San Diego Shows–Wednesday, June 23
PLAN A: The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge @ Belly Up. With current bands like Neon Indian and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti mining some of the corniest sounds that came from the ’80s, it’s the right time for these new-wave legends to offer up some sentimental pop hits that literally came from that decade. Expect to hear the 1981 classic Talk Talk Talk in its entirety. PLAN B: G.B.H., Outernational, Rats Eyes @ The Casbah. Sure, it’ll be cool to see old-school punk rockers G.B.H., but I’m most excited about political punks Outernational, who recently teamed up with Tom Morello to protest Arizona’s immigration law with a poignant cover of Woody Guthrie’s ballad “Deportees.” BACKUP PLAN: Black Tusk, Zoroaster, Dark Castle, Darkest Before Dawn, Gannondorf @ Ramona Mainstage.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Photo Contest Celebration @ Museum of Photographic Art. CityBeat‘s annual photo contest got a record number of submissions. Sure, there’s only one winner, but at this celebration see plenty of submissions, and enjoy food, drink and live music.
Re-Opening @ The Hive. For those who missed Sezio.org’s giant 2-year anniversary party last Saturday, join them at The Hive, where they’ll install all the pieces from the show.
$5 Music Series @ Sunshine Brooks Theater. Hear an evening of original songs from San Diego County artists, including Maynard Evans, Dmitriy Demidov, Jeff Diamond and A Fistful of Blue. Free for military families.
Summer Menu Release Party @ El Dorado.
French Troubadour, Ladies and Gentlemen, DJ Francy Pants @ Soda Bar.
The Smart Brothers, All on Seven, Emily?MLE @ Tin Can Ale House.
Kenny Loggins @ Heineken Grandstand Stage, Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Vertical Horizon @ Paddock Stage, Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Mad Traffic @ Coors Light Rock-On Stage, Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Kenny Eng @ Plaza Stage, Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Chino, Chula Vista Souldier Club @ U-31.
“Instant Funk” w/ DJ Dopeshoes @ Air Conditioned Lounge.
“Knight Vision” @ Kadan Club.
Really Big Birds, Roll Film @ Kava Lounge.
Mariana Bell, Parlor Hawk @ Lestat’s.
Men and Whales @ Ruby Room.
Keiko Matsui @ Anthology.
Manuok, Kelli Schaeffer @ Bar Pink.
Gun Runner, Cold Forty Three, Le Ra @ Beauty Bar.
Pieces of Teeth @ Brick by Brick.
Generation Kill, Imbalanced, Ruines ov Abbadon, Helsott, Moment of Silence, Shining Sword @ Dream Street.