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Sounds Like San Diego: October 21

Indie gods Crystal Castles will perform Sunday at Soma

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    Crystal Castles are at Soma on Sunday.

    The first time I ever saw Crystal Castles, I was sitting in the back bar of the Casbah, waiting to sell their merchandise. Alice Glass and Ethan Cath came to order drinks, so I asked if I could take a picture. They obliged, but every time I counted, "1, 2, 3," and snapped, both covered their faces with both hands. Apparently they were too kind to say no but really didn't like being photographed. It wasn't long after that they were huge, selling out venues much bigger than the Casbah. The energy onstage is unstoppable, and their music can be enjoyed by everyone from the staunchest hipsters to people who would rather spend their weekends in a bottle-service nightclub than a music venue. On Sunday, Crystal Castles will perform at Soma with Health and Kontravoid, and you'll certainly see a wide spectrum of fans ranging in age and styles. Frankly, I'm a little shocked this one hasn't sold out, but that's good news for you if you need tickets. You should be OK to just buy them at the venue when you get there.

    Sunday, October 21:

    • Crystal Castles, Health, Kontravoid (Pretty Pretty Records) @ Soma (doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.)
    • The Toadies, Helmet, Ume @ Belly Up
    • Heavy Hawaii, Molly Nilsson, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar
    • Datsik Firepower Tour, with Terravita, XKR, Getter @ House of Blues
    • Tift Merritt, with Amy Cook @ Anthology
    • Canceled: Alex Cuba, Cumbia Machin @ Casbah
    • Slower @ 710 Beach Club
    • Keni Yarbro @ Anthology (10:30 a.m.)
    • Rasputina, with Faun Fables @ Anthology (9 p.m.)
    • Happy Endings, featuring DJ Joemama & Tramlife @ Bar Pink
    • Jason Brown Smooth Jazz Brunch @ Humphrey’s Backstage (10 a.m.)
    • Reggie Smith @ Humphreys Backstage (6 p.m.)
    • Bosen and Suede, Ivan Cheong, Whitney Blayne @ Lestat’s
    • Undead Garden, Jagged Lines, John Creeden, From Chaos, Heaven @ Ruby Room
    • Sliippin @ Winstons (6 p.m.)
    • Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-k-e @ Winston's

    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.