Event Details

The Interrupters

with Culture Abuse, Skating Polly
Fri April 19, 2019
( Doors: 6:30 pm ) SHOW: 7:30 pm PDT
The Observatory North Park
2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
All Ages


This event is open to all ages. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult over the age of 25 with written authorization.

Dinner and drinks are available at our connected restaurant - West Coast Tavern. Happy hour every day from 4 pm to 7 pm. The kitchen is open until midnight every day. More information: www.WestCoastTavern.com

Parking is available at the parking structure directly across the street from us on 29th St. Your ticket fee includes validation for the parking structure, which is redeemable at the venue.


Culture Abuse

“I was just waiting ‘til I could get out and play music for the rest of the world,” says David Kelling, songwriter and frontman of Culture Abuse. Bay Dream, Epitaph’s first full-length release for the band, offers up ten impeccably-crafted songs full of personal and universal lessons. And the best advice is simple and practical. “Be kind to the bugs, be conscious of others, be careful with drugs, be kind to yourself even though it gets hard,” Kelling sings out clearly over searing, rhythmic guitars provided by John Jr and new addition Nick Bruder on “Bee Kind to the Bugs.” Together with Shane Plitt on bass and drummer Ross Traver the band provides the same strong rock foundations and memorable, critical lyrics as their debut, Peach, but Bay Dream travels exciting new territory for the five-piece. New territory makes sense, as Kelling has relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco, and the songs read like open letters to both the cities and the people in them.  “I grew up in a super small town called Murphys, California… Once I graduated high school I left. At first I set out for San Francisco, then as everything keeps moving it’s brought me down to LA. So for now I feel like I can’t go back home until I feel fulfilled with chasing this dream.”

“Melodic garage-punk […] about letting go of the things that don't matter.” – NPR

“Sharp, polished piece of driving, guitar-centric power-pop" – Stereogum

“All the bad vibes are immediately being dashed away, replaced with something cheerier and sometimes downright saccharine.” – Noisey

…as if the band are floating off into a Technicolor sky…” – Kerrang, UK (4/5)

“Joyful, lovely, positive to the point of beaming.” – Upset, UK (4/5)

“Their most blissed-out offering yet.” – DIY, UK (4/5)

“It’s their beautifully unforgiving edge and unfiltered approach to lyrics that make it such a winning formula. It’ll be fascinating to see where they go from here.”  - Rock Sound (8/10)

“an ultimate feel-good album for the grown up hardcore kids” – Visions, DE (10/12)
“Bay Dream reminds of Weezer and Pavement back in their best days” – Slam, DE/AT (8/10)

Skating Polly