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Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 22

Down at the House of Blues on Tuesday: electro-indie rockers Phantogram, who seem to be all over TV ads

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Sarah Barthel of Phantogram will be in San Diego at the House of Blues on Tuesday night.

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Music isn't supposed to be this good all at once, especially not on a Tuesday, but San Diegans are going to have to make some tough choices. At San Diego State, Passion Pit returns to town with the amazing Joy Formidable. Down at the House of Blues is the Seattle electro-indie rock duo Phantogram, whose "Diamonds" seems to be all over television ads; while the Irenic hosts Carbon Leaf. For local options, the lineup at the Belly Up competes with the free Staring at the Sun CD release party at the Casbah, which will feature live acoustic acts all night long, as well as free copies of the compilation for anyone who attends. It's a pretty super night of music if you have the will to get out for the night. 

Tuesday, Oct. 22:

  • Casbah presents Phantogram, Giraffage @ House of Blues
  • Passion Pit, the Joy Formidable @ Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Staring at the Sun Vol. 11 release party, featuring Mad Traffic, Gayle Skidmore, Patric Petrie with Tom Foley, Social Club, Tolan Shaw, Gary Hyde, Sierra West @ Casbah (free!)
  • Steve Poltz; Earl Thomas & the Rhumboogies, featuring Alicia Arogan, Sara Petite & the Sugar Daddies @ Belly Up
  • Carbon Leaf @ The Irenic
  • Maria Minerva, Cherushi (Not Not Fun, 100% Silk), Isolde Touch @ The Void
  • Stepdad, the Beautiful View, Marqay @ Soda Bar
  • Headway, Narrowed, Linkletter, Black Panther, I Am the Conqueror @ Che Cafe
  • Glasmus, Stripes and Lines, Elephant King @ The Griffin
  • Peter Tosh Day @ World Beat Center (free film screening)
  • Tiki Tuesday, featuring Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Seven Grand
  • Cadillac Wreckers @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • The Hero Inside, Crazy Eyes, Muscle Beech @ Tin Can
  • Oh No Fiasco, the Village Squares, the Great Okra, Undead Garden @ Brick By Brick
  • Subdvsn @ Winston's
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Swing Dance Tuesdays, featuring Rip Carson @ Henry's Pub
  • Tuesdays With Tino DJing & Musician Showcase @ Gallagher's
  • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Walter's Chicken Jam @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • 710 Bass Club @ 710 Beach Club

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.

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