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Alejandro Escovedo Shows Sensitive Side

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The Escovedo name represents a music legacy that has spread its wings far and wide. Locally, we have the gift of Mario Escovedo contributing to our scene in numerous ways, but on Wednesday night, we will make room for the elder Alejandro Escovedo, who will be performing at the Casbah with his backing band, the Sensitive Boys. He comes from a punk background, but that is long behind him, with 14 records with sounds that more closely reflect his chosen home of Austin, Texas. Alejandro Escovedo performed at the 2012 San Diego Music Thing and has performed at Anthology and other local venues, but this show will be his first at the Casbah since 2005, which should make it extra special. Doors open a half-hour earlier than usual, so expect an early start, and you can still be home before the nightly news.

Wednesday, Nov. 6:

  • Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, Amy Cook @ Casbah (doors at 8 p.m.)
  • Casbah presents Torches, the Lonely Wild, She Keeps Bees @ Soda Bar
  • Diane Coffee (Foxygen) @ The Void
  • Janelle Monae, Roman Gianarthur @ House of Blues -- CANCELED
  • DJ Grandmasta Rats @ Bar Pink
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Alexa Weber Morales @ Belly Up
  • Starlit presents Travis Luce, Dana Henry, Morgan Leigh, Jesse Nova, Michael Bowman, William Blake @ Brick By Brick
  • Carlos Olmeda @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido (4 p.m., 7 p.m.)
  • Records With Roger @ Black Cat Bar
  • He Is Legend, This Is the Hospital, Swaylight, Prevailer, Boxdox @ Epicentre
  • Into the Flood, Seconds Ago, Deadweight @ The Griffin
  • John Cain @ Sheraton La Jolla Shooters Lounge
  • Sweet Jesus, Travis Hayes, Tendrils, Noel Jordan @ Tin Can
  • Jillette Johnson, Tony Ferrari @ Lestat's
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Zydeco with DJ Greg Zydeco @ Tio Leo's
  • The Groove, starring Stellita @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Kingston, with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • DJ Chris London, Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub
  • Open Mic @ 710 Beach Club

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.

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