San Diego Shows–Saturday, July 17
PLAN A: DJ Hatcha @ Brick by Brick. As a resident DJ at Forward>>, the London club where dubstep first emerged, Hatcha (real name: Terry Leonard) started spinning tracks with 2-step beats and heaving wobble bass long before dubstep gained international acclaim. His 2004 mix Dubstep Allstars: Vol. 1 solidified it as a serious genre, and he’s also made some haunting tracks of his own. PLAN B: Black Fag, Milli Vanilli’s, Pussy Cow, Joyce Manor, French Exit @ Soda Bar. As they write on their MySpace page, Black Fag is an “absolutely FABULOUS” Black Flag tribute. You have to see it to believe it. BACKUP PLAN: Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape @ MCASD. How do urban areas influence artists? Is “urban art” even art? What is urban art anyhow? Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, which opens Sunday, July 18, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Downtown location (1100 Kettner Blvd.), explores these questions through works featured in the museum’s galleries as well as public sites throughout Downtown San Diego, where participating artists have left their mark on various blank canvases. See work from the ever-elusive Banksy, Date Farmers, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinnis and a bunch of boundary-pushing international artists you might not have heard of but whom you’ll definitely want to check out. And Shepard Fairey will be DJing! mcasd.org.
SD Pride Parade. OMG. Seriously, OMFG. Devo will be there. Eve will be there. The rally is back. San Diego Pride 2010 is shaping up to be a big deal. From the Pride Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, to the last Pride after-party on Sunday, July 18, this year’s LGBT pride fest is guaranteed to be a good time. For $15 a day or $25 for a two-day pass, you and all your gay and straight friends can hang out at Marston Point in Balboa Park and see more than 80 performers, two-step on the country-western dance floor, drop by the “Get Tested Pavilion,” chill out in the “Queer Lounge” and chow down on food from one of the many, many vendors on site. Just about every Hillcrest bar and restaurant has something special going on, too, so put your party hat on and say, “Man, it’s good to be gay.” Much more information is at sandiegopride.org.
Heroes: Hip-Hop Saved My Life! @ SDMA. This past spring, the performance group Collective Purpose presented a show of music, dance and spoken word called Hip-Hop Saved My Life! The group has updated the performance and will unveil its new show, Heroes: Hip-Hop Saved My Life!, this weekend in conjunction with the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) exhibit Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. How will they relate hip-hop culture to the mythology of ancient Greece? We’re not sure, but they say a surprise, real-life hip-hop “hero” will help them do it. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, through Sunday, July 18, in the James S. Copley Auditorium at SDMA in Balboa Park. $15, $10 for students. sdmart.org, collectivepurpose.blogspot.com
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There’s more Pride events going on tonight than you could shake a stick at–let alone compile and list at my pay rate–but here’s a selection of some I came across while doing Clubs/Concerts listings:
“SD Pride BearNight and Grindr Party” w/ DJ Jon Williams @ Bacchus House.
“L.L. Bear” w/ DJ Brett Henrichsen @ Rich’s.
“Popsicle Pride” w/ DJs Nikko, Casey Alva @ 4th & B.
Pride2010 w/ DJs Michael Paul, John Joseph @ Spin.
Post-Pride Tea Dance @ Flame.
And here’s all the non-Pride-related events:
Bushwalla @ Cafe Libertalia.
The Silent Comedy, Blackout Party, The Howls @ The Casbah. One of your last chances to see violinist Ian Kesterson play with the band before he embarks on his epic Central and South American adventure with his wife and a fellow arborist.
Dwele @ Anthology.
Lion Cut, Superhumanoids, Jamuel Saxon @ Tin Can Ale House.
“Sight & Sound” w/ Los Hollywood, Vinyl Film, Shaimus, Tori Roze @ Queen Bee’s.
Brian Levy, Steve Cotter @ Dizzy’s.
Neon Beat feat. Junior the Discopunk and Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink.
Duchess, Trouble in the Wind, Kera and the Lesbians, the Summer Pledge @ Beauty Bar.
Pato Banton, Better Chemistry @ Belly Up.
“The Jams” w/ DJ W. Steele @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
Hey Champ DJs, Salter @ El Dorado.
Huggie, David X, Jonathan Brae, Freestyle Research @ Kava Lounge.
“The Party Rock Inferno” w/ Djs Method, Schoeny, Big L @ U-31.
One Man Party, DJ Krassy @ Voyeur.
“80s vs. 90s” w/ DJs Gabe Vega, Saul Q @ Whistle Stop.
The Smart Brothers @ Riviera Supper Club.
SD Union: Mixed-genre dance night @ Ruby Room.
“Juicy” w/ DJ Mike Czech, Halloween Hallowdays @ AC Lounge.
Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals as Leaders, Vital Remains @ SOMA.
DJ Scotto (sunset); Cash’d Out @ Sound Wave.
Testing Tomorrow, Etched in Red, Ariel Aparicio @ Onyx Room.
Mikey Beats, Fresh One @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Early Man, Spectra @ Ramona Mainstage.
Moon Taxi @ House of Blues.
“Funk Deluxe” w/ DJs Danny Massure, Jon Wesley @ Kadan Club.
Motion to Sever, Faultline, River Runs Red, Disaster Magnet, Privatized Air @ Dream Street.
Darkest Before Dawn, Whole Hearted Commitment, Neveready, A Bad Goodbye, We Carry the Paralytic, Raven Like a Writing Desk @ Epicentre.
Allison Lonsdale, Emily Kanis, Plasticsoul, True Stories @ Lestat’s.
Trippin’ the Sixties w/ Barry McGuire & John York @ AMSDconcerts.