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Sounds Like San Diego: February 9

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble head up Friday night's live-music action

I'm not particularly fond of celebrating holidays on different days out of convenience. For example, it really bothers me that venues had "Mardi Gras" celebrations on the weekend. I mean it is literally called "Fat Tuesday," symbolic of the last day before Lent for Catholics. Still, it's hard for people to get out on Tuesdays, perhaps, so if you missed out on the fun, get that Mardi Gras feeling tonight at Winston's when Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Euphoria Brass Band perform. There are plenty of shows to tickle your fancy tonight, like the Schizophonics at Casbah or Black Cat's 7-year anniversary. Ja Rule and Ashanti play a sold-out show at the Observatory, and Soda Bar hosts Pissed Regardless' album release.

Friday, Feb. 9:

  • The Schizophonics, Jason Hanna & the Bullfighters, the Night Times, Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Casbah
  • 7-Year Anniversary with Bosswitch, Low & Be Told, DJ Milky Wayne @ Black Cat Bar
  • Richard Thompson Sextet plays jazz spirituals @ Dizzy's
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti, Ray J @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Euphoria Brass Band @ Winston's
  • Pissed Regardless (record release), Short Temper, Nerve Control, Burn Infinite, Surface Report @ Soda Bar
  • Rio Peligroso, Sara Petite, plus DJ Set after show @ Bar Pink
  • Lavender Blush, Quali, Witness 9, DJ Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • Corre Diablo, Palomino, World War @ Red Brontosaurus Records 
  • Ashley Bathgate @ Museum of Making Music
  • Front Country @ AMSD Concerts at Sweetwater High 
  • Dance Punk Indie Blog Haus Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Spirits of the Night @ Space
  • James Lawless, Lucas Stonehouse, Anthony Dolby @ Lestat's
  • My Children My Bride, Capsize, Kingdom of Giants, Thousand Below, New Challenger @ SOMA
  • Graham Guillot @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Fanny & the Atta Boys @ The Riviera Supper Club
  • Michael Dwyer @ Helix Brewing Company
  • 5 JBarrow @ La Mesa Wine Works
  • Open Mic Night @ Spacebar Cafe and Wine Bistro
  • Evans/Raney @ Hooley’s Irish Pub & Grill
  • Ralph Moore Quartet @ La Jolla Athenaeum 
  • Ooklah the Moc, I Kong, DJ J-Roots, DJ Rootz DR @ Music Box
  • Cindy Lee Berryhill @ Java Joe's
  • One Giant Leap Music Fest with special guestsIlluminate, Taking on Towers, Bedlam Rebels, Effe Emme, Reverie Noise, In Apparition Form, Reaction Phase, Heartbeat Dupree @ Brick By Brick
  • Brandon Ray @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Exit 6 @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Wallows, the Downer Party @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Judah & the Lion, Colony House, Tall Heights @ House of Blues
  • The Surgery @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Great Electric Quest, Skrull, Ritual Potion @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • The Tighten Ups @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • The Booze Bombs, Los Suavecitos Del Rock @ Tower Bar
  • Naked Agression, Krisben-Wah, Rom Baro + guests @ Bancroft Bar
  • Funk Shui Planet, Boostive @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Throwaway, the Heart Beat Trail, Slum Summer @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/ Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Johnny Tarr @ U-31 (7-9 p.m.)
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31 (9:30 p.m.)
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • John January and  Linda Berry @ Navajo Live  
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti @ Parq 
  • Deejay Al @ FLUXX
  • Purps ‘N Turqs 4 Year Anniversary @ 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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