Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, March 19-Monday, March 25, 2019

I had such a different kinda week last week. After I stupidly lost my phone on Sunday I was in a bit of a funk- feeling like an idiot and being angry and embarrassed at the same time. So when Monday came around, I was happy to have the task of live-tweeting the Music Awards so I could focus my attention elsewhere. By Tuesday, my new phone arrived and I spent most of the day setting up all my apps and stuff. The rest of the week stayed pretty low key. On Wednesday, I took Nova to her school's talent show, on Thursday I took an awesome photography class at Mission Trails and went to Darren's soccer game, and Friday, we went to Flinn Springs County Park to hike around and explore with the dog on the hunt for Painted Ladies, which seem to be everywhere but impossible to photograph. On Saturday I sold merch for Rhett Miller at Soda Bar, and on Sunday, Nova and I ran around, still on our hunt for butterflies, and ended up walking around the pond at Hendrix Park in Scripps Ranch and then Lake Miramar. That night, Darren and I went to the Casbah to see Moon Hooch and had a blast, and on Monday we went to see the seals in La Jolla while Nova was at soccer. This week should be pretty chill, too, though I guess I've taken myself off restriction so you might catch me out and about. Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Birch Aquarium Announces 2019 Green Flash Season Lineup

Earlier this week, Birch Aquarium announced their summer Green Flash concert lineup. I haven't been to a show there in a few years, but it is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places to see a show. They set up a stage literally on top of the outdoor tipepools as the crowd filters around the space overlooking the Pacific. Pro tip: the parking is not super close, so save your heels for a special occasion and dress like you'll be standing outside at a concert for at least a couple hours, plus hiking up or downhill, depending on how early you arrive. This year's lineup includes Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Wild Child, Pine Mountain Logs & Venice, The Mother Hips, and Venice. The full press release and ticket details are after the jump.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Photos: Sharon Van Etten at Observatory, 2.28.2019

I wrote about an old Sharon Van Etten experience at Habitat House for SoundDiego and then had the super pleasure of seeing her at the Observatory on February 28th. Life happens, so unfortunately I wasn't able to catch the opener and I really wanted Darren there, but he had a soccer game at the same time. So it was just me, flying solo, loving the show. At the beginning of the year, she dropped her first record since 2014, Remind Me Tomorrow, and mixed up a handful of new cuts with her old favorites. Additionally, she'll return to her role as Rachel on Netflix's The OA when the second season comes back on March 22nd. Lots of photos after the jump.  

San Diego Music Awards 2019: Winners

I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 San Diego Music Awards on Monday night. I also had the pleasure of live-tweeting the whole thing for SoundDiego, which in retrospect, maybe I should've done as a thread? At any rate, I didn't have a chance to post much of anything yesterday, but I promised I'd share this year's winners.

You can also find the list at the official site, but I decided to post them in the order they were announced instead. When you look at it from this perspective, it makes it interesting, because while many of the performers found themselves winning the award announced immediately after their performances, it wasn't the case with everyone. So, for example, Veronica May and Casey Hensley both performed and won their categories, but the rest of the performers did not--but they're still winners in our book!!

I didn't get to schmooze nearly as much as I would've liked as I was confined to my Chromebook the whole night, but the performances were pretty great, starting with Ariel Levine and closing with Planet B, and Veronica May, Shane Hall, Casey Hensley, Vokab Company, and the Redwoods Revue all getting stage time. Of course, the event sold out with the promise of a Jason Mraz performance, which was actually some Java Joe All-Stars who wrote a special tribute to Jave Joe Flammini, with lots of allusions to smoking weed in the parking lot behind Java Joe's and the years the venue was a staple in its various locations. It was definitely a fun night and the after party at the Casbah was raging, too, but this old lady was tuckered and had to call it an early night. Full winners below and list of original nominees are after the jump.

Winners (in order of presentation)

Best Indie/Alternative – Aviator Stash
Best New Artist – The Havnauts
Best Local Recording - The Havnauts- Go For It! 
Best Country or Americana – Blind Mountain Holler
Best Pop Album - Veronica May-Teaser
Best World Music Album – The Amalgamated– Premium Quality 
Best Jazz – Euphoria Brass Band
Best Blues Album - Whitney Shay- A Woman Rules The World
Best Singer/Songwriter – Evan Diamond
Best Rock Album – Electric Mud– Highway Refugees 
Best Country or Americana Album - Berkley Hart- While the Night is Still Young
Best World Music – B-Side Players
Best Blues – Casey Hensley
Best Jazz Album - Mattson 2- A Love Supreme

 Lifetime Achievement Award – “Java” Joe Flammini

Best Rock - Schizophonics
Best Indie/Alternative Album - The Frights- hypochondriac
Best Hip Hop/Rap – Parker Meridien
Best Live Performer - Schizophonics
Best Pop – Mittens
Best Hip Hop or Rap Album - Parker Meridien– Twenty First Street Sessions
Song of the Year - Hot Snakes– Six Wave Hold Down
Artist of the Year – Whitney Shay
Album of the Year –Hot Snakes– Jericho Sirens 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, March 11-Monday, March 18, 2019

I feel like a little bit of an overachiever, but over the weekend I realized I'd be spending Sunday between the Casbah for the comedy of Kate Berlant and the Music Box for Better Obliovion Community Center and then all evening on Monday at the San Diego Music Awards, so I spent my Saturday night watching Leaving Neverland and working on this week's listings. So today, you get them on Monday. You're welcome. Truthfully, I'm not really an overachiever...I still have a few shows worth of photos to post and such, but I'll get them up sooner or later. Last week was a good one...I caught Beirut on Monday, Metric on Tuesday, and worked for Mudhoney on Friday. Full listings from Monday to Monday are after the jump.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Rosey's Read & Watch List

Last weekend, we checked out the San Diego Bird Festival, presented by the Audobon. The wild parrots made an appearance and made me envious of the multiple-thousand dollar lenses being showcased just inside the exhibit hall. Here are some of the things I've been watching and reading the past ccouple weeks, after the jump.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, March 5-Monday, March 11, 2019

We had such a good week. As I mentioned, my favorite uncle was in town so we had a lot of nice family time and dinners out, and convinced him to stretch his stay through Friday, just to get a little more time with him. It was also Darren's birthday which, like most guys, he didn't really want to celebrate but there was still lots of cake. I love cake. I got to check out Sharon Van Etten on Thursday, and Darren and I went to Men I Trust on Friday. On Saturday, Nova and I ran around town, hit up the Audobon's Bird Festival in Marina Village, cruised around Fiesta Island then we were invited to see the San Diego Seals Lacrosse game at Pechanga Arena, which was a blast. Loud AF, but really fun. On Sunday, we took the dog back to Fiesta Island to take advantage of how awesome and green it is right now, then we worked at the Irenic for Waxahatchee which was a another great show to close the weekend, then saw Beirut at the Observatory. This week I'll be catching Metric at OAT, Mudhoney at the Casbah, and the SDMA's at the Casbah. I'll probably sprinkle a couple extra shows to fill out the week. Listings through Monday are after the jump. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 26-Monday, March 4, 2019

Man, it was so frustrating to get so much local snow at such low elevations and just not have the opportunity to go play in it. But it was a good week overall. My uncle drove from Indiana, so we've been getting some family time together. On Thursday, I went to SoundDiego Live to catch SeaBase and Alex Lilly, but cut out early because I didn't want to miss Houses, who kicked off their first tour in six years at Soda Bar. Totally worth it though still always sad to miss Kolars. On Friday, I got to shoot Kingsbury, Talos, and Aurora at the Observatory, then met up with Darren to go to the Casbah but only arrived for King Tuff's final song of the night. Some people wish headliners started earlier; I'm bummed when they go on before 11. On Saturday Nova had her end of the year soccer party so we laid low that night and Sunday was a TV and pajamas kind of day as we watched the Oscars. Nova's new soccer team has started practicing, so it looks like we'll get back into a more regular routine again. This week, I'm hoping to catch Sharon Van Etten, Men I Trust, Transfer, and I'll work at the Waxahatchee show. Then Monday, if I can stay on goal, I'll get to see Beirut at Observatory. Listings through Monday are after the jump. I'll try to update CRSSD if they breakdown their days without having to download their app.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Balboa Park Update: Plaza De Panama Jacobs' Plan is Dead!!

I've been working and compiling and digging through photos for this one for a week, so I'm obviously not reporting breaking news, but last week was a momentous week for San Diego. The Jacobs Plan ("Plaza de Panama Plan")--which included cutting into the Cabrillo Bridge and creating a bypass bridge to a to-be-constructed parking garage--was declared dead. Technically, there was a whole bunch of hemming and hawing that it's on hiatus, that fundraising has ceased, that the major donors had pulled out, that construction expenses exploded, that SOHO and other lawsuits were to blame. The way I see it, SOHO should take credit. Balboa Park Heritage Association and Balboa Park lovers like David Lundin should take credit. Everyone who attended Council meetings, planning meetings, took to social media, called their Councilmembers, wrote Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor at all the local rags against this horrific plan-- we should all be CELEBRATING and TAKING CREDIT

There were so many things wrong with the plan, not least of all adding a PAID PARKING GARAGE to Balboa Park. Did you think they'd leave all the remaining spots free? People cringe at the mention of Bob Filner, but he was fundamental in getting rid of the Museum of Art lot, throwing down some paint and bollards and patio furniture, and it changed the park for the better. But in addition to this Jacobs plan already manipulating our reps and the aforementioned reasons, it would've removed the Alcazar lot and which is critical for disabled parking and the archery range, dozens of 100 year old trees, and there was all kind of not-quite-as-published information like allowing sponsored naming rights throughout the park and the fact that the City limited their input to $49 million dollars in bonds because any more would require a City-wide vote. Anyway, all that is dead. What a relief. What isn't dead is that the park still has an estimated $80-$120 million in DEFERRED MAINTENANCE. Where's that generosity of Mr. Jacobs and the Plaza de Panama Committee for that??   

Anyway, this is all good news for all of us. If you love the park, consider volunteering or donating or even just following the actions of Balboa Park Heritage Association, who are trying to prevent proposals like this by setting goals like changing the City Charter to ban paid parking in the park FOREVER and get a chunk of TOT (so-called Hotel Taxes) dedicated to all the deferred maintenance. You can also support Save Our Heritage Organisation, whose preservationists were instrumental in saving this beloved gem.

Here are a few of the articles that ran last week:

Voice of San Diego: The Plaza de Panama Plan Is on Hiatus

KPBS: Bids To Remake The Plaza De Panama Are $20M Higher Than Expected

KPBS: Halt To Plaza De Panama Revamp Frees Up $10 Million For Balboa Park

U-T: Balboa Park's no-car project is a no-go

CityBeat: The Plaza de Panama revamp is dead. Let’s keep it dead.

More after the jump.

Photos: Aurora, Talos, and Kingsbury at The Observatory, 2.23.2019

With San Diego's music scene constantly thriving, there are hundreds of shows I have to miss every year, but I also get the privilege to go to so many--and as it has it, sometimes more than one on any given night--and sometimes I get to go to shows that weren't necessarily on my radar, but I get nudged or turned on to it by a friend and after the show realizing how bummed I would have been to have missed it. Such was the case on Friday night when I went to the Observatory to see Aurora, Talos, and Kingsbury. It was such a mesmerizing show from start to finish, so much so I couldn't be pulled away when it went past 11pm and I knew I'd be missing King Tuff at the Casbah (though we made it in time for 1-1/2 songs and plenty of after show bevvies.

Friday started with Kingsbury, a "synth-pop princess" from LA, whose powerful voice had me thinking about powerful '80s women like Terri Nunn of Berlin or more currently, the sisters of Haim. She's super rad and made a pretty strong impression for the crowd of people filtering in during her set.

I had listened to Talos' latest record one time through before this show, and I was excited they turned out to be a 5-piece because one could imagine the sound being more synthesized or made with fewer players and more pre-tracked sounds. Instead, we got the fury of a full band, though heavily cloaked in hazers and complete backlight.

Headlining the night was Norway's Aurora. She came out in a layered chiffon dress that bounced around and itself was part of the show as she athletically jumped and twirled and made use of the entire stage given to her, after awhile kicking off her shoes and even later, pulling off her socks so she could be completely free. Her voice is stunning when she sings and super sweet when she's graciously thanking the crowd or explaining the context of a song. You should definitely watch her KEXP session and if she ever comes back this way, make it a priority to catch her live.  I'm a bit out of practice with the Canon, but check out some more pics after the jump.

Spring 2019 CRSSD Fest Schedule

I mentioned that I'd update the listings when CRSSD Festival gave the Saturday and Sunday performer breakdowns, and sure enough, I posted listings at 6am and a couple hours later, CRSSD posted to Instagram. Ask and you shall receive. And it's good to know some of you are still reading this site so thanks for bringing the posts to my attention. CRSSD Festival happens twice a year at Waterfront park and sells out super fast every time, so sign up for their newsletter (scroll to the bottom of the page) because it is almost certain that as soon as this one passes, they'll be posting dates and on sales for the next one, which I suspect will be September 28-29th.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

PSA: Wildflower Season May Bring Beautiful Blooms––and Crowds––to State Parks

The following is the full press release from California State Parks regarding "The Big Bloom" or "Superbloom,"expected this spring in places like Anza-Borrego State Park, Ocotillo Wells, and Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Be familiar and do yourself a favor and do your research. The traffic dropping into A-B on the weekends gets insane.
Or, if TL;dr: Obey the signs, check the weather, your phone won't work in remote areas, be prepared with adequate provisions and gas for your vehicle, leave no trace, and don't be an entitled asshole (my words, not theirs.) And learn from our mistakes: leave your dog at home. Full press release and tips are after the jump.

Anza-Borrego in 2017 - End of the Bloom

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, February 20-Monday, February 25, 2019

Laura Gibson through the rain and the flames

I'm trying to make more of an effort to post news and thoughts and my ramblings here rather than Facebook, but I realized I failed because I never posted this year's San Diego Music Award nominees and voting has now ended and is only open to the San Diego Music Academy (of which I'm a member), so I guess at this point I'll just wait until Awards night to post all of the winners. Today's listings are brought to you by "Lorena" on Amazon Prime, which kept my fingers typing and my eyes wide open while I worked all night. Definitely a must watch. Last week was some intense San Diego weather, but we braved it to catch Laura Gibson at Grand Ole BBQ and Asado Flinn Springs followed by Broncho at the Casbah. On Friday, I worked The Marias show and followed with Louis XIV at Casbah and closed the night at Black Cat, and Saturday worked the Pedro The Lion show. I was sad to have missed Ron Gallo on Sunday, but family time prevailed. On Monday I spent the day at Casa Beach to see the harbor seals and then my uncle arrived in town so we spent the rest of the night with him. This week is going to be pretty chill, Nova starts soccer again, we've got the SoundDiego live event at Casbah (though I might have to scoot out to catch Houses for a bit), and then I'll have to make some choices for the weekend pending some photo passes coming through. All around looking forward to a good week. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rosey's Read & Watch List

I'm working on this week's listings but thought I'd share some more links before I really dig in.

First of all, it's pupping season at Casa Beach! I wasn't supportive of the new lifeguard tower at the beach, but I'm here to say I was wrong. It's actually awesome, because now the lifeguards are on an intercom and call out tourists and looky-loos when they're getting too close to the harbor seals. It's actually fantastic and there are at least half a dozen pups already born. I also read that there are a couple caught in fishing line or nets, but Sea World can't quite help them yet because they risk flushing the beach if they try to intervene. I hope this momma gets her neck freed soon. My advice, bring your camera and stay away on weekends. On to the reading after the jump.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Saturday: Walk For Animals at Kit Carson Park

A Message From the Humane Society:

The Walk for Animals – North County is this Saturday, Feb. 23! We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun—or the opportunity to help create a more humane San Diego for animals in need. Prices will increase the day of the event, so be sure to register online!

Online registration will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. But don’t worry if you miss the deadline! You can also register in person starting at 7 a.m. the day of the event.

By joining us at the Walk, you’ll help San Diego Humane Society care for nearly 50,000 animals in need this year. And did we mention there will be pancakes?

We can’t wait to see you there!

$20 for Adults
$10 for Kids

Day-of-Event Registration
$30 for Adults
$15 for Kids

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker Leaves Me Heartbroken

My first ever show at the Casbah was Whiskeytown. My iPod had a seemingly endless mix of Ryan Adams' catalog that I made my friends listen to as we drove from California to Texas for SXSW. He doesn't come to San Diego often, but I think I've been to every show he's ever played here. I deeply cherish Ryan Adams' music.

And this week has fully sucked.

I'm a member of a Facebook group called "Ryan Adams Archive." Most of the conversations are obsessive fans arguing about Ryan's best records or people trying to get their hands on every color vinyl issued of a particular record. But this week has been different. First of all, everyone was buzzing about this super annoying podcast wherein two women comedians talk for two hours about their respective relationships with Ryan Adams, without ever saying his name, but detailing his douchiness and manipulation. I'm not saying what they say didn't happen, it's just that they are annoying AF and I listened to all 2+ hours of the damn thing. But then yesterday morning, Ryan was tweeting about the New York Times and eventually, the bomb dropped.

"'Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say They Paid a Price.'
Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned him. He denies the claims." - New York Times

(more after the jump)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Awesome Fest Presents CANCELLED! February 15-17, 2019

I love the Awesome Fest peeps and this weekend they've rallied together a new event called CANCELLED!, which of course can be confusing because actual shows are canceled all the time. But despite all of that, you should really get your hands on tickets ASAP because I've never known an Awesome Fest event that didn't sell out in advance and it becomes exceedingly impossible to sweet talk your way into the shows without a wristband. The events are spread between Soda Bar and Space by night, and Bar Pink and The Office by day. Plus, it's super cheap and you've got a three day weekend so you'll have all of Monday to recover from the vast amounts of PBR consumed all weekend. Tickets are $25 for the whole weekend, but you have to buy before Friday (while they last!). Day passes are available, too, for $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, and $15 Sunday.

The full lineup and schedule is after the jump, but I also included lineups (without times) in the regular listings.

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 12-Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I had an eventful non-eventful week. It's kind of embarrassing how little I get out of my house when I don't really have to. We did end up driving to the snow on Tuesday, but it was actually too much coming down so we had to book it before the roads froze to ice. We have chains but they're hard to actually put on once the snow is falling and that wind gets blowing. We thought about going back on Wednesday, but I was too upset about the guy who died on the Pine Valley Creek Bridge. On Thursday, Nova had her school spelling bee, and we were super proud of her dedication to memorizing that crazy Scripps word list the best she could in five days. She finished in the top 10 of her school. On Friday, I went to the Alex Cameron show then closed the night at the Ken Club. Saturday I mostly had the day to myself while Darren worked and Nova was off at a hangout/sleepover. With all that time alone at home, you'd think I'd have finished using the KonMari method on my house but it was kinda nice to catch up on some shows, get into a couple new books, and stay lazy and cozy. On Sunday the Casbah staff went to the new location of Grand Ole BBQ & Asado in Flinn Springs which is an awesome spot and stayed packed with people the whole time we were there. It's definitely worth the drive if you wanna make a couple hours of it on a weekend or late afternoon. Then, as I previously mentioned, I watched the entire GRAMMYs telecast. This week, you can find me at Broncho, and then I'll be working at the Irenic for The Marias and Pedro The Lion. I might try and catch some Cancelled Fest, Louis XIV, and Ron Gallo, but it will hinge on how the work week slays me. Listings through Tuesday are after the jump (since Monday is a holiday).

Monday, February 11, 2019

Rosey's Read & Watch List

St. Vincent in San Diego 1.27.2018 - GRAMMY winner a year later

Like so many people pondering Facebook these days, I was wondering if I'd be better off reverting back to the days when all my whims and thoughts were shared here on sddialedin.com instead of on Facebook or social media in general. I love getting Voice of San Diego's weekly review and so I started kinda bookmarking some things I've been reading and noting what I've been watching. I don't know if I'll keep doing it here, but for today, this is what I'm gonna do. In all honesty, I've been stewing on a post like this for a few weeks (months?), but my keyboard is finally fixed, I got a new power cord for my laptop, so my excuses for not writing are diminishing. All of it after the jump.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Billie Eilish Returns! SOLD OUT!

Billie Eilish is returning to San Diego on July 13 to Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at San Diego State. Tickets are already in presale but go on sale to the general public on Friday at 12pm. I'm posting mostly because I haven't seen so many young girls crying outside a show because they (a) didn't have tickets or (b) bought fake tickets. This show will sell out. Likely in minutes. Make sure your account is all set up on Ticketmaster so you can one-touch purchase if necessary. This is a co-presented show by Casbah, Belly Up, and Livenation, but if you don't get tickets, I CANNOT HELP YOU. There are no comps to be given. Don't say you didn't know. Now you know.

Save this link to buy your tickets and good luck. Don't buy resale tickets!


Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 5-Monday, February 11, 2019

This week you get another picture of one of the baby elephants from Safari Park because that's how me and Nova spent our Sunday while everyone else watched, based on the score, the most boring game of sportsball ever. The week was good overall, but rainy and cold. I went to Yacht Rock night on Wednesday then buzzed down to Casbah for The Silent Comedy, and on Friday I went to Cursive and Mineral at the Casbah though it was packed so I pretty much hung out with my buds on the patio the whole night. Monday night it was Still Woozy at Soda Bar and this week is very up in the air as I have two possible photo passes and a whole lotta rain to keep me very motivated to stay on the couch. We shall see how it goes. Tuesday through Monday listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 29-Monday, February 4, 2019

It has been so busy with the Casbah 30, but I was also kinda sick last week, so I missed both Pinback shows, but had a blast at Transfer and No Knife. Nova got back from sixth grade camp on Friday, so we spent the afternoon oohing and ahhing at the baby elephant and the six week old cheetah cubs in the nursery and then went to the zoo on Saturday. I am exhausted so I'll keep this short and just say if anyone has an in for Elton, I'm totally down. I also plan on checking The Silent Comedy, Three Mile Pilot, Cursive and Mineral, and Olafur Arnalds. Whether I can hit them all is another story, but that's the plan for now. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, January 23-Monday, January 28, 2019

Since I've been bitching forever, I have to start by saying that Davy Tiltwheel fixed my computer! Yay! I have Cs and Vs and Xs and I can copy/paste again without wanting to launch my laptop across the room. And since I kept talking about Nova's soccer, she was asked to join the Blast A Team, moving her up from last season so we'll be sticking to PB for soccer. Funnily enough, I found a movie from 2014 on HBOGo called "Bad Parents" about club soccer and it is pretty hilarious. Right now she's at 6th grade camp and I hope she's having a blast. Over the week, I've been fighting off sickness so I didn't hit many shows, though on Saturday, we busted out the canoe for San Diego River Estuary cleanup, and that night I went with my sister to see Maggie and Rosetta at the Lyceum, then met up with Darren to see Adolescents at the Casbah. On Monday I went to Snail Mail and Parquet Courts at Music Box then caught The Districts at Casbah, and last night I worked for Via Satellite, which is why my listings normally publish at 6am, but it's literally 5:54 and I am still trying to make that happen. Ack. I will be in bed all day, but maybe I'll catch Pinback tonight if I can get this sickness under control. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Monday, January 13-Tuesday, January 22, 2019

I have been in full on soccer mom mode so sadly I had to miss both Melvins shows last week, but I had a fun time doing merch at the Casbah on Friday for The Dragons. It was a hell of a reunion. On Saturday night Darren and I went up to Amen Dunes, and I spent my Sunday working on these listings so that I could fully celebrate on Monday night for Casbah day! I also decided to do listings through Tuesday since next Monday is a holiday. Other than that, there are several shows I want to catch this week, but with various tryouts all week, I don't know how much fuel will be left in the tank at the end of each day. Listings through Tuesday are after the jump.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 8-Monday, January 14, 2019

I'm probably a horrible, terrible person, but Nova is back at school today and I'm so relieved. She got back from St Louis last week, and of course we're at peak anxiety when she's gone, but then we have to struggle to entertain and still get all of our work in and for freelancers, that can be extra stressful, as we plan full and active days and then work all night when she's asleep. We did another zoo trip and Safari Park trip over the weekend and Jungle Bells is now officially over. I also went to the Casbah a couple times, like the Yacht Rock night on Thursday and to see Chinchilla and Uncle Joes on Saturday. I'm still waiting on my new keyboard (which has been a nightmare) and my shoulder is messed up, so I'm chilling on my show photography for a hot minute but I'll get back in soon. Listings through Monday are after the jump. The above is a little dark, but it's one of the babies at Safari Park scratching his butt on a rock at dusk. I love them and could watch them all day long.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Things to Do in San Diego: Thursday, January 3-Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! I was hoping my computer would be fixed by now, but alas, we're still waiting for the part to arrive from Hong Kong. I only mention this because I really am in the midst of a sort of year-end/new year post, but it's just super challenging at the moment. I've gone back to the regular schedule, so listings are just though Monday and then the new weeks will resume on Tuesdays. Since I last wrote, we had a mostly good week. Nova was in St Louis for a week, so Darren worked a lot and I caught up on a lot of TV and tried to keep warm at home. I went to Tijuana for a Turista Libre excursion which I'll share more on when I can type normal again, Darren and I went to the Get Back Loretta show, and while I stayed in on New Year's Eve, I started off the year with an awesome day at Balboa Park, catching the Organ Pavilion concert, ran into Daye and friends so we walked around the park, hung out at Panama 66, then Darren met up with us, we picked up our van, had a great dinner at Taste of The Himalayas, then wandered around the zoo in the cold. I'm definitely ready for a new year and am especially looking forward to this massive month of Casbah 30th Anniversary events. Listings through Monday are after the jump. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019:
  • Yacht Rock Nite - High Tide Society, DJ Claire @ Casbah
  • Aviator Stash, Imagery Machine, Belladon @ Belly Up
  • Lavender Fields, Verde @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Dunekat @ Bar Pink
  • A Lil Hip Hop Party @ Blonde
  • Volver, Volver - Homenaje a Vicente Fernandez feat Ivan Estrella, Mr. Gonzo, Mariachi Tesoro De Rebecca Gonzales @ House of Blues
  • Left On Read! (An Alternative Comics & Zine Performance) @ Whistle Stop
  • S. Mathias & the Honeycombs, Taryn Donath Duo, Roger!  @ The Merrow
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Gunhild Carling @ Tio Leo's
  • Nu Vintage @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Nu Moods- live jazz @ Quartyard
  • Dina Martina in "Creme de la Dregs" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • DJ Williams' Shots Fired @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Original Stylin (Hip-hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Friday, January 4, 2019:
  • Hot Snakes, Retox @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Queen Nation, Erotic City @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Elektric Voodoo, Rally Club @ Soda Bar
  • Hardly Human, Cadaver Pudding, Punchcard @ Ken Club (FREE)
  • The Amandas @ Whistle Stop
  • Travesura, Freckles, Bruin @ Black Cat Bar
  • Electric Mud, Casual Yak, Mango Habanero, Wet @ Music Box
  • Insane Clown Posse's Violent J and Esham, Sylint, Izzy Projectz, FATTBOY @ Brick By Brick
  • Wise Monkey Orchestra, Modern Day Moonshine @ Winston's
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • saxophonist Julian Roel & his 4tet @ Dizzy's
  • Shindigs, BluNites, The Monsoon, ShameFace, Bad Kids, Wizærd @ Soma
  • First Friday HipHop Night with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Trio Gadjo, Claudia Gomez @ Panama 66
  • Rituals - Darkwave, Coldwave, Industrial @ Space
  • Aura & Ovation, the Fogels, Dab @ The Merrow
  • UltraSound Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • San Diego Gulls vs San Jose Barracuda @ Pechanga Arena
  • Fashion Jackson HAGS Winter Tour @ Che Café Collective
  • Kyle Sorrell Band @ De Oro Mine Co
  • The Dan Band @ House of Blues
  • Jerry"Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Resinators @ Mr. Peabody's (Encinitas)
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Disco Goth at Hardrock SD 2019 feat Paper Foxes, New Me, Downers @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
  • BlackSky Nectar w/Shakedown String Band @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The Night Howls @ Pour House  
  • JC Express, Happy Ron Hill @ Lestat's 
  • CHÊL Kwame Badu, Mike Holmes, Young Fla$h @ Queen Bee's
  • HotMom, Soaked In Disillusion, Holdfast, Mudd @ Bancroft Bar
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Nite Moves with DJs Beatnick & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Funk’s Most Wanted @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live (9pm)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Size Queenz Presents: Elbow Room @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, January 5, 2019:
  • Chinchilla, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Mostly Sunny, Scary Pierre @ Casbah 
  • Calpurnia,  Illuminati Hotties @ House of Blues
  • 9th Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny ft. The Farmers, Joey Harris and the Mentals, Mike Watt, Jesse Hughes, Nena Anderson, Jack Tempchin, Casey Hensley @ Belly Up  
  • Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Tiltwheel, VHS Club @ Ken Club
  • Stellar Corpses, Hard Fall Hearts, The Writhers @ Soda Bar
  • Mittens, Grizzly Business, Havnauts @ Bar Pink
  • Marujah, Urban Alchemy, Cuarto Menguante @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Dead on the Wire, Slaughter Boys, Razor Nights, Baby Hairs @ Tower Bar
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink (11pm)
  • The Winehouse Experience, Jonny Tarr @ Music Box
  • Miles Bandit, The Galactics, Lunar Hand, Jara, 4BNM, Chutes @ Soma
  • 80s vs 90s with DJs Saul Q & Gabe Vega
  • Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • Hide & Go Freak presents a night of R&B @ Space
  • Besos Trio @ Panama 66
  • Ascension with DJs Robin Roth, Ladynoir, Severin @ Kava Lounge
  • Dave Stamey @ AMSD Concerts (Sweetwater Community Church)
  • Joanne Baduria & Soul Fire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Big Lewinsky, Major Interval @ 710 Beach Club
  • Santana Pa Ti @ Border X Brewing
  • The Naked @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • A Night of Fantasies Fundraiser @ The Merrow (4:30pm)
  • San Diego Sockers vs Ontario Fury @ Pechanga Arena
  • Initiate, Dare, Rod Of Correction, Slowbleed @ Che Café Collective
  • Rising Lotus Promotions Presents: New Year Punk/Skalution @ Bancroft Bar
  • CJ Solar @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Big Scary Robot, Bitter Kiddos, South Towne Sham @ Winston's (5pm)
  • OB HipHop Social#70 Arnny Paulmer, 18Scales + More @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ford/Lord Knows I'm Drinking @ Til-Two Club
  • SDPC presents KrashEvents @ Queen Bee's
  • Bear Night San Diego @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Rough Riot (featuring former members of Quiet Riot and Rough Cutt), Rattz, Symbolic @ Ramona Mainstage 
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Republic Of Music @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Hotfire @ Bang Bang
  • res*o*lu*tion feat matth, ben0te, keenan skelton, shellz @ Spin
  • 8Five8@ Navajo Live 
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, January 6, 2019:
  • T.S.O.L., Forest Grove, Bloodponies @ Casbah
  • Quali, Praying, Runs Deep @ Soda Bar
  • Rare Forms, Con*Tact, Crushed? @ Whistle Stop
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Pocari Sweat- Vaporwave, Future Funk, & City Pop @ Space
  • Sean Hicke CD Release @ Dizzy's (7pm)
  • Leo Kottke @ Belly Up (seated show)  
  • Deep Tech SD with Mr Wright, Mike Delgado, Pershan, Nathan Gorey @ Blonde 
  • House of Blues Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11am)
  • Lori Bell goes Brooklyn Dreaming @ Dizzy's (3pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Madame Kiki's Birthday Burlesque Show!@ Bancroft Bar
  • The Gliadkovsky Family @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Fleetwood BigMak @ Winston's (2pm)
  • Ristband @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Gunhild Carling @ Tio Leo's (Matinee Show) 
  • The Playground - Sunday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Virtual Image @ 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, January 7, 2019:
  • Man Man, Jon Daly @ Casbah 
  • Cassandra’s Birthday with DJ Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Rosie's Jazz Jam w Louis V @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday - Dark '80s New Wave @ Blonde
  • Altars of Madness Mondays. All metal. All night. @ Space
  • John Lowery @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Andy and Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31