Blood Red Shoes (singer/guitarist Laura Mary-Carter, pictured) headline the Casbah Monday night. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
Memorial Day is, first and foremost, a time for remembering those who've lost their lives in service to our country -- but it's also traditionally a day for being among friends and family and enjoying the incredible privileges that have been hard-fought for us. So in that spirit, enjoy the day and then get going right into night with some amazing live music. The Casbah hosts Blood Red Shoes, an alt-rock duo from Britain. With four albums under their belt, they should have plenty of material, new and old, to share with the Anti-Monday Leaguers. Meanwhile, Tower Bar hosts a rocking lineup, Tori Roze gets "soultry" at Bar Pink, and Josh Damigo does his thing at House of Blues. Of all the choices, I'm most excited about Jamestown Revival, a duo originally from Austin who sound exactly how you'd expect them to with a name like that. Old-timey and country and stompy and fun, the band was recently at the Belly Up and I missed them, so it's been at least three years and I can't wait to catch them tonight at Soda Bar.
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Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and 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.