I warned you this weekend was full of great opportunities to see and hear live music, and despite the non-music activities also on tap, hopefully you can still summon the energy to hit up a great show.
For someone who lives in the center of the city, heading to Poway seems out of the way, but this O, Berkeley, Where Hart Thou show promises a great night, as does the Bright Light Social Hour at the Casbah. If you're looking for sweet female vocals, there are still tickets available for Azure Ray at the Irenic in the heart of North Park, and Artwalk By the Bay guarantees free live music all day long. Sometimes the choices are hard, and sometimes the music just calls you, and with this many options, I'd say go with your heart, or wherever your bicycle may command.
Saturday, Sept. 22:
The Bright Light Social Hour, Maren Parusel, the Beautiful View @ Casbah
O Berkeley, Where Hart Thou? featuring Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart (aka Berkley Hart), John C Reilly, Steve Poltz, Gregory Page, 7th Day Buskers featuring Shawn Rohlf, Dennis Caplinger, Robin Henkel, Lisa Sanders, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Robin Adler, Cathryn Beeks & Matt Silva, Tom Brosseau, the Lovebirds@ Poway Center For Performing Arts (sold out)
Artwalk on the Bay 2012, feat. Josh Damigo (4:15 p.m.), Manny Cepeda (3 p.m.), Brad Perry (1:45 p.m.), Jeffrey Joe (12:30 p.m.), Robin Henkel (11:15 a.m.), Steven Ybarra (10 a.m.) @ Hilton Bayfront
So-Cal Showcase, featuring Sara Groban, Kitty Plague, KNG MKR, So*Cal Vibes, One Eighty, Roni Lee Group, Trailerpark Rockstar @ Chula Vista Marina (330 Marina Parkway, free, all ages, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
2012 Carlsbad Music Festival: 1:30 Timothy Andres (piano, $15, @ Carlsbad Village Theatre), 3:00 Andy Akiho & Friends (steel pan, Free, @ Outdoor Stage at St. Michael's by the Sea), 4:00 Mattson2 (Free, @ Outdoor Stage at St. Michael's by the Sea), 5:00 Sacra/Profana ($10, @ St Michael's By the Sea), 7:00 Wu Man & Friends ($20 @Carlsbad Village Theatre), 9:00 Mantra Percussion plays Michael Gordon's 'Timber' ($15 @ Harding Community Center) @ 2012 Carlsbad Music Festival
San Diego School of Rock presents History Of Ska @ Sunset Temple (2 p.m.)
San Diego School of Rock presents Tribute to Dave Grohl @ Sunset Temple (7 p.m.)