I would like to thank you all for your continued support over the blank pages of this blog. No, I have not decided to abandon my blog. The past few months have been a bit hectic on my end, but in a great way. After the many many years of helping out in the music scene and paying my dues for the past 10 or so odd years. My dues decided to pay me back. I have in the past month taken over the responsibility of booking shows in San Diego, going on the road with a a couple of legendary bands, and just being the eyes and ears of all Rockn' Rollers in the world.
In the past two months I have seen more of California with two amazing bands The Dragons and The Zeros, then I have alone. The road treated us well. The first weekend it was Thee Parkside and Benders with The Dragons. Merching is always a great time. Those guys know how to treat a lady. At least one who (and this is still up in the air) can maybe, possibly out drink the band. Again it hasn't been put to the complete test, but who knows.
The weekend after that The Zeros! Hector Penalosa came to my house at 9am, and it felt like a kidnapping situation. A green creeper soccer mom van with two out of the four Zeros. Back up to San Francisco again for a show at the Elbo Room and Sacramento for the show at The Blue Lamp. A place that I always found interesting is the city of Sacramento. Tweeker galore. Kind of creepy, but still had a blast.
The final weekend of the mini weekend tours was the Vegas Shakedown. There is no place like Vegas. Crazy fun times with some amazing bands. Both The Dragons and The Zeros took me along (in the same creeper van) with Captain M as the driver. This man kept us all in order when it came down to taking care of some business all three weekends. When we got to Vegas, it was towards the 4 Queens. In our rooms, we rest up and shower from the hotter than hell ride towards the desert. Two nights two venues. The Las Vegas Country Saloon and The Beauty Bar.
Now back home and your truly had a few shows I was already booking for Bar Pink. Now I have my own proper venue. Eleven (www.elevensandiego.com) This is the old Radio Room/Zombie Lounge. The nice people at Hamilton's have taken over the management of the amazing now renovated location. If you do not get Eleven then watch Spinal Tap. The bar is open daily from 3pm-2am Monday-Friday. 12pm-2am Saturday - Sunday.
Again, just cause I book here does not mean I will only pick those nights as my pick of the nights. Well, wont lie, if I booked them, that probably means you should really check it out! More road stories, more highlights will continue to do the weekly picks. All in due time. Until then thanks for the patience and support!