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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 12/3-12/9

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I hope you all had a nice week. My body has threatened me with a cold just before I take a trip to visit a friend and see a show. It figures because there were at least 2 shows I wanted to attend tonight but I chose to stay home and get better. Ah well. At least there is some fun this week…


Monday: Hot Snakes @ Casbah @9
AND: Paul Banks @ House of Blues @730 $15/$17

Tuesday: Kelsea Rae Little @ Ruby Room @9 $3

Wednesday: Kopecky Family Band and Sundrop Electric @ Soda Bar @830 $8/$10
AND: Chris Robinson @ Belly Up @9 $20/$22
AND: Brendan James @ Lestats @9

Thursday: David Bazan @ Casbah @9 $13/$15
AND: Chris Robinson @ Belly Up @9 $20/$22
AND: Hills Like Elephants @ Bar Pink @9

Friday: Wrex the Halls feat. The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke @ Viejas Arena @530
AND: The New Kinetics @ Whistlestop @9
AND: Emersen @ Lestats @9
AND: The Creepy Creeps and Mrs. Magician @ Soda Bar @9 $8/$10

Saturday: Chris Isaak @ Belly Up @8
AND:  Holiday Bonus feat: Metric, Grand Tarantula, and Beast Patrol @ House of Blues @7 $19.91

Sunday: Chris Isaak @ Belly Up @8
AND: Star 94.1 Holiday Show for Becky’s House feat: Lifehouse @ Anthology @7 $20-$295


Keep in Mind:
December 21st- Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up
December 22nd- Dennis Quaid and The Sharks @ Belly Up
December 27th- Louis XIV @ Casbah
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 1st- Pinback
February 12th- Ed Sheeran @ Spreckles
February 27th- The Used @ House of Blues
March 7th- Flogging Molly @ House of Blues

Have you seen Steel Train?

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I really believe that Steel Train is one of those bands that cannot truly be appreciated until seen live. I first happened upon this band at Bonnaroo in ’08. I was blown away by their live performance and feel completely in love with the song “Kill Monsters in the Rain”.


 I had the pleasure of seeing these New Jersey rockers again this year at Coachella where they again reminded me of why they are one of my favorite festival bands. At Coachella they played a couple new tunes which finally came out last week on their newest self-titled CD. The CD, if ordered via the Steel Train website, comes with a companion album, Terrible Thrills Vol.I, which features all of the songs on their new album covered by various female artists including Tegan & Sara, Nellie McKay, and Rachael Cantu among others.

To get a taste of the Steel Train magic, check out these videos. Then come to the El Rey Tuesday night (7/6) to really see what it’s all about and fall in love with Steel Train.

An acoustic version of “Turnpike Ghost” from their new CD:

Tegan and Sara cover from Terrible Thrills Vol. I

~ Kristen