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Sounds Like San Diego: January 29

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Do the Write Thing

Switchfoot

Jon Foreman

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We've all seen many acronyms become a part of our written and even spoken vocabulary. Even the most articulate among us has LOLed or shrieked an OMG every once in awhile. So too, do kids of a certain generation immediately recognize TWLOHA. For the uninitiated, it stands for "To Write Love on Her Arms".

The non-profit TWLOHA is "dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide." They do so with fundraisers and they directly support people through programs and treatment, but one of their major impacts can just be felt in their outreach. If you've been to Warped Tour or most major festivals, you've no doubt seen their campaign.

Tuesday they bring the Heavy and Light Tour to House of Blues to further that cause. By raising money and getting people talking about the mission of TWLOHA, perhaps the organization can continue to see positive results. Audiences will be thrilled by performances by Noah Gunderson, the band Now, Now, singer Christina Perri and Switchfoot's Jon Foreman. You can't go wrong with good music for a good cause.

Tuesday, Jan. 29:

  • TWLOHA's Heavy and Light Tour featuring Jon Foreman, Christina Perri, Now, Now, Noah Gundersen @ House of Blues
  • Niki & the Dove, Vacationer, DJ Velvet Touch @ Casbah
  • Daydream Nation presents Nightmare Air, Boy King, Vampire, DJ Mike Delgado @ The Griffin
  • The Acoustic Spot presents Robert Bondurant, Yovee, Tolan Shaw, Kenny Eng, Rob Deez @ Belly Up
  • Heavy Glow, Just Like Jenna, Reed Street Sessions @ Soda Bar
  • Irieality SD, Indica Roots, Pool Party Band @ Winston's
  • The Aristocrats, Travis Larson Band, Science Fiction @ Brick By Brick
  • Dinner with the Doods @ Tin Can
  • Meagan Flint @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Robin Henkel @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Steph Johnson @ Croce's
  • Wes Anderson Movie Marathon @ Ruby Room
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Onyx Room
  • Local Brews Local Grooves featuring Landis, Digital Sea, Amanda Cogan, Jill Nooren @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Kim Gordon Comedy Night @ Til-Two Club
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
  • The Void @ The Office
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Sweet Dreams @ Tiki House
  • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
  • Tiki Tuesday featuring Mr. Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
  • PB-Oke Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Walter's Chicken Jam @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Gene Warren @ McP's Irish Pub

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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