San Diego Shows–Thursday, July 8
PLAN A: Vegetarian Werewolf, The Night Rocker, DJ Luxury Death Machine @ Tin Can Ale House. If you read our feature about Vegetarian Werewolf mastermind John Paul Labno in last week’s issue, you’d know that he recently released an album of spooky dub tracks inspired by Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. At this record release show, he’ll play a set of beguiling, introspective new songs that have nothing to do with video games. PLAN B: Switch, Gabe Vega, The Analog Show @ Voyeur. Switch, the U.K. DJ / producer who’s the second half of electro act Major Lazer, sits at the center of a subgenre aptly called “fidget house.” Expect to be mired in a dance party guided by wacky synths and paroxysmal 4/4 beats. BACKUP PLAN: Addiquit @ Beauty Bar (MOVED TO SUNDAY, JULY 11).
OTHER COOL STUFF:
“Chrononaut – Steampunk party” @ Queen Bee’s. Han Cheung, our top-notch intern, wrote a fascinating piece about some local steampunk types in this week’s issue. He also wrote a Sweet Beats last week about a steampunk DJ–one of the first steampunks in San Diego, apparently–who goes by the name Professor J.S. Greyshade. I bet you’ll see the Professor at the party tonight.
Kenseth Thibideau, George Pritzker @ Whistle Stop. Keep your eyes peeled for a future feature in CityBeat about local music man Kenseth Thibideau, who made his name in Pinback and Sleeping People. We here at the office are pretty excited about his excellent new album, Repetition, which comes out later this month. If you can’t make it out tonight, be sure to see him at the Che Cafe on Friday.
Dâm-Funk @ El Dorado. This L.A. DJ / producer gets super-funky with old-school beats and synths.
The Lowrider Band @ Anthology. “Low…ri…der.”
Trashkannon, Methlabs, Horror Squad @ Soda Bar. Three of the best band names I’ve seen all year.
Jordin Sparks, Ashlyne Huff, Days Difference @ House of Blues.
Carbon Leaf, Brandon Stanley @ Belly Up.
See Spot, Unsteady, The Fabulous Rudies @ The Casbah.
The Screamin’ Yeehaws, Behind the Wagon @ Bar Pink.
Big Vega, Gage Entertainment, Dendai Uno, Chase Dreams Ent., Meach B, O.G. Rank @ Brick by Brick.
The Kraneos, Zombie Cartel, The Regime, Awaken the Night @ Ruby Room.
Stereo Summer, The Inheritance, Plane Without a Pilot, Vinyl Film, Call Me the Breeze, Arimathea, Open Hand, Thrillrazr @ Sound Wave.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
“Fire Corner” @ Kadan Club.
“Altruism” SD Food Bank benefit @ Kava Lounge.
Alysse Fischer, Carlos Olmeda, Chelsea Lena @ Lestat’s.
“The Bank Job” w/ Cris Herrera, Mike Soul, Where’s Wee-G, Skidone @ The Office.
“Repent – Ladies Night” @ Rich’s.
Soul Movement @ Riley’s.
“House of Fortune” w/ DJs Theron, Chris Liosi @ Sidebar.