San Diego Shows–Wednesday, June 30
PLAN A: Sugar Hill Gang, Futyle, D. Fresh, Mr. Dubie, D.Krew.U.T.A. @ Ramona Mainstage. It’s a mystery why Sugar Hill Gang, the hip-hop legends who first performed “Rapper’s Delight” back in 1979, would perform at a metal venue out in the sticks. Let’s hope it’s not because they’re doing a rap-rock revival la Vanilla Ice. PLAN B: Stage Kids, Dreamgoatz, Montucky, Marcelo Radulovich @ Tin Can Ale House. Splitting the difference between Rodanstyle math-rock and Q And Not U-style emo, locals Stage Kids throw down with subtlety. Arcata’s Dreamgoatz make folksy indie-pop bubbling with 8-bit effects. BACKUP PLAN: Saint Vitus, Stone Axe, Phantom Ratio @ The Casbah.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Imaad Wasif, New Mexico @ Bar Pink.
“Dub Dorado” w/ Kozee, Austin Speed, Esh One, Mr. Biggs, Headshake, MC Apaulo8 @ El Dorado.
Bikini Week fashion show w/ DJ Kurch, Scooter @ Fluxx.
Gloomsday (aka Knives!), Ghettoblaster, Sleep Lady @ Soda Bar.
Lonestar @ Del Mar Fairgrounds.
DJ Eric Howarth @ Prohibition.
Ana Barbara @ 4th & B.
World Anthem, Diversifyd, Shoreline Rootz, Tara Russell @ Belly Up.
Nothington, Minor Talent, Heartsounds, The Riot Before @ Ruby Room.
Capsize, Shadows, Paper Tigers, Night Crawler @ Che Cafe.
The Speks, Night, Northern Lights, Vendetta Fish, Some Kind of Nightmare @ Dream Street.
Voetsek @ Radio Room.
Jazz Jam w/ Gilbert Castellanos @ El Camino.
“What the Frack” w/ DJs Fancy Pants, P Star @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
“Knight Vision” @ Kadan Club.
Gregory Page @ Lestat’s.