Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 25-Monday, March 2, 2020

Adulting can be so hard. It was a long, busy, and fun week, but looking back, it was almost an entirely show-free week for me. I did, however, continue working from the Zoo a few times, and I'm loving that a lot. So let's recap. Tuesday I spent most of the day working from home doing listings, Wednesday I was up bright and early and went to the Zoo. I worked a lot, then went to the District 3 candidate forum in North Park, then went home and worked some more. I've been reading a great book, so I did that to fall asleep, but the anxiety and fear of missing my Thursday meetings was so intense, I stayed up all night until my 9am, 10am, and noon meetings, finally going home and crashing out and sleeping through Illiterate Light. By Friday, I was well rested, got my newsletter out, then went back to the Zoo. Nova got dropped off to meet me after and we stayed until closing, and then Friday night I worked at The Frogs show at Soda Bar. I never know what to expect with Evan, but he was in good spirits and the show was really great and they played over 2 hours. Darren met up toward the end of the show, and we all went to the Ken with friends where Curtis brought Evan and we all hung out until the bar closed. Super fun night and nice to see everyone in such good spirits. Saturday was a lazy day at home until Nova and I decided to catch the bus for a little adventure. We ended up at Fashion Valley mall, which is sooo not my world, but it was fun wandering and we finally burned a gift card we had for Cheesecake Factory on a cheesecake to go. We bused back to North Park, met up with Darren for dinner at Street Side, and called it a night. On Sunday, Nova had a friend over until soccer, which ended up being a kids vs parents scrimmage, leaving me basically unable to walk the rest of the night. I'm mostly better now, but Monday was a work from home all day kinda day and this week is busy so I'm not sure I'll get my Zoo time in. I've got a couple shows on my radar, but my projects are keeping me busy enough that I don't know which ones I'll actually get to see. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, February 19-Monday, February 24, 2020

I had a really good week last week. I continued working from the zoo partially on weekdays and got some good time in with the baby hippo on Wednesday. Also caught some shows, including Dashboard Confessional at the Observatory, Chastity Belt on Friday, The Frights on Saturday, and Alexandra Savior on Sunday. I was actually supposed to work for Miniature Tigers on Thursday, too, but unfortunately they realized that they'd forgotten their merch the night before in Vegas. Whoopsie. Anyway, judging by the volume of email on Tuesday, I can't say I'm excited much about this week, but I'll make the best of it and try and keep up with all the things the best I can. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, February 11-Tuesday, February 18, 2020

It has been a little bit liberating not driving. We loaned Darren's van to a friend for a couple weeks so I haven't been doing school pickups, but a side result is I haven't been doing any major grocery shopping or eating out, so our house is starting to feel less like we're prepared for some catastrophic food emergency (a symptom of growing up in a household where my dad stockpiled supplies) and more normal. I kinda like it. I did get a little sick last week, however, so though I got a couple days of laptopping at the Zoo and seeing The New Pornographers, I was mostly a homebody, finished a couple books, binged a couple shows, and enjoyed my abundance of warm pajamas. I was feeling better by Friday and went to the Casbah, and Saturday did a little bike ride, but kept it super mellow. Over the weekend, the Zoo's hippo birthed her 13th calf, so I tried to catch a glimpse on Monday, but Funani was hiding her little baby away, so I'll have to try again. There are some rad shows this week, and I may or may not be shooting DC, but Nova also has a four day weekend, so that may influence how much night life I've got in me. I did listings through Tuesday so I don't have to work-panic come during the holiday. Full listings are after the jump.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020:
  • Dashboard Confessional: 20 Year Celebration, Piebald @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • Sinead O'Connor @ Belly Up
  • Polux, King Whisker, Blazing Jane @ Casbah
  • 91x Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles presents Desert Lotus, Sam Hears and Friends @ The Merrow
  • Ikana, Machine Politik, Sweet Myths @ Soda Bar
  • Goth Tiki Tuesday with Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • San Diego Opera: Hansel and Gretel @ Civic Theatre
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Reggae Tuesdaze with KNG MKR, Bum Roots Project & DJ Lexy Love @ The Holding Company
  • Techno Tuesdays with Nocturne & Techit Easy @ Blonde
  • Blackout Bingo @ Ken Club (Free, 10pm)
  • James Gossett @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Jazz Showcase @ Fast Times
  • Lost Monarchs @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Razzle Bam Boom: All That Trash @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Family Loteria with Anahuac, Analy, DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • Charlie Arbelaez Presents: The Jazz & Cocktail Party @ Seven Grand
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Adams gone Funky-Soul Jazz Session @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Lyrical Exchange (Open Mic) @ Queen Bee's
  • Don L's Piano Bar @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • West County @ The Kraken 
  • Open Vinyl DJ Night @ Til-Two Club
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • The Works Review @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Karaoke with Rockstar Entertainment @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Big Time Operator @ Tio Leo's
  • Semisi Open Mic @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Flip Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado
Wednesday, February 12, 2020:
  • Dashboard Confessional: 20 Year Celebration, Piebald @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Belly Up (seated show, SOLD OUT) 
  • That 1 Guy @ Casbah
  • Ward Davis, Josh Morningstar @ Soda Bar
  • Funky Thigh Collectors, Tom Geck & the Afterparty @ Bar Pink
  • Heavy Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (Free, 7-9pm)
  • The Band Thea, Tori ROze and the Hot Mess Skyzada @ Whistle Stop
  • Night Bloomers @ The Merrow
  • Sunflower Dead, 1001, Osmium @ Brick by Brick
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Chickenbone Slim & The Biscuits @ The Kraken 
  • San Diego Sockers vs Baltimore Blast @ Pechanga Arena
  • Make yourself at home. A night of emo, pop punk, & hardcore. @ Space (free)
  • Msaki and The Golden Circle @ The Loft, UCSD
  • NIGHTLY, THE WLDLFE, Sawyer @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Charlie Arbelaez @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Fish and the Seaweeds Psychedelic Wednesday @ The Holding Company
  • Drip Trop with Dunekat, Mr. Hek & Dash Eye  @ The Office
  • Kes O'hara @ Metl
  • Jazz Pocket Swing @ Tio Leo's
  • Comedy with Christian Jarrett @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Billy The Kid @ Park & Rec
  • Border X-Perience with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Sammy Miller and the Congregation: Leaving Egypt Tour @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Psydecar, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Music Videos @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • SUBVERSION - Goth, Death Rock, Dark Wave, New Wave, and Industrial w/ DJ StephanySays @ Til-Two Club
  • KSON Country DJ @ Renegade
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Acoustic Clubhouse @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • The Blonde Brother’s Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic feat Will Clark @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, February 13, 2020:
  • Murder By Death 20th Anniversary, Saintseneca@ Belly Up
  • Miniature Tigers, Katz├╣ Oso, Unsound Sunday @ Soda Bar
  • SiriusXM's Hip Hop Nation "No Rules" Tour with Young Dolph & Key Glock @ Music Box (Audible Treats) @ Music Box
  • Part Time, Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates, Bryson Cone @ Casbah
  • Pre-Valentine’s Day with Chief Sweat @ Bar Pink
  • Warish, Pharlee, Kids In Heat @ Pour House  
  • The Miles, Widowmade, Creepseed @ The Merrow
  • Film Fan Movie Trivia@ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Jazz Night @ North Park Brewing Company
  • Hawktail (IVPR) @ Del Mar Town Hall
  • Culture & Cocktails @ San Diego Museum of Art 
  • Hours | A Deer, A Horse | Dream Burglar @ Whistle Stop 
  • Taide Pineda @ Metl
  • Shake Your Bones- HouseXTechno @ Blonde
  • The Rookies, Sideshow, Remain in Vain @ Til-Two Club
  • Trivia Night @ Fast Times
  • Una Noche Romantica Con Ramon Ayala @ House of Blues
  • Nappy Roots @ The Holding Company
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66
  • Living Single 90s Valentines Party @ U-31
  • Stoney B Blues Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Mercedes Moore Blues Party @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • James Allen @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Will's Birthday Tower-oke hosted by Uriel & Fitz @ Tower Bar (FREE)
  • Comedy Night @ Tiger! Tiger!
  • Karaoke with Greg @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Music Videos @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • DJ Bingo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Good Ol Boys @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Love is Disappointing but Chocolate is Not @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Dark Alley Dogs Hang Zeros an The Howlin Roosters @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Dig Deeper with Resident DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Girls Night Out The Show: Get Wild Tour @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Open Mic  @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • DDTG- Don't Disturb The Groove with Mr. Hek & Profile @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • The Turquoise Room Soul Organization @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Chunk @ The Kraken 
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Gino and the Lone Gunmen @ Tio Leo's
  • Les Allen & City Limits Band @ Renegade
  • Art & Rec @ Park & Rec
  • Casual Yak, Russell Ramo with Buss @ 710 Beach Club
  • Global BPM Presents @ Henry's Pub

Friday, February 14, 2020 (Valentine's Day):
  • Chastity Belt, Total Heat, Hugh F @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • An Evening With The California Honeydrops @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Chris Farren, Retirement Party, MacSeal @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Sitting on Stacy, Cardboard Boxer, Strawberry Army, Los Shadows @ Soma 
  • Imagery Machine, Mittens, The Havnauts, Strawberry Moons @ Soda Bar
  • Walk Off the Earth @ The Magnolia
  • Naughty By Nature Valentine's Party @ The Holding Company
  • Azucar, La Sonora Tropicana @ The Observatory
  • The Harlem Globetrotters @ Pechanga Arena
  • Keepers, Sixers @ Whistle Stop
  • Friday I'm In Love 80s Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Dunekat presents The Love Explosion Valentine’s Day Party @ Bar Pink
  • Skillet Licorice @ Panama 66
  • Amor Prohibido a Tribute to Selena, ¡Caliente Bailamos! Latin Dance Party w/ DJ Unite & DJ Richie and Deseo Dancers @ Music Box
  • Leonard Patton presents his 12th annual Valentine Day tribute to “Pops & Ella” @ Dizzy's 
  • San Diego Opera: Hansel and Gretel @ Civic Theatre
  • California Ballet Company presents The Rock & Blues Project @ Balboa Theatre
  • Love Me Tonight @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Valentine's Day Singles Mingle with Josh Rosenblum Band @ Metl
  • Atomic Groove Love Day @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Milky Wayne presents The Halfrekan, Yazi, Dayfade, Deguzee @ Black Cat Bar
  • Suicide Silence, Bad Omens, OH, Sleeper, Thousand Below, Bloodline @ Brick By Brick
  • I Love You Fest II @ Che Cafe
  • Farm Truck @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Knights of Monte Carlo (Hard Core Soft Rock), DJ Green T @ Winston's
  • Lauren Davidson @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Seth Cook @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Calamity @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Kimmi Bitter- My Bitter Sweet Valentine @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • Liz Grace @ The Rabbit Hole (6-9pm)
  • Modern Day Moonshine @ The Rabbit Hole (10pm)
  • Tome, Spider, C.O.D., Vile Life @ Tower Bar 
  • Led Zeppelin 2 plays III: A 50th Anniversary Celebration @ House of Blues
  • REO Speedwagon, Sir, Please @ Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • Adore (shoegaze, brit pop, and more) @ Space
  • John January and Linda Berry Band @ Fast Times
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Justin Froese @ Park & Rec
  • Psydecar @ Pour House (9pm)
  • Joe Wood and the Lonely Ones @ Pour House (5pm)  
  • Bouquet: Kiss Me Down There @ The Merrow
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel 
  • Skrew Valentne's Day with Synrgy, Nothing Special @ 710 Beach Club
  • Soulfire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Totally 80s Band @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Love Factory with Ayla Simone & Adam Salter @ The Office 
  • Manouche Five @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Surfer Joe, Zamman, The Scimitars @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Patrick Howard Trampus Band @ Renegade
  • Phil Vassar @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (6:30pm & 8:30pm)
  • Chosen Arrow, Ophelia Vibe @ Navajo Live 
  • Rumors - An 80s New Wave Dance Night @ Manhattan Bar
  • "From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey” @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Rock the Yacht Party Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • Blackcherry Lightnin' @ The Kraken 
  • Forward Motion, DJ LeoRosa @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Yung Pinch @ Bassmnt 
  • Gasolina! @ El Dorado
  • Chaos in the CBD with Never Dull @ Bang Bang
  • Yung Pinch @ Bassmnt 
  • Craig Smoove @ FLUXX
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • FNGS CRSSD presents CLASSIXX- Fred Falke X Zen Freeman @ Spin 
  • AUF Presents: So Cute It's Disgusting @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, February 15, 2020:
  • The Frights @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (Free, All Ages, 7pm)
  • The No. 44, Fun Blast Fun Boy, Drug Hunt @ Casbah 
  • Coda Reactor, Braggers, 9V Murder @ Metl
  • An Evening With The California Honeydrops @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Jason Mraz Foundation presents “SHINE,” A Musical Performed By Mraz & SD Arts Groups Banding Together, Malashock Dance, and transcenDANCE @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Art Laboe Valentines Super Love Jam feat. Midnight Star, Ready for the World (feat. Melvin Riley), Tierra, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Heatwave, Peaches and Herb, Blue Magic, Ray Goodman and Brown aka The Moments, The Floaters @ Pechanga Arena
  • Metalachi, Geezer @ Music Box
  • Three Bad Jacks - 25 Year Anniversary, The Sleepwalkers @ Soda Bar
  • Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party @ The Observatory North Park
  • Tribute to Reggae Legends with Mykal Rose, Yellowman, K'reema, Spiritual, Sol Remedy, Don Camilo, The Originators, DJ Mykol Orthodox @ WorldBeat Center
  • Neon Beat with DJs Vaughn Avakian, Junior the Discopunk, Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Quel Bordel! @ The Holding Company
  • Berkley Hart @ Ramona Mainstage 
  • Ray Bonneville @ The Chapel at AMSD (Sweetwater Community Church - 5305 Sweetwater Road - Bonita)
  • Celebrating Bertram Turetzky's 87th birthday @ Dizzy's
  • Slab City, San Pedro El Cortez, Los Pinche Pinches @ Ken Club
  • Mannequin (record release), Aurat, Dock Hellis @ Space
  • KSON Acoustic Valentine with Rodney Atkins, Walker Hayes, Ryan Hurd @ Oak Ballroom, Viejas Casino  
  • Steve Hackman’s Beethoven V. Coldplay @  Copley Symphony Hall
  • Agent 22, Jim Earp @ Lestat's
  • Blonde 54 @ Blonde
  • The Ripening, The Liquorsmiths @ Panama 66
  • The Show's 10th Anniversary - A Celebration Of P1's @ The Magnolia
  • Cumbia Night with DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • Kayla Ray @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • The Hellflowers, The Carvels @ Pour House (10pm)
  • California Rangers @ Pour House (5pm) 
  • Dear Amy - An Unforgettable Amy Winehouse Tribute Show @ Sycuan Casino 
  • California Ballet Company presents The Rock & Blues Project @ Balboa Theatre (2pm & 8pm)
  • Adrienne Nims & Spirit Wind @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Ticitozaa: Folklorico Dance Festival @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Digital Lizards of Doom @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • The Pinch Flats @ Fast Times
  • The Professors, Roger! @ Black Cat Bar
  • Alvino and the Dwells @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8pm)
  • The Sea Monks @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4pm)
  • Country Brunch Live with Farm Truck @ House of Blues
  • Girls Gotta Eat @ House of Blues (7pm & 9:30pm)
  • Frenchie Davis in "Love Songs with Miss Frenchie Davis" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Stonecutters SD present Simpsons Trivia @ Tower Bar (4-7pm)
  • Temblad, Fermentor, Genestealer, Vertigoat @ Tower Bar (FREE)
  • Jack McCain, Strayaways @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Seth Cook @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Lauren Davidson @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Seaside Rambklers, The Ride @ The Kraken 
  • The Shenanigans @ Winston's (2pm)
  • Ristband @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Band of Gringos, Sweet Tooth, DJ Green T @ Winston's (9pm)
  • The Sleeping Sea King, Methodrone, Psylow, Into the Fuzz @ Til-Two Club
  • Ross the Boss, Symbolic, Manic, Aether X @ Brick By Brick
  • The Routine @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Rebel Star (Bowie Tribute) @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Dr. Sketchy's (Anti) Art School San Diego @ The Merrow (3pm)
  • Steph Johnson @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Rosa's Cantina @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Aerosm├┐the (Aerosmith tribute), Township Rebellion (Rage Against The Machine tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Redneck Rodeo @ Renegade
  • "Art of Flamenco" Dinner Show @ Cafe Sevilla
  • DJ Senema @ U-31
  • Santanaways @ Tio Leo's
  • Cure Tribute Japanese Baby w DJ Upright Citizen @ Manhattan Bar
  • Cuffin' All Thangs R&B Party @ Park & Rec
  • Wild Nights @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • The Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • The Verge, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • BK Lounge with Dub B & Billie Knight @ El Dorado
  • Overdrive with Oscar Velazquez + Techniche @ Spin
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • DJ Wellman @ FLUXX
  • VNSSA @ Bassmnt
  • Digital Cocoon 2020 Prom: Under The Sea @ Kava Lounge
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
Sunday, February 16, 2020:
  • Alexandra Savior, Pearl Charles @ Soda Bar (SOLD OUT)
  • Gypsy Sally, Something Contagious, BlackCherry Lightin' @ Casbah
  • ALO, Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose) @ Belly Up 
  • Rock For The Environment feat. The Spin Doctors, Mike Kenneally & Back To The Garden, Tim Flannery with Jeff Berkley @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Jason Mraz Foundation presents “SHINE,” A Musical Performed By Mraz & SD Arts Groups Banding Together, Malashock Dance, and transcenDANCE @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Tribute to Reggae Legends with Akae Beka Band, Army, Reemah, Spiritual, Junyah P, Ninjah P, Boostive, Incient Rootsman Nyabinghi @ WorldBeat Center
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • LED Anniversary IX with  Boombox Cartel B2B Deorro, Joyride, San Holo, Trivecta, Xie & Yetep @ Pechanga Arena
  • Industry Valentine’s Event with Eric Bellinger @ FLUXX
  • Air Supply @ Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • Tantrums & Tiaras : Battle of the Bar Queens @ The Observatory North Park
  • Made You Look’ Happy Hour hip hop & soul on wax. @ Space (FREE)
  • Tracy Soto, Squarecrow, Le Saboteur, Cigarette Machine @ Tower Bar 
  • Robin Henkel Band with Horns @ Lestat's
  • Noah Reid @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • Bollywood Night Heist, DJ G2, DJ HARSHAL, DJ DaNda @ Music Box 
  • Jose Maria Napoleon @ The Magnolia
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • San Diego Opera: Hansel and Gretel @ Civic Theatre (2pm)
  • Mercy House @ Fast Times
  • Country Brunch Live with Sickstring Outlaws @ House of Blues
  • Intimate Classics: Eunice Kim @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Keep It On The DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Salsa & Bachata Sundays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Aces, Michele Lundeen, Doni Emley, Jimmy Woodard @ Winston's (2pm)
  • Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Jazz Jam @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • Grateful Sunday at The Holding Company with Easy Wind @ The Holding Company (4pm)
  • Drivin The Bus @ The Holding Company (8:30pm)
  • Duck Norris w DJ Icy Ice: Lone Wolf Maquack @ The Holding Company (11pm)
  • Spectrum - Diverse Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Jazz Jam with Anthony Ortega @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Kimmi Bitter @ Pour House (9pm)
  • That's Right @ Pour House (4pm)  
  • Skillet Licorice @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra, The Carling Family, Billy Lee with Juk Jones @ Tio Leo's
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Maniloca @ Border X Brewing
  • Film Screening: The Ballad of Don Lewis @ The Museum of Making Music 
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • VAA: Isaac Soto | Austin Speed | ZZZ + RRR | AMZEL | AMNL PRNT @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking with Tribe of Kings @ The Office
  • Brandon Paul, Radio 80s @ The Kraken 
  • Singer Songwriter Night @ Navajo Live 
  • China Crisis @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (6:30pm)
  • Lookas @ Bassmnt 
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Trivia & Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Yetep @ Bang Bang 
  • LED presents Joyryde @ Spin
  • Sunday Groove with The Professor @ El Dorado

Monday, February 17, 2020 (President's Day):
  • Moxi and Loon, Snakes And Crows, Overself @ Casbah 
  • Devon Baldwin, Olivia Grace, WENS @ Soda Bar
  • David Bowie Live Tribute - Blue Monday -Dark '80s Night @ Blonde
  • Board Games with Lorenzo @ Bar Pink
  • 80's Nite with DJ Junior & Guests @ The Merrow
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • Electric Hot Tuna @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Ingested, Visceral Disgorge, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Cabal, Splattered @ Brick by Brick
  • Keni Yarbro @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Julio De La Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Vicente Fernandez "El Rey" Birthday Tribute @ Border X Brewing
  • Blues Jam and Workshop @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • Rock, Shimmy, and Shake Burlesque @ Til-Two Club
  • Open Mic with Jay Cain @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Karaoke @ The Holding Company
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation- 90s Hip-hop/Chill Beats @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Mic'd Up at Moonshine  @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Rosie's Jazz Jam w Louis V @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31
Tuesday, February 18, 2020:
  • An Evening With Sarah Mclachlan @ Civic Theatre
  • Eric Hutchinson, Casey @ Belly Up
  • Broadway SD presents The Simon and Garfunkel Story @ Balboa Theatre
  • The Spiritual Motels, The Banduvloons, Touchtone @ Casbah
  • Year of the Cobra, Space Wax, Call of the Wild @ Soda Bar
  • 91x Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles presents Splendid Noises, Jungle Poppins, Donna Larsen & The Messengers @ The Merrow
  • Fenix Flexin (Of Shoreline Mafia), Bravo Da Bagchaser, TEAM 7, VaShon, D'vir Mona @ Music Box
  • Aaron Goldberg Trio @ The Athenaeum
  • Tiki Tuesday @ Bar Pink
  • Kayla Ray @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • San Diego Symphony presents: Brahms, Gypsies, and Hungarians @ The Baker-Baum Concert Hall, The Conrad
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • The Tourmaliners @ Tio Leo's
  • Reggae Tuesdaze with Cityside, Cruz, and Emmanuel (Organika Music) @ The Holding Company
  • Techno Tuesdays with Nocturne & Techit Easy @ Blonde
  • Blackout Bingo @ Ken Club (Free, 10pm)
  • James Gossett @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Jazz Music Showcase @ Fast Times
  • Sweet N' Juicy @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Family Loteria with Anahuac, Analy, DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • In Search of Solace, Call It Home, Blackcast @ Brick by Brick
  • Warrior Poets @ The Kraken 
  • MDC, Inciting Riots, Missing Limbs, Philistine @ Til-Two Club
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Karaoke @ Aztec Brewing Company, Vista
  • Charlie Arbelaez Presents: The Jazz & Cocktail Party @ Seven Grand
  • Disney Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Adams gone Funky-Soul Jazz Session @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Lyrical Exchange (Open Mic) @ Queen Bee's
  • Leigh Scarritt Productions Presents "Stars of the Future" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • The Works Review @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Karaoke with Rockstar Entertainment @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Semisi Open Mic @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Flip Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

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

What a week. It was busy with work for the first couple days, then I was able to sneak out for some shows. On Thursday, Darren and I went to see Shady Bug at Soda Bar and I hung out with some friends at the Ken afterward. On Friday, Jeff and I drove to Pappy & Harriet's for a solo Courtney Barnett show with Hachiku opening. The show itself was amazing, but the drive was definitely rough. While we were there, I got some texts which meant I ended up agreeing to work at Music Box on Saturday for both Ozomatli shows. There were about 4 hours between, but then Darren called and said his car wouldn't start, so I bussed home, we drove to Spring Valley and basically had to push the car from a parking lot to the adjacent residential street. Then I was back at the Box in time to work, and caught the late bus home at 1:20. Sunday we watched the game and cooked at home and then Monday, being down to one vehicle, I caught the bus to the Zoo to do these listings. Then I got the magic news that Darren was able to get one "ghost start" out of the car, drove it home, and had Taxi Rob change the starter, cutting about $300 from what we expected to pay for towing and the mechanic. In return, TR will have my van all week, so me and the bus are gonna be besties this week. Anyway, listings are all after the jump. Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, February 02, 2020


There are no words. Except I'm pretty football ignorant and know that the Chiefs are from Kansas City, Missouri. Not Kansas. This person is an imbecile of infinite proportions. I had to screenshot because I'm sure it will be deleted and he'll say it never happened. Everyday I have to search for ways to find joy because I would, like many, suffer such utter despair if I truly let it set in the level of hell we're in.

February is Museum Month in San Diego! Get 50% Off at All Participating Locations!

February is Museum Month in San Diego which mean you can head to participating San Diego Libraries to pick up a free pass that will get you half off entry to a ton of San Diego's museums. To see the full list of pass pickup locations and participating destinations, go to the official site here.

Here's the spiel from the San Diego Museum Council:
This February, San Diego Museum Council is teaming up with San Diego area libraries, Hilton and Macy’s to make San Diego Museum Month 2020 bigger and better than ever. 
With more than 40 museums and cultural attractions offering half-off admission throughout the month, there’s something for everyone including visual art and design, children, science and nature, aquariums and zoos, historical sites, military, transportation, culture and heritage. And with these special savings that are only offered once a year, it’s a great time to visit both old favorites and new attractions you may not have heard of.  
#SDMuseumMonth passes are now available at more than 70 libraries county-wide, participating Macy’s stores or when you book a stay at a local Hilton.
Check out the full list of participating museums and pick-up locations here. 
*Up to four guests (any age) can receive 50% off the cost of regular admission when the San Diego Museum Month is presented. Note that some museums may limit the number of visits per pass.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Reading & Watching: January 2020

Mermaid or pinniped?
Things have been super crazy busy around my household lately. Nova's soccer is back, or at least tryouts, so I got to go to La Jolla Cove this week on one evening and then got to catch up with my old pal and boss on another. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with keeping up with work because I guess I got used to the slow December. It hasn't really left me with much time to read, but lots of time to watch a lot while I work through the wee hours of the morning. I did read Maria Semple's other book, Today Will Be Different, and while I power through her writing, the resolution just did not in any way resonate with me. So I've been on the hunt for a good book. I had the audio book of The Nickel Boys, which I was really enjoying, but I just didn't get to listen to it fast enough before it was due. I like to keep a book to read and an audiobook checked out simultaneously, but sometimes it doesn't happen that way. So while I haven't read a new book in awhile, I've been kind of obsessed with the GRAMMY controversy (no, I didn't watch the broadcast) and the clapback on American Dirt. (lots of links and more after the jump.)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 28-Monday, February 3, 2020

It was another pretty great week around here. On Wednesday I got to shoot Michael Kiwanuka at the Observatory then hung out with Julie at the Office after. Thursday night was SoundDiego Live at the Casbah which was a blast, then I hung out with Dev at the Ken Club. Friday I was a super idiot and went to Saint Motel, only to realize the show was on Saturday and I'd had my listings wrong all week. Sorry for that. But I decided to chill at home instead of braving Cursive so I could be ready for Saturday with Saint Motel and KOLARS at the Observatory followed by Dirty Sweet at the Casbah. Nova and I also have been watching and loving AJ & The Queen on Netflix after finishing The Healing Powers of Dude. I've actually been enjoying a ton of new streaming stuff but I'll save that for my other posts. This week I have no real show plans besides Courtney Barnett at Pappy & Harriet's on Friday, but Nova's in soccer tryouts (which means I actually get to visit my sea lions) and I've got a festival to book, so I better get on that. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

RIP Alberto Jurado

When I heard the news on Monday that Alberto Jurado had passed, like many in our music community, I was shocked and deeply heartbroken. So many people have pored over memories and photos and videos and I have my own memories of hanging with all the Ken Club creeps and hosting tons of after parties and there is no doubt that Alberto Jurado was a legend. His smile never faded, his enthusiasm never dimmed, and nobody will ever compare. If you can't make the fundraiser at Small Bar on Sunday, consider a direct donation to the family, via his sister-in-law: venmo: https://venmo.com/Amanda-Jurado-6

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, January 22-Monday, January 27, 2020

I feel like I haven't quite gotten into the groove of 2020 yet. My work at the Casbah and SoundDiego are amped up a little now, so I haven't quite figured out how to do all the things I need to do on the daily without wanting to go to bed at 10 like a normal person instead of the all-nighters I've been accustomed to. I'll figure it out sooner or later...but in the meantime, I'm definitely not quite catching the volume of shows I'm used to. Still, it was a mostly balanced week. Tuesday I confirmed that I'm officially booking the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park on May 8th and 9th which will involve somewhere approaching 25 bands, so if I'm not in contact, please reach out. On Wednesday I went to the Zoo in the morning, took the kid to futsal in the evening, then caught Run River North and New Dialogue at the Casbah and closed the night at The Office for Emo Night. I didn't do much outside of work on Thursday or Friday because Saturday was a futsal game by day and Nada Surf by night. Of course, my mind is always blown with Nada Surf. On Sunday, Darren's mom and nephew arrived from the Bay Area, so the last few days have been all tourist stops. The first spot we took them was El Panson for tacos then to the Zoo for a couple hours. On Monday, we hit the Safari Park all day and as much as I wanted to go to the Casbah, my "nap" went a little too long and I did most of these listings so I could participate with the family on Tuesday, when we took them to The Balboa, walked around Balboa Park hitting the Botanical building and the San Diego History Center, and then more Zoo time while Darren and his mom got Nova from school and then finished with takeout from the new Popeye's to round out the trip. They're leaving today, so it's a little bittersweet. We definitely don't see them enough, but it's also a lot, if you know what I mean. This week I'm hoping to catch Michael Kiwanuka, our SoundDiego live party at the Casbah on Thursday, Saint Motel and Kolars at Observatory then Casbah for Cursive on Friday, and Dirty Sweet on Saturday. I can never pull off 4 nights in a row these days, so I'm sure one or two of those won't actually happen. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

16th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week: Sunday, January 19th, 2020 through Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Next week is San Diego Restaurant Week and it's a great time to try those restaurants that have been on your list but you just haven't gotten around to. Of course there's a very enthusiastic press release, so I'll post that after the jump. I'm gonna be honest here and say that I honestly can't remember the last time I participated because of our resident picky eater, but she's grown a lot and we can pretty much eat anywhere now and know she'll find something on the menu to satisfy her tastes. But we're also a family on a budget, so most of our favorite spots wouldn't ever be on such a list. (At the moment, when we do eat out, it's some rotation between 777 Noodle House, The Balboa, Fairouz, Yak n Yeti, Volare, or even Black Angus because she keeps winning these free kids meal things for all of her reading, but mostly we try to cook at home.) Regardless, this info is probably valuable to you out there, dear reader, so catch the press release and full list of participating restaurants after the jump, or just check out the official San Diego Restaurant Week site here.

Honey jalapeno wings from 777 Noodle House...NOT a participating SDRW restaurant

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 14-Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I don't really like to make a big deal about the end of a year or the beginning of a new one, it all seems rather arbitrary. But thus far 2020 has been pretty good. I don't make resolutions, but I guess I've been trying to do three things daily. Like last Wednesday, I hit the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool while Nova was at soccer, and Bowie night at the Casbah. Other days it's less ambitious, like Monday when it was sleep in, finish these listings, and get to bed before sunrise. But mostly it's been more successful. On Saturday, for example, we did San Diego River Estuary Cleanup on our canoe, went to Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park at sunset, and then went to the comedy and Mrs. Henry show at the Casbah. On Sunday, Nova and I caught the bus to the Zoo before closing, then walked through Balboa Park (since we were walking to get the van I'd left the night before near the Casbah) and instead met Darren for dinner before retrieving the van. This week I'm gonna play it by ear, but you'll for sure see me on Saturday at Nada Surf. It's also MLK Jr day on Monday, so I did listings through Tuesday just in case. Full listings after the jump.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, January 7-Monday, January 13, 2020

Oh man. New year, new listings. Let's see, since I last posted, New Year's came and went. Nova was gone all week, I started feeling a little sick, so I devoured tons of liquids and slept a ton and was feeling better by New Year's Eve. Though I had this big plan to catch the free bus to the Zoo and walk to the Casbah from there, I had some work stuff I had to finish up and Darren was working anyway so he dropped me off for the big NYE show which was a blast. He was able to pop in around midnight, then got me home safely, worked a little more, then when he came home we had some drinks and played music and had our own little celebration. Luckily New Year's Day was chill and I decided it was time to update my Annual Events listings, caught up on work, and by Friday it was time to get Nova from the airport and kick back into mommish mode. I really wanted to catch Swedish Models but couldn't pull the trigger, but on Saturday I finally followed through with my big plan to ride the bus to the Zoo, this time with Nova in tow, until Darren picked her up for a sleepover at my mom's, and I wandered around the Zoo, through Balboa Park, and eventually down to the Casbah for Petty 2 night. Sunday was chill thinking Nova was back to school on Monday, but turned out she actually starts back today, so while I would've loved a last trip to Wild Holidays at Safari Park or something, she was happy to settle back in at home. Everyone seems to be back at work and whatnot, so back to the email grind for me, though I do hope to catch the Bowie party at the Casbah on Wednesday and maybe Joyce Manor or King Khan on Friday. My NBC SoundDiego interview with The Cavemen will air on Saturday night at the new time for the show, 1:30am, and the rest of the week I'm just gonna play by ear. Listings through Monday are after the jump.

Friday, January 03, 2020

While I Was Sleeping: Coachella 2020 Lineup Announced

The Coachella lineup for 2020 has been announced. I don't really know how ticketing works anymore but it looks like you can register for weekend 2 passes. Weekend 1 is "sold out". If you're thinking about it, I would just wait to get tickets as weekend two passes seem to have been dumped the past couple years. Either way, Coachella takes place the weekend of April 10-12 and April 17-19, 2020. General passes start at $429.