San Diego Shows–Saturday, Aug. 21
PLAN A: Jogger, Baths, Illuminauts @ Soda Bar. Inspired by Los Angeles beat-smiths like Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, Baths serves up hefty beats and wonderfully melodious electronic textures with a laptop and a MIDI drum pad. (Check out our feature on this page.) And make sure you catch Jogger, who make spacey electronic music that samples anything from folk guitar to death-metal vocals. PLAN B: Trouble & Bass, Adam Salter @ El Dorado. If you go to any dance party this week, make sure it’s this one. The last time I saw Trouble & Bass, an electro team from Brooklyn, they sent every last person stuffed inside a packed club into a sweat-soaked frenzy with their bass-heavy cocktail of dubstep, breakbeat and techno. PLAN C: The KneeHighs, Bully Blinders, DJ Gar Gar @ Kava Lounge. Taking cues from the likes of Talib Kweli and Sage Francis, the two hip-hop mainstays on this bill— The KneeHighs and Bully Blinders—serve up inspired, enlightened rhymes. BACKUP PLAN: Hot Hot Heat, 22- 20s, Hey Rosetta! @ Belly Up.
“Sight & Sound” w/ Jamuel Saxon Remixes Friends, Todo Mundo @ Queen Bee’s.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
G Unit’s Lloyd Banks @ 4th & B.
Wolfmother, J. Roddy Walston & the Business @ House of Blues.
Gram Rabbit, John Meeks, Leslie and the Badgers, Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels @ The Casbah.
Japandi, Drug Wars, Miniature Tree/Grains, Travis (Israel Putnam el Americano), Mothlight @ Che Cafe.
CD release show w/ Fever Sleeves, By Sunlight, Manuok @ Tin Can Ale House.
Tim Weisberg, Thriving Ivory, Ryan Star @ Anthology.
Allison Lonsdale @ Lestat’s.
Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs, The Watchlist @ Winston’s.
Gilbert Castellanos & his New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Dizzy’s.
Possessed, Hirax, Infernal Damnation, Chaotic Control, Satramote, Abscission, Assault @ Ramona Mainstage.
The Palominos @ Riviera Supper Club.
SD Union: Mixed genre dance night @ Ruby Room.
Dirty Sweet @ Sound Wave.
The Maine, This Century @ SOMA.
The Mighty Untouchables @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live.
The Disco Villains, The Office Twins, Illectric @ U-31.
Don Diablo, Brazzabelle, Bubblegum Sci Fi @ Voyeur.
“80s Vs. 90s” w/ Gabe Vega, Saul Q @ Whistle Stop.
Mac Fetti, SL500 & the W.A.X. Klik, Educate, Mak T, Meach B @ Brick by Brick.
“Funk Deluxe” w/ DJs Dany Massure, Jon Wesley @ Kadan Club.
Human Life, LBCK, Short Circuit, Colour Vision DJs @ Beauty Bar.
DJ Sid Vicious, DJ Mac Luv @ Fluxx.
944 August Nightlife Issue party @ Hard Rock Hotel.
“The Jams” w/ DJ Steele @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
Neon Beat w/ Junior the Discopunk, Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink.
“Juicy” w/ DJ Mike Czech, Halloween Hallowdays @ AC Lounge.