Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, April 30-Monday, May 6, 2019

I'm always a cheerleader on why everyone should get out to shows, and then gas hits $5 a gallon and rideshare prices increase, Game of Thrones is on TV plus a ton of other stuff I need to read, watch, shoot, or write, and I have to carefully think about the shows I get out to. Last week I only hit Superorganism on Tuesday and worked at the Kiefer show on Saturday. The rest of the week was chill. I did some cleaning out of over 100 old drafts on this site, caught up with old work, caught up with lots of reading, and binged a decent share of TV. I was trying to get my sleep cycle back to normal which maybe finally clicked on Saturday, so we were up early and ran all over town doing the San Diego Book Crawl, then went to Nova's futsal, then a couple more book shops, a nice pre-birthday dinner for Nova, and then I worked at Soda Bar. Sunday we hit up EarthFair, hit our 7th stop of the book crawl, then had a little family birthday party for Nova with my fam. On Monday, my sister and I went to the Zoo for the final chance to see the pandas, and in the evening while Nova was at soccer, I went back to La Jolla Cove for the sea lions. The listings are taking longer and longer and quite a few venues haven't updated for May, but what I've got through Monday are after the jump.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Weekend Event Quicklinks: Artwalk | Adams Avenue Unplugged | San Diego Book Crawl | more...

There's a ton of stuff happening this weekend, so I thought I'd make a little post of quicklinks so you can find artist and event schedules with ease.

Saturday & Sunday 
Saturday Only
Sunday Only 

San Diego Zoo Bids Farewell to Panda Program | Last Chance Views Through April 29

San Diegans were shocked when the San Diego Zoo announced an end to the panda program. Most of us understood that this program was always meant to be temporary, but after 23 years, we kinda thought it would be forever. I remember when the pandas first came to San Diego in 1987 for a 100 day stint. I think I was in 6th grade and my mom bought me a bright red panda shirt that I wore until it wouldn't fit anymore--maybe the only time we've ever paid full price for a souvenir, ever.

When the pandas came back in 1996, I'd spend my lunch between classes at City College hanging out at the Zoo. I've been lucky to attend a couple behind the scenes and media events over the years and I'm heartbroken that they're not gonna be around anymore, particularly after the investment by the Zoo in the breeding program. Like many, I'm holding out hope that this isn't goodbye forever, just goodbye for now, and now that Bai Yun is ready to go into retirement, some new breedable pandas will make their way here and the program won't really be over. Pro-tip: The lines for pandas are going to be insane this weekend. If you don't want to wait in the lines but want a last glimpse, you can see the pandas from overhead while crossing the bridge from the treehouse to the elephants or just check out the panda cam.

I definitely went through some pangs of nostalgia digging through my old photos. Check out some more snaps after the jump and check out the Zoo's press release.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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

I was trying to find a picture to post this week and realized I didn't shoot a single show this week. Actually, that's not entirely true...we did go to Kero Kero Bonito last Monday and Saturday I worked the Big Thief show and snapped a couple pics, but it was Nova's spring break so we were mostly running around whenever I wasn't chained to my laptop for work. We drove out to Anza-Borrego on Tuesday and hiked Palm Canyon and The Slot. During Nova's soccer on Wednesday, I went back to see the Sea Lions in La Jolla and later that night attempted to see Ages and Ages on Wednesday but were too late, so ended up at Death Cab for Karaoke instead. My Kero interview fell through on Thursday, so I skipped going to the second show and got hours of work done instead with a little break at Fiesta Island with the dog, who is still limping but begging for walks nonetheless. Same kinda went for Friday so on Saturday we could be up early for Nova's futsal, then her friends' Easter party, and then the amazing Big Thief show at the Irenic, and Sunday we just had a short late afternoon jaunt to the zoo. I love having family time, but it's exhausting trying to still keep up with work while trying to keep up with the fam. Low key week ahed because it's a massive weekend. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Plaza De Panama Committee Dissolved: Jacobs Plan Is (Supposedly Officially) Dead!

This week, the committee tasked with raising money for the Jacobs Plaza de Panama Project officially dissolved. They blamed lack of support by Councilman Chris Ward for a revised 2 phase project--essentially "let us build a parking garage and ruin the bridge but we won't do any of the other things we promised to fix the park."

Kind of exactly what SDSU is now doing with the stadium site.

I think Jacobs realized this hot-button issue would stain the mayoral campaign of Todd Gloria, who was disappointingly a huge supporter of the project despite the massive outcry from his constituents. I imagine some new outrageous and unnecessary proposal will arise once Jacobs gets his guy in as mayor. Our council is spineless when it comes to standing up against money. I mean, they were going to allow NAMING RIGHTS. In the park! AYFKM? I wrote about all of this in February but here are some new stories confirming the dissolution of the fundraising committee.

And since these articles can't even try to act like they weren't all in favor of this gross project, let me remind you this plan would (1) build a parking structure (2) remove all parking from the inside of the park to be replaced with PAID parking in said structure (3) cut into the historic bridge (4) allow naming rights for ego-driven "philanthropists," among many other things. And don't get it twisted, the reason the City couldn't go over budget is because once they hit a certain amount of City contribution, it has to go to voters and they know the voters would overwhelmingly vote no.

Voice of San Diego doesn't even try to be unbiased, being that Jacobs is the single largest VOSD supporter: The Plaza de Panama Project Is Officially Dead 

Plaza De Panama Project Dead for Now (NBC)

Official Statement of the Plaza De Panama Committee

In other Balboa Park news...wtf happened to the dragon?? The "Nikigatory" by Niki de Saint Phalle is gone from in front of the Mingei and all I could find was this old article from 2017 about the Mingei's desire to increase their curb appeal. I also found this old proposal from 2009 for The House of Charm, the building which houses the Mingei. If anyone knows the updated deal there, I'd love to know because I've now gone down a three-day rabbit hole of old Council meeting notes and subcommittee minutes which has made me sideline actual work that I should be doing.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: April 16-22, 2019

I was trying to figure out why I just couldn't for the life of me get out of bed on Monday. Eventually, I forced myself up to do listings and now realize that it was a crazy busy week and I'm maybe low-key sleep deprived. On Tuesday, I went to Cirque du Soleil's Volta in Del Mar, on Wednesday we went to see the sea lions of La Jolla, then to the Gulls game, then to see JS Ondara at Casbah and shut the night down at the Office. Friday night I went to the Seals Lacrosse game, and Ssaturday we went to Nova's futsal game, hiked around Chollas Park, went to the San Diego Sockers game, then went to the John Vanderslice show at Soda Bar and shut the night down at Pants Karaoke at the Tower Bar and Sunday was low-key celebrating with my family for my sister's birthday and of course, Game of Thrones (of which we watched twice). So throw in work and driving around for soccer and a regular adult life and obligations and I'm a little burnt. But I got these down and that's a good start. This week I'm planning on both KKB shows, working at Big Thief on Saturday, and hopefully making it to Ben Kweller on Monday. I might sprinkle in a couple more shows along the way, but it's Nova's spring break, so we're also trying to have some family fieldtrips if we can. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019:
  • Iceage, Shame, PELADA @ Casbah
  • The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones @ Soda Bar
  • The Primaveras, Loosen the Noose, Crescent Suns @ Belly Up
  • Tiki Tuesday with Dethsurf and Alvino and the Dwells @ Bar Pink
  • Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Dermot Kennedy @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • Hyukoh @ Music Box
  • Scott Worthington presents "Ground Bass" @ White Box Live Arts/Liberty Station
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Techno Tuesdays @ Blonde
  • Bayou Bros @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Highline Trail and The Miles @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Broadway SD presents CATS @ Civic Theatre
  • Familia Loteria! Hosted by Anahuac, Analy & DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • PRE VIVA Anita O' Night Live @ Manhattan Bar
  • Something Like Seduction, Resinators @ 710 Beach Club
  • Charlie Arbelaez Presents: The Jazz & Cocktail Party @ Seven Grand
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • DASH @ Salty Frog
  • You Don't Know Jack Trivia @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Gerry Hemingway & Samuel Blaser @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Of Feather and Bone, Anshelm, Slege, Diabology @ Tower Bar
  • Music Videos @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Think n Drink Trivia @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey@ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • Everything and Anything Jam  @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Sue Palmer, Michele Lundeen, and friends @ Tio Leo's
  • Live Jam Session @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Rockabilly and Swing @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado
Wednesday, April 17, 2019:
  • The Lil Smokies, Michigan Rattlers @ Casbah
  • Ages and Ages, The Harmaleighs @ Soda Bar
  • Belly Up Honky-Tonk ft. Joey Harris & the Mentals, Brawley and Ginger Cowgirl @ Belly Up
  • San Diego Gulls vs San Jose Barracuda Calder Cup Playoffs - Game 1 @ Pechanga Arena
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Death Cab for Karaoke - Emo/Pop-Punk Karaoke @ The Office
  • Those Darn Gnomes, Spring Breeding, Bill Wesley, Ba Bete, Squirrel Spam, Edward Is My Middle Name @ SD Content Partners
  • Vaginals, Bernie and the Wolf, Of Ennui @ Bar Pink
  • Lizzie Whan Book Release Party with Judy Reeves, Julie Corrales, Sharon Elise, Robt O'Sullivan, Lizzie Whan @ Whistle Stop
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ House of Blues
  • Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Moonsugar Tubulars Cowboygirls @ Space
  • ADULTING: Intro to Fitness @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Manwolves + Postcard Boy @ Che Cafe
  • Harlem Rhythm Noise || Clay Colton @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Broadway SD presents CATS @ Civic Theatre
  • PRE VIVA! Harlem River Noise @ Manhattan Bar
  • Boss Jazz w/Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Kultura Wednesdays @ Border X Brewing
  • Til Tune (Open Mic - Hosted by Ash Foster) @ Til-Two Club
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • David Archuleta @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Maka, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • KSON Country DJ @ Renegade
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Clifford Bell, Michael Lavine and Friends @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Oliver James, Koda, Fuzz Huzzi @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Free Trivia @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Come Together @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Wutang Wednesday with Mister Hek @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
Thursday, April 18, 2019:
  • Kero Kero Bonito, Jaako Eino Kalevi @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Davey Tiltwheel, Jennie Cotterill & Stacey Dee of Bad Cop Bad Cop, Davey Tiltwheel @ Whistle Stop
  • Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash, Trevor McSpadden, Kimmi Bitter @ Soda Bar
  • Smino, EarthGang, Phoelix @ The Observatory
  • Playboi Carti @ SOMA
  • San Diego Gulls vs San Jose Barracuda Calder Cup Playoffs - Game 2 @ Pechanga Arena
  • Integrity, Toxic Holocaust, All Out War, Funeral Chic, Psywarfare @ Brick by Brick
  • Film Fan Movie Trivia @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Doc Hammer, Bosswitch, Mick’s Jaguar @ Bar Pink (9pm)
  • The Floozies, Band of Gringos @ Belly Up
  • Joe Guevara @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado Flinn Springs (5-8pm)
  • Stefan Wendel @ Lux Art Institute
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds  
  • CloZee, Axel Thesleff, MEMBA @ Music Box
  • Broadway Boogie @ Queen Bee's 
  • Chocolate - Deepdark Afrotech & Techno @ Blonde
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Kelly McGarry Presents ElectroMagnetic Sonic Moonshine, Alice Insane (Tribute to Alice in Chains), A Perfect Tool (Tribute to A Perfect Circle & Tool),  Woke Up Dead (Tribute to Megadeath), DJ Professor CC@ House of Blues
  • Anita O'Night & the Mercury Trio, Tom Benzon & the Cool Shakes, Alvino & the Dwells @ Pour House  
  • Broadway SD presents CATS @ Civic Theatre
  • Diamond Dogs Boylesque @ The Merrow
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • DJ Chuck aka “Big Country” @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Ryuichi & The Dicetones (Japan), The Grease (Japan), The Howlin' Roosters, Ruff Enuff @ Tower Bar
  • Song Writer Night, Hosted by Clay Colton @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Carol Curtis | RuPaul's Drag Race viewing in the Overlook Bar @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • DJ Smash @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • OB Hip Hop Social #73 @ Winston's
  • Sound in Color @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Resinators @ Saddle Bar
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Electric Relaxation @ Manhattan Bar
  • Art, Power and the Radical Imagination, feat. Favianna Rodriguez @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Industry Jousting @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Thizzday with Mr Hek & Dmitri @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • The Spiritual Motels @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Acid Varsity 57 feat David Scott Stone l Perpetrator l MaxBetta @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Cody Carter & Country Fried @ Renegade
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • House of Fitness @ Spin 

Friday, April 19, 2019:
  • Kirin J Callinan, Heavy Hawaii, Christian Club, Rinse & Repeat @ Soda Bar
  • Los Lobos, Althea Grace @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • The Interrupters, Culture Abuse, Skating Polly @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • Emo Nite at Casbah presented by Emo Nite LA @ Casbah
  • Dinettes, Funky Thigh Collectors, Wicked Echoes @ Ken Club
  • San Diego Seals vs Colorado Mammoth @ Pechanga Arena
  • F#$%ing In The Bushes with DJs Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Broadway SD presents CATS @ Civic Theatre
  • Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour @ Civic Theatre
  • Beyond My Afterlife, Alternate Era, ALPHA, Sociocide, Alexander the Great feat. QuincyDavis @ Soma
  • Sounds Cool Collective @ Bar Pink (9pm)
  • Soul Set with DJs Old Man Johnson and Grimm @ Bar Pink (11pm)
  • Erika Davies @ Panama 66
  • Metalachi, Spice Pistols @ Music Box
  • Resilience, Informal Society @ Tower Bar
  • Pseudo Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Thee Allyrgic Reaction, The Pynnacles, The Loons @ Black Cat Bar
  • Clinton David @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado Flinn Springs (5-8pm)
  • Yob, Monolord, Nebula Drag @ Brick By Brick (SOLD OUT)
  • Bastard Noise, Secret Fun Club, and Those Darn Gnomes, Happy Pill Trauma, Speculum @ The Bancroft
  • PSL Fundraiser: The Blank Minds, Creature Culture @ Che Cafe
  • Clean Cut Hippies, Greasy Wheels, Erick Taylor and the Vibes @ Lestat's
  • Grateful Shred @ Winston's
  • Rachel Horter @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Chris Shrader @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Takilma @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Pacific Dub 2019 Spring Tour, The Good Tones, Seranation @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Sully & The Souljahs @ The Kraken
  • Boogieman Presents Rollin' Wit Tha Funk Vol.3 No.2 @ Space
  • Rumors - An 80’s New Wave Synthpop Dance Night @ Manhattan Bar
  • DMX - 20 Year Anniversary Tour - It's Dark and Hell is Hot @ House of Blues
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Gaby Aparicio + La Buena Onda @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Zig Zags, Hell Fire, Mick's Jaguar @ Pour House
  • Gone Blonde @ Pour House (5pm)  
  • The Brain Ghosts, Swiss Rolls, Flower Animals, The Fogels @ The Merrow
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Custard Pie @ Wildwood Crossing
  • After Hours w/DJs EdROC & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Six String Outlaws @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Lao New Year Event @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Matthew Frederick @ Sunshine Brooks Theatre
  • Howling Giant, Mortar, Vedic, Aunt Cynthias Cabin @ Salty Frog
  • JD Crawford Band @ Renegade
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7pm)
  • Cold Craft, Side Hustle @ Navajo Live
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • Get Groovin Band, DJ Pocket @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • The Journeymen, DJ Pocket @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic @ El Dorado
  • Angelz @ Bang Bang
  • Night Howls and Dead Perennials @ Moose Lodge
  • Mirco Caruso with Fraud, Eskuche, Matt Egbert @ Spin
  • Crankdat @ Omnia
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Karma @ Parq
  • Digital Cocoon with Red Sonya @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, April 20, 2019:
  • 49th Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration @ Chicano Park
  • Big Thief, Lomelda @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • Bayked 2019 with Rick Ro$$, Gramatik, Brasstracks, Boostive @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Night Beats, Cosmonauts, Wild Wild Wets @ Casbah 
  • Museum School Fundraiser - Pinback, El Ten Eleven, The Color Forty Nine, John Reis and Rob Crow @ Music Box
  • Imagery Machine's 2nd Annual 4/20 Smokeout: The Gooch Palms, Future Human, The Anodynes @ Soda Bar
  • Michael McDonald @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Fiends, 13 Wolves, Good Time Girl @ Ken Club
  • David Gleason Trio @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado Flinn Springs (1-4pm)
  • Alvino & The Dwells @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado Flinn Springs (5-8pm)
  • Broadway SD presents CATS @ Civic Theatre
  • Freedom Rider: An Art Blakey Centennial Celebration @ Symphony Hall
  • Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour @ Civic Theatre
  • Harpeth Rising @ Museum of Making Music 
  • The Danger Field Record Release with Fishing For Chips @ Bar Pink (8pmm)
  • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink (10pm)
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Joe Rogan 4:20 @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Erik Santos @ Oak Room at Viejas Casino 
  • 80s vs 90s with DJ Saul Q & Gabe Vega @ Whistle Stop
  • Division Final: San Diego Sockers @ Pechanga Arena
  • The JW Trio+2 @ Dizzy's
  • Ritual Veil, Kontravoid, Mannequin, The Passengers, DJ Deadmatter @ Space
  • Bump with Dazzla, Shige, and guests @ Blonde
  • Clinton Davis @ Panama 66
  • Conjunto Afro-son Album Release Party @ Queen Bee's
  • La Diabla @ Manhattan Bar
  • California Rangers @ Pour House (5pm)
  • Custard Pie @ Pour House (9pm)  
  • Vista Kicks, Fashion Jackson, Hate Drugs, Arms Akimbo, Derek Ted, The Aquadolls, Breakup Shoes, Sea Moya, The Jacks, Bad Kids@ Che Cafe
  • The Elements In Ballet0 Escondido Recreation Ballet Recital @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Plot In You, Like Moths to Flames, Dayseeker, Limbs, Plus Guest @ SOMA
  • The Hiroshima Mockingbirds, The Touchies, The Havnauts @ Black Cat Bar
  • Julia Michaels, Corey Harper @ House of Blues
  • Seether @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort SoCal 
  • Eric Michael Krop in "ABCs: A tribute to Adele, Barbra, Celine and more!" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Chinese Rocks, Shit Coffins, RAAG @ Tower Bar
  • Plane Without a Pilot @ Himmelberg's
  • Whiskey & Cheese @ Seven Grand
  • Gold Souls @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Midnight Nightmare, Mechanical Manson @ Bancroft Bar
  • Earth Day R&B Block Party @ Quartyard
  • Subspecies, Creature Culture, Suburban Park @ Lestat's
  • Chris Shrader @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Rachel Horter @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Underground Lounge @ Winston's (2pm) 
  • Little Life Crisis @ Winston's (5pm)
  • GrooveSession and Joe Marcinek Band Presented by "The Osprey Nest" @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Original Stylin' 420 @ Til-Two Club
  • Wacken Metal Battle San Diego—Round 2: Defixion, Gravespell, Monarch, Murder of Five, Sociocide, Theosis @ Brick By Brick
  • The Fallbrook Kid @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Dr. Sketchy's (Anti) Art School  @ The Merrow (3pm)
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Rosa’s Cantina @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Frankie T and the Triple B @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • United Country @ Renegade
  • Crawford vs Khan || DJ Nvious @ U-31
  • Sleepwalkers, Mercedes Moor, Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Tradewinds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • The Verge, DJ Moniq @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Trevor McSpadden, DJ Moniq @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • BK Lounge with Billie Knight, Tone Capone, Dub-B @ El Dorado
  • Svdden Death @ Bassmnt
  • Lost Desert @ Bang Bang
  • Overdrive with Lucas Flamefly + Techniche @ Spin
  • I-90 @ Navajo Live 
  • AUF Presents: Umbrella Nights #3 w/ Michi @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
Sunday, April 21, 2019:
  • Mdou Moctar, Marisa Anderson @ Casbah
  • Brent Cowles, grampadrew @ Soda Bar
  • Fanclub, Battery Point, Bad Kids, Hug @ Space
  • Clinton Davis @ Sycamore Den
  • The Walter Brothers @ Panama 66
  • Broadway SD presents CATS @ Civic Theatre
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour @ Civic Theatre
  • Mudd Fest 2019 ft. Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Tantric, Saving Abel @ House of Blues 
  • Folk Arts Rare Records @ Whistle Stop (4pm)
  • Nightmarathons, Corporate Citizen, Midnight Block @ Tower Bar
  • Jerry "Hotrod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (10am & 1pm)
  • PG.99, Majority Rule, HIRS and portrayal of guilt @ Che Cafe
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Kimba Light live @ Queen Bee's
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado Flinn Springs (1-5pm)
  • Smokey Hoof @ Winston's (5pm)
  • The Playground Monday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Spectrum - A Diverse Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Taryn Donath @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Anna Zinova and Pinkeye @ Pour House  
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Ufomammut, Belzebong, Deep Sea Thunder Beast @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Deep Tech Residents @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday with DJ Non-Profit, Ras Hi-C, Miss Silka @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking with Tribe of Kings @ The Office
  • Yard Dog @ Navajo Live 
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Almost Famous Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sunday Groove with The Professor and Juni Flo @ El Dorado

Monday, April 22, 2019:
  • Ben Kweller, Mainman, Modern Love Child @ Casbah 
  • Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Johnny Deadly Trio @ Soda Bar
  • The Playground Monday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Donny Finnell Jazz Band @ Bar Pink
  • Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour @ Civic Theatre
  • San Diego Strike Force vs Arizona Rattlers @ Pechanga Arena
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday -Dark '80s Night with Aaron Wallace & DJ Camilla Robina @ Blonde
  • Jason Mann @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Andy and Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Palmer Anthony @ The Field Irish Pub
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Nathan James @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Live Prize Trivia @ Pour House
  • 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

Friday, April 12, 2019

San Diego County Fair Announces Live Music Lineup

This week, San Diego County Fair announced the full San Diego County Fair concert lineup. This year's fair runs May 31-July 4 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June) Check out the full press release after the jump. 

Record Store Day: Saturday, April 13

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

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

These listings are PACKED and I didn't even include Couchella. Between Escalera Fest and Record Store Day activities this weekend, there's so much to look forward to. Last week, we laid low as much as we could...me still with a cough, my dog with her sprained leg, and Darren with his cracked rib were kind of a pathetic bunch. Still, I had a big Wednesday with a little Fiesta Island action with Darren and Fi, and after shot Bad Suns at the Observatory, caught Low Cut Connie at Casbah, and had a little after-show fun at Blonde. Thursday was a big work day and chill family evening, where our only big adventure was walking to Vons instead of driving, and Friday we enjoyed the Multicultural Food Fest at Nova's school, and by night Darren and I went to see Girlpool, Hatchie (pictured above), and Kitten, and closed the night down at Ken Club. I worked at the NP Festival of Beers on Saturday, we tried out Sister Ray's for the first time (the burgers are amazing, but the chili-cheese fries are where it's at), and on Sunday we hung out with my parents to celebrate their 49th Anniversary. Monday is my day to compile all of these listings (which keep growing and growing) but we did adventure to the La Jolla Seals to gawk over all the sweet little pups while Nova was as soccer practice. This week's agenda is a little over-committed, so I might have to trim it, but right now it looks like I'll be going to Volta, the Gulls game, JS Ondara, The Messthetics, the Seals game, Nova's futsal game, John Vanderslice, and Kero Kero Bonito, plus we're still trying to circle back to the desert and the Zoo, which has extended hours through April 21st for Yaycation.  Listings for all this madness are after the jump.

This Week: La Escalera Fest Ocho

I had to kinda dig around to find the info for La Escalera Fest Ocho, which takes over several bars this weekend including The Office, Tower Bar, Bar Pink, Soda Bar, Spaec, and Moustache in Tijuana, so I thought I'd share the actual poster with all the time breakdowns. For tickets and more information, go here. I imagine any last minute cancellations or such will be posted on their Facebook page. And if you're going, please do yourself a favor and walk or catch a rideshare. We don't need a bunch of drunk punks on Jump bikes or Lime Scooters breaking skulls and getting DUIs.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

4.20 House Show: Band Argument | Pregnant | Glow! | Chorduroy

Though there are many events happening on 4/20, considering checking out the Band Argument/Pregnant/Glow!/Chorduroy house show.

Members of local band Chorduroy have recently renovated their living room to include a full stage for artists to perform on. After Chorduroy, Glow! takes the stage. Glow! are a relatively new band on the scene, but are making a name for themselves. They only have one song out, but it showcases the potential that they have for future endeavors. Their single, "If It Were Me", welds together Strokes-esque rock form laden with jazzy chords reminiscent of Steve Lacy. After Glow! comes Pregnant, an esteemed experimental rock group from Sacramento spearheaded by D'niel Trudeau. Their latest full length, Duct Tape, is an adventurous and cosmic record that reads as tonally interesting / dense as an Animal Collective or Ariel Pink record. Aaaand they're even better live! Finishing off the night is Band Argument, a local band on the rise who have set out to fuse DIY rock-aesthetics with trigger-happy MIDI carnage. For fans of Palm, Guerrilla Toss, Deerhoof... In between sets, DJ COLDPIZZA will be improvising self described "portal music" with analog instruments such as a 909 drum machine.

Event Page

All Ages
6:00 Doors
April 20, 2019
5209 Hewlett Dr, San Diego, CA 92115-1108, United States

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

The other day I read an article about a guy who intentionally wrote fake news and while fascinating and infuriating, the first sentence left me a little stunned.
Jestin Coler seems like your run-of-the-mill middle-aged guy.
The 42-year-old lives on a quiet street in a Los Angeles suburb with his wife and two kids.
Wait, back up. 42 is middle-aged? That's my age, and I definitely don't think of myself as middle-aged, nor do I feel that way. But I guess in a purely mathematical sense it's accurate. But lately I've been feeling younger than ever. We're hiking and walking a ton, checking out favorite spots and discovering new ones, and I've just been trying to lead a less vampire-y life. So last week we went out to Slot Canyon in Ocotillo Wells, except I went out to the Office afterward, and maybe it wore me down because then I was sick for the rest of the week. On top of that, my dog sprained her leg and Darren broke a rib at soccer, so we didn't really do much the rest of the week as we all convalesced, until I had to work at the Irenic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We did get out for a few hours on Saturday we did go to Balboa Park in the morning for Nova's first futsal game then back a couple hours later for a kiddo's birthday party.
This week I'll be downing the Airborne™, shooting Bad Suns at the Observatory, seeing Girlpool at the Casbah, and then hopefully back to healthy enough to get some sunshine.
Full listings through Monday are after the jump.