San Diego Shows–Sunday, Sept. 19
PLAN A: Ty Segall, Tyevk, The Northern Tigers @ Soda Bar. A one-man garage-rock powerhouse, Ty Segall can be bright and poppy on one track and losing his mind on the next, howling through an effects processor over lo-fi guitar riffs. Detroit garage-rockers Tyevk sound like they assembled their set-up from spare parts they found in a junkyard. All I could find on The Northern Tigers was that they reportedly include members of The Sess and Beaters, which makes them worth showing up early for. PLAN B: Film School, D/Wolves, Dreamtiger, The Mashtis @ The Casbah. L.A.’s Film School occupy a hazy space somewhere between My Bloody Valentine and Echo & the Bunnymen, though their new record finds them more radio-ready than before (see our review on Page 28). PLAN C: Daikaiju, The Secret Samurai @ Bar Pink. With their scary Japanese masks and punk-infused surf-rock, Alabama’s Daikaiju are a far cry from your average Dick Dale tribute. BACKUP PLAN: Ratatat, Dom, Bobby Birdman @ House of Blues.