Matt Molarius (of Transfer) and Justin Buchanan (of The Silent Comedy) share a moment at the 2009 SDMA. Both bands won their categories last year and both have nominations in 2010.
Finally, the San Diego Music Awards are here. What is supposed to be a night to honor the best that San Diego has to offer certainly has its share of controversy and tension, but for someone active in the local music community, it's a chance to see many of my friends all in one place, catch some great performances and, perhaps, meet some new people in the local music world as well. The awards ceremony returns to Humphreys Concerts By the Bay after many years at Viejas Casino, which should fare well for attendance. SoundDiego is a proud sponsor of this year's event, so drop by our table and meet all of the SoundDiego bloggers.
The official after-party is taking place at Riley's in Point Loma and features live band karaoke with Geezer. The party is free. You might also want to head to the Casbah for the U.K.'s the Clientele (Check out our preview by T. Loper of Owlandbear.com). Show your SDMA ticket stub for half-price admission at the door.
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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.