Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

In the San Diego clubs, March 28–April 3

Colorful punks Peelander-Z take the stage at Soda Bar Thursday night.
Colorful punks Peelander-Z take the stage at Soda Bar Thursday night.

Thursday 28
From the “Z Area” of the distant planet Peelander (aka New York City, New York), “Japanese action comic punks” Peelander-Z invade Soda Bar with their seventh studio set, Space Vacation, a record that trades Ramones-bop riffage for Devotronics and more of a new-wave vibe than their usual m.o. Which is all kind of beside the point when you’re a comically costumed five-piece. Their Power Rangers outfits and silly stage antics (spontaneous wrestling, slide-bowling — yes, the head is the ball) are the sum and total of a P-Z show. Good family fun. The Touchies and Marco Polo (ex-the Very) set the pins.... Down for some filthy organ-grindin’? The soul of Soulive, Alan Evans, and his Trio will visit the Griffin Thursday night. The producer, engineer, guitarist, vocalist, writer is, first and foremost, a beast of a drummer, a player’s player in the current jazz, funk, and soul scene. Fans of the Hammond brand would do well to get their hands on the band’s debut, Drop Hop (2012), for a platter full of raw-funk ’n’ groove. AE3 is out to tout this year’s Merkaba, which dropped last Tuesday. Brooklyn-based soul-funk big band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds headline.... Or, OR! Get your recommended daily allowance of rockabilly & ribs at House of Blues with tatty Bay Area bad boys Tiger Army, L.A. punk-grass ensemble Old Man Markley, and the “morbidly fun punk” Stellar Corpses of Santa Cruz.... Sports Arena’s punk-rock pit-stop, the Shakedown on Midway, stages an Outlaw Country Fest, featuring Seattle’s acoustic carnie Bob Wayne, with honky-tonk hustlas T. Junior and Nick Bone & the Big Scene.

Indie-soul locals Hills Like Elephants will celebrate the release of their sophomore set, Feral Flocks, at Bar Pink Friday night.

Friday 29
Requiemme recording artists Hills Like Elephants will play a record release for this week’s Feral Flocks at Bar Pink. Following up their notable piano-pop debut Endless Charade, HLE has turned up the guitars and turned around singer/songwriter Sean Davenport, whose “Motown with drum machines” is now an indie-soul juggernaut, heavy with hooks and lyrical guile: “If I wouldn’t say it to you at a bar, I won’t say it lyrically.” Bang. With Barbarian and Keith Sweaty opening the show, this one’s sure t’be packed to the rafters.... Miss the door in North Park, Nawlins’ high-octane roots-rocking power trio and Mojo Nixon–approved Dash Rip Rock pulls into Whistle Stop Friday night, for what the South Park station promises to be one “roof-rockin’, Abita swillin’, whiskey shoutin’ night!” Yee haw.... Else: indie acts Oddball, Gloomsday, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, and the Chiefs will fill the Void...Atmospheric Brooklyn band Caveman’s at Casbah with Pure Bathing Culture and Boy King (née Bunny Gang)...Aussie metalcore quintet Parkway Drive takes the main stage at Soma after Word Alive...and ’80s radio staples, the funk-metal outfit Living Colour, will be at Belly Up calling out the “Cult of Personality.”

Casbah stages Seattle's dark sage, King Dude, on Monday.

Saturday 30
L.A. indie artists Airborne Toxic Event will bring Such Hot Blood to House of Blues this weekend. The five-piece from hip ’hood Los Feliz is known for tempering grunge-proof alt-rock with laces of stadium-bating orchestration, totally emo-ing up the place. Not my cup, but lots of y’all dig it, as the Toxic Event’s booked for two nights at the downtown venue. How do you spell “quarantine?” I’m just f-ing kidding.... Just up the Fifth Ave. hill, at Tin Can Ale House, Shaking Pyramid (Joy! Earthless!) will shake the place to the ground after Owl and Harsh Toke. If you’re looking for some heaviosity Saturday night, this is your ticket to tinnitus, brah.... Best of the rest: Cholo punx Shiva Trash blow into the Void after Electric Healing Sound and the Natives...Weezer teasers Geezer play Til-Two after STP trib Vaseline...northa town, L.A. indie-rapper Murs takes the mic at Porter’s Pub...while way northa town, “icy hot” blues shredder Coco Montoya plugs in at Ramona Mainstage.

Sunday 31
If your not too stuffed on Peeps and jelly beans, punky, Acid Baby Jesus and Hellshovel will play Easter sets at Tower Bar after the appropriately paired openers Paint Fumes and Slipping Into Darkness. From Athens in Greece, fuzzed-out punks Acid Baby Jesus’ Slovenly Records one sheet goes, “a Mediterranean concoction of two of our favorite ‘Black’ bands — Sabbath and Lips.” Two of my favorite “Black” bands too. I’m in.... Otherwise, Copenhagen’s noise-rock quartet Iceage floes into Casbah. They just earned a Best New Music from Stusoy on Pitchfork for this year’s You’re Nothing. I ain’t heard it. I have to lay off the Danish. Milk Music and the Plateaus open the show.

Odd-folk duo Bobby Joe Ebola visits the Void Tuesday night.

Monday 1
Northwest metalhead-turned-apocalypse-porn-folkie T.J. Cowgill, aka King Dude, is out to tout his blackest platter, Burning Daylight, at Casbah. KD’s acoustic ditties are parched by croaked vocals and scorched-earth tales of good v. evil. But there’s religio relic appeal to his “messages” and a lost-country-pop vibe that sounds to one rock writer “like an undead Chris Isaak.” That’s funny and good enough.... Other April Fools include Jersey’s working-class rock-rollers Hudson Falcons at Tower Bar with our own Rat City Riot...retro-pop locals Bart Mendoza & True Stories splitting a bill at Soda Bar with Scott Mathiasen & the Shift Eyed Dogs...while Griffin’s got indie rockers Weeks, Low Volts, and Palace Ballroom.

Experimental folkie Phosphorescent delivers his crit-hit disc, Muchacho, to Casbah Wednesday night.

Tuesday 2
SanFran folk-punk band Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children MacNuggits play the Void Tuesday night. Riffing on sociopolitiks, the thought-provoking, oft-hilarious pair of vocalist Corbett Redford and guitarist/vocalist Dan Abbott come off as a more wide and wildly swinging They Might Be Giants. They’re touring in support of this year’s Trainwreck to Narnia, “more pretty songs about terrible things.” With Floor Notes (ex-City Mouse) and Int’l Dipshit (featuring members of Tiltwheel), this should be a funyun.... Couple of blocks east, Soda Bar sets up Brooklyn’s leathery, loud ’n’ fast ’70s-style punks Dirty Fences.

Wednesday 3
From Brooklyn via Athens, Georgia, via somewhere in Alabama, the multi-instrumental songsmith Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, will light up Casbah Wednesday night with his new batch of bewildering chicken scrath, Muchacho. Delicate, daring, imminently listenable, Muchacho is one of my light favorites this year. Bend an ear to lead track “Song for Zulu” for the trip-hoppy folk stylings of this original. Strand of Oaks up first.... Uptown, slop-rawk three-piece Gun Outfit’s going to Soda Bar with borderland goth-pop band Dancing Strangers...while from Seoul, Korea, space-punk trio Galaxy Express lands at the Void with New Kinetics, East of Sweden, and the Sinclairs.... And lest we forget the hippies in the room, granola jam band Dark Star Orchestra will be exhuming the Dead at Belly Up.
Barnaby Monk

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Matthew Stewart’s protest song earns heavy spins online

“Alternative Facts” uses the catchphrase coined by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway
Next Article

A poem for Independence Day by Francis Scott Key

His poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” became the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Colorful punks Peelander-Z take the stage at Soda Bar Thursday night.
Colorful punks Peelander-Z take the stage at Soda Bar Thursday night.

Thursday 28
From the “Z Area” of the distant planet Peelander (aka New York City, New York), “Japanese action comic punks” Peelander-Z invade Soda Bar with their seventh studio set, Space Vacation, a record that trades Ramones-bop riffage for Devotronics and more of a new-wave vibe than their usual m.o. Which is all kind of beside the point when you’re a comically costumed five-piece. Their Power Rangers outfits and silly stage antics (spontaneous wrestling, slide-bowling — yes, the head is the ball) are the sum and total of a P-Z show. Good family fun. The Touchies and Marco Polo (ex-the Very) set the pins.... Down for some filthy organ-grindin’? The soul of Soulive, Alan Evans, and his Trio will visit the Griffin Thursday night. The producer, engineer, guitarist, vocalist, writer is, first and foremost, a beast of a drummer, a player’s player in the current jazz, funk, and soul scene. Fans of the Hammond brand would do well to get their hands on the band’s debut, Drop Hop (2012), for a platter full of raw-funk ’n’ groove. AE3 is out to tout this year’s Merkaba, which dropped last Tuesday. Brooklyn-based soul-funk big band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds headline.... Or, OR! Get your recommended daily allowance of rockabilly & ribs at House of Blues with tatty Bay Area bad boys Tiger Army, L.A. punk-grass ensemble Old Man Markley, and the “morbidly fun punk” Stellar Corpses of Santa Cruz.... Sports Arena’s punk-rock pit-stop, the Shakedown on Midway, stages an Outlaw Country Fest, featuring Seattle’s acoustic carnie Bob Wayne, with honky-tonk hustlas T. Junior and Nick Bone & the Big Scene.

Indie-soul locals Hills Like Elephants will celebrate the release of their sophomore set, Feral Flocks, at Bar Pink Friday night.

Friday 29
Requiemme recording artists Hills Like Elephants will play a record release for this week’s Feral Flocks at Bar Pink. Following up their notable piano-pop debut Endless Charade, HLE has turned up the guitars and turned around singer/songwriter Sean Davenport, whose “Motown with drum machines” is now an indie-soul juggernaut, heavy with hooks and lyrical guile: “If I wouldn’t say it to you at a bar, I won’t say it lyrically.” Bang. With Barbarian and Keith Sweaty opening the show, this one’s sure t’be packed to the rafters.... Miss the door in North Park, Nawlins’ high-octane roots-rocking power trio and Mojo Nixon–approved Dash Rip Rock pulls into Whistle Stop Friday night, for what the South Park station promises to be one “roof-rockin’, Abita swillin’, whiskey shoutin’ night!” Yee haw.... Else: indie acts Oddball, Gloomsday, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, and the Chiefs will fill the Void...Atmospheric Brooklyn band Caveman’s at Casbah with Pure Bathing Culture and Boy King (née Bunny Gang)...Aussie metalcore quintet Parkway Drive takes the main stage at Soma after Word Alive...and ’80s radio staples, the funk-metal outfit Living Colour, will be at Belly Up calling out the “Cult of Personality.”

Casbah stages Seattle's dark sage, King Dude, on Monday.

Saturday 30
L.A. indie artists Airborne Toxic Event will bring Such Hot Blood to House of Blues this weekend. The five-piece from hip ’hood Los Feliz is known for tempering grunge-proof alt-rock with laces of stadium-bating orchestration, totally emo-ing up the place. Not my cup, but lots of y’all dig it, as the Toxic Event’s booked for two nights at the downtown venue. How do you spell “quarantine?” I’m just f-ing kidding.... Just up the Fifth Ave. hill, at Tin Can Ale House, Shaking Pyramid (Joy! Earthless!) will shake the place to the ground after Owl and Harsh Toke. If you’re looking for some heaviosity Saturday night, this is your ticket to tinnitus, brah.... Best of the rest: Cholo punx Shiva Trash blow into the Void after Electric Healing Sound and the Natives...Weezer teasers Geezer play Til-Two after STP trib Vaseline...northa town, L.A. indie-rapper Murs takes the mic at Porter’s Pub...while way northa town, “icy hot” blues shredder Coco Montoya plugs in at Ramona Mainstage.

Sunday 31
If your not too stuffed on Peeps and jelly beans, punky, Acid Baby Jesus and Hellshovel will play Easter sets at Tower Bar after the appropriately paired openers Paint Fumes and Slipping Into Darkness. From Athens in Greece, fuzzed-out punks Acid Baby Jesus’ Slovenly Records one sheet goes, “a Mediterranean concoction of two of our favorite ‘Black’ bands — Sabbath and Lips.” Two of my favorite “Black” bands too. I’m in.... Otherwise, Copenhagen’s noise-rock quartet Iceage floes into Casbah. They just earned a Best New Music from Stusoy on Pitchfork for this year’s You’re Nothing. I ain’t heard it. I have to lay off the Danish. Milk Music and the Plateaus open the show.

Odd-folk duo Bobby Joe Ebola visits the Void Tuesday night.

Monday 1
Northwest metalhead-turned-apocalypse-porn-folkie T.J. Cowgill, aka King Dude, is out to tout his blackest platter, Burning Daylight, at Casbah. KD’s acoustic ditties are parched by croaked vocals and scorched-earth tales of good v. evil. But there’s religio relic appeal to his “messages” and a lost-country-pop vibe that sounds to one rock writer “like an undead Chris Isaak.” That’s funny and good enough.... Other April Fools include Jersey’s working-class rock-rollers Hudson Falcons at Tower Bar with our own Rat City Riot...retro-pop locals Bart Mendoza & True Stories splitting a bill at Soda Bar with Scott Mathiasen & the Shift Eyed Dogs...while Griffin’s got indie rockers Weeks, Low Volts, and Palace Ballroom.

Experimental folkie Phosphorescent delivers his crit-hit disc, Muchacho, to Casbah Wednesday night.

Tuesday 2
SanFran folk-punk band Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children MacNuggits play the Void Tuesday night. Riffing on sociopolitiks, the thought-provoking, oft-hilarious pair of vocalist Corbett Redford and guitarist/vocalist Dan Abbott come off as a more wide and wildly swinging They Might Be Giants. They’re touring in support of this year’s Trainwreck to Narnia, “more pretty songs about terrible things.” With Floor Notes (ex-City Mouse) and Int’l Dipshit (featuring members of Tiltwheel), this should be a funyun.... Couple of blocks east, Soda Bar sets up Brooklyn’s leathery, loud ’n’ fast ’70s-style punks Dirty Fences.

Wednesday 3
From Brooklyn via Athens, Georgia, via somewhere in Alabama, the multi-instrumental songsmith Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, will light up Casbah Wednesday night with his new batch of bewildering chicken scrath, Muchacho. Delicate, daring, imminently listenable, Muchacho is one of my light favorites this year. Bend an ear to lead track “Song for Zulu” for the trip-hoppy folk stylings of this original. Strand of Oaks up first.... Uptown, slop-rawk three-piece Gun Outfit’s going to Soda Bar with borderland goth-pop band Dancing Strangers...while from Seoul, Korea, space-punk trio Galaxy Express lands at the Void with New Kinetics, East of Sweden, and the Sinclairs.... And lest we forget the hippies in the room, granola jam band Dark Star Orchestra will be exhuming the Dead at Belly Up.
Barnaby Monk

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Bobbi and Mark sleep above the lions in Alpine

Lions Tigers & Bears is not a zoo
Next Article

All stars rotate around Polaris

Home planet for the obscure and irrelevant
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close