San Diego Shows–Thursday, July 29
PLAN A: Joanna Newsom @ San Diego Woman’s Club. The enigmatic songstress continues to mesmerize with the sprawling songs of her new triple album, Have One on Me. (See our feature on this page.) PLAN B: Kenseth Thibideau, Cry For Us Black Swans, Immovable Objects @ Tin Can Ale House. Local mainstay Kenseth Thibideau is celebrating the release of Repetition, an excellent record of laid-back guitar grooves. PLAN C: The Night Marchers, Obits @ The Casbah. The Night Marchers pair John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes, etc.) with a rhythm section “suspended by Ionic fortitude and bathed in a distilled olive oil suitable for the same rectal lubrication that eased in democracy and the Olympics,” according to MySpace. Need I say more? (Youngsters: The Night Marchers will play at Hensley’s Flying Elephant while the Obits play at Che Café on Friday, July 30.) BACKUP PLAN: Three 6 Mafia @ 4th & B.
Note: Both Joanna Newsom and The Night Marchers are sold out, so go see Kenseth Thibideau. You won’t be disappointed.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Rachelle Ferrell @ Anthology.
“Gay, Gayer, Gayest” @ Whistle Stop.
The Very, Semi Sweet, Starcrossed, The Beautiful View @ Soda Bar.
The Cliks, Killola, Hunter Valentine @ Bar Pink.
The Lyon Crowns @ Beauty Bar.
The Steely Damned @ Belly Up.
Valient Thorr @ Ken Club.
LA Riots @ Voyeur.
The Screamin’ Yeehaws, Ghost Town Deputies, Cabron @ Ruby Room.
XIV (CD release), DJs Schuga, Danny Massure @ Kava Lounge.
The Rhythm Devils @ Sound Wave.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
Guggenheim Grotto @ Lestat’s.
Latin Jazz Jam w/ Bill Caballero @ Voz Alta.
“Bombtracks N Cognac” w/ Anre Nickatina, Bizzy Bone, Glasses Malone, tmills, Smoov-E, Dot Dot Curve @ House of Blues.
Unleashed, Secret of Boris, Peter Merrit, Patrick Lanzetta @ Dream Street.
Pawn, Austin Speed, Reactivity @ El Dorado.
Benny Benassi @ Fluxx.
“The Bank Job” w/ Cris Herrera, Mike Soul, Where’s Wee-G, Skidone @ The Office.
Synbik Six, Social Task, The Stains, Social Spit @ Brick By Brick.
“Groove Thursdays” w/ DJ Peso @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
“Fire Corner” @ Kadan Club.
Gilbert Castellanos & The New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce’s.