Traveling mercies are the only thing getting The Bronx to San Diego. This hellfire foursome from L.A. has experienced a bad string of luck on their tour with this thing called driving. In just a three-month time frame, they've crashed their van twice, to the delight of the Ford Motor Company's bottom line. As if the totaling the family wagon wasn't enough, frontman Matt Caughthran was in an accident of his own recently, causing the band to cancel its shows in San Francisco and Long Beach. With San Diego being the next stop on Highway 101, one can only imagine The Bronx are anticipating getting out of the van for a good stretch. Their motto is, "these days rock is dead, punk-we won't even go there-and emo dudes are carrying purses. Music... well, music is exactly where it should be." After only a few live shows, the band's screaming, howling, stomping, thudding, attacking, intimidating brand of Zeppelin-meets-Murder City Devils rock "n' roll won them a major label contract with Island Records. For circus tricks, the lead singer will be sporting a broken nose when he appears in San Diego. The Bronx performs with T.S.O.L. and Red Tape at The Casbah, 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 30. $12. 619-232-HELL.