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Halloween Weekend in San Diego

Halloween is almost upon us and we've got some picks for the weekend ahead. Kick things off on Friday with a costume party at The Casbah featuring local legends The Donkeys and Cuckoo Chaos, fresh off a bunch of NYC shows during CMJ. On Saturday night Space 4 Art has simultaneous openings featuring San Diego artist Brianna Rigg and an outdoor installation titled Hell House.

On Halloween night you've got two great shows to pick from; Deer Tick and Guards at The Casbah, or our first choice, Thee Oh Sees at Bar Pink. These guys put on an insanely energetic show, and it's only $5 bucks. Have fun and be safe out there...

Posted By zack | 10/23/2011 | 11:56 PM | Add a Comment

FILTER + Hard Rock Present YACHT

Filter Magazine and Hard Rock Hotel San Diego are kicking off a monthly music series called SoundCheck. Tonight's inaugural show features freak-pop duo YACHT and two well known San Diego DJs. The show is free if you RSVP here. Doors at 9pm, music at 10pm.

Posted By zack | 10/18/2011 | 11:19 AM | Add a Comment

MVM : Unknown Mortal Orchestra

"Ffunny Ffrends" is an insanely catchy jam courtesy of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the project Ruban Nielson started when he moved from New Zealand to Portland in 2010. Now a trio, the group has released their debut record on Fat Possum and will hit the road this fall. UMO plays The Casbah with Gauntlet Hair on Sunday, November 6th. Grab your tickets early.

Joining UMO at Casbah on November 6th will be Denver-based duo Gauntlet Hair. These two tracks have been on heavy rotation lately at the office, and we really can't wait to see them performed live. Grab Gauntlet Hair's self titled debut here, due out October 18th via Dead Oceans and don't miss this show!

Gauntlet Hair - "I Was Thinking"

Gauntlet Hair - "Top Bunk"

Posted By zack | 10/10/2011 | 9:19 AM | Add a Comment

MVM : Youth Lagoon

Ok, so we're assuming that you've all seen this video at least once already, but its definitely worth a second, third, and fourth viewing. Director Tyler T Williams matched the beauty of Youth Lagoon's debut record with this amazingly epic video for the standout track "Montana". Check out the video below, and if you haven't already, snag The Year of Hibernation from Fat Possum Records here.

Sezio is thrilled to present Youth Lagoon at The Casbah on Thursday, November 3rd. Grab your tickets here. This show will definitely sell out...

(Full screen viewing is mandatory)

Posted By zack | 10/3/2011 | 12:13 AM | Add a Comment

Film Screening : Echotone

As San Diego's music scene continues to grow, it is important that we take cues from more established music cities such us Portland, Seattle or Austin. Seattle recently launched their decade-long Seattle City of Music plan after discovering the staggering effect live music has on their local economy. In Austin, Texas, where live music is also a billion dollar business, there has been a condo invasion in the downtown venue district. The documentary Echotone takes an inside peek at Austin's growing pains through the eyes of a few up and coming bands and record labels.

Check out the trailer below, and cruise over to Habitat House at 8pm on Wednesday to screen the film.

Posted By zack | 10/2/2011 | 10:17 PM | Add a Comment