Sounds Like San Diego: January 25

Beloved '80s sensation (and current pop culture icon) Rick Astley takes on House of Blues tonight

Long before getting "rickrolled" was a thing, Rick Astley was at the top of all the pop charts. I was the sixth grade emcee for an elementary school talent show when I was unsuspectingly surprised by a fourth grader who dedicated his lip-synced performance of "Never Gonna Give You Up" to me. I was mortified and simultaneously flattered, and decades later, I'll never forget it. Tonight, let yourself get carried back to wherever you were in life and enjoy Astley's show at House of Blues tonight. Of course, midweek is hitting a stride, so Casbah doesn't disappoint with Seratones, Dr. Bronner's throws a big love-fest party at Music Box, Pepper smokes out the Observatory, and the Office attempts a Minor Threat Undercover. Count me in. 

Wednesday, Jan. 25:

  • Rick Astley @ House of Blues
  • Seratones, Casey Hensley Band, the Andrew McKeag Band @ Casbah
  • B-Side Players, Jill Sobule, Wayne Kramer (of MC5), Iron Sage Wood, Rafi El @ Music Box
  • Minor Threat Under Cover & Saul Q's Birthday Bash @ The Office
  • Sister Speak, Emily Drew, Mango Melody @ Belly Up
  • Stephen Steinbeck, Dear Nora @ Soda Bar
  • Pepper, Less Than Jake, Red City Radio & Kash'd Out @ The Observatory North Park
  • Mid-Week Boogie with DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Brihanna, Evan Lanam @ Brick 15
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Retrograde: Electronica R&B w/ DJ JC @ Whistle Stop
  • Dance Klassique @ Blonde
  • Ginger Cowgirl @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Garrison Keillor @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Club Kingston Presents: Ease Up with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • A Tribute to Coldplay @ The Loft, UCSD
  • DJ Mike White/ Rockin Trivia @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Tropical Wednesday with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Rosey Dawn @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • WTF Wednesday @ El Dorado
  • Family Matters @ Kava Lounge
  • Gino & The Lone Gunmen @ Tio Leo's
  • 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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