PLAN A: Convoy, Blackout Party, Brothers Grimm @ The Casbah. Check out our feature on this page to learn all about Convoy, a great-yet-short-lived rock band that's reuniting for a couple shows. (They also play on Saturday with Behind the Wagon and The Western Set.) PLAN B: Baths, Lesands, D/Wolves at The Loft @ UCSD. Will Wiesenfeld, the mastermind behind Baths, is something of a musical genius. Inspired by L.A. electro luminaries Flying Lotus and Daedelus, he holed up in his room to make Cerulean, a beautifully complex electronic album that ended up being one of the best releases of 2010. PLAN C: Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Illuminauts, DJ WWDJ @ Soda Bar. Exploring the common theme of nostalgia, Teengirl Fantasy's beat-oriented synth-pop sounds like a hazy update of '80s electro-soul.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Joker Face, Modern Radio, Dante's Boneyard @ 710 Beach Club
DJ Who @ Analog.
John Cruz, N'Dambi @ Anthology.
Pocket @ Bar Pink.
Rolling the Stones, Wayward Sons @ Belly Up Tavern.
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights @ Brick By Brick.
Grandmasta Rats, DJ All Good @ El Dorado.
The Hitchhikers, The Tuggs, My Revenge @ Eleven.
“Gifting Suite Extravaganza” w/ Craig Smoove, D-Miles, Collin Perry, Myron Eugene @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Rebelution @ House of Blues.
“Strut” w/ Halo, Paluka, Cris Herrera @ Kava Lounge.
Rat City Riot (CD release), The San Deviants,The Getdown, Booze Hounds, Dead On Wire @ Kensington Club.
I-90, Oculus Sinister @ Lestat's.
DJ Seize, Muzik Junkiez @ Onyx Room.
The Flowerthief, A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Ryan Blue, Andrew Armerding, Monday's Alibi, Knock Out Bell @ Queen Bee's.
The Beautiful View, The Lyon Crowns, The Napoleon Complex, Blonde Summer @ Ruby Room.
The Rocketz, Hard Fall Hearts, Strangely Strange @ Shakedown Bar.
Fish Out of Water, Sticky Funk @ Sound Wave
DJs Juliancito, Chango Rey, Dr. Suessio @ Til-Two Club.
Moonbeams, Lightmusic, Uniform Victor @ Tin Can Ale House.
“Feel the Noise” w/ DJs Tenderloins, Gabe Vega @ U-31.
Cedric Gervais, Yusef, J. Overell @ Voyeur.
“Club Pussy Galore” w/ The Mashtis, Miss Erika Davies, DJs Robin Roth, Jaime Ali @ Whistle Stop.