Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 17

Joe Purdy and Jenny O. charm a seated Belly Up on Wednesday


If you read the Belly Up's bio on Joe Purdy, you might believe that Joe Purdy "burst on the scene" when his song "Washed Away" was placed in a significant scene on the TV show "Lost." I beg to differ. Yes, it was that song that captured my heart, but it was actually the TV commercial placement for Dawn. Yes, the dish soap. The spot showed animals polluted from an oil spill being "Washed Away" of crude oil with the magic of Dawn. I remember fast typing on Google, "who sings the song in the Dawn commercial Wash Away?" and there he was, and I was sold. His music was frequently played on my favorite Slacker station, Indie Chill, and the singer/songwriter has released nothing but great music. With the lovely Jenny O. -- who played in a hotel room for Sunset Sessions a few years back -- in the opening slot, Wednesday's Belly Up show is for people who enjoy beautiful acoustic music with relatable lyrics and perfect storytelling. Around town, the Bellfuries bring a touch of rockabilly to the Casbah, while the Growlers play their second night at the Observatory, and Soda Bar hosts Sharkmuffin.

Wednesday, Feb. 17:

  • Joe Purdy, Jenny O. @ Belly Up (seated show)
  • The Bellfuries, Johnny Deadly Trio, the Hotshot Drifters @ Casbah
  • The Growlers, Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums @ Observatory North Park
  • Sharkmuffin, Soft Lions, Big Bloom, Lucky Keith @ Soda Bar
  • The Hideout Hop with Tall Can, Veks, Tall Drk, Deep Urth, Tec @ The Hideout
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series and Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Ceremony @ The Office
  • Club Kingston presents Kush with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Joe Marson Band and Tony P @ Lestat's
  • 1st Marine Division Band @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • WTF Wednesday @ El Dorado
  • Tropical Wednesday with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Live Bands @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • A.O.K. Musik @ Henry's Pub

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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