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San Diego Shows–Thursday, March 18

March 18, 2010 - 7:17 am

PLAN A: Blowfly, The TightenUps, Homeless Sexuals, Rebel Rebel @ Radio Room. A fun lineup from top to bottom. Miami’s Soulfly (led by dirty-rap legend Clarence Reid) takes the booty bus to the soul train with a final stop at the funk mothership. Need a laugh? Just check out how Reid cops The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” and changes the chorus to “Should I fuck this big fat ho.” Yeah, feminists beware. But there’s a really great story behind the man. Check out the trailer for the doc that’ll be screening at South by Southwest below. PLAN B: Gunslingers, Space Nature, Electric Jellyfish, Electric Children @ Soda Bar. San Pedro’s Gunslingers may as well be the soundtrack to one of those chaotic student protests in France that seem to pop up all the time—scuzzy garage-punks who play so hard they almost always end up bleeding on stage. Just check out the 12-minute badassness of “Lighter Slinger Festival.” You’ll need a nap afterward. BACKUP PLAN: Brendan B & Amp, Grammatical B, Y2K29, Bonk Joyner @ The Casbah.


Relics from the Now @ Eric Phleger Gallery. Timothy Williams shoots surfboards with shotguns. He takes torches to acoustic guitars. He knows a brunette who will pose nude for black and white photographs. He combines the results and calls it art. We call it “dude art” because it’s so specific to coastal Southern California that it deserves its own Wikipedia entry. Does Williams’ craft legitimize surf culture, or is he just producing collectibles for corporate executives who hang 10 one weekend a month? Ask him at his new show, Relics from the Now, which runs through April 22 at the Eric Phleger Gallery, 828 North Coast Hwy. in Encinitas. Williams will be there in the dude flesh—muscles, long hair and a metal goatee—for the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

Chang-Rae Lee @ Warwick’s. Lee’s new book, The Surrendered, is getting rave reviews from The N.Y. Times and by our own Aaryn Belfer.

“Five Tales About Six Girls” @ The Loft at UCSD. Five short films about adolescent girls from this year’s Sundance film festival. The films start at 8 p.m., but show up at 7 for a performance from local badasses The Burning of Rome.

Mission: Valley, Kenseth Thibideau @ Tin Can Ale House.

Michelle Shocked @ Belly Up.

“Otis Says! Part Deux” w/DJs Profile, Juelz @ El Dorado. Hyena is not performing as mistakenly listed on another website.

Jack Beats, Vega, Salter & Diaz @ Voyeur.

Skelpin @ Hensley’s Flying Elephant.

“Caboose” w/ DJ Trail Mix-A lot, Mane One@ Whistle Stop.

“Generations Party” w/ DJ Artistic, Cros 1 @ U-31.

Chad Cavanaugh @ Hotel Indigo. Part of the hotel’s new “Live After Five” series at their Phi Bar & Bistro. Local performers will play from 6 to 9 p.m. and the bar will have food and drink specials.

Screamin’ Yeehaws, Katie Leigh @ Winston’s.

Tao Lin @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

Sick Puppies, Janus, Young Goodman @ House of Blues.

Karen Follingstad @ Smith Recital Hall.

Rob Deez @ Java Joe’s at Cafe Libertalia.

Laurence Juber @ Anthology.

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