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Pyles' January Rock Resolutions

91x's Tim Pyles details his top January resolutions -- in rock, that is



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    Happy New Year and welcome to 2016, with January featuring sold-out shows from Muse and Tool (times two) -- so this list comprises everything but those shows. It's sort of a slow month overall, with loads of great local bills, but local is good. Full disclosure: Keep in mind when reviewing my list, that some of these shows are bills that I have booked. Now get off the couch, see a show and take a friend!

    Jan. 1: Happy New Year!
    Jan. 2: The Young Wild, the Verigolds, Western Scene and Great White Buffalo at the Music Box. Have you been to the Music Box yet? This is a great show to check out, awesome bands and it's low dough.
    Jan. 3: Whiskey Shivers at the Soda Bar. Old-timey tunes from Austin, Texas.
    Jan. 4: The Gloomies at Soda Bar. Local buzz band plays a residency every Monday in January.
    Jan. 5: Bandalier, Just Like Jenna, the Sinclairs at Casbah. All-local bill, Loudspeaker Presents!
    Jan. 6: Omega Three, Sundrop Electric and Velvet Club at Casbah. All-local bill, Loudspeaker Presents!
    Jan. 7: Heidecker & Wood and the Yellow River Boys plus JP Inc. at Casbah. It's Tim Heidecker of Adult Swim, "Tim and Eric" fame.
    Jan. 8: Maryjane's Underground at the Hard Rock Hotel with Spooky Cigarette and Big Bloom. New local bands you must see -- show is free!
    Jan. 9: The Redwoods Revue featuring Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, Birdy Bardot, the Midnight Pine and Dani Bell & the Tarantist at the Casbah. The Redwoods Review is a collective of local musicians working together.
    Jan. 10: No Bunny, Stalins Of Sound and Kids In Heat at Soda Bar. No Bunny is always a good time, join the party.
    Jan. 11: Super Buffet, Pumphouse and Captain Viejo at Casbah. All-local bill, Loudspeaker Presents!
    Jan. 12: Langhorne Slim & the Law and Jonny Fritz at the Belly Up. Alt-rock Americana from Slim and his band.
    Jan. 13: Ty Segall & the Muggers at the Belly Up. Call the hotline 1-800-281-2968
    Jan. 14: Earthless, Sacri Monti, Loom and Operation Mindblow Light Show at the Casbah. World-traveling local psych-rock band plays two nights.
    Jan. 15: Soft Lions, Mint Field and Gloomsday at Soda Bar. Support local music!
    Jan. 16: Sweet and Tender Hooligans at the Casbah. The Smiths like you've never seen.
    Jan. 17: Christian Death at Soda Bar. Scaring parents since the early '80s.
    Jan. 18: Car Seat Headrest, Octagrape and the Cardielles at the Casbah. Buzzband from Seattle via Leesburg, Virginia.
    Jan. 19: Martin Courtney (of Real Estate) and Matt Kivel at the Casbah. Have you heard Real Estate? Then you will probably like this show.
    Jan. 20: Half Moon Run at the Casbah. Buzzband from Montreal.
    Jan. 21: Chuck Ragan accompanied by Todd Beene on pedal steel at the Casbah. Hot Water Music!
    Jan. 22: SoundDiego LIVE with Botanica Chango, the Palace Ballroom, Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels, and Mayfield at the Casbah. RSVP for the free party, hosted by yours truly!
    Jan. 23: All Them Witches, L.A. Witch and Dani Bell & the Tarantist at the Casbah. For those about to rock, we salute you!
    Jan. 24: Vanessa Carlton at the Casbah. Not the pop star you once knew...
    Jan. 25: Little Heroine, the Natives and Bad Kids at Casbah. All-local bill, Loudspeaker Presents!
    Jan. 26: Killing Joke at the Belly Up. Post-punk legends and I don't use that term lightly.
    Jan. 27: Mustard Plug, Dan Potthast and Duping the Public at the Casbah. Third Wave Ska!
    Jan. 28: Wanda Jackson, Action Andy & the Hi-Tones and Recommended Dosage DJs at the Casbah. Rockabilly legend!
    Jan. 29: The New Kinetics, the Nervous Wreckords and Jessika Von Rabbit at Soda Bar. Oh, what a night of goodness on this almost-all-local bill. Local is good!
    Jan. 30: The Silent Comedy, Creature & the Woods, Robert Jon & the Wreck and the Liquorsmiths at the Casbah. Local boys and road dogs the Silent Comedy are back!
    Jan. 31: Donny Osmond at the Balboa Theater. Where's Marie?

    Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

    Tim Pyles, a longtime local who grew up in La Jolla, is the unofficial mayor of local music and hosts Loudspeaker via 91x every Sunday from 7-10 p.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 and and follow him on Twitter @thelocalpyle. You can reach him directly here