San Diego: Entertainment
80s English rock band The Psychedelic Furs will headline the finish line concert at Petco Park on Sunday, June 2, following the 26.2 and 13.1-mile block party taking place throughout the streets of America’s Finest City.
Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat.” In 1986, the band recorded a sax-infused version of “Pretty in Pink” for the soundtrack of the film of the same name. Released as a single, it became their biggest hit to that time in the U.S., and their biggest ever UK hit.
Opening & Closing Act – ZB Savoy and The Chivalry
ZB is a serial songwriter. He spent the 2000’s in LA writing, engineering and producing for such major label acts as Pepper (engineer/producer), Unwritten Law (engineer) and 311 (engineer), and as an artist, playing local Hollywood songwriter haunts like The Hotel Café and Room 5.
His return to San Diego was an exit from the recording industry and the hollywood scene to start the ZB Savoy Bowtie Co. (a men’s accessories line), and to get back to his SD roots, surfing, his family… He began a residency in La Jolla playing 3 hour acoustic sets on Friday nights and gigging solo around town mostly for fun. He struck up a freindship with Chris Moberg (Mogs) who was working at the music shop ZB frequented and who began playing the same La Jolla Bar/Restaurant where they would sit in with each other whenever possible.
Chris was the perfect compliment to ZB’s pop oriented songwriting and dusty morning voice which left songs wide open for Chris’ inate ability to harmonize and to play most any instrument you put in front of him with far more than a reasonable amount of proficiency.
With the addition of Kevin Bass on bass and Adrien Berry on drums (both old band mates of ZB’s) a sound was formed that, while strongly singer/songwriter in nature, can at times lean towards country without abandoning a certain Southern California beachiness in its character.
The boys were able to put together a 3 hour set, split between covers and originals, within the first few weeks of playing and jumped right into regular weekend gigs at Longboards, one of the more popular college bars in Pacific Beach. The band’s look is based partly on ZB’s throwback apparel company, including ZB’s signature bowtie. The live show seems to feature the comical banter that Mogs and ZB have developed over their years of performing both individually and together.
ZB Savoy and The Chivalry are a good natured Sunday afternoon festival band made up of four kindhearted gentleman who can play with the best of them, have plenty of stories to share, and aren’t afraid to deliver positivity to anyone open to it
Bands on the Course
Music every mile makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live San Diego bands will be performing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up. Runners and spectators alike will be “Dancin’ in the Streets” to these mini-concerts. Check out the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego course band line-up!
Spirit on the Course
Thank you to all of the 2013 cheer teams that came out to to make each participant feel like a superstar!
Congratulations to this year’s winning teams:
First Place: Grossmont High School
Second Place: Roosevelt Middle School Cheer
Third Place: Southwest High School
Stay tuned for more information on how to apply for 2014!