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Don't Feel Guilty About It

Rosemary Bystrak

The Heavy Guilt perform tonight at Eleven.

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This is a story about the guy behind the guy. And the guy behind the girl. Alfred Howard gave up his spoken-word long ago, but words still flow out of the man like you and I exhale carbon dioxide. He is a lyrical master, and tonight, you can see the man behind the words, which are so beautifully performed by Erik Canzona of the Heavy Guilt and Heather Marie of Black Sands, as he pulls on his steel sock, ties a chain around his foot, and stomps his heart out, among other percussion, as both bands perform tonight at Eleven. Around town, there are some other great shows, too, including solid early lineups at Soda Bar and Bar Pink, so maybe, just maybe, you can pull off a triple-header of shows. You can thank me in the morning.

Saturday, Aug. 20:

  • The Heavy Guilt, Black Sands, For Strangers and Wardens, Megan Liscomb @ Eleven
  • Beaters, Bleached, Heavy Hawaii, Plateaus @ Soda Bar
  • Sailor Jerry presents Wooden Shjips, the Night Beats @ Casbah (For RSVP, click here.)
  • Pine Mountain Logs, Justin Froese featuring George Wit @ Belly Up
  • Jim Ward (of Sparta/Sleepercar/At the Drive-In), the Lusitania @ Soda Bar (6:30 p.m.)
  • Madi Diaz, Keegan DeWitt @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Club Neon Beat, with Mr. Vaughn Avakian and Junior theDISCOpunk @ Bar Pink
  • The Forgotten Coast, Pageants (ex-Avi Buffalo), Sister Mary Challenger @ Tin Can
  • Jesse LaMonaca @ The Lincoln Room (6-8:15 p.m., free)
  • Jesse LaMonaca @ Urban Bar & Grill (9 p.m. to 12 a.m., free)
  • The Blackout Party @ Riviera
  • Klub Therapy, featuring Stalins of Sound, White Murder @ Til Two Club
  • '80s vs. '90s, with Gabe Vega & Saul @ Whistle Stop
  • SD UNION presents DJ Qbert, Ghost M.D. (12 Monkys, TSTV, SD), Cool Breeze (Bass~Quake,SD), Miss Brisk (TSTV,SD), Hevrock (Item 9 Ent, TSTV, SD); hosted by Ridda & Subliminal; sound by DEEP(Drum and Bass / Turntablism) @ Ruby Room -- read our DJ Qbert profile here
  • Tiki Oasis, featuring Herb (a tribute to Herb Alpert); Orchestra Superstring, featuring DJ Bonebrake; burlesque; King Kukelele, Jack “Mr Bongo” Costanzo and His Latin All Stars, Frankie’s Baja Marimba Mania @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Dirtbag Surfers @ Tower Bar
  • The Reflectors @ The Griffin
  • Cut Chemist, Mr. Lif, Edan @ House of Blues
  • Alison Lonsdale @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
  • Austin and Olivia, Lady Day, Ramekaga @ Lestat’s
  • Dierks Bentley @ Petco Park, Postgame Concert Series
  • The BluesWailers, the Soul Penetrators @ Mississippi Room at Lafayette Hotel
  • First Degree the D.E., with Zigg Zagg and SD Tattoo & Music @ Brick By Brick
  • Lenny Morris & Friends @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Tribal Theory, the Room Downstairs, Irieality @ Winston's
  • Stick Figure, Hi Roots, Sandollar @ 710 Beach Club
  • Bucket of Fish, Skank Agents, the Skains, Thanks Jack, Skatter Bomb, Squirrel Plague @ Soma
  • Bomb the Music Industry, Grim Luck, the Prostitutes @ Che Cafe
  • John Foltz @ Marble Room
  • The Charles McPherson Quintet, featuring alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, with Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet/flugelhorn, Randy Porter on piano, Marshall Hawkins on bass and Chuck McPherson on drums @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Betamaxx @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • Carlos Mencia @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Frako Suave @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Dead Man’s Party, featuring tributes to Oingo Boingo, the Cure and Devo @ 4th & B
  • Jerry “The Iceman” Butler @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • FilmOut San Diego @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Craic Haus, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • DJ Cheyenne Giles, Super Karaoke @ Analog
  • G.L.O.V.E.S., Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Bingo Players, Rifat Ziadeh @ Voyeur
  • Juicy Saturday, featuring DJ Mike Czech and DJ Artistic @ AC Lounge
  • Sid Vicious and Ricky Rocks @ Fluxx
  • Lynch Mob, Thirty/30 @ Ramona Mainstage

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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