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.