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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/29-8/4

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Oh, Monday.  The start to my typical week. Unfortunately my dog had me up off and on from 4:15 am onward so my mental capacity is not at peak performance. Thankfully I have time to rest up before the onslaught of shows this week from Dead Feather Moon, Tom Odell, Wolfmother, Writer, and Jesse LaMonaca to name a few. Get ready cause it’s going to be one crazy week!

Also, the SDMA nominations have been announced. Get over to their site and cast your vote!

Monday: Wolfmother @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Fallen Riviera @ Soda Bar at 9pm 

Tuesday: Writer, Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Jeff Bridges @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Hollywood Undead, Escape the Fate @ House of Blues at 7pm

WednesdayTom Odell @ House of Blues Side Stage at 7pm
AND: We The Kings, Breathe Carolina @ Soma at 7pm
AND: Jesca Hoop, Gayle Skidmore, Vanja James @ Casbah at 9pm 
AND: Albert Lee, Brawley @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Nikki Lang @ Lestats at 8:30pm

Thursday: Mattson 2 @ Casbah at 9:30pm
AND: Wild Cub @ Soda Bar at 9:30pm 
AND: Redlight King, Icon for Hire @ House of Blues at 7pm 
AND: Lee Koch, Low Volts @ Griffin at 8:45pm

Friday: Dead Feather Moon, Trouble in the Wind, Elijah Ford @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Blackout Party, The Beautiful View, The Hollerin @ Soda Bar at 9pm 
AND: Son Volt @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: From Indian Lakes, Tallhart, Makeshift Prodigy, Blacktop Royalty @ House of Blues at 8pm 
AND: Emily Elbert @ Lestats at 8pm

Saturday: Jesse LaMonaca @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: The Flowerthief @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9pm

Sunday: Kris Angelis @ Lestats at 8pm

Keep in Mind:
August 5th- The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Belly Up 
August 7th- Andy Clockwise @ Griffin 
August 8th- Foals @ House of Blues
August 9th- Tyson Motsenbocker, The Darrows @ Griffin 
August 13th- Plain White T’s @ Belly Up 
August 15th- Cold War Kids @ House of Blues
August 15th- Kopecky Family Band @ Soda Bar
August 16th- Deadly Birds, Get Back Loretta, Stripes and Lines @ Casbah 
August 17th- Weezer @ Del Mar Race Track 
August 25th- Courtney Love @ Belly Up
August 25th- Truth and Salvage Co., Song Preservation Society @ Griffin
August 28th- K. Flay @ Griffin 
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 11th- Minus The Bear @ Belly Up 
September 13th- Ra Ra Riot @ Birch North Park Theater  
September 13th- The Features @ Griffin
September 13th- Milo Greene @ Casbah 
September 13th- North Park Music Thing
September 14th- North Park Music Thing 
September 16th- Bastille @ House of Blues
September 20th- X-Fest feat: Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, New Politics 
September 20th- Young Dubliners @ Belly Up 
September 21st- FM 94/9 Independence Jam feat: Cage The Elephant, Smallpools, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., American Authors, Royal Teeth, The Colourist and Dead Feather Moon
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre 
September 22nd- Fall Out Boy @ Valley View Casino Center 
September 25th- The Naked and Famous @ House of Blues 
September 30th- Vampire Weekend @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 2nd- Jake Bugg @ House of Blues 
October 4th- Phillip Phillips @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre
October 5th- You Me At Six @ Soma
October 8th- Pet Shop Boys @ Copley Symphony Hall 
October 8th- Conor Oberst @ Belly Up 
October 9th- Tony Lucca @ Griffin
October 9th- The Pretty Reckless @ House of Blues

October 10th- Phoenix @ RIMAC Arena @ UCSD 
October 15th- Frank Turner @ House of Blues 
October 18th Jack Johnson @ Balboa Theater 
October 19th- Ms Mr, Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Casbah 
October 22nd- Passion Pit @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 23rd- Paramore, Metric, HELLOGOODBYE @ Viejas Arena (Cox Arena)
October 28th- The Neighbourhood @ House of Blues
October 31st- Two Door Cinema Club @ Humphrey’s
November 1st- Father John Misty @ House of Blues 
November 3rd- The 1975 @ Belly Up 
November 8th- Nine Inch Nails @ Staples Center 
November 21st- Pearl Jam @ Viejas Arena (SDSU)
 

The Bard Chronicles: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas at Soma 7/13/13

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Soma. Actually, I tend to avoid that place and all it’s punk ass underage kids who think they know what’s up. However, when invited by a band to see their debut performance in San Diego, I’ll make an exception.

While attempting to haggle my way inside with my camera, I ended up meeting the band out front when they overheard me drop their name. Since I was only armed with emails and a Soundcloud link , I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

Despite it being a rather quiet Saturday at Soma, Better Looking People With Superior Ideas (whew that’s a mouthful) had some fans in the crowd. For a two person band, they create a surprisingly full sound and I was very happy to see a trumpet up on stage. Perhaps my favorite element of theirs was the use of a glockenspiel. Or was it a xylophone? Either way, I though the delicate tones were a great addition and a nice layer. My only wish for BLPWSI is that they find more of a concrete direction in their music. They was a wide range and variety from raging guitar to the delicate glockenspiel and it didn’t always feel like it was coming from the same band. I do see a lot of potential for growth and can’t wait to see where they go from here!

Check out my favorite song below and the gallery while you’re at it.

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/8-7/14

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After all my Warped adventures, it’s been hard to get myself out of the house. I did manage to see Joan Jett and The Blackhearts at the fair this week which was a blast. Did you see my show review? Anyways, I think this week the tides will turn because Nico Vega is coming to town with Crash Kings! In addition to that we have Portugal. The Man, Transfer, Say Anything, and another Lauren Ruggles show this week as well. Start your engines…

 

Monday:  Gayle Skidmore, Little Brave @ The Void at 8:30pm
AND: Quiet Company @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Ummmmmmm

Wednesday:  Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Palms @ Belly Up at 9pm

Thursday:  Nico Vega, Crash Kings @ Griffin at 9pm
AND: Say Anything, Eisley, I the Mighty @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: The Burning of Rome @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday:  Lauren Ruggles Presents: A House for Lions, Ladylike @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: The Heavy Guilt, Trouble in the Wind, Dirty Sirens @ Soda Bar
AND: Cuckoo Chaos, Ed Ghost Tucker @ The Void at 9pm
AND: Tolan Shaw @ Lestats at 8pm

Saturday: Transfer, Blackout Party, Flaggs, The Palace Ballroom @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Switchfoot Bro-Am @ Moonlight Beach at 12pm
AND: Bro-Am After Party with Fiction Family @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Better Looking People With Superior Ideas @ Soma at 6:30pm
AND: Josh Krajcik @ Lestats at 8:30pm

Sunday: Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar at 9pm

 

Keep in Mind:
July 19th- B52’s @ Del Mar Racetrack
July 21st- The Postal Service @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
July 24th- Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls @ Valley View Casino Center 
July 25th- The Cult @ House of Blues 
July 25th- Saint Motel @ Soda Bar
July 26th- The 1975 @ Casbah
July 26th- Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack  
July 28th- Peter Murphy @ Belly Up 
July 30th- Writer, Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar
August 5th- The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ Belly Up 
August 8th- Foals @ House of Blues
August 15th- Cold War Kids @ House of Blues
August 15th- Kopecky Family Band @ Soda Bar
August 17th- Weezer @ Del Mar Race Track 
August 25th- Courtney Love @ Belly Up
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 13th- Ra Ra Riot @ Birch North Park Theater  
September 13th- The Features @ Griffin
September 13th- North Park Music Thing
September 14th- North Park Music Thing 
September 16th- Bastille @ House of Blues 
September 20th- X-Fest feat: Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, New Politics 
September 20th- Young Dubliners @ Belly Up 
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre 
September 22nd- Fall Out Boy @ Valley View Casino Center 
September 30th- Vampire Weekend @ SDSU Open Air Theater 
October 2nd- Jake Bugg @ House of Blues 
October 4th- Phillip Phillips @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre
October 8th- Pet Shop Boys @ Copley Symphony Hall 
October 8th- Conor Oberst @ Belly Up  
October 10th- Phoenix @ RIMAC Arena @ UCSD 
October 15th- Frank Turner @ House of Blues 
October 18th Jack Johnson @ Balboa Theater 
October 31st- Two Door Cinema Club @ Humphrey’s
November 1st- Father John Misty @ House of Blues 
November 8th- Nine Inch Nails @ Staples Center 

 

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/6-5/12

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It’s a drizzly Monday down here and all I want to do is go back to bed. Well, I was up most of the night because my dog needed to go out and I ended up getting very little sleep. I think between the gloomy weather and the lack of sleep I will not be making it to the gym today. Hopefully I can catch up on sleep because we have some great shows this week.

 

Monday: The Parlotones, Irontom @ The Griffin at 8pm
AND: Field Mouse @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm

Tuesday: Sara Watkins, Kris Orlowski @ Griffin at 8:30pm

Wednesday: Minus The Bear @ UCSD Price Center Ballroom West at 8pm
AND: The Technicolors @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Cody Canada and The Departed, Rose’s Pawn Shop @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: 22 Kings, Little War Twins @ Lestats at 8:30pm

Thursday: Devendra Banhart @ Belly Up at 9pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Christine Parker, Emily Elbert @ Lestats at 8:30pm
AND: Bottle Rock Festival @ Napa Valley Expo

Friday: Unwritten Law Acoustic Set @ Casbah at 6pm
AND: Mayday Parade, You Me At Six @ Soma at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Hill Like Elephants @ Whistlestop Bar at 9pm
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: Bottle Rock Festival @ Napa Valley Expo

Saturday: Stephen Kellogg @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: Tea Leaf Green, Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: The Donkeys, Rafter @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Mayday Parade, You Me At Six @ Soma at 7pm- SOLD OUT
AND: Bottle Rock Festival @ Napa Valley Expo

Sunday: The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Bottle Rock Festival @ Napa Valley Expo

 

Keep in Mind:
May 15th- Dead Feather Moon @ Griffin
May 17th- Jimmy Eat World and IAMDYNAMITE @ House of Blues
May 17th- The Burning of rome, Low Volts, New Kinetics @ Casbah
May 18th- Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
May 19th- The Appleseed Cast @ Casbah
May 21st- JJAMZ, Hills Like Elephants @ Griffin
May 22nd- Bloc Party @ House of Blues
May 23rd- Jay Nash @ Soda Bar
May 23rd- The Neighbourhood @ House of Blues Side Stage
May 25th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
May 27th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
May 29th- !!! @ Casbah
May 30th- The Tilt @ Belly Up
May 31st- Little Hurricane, The Stone Foxes, The Hollerin @ Belly Up
May 31st- Tame Impala @ House of Blues
June 1st- Imagine Dragons @ SDSU Open Air Theater
June 2nd- CHVRCHES @ Belly Up
June 3rd- Mumford and Sons @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
June 4th- Scott Weiland @ House of Blues
June 7th- Newfound Glory @ House of Blues
June 8th- Neon Trees @ Vista Murrieta High School
June 8th- SPF 94/9 – Matt & Kim, Younblood Hawke, Capital Cities, Family of the Year, The Mowgli’s, The Palace Ballroom
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up
June 19th- Warped Tour @ Sleep Train Ampitheater
June 20th- Sea Wolf and Savior Adore @ Belly Up
June 21st- She and Him @ SDSU Open Air Theater
July 2nd- Summerland Tour feat: Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge
July 10th- Portugal. The Man @ House of Blues
July 11th- Say Anything, Eisley, I the Mighty @ House of Blues
July 21st- The Postal Service @ SDSU Open Air Theater
July 24th- Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls @ Valley View Casino Center
July 28th- Peter Murphy @ Belly Up
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless
September 20th- X-Fest feat: Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, New Politics
September 20th- Young Dubliners @ Belly Up
September 22nd- Depeche Mode @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre
September 22nd- Fall Out Boy @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Phillip Phillips @ Sleep Train Amiptheatre

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/4-3/10

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This somewhat delayed calendar post is due to the fact that I’ve been out late the past two nights in a row. In fact, I just got home. What was I doing? Ok, I’ll tell you… I’ve been at Disneyland and California Adventure. Yesterday was spent hanging with a friend from AZ I hadn’t seen in awhile and wouldn’t see for awhile. Tonight, was all about Mad T Party for me. Either way, I’m a little sore from all the walking and dancing. This week doesn’t promise to slow down starting with Free Energy Monday at Soda Bar and ending with The Silent Comedy on Sunday. After that, we will be off to SXSW!

 

Monday: Free Energy, Barbarian @ Soda Bar at 830
AND: Marcus Foster, Ruston Kelly, Josh Damigo @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Gold Fields, A Silent Film, Royal Teeth @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: North Beach, Trouble in The Wind, Mrs. Henry @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: The Stone Foxes, Family Wagon, The Paragraphs @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: twenty one pilots, New Politics @ Irenic at 7pm

Thursday: Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Hey Marseilles! @ Casbah
AND: Flogging Molly @ House of Blues at 8pm

Friday: Megan Combs @ Lestats at 830pm

Saturday: Blackout Party, Hit Dog Hollar @ Soda Bar at 830pm
AND: Deadly Birds @ Griffin at 845pm
AND: Bad Religion, Against Me! @ Soma

Sunday: The Silent Comedy, The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Joshua James, Noah Gundersen @ Soda Bar at 6pm

 

Keep in Mind:
March 12th- Frightened Rabbit @ Belly Up
March 12th-17th- SXSW
March 18th- Imagine Dragons, Nico Vega, and Atlas Genius @ House of Blues
March 18th- Josh Ritter @ Belly Up
March 19th- Matt Costa @ Casbah
March 19th- The Joy Formidable @ Belly Up
March 22nd- Pennywise @ House of Blues
March 26th- Mika @ Belly Up
March 28th- Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds @ Griffin
March 30th- The Airborne Toxic Event @ House of Blues
April 4th- Soul Asylum @ Belly Up
April 5th- Kopeckey Family Band @ Soda Bar
April 6th- William Beckett @ House of Blues Side Stage
April 11th- Ben Howard @ Belly Up
April 12th-14th- Coachella
April 16th- Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds @ Balboa Theater
April 17th- Alex Clare @ House of Blues
April 19th-21st- Coachella
April 22nd- The Gaslight Anthem @ Belly Up
April 23rd- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ House of Blues
April 24th- Chappo @ Soda Bar
April 26th- Transfer, Dead Feather Moon, Grand Tarantula @ Belly Up
April 26th- Alkaline Trio @ House of Blues
May 4th- Crash Kings, Chris Wilson and Planet Earth @ Griffin
May 10th/11th- Mayday Parade, You Me At Six @ Soma
May 12th- The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
May 25th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
May 27th- Cold War Kids @ Belly Up
May 29th- !!! @ Casbah
June 1st- Imagine Dragons @ SDSU Open Air Theater
June 16th- They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up
June 21st- She and Him @ SDSU Open Air Theater
September 6th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket Wireless

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 11/19-11/25

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Happy Monday! And Happy Thanksgiving week. I am thankful for music and it’s power to move and affect someone. I’m thankful for it’s ability to heal and speak to the soul. I’m thankful for bands who make music I love even if I can’t see them all the time. What are you thankful for?

Since it’s Thanksgiving week, the music scene is a bit light. I suppose you could be thankful for that….

 
Monday: The Deftones and Scars on Broadway @ House of Blues @730 $40

Tuesday: The Faint @ House of Blues @7 $25

Wednesday: Rachel Yamagata @ Anthology @730 $10-$27

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday:  Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma @7
AND: Unwritten Law @ House of Blues @8 $18/$20
AND: Gregory Page @ Lestats @9

Saturday: Eat more leftovers

Sunday: Get rid of relatives

 
Keep in Mind:
December 1st- Milo Greene
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues
December 2nd- Punch Brothers and The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
December 2nd- Howie Day @ Anthology @7
December 2nd-The Nervous Wreckords and The New Kinetics @ Casbah
December 3rd- Hot Snakes @ Casbah
December 5th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 6th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 7th- Wrex the Halls feat. The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Teagan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke
December 8th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 8th- Holiday Bonus feat: Metric, Grand Tarantula, and Beast Patrol
December 9th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 9th- Star 94.1 Holiday Show for Becky’s House feat: Lifehouse
December 21st- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
December 22nd- Dennis Quaid and The Sharks @ Belly Up
December 31st- Dirty Sweet @ Griffin
December 31st- Get Back Loretta and Blackout Party
December 31st- Reverend Horton Heat @ Belly Up
December 31st- Big Night San Diego feat: The Silent Comedy
January 8th- Sum 41 @ House of Blues
January 13th- Keane and Youngblood Hawke @ House of Blues
January 21st- Muse @ Valley View Casino Center
January 27th- Ben Folds Five @ House of Blues
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 10/22-10/28

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I can’t believe Halloween is almost here! It feels like it was just New Years Eve. Crazy how time flies. Speaking of time, I had a great time this Saturday at Rocktoberfest with Family Wagon, Blackout Party, Transfer, The Silent Comedy and Mariachi El Bronx. I’m still recovering from that run night out. October is starting to wind down but we get Oberhofer, Calexico, Two Door Cinema Club, and The Short Eyes this week to name a few. Should be fun!

 

Monday: Relax

Tuesday: Crocodiles @ Casbah @930 $10
AND: Kelsea Little @ Eleven @930 $5

Wednesday: Matt and Kim and Oberhofer @ House of Blues @630 $20/$25

Thursday: Calexico and The Dodos @ Belly Up @9 $22/$24
AND: The Bloodflowers and Shake Before Us @ Casbah @9 $6
AND: One I Red @ Ruby Room @9

Friday: Two Door Cinema Club @ Soma @6 $25
AND: Everlast and The Short Eyes @ Belly Up @9 $20
AND: The Blackout Party @ Casbah @930 $10/$12

Saturday: The Tree Ring @ Birch North Park Theater @7 $16-$25
AND: Sister Speak @ Lestats @830

Sunday: Rest

 

Keep in Mind:
October 29th- Queen Caveat @ Griffin
October 31st- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals @ House of Blues
November 1st- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Humphreys
November 6th- Delta Spirit @ House of Blues
November 7th- Brandi Carlile @ House of Blues
November 7th- Carina Round and Rosi Golan @ Anthology @730
November 7th- Marc Broussard @ Anthology @930
November 11th- Blue October and Barcelona @ Belly Up
November 11th- Minus the Bear and Girl in a Coma @ House of Blues
November 14th- Walk the Moon @ House of Blues
November 16th- The Mother Hips @ Belly Up
November 17th- Everclear and Eve 6 @ 4th and B
November 19th- The Deftones @ House of Blues
November 20th- The Faint @ House of Blues
November 21st- Rachel Yamagata @ Anthology
November 23rd- Mayday Parade and The Maine @ Soma
December 1st- Milo Greene
December 2nd- Yellowcard @ House of Blues
December 3rd- Hot Snakes @ Casbah
December 5th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 6th- Chris Robinson @ Belly Up
December 7th- Wrex the Halls feat. The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Teagan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke
December 8th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 9th- Chris Isaak @ Belly Up
December 31st- Dirty Sweet @ Griffin
January 13th- Keane and Youngblood Hawke @ House of Blues
January 21st- Muse @ Valley View Casino Center
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles