As promised (but a bit later than promised) the shows around town this week. It seems most venues have keyed in to the fact that Comic Con is in town this week from Thursday to Sunday and they know better than to book any huge shows. The night to be out is Wednesday this week with lots of options.
Enjoy your week folks no matter what you get up to 🙂
Tuesday: Micky Avalon @ HOB SD @7 $40
Wednesday: Trevor Davis @ Lestats @9 $??
AND: Shawn Mullins @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
AND: Metrofique @ U-31 @7.30 FREE
AND: Red Pony Clock @ Soda Bar @9.30 $3
Thursday: Guggenheim Grotto @ Lestats @9 $15
Friday: Gregory Page @ Lestats @9 $??
AND: The Loons CD Release @ The Casbah @9 $10
Saturday: Kris Allen @ Anthology @9.30 $25
AND: Ryan Blue and A Scribe Amidst the Lions @ The Ruby Room @9
Sunday: The Burning of Rome @ Bar Pink @10
Keep in Mind:
July 30th- Transfer @ The Casbah
August 7th- Silversun Pickups @ Soma
August 8th- Tokyo Police Club @ The Casbah
August 10th- Vans Warped Tour- San Diego
August 18th- Steve Poltz @ Birch Aquarium
August 21st- Wolfmother @ House of Blues San Diego
September 18th- Paramore @ Viejas Arena
September 22nd- Muse @ Viejas Arena
September 25th- The Black Keys @ Soma
I don’t really think it’s fair for me to tell you to go see a band play without giving you a little background about them if possible so here is a little bit about Metrofique…
Metrofique is a side project of the singer/bassist from Get Back Loretta (which is another fabulous band). The official blurb from their website says,
“Metrofique is the new collaboration of two of San Diego’s most creative and original songwriters, Steven Bradford and Gabe Lehner. With both songwriters heavily influenced by The Beatles, Metrofique has many Beatles-esque moments in their music, but put in the context of more modern indie rock the likes of The Shins, Coldplay, and Death Cab For Cutie. The eleven songs on the duo’s debut album, Swing For Fences, are not only sure to be on a constant loop in your head after hearing them, but they will make you feel good…really good. Metrofique offers a much needed blend of the simplicity and folkiness of the acoustic “coffee shop” sound with the production and arrangement of bands like Radiohead and The Beatles, providing a fresh yet familiar sound with mass appeal. Their debut album, Swing For Fences, is completely a DIY effort recorded by the duo at Gabe’s home studio, making Metrofique as indie as they come. And it looks like they will be here to stay.”
You can find them on Facebook or on Myspace. I also strongly suggest you buy their cd which is $5 and full length and can be found on their website or on iTunes. Get it now and go see them tonight at The Casbah. It’s $5 and it beats being home on a Monday.
So I just realized that I had forgotten to give you all some great shows to see in San Diego. This is by no means a complete list. No, this is nothing like Kristen’s list at all but I found some things going on this week that are in my calendar I thought I would share with you.
Tonight: Metrofique at the Casbah. Its $5 and part of the Anti-Monday League shows that happen every Monday at the Casbah. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Tim Graves and Patrick Norton at Tin Can Alehouse. It’s $3 and should be an awesome night of folk. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Nico Vega at The Casbah! Show is $15 and starts at 9 p.m.
That’s all I got for now folks.
If you want some more ideas of what’s going on, be sure to check out CityBeat and the Reader. Enjoy 🙂