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San Diego Shows–Saturday, June 13

June 13, 2009 - 11:50 am


PLAN A: Peter Murphy @ Canes–I came way late to the Bauhaus party. Erroneously relegating the gloomy Brits to the shamed “goth band” status during my teenage years, it wasn’t until my early 20s that I realized how large an influence they had on many of my favorite groups—at which point it became a must to investigate their catalog. Although he wasn’t a part of the subsequent (and awesome) Tones on Tail or Love & Rockets, ex-Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has nevertheless had an interesting solo career, filled with curious footnotes like taking part in some of the most pretentious art-rock ever made (Dali’s Car) and scraping the bottom of the U.S. singles chart with “Cuts You Up” in the early ’90s. –Todd Kroviak PLAN B: Rhythm Turner Benefit feat Guava Belly, Marie Haddad, Veronica May, MC Laura Jane and more @ Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge (starts at noon)–This is a benefit for local musician Turner, who was recently the victim of a hate crime and does not have medical insurance. You can read all about it herePLAN C: Tape Deck Mountain, Boomsnake, The Illuminauts @ Tin Can Ale HouseTape Deck Mountain is proving to be one of the best bands in town. Add the ballads of Boomsnake and DJ trio The Illuminauts (read Noah Barron’s great piece about them here) and this should be a great night. BACKUP PLAN: Love is All, Still Flyin, So Cow, Christmas Island, DJ Mario Orduno @ The Casbah

Quick Picks (in order of everybody’s-workin-for-the-weekendness):

Sunnyside, Dude Jams, John Wayne Gacy Daycare @ Ken Club–You should go see the first two bands and then go catch the midnight screening of The Goonies next door at the Ken Cinema. I mean, Sunnyside is cool, but growing up I wanted to be Mouth way more than I wanted to play Social Distortion-inspired punk. Except for that whole hooking up with Martha Plimpton at the end. Eww…

The Drowning Men, A.M. Vibe @ Hensley’s Flying Elephant

Sora An, Says Rally, …Students, Incomplete Neighbor, The Urban Renewal Projekt DJs @ Beauty Bar

The English Beat, Chris Murray Combo @ Belly Up

“One Nation Under A Groove” @ Whistle Stop

Strung Out, Death By Stereo, This Is A Standoff, Grandoff @ Soma

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