San Diego Shows–Wednesday, Aug. 11
PLAN A: The Budos Band, In Motion Trio, DJ Claire @ The Casbah. San Diego has seen plenty of Afrobeat this summer from Femi Kuti and Antibalas, but that doesn’t mean you should pass up The Budos Band, a 12-piece from Staten Island that delivers brooding grooves with retro organs and Ethiopian-style horn arabesques. PLAN B: My Morning Jacket, Avi Buffalo @ SDSU Open Air Theatre. Splitting the difference between lush pop and Pink Floyd-style psychrock, My Morning Jacket never let their fans down. If you saw our feature last week about Avi Buffalo, you’d know that the band pens bright, youthful guitar pop fixated on sex and death.BACKUP PLAN: Seu Jorge and Almaz @ Belly Up.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
El Cojunto Costazul @ Anthology.
Sara Petite & the Sugardaddies @ Bar Pink.
Preteens, Red Pony Clock, Endless Bummer, Gloomsday, Bubs @ Che Cafe.
Dave Booda, Chris Hawkes, Chad Cavanaugh @ Soda Bar.
Nothingful, Sean Frances Conway @ Tin Can Ale House.
“Sleepwalking” w/ DJs Jeff, Michelle @ Whistle Stop.
Tiltwheel, Sick Sick Birds, Flat / Wheeler @ Ruby Room.
Steel Panther, “Vinyl & Vino” w/ DJ Artistic @ House of Blues.
Jazz Jam w/ Gilbert Castellanos @ Dizzy’s.
Hyper Crush, Far East Movement, The Cataracs, Dev, DJ Virman @ Fluxx.
“The Inception” w/ Jason, 88:88, Third Twin @ Kava Lounge.
“Wicka Wicka Unce Unce” w/ DJs FishFonics, Carr, Schoeny @ AC Lounge.
“Whiplash” w/ DJs C Wizard, Red October @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
“Knight Vision” @ Kadan Club.