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    Noah and the Whale bring their compelling live performance to the intimate San Diego Woman's Club.

    "From the beginning I wanted to write a record that had that excitement of being young and being in the night. I think it's that naivity -- that feeling that things are happening everywhere except where you are, wondering what's out there in the wide world," says Charlie Fink of Noah and the Whale in reference to writing the band's third album, Last Night on Earth. "It's when you're on a bus, you don't know where you're heading, you don't know what's at the end of it, and you have this fantasy that whatever's at the end of it is going to be remarkable and magnificent." Although the sentiment is captured beautifully on the new record, Noah and the Whale are best enjoyed live, where the space between the band and audience is completely lost and everyone is on that same bus together. Tonight, Noah and the Whale performs at the all-ages San Diego Woman's Club. This is an early show, with doors at 7 p.m., so don't miss your chance to see one of this generation's best storytellers.

    Noah and the Whale will be joined by Bahamas, the moniker of Afie Jurnaven, a much-sought-after musician whose Pink Strat was nominated for the Polaris Prize and a Juno Award in Canada, and was released in the U.S. by Brushfire Records last Tuesday. They've toured with Wilco and opened for Calexico, Elvis Costello and tonight will kick things off for Noah and the Whale at the intimate Woman's Club. 

    Tuesday, May 24:

    • Casbah presents Noan and the Whale, Bahamas @ San Diego Women's Club (all ages)
    • White Denim, White Arrows, Hotel St. George @ Casbah
    • Denison Witmer, Josh Damigo, Great Power @ Soda Bar
    • New Artist Showcase, with Frame of Reference @ Eleven
    • Noel Jordan, Justin Rodriguez, Jason de la Torre @ Tin Can
    • Local Brews Local Grooves @ House of Blues
    • Family Night presents Red Fox Tails @ El Dorado
    • Tuesday Night Jazz Collective, DJs Jared and Jason @ Til-Two Club
    • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
    • Katy Wompus Trio @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Christian Taylor, FMera, Love, the City and Space @ Ruby Room
    • Tiki Tuesday, featuring Mr. Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
    • Upright Citizens Brigade Tourco @ The Loft
    • Gregory Michaels @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Len Rainey and the Midnigjht Players @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Christy Bruneau @ Claire de Lune
    • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
    • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
    • Jeff Moore's Witchdoctors @ Patrick's ll
    • Missy Andersen @ Valley View Casino
    • Tomcat Courtney @ Le Gran Tapa
    • Tommy Price and the Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
    • Doug Allen, Suzy Bongo @ The Kraken
    • The Squirming Coils, the Werks @ Winston's
    • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
    • Ron's Trio @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Purple Faze Band, Run Hit Run @ Stage Saloon
    • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
    • Stress Free Standup Comedy @ U-31
    • Steve Payne @ Davina's Cabo Grill

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.