Jimmy Whispers, Slowdraw the Hungry Eskimo, and Native Fauna Throwing a Halloween Costume Pizza Party at the Til Two Club

Brace yourselves -- the one and only Jimmy Whispers is returning to San Diego this Saturday night, October 29 at the Til Two Club, for his second-ever appearance in America's Finest City. Anyone who attended his San Diego premiere at the Hideout this past summer knows that a Jimmy Whispers show is a must-see, and the man is destined for Big Things. Click here for the Facebook event for this Saturday's showand click here to see this event highlighted in the San Diego Reader this week by Barnaby Monk.

But wait -- there's more! Everybody's favorite champion of pizza,  the amazing Slowdraw the Hungry Eskimo, will be gracing the stage. Even if you wanted to (and why would you want to?), it's nigh impossible to resist this band, with their hooky, off-kilter pop tunes, great costumes, and commitment to not only pizza and shrimp, but also always putting on a memorable show. 

Adding to the fun for this special pre-Halloween bash is the first-ever performance by L.A.'s Native Fauna. Don Bolles (Germs, Ariel Pink, 45 Grave) dubbed Native Fauna "Infamous cult legends" as recently as this week, so join the party early to see what all the fuss is about!

  "Infamous cult legends" Native Fauna will be coming from L.A.

"Infamous cult legends" Native Fauna will be coming from L.A.

And you didn't just think there'd be singing about pizza without actual pizza on the premises, did you? Our favorites,  Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria, (Jimmy Whispers is from Chicago - get it?) is warming our hearts and tummies by dropping off their award-winning slices of heaven.

DJ Scary Hankins (sometimes known as his alter ego, Gary Hankins) will be spinning records between acts, and rumor has it there is even a costume contest, so clearly The Til Two Club is the place to be to get your Halloween Weekend started this Saturday!

  Poster art: Steve Fiche

Poster art: Steve Fiche

  Jimmy Whispers, as featured in the San Diego Reader's "Best Bets" for Oct. 29

Jimmy Whispers, as featured in the San Diego Reader's "Best Bets" for Oct. 29

Source: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/2016/...

My Footage of Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt Winner Included in Ride Channel Video

It's been a week since I hid a Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt box in San Diego's Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, and the Ride Channel has now published a Youtube video capturing just a small fraction of this year's winners finding the the coveted boxes. 2015 Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt boxes contained dozens of items, including a signed Birdhouse skateboard deck by Tony Hawk himself, a Sony Action Cam, a year's subscription to Sirius XM Radio, stickers, sunglasses, a helmet, and much more. 

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The brief (clocking in at 1:23) and fun video is worth watching in its entirety, though I'll admit to being especially excited about the footage at 0:28, since it shows the little San Diego winner and his dad finding the box at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Here is a link to my original story about my role as a "hider" in this year's Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt, along with photos and a complete video of the young winner finding the box with his dad: http://www.andersmlarsson.com/blog/2015/4/4/tony-hawk-twitter-hunt-winner-finds-box-in-san-diegos-balboa-park

A Motorcycle Shop, New Mural, Two Vintage Boutiques, a Surf Band, and a Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt Box

Wow -- what a weekend! Saturday's event at Trophy Motorcycles in City Heights was a blast. The event featured vintage motorcycles, BBQ, two fantastic vintage shops (Pack Ratt and Puss in Boots), a new Jonny Alexander mural (visible at the corner of El Cajon Blvd. and Winona Ave.), and classic surf sounds courtesy of the 105ers (Mick Rossler on guitar, Matt Parker on bass, and Yours Truly providing crashing-wave percussive flurries on the drums).

  Two Thirds of San Diego punk band  Poontang Clam  ( Tasha Parker ,  Dannielle Cobb ) joined the festivities. Dannielle is also the proprietor of Puss in Boots Vintage, located next door to Trophy

Two Thirds of San Diego punk band Poontang Clam (Tasha Parker, Dannielle Cobb) joined the festivities. Dannielle is also the proprietor of Puss in Boots Vintage, located next door to Trophy

The all-ages event, which included vintage motorcycles, BBQ, and shopping, was an exceptionally well-attended success, and a fantastic opportunity to see the new Jonny Alexander mural gracing the exterior wall of the building. Here is my recent writeup about this exciting new landmark in City Heights: http://www.andersmlarsson.com/blog/2015/4/1/el-cajon-boulevard-improvement-association-funds-new-mural-adorning-city-heights-business

  The clue for the location of the Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt, where a lucky winner found one of the much sought-after boxes outside Trophy Motorcycles in City Heights

The clue for the location of the Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt, where a lucky winner found one of the much sought-after boxes outside Trophy Motorcycles in City Heights

Adding to the excitement of the event and the mural was its inclusion in the international phenomenon known as the Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt.  What better place on that day to find a box loaded with a signed Tony Hawk skateboard deck, a Sony Action Cam, clothes, sun glasses, hats, a helmet, a Sirius Radio subscription, and more?

I always have a wonderful time hanging out with my friends and bandmates Mick Rossler and Matt Parker, so the music end took care of itself, of course. Mick owns the Tower Bar and Til Two Club in City Heights, and and Matt owns the Black Cat Bar in City Heights (my three favorite bars, of course), so it was extra special to have small business owners from the neighborhood convene like this. The 105ers will be playing at a City Heights venue again in the near future, but for now please do enjoy the video of us playing the surf classic,"Jack the Ripper."

  The 105ers (Left to right): Mick Rossler, Anders Larsson, Matt Parker

The 105ers (Left to right): Mick Rossler, Anders Larsson, Matt Parker

Thanks to Isaac Heinrich from Trophy, Jonny Alexander, and all those who joined us for the fun. Finally, thanks to all of you for reading about it and staying tuned in! 

  Sitting behind my drums after setting up for the big day

Sitting behind my drums after setting up for the big day