Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, June 18-Monday, June 24, 2019

I had a super low key week. Darren, Nova and I went to the Voodoo Room on Wednesday for Warbly Jets, Hembree, and Bloxx, we went to the Zoo on Friday, went to San Diego County Fair on Saturday where I was a judge at the Battle of the Bands, and spent the day with my parents on Sunday, but there were some shows at the Casbah like Fences, Operators, and Felice Brothers, that I really wanted to check out but stuff just came up. I also subbed in on Darren's new outdoor soccer team while he was Ubering a family to Los Angeles. The game was super fun, my first time playing in a game since college, but I kinda rolled my ankle a little, so I'll be icing and taking it easy, because their shortage of women means they'll probably ask me to sub again down the road. This week there are a ton of great shows, and I'm hoping to catch Lucinda, Local Natives, and Jenny and the Mexicats. And in a true fantasy world, I'd find invitations in my inbox to Rob Thomas, Alanis Morissette, and Paul McCartney. We'll also be going to ALT949's summer kickoff at Sea World, and probably yet another trip or two to the Zoo and Safari Week. As I've mentioned, Nova is out of school, so sometimes keeping her busy has me wiped at the end of the day, so we shall see what I actually make it to. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

San Diego Summer: Family Outings, Summer Camps, & Things For Kids To Do

Nova has already finished 6th grade. Last Friday was her last day of school and we're in full how-to-occupy-her-time freak out. How are we going to keep her busy and prevent her from saying the forbidden word (B-O-R-E-D) when we still have to work around here? A couple years ago I did a post about Summer Camps because I was busy researching for her, but now that she's 12 (and spends a month in St. Louis during the peak of summer vacation), we tend to find fun stuff to do more readily, but I still thought I'd update this post for other parents out there who might be hunting for ways to keep the kids occupied. I'd love to hear your favorite spots or camps in the comments. And we'd love to be invited to your pools on a moments notice. Lists after the jump...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Great News For Seals! California Coastal Commission Unanimously Approves Permit Extensions

Today the California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to approve 10 year extensions on two permits which allow for the beach at Children's Pool to close beach access during pupping season (December-May) and for a guidance rope with signs about the Marine Mammal Protection Act during the remaining months of the year. I was there to join supporters like the Seal Conservancy and the Sierra Club. The meeting went from 9am until about 7pm, with numerous items on the agenda, though the La Jolla Seals, with the biggest group of supporters and opposition, was the last issue heard for the day. It was especially satisfying because a woman screamed in my face that if I supported the seals, I was against veterans, and I'm a traitor and I should leave the country. Uh, wow.  I didn't get to stay for the duration of the meeting, it was great to hear the process work. At the end of the night, it was pretty hopeful as Commission Chair Steve Padilla closed the night implying that monitoring was important, that enforcement is a challenge, and if harassment continues, the Commission might need to step in and do more, not less, to protect these beautiful animals.

Lots of older pics after the jump.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, June 11-Monday, June 17, 2019

Damn. I was totally watching the Tony Awards on Sunday and I got so sad that I don't have a connect with Broadway San Diego, because the upcoming season looks AMAZING but I'm just not in that income bracket. I did, however, make it to the Zoo, saw Toad The Wet Sprocket, went to the OAT for Father John Misty, Jason Isbell, and Jade Bird, went to the Casbah for Sebadoh, went to Nova's soccer tournament, checked out the grand opening of the new H Mart by Convoy, and took the dog to Fiesta Island. Nova's out of school and they're taking a small hiatus with soccer, so we'll be running around trying to keep active. I'll be working at The Babe Rainbow tomorrow, checking out the Advanced Placement tour at House of Blues, and probably checking out Operators on Friday. Listings through Monday are after the jump.   

Sunday, June 09, 2019

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Summer Safari Celebration in Effect

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (WAP to the natives) kicks off their summer celebrations. I'm posting the full press release for SDZ Safari Park after the jump, but the TL;dr is that the Safari Park will be open until 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays through September 1st, and starting this week, until 8pm on Mondays and Tuesdays through July 30th. On top of that, from June 16-September 2nd, the Zoo will be open until 8pm. If you don't have your annual pass, there's no better time to get it than now. Make sure you get at least the Keeper's Club level to get the free parking at Safari Park, otherwise you're throwing down $15 per visit. Also, pro-tip: if you're driving North on the 15, jump in the carpool lanes, exit at Del Lago, loop to the right through the mall (Beethoven) and you'll cut some time on the drive. Press release and adorbs animal photos after the jump. (All photos taken at the Safari Park from regular public viewing areas throughout the park over the past few years)

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, June 4-Monday, June 10, 2019

I had kind of a weird week. I had gone to that Lemonheads show a couple Saturdays ago and went out after and nothing was out of the ordinary. I went to a Memorial Day Party, and then on Memorial Day we went to Safari Park, and then late that night, my body just quit. I got super sick and still had to work and I was miserable. I couldn't sleep because I couldn't breathe at night, and I was downing fluids, allergy pills, CBD, cold medicine, hot tea, honey, and anything else that I thought might work. I even motivated to make my own homemade chicken soup. So I didn't do much of anything. I took Nova to soccer on Wednesday which meant I still got some fresh air at La Jolla Cove with my sea lions, but that was kinda it. I also slept. A lot. By Friday I was feeling much better and worked at The Irenic for the Gnash show, and Saturday Nova had a little soccer tournament, but I was still relatively reclusive. On Sunday morning, Nova and I decided to walk part of the Rock n Roll Marathon course and ended up walking to the Zoo, and Sunday I decided to do the listings so I could carve out my Monday for the Wonderfront announcement event. They had these amazing blackberry margaritas and I realized I hadn't had an adult beverage since The Lemonheads show 8 days prior. Woah. So I promise I will get back out. I can't remember the last time I went more than a week without a show (or a drink, let's be honest.) So this week I'm gonna get out a little more. I'm hoping to make at least one of the Toad shows, am working on a photo pass to FJM, and will probably check out Sebadoh. In the meantime, have you ever seen seagull chicks??? I hadn't until Monday, when Darren and I went to the Cove during Nova's soccer, so here's to the beach-bag-opening, Dorito-and-Cheeto-stealing gulls of the future. I worked my ass off to update the music venue page (still a dozen or more to add), so check it out, and full listings are after the jump.

91X Presents Sun Fiesta at Petco Park at the Park on August 2nd

In all my commitment to be downtown for the Wonderfront announcement on Monday, I completely forgot to post about 91X's exciting announcement (though, let's be honest, this would be a really great stage at Wonderfront) about Sun Fiesta, taking place on Friday, August 2nd at Petco's Park at The Park. Side funny, if you look up Park at the Park on the Petco Park website, it explains that "The Park at the Park is a park in the Park."  That is some special marketing right there.

Anyway, I love The Head and The Heart so you better believe I'm putting this one on my calendar. Tickets go on sale Friday. For all your info and ticketing, check out the event site here. Also, The Head and The Heart posted the presale password is FIESTA, so you don't have to wait until Friday to get tickets. GA tickets come in around $40, with a base price of $29.99 and about $11 in fees, per ticket. 

91X Sun Fiesta
Friday, August 2nd
Petco Park Park at the Park

Get ready for a day full of awesome music, amazing food, great drinks & much more!


Tickets go on-sale at 10am THIS FRIDAY, June 7th

Rosey's Read Watch List: Embryos Don't Have Hearts | Ramy | Dead To Me | Chelsea Handler

I'm gonna start this post with the most important thing that everybody should read: Embryos Don't Have Hearts. More reading and watching after the jump.

RIP M'bari - San Diego Zoo

Monday, June 03, 2019

Wonderfront Announces Lineup

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival is coming to San Diego's waterfront November 22-24, 2019. The festival is being billed as "a 7+ stage, 80+ band, 3-day music, culinary, and arts festival throughout downtown San Diego, spread across the various parks and piers along the Port of San Diego, from South Embarcadero up to Broadway Pier."

On Monday, they presented a sweet little media event and live-streamed the announcement, but we've got it in your hot little hands so you don't have to wait. Get info and tickets to the event here: http://wonderfrontfestival.com

Apparently not all media respected the embargo. This wasn't supposed to be published until 3:30, but people chose to leak it anyway. The Wonderfront site appears to have crashed before the announcement event but appears to be back up and running now. You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Photos: Superorganism & Simpson @ Music Box, April 23, 2019

After double weekends at Coachella, Superorganism popped into San Diego to play a show at the Music Box on April 23rd. Darren and I were happy to finally check them out live, though it was a whole lot different live than what my photos could possibly reflect. There were near constant animated videos projected behind the collective, while the stage lighting was mostly dark or monochromatic or flashing or spinning or sparkling or all of these things at the same time. Definitely not my best work, which is unfortunate because after a show like this, I make my own roadblocks and end up not posting photos for weeks or months. Anyway, it was a great show, their music is super quirky and chill and there were a ton of people on stage making the whole show an event. Pics after the jump.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Saturday, June 1: Art Around Adams- Free & All Ages!!

Saturday June 1 is Art Around Adams. This is a free and all ages event, except for the 21+ stages at the Ken Club, Rosie's, and The Ould Sod. It runs from Noon to 8pm. Keep in mind, Adams Avenue remains open to vehicular traffic during this event, so mind sidewalks and crosswalks, and use your common sense and look up from your phone every once in awhile.
For all the info you need to know, check out the official site here. For good measure, all the set times after the jump. 

World Sea Lion Day - May 30, 2019

I mentioned I've been sick this week, but to say I didn't do anything this week would be a lie. On Wednesday, I was well enough to take Nova to soccer, and I thought the fresh air and no contact with other people would serve me well, so  I went back to La Jolla Cove to shoot the sea lions. I came to find out that the next day, May 30th, was "World Sea Lion Day," though I can't seem to find all the calendars that let us know such things.

Obviously I've been posting a lot of these lately, but since I'll be flooding you with music photos the next week, I thought I'd post some of this week's shots to celebrate the day. Though not shown, I'd also like to draw attention to their neighbors in La Jolla, the California Harbor Seals, who still need our help to sign two petitions: one is to keep up Casa Beach closed during pupping season and the other is to keep the safe distance rope up year-round. The hearing is June 12-14. I also just kinda wanted to post since I'm taking a gajillion pics each week and not really sharing them and maybe to just post something that makes me smile after getting all ranty on my last post.

World Beach Games Bid Adios To San Diego

I'm pissed. I need to vent.

This week in the news, there were numerous stories about the ANOC World Beach Games pulling out of San Diego. If you were unaware, the short story is that San Diego was supposed to host the inaugural World Beach Games here in October, an event which had already been postponed from 2017. For shorthand, the event was literally known as "San Diego 2019," so, uh, so much for that branding. Whatcha gonna do now, ANOC?
My thoughts, after the jump.