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Sounds Like San Diego: February 24

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Rocky Votolato Comes Back to the Casbah

Rosemary Bystrak

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I get to write about shows every day, and I frequently get excited about some of them, but whenever Rocky Votolato comes back to town, I do mental backflips. I've been a fan for several years now, and he's the first musician I really felt like I discovered in the early days of music blogs who resonated with me. Several records later, Rocky still has such a beautiful talent of carving stories with his words, and wearing his life and heart on his sleeve. The Seattle-based musician is supported by songstress Laura Gibson as well as Jesse LaMonaca, who will be playing a stripped-set with Brandon Conway of LaMonaca's band, the Dime Novels.

Thursday, Feb. 24:

  • Rocky Votolato, Laura Gibson, Jesse LaMonaca @ Casbah
  • Marie Haddad and Greg Gibson @ West Coast Tavern
  • Daydream Nation presents Mix Master Mike, Hyena, Jamuel Saxon, DJ Leif, Randy Vission @ Fluxx
  • The Kabbs, Sick of Sarah, Last Watch @ Bar Pink
  • Play It Forward Benefit for Nu Water International, featuring Knockout Bell (EP release), Albatross, the Mashtis, Nothingful, DJ Gonzo, Room E @ Ruby Room
  • Colony, Audrey Ryan, Literature, Vandersteeze @ Tin Can
  • Maz Jobrani @ House of Blues
  • Longstay, Justin Froese, Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up
  • Dan Padilla, Hot New Mexicans, Rumspringer, Casket Life @ Eleven
  • Brendan B, Audios, ID Dusty Nix, Sighpur One, Destructo Bunny @ Soda Bar
  • Sheela-na-Gig @ Museum of Man
  • Kellen Malloy, Mark Growden, Parker Ainsworth @ Lestat's
  • Charles McPherson, Daniel Jackson @ Anthology
  • The Israel Maldonado Band, Cumbia Machin @ Winston's
  • DJs G*Roy and Girth with Chuck Prada @ The Office
  • Len Rainey @ Patrick's II
  • Subliminal Trip @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ El Dorado
  • Scott Wilson and the Contradictions, Will Edwards, Matthew Stewart, Rob Deez @ Claire de Lune
  • Prairie Tenor String band @ Park Gallery
  • Blitzkid, Zombie Surf Camp, Oddball, Dead Daze @ Brick By Brick
  • L.E.D. presents Treasure Fingers, Congorock, Kingdom @ Voyeur
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th and University)
  • Bill Magee @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Mark Stuart @ Tiki House
  • The Bombpops, Murderland, the Getdown @ The Shakedown
  • Let It Burn, featuring Syndicate, Kyle Nicolaides, live burlesque, The Timefly (DJ set) @ Queen Bee's
  • The Flock of '80s @ Henry's Pub
  • Allegra @ Beaumont's
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • Club '80s @ Club Kadan
  • The Jones Revival @ Valley View Casino
  • Gonzology @ McP's Irish Pub & Gril
  • Vamp @ Whistle Stop
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Despite the Wolves, Canobliss @ Boar Cross'n
  • Road Noises, Stone Senses @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Off The Wagon, Chet Cannon & The Committee @ The Harp
  • Morsoul @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Ease Up, DJ Reefah, TRC Sound System @ Gallagher's
  • Generations Party with DJ Artistic @ U-31
  • Squirrelly Arts @ 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 on Twitter or submit your music listings.

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