I’ve had to neglect this blog recently so I could focus on my day job, which unfortunately meant skipping last week’s Around the 209 post. It was one of the biggest weekends for entertainment and music in the area so far this year; events included the huge Groovefest party at Tiki Lounge, Benjamin Bratt’s appearance at The State Theatre for the “La Mission” screening and Nashville Pussy’s concert at Fat Cat.
My feelings on missing all this are best summed up by the following emoticon:
I’m all today as well, as my busy schedule leading up to this Memorial Day weekend means I’m also going to have to cut this week’s Around the 209 short.
But I’m not going to leave you completely empty-handed. You’ll find my list of this weekend’s concerts and parties below.
I’ve also got some pretty cool concert announcements for the future:
Old-school Stockton punk band Authorities will headline punk rock hump day at the Plea for Peace Center June 23, a day before they’ll open for Pavement at the Bob Hope Theatre. The band recently reunited and has been performing around the world.
I’ll let that sink in for a week. Here’s this weekend’s listings; If you want your event featured in this blog in the future, you can send me a Facebook invite, post it as a comment on www.myspace.com/ianhill or Tweet your info with @209Vibe. You can also leave it as a comment on this blog post.
For more local entertainment news and information, head to www.recordnet.com/entertainment.
Modesto: Wooden Jesus, Coma Bloom and others at Modesto Virtual; Flyboys House Party at Copper Rhino; The Grind party at The Early Dawn Bar.
Stockton: I Love College at Taste; Latin Night at Envy; Jeff Teczon jam session at Iguana Wanna; The Hollow Points, Sedated, CA and others at the Plea for Peace Center.
Modesto: BeatFreakz at Aqua; Skewfest block party through Sunday at Skewers; Filthy Tone, Flawlis, Peebodie and others at Banana Joe’s; Beats, Bottles and Babes party at Modesto Sports Bar; Frisky Friday ladies night at Copper Rhino.
Tracy: The Refugees Tom Petty tribute band at the Great Plate.
Stockton: Pinkie and Blind Resistance at Lozano’s; Old School bash at Chitiva’s; Material Girl party at Taste; A Band Called Steve at O’Ryleigh’s; Latin Legends concert at Weber Point; A Skylit Drive, Abandon All Ships and others at the Plea for Peace Center.
Modesto: The Good, the Band and the Crazy rap/rock/comedy event at Modesto Virtual; White Party at Clayton’s; Summer Chill party at Copper Rhino; Modesto Laugh Fest at the State Theatre.
Lockeford: Ivan Najero and Friends at Pasos Vineyards.
Lodi: Groovin’ in the Grove concert featuring Shane Dwight at Jessie’s Grove Winery;
Stockton: Marirose and the Gypsies at Valley Brew; The Edwins Brothers Band at Shadow Oaks; Video World party at Taste; Andrew Byars, Bart Valerio, Buddy Sahagun and others at the Plea for Peace Center.
Modesto: Lance Lopez, Dam and others at Fat Cat; Pre-Memorial Day Extravaganza at Copper Rhino; Annual White Party at Aqua.
Stockton: Latin Magic at Chitiva’s; Symbolik, Skry and others at the Plea for Peace Center.
Modesto: The Expendables at Fat Cat.
Stockton: The WillKills, Monsters are not Myths and others at the Plea for Peace Center.
Stockton: For Your Soul at University of the Pacific.