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Dark Side of the Fun, Pt I

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Encinitas is known for its sun and surf, but this year Summer Fun will be shining a spotlight on some phenomenal acts that delve into the dark and heavy depths of rock and roll music.

David J

David J Haskins of Northhampton England has had a long and illustrious career in music starting as founding member / bassist of seminal post-punk band Bauhaus. Their highly eclectic mix of influences included punk, glam, experimental/art rock, dub reggae, krautrock and even funk. This brooding brew of music and dark aesthetic made Bauhaus pioneers of goth rock and influential to such varied acts as Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, the Flaming Lips and Elliot Smith.

Here is Bauhaus playing their first and most well known single “Bella Lugosi’s Dead” in the 1983 horror movie, The Hunger which starred none other than David Bowie. The lyrics were written by David J.

After Bauhaus broke up, David J went on to form Love and Rockets with his brother Kevin Haskins, playing bass and singing lead vocals. Their mix of underground rock with pop leanings paved the way for many later alternative rock groups

David J remains a creative force to be reckoned with, having released 12 LP’s and 6 EP’s worth of solo music since 1983. His excellent memoir Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? is available for purchase at Ducky Waddle’s Emporium. Dig this gorgeous tune he released three weeks ago, titled, “The Day That David Bowie Died.”

Summer Fun is honored to have this rock legend and occasional Encinitas local on the bill!

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Record Swap Sunday

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Don’t miss the Record Swap and Music Walk on Summer Fun Sunday (6/26) from 11AM-2PM. Space is still available for record vendors whether you’ve got a garage full of vinyl or just a few crates. No cost, but please RSVP ( if you would like to sell at the event. Hit the Farmer’s Market in the morning and then come dance to the music and dig through the crates for some rare finds!

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Summer Fun 2016


Thank you Dustin Ortiz for our beautiful poster this year!


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The Battle’s Back in Town!

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L101 and Ruthless Hippies are gearing up for the fourth annual Battle of the Bands for Summer Fun happening Sunday May 22nd at Seaweed and Gravel (1144 N Coast Hwy 101) from noon-3PM.

The best young bands in Encinitas will battle it out for great prizes and a spot at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival happening June 25 and 26th.

If you are a musician of high school age or younger, contact and to sign up for this year’s Battle ASAP! Space is limited and submissions close May 16th. All band members must be of high school age or younger and at least one band member must live in Encinitas or attend school in Encinitas Union School district.



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Summer Fun 2016

Mark those calendars! Summer Fun on the 101 is coming back to Leucadia for round 7 in 2016…


Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 – Battle of the Bands @ Seaweed & Gravel


Saturday, June  25th, 2016 – Summer Fun @ Roadside Park


Sunday, June 26th, 2016 – Support Local Business Day/Record Swap @Hwy 101 Businesses

Thanks to all the Summer Fun fans, musicians, sponsors and volunteers for making last year amazing! We’ve unearthed some great photos and video of last year’s festivities from the vaults of Bearded Owl Productions.

Enjoy Trouble in the Wind playing at Roadside Park last June…

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Summer Fun Saturday !!!

A glimpse of the amazing acts to come at Roadside Park this Saturday 🙂

Nancarrow @ 5PM

Peter Sprague @ 3 PM

Inspired & the Sleep @ 6:45

Trouble in the Wind @ 6PM

Mattson 2 @ 4 PM

Big thanks to all of the sponsors, musicians, fans and volunteers who got Leucadia jumpin’ this weekend !!! L101 and Summer Fun love you XOXO

full schedule below…

Saturday June 27, 2015

The Main Event

Moonlight Beach (400 W C St)

11:30 am – Beach clean up with Eco-Rooted. Meets at Moonlight Beach (under the big palm) and combs north to Beacons. Bring your own bags and gloves.

Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N Coast Hwy 101…where Leucadia Blvd meets the 101)
12:00 pm – Tropical Breeze
12:45 pm – Lotus
1:30 pm – Darius Degher
2:15 pm – Ditches
3:00 pm – Sprague
4:00 pm- Mattson 2
5:00 pm – Nancarrow
6:00 pm – Trouble in the Wind
6:45 pm – Inspired & the Sleep
7:30 pm – Triceratropical

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Summer Fun Has Begun!!! (minor line up changes)


We are so stoked for TONIGHT and hope to see all of Leucadia in full force!!!

A few minor changes to today’s line up with Soul Juice now at 4 PM Ducky Waddle’s, Yael & Vlady added at 5 PM Ducky Waddle’s and Chill Boy playing 6 PM at the Pannikin!!!! Enjoy the show and Record swap folks. Please support all of the wonderful stores involved this evening and purchase something!!


Friday June 26, 2015

Support Local Business Night/Record Swap Night 4PM

The Pannikin (510 N Coast Hwy 101)
4 pm – Tonga Ross-Ma’u Trio
5 pm – Cleopatra Degher
6 pm – Chill Boy

Gold Coast Plaza – Fully Loaded Micro Juicery/Sugar Coffee Tea
(466 N Coast Hwy 101)

4 pm – Jay Cain
5 pm – Kaz Murphy
6 pm – NC Lumber Truck
7 pm – Paper Days

454 Tattoo (454 N Coast Hwy 101)
4:30 pm – Casey Hensley Band
5:30 pm – Swap Meat
6:30 pm – Taken By Canadians

Lou’s Records  (434 N Coast Hwy 101)
5 pm – The Breaks
6 pm – Second Cousins
7 pm –  Jefferson Washington
7:45 – Ocelot

Duck Waddle’s Emporium (414 N Coast Hwy 101)

4:00 pm – Soul Juice
5:00 pm – Yael & Vlady
6:00 pm – Special Guest
7:00 pm – Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed
8:00 pm – Boaz Roberts
9:00 pm– Ditches
10:00 pm – Amerikan Bear

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Mattson 2 Comes Home for Summer Fun!

mattson 2 neu_fwl2_2x_2Those jazzy twin brothers from Cardiff by the Sea are back headlining Summer Fun on the 101 for the 5th time!!! When we caught up with them last year, Jonathan (drums) and Jared (guitar) were putting the finishing touches on their newest album Agar and had both received Masters degrees in music from UC Irvine.

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They haven’t slowed down a bit. Recently, Mattson 2 has opened shows for Toro y Moi and started a residency called Jazilla at Hollywood’s Spare Room where they honor a different jazz legend each month. This week Mattson 2 played a show in Biarritz, France and are wrapping up the Indiegogo funding campaign for a new documentary they’ve been filming called Twinchronicity. Check out the promo clip.

Only one day left in the campaign so please support!

And definitely pick up a copy or download of Agar which in our opinion, is their best and most innovative recording to date!

Summer Fun is psyched beyond belief to have these amazing talents back on stage this year and we know they are frothing to play for a hometown crowd. Don’t miss Mattson 2 playing 4PM at Leucadia Roadside Park on Saturday June 27th!!

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Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music festival 2015 Line Up !!!

Summer Fun ocean mag ad croppedLeucadia 101 Main Street Association and Ruthless Hippies are proud to unveil this year’s Summer Fun on the 101 line up:

Saturday June 27th headliners:

Mattson 2

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Peter Sprague Group




Friday June 26th Support Local Business & Record Swap Night @454 Tattoo, Lou’s Records, Ducky Waddle’s, Coastal Animal Hospital, Gold Coast Plaza and the Pannikin (454 N Coast Hwy 101)  4-10PM

Music by: Second Cousins, Amerikan Bear, Ocelot, Jefferson Washingon, Casey Hensley Band, Ditches, The Tonga Ross-Ma’u Trio, Cleopatra Degher, Taken By Canadians, Soul Juice, North County Lumber Truck, Josh Brown, Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed, Boaz Roberts, Swap Meat, Glen & the Boys, The Breaks, Jay Cain, Kaz Murphy and more

Saturday June 28th @ Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N Coast Hwy 101) noon-7PM

music by: Mattson 2, Peter Sprague Group, Nancarrow, Trouble in the Wind, Inspired & the Sleep, Triceratropical, Darius Degher, Happy the Funk Up, Tropical Breeze, Lotus, DJ Mancat and more

Follow us on the Leucaida 101 Homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates leading up to the event!


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Battle Winners


The Battle of the Bands was SO much fun!

Big congrats to judge’s choice winners Triceratropical and people’s choice winners The Breaks!

Here’s our wrap up reporting of the event in case you missed it:

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