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    Jace Everett has rocked his deep country voice into the veins of "True Blood" fans.

    There's something about settling into your favorite chair on a Sunday night in a dimly lit room as the opening scene's of HBO's True Blood play on your television screen. First there's the recap montage of last week's episode, then some dramatic lead in to the new episode interrupted by the bass line of Jace Everett's "Bad Things." He sings, "I don't know who you think you are, but before this night is through, I wanna do bad things to you," and you know for an hour you will be transported into the bon temps world of vampires and werewolves and animal shapeshifters. And while all belief is temporarily suspended, you're lost in it. Everett's deep country drawl makes him a powerful singer, and it's fitting that he's playing the Casbah the night before Comic-Con descends upon the city. Fangbangers and furbangers, welcome.

    Tuesday. July 20:

    • Bob Nanna @ M-Theory Music (in-store, free, all ages, 7 p.m.)
    • Jace Everett, 7th Day Buskers, Matt Haeck @ Casbah
    • Bear and Fox comic book release party, featuring music by Teenage Wasteland, Lord Hammer, Muchacho D, and special Bear and Fox DJ set by DJ Shoeshine, hosted by creator Randall Christopher @ Tin Can (free, all attendees get a free copy of Bear and Fox)
    • Club Millenia: the Styletones, Craig Dawson, Mr. MeLoDik and the PlaYers, DJ II Smooth @ Belly Up
    • Just Like Jenna, the Credentials, the Atom Age, Shaky Legs and theTeardrops @ Ruby Room
    • Cowabunga Babes, Woah Hunx, Christmas Island @ Soda Bar
    • Christmas Island, Woah Hunx, Tape Deck Mountain, Jungle Fever, and Cowabunga Babes @ Che Cafe (6 p.m.)
    • Ke$ha, Mickey Avalon, DJ Skeet Skeet, Beardo @ House of Blues
    • Local Brews Local Grooves: Family Wagon, Wendy Bailey and True Stories, Colin Clyne, Three Degrees Off Center @ House of Blues, Voodoo Stage
    • Tiki Two's Day, featuring Mr. Adrian Demain @ Bar Pink
    • Nena Anderson and Friends @ Riviera Supper Club
    • 2 Year Anniversary Party & Costume Contest. featuring DJs Man-Cat & Coda Collins, live art by Ale Garza @ The Office
    • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
    • Dave Booda @ Tiki House
    • The Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
    • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
    • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
    • Danny DiCarlo's Respondents @ Patrick's ll
    • Trade Winds @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Ishmael and the Peacemakers, The Optimators @ Winston's
    • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
    • Red Lotus Revue, Levi Wise @ The Stage Saloon
    • Audra Connolly @ RT's Longboard Grill
    • The Plastic Revolution, Ephraim Sommers @ True North

    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. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.