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Stealing the Night

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I know it's Thursday night, and I know there are a lot of great things to dom but if you want to see an amazing show, do yourself a favor and see Thievery Corporation and AM & Shawn Lee tonight at the House of Blues.

Admittedly reggae and dub and trip-hop aren't my thing, but after seeing the show on Wednesday night, I can honestly say I was impressed with the showmanship all the way through. AM & Shawn Lee kicked off the night (and the tour) with a set of music from their appropriately named collaboration, Celestial Electric, which was released Tuesday. Not knowing what Thievery Corporation would bring, I don't want to ruin any surprises, but with a seven-piece band and seven rotating vocalists, the energy never quits, and with a set that lasted more than two hours, you're certainly getting your money's worth.

If that doesn't suit your fancy, Telekinesis and Dirty Gold kick off the San Diego Music Thing weekend at the Casbah, Atari Teenage Riot take over Porter's Pub at UCSD, and Jesse Nova, currently featured on VH1's Fantasy Band Camp, performs a free show at West Coast Tavern.

Thursday, Sept. 8:

  • Thievery Corporation, AM & Shawn Lee @ House of Blues -- read our preview here
  • Jesse Nova @ West Coast Tavern
  • San Diego Music Thing Kickoff Party with Telekinesis, Dirty Gold @ Casbah
  • Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Archons, Otro @ Soda Bar
  • 91X presents Next Big Thing, with AWOLNation, the New Regime, Reason to Rebel @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Daydream Nation presents Atari Teenage Riot, Retox, Otto Von Schirach @ Porter's Pub UCSD
  • Abbey Road: A Tribute to the Beatles @ Anthology
  • Tori, Carla Bozulich, Lunar Maps, Nothingful, @ Tin Can
  • Roy Rapid @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Afton presents Rock Mountain, Brandon Joshua, Ankla LuZ, Cardiac Kidz, Shaka Buku, Dave X, Rocafornia Cartel @ Brick By Brick
  • Daikaiju, Zombie Surf Camp, RevHawks @ The Shakedown Bar
  • The Gamer Girls present Nerdcore Night with the BossFights, Random Gibberish @ Ruby Room
  • Groundfloor @ The Griffin
  • The Good Hurt, Marcus Eaton, Noel Jordan, Jason De La Torre @ Eleven
  • Bianca Paras, Haley Plotnik @ Lestat's
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Gregory Micheals @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Mystique Element of Soul @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Full Circle @ Tiki House
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant
  • Beach Funk Revolution @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Input and Broken, Reason the Citizen, Dead at 27, Language Arts Crew @ Kava Lounge
  • L.E.D. presents AC Slater, the Juggernaut @ Voyeur
  • iParty Thursdays @ Henry's Pub
  • Club '80s @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Cellie @ Gallagher's
  • Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd tribute) @ Winston's
  • The Brokers Band, DJ Paul D @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • Soup @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Trailerpark Rockstar @ Second Wind Santee
  • Buzz Campbell @ Hot Rod Lincoln @ Valley View Casino
  • Endoxi @ Mr. Peabody's (Encinitas)

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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