• Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash perform at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Café-Bar Europa, 873 Turqouise St. 21 and up. No cover. www.theturquoise.com/word-press
On Feb. 4, 8 p.m., The Griffin will be the site of the “Feel Good Festival,” featuring reggae-tinged pop rockers the Chad Scott Band, singer songwriter Steve Gold and folk-inspired quartet the Zach Kingsley Band. While the three acts may be stretching the festival concept a bit, there is no doubt about the first part of the event’s title. All proceeds from the night go to benefit the Feel Good Music Project, a nonprofit effort to support at-risk youth with positive music and healthy lifestyle choices, giving concertgoers an opportunity to do a good deed while enjoying a fun night of music.
• “Feel Good Festival:” 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at The Griffin, 1310 Morena Blvd. 21 and up. $10. www.thegriffinsd.com
San Diego’s love for homegrown reggae continues unabated. Genre fans will want to check out Pali Roots, which performs at RT’s Longboard on Feb. 4. The five musicians have been playing the local reggae scene for more than a decade in bands like the San Diego Island Boys and Kayamon. Now led by Pali, a multi-instrumentalist originally from Honolulu, the quintet plays a particularly sweet brand of island music with a bit of croon to the vocals and a soulful groove at its base. It’s a pretty good soundtrack to a night of partying at RT’s.
• Pali Roots performs at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at RT’s Longboard, 1466 Garnet Ave. 21 and up. www.myspace.com/paliroot39s
You never know what you’ll get, but the Open Mic Night at the 710 Beach Club is rarely less than entertaining. Beginning at 10 p.m. each Wednesday, a mix of up-and-coming talent — as well as local professionals eager to try out new material — take over the club. Both solo artists and small combos are welcome, with the venue providing a backline for quick artist turnover. While there is no guarantee on the caliber of each performer’s talent, the three-song or 15-minute rule keeps things from bogging down. It’s a perfect night out for the adventurous music fan or anyone looking for something new.
• Open Mic Night: 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 21 and up. No cover. www.710bc.com
Hard rock fans won’t want to miss Sabbath Judas Sabbath, performing at Brick by Brick. As might be surmised by the name, the group performs a mix of classic Black Sabbath and Judas Priest tracks, even venturing into some of the covers performed by the groups, including Fleetwood Mac’s “The Green Manalishi.” Making it the week’s ultimate night out for metal fans, opening the night will be Ultimate Sin, a tribute band dedicated to Ozzy Osbourne’s music. If you like your tunes played fast, hard and loud, you’ll enjoy every second of this gig.
• Sabbath Judas Sabbath performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $10. www.brickbybrick.com/calendar.php