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Sounds Like San Diego: October 20

Mariachi El Bronx perform at Rocktoberfest in North Park on Saturday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Courtesy The Fun Star
    Mariachi el Bronx perform at Rocktoberfest in North Park on Saturday.

    Just because our weather can't seem to decide if we're holding on to summer or ushering in the sweater weather of fall doesn't mean you have to let either climate dictate your San Diego weekend. I mean, rain or shine, Saturday is going to be amazing. Neighborhood is celebrating it's five-year anniversary with a block party downtown that you can hit before you head up to North Park for Rocktoberfest. The third annual event is packed with the very best of San Diego music as well as headliners Mariachi el Bronx, who, as you may well know, have strong ties to our city. This is going to be the best Rocktoberfest yet, and don't forget that you have in-and-out privileges to patronize neighborhood businesses. By nightfall, you can stick it out at Rocktoberfest or head to the Soda Bar for Woods or the Sheepdogs at the Casbah, or if you had the foresight to buy tickets, check out the sold-out Frightened Rabbit show at the Irenic or the also-sold-out Livewire 20th anniversary at the Lafayette that is hosting the reunions of No Knife and aMiniature. 

    Saturday, Oct. 20:

    • RocktoberFest, featuring Mariachi el Bronx, the Silent Comedy, Transfer, Hyena, Blackout Party, Grand Tarantula, Family Wagon, New Mexico, Euphoria Brass Band @ Ace Parking Lot Behind West Coast Tavern/Birch North Park Theatre (29th & North Park Way, 21+, $15 adv/$20 day of)  
    • Neighborhood Five Year Anniversary Party, featuring music curated by El Dorado & 5ive and a Dime, art activities by Sezio, food by MihoGastrotruck, craft beer @ Neighborhood & Eighth between Market and G streets, 21+, $10, 1-6 p,m,. entry includes 32 ounces of beer tasters
    • Casbah presents Frightened Rabbit, Arc in Round @ The Irenic (sold out)
    • Live Wire’s 20th Anniversary, featuring No Knife and aMiniature @ Lafayette Hotel (soldo out)
    • Woods, White Fence, Tropical Popsicle @ Soda Bar
    • Casbah presents Major Lazer, Flinch, Kingdom @ House of Blues
    • The Sheepdogs, Blackbox Revelation @ Casbah
    • Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour @ Valley View Casino Center
    • Zoe Y Fobia @ 4th & B
    • Lost.TV Movie Premier of Ward, with F.O.A @ 710 Beach Club
    • Booker T Jones @ Anthology (7:30 p.m, 9 p.m.)
    • Neon Beat, featuring Junior & Vaughn @ Bar Pink
    • Taj Mahal @ Belly Up (7 p.m., 10 p.m.)
    • Hi Def Dynamite, Kill Your Name, Kogniak @ Brick By Brick
    • B-Sharps, Irrelevancy, Thanks Jack @ Ché Café
    • Good Riddance, Implants, I Don’t Wanna Hear It, She’s My Cassette @ The Griffin
    • Jazz Master Series, featuring Daniel Jackson, Henry “Skipper” Franklin, Richard Sellars and Dorothy Annette @ Dizzy’s (San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, 4275 Mission Bay Drive)
    • DJs Fred Falke, Adam Salter @ El Dorado
    • Wilder Maker @ Eleven
    • Defiler, Phinehas @ Epicentre
    • Sid Vicious and Rico DeLargo @ Fluxx
    • Rocks Off, DJ Chelu @ Gallaghers
    • BLSUD International Blues Challenge @ Humphreys Backstage (1 p.m.)
    • Salvador Santana, with Viva @ Humphreys Backstage (5 p.m.)
    • Allison Lonsdale, Charlie Peacock, Ernie Halter @ Lestat’s
    • Bayou Brothers @ Marble Room
    • Faster Pussycat @ Ramona Mainstage
    • SD Union presents Bailey, Dip Vertigo, Alex Flux, Ghost M.D. @ Ruby Room
    • This Wild Life, For the Win, Chasing Claymores, I Am the Conqueror, My Beautiful Rescue, This Is Confusing @ Soma
    • DJ Alexander @ Spin Nightclub
    • This I the '60s @ Sycuan Resort
    • Gregoire Maret @ The Loft
    • Paroxysmal Butchering, Damcyan, Ashen Earth @ Shakedown
    • The Rockabilly Shakeout presents Almon Loos & the Hoop n’ Hollers, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio, Johnny B & the Avenues, DJ Juliancito @ Tower Bar
    • Vampire, Gary Hankins, Shapes of Future Frames, Doves & Desperados @ Tin Can Alehouse
    • Left4Dead @ Tiio Leo’s Lounge
    • DJ Qenoe @ U31
    • Encore @ V Lounge (Viejas)
    • Popvinyl, with DJ Billy the Kid @ Deamcatcher (Viejas)
    • Stranger, with Tribe of Kings @ 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.