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    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 pyleste@yahoo.com