Considering it's only a Tuesday night, there are a ton of choices for going out on the town. Get into your skinny jeans for a hipster dance party with Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda and Heavy Hawaii, check out D.S. Yancey over at the Tower Bar, or head up to the Belly Up to listen to Jonny Lang's amazing skills. Soda Bar, Tin Can, El Dorado and the Loft all have pretty solid shows, too, so it might be good to have no plan and just hit the town to discover something old and something new, all in the same night.
Songwriters Showcase Competition @ Humphreys Backstage Live
Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
Jet West @ Boar Cross'n
Kid Tater @ Patrick's ll
Dave Booda Acoustic @ Tiki House
Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
Jaimie Muehlhausen @ Hennessey's Vista
Tim and the 23s @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
Buzz Campbell and Hot Rod Lincoln @ Valley View Casino
Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
Mike Gardner @ Cheers (Ramona)
Joe Rathburn @ Julian Library (6 p.m.)
Cathryn Beeks @ Rancho San Diego Library (6:30 p.m.)
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.