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From 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

Wednesday 02 January 2019

Madison Bloodbath, Dan Padilla, The Maxies, Moderate To Severe @ Empire Bowl, Redlands, California

A punk show at a bowling alley? Yes! Matt McCracken, frontman for Madison Bloodbath, used to put on shows there back in his youth. Now turning 40 years old, he decided to revisit the scene of the crimes, so to speak, and put together a show to celebrate this

Monday 15 October 2018

Nothington announce final record and UK/European tour

After announcing earlier this year that they’ll soon be calling it quits/going on indefinite hiatus, San Francisco band Nothington have announced their upcoming final record. Being released on 9 November, the 7” single, titled ‘Bird Party,’ will be a split with fellow Bay Area band, Swingin’ Utters. Nothington’s last

Tuesday 09 October 2018

Divided Heaven, Matt Caskkit and the Breaks, Square Shapes, Let’s Face It @ Tower Bar, San Diego

The occasion was the release of Divided Heaven’s latest LP, ‘Cold War.’ The Los Angeles trio made their way down to San Diego’s Tower Bar on a long weekender, and were joined by locals Matt Caskitt and the Breaks, and Let’s Face It. Joining on their tour from Hawaii

Friday 21 September 2018

Sid Broderius & The Emergency Exit, The Steadys @ Red Brontosaurus Records, San Diego

It was hot and steamy in the cramped confines of San Diego’s Red Brontosaurus Records. Yet more people than you would expect packed themselves into the tiny shop for an early Saturday evening of music. The Steadys, all the way from Japan and in the early stages of their