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Sounds Like San Diego: November 17

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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 twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.