San Diego Shows–Thursday, July 22
PLAN A: Robyn, Dan Black, Far East Movement @ Belly Up. A Swedish pop singer who’s too badass to fit a preordained pop mold, Robyn pulls at the heartstrings of teenie-boppers and indie-music geeks alike with the resonant lyrics and infectious electro-pop grooves on her latest record, Body Talk Pt. 1. The pulsating, heartbreaking “Dancing on My Own” has been stuck in my head for days. PLAN B: Mix Master Mike, Hyena, Shark Attack, DJ Leif @ Fluxx. Last month, the first live show at this swanky Gaslamp nightclub was a big (and surprising) success. This time, with Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike going off on the decks, the club’s second live music show should be that much awesome-er. PLAN C: MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Ytcracker, Random @ The Casbah. Get in the Comic-Con mood with some of the best “Nerdcore” hip-hop around. BACKUP PLAN: Gerald Clayton Trio @ Athenaeum Music and Arts Library.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
“Johnny Rad Fest” w/ The Grids, The Embalmers, Grand Tarantula, The Deep Ones, DJ Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar.
“W00stock” w/ Adam savage, Wil Wheaton, Paul & Storm @ 4th & B.
Drum N Bass broadcast w/ Pacific Foundation Radio, “Riot” w/ Supertramp Headshake, Georgina Trevino, Trevor Dean @ AC Lounge.
The Black Diamond Riders @ Bar Pink.
Slow Animal @ Whistle Stop.
Bangladesh, Neon Nights, Abandon the Raft @ Beauty Bar.
“Jerk Alert” w/ DJ Mike Face @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
Gilbert Castellanos & The New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce’s.
Profile, Julz @ El Dorado.
Revision 3: Diggnation @ House of Blues.
“Fire Corner” @ Kadan Club.
Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra, LaTanya Locket, Trek Life, DJ E-Regular @ Kava Lounge.
Guggenheim Grotto, Scott Mathiasen @ Lestat’s.
“The Bank Job” w/ Cris Herrera, Mike Soul, Where’s Wee-G, Skidone @ The Office.
A Movable West, Adams and Eves, The Well Fishermen @ Park Gallery.
Steam Powered Giraffe @ Queen Bee’s.
Ghetto Blaster, Dead Ghost, Fkenal @ Ruby Room.
Eyes, Jesus is Angry, Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar.
Street of Little Girls, Chappo, Long Claws @ Tin Can Ale House.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
Latin Jazz Jam w/ Bill Caballero @ Voz Alta.
The Concrete Project, GG Hair Art @ Winston’s.