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Sounds Like San Diego: October 18

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    NEWSLETTERS

    David Vandervelde got me fired. OK, maybe that isn't 100 percent accurate, but the last time he performed in San Diego (Oct. 8, 2008), he stayed with some of my friends, and after their show at the Casbah, we sat around in the back yard as he played songs on guitar all night long. When the sun came up, I had enough time to go home, shower, slam some coffee and get to work for our  9 a.m. daily conference call. When I was fired (for reasons not related to my all-nighter), my first thought was that I should've just skipped work altogether because when talented artists are sitting around playing music off the cuff, you should always stick around to experience the magic. David is performing tonight at the Soda Bar with two great bands, the Fling and the Wind, and I would highly suggest you check them out, though I know it's a tough call with a free Yacht show at the Hard Rock, Maria Taylor of Azure Ray performing at the Casbah and Metronomy playing at Voyeur. At least you know it will be a solid Tuesday no matter which show you choose.

    Tuesday, October 18:

    • David Vandervelde, the Fling, the Wind @ Soda Bar -- read Nada Alic's preview with the Fling
    • Filter Magazine presents YACHT @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • Maria Taylor, Big Harp, Dead Fingers @ Casbah
    • L.E.D. presents Metronomy, NewVillager @ Voyeur
    • Billy Idol @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
    • Translation: Audio, the War Admirals, Ninja Love @ Tin Can
    • Polkadot Cadaver, Hellsot, Loot-n-Rok, Biological Engine of Death @ Brick By Brick
    • Musicoutbreak.com presents Boom Culture, 3 TonE @ Winston's
    • Un-Happy Hours, with DJ Human Jerky, DJ Chure, DJ Rob Crow @ Eleven
    • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
    • West Side Inflection: A Riviera Jazz Quartet @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
    • Tori Roze presents Ruby Tuesday, with Bryan Minus, Enreverie @ Ruby Room
    • Metro @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Kendrick Dial @ Onyx Room
    • Jesse Nova @ Stage Saloon
    • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
    • Steph Johnson @ Croce's
    • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
    • Big Slim & the Blues Invaders @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Local Brews Local Grooves, with Carmen Caserta, Adrian Watkins, Francesca Valle, the Vain Transfer, the Bigfellas @ House of Blues
    • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
    • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
    • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
    • Quintinn @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop
    • 2 Guys Will Move U @ McP's Irish Pub

    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.