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Rachael Yamagata performs at the Tribeca ASCAP Music Lounge held at the Canal Room during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival on May 2, 2008, in New York City.
There are some nights of the year worth looking forward to, but in my experience, none quite compare to the eve of Thanksgiving. Everyone seems to walk to their local watering holes or venture to the spots where they'll find friends from their past, but you can still get out and catch some live music, too.
My bets are on Rachael Yamagata over at Anthology. Since self-releasing her latest record, she's been a road warrior, performing in San Diego at least one other time this year (perhaps twice if my memory serves me right) and she is always a delight to catch live as her feisty side certainly shines through.
You might also prefer an early show featuring Low Volts over at Voyeur. Their soundsystem is nationally recognized for being one of the top in the country, but it's rare that it's used for live rock & roll instead of DJs, so that is a cool option for your evening.
Cash'd Out, Lady Dottie and Pacific are some other top-notch choices for the night to get you ready for a day of lounging in your stretchy pants as you give thanks for all of the goodness we experience everyday.
Wednesday, Nov. 21:
- Rachael Yamagata, Ed Romanoff, Adrien Reju @ Anthology
- Low Volts, Keith Sweaty, Curious George, STRMTROOPR & Art Show @ Voyeur (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
- Cash'd Out, The Bedbreakers @ Casbah
- Pacific, Subsurfer, the Llamadors @ Soda Bar
- Sofia Talvik, Chris Byerly @ Lestat's
- KPRI presents End of the World Acoustic Show @ 98 Bottles
- Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
- 40 Oz. to Freedom, So Cal Vibes, Sunny Rude @ Belly Up
- Rush @ Valley View Casino Center
- Jagged Lines. Camera Gunn, Strangely Strange @ Tin Can
- Eventvibe and Amplified Access present Animal House @ House of Blues
- Dead Animal Mod, Big Bugs, TBD @ Eleven
- The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert @ San Diego Civic Theatre
- Guru Junkies present Nights of Neon @ The Griffin
- Sleepwalk, Impulse, Bloodstained Reality, Nerve Control @ Che Cafe
- Staches and Mashes with DJs Jason Watrefalls, Steve McQueen, Saul Q @ El Dorado
- The Ratt's Revenge @ Tower Bar
- Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
- Pyrate Punks Presents @ Ruby Room
- Club Kingston with Piracy Conspiracy, DJs Carlos Culture and Jester @ Winston's
- RiPs Entertainment Presents @ Kava Lounge
- Sunset Trivia hosts Trivia Night @ House of Blues
- Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
- Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
- Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
- Karaoke @ Chico Club
- Sue Palmer @ Croce's
- Wreck Shop Wednesday @ The Office
- EDM with Quintino @ Fluxx
- Whitney Shay @ Marble Room
- Mystique Element of Soul @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
- Through The Roots, Reeform, Sinizen @ Typhoon Saloon
- Kid Ink @ Belo
- Danny Langdon @ Coyote Bar & Grill
- Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub
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.