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Rosemary Bystrak

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Just about every eight months, you're going to get a gushing post from me about Rocky Votolato, so here it is again. Votolato is easily one of my Top 5 favorite songwriters of my generation. I've been a fan for a very long time. I remember the first time I heard "Burning My Travels Clean" on an online streaming radio station, I remember buying the record and subsequently buying everything else he had released to that point, and I remember seeing him at the Che Cafe for the first time with about 12 other people. That was more than a decade ago, and I'm still the fan I was then. His albums show amazing growth, and I feel like I share that growth in my own life, which is why I've been loyal all of these years. He was here in February on a solo tour testing out some new material, but this time he's back with a full band playing a set list voted on and aggregated by fans (via his mailing list). I like surprises, but I also like going into a show knowing that most of my favorite songs from his lengthy career will be played. This tour is extra special as Rocky is joined by Matt Pond PA, a headliner in his own right. 

Tuesday, Oct. 4:

  • Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA @ Casbah
  • Maxim Ludwig & the Santa Fe Seven, Michael McGraw, Jesse LaMonaca @ Soda Bar
  • Low Volts, Bonnie and the Beard, the Shantyannes @ Tin Can
  • The Rapture, Poolside @ Belly Up
  • Tiki Tuesday, featuring Adrian Demain's Exoticatronica @ Bar Pink
  • Smokey Hoof @ Eleven
  • California Bleeding, Thrash Axis, Gloomsday @ Winston's
  • Patty Ascher @ Anthology
  • I Feel Awesome @ Park Gallery
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Tori Roze presents Ruby Tuesday, with the Cypress Project, the Jade Element @ Ruby Room
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
  • Richard James Quartet @ Croce's
  • Michael Chain @ Valley View Casino
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • 145th Street @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Local Brews Local Grooves, with Anati Tuesday, Jason Moon, Lady Star & the Busting Loose Blues Band, Two Worlds Connect @ House of Blues
  • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken

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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