Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 22-24

This weekend is jampacked with benefits for Haiti, Invisible Children, KSDT, and for local musician Steve White, who lost his vocal chords to cancer. His friends are turning out for an all-day benefit on Saturday at San Diego Old Time Music. You also have two chances to see the stylings of Ozomatli at the Belly Up onFriday and Saturday night.

I'm looking forward to the Dragons, who called it quits as a group a few years ago but are still taking the time to come back together at the Casbah for another anniversary show. They're joined by Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver and others  -- that should make this the rock & roll show of the weekend not to be missed. 

Friday, Jan. 22:

  • Ozomatli, Rey Fresco @ the Belly Up
  • Dave and Deke Combo, the Bedbreakers, the Rumblers, Bill Cardinal and the Canyon Band in the Atari Lounge @ the Casbah
  • The Creepy Creeps, Northern Towns @ Ken Club
  • The Paddle Boat, Black Mamba @ Whistle Stop
  • MYTH, featuring Addiquit and Pall Jenkins, Illuminauts, Inspired Flight @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Secret Apollo (CD release), Knives!, Joanie Mendenhall @ Soda Bar
  • Maren Parusel, Maus Haus @ Bar Pink
  • Swerve Presents reggae legends Carlton Livingston, Lady Ann, Carl Meeks @ Ruby Room
  • House Junkie with DJ Ali Ghanavi, Arvisu, Tim Tech, Ar-O!, Autodrone (live) @ Beauty Bar
  • Nothington, Breaker Breaker One Niner, Sunnyside, Honest Iago @ Radio Room
  • Lisa Olsen, Gregory Page @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • Napolean Complex, Incomplete Neighbor, the Shakers (LA) @ O'Connell's
  • Five Finger Death Punch, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, 2 Cents @ House of Blues
  • Anna Bell, Robert Bondurant, the Heavy Guilt @ Lestat's
  • Lexington Field, Giant Peach, Washing Matilda @ Brick By Brick
  • SuperUnloader, Justin Werner and Co., Wise Monkey @ Winston's
  • Pau Hana, Irieside @ 710 Beach Club
  • For the Fallen Dreams, Suffokate, Your Demise, Aphotic Murder, With Liberty, Dark Lay Still @ Soma
  • The Hope Conspiracy, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails @ Che Cafe
  • Nods to Nothing, Plane Without a Pilot, the Morning Glass @ Dreamstreet
  • The Riders @ Robbie's Roadhouse (534 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas)
  • Gilbert Castellanos and His New Latin Jazz Trio @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Rockola @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Metal As Art Tour, featuring BINARY code, Hypno5e, Revocation, Black Se7en, Gannendorf, Green to Black @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Ann Hampton Callaway @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Abrina (CD release) @ Anthology (late show, 10 p.m., free!)
  • Trace Bundy, Sungha Jung @ Acoustic Music San Diego
  • The Cathryn Beeks Ordeal, Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ Sidebar

Saturday, Jan. 23:

  • Steve White Benefit, featuring Jim Earp, Shawn Rolf, Rick Kaestner, Berkely Hart, Vladamir Yarovinsky, Gregory Page, Ignacio & Luisa, KEV-Kevin Rones, Robin Henkle, Joe Rathburn, Lisa Sanders, Cici Porter, Paul Hormic, Allen Singer, Suzane Reed, Tom Baird & David Silva, Paul Scwebel, Rusty Jones, Alan James, Chuck Perrin, Larry Robinson, Steve Mendoza, Ben Powell, Folding Mr. Lincoln, Phil Borrof, Jefferey Joe Morin and Steve White @ San Diego Old Time Music (2852 University Ave, 11a.m. to 9 p.m., $10 donation or $20 with T-shirt, musician's yard sale, raffle, silent auction, bluegrass jam and more)
  • The Dragons, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, the Drips, Spitfires @ the Casbah
  • Ozomatli, Rey Fresco @ the Belly Up
  • Riviera Supper Club one-year anniversary party, featuring Bartenders Bible @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Lisa the Lush, the Stone Foxes, Wendy Darling, DJ Bob Dazzla @ Beauty Bar
  • Astra Kelly (EP release), Medicine for Madison, Republic of Letters, Evan Robinson, DJ Myron Eugene, hosted by Jon Block @ Ruby Room
  • Health, Tape Deck Mountain, Grand Tarantula @ the Loft, UCSD
  • Benefit for Invisible Children, featuring Deadbeat Nightlife, Miss Leota, Under Siege, AeneA, Favor the Guilty @ Epicentre
  • Trophy Wife video release party for "Move to the Desert": live sets by Trophy Wife, Nautical Disaster @ Bar Pink. (6 p.m.)
  • Geezer, Bobby Fantasy @ North Park Vaudeville (7:30 show)
  • Geezer, Wally Bunting @ North Park Vaudeville (9:30 show)
  • Justin Froese, La'Tim(e) @ E Street Cafe (Encinitas, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Postals (CD release) @ Ken Club
  • Riverberb, Joke, Sixes, Sudden Infant @ Soda Bar
  • The Displaced, the Bayside Club @ Radio Room
  • MC JRE and the E TEAM, Rockstar Albatross, Nothingful @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Sara Petite @ Java Joe's at Cafe Libertalia
  • The Chop Tops, the Strikers, Black Sheep Reunion, Embalmers @ O'Connell's
  • Burnsville Blues Band @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Leather Nun America, Obsidian, Comfort In Rage, Logans Theory, Stella @ Dreamstreet
  • Bonfire (AC/DC tribute), Aeromyth (Aerosmith Tribute) @ House of Blues
  • Aaron Barnhart, Chad Farran, Cindy Santini @ Lestat's
  • Ruins of Abaddon, Dead Serial Killers, Drownswerve, Squirrely Arts @ Brick By Brick
  • Cubensis (Plays Dead) @ Winston's
  • 321 Stereo, Stained Glass Saints @ 710 Beach Club
  • Anti-Flag, Aiden, Cancer Bats, Trash Talk, the Mayors Of Sexy Town @ Soma
  • KSDT/Che Benefeit Show, with Love Beats War, Trinitron Meets the Mars People, Eskera, Breaker Breaker One Niner, Caxton, Fritz Sender @ Che Cafe
  • San Diego Latin Jazz Collective, featuring members of B-Side Players @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Plato Soul @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
  • Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute) @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.; late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Trippin' the Sixties, with Barry McGuire & John York @ Acoustic Music San Diego

Sunday, Jan. 24:

  • Black Lips, Nobunny, Slab City @ the Casbah
  • An Evening with Stanley Clarke Band (seated show) @ the Belly Up
  • Elliott Yamin, DJ Furee @ House of Blues
  • Machete, Speeches, Schitzophrenics, Ryan Blue @ Radio Room
  • Death on Mars, Melodic Destruction and more (TBA) @ Ruby Room
  • Matt Cook @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Jason Reeves, Joe Brooks, ZSuzsanna @ Lestat's
  • Against All Will, the Get Down Automatic, Gametes @ Brick By Brick
  • Nils @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Music Mixer, featuring Folding Mr. Lincoln, Shant, Dave Howard, 3 Degrees off Center, XIV @ the Onyx Room

Rosemary Bystrak covers the San Diego music scene and events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her site San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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