Interpol have made a habit of hitting San Diego at least once a year for the last several years, and we certainly appreciate their loyalty, even if Carlos D is no longer a part of the band.
It feels like Interpol was just here, though maybe that's because you can't listen to radio without hearing them.
If you're a fan, this is a great thing. Personally, anyone who sings my name in a song (Rosemary/Heaven restores you in life/You're coming with me/Through the aging, the fearing, the strife, from "Evil") gets extra bonus points. You'll wanna make sure you bring earplugs, because the sound at RIMAC arena can get wonky, and my experience with openers School of Seven Bells has taught me that earplugs are not just suggested but required.
If you can't make it up to UCSD, Casbah, Ruby Room and Soda Bar all have solid lineups. For an extra special treat, you can head to Bar Pink to catch some local ladies, Gayle Skidmore and Vanja James, who've just returned from a short California tour.
Wednesday Feb. 2:
- Interpol, School of Seven Bells @ RIMAC Arena
- Schitzophonics, Heavy Glow, Schmaltz @ Casbah
- Vanja James, Gayle Skidmore @ Bar Pink
- Led Zeppelin 2 @ Belly Up
- The Goomies, Friction Monster, Artillery Fire @ Ruby Room
- Lord Juggernaut, Swore, Problem With Dragons, Secret Samurai @ Soda Bar
- February F--- Alt. Comedy @ Whistle Stop
- Brick By Brick and Club Mercy present Yelawolf, Black Resume, the Gooneez, the Fratelleez, Reason the Citizen, B-Free, Hip Hop Karma @ The Epicentre
- Jesse LaMonaca @ Hennesseys PB
- The Moviegoers (solo), DJ Greg Smaller @ Tin Can
- George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.; late show, 9:30 p.m.)
- Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
- Jason Cruz (Strung Out), Buddy Darling (the Darlings), DJ Mikey Face @ Analog
- Comedy Night with Dylan Boisvert @ Eleven
- Wreck Shop Wednesdays @ The Office
- Mike James, the Talk @ Lestat's
- Kill the Ke3g: D.P.I., Caskets on Parade @ Brick By Brick
- Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
- Much Love, Guitar Shorty @ Humphreys Backstage Live
- Club Kingston with DJ's Ikah Love, Nick Solid Rock, Carlos Culture @ Winston's
- Missy Andersen @ Patrick's II
- Acoustic Fooks @ Dublin Square
- Mystique Element of Soul @ Coyote Bar & Grill
- Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
- Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
- Jeff Moore and the Witch Doctors @ The Kraken
- Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
- Sue Palmer @ Croce's
- Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
- Karaoke @ Chico Club
- Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters @ California Center For the Arts
- My Bride's Burden, Brian Bane @ Second Wind Navajo
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.