San Diego Shows–Friday, Sept. 10
PLAN A: Firstpowercrew, Old English, Suga Bear, DJs Unite, Mr. Henshaw, Jesse James @ Kadan Club. With no cover charge, how could you turn down this solid hip-hop lineup? Firstpowercrew’s rhymes are as cutting as they are languid. National City’s Old English are thoughtful hustlers with laid-back beats. PLAN B: A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Black Hondo, The Moviegoers @ The Casbah. A Scribe Amidst the Lions is a tough band to nail down. There’s psychedelic soundscapes, indie-rock vocals and even some dramatic fiddling, but it fits together seamlessly. PLAN C: The Beach Boys @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. The Beach Boys might not play with the visionary Brian Wilson anymore, but you might as well pay your respects to what remains of these pop legends, who’re inspiring everyone from Katy Perry to Best Coast these days. BACKUP PLAN: EshOne, Misk, The P Man, Pure Boom Hi Fi, Beingstok @ Kava Lounge.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
The Vibrators @ Eleven.
Le Castle Vania, 12th Planet; SDMA Acoustic Showcase w/ Josh Damigo, Tori Roze, Miss Erika Davies, Zank, Kenny Eng, Steven Ybarra, Jordan Reimer @ House of Blues.
New Mexico, The High Rolling Loners, DJ Robin Roth @ Whistle Stop.
The Gregory Page Show (CD release) @ Lestat’s.
Eddie Money, Dirty Birdz @ 4th & B.
Lelah Hathaway @ Anthology.
Seth Pettersen @ Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub.
Rank 1, Victor Dinaire @ Voyeur.
Thrift Store Cowboys, Joy, Warren Jackson Hearne @ Tin Can Ale House.
Club Miggs @ Tower Bar.
The Western Set @ Riviera Supper Club.
The Council, Mr. Orange Undercover, Shaky Leg and the Tear Drops @ Ruby Room.
Burger Records showcase w/ Audacity, Devon Williams, Cosmonauts, Cumstain, Jungle Fever @ Soda Bar.
Pocket @ Bar Pink.
Joey Harris and the Mentals, The Bloodflowers, TRMRS, Jason Chase Trio @ Beauty Bar.
Desolace (CD release), Add the Color, Dress to Kill, Plane Without a Pilot, If They Could Speak, The LA Girlz @ Epicentre.
Israel Vibration, World Anthem, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up.
“Feel the Noise” w/ DJ Gabe Vega @ U-31.
Art Blakey tribute w/ Willie Jones III, Gilbert Castellanos, Joshua White, JP Maranga & Adam Schroeder @ Dizzy’s.
Grandmasta Rats @ El Dorado.