It may be cold and rainy outside but San Diego concerts are HOT this week! Looking forward to: Dani Bell and the Tarantist, Tropical Popsicle, Many A Moon, and more!

Monday, January 16

Captain Auzmo, Garden Echo, Cochinas Locas – Casbah
It’s fun to see bands that put your imagination to work–that’s what Captain Auzmo does with their intergalactic rock n’ roll themed outfits. They’ll play with locals Garden Echo and Cochinas Locas. More info.

Tuesday, January 17

Many A Moon, Star Jungle, The TwinFins – Soda Bar
Many a Moon is Matthew Ray and Lucy Ray–a brother-sister indie duo with an eclectic array of instruments and performance art antics up their sleeves. More info.

Thursday, January 19

Tropical Popsicle, Blood Ponies, Hours, Exasperation – Casbah
If you’re into goth music, there’s plenty of local bands to keep you satisfied. Despite their sunny name, headliners Tropical Popsicle plays moody, dark rock music. More info.

Thursday, January 19

American Wrestlers, Lightning Cola – Soda Bar
Usually anything on Fat Possum Records is ace! Like American Wrestlers from St. Louis, Missouri. Their newest release is Goodbye Terrible Youth. More info.

Friday, January 20

Gazebos, Boyfriends, Some Kind of Lizard – Soda Bar
Anything on Hardly Art records is usually top notch including this band. If you like garage rock with strong vocals, Gazebos from Seattle is worth checking out. More info.

Friday, January 20

Schizophonics, Dani Bell and The Tarantist, Spooky Cigarette – Casbah
It’s SoundDiego Live! They’ve wrangled some of the best local bands–garage rockers Schizophonics, dreamy Dani Bell and gothy Spooky Cigarette. More info.

Saturday, January 21

The Raveonettes, Gateway Drugs – Music Box
Known for their tight harmonies and throw back musical style, The Raveonettes have been consistently writing music that appeal to fans of shoegaze, garage rock and noise pop since 2001. More info.

Saturday, January 21

Mattson 2, Kid Trails, DJ Jordan Blackmon (Toro y Moi), Creature and the Woods – Casbah
Mattson 2 are jazz duo comprised of twin brothers–Jared and Jonathan Mattson. They’ve collabed with some of the best in jazz including Mark Dresser, John Herndon, and John McEntire. More info.

Saturday, January 21

Standing Rock Benefit Show – Che Cafe
Proceeds will benefit the Oceti Sakowin camp’s winterization efforts. Bands that will play are: La Bella, Left Astray, Age Of Collapse, VRIL, Heritage, New Ruin, See You Space Cowboy, and Vésper. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey