PLAN A: Jason Robinson, Gilbert Castellanos, Joshua White, Rob Thorsen & Brett Sanders @ Dizzy's. I couldn't have asked for a better local combo to play the works of Wayne Shorter. Avant-garde saxophonist Jason Robinson has a taste for wild improvisation, trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is a veteran of the scene and up-and-coming pianist Joshua White is a phenom to watch out for. PLAN B: The Mau Maus, Cardiac Kidz, Northern Tigers, The Last Years @ Til-Two Club. Old-school Hollywood punks The Mau Maus play straight-up gutter-rock while old-school San Diego punks Cardiac Kidz sound more like Gang of Four with their faux-British accents and sideways grooves. BACKUP PLAN: RAC, Adam Salter, Eric Diaz @ El Dorado.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Rob Halford, Warbringer, Philm @ 4th & B.
Primitive Noyes, Neon Cough, Dirty Legs @ Eleven.
Light FM, Maren Parusel, The Very @ Soda Bar.
Death on Mars, Hot TV, Beta Lion, Marquez! @ Tin Can Ale House.
Schitzophonics, Pink Froyd @ Winstons.
The Devastators, Boom Culture, Shoreline Rootz @ 710 Beach Club.
Angry Samoans, D.P.I., Reservoir Tips @ Shakedown Bar.
“Records with Roger”; “'80s vs. '90s” w/ Gabe Vega, Saul Q @ Whistle Stop.
Gary Hoey, Alyssa Jacey @ House of Blues.
Mr. White, Dan Sena, Flinch @ Kava Lounge.
6 Year Anniv. Party w/ Three the Hard Way @ Kava Lounge.
Neon Beat feat. Junior the Discopunk & Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink.
Fresh One, DJ Pesce @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Sid Vicious, DJ Mac Luv @ Fluxx.
A Winter Solstice Concert w/ David Arkenstone @ AMSDconcerts.
Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club.
Alison Lonsdale, Isaac Cheon @ Lestat's.
Squirrelly Arts, Ill Intentions, 89 Visions @ Back Stage at Pure Platinum.
Marine Toys for Tots toy drive w/ Awaiting Samsara, Empire State, One Inch Punch, The Overall, Southern Storm @ Dream Street.
Roxy Monoxide (final show) @ Humphreys Backstage Live.