San Diego Shows–Thursday, Aug. 26
PLAN A: Miss Erika Davies, Martian Horses @ San Diego Museum of Art. Channeling the spirit of Billie Holiday, Miss Erika Davies uses her wonderfully flexible voice to sing about falling in and out of love. (See our feature on this page.) Martian Horses, a local nine-piece, come across like an acoustic Arcade Fire with their swooping songcraft. PLAN B: Dave Phillips, Sixes, hING, Spirit Photography @ Tin Can Ale House. Taking cues from freaks like Nurse With Wound and Wolf Eyes, Switzerland’s Dave Phillips builds schizophrenic compositions with harsh and crazy noises while Oakland’s Sixes dish out low-level feedback and ear-piercing drones. Indeed, this is what nightmares are made of. BACKUP PLAN: Joshua White Quartet @ Dizzy’s.
OTHER COOL STUFF
Steel Pulse, Social Green @ Belly Up.
Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, The Secret Seven @ Beauty Bar.
New Mexico, Black Hondo, Shapes of Future Frames @ The Casbah.
Josh Damigo @ West Coast Tavern.
Something Corporate @ SOMA.
The Silent Comedy, The Donkeys @ Eleven.
“Living Room Live” w/ The Silent Comedy (acoustic) @ W Hotel.
The Shivas, The Dirty Legs, Family Wagon @ Soda Bar.
“Trouble with Authority” @ Whistle Stop.
In Her Own Words, A Likely Story, Hundred Caliber, Add the Color @ Park Gallery.
Kali Roots Reggae w/ Kindle to Ember, Madison Row, DJ Peligro @ Queen Bee’s.
Smooth Sailing, Into the Storm, Sleep Lady, Swore @ Ruby Room.
Panton Rococo, Cabeza De Gallo, La Banda Skalavera @ House of Blues.
Pat Travers @ Anthology.
The Victor Ship @ Bar Pink.
Flosstradamus @ Voyeur.
FeverCrotch @ Blarney Stone Pub.
“Jerk Alert” w/ DJ Mike Face @ Bluefoot.
Grip, Menchinn @ Brick by Brick.
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ El Dorado.
“Fire Corner” @ Kadan Club.
Aaron Beaumont, JT Spangler, Shannon Curtis @ Lestat’s.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
“The Bank Job” w/ Chris Herrera, Mike Soul, Where’s Wee-G, Skidone @ The Office.
The Funkyard, Full Blown Stone, Boom Snap @ Sound Wave.