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Mardi Time, Excellent

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Musicians Elton John (L) and Ed Sheeran perform onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)

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It's Fat Tuesday and though we're a long way from New Orleans, the Gaslamp Mardi Gras has always been a spectacle or spectacular, depending on your perspective. While both are valid -- the event is huge and draws thousands of revelers as well as top musical acts -- it is also quite overwhelming if you're crowd-averse or not savvy enough to get where you want to be within the grounds before the parade starts. For those of you partying New Orleans style, have a great time.

For the rest of you, pretend this is just another day with San Diego's vibrant music scene. He may not have taken home a GRAMMY, but Ed Sheeran has come a long way since his first local appearance where he had a three-song opening set for Snow Patrol. This Tuesday he'll play the gorgeous Spreckels Theatre which will certainly highlight the singer/songwriter's talent. Balboa Theatre will do the same for veteran musician Suzanne Vega. Up at the Belly Up, catch the Howls, or get skanking with the Oceanside Sound System at the Casbah. Whatever your liking, have fun and be safe out there because the goodness will just keep on coming and you're not going to want to miss a thing.

Tuesday, Feb. 12:

  • Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Foy Vance @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Suzanne Vega @ Balboa Theatre
  • Gaslamp Mardi Gras 2013 featuring Ozomatli, Z-Trip, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, the Gaslamp Killer, Little Hurricane, Jesse Marco, Theo & the Zydeco Patrol, G*Roy+ Jimmy Beats, the Bayou Brothers, Digitalife, Mikey Beats @ The Gaslamp
  • The Howls, Kut U Up, the Shantyannes @ Belly Up
  • Oceanside Sound System, the Amalgamated, Unsteady @ Casbah
  • The Blind Pets, the Paper Thins, Love & the Skull @ Soda Bar
  • Oliver Trolley, Static Bloom, Noise Floor @ The Griffin
  • Whenairturnstowater, Cah Crop, Race Against Space @ The Shakedown Bar
  • BOTB featuring Stircrazies, Downpour, the Orange Pickers @ Winston's
  • Magic Brotherhood Brings You Transages: A Performance by Light Vision @ Tin Can
  • Spoonboy, Black Panther, Golos Truda, Christy @ Che Cafe
  • Meagan Flint @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Michele Lundeen @ Lyman Seville Theater
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Dave Curtis Quartet @ Croce's
  • Tori Roze presents Ruby Tuesday featuring Sagan & Friends, Amanda Portela, the Face @ Ruby Room
  • Kim Gordon Comedy Night @ Til-Two Club
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
  • The Void @ The Office
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Sweet Dreams @ Tiki House
  • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
  • Missy Andersen @ The Marble Room
  • LED presents 12th Planet @ Voyeur
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Tiki Tuesday @ Bar Pink
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • PB-Oke Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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