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Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 19-21



    We mentioned Steve Poltz on Thursday when writing about Bob Schneider, so it only makes sense that we're so excited to see him at his sold-out show Friday night at the Belly Up. Poltz has been in San Diego's music community for more than 20 years, but looking at him you wouldn't believe he's celebrating his 50th birthday, so he'll have tons of great guests like Gregory Page, Anya Marina, A.J. Croce and others, as well as both of his bands, the Rugburns and Steve Poltz and the Cynics. The show is also the release party for his latest record, Dreamhouse. Poltz has traded beer chugging for Bikhram's Yoga, so his shows are perhaps tamer than in the past, but his energy and storytelling have never gotten stale.

    Friday, Feb. 19:

    • Matt Hires, Jason Castro, Caitlin Crosby @ Casbah (early show, 6 p.m.)
    • Steve Poltz 50th Birthday and Dreamhouse CD release with the Rugburns, Steve Poltz and the Cynics, Mojo Nixon, Anya Marina, Berkley Hart, Lisa Sanders, A.J. Croce and Gregory Page @ Belly Up (sold out)
    • The Donkeys, the Hot Moon, the Modlins, Joel P West @ Casbah (late show, 9 p.m.)
    • John Meeks, Marquez!, Little White Teeth @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Bare Wires, Sunday Times, Dead Ghosts, Indian Wars @ Soda Bar
    • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
    • Haiti Benefit, featuring Anticitizens, Scarlet Symphony and more @ Queen Bee's (21 and over)
    • Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs, the Strikers, Death Valley Drifters @ Radio Room
    • Happy Hour with the Mar Dels @ Belly Up (5:30 p.m.)
    • The Fascination, the Drowning Men, the Deadly Syndrome @ Beauty Bar
    • Ron Silva and the Monarchs, DJs Tony the Tyger and Action Andy @ Tower Bar
    • Chad Cavanaugh, Rob Deez, the Unruly Bangs @ Lestat's
    • Bobby Fantasy, Syndicate, Neon Cough, Death on Mars, DJ Velvet Touch @ Ruby Room
    • The Wild Yaks (Sean from SAMIAM), Reverse Cowboys, Mundy Knights @ Ken Club
    • Feel the Noise Electro Dance with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q @ U-31
    • Kevin Martin (Get Back Loretta), Dalton Harmon @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • International Pop Overthrow, featuring Plasticsoul, the McGrath Project, Bullet and Snowfox, Roxy Monoxide, Wendy Bailey and True Stories, the Shamey Jays, the New Lead Detectives, the Syrups @ O'Connell's
    • Elliott Randall @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • JR Richards @ House of Blues
    • Mower, Split Finger, Pushin Rope @ 710 Beach Club
    • Maren Parusel and Guests @ Whistle Stop
    • Children of Nova, Misc. Ailments, the Silent Comedy, Tyler Beach Band, the Spill, the City Freeze @ Soma
    • Final Fight, Rotting Out, Run With the Hunted, Xibalba, Shadows @ Che Cafe
    • Roxy Blue and the Handful, JD Combs and the Sol Stealers, Blues and Greens @ Dreamstreet
    • Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • Rockola @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
    • Too Much, Kings Of Hyphy @ 4th & B
    • Burn Institute Share Your Heart Fundraiser @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
    • A Little Night Music, presented by Lyric Opera SD @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Tom Stephan, Antony Ross @ Voyeur
    • D Ramirez @ Spin
    • Vokab Company, Psydecar @ Winston's
    • Moonshake with Mark E Quark @ Kadan
    • Paul DiAnno (Iron Maiden), Icarus Witch, Nihilist, Sicarus, Aventale, Metatonic, Rebirth From Ash, Satramote @ Ramona Mainstage
    • David Sanborn @ Viejas Dreamcatcher

    Saturday, Feb. 20:

    • Anya Marina, Wirepony, The Soft.Lightes @ Casbah (sold out)
    • The Long and Short of It (7-inch release), Archons, the Grids @ Ruby Room
    • River City, the Western Set, Justin Rodriguez, DJ Gonzo @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Honest Iago, Save Amos, Day of Anomie, Hialeah @ Beauty Bar
    • International Pop Overthrow, featuring the Bigfellas, Static Halo, Trenchtown, Secret Seven, Philip Vandermost, Maple Mars, Sven-Erik Seaholm, Greg Friedman @ O'Connell's
    • Berkley Hart @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • Recordable Colors (CD release), Mia Valentine, the Canton Mudders @ Ken Club
    • '80s for Haiti Benefit, featuring Sweet and Tender Hooligans (Smiths/Morrissey tribute), the Joshua Tree (U2 tribute), the Cured (tribute to 1980s Cure), Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode tribute), Radio Star (hard-rock spin on '80s new wave), Rio (Duran Duran tribute), Gabba Gabba Heys (Ramones tribute), Metro (80s dance-pop hits), Ghost in the Machine (Police/Sting tribute), Dust and Bones (Guns 'n' Roses tribute), the CamelTones (80s party rock) and special guest John Easdale of Dramarama @ 4th & B
    • Firehouse Swing Dance with the Swingin' Kings, Meeshi Anjali @ Belly Up (3:15 p.m.)
    • Platinum Rockstars (recreating Led Zeppelin, Boston, Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Van Halen), Damn the Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute) @ Belly Up
    • Neon Beat, featuring DJ Junior and Mr. Atari @ Bar Pink
    • DJ Sets By Dances With White Girls, Bubblegum Sci Fi @ U-31
    • Sight and Sound, featuring Buddy Akai, Mission: Valley, art + more @ Queen Bee's
    • Fallout (industrial dance) @ Radio Room
    • Ladera Skateboards presents Winter Blackout 2010, featuring the Expendables, Iration, Passafire, Pour Habit, Roots Down Below @ House of Blues
    • Fish out of Water @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • Allison Lonsdale @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
    • Gina Villalobos, Matthew Ryan @ Lestat's
    • Mystic Roots, Stick Figure, the Hounds @ 710 Beach Club
    • '80s vs. '90s -- Gabe Vega vs. Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
    • A Dull Science, Chasing Clamores, Plane Without a Pilot, Best Regret, Nods to Nothing, a Bad Goodbye @ Soma
    • Sister Venus, Bad Science Fiction, the Grace Ellen Trio, Chelsea Flor, Eddie Jason Coven, the Wild Older Women @ Winston's (2-8 p.m.)
    • The Devastators, Self Preservatino @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
    • Tera Melos, All Leather, Drug Wars @ Che Cafe
    • P.O.S., Grieves, Budo and Dessa (Doomtr) @ the Loft, UCSD
    • Hawke Auburn, Gyst, Privatized Air, Southern Storm @ Dreamstreet
    • Slim Crowbar and the IOU's @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
    • Disposable Being, Fight the Shark, Kenova, Another Day Away, Good Sir @ Epicentre
    • A Little Night Music, presented by Lyric Opera SD @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Jack Tempchin @ Acoustic Music San Diego
    • Kissy Sell Out, Virgin Tears, Audrey Napoleon @ Voyeur
    • Angry Samoans, DI, Unloaded, Social Spit, the 383s, Loose Nutts, T.F.L. @ Ramona Mainstage
    • Michael Mack present Montage, featuring DJ Luis Perez, DJ Ideal @ Spin
    • La Jolla Music Society presents Joshua Bell @ Copley Symphony Hall
    • She Productions with DJ Kiss @ Kadan
    • Here II Here @ World Beat Center

    Sunday, Feb. 21:

    • Harlem, Thee Makeout Party, The Glossines @ Casbah
    • Fm 94/9 Presents: Brendan Benson, Frank Fairfield @ Belly Up
    • Laura Meyer, Simeon Flick, John Paul @ Ruby Room
    • The Sunday Super Cruisers and Friends Super Show, featuring Blank Tapes @ Soda Bar
    • Silian Rail, Fever Sleeves @ Bar Pink
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
    • Bedlam of Cacophony, Hunab Ku, Dead Ghosts @ Radio Room
    • Happy Ron's Open Mic @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
    • Beth Thornley, Colour, Kasey Anderson, Michael Miller @ Lestat's
    • Matt Cook @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Too Many Creeps DJs, featuring Mario O and Friends @ Whistle Stop
    • Sherwood, Hot Chelle Rae, Black Gold, Reece @ Soma
    • Blacklisted, Blessure Grave, OK?, Nails @ Che Cafe
    • Without Papers, South Bay Wailers, River Bottom Rockers, Wheatstone @ Dreamstreet
    • Stelita @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    • Reggie Smith @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
    • A Little Night Music presented by Lyric Opera SD @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Bohemian Rhapsody- Open Mic Rap @ Kadan
    • Battle of the Bands, featuring the Monsoon, Sunz of Zion, the 25th Hour, the Machinery, 4th & Dock, the Avalanche Symphony, Broadmoor, Fiziks, Willie Psycho, Dizzy Renegade @ Ramona Mainstage


    Rosemary Bystrak covers the San Diego music scene and events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her site San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.