San Diego Shows–Tuesday, Aug. 17
PLAN A: The Swell Season, Ryan Bingham @ House of Blues. A duo composed of an Irish musician and a Czech singer and pianist, The Swell Season make plaintive folk that’s intimate and lovely. Ryan Bingham makes hoarse-voiced tunes with a country twang. PLAN B: Bill Wesley and the Array Orchestra, Sludge Butt, Skrapez @ Soda Bar.Local musician Bill Wesley builds unique instruments for the likes of King Crimson and Dirty Projectors. I’m curious to see what he and his bandmates will do with them in an improvisational setting. BACKUP PLAN: The Exotics @ Bar Pink.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
The Ataris, Gasoline Heart, Don’t Panic, Save Amos @ The Casbah.
Xavier Rudd, HoneyHoney (sold out) @ Belly Up.
Oliver Gypsies, Soleil, Treefingers @ Tin Can Ale House.
Eastern Conference Champions, Voxhaul Broadcast, Skyline Union, Pilots @ Beauty Bar.
The Foothills Band, Vinyl Lions, Foreign Film @ Ruby Room.
Anthology House Band @ Anthology.
Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa.
“Bassquake” w/ Wallkrawler, Osal8, Cool Breeze, Novelty @ Winston’s.
“Bike Love” w/ DJs Eddie Kon, Born @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
“Darkwave Garden” w/ DJs Bryan Pollard, Heather Hardcore, Pet M1 @ Kadan Club.
Jungle Rot, Lighning Swords of Death, Woe of Tyrants, Moment of Silence @ Brick by Brick.
Stationary bike races w/ DJ Kalvin @ Waterfront Bar & Grill.