Jeff Swensen, Courtesy Rainmaker Artists
Bob Schneider can go from a quiet storyteller to a raucous rocker in the matter of seconds. Fans are never disappointed by his lively performances.
If you've never experienced a Bob Schneider show, tonight is your latest chance to do so. I've been following Schneider since his first major label release, Lonelyland (Universal Music Group), in 2001, though he had a colorful history before that with his band, the Scabs, and since then with various small label and independent releases.
I like to think of Bob Schneider as the Steve Poltz of Austin -- he's a great musician, a great storyteller and you never know what to expect at one of his shows. It makes sense that the two are buddies and have spent time recording together. Schneider's touring on his latest release, Lovely Creatures, and the first single is his most played ever on radio. Schneider is the kind of guy who shakes his fans' hands at the end of a show, just like Poltz, which makes him so beloved by so many San Diegans.
Thursday Feb. 18:
- Bob Schneider, Smile Smile, Derek Evans @ House of Blues
- The Damned, Fing @ Casbah (sold out)
- Lemon Sun, Leopold and His Fiction @ Bar Pink
- Lights On, the Old In Out, Some Days @ Soda Bar
- The Head Cat, the Buzzbombs, the Grass Heat @ Belly Up
- Mauger @ the Loft
- Scales, Petticoat, the Beautiful View @ Tin Can Ale House
- Patrick Dennis and Friends @ Riviera Supper Club
- Suzy Bogguss @ Anthology
- No Bragging Rights, Across the Sun, the Greenery, Ration the Truth, the Cost of Salvation, Alessa Is Red, Endure the Fall @ Epicentre
- Organika Sound System, Somos Uno, Chaulli, Tristen Palma @ Winston's
- Chris James and the Blue Four @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
- Bill Candler Presents Listen on Mute, Boomsnap, Privatized Air Hocus, Off Track @ Brick By Brick
- Safe Haven, the Reverie @ Lestat's
- Trash Axis, Satan Dance Party, the Hail Seizures, Eskera @ Radio Room
- Tim Raldo and the Filthy F****, Hard Pipe Hitters, Blood Stained Reality @ Ruby Room
- Allison Stargazer, Starcrossed, the New Assembly @ Beauty Bar
- Rob Deez, Lindsay White @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
- Paradise, featuring Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
- Drum Machine Wars, Puppy Kicker, DMProgress, Leif Kolt, D.R. Nickel @ Kava Lounge
- Le Castle Vania, Vega, Salter and Diaz @ Voyeur
- Sandy, Burnett, John Guillano, Marty Waak @ Cafe la Maze
- The Walking Toxins, the Lugers, Ad-Seg, Lori Fay @ Dreamstreet Live
Rosemary Bystrak covers the San Diego music scene and events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her site San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.