Every night in San Diego offers something valuable in the vein of live music, as you must very well know by now. However, if you've been waiting for the first huge night of music in the new year, this just might be your night. Friday has so many great shows that we can really only hope that all of them catch their fair share of attention and attendance.
Starting off at Soda Bar, you have the incredible Cuckoo Chaos along with one of my personal favorites from L.A., Incan Abraham. If you feel like heading to Ocean Beach, the Heavy Guilt team up with another great L.A. band, the Steelwells, and San Diegans Boy King to keep you grooving all night long. The 16-year-old skater girl in me is rejoicing that Quicksand performs at the House of Blues, and you can never go wrong with Dead Feather Moon teamed up with Blackout Party at the Casbah.
All the way down the list are some exciting prospects for the night, so grab some friends and catch some amazing live music to set your weekend in the right direction.
Friday, Jan. 25:
- Casbah presents Quicksand, Title Fight, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ House of Blues
- Dead Feather Moon, the Blackout Party, the Beautiful View, Kitty Plague @ Casbah
- Cuckoo Chaos, Incan Abraham, Snuffaluffagus @ Soda Bar
- The Heavy Guilt, the Steelwells, Boy King @ Winston's
- San Diego School of Rock presents the Almost Famous Soundtrack @ The Irenic (7:00 p.m.)
- Ozomatli, Bang Data @ Belly Up
- BOATS!, Sculpins, the Last Years, Shark Blood @ Eleven/The Void
- Bangladesh, the New Kenetics, Schitzophonics @ Tin Can
- The Stircrazies, Zen Robbi, & the Veragroove @ 710 Beach Club
- Civil War Rust, Prosthetic Arms, Beside Myself, From Scars @ Tower Bar
- Bonkers! EDM Dance Party @ Bar Pink
- Midge Ure Voice of Ultravox, Right to the Stars, Phantom Ratio, Schmaltz @ Brick By Brick
- KSDT presents Ancient Alien Jamboree Festival, Day 2: Pangea, Meat Market, FIDLAR @ Che Cafe
- Dizzy's presents Daniel Jackson, Marhsall Hawkins, Joshua White, Brett Sanders, George Bohanon @ San Diego Jet Ski Rentals
- Epic Twelve @ Fluxx
- Legacy Pack, DJ Lya @ Gallaghers
- Sister Speak, Betmaxx @ Humphreys Backstage
- Baja Bugs @ Lestats
- Whitney Shay @ Marble Room
- Joey Diamond @ Queen Bee's
- Cros1 & Dauche @ U-31
- Disciples of the Watch, Nukem, Sentinel On Destination @ Ruby Room
- Horde of Sirens, IAMTHESHOTGUN, the Calefaction (CD Release), Children Of Nova, A
- Shattered Hope, Heavy Hopes @ Soma
- THERAPY/Darkwave Garden @ The Flame
- Club Crescendo featuring DJ Mambo @ Four Points Sheraton
- Party Quake @ V Lounge
- StarKillers @ Voyeur
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.