Recommended Show of the Week: Built to Spill @ House of Blues. This is what indie rock is all about. Frontman Doug Martsch isn’t pretty, doesn’t care for the spotlight, writes epic songs that are familiar yet unpredictable and puts on a hell of a live show. Catch BTS Thursday or Friday at the House of Blues.
Driving to San Diego in horrid traffic is not my typical idea of a well-spent Friday afternoon. However, the organizers of this year’s San Diego Street Scene have managed to put together an amazing and diverse lineup.
Recommended Show of the Week: Ozomatli @ Cal Plaza. Kick off the long weekend with a free outdoor concert by LA groovemeisters Ozomatli. Wear your dancing pants–anything these guys touch turns to party. Friday at 8.
Here we have it, Ryan’s smug and unjustified quickie reviews of today’s modern and largely caucasian rock bands. Special coverage of all of today’s “the” bands…the shins, the killers, the bravery, the strokes, the rapture, the walkmen, the kaiser chiefs, the jalapenos, the stallones, the…
Recommended Show of the Week: David Byrne, Arcade Fire @ Hollywood Bowl. Head to the Bowl Sunday night to watch the indie rock version of Rocky V. Aging veteran Rocky (David Byrne) takes the young hotshot Tommy Gunn (Arcade Fire) under his wing. Tommy wins some matches, gets really arrogant and then drops Rocky. Gunn gains the title belt but loses favor with the masses and realizes the only way to gain respect is to beat Rocky one-on-oneâ€¦