San Diego Shows–Friday, July 30
PLAN A: E-40 @ 4th & B. Bay Area rapper E-40 changed the world with his 2006 track “Tell Me When to Go,” which compelled countless people to put their cars in neutral and dance alongside them—leading to countless accidents, a handful of deaths, at least one car theft and so many fond memories. His most recent albums show that he’s still a hustler 20 years into his career. PLAN B: The Side-Wynders, Roy Rapid & The Rhythm Rock Trio, DJ Stack-Aly @ Soda Bar. A night of great vintage rockabilly. BACKUP PLAN: Beach Fossils, The Ferocious Few @ Bar Pink.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Che Underground @ Lestat’s. In the ’80s, Che Café played host to a scene of rock bands that played anything from punk to mod to garage to noise. On Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, the folks who run the Che Underground blog will take a trip down memory lane with the Che Underground Rock-’n’- Roll Weekend. On Friday at Lestat’s (3343 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights), there’ll be a photo retrospective and performances by Jeffrey Luck Lucas, The DaveFest Four and Thomas E. Ward, along with newer acts. And on Saturday at Bar Pink (3829 30th St. in North Park), old-school rockers The Answers will play a David Rinck reunion show, and Bombast (a super-group of Che bands) and Wendy Bailey & True Stories will also perform. cheunderground.com
Transfer, Republic of Letters, The Paddle Boat, The Sea of Cortez @ The Casbah. Transfer is also headlining the Casbah tomorrow night.
Obits, Tijuana Panthers, Mrs. Magician @ Che Cafe. If you missed ’em last night, by all means go see the sharp-edged Brooklyn rockers Obits tonight.
The Night Marchers @ Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub. Likewise, if you missed the Night Marchers last night at the sold-out Casbah show in which Obits opened, then go to this all-ages show. Too bad you can’t be in two places at once.
“Thrust” @ Back Stage at Pure Platinum. The strip club/nightclub kicks off its fetish night. Gimp masks optional.
BT, Victor Dinaire, Sharky @ Voyeur.
The Western Set, Vanish Valley, Longstay, Grampadrew @ Tin Can Ale House.
Danielle LoPresti and the Masses (CD release), Josh Damigo @ Queen Bee’s.
Dirty Sweet, DJ Morgan Young @ El Dorado.
The Northstar Session, Team Awesome, Hargo @ Beauty Bar.
Dazed and Confused, Wayward Sons, DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up.
“?” w/ DJ Huge Euge @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
Sight Unscene, Deadman Court @ Brick by Brick.
Doug McCarron, Benjamin Myers @ Cafe Libertalia.
“Sleepwalking” w/ DJs Jeff Graves, Michelle @ Whistle Stop Bar.
Michael Jackson tribute party @ U-31.
High Tide, Split Finger, Tribe of Kings @ Sound Wave.
Boom Box Renaissance, Nods to Nothing, C0de, Vanity Theft, Bad Craziness @ Dream Street.
7th Day Buskers @ Riviera Supper Club.
“Mosh-A-Hula Fest” w/ Sovereign Strength, Vanguard, Globe & Beast, Destruction of a King, Arcanum Effect, Flatline, Parallels @ Epicentre.
“Takeover” w/ Joe Maz, Erick Diaz, Alex Dreamz @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Tainted Love; Frontier Ruckus (Voodoo Stage) @ House of Blues.
“Get Ugly” w/ Dr. Indulgent, Alex Villalobos, Robbie Durham @ Kava Lounge.
Wild Card Comedy Show @ On Broadway.
Lady Dee @ Riley’s Music Lounge.