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Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 22

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She's 'One of Us'

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Joan Osborne, who famously asked, "What if God was one of us?" performs tonight at Anthology.

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Most of the time I have very strong feelings about my show suggestions, but tonight offers such a variety of shows that it's hard for me to pick just one or two.

I'm personally a huge fan of Elf Power and have only had the pleasure of seeing them once before, but getting up to UCSD might be a challenge, in which case maybe I'll catch a local show on the opposite end of the spectrum, like Lord Howler over at Eleven. Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is sure to sound great on the Anthology stage, or there's a rare night of hardcore at the Casbah. Most likely though, I'll stick to my neighborhood, walk over to the Ould Sod and catch Manchest & Her, a local band that performs there every Friday. They do some covers -- ones I love and ones that make everyone in the bar cringe -- but tonight they'll be raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness. For every $10 donated, an item of clothing will come off. Men stripping for a cause? I say, "Yes!"

Friday, Oct. 22:

  • Elf Power, Half Handed Cloud, Red Pony Clock @ Che Cafe
  • Joan Osborne @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Envy, La Dispute, Touche Amore, And So I Watch You From Afar @ Casbah
  • Longsleeves, I's and the Oculist, Kelsea Rae Little, Bobby Pena and the Stowaways @ Tin Can
  • C-Money, Hunter Green, Abalze, Dre Gipson @ Sound Wave
  • Super Diamond, the PettyBreakers @ Belly Up
  • Lord Howler, In the Red @ Eleven
  • Starcrossed, the Safes, the Very, the Verso @ Soda Bar
  • Stalins of Sound (record release), San Pedro El Cortez, DJs Tyrone Clean Cut, Juliancito @ Whistle Stop
  • Bret Michaels @ Viejas Casino
  • The Brave Ones, the Yucks, the Reservoir Tips @ The Shakedown
  • The Smart Brothers, The Makepeace Brothers @ Jitters Coffee (Oceanside)
  • Manchest & Her @ Ould Sod
  • Lady Cellie, DJ APR, Creation Sound, DJ Danny Bread @ O'Connell's
  • Sqwonk @ Sushi Art
  • The Western Set @ Riviera
  • Flyleaf, Story of the Year @ House of Blues
  • Chris Clark, Joseph Pfeifer, Michelle Lewis @ Lestat's
  • The Devastators @ Winston's
  • Alzheimer's benefit show, featuring 145th Street, the Big Decisions, the Buzzkills @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kiss the Concrete presents Raelin, Lindbergh Skies, One Hot Minute, OkayOkay!, Make It Last Kid, Pigs Can Fly, Blow Me Down @ Epicentre
  • City Delivered, To Build an Empire, Breaking the Aura, Globe and Beast, For the Legends, To Each His Own @ Soma
  • Red Hand, Nothing Haunts Me, Three Fifths Human, Silent Lune, A Bad Name, Bedpost Buzzards @ Dreamstreet
  • Gilbert Castellanos and His New Latin Jazz Quartet @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • Raiz Music @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Rockhill & Seedless present Barrington Levy, Martin Campbell, Fully Fullwood, Southtown Generals, Cualli, DJ Unite @ 4th & B
  • An Evening With Kathy Griffin @ Civic Theater
  • Griffin House, Tyler James @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Social Green, Destructo Bunny @ Gallagher's
  • Glen Campbell @ Sycuan "Live & Up Close"
  • The Clairmonstaz, G, Hanibal MC, 8L!ve8, Sixty-Two, Guap Inc & R.M.E., L.Y.R.I.K., MoodyLoc-Da Moody Assassin, Kali Krew, Yung Blaze, Mike SaV, Mason James, Kelsey Decoito, Christina Louise @ Ramona Mainstage

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. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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