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