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Crocodiles Put the Bite on San Diego

Rosemary Bystrak

Crocodiles return to San Diego for a big Saturday night hometown show.

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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
  • Amos Lee, Vusi Mahlasela @ House of Blues
  • Revo San Diego event to benefit Haiti's Plant With a Purpose, featuring New Mexico, Burning Bushes, art + drinks @ Sunset Ballroom, Claire de Lune
  • Grand Tarantula, Fatigo, Red Pony Clock @ Soda Bar
  • Mod vs Rockers, featuring Dan Padilla, the Rocking Scoundrels, the Front + super top secret guest band, X meet-and-greet @ Riviera Supper Club (6pm)
  • The Cured, INXS-ive, Murmur @ Belly Up
  • Ghetto Blaster @ Bar Pink
  • Bill Cardinal, Emily Bonn, Trouble in the Wind @ Tin Can
  • Black Hondo, Stevie and the Hi-Stazx, Old Tiger @ Eleven
  • Hot Rod Havoc 4 Premier Night, featuring the Moonlight Trio, the Palominos, the Sugar Daddies @ The Shakedown
  • Gematria: Eddie Turbo and Prince Zohar @ Whistle Stop
  • Bad Medicine, circus debauchery @ Ruby Room
  • Dance Party with Saul Q and Friends @ U-31
  • Zapf Dingbats @ Templar's Hall, Old Poway Park (7 p.m.)
  • The Roots Factory 1-Year Anniversary, featuring Agua Dulce, Cumbia Machine, Ikah Love, Solrak, art show, clothing release @ Sound Wave
  • Melodramatix, Yung Truth + Twomps, MTO, Two Face, Stalker, Marlon Dane, Reason, Kamzilla, Howlin Jupiters @ O'Connell's
  • Cardiac Kidz, the Answers @ Lestat's
  • Blues Jam @ South Park Abbey
  • The Intense Individual Party @ Brick By Brick
  • Osal8, Holden, Cool Breeze, Artofficial, the Cuban, CML @ Winston's
  • Stranger @ 710 Beach Club
  • Underoath, Thursday, A Skylit Drive, Animals As Leaders @ Soma
  • Free Energy, the Postelles @ The Loft, UCSD
  • David Borgo three ways: Initial Conditions, Kronomorphic, KaiBorg @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Cold Shower @ El Cajon Grand
  • Green Light @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (9 p.m.)
  • Todd Johnson Clinic @ Bass San Diego (6255 Ferris Square, 6-9 p.m.)
  • Silvergate Elementary Fundraiser @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (2-8 p.m.)
  • Crossfire @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
  • NSD Productions presents Local Rock Showcase, featuring Awaiting Samsara, Monkeys In Space, Bankers Hill, Inberst, Theleventhhour, A Cadillac Murder @ 4th & B
  • Leo Kottke @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.) -- read T. Loper's preview blog post here
  • MOFO Party @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Urban Lounge, featuring Professor CC & Brother Darkness @ Gaslamp Strip Club
  • The Leperkhanz, DJ Chelu @ Gallaher's
  • Iza Moon Dance Collective @ Portugalia
  • Club Sabbat, featuring DJs Robin Roth, Atom, Liquid Grey @ The Flame -- check out Robin Roth's Weekend Dance Picks
  • Cosmic Kids, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Ying Yang Twins @ On Broadway
  • Burns @ Voyeur
  • The Disco Pimps, Glacier Skies @ The Stage
  • DJ Rags @ Onyx/Thin
  • Rico DeLargo @ Fluxx
  • 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.

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