Sounds Like San Diego: February 26

One thing that always impresses me is that, no matter what happens in San Diego, the music always carries on and finds a way to survive. In the past year, many reliable venues disappeared from the landscape, most recently with the closures of the Brick By Brick and the Void, but music finds a way, and other bars step up their game to fill in the holes. On Wednesday, you can catch live shows at the Office and U-31, and while live music isn't exactly new at either venue -- we've had SoundDiego LIVE events at both sites -- they've definitely defined themselves more for their club and DJ nights than as live-music venues, though both have consistently played ball for the San Diego Music Thing and Awesome Fest. The point of all of this is that you can catch Matthew Molarius of Transfer, along with other great locals, at the Sway Music + Art show at U-31, or see an eclectic lineup at the Office. Other options include the amazing Gone Baby Gone at the Whistle Stop or the super awesome Chain Gang of 1974 at the Casbah. Whew! That is a lot of music for your humpday!

Wednesday, Feb. 26:

  • The Chain Gang of 1974, the Moth and the Flame, Tiger Milk Imports, Sundrop Electric @ Casbah
  • Gone Baby Gone, DJ Brian Clinebell (the Kabbs) @ Whistle Stop
  • Sway, featuring Matthew Molarius (Transfer), Grampadrew & the Gut String Girls, Rey & Davies, Creatures & the Woods @ U-31
  • Bloom, Adultfiction, Mauru, Brianna Thompson @ The Office
  • Madball, Twitching Tongues, Born Low, Sculpins @ Soda Bar
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Ana Popovic @ Belly Up
  • H.A.M. hosted by DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Love Henry, Son of Hippies, Suzy & the Lifeguard @ Tin Can
  • Electric Light Overture -- a Tribute to ELO, the Dangerous Types @ House of Blues
  • Megan Combs @ Lestat's
  • Kitten With a Whip, Trouble in the Jungle @ Gallagher's
  • Power (WA), Haruka, Dirt Squad @ Che Cafe
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Records With Roger @ Black Cat
  • Club Kingston presents the Expanders, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • DJ Heather Hardcore @ Til-Two Club
  • The Christian Hastings Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
  • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Joe Cardillo @ Wonderland Ocean Pub
  • Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
  • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30)

Rosemary Bystrak 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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