San Diego Shows–Friday, Aug. 20
PLAN A: Girl in a Coma, Gringo Star, Agent Ribbons @ Soda Bar. Girl in a Coma, an all-Latina trio from San Antonio, throw down badass indie rock that’s all the fiercer with Nina Diaz’s full-bodied vocals. Don’t miss Atlanta’s Gringo Star, who play scrappy garage-rock sometimes accented with hand claps and ooh-aahs. PLAN B: Crocodiles, Woven Bones, Heavy Hawaii @ The Casbah. Between Crocodiles’ skuzzy riffs and Woven Bones’ snarling vox, you’ve got some of the dirtiest (read: best) garage-rock out there. BACKUP PLAN: Ozomatli @ Del Mar Racetrack.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Astra Kelly, Fing, The Luxury @ Beauty Bar.
Broken Dreams, Saul Q @ El Dorado.
I Am Empire, K Sera, The Monopoly, He is the Painter, One Hot Minute, The Foundation Of, Ticket for Takeoff @ Epicentre.
DJs Scooter, Who, Paulo De Rosa @ Fluxx.
Red Pony Clock, Amo Joy, Paper Forest @ Tin Can Ale House.
“Feel the Noise” w/ DJ Gabe Vega @ U-31.
DJs Scotty Boy, Theron, Panda @ Voyeur.
The Modlins (goodbye show), Swim Party, DJ Claire @ Whistle Stop.
DJs Craig Smoove, Electrolight, Dainjazone, Chris Cutz @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Invention Massive @ House of Blues.
“Dub Smugglers” w/ DJG, Austin Speed, CRMNL, Ubiquitous @ Kava Lounge.
The Brady Alexander Band, The Displaced, The Beautiful View @ Ruby Room.
Vaginals, Trashcan Fires @ Park Gallery.
Sprung Monkey, Heaven Below @ Ramona Mainstage.
Pocket @ Bar Pink.
Labour of Love, Shoreline Rootz, DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up.
The BoDeans, Coco Montoya @ Anthology.
Cage fighting @ 4th & B.
“Groove Theory” w/ DJ Joemama @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.