January Concert Calendar


1/2: The Short Eyes, The Dull Drums, Treemotel
@ The Griffin,
Rock, psych, blues and experimental sounds.

1/3, 4, 5, 15: Social Distortion
@ House of Blues,
Southern California punk-rock legends.

1/4: Pato Banton
@ Belly Up Tavern,
Reggae master known for his line, “I do not sniff the coke, I only smoke the sensimilla.”

1/5: Beat Farmers Hootenanny featuring The Farmers
@ Belly Up Tavern,
An annual tradition with special guests Mojo Nixon, Dave Alvin, Steven Berlin, Nancarrow and Joey Harris & the Mentals.

1/5: Jamar Rogers
@ The Griffin,
Semi-finalist singer from season 2 of NBC’s The Voice performs what he calls “Electronic Soul.”

1/8: Sum 41
@ House of Blues,
Canadian pop punk band whose lead singer used to be married to Avril Lavigne.

1/9: Lucinda Williams
@ Belly Up Tavern,
Singer/songwriter performing country, folk, blues and Americana.

1/9: Matthewdavid
@ Soda Bar,
A beat-making sound-collage artist.

1/11-12: English Beat
@ Belly Up Tavern,
U.K. ska legends featuring Dave Wakeling.

1/13: Steve Earle
@ Belly Up Tavern,
This singer/songwriter, record producer, author and actor was married seven times and has battled drug addiction, which makes for great songwriting.

1/17: Femi Kuti
@ Belly Up Tavern,
Carrying the family’s musical torch as the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

1/17: Moguai
@ Fluxx,
German DJ/producer whose remix of Moby’s classic “Extreme Ways” is on the soundtrack for the new movie The Bourne Legacy.

1/17: Red Bull Thre3style Competition
@ Voyeur,
A competition where each DJ plays at least three genres of music in 15 minutes.

1/18: theBreax
@ House of Blues,
Positive hip-hop from San Diego.

1/18: Clint Black
@ Poway Center For The Performing Arts
Country music star in the 2000s.

1/19: Of Mice & Men
Metalcore band from Costa Mesa.

1/19: Cadillac Tramps
@ Casbah,
Orange County ‘80s punk band with a blistering
live show.

1/19: Tumbleweed Wanderers
@ The Griffin,
Oakland-based band mixing soul, folk and rock
‘n’ roll with a touch of dark and chaotic banjo-rock.

1/19: Tower Of Power
@ Belly Up Tavern,
An R&B band with a horn section, these guys
have been at it for nearly 50 years.

1/20: Gemini Club
@ The Griffin,
Indie-electronic dance band from Chicago that
re-mixes its music during the set.

1/21: Ryan Cabrera, Teddy Geiger and Tyler Hilton
@ Lestat’s,
Three singer/songwriters live at Lestat’s Coffee House.

1/21: Muse
@ Valley View Casino Center,
Live shows consisting of space rock, alt. rock and
electronica make this the biggest band in the world.

1/24: Designer Drugs
Electro-industrial dance punk.

1/25-26: Ozomatli
@ Belly Up Tavern,
Latin, soul, hip-hop and rock from up to 10 band members at a time.

1/26: Jackson Browne
@ Copley Symphony Hall,
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a major player in
the ‘70s, with over 17 million albums sold in the
U.S. alone.

1/27: Ben Folds Five
@ House of Blues,
Reuniting piano-driven alt. rock band that came
to the masses in 1997 via their hit song “Brick.”

1/27: Hot Tuna
@ Belly Up Tavern,
1970s American blues and rock band that was a spinoff of Jefferson Airplane.

1/29: Niki & The Dove
@ Casbah,
Indie electronic band from Sweden.

1/31: Pentatonix
@ House of Blues,
Five-member a capella group that won the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off.

1/31: W&W
Dutch trance duo.