"Safe and Sound" quickly became one of those inescapable songs of summer, launching Capital Cities from a small indie rock band to a powerhouse played across radio formats, on television commercials, and performing at festivals across the country. I have to say, the band does one of the funniest things I've ever seen: After they play the hit, they set down their instruments and line up at the front of the stage -- and then a recorded version of the song plays, complete with a dub-step drop, as the band dances and hypes the crowd to do the same. It's kind of hilarious, but also pretty awesome to see the whole audience really get into the moment. You can see what it's like for yourself when the band performs tonight at the House of Blues.
Sunday, November 23:
- Capital Cities, Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues
- Hobo Torch, Neveready, Satellite Sky @ Casbah
- Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe @ Belly Up
- Space Heat, Habits, Alligator Indian, Via Meteor @ Soda Bar
- Levin Dean, Heidi Hughes @ Sycamore Den
- Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
- Nina Francis, Spanish Sundays: Danny Green Trio @ Croce's Park West
- Kirk Franklin presents: Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues
- Aubrey Fay, Jeanete Harris @ Humphreys Backstage
- Classics For Kids: Peter and the Wolf @ Balboa Theatre (2 p.m.)
- Open Comedy Mic @ Til-Two Club
- Spider Tree and Mascot Mantra @ Winstons (5:00 p.m.)
- Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winstons (10:00 p.m.)
Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and 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.