Past Dates

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue - 5:00 pm
2236 fern street
San Diego, CA 92104
619.284.6784 [map]
Price: Free!

grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue is back for our monthly residency at The Whistle Stop. We will have a dozen of San Diego's best singers and songwriters loosely corralled by your favorite curmudgeonly Master of Ceremonies, grampadrew! You just never know what shenanigans we have up our sleeve. Remember that time Steve Poltz and Shawn Rohlf did a little Grateful Dead set? What about the time Louis XIV reunited for an acoustic set? If you missed those, be sure not to let another Flim Flam pass you by.

Happy hour drink specials, art projections and animation from our favorite local artists, and a rollicking good time await you.

 

Featured Performers:

Dave Dick (The Downs Family)
Matthew Strachota (Trailduster, Bartenders Bible)
Mike Pope (Holy!, Songs for People)
Hezekiah Bussey (Summer Knowledge)
Tara Castro
Julia Sage
Greg Theilmann (Hills Like Elephants)
Mo Flores
Ben Zinn
Ezekiel Morphis
Dave Francis
Toothless George
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Monday, July 18th, 2016

grampadrew & the gut strings and Robert Ellis - 8:30
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)232-4355 [map]
Price: $12

grampadrew & the gut strings are excited to return to The Casbah in support of Robert Ellis. Together, we promise to turn your Monday blues into a cause for celebration!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

grampadrew & the gut strings - 9pm
3391 Adams Ave.
San Diego, California 92116
United States [map]
Price: Free!

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue - 5pm-8pm
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
United States [map]
Price: Free!

grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue goes Comic-Crazy! This month's happy hour show will feature all your favorite Flim Flam musicians along with visual art by Allegory Tattoo artists who will be creating a special comic and graphic-novel based art show.

It's Comic-Con weekend in San Diego and we are getting into the spirit. Costumes encouraged!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

grampadrew, Behind The Wagon, The Liquorsmiths - 9 pm
1079 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116 [map]

grampadrew & the gut strings are excited to share the stage with our dear friends, The Liquorsmiths and Behind The Wagon. This one is guaranteed to be one helluva party at one of San Diego's original institutions for live music, the seminal Kensington Club!

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

grampadrew, Matthew Strachota & Kevin Seconds - 9 pm
3829 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
6192913466 [map]
Price: Free!

I was talking to Mr. Strachota after booking this gig, and he joked, "Old punkers don't die, they just become country and folk singers". That sums this gig up quite well. Three cantankerous old fucks banging out their discord (see what I did there?) on acoustic guitars for your listening pleasure. There will be banjos and cellos too.

And yes, I realize 7 Seconds never put out an album on Dischord Records. Go fuck yourself, smart-ass.

This is a free show!

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue - 5pm-8pm
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
United States [map]
Price: Free!

We're baaaaaack!

Join us for our monthly Flim Flammery. We've been doing this at TheWhistle Stop Bar for over a year now, so you should know the drill by now. Second Saturday of the month. The best songwriters in San Diego ply their trade among their favorite contemporary local musicians. Happy hour drinks poured by the handsome and dreamy, if sometimes aloof, James Edward Armbrust II

If you don't know what this is about, you owe it to yourself to show up and find out what you've been missing.

Featuring (but not limited to)....

Hezekiah Aaron Bussey
Gregory Michael Theilmann (Hills Like ElephantsChamp)
Chad-Amber Pittman-Mitchell (River City, Crooked)
Matthew Strachota (Trailduster, Bartenders Bible, 
The Long and Short of It)
Mike Pope (SONGS for PEOPLEThe Big Decisions)
Mike Flynn
Tim Mudd
Danica Molenaar
Trent Hancock
Drew Thams
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The Casbah
Eddie Spaghetti, Otis and grampadrew - 9 pm
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: $10.00

Spaghetti-O and grampadrew & the gut strings!

We are excited to kick the night off for Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers and Otis (of every San Diego band that ever mattered). Advanced tickets here: TICKETS

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

The Whistle Stop Bar
grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue - 5pm-8pm
2236 Fern
San Diego, California 92102
United States [map]
Price: Free!

The second Saturday of the month falls on Valentines Day this time around, so bring your valentine along or come alone and find a new one. As usual, we'll have a gaggle of San Diego's best songwriters whooping it up for three full hours in an unholy concoction of musical madness, loosely guided by your fearless foul-mouthed leader, grampadrew!

We'll Flim. We'll Flam. We'll worm our way into your hearts with our Happy Hour Menagerie of Musical Mayhem!

Featuring:

Matthew Strachota (Trailduster, Bartender's Bible)

Tara Castro

Gregory Theilmann (Hills Like Elephants, Champ, Diatribes)

Ashley Pond

Hezekiah Bussey

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more special guests to be announced soon....

 

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

San Diego Music Thing with grampadrew & the gut string girls! - 9pm
2906 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104
619-688-9845 [map]
Price: Varies by ticket/wristband/badge

Have you always wanted to go to Austin for South By Southwest, but found life conspiring against you? Here's your chance to get a taste of what it's like right here in our own backyard. This is a huge festival centering in North Park and spreading out to all the tastemaker venues in town. This two day festival features performances from bands all over the country and of course the best local talent will be playing in just about every bar that has a stage. During the day, for industry folks there will be conferences, mentoring and keynote speeches by folks like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame. At night? 150 bands. 16 stages. 2 days.

Oh, and did we mention that grampadrew has a featured showcase? Of course, he does.

Buy advance tickets here:

http://www.sandiegomusicthing.com/tickets.cfm

 

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Tin Can
Tin Can Country Club 1 yr. Anniversary Record Release Party! - 9pm
1863 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: Free

On a perfectly fine summer day in June, a dirty dozen Country Club members holed themselves up in windowless rooms until they had recorded an entire album. A real record. Grooves cut into vinyl. 12 songs. 12 musicians. 1 day.

In the spirit of the Country Club, grampadrew wrote a song the night before entering the studio and cut a brand new single just for this record.

This vinyl pressing is limited to 100 copies. They are expected to sell out the night of this show, and that's it. No more. So the only way you'll ever hear these recordings is to come to this show and buy the record!

And what a doozy of a record it is, featuring some of San Diego's finest songwriters. Daniel Crawford (Blackout Party). Mike Pope. Gary Hankins (Scarlet Symphony, Shapes of Future Frames). Erik Hankins. Jimmy Ruelas. Patrick Conway. Emily Schrader. Chad Pittman. Justin Rodriquez. Gregory Michael-Theilman. Matt Strachota (Bartender's Bible, Long and the Short of It), and yours truly, grampadrew.

If you love vinyl, country music played right and/or grampadrew, this one is for you!

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The Tin Can
grampadrew is the Red Headed Stranger - 9pm
1863 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: Free

This one is a special one-off performance for the Country Club. grampadrew will be doing a solo acoustic set, performing Willie Nelson's seminal album, Red Headed Stranger in its entirety. This is truly a one-night-only show. grampadrew rarely does covers at all, except for the Country Club. So it is fitting that he perform one of his favorite albums for his feature set. If you've never been to the Tin Can Country Club, it's a treat in itself. San Diego's finest songwriters regularly take the stage and work out new material and push each other to new heights. It is that spirit that has given grampadrew the confidence to tread on the holy ground that is The Red Headed Stranger. Come on out and see if he pulls it off, or falls on his ass! Either way, the night is guaranteed to be one helluva Monday!

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

The Casbah
LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION, GRAMPADREW, THE HEART BEAT TRAIL - 9pm
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: $8.00

Recent San Diego Music Award nominee, grampadrew, is thrilled to be opening for Leopold and His Fiction at San Diego's premier independent music venue. It's summertime, so extend your weekend and come out and support grampadrew!

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The Tin Can
grampadrew, The Senators and Shawn Rohlf - 9pm
1863 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: $5.00

This Saturday, August 10th, grampadrew & the gut strings will celebrate with a show at The Tin Can. Plus, we'll be debuting some new songs, sing-a-longs, and re-interpreting a favorite with new instrumentation, so be sure not to miss this one. The show starts at 9pm with Shawn Rohlf & The Buskers kicking off the night, and anyone who has seen him perform needs no convincing, so get there early!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

grampadrew, Harriet, Bad Veins - 9pm
2501 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)232-4355 [map]
Price: $10

grampadrew returns to the Casbah as a 3-piece. We've got a rip-roarin' set planned, so come out and show us some love as we get the kids fired up for Harriet and Bad Veins. Be sure to get there by 9pm as we will start promptly.

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The Tin Can
grampadrew, Christian Gibbs, decker. - 9pm
1863 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: $5.00

Christian Gibbs homecoming show! Welcome Mr. Gibbs back to San Diego. Christian likes to remind me that I threw him out of my band when we were kids just out of High School. But he has no need to bust my chops over that, because his successful solo carreer has been his truest and sweetest revenge. He has put out many records as a signed artist to both major and indie labels. And now he is bringing it all home. Come help us give him a warm welcome.

Plus, you have grampadrew to simultaneously lower and raise your spirits. Come get your mood swing on with grampadrew and the gut strings!

Who knows, maybe Christian and I will punch each other onstage for old-time sake. Oh wait. That was the guy who threw ME out a few weeks after Christian got the boot.

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

SXSW Week
grampadrew in Austin for SXSW week.
TBA
Austin, Tx [map]

Largest independent music festival in the world? You can betchyer ass grampadrew will be there! We have at least one show confirmed, but we are still settling on the dates and venues. Stay tuned. More details to come!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

SXSW Week
grampadrew in Austin for SXSW week.
TBA
Austin, TX [map]

Largest independent music festival in the world? You can betchyer ass grampadrew will be there! We have at least one show confirmed, but we are still settling on the dates and venues. Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

the tin can
grampadrew, Podunk Nowhere & 22 Kings at The Tin Can - 9pm
1863 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101 [map]
Price: $5.00

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The Void / Bar Eleven
grampadrew, Paperplanes & Blood on the Saddle - 9pm
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
Uni [map]
Price: $5.00

The last time grampadrew played with the Paperplanes he ripped off his shirt during the last song of the night. He'll try to keep his clothes on for this one (probably best for everyone), but he'll still be as fired up as a shirtless hillbilly at a cock-fight. Bar Eleven is re-opening as The Void, so come on out on February 7th and see what all the fuss is about.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

grampadrew and the gut strings - 9pm
1863 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619-955-8525 [map]
Price: $5.00

Merry frickin' Christmas! grampadrew and the gut strings bring you a festivus miracle!

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