Kicks n Daisies provides fun snippets of the undiscovered culture in San Diego. Our adventures include interviews from famous musicians, talented artists, owners of delicious restaurants, and trendy fashion designers.
Thank you for providing me with the most extreme senses overload I have yet received. The flashing bright lights, ear blasting music, eccentric folk, drowning in alcohol, laughing, crying, embracing pure bliss, and experiencing this memorable time with some of the my favorite people on the planet, I would say it would be a weekend that could never be topped. Coachella, my withdrawals intensify each day, so please, come.back.to.me.
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One of the most humble and talented gals in the industry is (the one and the only) Ellie Goulding. She has won the hearts of millions with her unique sound spreading across multiple genres. I caught her set at Coachella where she later performed with Tinie Tempah and his infectious song “Wonderman.” She has already blown up the airwaves and blogosphere and I’m anxious to see what’s in stores for her in the future.
May 1, 2011 4th&B
4th&B is one of the only independent concert venues in San Diego. It has the natural rough edge and genuine character that many venues strive to achieve. When it comes to variety in choosing artists, it completely fulfills the quota. If you are feeling in the mood for Snoop Dogg, or some oldies (but goodies) like Steppenwolf, 4th&B is the place for yah. Welcome to the rock n’ roll Hall of Fame.
Vines wines and dine. Stepping down into the New York-esque (hidden) entrance with crafty vines fully covering the door, I felt completely removed from the typical SD nightlife scene—and it was incredibly refreshing. Vin De Syrah is the ultimate eclectic downtown urban lounge.
Although cities are saturated with sterile commercialized coffee shops, thankfully, there still remains a solid handful of local coffee joints–Lestat’s Coffee Shop being one of them. Lestat’s is one of the most well-known coffee houses in San Diego. Poets, students, musicians, (who am I kidding) pretty much anyone and everyone, flock to Lestat’s to either do work (thank goodness, a coffee stand that’s open 24 hours), enjoy a live comedic or musical performance, or to simply chat and enjoy their fresh cup of coffee. Whatever it might be, this local hot-spot will forever hold reign as one of the famous SD cultural hubbubs.
Where can you find events for fashion, music, and art in Southern California? Two words: Project Ethos. The trifecta of culturally stimulating nightlife included a live performance from The Robotanists, and featured designers, models, socialites, press, buyers, accompanied by a night ending with Yolanda Be Cool’s DJ set. Project Ethos’ website hit the description of the event dead on-“all emerging Millennial Generation forms of creativity in one house, on one night.”
Written by Olivia Burd
Filmed by Shannon Culhane
The brains behind Millionyoung is Florida native, Mike Diaz. The sounds of a sunny day radiate through his tunes. Recommend area of listening: the beach.
My hypothesis of, how all people from Sweden are sweet, has officially been confirmed. After talking to Lisa from The Concretes I wanted to book a flight to Sweden, asap. The Concretes’ musical/fashion style and unique sound have devised an original character the band. Considering they have been around in the music industry for several years now, it is obvious they are doing something right.
I encourage everyone to embrace the light, beachy and dreamy sounds of Kisses. If you haven’t already added them to your summer kick-off playlist, do so immediately-mahalo.
“sake sake sake bomb!” Is one of the lovely chants that loudly projects from USD students on the occasional weekend shenanigans at Mizu Sushi in Mission Beach. With the best sushi deal in town, a lively atmosphere, and charming hosts, and homemade mouth-watering “dynamite sauce,” how could one resist this hub?