L.A. big band Jail Weddings will jam onto the Soda bar stage Thursday.
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Thursday 28
Soda Bar sets up L.A. big band Jail Weddings tonight. The nine-piece rock ’n’ soul outfit’s out to tout this year’s Four Future Standards EP, which features the long-winded/big-breath’d beater “(There’s Nothing Worse in the World Than a) Crying Girl.” With El Paso–based garage punks Mini Death and our own noisy ’90s janglers Conceptus, this right here’s a hard-to-beat bill.... International Swingers swing into Brick by Brick, boasting members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, Gen X, and Supernaut. The pop-punk supergroup will be joined by L.A. glam band Freakstar and local Ramones trib Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!... “Come together in a relative way,” as pop-rock five-piece and San Diego fave Get Back Loretta gets back to Casbah tonight. It’s been a few years (2009’s Where Did You Go?) since we’ve heard from the five-time SDMA winners — Where did you go? Classic rockers Hell or Highwater up first.... Else: Rob Crow’s Devo/Misfits mashup Dev-Fits joins lo-fi locals Little White Teeth, Finn Riggins of Boise, and indie-pop duo Boyish Charms to fill an eclectic bill at Tin Can Ale House...while San Diego soul sister Lady Dottie dons her Diamonds out at Tower Bar.

Friday 29
Bar Pink books Brooklyn’s filthy dirge-rockers K-Holes (feat. members of Golden Triangle). The Hozac act has a s/t set to their credit that sells swamp gas as sax.

Brooklyn's K-Holes bring the psych-rock riot to Bar Pink Friday night.

With our own Teenage Burritos, this one’ll be a psych-rock riot of Richter proportions. Plug ’em up No. Park.... Up north, Belly Up stages San Diego indie hits the Soft Pack with psych-pop up-and-comers Heavy Hawaii. I tried getting up to speed with Matt and Matty and the other two, but their websites are corrupted danger zones. Keep out. They used to be Muslims.... Feeling nostalgic? Your boogie man, KC, and his Sunshine Band, will shake shake shake your bootie at the San Diego County Fair...while new-wave staples the B-52’s land at Harrah’s Rincon in Valley Center, which, according to their web map, is smack dab in the middle of Far Far Away.... ’Round town, One-woman band Smile Now Cry Later (“the drumming, singing, and booty dancing Lizeth Santos”) pulls into the Whistle Stop after Rafter...and Tower Bar serves up Oaktown glam-pop trio Warm Soda (“noisy T. Rex–influenced jams”) with Gorgeous George & the Draggs and the Scepters.

Saturday 30
It must be CD-Release Saturday, as San Diego electro-pop duo Hyena drops its debut at the El Dorado downtown. That happens Saturday night and Sunday, apparently. Check the club’s site for details...Casbah hosts a double CD-release for Maren Parusel (Tightrope Walker) and the Nervous Wreckords (Let Them All Talk). Enjoyed Jay’s latest on Brian Karscig’s “Longtime Tranny Dream.” Check it: sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/jun/13/blurt2/. Hills Like Elephants and Black Hondo open the show...and punk-rawk roustabouts Rat City Riot rolls its new Highway Hymns into Til-Two after Nick Bone & the Big Scene, Pass the Axe, and Lady Parts.... Indie-rockers Stripes & Lines, Kut U Up, and Republic of Letters fill a locals-only bill up at Belly Up.... Will weighed out the Wax Idols show at Soda Bar a bit early — in last week’s issue (oops) but you can still click to that for the phat. Colleen Green, White Fang, and Shiva Trash open the show, and DJ Mario Orduno spins ’round sets.... San Diego’s sonic scientist Bill Wesley’s Array Duo will play Tin Can Ale House with Dead Animal Mod, Religious Girls (Oakland), and the Vaginals. I think that’s part of this weekend’s Bromigo Fest.... Sactown’s barroom-rocking Lonely Kings will rule Eleven after Oddball, Sons of Providence, and the Hormones of Texas.

Sunday 1
The big ticket hits town Sunday night, as Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House washes up at House of Blues behind this year’s breakthrough Bloom, an ambitious, clear-eyed collection for the oft hazy (lazy?) couplet.

Dream-pop duo Beach House bring Bloom to House of Blues on Sunday.

One-man shoegaze band Wild Nothing opens the show, with three other guys.... Post-rockers And So I Watch You from Afar visit Casbah with Zechs Marquis and Sleep Lady. Instrumental septet ASIWYFA is from Belfast in Ireland, touring in support of its stateside breakthrough, last year’s Gangs.... The Bromigo Fest will fill Ché Café on Sunday with Infinity Dots, Balloons, Orgasmatron, Religious Girls, Baby Buffalo, L.W.D.S., an Array light show, and, acourse, DJ birthday boy Li Fu. At only six bones, you should pay for you and your bromigo, ya cheap bastid.

Monday 2
From New York, New York, alt-pop trio Marcy Playground (“Sex and Candy”) plays 4th&B behind its latest, Indaba Remixes from Wonderland, the band’s fifth release in 1, 2, 3, 4 — 26 years!.... This week’s Anti-Monday meet-up finds locals Coda Reactor, the Natives, Oddball, and Last Years filling a punk-rawk billing at Casbah. I think we can all get behind Coda Reactor’s statement of pupose: “Bringing hardcore back — one mosh pit at a time”.... And alsos: Swedish folk-rock trio Beata Bermuda land at Tin Can Ale House with Ezza Rose and the Montalban Quintet...while multi-Grammy-winning Texas troubadour Lyle Lovett takes the stage at Humphrey’s by the Bay behind this year’s Lost Highway record Release Me, yet another Billboard top-ten country album for Lovett.

Tuesday 3

New York swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown hits the Griffin Tuesday.

That jazz-meets-swing NYC trio Hot Club of Cowtown hits Bay Park bar the Griffin with our own country-fried friends, the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. The Cowtowners are out to tout What Makes Bob Holler, featuring the Grand Ole Opry band’s renditions of king of Western swing Bob Wills’s hits — and some misses.... Udderwise: that beatboxing Hebrew hip-hopper Matisyahu’s at the San Diego County Fair in advance of this summer’s Spark Seeker, due to drop July 17...Casbah throws a Blackout Party with Barrio Tigers and Deadly Birds...and SanDago’s punk-metal men of Midnight Eagle land at Tower Bar. “Sounds like: getting kicked in the dick.” Huh.

Wednesday 4

Ape-rock accordionist Weird Al wraps up this year's fair on Wednesday.

Fireworks...oooooh. Happy birthday, my fellow emericans. Weird Al will wrap things up at this year’s fair when he takes the midway stage for the final night at Del Mar. The great aper-slash-accordionist has a new one in a collection of doomsday ditties called Alpocalypse, his 13th studio set of, ur, originals, which Allmusic posts, “fits the Yankovic album template splendidly, offering a great gut busters-to-groaners ratio.” Splendidly.... Me and mine’ll be in “the OT,” as Dizzy’s does a five-buck barbecue at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant in Old Town, featuring the Euphoria Brass Band. Birdbath margs and marching-band brass — that, my fellow emericans, is a Fourth of July pahty.
Bahnaby Monk

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