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Thursday Face-Off

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I feel like this week has some big face-offs. Wednesday was Head and the Heart vs. Grouplove, and now Thursday sees Florence and the Machine vs. the Black Keys. I've seen both bands a handful of times and both deliver great live performances. The Black Keys have that bluesy edge to them while Florence will certainly make you feel empowered. The Black Keys are performing at Valley View Casino Center but Florence and the Machine are at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, so based on venue alone, I would go with the latter if I had to choose. Fortunately, I don't need to struggle with a decision because I'll be at the all-ages Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti show at the Irenic. You know me, I'll always take the small show over a stadium.

Thursday, October 4:

  • The Black Keys, Tegan and Sara @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Casbah presents Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dam Funk @ The Irenic
  • Wallpaper, Midi Matilda @ Casbah
  • Florence and the Machine, the Weeknd, the Maccabees @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Project Donate presents Lightningcloud, Hellnote, Awkward Congregation, Beat Smith Resist @ Soda Bar
  • Particle, Inspired Flight, the Sess @ Belly Up
  • Sculpins, Badabing @ Tin Can
  • Big Gigantic, Griz @ House of Blues
  • George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • L.E.D. presents the Gaslamp Killer @ Voyeur
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers @ Bootlegger
  • Howlin Rain, Tea Leaf Green, David Dondero @ The Griffin
  • The Dark Side presents Barbarian, Wild Wild Wets, DJ Mike Delgado @ El Dorado
  • Grampa Drew, Rio Peligroso @ Bar Pink
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers @ Lestat's
  • Dizzy's presents Heartmony 3 featuring Hristo Vitchev, Weber Iago, Christian Tamburr @ 98 Bottles
  • Aficionado, Mixtapes, Citizen, the Swim Team @ Che Cafe
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Tower Bar
  • The Devil's Due @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Radio Latina presents Aleks Syntek Private Listening Party @ 4th & B
  • Brothers Gow @ Winston's
  • Le Spank with DJ Girth @ The Office
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Tiny Nightmare presents Nerdcore Night featuring MegaRan, Kirby's Dream Band, Broken Pixels, El Gun Legro, Little Fish Comics @ Ruby Room
  • Critical Beatdown @ Kava Lounge
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
  • Special guest @ Henry's Pub
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • EDM with 3LAU @ Fluxx
  • King Schascha, Irusalem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Dave Booda Experience @ Tiki House
  • Decompression @ Boar Cross'n
  • Hazmatt @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's PB
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 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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