They say that to be a true fan of music, you have to explore the roots, and tonight I will be Miss Fancy-Pants and do just that when I go to the San Diego Opera's presentation of Turandot. After that, however, I'll be shedding my faux fur shrug and either getting my rock on with Grand Tarantula over at the Soda Bar or dropping by the Casbah to see local boys in Crocodiles return for a big night at the Casbah. If you're feeling extra ambitious, earlier in the evening, you should drop by the House of Blues, where Amos Lee will perform material from his latest record, Mission Bell, along with some of his older catalog. Jealous husbands and boyfriends be warned: You might want to skip this one, because your lady just might wanna leave you for Lee when all is said and done.
Saturday, January 29:
Crocodiles, Tamaryn, Raw Moans, Coleen Green, DJ Mario Orduno @ Casbah
Art- Primal Forces: Pattern and Pathos Artist Reception @ L Street Fine Art (628 L St., Omni Hotel, 6-9 p.m., benefit for ARTS- A Reason to Survive)
Machine Funk, featuring Dr. Indulgent, Monchis Machino, Luis Martel @ Kava Lounge
San Diego Opera Presents Turandot @ San Diego Civic Theatre
C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters @ Balboa Theatre (4 p.m., 8 p.m. Both shows are sold out)
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.