Where will you be spending your Saturday night? I usually have very strong opinions about where to be, but tonight is a mixed bag and truly offers something for just about any taste. I just might head down to the Shakedown for a solid lineup of acts for the third Yeah Buddy Fest. The Casbah has the Soft Moon twirling knobs to make gauzy indie electro, while Martin Sexton brings his neo folk to the Belly Up, the "folktronic" act Talkdemonic is up at the Loft, and the Beaters headline a solid Soda Bar bill. Finally, the Where's the Band? tour returns to the House of Blues, with a lineup of some great frontmen performing without their bands.
Saturday, Feb. 4:
Yeah Buddy Fest 3, with Banner Pilot, Dan Padilla, the Bombpops, the Getdown, Jonny Castle @ The Shakedown
The Soft Moon, Cold Showers, DJ Mario Orduno @ Casbah
Where's the Band? Tour, featuring Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Chris Conley (Saves the Day) and Matt Pryor (the Get Up Kids), Ace Enders (the Early November, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business) and Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) @ House of Blues
Talkdemonic @ The Loft, UCSD
Beaters, Tropical Popsicle, Northern Tigers @ Soda Bar