San Diego Shows–Friday, July 23
PLAN A: Le Butcherettes, Marquez!, Shapes of Future Frames @ Soda Bar. Mexican garage-rockers Le Butcherettes are known to put on live shows involving a real pig head and lots of audience interaction, so it goes without saying that I’m excited. Get there early for Marquez!, who’re reworking their excellent rock en español to be darker and headier. PLAN B: Pinback @ Del Mar Racetrack. Pinback masterminds Rob Crow and Zach Smith will drop their backing band and perform as a duo for this one, so expect a pared-down rendering of the band’s spindly guitar lines and coolheaded grooves. BACKUP PLAN: Kelli Scarr, Rey Villalobos, The Shivers, Peter and the Wolf @ The Park Gallery.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
“Johnny Rad Fest” w/ The Zeros, Nobunny, The Boy Toys, Wax Idols, The Kabbs, DJ Horsepussy @ Ken Club.
The Loons (CD release), The Creepy Creeps, The Deep Ones @ The Casbah.
Bagdad, Slipping Into Darkness, Zodiac Death Valley, Doves and Desperadoes @ Tin Can Ale House.
Daft Punk’d @ 4th & B.
So Super Sam, Havoc @ El Dorado.
“Re-Mix” w/ Broken Dreams, Burns2, DJs ABomb, Dopeshoes, Saewhat?, Burns1 @ Kava Lounge.
Comic-Con after party w/ Irusalem, Dash Eye, Tribe of Kings @ Onyx Room.
Riva Starr, Anthony Ross, Bareback DJs @ Voyeur.
Fire Eaters @ Whistle Stop.
“Bonkers!” w/ Junior the Discopunk, Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink.
Bella Donna (Stevie Nicks tribute), Led Zepplica @ Anthology.
Three Fifths Human, Tawl Tayle, Flow Dimaggio, Ponder, DJ Brianeye @ Beauty Bar.
Platinum Rockstars, Foou, DJ Man-Cat @ Belly Up.