San Diego Club Crawler

Islands with Ted Leo, Sadies with Shadowy Men

...plus Dollyrots, Ché Fest, and a Vinyl Junkies afternoon

Thursday 9L.A. pop-punk band the Dollyrots roll into Soda Bar Thursday night. The Dollys possess Joan Jett’s she-punk bratitude and a fair amount of sassy sex appeal thanks to the handsome rock-roll couple at the ...

Dylan and my dinghy

...plus Holy F!!k, Murder Junkies, the Funky Homosapien, and a band called Spruce Bringsteen

Sunday 12Electronic-rock Canada band Holy Fuck hits Casbah Sunday night. I am sifting through this year’s Congrats as I type and am pleasantly surprised to find HF’s trademark electro-punk crunk dialed down to dancey melodicism. ...

Jello, Broncho, Budos, So So Glos

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

Thursday 2Anton Newcombe and this year’s Brian Jonestown Massacre (yes, lead tambourine Joel Gion is in the current lineup) are playing a sold-out show at Belly Up Thursday night. Real suckwhammy, that. I thought I ...

Eric Bachmann, Gory Details, Freak Heat Waves

...plus X-Fest Sunday at Sleep Train and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 591X’s annual X-Fest rolls into Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Sunday. The event’s been a San Diego staple for more than 30 years, and this year delivers recent Rock and Roll Hall ...

The Who Hits 50! hits town

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

Thursday 26My records are sorta sorted by genre, and there’s one stack I almost never reach for, a stack built on the backs of bands such as Girls Against Boys, the Rapture, and L.A.’s Moving ...

Velvet Underground Undercover, Giuda, Voivod

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

Sunday 29Often referred to as a “junk-shop glam” band, but never dismissively, the rockers-from-Rome, Giuda, are touring behind last year’s Speaks Evil, a collection that finds the five-piece borrowing from Brit-punk as well as ’70s ...

The Cure for new-wave nostalgia

...plus Thermals, the Cult, and a Mrs. Magician record-release in town this weekend

Thursday 19The socio-politicking of Filter singer Richard Patrick inspires a following that digs deeper than his 1995 hit “Hey Man Nice Shot.” “[Filter’s] new tour is branded ‘Make America Hate Again,’ a nod to a ...

Horse Lords, Little Richards, Ivan & Alyosha

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

Sunday 22From Baltimore in Maryland, the loop-heavy Horse Lords ride into Tijuana, where they’ll take the stage at Hostal Pangea after INUS (ex-Innerds) and Angel Peralta. Was advanced a copy of Horse Lords’ new record, ...

Beyoncé, Bradley, Bird, beets...

...and the Best of the Rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 12What’s “Becky with the good hair” got that Beyoncé doesn’t? Only Jay Z knows. That’s but a note on Beyoncé’s latest hit record, Lemonade, an R&B-flavored concept album that the current queen of pop ...

Hardcore Matinee, Modern English, King Gizzard

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

Sunday 15John “Swami” Reis will release his compilation of San Diego bands, Hardcore Matinee, which includes 22 tracks by 22 bands that fit his “three-fold” concept. “Not only was the record part of this idea, ...

May Day, Subways, Tortoise, Explosions

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

Sunday 1There’s some kind of May Day something-er-other going on at Til-Two on Sunday starting at noon with Batlords and the Last Years and including a buncha bands like Spacewax, Midnight Eagle, the Grids, Santa ...

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