Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 24

Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) tops Thursday's live-music action -- but there's a whole lot going down around town

Well, look at us, San Diego. Four big shows tonight, all sold out. Pinback has their second night at the Casbah, Big Head Todd returns to the Belly Up, and classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult play Sycuan. The especially exciting show for me is Peter Murphy at the Observatory North Park, because for the first time in many years, he'll share the stage with David J -- who lives locally and makes the occasional special appearance around town himself. If you're at a show and spot David J in the crowd, you know it's a special night. If you didn't get tickets to these four hot shows, you've got a solid DJ night at Bar Pink, sludge metal locals Gutter play at Soda Bar, and our buddies Inspired and the Sleep play in North County at the Pour House Oceanside.

Thursday, Jan. 24:

  • Pinback, Montalban Quintet @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Peter Murphy, Ruby Celebration ft. David J, Desert Mountain Tribe @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Main Squeeze @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Blue Oyster Cult @ Sycuan Casino (SOLD OUT)
  • Gutter, OhCult, Low and Be Told, Secret Fun Club @ Soda Bar
  • Inspired and the Sleep, the 131ers @ Pour House Oceanside  
  • DJs Camilla Robina, Disorder, Javi Nunez @ Bar Pink
  • We Like 2 Party: '90s pop dance party @ Space
  • Chocolate: Deepdark Afro Tech and Techno @ Blonde Bar
  • Sheila Jordan and Cameron Brown, Zion Dyson @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • The Total Bettys, Axis Evil, the Nova Darlings, Queen Mab @ The Che Cafe
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • The Stilettos @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • Groove Squad @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Love Affair! Queer Dance Night @ Whistle Stop
  • Ruby the Hatchet, Demon Lung, Loom @ Brick by Brick
  • John Lloyd Young, musical direction by Tommy Faragher @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Peter Evans & Guests @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • DJ Dougie Frosh @ Rosie O'Grady’s
  • Corrosion: A New Wave Darkwave Post-punk Night @ Manhattan Bar
  • Daring Greatly, Miss Violette @ Winston's
  • Motive @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Back 2 School with Yachtly Crew @ Moonshine Beach
  • No Kings, Aviator Stash, MDRN HSTRY, Coral Bells, Golden Howl @ Music Box
  • The Loosen Up with DJs Mane One @ El Dorado
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

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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