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Time to Put Out the Good Crystal

Rosemary Bystrak

Crystals Castles return to blow San Diego minds.

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I wish I could tell you about the last time I saw Crystal Castles, but the Casbah was packed, the room was hot, and that June night in 2008 is really just a blur. Tonight won't be any different at the sold-out show at the House of Blues, and the audience will be treated to a killer set by Suuns, too. If you didn't snag tickets but feel like dancing, head over to Casbah for YG, who has blown up on the charts in L.A. for "Toot It and Boot It." If you're looking to stay local, Soda Bar has a solid lineup with Funeral Party, Italian Japanese and Pretty Too Bad.

Wednesday, March 2:

  • Casbah presents Crystal Castles, Suuns @ House of Blues (sold out) -- read T. Loper's Suun's preview
  • YG, Bobby Brackins, guests @ Casbah
  • Funeral Party, Italian Japanese, Pretty Too Bad @ Soda Bar
  • Strangers, A Book About Elephants  @ Tin Can
  • Rheanna Downey, Alex Woodard, Jasmine Commerce @ Belly Up
  • The Canadian Tenors @ Balboa Theatre
  • Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Mattson2, J-Live, DJ Trumasta, Madda, Ikah Love, Stelle @ El Dorado
  • Chick Corea and Gary Burton @ Anthology (7:30, 9:30)
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • New Artist Showcase @ Eleven
  • Save Amos, Unwynd, Time and Distance, St. Cloud Sleepers, HeartLikeFire @ Ruby Room
  • Reply All: Jazz @ The Loft
  • Bastard Lovechild of Rock & Roll @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
  • Morning Alive, Mark Miller @ The Office
  • Jess Klien, Tom Freund @ Lestat's
  • Urban Underground feat. Cormega, S.P.A.M., The West Indies, Blakk Sun @ Kava Lounge
  • Radio Silence, Knights of Apollo, No One Knows @ O'Connell's
  • Mystique @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Club Kingston presents Homegrown Kush Band @ Winston's
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's II
  • Acoustic Fooks @ Dublin Square
  • Northstar @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Frankie Dee and the Funk Natra Band @ The Kraken
  • Highland Way @ California Center for the Arts

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 on Twitter or submit your music listings.

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