What a week! Election Day is finally behind us and it has become apparent that having San Diego Beer Week during the election is no accident. Whatever your leanings, we can all just agree that San Diego has an incredible amount of live music offerings for this humpday.
Carina Round performs with Rosi Golan at Anthology while the Paragraphs lead a local lineup at the Belly Up. My buddy Benny Marchant, a singer/songwriter from L.A., will be coming to town to play at the Griffin, while Nick Waterhouse performs with the Amandas at the Casbah.
With all of these options, it's hard to pick a show of the night, but both Brandi Carlile and Blitzen Trapper have spent years pounding the pavement and it's great to see the two performing on the same bill at the House of Blues, which should be pretty special. With Brandi's diverse fanbase and strong ties to the LGBT community, this night should be extra celebratory after last night's election results.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 (San Diego Beer Week):
- KPRI presents Brandi Carlile, Blitzen Trapper @ House of Blues
- Nick Waterhouse, the Amandas, DJ Claire @ Casbah
- Casbah presents Octopus Project, Pal&Drome, Bruin @ Soda Bar
- Benny Marchant, Golden Beaches, Daniel Newheiser @ The Griffin
- The Paragraphs, Western Scene, Tori Rogg @ Belly Up
- Carina Round, Rosi Golan @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots @ La Jolla Playhouse
- Bagdad, New Cassettes, Apollo Run @ Tin Can
- Jet W. Lee @ Lestat's
- My Empty Fathom, When the Broken Bow, the Super Luminaries, guest @ Eleven
- Marc Broussard & Friends @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
- Trill, DJ Andre Power @ El Dorado
- The Ratt's Revenge @ Tower Bar
- Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
- Race Against Space, Secret Fun Club, Stix and Stones @ Ruby Room
- Club Kingston with Raggabond, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
- Mike Pinto Band @ Union Kitchen and Tap (Encinitas)
- Musiq Soulchild, Chocolate Revolution @ 4th & B
- Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
- Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
- Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
- Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
- Karaoke @ Chico Club
- Sue Palmer @ Croce's
- Wreck Shop Wednesday with Ed Ghost Tucker, Seeking Alpha @ The Office
- Whitney Shay @ Marble Room
- Missy Andersen @ Valley View Casino
- One Foot In @ Coyote Bar & Grill
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.