Music for Barbarians

Thursday night is yet another hot night for live music around San Diego

It has been a really exciting week in music and the fun continues tonight, with great sold-out shows at the Casbah with No Knife and one of my personal favorites, Ghetto Blaster, and another sell out at Luce Loft with Sea Wolf. All hope is not lost, however, as Barbarian takes the stage at the Griffin and another free Mary Jane's Underground -- hosted by Tim Pyles -- featuring a great up-and-comer on the scene, Tiger and The Teller and We Are Sitens. I'm generally not much for tribute acts, but any band brave enough to take on Rage Against the Machine, as Township Rebellion does, is noteworthy for their show tonight at the recently remodeled Shakedown.

Thursday, January 9:

  • No Knife, Ghetto Blaster, Nancy @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Barbarian, Spirit Vine, Young Wants @ The Griffin
  • J Blow & Friends @ Bar Pink
  • Mary Jane's Underground Tiger and the Teller, We Are Sirens @ Mary Jane's, Hard Rock Hotel (FREE!)
  • Soda Bar Presents Sea Wolf (solo) @ Luce Loft (Sold Out)
  • Plague Vendor, Sound Lupus @ Soda Bar
  • King Legend, High Noon, Counterpoint Culture @ Tin Can
  • SoundON Festival of Modern Music @ Athenaeum 
  • Mason James, Sierra Scott, Tim Connelly @ Lestat's
  • Sabrina & Craig @ Folkey Monkey
  • Township Rebellion (RATM Tribute), Sarah's Promise, Gunner Gunner, Heartshaped Heads @ the Shakedown
  • West of 5 @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Maka Roots & the I Sight Band @ Winston's
  • Spell Drive, Amigo @ Til-Two Club
  • Joy Division vs The Smiths @ El Dorado
  • Snoop Dogg, DJ Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
  • Taryn Donath Trio @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
  • Piracy Conspiracy, DJ Reefah, THC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Clay Colton Band @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Amplified Access + Spin Present Hot Since '82 @ Spin
  • Noise Makerz/Rockers Island-Hawaiian Reggae Night @ 710 Beach Club

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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