Sounds Like San Diego: February 15

The Syracuse-based Ra Ra Riot will be at the Belly Up Friday, touring in support of their third record, "Beta Love"

The weekend is finally here, and there are so many shows to get out and enjoyt. Ellis Paul performs at AMSD, Mouse on Mars headline at Soda Bar and the Casbah hosts a show with some of San Diego's favorite homegrown bands. The latter will be especially cool, as the Palace Ballroom's set will be shot in HD and will be the first live concert ever broadcast live via satellite on Facebook. The show I'm really excited about on Friday,, however is Ra Ra Riot. The Syracuse-based band is touring in support of its third record, Beta Love, which finds the band abandoning its lush string arrangements for an almost all-electronic sound that still keeps the Ra Ra Riot aesthetic intact. We'll be at the show interviewing and shooting the band for an upcoming episode of SoundDiego TV, but we recommend seeing the show live because this is one indie band that always pleases.

Friday, Feb. 15:

  • Casbah presents Ra Ra Riot, Pacific Air, Cayucas @ Belly Up
  • Transfer, Nervous Wreckords, Palace Ballroom, Boy King @ Casbah
  • Mouse on Mars, 9 Theory, Illuminauts @ Soda Bar
  • Ellis Paul @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Dan Padilla (record release), Rumspringer, Low Culture, Turkish Techno @ Tower Bar
  • The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, the Midnight Pine @ Seven Grand
  • Tribal Theory, Aloha Radio @ 710 Beach Club
  • Nathan James Trio @ Bar Pink
  • Ed Ghost Tucker, Real Things Are Good, Rana + Friends @ Che Cafe
  • Danny Green @ Jet Ski Rentals
  • The Paragraphs, Sick Balloons @ Flying Elephant
  • Amigo the Devil, Flip Cassidy, Natasha Duchene, Ando Ehlers @ Shakedown Bar
  • Todo Mundo, DJ LYA @ Gallaghers
  • Cyndi Harvell, Callie Moore, Jesse Brewster, Rob Gillies @ Lestats
  • Missy Anderson @ Marble Room
  • OOAH @ Ruby Room
  • To Each His Own, City in the Sea, Focus in Flames, Immoral, Quorra, Almost the Witness @ Soma
  • Fisks, Phantoms, Turtle Click @ Tin Can
  • Paradise ULTD, Bixel Boys, Tropicool @ The Propagandist
  • Matrix @ Tio Leos
  • Devastators @ Wintons
  • Therapy/Darkwave Garden @ The Flame
  • S.H.A.F.T.OTECH @ Kava Lounge
  • El Puro Party: Kimbo vs. Salter @ El Camino

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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