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Come Here Uncle's Joe's Band

Rosemary Bystrak

San Diego's legendary Uncle Joe's Big Ol Driver reunite to celebrate 22 years of the Casbah

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I feel pretty lucky to be a San Diego native because it's such a beautiful place to live, but I especially appreciate experiencing my teenage years in the '90s in San Diego. The music scene at the time was the stuff of legends ("the next Seattle," anyone?), and Uncle Joe's was a huge part of that time.

I can proudly say that my first and last time crowd surfing was at an Uncle Joe's show, though it was less a choice and more by force when I was tossed into the crowd by a Soma bouncer. They were opening for Social Distortion, and while my peers were going crazy for Mike Ness, I was there for Chick Rock. If you really want some throwbacks, before you head to the Casbah, swing by the Kava Lounge (the former location of the Casbah) and watch the kids from School of Rock as they perform a tribute to San Diego bands, like fluf, Drive Like Jehu, Heavy Vegetable and more. It's an early show and will be over in plenty of time to catch the show at the Casbah.

Saturday, January 22:

  • Uncle Joe's Big Ol Driver, Furious IV, Big Tension @ Casbah
  • School of Rock Tribute to San Diego @ Kava Lounge (7 p.m.)
  • Ozomatli, Cuevo @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • David J record release and signing, DJ Darwin @ Bar Pink
  • Ray Argyle, Kata, Bantam Feather @ Tin Can
  • Operation Mindblow presents Winter's Womb, featuring Red Octopus, VonVeederVeld, Carlton Melton, Joy, Sugarrush Railroad Inc, the Kabbs, Trap Gold, Brainticket DJs @ Til Two Club
  • Schitzophonics, Flexx Bronco, Chinese Rocks @ Eleven
  • Tiltwheel, Madison Bloodbath, Magdalene @ The Shakedown
  • DJ Claire's End of Month Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5-8 p.m.)
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Condemned, Ruines ov Abaddon, Hordes of Sirens, Within the Swarm, Indiscretion @ Ruby Room
  • The Downs Family @ Riviera
  • San Diego Experimental Guitar Show 2011 @ Soda Bar
  • Liquid Foundation: Hard Fall Hearts, Splitfinger, Death on Wednesday, Slower @ Sound Wave
  • Dashboard Confessional Swiss Army Romance 10-Year Anniversary tour, Chris Conley (Saves the Day), Lady Danville @ House of Blues
  • Clepto, Ramekaga, the Talk @ Lestat's
  • F--- Cancer Benefit, featuring Downspell, the Strikers, Behind the Wagon, DPI, Jonny Castle, Old Devil, Cactus Jacks, Los Seafinks (all proceeds benefit the family of Madeline Morris and her fight against childhood leukemia) @ Brick By Brick
  • Clay Davis Trio @ Marble Room
  • Bigfellas @ Winston's (4-8 p.m.)
  • SuperUnloader, Deadline Friday @ Winston's
  • Anson with Heavy Rotation, Concrete Project, Boombox Renaissance @ 710 Beach Club
  • Bleeding Through, Oceano, For the Fallen Dreams, Upon a Body Burning, the Great Commission, I the Breather @ Soma
  • Ellis Paul @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Bermuda Trap, Sweet Sweet Revenge, Silent Vice, the Maul Shoppe, Arise to Glory, Wooly Mammal, Rapscallion @ Epicentre
  • red fish blue fish reunion @ the Loft, UCSD
  • Green Light, featuring Maria de la Paz @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (9 p.m.)
  • BLUSD sendoff party @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Walter Trout @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Guitar Masters, featuring Eric Johnson, Andy McKee, Peppino d'Augustino @ 4th & B (7 p.m.)
  • Guitar Masters After Party, featuring Lynch Mob, George Lynce, Oni Logan, Wild Mick Brown (of Dokken), Robbie Crane (of RATT) @ 4th and B (10:30 p.m.)
  • Thunder Road @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.; late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • An Evening With George Winston @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Lexington Field, DJ Chelu @ Gallaher's
  • Jah Starr, South Bay Wailers, Krystal Dyer @ Portugalia
  • Cassian, Bubblegum Sci-Fi, Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Le Castle Vania, Erick Diaz @ Voyeur
  • Illfonix @ Kadan
  • Relentless Productions present Fusion @ Kava Lounge
  • Sid Vicious Saturdays with Ricky Rocks @ Fluxx
  • IceBox @ The Stage
  • LA Guns, Skipjack, Negative Void @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Judy Garland in Concert (A Multimedia + Symphony Experience) @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Styx @ Pechanga Theatre

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.

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