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El Vez Has Entered the Building

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El Vez Has Entered the Building

Sean McMullen

El Vez plays a matinee show at the Casbah on Saturday.

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There are some seriously great shows on Saturday, including Bad Religion at Soma, Blackout Party at Soda Bar, and Darwin Deez at the Casbah, but I want to draw your attention to some matinee shows that might be of interest as well. Kicking off at 3 p.m. at the Casbah, El Vez returns with his slightly political and Chicano flair on Elvis tunes. The Schitzophonics are not only opening the show, they're performing as his backing band on this show and for his tour that will see them traverse the country, including performances at South By Southwest. This is certain to be a good time, rain or shine. Meanwhile, in City Heights, our favorite cheeky rapper, Grammatical B, performs a free show at Tower Bar with Orgasmatron. This should be a good one; sometimes they even throw in a free BBQ, so you might want to check it out.

Saturday, March 9:

  • El Vez Punk Rock Revue, the Schitzophonics  @ Casbah (3 p.m.)
  • Grammatical B & the B-Verbs, Orgasmatron  @ The Tower Bar (4 p.m., free!)
  • Blackout Party, the Mallard, Hit Dog Hollar @ Soda Bar
  • Bad Religion, Against Me!, Polar Bear Club @ Soma
  • Darwin Deez, Caged Animals, Emerald Rats @ Casbah
  • Battle of the Bands finals (Brothers Gow, Ezekiel Jay, Chocolate Revolution @ 710 Beach Club
  • Bella Novela with Spare Parts for Broken Hearts @ Bar Pink
  • Common Sense's What's It All About album release show with Hazmatt @ Belly Up
  • Queen Nation @ Brick By Brick
  • The Center Children's Chorus: Singing for Spring @ Center Theater (California Center for the Arts, Escondido)
  • Creative Adult, Holy Fever, Youth Code, Amigo the Devil @ The Ché Café
  • Songs of Hope & Consolation: Chuck Perrin, Joshua White, Ben Schachter, Gilbert Castellanos, Danny Weller, Patrick Armenta, Jamie Shadowlight, Carmelia Bell, Arnessa Rickett & Deshon Hall @ Dizzy's
  • The Soft White Sixties, Deadly Birds, Heavy Empire @ The Griffin
  • Boom Boom, Corey Biggs, Hoff, Kimbo, Steve Mcqueen @ El Dorado
  • Creep Creature, Juicy Jo, Nebulia, Riot Squad, Trifecta @ Epicentre
  • Sid Vicious and Rico DeLargo @ Fluxx
  • Brewfish, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Breakthru Entertainment presents Aim to Kill, Lightning Starts Fire, Empty Spaces, Zenda, Lemon Lips, Falkon Klan, the Orange Pickers @ House of Blues
  • Groove International presents Garden of Evil, with Missing Guests, Nautilus, Dirty Chapels, Odessa @ House of Blues
  • Thomas Connor  @ Humphrey's Backstage (5 p.m.)
  • Quino  @ Humphrey's Backstage (9 p.m.)
  • Daniel Moir, Josh Damigo @ Lestat's
  • Missy Anderson @ Marble Room
  • Mighty Fresh Saturday: Roc Marciano, Stuntdouble and Tenshun, DJ Kid Riz, Daeta and Norm Rocwell. Hosted by 4tW07 @ Ruby Room
  • Michael Mack presents Bear Night, featuring Ted Elel vs. Shane Stiel @ Spin
  • Abscission, Tormentor, Xpulsion & Fist Fight On Ecstacy @ The Shakedown
  • DJ Mongo Style, Chango Rey, T-Murder  @ The Tower Bar (9 p.m.)
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess, Wooster, Rhyme & Rhythm @ The Tin Can
  • Bobby Sanchez Combo @ Tio Leo's
  • Party Rock Saturdays, with Saul Q & Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Elvia & the Fellas @ The V Lounge (Viejas)
  • Seacats, G Green, DJ Brian Carber (Christmas Island) @ The Void
  • Feenixpawl @ Voyeur
  • Booty Bassment! DJs Dimitri & Rob, DJ Danarchy @ Whistlestop
  • Smokey Hoof  @ Winston's (6 p.m.)
  • Tommy Dubs & Seismic Levelers, the Whiskey Avengers and Piracy @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)

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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