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Sounds Like San Diego: February 25

Tim Pyles of the Local Pyle will be on hand to play "celebrity" softball with local musicians

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Put Them in, Coach, They're Ready to Play

Tim Pyles has other interests besides music, including Comic-Con and charity softball.

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On most occasions, I reserve this space to encourage you to participate in San Diego's live music nightlife. Today will be an exception. I mean, you already know if you're going to see DMX, Mat Kearney, the Nervous Wreckords, Grimes, the Fresh and Onlys or any of the many options on Saturday night. No, today I'm going to encourage you to wake up before noon and head over to the Jackie Robinson YMCA for the Celebrity Softball Tournament, raising money to revive the softball program at Gompers Prep. Since it's for charity, we'll let Tim Pyles of the Local Pyle and music photographer Dan Chusid get away with being identified as "celebrities" -- I'm also looking forward to seeing local musicians like Josh Damigo, Jeff Berkley and Lisa Sanders trade in guitars for bats, all for fun and charity. After the games, head to El Cajon Boulevard with two wheels and catch up with the semi-annual Bike the Boulevard fun ride and bar hop.

Saturday, Feb. 25:

  • Listen Local Celebrity Softball Tournament @ Jackie Robinson YMCS (11a.m.)
  • Bike the Boulevard: Live Wire(12-2 p.m.) Bicycle Balloon Ornaments & Beer Specials; Pizzeria Luigi (12-2 p.m) $1 Slices; Media Arts Center (2-3 p.m.) Cinema Bici; Tiger! Tiger!(3- 4 p.m.) $4 Green Flash 30th Street Pale Ales for all riders; Eleven (4-5 p.m.) $5 Beer + Shot & Free Vegan Food; Soda Bar (4-5 p.m.) Street Fighter Arcade Tournament; Pho King (5-6 p.m.) $5 Pho; Til Two (6-7 p.m.) Happy Hour Specials /DJ Danarchy
  • DMX @ 4th & B
  • Mat Kearney, Robert Francis @ House of Blues
  • The Nervous Wreckords, Midnight Rivals, Grand Tarantula @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
  • The Fresh and Onlys, Disappears, Tropical Popsicle @ Casbah
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., sold out)
  • Grimes, Born Gold, Divers, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar --read Nada Alic's preview here
  • Memorial, Shiva Trash, Jeffertitti’s Nile @ Tin Can
  • Blackout Party, El Monte Slim @ Riviera
  • The Ian Tordella Group Tragic Comedy (CD release), the Mattson II, Dusty Brough + Julien Cantelm @ Glashaus (1815 Main St., Suite B)
  • Bulky Jones @ Belly Up (3:45 p.m.)
  • Johnny Cash B-Day Bash, featuring Cash’d Out with James Kruks’ Elite Elvis Tribute and DJ Gonzo @ Belly Up
  • LA Artist Showcase, featuring Garrison Starr, Jake Newton, Shane Alexander @ Lestat's
  • Toys That Kill, Dirty Ghosts, Bare Wires @ Bar Pink
  • The Holy Fever, Fed to the Wolves, the Rosicrucians @ Che Cafe
  • Dillon Warnek, Ryan David Orr, the Peripherals @ Mueller College
  • The Good Foot Cypher King Edition, featuring DJ Mane One, Saso, Packman @ Til Two Club
  • D.P.I. the Dirty Panties, the Wastrels, the Quitters @ Eleven
  • Darsombra, Totimoshi & Riververb @ The Shakedown
  • DJ Claire’s Happy Hour, featuring Tim Mays @ Whistle Stop (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Four Minutes Till Midnight, Mad Traffic, C Money, Kenta Hayashi @ Ruby Room
  • Guitar Masters with Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Stephen Bennett @ Poway Center for Performing Arts
  • Pandemic Art Show @ Roots Factory
  • 1957 CD Release: 1957, Bandits, Lyon Crowns @ The Griffin
  • Burnsville Blues Band @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • The Youth Aztecs 4th Annual "Ruck "n" Roll, featuring the Heroes @ Brick By Brick
  • Dazed and Confused @ Winston's
  • Ballyhoo, the Broken Stems, Wait for Green @ 710 Beach Club
  • Steal the Scenery (CD release), the Greater Heights, Brooklyn Haley, At the Premier, Planewreck @ Soma
  • The Skains, Nautikal, Positive Company, Shoot Z Pier, Live Like Giants, Real Big T--s, Del Sol @ Epicentre
  • Board Shorts surf film festival @ The Loft, UCSD
  • John Foltz @ Marble Room
  • Dizzy's presents a George Harrison Tribute, featuring Fred Benedetti @ 98 Bottles
  • The Farmers @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Wyatt Lowe @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Missiles of October @ Flying Elephant
  • UFC 144, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Oliver, Adam Salter, Groundfloor, Blancnoire @ El Dorado
  • Mat Zo @ Voyeur
  • Wild Willy Parsons @ Ramona Mainstage

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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