Despite having fallen on hard times in recent years, the Ché Café remains one of San Diego's most beloved venues. Located on the UCSD campus, the cooperative has served as a vibrant, offbeat space for live music and art shows since 1980. A series of unfortunate events and financial hardships have threatened to extinguish the Ché Café 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 Ché Café is one of San Diego's only all-ages venues, providing whippersnappers with a rare means to scratch their rock & roll itch. With five bands lined up to play, the show scheduled for Feb. 24 should leave plenty of underage ears ringing.
Hometown hero Rob Crow -- of Pinback, Three Mile Pilot, and roughly 1,000 other bands -- will headline the show with his Devo/Misfits mash-up act the Devfits. Other artists 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 Ché Café excels at, so don't miss it. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 7:30pm.