Singer Pelle Almqvist of The Hives performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella.
Hey SD, I'm Tim Pyles, your friendly concertgoer with some highlights for February. Remember, I'm always at the Casbah every Monday for Anti-Monday League (Sir Sly RESIDENCY this month) and the third Thursday for Maryjane's Underground at the Hard Rock Hotel. Oh, and at every SoundDiego LIVE too, the last Thursday of the month! Take a gander -- maybe you will find something you like.
Feb. 5: The Who @ Valley View Casino Center
Performing Quadrophenia "live"!
Feb. 7: OFF! @ The Epicenter
Punk rock super group with Circle Jerks/Black Flag singer Keith Morris, Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and Rocket From the Crypt/Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba
Feb. 8: People Under the Stairs @ The Irenic
Los Angeles-based hip-hop group that has been at it since 1997
Feb. 10: The Oak Ridge Boys @ Sycuan Live & Up Close
Country, gospel and pop band that sang "Elvira"
Feb. 10: Keith Sweat @ California Center For the Arts
New Jack Swing innovator
Feb. 10: The Toasters @ SOMA
Ska band from NYC that has been carrying the torch for decades
Feb. 11: Sir Sly @ Casbah
New band with a residencty at the Casbah, with one more show on Feb. 25
Feb. 12: Ed Sheeran @ Spreckels Theater
U.K. singer/songwriter who recently won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Feb. 12: Suzanne Vega @ Balboa Theater
Alternative folk rocker known for her radio hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner"
Feb. 13: In Flames @ House of Blues
Metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden that formed in 1990
Feb. 14: The Hives @ Belly Up Tavern
Swedish garage rockers that are always on fire!
Feb. 15: Ra Ra Riot @ Belly Up Tavern
Great band that is transitioning its sound to feature more synth pop
Feb. 16: Steve Poltz & Glen Phillips @ Belly Up Tavern
Steve Poltz's birthday party with Glen of Toad the Wet Sprocket
Feb. 16: Om @ Casbah
For the fans of doom metal!
Feb. 16: Salvador Santana @ The Griffin
Carlos Santana's son who mixes rock, electronic and hip-hop
Feb. 16-17: Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2013 (formerly known as Bob Marley Day)
Annual tradition, No work and no school, just a cloudy Sports Arena. All reggae, all day ...
Feb. 17: Youth Brigade @ Brick By Brick
L.A.-based punk rock band that inspired the Offspring, Guttermouth and Pennywise
Feb. 18: Retox @ The Griffin
Hardcore punk band from SD featuring Justin Pearson of the Locust/All Leather and Three One G Records on lead vocals
Feb. 20: B.B. King @ Belly Up Tavern
Blues legend that is like the Energizer Bunny: He keeps on going!
Feb. 21: Maryjane's Underground with Low Volts and Dirty Sirens @ Hard Rock Hotel - RSVP for sponsored Happy Hour from 619 Vodka
Feb. 24: The Night Marchers @ Casbah
John Reis of Rocket From the Crypt/Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu fronts this band.
Feb. 25: Coheed & Cambria @ House of Blues
Progressive alternative rock that has touches of Queen!
Feb. 26: The Residents @ Belly Up Tavern
Experimental and multimedia band that creates an experience of sight and sound. Very reclusive too.
Feb. 27: Galactic @ Belly Up Tavern
New Orleans funk and jazz jam band bringing hip-hop, rock and electronica into the mix.
Feb. 27: The Used @ House of Blues
Post-hardcore and emo metal from this band, originally from Utah.
Feb. 28: SoundDiego LIVE with the Palace Ballroom and Dirty Sirens @ U-31 - RSVP here...
As always, I highlight some but not all. I try to go to everything on my list, but can't always make it happen. I will for sure be at the big SoundDiego LIVE party at the end of the month, so please come up and say hello.
Tim Pyles, a longtime local who grew up in La Jolla, is the unofficial mayor of local music who hosts The Local 94/9 via FM94/9 every Sunday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. He also books local acts at the Casbah, hosts the weekly Anti-Monday League, books/hosts the monthly Maryjane's Underground at the House Of Blues and is an entertainment writer for Pacific San Diego Magazine. Check out his website thelocalpyle.com and and follow him on Twitter @thelocalpyle. You can reach him directly here firstname.lastname@example.org