San Diego Shows–Wednesday, July 14
PLAN A: Antibalas, The Sway Machinery, DJ SK @ The Casbah. If you missed Femi Kuti at the Belly Up earlier this month, then be sure to make it out for Brooklyn’s Antibalas. With endorsements from the likes of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, the group’s Afrobeat is so authentically groovy that they were chosen to play the music for the Broadway production of Fela!, the Fela Kuti musical. PLAN B: La Roux @ 4th & B. England may be known for its gray skies and bitter beer, but London synth-pop duo La Roux help prove—with über-catchy songs like “Bulletproof” and “Quicksand”—that Britons know dance music like nobody else. BACKUP PLAN: The Zion Laser Strike, EshOne, Sludge Butt @ Tin Can Ale House.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Big Tree, The Shade, Waytansesa, Hello the Mind Control @ Che Cafe.
The Vicious Guns, Beat Panther, Rock Paper Tiger @ Soda Bar.
“Wicka Wicka Unce Unce” w/ FishFonics, Schoeny, BCarr @ AC Lounge.
Jackson Price & the Moons, Medicine for Madison, Long Live Logos, Westfire @ U-31.
Threadless After Party w/ DJs Jeff Graves, Michelle Rubano @ Whistle Stop.
Tomcat Courtney @ Turquoise.
FeverCrotch @ Waterfront Bar & Grill.
Cue vs. Seismic Leveler, Psydecar @ Winston’s.
Alex Band, Rachel McGoye @ Anthology.
Signals @ Bar Pink.
The Mashtis @ Riviera Supper Club.
The Speks, Some Kind of Nightmare (7 p.m.), Charlie Mack, Miss Kitty, The Even Keel, Seasoned Vets @ Dream Street.
Ninja Love, Shy for Shy, XRY @ Beauty Bar.
“Knight Vision” @ Kadan Club.
Jay Nash, Joe Firstman, Josiah Leming, Rachel Sage @ Lestat’s.
Ikah Love & his house band @ The Office.
Tribe of Kings @ Onyx Room.
Firehouse Swing Night, zumba, capoeira @ Queen Bee’s.
Novamenco @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live.
Comedy w/ Maronzio Vance, Samuel Comroe, Laura Rosenberg, Jimmy Ouyang, D’Sean Ross @ Belly Up.
“Whiplash” w/ DJs C Wizard, Red October @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
Warped Tour Battle of the Bands @ Brick by Brick.
Comedy Under Construction @ Cafe Libertalia.
Steel Panther, DJ Edgartronic @ House of Blues.