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Sounds Like San Diego: September 26

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The story about singer/songwriter Rodriguez is pretty amazing, and audiences far and wide have responded to the story by flocking to see the recent documentary, Searching for Sugar Man


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In a nutshell, Rodriguez was a Detroit musician who put out a couple records in the late '60s and early '70s. The albums went largely unnoticed in the United States, but not in South Africa, which was largely isolated from the world under Apartheid. Somebody travelling brought the record to South Africa and the music became the soundtrack for the anti-Apartheid movement. Little was known about the man who became "bigger than Elvis" until some journalists hunted far and wide in the late '90s to bring Rodriguez to the African nation.

Tonight's Casbah show is sold out and, if you aren't a lucky ticketholder, you should see the film and be ready for the announcement of Rodriguez's return in early spring.

Wednesday, September 26:

  • Rodriguez @ Casbah (sold out)
  • KPRI presents Citizen Cope @ House of Blues
  • Commune Wednesdays presents Cuckoo Chaos, Bruin, DJ Deadair, Yarns & Noble @ Soda Bar
  • Bebel Gilberto Trio, DJ Karlos Paez @ Belly Up
  • Ease Up, Rob Deez, Pat Lanzetta @ OB Farmers Market (4 p.m.)
  • Rips Entertainment presents 'Beats and Brushes' @ Tin Can
  • H.A.M. feat. DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band @ Anthology
  • Chris Avetta, Sean Mullin, Victoria Rose @ Lestat's
  • Comedy Night @ Bar Eleven
  • Dying To Wake, Undead Garden, Dirty Sirens, Bloodflowers @ The Griffin
  • The Joshua White Trio (performance + masterclass) @ Smith Recital Hall, SDSU (12-2:30 p.m., FREE)
  • Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
  • FunRacer Benefit to help Saul Q Become a US Citizen, Azucar @ El Dorado
  • Club Kingston presents Rain Basillo & the Roosters, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Funk & Oldies with DJs Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Beto Perez @ El Dorado
  • Vernon Bridges, Aki Kharmicel, Robinson Wigfall, Beatsmith Resist @ Kava Lounge
  • Willovealot @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Mystique Element of Soul @ Patrick's Gaslamp Club
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Sunset Trivia presents Music & Pop Culture Trivia Night @ House of Blues
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Wreck Shop Wednesday featuring Terry Matsuoka, Privatized Air, Cotton the Machine @ The Office
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Mark Stuart @ Tiki House
  • Live Audition Night @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • 2 Guys Will Move U @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Jeff Bristol @ Davina's Cabo Grill

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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