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Sounds Like San Diego: February 3

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Courtesy Yep Roc Records
    Any friends of Wilco are friends of mine.

    Sometimes I think I should just leave Thursdays without recommendations. I can't help you navigate all of the choices, and at the same time there are so many great shows around town that it's hard to pick favorites.

    You can bet the indie kids will have a steady hold on Anthology as the Autumn Defense (read T. Loper's preview here) take the stage for the first time. Just because the band members come from the Wilco bloodline doesn't mean their sound is anywhere close, but their sound should fill the room quite well.

    Competing with the show, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will surely deliver a set that makes them worthy of their chart buzz and hype. Locally, check out the Tuggs, featuring longtime Dragons bassist Steve Rodriguez, over at the Casbah, or head over to the Tin Can for a Swim Party appearance, which seem to be few and far between lately. The local spots are all offering up great options tonight, so make an adventure out of it ... just save enough energy to get through work on Friday.

    Thursday, Feb. 3:

    • The Autumn Defense, Jonathan Wilson @ Anthology (read T. Loper's preview here)
    • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Chamberlin @ House of Blues
    • Swim Party, Xray Press, Feversleeves @ Tin Can
    • Meg & Brian @ West Coast Tavern
    • The Tuggs, Crushed On You, the Queen's Guard, The Beautiful View @ Casbah
    • Stan Ridgway, the Farmers @ Belly Up
    • Gun Runner, Wires in the Walls @ Bar Pink
    • The Flowerthief, the So So Glos, Midwinters @ Eleven
    • Republic of Letters @ Lyman Saville Theater, SD City College (noon)
    • Blackout Thursday with DJ Blackie, featuring Adseg and Terremoto @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Luminance presents Melissa Polinar @ The Loft
    • Art in the Park @ Soda Bar
    • The Mashtis @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Tony Lucca, Jared Finck @ Lestat's
    • Groove Sessions, Jelly Bread @ Winston's
    • She Like Daylight Melodinks, Rolling Radio, Konorteno @ Brick By Brick
    • Johnny Vernazza @ Patrick's II
    • Shoreline Rootz, Bozzani Bros @ Coyote Bar and Grill
    • The Bandits, Toothless George, Tom V and the Say Hey Kids, the Calamity Cubes @ Ruby Room
    • Soul Jazz @ Croce's
    • Smiths Tribute Night with Profile and Irons @ El Dorado
    • L.E.D. presents Switch @ Voyeur
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
    • The Sound Doctors @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • EDM presents Bingo Players, Digitalife, Calisparis @ Fluxx
    • The Flock of '80s @ Henry's Pub
    • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
    • Club '80s @ Club Kadan
    • Karaoke @ O'Connell's
    • The Fabulous Pelicans @ Valley View Casino
    • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
    • Cowboy Jack and the North County Cowboys @ The Kraken
    • Critical Beatdown, featuring Sa-Ra Creative Partners, eLan, Mike Gao, DJ Pound @ Kava Lounge
    • The Midas Touch, Munson Keef, Red Hand @ Boar Cross'n
    • Modern Radio @ 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 at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.