Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 11


I hope you have nothing important to tend to this Friday, because this Thursday night is packed with musical goodness all over town. Our friends the Donkeys return to Soda Bar -- with a slightly new lineup and a new EP dropping on Friday, you get a sneak peek at the new material. Meanwhile one of my favorite voices of the '90s, Glen Philips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, performs at the Belly Up with his good buddy Sean Watkins  of Nickel Creek. I've been to these shows, and they're a hodgepodge of all of your favorite old songs and new ones that will make your old jaded heart swoon. At the Casbah, you can catch the New Kinetics, and at Sycamore Den, two of my favorite local men with guitars, Jesse LaMonaca and Michael McGraw, share the stage. On top of all that, Hoodie Allen is at the House of Blues, Aaron Neville is at the Balboa Theatre, and Tiger Army are at the Observatory North Park. Whatever you do, don't stay home -- I hear there might be a Friday flu going around so just make sure to let your boss know ... cough, cough.

Thursday, Feb. 11:

  • Tastemaker Party @ Whistle Stop (5-7 p.m.)
  • The Donkeys; the Palace Ballroom; Oh, Spirit! @ Soda Bar
  • Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) @ Belly Up
  • Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels, Michael McGraw @ Sycamore Den
  • The New Kinetics, the Slashes, Gloomsday, DJ Mike Delgado @ Casbah
  • Tiger Army @ Observatory North Park
  • Hoodie Allen, Superduperkyle, Blackbear @ House of Blues
  • Grown Folk Music with The Husky Boy All Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Aaron Neville @ Balboa Theatre
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Black Cat
  • DJ Bob Green @ The Hideout
  • Sean McConnell, Ivory Tusk @ Lestat's
  • Ashen Earth, Last of Lucy, Morphesia @ The Merrow
  • Daft Punk vs. Justics Tribute Night @ El Dorado
  • Francoise Sims @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Luckyiam of Living Legends & Lana Shea, Atlantis Rizing, Herbavore and Emcee Overtime @ Winston's
  • Tycho (DJ set), Nitemoves @ Bang Bang
  • 3Lau @ Omnia
  • Recommended Dosage @ Whistle Stop (9 p.m.)
  • Progress @ Kava Lounge
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers @ Tio Leo's
  • The Dubbest, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Pink Eye, Badabing! @ Boar Cross'n

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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