Schitzophonics hooked up with Munster Records while touring Spain.
- Saturday, February 8, 2014, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
Schitzophonics have a record-release party set for February 8 at the Casbah, on a bill that includes Neighbors to the North, Amerikan Bear, and Gloomsday. “It’s a three-song seven-inch that Munster Records is putting out,” says Lety Beers of the overseas label they hooked up with while touring Spain and Italy with El Vez. “We only have a few of them to sell at the show.”
Also new this week, the 28-song Kate Bush tribute album Running Up That Hill features Marie Haddad’s cover of “Night Scented Stock,” along with fellow locals Optiganally Yours and their version of “There Goes a Tenner.”
- Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Kids’ rock band Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew drops a new CD on February 15 at Belmont Park, Time of Our Lives, featuring 13 rock-calypso-country tracks about San Diego, a “virtual vacation through music” that comes with a song map inside matching song titles to landmarks on an enclosed map. “The show is free,” says Perry. “And if you buy an album, you get a ticket to ride anything free at Belmont Park.”
Aaron Poehler’s post-punk rock album Dietrich (due February 18), co-created with frequent collaborator Ryan Tully-Doyle, features 11 songs running 36 minutes, produced by Poehler, mixed by Rob Allsopp and Larry Crane, and mastered by Tardon Feathered.
- Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego, 4229 Park Boulevard, San Diego
February 23 will see the second of five monthly album release shows being staged through May by jazz cat Nathan Hubbard at the Taoist Sanctuary in University Heights, for his five-volume set Encinitas and Everything After. “All of the music has something to do with Encinitas, whether historical or geographical,” he says of the collection, which includes over five hours of unreleased tracks from band projects such as Cosmologic, Return to One, Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed, Everything After, and Hourglass Ensemble.
- Thursday, February 27, 2014, 8 p.m.
- Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
Alt-rockers Idlehands will debut a new seven-inch on February 27 at the Soda Bar. The next day, Abject is dropping their For Profit Death EP. According to singer/guitarist Sean Farrens, “The theme is related to the implications of our culture’s tendency to value material goods and capital over human life and rights, and [it] questions the generally apathetic sentiment the population has in regards to addressing the matter.”