San Diego Shows–Monday, Aug. 16
PLAN A: Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Telephoned @ House of Blues. James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem made danceable indie-rock cool. Chromeo and Holy Ghost! take up Murphy’s torch, marrying indie-rock guitars with disco beats. (See our feature in this issue.) PLAN B: Young the Giant, Mississippi Man, Longstay @ The Casbah. Newport Beach’s Young the Giant, who’re playing the second Monday of a month-long residency, get poppy with jangly guitars and heartfelt vocals. Don’t miss Mississippi Man, who play bright, carnivalesque indie-rock. BACKUP PLAN: The Madonna Bangers, The Endless Bummer, Mermaid @ Soda Bar.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Sammy Bananas, Adam Salter @ El Dorado.
The Roadside Graves, Behind the Wagon @ Tin Can Ale House. CANCELLED. Roadside Graves is playing for free @ West Coast Tavern.
Melly Frances and the Distilled Spirits @ Riviera Supper Club.
SMD, Back Alley Hooligans, Deminishing Device, Youth Envy, San Deviants @ Ruby Room.
“The Get Down” @ Kadan Club.
“Hip-hop Ethics” open mic @ Queen Bee’s.