and the Road Home @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6:30pm)
  • Whitney Shay & The Hustle @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Techno Tuesdays with Nocturne & Techit Easy @ Blonde
  • Metal Jam featuring Graveyard Witch and Mezzoa @ Winston's (6-8:30 pm)
  • Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin with Lunar Hand and Puerto @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Family Loteria @ Border X Brewing
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • James Spaite, Savs, and Julianna Zachariou @ Normal Heights United Methodist Church
  • Miss Rayon (pdx ), Contact, jinx, kan kan @ Che Cafe
  • Music Videos @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Live Jam Session @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Flip Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Trivia By The Pier @ 710 Beach Club
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado
Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
  • Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright Roche @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Mini Mansions, Alexandra Savior @ Casbah
  • Priests, Sons Of An Illustrious Father, Blood Ponies @ Soda Bar
  • Coheed & Cambria, Mastodon: The Unheavenly Skye Tour, Every Time I Die @ Park at the park, Petco Park  
  • Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Picture Party Presents: At The Park Where It All Began @ Park At the Park, Petco Park (4pm, Free) 
  • Best Teef In The Game Afterparty with Free Nationals & more @ Music Box
  • Death Cab for Karaoke @ The Office
  • Pop 2000 Tour with Lance Bass @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Bowzer and Johnny Contardo @ Ballast Point Paddock Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Matchbox Twenty Too @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Twilight Concerts - Devotion Dance Band @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6:30pm)
  • Adapt's Summer Sounds Benefit ft. Stepping Feet, Ryan Hiller, Rhythm and Rude @ Belly Up
  • Lord Howler, Aether X @ Bar Pink
  • riff City Comedy Live with Jermaine Fowler (Sorry To Bother You), Marc Takemiya, Gavin Matts, Rosebut Baker, Tatiana Cwiklinski @ Whistle Stop
  • Hellmarch, Vomito Podrigo, Blood Angel @ The Merrow
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Out in the Dark. All punk. All night. @ Space (No Cover)
  • San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard Release Party @ Park & Rec
  • Be Your Own Banana Theatre Co presents Bogman @ Lestat's
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Stephen El Rey @ Seven Grand
  • The Jazz Pockets @ Tio Leo's
  • KSON Country DJ @ Renegade
  • Alden Haala @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Babylon Rockers, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Janet Hammer & Nathan Fry @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Moneymen Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Becca Jay Band, Plunderbund @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Clapton Hook @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • NAW San Diego 10 Year Anniversary @ Bang Bang
  • Office Hours with The Professor @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, June 27, 2019:
  • Okkervil River, Christian Lee Hudson @ Casbah
  • Rooney - "Break The Wall" 20th Anniversary Tour @ Soda Bar
  • Tennessee Sons, Ted Marengos @ Bar Pink (9:30m)
  • Warish, Featherstone, Deathchant @ Belly Up
  • Kesha @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort 
  • 91X Inspired By Music Series: Half*Alive, Inspired and The Sleep  @ Music Box
  • Battery Point, Good Time Girl, The Chonks (LA), Blankouts @ San Diego Content Partners 
  • Lindsey Stirling @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Belly Up Blues and Americana Music Festival @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Rickie Lee Jones @ Showcase Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Who's Bad @ Ballast Point Paddock Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Leikeli47 w/ Special Guests [Presented By The Travelers Club] @ The Irenic
  • Creeping Death, Fuming Mouth,  R.O.C., Languish @ Space
  • Deep Tech presents Harvard Bass @ Blonde
  • Killer Queen @ Balboa Theatre
  • Kelly McGarry presents Left on Everest, Strange Crew, Digital Bath (Deftones Tribute), WYO the Band, Radd Company (Tribute to Bad Company) @ House of Blues
  • Amina Figarova Sextet @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Film Fan Movie Trivia @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Twilight Concerts - Bump City Brass @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6:30pm)
  • Be Your Own Banana Theatre Co presents Bogman @ Lestat's
  • Art Disposal, The Tale, Bitter Kiddos @ The Merrow
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Fish and The Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Chuck AKA Big Country @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Let's Talk about the Equality Act! | HRC San Diego Connect Event @ Park & Rec (5:30pm)
  • Immortal Synn @ Tower Bar
  • Mainsail, All Is Fair, The Pilots @ Himmelberg's
  • Karaoke with Greg @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Eliza Skinner @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • DJ Bingo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Anita Coats @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • VAMP @ Whistle Stop
  • Dj Dougie Frosh @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Eldorado Slim - An evening of Allman Brothers and Little Feat @ Winston's
  • Joe Guevara @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Viva La Vacay presents Night Beats, MDRN HSTRY, Sights and Sages @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Loosen Up with DJ Mane One @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Rebekkah Darling @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Amanda DeRosa Duo @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino 
  • Fuego, Blazin b2b Ama + More @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • The Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Trevor McSpadden Band @ Renegade
  • Bringing Back Rock 'n' Roll @ 710 Beach Club
  • Global BPM Presents @ Henry's Pub

Friday, June 28, 2019:
  • Social Media Day San Diego 2019 @ Bahia Resort Hotel
  • The Schizophonics, Hammered Satin, Mittens, Alvino and the Dwells, Velvet Tinmine DJ's Don Bolles and Noah Wallace @ Casbah
  • Little Hurricane @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • The Bones of J.R. Jones, Stephen El Rey @ Soda Bar
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tom Cusimano (of The Walcotts) @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Burritos, Fluid Foundation, Sensi Trails @ Belly Up
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott @ AMSD Concerts 
  • Boan, All Your Sisters, Panther Modern @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Air Supply @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Electronic Fridays @ Ballast Point Paddock Stage
  • Star Spangled Pops Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • New Crimes, The Gay Agenda, Artowar, Escorts @ Ken Club
  • themattsmithneujazztrio + Peter Sprague @ Dizzy's
  • Ross A.M. And Jehlad Present: Summer Splash with Natural Disaster, Alternate Era, Jehlad & Friends, Street Surfers, Demi Daygo, Kay $ @ Soma
  • Nat Diego 2019 @ Bread & Salt
  • DJ Dunekat and RT @ Bar Pink
  • Cardinal Moon @ Panama 66
  • Spider, Strychnine 99, Homeless Sexuals @ Pure Platinum
  • Ascended Dead Destroys SD @ Space
  • Death Eyes, Buildings (Minneapolis), Grids @ Tower Bar
  • Yachtley Crew, Journeymen (Tribute To Journey), Paging The 90s @ Music Box
  • UltraSound @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Rosa's Cantina & friends @ Black Cat Bar
  • Subspecies, Bluenotes, The Abstracts @ Lestat's
  • Live Blissed 1 Year Anniversary Party @ JuneShine
  • The Stand Back Blues Band @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Shakedown String Band @ Winston's
  • Canaan Cox @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Chris Shrader @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Blueprint National, Triton Eye @ De Oro Mine Co
  • 3rd Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival Friday Kickoff with Althea Rene & Selina Albright @ Hornblower Cruise
  • KGB presents Led Zepagain@ House of Blues
  • The Moneymen Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Hidden City Sounds: Banda Reyna Del Rio @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Seven Grand
  • Rock of Ages - 80's Tribute @ Park & Rec
  • My Mynd with Israel Maldonado @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Dark Alley Dogs, Se Vende @ Pour House  
  • Bumpasonic @ Pour House (5pm)
  • Paradise Drive, Lunar Garden, Bitter Kiddos, Benzin @ Bancroft Bar
  • Fistfights With Wolves, Belladon, Blazing Jane @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Urban Gypsys @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Factory with Adam Salter & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Thee Swank Bastards @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • DJ Kidwonder@ U-31
  • Laurie Morvan Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Nuclear Tourism, Turtle Click, Art Disposal, Heavy Petting Zoo @ Salty Frog
  • Wildheart @ Renegade
  • Pinkeye, Coral Bells @ Himmelberg's
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Roni Lee @ Navajo Live
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • J Dean @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino (4-8pm)
  • Kimba Light @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino (9pm)
  • The Groove, DJ Ms Mo @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • David Owen, DJ Ms Mo @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Supafly Friday with DJs Charlie Rock and KidRiz @ El Dorado
  • Cash Cash @ Omnia
  • DJ Vision @ FLUXX
  • DJ Direct @ Parq
  • Pineapple Presents: Butterfly Effect with YokoO, Lonely Boy & More @ Spin
  • TCHAMI + MATRODA @ Hard Rock Hotel
  • Silent Party @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel 
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, June 29, 2019:
  • Switchfoot Bro-Am & Concert with Switchfoot, Creature and the Woods  @ Moonlight Beach (Free, All Ages)
  • Charly Bliss - Young Enough Tour, Emily Reo @ Casbah 
  • Through The Roots, Bo Napoleon, Skyler Lutes, Roots Of A Rebellion @ The Observatory North Park
  • Ginger Root, Mamalarky, Shindigs @ Soda Bar
  • Pitbull @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Magic 92.5 Summer Jam with War, Cameo, Brick, The Original Lakeside, The Mary Jane Girls, Cherelle, Tom Browne, Vaughn Mason and crew @ Pechanga Arena 
  • 3rd Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival with Boney James, West Coast Jam: Richard Elliot, Peter White & DW3, Kirk Whalum & Johnathan Butler, Brian Simpson & Jazmin Ghent, Tony Exum Jr. @ Embarcadero Marina Park North 
  • 2019 Jazz On Tap with Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Euphoria Brass Band, Gilbert Castellanos, Monette Marino World Jazz Ensemble, Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio, JazzKatz Orchestra @ Waterfront Park (2-10pm)
  • NPBC's 3rd Anniversary IPA Festival @ North Park Beer Company
  • Star Spangled Pops @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Dead Man's Party, Wag Halen @ Belly Up  
  • Sound Reasons, Allyrgic Reactions, Alvino and the Dwells, djgirlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • Ivan Amodei- Secrets & Illusions @ Balboa Theatre
  • Brit Floyd @ Civic Theatre
  • Booty Bassment with DJs Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • People Who Could Fly @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Matt Slocum Trio CD Release event @ Dizzy's
  • Puerto, Lung Butter, Midnight Track @ Ken Club
  • Grim Jim @ Seven Grand
  • Berkley Hart @ Pilgrim United Church Of Christ, Carlsbad
  • We Like To Party @ Space
  • Chocolate: A Night of Deepdark Afrotech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Walter Brothers @ Panama 66
  • The Winehouse Experience, Tori Roze And The Hot Mess @ Music Box
  • George Lopez @ Sycuan Casino (6pm & 9pm)
  • Off Broadway Theater Company's Queens Live In Concert @ Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch (Free, 7pm)
  • Oddball Reunion, Great Electric Quest, Death Boys @ Pour House  
  • Nathan James @ Pour House (5:30pm)
  • Body Rock Dance Competition @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dennis' Birthday Bash with Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Daytrip @ Black Cat Bar
  • Rip Carson @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8pm)
  • Sarah Petite @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4pm)
  • Gasolina Party @ House of Blues (FREE)
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis Duo @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Lady Dottie & The Diamonds @ Park & Rec 
  • The Amalgamated, Marujah @ Tower Bar
  • Onoff @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Surf Punk @ Bancroft Bar
  • Sahara Grim, Kahlil Nash @ Lestat's
  • Chris Shrader @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Frequency1 @ Winston's (2pm)
  • The Olés, Ocean Natives, Rebel Shakedown, Strictly Skunk @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Sounds Like Summer: Thread The Lariat, Blameless, Lunar Hand, Art Disposal, The Undertaking, Mandala, Silent Vice, The Midnight Block, Bummer Dreams, DiVad @ Brick By Brick
  • The Fallbrook Kid @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Nights Like Thieves, Infinite Signal, Wanted Noise @ Himmelberg's
  • US Air Guitar @ The Merrow (8pm)
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Good Vibes @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Brolesque: A Male Revue @ Queen Bee's
  • Bulevar Descarga @ 710 Beach Club
  • Baja Bugs, NEKO! NEKO! NEKO! @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • JD Crawford Band @ Renegade
  • Nowhere Fast (Live Smiths Tribute), DJ Disorder @ Manhattan Bar
  • DJ Chris Cutz @ U-31
  • Groove Mercenaries @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • The Reflectors @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • The Verge, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Republic of Music, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • 5th Saturday @ El Dorado
  • Soul Sacrifice @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino (9pmm)
  • CitySide Music @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino (4-8pm)
  • Red, White, & Booze Cruise | 4th of July Yacht Party @ Chere Amie Yacht
  • Wolfgang Garner @ Bassmnt
  • Electromagnetic, Angelshade, Big Tooth Comb @ Navajo Live 
  • DJ Five @ FLUXX
  • Junior Sanchez @ Bang Bang
  • Night Swim Pool Party x Eventvibe @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • Laidback Luke @ Parq 
  • Summer Celebration @ Kava Lounge
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
Sunday, June 30, 2019:
  • David Gray: Gold In A Brass Age Tour @ Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall 
  • Javier Escovedo, Hocus, Roger! @ Casbah
  • Tubulars, The Industry, Squeaky Buddha, CØMMN @ Soda Bar
  • The Garners @ Panama 66
  • Summer Festival - Gustavo Romero plays Beethoven Variations @ La Jolla Athenaeum 
  • Los Tigres Del Norte @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Morgan Leigh Band @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • 3rd Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival with Eric Darius, Norman Brown, Sax To The Max: Michael Lington, Vincent Ingala, Paul Taylor, Monty Seward, Mariea Antoinette @ Embarcadero Marina Park North 
  • The Chairman and the Board: Rat Pack Tribute (seated show) ft. Graceband's Elvis @ Belly Up 
  • Olivia Neutron-John, Adios Mundo Cruel @ Whistle Stop
  • Spreckel's Organ Concerts @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion
  • Lizzi Trumbore Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Play Ball: A Symphonic Celebration of the Padres at 50 @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Rio Wiley, Love Angeles, Jinn & The Slow Kill @ Bancroft Bar
  • Body Rock Dance Competition @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • No Cover Entertainment @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Salsa Sundays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Swiss Rolls, Tomorrow Can Wait @ Salty Frog
  • Pleasure Chest - Electro Goth Night @ Blonde
  • George Lopez @ Sycuan Casino (5pm & 8pm)
  • Dirty Dragon Birthday Show @ Pour House  
  • Whit Aadland @ Pour House (1pm)
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Reggae Sunday with Melapelus @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Virtual Image @ Navajo Live 
  • Rosy Dawn Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Trivia & Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, July 1, 2019:
  • The Spits, The Widows, Therapy @ Casbah 
  • Creepy Creeps Creepxotica @ Bali Hai (7:30pm, Free)
  • Faun Fables, Bonfire Madigan @ Soda Bar
  • KC & The Sunshine Band @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Queen Nation @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Summer Organ Festival - Raul Prieto Ramirez @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday -Dark '80s Night with Camina Robina & Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Casey Hensley @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Siopao Presents Fitness, Supplement, The Heavy Twelves, Skinny Veny, Milky Wayne, Psychopop @ Space
  • Kickin' The Blues Potluck with The Moneymen @ Winston's (6pm)
  • Karaoke @ Salty Frog
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation 90s Hip-Hop/Chill Beats & Board Games @ Whistle Stop
  • Salsa & Bachata Night @ Tio Leo's 
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31