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Today is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, a traditional day of revelry before the beginning of Lent. While there are Mardi Gras-specific events, including the annual block party in the Gaslamp Quarter, my job is to continue to tell you about live music. If masks and beads and hurricanes aren't your thing, you probably already know that Tuesday night is a solid night of rock & roll, with Built to Spill performing a free show at the Hard Rock Hotel (with RSVP), Gomez returning with a show at the Belly Up, and my favorite troublemakers, Surfer Blood, performing at UCSD's Porter's Pub. Personally I love all three, and since the shows are scattered across the county, I know I will probably have to pick just one, but the decision won't come easy.

Tuesday, Feb. 21:

  • Filter Magazine and the Hard Rock Hotel present Built to Spill @ Hard Rock Hotel 207
  • Gomez, Hey Rosetta! @ Belly Up
  • ASCE presents Surfer Blood, Wild Ones, Dead Meat @ Porter's Pub
  • Buck 65, Kristoff Krane, Illuminauts @ Casbah
  • Pickwick, Stevie & the Hi-Staxx, the Very @ The Griffin
  • Ape Machine, Family Wagon, Honey @ Soda Bar
  • Great Power, S.L.F.M., Kelsea Rae Little @ Tin Can
  • Tiki Tuesday, featuring DJ Bongo Tony @ Bar Pink
  • Mardi Gras Party, with DJ K. Reed, Adam Shenk, Special Powers, Tori Roze & the Hot Mess, Melly Frances & the Distilled Spirits @ House of Blues
  • Everything Is Terrible! presents DoggiewoggiezPoochiewoochiez @ Che Cafe
  • West Side Inflection @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Chameleon Talent Group presents Mardi Gras Fundraiser with DJ Josh the Bear @ Ruby Room
  • Black Market III @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Local Brews Local Grooves @ House of Blues Delta Stage
  • The River Bottom Rockers @ Winston's
  • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
  • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
  • Mardi Gras w/ The Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Yeah Buddy Tuesdays w/ The Prey, tba @ Eleven
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
  • Tommy Price & The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Tripp Sprague @ Croce's
  • Rick Remender @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Mardi Gras with Madame LeRoux @ Marble Room
  • Quintinn @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Gino & the Lone Gunmen @ Pounders Pub

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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