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.