There are plenty of great shows tonight, and I personally was on the fence, but after the Gay Blades sent a tweet that they had written a song to promote their show in San Diego, I was instantly won over. Take a look at their YouTube page; they have been doing this along their entire tour, writing and recording a song for each city along the way, but I'm a sucker for bands that go the extra mile to stand out above the crowd and work hard to get some attention, and I really look forward to checking them out. They're joined by Grand Tarantula, a band that has really made an impression on the San Diego scene in 2010 and is definitely a local band to watch moving into 2011. Check out "The Casbah's On Fire (San Diego)" and come see the band live tonight at the Casbah.
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.