You might not believe me when I tell you there was a time in my life when all I really listened to was Shakira. I was in college and found myself crashing on campus with a couple friends to save myself the 26-mile commute back to Chula Vista. The international college had just a small percentage of domestic students, and being on the soccer team meant I spent a lot of time with students from Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries, so I listened to a lot of rock en espanol, and Pies Descalzos was on heavy rotation. As Shakira has fully crossed over and performs mostly in English these days, I'm less a fan of her music, but if you've never seen her live, she's an amazing performer and is worth seeing at least once.
If Shakira's not your thing, there are plenty of other options in town tonight, including Jonsi of Sigur Ros at 4th & B, Hyena's vinyl release party at the Casbah, Alice In Chains at SDSU, or the Heavy Guilt at Winston's, just to name a few.
Stricktly Social presents Sy Smith, Mark de Clive-Lowe, DJs Ala and Destroyer @ Kava Lounge
Hilltop Ramblers @ The Marble Room
Moonshake, featuring Mark E Quark @ Kadan
Scream Music Experience, featuring Joe Dirt, Turbo Teen, DJ Artistic, Jon Bishop, Poogie Master, Ghost M.D. @ WorldBeat Center
Beatnick and Mr Mention @ The Office
The Gaslamp Comedy Show hosted by Mal Hall, featuring Patrick Deguire, Grant Cotter @ The Tipsy Crow
Las Vegas Dueling Pianists @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths
Thrust (industrial/fetish), featuring DJs Bryan Pollard, Necrotica, A Boy Named Art @ Pure Platinum Back Door (400 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego)
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.