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Follow Your Heart

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The Head and the Heart

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The beautiful Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego lies dormant for much of the year, with shows popping in every now and again. But when the Casbah presents a show at the venue, you know it's going to be special, like when they brought Bon Iver and Other Lives, or Fleet Foxes and the Cave Singers or the National and Ramona Falls.

Wednesday is no exception to that pattern, when the Head and the Heart, Blitzen Trapper and Bryan John Appleby will bring some Northwestern life to the theatre. Each of these artists stands on their own: the Head and the Heart performed at Coachella this year to packed tents, along with their sold-out House of Blues and Casbah shows in the past couple years. The last time Blitzen Trapper performed in the area was a sold-out, co-headlining show at the Belly Up. And Bryan John Appleby is no stranger to the city and has been known to tour alongside locals the Silent Comedy. This is an all-ages show and when the Head and the Heart sing "Sounds Like Hallelujah," you'll shake you're head in agreement, and you'll surely be lifted by the power and intensity of "Rivers and Roads."

The show should be out early enough to spring over to the Casbah for the U.K. indie-pop of Blood Red Shoes.

Wednesday, October 3:

  • Casbah presents the Head and the Heart, Blitzen Trapper, Bryan John Appleby @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Blood Red Shoes, Hills Like Elephants, Baby Buffalo @ Casbah
  • Grouplove, Alt-J @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Gliss, Ron Luca, Abandon the Raft, Collision Creation @ Soda Bar
  • Steely Damned @ Belly Up
  • Asi Suena presents Jarabe de Palo @ House of Blues
  • Kenseth & Brandon, the Passengers featuring Nathan Hubbard, Marcelo Radulovich @ Tin Can
  • Mac Miller, Travis Porter, YG @ Open Air Theatre
  • DJ RatStar @ Bar Pink
  • Marcus Miller @ Anthology
  • Adjoa Skinner, David Palm, For Strangers and Wardens @ Lestat's
  • Privatized Air, Idyll Wild, Crazy Eyes, the Natives @ The Griffin
  • The Ratt's Revenge @ Tower Bar
  • Beekeeper @ The Shakedown Bar
  • Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Trill, DJ Andre Power @ El Dorado
  • Club Respekt & Klub Therapy present Larva with DJs Brian Pollard, Complex, PNM @ Brick By Brick
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Broken Stems @ The Go Lounge
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Wreck Shop Wednesday featuring Mark Miller @ The Office
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • The All Stars @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Clay Colton Trio @ Valley View Casino

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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