Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 20

Saturday is seeing a lot of sold-out shows, but if you're lucky, you'll be able to snake a ticket to see Dr. Dog at the Observatory. It's been a while since the band has graced San Diego on tour, and from what our friends in other parts of the country who've see it have said, you're in for a really good time with these Philly rockers. Steve Poltz' 7th Annual 50th birthday jam is sold out at the Belly Up and Autograf are sold out at the Casbah, but you're still in luck, because Soda Bar actually has two awesome back-to-back shows -- an early show with singer/songwriter Griffin House and a later show with Mississippi's Dent May, who plays music so diverse he's impossible to pigeonhole. That including an entire album on ukulele and a holiday song called "I'll Be Stoned for Christmas." He's awesome -- if you like quirky pop songs, you'll find your home at Soda Bar on Saturday.

Saturday, Feb. 20:

  • Ben Johnson Live! @ Verbatim Books (2 p.m.)
  • Dr. Dog, Hop Along @ Observatory North Park
  • Steve Poltz' 7th Annual 50th Birthday Party @ wwww. (sold out)
  • Griffin House, Sean McConnell @ Soda Bar (6 p.m.)
  • Dent May, Chill Pill @ Soda Bar (9 p.m.)
  • Autograf, Speaker of the House @ Casbah (sold out)
  • "Getting Nowhere Fast: The Untold Story of Independent Music in San Diego 1976-1986" book signing! @ Fathom Bistro (3-6 p.m.)
  • Air Supply @ Harrah's Resort Southern California Events Center
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Joshua White Quartet with Peter Sprague @ Dizzy's
  • Red Not Chili Peppers, Nirvanish, Vitalogy @ Music Box
  • '80s vs. '90s, with Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • San Diego Winter Brew Fest,  featuring Headshine @ The San Diego Hall of Champions
  • 6one9, Relax Max, Copycat Killers @ House of Blues
  • Mrkts  @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Hairalogues @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Fuzz Huzzi, the Hollow, Garth Algar @ The Merrow
  • Causers (cassette release Party) @ The Hideout
  • Club Therapy: Freunde con Krampus / Sein und Zeit @ The Bancroft
  • Chelsea Grin (performing “Desolation of Eden” in its entirety), Oceans Ate Alaska, Lorna Shore, Wage War, I Survive  @ SOMA
  • Erin McKeown @ La Jolla Playhouse
  • Grim Slippers @ Mr. Peabody's
  • The Travel Agents @ Winston's (5-8 p.m.)
  • Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Jet West And Sunny Rude @ Winston's
  • Bitch, Alchemy, Kantation, Ultimate Sin @ Til-Two Club
  • City Heights Hayride @ Black Cat
  • Get Back Loretta, Brothers Weiss, John Allred, Saba @ Brick By Brick
  • Allison Lonsdale and Eben Brooks @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
  • Home, Finnegan Blue, Bill Fleming  @ Lestat's (9 p.m.)
  • Zero to Billy @ Java Joe's
  • The Village Squares, Bomb Squad @ The Loft
  • Bane, Over My Dead Body, Suspect, Drug User, Soul Power @ Che Cafe
  • Way Cool Jr @ 710 Beach Club
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Falling Doves, Gale Force @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Babey Drew @ Fluxx
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Overdrive with Tristan Jazz + DJ Drew G @ Spin
  • Dzeko and Torres @ Omnia
  • Thugli @ Bassmnt
  • Billy Kenny and Will Clarke @ Bang Bang
  • Dangle Zone @ Kava Lounge

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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