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Sounds Like San Diego: February 25

Steve Poltz spends two nights at the Belly Up turning 50 (again) starting tonight

I am super ready for the weekend, rain or shine, and San Diego has a ton of great shows to make you want to get out, too. The sweet sounds of The Staves will fill the Casbah, pleasing the sold-out crowd. My dear sweet, albeit lunatic friend, Steve Poltz celebrates his "8th annual 50th birthday" with two nights at the Belly Up, where he'll be joined by his old buddies from the Rugburns and plenty of other surprises. These always sell out, so if you can still grab a ticket, the sooner the better. The Irenic has a four band all-ager with Moose Blood headlining, so be there early to be able to see all of the bands. Mr. Pyles is still doing a monthly event at Hard Rock Hotel and Pleasure Fix headline that one, rapper Vince Staples returns to the Observatory North Park, and Soft Lions and Trouble in the Wind share the night at the Pour House in North County, where the shows are always free.

Friday, February 24

  • The Staves, Mikaela Davis @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Steve Poltz' 8th Annual 50th Birthday Party -- Friday Show @ Belly Up
  • Moose Blood, Trophy Eyes, Boston Mano, A Will Away @ The Irenic
  • Pleasure Fix, Cochinas Locas, Laura Gravelle @ Mary Jane's, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Vince Staples, Kilo Kish @ The Observatory North Park
  • Soft Lions, the Thens, Trouble in the Wind @ The Pour House
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Dance Yourself Clean @ Music Box
  • Christopher Hollyday Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • The Burial Plot, the Montell Jordans, Nights Like Thieves @ Ken Club
  • Fresh Sound Anniversary Series presents Steve Schick and Vanessa Tomlinson @ Bread and Salt
  • Gavin Turek, Slares @ Soda Bar
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! with DJ Lazer Lizeth @ Whistle Stop
  • BUMP! with Bob Dazzla, Shige + guests @ Blonde
  • All-PSYCHE Happy Hour w/DJ Unite @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Strike Twelve, SecondHand, Reckless Disregard @ Tower Bar
  • Anne McCue @ Brick 15
  • Calphonics @ Music Box (Happy Hour, Free, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Atomic Groove Girlz Nite Out @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Levi Dean & the Americats, Black Oak Hymnal @ Black Cat Bar
  • Archgoat, Valkyrja, Hellfire Deathcult, Ruines Ov Abaddon @ Brick By Brick
  • Black Marble, Uniform, Die Mißbildungen Des Menschen @ The Hideout 
  • Malik Burgers, 1207, Digi Gurl, Cash Passion, Denzo @ SOMA
  • ArtPower Presents: Thalma & Laércio de Freitas @ The Loft, UCSD 
  • Wise Monkey Orchestra, DJ ManCat @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Icey, Omega Squad, Nastytrix, Mr. Ruxpen @ Winston's
  • Andy Suzuki & the Method, the Brevet @ Lestat's
  • Flying Hair, Nebula Drag, Iguanadon @ Til-Two Club
  • JoJo, Stanaj @ House of Blues
  • DLOD House PartyL: OG Disney ft. Battlecast, DJ Dizzy Doom @ The Merrow
  • Chochkey, Fountain of Youth, Puerto, Ghost Dance @ The Bancroft
  • Brian Jones Rock & Roll Revival, Copy Cat Killers @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Havoc @ U-31
  • Dueto Voces Del Rancho, Los Coroneles Del Señior, Grupo Gente Recia @ Ramona Mainstage
  • The Hollywood Stones @ Tio Leo's
  • High Tide Society @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Dre Santana @ Fluxx
  • Beat Kitchen with DJs QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • DJ Frankie M @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • The Buckleys @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Barclay Crenshaw @ Bang Bang
  • Kayzo @ Bassmnt
  • Sander van Doorn @ Omnia
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Purps & Turqs ft. Deep Jesus @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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