San Diego Shows–Sunday, March 28
PLAN A: Hugh Cornwell @ Brick by Brick. Part of that first wave of English punk back in the late ’70s, The Stranglers were highly influential then, but sadly underrated nowadays. However, their frontman and guitarist, Cornwell, has never stopped making solid music. Don’t believe me? Well, he’s giving away his new album, Hooverdam, on his website. Pretty kick ass for an old punk! PLAN B: JEFF the Brotherhood, Splinters, The Pant Hoots @ Bar Pink. The headliner is decent, if not by-the-book psychedelic noodling from some Tennessee good ’ol boys. It’s fair enough on record, but I get the sense that these guys are the type of band you need to see live to appreciate.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Fever Sleeves, Helen Earth Band, The Tall Ships, Greg Gibson @ The Casbah.
Acid Girls @ The Office.
Be Here To Love Me @ Whistle Stop (4 p.m.). A great doc about Townes Van Zandt, the late country singer whose music has inspired countless stars, but never made a huge name for himself. Hopefully, they’ll show the interview outtakes with a ridiculously high Devendra Banhart jabbering on like a stoned crystal salesman.
“Bohemian Rap City” @ Kadan Club.
“Too Many Creeps” feat. DJ Mario O & friends @ Whistle Stop
What What Now, God, The Bertos @ Beauty Bar.
Daedalus Quartet @ The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.
Hammerfall, Havok @ House of Blues.