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From Wednesday 04 December 2019

11th Annual Thanksgiving Punk Rock Food Drive @ Legacy Brewing, Oceanside, California

In America, we have our annual Thanksgiving holiday, in which we give thanks for all that we have while stuffing ourselves with food. As we learned in school, it’s to commemorate the Pilgrims’ survival of that first harsh winter after arriving from Plymouth, and the assistance of the local

Sunday 20 October 2019

The Run Up, Foxgrave, City Windows @ Tower Bar, San Diego

Bristol’s The Run Up play a style of emotive pop punk reminiscent of one played by several bands along the West Coast of the United States. So, it was apt that their first show on their US tour out to The Fest 18 would begin in San Diego, California.

Sunday 29 September 2019

Melted, Le Saboteur, The Hammerbombs, Good Dog @ Haus of Gigi, Long Beach, California

There’s nothing more DIY in the world of DIY punk than a house show. Even better is a house show that the neighbours don’t mind and the cops don’t shut down. Thus, a show originally intended for a new venue that’s still working out its permitting from the city

Sunday 22 September 2019

Chris Cresswell, Brian Wahlstrom, Zach Quinn @ Soda Bar, San Diego

The One Week Records tour came through San Diego again, but this time, instead of label boss Joey Cape, Flatliners’ front man Chris Cresswell joined in the fun, along with Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios, Gods of Mount Olympus) and Zach Quinn (Pears). Wahlstrom and Quinn have been working together a

Tuesday 03 September 2019

Burn Burn Burn, The Lucky Eejits, Them Cuts, Fishing For Chips, Dead Ven @ Tower Bar, San Diego

Two touring bands with two newly released LPs. Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn and Oakland’s The Lucky Eejits set forth together on a trek across the western United States. Their stop in San Diego brought them to one of the premier dive bars in town, The Tower Bar, where both

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dog Party, Pity Party @ Soda Bar, San Diego

It was party night at San Diego’s Soda Bar! Reaching the penultimate stop of a tour that saw these three bands go from the Rocky Mountains, through the American Midwest, to the Southwestern deserts, and back to California over a two week period, Bad Cop/Bad Cop were in top

Friday 02 August 2019

Midnight Track, Lightweight, Sad Girlz Club, Delma @ Tower Bar, San Diego

San Diego local ska punks were kicking off a West Coast tour. Sacramento pop punk bands Lightweight and Sad Girlz Club were nearing the end of a West Coast tour of their own. And opening the night were local hardcore heroes, Delma. They all came together at The Tower

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Flaunt, Playboy Manbaby, Squarecrow, Se Vende @ Tower Bar, San Diego

The occasion was the birthday celebration of local drummer Uriel Montes. Uriel plays in two bands, Ash Williams and Le Saboteur. But neither band played this night, because it was Uriel’s turn to party. Instead, he asked his friends to play. Flaunt is a relatively new band in the

Tuesday 02 July 2019

A Vulture Wake, Gods of Mount Olympus, Skipjack @ Legacy Brewing, Oceanside, California

Where would a punk “supergroup” perform in San Diego? You might think a band that featured Chad Price (ALL, Drag The River), Joe Raposo (Lagwagon, The Real McKenzies, RKL), Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, The Real McKenzies), and Brandon D. Landelius (The Mag Seven) would be playing a sold out show in a

Saturday 23 February 2019

Nothington announce final shows

Last year San Francisco band Nothington announced they would soon be calling it quits for good. After a final record release and European tour last fall, the band have now announced their final three shows. Band member Chris Matulich said that they wish that time would permit them to