Stream the Crawler podcast for October 2-8! Barnaby spins the column with music clips, extra tips, and more!
London-based garage-rocking “freakbeat” trio Little Barrie will be at Soda Bar Sunday night with like-minded locals the Schitzophonics and Amerikan Bear...Norwegian songsmith Sondre Lerche is at House of Blues behind his brand-spanking new CD, Please...Steeltown hip-hop hit Wiz Khalifa rocks the mic at Fluxx behind his lukewarmly received latest, Blacc Hollywood....Dreamy English indie-folkies Slow Club roll into Bar Pink with this year’s “scruffier” Complete Surrender...’Sconie rapper Brother Ali’s Home Away from Home tour hits Porter’s Pub at UCSD...while funk-metal four-piece Living Colour takes the Shade at Belly Up. It isn’t out yet, but I’d say you’ll get a taste or two.
Punch-drunk doo-wop punks King Khan & BBQ Show will cook Casbah after Javier Escovedo & the City Lights and Northern Tigers. If you’ve never been to the Show and you’re a fan of the garage-punk brand (Black Lips, say, or Oblivians, or Deadly Snakes), wtfaywf? See you on Kettner Monday night. We’ll brainstorm excuses for your boss on Tuesday.... If you miss the door in Middletown: touring in support of the critically acclaimed artsy-indie record More Than Any Other Day (which lists beautifully toward early Talking Heads), Canada band Ought will be at Soda Bar with our favorite border band Viv Vates...while new wavers ABC (“Look of Love”) and Boys Don’t Cry (“I Wanna Be a Cowboy”) split a bill at Belly Up.
Japanese she-punk trio Shonen Knife plays Casbah behind this year’s Overdrive, their 19th(!) release. L.A.’s dystopian punk four-piece Death Valley Girls and our own Rosalyns and Touchies will open the show.... Else: Brooklyn indie-rock band Beach Fossils wash up at the Irenic after Heavenly Beat...the Merrow dials in a Radio Halloran local showcase that pairs singer/songer Tolan Shaw with experimental-rockers Nicely...San Diego’s art-punk supergroup Ghetto Blaster turns up at Tower Bar after Fortune Club and Stalins of Sound...while Dave Good’s Of Noted show this week finds the roots-rocking American Aquarium at Belly Up opening for country-fried folkie (and son of Steve Earle) Justin Townes Earle.
I’m out of room, so here’re your humpnight hits in a spit: Soda Bar sets up the always-entertaining folk-stomp quartet Saintseneca with ampersand bands Robert Francis & the Night Tide and Joel Jerome & Babies on Acid....electro-disco duo Chromeo takes Soma’s main stage behind this year’s club-bumping White Women...while Mark Gardener of Ride, Hether Fortune of Wax Idols, and Jacob Turnbloom of Mrs. Magician fill a frontperson bill at Casbah.