Oct. 20 2010 10:55 AM

This week's music news for locals includes the return of a music venue, a fundraiser for Thomas Yearsley and more

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Blues-rock duo Little Hurricane are getting ready for a monumental U.S. tour. Drummer C.C. and guitarist / vocalist Tone are selling most of their possessions to raise money and have bought a trailer that they're going to customize. In December, they'll take off on a “slow tour,” during which they'll stop for two to four weeks in cities across the United States, including Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Nashville and Chicago. “We'd like to get to know and appreciate the local music and venues in each city, and learn something from the culture,” they said via e-mail. They'll play a farewell show at Bar Pink on Saturday, Nov. 27. The Silent Comedy's Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman and jazz singer Miss Erika Davies will also perform.

The Habitat, the Golden Hill house/venue that's been dormant for a year, is hosting shows again. Indie-rockers Cry For Us Black Swans will play there Sunday, Nov. 21. Go to the venue's new website, habitathouse.org, for updates.

Bohemian Rap City, the weekly rap open mic, will no longer be held at Kadan Club. “We are in the process of moving it to a new venue, and it will be on a Saturday night now,” host Miki Vale says.

San Diego Sports Arena has changed its name, again (anyone remember the iPayOne Center?) to Valley View Casino Center, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported last week. According to the U-T's report, the name change is part of a City Council-approved $1.5-million deal between the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians and AEG Management San Diego, which runs the arena. Despite the name, the arena won't actually become a casino.

The Rocketz, Lady Borgia & Boudoir Burlesque, The Palominos and seven other bands will perform at a fundraiser for Thomas Yearsley, bassist for The Paladins, at 4th & B on Sunday, Oct. 24. Yearsley was hit by a train in August; proceeds will help pay for his medical bills and time off work.


Calendar

  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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