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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/2-3/8

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Hello from a very rain soaked San Diego. I’m really enjoying this grey weather as long as I’m not actually in it. What is it about the rain that brings out the very worst driver in everyone? Also, I managed to get out to the barn just in time for a huge thunderstorm to roll in. Thankfully I was able to hide under a horse shelter until it passed and managed to avoid drowned rat status, although my hair is starting to reach Hermione Granger status.

I was out a few times last week for shows and had a lovely time. This weekend was spent visiting with friends from out of town at Disneyland and California Adventure. I even dressed up for Dapper Day yesterday. This week is full of more adventures while we count down the time to SXSW.

 

Monday: Gone Baby Gone @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Crocodiles @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Lauren Scheff’s All-Star Jam @ The Office at 9pm
AND: Local Brew Local Grooves @ House of Blues at 7pm

Tuesday: Pete RG, Rosewood & Rye @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: Decker, Taken By Canadians, Northern Youth, Bad & The Ugly @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Broods, Mikky Ekko @ The Irenic at 7pm

Thursday: Viva Apollo @ The Merrow at 9pm

Friday: Reader on Tap feat: The Burning of Rome, Blackout Party, The Nervous Wreckords @ The Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Sad Robot @ The Merrow at 9pm

Saturday:

Sunday: The Districts, Pine Barons @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Tragic Thrills @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 7:30pm

 

Keep in Mind:
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly, Colony House @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 10th- Ryan Cabrera @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 14th- Jackie Greene @ The Observatory North Park
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ Observatory North Park
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ Observatory North Park
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ Observatory North Park
April 8th- Kimbra @ Observatory North Park
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 13th- St. Lucia @ Observatory North Park
April 14th- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Balboa Theatre
April 14th- Father John Misty @ Observatory North Park
April 15th- Saint Motel @ The Irenic
April 17th- Belle and Sebastian @ Observatory North Park
April 18th- The Silent Comedy @ The Irenic
April 18th- Marina and The Diamonds @ Observatory North Park
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 1st- Matt and Kim @ Observatory North Park
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
May 9th- The Growlers @ Observatory North Park
June 1st- Spoon @ North Park Observatory
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 19th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 2/23-3/1

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Well, I actually made it out to a show last week. I know, shocker. I went to the Casbah to catch the first show from new band Wars and see The Young Wild for the first time. I’m glad I made it out but it just reminds me how I’m not in show shape anymore. Yes, it’s a specific kind of “shape” you have to be in. Or I’m just getting older. One of the two.

Anyways, a few sold out shows this week and lots of options on Wednesday. Choose wisely.

 

Monday: David Cook  Belly Up at 8pm

Tuesday: Brett Dennen @ Observatory North Park at 8pm

Wednesday: Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater at 8pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Taken By Canadians, The Midnight Pine, Vinyl Mill @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Lady & The Lion @ Whistlestop Bar at 9pm
AND: One I Red, The Major Minus @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Jackson Price @ Lestats at 9pm

Thursday: The Sidekicks @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues at 7pm- SOLD OUT

Friday: Jay Chu, 22 Kings @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Griever @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Saturday: Six Organs of Admittance @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Church @ Casbah at 9pm- SOLD OUT

Sunday: Empires, The Sinclairs @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Gayle Skidmore, Minor Birds, The Liquorsmiths @ Casbah at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
March 5th- Sad Robot @ The Merrow
March 6th- The Burning of Rome, Blackout Party, The Nervous Wreckords @ The Observatory North Park
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 14th- Jackie Greene @ The Observatory North Park
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 14th- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Balboa Theatre
April 14th- Father John Misty @ Observatory North Park
April 15th- Saint Motel @ The Irenic
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 2/16-2/22

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I’ve know for some time that getting older means things change. Long gone are the days of multiple shows a week and late night chats at coffee shops. Instead its been replaced with leaving four songs in to a band you’re checking out because you can no longer take the combination of the crowd, the vaping inside, and the amount of back pain you have from standing so long. It’s coming to accept that you have really high standards for seeing a band live and they have to grab you by the throat and get you emotionally invested enough to stay. And music should do that for everyone.

 

Monday: The Midnight Pine @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Otep @ Soda Bar at 10:30pm

Tuesday: Over The Rhine, William Fitzsimmons @ Belly Up at 7:30pm
AND: Big Bad Buffalo @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: The Major Minus @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: The Young Wild, Wars at 9pm
AND: Curt Owen, Raven & Gold @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Figs Vision, Forebear @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Meghan Trainor @ House of Blues at 7pm

Thursday: Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Soft Lions @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Jon Runion @ Sycamore Den at 9pm

Friday: The Gregory Page Show @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Wild Child, Desert Noises, Goodnight, Texas @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Parlor Mob, Gods, Spero @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Penny & Sparrow @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 7pm
AND: Steve Poltz’s Birthday Bash @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Lucinda Williams @ North Park Theater at 9pm

Sunday: Gregory Alan Isakov @ The Irenic at 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Jim Adkins @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: Sundrop Electric @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Ashley Pond @ Sycamore Den at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
February 23rd- David Cook  Belly Up
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 6th- The Burning of Rome, Blackout Party, The Nervous Wreckords @ The Observatory North Park
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 14th- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Balboa Theatre
April 15th- Saint Motel @ The Irenic
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 2/9-2/15

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Last week was a tough one for me personally. I’ve heard that last week was kind of tough for a lot of people though but for a lot of different reasons. It’s nice to have a new week and place from where we all can move onwards and hopefully upwards.

 

Monday:

Tuesday: Granger Smith @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Lexington Field @ The Merrow at 9pm

Wednesday: Motion City Soundtrack, HELLOGOODBYE @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Brown Sabbath @ Belly Up at

Thursday: The Velvet Teaparty @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Barbarian, Fever The Ghost @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Bloodflowers @ The Merrow at 9pm

Friday: The Stone Foxes, Shake Before Us @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Saints of Valory, Jessarae @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: The Darrows, Manouk @ Whistlestop at 9pm
AND: Flaggs @ The Hideout at 9pm

Saturday: Mark Huff, Sophia Alone, Hollen Lockwood @ Lestats at 9pm

Sunday: SayWeCanFly, CatchingYourClouds, The House of Cliff @ House of Blues at 7pm

 

Keep in Mind:
Feburay 21st- Lucinda Williams @ North Park Theater
February 23rd- David Cook  Belly Up
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 6th- The Burning of Rome, Blackout Party, The Nervous Wreckords @ The Observatory North Park
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 14th- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Balboa Theatre
April 15th- Saint Motel @ The Irenic
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 2/2-2/8

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Last Monday when this post went up, it was drizzly and grey. This Monday is set to be in the mid-seventies and mostly sunny. Bi-polar weather much? I suppose I shouldn’t complain either way living in San Diego and all that. We could be back east with the blizzard and such. It’s a tough life having sun around 90% of the time. We will manage though. I hope you manage to grab a show or three this week because there’s lots to choose from this week. Enjoy it while you can.

 

Monday: Jukebox The Ghost, Twin Forks @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Charming Liars, Oliver Trolley, Little Heroine @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: Rocco Deluca @ House of Blues at 7:30pm
AND: Vonda Shepard, Luke Williams @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Mike Wojniak @ The Merrow at 9pm

Thursday: Josh Damigo, Christian Taylor @ Sycamore Den at 9pm
AND: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band @ Belly Up at 8pm- SOLD OUT

Friday: Bondurant, Lion and The Lady @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Magic Giant, Hills Like Elephants @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Escape the Fate @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 7pm
AND: Sara Petite @ Java Joe’s at 7:30pm

Saturday: Bear Hands @ Mammoth Mountain at 4pm

Sunday: Catfish and The Bottlemen @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Avett Brothers @ Balboa Theatre at 7:30pm
AND: Kate Voegele @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
February 11th- Motion City Soundtrack, HELLOGOODBYE @ House of Blues
Feburay 21st- Lucinda Williams @ North Park Theater
February 23rd- David Cook  Belly Up
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 14th- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Balboa Theatre
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/26-2/1

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I hopped on the crazy train and decided to try a juice cleanse for the first (and probably last) time. It’s been tough but I’ve somehow managed to survive. I technically have one day left but considering I was riding my 1100 lb horse today and going to a gym class, the juice was put on the back burner. What’s not on the back burner this week is some fresh shows for your listening and viewing pleasure. Wednesday is a tough one with Dead Feather Moon at the Belly Up and an LA invasion by way of Crash Kings, My Goodness, and Irontom. Tough choice. Godspeed.

 

Monday:

Tuesday: Mates of State @ Casbah at 9pm

Wednesday: Dead Feather Moon, Shake Before Us, Barbarian @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Crash Kings, My Goodness, Irontom @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Nate Currin, Nathan Welden @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Devil Makes Three, Joe Pug @ House of Blues at 7pm

Thursday: Jackson Price Band @ Sycamore Den at 10pm
AND: The Dollyrots @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Matthew Jordan, Matt Bednarsky @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Devil Makes Three, Joe Pug @ House of Blues at 7pm

Friday: Brooke Fraiser @ The Irenic at 7pm
AND: Sounddiego Live feat: We Are Scientists, Schitzophonics, Nicky Venus @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones @ Belly Up at 9pm

Saturday: Patti Smith and Her Band @ Balboa Theater
AND: Silverstein, Hands Like Houses @ House of Blues at 6:30pm
AND: Lillian Lefranc @ The Hideout at 9pm
AND: Banding Together @ Belly Up at 2pm
AND: The New Addiction @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Sunday: Motherfolk @ Lestats at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
February 2nd- Jukebox The Ghost @ Soda Bar
February 4th- Vonda Shepard @ Belly Up
February 11th- Motion City Soundtrack, HELLOGOODBYE @ House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 9th- Interpol @ Humphreys
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
August 8th- Fall Out Boy @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/19-1/25

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I made it out to a show this week! I went out on Thursday to see some friends play at 207 @ The Hard Rock and it was a lot of fun! I wish the venue wasn’t blow your eardrums out loud but it’s always great to see friends up on stage. And thankfully, I was able to get up in the morning and be a functional adult. Yay! Whats not so yay is that this week is lacking in show opportunities. Sorry my friends.

 

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Guster @ House of Blues at 8pm

Thursday: Nicky Venus @ Bar Pink at 9pm

Friday: Local Grooves, Local Brews @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Tolan Shaw, Dr. Seahorse @ The Merrow at 9pm

Saturday: The Loons, Schitzophonics, Gone Baby Gone @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Ben Miller Band, Crow Moses @ The Merrow at 9pm

Sunday:

 

Keep in Mind:
January 28th- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
January 31st- Patti Smith and Her Band @ Balboa Theater
February 11th- Motion City Soundtrack, HELLOGOODBYE @ House of Blues
February 25th- Cold War Kids @ North Park Theater
February 26th- Taking Back Sunday @ House of Blues
March 9th- Kongos, Sir Sly @ House of Blues
March 10th- Walk the Moon, The Griswolds @ House of Blues
March 12th- Bleachers, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
March 19th- Trampled By Turtles @ North Park Theater
March 29th- Echosmith @ House of Blues
April 1st- Punch Brothers @ North Park Theater
April 2nd- TV on The Radio @ The North Park Theater
April 26th- Kaiser Chiefs @ House of Blues (rescheduled)
May 1- Ok Go @ House of Blues
May 7th- The Mowgli’s @ Casbah
September 14- The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
September 24th- Foo Fighters @ Sleep Train