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Sounds Like San Diego: November 20

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Rosemary Bystrak
    Transfer performs a hometown show before hitting the road with Brandon Flowers.

    If there's ever been a doubt that San Diego has an incredible music scene, you can direct non-believers to tonight's top shows. After a successful UK run with Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Transfer has been asked to support several of his solo U.S. dates. To kick it off, they'll perform at Sound Wave for the first time before heading out on the road. Other locals are all over the place, with New Mexico celebrating their CD release at Tin Can, the Dragons rocking Eleven, and even Unwritten Law performing at House of Blues. This doesn't even touch the touring bands hitting San Diego or the dozens of other shows around town, but you can take a peek and see for yourself and find your own way to a killer Saturday night.

    Saturday, Nov. 20:

    • Transfer, Republic of Letters, Dead Feather Moon @ Sound Wave
    • New Mexico (CD release), Grand Tarantula, Mrs. Magician, Scruffles @ Tin Can
    • The Dragons, Lord Howler, DJ Shuffledust @ Eleven
    • KPRI Presents Tift Merritt, Threes and Nines @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
    • Wild Flag, Grass Widow, Eux Autres @ Casbah
    • The Old in Out, Space Nature @ Til Two Club (6-9 p.m.)
    • The Wongs, Becky Lee, Stalins of Sound, Clean Cut DJs @ Til Two Club (9 p.m.)
    • An Evening with Tainted Love @ Belly Up
    • The Slants, Chariots @ Ruby Room (BBQ, early show, 5-9 p.m.)
    • Unwritten Law, Authority Zero, Best Regret, Super Groupie @ House of Blues
    • Arrington de Dionyso, Moe! Staiano, Secret Fun Club @ Soda Bar
    • Late Night in the Sack, featuring Stir Crazy, the Office Twins, DJ Alsius @ U-31
    • The Overall, the Empire State, the Suicide Choirs @ O'Connell's
    • Jay Smart, Kelsea Little, Michael Reed @ Cafe Libertalia (7:30 p.m., all ages)
    • The Makepeace Brothers, Chris Velan @ Lestat's
    • Alison Lonsdale @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
    • Watch Us Burn, Razner, Calamitous Intent @ Brick By Brick
    • The Red Not Chili Peppers, the Concrete Project @ Winston's
    • The Blackout Party @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Geezer, Way Cool Jr. @ 710 Beach Club
    • Jenni Rivera @ Valley View Casino Center
    • Tribal Seeds, Bucket of Fish, Through the Roots, the Skains, Fortunate Youth @ Soma
    • Kazai Rex, So Many Wizards, Le Ra, Lonesome Sparrow @ Che Cafe
    • Hey Monday, Cartel, the Ready Set, This Century, We Are the in Crowd @ Epicentre -- click here to enter to win a free Ready Set CD
    • Funk Deluxe, featuring Danny Massure, John Wesley, Colagey @ Kadan
    • Rip Tonite and the Threat, Outta Control, Thursday Night Out, Southern Storm @ Dreamstreet
    • Kornel Fekete-Kovacs (trumpet) with Mike Garson (piano), Richard Sellers (drums), Putter Smith (bass) and Lori Bell (flute) @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • Pharmacy, Locked Out of Eden @ Chico Club
    • Cory Wilkins, UFC Fight Night @ The Grand (351 Main St., El Cajon)
    • The Blue Note Project @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
    • Quino @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
    • Hello Trouble @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Stone Love Movement @ 4th & B
    • Wild Child @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
    • Leperkhanz, DJ Chelu @ Gallaher's
    • Faster Pussycat @ Ramona Mainstage
    • Mike Merinda and Ruthy Unger Merinda @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church

    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.