Young singer/songwriter Matt Hires returns to San Diego after two years of nearly nonstop touring.
I'e been doing listings nightly for San Diego for a very long time. Having a thorough list means comprehensively navigating through a regular list of upward of 40 venues and a few random sources I have come to rely on. This is not to pat myself on the back so much as it is to say how glad it makes me when I come across a special show in a nontraditional venue. I could take shortcuts, but then I'd miss out on awesome shows, like Tuesday's private house show with Matt Hires. This is a thing that singer/songwriters do these days -- they ask for volunteers to host a show, and after some basic background information, select homes and designate a tour route. Ticketing is done a number of ways, but in most cases, the artist or their label handles ticketing and the artist can make a decent night's wage and the fans can be up close and devoted, not having to worry about the drunk frat boy in the room talking over the singer or the girl in the corner talking to her besties whom she apparently hasn't seen in decades. House shows are the best way to see an artist, and Matt Hires is an amazing acoustic performer, so this is a win-win. At press time, there was still space for more reservations, and I urge you to seize the opportunity. You get the address after you pay for the ticket.
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Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.