Barnaby Monk

Barnaby Monk pens the weekly column Club Crawler, the go-to guide for live music in the greater San Diego area.

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Adolescents at play, Hideout at Soda Bar, Cured for your holiday hangover

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

Thursday 25Happy hols, y’all. Fa la la la, la la la. Friday 26Belly Up stages a Cash’d Out Christmas featuring the top-shelf JC tribute with wicked special guest Rosie Flores. Flores is Dave Good’s Of ...

There are midnight lips to kiss

Camper, Cracker, Mrs. Magician, and the rest of Monk's crunks for New Year's week

Sunday 28From Los Angeles, “dirty reggae” act the Aggrolites (“1960s soul music, funk, and skinhead reggae”) skank into Belly Up Sunday night. The Aggrolites’ 2006 self-titled Hellcat Records release is an essential set to get ...

Sad Boys, Mystic Braves, Bastard Sons

...and Mr. Adams and Ms. Lewis play a capital-C Concert at a capital-C Concert hall

Sunday 14Sunday’s a little lean — Yung Lean! The Swedish MC and his crew, the Sad Boys, play Porter’s Pub behind this year’s Lavender EP. Lean gets a little press grief for his grief, slack-rapping ...

See you in the nosebleeds

Monk's crunks for Thursday, December 11, through Saturday the 13th

Thursday 11So, Thursday night’s X and Blasters bill at Casbah sold out, surprising no one...but there’s more around town to soothe your rock-roll soul, as Detroit dynamo Jessica Hernandez and her Deltas roll into Soda ...

Heavy with metal

Weed-metal, rap-metal, doom-metal, black-metal...

Sunday 7Weed-centric metal heads Cannabis Corpse light up Soda Bar Sunday night. An obvious spoof on the band name of metal brethren Cannibal Corpse, Cannabis Corpse features members of Municipal Waste, GWAR, and Antietam 1862, ...

Mr. Spaghetti and the Yellow Ranger

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

Thursday 4San Diego’s Acoustic Alliance will celebrate ten years of plucking your heart strings at Brick by Brick Thursday night. The list of locals showing off their coffee-shop chops is prodigious, so I’ll just mention ...

Fleetwood Mac vs. the Modern Lover

...and the rest of the highlights from Sunday night through humpnight

Sunday 30The all-ages Epicentre in Mira Mesa will go Off! on Sunday, as the hardcore supergroup (Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Hot Snakes) moshes through town with Nasa Space and Gay Kiss. With their latest, Wasted ...

Meat Puppets vs. the great Pretender

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

Thanksday 27Gobble gobble zzzzzzzz. Friday 28As the Paladins, San Diego guitarist Dave Gonzalez and his high school pal and double-bass mother plucker Thomas Yearsley have anchored one of the tightest little rootsabilly combos this side ...

No poncy remixes for Peter Hook

Chris Robinson for two nights and Alvvays, like, always

Sunday 23House of Blues stages L.A. electro-pop duo Capital Cities Sunday night. They have that heavy-rotation (radio and TV) earworm “Safe and Sound.” I scoured the Cities’ Tidal Wave of Mystery record for another standout ...

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