Feb. 11 2011 12:00 AM

Fol Chen, Netherfriends, Film School and more

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Fol Chen
PLAN A: Fol Chen, Dudes, Hands @ Soda Bar. Fol Chen may have an apocalyptic streak—their cryptic band bio on their label's website could've come straight from a Philip K. Dick novel—but the L.A. outfit welcomes all chaos with open arms. Case in point: The infectious single “In Ruins,” a love song set in a ruined cityscape, with a twirling refrain that could've easily been lifted from a Saturday-morning cartoon. PLAN B: Netherfriends, Wet Years, Werebear, Mystery Cave @ Tin Can Ale House. Netherfriends clearly take cues from Animal Collective and Man Man, but the Chicago pop project (which revolves around mastermind Shawn Rosenblatt) could just as likely have taken all of its inspiration from an imaginative 5-year-old. Beatific songs like “Lead You Through the Misty Fog of Milwaukee Ave” burst with all the trippy color of a finger painting. BACKUP PLAN: Film School, The Dabbers, The Howls, Tapedeck Mountain @ The Casbah.
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OTHER COOL STUFF:

The Delfonics Revue, On Key, Yolanda Marie, Curt Quinn @ 4th & B.

Michael Franks @ Anthology. Pocket @ Bar Pink.

Candye Kane (happy hour); Pine Mountain Logs, Charlie Vaughn and the Daily Routine @ Belly Up.

Home Sweet Psychedelic, Restavrant @ Brick by Brick.

Grandmasta Rats, DJ Allgood @ El Dorado.

Syndicate, Beautiful View, Bella Novella @ Eleven.

Zion I, Mack N Biz, Atlantis Rising, Top of the World, Cizflow, A.O.T.A. @ Epicentre.

Badfish, Scotty Don't, Fayuca @ House of Blues.

“Strut” w/ Halo, Cris Herrera, Paluka @ Kava Lounge.

Eleonor England Black Valentine @ Lestat's.

Christopher Dale's Operation Rock, Sweettooth, Satellite Sky, Red Hand @ O'Connells.

Thanks Jack, Good Grief, Ruletta, Woolly Mammal, Act Natural, Mascots, Matt & The Damons, The Urban Outcast @ Queen Bee's.

Secret Samurai @ Riviera Supper Club.

Starcrossed, The New Assembly, Schitzophonics, Recordable Colors @ Ruby Room.

Toothless George, Behind the Wagon, Screamin' Yeehaws, Johnny Castle (benefit for Nick Bone's daughter) @ Shakedown Bar.

Parkway Drive, Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside, The Warriors, Grave Maker @ SOMA.

Ablaze, Revival, Anson, DJ Rudy Roots @ Sound Wave.

The Brown Man Group, Dr. Suessio, Juliancito, Jah Wobbles @ Til-Two Club.

“Feel the Noise” w/ DJ Gabe Vega @ U-31.

Felix Da Housecat, Virgin Tears @ Voyeur.

“Pussy Galore” w/ Rookie Card, DJs Robin Roth, Terryn S @ Whistle Stop.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • 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...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • 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...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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