Porter's Pub

Live Music in La Jolla, CA since 1993

Porter's Event Archive

April 2012

Sunday April 29th


8:00 P.M.

with special guests
Smoke DZA
Fiend 4 Da Money
Corner Boy P
Young Roddy

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VIP Tickets Available here

Wednesday April 25th


7:30 PM

Named for his fear of the ocean, Wavves, the skuzzy project of San Diego slacker Nathan Williams, is a blend of distorted no-fi and refined sunshiny melodies. Charmingly messy, most of his lyrics, while difficult to decipher, generally revolve around the subjects of weed, boredom, and the beach -- when he isn't poking jabs at the gloomy subculture of goth rock (a common theme, found in "Goth Girls," "California Goths," "Summer Goths," "Surf Goths," and "Beach Goths"). Wavves was conceived just after Williams, at age 21, quit his job as a clerk at Music Trader, while he was dividing his free time between skateboarding, writing for his hip-hop blog, Ghost Ramp, and making music using an '80s Tascam cassette recorder and Garage Band software. Due to his inexperience with the program, the result of one month's worth of bedroom recording sessions was two full albums of songs: all completely mangled by overdriven inputs. Rather than scrapping the material, he embraced the in-the-red aesthetic and started promoting the songs online. Wavves was quickly embraced and touted as "the next big thing" by Internet music critics and fellow bloggers.

Free for UCSD Students + 1 guest (18+)

Presented by University Centers, UCSD

Friday April 20th

Dom Kennedy

8:00 P.M.

This is Dom Kennedy Tour.

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Wednesday April 18th

A Taste of Israel

7:00 PM

A Taste of Israel includes:

-VIP access to the Infected Mushroom show
-Wine tasting
-Hors d'oeuvres
-Meet & Greet with Infected Mushroom

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Saturday April 14th

Persian Club Presents: PYRUZ


Pyruz Payandeh Azad is a famous Persian pop singer, songwriter, guitarist and former frontman and leadsinger of Black Cats.

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Wednesday April 11th

Youth Lagoon

7:00 P.M.

Youth Lagoon with supporting artists, Porcelain Raft and Jeans Wilder

Twenty-two year old Trevor Powers, whose musical venture is called Youth Lagoon, has had a long year. Not because he's been endlessly touring or pursuing some wild dream, but because of life - the life of a kid going to college, being in love, dealing with heartache, and just living. "Youth Lagoon isn't me." says Powers. "It's merely a part of me. I was in and out of different bands in high school and always tried to define myself by what music I played. I tried to find a sense of meaning by being in a band. But it wasn't until this last year - when I realized I was more than just music - that I was able to create music that means something to me. And that is Youth Lagoon."


Tuesday April 10th


8:00 P.M.

The group formed in late 2008 after Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", and Nino Bless appeared on the song "Slaughterhouse" from Joe Budden's album Halfway House. They decided to form a group, minus Nino Bless, and named the group after the song. Their self-titled debut album was released on August 11, 2009 on E1 Music. The album was reportedly recorded over a six day period in early June. The album features production from Focus, The Alchemist, DJ Khalil, Street Runner and Mr. Porter of D12. Their debut album sold 18,000 copies in its first week (Only 20,000 copies were shipped to stores).Slaughterhouse currently plans to release their second studio album "Welcome To: Our House", the first to be released under Shady Records, on May 15th, of 2012.

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Monday April 9th

Kina Grannis

8:00 P.M.

Kina started playing shows at the age of four in front of her stuffed animals. Now she plays in front of people, though it wasn’t the quickest transition for the admittedly shy songstress.

While attending college at USC, Kina often retreated to the secluded stairwells around campus where she could write and sing without being heard. Protected by their quiet confines, she found a safe haven and a creative outlet for her music. Armed with a guitar and a cup of tea, Kina wrote in every stairwell she came across. And it was within these stairwells that she developed her confidence as a songwriter and her poise as a performer.


Sunday April 8th


7:30 P.M.

Wings and teeth. No two symbols could've been better chosen to represent Minneapolis rap stalwarts Doomtree. The endlessly innovative crew/label has defied categorization from the start, leaving behind convention for what's best described as aggressive transcendence. Through a tireless work ethic, take-no-prisoners production, lyrics that never shy from truth, and an always shifting stylistic mix, this family has carved out an elevated corner unto itself. And like most families, as well as the imagery this one employs, Doomtree is as defined by its internal differences as its similarities: Seven artists whose diversity of tastes and consistency of character combine to make the team an unstoppable, honest, creatively vicious whole.

General Public: $12.00 Advance
UCSD Students with Valid ID are FREE
Tickets Available through the UCSD Box Office

Phone: 858-534-8497
Email: Boxoffice@ucsd.edu

Presented by University Centers, UCSD

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