PLAN A: The Tree Ring, John Heart Jackie @ San Diego Woman’s Club. I could say all sorts of lovely things about Generous Shadows, The Tree Ring’s superb new album—the full-bodied texture of the strings, the luster of Joel P West’s vocals, the always-surprising song structures, the fact that I get chills down my spine whenever I listen to “Dreams Where I Am Sleeping”—but instead I’ll just direct you to the feature on the band in this week's issue. PLAN B: Nobunny, Shannon & The Clams, The Widows, Mexico City Rollers, Dreamdate @ Til-Two Club. Don’t let the frontman in the creepy bunny mask distract you: Nobunny bangs out some seriously catchy rock ’n’ roll inspired by the likes of The Cramps and Chuck Berry. PLAN C: Innerds, Upsilon Acrux, Christ Waves @ Tin Can Ale House. If it’s ear-splitting math-rock riffs you’re after, don’t miss the atonal guitar attack of Innerds or Upsilon Acrux’s two-guitar, two-drum barrage. PLAN D: TV Girl, Dirty Gold, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, DJ Corey Casey @ Bar Pink. I’ve written a whole lot about why I like TV Girl and Dirty Gold, two red-hot new local bands, but don’t skip out on Letting Up Despite Great Faults, who play cozy indie-electronica with shoegaze tendencies.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party @ 4th & B.
Valentine’s Day Bash Weekend w/ DJs Filosoff, Charlie Walkrich @ 710 Beach Club.
Anthology House Band Motown Revue @ Anthology.
Super Diamond, Sean Tabor Band @ Belly Up.
Hell On Heels Burlesque Revue @ Brick by Brick.
Devil’s Brigade, Roger Miret and the Disasters, Northern Towns @ The Casbah.
From the Depths, The Plague Mass, Maladie, Anthrot @ Che Cafe.
Chuck Perrin & Beat.itude @ Dizzy's.
Red Lips Party w/ Groundfloor, French Kiss Collective @ El Dorado.
Save Amos, Unwynd, Children of Nova, One I Red @ Eleven.
The Mayors of Sexytown, Squirrel Plague, The Risky Businessmen, The Demeanors, Thanks Jack, Pigs Can Fly @ Epicentre.
Sid Vicious, Rico DeLargo, DJ Mac Luv @ Fluxx.
Victor Dinaire, DJ Frankie, Joey Jimenez, DJ Kaotik @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Atomic Tom, Maniac, Ives The Band (The Salvation Alley Stage) @ House of Blues.
“Dragon Lounge” w/ Bodi, Peacemaker b2b Mk Ultra, Arkon & Breakdown @ Kava Lounge.
Josh Damigo, Saba @ Lestat's.
"Fuqet” w/ Chris Simmonds, Robsoul, Cris Herrera, Larry Gamboa, DJ Rythm @ Onyx Room.
"Les Voyages Extraordinaires” w/ Abney Park, The Tragic Tantrum Cabaret, Steam Powered Giraffe @ Queen Bee's.
Bill Cardinal and the Canyon Band @ Riviera Supper Club.
Punk Rock Record Swap w/ Lexington Field, Thousand Watt Stare, Blood on the Saddle @ Shakedown Bar.
The Pretty Reckless, Runner Runner, A Thousand Horses, The Makeup Sex @ SOMA.
“Operation: Mindblow” w/ The Loons, The Fairmounts, Joy @ Soda Bar.
Kim Fai, Crowdkillers @ Voyeur.
“Booty Bassment” w/ Dimitri, Rob @ Whistle Stop.
The Red Hot Singles Celebration (5 p.m.); Canobliss, Sunday Girl, Beneath Lanston, In Silence @ Winstons.