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It's Gonna Get Ugly

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It is very easy to look at Friday's listings and see the absence of major touring acts and think that it must be a dead night in the city. But the reality is that, when the big guys are away, the hometown kids stay home and play. Anywhere you look, there are solid local shows and a few touring acts thrown in for good measure. Midnight Rivals perform at Whistle Stop while River City headline at Tin Can. Out-of-towners Venice perform at the intimacy of AMSD while hip-hop legend KRS One performs at Winston's. A few weeks ago I gushed about Ugly Boogie as the next big San Diego band and Friday they headline at the Casbah, while Tim Raldo has dropped his unprintable band for a show at the Tower Bar. It's actually a great night for music -- you just have to know where to look.

Friday, Feb. 22:

  • Ugly Boogie, Lexington Field, Zozo Fiasco, the County Fair @ Casbah
  • Midnight Rivals, Shake Before Us, Friends (from Lucy's Fur Coat, Rocket FT Crypt, Louis XIV), Fam Royal DJs @ Whistle Stop Bar
  • KRS One @ Winston's
  • River City, the Far Country, Gary Hankins @ The Tin Can
  • Venice @ AMSD
  • Tribute to George Harrison with Fred Benedetti, Regina Benedetti, Julia Benedetti and Jeff Pekarek @ Dizzy's
  • Dead Ghosts, Bhorelord, Tactical Ffever @ The Void
  • Tim Raldo, Systematic Abuse, Blood Stained Reality, Dirtbag, D.E.A. @ The Tower Bar
  • Coda Reactor, Loosenutts, Oddballs, the Natives @ Fying Elephant
  • Takahashi, the Beautiful View, the Yawmen, Shark Blood @ Soda Bar
  • King Schascha, Pool Party, Lion Path & Soulective @ 710 Beach Club
  • Invasora 99.7 presents Ramon Ayala @ House of Blues
  • Bonkers!, EDM Dance Party @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove Parent's Nite Out (5:30 p.m.) @ Belly Up
  • Leftover Salmon (9:00 p.m.) @ Belly Up
  • Daemos, Symbolic, Snap Wire, Short Fuse (SF) @ Brick By Brick
  • Tiny Moving Parts, Tough Stuff, Colossal Rex @ The Ché Café (7 p.m.)
  • Kiss the Concrete presents I, Omega, Corelia, Immoral, A Truth Betrayed, Seeker, Bearstate, Cherish Your Blessings, Fly By NIght @ Epicentre
  • Cuties For A Cause: the Amalgamated, 2,000 Tons of TNT and Burlesque by Donna De Muerta and Lilly Holiday @ Ruby Room
  • DJ Jam @ Fluxx
  • Chi Club, DJ RM with DJ Sammi B @ Gallagher's
  • Sister Speak (5:00 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Rockola (9:00 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Aaron Bowen, Deno Marquee, Okapi Sun @ Lestat's
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Marble Room
  • Scarlett Avenue (CD release), I Am the Conquerer, Ramona's Flowers, Save The Bear, Parliament of Owls, Zip Zap @ Soma
  • Air Supply @ Sycuan
  • RIPS Entertainment presents Sounddrug, Wine, Chris Hopkins @ The Griffin
  • Sybarite5 @ The Loft (UCSD)
  • Taboo, Miki Vale & Niomiesoulfly @ Til-Two Club
  • The Red Elvises @ Tio Leo's
  • Makai @ The V Lounge
  • Blende with Brazzabelle @ Voyeur

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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