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San Diego Shows–Friday, July 3

July 3, 2009 - 11:39 am


PLAN A: Ded Pigeons, The Dabbers, Eliza Rickman, The Kris Special @ Soda Bar–Psychedelic garage-rockers Ded Pigeons and poppy alt-country duo The Kris Special are all well and good, but it’s the other two acts that make Soda Bar the place to be tonight. The Dabbers have gone from merely a side project for Kill Me Tomorrow’s Zack Wentz and girlfriend Shelby Gubba (formerly of BRAAIINS), to one of the hardest-working, most enjoyable bands in town. And the L.A.-based Eliza Rickman is going places. The daughter of a Baptist preacher, she performs haunting, melancholy tunes on a toy piano and has a voice like PJ Harvey at her loveliest. Not sure how well you’ll be able to hear Rickman over the noise at Soda Bar, but get up close to hear the magic happen. PLAN B: “Jivewire/One Nation Under a Groove” with DJs Bart Blackstone, ATARI, T-Money and live set by Triple Cobra @ The Casbah–Sorry to steal your thunder Airport Lounge, but the fact that Jivewire only happens every month or so and that it remains one of the crunkest nights in San Diego, always makes it a must-go. No bottle service. No Downtown attitude. Just some of the best tunes by the biggest and best vets on the scene (Blackstone and ATARI). PLAN C: The Paddle Boat, Kitchen, Cool Boobs @ Tin Can Ale House–I have no idea who Kitchen and Cool Boobs are (I have a feeling that there might be some surprises in store) but if you haven’t been to this Bankers Hill bar yet, this is the night to break your cherry. The Paddle Boat’s harmonious blend of indie-folk and vintage jazz is perfect for the quaint, little spot and should make for an intimate alternative to the rest of the craziness this weekend.   BACKUP PLAN: Death Cab For Cutie, Matt Costa @ Belly Up–Didn’t get tickets in time? Stand outside and pray. 

Quick Picks:

“Feel The Noise” with DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q, Adamanevil @ U-31

DJs Disc-O & Jorge Luna, The Tooth, Office Twins, Trolly Station, Urban Defalla @ Beauty Bar

DJ Ikah Love @ Bar Dynamite

Thin Man, The Pant Hoots, DJ Mario Orduno @ Bar Pink

The Supersuckers, Lee Rocker, Hard Fall Hearts @ Canes

The Stone Foxes, Anna Troy, Tenderbox, DJ David J @ Ruby Room

Italic Indian, Census @ Che Cafe

“Steady Crushin'” with DJs J. Blow, Unite @ El Dorado

“Overtime” with DJs Beatnick, Mr. Mention @ The Office

Anthony Ross, Deth Hertz @ Voyeur

Samiam, Tiltwheel, Nothington @ Ken Club

Ricksha, Sea Pansy @ Radio Room

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts @ San Diego County Fair

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