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Bachmann Returns to the Driver's Seat

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    NEWSLETTERS

    While some weekends call for raging, it seems fitting that after Thanksgiving, the Casbah will turn it down a notch for the return of Crooked Fingers. That's not to say the band can't rock out, but its most memorable moments are also its most vulnerable, and when Eric Bachmann returns to the stage, you're sure to fall under his spell. As the frontman for Archers of Loaf, Bachmann was highly regarded in the indie rock world, and up till now, his releases have been sporadic, so a fan never knew if a release might be the last ever. Fans hung on, however, and he's back, performing as Crooked Fingers and also thrilling indie-rock diehards with an Archers of Loaf tour in 2011. Maybe tonight, he'll bring a little of both.

    Saturday, Nov. 26:

    • Crooked Fingers, Strand of Oaks, Little White Teeth @ Casbah
    • Chris Isaak Christmas Show @ Belly Up (sold out)
    • Mark Sultan, the Kabbs, Chains of Love, DJ Bad Andy @ Bar Pink
    • Melt Banana, Retox, ZBXRX @ Soda Bar
    • Andy Clockwise, Odd Shapes @ Tin Can
    • Pirates vs. Ninjas Burlesque @ Til Two Club
    • Full Moon Fever, Little Black Birds, Smokey Hoof @ Eleven
    • DJ Claire’s Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5-8 p.m.)
    • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
    • Blackout Party (a gay event at the Ruby Room), with Dj Mark Nygard @ Ruby Room
    • Melvoy, Pilots, Sounddrug, Someday Assassin @ Ken Club
    • Leanna May & the Matadors, Blaze Eisner, Bleeker Street Company @ The Griffin
    • Louis Prima Jr. @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
    • The Cured, Strangelove, Murmur, the Police Experiment @ House of Blues
    • Lindsey Yung, Alfa, Austin Jose @ Lestat's
    • Pool Party @ LaFayette Hotel
    • Lynette Skynard @ Brick By Brick
    • BassQuake, with Supreme, OSAL8, Cool Breeze, Gum B, B2B, Tryxy and Bradness @ Winston's
    • Boom Culture @ 710 Beach Club
    • Fury Never Fades, Loked, Silent Vice, Suntorn, Crimson Rain, Holy Tyrant @ Soma
    • Michele Lundeen @ Marble Room
    • Gilbert Castellanos & Cajeta @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
    • Midnight Jogger @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
    • Rockola @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
    • Rip Carson @ Flying Elephant
    • Manny Cepeda Orchestra @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
    • Dannicus Live, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Kiddkitt, Groundfloor, David Afterlife, Blancnoire @ El Dorado
    • Manufactured Superstars, Brady Spear @ Voyeur

    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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