Club Crawler

Why?, Vinyl Junkies, Dead Deer, and Boxmasters

...plus the best of the rest in San Diego clubs March 30 through April 5

Thursday 30“I don’t have a record player,” I shouted at Yoni Wolf over the Spaceland cocktail table that served as his merch booth. It was 2008, and I was in Silverlake because Why?’s Elephant Eyelash ...

Cro-Mags, Clap Your Hands, Big Business, Wire

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs March 23–29

Thursday 23Stands to reason a “krishnacore” band can reincarnate in any form. New York hardcore-punk vets (ca. 1981) Cro-Mags, this year fronted by founding singer John Joseph, have reincarnated into a thrash-metal band and will ...

Teenage Fanclub, Xiu Xiu, Spanish fuzz nuns

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 16She won’t be forced against her will/ Says she don’t do drugs but she does the pill/ Oh yeah...Oh yeah. That lyric from the song “The Concept” helped propel the fuzz-tone earworm and its ...

Boytoy, Planet B, Wu-Tang, and Wand

...plus the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 19Grrrl presents Brooklyn’s Boytoy at Blonde Bar Sunday night. NYLON called Boytoy’s debut, Grackle, “catchy, fun, and addictive, floating somewhere between ’60s surf jams and ’90s grunge rock,” while Rolling Stone suggested we, “stretch ...

Davina & the Vagabonds, Meat Puppets, Anna Meredith

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 12From Scranton, scruffy punk-rock four-piece the Menzingers will headline sets by Rozwell Kid and Jeff Rosenstock at the Irenic in North Park. The Menzingers are touring in support of this year’s Epitaph set, After ...

Social D, Big Thief, Japandroids

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 9In mid-’70s D.C., around the same time “Tricky Dick” was making tapes, so was hard-rock guitarist Punky Meadows with his glam-metal band Angel (“The Tower,” anyone?), which would be discovered by Gene Simmons and ...

Stevie Nicks, Pretenders, a Redwoods Revue

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 2One of the Big Rock Shows to hit town this week pairs Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders at Viejas Arena at SDSU. This tour, which was supposed to ...

Desert Daze, Shins, Six Organs

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 5There’re two Big Rock Shows to choose from Sunday night, as funk-rock Angelenos the Red Hot Chili Peppers take the stage at the Valley View Casino Center at the Sports Arena end of the ...

Cheetah Chrome, Alejandro Escovedo, Priests

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 19Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz of Cleveland originals the Dead Boys will headline Hideout sets by our own punk-rocking Zeros and Widows. Mr. Chrome and Mr. Blitz are celebrating 40 years since the release ...

Weyes Blood, Slim Cessna, Adam Ant

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 16I get the feeling the Southern gothic author Flannery O’Connor would have dug Natalie Mering’s Weyes Blood output, particularly last year’s Front Row Seat to Earth, an alt-folk collection that is writerly — beautiful ...

Audio Club Crawler 2/6–2/12

Listen to Barnaby Monk's club and concert picks covering the week of February 6–12, 2014

Audio Club Crawler, 1/22-1/29

Listen to Barnaby Monk's club and concert picks covering the week of January 22-29, 2014

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