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Sounds Like San Diego: October 13

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The B-side Players are in OB on Saturday.

    I hope you've already kicked into high gear for the weekend because there are so many things going on in town you should really just save the household chores and mundane activities for another day so you can enjoy the festivities. Kicking off the day, you might want to head to O.B. for their annual Oktoberfest celebration. Besides the beer, this isn't going to feel like Germany in any way, but with a solid lineup of local bands, does it really matter if you have to trade your oom-pah-pah band for San Diego Musica Award winners like B-Side Players and Blackout Party? Yes, this is how we do it here in San Diego, and you can bet there will be great food and vendors to sate your impulses, and the people watching just can't be beat. In the afternoon, the inaugural Night & Day Street Fest kicks off downtown with touring and locals mixing it up. By nightfall, Patti Smith performs at Spreckels, Xavier Rudd performs at the Belly Up, and Big Business take over the Casbah. My bets, though, are on Sun Airway over at the Soda Bar. The first time I saw this band, it was touring with Imagine Dragons, and we all know how things have gone for that band. I suspect you can expect a similar future outcome for Sun Airway.

    Saturday, Oct. 13:

    • OB Oktoberfest, featuring B-Side Players, Mike Pinto, the Devastators, Blackout Party, Electric Waste Band, Jet West, Rey Vinole Oktoberfest Band, Lobster Bob, hosted by Jose Sinatra @ Newport Avenue, foot of the OB Pier (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
    • UT Night & Day Street Fest, featuring G. Love, Donovan Frankenreiter, Pato Banton, Everest, Nervous Wreckords, the Styletones, Low Volts, Mattson 2 @ East Village (14th between K & Imperial)
    • Sun Airway, Pure Bathing Culture, Room E & the Hallucinators @ Soda Bar
    • Xavier Rudd, Yeshe @ Belly Up
    • ArtPwr! presents Patti Smith @ Spreckels
    • Dr. John & the Blind Boys of Alabama @ Balboa Theatre
    • Weezer @ Harrah's Rincon Casino Open Sky Theater
    • The Smashing Pumpkins' Oceania Tour @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
    • Big Business, Federation X, Marsupials, Ghetto Blaster @ Casbah
    • Coda Reactor, Heavy Blazer, the Yucks, Nutstache @ Ken Club
    • Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Tonight Alive, Hands Like Houses @ Soma
    • Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, ZZYZZX @ Griffin
    • Mentors, Midnight Eagle @ Shakedown
    • One I Red, Moosejaw, Buffalo Picnic, Hot Cannons @ Eleven
    • Tan Sister Radio, Spero, Meseta @ Tin Can
    • Split Finger’s CD release party, with Oedipus, UpRooted, Deity’s Muse @ 710 Beach Club
    • The Original Lakeside, with Elevé @ Anthology
    • The Milkcrates, featuring DJs Mikey Face and Angie @ Bar Pink
    • The Amalgamated, Kingston a Go Go, 2000 Tons of TNT @ Brick By Brick
    • American Choral Classics @ California Center for the Arts
    • Mikan Zlatkovich and his JazzMikan Trio @ Dizzy’s (San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, 4275 Mission Bay Drive)
    • Oliver $, Adam Salter, Gabe Vega @ El Dorado
    • DJ Karma @ Fluxx
    • Iron Maidens @ Flying Elephant
    • Ocean Boogie, DJ Chelu @ Gallaghers
    • School of Rock @ House of Blues (7 p.m.)
    • Wyatt Lowe @ Humphreys Backstage (5 p.m.)
    • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage (9 p.m.)
    • Butter, featuring DJs L, Ganzobean &Tramlife  @ Club Kadan (1:30 p.m.)
    • 1999, featuring DJ El Vee @ Club Kadan (9 p.m.)
    • Miggs, Narcissist Radio, Tony Ferrari @ Lestats
    • John Reynolds Jazz Quintet @ Marble Room
    • LLs Fundraiser: The Cactus 5, Austin Gratus Band, the Sara Groban Band, Snakebite @ Ruby Room (2 p.m.)
    • Planet Asia, Mikey Mo the MC, DJ Charlie Rock, DJ Daeta and Norm Rocwell @ Ruby Room (9 p.m.)
    • Glamour in Glow @ W Hotel (18+, full bar for 21+)
    • Gloomsday, Froth, Big Time, Legs @ Tower Bar
    • The Reflectors @ Tio Leo’s
    • David Patrone @ V Lounge (Viejas)
    • Polyester Express, with DJ Hevrock @ Dreamcatcher (Viejas)
    • Arno Cost @ Voyeur
    • DJs Rob and Dimitri @ Whistle Stop
    • Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, with Groove Session and Science Fiction @ 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.