1/12 Concert Calendar


The Wailers Revolution

House of Blues, Downtown

When Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and the Barrett brothers (bassist Aston and drummer Carlton) formed various incarnations of The Wailers in the 1960s-70s, they helped forge the roots reggae genre-at the same time creating an enduring band that has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide.Today, although comprised mostly of newcomers, The Wailers continue their heartbeat-tempo tradition with original band- mate Aston Barrett (pictured, far left) and the late Marley’s able stand-in, Jamaican singer Koolant Brown (far right). Find your rhythm at House of Blues, mon. —Larry Jameson

Nada Surf (with The Soft Pack & Cuckoo Chaos)


4th & B, Downtown

Trippy and mellow, the indie rock group Nada Surf-a New York-based three-piece band that kills it when touring Europe-is playing 4th & B to promote their new studio album, The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy. Also on the bill are San Diego’s own accessible garage punk rockers, The Soft Pack, and the super-tight pop-rock ?ve-piece, Cuckoo Chaos (catch them live before their momentum forces them to ?y the Finest City coop). — Ryan Hume

The Family Stone

Anthology, Little Italy

Fueled by saxophonist Jerry Martini, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson (pictured) and drummer Greg Errico-all founding members of the groundbreaking and interracial 1960s-born band, Sly and the Family Stone-The (now Sly-less) Family Stone rolls their classic raw funk groove into Anthology with vintage hits such as “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People” and “Dance to the Music.” If your taste in tunes falls between soul and psychedelic, this show will hit your nostalgic sweet spot. —Frieda Noone

1/4: Dick Dale @ Belly Up,
1/6: Pato Banton @ Belly Up,
1/7: DJ Quik & Suga Free @ 4th & B,
1/9: STRFKR @ Casbah,
1/9-10: NOFX @ House of Blues,
1/11: The Wailers Revolution Tour @ House of Blues,
1/13: Slightly Stoopid @ SOMA,
1/14: Voodoo Glow Skulls @ SOMA,
1/15: Nervo @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Wintervention,
1/15: Handsome Furs w/D/Wolves & Hotel St. George @ Belly Up,
1/17: Sundress @ Soda Bar,
1/18: The Family Stone @ Anthology,
1/21-22: Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour @ Valley View Casino Center,
1/22: Wilco @ Copley Symphony Hall,
1/26: Infected Mushroom @ FLUXX,
1/26: Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate Unplugged @ Anthology,
1/28: New Mexico @ Soda Bar,
1/28: Nada Surf w/The Soft Pack & Cuckoo Chaos @ 4th & B,
1/29: Showtek @ FLUXX,
1/29: Dengue Wave @ Casbah,
1/29: The Toasters @ SOMA,