For the past 10 years, local music writer and musician Bart Mendoza has curated the Staring at the Sun CD series.
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Bringing together some of San Diego's best veteran bands along with some of our up-and-coming acts, he'll celebrate our diversity and talent with the release of this year's 44-track album. There are two nights to get your hands on the free CD and see some of the bands perform live at the Casbah, also for free.
Really, you have no reason not to check it out and support the local scene, unless of course you're heading to Dragonette at the Belly Up, Alanis Morissette at Humphreys or Amanda Palmer at the House of Blues. Those are some pretty great shows, especially for a Monday, so make your workday easier by knowing you have some early fun planned.
Monday, September 24:
- Anti-Monday League presents Staring at the Sun Volume 10 release featuring the New Kinetics, Children of Nova, Sundrop Electric, Neon Cough @ Casbah (FREE!!)
- Casbah presents Dragonette, the Knocks @ Belly Up
- Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra, the Simple Pleasure, Jherek Bischoff, Ronald Reagan @ House of Blues
- Holograms, Teenage Burritos, Dream Buddies, DJ Art Vandelay @ Soda Bar
- Alanis Morissette, Souleye @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
- Electronic Night featuring Balloons, Shamu Soul, guests @ Eleven
- The Tin Can Country Club featuring Patrick Norton @ Tin Can
- Soul Jazz Jam with the Fire Eaters @ Bar Pink
- The Logan Greene Electric, Adams and Eves, Sledding With Tigers @ Che Cafe
- The Beat Dolls @ The Shakedown Bar
- Morrissey Monday with Kevin Cavanaugh @ Riviera Supper Club
- Dirty Mondays with DJ Gabe Vega @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
- Chet Cannon Blue Monday Blues Party @ Humphreys Backstage Live
- Open Mic @ Lestat's
- Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz @ Croce's
- I Hate Monday with DJs Profile, Alyasha, guests @ El Dorado
- Jazz Jam with Deejah & Walter @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
- Off the Clock Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
- Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
- Junior theDISCOpunk @ Brass Rail
- Lori Bell, Diane Snodgrass @ Lyceum Theatre (12 p.m.)
- Christian McBride Trio @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
- Dub Dynamite @ The Office
- Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
- Oktoberfest BandSlam BOTB Pre-Lims @ 710 Beach Club
- Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
- Doug Allen @ The Kraken
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.