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San Diego Shows–Saturday, July 4

July 4, 2009 - 10:31 am

l_171dfb4c5b3b405da659e4c321b3db77 PLAN A: Amenity @ Black Box Studios (2 p.m.)–Chula Vista’s greatest contribution to hardcore is back together after nearly two decades apart and judging by their warehouse performance at The Guild last December they haven’t lost a step. This is a free show that will be recorded and broadcast on FM94/9 tomorrow night and also includes a barbeque out in the parking lot. Which brings me too… PLAN B: Knock Em Stiff, Northern Towns @ Radio Room–Speaking of hardcore, Northern Towns aren’t exactly as, well, hardcore about it as Amenity even though Towns’ singer is straight edge. But their music is just as ferocious and aggressive as any band of the same ilk (check out Jim Ruland’s great piece on the band here). Not to mention they’ve recently worked in a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “The Partisan” that take’s the folk tune and injects it with a newfound spirit  of aggressiveness and immediacy.  PLAN C: Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, The Grass Heat, and guests @ The Casbah–Sometimes you gotta see them again to remind yourself just how entertaining and talented they are. Such was the case last Monday night where, after a rather disappointing Ida Maria show at The Casbah, I headed over to U-31 and danced despite the fact that the eternally sober Adam Gimbel made fun of me. What can I say, 98 percent of the time I ‘m like Crash Davis. I don’t dance. But the Lady brings it out in me.  BACKUP PLAN: Ikah Love Presents” @ The Office–Love has way more records than you. Trust me. If you still don’t believe me, check out Carissa Casares’ profile on him in this week’s issue. 

 

QUICK PICKS: 

Cash’d Out @ 710 Beach Club

May*Star’s Fashion Whore @ Ruby Room

Transport (dance party) @ Whistle Stop

DJ Adam Salter @ El Dorado

Dead Man’s Party, Still Ill @ Belly Up

“Vanity” with Eclipse 79, Dead Feather Moon, The Beautiful View, Urban Renewal Projekt DJs@ Beauty Bar

Jesse Nova, Anna Troy, Holding Air Hostage @ Riley’s 

Stone Temple Pilots @ Harrah’s Rincon Open Sky Theatre

Jacqueline Grace, The Flowerthief @ Canes 

Goth/Industrial Night @ Kava Lounge

 DJ Beatnick @ Bar Dynamite

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