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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/15-7/21

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This is one of my favorite weeks of the year in San Diego because it’s Comic Con time! I know that doesn’t seem to have much to do with music but with all the free events downtown and special pop up shows, you don’t have to have a badge. Rumor has it that Metallica will be playing a secret show sometime this weekend which is pretty cool. Also, The Silent Comedy will be playing at the Vikings off site on Saturday at 6pm. Now, those are the only events I know about, but I know there will be a lot more music related activities happening. After my 3 day show binge this past weekend, I don’t know how I’m going to be able to keep up with everything!

In case you aren’t going to Comic Con, there are lots of other music delights to tickle your fancy.


Monday: Sara Petite, Chuck Mead @ Griffin at 8:30pm

Tuesday: Song Preservation Society @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: 91X Loudspeaker Live Presents: The Filthy Violets and more @ Griffin at 8:30pm- FREE with RSVP
AND: Caravan Palace @ Belly Up at 9pm

Wednesday: Adam Ant @ Balboa Park Theater at 7:30pm
AND: Nina, Storey, Sam Vicari, Sarah Donner @ Lestats at 8:30pm
AND: Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Blacktop Royalty, We Are/She Is @ Tin Can Alehouse at 9pm

Thursday: The Aquabats @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND: Guggenheim Grotto @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: Grand Tarantula, The Fixtures @ Soda Bat at 8:30pm

Friday: The B52’s @ Del Mar Racetrack- After last race
AND: Rips Entertainment Presents: Animals of Kin, Hills Like Elephants at 9pm
AND: The Gregory Page Show @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: The Styletones @ Bar Pink at 9pm
AND: En Vogue @ Embarcadero Marina Park South at 8pm

Saturday: Josh Damigo, Katy Burgess @ Lestats at 9pm
AND: The Silent Comedy @ Viking Offsite at 6pm
AND: Futurebirds @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: En Vogue @ Embarcadero Marina Park South at 8pm

Sunday: Rogue Wave, Hey Marseilles @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: California Wives @ Soda Bar at 9pm


Keep in Mind:

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 5th- You Me At Sox @ Soma
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 
November 21st- Pearl Jam @ Viejas Arena (SDSU) 

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/9-7/15

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Well this post is coming at you while I’m currently in Philly. Headed out to see Neon Trees tonight with a friend who is kind enough to let me crash at her place for a few days before heading to New York to do the same. I’ll be back on the 11th and right after that it’s Comic Con so we have a rather light week music wise.

Monday: The Filthy Violets @ Casbah @9 $5

Tuesday: Cory Branan and Audra Mae @ Casbah @9 $10
AND: Mattson 2 @ El Dorado @9
AND: Paper Bird @ Soda Bar @9 $7
AND: The Tall Ships @ Belly Up @9 $8/$10

Wednesday: My Jerusalem @ Soda Bar @9 $8

Thursday: Lillian LeFranc and The Proper Villains @ Ruby Room @830
AND: Modern English @ The Coach House @7 $20

Friday: Drew Andrews, River City and Jamuel Saxon @ Soda Bar @9 $8/$10
AND: Grand Tarantula @ Soma @9 $8
AND: Vivian Girls @ Casbah @9 $12/$14

Saturday: The Aquabats @ House of Blues @730

Sunday: Relax

Keep in Mind:
July 18th- AJ Croce @ Anthology
July 18th- Truth and Salvage Co. @ Griffin
July 19th- Low Volts @ El Dorado
July 22nd- Alberta Cross @ Casbah
July 27th- Dead Feather Moon @ Griffin
July 29th- Tenacious D @ SDSU Open Air Theater
July 29th- MEWITHOUTYOU and Kevin Devine @ Casbah
July 29th- Steve Poltz @ Belly Up
July 31st- Neon Trees @ House of Blues
July 31st- Carolina Liar @ Griffin
August 2nd- Murder By Death and Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons @ Casbah
August 2nd- Chis Isaak @ Humphreys
August 4th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
August 4th- Cake @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
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- The Dunwells @ Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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 18th- Ben Harper @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
August 21st- Civil Twilight @ Belly Up
August 22nd- Civil Twilight @ Belly Up
August 23rd- Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
August 30th- Little Hurricane @ Belly Up
September 4th- Gotye @ Greek Theater
September 7th- Dave Matthews Band @ Cricket
September 10th- Linkin Park and Incubus @ Cricket
September 30th- The Shins @ SDSU Open Air 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

Valentine’s Day Playlist: Honorable Mentions

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It wouldn’t be right of us to let the Valentine’s Day fun actually end on Valentine’s Day so we thought we would share some of the hopefuls for our playlist that just didn’t make the cut. Marissa’s list is up first because, well, I like her list more than mine. Ha ha.

Honorable Mentions: Marissa

Loneliness: Remain – Transfer

Transfer is a little bit Melancholy and this song has that sort of, “I’m just living to live” vibe about it.  Plus, I just love Transfer.

Tease: Halo Bender – The Halo Benders

“You Think You’re Heaven Sent, Gonna Get Your Halo Bent”

Sexy: I’m Gonna Love The Hell Out of You – The Silver Jews

An odd one, but I love it.  Something about the slow monotone approach of the Silver Jews makes almost every song sound a little bit naughty.

Puppy Love: Red Sweater – The Aquabats

It’s just cute. Smiles.

Sprung: Pictures of Lily – The Who

Falling in love with a sexy picture, just cause your a teenage boy, if that’s not sprung I don’t know what is.

Creepy Love: Saturday Night – The Misfits

I mean if you murder a girl, you shouldn’t sing song about being bummed out about it, it’s just rude.

Unrequited Love: My Man (Funny Girl) – Barbara Streisand

Heart breaking to say the least.

Proclamation: Winter Winds – Mumford and Sons

This is a “Holy Shit I’m In Love With You, but You Are Totally Terrible For Me” song.

In Love: Drifter – Mississippi Man

This is one of those songs that just touches of this sort of, we just happen to be perfect together things, with adorable and catchy lyrics, it’s one of my favorites.

Tragic Love: Farewell Reel – Patti Smith

Written after the death of her husband, an honest and heart wrenching account of the loss of a true love.

Post Break Up: Crown of Love – Arcade Fire

The swooning strings and Win Butler’s strong yet shaky voice give this song a pulse and intensity that isn’t characteristic of a post break up song.


It’s Just Another Day: Car – Built To Spill

‘You Get the Car, I’ll Get the Night Off”