San Diego Shows–Thursday, Sept. 16
PLAN A: Autolux, Gold Panda, The Dabbers @ Belly Up. The three L.A.-based musicians of Autolux labored for six years in a stuffy room to make their new record, Transit Transit. What came out was something familiar yet unfamiliar: tense guitar parts (think: mid-’90s Sonic Youth) intermingling with splashes of alien noise and Eugene Goreshter’s androgynous vocals. As for U.K. producer Gold Panda, he’s won praise from Pitchfork for intricate but groovy electro that brings to mind Four Tet and minimalist composer Steve Reich. BACKUP PLAN: Slick Rick, DJ Seize @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Viejas Arena moved to 10/26.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Mason Jennings @ San Diego Woman’s Club.
Jonas Brothers @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre.
Switch @ Voyeur.
JEFF The Brotherhood, The KABBs, Roxy Jones @ The Casbah.
Abadawn, Sarx, Name the Uncanny, Brother Nature, Broken Dreams, Odessa Kane @ Kava Lounge.
Nekromantix, The Howlers, The Mutilators, The Strikers @ Epicentre.
Vokab Kompany @ Analog Bar.
My Dead Body, Last Years, Prosthetic Arms @ Soda Bar.
Tropical Depression, Colony, DJs Jr., Tropical Popsicle @ Tin Can Ale House.
Mexican jazz w/ Allan Phillips, Cesar Lozano, Bob Magnusson & Coral MacFarland Thuet @ Dizzy’s.
Brawley @ Bar Pink.
Republic of Letters @ West Coast Tavern.
Sherm the Band, 2000 Tons of TNT, Ottly Mercer, Unsteady @ Ruby Room.
Owl Eyes, Cousins, Dolbies @ Beauty Bar.
Tank, Kurt the Gaffia, Raw Deal, Rudy Palos @ Brick by Brick.
Fight the Quiet @ Hensley’s Flying Elephant.
Jaguares, Los Cenzontles @ House of Blues.
DJ Dan @ Fluxx.
Toy Selectah, Saul Q @ El Dorado.
“Generations Party” w/ DJs Artistic, Cros1, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ U-31.
“Caboose” w/ DJ Trail-Mix-A-Lot @ Whistle Stop.
Drum N Bass broadcast w/ Pacific Foundation Radio, “Riot” w/ DJs Halloween Hallowdays @ AC Lounge.
“The Bank Job” w/ Cris Herrera, Mike Soul, Where’s Wee-G, Skidone @ The Office.
Latin Jazz Jam w/ Bill Caballero @ Voz Alta.