By: Lara McCaffrey
If you didn’t get tickets to Bob Dylan, don’t fret! There are plenty of other great shows you can go to. Try Hibou at the House of Blues, the Verigolds the Belly Up or the U.S. Air Guitar Championships at the Merrow!
Monday, June 13
Yukon Blonde – Casbah
This Canadian indie rock band originally started in 2005 under the name Alphababy. Their most recent effort is called On Blonde and was released last year in June. More info.
Monday, June 13 & Tuesday, June 14
Bob Dylan – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
The folk legend is playing two shows at Humphrey’s this week. Hopefully you were able to snag a ticket because this is SOLD OUT! Dylan has been an influential force in music for decades and at 75 years old he’s still going strong. More info.
Wednesday, June 15
The Verigolds, Inspired and the Sleep, Luneaux – Belly Up Tavern
San Diego psych rockers the Verigolds put on an entertaining show. Earlier this year, they celebrated the release of their album For Margaret with ListenSD at the Music Box. Get to know this up and coming band with our Local Monthly Obsession interview with them. More info.
Thursday, June 16
Hibou – House of Blues
Front man Peter Michel says he recorded half of the surf pop band’s debut album at his parents’ house. “There are moments on the record where you hear my dad cooking or hammering,” he says. More info.
Friday, June 17
Prayers – Observatory North Park
San Diego based Prayers has been getting lots of media attention for their dark wave electronic music, front man Leafar Seyer’s affiliation with the Sherman Grant Hill Park 27 gang and cholo goth movement. San Diego celebrity Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame is a fan–he’s their drummer! More info.
Saturday, June 18
U.S. Air Guitar Championships @ The Merrow
Of course this is sponsored by AirJamz, the wearable air guitar! Contestants will battle it out for “air guitar supremacy.” The top three air guitarists will qualify for the US Air Guitar National Finals in Austin, TX. More info.