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Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 23

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We're halfway to the weekend, and my, oh, my, has this week been full of musical treats. Wednesday is no exception, as tours large and small pass through San Diego. At the House of Blues, A.F.I. will rock the sold-out crowd hard, while Gilbrere Forte brings hip-hop grooves to Soda Bar. At the Casbah, Hanni el Khatib will have the hip kids in a frenzy, while over at Viejas Arena, the ladies will show that they, too, can rock hard, with Paramore and Metric sharing the stage. I haven't quite decided which show is my calling, but it is certainly awesome to have so many choices to celebrate the diversity of the music scene in the eighth largest city in the country. If we're a sleepy town during other times of the year, we can certainly argue that is just not true on this night.

Wednesday, Oct. 23:

  • Paramore, Metric, Hellogoodbye @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, Beach Party @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents Gilbere Forte, Nylo, Luke Christopher @ Soda Bar
  • A.F.I., Touche Amore, Coming @ House of Blues (sold out)
  • Teton Gravity Research presents Way of Life ski-film premiere, featuring the Aggrolites @ Belly Up
  • The Budos Band @ San Diego Art Institute
  • Eskera, Shinjoku Riot, A-Bortz @ Tower Bar
  • Kenny Eng, Emily Drew, Charlie Recksieck, Brenden Bourgeois, Marie Haddad, Sierra West @ ArtLab
  • Sound Lupus, After the Matter, Cochino @ The Griffin
  • The Roman Watchdogs, After Nations, Quor @ Tin Can
  • OC45, Badabing, Sculpins @ The Void
  • H.A.M., hosted By DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Aubrey Fey @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Run Boy Run, the Moon Police @ Lestat's
  • Theo & Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's
  • Cold Blue Rebels, Mortified Mortician @ Brick By Brick
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Aubrey Fey @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • DJ Chris London @ Henry's Pub
  • Plane Without a Pilot @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Kingston, featuring Shoreline Roots, SM Familia, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Mic/ Open Jams @ 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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