Mason Jennings returns to San Diego to play an all-ages show at the San Diego Woman's Club.
If you have the lucky lifestyle that allows for flexible work hours, you can pretty much enjoy music from noon till 2 a.m. in San Diego today. Kick off your day with the inaugural San Diego Music & Technology Conference. Much like North Park Music Thing, the conference offers music showcases as well as panels covering music, technology, blogging, social media and the future of music. This event, however, has a stronger focus on electronic music and has world-renowned DJs instead of local music. The conference and "daylife" event takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel.
From the SDMTC, you can head up to the San Diego Woman's Club to catch an all-ages performance by Mason Jennings. His easy breezy music always does well in sunny San Diego, and it's fitting that he's on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records label.
The show will get out early, which means you still have time to do it up with some of the SDMTC late-night events, catch Jeff The Brotherhood over at the Casbah, Tropical Depression down the street at Tin Can, or you can come hang with me at West Coast Tavern for Republic of Letters, who will be playing a stripped-down set.
Thursday, Sept. 16:
Republic of Letters, Emersen @ West Coast Tavern
San Diego Music & Technology Conference @ Hard Rock Hotel
SDM&TC Daylife Event, featuring Grey Ghost, Groundfloor, Craig Smoove, Colour Vision, Ayla Simone, Tara Brooks @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
Jeff the Brotherhood, the Kabbs, Roxy Jones @ Casbah
Casbah presents Mason Jennings, guests @ San Diego Woman's Club
Sherm the Band, 2000 Tons of TNT, Ottly Mercer, Unsteady @ Ruby Room
Tank, Kurt Tha Gaffla, Raw Deal, Rudy Palos, Guests @ Brick By Brick
Brick By Brick presents Nekromantix, the Howlers, the Mutilators, the Strikers @ Epicentre
Bass Quake, Prestune, Smitty J, DJ Cool Breeze, Head Shake, Mr. Biggs @ Winston's
Riviera Jazz Session @ Riviera Supper Club
Savvy Thursday presents Slick Rick, DJ Seize, Randy Vission @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
Soul Persuaders @ Humphreys Backstage Live
NiteVision/L.E.D. Presents: Switch, Patrick Heaney, Adam Salter, Nite Vision @ Voyeur
Milk and Cookies presents Toy Selectah, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
Allan Phillips, Mike Holguin, Bob Magnusson, Coral MacFarland Thuet @ Dizzy's
Candye Kane, the Skip Heller Trio @ Croce's
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Valley View Casino
Live Zion @ Gallagher's
Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
Social Green, DJ Luminous @ Boar Cross'n
Kali Roots, Stone Senses, O'side Sound System @ Queen Bee's
Slow Motion Airplane, Abandon the Raft, Summerset, Habitat @ Dreamstreet Live
Abadawn, Sarx, Name the Uncanny, Brother Nature, Broken Dreams, Odessa Kane @ Kava Lounge
Pete Johnson -- Just Blues Baby @ Tiki House
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. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.