San Diego Shows-Monday, March 22
PLAN A: Acid Mothers Temple, Over-Gain Optimal Death @ The Casbah. If you think The Flaming Lips, Mars Volta and Captain Beefheart are weird, then you should definitely steer clear of these Japanese psychedelic freaks (don’t believe me? See the video below). Arty jams so epic that pre-show bongloads are highly encouraged. PLAN B: Neon Trees @ 710 Beach Club. Yeah, they’re basically a facsimile of The Bravery and The Killers, complete with stupid haircuts and whatever street cred comes with being from Provo, Utah. But they’re gonna be huge. I defy you to keep their single, “Animal,” out of your head (see video below). Dee-fie you! BACKUP PLAN: Ape Machine, The Kabbs, Roxy Jones, Earl’s Son, Melted Cassettes @ Soda Bar.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
The Cycle of Insanity @ The Loft at USCD. Early on in the short animated film The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water, the film’s message is splayed boldly on the screen: “Our Water Cycle is Broken,” it reads. And it’s true: Increased population, urban development, water imports, wetland destruction and other human-induced problems have drastically affected water’s natural cycle. The film, made by a group of volunteers at The Surfrider Foundation and narrated by actor Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana from Lost), bluntly illustrates what our water cycle looks like these days and shows that, though it’s not in the best shape, there are things we can do to fix it. It screens at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 (which is World Water Day), at The Loft on the UCSD campus (in the Price Center). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. To watch the trailer, visit www.vimeo.com/9760124.
$9.99 @ Central Library, Downtown. A stop-motion animated film about a book that promises to reveal the meaning of life and only costs as much as the film’s title. Geoffrey Rush, Barry Otto and Anthony La Paglia provide some of the voices.
Judy Collins @ Acoustic Music San Diego.
Tim Raldo & The Filthy Fuks, Diatribe, Underground Alliance, It Was a Fire Fig @ Radio Room. Second go-around for the new Diatribe? You can read all about the former singer’s attempt to resurrect the local punk band’s songs and the guitarist who’s hell-bent on stopping him here (complete with comments from both. These guys really dislike eachother).
Ana Tijoux @ Cafe Sevilla.
“Wheels of the Industry Night” w/ Patrick and Mike from Shark Attack @ Live Wire.
Vivid Sekt, OK?, Bog People, Waco Fuck, Secret Sekt @ Che Cafe.
The Styletones @ Bar Pink.
Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club.
Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31.