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Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 20

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Sir Sly, seen here performing at the Casbah, play a Third Thursdays show at the Hard Rock Hotel's 207 club.

    When Sir Sly did a Monday night Casbah residencty about a year ago, I got into a debate with a friend. He was suggesting that the band's name wasn't actually pronounced "Sir Sly" but instead was a take on the texting shortcut for the word seriously, often abbreviated as srsly. I think I won that argument, but regardless, this band is seriously great, and it would behoove you to check them out when they play Third Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel, along with Okapi Sun and Gavin Turek. If you're looking for a great singer/songwriter, though, Griffin House might be the guy you're looking for down at the Casbah, though I'd suggest getting there early as the singer/songwriters tend to get earlier set times than the usual indie, punk, or garage rockers. Van She is over at Soda Bar, and if you happen to be heading to the Belly Up for Sunset Sessions, do not miss Jeremy Messersmith, who is one of my favorite musical discoveries in the past few years.

    Thursday, Feb. 20:

    • Third Thursdays, with Sir Sly, Okapi Sun, Gavin Turek @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Griffin House, Clarence Bucaro @ Casbah
    • Van She, Bulletproof Tiger, Glass Spells @ Soda Bar
    • Sunset Sessions, featuring Ziggy Marley, the Hold Steady, Jeremy Messersmith, Aurora Barnes, Dez Money, DJ Mike Czech, Malcolm of Scrath 'n' Sniff @ Belly Up -- read Tim Pyles' Sunset Sessions preview HERE
    • Fly Moon Royalty, Smoke Season @ Bar Pink
    • The Weeks, Ranch Ghost @ The Griffin
    • Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group @ Balboa Theatre
    • The nFormals, Marion Walker, Dictator, Badabing @ Che Cafe
    • Rodney Atkins, the Brodie Stewart Band @ House of Blues
    • Bart Mendoza & True Stories, Adam Marsland, the Llamadors @ Tin Can
    • Carrie Welling, Drew Davis, Nate Donnis @ Lestat's
    • Jon, Nathan and Marty @ Tio Leo's
    • Shake Before Us, the Drabs @ Boar Cross'n
    • North Park After Dark @ The Lab A Salon
    • Amigo, Chiefs, Old Man Wizard @ The Merrow
    • ArtPower! presents Dr. Lonnie Smith @ The Loft
    • Abjo, the Lyrical Groove, Wine, Isleside @ U-31
    • The Groove, starring Stelita @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • OB Hip-Hop, with Atlantis Rizing, THC, Seven @ Winston's
    • Splice the Mindbrace, Tiger Heroes @ The Shakedown
    • Roots Factory @ Til-Two Club
    • Astrojump @ Whistle Stop
    • Wolfgang Gartner @ Fluxx
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom
    • Leon Mobley & the Lion Band, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Country Rock Rebels @ 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.