The Canyoneers 3:53 p.m., July 17
Retox, Secret Fun Club, Anthrot, and Innerds at the Che Cafe
Also, the Locust reunite to join Yeah Yeah Yeahs at I'll Be Your Mirror in London
Remember when the Che Café was the wildest venue in town? When weird hardcore bands would dangle from the rafters and people dressed up funny and everyone lost themselves in a sweaty whirlpool of faces bobbling spastically to the honks of Moogs and the wailings of guitars?
Yeah, so do I.
Maybe it was because I was around 17 at the time and I didn’t know any better. Maybe I’m just old and jaded and incapable of the cathartic Tuesday night releases of yesteryear. Or maybe, as the esteemed psychedelic philosopher Hunter S. Thompson once posited, “All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet,” and these periodic disturbances in the Force are simply fundamental vacillations of that vast metaphysical claw pulling strings behind the scenes of all things in this manifest world.
Whatever the case, I miss that shit, and on Wednesday, March 20, Che is opening a portal back to that mythical Aztlán of the adolescent heart with a showcase of some of San Diego’s finest freaks who never really grew out of being loud and offensive and perpendicular to everything your mother ever told you (except, perhaps, the ontological implications of flatulence on Mars, for all you Jr. scientists out there).
Seven bucks get ya Retox (who recently signed to Epitaph Records):
Secret Fun Club:
All ages – doors at 6
Fair warning: The Locust (members of Retox and Innerds) will be playing at I'll Be Your Mirror in London on May 5.