Gary Heffern & Friends will play a matinee (starts at 2p) at the Middletown mainstay with sound collagist and ex–San Diegan Robert Turman, Black Tango, and Social Spit, and I understand they’ll also be screening clips from local rock-roll historian Eric Rife’s Garageland. After that doozie of a day, stick around, because that night at Casbah you get punk-ass bluegrass by L.A. act Old Man Markley, following local pub punx Lexington Field.... Up for more classic fare, Belly Up will be serving Hot Tuna — mmm — that’s the original lineup playing an all-acoustic show...while up at the Ramona Mainstage, Gary Hoey, Uli Jon Roth, and Kofi Baker are dishing Extreme Cream at the rural rock outpost.
If you can’t take the heat...get the rock out of the kitchen! There’s going to be a Battle of the Chef Bands at Belly Up Monday night. Reader contributor Patrick Henderson got the lowdown on this gig for you in this week’s Blurt “Restaurant rockers,” if you want to flip or click there for more on that...or, if you’re looking for something not-so-aggro, dubby rasta trio Chill Clinton’s at Soda Bar...while Bar Pink stages Tori Roze & the Hot Mess for their fourth-Monday “Soultry” soul-jazz jams.
Tuesday in a blink: L.A. folkies Lonely Wild will wrap up their weekly run at Soda Bar. Whiskey Circle and Adams & Eves up first this week...Castoff, Absent Mind, the Nieces, and iamdustinblackwell fill a fun punk bill out at Tower Bar...and Tin Can Ale House stages a trio of alt-rock trios, with the Drabs, Crooked Rulers, and Mauru.
I’m out...and they’re OFF! Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag) and his current crew of hardcore hammerheads, which includes San Diego son Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless), will headline sets at Casbah after our own fast and furious Rats Eyes, Bumbklaat, and the Widows...while from the opposite end of the musical spectrum, cocktail nation’s Pink Martini will tickle noses and tap toeses with the lounge-jazz juice off of last year’s Get Happy record at the Balboa Theatre downtown.