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San Diego Shows–Thursday, Dec. 3

December 3, 2009 - 8:51 am

PLAN A: Little Dragon, Pollyn, DJ Blacq Shampoo @ The Casbah. What are the holier-than-thou tastemakers at KCRW salivating over these days, other than Little Dragon? (For more on them, see Sammi Skolmoski’s great feature in this week’s issue.) That would be Pollyn, an L.A. trip-hop trio that has a hot singer, make-out worthy songs (“Still Love”) and a wicked live cover of “Tom’s Diner.” PLAN B: The Fresh & Onlys, Woven Bones @ Bar Pink. It’s easy to see why Crocodiles singer Brandon Welchez recently released the Woven Bones EP on his Zoo Music label. The Austin quartet is similar in sound to Crocodiles but cops a much bigger attitude. Think less Jesus and Mary Chain, more Cramps and Stooges. BACKUP PLAN: Jenny Scheinman @ The Loft. She’s arranged songs for Bono, Lucinda Williams and Lou Reed, but why this exceptionally talented composer/violinist has waited four albums to show off her vocal chops is beyond me (see video below). The next big alt-country phenom? I’d like to think so.  

OTHER COOL STUFF:

“Night Vision” feat. Franki Chan @ Voyeur. Bringing hope to geeks everywhere,  Franki Chan is an Indiana-raised comic book illustrator who became a DJ and now owns the lifestylebrand/record label IHEARTCOMIX, who have put out records by Matt & Kim, Protokoll, Toxic Avenger, amongst others. His emphasis-on-fun electro should fit in great amongst the Nite Vision regulars.

“The Pink Party” @ House of Blues. ‘Tis the season for a little altruism, and while I’d initially be hesitant to go to anything Downtown called The Pink Party, as soon as you hit the website, the appeal comes into focus: “The Pink Party’s mission is to bring optimal breast health to every human being,” says a voice. Well, that’s a party I can get behind. HOB will be decked out in the color of the night, and partygoers will enjoy New Orleans-themed food, cirque performers, a fashion show from Medavog Couture and music from DJ Lea Luna and Sunset Lounge Company. Most of the proceeds go to breast-cancer charities. $20 advance, $30 at the door. 

Scarlet Symphony, The Vision of A Dying World, Lanterns @ SDSU Backdoor.

“El Dorado One Year Anniversary Party” feat. DJ Groundfloor, Saul Q, Ratstar @ El Dorado. Free specialty Mule cocktails while supplies last.

Nappy Roots @ 710 Beach Club.

Peewee Moore & The Awful Dreadful Snakes, Bill Cardinal, Shaun T. Morgan @ Radio Room.

Gortuary, Pathology, Deadly Remain, Shattered Eyes, Diabolical Remains @ Ruby Room.

Eno, Lounie Tunes, OG Rank, Black Resume, Gordo, Diego Style Music, Loudmoufz @ Brick by Brick.

The Canton Mudders, Tiny Frank, Morning On Fire @ Tin Can Ale House.

“Bill Caballero’s Latin Jazz Jam Session” @ Voz Alta.

Nebula, Red Octopus, Radio Moscow @ Ken Club.

Nothingful @ Soda Bar.

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