San Diego Shows–Saturday, Sept. 18
PLAN A: The Walkmen, Japandroids, Dan Mangan @ Belly Up. Judging by what I’ve read so far, The Walkmen’s latest album (which came out this week; see our review on Page 28) is a slightly mellower but no less awesome take on their rock balladry. Canadian rockers Japandroids fill out a big bill that’s probably on its way to selling out as I write. PLAN B: Southern Culture on the Skids @ The Casbah. You might assume from their vaguely cartoonish press photos that this North Carolina country-rock trio was a joke concocted by Christopher Guest for A Mighty Wind. But rollicking tracks like “Pig Pickin” and “Soul City” prove they’re not fucking around. Not completely, at least. (Starts at 6:30 p.m.) BACKUP PLAN: Felix Cartal @ Voyeur.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Hanson @ House of Blues.
Billy Midnight, Travel By Sea, The Shade @ Tin Can Ale House.
“Reverb” w/ Machino, Jon Doss, Martell. @ Kava Lounge.
Get Back Loretta, Stripes & Lines, Mini Mansions @ Soda Bar.
Reactivity, Delano, Wallkrawler @ Ruby Room.
The Spells @ Eleven.
Neon Beat feat. Junior the Discopunk and Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink.
Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda @ Dizzy’s.
Adam Salter, Pleasure Victim, Squid Vicious @ El Dorado.