Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 15

The number of great shows in SD Friday is staggering -- just see for yourself

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There are a ton of great shows in tonight's listings, but instead of giving the rundown, we're going to talk for a minute about the incredible DIY scene in San Diego. There are a lot of peole in this city, who work for very little or even free to encourage successful and cool events. The same people who bring Awesome Fest every year have put together a massive weekend called "Cancelled." Tonight, the event kicks off between Soda Bar and Space. Over the weekend, the fun continues, incorporating Bar Pink and the Office in the daytime and back to Bar Pink and Space at night. The lineups bring all kinds of punk and garage acts, including Mike Krol, who is getting great response about his latest release, "Power Chords." Tickets always sell out in advance of any of their events so make sure you pick up your weekend passes today or you might find yourself watching from the sidewalk.

Friday, Feb. 15:

  • The Marias, Dreamer Boy, Vanessa Zamora @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • Louis XIV, Nicky Venus, Ignant Benches @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Dead Man's Party Valentine's Weekend Show @ Belly Up
  • The Expendables, Ballyhoo!, Kash'd Out @ The Observatory North Park
  • Awesome Fest presents: Cancelled ft. Mike Krol, Vertical Scratchers, Horror Squad, Dimber, Russian Tremors, VNLVX, Best Death @ Soda Bar
  • Awesome Fest Presents: Cancelled ft. JCC, Your Pest Band, Canadian Rifle, Santa Ana Knights, Therapy, Batlords @ Space
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti @ SOMA
  • Wynonna @ Pechanga Resort and Casino (Temecula)
  • Sheila E @ Sycuan Casino (SOLD OUT)
  • Air Supply @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort
  • Powerman 5000, Vuture, Salvation in Nothing @ Brick By Brick
  • Ritual Potion, Ringo Kid, the Rock and Rollies @ Ken Club
  • Aviator Stash, Headphone, Dive Vibe @ 710 Beach Club
  • Hemlock Presents: Spirit in the Room with guest DJs Aeroc Atone and Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • Mother Grundy, Sitting on Stacy, Fever Machine, Lucid Dreams @ The Che Cafe
  • Bertram Turetzky's 86th Birthday celebration @ Dizzy's
  • Samer Bakri, Becca Jay @ Lestat's
  • Punto y Raya Festival @ The Loft, UCSD 
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Zeptune (Led Zeppelin tribute), Dark Sarcasm (Pink Floyd tribute) @ Black Cat Bar
  • Aunt Cynthia's Cabin, Silver Scout Thunder Head, Weasel Dust @ Tower Bar
  • Sunsquabi, Yak Attack @ Winston's
  • Above Borders, Nebula Drag, Vedic @ The Salty Frog 
  • Crew D'Etat @ Seven Grand
  • Lewis Brice @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Hector Rivera y La Conciencia @ Queen Bee's
  • Digisaurus @ De Oro Mine Co
  • The Moves Collective, the Higgs @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Emo Night Brooklyn @ House of Blues  
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • F---ing in the Bushes with DJ Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Night @ Blonde
  • Small Potatoes @ Templar's Hall In Old Poway Park
  • Sick String Outlaws @ Renegade
  • Bonneville 7 @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • California Rangers @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Custard Pie @ Pour House (10 p.m.)
  • Bouquet 14: Kiss Me Down There with DJ Skatebard @ The Merrow
  • A Post Death Funeral 2019 ft. 13th Sky, Sutratma, Darling Dead, Gutter, God Collider, the Spooky @ Bancroft Bar
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Taste the Breaks @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/ Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Retra, Flower Animals, the Brain Ghosts @ Manhattan Bar
  • The Pikeys, One Eyed Reilly @ The Field Irish Pub
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Republic of Music @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Anthem (Rush tribute), Anesthesia (Metallica tribute) @ Navajo Live
  • Pop Vinyl, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • K Emeline & the Fellas @ The Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Mike Sherm @ Bassmnt 
  • FNGRS CRSSD presents Repopulate Mars, Lee Foss, Nathan Barato, Lauren Lane, Eli Brown @ Spin Nightclub
  • The Soul Rebels, the Routine, DJ Bar1ne @ Music Box
  • Flamingosis @ Bang Bang
  • Miles and Di-rect @ Parq
  • Mo Gotti @ Fluxx
  • Progress ft. Dave Seaman @ Kava Lounge

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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