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Sounds Like San Diego: November 3

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Dan Chusid
    Steve Poltz

    This is a little bit embarassing to admit, but I've been a local music supergroupie ever since I was in high school. I listened to Loudspeaker religiously and recorded all of the shows on my cassette deck so I would always have local music to listen to. In my senior year, my English teacher invited her friend Steve Poltz to come play for our class as he explored the history of music from the early 20th century to the present. I was already a fan from those cassette tapes, but seeing Steve live for the first time was a turning point in my life in many ways, and I was hooked on local music forever.

    All of these years later, I carry a special fondness for Steve, not only because he's been a great friend and is such an amazing musician, but because of all of the charity and public good he's been involved with over the years. On Saturday, he'll be playing a special benefit at Mission Brewery in East Village. All proceeds benefit the Barking Lot, a haven where animals are rescued from shelters that would otherwise be eutanized. There's a solid lineup, and since it's Beer Week, why not save animals while having some cold local brews?

    Saturday, Nov. 3 (San Diego Beer Week):

    • Rock n Rollover, featuring Steve Poltz, Upstream, Christopher Dale, Paul Cannon Band, Makepeace Brothers @ Mission Brewery (benefit for the Barking Lot, 3-10 p.m., 21+, $35)
    • The Village Hillcrest November Blues Fest,  featuring John January and Friends (open blues jam), Clone Ponies, Stoney B Blues Band, Rogue Devilles, Charlie Rae @  The Village Hillcrest (5th Avenue, free, 2:30-9 p.m.)
    • San Diego Brewers Guild Festival  @ The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier (VIP, 1-5 p.m., general admission 2-5 p.m., 21+, $35-$45 ) 
    • Com Truise, Poolside, Bonde Do Role @ The Casbah
    • Skyline Union, Little Brave (Austin), Manifold @ Eleven
    • Ugly Boogie, MV & EE, Abe West, the Palominos @ Soda Bar
    • River City, Boy King @ Bar Pink
    • Katt Williams @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
    • The Friends of Zoofari Foundation Fundraiser, with Euphoria Brass Band, Old Tiger, Nena Anderson, Icebox @ Belly Up (2 p.m.)
    • Audio Addiction, Strikes at One, Jon Goodhue, Reef Bound Sol @ 710 Beach Club
    • Waka Flocka Flame @ 4th & B
    • Poncho Sanchez @ Anthology ((7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • Wayward Sons, Hott Thing @ Belly Up (9 p.m.)
    • Spiral Out, Rage Again, Core, Smack This @ Brick By Brick
    • Backtrack, Xibalba, Harness, Cold Stare, Halftime @ Ché Café
    • Charles McNeal, Gilbert Catellanos, Joshua White, Rob Thorsen & Dan Schnelle @ Dizzy’s (98 Bottles 2400 Kettner Blvd.)
    • Boys & Girls Club: Poolside, Adam Salter, guests @ El Dorado
    • Fetish, with DJ Ikon @ Fluxx
    • Stoney B Blues @ House of Blues
    • Justin Werner, Kyle McNeill, Trent Hancock @ Lestat’s
    • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
    • Mad Traffic CD release, H.A. Perkins, Lucky Lonely, Christian Taylor & the Hollerin @ Ruby Room
    • Christian Bautista @ Sycuan (7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • Beats & Brushes, with Abjo, Winter Inter, Olibata, Dayfade, Wine, Mesko @ The Griffin
    • JJCnV, the Last Years, the Loudmouths, Gloomsday @ The Tower Bar
    • DJ Juliancito @ Til Two Club
    • Zeke Productions present Moosejaw, Device, Uncle Bill @ Tin Can
    • Roy Rapid, Sidewynders @ Tio Leo’s
    • Murphi Kennedy & Groundfloor @ U31
    • Greensky Bluegrass @ Winstons

    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.