San Diego Shows–Sunday, June 20
PLAN A: Billy Joe Shaver @ AMSDconcerts. With his country drawl and denim suits, this Texas Country Music Hall of Fame placeholder (right) is cowboy to the core. His 1973 album Old Five and Dimers Like Me is an outlaw country classic, and he has the credentials to back it up: A Texas jury recently acquitted him on assault charges stemming from a shooting in 2007. PLAN B: Imogen Heap @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. A singer-songwriter who’s traded an acoustic guitar for a computer, Britain’s Imogen Heap makes electro-pop that pushes boundaries but stays pretty and melodic. BACKUP PLAN: Dieselboy, MC Question Mark, Wallcrawler, Austin Speed vs. Skandar, Knottyboy @ Voyeur.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Summer Celebration Ride @ Ocean Beach Pier Parking Lot. Halfway between the bike and moped, the motorized bicycle is the missing link on the evolutionary scale of personal transportation. It’s a bicycle with an engine strapped to it and, like the first fish born with legs, it’s among the easiest prey in traffic. For the first time ever, San Diego’s contingent is seeking strength in numbers with its Summer Celebration Ride. Riders will meet at Ocean Beach Pier Parking Lot (Abbott Street and Newport Avenue) at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 20, for a 20-mile scenic ride. If you don’t have a moped, you should wave as the school passes by Sunset Cliffs and the Point Loma Lighthouse and cruises through Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. For details and route map, go to http://bit.ly/bbjrRZ.
See more at City Week.
Pregnant, Religious Girls, Indian Camp, Moon Pearl @ Che Cafe.
Candye Kane, Stone River Boys @ Belly Up.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” rap open mic @ Kadan Club.
Trio Gadjo @ Lestat’s.
“Battle at the Beez” @ Queen Bee’s.
Karaoke w/ Daryl Johnson @ Soda Bar.
Tribe of Kings @ U-31.
“Too Many Creeps” w/ Mario Orduno and friends @ Whistle Stop.
“Suds” w/ Mike Delgado, DJ Saul Q @ Wit’s End.