Fifty on Their Heels
et Skull Kontrol Dj's
get there early
dance dance dance
and fucking drink a ton.... please.
I'll never get another chance if this night doesn't go well- that's just a fact.
Last night was fine, not great. I don't know why the staff at the ken club treat the bands and promoters like such dog shit. It really doesn't make any sense to me. It doesn't really bother me- except I feel bad for the bands, because they don't deserve to be treated like crap when they are drawing people to the bar.
We drew 60 paid, 25 comped, and maybe 40 people in the bar area who stayed all night but never paid to go the show. An Ok night- better then the rythym lounge shows (which draw about 50 total, paid plus unpaid).
One of the guys from The Roman Spring was there- check them out at the Casbah this week- I know I'm going. Joey Guevara and Molly Rose stopped by- Molly's new band Roses on Her Grave is playing next... friday night at the tower bar with Scarlet Symphony and... the Scene(los angeles). Amanda and Heather from San Diego House Parties showed up- Heather is working with the people at the Mount Helix venue- they are planning something fun for october... Rosey Dialed In showed up- super pissed off about Band of Horses. Fuck those guys- who the fuck do they think they are? Total Bullshit.
The sound last night was terrible- apologies- not sure what's up with that- the ken club is so hit or miss with the sound quality. HOWEVER- buy some fucking earplugs if you are going to come out, aight? It's just good to have them. Don't show up to the club and then complain becaus the rock music is "too loud"- that makes you look like a sucker.
The Dirty Novels were super professional... Pablo asked if they were supposed to play on the tiny stage inside the bar. When I laughed he said "oh we play stages that small all the time" and then I said, "Yeah- so do we." The crowd was respectful and appreciatve of their glammy/dirty rock stylings. Pablo exudes quite a presence both on and off stage. I would recommend them highly to rock promoters in the southern california area- and they rule nothern new mexico with an iron fist, so they are a pretty good band to hook up in your town. Pablo said they had just gone out to new york and were coming back out in the fall- so you'll get another chance to check them out.
Fifty and Vinyl did their magic. It's a pretty good one-two local punch. It was Matt's b day so CDW made up some cup cakes and handed them out to the crowd. We're like family. Thanks everyone for coming out- sorry the sound was so bad. I try the best I can.
Dedicated to classics and hits.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Posted by catdirt at 3:43 PM
Friday, July 06, 2007
This is a photograph of a Namibian seal clubbing. I know I have always associated seal clubbing with the inuit/eskimo practice of clubbing seals, but now I must ask the question- why must people specifically club seals to death? Might I suggest using something a little less barbaric then a big stick? A knife? A gun? Whatever they use to kill cattle? There has GOT to be a better way to kill a seal then clubbing it.
Posted by catdirt at 12:33 PM
Well, if you're not going to the great get back loretta, silent comedy, dirty sweet triple bill at SOMA (as the Union Tribune Street blog seems to be recommending (?- have we learned NOTHING???), this weekend is shaping up to be killer.
I wanted to tell everyone about Little Radio Summer Camp with Great Northern, the Upside Down, and CoCo B's on Sunday from 12 to 6 PM in Los Angeles. The Little Radio venue is in the beating heart of the warehouse district of Los Angeles is a unique place to take in a show. And- AND! It's filled with tons of hipsters.
I did a radio show there the "morning after" one of these shows and it looked like complete fucking mayhem. The new years eve party I went to last year (see above picture and accompanying photo set on flickr) was pure mayhem.
You can get there by mapquesting this address:
1210 Long Beach Ave, Los Angeles, CA.
Once you get there you can just buy a ticket. However- the event is from 12-6pm. So- early start time.
As for San Diego- you know you need to DO WHAT IS RIGHT. Don't go see Dirty Sweet at SOMA, don't go see the show that cancelled at the Casbah on Saturday- the headliner cancelled, aight?
Friday night- it's Vinyl Radio, Fifty on Their Heels and The Dirty Novels @ the Ken Club. It's going to be a blast. The Dirty Novels- from albuequerque new mexico- are a must see. $5- and don't even give me that guest list crap if you get there after 10 PM. And please do not shame our city by ignoring the touring band. Hey! Pay Attention!
Saturday night- this is going to be a really fun night at the Beauty Bar San Diego. Anyone who was at the Battles show last week know how fun the Beauty Bar can be when the energy is right- and I want the energy to be right for this event. This may be your first and only chance for cat dirt to secure a shot at the promoting big time (ha, ha, ha), and I know for a fact that the Beauty Bar gives promoters ONE chance! ONE!
Let's look at the competition on Saturday night:
Berlin @ House of Blues. Ok- this is a real listing.
Transport presents The Soft.Lightes @Whistle Stop. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Well- it'll be sooooo crowded- what a bummer. You won't even be able to see him.
So- on friday and saturday night- make the right decision.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Until recently moribund print mag San Diego Music Matters has sprung back to life, and this month's ish (the one with little known silverlake rock act "Silversun Pick-Ups" on the cover) features a very nice story on Cat Dirt Records Recording Artist Fifty on Their Heels. It's written by Cullen Hendrix, the drummer in North Atlantic. He just started his own blog, called Dirtbag's Delight- and if he can keep up a steady stream of posts for more then three days, I am certain to add his to ye olde blogroll. Cullen also has an interview with "San Diego" based major label artist Augustana ("they sound like lifehouse"), and like, three other articles, all well writen and interesting.
In fact, I would commend my readers to this new issue of San Diego Music Matters- which is def. available at Influx coffee in golden hill.
Posted by catdirt at 10:23 AM
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
In case you haven't checked in since last friday- the flame war is still drawing intermitent attempts at closure/pot shots as late as half an hour ago.
Hey- it's all in good fun- no need to have your serious face on. We're all playing in a small sand box. And if you have a minute, go register at the Punk Board. They get sooo excited when people sign up. I'm afraid their traffic is pretty low. In all seriousness though, they seem like an ok bunch of folks- even if they hate me.
This is the most recent sally- a good one- I might add:
i dont get it...isnt there a band that formed in 1997 that is called Skull Kontrol and is on Touch n Go records? are they dj's now? or did someone just rip off a name of a band that is on a label that all these "skullz" grew up cumming over?
Andy Coronado, bassist for Skull Kontrol the band, grew up in San Diego and has been close friends with Mario since they were teenagers. I hardly think that Andy would consider it "ripping him off". Whether or not any of them "came" over their old friend is debatable. Good try though.
Posted by catdirt at 11:41 AM
Monday, July 02, 2007
death set (baltimore) negative thinking (music video)
@ Scolari's Office
don't miss this cool act from baltimore at San Diego's very best venue... from the same scene that brought you pony tail, dan deacon, video hippos, etc.
Shows here start latteeeee.... like 11 PM, fyi if you want to check it out.
Greg Ashley (gris gris frontman) (Oakland)
Los Sweepers (Calexico/SD)
The Okmoniks (Tucson)
from Intertate 8 take 111 South until you hit the border
when you hit the calexico/mexicali border crossing, pick the border checkpoint on the left, stay on your leftest lane
once you cross stay on that lane because there is a fork and you wanna stay on the left side of the fork
you'll go straight on that street (which is called Madero),for about 2-3 miles
you hit the Justo Sierra stoplight, turn right
turn left on the Av. Cuauhtemoc stoplight
as soon as u turn go right into the first driveway/shopping center
Velouria bar is there
Posted by catdirt at 11:30 AM
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