Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 28

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Riot Act

There is no question about it: Thursday is my favorite day of the week. The sheer number of shows that roll through on Thursdays -- presumably so artists can play LA on the weekend -- is sometimes astounding, and having to choose can put you in quite a bind. This week, for example, the incredible voice of Julia Holter graces the stage of the Irenic. The good news is that the shows at the Irenic are over by 10, so you could theoretically hit more than one show if you plan strategically. At the Casbah, you can catch legend Wanda Jackson, The Motet bring the funk at the Belly Up, and goth legends Orgy play at the Brick. Still, I think the winner for the night is PWR BTTM, who promise to raise hell and thoroughly entertain with a raucous show. Lots of great choices to get your weekend going a little bit early.

Thursday, Jan. 28:

  • Julia Holter, Circuit Des Yeux @ The Irenic 
  • PWR BTTM, Gone Baby Gone @ The Hideout
  • Wanda Jackson, Action Andy & the Hi-Tones, Recommended Dosage DJ's @ Casbah
  • Orgy, Death Valley High, Mursic @ Brick By Brick
  • The Motet, Sophistafunk @ Belly Up 
  • Sir Daniel (CDrRelease), Third Eye Command, DJ Nez @ Soda Bar
  • Chromeo (DJ set) @ Parq
  • Joshua Taylor, Ves Frank @ Sycamore Den
  • Masashi, Brandon Fong @ Lestat's
  • Jeff Berkley / Veronica May @ Java Joe's
  • Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Tyler Rich @ House of Blues
  • Just In Case, Alive & Well, Giant Surprise @ The Merrow
  • John Underwood, Chris Fox and Clint Westwood @ The Bancroft
  • Throwback Thursdays @ U-31
  • Liz Grace Duo @ Croce's Park West
  • Francoise Sims @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Free Throw, Young & Heartless, Sinai Vessel, Charlie Kelly @ Che Cafe
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • The Return of the Clean Cuts DJs @ Til-Two Club
  • Jenna Lyle @ Space4art
  • Dvbbs @ Omnia
  • Valley Maker @ Quartyard
  • Vamp @ Whistle Stop
  • Acid Varsity @ Kava Lounge
  • Little Kings @ Tio Leo's 
  • SM Familia, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Monolith @ Boar Cross'n

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, and 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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