Spring forward, fall back! The light goes out early these days, but it means the nightlife can start earlier, too. There's always something to do here, and week after week, new bars, clubs and restaurants are opening. I am still amazed we are the Beer Capitol of America -- pretty sweet, especially since it's Beer Week! So get out of the house, see some live music and drink local beer.
Wednesday, Nov. 7: Apollo Run and the New Cassettes at Tin Can Ale House or Brandi Carlile and Blitzen Trapper at House Of Blues. Apollo Run has a touch of Queen and Brandi Carlile is alternative Americana.
Thursday, Nov. 8: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Quasi at the Casbah or the Misfits at House of Blues. JSBX is one of the greatest live shows ever, and the Misfits are still the Misfits, even if it only features one original member, Jerry Only.
Friday, Nov. 9: Retox at the Tower Bar, Sea Wolf at the Casbah or Smoking Popes at Soda Bar. Retox features Justin Pearson of the Locust and Smoking Popes are pop-punk crooners reuniting.
Saturday, Nov. 10: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead at the Casbah, Japandroids at Porter's Pub, Titus Andronicus and Ceremony at the Irenic or the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band at the Griffin. All of these shows rock in different ways!
Sunday, Nov. 11: Minus The Bear at House Of Blues, the Sea And Cake at the Casbah or Those Darlins at Soda Bar. Indie rock, indie rock with jazz influences or rock & roll, it's your choice!
Monday, Nov. 12: Tilly & the Wall at the Casbah. Indie-pop Anti-Monday League.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Henry Clay People at the Griffin, the Internet at Porter's Pub or Susanna Hoff of the Bangles at Anthology. Indie punk rockers, trip-hop featuring members of Odd Future or a Bangle.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Whiz Khalifa at Rimac Arena or Walk the Moon with Family of the Year at House of Blues. Weed-smokin' hip-hopper or indie rock teamup.
Friday, Nov. 16: Andrew Jackson Jihad and Future of the Left at the Che Cafe. Folk punkers and ferocious Welsh rockers!
Saturday, Nov. 17: Andrew Jackson Jihad and Future of the Left at the Che Cafe or El Ten Eleven at the Irenic. See above or check out the post-rock instrumental soundscapes.
Sunday, Nov. 18: K'naan at the Belly Up Tavern. Hip-hop world reggae.
Monday, Nov. 19: Deftones at the House of Blues. Sacto alt-metal rockers!
Tuesday, Nov. 20: The Faint at the House Of Blues. Performing seminal album Danse Macabre in its entirety.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: RUSH at Valley View Casino Center. The ultimate prog-rock band in the world and they are from Canada.
Saturday, Nov. 24: The Blasters at the Casbah. A true rock & roll band.
Sunday , Nov. 25: Wild Belle at the Casbah. Female-fronted groovy rock band.
Thursday, Nov. 29: The Burning Of Rome at the Casbah. Best "live" show in San Diego!
Or the big SoundDiego "LIVE" at Seven Grand in North Park with Oliver Trolley and the Hampton Beats, but you have to RSVP.
Friday, Nov. 30: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Valley View Casino Center. Orchestral Christmas rock!
I am thankful for all these great shows in San Diego! What are you thankful for this year? And most of all, thanks to all of you for supporting SoundDiego! I'm Tim Pyles, and I support this message. Go Obama!
Tim Pyles hosts The Local 94/9, FTP show and the Coup d'Eat on FM94/9 on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. He also books local acts at the Casbah and hosts the weekly Anti-Monday League. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter @thelocalpyle. You can reach him directly here firstname.lastname@example.org