My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Sat
    20
  • Sun
    21
  • Mon
    22
  • Tue
    23
  • Wed
    24
  • Thu
    25
  • Fri
    26
Make it Snow: A Holiday Reading Show Dec 20, 2014 The Radvocate Magazine is holding a special holiday reading show featuring Juliet Escoria, Scott McClanahan, Ryan Bradford, Lucy Tiven, Jos Charles and more. 77 other events on Saturday, December 20
 
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
Home / Articles / Music / If I Were U /  Keith ...
. . . .
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013

Keith Sweat, Spider John Koerner and more San Diego concerts

OFF!, Gayle Skidmore and The Wailers are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
iiwu Gayle Skidmore
- Photo by Ryan C. Jones

Wednesday, Feb. 6

PLAN A: That 1 Guy, Wolff @ The Casbah. Like a one-man-band from the future, That 1 Guy’s Mike Silverman makes quirky, rhythm-intensive tunes on a 7-foot-tall “magic pipe”—an instrument of his own invention that’s made out of plumbing pipes and contrabass strings. Live videos show him doing some crazy-cool things with it, so expect a visual and sonic treat. PLAN B: Chelsea Wolfe, Amanda Shoepflin, Sarah Jaffe @ The Loft at UCSD. L.A. songwriter Chelsea Wolfe put on an enchanting performance when I saw her in Tijuana recently. Channeling the bleak, brooding vibes of Swans’ Michael Gira, she offered up a witch’s brew of driving post-punk and gloomy folk.

Thursday, Feb. 7

PLAN A: Gayle Skidmore, Goldenboy, Leanna May and The Matadors @ The Casbah. Singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore has a special night planned for the release of her lovely new Zombie Heart 7-inch. She’s decorating. She’s baking cookies. And, of course, she’ll touch the marrow of your soul with rich, heartfelt pop. PLAN B: OFF!, Bad Antics, Negative Approach @ Epicentre. With years of experience in bands like Circle Jerks and Hot Snakes, the guys in OFF! certainly know how to dish out the shit-kicking punk fury. But as their hilarious music videos attest, they also know how to hit the funny bone in just the right way. BACKUP PLAN: Nathan Hubbard / Along Came a Spider @ 98 Bottles.


Friday, Feb. 8

PLAN A: Portland Cello Project, The Alialujah Choir @ Luce Loft. Putting a novel spin on an old instrument, the Portland Cello Project boasts a wildly diverse repertoire (Bach, Kanye West, Pantera, the Super Mario Bros. theme) and collaborates with a wide range of artists (The Dandy Warhols, Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor). PLAN B: Seapony, Rose Melberg, Neon Cough @ Soda Bar. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for some nice, inoffensive indie-pop. Seapony are as cuddly as a baby’s blankie, boasting jangly guitars and cooing vocals, while locals Neon Cough specialize in breezy, electro-tinged hooks.


Saturday, Feb. 9

PLAN A: Spider John Koerner @ AMSDconcerts. This guy is just too amazing to pass up. Back in the early 1960s, Koerner played traditional folk and blues alongside buddies like Bob Dylan. Now in his 70s, he brings a rough, rickety vibe to his tunes, reflecting all the charm of a busted-up pickup truck. PLAN B: The Wailers, Roger Steffens, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up Tavern. Yeah, I know, Bob Marley died more than 30 years ago, but I’d go to this show just to see longtime Wailers bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who came up with deep, remarkably expressive bass lines for many of Marley’s songs. PLAN C: Cattle Decapitation, Lord of War, Suntorn, Imbalanced, Nihilitus, Vermin @ SOMA. As their name suggests, local metalers Cattle Decapitation always bring the gut-churning, face-shredding, death-grind goodness. BACKUP PLAN: Gram Rabbit, Hills Like Elephants, Privet, The Midnight Pine @ The Casbah.


Sunday, Feb. 10

PLAN A: Keith Sweat @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Step aside, Keith Sweaty: It’s time for the real thing. One of the first R&B singers to adopt the big beats and synthy hooks of New Jack Swing, Mr. Sweat has penned many a sexy jam over the years, and he can still peel your clothes off with his intoxicating voice. PLAN B: Big Freedia, Keith Sweaty, DJ Claire @ The Casbah. If you like jiggling booties, then you will love Big Freedia, star of New Orleans bounce music. As Freedia delivers rapid-fire vocals over crazy-funky beats, a great booty-shaking experience is guaranteed for all. BACK- UP PLAN: Tony Suraci as The Highwayman, Lee Koch @ Belly Up Tavern.

Monday, Feb. 11


PLAN A: Gayle Skidmore @ Tin Can Ale House.
Even if you made it to Skidmore’s record-release show at The Casbah (see Thursday’s Plan A), it’ll be worth checking her out at this latest edition of the Tin Can’s weekly Country Club, where she’ll likely put on a quieter, more intimate performance. 
BACKUP PLAN: Sir Sly, Miner @ The Casbah.


Tuesday, Feb. 12

PLAN A: “Transages” w/ Light Vision, DJ Pigtails, Mystery Cave @ Tin Can Ale House. Before shoving off for a new home in New York City, local musician Paul Remund will put on a multimedia show, unveiling his hypnotic new electronic-music project, Light Vision. Head over to Page 26 to read more. BACKUP PLAN: The Pacific Quartet @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.


Email peterh@sdcitybeat.com or follow him on Twitter at @peterholslin.




 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close