Sounds Like San Diego: January 21

Justin Jay
Michael Klayman

The recent and sudden passing of Justin Jay has hit the local music community pretty hard, but Justin was an avid supporter of local music and would want people to celebrate his life, not mourn his death. Tonight's sold-out Transfer show should be the perfect opportunity for all of J's friends to get together and laugh about all of the great memories we all share of an incredible human being who brought so much life to the San Diego music scene before his life was tragically cut short by bacterial meningitis.

Friday, Jan. 21:

  • Transfer, New Mexico, D/Wolves, DJ Claire: A Memorial and Celebration for Justin Jay @ Casbah (sold out)
  • An Evening with Ozomatli, DJ AMMO @ Belly Up
  • Of Sons and Ghosts, Bella Novela, Bangladesh @ Soda Bar
  • The Price of Dope @ Bar Pink
  • Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels @ Hennessey's PB
  • DJ Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • Diatribe, Systematic Abuse, Solis, Ad Seg @ The Shakedown
  • Young Prisms, Melted Toys, Heavy Hawaii, DJ Mario Orduno @ Tin Can
  • The Nashville Ramblers (Trains 45 release), DJ Tony the Tyger @ Til Two Club
  • Best Coast, Wavves, No Joy @ Soma (sold out)
  • The Fire Eaters @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Children of Nova, the Suicide Chords, Syndicate, One I Red @ Ruby Room
  • 7th Day Buskers, Mark Stuart and the Bastard Son, the Shantyannes @ Eleven
  • Old Skool New Skool show, featuring Joey Harris and the Mentals, Red Wizard, th nformals, Wincester Friendlies, Pandemonium, Gnarly Whals @ Queen Bees (7 p.m., all ages)
  • Improvisational Chamber Ensemble, featuring Mary Oliver, Jane Rigler, Pat O'Keefe, Jason Stanyek, Scott Walton, Glen Whitehead @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ U- 31
  • The Burnsville Band @ House of Blues (Salvation Alley, free)
  • Heiroglyphics 20th Anniversary, APlus, Casual, Del Domino, Opio, Pep Love, Phesto, Tajai, DJ Toure @ Sound Wave
  • Jon Ji, Aaron Bowen, Katie Quick @ Lestat's
  • The Palominos @ Riviera
  • Interim Divine, Desolace, Eukaryst, Angstrom @ Brick By Brick
  • Tommy Dubs, High Tide @ Winston's
  • Hi Roots, Subliminal Trip, Sandollar @ 710 Beach Club
  • Eranetik, Uncommon Value, Justin Toyosato, Shiny and Delinquent, Albert Posis, Charmaigne J, Kevin Fang @ Epicentre
  • West Coaster Launch Party @ South Park Abbey
  • Temple of the Dad @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Sirens Crush @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • The Mar Dels @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5:30 p.m.)
  • The Sidekicks Duo @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • The Mighty Untouchables @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (9 p.m.)
  • Rick Ortiz presents Industry Night, featuring Wild Rumour, War Admirals, Meluplus, Project Out of Bounds @ 4th & B
  • Arturo Sandoval, Monica Mancini @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Carl Verheyen Band @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Dead Technology, featuring DJs Delano, Ghost MD, Animate, D Fab, Esh One @ Kava Lounge
  • Moonshake with Mark E Quark @ Kadan
  • TRC Soundsystems @ Portugalia
  • Boom Culture, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Taryn Donath @ The Marble Room
  • Victor Dinaire, Cowboy Mike, Michael Carter @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays, with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • North Park Invades Gaslamp, featuring the Donut Fresh Crew, Turbo Teen, Joaquin Suarez (Qenoe), Pablo Stanley, Office Twins, hosted by the Mixster @ Red Circle
  • Crossroads @ The Stage
  • Kanye Asada, Jay Dread, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • DJ Cobra @ Fluxx
  • Judy Garland in Concert (A Multimedia + Symphony Experience) @ 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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