San Diego Shows–Monday, April 19
PLAN A: Heavy Hawaii, Little Deadman, Power Animal @ Tin Can Ale House. Fantastic Magic offshoot Heavy Hawaii (above) have grown in leaps and bounds since I first saw them live almost a year ago, having finally settled on a breezy, if still decidedly lo-fi sound. Same goes for fellow locals Little Deadman, but Philly indie-rockers Power Animal are the ones I’m really curious to see. Big, orchestral indie rock in the key of Broken Social Scene and Modest Mouse. BACKUP PLAN: Trouble in the Wind, Katie Leigh and the Infantry, RayMo @ Ruby Room.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Killing Time @ Landmark La Jolla Village Cinema. Documentary takes a hard look at Bhutanese refugees struggling to survive in Nepal after being forced out of their own country in the early ’90s. Filmmaker Anika Gustafson will be on hand. Check out a clip of the film here.
Yasmeen Maxamund @ Central Library, Downtown. The local author talks about her new book, Nomad Diaries, about Somali refugees living in San Diego.
Wolves in the Throne Room, Earth, Lori Goldston @ Che Cafe.
Sia, Body Language @ House of Blues.
The Temper Trap, The Kissaway Trail @ Belly Up. (sold out)
Jeff Beck @ 4th & B.
Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, Dios Malos @ The Casbah.
Tommy Gannon @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.
The Styletones @ Bar Pink.
The Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club.
Lady Dottie & The Diamonds @ U-31.
“Dub Dynamite” w/ DJs Rashi, Eddie Turbo.
Nffu, The Them, Captain Planet, To Walk The Night, Bsr @ Radio Room.
“Street Fighter Tournament” @ Soda Bar.