San Diego Shows–Thursday, Aug. 12
PLAN A: Wavves @ MCASD Downtown. Maybe you liked Wavves when it was a lo-fi bedroom project, but now you think his well-received King of the Beach is just pop-punk with Beach Boys decorations. I hear you. Honestly, though, songs like “Post Acid” are catchy as hell. PLAN B: Rob Crow, Brian Warren @ Whistle Stop. You might recognize Rob Crow as that guy from Pinback who’s in a million other bands. But don’t mistake Weatherbox frontman Brian Warren for the mixed-martial-arts fighter of the same name, who can’t play guitar for shit. At this special night, Crow and Warren play acoustic solo sets. BACKUP PLAN: Mono / Poly, DJ Clean Cut, DJ Pound @ El Dorado.
Ted Nugent, Val Halla @ 4th & B.
Fu Manchu, Dusted Angel, Witchburn @ The Casbah.
Wax Fingers, Jeans Wilder, D / Wolves @ Soda Bar.
Kuan, Matta Gawa, Mattson 2, Ray Barbee @ Che Cafe.
Popcorn @ Anthology.
Aterciopelados, Chula Vista Souldier Club, DJ Emmanuel @ Belly Up.
“Butcher the DJ” w/ DJ Dana @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
Londons Falling, Run Forever, The Regime @ Ruby Room.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
Jetwash, Keyser Soze @ Winston’s.
The Preteens, The Kris Special, Mermaid, Shoot Guns, Fish @ Park Gallery.
Jason Lee and the Riptides @ Boar Cross’n.
The Guze, Deadbeat Babies, ADF, Bermuda Trap, Squirrel Plague @ Epicentre.
“Altruism” w/ Brutus, Austin Speed, Dossbiquitous, Bren-ton @ Kava Lounge.
Sunset Beach, DJ Session, Josh Gallahan, Cowboy Mike @ FLUXX.
DJs Skinnie, Kurch, Fresh One @ Hard Rock Hotel.
ASR After-Party w/ Pony, Neff, SportieLA, L*Space, Skullcandy @ Ivy at Andaz.
“Fire Corner” @ Kadan Club.
Karnivool, Tides of Man, Schmaltz, Disaster Magnet @ Brick by Brick.