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The throwbacks, the Get Backs, and the grande dames

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

Surf-goth group the Growlers howl at North Park Theatre Friday night and then up at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown on Saturday.
Surf-goth group the Growlers howl at North Park Theatre Friday night and then up at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown on Saturday.

Stream the Crawler podcast for July 10-16! Barnaby spins the column with music clips, extra tips, and more!

Thursday 10
Throwback Thursday! You’ve got psychedelic SanFran band Jefferson Starship landing on the Belly Up stage. Jefferson Starship came out of the wreckage of Jefferson Airplane in the early ’70s, presenting more radio-friendly fare such as “Jane,” “Find Your Way Back,” and “Layin’ It on the Line.” These days the last man standing is guitarist/songwriter Paul Kantner. No Mickey Thomas, no Grace Slick...downtown, hard-rocking ’80s acts Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses II) take the stage at House of Blues...while up on Bankers Hill, the Tin Can fills an eclectic bill with old-school D.I.Y. bands Plastic City Pariah (pub-punk), Sculpins (street), and Lexicons (ska).... From New Zealand, folk-pop band Tiny Ruins takes the stage at Soda Bar behind their new CD, Brightly Painted Ones, which NME says beefs up the trio’s trilling folk with a Rhodes piano, spilling into country-soul. Hit play on the podcast for a clip of “Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens.” L.A. singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Garret Borns-with-a-slash-through-the-“o” opens the show.

Heady noise-rock trio Cloud Nothings drift into the Soda Bar Friday night.

Friday 11
Cleveland noise-rock trio Cloud Nothings drift into Soda Bar behind their very recommendable Carpark Records collection, Here and Nowhere Else. Dylan Baldi’s songs, like Dylan Baldi, are disheveled, wiry, and immediately likeable. Loud and loose in the room, but considered and curious when you bend your headphoned head to Baldi’s honest thoughts. Liked this from Consequence of Sound (which gave the record an “A”): “On words alone, Cloud Nothings has more in common with Tegan and Sara than Japandroids.” Most excellent English surf-psych trio Wytches open this hard-to-beat bro-down.... But, BUT, if you miss the door at the Soda Bar, O.C. beach-goth band the Growlers are over at the North Park Theatre in advance of this year’s highly anticipated Chinese Fountain, which a Spin pre-review describes as “another trademark nugget of salt-water psychedelia.” With “the boisterously beating heart of Portland’s DIY punk scene” White Fang opening the show, this is another can’t-miss for fans of the garage-rock brand. F to the Y to the I: Growlers will be at Pappy & Harriet’s up in Pioneertown on Saturday night. Just sayin’.... Best of the rest: haunted-rockers Deadbolt and El Monte Slim roll into the Whistle Stop for your RDA of greazy beats...a band called Life, featuring players from Pinback and Sleeping People, kicks the Tin Can with local post-rock favorites Manuok and indie-folkie Atlanta band Little Tybee...the road-hardened Texas trio Reverend Horton Heat’s preaching the rockabilly word at Belly Up after Whiskey Shivers...Cher and Cyndi Lauper are splitting a grande-dames-of-pop bill at the Valley View Casinorena...while Dave Good’s Of Notable show this week, that tribal dance party of two Okapi Sun, shines at Casbah after Madly, Fame Riot, and Get Back Loretta’s Kevin Martin playing a coupla solo sets in the Atari Lounge.

London's electro-disco diva La Roux takes the stage at House of Blues on Saturday!

Saturday 12
Speaking of Get Back Loretta, the multiple-SDMA-winning funk-rock five-piece will headline sets at Casbah on Saturday night after Palace Ballroom, Flaggs, and Neighbors to the North. That’s one super-solid locals-ony bill, and we’re dying to check out the new Flaggs lineup and get a preview of this summer’s God Hates Flaggs CD. See you on Kettner.... From London, synthpop diva Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, plays House of Blues in advance of this year’s Polydor platter, Trouble in Paradise. Got her very catchy “Bulletproof” streaming on the pod this week. Brooklyn-based electronic artist Big Data plugs in first.... And alsos: Total D will be covering Social D while Core covers STP at Midway hideaway the Shakedown...Grampadrew’s Flim Flam Revue entertains happy hour (5p) at Whistle Stop before DJs Rob & Dmitri spin Booty Basement dance jams in the South Park bar....Finnish black-metal band Behexen’s making its only SoCal tour stop at our own Til-Two...while Gary Shuffledust dons the drag and ditties of the Thin White Duke at the Hideout.

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Surf-goth group the Growlers howl at North Park Theatre Friday night and then up at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown on Saturday.
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Stream the Crawler podcast for July 10-16! Barnaby spins the column with music clips, extra tips, and more!

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Throwback Thursday! You’ve got psychedelic SanFran band Jefferson Starship landing on the Belly Up stage. Jefferson Starship came out of the wreckage of Jefferson Airplane in the early ’70s, presenting more radio-friendly fare such as “Jane,” “Find Your Way Back,” and “Layin’ It on the Line.” These days the last man standing is guitarist/songwriter Paul Kantner. No Mickey Thomas, no Grace Slick...downtown, hard-rocking ’80s acts Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses II) take the stage at House of Blues...while up on Bankers Hill, the Tin Can fills an eclectic bill with old-school D.I.Y. bands Plastic City Pariah (pub-punk), Sculpins (street), and Lexicons (ska).... From New Zealand, folk-pop band Tiny Ruins takes the stage at Soda Bar behind their new CD, Brightly Painted Ones, which NME says beefs up the trio’s trilling folk with a Rhodes piano, spilling into country-soul. Hit play on the podcast for a clip of “Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens.” L.A. singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Garret Borns-with-a-slash-through-the-“o” opens the show.

Heady noise-rock trio Cloud Nothings drift into the Soda Bar Friday night.

Friday 11
Cleveland noise-rock trio Cloud Nothings drift into Soda Bar behind their very recommendable Carpark Records collection, Here and Nowhere Else. Dylan Baldi’s songs, like Dylan Baldi, are disheveled, wiry, and immediately likeable. Loud and loose in the room, but considered and curious when you bend your headphoned head to Baldi’s honest thoughts. Liked this from Consequence of Sound (which gave the record an “A”): “On words alone, Cloud Nothings has more in common with Tegan and Sara than Japandroids.” Most excellent English surf-psych trio Wytches open this hard-to-beat bro-down.... But, BUT, if you miss the door at the Soda Bar, O.C. beach-goth band the Growlers are over at the North Park Theatre in advance of this year’s highly anticipated Chinese Fountain, which a Spin pre-review describes as “another trademark nugget of salt-water psychedelia.” With “the boisterously beating heart of Portland’s DIY punk scene” White Fang opening the show, this is another can’t-miss for fans of the garage-rock brand. F to the Y to the I: Growlers will be at Pappy & Harriet’s up in Pioneertown on Saturday night. Just sayin’.... Best of the rest: haunted-rockers Deadbolt and El Monte Slim roll into the Whistle Stop for your RDA of greazy beats...a band called Life, featuring players from Pinback and Sleeping People, kicks the Tin Can with local post-rock favorites Manuok and indie-folkie Atlanta band Little Tybee...the road-hardened Texas trio Reverend Horton Heat’s preaching the rockabilly word at Belly Up after Whiskey Shivers...Cher and Cyndi Lauper are splitting a grande-dames-of-pop bill at the Valley View Casinorena...while Dave Good’s Of Notable show this week, that tribal dance party of two Okapi Sun, shines at Casbah after Madly, Fame Riot, and Get Back Loretta’s Kevin Martin playing a coupla solo sets in the Atari Lounge.

London's electro-disco diva La Roux takes the stage at House of Blues on Saturday!

Saturday 12
Speaking of Get Back Loretta, the multiple-SDMA-winning funk-rock five-piece will headline sets at Casbah on Saturday night after Palace Ballroom, Flaggs, and Neighbors to the North. That’s one super-solid locals-ony bill, and we’re dying to check out the new Flaggs lineup and get a preview of this summer’s God Hates Flaggs CD. See you on Kettner.... From London, synthpop diva Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, plays House of Blues in advance of this year’s Polydor platter, Trouble in Paradise. Got her very catchy “Bulletproof” streaming on the pod this week. Brooklyn-based electronic artist Big Data plugs in first.... And alsos: Total D will be covering Social D while Core covers STP at Midway hideaway the Shakedown...Grampadrew’s Flim Flam Revue entertains happy hour (5p) at Whistle Stop before DJs Rob & Dmitri spin Booty Basement dance jams in the South Park bar....Finnish black-metal band Behexen’s making its only SoCal tour stop at our own Til-Two...while Gary Shuffledust dons the drag and ditties of the Thin White Duke at the Hideout.

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