Willie Nelson performs tonight at the Pechanga theatre.
Pechanga Casino might be a drive, but if you've never had the pleasure of seeing Willie Nelson live, tonight is a great chance to catch the legendary singer. He might be known as a "country" act, but his music transcends labels, just as it transcends generations.
If the drive north is daunting, stay local and check out Sweet Apple, the latest project of Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, as they bring anthemic '70s fuzzed-rock to the Casbah, but consider yourself warned, Mascis doesn't do anything small, so you'll need your earplugs. You'll also wanna stretch your fingers, because you might just catch yourself playing some air guitar as the band rocks your socks off.
Sunday, Jan. 16:
- Sweet Apple, Dead Meadow, The Makeup Sex @ Casbah
- Willie Nelson @ Pechanga Theater
- Son Cubano Night with Combo Libertad @ Belly Up
- Teaadora Nikolova, Primitive Noyes, Derek Hart, Old Lava @ Tin Can
- James and Evander, Parentz, Bleeds, Space Town Savior @ Soda Bar
- Tape Deck Mountain (Secret Serf ep release), Jon Owens (Scruffles) @ Habitat House (1008 21st St., Golden Hill, 8 p.m.)
- She's My Cassette, the Sweet Repose, Still the Sky's Limit, HeartLikeFire @ Ruby Room
- Undercover, Still Ill, Charbara @ The Office
- HRC San Diego presents Veronica May, Alison & Alex (My Elesian), DJ Dida @ Eden (6 p.m.)
- Cactus Jacks and Friends @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
- Zoo Animal @ Lestat's
- Bohemian Rhapsody (open mic rap) @ Kadan
- Soul Brunch, with Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
- Groove In Showcase @ Stage Saloon
- Creedence Relived @ Welk Resort
- Jose Sinatra's OB-O-Ke @ Winston's
- Karaoke with Daryl Johnson @ Soda Bar
- Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
- Stelita @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- MLK Jr. Jazz Festival, featuring Glen Fisher, Reggie Smith, Will Donato, Patrick Yandall, Vertice Williams, Willie Royal (of Willie and Lobo) Bill MacPhearson, Stelita, Trena and more @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
- DJ Warpt, DJ Visser, DJ Diablo (House Junkies) @ Kava Lounge
- Luscious Noise (featuring members of the San Diego Symphony) @ Anthology
- Roy Zimmerman @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
- Karaoke @ South Park Abbey
- Beatnick & Artistic @ El Dorado
- Keyboard conversations: The Romantic Music of Robert Schumann: Fantasies Forbidden and Fulfilled, featuring Jeffrey Siegel @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
- Lang Lang plays Tchaikovsky @ Copley Symphony Hall (2 p.m.)
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.