San Diego Shows–Monday, Aug. 30
PLAN A: Echo Revolution; The Horde and the Harem; And I Was Like, What?; Martin Hall Music @ Tin Can Ale House. Echo Revolution play bright alt-rock with a ’90s feel that actually sounds pretty good. But I’m most excited about Portland’s And I Was Like, What?, who cross spindly math-rock guitar with heartfelt strings in tracks like “Birthday Suit” and “F#.” BACKUP PLAN: The Styletones @ Bar Pink.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Choose Your Poison, HSW, Blood Stained Reality @ Ruby Room.
Long Live Logos, On Blast, The Steelwells @ The Casbah.
Beres Hammond @ Sound Wave.
Robin Henkel @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live.
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ U-31.
Melly Frances and the Distilled Spirits @ Riviera Supper Club.
“The Get Down” @ Kadan Club.
“Dub Dynamite” w/ Rashi, Eddie Turbo @ The Office.
“Hip-hop Ethics” open mic @ Queen Bee’s.
Street Fighter II Tournament of Champions @ Soda Bar.