Tonight, join my SoundDiego cohorts of Owl and Bear as they present Tristen at the Soda Bar. The singer's lush voice, beautiful balladry and folk-tinged songs make her stand out among the flocks of new other musicians of her ilk. Her beautiful arrangements are far from the free "Cave Metal" show going down at the Casbah. The yin and yang of the evening should test just how open-minded you are when it comes to music. Both will make you happy inside, but in very different ways.
FM 94/9/The Local Pyle present an evening of Cave Punk/Cave Metal Records, featuring the Archons (CD release), Spider Fever, Widows @ Casbah (free show; doors open at 7p.m.; live broadcast with Tim Pyles; free food from Gaglione Brothers)
Patrick Yandall @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
Blues at the Crossroads, featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin Malcolm @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.; late show, 9:30 p.m.)
Mark E Quark, Pavlick, Lechien @ El Dorado
Liberation Posse @ The Stage
Gypsy Rebel Rouge presents Orkastra Mustachio, Bren-ton, Wolfgang Von Cope, Redrusski @ Kava Lounge
San Diego Opera Presents Turandot @ San Diego Civic Theatre
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.