Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Vegan (Kitchen Friendly) App available on iTunes - My Eclectic Kitchen

If you are Vegan, or just want to learn how to cook delicious, easy Vegan recipes, this is the app for you

My Eclectic Kitchen

You'll thank me for it later. :)


Monday, June 16, 2014

Tony Gwynn - May 9, 1960 - June 16, 2014

San Diego mourns as it has lost Mr. Baseball.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sundown Naturals® Adult Multivitamin Gummies

I received a couple of free samples from Smiley360 Connect and I have to say that I as mildy happy with them. They didn't taste like a vitamin and my husband enjoyed them as well.

Here's a link for more information:

http://smiley360.com/3157091.cfm

Monday, March 07, 2011

Crazy Charlie

Is Charlie Sheen crazy or is he putting together a carefully crafted plan?
Or is it a little bit of both.

I can't help but view everything and anything that has to do with Charlie Sheen. Like everyone out there is saying, "it's like moths to a fire," or is it light? I've never been good at remembering those sayings - ask the hubby.

I now follow him on twitter on (@charliesheen) and while some of his tweets are interesting, they're mostly something to skim through.  Rumor goes that he's getting paid something decent for his tweets, but I don't see too much product placement besides his own endeavors.

His interviews are starting to sound alike and no new information is really coming out of his mouth except for some new vocabulary words that will look great on t-shirts and bumper stickers. He has thousands of viewers on his U-stream channel and those thousands are hanging on his every word/move. You do have to hang it to the guy, he knows how to keep everyone salivating, waiting for his next move.

With Charlie now officially receiving his "pink slip" from CBS, we should see some sort of a response that mentions trolls or some galaxy far, far away.

There are people badmouthing Charlie, saying Charlie needs help or rooting him along. I'm enjoying this media circus and I like Charlie Sheen a lot more now then I did before. I barely watched Two and a Half Men, so I can't reallly comment on that, but I do hope Charlie gets another show and that he comes out of this relatively unscathed.

He says what he wants to say and what he believes.

I'd like him around in the future.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mostly Sports with J.Owen: American League Central Preview

Mostly Sports with J.Owen: American League Central Preview:

"Consistently one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, the American League's Central will not disappoint in 2011. The Detroit..."

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Interpol at Rimac Arena 02/02/2011

I have officially mourned the loss of my Twenties.


My hubby and I walked in and went straight to the bleacher seats.
I've been to countless concerts at Rimac and have never sat down.

I was sad for a whole 15 minutes, than Interpol came on.

Interpol was energetic and engaging. They started and ended with their "hits".
They all started with their suits, but didn't end in their suits. I didn't like that. I think part of their appeal is the suits.

Rimac wasn't at capacity, which surprised me. They usually have a larger draw.

They played for close to an hour and a half and the crowd was into it, for the most part.

Some were too cool for school, like the normal San Diego fan.

The hubby and I were talking about the encore. I mean, is it even necessary anymore.
Everyone knows to expect it, everyone knows that they don't have to make that much noise to make it happen. I'd prefer a longer straight through concert than the obligatory, make some noise so they come back out.

Musicians, do you really enjoy the encore?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

White Stripes Comes To An End

I won't say I'm disappointed. I liked the band on CD and thought they were horrible in concert.

RIP

The image below comes from their official site.



Friday, January 14, 2011

Hiatus over?

My lovely friend Heather started a new blog that I highly recommend you read.

I only got the urge to write on my old blog because of her.

Will I keep this up? Who knows? But I'll do my best to get on here from time to time.

Some exciting music news!

Daniel Jackson Week at Croce's!



This should be a fun of great food and music! Don't miss out.

Friday, May 22, 2009

ingrid's list is live!

It's been a long while since I've updated my blog and it's becaue I've been working on this site with my boss.

Check it out!

www.ingridslist.com

ingrid's list is the only website that provides fine dining certificates for three-course prix fixe meals for $30, $40 and $50 at exclusive dining establishments year-round.

Select a city and an ingrid's list restaurant, purchase your dining certificate and call your selected restaurant to confirm availability - it's that easy!

Whether you are traveling and in search of a memorable dining experience, looking for the perfect gift, hosting clients with discerning tastes or indulging at your favorite local hot spot, ingrid's list provides great value at significantly reduced prices. It's the best way to dine exclusive, dine smart.



We have started in San Diego and are currently setting up San Francisco.
We will eventually go nation and worldwide.

Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins - 20th Anniversary Tour!

Oh my. I'm soooooo there!

Here's what I found:

Smashing Pumpkins are set to embark on a 20th Anniversary Tour, which will kick off a few days after they perform at the Neil Young Bridge School Benefit in California.

The band will be playing a unique one-off set in every city and in the cities where they play two shows, fans who choose to go both nights will get different material – with one set called ‘Black Sunshine’ and the other ‘White Crosses’.






The dates are:

Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (Bridge School Benefit) (October 26)
Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre (November 1)
Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall (‘Black Sunshine’) (3)
Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall (‘White Crosses’) (4)
New York, NY United Palace Theatre (‘Black Sunshine’) (6)
New York, NY United Palace Theatre (‘White Crosses’) (7)
Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata (8)
Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall (‘Black Sunshine’) (11)
Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall (‘White Crosses’) (12)
Boston, MA Wang Center (‘Black Sunshine’) (14)
Boston, MA Wang Center (‘White Crosses’) (15)
Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (16)
Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre (‘Black Sunshine’) (18)
Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre (‘White Crosses’) (19)
Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre (‘Black Sunshine’) (21)
Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre (‘White Crosses’) (22)
St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre (26)
San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena (30)
Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (‘Black Sunshine’) (December 2)
Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (‘White Crosses’) (3)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Comic-Con 2008

I so wish I got a Wonder Woman bag. They looked so cool. Dammit!

I went yesterday for the first time ever and wow - I loved it!

It was really crazy packed, but it was actually well-organized. I went for about 3 hours in the middle of my work day with my boss to do some PR of course and I just couldn't help walking around and checking out the costumes and the booths and just seeing what I can see.

There were some great costumes and some not-so-great. For the most part, everyone was super cool and all about the comics.

I grabbed a first pressing of Batman - The Killing Joke as a gift and I actually wanted to keep it. The cover was so cool. I found myself wanting to buy a ton of them actually. Got a super cool Superman t-shirt and took a few photos, but have yet to upload them. I promise, I will. The car that will be in the new James Bond movie was on display (300K) and damn, it was pretty. The Star Wars exhibit was unreal and I really, really like the huge statue-like thing of the Hulk.

But, um Teddy Scares? Ever heard of them? I stopped by their booth as I was with a huge fan of theirs and damn, they have some really cool merchandise. I got this super cool long-sleeved t-shirt/sweater. They have some awesome sketchbooks, patches and buttons. I'll have to check it out online.

But, I will be going back later today for an hour or so and I promise to take more and upload ASAP!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Street Scene Line-up 2008

i'm getting hits looking for this years line-up, so here it is.

to my knowledge there are still 2 day passes available for $75.

september 19 and the 20th - downtown, in the east village.

here's the line-up:

Beck, The Black Crowes, Justice, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The National, Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible, Spoon, TV on The Radio, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers, X, Vampire Weekend, The Hives, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Ghostland Observatory, Spiritualized, Antibalas, Man Man, The Mother Hips, Tokyo Police Club, DeVotchKa, The Night Marchers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Del The Funky Homosapien, Eagles of Death Metal, Foals, The Muslims, Dengue Fever, MGMT, Sea Wolf, West Indian Girl, Chester French

they haven't announced who's playing on what day. and they probably won't for a good while, but get the tickets cheaper while you still can!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

LA Peeps: Raconteurs Pre-Sale

Sunday, May 18th!

They're playing at The Henry Fonda Theater.

It's through Ticketmaster, so you know the drill.

$25+

2 ticket limit

they go on sale FRIDAY, MAY 16th

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

No password!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Cut Copy at Red Bull Air Race Terminal 05/01/08

Excited to head out and listen to some good music for FREE, we went out to the Terminal and arrived around 8:40ish. I was expecting it to be a little full, but nope, it wasn't. It was cozy, but it wasn't packed. They had 21+ sections where they were serving Beer and Red Bull mixed drinks and the place was decked out in Red Bull attire, including 21 year old stewardess'. Ok, maybe they weren't all 21, but they seemed like they were. :)

They had a DJ spinning and I have to agree with Cat Dirt, he was old. hahaha Cut Copy took the stage at around 9pm, not 8:40, like I was told (Sorry) and they did a great job. They had the kids dancing and clapping. Yes, clapping is totally in. I was impressed that such a small crowd had such energy, especially in San Diego. I've noticed that San Diego crowds tend to be a little subdued, so it was a refresher. OR maybe it was all the under 21 kids hopped up on Red Bull? Nah, I hope not. It was definitely a dance dance feel, but it felt so good. It was happy, well, at least I was happy. And I kept thinking New Order, Pet Shop Boys while listening to them. I really like the lead singer's voice even though at first it was pretty low and hard to hear. Thank goodness sound took care of that issue.

If you get a chance to see Cut Copy, I suggest you go. It'll make you feel all happy and warm inside to dance to music that borders from rock to electronic and back again. And the band gets into it and tries to get the crowd into it. I'm sure the crowd doesn't always need help in figuring out when to go crazy, but I guess sometimes people don't get it.

I didn't like that they had all the little girls on stage dancing. It annoyed me. I felt like it took away from the band in the sense that at the end, this girl gets up there, thinking she's all cool and looks like a complete idiot, lost on stage. Strange.


p.s. I like Cat Dirt's Review better!

=)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Cut Copy playing tonight!

Downtown San Diego (7th and Market)

Scheduled show time is 8:40pm.

and it's FREE!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

M.I.A at 4th and B April 28th, 2008

I tried to pick up an extra ticket for a friend before the show, about an hour before the show, and the show was sold-out. There was a line that wrapped around the building and it was 8pm! The crowd was mixed with young and old, but mostly young - I guess they all saw the commercial!

I've seen here before and I've always had a great time, so I knew this was going to be a blast, especially after hearing about her performance at Coachella. I was/am still sick, but I couldn't miss. I thought it would bring my energy level pretty low, but after a drink or two, that didn't happen. I was a dancing fool!

The place was pretty full and it was HOT as hell in there. The drinks were stiff. She came on at about 10:15ish, a little late. But she brought it. I wish I could tell you every song she played, but I was way too into it that it all became a blur. She was dancing and singing and at times playing DJ. She had some of her crew come out and hose people down with water guns which was hilarious.

M.I.A had people jump onto stage for one song and that was chaos. My favorite part is that she was right in the mix and in the middle of that turmoil, still singing and dancing. She played for little more than an hour and ended her set with Paper Planes.

It was a great show, but I do wish she would have played more oldies. She has so many good songs to chose from.

p.s. yes i know this is a little shitty review, but hey, i'm sick! lol

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eddie Vedder - Spreckel's Theater 04 16 08

Eddie Vedder played last night at the Spreckles Theater in San Diego, Calfornia. It was the last show of his West Coast Tour - Sniper. He played for over 2 hours and had an array of stringed instruments. He played most, if not the whole album from "Into The Wild" and at one point, he brought out a "special guest." How great was it to see Emile Hirsch on stage! He hardly played any Pearl Jam songs and the ones he did play were the more obscure songs aka, not the hits. He played 3 songs off the "Harold and Maude" soundtrack and a ton of other wonderful acoustic songs.



We all know Eddie Vedder is short, so it was crazy to see Emile standing next to Eddie and seeing that Emile is totally shorter than Eddie! Eddie looked a bit femme, but good. His hair was longish. I'm thinking he's still "in character" from the movie he is currently filming. Who knows.

Emile was on stage for two songs. One he just sort of sat there as Eddie sang a song he wrote about Sean Penn and Emile came back on stage for the last song, where he sang BACK UP! I was surprised as hell. I also noticed that Emile looked super awkward on stage. I'm sure he's never seen what it's like to be a well-known, well-liked musician on stage with their adoring fans singing along, standing, screaming, and crying out their name. It's definitely different than what he's used to, to a certain degree. You can tell that he was tripping out at the sight. It was rather cute.

If you can catch Eddie Vedder on tour - do it!




*thank you to my friend geoff who took the pictures!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

STP Tour dates announced!

This makes me very, very happy. I saw them when they played at Street Scene, many a year ago and that experience was one of my all time favorites. I don't know about them playing at Qualcomm though. I guess they can because they know people will pay to see them, but i would have loved to see them at something just a little smaller - um Spreckel's?

May 17, 2008 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium
May 18, 2008 Camden, NJ S quehanna Bank Center
May 20, 2008 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
May 22, 2008 Chicago IL Charter One Pavilion/Northerly Isle
May 23, 2008 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 26, 2008 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
May 31, 2008 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 01, 2008 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center (see you bbs there!)
June 03, 2008 Detroitl, MI State Theatre
June 06, 2008 St. Paul, MN Wilkens Auditorium
June 08, 2008 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 11, 2008 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
June 12, 2008 Las vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theatre (Palms Resort)
June 14, 2008 Reno, NV Reno Events Centre
June 24, 2008 Los angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 25, 2008 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Ampitheatre
June 27, 2008 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
June 28, 2008 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
July 02, 2008 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 04, 2008 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 05, 2008 Des Moines, IA Balloon Launch Park
July 10, 2008 Quebec City,QC CA Quebec City International Festival
July 12, 2008 Toronto,ON CA Downsview Park
July 18, 2008 Mt. Pleasant,MI Soaring Eagle Casino
July 19, 2008 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley M ic Festival
July 25, 2008 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
July 26, 2008 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair
July 27, 2008 San diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
August 02, 2008 Oklahoma city, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
August 03, 2008 Council bluffs, IA Mid America Centre
August 04, 2008 Green bay, WI Oneida Casino
August 08, 2008 Bethlehem, PA Music Fest
August 09, 2008 Atlantic city, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino
August 10, 2008 Pimlico, MD V Festival
August 17, 2008 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 31, 2008 Seattle, WA Bumber Shoot

~ more to come!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SOUL EXPLORATIONS :: SOULPEOPLE :: SPRING SOUL 2008

Major Soul Events Hit L.A. This Spring

February 4 2008 • Text by Tomas Palermo

New York may be known as “the city that never sleeps,” but it's looking like Los Angeles is the city where art don’t sleep. This spring, Angelenos will have a whole lot of soul to stay awake for, as local collective Art Don’t Sleep has assembled some amazing music events in the coming months.

ADS’s five-part Soul Exploration live music and DJ series, held at The Crash Mansion in downtown Los Angeles, kicks off with a bang Saturday, (in conjunction with SOULPEOPLE) February 16 with a live performance from Philly-born, New York-based singer Bilal (of the Soulquarians), featuring SA-RA Creative Partners. Also performing that night is nine-piece band Orgone, celebrating its new album, The Killion Floor, on Ubiquity Records, and DJs Coleman and Al Jackson.

Part two of the dynamic, independent soul showcase goes down March 1, with PPP (formerly Platinum Pied Pipers) performing live, London’s Spacek Sound System, heavy L.A. emcee/producer combo Blu and Exile along with San Francisco’s DJ Sake 1, and J-Boogie with L.A. DJs Coleman and Aski.

On March 8, Art Don’t Sleep switches it up with the Cali party series featuring The Lions’ Jungle Struttin album release party and live performance. The night will also feature live sets from Ubiquity artists Nino Moeshella, veteran soul singer Darondo, and L.A.’s Connie Price and the Keystones, with DJs Jeremy Sole, Shakespeare, and Aurelito (I&I Soundsystem). That’s an insane live line-up!

March 15, Soul Exploration part three takes place, featuring a live performance by the legendary group RAMP (sampled by Tribe Called Quest and others), with all five original members. Also playing live are The Rebirth and Boogaloo Assassins with DJs Coleman and SOULPEOPLE’s Cid Hernandez. To put this night in perspective, the DC-based RAMP (pictured above) has been largely ignored in the U.S. since the '70s, playing mainly European gigs in recent years. But the popularity in recent decades of its Roy Ayers-produced classics “Daylight” and “Everyone Loves The Sunshine” has brought the group wider acclaim.

The Crash Mansion is located at 1024 S Grand Ave. at Olympic, downtown Los Angeles. Shows start at 9 p.m., are 21 with ID and covers vary.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Eddie Veder - quick tour!

Apr-02 The Centre Vancouver, BC
Apr-05 SC Civic Aud. Santa Cruz, CA
Apr-07 Zellerbach Th. Berkeley, CA
Apr-10 Arlington Th. Santa Barb, CA
Apr-12 Wiltern Th. Los Angeles, CA
Apr-13 Wiltern Th. Los Angeles, CA
Apr-15 Spreckels Th. San Diego, CA

Presales start Feb 18 and tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, February 22nd at
10am PST through www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Need something to do on Valentine's Day...

the last two have been well-attended and a lot of fun!!! Support your local bands!


Come. Please.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

SoulPeople:: Bilal w/ SA-RA Creative Partners +Orgone

This show will not disappoint. Get your tickets now before it's sold-out.

Keep an eye out for upcoming shows. SoulPeople has projects that will keep you grooving...


Fresh out the gate, 2008 has been everything an Angelino can wish for. The creative movement taking place in the city is reminiscent of a vibrant musical community of the 60's. In this spirit we are going to explore music from the past, present and future. ArtDontSleep is proud to present our first four events of 2008.


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Satuday Feb. 16th, 2008
Soul Exploration I of IV
Presented by: KCRW, SOULPEOPLE and ArtDontSleep is proud to present our first four events of 2008.



Bilal [NYC] *Live*
featuring Sa-Ra Creative Partners

Orgone *Live*

DJ's
Coleman & Al Jackson


Located @ The Crash Mansion :: 1024 S Grand Ave. :: Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
20$ @ the door :: 21+ Wiser :: Doors Open @ 9pm
Info :: myspace.com/artdontsleep :: artdontsleep@sbcglobal.net
*early arrival suggested*

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Dig Deeper...


Bilal

Raised in Philadelphia, Bilal frequented hole-in-the-wall clubs till sunrise with aspirations of scoring film. His eventual classical training at New York City's Mannes Music Conservatory ensured him able to sing opera in seven languages as well as an extended musical vocabulary. Bilal is a young disciple of King Tubby and Jelly Roll Morton; music of the early twenties, that pitch and swing, the bass striding on all fours. "I am fascinated by the history of our music. Jazz is a whorehouse," Bilal says of the historical sin and salvation of the form. "The original booty shake." Perhaps he shall silence Wynton Marsalis and those conservative keepers of institution, naysayers of today's musical youth.

Eventually Bilal moved to Brooklyn and began gigging around the city. He is now a venerable member of the collective Soul Aquarians, along with folks like Badu, Mos Def, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Q-Tip, D'Angelo. Bilal is by far an ArtDontSleep favorite and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our Soul Series. Prepare for your lives to be changed.


Sa-Ra Creative Partners

Experience and innovation. In the age of young thugs and one-hit wonders, these two traits are often missing from todays Hip-Hop. Not so, with SA-RA. The Los Angeles/New York-based group/production trio consisting of Taz Arnold, Shafiq Husayn and Om'Mas Keith have a term and a definition to describe their music, says Shafiq. “The term: Afro Magnetic Electronic Spiritualism. The definition: Black music.” Bear witness to the union of three of the freshest Angelinos to make music in the last decade.


Orgone

With a lively, evocative set of covers and original material, Los Angeles-based ensemble Orgone brought new attention to the funk revivalist and jam band circuits when they launched their recording career with Ubiquity Records in the mid- to late 2000s. Orgone's sound hosts a myriad groove-oriented styles, including but not limited to deep funk, '60s Memphis soul/blues, Fela-inspired Afro-beat, hip-hop, Latin jazz, and electronic dance and house. Many of the band's musicians started playing together in the early '90s, but Orgone did not develop into a tight-knit ensemble until the end of the decade.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bonnarro Line-up announced...

June 12-15th in Manchester, Tennessee

Why can't we have a line-up like this for Coachella? I'm really, really thinking about going to Bonnarro instead of Coachella. Shit.


PEARL JAM

and others....
Metallica
Jack Johnson
Kanye West
Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
Phil Lesh And Friends
My Morning Jacket
The Allman Brothers Band
The Raconteurs

Willie Nelson
Death Cab For Cutie
B.B. King
Sigur Ros
Levon Helm And The Ramble On The Road
Ben Folds
O.A.R.
The Bluegrass Allstars featuring Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
M.I.A.
Umphrey's McGee
Iron And Wine
Yonder Mountain String Band
Swell Season
Talib Kweli
Derek Trucks And Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival
Gogol Bordello
Broken Social Scene
Robert Randolph's Revival
Rilo Kiley
Mastodon
Lupe Fiasco
Against Me!
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings
Pat Green
Ozomatli
Tegan And Sara
Solomon Burke
Drive-By Truckers
!!!
The Avett Brothers
Israel Vibration
Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
Phil Lesh/Larry Campbell/Jackie Greene
Aimee Mann
Ladytron
The Fiery Furnaces
Orchestra Baobab
Ghostland Observatory
José González
Dark Star Orchestra
Minus The Bear
Donavon Frankenreiter
Lez Zeppelin
State Radio
Battles
Jakob Dylan
Two Gallants
The Sword
Vampire Weekend
Little Feat
Nicole Atkins
The Felice Brothers
Mason Jennings
MGMT
The Lee Boys
Black Kids
Serena Ryder
Steel Train
Grupo Fantasma
Back Door Slam

Monday, January 21, 2008

Coachella 2008 Fuller Line-Up

Cat Dirt Sez

Friday

Jack Johnson, the verve, raconteurs, the breeders, fatboy slim, teagen and sara, madness, the swell season, the nationals, animal collective, slightly stupid, Sharon jones and the dap kings, stars, battles, aesop rocks, does it offend you, minus the bear, spank rock, diplo, adam freeland, john butler trio, vampie weekend, Sandra Collins, cut copy, black lips, data rock, professor murder, revd and the makers, porter, the bees, rogue wave, mode selector.

Saturday

Portishead, kraftwerk, death cab for cutie, café decuba, sasha and digweed, rilo kiley, Dwight yoakam, mia, hot chip, cold war kids, malkamus, devotckha, flogging molly, islands, calvin harris, boyz noise, junkie xl, the teenagers, erol alken, yo majesty, bonde do role, akron family, mgmt, insitut djs, surkin, Sebastian, kavinsky, the bird and the bee, grand ole party, 120 days,

Sunday

Roger Waters presents dark side of the moon, spritiualized, justice, googol bordello, the streets, metric, smd, dimitri from paris, the field, the annuals, kid sister, a trak, man man, im from Barcelona, Manchester orchestra, the horrors, shout out louds, plasticines

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Radiohead announces North American Tour Cities

The dates are still to be announced.

But here are the cities in the USA and Canda in alphabetical order:

Atlanta
Boston
Charlotte
Chicago
Cleveland
Dallas
Houston
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
Miami
Montreal
New York
Philadelphia
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Seattle
St Louis
Tampa
Toronto
Vancouver
Washington DC

Friday, December 07, 2007

So So Glos & Fifty On Their Heels at Beauty Bar 12 06 07

It seemed like the weather, combined with it being December held the kiddies from coming out to play. And they'll be sorry they did. So So Glos and Fifty On Their Heels killed it last night.

But don't fret kiddies, you have a chance to see them TONIGHT AT THE CHE with Mermaid and another band that I can't recall at the moment. Bring all your friends, you won't want to miss them.

Back to last night's show. Wow. Sophie started the night was some great tunes on the tables until So So Glos took the stage.

How to describe them... Alex, lead singer and bassist broke his E string! What?!? I don't think I've ever seen that before. I don't think anyone's ever seen that at the Beauty Bar. Nick (Fifty On Their Heels) was kind enough to let them use his bass so the show continued. So So Glos was full of energy and though they had some technical difficulties, they sounded great. They have a sound that is very reminiscent of the Clash and other bands from that time. They love crowd interaction, so if you go to the show tonight, participate! And buy a CD or a sticker or a button. They have some cool merchandise. Support music!

After So So Glos, Fifty On Their Heels took the stage and presented to the crowd some new songs and some old. It was great to see the guys on stage again. It's been a long time since I've caught a show and they still have the same level of energy going and the music keeps getting better and better. Fifty brought on So So Glos during their last song and it was one big party on the stage. fun times.

Edgartronic took over the tables after Fifty played and he was playing some great mixes. I was out on the floor dancing my toosh off for a bit before I had to head on home. It was a Thursday and I had to go to work the next day.

I just wish there would have been more people there last night. It was a great, great show.

Don't miss them tonight!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Every Thursday Night in LA (Blue Velvet Lounge) SOULPEOPLE

If you live in Los Angeles, are going to Los Angeles, or have friends in Los Angeles, come check out the Blue Velvet Lounge. It's a place to relax and have some drinks while listening to beats old and new. And if you can't make it, tell a friend. There's always something for everyone at the Blue Velvet Lounge.



Meet.Mix & Politic at L.A.'s only Soulful Ultra Lounge



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The Blue Velvet Lounge
750 S. Garland Ave. 90017 {DTLA}
213.239.0061 || (10pm - 2am) || 21+

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The Blue Velvet Lounge
is located between 7th and 8th street
(2 blocks west of the 110 freeway) on Garland Ave. @The Flat
{click here for map}


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SOULPEOPLE is fiercely independent and supported by our lovely family and crew.

C-Boogie
Coleman
Mr Alfred Hawkins
Max Rocha
Aja
Seven57
Adrienne
Kazue
Oni
Tania
Karina
Lisa P.
Jaqueline
Thieny

Saturday, December 01, 2007

John West...

I was recently introduced to Mr. West's music and I was entranced. He has a wonderful voice. His melodies are catchy, yet simple. His lyrics aren't too "much," they speak to everyone or have spoken to everyone at one point in their lives. His CD has been living in my car since I was introduced and had to buy it. It's even living on my computer on repeat.

Check his website out at John West's Myspace

Here's a video...


Friday, November 30, 2007

Evel Knievel dead at 69!

Crazy! I thought he wasn't supposed to die! He did entertain a whole lot of us, some old and some young.

Here's a short article that I found on it.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.

Knievel's death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.



Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills.

Immortalized in the Washington's Smithsonian Institution as "America's Legendary Daredevil," Knievel was best known for a failed 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon on a rocket-powered cycle and a spectacular crash at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. He suffered nearly 40 broken bones before he retired in 1980.

Although he dropped off the pop culture radar in the '80s, Knievel always had fans and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. In later years he still made a good living selling his autographs and endorsing products. Thousands came to Butte, Mont., every year as his legend was celebrated during the "Evel Knievel Days" festival.

"They started out watching me bust my ass, and I became part of their lives," Knievel said. "People wanted to associate with a winner, not a loser. They wanted to associate with someone who kept trying to be a winner."

His death came just two days after it was announced that he and rapper Kanye West had settled a federal lawsuit over the use of Knievel's trademarked image in a popular West music video.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Next Week! Fifty on their Heels! So So Gloss (NY)! DJ Edgartronic! Chango Rey Y El Moreno! Mermaid!

Go! Go! Go!

I'll be at both San Diego shows if I don't get kidnapped by aliens!

What a way to kick off December!

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Monday, November 26, 2007

SOULPEOPLE: Peter Hadar & Ilhame @ Blue Velvet Lounge Thursday, Nove 23rd!






The Blue Velvet Lounge
750 S. Garland Ave. 90017 {DTLA}
213.239.0061 || (10pm - 2am) || 21+
no cover || $5 valet available {suggested}


~::~

The Blue Velvet Lounge {click here for map}

is located between 7th and 8th street
(2 blocks west of the 110 freeway) on Garland Ave. @The Flat

~::~




“With just the right amount of heart, soul and edge, Peter Hadar IS the ‘Coolest Weirdo’.” - Rahsaan Patterson

“Pete has developed into a great writer and dope artist, so keep a look out for Peter Hadar.” - Eric Robeson


At first glance, Peter Hardar, born Peter Winstead, Jr., may seem like a superhero with a death wish rather than an extremely talented singer & songwriter. His unending struggle to learn and evolve as an artist coupled with his plans to die a great musician instantly single him out in an industry wrought with fly by night artists. As a young man, Hadar struggled to dissipate from the shadows of his father, a musical prodigy and well-known gospel artist. He longed to make a name for himself outside the music world. He was soon drawn to fashion, where he blazed a trail for himself with ease. It was because of his ferociousness at learning the trade and defeating challenges that he earned the name “Hadar,” given to him by his uncle, a Hebrew Israelite. “Hadar” literally means “adornment,” and in his case “to decorate or dress.”

In 2004, after losing his job in the fashion industry, Hadar found himself in dire straits. It was at that point that he realized that working for someone else did not appeal to him and decided to take the indie route to develop his paternal gift of music. Locking himself in his mother’s house and writing nonstop, Hadar, found he also had the gift of “dressing music.”
With only a year and some change as a songwriter and no formal training as a musician, Hadar began putting together an impressive resume. Through his industry connections, he was able to collaborate with some of R&B’s most respected artists including Chante Moore, Carl Thomas, and Joe.

Continuously progressing, Hadar eventually met up with Mike Genato (The G:neous) and the drum and bass duo Mathematics. Together, these musical scientists have concocted a formula that is unique, unrivaled and distinctively Peter Hadar. With his first solo effort, 'Memories of the Heart', released in July 2006, Hadar is working on taking over the world with his own brand of cool weirdo music. This definitely looks like a job for Peter Hadar.

~::~



She has Morocco in her blood, Paris in her heart and music in her soul.
Ilhame
(aptly meaning “inspiration” in Arabic) always knew that music would be her constant muse. Born in the 17th District of Paris, Ilhame’s first musical experience was alongside her older sister, having innocent fun. As a little girl she loved to imitate famous musicians, reproducing mostly soul, funk and R&B stars such as Luther Vandross, Rose Royce and Bill Withers. At grade school she was urged by her music teacher to pursue her love for music, who noticed Ilhame’s natural talents as a vocalist. Thus, it was merely by pure instinct that Ilhame followed suit, followed her soul, and followed music.

Supported by DJ Fun (of Saian Supa Crew fame), a long-time friend and producer/sound engineer, Ilhame decided it was time to finance her own project and placed her career in her own hands. She decided that it was time to record an album. In 2000, a meeting brought forth a continuing collaboration with Max Valetudie, hip-hop/R&B/French Reggae producer (NTM, Raggasonic, Princess Erika, Tonton David). Lyricists and musicians such as Pascal Hospital, Marion Michau, and rap artist Kodjo have also lent their talents to Ilhame’s work in progress. In 2005, Ilhame traveled to the U.S. - Los Angeles to be exact - to record a major part of her album, an experience which furthered her desire continue making music. As Ilhame states, “I live, eat and sleep music. This is what I want to do. This is what I love to do.”

~::~

SOULPEOPLE is fiercely independent and supported by our lovely family and crew.

C-Boogie
Coleman
Mr Alfred Hawkins
Max Rocha
Aja
Seven57
Adrienne
Kazue
Oni
Tania
Karina
Lisa P.
Jaqueline
Thieny

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Movie: Into The Wild

Playing at the Hillcrest Landmark Theater.

Go see it.

I really have no words to describe or explain this movie.

Just go see it.

The Mist - Stephen King

I went to a sneak preview screening of this movie and all I could think of when leaving the movie were the following two things:

1. Made for TV movie
2. Was the short story as bad as the movie?

I did not like the movie. It was bad. The acting wasn't that good. The actors were unknowns, but some did look familiar,but I still had no idea who they were. It seemed like they had already segemented the movie in case it didn't go well in the theaters so that it could go straight to the TV.

I don't know what was worse, the movie or the audiences reaction to the movie. The movie was made for the non-thinker, for the reaction. And by the audience in attendence, they did their job. I had people clapping and going crazy when one of the ladies was shot in the head or when the "grandma" threw a can of soup at the same lady that was later shot. I don't get it. I felt stupid for even being there. I felt my brain cells diminishing.

I don't recommend it. It's not worth the time or money.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This Thursday! Blue Velvet Lounge Downtown LA

If you're in the area, check out SoulPeople at the Blue Velvet Lounge. It's a place to go lounge with your friends, have drinks and relax. The music doesn't stop and keeps in you a groove.




The Blue Velvet Lounge
750 S. Garland Ave. 90017 {DTLA}
213.239.0061 || (10pm - 2am) || 21+
no cover || $5 valet available {suggested}



The Blue Velvet Lounge {click here for map}

is located between 7th and 8th street
(2 blocks west of the 110 freeway) on Garland Ave. @The Flat


SOULPEOPLE is fiercely independent and supported by our lovely family and crew.

C-Boogie
Coleman
Mr Alfred Hawkins
Max Rocha
Aja
Seven57
Adrienne
Kazue
Oni
Tania
Karina
Lisa P.
Jaqueline
Thieny

Friday, November 02, 2007

Pipe Bomb detonated. I-5 open!

I am so glad that I don't have to drive through that mess of traffic. To those of you that do, I hope the music's good.

Happy Friday!

From SignOnSanDiego.com

SAN DIEGO – Sheriff's bomb-arson investigators detonated a pipe bomb that was found in a backpack on the side of Interstate 5 near La Jolla Village Drive on Friday.


SignOnSanDiego
Authorities confer on Interstate 5 after the discovery of a pipe bomb.
The investigation caused a traffic nightmare as authorities closed the freeway in both directions for nearly four hours.

All lanes have since been re-opened, although traffic was still backed up for miles to the north and the south.

Late Friday afternoon, Oceanside police arrested 46-year-old Michael Buffalo, who told investigators he left the pipe bomb on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes on Tuesday, when his car broke down.

Traffic update


Authorities closed the freeway between Interstate 805 and state Route 52 about 12:30 p.m.

Southbound traffic was backed up to Carmel Valley Road while northbound traffic was backed up to Sea World Drive, with speeds as low as 1 mph.

Buffalo led officers and bomb squad deputies to the bomb and it was later detonated.

The investigation began Thursday, when Oceanside police received a tip that someone was threatening to set a bomb off at the Vista Courthouse, said Oceanside Sgt. Leonard Mata.

Officers were able to identify Buffalo as a suspect, and he volunteered to come into the police station for an interview.

That's when he told them about the bomb on the side of the freeway, police said.

A search for more explosives in his Oceanside home on Dunes Place came up empty.

Buffalo is expected to be booked into jail on numerous charges.

Part of Interstate 5 North and South Closed due to possible pipe bomb?

According to Sign On San Diego:

Authorities have closed Interstate 5 southbound at the Interstate 805 connector and northbound at Gilman Drive while they investigate a report of a possible pipe bomb found near the freeway. The California Highway Patrol said the off-ramps between those two points are also closed. Police are conducting their investigation on the right lane of south I-5 just north of Genesee Avenue.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Qualcomm Stadium Evacuation Center Pictures

I had a friend that was evacuated from his home and had to move into Qualcomm for a couple of days. Luckily, his house is still standing. But while there, he saw some interesting sites and took some fun pictures to show a little of what was going on at the stadium.

So here they are.





Katie Couric
Apparently she had many male fans at Qualcomm Stadium.







housing inside of Qualcomm. i think this is a great picture. it just shows so many details. The sleeping quarters right next to the bathrooms. What section they were sleeping in, etc.














Llamas!








apparently, this was a very friendly turtle, following people around when they got close!

Monday, October 22, 2007

San Diego Fires!

How out of control is it getting? From what I'm reading, there aren't enough fire fighters to go around and fight the blaze. Crazy!

The only thing I have to deal with at the moment is work and crazy allergies!

If you want up-to-date news, go to Cat Dirt Sez. He has it all and it's a lot faster than most news sites at the moment.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Soulpeople Video Blog! Check it out!!!

Well folks here we have it ...finally our premier episode of "Soulpeople Loves You" ::videoblog::
and yes like our very first radio podcast its a little rough but we're learning as we go...we hope you like it and welcome any comments or feedback - Peace!








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CLICK HERE TO FIND OUR BLOGPAGE!!

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"Soulpeople Loves You" ~::~ Episode #1 - Fall 2007

Hosted by: Aja
Shot and Edited by: James Spooner {www.afropunk.com}
Directed by: Cid Hernandez

Production assistance by: Kazue, Chris Boogie, Orlando A., Adrienne, and Erik Rico

Special thanks to: Asad (Footlong Development) and Dru (Art Don't Sleep) Bobbito, Spinna and Rashida.

Peace to soulpeople crew & fam : Seven57, Karina,Tania, Oni, Soy, Max Rocha, Coleman, and Alfred Hawkins.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Any Fall Out Boy fans from Chicago reading this here blog?

I got this from an online blog...


So it's all happened very quickly, but we are super excited to announce that Clandestine Industries will be opening the doors of our LANDMARK STORE this weekend in Chicago!


Doors open at 10am and Pete will be signing autographs for the first 100 fans who purchase one of four new exclusive tee designs! Note - PLEASE BRING CASH for payment. These 100 fans will get a priority stamp that puts them first in line for the signing which begins at 1:30pm.


Pete will stick around until 3pm or so and sign as many autographs as possible before heading back to the Allstate Arena for the Young Wild Things Tour!


Drop by, say hi!!!


Clandestine Industries – Landmark Store
952 W. Newport
Chicago, IL 60657

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

M.I.A at Cane's - Nov. 11th!

Show starts at 8pm.

Tickets are $22 and are available through Ticketmaster, but I suggest you go to the Cane's box office and save yourself some money on the fees.

The Cool Kids are opening up for M.I.A.

I saw here at Coachella many moons ago and she did not disappoint. I was dancing away under that tent and I did not want it to end.

Go!

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Fest! Casbah! Tonight!




Don't miss this show. It'll be one of those rare times when you get to see a great caliber of bands together playing on the same stage. And it's only $8!!!

Get there early. I'm sure it'll sell-out!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lollapalooza 2008 dates

August 1-3, 2008, to be held in Chicago's grant Park.


Now I just got Coachella on the brain. haha

Monday, September 24, 2007

Jenna Jameson in FHM in San Diego

Jenna Jameson was in town last night posing for FHM Magazine. Apparently she'll be in the magazine dressed as Cleopatra and topless! haha

It looks like she was giving a show to people that would walk by the hotel, which shall remain nameless. Her shoot was in the front lobby so if you got lucky, you got to sneak a peak. Apparently, she didn't look crazy anorexic and looked somewhat healthy and per several boys. She has some nice hoohahs!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience + Grace

Here's the track list:

Foo Fighters ~ Echoes Silence Patience & Grace

1. The Pretender
2. Let It Die
3. Erase/Replace
4. Long Road To Ruin
5. Come Alive
6. Stranger Things Have Happened
7. Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)
8. Summer s End
9. Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners
10. Statues
11. But, Honestly
12. Home

I was able to get my hands on the album and i really liked it. It's a lot more mellow than I was expecting. It still rocked don't get me wrong, but it's different than their previous albums. I'm still listening to the album. It's on repeat in my car, so I'm sure my opinion will change.

But I say go out and buy it. I'll buy it as well. I'll support!

Morrissey @ El Foro, Tijuana 09/20/07

Morrissey, you are forgiven.

First things first, the setlist:

Billy Budd
London
You Have Killed Me
All You Need is Me
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
In the Future When All's Well
The National Front Disco
Stretch Out And Wait
Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Let Me Kiss You
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
Death of a Disco Dancer
Disappointed
I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Life Is a Pigsty
How Soon Is Now?
First Of The Gang To Die
Irish Blood, English Heart



Morrissey in Tijuana is something I thought I would never see. He has said in past interviews how he wasn't a fan of the city, yet here he was. The promoters must've ponied up a good amount of cash and were very convincing. El Foro sold-out right before the show. The sound was better than it was at the Embarcadero show. The crowd was 10 tens better and most of them didn't even speak English! The stage invaders were on full force. I think anywhere between 10-15 made it to stage and countless number of others tried. Morrissey even lent a hand out to them. He was really enjoying his fans and the flowers and accepting all gifts. He put a post card of James Dean down the front of his pants so you could see Jimmy's face and it stayed in place for at least 2 songs.

When Morrissey first came out, you could tell that he was a little slow to start. He was gauging the crowd, trying to figure out what the chaos was going to be like. After about 15 minutes, the old Moz came out. He was happy, jumping around, bantering with the crowd, dancing around with his mic cord. He was the Moz I saw back in the day.

He went through 4(?) shirts. He gave out 3 of them and man did they fight for them. I think my favorite part is when he ripped one of his shirts off and you saw the buttons fly! He has lost weight by the way. He's looking a lot better! My favorite shirt he wore was the USA Chivas jersey that he closed the show with. When he threw it out to the audience, they must've fought for it for at least 15 minutes. The winner of the brawl proudly wore it out front. I'm a huge fan of the Chivas (Mexican team). So I was happy. I just got back from Guadalajara and was able to catch a game, so I was on cloud 9.

Morrissey joked around a ton with the crowd. He was quite talkative. He told stories of how he was pulled over by the Tijuana police once he had crossed the border. He told of how he planned on getting a bicycle and selling fruit (melons, watermelons, etc.) on the Revolucion. He asked if anyone recognized the backdrop he was using this tour, which when given the microphone, a fan replied, "I Love You," to which Morrissey mimicked and asked if he was from Puebla! haha It was a very young and handsome Richard Burton by the way.

He played for close to two hours and while it was slow during some parts, he made up for it by playing all those Smiths songs that you hardly ever hear live. He even played three new songs. The first two I liked, but I wasn't impressed. It was the third new song, "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell" that I really liked and made me move. The band did a great job and were trying to get up close and personal with the crowd. An upright bass was brought on stage and a few other horn instruments as well. All around, the show blew the Embarcadero show out of the water. It was the first show of this leg of the tour and maybe that's what had him all ready to go. I guess we'll know for sure once he starts playing the rest of the gigs. He'll be in Las Vegas tonight.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sessions Fest!!! 09-16-07

Beer, Food, Music... How can you not go? I'll be out-of-town, so I expect someone to have a beer or two or three for me!!!

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12:15 to 12:45 - The Corvinas
1:15 to 1:45 - Wild Weekend
2:15 to 2:45 - Red Pony Clock
3:15 to 3:45 - Kite Flying Society
4:15 to 4:45 - Habitat Sound System
5:15 to 5:45 - Pizza!
6:15 to 6:45 - MC Flow
7:15 to 7:45 - Atoms
8:15 to 8:45 - Fifty on their Heels
9:15 to 9:45 - The Prayers
Skull Kontrol DJ's after 5pm

Friday, August 24, 2007

Poolside Party in LA!!!

Hey Everyone!

If you're going to be in the LA area, come check out the Blue Velvet Lounge. It's the end of the summer pool party with 4 great dj's and a view to die for. The tunes will be going until 9pm.

I'll see you there!




~::~ SOULPEOPLE ~::~

end of Summer poolside party
Sunday Aug. 26th

The Blue Velvet Lounge
750 S. Garland Ave. 90017 {downtown L.A.}
213.239.0061

Daytime
(1pm - 9pm)

~::~ SOULPEOPLE DEEJAY'S~::~
cid hernandez
coleman
seven57
kazue


and special guest DJ's (hmmmm)
no cover and no rsvp required !! (imagine that)




::SOULPEOPLE::

is an assembly of diverse individuals that are linked by common interests and ideals. We are universal, but we are also SELECTIVE. Our aim is to provide social events, concerts, parties and other networking opps. for those who align with our values...

We know our roots
We appreciate culture.
We promote progressive art and music.
We appreciate beauty in its rawest forms.
We believe in loud soulful self-expression.
We enjoy a hightened sense of consciousness.

The BLUE VELVET Lounge is located between 7th and 8th street
(2 blocks west of the 110 freeway)

click here for mapquest

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fuck Yeah Fest in LA this weekend!!!

Flyer courtesy of Fifty on Their Heels. They're on at 5:30pm. The line-up is pretty solid and is definitely worth checking out if you'll be in the area.

I'll be in the area!!!!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

issues...

I'm having issues with my blog. How in the hell did all the type get so small. It's really bothering me. I'll get to the bottom of this.

Have a great Tuesday!

SOULPEOPLE ll Poolside ll Sun Aug 26th ll Blue Velvet Lounge ll Los Angeles

Come and hang out poolside...





~::~ SOULPEOPLE ~::~

end of Summer poolside party
Sunday Aug. 26th

The Blue Velvet Lounge
750 S. Garland Ave. 90017 {downtown L.A.}
213.239.0061

Daytime
(1pm - 9pm)

~::~ SOULPEOPLE DEEJAY'S~::~
cid hernandez
coleman
seven57
kazue


and special guest DJ's (hmmmm)
no cover and no rsvp required !! (imagine that)




::SOULPEOPLE::

is an assembly of diverse individuals that are linked by common interests and ideals. We are universal, but we are also SELECTIVE. Our aim is to provide social events, concerts, parties and other networking opps. for those who align with our values...

We know our roots
We appreciate culture.
We promote progressive art and music.
We appreciate beauty in its rawest forms.
We believe in loud soulful self-expression.
We enjoy a hightened sense of consciousness.

The BLUE VELVET Lounge is located between 7th and 8th street
(2 blocks west of the 110 freeway)

click here for mapquest

Monday, August 20, 2007

Mad Driving Miles...

I feel so bad that I haven't been to a show in weeks. It's just been a busy August for me. I've been driving up to Los Angeles for the last two weekends and then a jaunt in Palm Springs. It's all for the cause and I'll be writing all about it in the future.

I'm around and I hope to finally be out and about this week/weekend to catch some shows.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Street Scene Final Line-Up Announced

As found on Rosie's site SD Dialed IN

I have my tickets already. I think I'm more excited about Sunday than I am about Saturday. It has more drawing power. I just hope that they sell more tickets. Can you imagine Live Nation cancelling Street Scene due to low ticket sales? Oh OH


The Lineup is as follows:

Saturday:

Muse
Panic! At The Disco
Slightly Stoopid
G. Love and Special Sauce
The Crystal Method
Rabbit In The Moon
Jaguares
T-Pain
Jack's Mannequin
Augustana
B-Side Players
Bad Brains
Dios (Malos)
Fair to Midland
Honeycut
Immigrant
Israel Vibration
Kid Lightning (nice grab, Jamal!)
Kinky
Matt Costa
Mickey Avalon
Mims
Ozomatli
Rocket Summer
Sean Na Na
Shut Up Stella
Shy FX
The Academy Is...
The Dan Band
Van Stone
The Village People

Sunday:

The Killers
Social Distortion
Arctic Monkeys
Air
Brand New
Infected Mushroom
VNV Nation
Spoon
T.I.
Paolo Nutini
Louis XIV
Gym Class Heroes
Biffy Clyro
Brett Dennen
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Editors
Eek-A-Mouse
Eisley
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Mala
Mutemath
People Under the Stairs
Punk Rock Karaoke
Simian Mobile Disco
Steel Pulse
Sweet & Tender Hooligans
The Coral
The Professionals
The Supersuckers
Too $hort
Z-Trip

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

KROQ'S LA Invasion Pre-Sale

09/15/07 at the Home Depot Center

Smashing Pumpkins
Foo Fighters
Velvet Revolver
Kid Rock
Chris Cornell
Cypress Hill
Perry Farrell's Satelite Party
Hot Hot Heat
Against Me
Paramore

Pre-sale starts Friday at noon through Ticketmaster.com

Password: WHATITDO

Tickets are $35-$85 with a 4 ticket limit for the floor and 8 ticket limit for all others.

If I wasn't already going to be out of town, I'd so go there! This is a great line-up. In my opinion, WAY BETTER THAN STREET SCENE!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Rumor? Donovan's Downtown?

It's a rumor that's floating around downtown.

The said rumor speculates that the old Trophy's location in the Gaslamp was sold to Donovan's.

Just what the Gaslamp needs - another steakhouse. I mean how many other restaurants do we need in downtown. We're oversaturated and as fast as they go up, they go down just as fast.

We'll see what happens.

SoCo Music Experience Set Times

As posted in SD Dialed In and ChickRawker, the set times have been released.

I'm definitely thinking of stopping by for several of the bands. I went last year and had a great time. And you can't beat seeing The Flaming Lips for free!!!


Main Stage:
3:00PM – 3:45PM – Delta Spirit
4:15PM – 5:15PM – Galactic
5:45PM – 6:45PM – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
7:15PM – 8:45PM – Z-Trip
9:15PM – 10:30PM – Flaming Lips

Local Stage:
2:30PM – 3:00 PM – Drowning Men
3:45PM – 4:15PM – Stranger
5:15PM – 5:45PM – The Knee Highs
6:45PM – 7:15PM – Truckee Brothers
8:45PM – 9:15PM – Scarlet Symphony

Monday, August 06, 2007

SDMA 2007 nominees announced!

I'm happy with most of the bands nominated. There are a few (Edgartronic) that I would have loved to see on the ballot as well. But what to do? Oh yeah, WRITE THEM IN!!! I love that option. I'm so on it.

You can check out the ballot HERE

Write in Edgartronic!

Good luck to Fifty On Their Heels, The Muslims, The Vultures and everyone else. It's going to be fun!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins tickets on sale 08/04/07

They go onsale tomorrow at 10am through ticketmaster.

They are playing at The Open Air Theater located on the campus on San Diego State.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Projekt Revolution Pictures

Here they are, as promised. They're all mostly My Chemical Romance pictures. The camera died before Linkin Park took the stage. They're not the best quality, but you'll get the point. I was using someone else's camera.

Enjoy!

Project Revolution: My Chemical Romance Pictures

You should check out Sandiego-ish. I'm sure he has some great pictures and a review to go along with it!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Projekt Revolution: My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park @ Coors Ampitheater

I arrived not knowing what to expect. Scott (CatDirt Sez) and I arrived while My Chemical Romance was playing and from a distance, they sounded pretty good. At first I thought that there weren't too many people at Coors for a concert of this magnitude. I mean, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Placebo, Saosin and several others played throughout the day on two stages. But once we got to our seats, I was able to clearly see that the first two sections were 95% full, the third section was comfortably full and we had enough people on the lawn taking in My Chemical Romance.

I want to say that I will come out of the closet. I've been a closet My Chemical Romance fan. I don't own their cds, but I watched their DVD a while back ago and I was impressed by their theatrics on stage and how they keep their audience engaged. Seeing them live solidified it for me. Gerard and gang were all over the stage. He talked to the audience, getting them pumped up. He was all about the pumping of the fists. They had some fireworks and some pyrotechnics that you could actually feel a slight burst of heat from (thanks again for the awesome seats Scott!). I thought his live singing voice was close enough to the recorded voice that it didn't make me cringe. I was even more impressed by how many girls were there to see them. They knew all the lyrics and they knew the songs as soon as the first few chords were played. I was given the privilege of watching this little girl freak out when her favorite song (assumption) was played. She FREAKED out. I loved it. It was total fandom at its greatest. The interesting part is that this same little girl, who must've been no older than 10, didn't show the same enthusiasm for Linkin Park. They played for a good hour and they kept the energy going throughout the whole set.

After their set, we took a walk to see what we could see. The merchandise table was full of items to buy and while there were some buying, I would have expected much more, perhaps they all had their fill or they were saving it for afterwards. We went back to our seats to catch the set up. I had seen Linkin Park back in the day when they played with Cypress Hill and boy has their stage changed. It's bigger and better - to go along with their rise in fame. The stage was set up as a two level stage with the DJ and the drummer on the riser and the other 4 on the main level. They had 4 other small stage risers set up on the very front of the stage, which the musicians utilized throughout the concert.

Linkin Park played for about an hour and a half. They played all of their hits from the past 10 years. According to Mike Shinoda, they've been around that long and wanted to give big ups to the bands that are starting as they became nostalgic at the fact that they were there at one point. I think they did a great job with their set list. They took it up and down and the fans did not seem to be disappointed. They seemed very grateful towards the fans. Throughout the whole night, they would take their time to thank the fans that have been there through everything. They even mentioned that they were nervous to put out this album since the style of the music on this album had changed from previous albums. Their newer album, Minutes to Midnight, is slower, more melodic, compared to the others.

Chester and Mike were jumping around the stage and completely hyped up. The audience was just as hyped. The mosh pit was full of people, especially towards the end when they were cranking out their harder songs. I went and sat with my sister and my cousin towards the end of the set and was amazed at the even more hardcore fans up in the higher sections. They were singing along, pumping their fists and going through convulsions! I think the quote of the night is when they thanked Chula Vista for being such a great city to play and a girl/woman, next to us said, "but I thought we were in San Diego?"

CatDirt Sez has a great review of the concert as well. Go check it out!

Pictures to come.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Sundelles, Lights On @ Ken Club 07/27/07

I decided to head on over to the Ken Club on Friday. I got there around 10ish and I was surprised that the bands hadn't started. I wasn't too sure who was on first, so I hung out in the bar for the most part. Let's just say that by the time The Sundelles started playing, I was a little tipsy.

I didn't manage to head over to the other side because well, my seat was nice and comfy and the idea of walking, just wasn't sounding so good. But I was able to hear them and they sounded pretty good. They had my ears perked up, listening to them.

When Lights On took the stage, I grabbed my beer and headed over to the other side. Lights on were pretty good, but at times I thought they were too much. It seemed to crowdy and muddy in some areas. They had a decent crowd watching them and they were into the show. Granted it was 11 something when they come and people were there to drink and to listen. I took in half of their set and decided to call it a night. I really wanted to see The Swedish Models, but if I wanted to get home in a safe manner, I had to leave! haha

I'd see both bands again, The Sundelles over Lights On. And I can't wait to see The Swedish Models. Sigh. When?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Comic-Con moving to Las Vegas 2008?

edit**

Looks like my sources are wrong. And that Comic Con wil be staying in SD unti 2012. So then it was a rumor all along.
We'll see what happens.



It's what I'm hearing from several people. Word is that this will be the last year that Comic-Con will be in San Diego.

All days but Sunday are sold-out at the moment. It would make sense to move it to a bigger venue. Bigger Venue+ Las Vegas= $$$.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New White Stripes Venue & Informaton

Tickets go on-sale this Saturday at 10am through ticketmaster.

They're coming to San Diego on Sept. 18th and they're playing at the Coors Ampitheater with the Cold War Kids.

Hmmmm....I don't know.

Do I want to see them at that venue? I need to think about this.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vegoose 2007 pre-sale

They go on-sale on Thursday the 26th at 10am. Courtesy of 91X

Click here for the link.

The password is vegoose91x.

It's on October 27-28, 2007 in Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.

tickets are $146.50 for a two-day pass and $79.50 for single day tickets. They tack on shipping and service charges ($13.55)


Line Up:


Rage Against The Machine
Daft Punk
Iggy & the Stooges (performing the album Fun House)
Muse
The Shins
Cypress Hill
Queens of the Stone Age
Public Enemy
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Umphrey’s McGee
Thievery Corporation
STS9
Ghostface Killah & The Rhythm Roots Allstars
Blonde Redhead
Gogol Bordello
U.N.K.L.E.
Ghostland Observatory
Pharoahe Monch
Battles

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Del Mar Race Track Day 1

I finally got a chance to go the the track yesterday and boy do i love to gamble! You forget these things until you're thrown right back into it. It took me a couple of beers to remember the lingo when placing bets. I mean, how are you supposed to know in what order you say the horse number, the dollar amount, and what you're betting on? haha

I ended up losing money, even though I won a couple of races. I'm just not a big better. I need to go back and play some more.

The scene at the Race Track was something else. You wonder where these people come out from. I didn't have a camera, but I wish I did. There was this "lady" walking around with some bright pink, maybe fuschia slippers! I was like woah, talk about being comfortable. And then you have your normal, fake tits, fake tans, I'm looking for a man, girls and then the boys that are after these type of girls. It was an industry event, so you know there was a ton of drinking going on. The free buffet? Yeah, it sucked. By the time I got hungry, all that was left were hot dogs. I wanted a hamburger dammit!

I plan on going back for 4 O'Clock Friday's and to place some more bets. I have to come out even, right?

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fifty On Their Heels/The Corvinas @ Kadan 07 19 07

I would deem it a success.

The place was nicely crowded. I would say at least 60 people were there and some were coming in and out and plenty were drinking. I wonder how much more Kadan made last night in comparison to other Thursday nights. I'm sure they saw some sort of profit.

It's a small place, but very intimate. haha
The bands set-up near the DJ, who by the way was playing some pretty decent music. It made me want to dance several times and that was a big feat because I was absolutely dead tired and not in the best of moods.

Fifty On Their Heels went on stage first and it was a fun night. Junior was all over the place. He kept having mic problems. I mean, for some reason it just gravitated towards Junior and wanted to beat him. haha But the show went on with or without the mic's participation. There were some sound issues, but nothing that hampered the show and made me go "this sucks!" They played a new song, which I thought I heard before, but then I couldn't remember. But it was good. There are a bunch of elements to it, but it always goes back to the foundation.

I was excited to see The Corvinas, so I made myself stay instead of going home and going to bed. I was very happy I did. They were loud and they were fun. They reminded me a lot of a surfer band, garage style sort of feel. I couldn't really hear the vocals that well, don't know if that was the mic's fault, the singer's fault or just the acoustics in the place. I only had one beer and one shot, so I know I wasn't "impaired". :) But I still enjoyed them. For being a three-piece, they sure put out a lot of sound and energy.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

San Diego Maroon 5 pre-sale...

I don't care what you say, I like them. hehe

Starts now and ends when the tickets are gone.

Go to ticketmaster.com.

PW: LIVENATION

Tickets vary from $40.50 to $56.50. There's a two ticket limit, I think. They have like a million pre-sale things going on.

They're playing with The Hives and Phantom Planet at Cox Arena. But they're advertising the Aztec Bowl as well, so um. yeah.

I'd go just to see The Hives. They're a lot of fun to see live.

Regular tickets go onsale Saturday at 10am.

GO SEE FIFTY ON THEIR HEELS & THE CORVINAS AT KADAN (30TH & ADAMS) TONIGHT! 9PM

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Fifty On Their Heels - Kadan 07/19/07

It's on the corner of 30th and Adams.

Fifty is playing with The Corvinas and wtih Brownbird Rudy Relic.

9pm.

I'm not sure about a cover charge, but either way, it's well worth it. I haven't seen The Corvinas, so I'm really excited about it. I've heard a lot of good things said about them, so I want to experience it myself.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins Opening Bands Announced

Word is that The Bravery will be touring with the Smashing Pumpkins from September 24th to October 9th and then the band Explosions in the Sky starting on October 11th until the end of the tour.

Kinda strange, don't you think? They're scheduled to play in San Diego on September 19th. Street Scene sounds a little more believeable.

In my opinion, that would suck - big time! I'm hearing that the Smashing Pumpkins are playing 3 hour sets and breaking out some of the oldies. I would rather see SP alone then at Street Scene. I'd be pretty bummed out.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins Tickets...

So who else tried to buy tickets and noticed that they were not selling any? The whole AEG/Live Nation/Viejas Entertainment issue must have something to do with this.

They were advertising the tickets going on sale today at 10am for at least a week.

bummer.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday 07/13/07: What to do???

There is so much going on tonight that I don't even know how to chose.

Luckily, I have friends that have made it somewhat easy.

I'll be hitting up the Beauty Bar to check out Gabe Vega's birthday Bash featuring The Airborne Toxic Event and a DJ set. This is how I will start my evening and then I'm going to head over to the Tower Bar to catch some awesome bands - The Scene, Roses on her Grave, and Scarlet Symphony.

It should be good times all around. I hope to make it to both, you just never know. You start drinking and then how do you drive?

What's everyone else doing?

You can't go wrong with either or both choices. I suggest you check out SD Dialed In for a more comprehensive list of what's going on in San Diego this weekend. Rosie is always on top of it!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

LA Peeps: Interpol Pre-Sale

They're playing at The Forum on October 23rd.

Pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10am through Ticketmaster.

There is a 4-ticket limit and tickets are anywhere from $30 - $32.50.

Enjoy!

What does Morrissey think about Madonna?

As reported in www.radarmagazine.com:

An angry Morrissey reportedly slammed Madonna at his concert last night in Norfolk, Virginia: "I wouldn't be surprised if she [Madonna] made that African boy into a coat and wore him ... for 15 minutes, and then threw it away." He also told the crowd, "You haven't even heard what I'm gratified about yet. I'm very gratified to be so close to the international headquarters of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals."


Hehe. Morrissey cracks me up. I love it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Junior Metro & DJ Sophie: Wheels of the Industry at Livewire 07/09/07

The music last night at Livewire was refreshing. It was new. It was dancy. It was/is what I needed.

DJ Sophie did a great job behind the tables and her selection of music flowed in a manner that made you want to dance and forget about any issues you may be having in your life. She played a lot of music from France (French post punk/new wave), which I hadn't really heard of, but glad I did. I'm a fan. Junior Metro mixed it up with some Dub, Reggae, and of course, Post Punk. He kept the crowd moving as well. It was all seemless and it just existed. It was mellow and it was perfect. But not too mellow where you felt you couldn't dance for a song or two.

I would love to see this happen again and at different venues. I think it's important to introduce people, including myself to all styles of music. It can only influence bands to create new styles and to mix them up to bring out different types of crowds. You want a mixed crowd. Isn't the point of playing to introduce people to your music and have them bring their friends who may not like your music, but since their friend does, why shouldn't they give it a try?

I'm all for another french post punk/new wave dance party! Let me know when.

CatDirt Sez has some other additional information that was pretty interesting to read - check it out!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins Tickets on-sale 07/14/07

You know the drill. They're selling them through Ticketmaster at 10am.

Tickets are $46 plus additional surcharges. General Admission

It's at the Embarcadero on September 19th.

I'm going. I'm a huge fan and I'm getting used to their new cd -Zeitgeist. Some songs are better than others, but it has a lot of potential.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Skull Cat Control at Beauty Bar! 07 07 07

Sophie, I hope you had a wonderful time last night! Happy Birthday - again!

Cat Dirt and Skull Control brought it last night. I really enjoyed myself and judging the crowd, everyone was having a blast.
It was non-stop music by the DJs, who in my opinion did a great job of keeping the mix exciting and happy. It made you want to dance and drink. The place was crowded, but comfortable. The bands played loudly and they sounded great. The cupcakes were absolutely delicious.

I had never seen The Vultures and I'm really happy I got to see them. Some of their songs reminded me of this band called "For Squirrels." They only put out one album during their career before they all perished in a bus accident during a tour, but they were great. They were high energy and interacted with the crowd and tried to get the crowd involved. I really liked how they fit the bill. They were similar enough to Fifty but different enough so that you wouldn't get bored knowing that this is what you'd be hearing for the rest of the night. I'd definitely go see them again and would recommend them to anyone.

Fifty on Their Heels came on and the place was excited. Many were there to see them and to dance. I heard a new song tonight that I hadn't heard before. I didn't catch the name, but it was dancy and catchy. I danced my way through their set which was fun and as far as I can tell, the guys felt great about it.

Skull Control finished off the night and had the dance floor packed and it never slowed down. After a major dance session with friends, I had to leave. I had an early call time!

I would deem this a most successful night.

Be sure to check out CatDirt Sez and SD Dialed In for their reviews and pictures!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

update

Lot's of craziness has been going on.

I'll get back into the swing of things.

I just need a slight break to clear my head.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Honda Civic Tour Tickets - Need them?

I have a friend that has 2 extra pit tickets for the show. She only wants $75 for the pair, even though she paid $50 each.

The show's on Sunday.

Fall Out Boy, +44 (featuring Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus, formerly of blink-182), The Academy Is, Paul Wall and Cobra Starship.

If anyone's interested, let me know...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

LA Peeps: Marilyn Manson & Slayer Pre-Sale

Starts tomorrow at 10am through ticketmaster.com.

Password: LOLITA

Tickets are $49.50 GA Pit & Reserved, $39.50 Reserved, $19.50 Lawn and there is an 8 ticket limit.

They're playing August 24th at the Verizon Wireless Theater.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

2007 Street Scene Line Up Additions

Biffy Clyro
Kinky
Mika
Sean Na Na

How many more bands are left to add? They better be good!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

San Diego Music Foundation: Music 101 Review

Well, I was going to get all wordy and give a recap on my blog, but I think Scott (CatDirt Sez) did a great job.


So go to Cat Dirt Sez for the whole scoop!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Cure Tour Dates

Looks like they'll be rolling through San Diego. 65 DAYS OF STATIC will be their opening band throughout the whole tour.

You probably won't see me there, unless I get free tickets. I think I would be disappointed. So I'd almost rather skip it and watch their videos!


Thu-Sep-13 Tampa - St Pete Times Forum
Sat-Sep-15 Atlanta - Gwinnett Center
Mon-Sep-17 Charlotte - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Wed-Sep-19 Washington DC - Patriot Center
Fri-Sep-21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum
Sun-Sep-23 New York City - Madison Square Garden
Tue-Sep-25 Boston - Agganis Arena
Wed-Sep-26 Montreal - Bell Centre
Thu-Sep-27 Toronto - Air Canada Centre
Sat-Sep-29 Chicago - Allstate Arena
Tue-Oct-02 Denver - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu-Oct-04 Salt Lake City - E Center

Sat-Oct-06 San Francisco - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Download Festival

Mon-Oct-08 Seattle - Key Arena
Tue-Oct-09 Vancouver - General Motors Place
Thu-Oct-11 Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Bowl
Sat-Oct-13 San Diego - Cox Arena
Sun-Oct-14 Los Angeles - Hollywood Bowl
Tue-Oct-16 Houston - Toyota Center
Wed-Oct-17 Dallas - American Airlines Center

Friday, June 22, 2007

2007 Street Scene: Beastie Boys are in

but Spoon is now out of the line-up.

I'm not happy with that. I really wanted to see Spoon. I wonder what happened?

I got this from San Diego CityBeat's Blog.


Reminder: Tickets go on-sale tomorrow!

Fifty On Their Heels at the Rhythm Lounge & Joan Jett at the Fairgrounds!

Fifty on Their Heels will be playing with The Corvinas tonight at the Rhythm Lounge. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. It's in Point Loma - off Midway. You'll see the sign!

Joan Jett is at the San Diego County Fair tonight. Ticket says 4pm. She has two bands opening for her and it's going to be a big production. Admission is free with purchase of a ticket to the fair.

I plan on hitting both up!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ SD County Fair 06/20/07

In true fashion, Eric Burdon and The Animals started about 15 minutes late. He came out wearing shades and ready to rock. His band consisted of himself on vocals and 4 members: Red Young on keyboards, Eric McFadden on guitars, Paula O'Rourke on bass, Tony Braunagel on drums. And according to Burdon, Eric McFadden was present during some of the original recording sessions of The Animals. Paula, the bassist, was in a dress and boots. It reminded me of the way the band Hole would dress. The sound was fine after some fine tuning and the band seemed to be having a good time.

They played about 13 to 14 songs. They opened up with Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. And they spread out the hits (We've Got to Get Out of this Place, It's My Life(which the guy next to me sang very loudly), I Put A Spell On You, and See See Rider) throughout the set and mixed them up with his solo albums that were all blues and New Orleans type jazz. I'm sure they played some other hits, but I can't remember. During House of the Rising Sun, the crowd went wild. People were running up to the stage and standing in front of the people that were seated. Granted, it wasn't meant to be a seated concert. People would get chairs and sit down wherever, even on the dancefloor. You had the ex-hippies dancing around, re-living their past. There were a lot of people there from that generation and most with their families and the few that were there on dates, acting like they were that age again. The young crowd was surprising. It wasn't huge, but they were present and they were vocal.

Burdon and his Animals played for about and hour and a half and they got a standing ovation at the end. I had a good time, sipping on my beer, observing the crowd and chuckling to myself when he played his song, Mother Nature, and stated how he could smell people smoking "Mother Nature."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Snoop Dogg and The Game: Two for the Price of One?

I got this email from the House of Blues. Ticket sales must be pretty low if they're doing something like this. I don't think they've done this before, at least not that I'm aware of.

They're offering tickets to see Snoop Dogg on June 27 and The Game on June 24 for $75 a ticket. They're both performing at 4th and B. You have to go through ticketmaster. Sorry.

So if you're interested, the password is BALLER.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Full Street Scene Line-up with more to come...

A big thank you to Rosey from SD Dialed In.

This is what she had to say:

Here's the bands that have now been officially named for the 2007 Street Scene at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 22 and 23 (according to the U-T):

Air
Arctic Monkeys
Augustana
Brand New
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Dios
Editors
Elvis Perkins
Fair To Midland
G. Love & Special Sauce
Honeycut
Infected Mushroom
Jack's Mannequin
The Killers
Louis XIV
Matt Costa
Muse
Mute Math
Ozomatli
Panic! At the Disco
Paolo Nutini
Punk Rock Karaoke
Shut Up Stella
Slightly Stoopid
Social Distortion
Spoon
Supersuckers
Sweet & Tender Hooligans
The Acadamy Is
VNV Nation

According to the U-T, "Up to 20 more bands will be announced for the festival..."

If you want to read more, go to her blog, click on the link above.

Thanks Rosey!

Partial Street Scene Line-up?

Thank you to Cat Dirt for uncovering this partial list of the Street Scene Line Up that will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Killers
Clap You Hands and Say Yeah
Muse
Social Distortion
Artic Monkeys
Panic! At the Disco!
Louis XIV
Slightly Stoopid

The rest or more should be out today sometime, if it's not out already. I'm just starting my day...

So far, I'm happy with the line-up. I'll wait to pass judgement until I see the full line-up.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

LA Peeps: White Stripes Pre-Sale

If you want to go see The White Stripes and get tickets before they go on-sale...

They're playing September 19th at the Forum.

Log onto Ticketmaster, search White Stripes

Pre-sale starts on June 21st at 10am.

Tickets are $27 - $46 and there is a 4 ticket limit.

Password: ICKY


Good Luck!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Marilyn Manson/Slayer Tour Information

Tickets go on-sale on June 30th at 10am through www.ticketmaster.com.

They're playing at the iPayOne Center aka Sports Arena.

It doesn't say how much, but I'm guessing anywhere between $30-$50 dollars and that's without the service fees. I'm basing my guess on the other dates posted.

I've been looking everywhere for this information and no one has posted anything about it - so here you go!

Street Scene Pre-sale...

I got mine. Did you get yours?

$109.95

Expensive, but probably worth it. Let's see what the regular price tickets will be.


Go Here to pick yours up if you're willing to take a chance...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Incubus Pre-Sale for SD Show

Hey All!

Want to see Incubus at the Coors Ampitheater on September 8th?

Pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10am through ticketmaster.com.

The password is nation.

I'm still debating. I would want to go see Incubus, but I kind of want to buy tickets to another event that goes on pre-sale tomorrow. Hmmm... decisions, decisions.

Weird Al at San Diego County Fair 06/13/07 Review (Kinda)

I laughed pretty hard last night at the Weird Al Concert at the San Diego County Fair.

He had 4 piece band (guitar, bass, keys, and drums) with him and a huge screen he used during his costume changes. He opened with a medley of current songs ranging from Black Eye Peas, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne and some others. He sang their lyrics, but in his style.

I think my highlight was perhaps seeing him strip down to a yellow SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirt and then unzipping his fly and taking off his pants to reveal boxers and a pink tutu, all the while singing to James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," but a la Wierd Al. He also did a Star Wars paradoy and ended up grinding on a fan. hahaha

He played for about two hours and there were some sound/technical issues. The mix was too loud. It seemed like the sound guys weren't on the same page. I know during one of his "interviews" all sound was lost. All you heard was the booing of the fans, but it was fixed rather quickly.

He intervied Jessica Simpson (who like's to do it pdiddy style (back to back)), Mariah Carey, Madonna, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake and a few others.

I'm happy I treked it. The traffic wasn't bad at all and the food was good.

I even caught a little of The Fab Four's set (Beatles Tribute Band). They were pretty good. They play all the instruments live and they sing everything. I'd definitely see both bands again.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Playground Slap at O'Connell's

Go check out Playground Slap with special guest Mike Keneally. I really like them, but I'll be watching Weird Al over at the San Diego County Fair.

Playground Slap will also be playing at the San Diego County Fair this summer so go there too!

O'Connell's is located on 30th and Adams, I think. :)

4'Oclock Friday's Line-up at Del Mar Race Track

07/20 Satellite Party featuring Perry Farrell
07/27 Pinback
08/03 Violent Femmes
08/04 The Cult
08/10 Unwritten Law
08/17 Cake
08/24 Pete Yorn
08/25 Reggae Fest featuring Ziggy Marley
08/31 Angels & Airwaves


I'm excited! It's mostly because of Pete Yorn and Cake, but I'll probably be at some of the other shows. The concerts are free with paid admission to the Del Mar Race Track. The band goes on after the last race, so the time may vary from show to show. The place where the bands usually play is pretty cool, but if you want to be upfront, you need to get there early. If I recall, I think you might be able to just buy a ticket to the show - but you might want to double-check that.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Cold War Kids at Street Scene 2007

You heard it first at SD: Dialed In.

I'm excited. I've never seen them. I think it'll be fun. The White Stripes though are another story. I've seen them live and I thought they were boring. But since the Cold War Kids are touring with The White Stripes, there's a good chance that they will be coming to San Diego.

I just really, really hope they get the Smashing Pumpkins on the bill.