San Diego Shows–Saturday, March 27
PLAN A: San Diego Indiefest @ University Ave. between Ohio and 29th. Metric is headlining the all-day music festival, but there are some locals you should come out and support, as well, including Astra Kelly, Lauren DeRose, Gregory Page and our own columnist Ed Decker, who will be doing some spoken word. Expect expletives. PLAN B: Four Minutes Til Midnight, Fight from Above, Cat Party @ Ruby Room. OK, so, if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re not going to Indiefest. In that case, your Plan B is twofold: First, you need to go check out Cat Party, Orange County’s hottest post-punk band ever. Saw them a few weeks ago, and they were well worth it. The two other bands aren’t really worth sticking around for so head over to… PLAN B, Part 2: Air @ 4th & B. The French electro duo will probably never make another album as great as Moon Safari, but they’re still masters of atmospherics and have an equally engrossing live show. BACKUP PLAN: The Dabbers, The Hot Moon, Sunday Times @ Tin Can Ale House.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Lael Corbin @ MCASD, Downtown. Cerca Series artist and the subject of this week’s A&C feature, Lael Corbin discusses Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman and its relationship to his work on view. Starts at 4 p.m. and is free with museum admission.
Robert Lobe @ Lux Art Institute. Picture this: You go out to the woods for a stroll and you see a tree you’re particularly enamored by. In the name of art, you decide to encase its trunk entirely in a sheet of aluminum, using mallets and a pneumatic air compressor to stretch and tighten the metal, creating a hollow sculpture that mimics its form. Can’t quite picture doing that? Well, picture it, because that’s what artist Robert Lobe does to both trees and rocks. The idea of giving natural objects a second, glimmering skin is pretty genius, which is why we’re excited to watch over Lobe as he fulfills his artist-in-residence duties at Lux Art Institute (1550 South El Camino Real in Encinitas). You can see Lobe work in-person from Saturday, March 27, through April 24, but don’t worry if you miss him: His work will be on display after he’s gone, until May 22.
Above: “Bucket with Abstraction” and “Mother Maple,” courtesy of the Robert Lobe.
Configurations @ Project X Gallery. With nearly a year under its belt, Project X Art Gallery (320 South Cedros Ave., Suite 500, Solana Beach) continues to impress art lovers with a mix of (but certainly not limited to) contemporary lowbrow and pop art with a healthy dash of North County beach culture. And its newest show, Configurations, is further proof that Project X isn’t slowing its roll anytime soon. From 6 to 10 p.m.Saturday, March 27, a reception will be held for locals Amanda Mueller and Skye Walker, whose new work will line the walls. Walker is a Vista graphic designer whose previous paintings appear heavily influenced by man’s relationship with the environment, particularly the ocean. Mueller works mainly in illustrations, particularly surrealist portraiture, which has landed her gigs working for Billabong and designing skateboards. Check out the video of the two artists setting up the show complete with unfortunate glass breakage and calls from Obama.
Cherie Currie @ Warwick’s. With credits ranging from Family Guy to the upcoming new Twilight movie, Dakota Fanning may be the coolest child actor ever. But, maybe, she’s no longer a child: In April, she’ll play lead singer Cherie Currie in The Runaways, a biopic of the ’70s glam-grrrl band that also launched Joan Jett’s career. Before you decide whether Fanning does Cherie justice, you might want to check out the real deal. At 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, Currie will sign Neon Angel, her new memoir (though she published a bio under the same title in the 1980s), at Warwick’s and you’ll have to buy the book there to get Currie’s Jane Hancock.
Midnight Dreary @ Junc Boutique. This group show features works by local artists created as a “gothic art tribute” to the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Works by big local names like Vanessa Lemen, Bret J. Barrett and James Ivey.
Los Sindicate @ Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub.
Reverend Mothers, Sidro Punks, The Uglysuit, La Corde @ Soda Bar.
CKY, Year Long Disaster, Warner Drive @ The Casbah.
Trudgers, Mikura Suzuki, Blessure Grave, Dazzle Ships, The Endless Bummer @ Che Café.
“Booty Basement” @ Whistle Stop.
“Red Hot & Cool” with DJs Charlie Young, Trevor Young @ Bar Pink.
Afro Classics, 3rd Borough, Destructo Bunny, Ellaydee @ Winston’s.
Don Diablo, Mr. White, James Monroe @ Voyeur.
Thee Cormans, Chango Rey & His Broken Heartbeat @ Tower Bar.
“Indiefest After Party” @ U-31.
“House Junkie” @ Beauty Bar.
Daedalus Quartet @ The Neurosciences Institute.
John Hull, Of Mice and Them, Ramekega @ Lestat’s
Tainted Love @ Belly Up.
Lenny “Fuzzy” Rankins @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage).
Pato Banton & The Now Generation, High Tide, J.A.A.M., Kwest @ Brick By Brick.
Rebulution, Soja, Zion-1 @ House of Blues.