Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 23

The Belly Up is bumpin' on Saturday with two sold out events

Steve Poltz by Connie Bolger
Connie Bolger
There are so many cool shows today and tonight. The Belly Up especially is going to be bumpin' with two sold out events. By day, it's the return of the Banding Together benefit show, which sold out in a heartbeat when Jason Mraz announced an appearance. By night, my longtime friend Steve Poltz holds his 10th Annual 50th Birthday Party, which is always a massive spectacle and also sold out quite quickly. At the Casbah, King Tuff ended up selling out last night and might do it again tonight, so get your tickets early. Thumpasaurus were just in San Diego in December, but they're back this time with an all ages show at the Voodoo Room, and '80s rockers Berlin are definitely worth the drive to Ramona Mainstage. If you wanna keep it local, support the 10 year anniversary of alt-country rockers and friends of the scene, Rio Peligroso, who play at Bar Pink with some friends and surprises.
Saturday, Feb. 23:
  • King Tuff, Paint, DJ Mikey Turi @ Casbah 
  • Thumpasaurus, Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Steve Poltz 10th Annual 50th Birthday featuring the Rugburns @ Belly Up (sold out)  
  • Berlin @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Banding Together Benefit with the Shift, Jungle Poppins, Jody Mulgrew, the Heart and special appearance by Jason Mraz @ Belly Up (11 a.m., sold out)
  • Beer and Ballet @ Observatory North Park (5 p.m. & 8 p.m.)
  • Rio Peligroso 10th Anniversary Show @ Bar Pink
  • Madball, Billy Bio, Cutthroat, Authentic Sellout @ Soda Bar
  • Lauren Daigle, Scott Mulvahill, Ahi @ Balboa Theatre 
  • The Subdudes @ AMSD Concerts, Sweetwater Community Church
  • Lexington Field, Finnegan Blue @ Rosie O Grady's
  • Spice Pistols, Bossfight, Captain Viejo @ Pour House
  • Gary Hankins, Jimmy Ruelas, Mike Pope @ Black Cat Bar
  • Osprey Nest Music Foundation Inaugural Fundraiser featuring Band of Gringos, Moves Collective, Brothers Gow, Modern Day Moonshine, AJ Froman @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • The JW Trio +2 @ Dizzy's
  • Giuliana, Sisster, Junipero @ Manhattan Bar
  • Brubeck's Time Out in Concert @ Copley Symphony Hall 
  • Power of Soul (a Jimi Hendrix tribute) @ Seven Grand
  • Booty Bassment with DJs Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop 
  • Transmission: '80s New Wave Dance Night @ Space
  • Through Being Cool Emo Night with Steven Oira of My American Heart & Derek Hubbard @ Blonde
  • Border X Four Year Anniversary @ Border X Brewing Barrio Logan 
  • Alex Lievanos, Jara, Tristan Brooks @ Lestat's
  • Banda Machos @ Sycuan Casino (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
  • Evening's Empire, Snail Fight, Done Talking @ The Merrow
  • Dave Gleason @ Panama 66
  • Como La Flor Band (a Selena Tribute) @ Music Box
  • Kaleena Zanders, Silva, Prxzm, Box of Beats, Hotfire @ Music Box (10 p.m.)
  • The Honky's @ Pour House (5 p.m.)  
  • Bones, Fifty Grand, DJ Sesh @ House of Blues
  • Lady Bunny in "Pig in a Wig!" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • PunchCard, Roman Watchdogs, Midnight Track, A-Bortz, Delma @ Tower Bar
  • Dying for It, WithxWar @ Che Cafe Collective
  • The Brain Ghosts, Color Til Monday @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Fused @ Bancroft Bar
  • R&B Block Party with DJ LVL UP & Yo Colombo @ Quartyard (5-11 p.m.)
  • Daybreakers SD: One Love @ Quartyard (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  • Trent Thomlinson @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Glitter Tribe Studios Student Showcase @ Queen Bee's
  • Brodie Stewart @ Moonshine Flats 
  • No Service Band, Dreadhawk, Stereo Love @ Til-Two Club
  • Lords of Acid with Special Guests @ Brick by Brick
  • The 19th Butch Revue @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business with DJs Heminguey & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • Marauak & the Love Messengers Bob Marley Tribute @ 710 Beach Club
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ U-31
  • Black LGBTQ History Month Film Screening @ World Beat Center
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • Tradewinds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • HappyRon, Trains Across, Jessica Lerner, Bill Liscomb @ La Mesa Spacebar (6:30 p.m.) 
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Jason Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
  • South Towne Sham @ Salty Frog
  • Get Groovin, Pop Vinyl, DJ Moniq @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Trevor McSpadden, DJ Moniq @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • Stay United with Pleasurekraft @ Spin
  • Lost Frequencies @ Parq
  • Virtual Riot @ Bassmnt
  • Jacques Greene @ Bang Bang
  • Pleasurekraft, Brennen Grey @ Spin
  • 8Five8 @ Navajo Live 
  • Graves @ Omnia
  • Butt Candy, Turtle Click, the Midnight Block, Hyperactive, Slackers @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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