San Diego Shows–Thursday, Aug. 19
PLAN A: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real @ Belly Up. You might remember the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from their cameo on a Modest Mouse album in 2004, but these New Orleans mainstays are best known for revolutionizing the traditional brass-band style by mixing in bebop and funk. Expect a freewheeling, incredibly funky set. PLAN B: Fitz & The Tantrums, Black Diamond Riders, DJ Claire @ The Casbah. Like Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Silver Lake’s Fitz & The Tantrums serve up ’60s-style Motown revival with sax fills, retro organs and hard-edged vocals. As for the Black Diamond Riders, they’re remarkably soulful for a band featuring members of The Adolescents and Social Distortion. BACKUP PLAN: Hyena, Profile, Irons @ El Dorado.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Brawley @ Bar Pink.
Slower, Abandon the Raft, Vaudevillian @ Soda Bar.
“Bankers Block” w/ Terramoto, Rats Eyes, DJ Dimitri Dickinson @ Tin Can Ale House.
Kuan, Matta Gawa, Mattson 2, Ray Barbee @ Che Cafe.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
12th Planet @ Voyeur.
The Screamin’ Yeehaws @ Winston’s.
Latin Jazz Jam w/ Bill Caballero @ Voz Alta.
“Caboose” w/ DJs Trail Mix a Lot, Mane 1 @ Whistle Stop.
Entice & Erick Macek @ Anthology.
Yonder Mountain String Band @ House of Blues.
“Fire Corner” @ Kadan Club.
“The Get Down” w/ Heat Rock, Street Kings, Tone Bi @ Kava Lounge.
Chris Carpenter, Adam Levy, Carl Durant, Geoff Pearlman @ Lestat’s.
Victori4, Scott Wilson and the Contradictions @ Onyx Room.
Medicine for Madison, Archery for the Blind, Echo Revolution @ Beauty Bar.
Distorted Pony, The Strikers, Secret Fun Club @ Ruby Room.
ATB @ Fluxx.
Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce’s.
Nick Diaz, Tha Clairemonstaz, Bomb Squad, O.F.I., Tony Ro, Z-Row, Seed in the Dirt, Rande Mona, Ligit Sxoldjaz, OG, Meach B, Young Papi-Yo, Young Cruize, Bloc Bang Music, Karma, 420 Deep, MoodyLoc-Da Moody Assassin, ASIA, Pedalay the Boss, Day Maccin, Str8FaCe @ Brick By Brick.
“Vice / Versa” w/ Barry Weaver, Dr. Indulgent @ AC Lounge.
“Groove Thursdays” w/ DJ Tramlife @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.