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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 6/25-7/1

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You know, I actually started this post yesterday but got so caught up in the loveliness of a true Sunday of that it obviously didn’t get completed. I plan on attending the fair this week (finally!) and riding some rides and maybe eat some horrible food. Warped Tour finally makes it to town this week. If you go, make sure you check out LMN favorite Dead Sara. They will blow your mind. Get Back Loretta play this week and we also have the cd release for The Nervous Wreckords. Must attend!

 

Monday: Cathryn Beeks Homegrown Showcase @ Anthology @6 $5

Tuesday: Mattson 2 @ El Dorado @9
AND: Stephen Ray  @ Griffin @7

Wednesday: Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless @1130
AND: Lisa Marie Presley and Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up @730 $20/$22
AND: Dashboard Confessional @ San Diego Fair
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Riviera Supper Club @9

Thursday: Get Back Loretta @ Casbah @930 $8/$10
AND: The Royalty and Filthy Violets @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: The Bloodflowers @ Ruby Room @9 $6

Friday: KC and The Sunshine Band @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
AND: Patrick Norton and Those Damn Gunslingers @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: The Soft Pack and Heavy Hawaii @ Belly Up @830 $13/$15
AND: Old Tiger @ Griffin @9

Saturday: The Nervous Wreckords and Maren Parusel @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Stripes and Lines and Republic of Letters @ Belly Up @830 $12/$14
AND: Train @ Del Mar Fairgrounds @7
AND: Hyena @ El Dorado @9 free with rsvp before 10:30
AND: LA Showcase @ Lestats @8

Sunday: Hyena @ El Dorado @9 $10

 

Keep in Mind:
July 4th- The Bloodflowers @ Eleven
July 5th- The Tilt @ Belly Up
July 7th- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
July 8th- The Brothers Grim @ El Dorado
July 18th- AJ Croce @ Anthology
July 18th- Truth and Salvage Co. @ Griffin
July 19th- Low Volts @ El Dorado
July 22nd- Alberta Cross @ Casbah
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater
July 29th- Steve Poltz @ Belly Up
July 31st- Neon Trees @ House of Blues
August 2nd- Murder By Death and Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons @ Casbah
August 4th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
August 5-7- Brian McKnight @ Anthology
August 10th- Jack White @ Shrine Auditorium
August 11th- Saint Motel and Italian Japanese @ Casbah
August 13th- Franz Ferdinand @ House of Blues
August 15th- Fun @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 15th- Alabama Shakes @ Fox Theater
August 15th- The Dunwells @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
August 18th- The Silent Comedy and Stripes and Lines @ Belly Up
August 21st- Civil Twilight @ Belly Up
August 22nd- Civil Twilight @ Belly Up
August 30th- Little Hurricane @ Belly Up
September 4th- Gotye @ Greek Theater
October 2nd- Ed Sheeran @ House of Blues
October 3rd- The Head and The Heart @ Spreckles Theater
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Florence + The Machine @ Cricket Wireless
October 5th- Kimbra @ House of Blues
October 6th- Dr. Dog @ 4th and B
October 9th- Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION @ House of Blues
October 14th- The Raveonettes @ Belly Up
October 16th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues
October 17th- Allen Stone @ Belly Up

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/21-5/27

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It feels like summer is fast approaching and apparently my body is not completely ready for it. Such a shame because there are some great festivals coming up including Bonnaroo, X-Fest, and SPF 94/9. For now, I’m hiding in the shade and planning on emerging at night. No, I’m not a vampire.
Monday: Plants and Animals, River City @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Black Cobra @ Soda Bar @9 $12

Tuesday: Hugh Laurie @ Belly Up @9 -Sold Out
AND: Daughtry @ San Diego Civic Center @730 $30-$50
AND: Morrissey @ Valley View Casino @8 $30-$50
AND: Patrick Norton and Those Damn Gunslingers @ Tin Can @930 $6

Wednesday: Riverboat Gamblers @ Casbah @930 $10
AND: Gregory Page @ Lestats @830
AND: Hey Rosetta! @ Soda Bar @830 $8

Thursday: Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Anthology @730 and 930 $15-$57
AND: For Strangers and Wardens @ Ruby Room @9 $6
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Riviera Supper Club @9
AND: Unwritten Law @ Belly Up @7 $18/$22

Friday: The Cult with Against Me! @ Humphreys @630 $60
AND: The Beach Boys with Foster the People @ Cricket Wireless @730 $32-$112
AND: Unwritten Law @ Belly Up @8 $18/$22

Saturday: Republic of Letters and The Beautiful View @ Casbah
AND: Tyrone Wells, Joe Brooks and Tyler Hilton @ House of Blues @8 $17-$30
AND: Joel Eckles @ Lestats @830
AND: Fastball @ 4th & B @730 $20
AND: New Mexico @ Soda Bar @845 $8/$10

Sunday: Rest
Keep in Mind:
May 29th- Greg Laswell @ Belly Up @8
May 30th- Horse Feathers @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
May 30th- Gillian Welch @ Humphrey’s
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up
June 3rd- X-Fest feat. Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, Angels and Airwaves, P.O.D., Neon Trees, Grouplove, Eve 6, Of Monsters and Men
June 4th- Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up @9
June 9th- Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
June 11th- Pinback @ Casbah
June 13th- The Temper Trap wtih The Crocodiles @ House of Blues
June 14th- Motion City Soundtrack and The Henry Clay People @ Casbah
June 16th- Oyserfest feat. Vokab Kompany, The Silent Comedy and Little Hurricane
June 20th- NEEDTOBREATHE @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
June 27th- Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless
July 7th- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 2nd- Murder By Death and Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons @ Casbah
August 15th- Fun @ SDSU Open Air Theater
August 15th- The Dunwells @ Birch Aquarium @ Scripps
October 4th- The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center
October 4th- Florence + The Machine @ Cricket Wireless
October 16th- Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/23-4/29

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I hope everyone who journeyed to Coachella this past weekend had an enjoyable time. I myself stayed home but got to see The Hives on Tuesday night. A show I won’t forget anytime soon. Now that Coachella is said and done, you can expect a slower week music wise excluding Saturday. Never fear, I’m sure it will pick up again soon.
Monday: Recover from Coachella (Or whatever you did this weekend)

Tuesday: Mattson 2 @ Casbah @930 $7
AND: The Paragraphs @ Griffin @9
AND: Best Coast and The Kabbs @ Hard Rock Hotel @10

Wednesday: Girl In A Coma @ Casbah @930 $12/$14
SND: Please Please Me @ Lestats @8

Thursday: Joe Pug @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Maren Parusel and Hills Like Elephants @ Bar Pink @9
AND: SoundDiego Live feat. Republic of Letters and The Heavy Guilt @ Hard Rock Hotel @8 RSVP Here

Friday: Low Volts @ Riviera Supper Club @10
AND: Skyline Union @ Griffin @9 $12/$15
AND: Incubus @ Harrah’s Rincon Casino @9

Saturday: Little Hurricane, River City, and Maxim Ludwig and The Santa Fe Seven @ Casbah @9 Sold Out
AND: The White Buffalo and Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up @830 $12/$14
AND: Joel Eckles @ Lestats @8
AND: Ingrid Michaelson @ House Of Blues @730 $20-$42.50
AND: Bright Light Social Hour and Maren Parusel @ Soda Bar @9 $8/$10
AND: Jamuel Saxon @ Griffin @9 $5
AND: Griffin House @ Anthology @930 $10/$17

Sunday: Rest Up!
Keep in Mind:
May 2nd- Say Anything @ House of Blues
May 2nd- Sara Watkins @ Anthology
May 3rd- Middle Class Rut with Grand Tarantula @ House of Blues
May 4th- Thrice @ House of Blues
May 4th- Deer Tick @ Casbah
May 5th- Portugal. The Man @ 4th and B
May 5th- Transfer, The Howls, Balck Hondo @ Casbah
May 8th- Jay Nash @ Anthology/
May 11th- Augustana @ House of Blues @730
May 12th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 13th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
May 13th-Rufus Wainwright @ Humphrey’s
May 15th- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Soma @630
May 18th- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Casbah
May 19th- Milo Greene @ Casbah
May 22nd- Hugh Laurie @ Belly Up
May 24th- Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Anthology
May 25th- The Cult with Against Me! @ Humphreys
May 25th- The Beach Boys with Foster the People @ Cricket Wireless
May 30th- Horse Feathers @ Casbah @9 $12/$14
May 30th- Gillian Welch @ Humphrey’s
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up
June 3rd- X-Fest feat. Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, Angels and Airwaves, P.O.D., Neon Trees, Grouplove, Eve 6, Of Monsters and Men
June 9th- Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
June 11th- Pinback @ Casbah
June 13th- The Temper Trap wtih The Crocodiles @ House of Blues
June 14th- Motion City Soundtrack and The Henry Clay People @ Casbah
June 27th- Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater

 

Kristen’s LA Concert Calendar 4/9-4/15

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Happy Easter everyone! It’s a time for rebirth and I certainly feel like my life is changing. I have this horrible feeling like the decisions I make in the next couple of weeks will have a profound influence on the rest of my life. At Easter mass, I prayed for the strength to make the right choices. Currently I’m failing at boiling some eggs for dying so clearly my prayers have not been heard quite yet.

Friday night, I was lucky enough to be at The Bootleg Theater to watch Garbage “rehearse” for their upcoming tour. Shirley Manson and company are still on top of their game, rocking out a lengthy set list of Garbage hits as well as a couple new tunes from their forthcoming record. Here’s a review of the show my friend Steve wrote. He borrowed some of my pictures. (http://www.antiquiet.com/shows/2012/04/garbage-bootleg-theater-la/ ). If you’re in LA, I hope you were able to get tickets to their El Rey shows this week…

Here’s what else is going on:

 

Monday: Garbage at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Haim FREE at The Echoplex (10pm)
ALSO: Arlo Guthrie at The Grammy Museum (8pm)
ALSO: It’s a School Night at Bardot featuring Elle King and Nico Vega (9:30)…FREE with RSVP (http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/)
ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)

 

Tuesday: Nico Vega and Neon Trees at The Troubadour (8pm)
ALSO Garbage at The El Rey (7pm)
ALSO: Oh Land at The Echoplex (10pm)
ALSO: Scars on 45 Record Release Party at Footprints in Long Beach (7pm)

 

Weds: Mike Doughty at Bootleg Theater (8pm)…Book of Drugs reading, concert, and Q & A
ALSO: Jane Carrey at The Mint (8pm)
ALSO: The Civil Wars on Jimmy Kimmel Live! FREE with reservation on 1iota.com (5:30)

 

 

Thursday: Queen Caveat at The Roxy (9pm)
ALSO: Curtis Peoples at The Hotel Cafe (9pm)
ALSO: The Honeytrees, Whispertown, and Sucre at Bootleg Bar (9,10,11)
ALSO: James Durbin at The Viper Room (10pm)
ALSO: Joseph Arthur at Largo (8pm)
ALSO: Republic of Letters at Silverlake Lounge (10pm)

 

Friday: Kill the Alarm at Room 5 (10pm)
ALSO: Keaton Simons at Witzend (10pm)
ALSO: The Dahls, Alexz Johnson at The Hotel Cafe (8,11)
ALSO: Coachella Weekend 1 begins!

 

Saturday: Bonnie Bishop and Jesse Thomas at The Hotel Cafe (7,9)
ALSO: Terra Naomi at Witzend (9pm)

 

Sunday: Adam Bones at The Roxy (8pm)

 

 

To Keep in Mind:
April 16th: Band of Skulls, We Are Augustines, The Sheepdogs at The El Rey
April 17th: The Big Pink at The El Rey
April 18th: Dar Williams at The Largo
April 18th: Nathaniel Rateliff at The Troubadour
April 19th: Foxy Shazam at The Roxy
April 13th-15th AND 20th– 22nd: Coachella
April 24th: The Milk Carton Kids at The Largo
April 24th: Eve 6 at The Grammy Museum
April 25th: Ben Kweller at The El Rey
April 25th: Dead Sara at Club Nokia
April 26th: Jasmine Ash at The Roxy
April 26th: Zoe Keating at The Largo
April 27th: Ingrid Michaelson at The Troubadour
May 2nd: Cage the Elephant at The Mayan
May 3rd: James Morrison at The Avalon
May 6th: Middle Class Rut at The Troubadour
May 8th: Snow Patrol at The Hollywood Palladium
May 10th: Jay Nash at The Hotel Cafe
May 11th: Imagine Dragons at The Troubadour
May 12th: Augustana at The El Rey
May 19th: Eric Hutchinson and Graffiti6 at The Troubadour
May 30th: Eve 6 at The Troubadour
May 31st: Greg Laswell at The El Rey
June 3rd: Deas Vail at The Troubadour
June 5th and 6th: Ben Howard at The Troubadour
June 6th: The Cordovas at Saint Rocke
June 7-10th: Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 13th and 14th: Phantom Planet at The Troubadour
June 16th: Thrice at Club Nokia
June 23rd: Milo Greene at The Troubadour
June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour

 

~ Kristen

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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 3/5-3/11

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I can’t believe next Sunday Kristen and I depart for SXSW! Since the festival is fast approaching, so many SXSW artists are coming through San Diego on their way to Austin. Lots of local San Diego bands are gearing up for the drive as well. Favorites like Ivan and Aloysha are playing Soda Bar tomorrow night, The Silent Comedy, Dead Feather Moon, and The Howls at The Belly Up on Thursday, Stone Foxes at The Casbah on Friday and let’s not forget Fierce Creatures on Sunday at Tin Can Alehouse! That doesn’t even begin to cover the half of it! Whew.

Monday: The Twilight Sad @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: The Broken Column @ Soda Bar @9 $5

Tuesday: Ivan and Alyosha @ Soda Bar @9 $5
AND: A Scribe Amidst The Lions @ Eleven @9 $5
AND: Flogging Molly @ House of Blues @7 $35/$45

Wednesday: Republic of Letters, The Henry Clay People, and Weatherbox @ Casbah @9 $8
AND: John Heart Jackie @ Soda Bar @830 $5
AND: River City @ Riviera Supper Club @9

Thursday: The Silent Comedy, Dead Feather Moon, and The Howls @ Belly Up @9 $15
AND: William Fitzsimmons @ Anthology @7
AND: Maren Parusel, Italian Japanese, and Low Volts @ Casbah @9 $8
AND: Old Tiger @ Riviera Supper Club @9

Friday: The Stone Foxes @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Saul Williams @ Soda Bar @830 $15

Saturday: The Gallery @ Spring Forward Festival @2
AND: The Heavy Guilt and The Beautiful View @ Casbah @9 $10/$12
AND: Puddle of Mudd @ Sycuan @8 $35/$45
AND: Josh Damigo @ Lestats @8

Sunday: Crocodiles @ Casbah @9 $12
AND: Fierce Creatures @ Tin Can Alehouse @10 $5
Keep in Mind:
March 13th-18th- SXSW!
March 16th- For The Sender @ Lestats
March 17th- Tyler Hilton @ Lestats
March 18th- Puscifer @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
March 19th- Kaiser Chiefs @ Belly Up @9
March 20th- Ani DeFranco @ House of Blues
March 21st- Cults @ Belly Up @9
March 21st- Lumineers @ Casbah
March 22nd- Cartel @ Soma
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
March 26th- Imagine Dragons @ 710 Beach Club
March 30th- Into It Over It @ Soma
March 31st- Henry Rollins @ SD Women’s Club $27.50
April 4th0- Hunter Hayes @ House of Blues
April 7th- Transfer and The Blackout Party @ Belly Up
April 13th- Coachella Weekend 1
April 15th- Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
April 16th- Elvis Costello @ Humphreys
April 17th- The Hives @ Belly Up
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2
May 2nd- Say Anything @ House of Blues
May 4th- Thrice @ House of Blues
May 5th- Portugal. The Man @ 4th and B
May 12th- Delta Spirit @ Belly Up
June 3rd- Mogwai @ Belly Up

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 1/23-1/29

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What a drizzly Monday this has turned out to be! We had some rain Saturday as well and it’s definitely wet outside. I don’t mind this kind of weather every once in awhile but I think if I lived some place like Seattle all I would ever want to do is sleep. I’m poised for a nap right now!

Anyways, despite the wet weather today, the week promises to clear up in time for some excellent shows! It all starts Thursday for Nico Vega and continues Friday with The Howls CD Release show and finishes Saturday with Endoxi and Kevin Martin. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

 

Monday: April Ventura and The Magnolias @ Casbah @9 $5
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Ruby Room @8 $4

Tuesday: Alabama Shakes and Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up @9 $12/$14

Wednesday: Grand Tarantula @ U-31 @9
AND: Olin and The Moon, Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven, and Vanaprasta

Thursday: Nico Vega and The Filthy Violets @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
AND: One I Red @ Ruby Room @9 $5

Friday: The Howls, Jesse LaMonaca and The Dime Novels, and Family Wagon @ Casbah @9 $8/$10
AND: Wendy Bailey @ Griffin @9 $7
AND: A Scribe Amidst The Lions @ Soda Bar @830 $7

Saturday: Endoxi and Kevin Martin @ Griffin @830 $8
AND: New Mexico @ Soda Bar @830 $7
AND: Joel Eckles @ Lestats @8
AND: Nada Surf, The Soft Pack, Cuckoo Chaos, and Republic of Letters @ 4th & B $20/$30

Sunday: Rest!

 

Keep in Mind:

February 2nd- The Burning of Rome @ Soda Bar
February 2nd- The New Kinetics @ Tin Can Alehouse
February 3rd- Mute Math @ 4th & B
February 4th- Where’s the Band Tour @ House of Blues
February 4th- Marton Sexton @ Belly Up
February 7th- Dr. Dog w/Purling Hiss @Belly Up @9 $18/$20
February 7th- Mattson 2 @ El Dorado
February 7th- The Henry Clay People @ Casbah @9
February 8th- Saint Motel and The Heavy Guilt @ Casbah @9
February 10th- Young the Giant @ Soma
February 11th- You Me At Six @ Soma @6 $12
February 17th- CAKE @ Belly Up
February 19th- Craig Finn @ Casbah @9 $12
February 20th- Get Back Loretta and Wendy Bailey and True Stories @ Casbah
February 22nd- Anya Marina @ Casbah
February 23rd- Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up @8 $18
February 23rd- Hot Chelle Rae w/Electric Touch @ House of Blues
February 23rd- Scars on 45 @ Anthology @730
February 24th- The Soft Pack @ Casbah @9
February 25h- Mat Kearney @ House of Blues
February 26th- Cursive @ Casbah @9
February 29th- Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Valley View Casino Center
March 3rd- Jackie Greene @ Belly Up @9
March 6th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues
March 8th- William Fitzsimmons @ Anthology @7
March 8th- The Silent Comedy and Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
March 9th- The Stone Foxes @ Casbah @9
March 11th- Crocodiles @ Casbah @9 $12
March 11th- Fierce Creatures @ Tin Can Alehouse
March 21st- Cults @ Belly Up @9
March 23rd- The Ting Tings @ House of Blues
April 13th- Coachella Weekend 1
April 15th- Rise Against @ Viejas Arena
April 20th- Coachella Weekend 2

Amanda’s Top 10 Musical Experiences (continued)

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The musical journey continues as I continue to reminisce about endeavors of good old 2011. There was so much good music packed into one year but choices must be made (or so I’ve been informed).

 

8. Cage the Elephant I remember when this band caught some buzz in 2010 and for one reason or another, I was never able to attend a show to see if they lived up to the hype. Thankfully for me, Cage the Elephant played Wrex the Halls this year in San Diego and I happened to be lucky enough to work the show. I was shooting video from the mixer in the middle of the floor and despite my distance, I could feel their energy. The highlight of their set was singer Matthew Shultz’s crowd surfing. He came off the stage into the crowd not once, not twice, but three times! The last time was after the band finished playing and had walked off stage. He looked out into the crowed, shrugged his shoulders as if to say ‘why not?’ and crowd surfed his way off stage.

 

7. Milk Carton Kids and Joe Purdy At barely a year old, The Milk Carton kids have really started to make a name for themselves. I first saw one half of The Milk Carton Kids when Joey Ryan opened for Carney a few years ago. I was enchanted with him then and soon he was making music with his musical soul mate (or so it seems), Kenneth Pattengale. In 2011, they came through San Diego a few times, one of which was supporting Joe Purdy at The Belly Up. I remember this show specifically because a few friends joined me for the show and one of them was so taken with The Milk Carton Kids and the childhood memories they brought back to her, she started to cry. Joe Purdy was new to me and he did not disappoint! It was a lovely night all around and I’ll hold it fondly in my mind for quite some time.

 

6. North Park Music Thing Now known as the San Diego Music Thing. I think. It might change it’s name again. All you really need to know is that it is 2 days full of speakers and music. In the morning/afternoon you can find workshops with top dog speakers about anything from touring to selling your music for tv. There is a whole other slew of workshops from basic music industry 101 to the state of radio. The evening is chock full of local acts at local venues. To give you an idea, this year included music from; Nico Vega, Kevin Martin, The Silent Comedy, Andy Clockwise, Endoxi, Youngblood Hawke, White Apple Tree, Grand Tarantula, The New Kinetics, Queen Caveat, Republic of Letters, Saint Motel, Purple Melon, Little Hurricane, Mattson 2, Miss Erika Davies, Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels, The Heavy Guilt, Cuckoo Chaos, The Nervous Wreckords, Writer, Gregory Page, Steve Poltz, Maren Parusel, and Dynamite Walls. And that was in two days!

While Nico Vega isn’t a San Diego band, they were just a few of the guests we had in from LA!