Despite having fallen on hard times in recent years, the ChÃ© CafÃ© remains one of San Diego’s most beloved venues.
Located on the UCSD campus, the cooperative has served as an vibrant, offbeat space for live music and art shows since 1980. A series of unfortunate events and financial hardships have threatened to extinguish the ChÃ© CafÃ© for good, but a recent fundraiser show gave the space a much-needed stay of execution.
That’s good news for all local music fans, but especially those who haven’t reached drinking age. The ChÃ© CafÃ© is one of San Diego’s only (good) all-ages venues, providing whippersnappers with a rare means to scratch their rock and roll itch. And with five bands lined up to play, the show scheduled for February 24 should leave plenty of underage ears ringing.
Hometown hero Rob Crow — of Pinback, Three Mile Pilot, and roughly 1000 other bands — will headline the show with his Devo/Misfits mash-up act The Devfits. Other acts will include Joey Harris, The nformals (whose penchant for lower-case either signifies an anti-capitalist sentiment or a broken shift-key), Lua, and Meraki.
The ragtag lineup will make for just the type of off-kilter show that the ChÃ© CafÃ© excels at, so don’t miss it. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 7:30pm.