Back in September, Justin Townes Earle was slated to perform at the Casbah, but some unfortunate things went down on his tour which resulted in JTE checking into rehab. By all account, he's doing well and his tour has been successful thus far, so Saturday's afternoon show would be a great opportunity to come show support for the talented son of Steve Earle named, who is named after Townes Van Zandt.
If you've got some cash to burn, you can also catch a day show over at the House of Blues featuring Joey Cape, Justin Sane and other punk greats. Rumors were swirling that the super-secret headliner might be Dave Grohl, but my sources tell me that isn't happening after all, because the Foos are still in London. Still a worthy benefit show worth checking out.
Sunday night is pretty easy to decide. Free show at the Casbah, great local bands, free food. What else do you need?
Monkeys In Space, Hit Dog Hollar, Theleventhour, Testing Tomorrow, Blow Me Down @ Sound Wave
One Inch Punch, the Overall, The Boss @ O'Connell's
Rock vs. Cancer, featuring Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Justin Sane (Anti Flag), Shanti & Greg Attonito (the Bouncing Souls), Juliet Simms (Automatic Loveletter), Marko Desantis DJ Set (Sugarcult) @ House of Blues (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Aaron Bowen, Dan Reed, Michael Miller @ Lestat's
SDSU Old Aztec Youth Rugby "Ruck and Roll" feat. The Heroes @ Brick By Brick
Rave On: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Holly @ Poway Center for Performing Arts
Sunday, Feb. 27:
The Local Pyle presents Sleep Lady, Schitzophonics, Strangers, Meseta @ Casbah (free show, doors open at 7 p.m. Live broadcast by Tim Pyles of FM 94/9 of the Coup d'Etat, FTP, and the Local Pyle. Free food from Gaglione Brothers and Pop Chips)
Filthy Sunday with DJ Schugar and Sudonim @ Ruby Room
Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdauger @ House of Blues
Lindsey Yung (video release), Terry Matsuoka @ Lestat's
Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
Nero, Sena @ Voyeur
Missing Persons, Strangelove, Dirty Leslie @ 4th & B
San Diego Drum Summit, featuring Duncan Moore, Russell Bizzett, Bob Weller, Mark Lamson, Jon Szanto, Kevin Koch, Gary Nieves, Jake Najor, Justin DeHart, Richard Sellers, & Tim McMahon - with Rob Thorsen on bass and Joshua White @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)