Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weekly Picks.. I Recommend you go here!

Rain, misty nights, and clouds? Really in the middle of July?  I thought this was "sunny" San Diego.  Let's not let this weather get us down.  There are way too many good shows this week to allow this weather to make you a homebody.  So get up; get moving; get rocking.  These are you weekly picks:

July 22
Johnny Rad Fest Day 1 w/ The Grids and The Embalmers & More @ Tower Bar
The Black Diamond Riders @ Bar Pink 
Ghetto Blaster, Dead Ghost, Fkenal @ Ruby Room
Blessure Graves, Eyes, Jesus is Angry @ Soda Bar
Street of Little Girls, Chappo (NY), Long Claws @ Tin Can Ale House

July 23
Johnny Rad Fest Day 2w/ The Zeros, NoBunny, The Boy Toys and More @ Ken Club 
Le Butcherettes, Marquez, Shapes of Future @ Soda Bar (should be one HELLVA SHOW)
Loons (CD release party), The Creepy Creeps and The Deep Ones @ Casbah
Bagdad, Slipping Into Darkness (The Desert), Zodiac Death Valley (SF), Doves and Desperados@ Tin Can Ale House
The Insiders (UK) and More @ The Ruby Room

July 24
Johnny Rad Fest Day 3(day show) The Fast Takers @ Two Roses Tattoo
Johnny Rad Fest Day 3 w/ THe Spits, Tokyo Electron, Half Rats @ Ken Club
Longsleeves, Bobby Pena and the Stowaways, Mark Haeck, David Romirez @ Tin Can Ale House
The Burning of Rome Comic Con After Party @ Soda Bar
A Scribe Amidst The Lions, Gunrunner, Ryan Blue @ Ruby Room

July 25th
Sunday with CJ , Roxy Jones, Behind the Wagon and more, Free BBQ @ Bar Pink (starts at Noon)
Silian Rail, The Burning of Rome @ Bar Pink (late night show)

July 26th
Scitzophonics, The Mashtis, The Canton Mudders, and Happy Ron @ Casbah
The Styletones @ Bar Pink
Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
Zombie Surf Camp @ Soda Bar

July 27th 
Breaker Breaker One Niner, London's Falling, Sic Waiting @ Casbah
TIKI Tuesdays W/ Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
Gayle Skidmore and guest @ Soda Bar
Nena Anderson and Friends @ The Turquoise Room (La Mesa)

July 28th
Nathaniel Rateliff w/ Pearly Gate Music @ Bar Pink
NORMANDIE WILSON (CD Release!), The Preteens, The Endless Bummer @ Soda Bar
Black Mamba, Aunt Dracula, D/Wolves @ Tin Can Ale House.  

With some breaks in the clouds, this week will be great!  See ya at the shows!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

They Call Them Blackout Party For a Reason......

Want to go fishing?  How about the bottom of the sea?  Ever heard of a blackout party?  Besides what Blackout Party defines in drinking? If you haven't ever seen this band, then you wouldn't understand what I am talking about.

For a while the Monday night residencies at the Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room would belong to no other than Blackout Party.  Playing all the known favorites from their self release album Bottom of the Sea.  It was a night to be sitting at the bar or in a booth with friends while eating a steak and drinking whiskey.  It would be one of those nights where you know what was going on till you woke up with a tiger in the restroom and a baby in the closet. ( Hangover reference for those confused)

As Mondays came and went the band finally decided to go on a small hiatus.  Leaving their usual gigs to Melly Francis and The Distilled Spirits.  (Another band that is worth noting.)  During the bands' hiatus they will be working on a new fall album. Recording at three different locations, his will be another DIY recording by Blackout Party.  The songs that will be featured on the the new album will be some that the regulars at the Riviera Supper Club might be familiar with.  Also featuring new songs by Tim Lowman and Jeff Hawthorne.  As Brian mentioned, " im hoping to get everyone singing lead on at least a song or 2 in the future, like the Band."  That would be a special album made by this band.  

The song writing collaboration between all the members of the BOP had gotten Brian excited.  Mostly everyone writes their part in for a song, so everyone is involved no matter what.  There first day of official recording begins at the end of July.   Starting with drum tracks.  No leaks yet, but when they happen I will be the first to let you all know.  

Although, they are on hiatus, Blackout Party will be playing shows sporadically  through out San Diego.  Such as Saturday July 17th at Casbah with The Howls, and Silent Comedy headlining.  Something new that you will see at this show is a new and bigger sound with the help of Ben Simonetti playing trumpet and flugel horn and hopefully Gabriel Sundy on saxophone.  

Make sure you show up for all the new tricks this band has up their sleeve.  You do not want to miss out on what Blackout Party has in store.  If you have not picked up their last record make sure you do on Saturday.

Blackout Party Official Website

Official Myspace

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Picks..I recommend you go here!

Normally I do weekend picks.  Whats worth watching and where you should go.  Well, I think I'm no longer going to have that and do weekly picks instead.  Starting Wednesday nights I will be posting the weekly picks.  This will actually allow me to not worry about the weekend and also give you (the reader/rockn roller/awesome person) a chance to see where I'm normally floating around on a daily basis.  Stalkers please stay over twenty feet away from me at every show.  Thanks.

So starting today I give you my weekly picks!

Wednesday July 14th
MASHTI'S @ The Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room 
Signals (feat. members of MAE SHI) and Softlightes @ Bar Pink
Antibalas The Sway MachineryDJ SK @Casbah San Diego 
THE VICIOUS GUNS (ex-Von Bondies), Beat Panther, Rock Paper Tiger @ Soda Bar

Thursday July 15th
Third Thursdays with Brawley @ Bar Pink
Mahjongg Vaginals60 Watt Kid @ Casbah
STILL FLYIN', Snuffaluffagus, Miniature Tree @ Soda Bar
Pauhana - Hawaiin/Island Reggae @ The Ruby Room
Gun Runner, Ryan Blue, Spirit Animal @ Beauty Bar

Friday 16th
Get Back Loretta w/ Wirepony @ Bar Pink
CEDAR FIRE, Black Bone Child, Of Sons and Ghosts @ Soda Bar
Slick Idiot Tour ft En Esch and Guenter Shulz of KMFDM/Pigface, Mona Mur, and more @ Ruby Room
Dirty Sweet Family WagonThe Tender Box @ Casbah
Lessons from Zeke w/ For Days, Roswell that Ends Well, Eclipse 79, DJs @ Beauty Bar
JOHN MEEKS @ The Turquoise Room

Saturday July 17th
The Silent Comedy Blackout Party The Howls @ Casbah
BLACK FAG, Milli Vanilli's, Pussy Cow, Joyce Manor, French Exit @ Soda Bar
THE SMART BROTHERS @ The Turquoise Room 

Sunday July 18th
3-year Anniversary feat. Black Diamond Riders and Hypernova @ BAR PINK ~ HAPPY THREE YEARS!!!!!!!  
Lady Parts / Lauren De Rose / Guests @ The Ruby Room
Teenage Bottlerocket Banner PilotThe Bombpops!@ Casbah

Monday July 19th
DRINK UP BUTTERCUP, Cousins, Street of Little Girls @Soda Bar
Styletones @ Bar Pink 
Lady Dottie and The Diamonds @ U-31
Melly Francis and The Distilled Spirits @ The Turquoise Room 

Tuesday July 20th
Tiki Two's Day with Adrain Demain and Guests @ Bar Pink (you know ill be going down the Tiki List!) 
Jace Everett7th Day BuskersMatt Haeck @ Casbah

See ya'all at the Shows!  Remember the first recommendation in bold is normally where I'll be floating the most around!   Make sure you attend the Three Year Anniversary at Bar Pink. You don't want to miss Black Diamond Riders, its going to be a riot!