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Sounds Like Oktoberfest

Rosemary Bystrak

Guggenbach-Buam are flown out from Germany every year to entertain crowds at the German-American Societies annual Oktoberfest.

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If you haven't already headed out to an Oktoberfest celebration this weekend, today would be a great day to do it. My personal favorite has always been the traditional Oktoberfest at the German American Societies clubhouse, which skips the street-fair vibe and gets down to business with a beer garden and Guggenbach-Buam, a band flown over from Germany to entertain for the two weekend festival. There are always some tasty beer selections, and you can bring your own stein if you feel inclined. Grab a giant pretzel, get a plate of ox meat and leave your dignity at the door, because you will do the chicken dance. And you will like it. Prost!

Sunday, October 3:

  • German-American Societies Oktoberfest @ El Cajon (Noon-9 p.m., 1017 S. Mollison Ave.)
  • Oktoberfest @ La Mesa (Noon-6 p.m.)
  • Kevin Seconds, El Monte Slim, Low Volts, Dino the Girl @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Dabbers, Heavy Young Heathens @ Belly Up
  • School of Seven Bells, Active Child @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Colony, Jamuel Saxon, Moonbeams @ Tin Can
  • Joanna Barbera, Lisa Sanford @ Lestat's
  • Damages, Loma Prieta, Beau Navire, Seizures @ Che Cafe
  • Drew Davidsen @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
  • America, The Riders @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Australian Pink Floyd @ 4th & B
  • Johannes Linstead @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Gregg Rolie @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Belly Dance Superstars @ Balboa Theatre

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 twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.

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