Limp Bizkit is still a thing? Wow I had no idea.
3/12 Stevie Nicks w/ Pretenders ~ 4/4 Strand of Oaks ~ 4/13 Sigur Rós w/ LA Philharmonic ~ 4/14-4/16 Coachella W1 ~ 4/28 PJ Harvey ~ 5/2 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/ Gary Clark Jr ~ 5/6 The New Pornographers w/ Waxahatchee ~ 5/10 the xx ~ 5/13 Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds ~ 5/19 Conor Oberst ~ 5/26 U2 ~ 6/9 & 6/10 Sigur Rós ~ 7/14 Jason Isbell w/ The Mountain Goats ~ 12/16-12/17 Day for Night
SOMA is pretty ass but I think in the debate of "worst San Diego venue" it's a real toss up between that and the neighboring Sports Arena. Made the mistake of going to Sports Arena once for Wrex The Halls because I wanted to see Florence & The Machine. Never again. Not even if they were paying me.
At least the Sports Arena has food and alcohol.
Here's what Xiu Xiu announce awhile ago.
I've seen some recent setlist and it's ten tracks from Angel Guts.Which to me personally kinda sucks because there's a bunch of other songs I want to hear but then again I became on board with Xiu Xiu a little late and super excited to see a less abrasive and full band set.
Just cause you guys need air conditioning, doesnt mean you shoudl slam SOMA that badly. Shame they cant do more shows at Spreckles.
I remember seeing the Sahara Hot Nights open for the Hives back in like 2004 or 2005. good show but hot as fuck.
Muse in 2006 was ridiculous. Tallguy can vouch for that one. Traffic coming down was horrible due to all the nerds going to comic con, though.
I didn't think life could get much better than Nick Cave performing Stagger Lee, but then they closed the set with Papa Won't Leave You Henry. Jesus Christ. That's one of the best shows I've seen all year.
Rimac is the worst. It's a basketball court with bad acoustics. Soma is pretty bad too.
Balboa Theater, SDSU Open Air Theater, and Belly Up are the best games in town.
My first show was at Spreckles. EMF! hahaha
Animal Collective - 2014 DJ Tour DatesThe NorthStar Group, on behalf of The Source Magazine, is proud to announce the first annual SOURCE360 concert on Saturday, September 20 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center.
In celebration of The Source’s 25th anniversary, the concert will feature some of the most influential artists in hip-hop, including the official return of the Wu-Tang Clan, The Diplomats who will perform together for the first time in three years, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dom Kennedy, Lil’ Kim, Curren$y and more to be announced.
08/02 Miami, FL - Grand Central $
09/10 Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin ^
09/12 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl ^
10/02 Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin %
10/03 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl %
10/05 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall %
11/12 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall %
11/13 Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin %
11/14 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl %
$ DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Deakin and Avey Tare
^ DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Geologist and Deakin
% DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Geologist, Deakin, and Avey Tare
Melvins 2014 Tour Dates
10/15 Sacramento, CA - Assembly
10/17 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music
10/18 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10/19 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/21 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10/22 San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing
10/23 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
10/24 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
10/25 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
10/28 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/29 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/30 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live - Studio
10/31 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Fest
11/01 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
11/02 Gainesville, FL - The Wooly
11/03 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit's
11/04 Orlando, FL - The Social
11/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
11/06 Tampa, FL - Orpheum Theater
11/08 Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
11/09 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
It is self evident that the best venue in SD is the Belly Up. All others are competing for second place.
I really like venues that still have a box office I can order tickets from directly without paying Ticketmaster's outrageous horseshit "convenience" fees.
The Casbah is supposed to have a box office set up soon, and they use Frontgate so the fees aren't too bad.
My cons for the Belly Up are:
Too many TV screens and tables/seated areas
Too far out of the way
The biggest pro is the shark above the bar.
Belly Up has pretty terrible sightlines (for half the venue) and a meh crowd every time I've been there. I'd take Casbah or Soda Bar over it any day.
Which San Diego venue is closest to a Chipotle?
2/21: Weyes Blood, Half Waif, 20 Minute Loop, Young Moon @ Swedish American Hall
2/22: Uniform, Black Marble, Mall Walk, Blank Square @ Starline Social Club
2/23: Hot Toddies, Great Apes, Brasil
2/23: Japanese Breakfast, Miya Folick, Dante Elephante, Flying Circles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/23: Julien Baker @GAMH
2/24: OCD, Trash Vampire, Phosphene
2/24: This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle @ The Independent
2/24: Dr. Rubenstein, Erika, Christina Chatfield @ Monarch