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Sounds Like San Diego: November 17

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HOB is Joshin' Us

Rosemary Bystrak

Will tonight's House of Blues crowd keep the noise under control for the beautiful hushed vocals of Joshua Radin?

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Yesterday I told you about Good Old War and tonight is your second opportunity to see them this week, when they open for singer/songwriter Joshua Radin at House of Blues. His name might not be immediately recognizable, because if you've heard his music, it was more likely to be on a movie soundtrack or dramatic TV show than on the radio, though a couple of his tunes have gotten some radio spins. My personal favorite is called "Star Mile" and was featured in the film The Last Kiss a few years back. Radin sings in a very-hushed near whisper almost always, so hopefully the House of Blues crowd can keep its chatting under control.

If you're looking for something a little more lively, Pomegranates will take over the Casbah -- their music has been compared with Modest Mouse, Deerhunter, MGMT and Flaming Lips by SPIN Magazine -- along with indie darlings Oh No Oh My. For you mainstreamers, catch dance phenom Usher over at the Valley View Casino Center. Lots of choices for a Wednesday night. Be sure to friend us on Foursquare to see where our adventures take us. 

Wednesday, Nov. 17:

  • Pomegranates, Oh No Oh My, Queens Guard @ Casbah
  • Joshua Radin, Good Old War @ House of Blues
  • Kina Grannis, Katie Costello @ The Loft
  • Nude Boy, Tan Dollar, Wonder Wheel, Dreamboat @ Tin Can
  • Pepper, Fishbone, Pour Habit @ Belly Up (sold out) -- read Gwendolyn Jackson's preview here
  • Usher, Trey Songz @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Gregory Page, Joe Rathburn @ Folkey Monkey
  • DJs Duse and Grimm of the Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Apoc, Open Mike Eagle, MAAL, Brendan B @ Soda Bar
  • Kenny Eng, Zauzsanna, Joe Gil @ Lestat's
  • Special Olympics Benefit: Old Skool & Freaky Tiki @ 4th & B
  • The Mashtis @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Tyler Beach Project, Shaky Legs and the Teardrops, Gentlemen and Robert Bondurant @ Sound Wave
  • The Fooks Acoustic @ Dublin Square
  • After School Special with DR Mendes Tha Freshmaker @ Til Two Club
  • 2nd Anniversary with DJ Nu-Mark @ El Dorado
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • Barfly Promotions Presents: @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Club Kingston @ Winston's
  • Treading Gravity, Jason Mann @ O'Connell's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Patrick's ll
  • Mystique Element of Soul @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Folding Mr. Lincoln @ Stage Saloon
  • Frankee-Dee and Funk-Natra @ The Kraken
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Now.Hear.This! with DJs Mark Schmidt, Sasha @ Whistle Stop
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Kyle Sorrell @ Tiki House
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Problumz, Mz Chief, Prissy Krissy, Likwit, the Nutty Buddies, No Face, Nicki and the Mongoloid, Submission @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club

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 or submit your music listings.

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