Sounds Like San Diego: January 14

Rosemary Bystrak

I love the beauty of music discovery. While we've been touting d/wolves as an up-and-coming band in San Diego for some time -- even having them play one of our SoundDiego Live events last year -- there are still plenty of local folks who haven't had the opportunity to see the band live. Tonight, they'll be opening for Baths and another great local band, Lesands, up at the Loft at UCSD, and it will certainly be a great opportunity to see them in an all-ages environment with a big dash of class.

If that's not your thing, you can try your luck at catching Convoy as they reunite for the first time in years to celebrate the Casbah's 22nd anniversary month. Tickets for Saturday are sold out, but you might be able to grab some for tonight. If it sells out, don't be afraid to head over to Brick By Brick to catch Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. Admittedly, I let this CD sit in a pile for awhile before I discovered the soulful rock reminiscent of the Black Crowes or Dirty Sweet. Whatever you do, don't sit home tonight because there are dozens of other fantastic shows available for your pleasure tonight.

Friday, Jan. 14:

  • Convoy, Blackout Party, Brothers Grimm @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents Baths, Lesands, d/wolves @ the Loft, UCSD
  • Club Pussy Galore, featuring the Mashtis, Miss Erika Davies, DJs Robin Roth & Jaime Ali @ Whistle Stop
  • Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, the Roosters @ Brick By Brick
  • Lyon Crowns, the Beautiful View, Napoleon Complex, Blonde Summer @ Ruby Room
  • Rat City Riot (CD release), San Deviants, Getdown, Dead on Wire @ Ken Club
  • Kenny Eng, Gayle Skidmore, Kelsea Rae Little @ Cafe Libertalia
  • Rolling the Stones, Wayward Sons @ Belly Up
  • Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Illuminauts, DJ WWDJ@ Soda Bar
  • The Rocketz, Hard Fall Hearts, Strangely Strange @ the Shakedown
  • Moonbeams, Lightmusic, Uniform Victor @ Tin Can
  • The Brown Triple Threat, featuring DJs Juancito, Chango Rey, Dr. Seussio @ Til Two Club
  • Toothless George, the Tuggs, My Revenge @ Eleven
  • Death Crisis, 400 Blows, Otro (ex Kuntz)@ Tower Bar
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, featuring Tenderloins, RCHRD OH, Gabe Vega, Saul Q @ U-31
  • Dead As Dillinger, Nights of Apollo, Unified Division, 30/30 @ O'Connell's
  • Winter Greens Tour, featuring Rebelution, Iration, Orgone @ House of Blues
  • Fish out of Water, Sticky Funk @ Sound Wave
  • I-90, Oculus Sinister @ Lestat's
  • The Pimps of Joytime, C. Money and the Players Inc. @ Winston's
  • Joker Face, Modern Radio, Dantes Boneyard @ 710 Beach Club
  • No Bragging Rights, Scarlett O'Hara, Letlive., Lions!Tigers!Bears!, the Siren Sunrise, Tronwayne, Endure the Fall, Anchors Above @ Epicentre
  • A Dull Science, Get Back Loretta, Stamps, the Material (CD release), He Is the Painter, Gates, the Greater Heights, Terra Firma @ Soma
  • Syndicate @ Pure Platinum
  • Blues Festival, featuring Laurie Morvan, Chet Cannon, Red Lotus Revue, Nathan James @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • The Sidekicks Duo @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Ron's Garage @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (9 p.m.)
  • Suga Free @ 4th & B
  • John Cruz @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
  • N'Dambi @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • The Fabulous Pelicans @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5:30 p.m.)
  • The Lifters, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • John Foltz @ the Marble Room
  • Cedric Gervais, Yusef, J. Overell @ Voyeur
  • DJ Beatnick, Mr Mention @ The Office
  • 'Strut' feat. Halo, Paluka, Cris Herrera @ Kava Lounge
  • High Tech High event, featuring Jon Kruger with Andrew Armerding, the Flowerthief, Monday's Alibi, A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Knockout Bell, DJ Gonzo @ Queen Bee's
  • Friction Monster @ Stage Saloon
  • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • SD Jumpoff with DJ Unite @ Kadan
  • DJ Mo @ El Cajon Grand
  • Grandmasta Rats @ El Dorado
  • El Puro Party, featuring DJ Qenoe, Pleasure Victim, Adam Salter @ Super El Camino
  • DJ Scooter @ Fluxx
  • Lang Lang Plays Rachmaninoff @ Copley Symphony Hall

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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