Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 7

There's no shortage of big shows in town Thursday: Marc Anthony, Kiss, TV Girl and more play San Diego

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I just finished reading a book about the first woman A&R professional, Dorothy Carvello, and how she tried to convince her label to sign Marc Anthony. They passed. He went on to sell millions. One in a long line of I-told-you-sos in a memoir that will kind of make you hate the music business. The plus side of that is that you definitely appreciate the grit and fight of musicians while still seeing how ugly the industry can be. So tonight, yes, Kiss is playing Viejas Arena but you could support smaller artists instead -- acts like TV Girl at the Irenic or Alex Cameron and Roy Malloy at the Casbah (read the SoundDiego interview with Cameron here). Dreamers Delight play Soda Bar and Joan Osborne performs a sold-out night of Dylan tunes at Belly Up. And if you must support a larger artist, I'd go with Marc Anthony at Pechanga Arena a thousand times over Kiss at SDSU, but go with your gut and where your music fandom lies.

Thursday, Feb. 7:

  • TV Girl, George Clanton @ The Irenic
  • Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy, Holiday Sidewinder @ Casbah
  • Marc Anthony @ Pechanga Arena
  • Kiss @ Viejas Arena, SDSU  
  • Joan Osborne @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Some Kind of Kick, DJs Camilla Robina & Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Dreamers Delight, Guggenz @ Soda Bar 
  • Elnuh (TX), Battery Point, Racketgirl Live @ Space
  • Hype Beatz 2019 @ Blonde
  • Shen Yun @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Winter & Triptides @ Whistle Stop 
  • The Purple Madness: Tribute to Prince @ House of Blues
  • The Starting 5 Tour with Fashawn, Ezri, 070 Phi, Stro, Cantrell, MassAppeal @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Taryn Donath @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Lady Dottie @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Jennie Cotterill & Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), Jen Razavi & Poli Van Dam (the Bombpops), Gillian, Beebs & Her Money Maker, Jen Carlson (Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Angry Amputees) @ Tower Bar
  • Michael L Walters as Dame Edna in "Mouth of the Border" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Milky Wayne @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Kick-Stomp Ensemble @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Eldorado Slim & the Commodore Hotel Orchestra @ Winston's
  • Original Stylin (hip-hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Beverage, Mint Hole, the Rinds, Half Eaten @ Kava Lounge
  • Passafire, Psydecar, the Originators @ Music Box
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Electric Mud @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

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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