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Sounds Like San Diego: January 17

Burt Bacharach and some famous friends throw a benefit at the Belly Up Wednesday

Burt Bacharach

Contrary to popular belief, I'm not actually out at a show every night of the week. And so it was a few weeks ago, safely away from wildfires or weather crises, I was watching the news -- simply horrified by the tragic loss of horses at the San Luis Rey Training Camp. The news showed the clip of cell phone footage on repeat with the horses running in the smoke and news of injured and dead horses and trainers hitting the airwaves. I remembered it being 2 a.m. and the announcement that volunteers were needed at Del Mar Race Track. Hours later, there were over 1,000. Still, the camp -- surviving horses and trainers alike -- have a long road to recovery and tonight the Belly Up hosts an amazing benefit featuring music legend Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, and friends. At the Casbah, catch a supergroup of legends with the Flesh Eaters, Alien Ant Farm play a "secret" show at U-31, and Long Beach's Travesura (featuring pro skater and musician Leo Romero) play Soda Bar.

Wednesday, Jan. 17:

  • Benefit for San Luis Rey Training Camp with Burt Bacharach and Friends @ Belly Up (read the SoundDiego preview here)
  • The Flesh Eaters (featuring John Doe & DJ Bonebrake of X, Dave Alvin & Bill Bateman of the Blasters, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and legendary poet Chris D), Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers @ Casbah
  • Travesura (ft. Leo Romero), Grim Jim, Kids In Heat @ Soda Bar
  • Alien Ant Farm @ U-31 (8 p.m.)
  • Hey! Ho! Let's Go! Ramones Tribute Band @ Bar Pink
  • Yung Lean & Sad Boys, Thaiboy Digital @ SOMA
  • Sunny Rey's Book Release Birthday Bash Fundraiser for Urban Street @ Whistle Stop
  • San Diego Live feat. Wish and the Well @ Tio Leo's
  • Tower'oke @ Tower Bar
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House (Oceanside) 
  • Club Kingston Presents: Cityside, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Disney Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Open Mic @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • The Emergency Exit @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Wu-Tang Wednesday with DJs Mr. Hek & Cros1 @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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