The Burning of Rome opened last year's San Diego Music Awards with a spectacle that was written about by local media outlets, but the pig heads on stakes overshadowed the band's music, which is hard to categorize but feels something like a punk-rock carnival. You kind of expect appearances by bearded ladies and lobstermen when this band (playing at the Casbah tonight) takes the stage.
Tuesday, Jan. 19:
The Burning Of Rome, Run Run Run, Little Fowl @ Casbah
Space Nature, Des Roar, Serengeti Rocks @ Tin Can Ale House
Life in Orbit, the Broken Column, Ape Machine @ Soda Bar
The Neverout @ Riviera Supper Club
Blow By Blow (Jeff Beck tribute) @ Humphrey's Backstage Live