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San Diego Shows–Monday, June 29

June 29, 2009 - 11:02 am

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PLAN A: Ida Maria, The Fascination @ The Casbah–Sometimes you really don’t want to like a song but you can’t help it. That’s how it goes with me and Ida Maria’s “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked.”  I want to hate it because it totally bites post-Runaways Joan Jett. I want to hate it because she’s now part of the major label machine that’s trying to market her as the next Avril Lavigne or some shit. But goddamn it, it’s just so catchy (see video below)! And as AnnaMaria Stephens’ article from last week’s issue points out, there’s way more to this young Norwegian than I originally thought. PLAN B: Extreme Animals, Volts, Moon Pearl @ Che Cafe–Schools out for summer but the Che Cafe’s got one more homework question for you: What happens when you mix crunk and punk? Do you call it “prunk”? I’m not sure either but judging by the strange noises coming from Extreme Animals, bands like Atari Teenage Riot and Crystal Castles just aren’t fucking weird enough. Sam goes for the O.C.’s Moon Pearl. They describe themselves as “60% GWAR, 40% pussy,” but really, it’s some sweet fuzzed-out noise-rock that sometimes has a booty-bouncing beat overtop it. Lil Jon would be proud. BACKUP PLAN: Mothfight!, Donkeys DJs @ Ruby Room–Is “moth” the new nom de jour for indie bands. We certainly have enough “wolf,” “bear” and “bird” bands. Simply put, if you dig Animal Collective, miss Polyphonic Spree, or totally geek out over the Flaming Lips, then you definitely want to check out the Austin weirdos in Mothfight!.

QUICK PICKS:

She Rides, What I Did @ Radio Room

“Industrie de Lundi” @ Soda Bar

“Dub Dynamite” with DJ Rashi, Eddie Turbo @ The Office

Cover Me Badd’s Musical Pursuit Trivia @ Whistle Stop

Astra Kelly, Podunk Nowhere, Cathryn Beeks @ Dublin Square

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. Pitchfork permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 5:13 pm 5:13 pm

    You and Rosemary(sddialedin) are fucking worthless. City beat hire someone who isn’t as fucking elitest as this pile of shit.

    • Anonymous permalink
      June 29, 2009 - 6:22 pm 6:22 pm

      Agreed

      • Anonymous permalink
        June 29, 2009 - 7:29 pm 7:29 pm

        Say it to my face!

  2. Seth Combs permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

    Yes, and hurry!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

    Google search results:

    Pitchfork Media: 140,000
    Seth Combs Elitist: 72,100
    SD Dialed In: 53

    Even the fucking Onion makes fun of Pitchfork…lol

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/pitchfork_gives_music_6_8

  4. Scooba Steve! permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

    Google search results:

    Pitchfork Media: 140,000
    Seth Combs Elitist: 72,100
    SD Dialed In: 53

    Even the fucking Onion makes fun of Pitchfork…lol

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/pitchfork_gives_music_6_8

    • Seth Combs permalink
      June 29, 2009 - 6:32 pm 6:32 pm

      I prefer Seth “Elitist” Combs, if you please.

  5. Deez permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 6:17 pm 6:17 pm

    Right, but the real joke of the Onion making fun of Pitchfork is that they pretty much agree on everything.

    • Scooba Steve! permalink
      June 29, 2009 - 6:45 pm 6:45 pm

      Touché. The Onion, Pitchfork and Seth “Elitist” Combs are in a league of their own, I don’t see why Rosemary got thrown under the bus here. That is the true tragedy.

      • Seth Combs permalink
        June 29, 2009 - 6:47 pm 6:47 pm

        Agreed. Rosey is anything but elitist.

  6. cshendrix permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 8:15 pm 8:15 pm

    Yes, what the world needs is the Huey Long of music criticism: a man of the people–someone with zero taste and no ability to write.

    • Seth Combs permalink
      June 29, 2009 - 8:22 pm 8:22 pm

      Then as Leonard Cohen once said, “I’m your man.”

    • Deez permalink
      June 29, 2009 - 8:27 pm 8:27 pm

      What we really need is more bands ripping off Jesus and Mary Chain note for note. And calling people who are contributing and supportive of the scene worthless, with no specific argument other than alleged elitism. Good one.

  7. Jack Needles permalink
    June 29, 2009 - 11:01 pm 11:01 pm

    seth is obsessed with anything lofi, unintelligable and trendy.
    rosy loves super gay singer songwriter, romantic schmaltzy indie cute boy stuff.
    pitchfork hates music but loves being smarter than everyone else.
    san diego has some pretty good bands that don’t get nearly enough support

  8. Scooba Steve! permalink
    June 30, 2009 - 12:05 am 12:05 am

    hey fuckheads. if you don’t like the way these guys write…or who they write about…here’s a fucking idea…

    QUIT BITCHING AND START YOUR OWN FUCKING BLOG OR MAGAZINE!!

    HERE IS A COUPLE LINKS THAT WILL HELP >>>

    http://www.blogger.com
    http://www.wordpress.com

    Jesus fucking christ on a cross….whiners. oh boo hoo, my shitty band doesn’t get enough press. for fucks sake.

  9. Scooba Steve! permalink
    June 30, 2009 - 12:06 am 12:06 am

    one more idea while i’m at it….

    IF YOU HATE IT SO MUCH, DON’T FUCKING READ IT.

  10. Pitchfork permalink
    June 30, 2009 - 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

    thanks for proving my point.

    • Deez permalink
      June 30, 2009 - 5:50 pm 5:50 pm

      What was your actual point again? Maybe you could spend a few minutes detailing your argument instead of base name-calling.

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