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Sounds Like San Diego: January 27

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I was a bit surprised when I thought about how long I've been enjoying the Howls' music in San Diego, and tonight's release of their  full-length album is a long time coming. Joined by Family Wagon, Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels and Old Tiger, there is certainly going to be some whiskey swilling; I'd like to think the bands define a San Diego sound that we can all be proud of. This is not to overlook the Styletones CD release party over at Winston's, because they've come to be one of the most respected bands in town and will certainly bring a sweaty dance party to Ocean Beach. There are plenty of other great shows around town tonight, which is a shining example of just how much this great city has to offer.

 Friday, Jan. 27:

  • The Howls (CD release), Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels, Family Wagon, Old Tiger @ Casbah
  • The Styletones (CD release), the Lucky Lonely @ Winston's
  • Albert Lee Band, the Farmers @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • A Lull, Deleted Scenes, Ravenna Woods @ Tin Can
  • Phasers on Stun, A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Hills Like Elephants @ Soda Bar
  • Ozomatli, Tommy Dubs @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • D.I., Shattered Badge, Tim Raldo & the Filthy F--s, Rabid Deception, F-Unit, Child Abduction (L.A) @ Ruby Room
  • The Girl Rapper (CD release) @ Irenic 
  • Bonkers! EDM dance party, with Junior theDISCOpunk & Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • The Bedbreakers @ Whistle Stop
  • Mods vs. Rockers 11 (private event): the Front, Personal Conflict & Social Spit @ The Shakedown (5-10 p.m.)
  • Wolves in the Throne Room, Griever, Ten Thousand Leagues @ Che Cafe
  • Hyena @ Fluxx
  • Surrounded By Thieves, Battle Born & Coastal Gris @ The Shakedown (10 p.m.)
  • Taboo (hip-hop, dancehall, neo soul and more) @ Til Two Club
  • Public Jones, The Lupus Tarn @ Eleven
  • The Alligator Republic, Wendy Bailey, the Slashes, Medicine for Madison @ The Griffin
  • Calder Quartet @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, withDJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ U-31
  • Allstar Weekend, Hollywood Ending, the After Party, Before You Exit @ House of Blues
  • Nik Simon Band @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Ashley Jordan, Caroline Brooks, Dave Booda, Jacqueline Baker, John Torres @ Lestat's
  • Classic Cream (featuring Kofi Baker), Clapton Hook @ Brick By Brick
  • Roy Zimmerman @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Back 2 Black (AC/DC tribute), Alice & the Cooper @ 710 Beach Club
  • Anaphylactic Shark, Blacktop Royalty, Desolace, Liquid Whip, Saphead @ Epicentre
  • King Conquer, As Hell Retreats, Gideon, Bermuda, Mortify Your Enemies, In Faith Focused @ Soma
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Ultra @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Social Green, Shocks of Mighty @ Flying Elephant
  • Kokane (album release) @ 4th & B
  • Arturo O'Farrill @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Off the Wagon, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Mike Myrdal of Stepping Feet @ Marble Room
  • Adrian Lux, Bassjackers, Ken Loi @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Total Eclipse, Charlie Rock (birthday party!), Grandmasta Rats, Question @ El Dorado

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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