San Diego Club Crawler

Lemon Twigs, Molochs, Boogarins

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

Thursday 9“They’re very cute. I think they have an amazingly bright future,” says Elton John about brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, the talented singer/songwriters behind Lemon Twigs. In fact, much of the UK — where ...

Down by Law, Revivalists, the Nots

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

Sunday 5Dave Smalley and his Beantown punk band Down By Law set up at Soda Bar after Pulley, Skipjack, and Hurricane Kate blow through the Normal Heights nightspot. Smalley had a chat with the Reader’s ...

Lotus and El Ten Eleven, Metalachi, Sweet and Tender Hooligans

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

Thursday 2The Philly-based “jamtronica” band Lotus last year released their most stripped set yet in Eat the Light, the album’s name and rhythmic dance vibe a nod to new-wave icons the Talking Heads’ Remain in ...

Segall, Lamkin, Leithauser

...as well as da Donks, the Magnificent, and Devendra Banhart around town this weekend

Thursday 26“Rad and Awesome had a baby,” says da Donks’ Facebook page. San Diego’s desert-rocking Donkeys clop into Casbah Thursday night. Da Donks dropped a doozie of a disc last year in Midnight Palms, an ...

Sunday's punk day, Run the Jewels on Monday

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

Sunday 29Sunday’s punk day, as Death Eyes and Stalins of Sound rage under the spire at Tower Bar...and Age of Collapse and Endless Nameless spin a pit at Whistle Stop.... Something more subtle? Dreams Made ...

Lucinda Williams takes Highway 20 to Solana Beach

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

Sunday 15Grammy-winning, gold-record-selling Americana artist Lucinda Williams is out to tout her 12th studio set, The Ghosts of Highway 20. Paste magazine calls Williams “the patron saint of busted love and broken dreams” and praises ...

Schizos and Creeps

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

Thursday 12San Diego garage wreckers the Schizophonics will headline sets at Belly Up Thursday night. If you’ve yet to catch Mr. and Mrs. Beers’ special brand of soulful blues-rock, you’re missing one of the best ...

Bowie and Brown Sabbath

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

Sunday 8In celebration of the late, great David Bowie’s birthday (he would have been 70), Casbah stages Ariel Levine, who will perform Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, in its entirety, and Bowiephonics, the Schizophonics’ take on ...

The Devils and Fu Manchu

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

Thursday 5The Year of the Devil begins in earnest Thursday night, when rootsicana band Devil Makes Three takes the stage at the Observatory and the “Devil’s 3 Way” hits Casbah. I jest, they’re not so ...

Barb Wire Dolls, Bowie, and El Vez

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

Thursday 22Wouldn’t be Christmastime if hometown hit Gary Shuffler (Honey Glaze) didn’t don his “screwed-up eyes and screwed-down hairdo” as Ziggy Shuffledust. If you’ve never seen a Shuffler tribute, which includes Bauhaus, Queen, and GNR, ...

George Clinton, Henry Rollins, OFF!

...plus Monk's Listless Christmas Listening List (say that five times fast)

Sunday 25Monk’s listless list: my annual Christmas insert where I admit what sucked up most of my time listening-wise this year. Yes, I use the very scientific method of naming my bests by what I ...

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