San Diego Shows–Friday, April 23
PLAN A: Bloody Beetroots, All Leather, Shark Attack, Deth Hertz @ House of Blues. Last time the masked electro duo in Beetroots played in San Diego, at Voyeur, the show became the stuff of hipster legend (you can download some of their tracks for free here). So you can’t blame House of Blues for wanting a piece of that action. Plus, they’ve one-upped the competition by adding local electro-rock freaks All Leather and Shark Attack. I’m gonna be hurting come Saturday. Update: This show is sold-the-fuck-out so you should head north for… PLAN B: Tape Deck Mountain, Chelsea Wolfe, Incomplete Neighbor, Kenseth Thibideau @ Tin Can Ale House. Just about as opposite as you can get from the bacchanalia of Plan A, but there’s not a bad band on this mostly local bill. However, I’m most excited about out-of-towner Chelsea Wolfe, who conjures the spirit of Rid of Me-era PJ Harvey and Zola Jesus. Sinister, moody and as dark as Ian Curtis with a fake tan. BACKUP PLAN: Sinden @ El Dorado.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Nicki Minaj @ 4th & B. Equal parts Missy Elliot and Lil Kim, Minaj is the next hot female MC who’s already stolen the show from Usher and Ludacris on their new singles.
US Air Guitar Championships @ The Casbah.
Secret Apollo, Alpha Channel @ Whistle Stop.
“Feel The Noise” w/DJs Gabe Vega, Groundfloor, FishFonics, Qenoe @ U-31.
Shawn P Rohlf & The 7th Day Buskers, Joey Harris and the Mentals @ Bar Pink.
Shat, Homeless Sexuals, Red Devil Squadron, It Was A Fire Night @ Ruby Room.
Death By Volcano, Mother Mary Hood, Recordable Colors @ Soda Bar.
LMFAO @ Stingaree.
The Gift/Curse, Ultra Violent Lights @ Ken Club.
The Howls, Tommy Graf, Riddle The Roar @ Belly Up.
Mainly Mozart: Levin, O’Neill, Sherry @ Neurosciences Institute.
Benny Golson Quartet @ Anthology. (7:30 p.m.)
Joe Louis Walker @ Anthology. (9:30 p.m.)
Bailazo de Primavera @ Harrah’s Rincon Casino Pavillion.
Jason Castro @ House of Blues.