Sounds Like San Diego: January 28

I have been waiting for tonight's show at 4th & B since it was first announced in late 2011. Nada Surf just released a new album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, this week, and San Diego is one of two CD-release shows the band is playing before embarking on a longer tour later this spring. They're one of my favorite bands, and with support from the Soft Pack, Republic of Letters, and Cuckoo Chaos, this is a solid evening of music that promises to tickle my eardrums all the way to the core. If you're in the mood for a double-header, stop by the Casbah before 4th& B, where comedian Hannibal Buress will tickle your funny bone at an early show. 

Saturday, January 28:

  • Bring on the Bright Lights presents Nada Surf, the Soft Pack, Republic of Letters, Cuckoo Chaos @ 4th & B -- check out our interview with Cuckoo Chaos
  • Hannibal Buress, Taylor Williamson @ Casbah (7 p.m.)
  • New Mexico, Chairs Missing, Tropical Popsicle, Cathedral X @ Soda Bar
  • The Muffs, Uncle Joe’s Big Ol Driver @ Casbah (doors at about 9:30 p.m.)
  • Ozomatli, Cumbia Tokeson @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • The Fam Royal Crew @ Bar Pink
  • The Gore Horsemen, the Blank Tapes, Trouble in the Wind, Inspired and the Sleep @ Tin Can
  • Ghost Hugs comedy hosted by Gordon Downs, Zombie Surf Camp, Stellar Corpses, with “Gorelesque” @ Til Two Club
  • Otro & the Marsupials, Moosejaw @ Eleven
  • Ruines Ov Abaddon, Metatonic & Damcyan @ The Shakedown
  • DJ Claire’s Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5-8 p.m.)
  • Booty Bassment, with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Bearracuda Bear Night Party, with DJ Matt Consola @ Ruby Room
  • Endoxi , Kevin Martin, Lee Coulter, 321 Stereo, Josh Tatum @ The Griffin
  • Jeff Ross Roasts America @ House of Blues
  • The Burnsville Band @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Dawn Thomas, Joel Eckels, Tracy Grammer @ Lestat's
  • Hellbent, OFU, Smack This @ Brick By Brick
  • The Travel Agents @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Bass Quake, with Cool Breeze & OSAL8 @ Winston's
  • Bateke Beat, Ishmael and the Peacemakers, Mergence @ 710 Beach Club
  • Cassandra Pope (of Hey Monday), Stephen Jerzak, Justin Young, Darling Parade, It Boys @ Soma
  • ACxDC, Ruptures, Media Blitz, Trash Axis, Tom Thanks, Good Grief @ Che Cafe
  • Awaken the Tide, Fall To Ruin, Horde of Sirens, Head of the Hydra, Arbors @ Epicentre
  • Upright Citizens Brigade, Diamond Lion @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Dizzy's presents trumpeter/vocalist Paul Seaforth's 50th birthday party, with Christopher Hollyday on alto saxophone, Jaeryoung Lee on piano, bassist Doug Walker and Duncan Moore on drums @ 98 Bottles
  • Revolt-age @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Laura Roppe, CoolBandLuke @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Taken By Canadians, Freako Suave @ Flying Elephant
  • Los Romeros @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • Gold Room, Bixel Boys, Groundfloor, Blancnoir @ El Dorado
  • Alex Kenji, Manuel De La Mare @ Voyeur
  • Leatherwolf, ShotGun Chaperone @ Ramona Mainstage

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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