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Sounds Like San Diego: November 20

John Vanderslice has played the Casbah nearly a dozen times and always delivers a solid performance for fans



    There are so many incredible singer/songwriters out there that some can get lost in the shuffle. If you like sweet songs with an indie bent, songs that tell vivid stories and a voice that will take you away from your daily strife, Wednesday's John Vanderslice show at Soda Bar has just what the doctor ordered. Known as much for his songs as for his charming stage banter -- and for the tight hugs he gives to fans before and after every show while indulging fans in photographable moments -- his appearance will surely be intimate and thoroughly engaging Of course, with Orange County's Lowly Spects performing at the Griffin and Andrew Jackson Jihad for those seeking a more raucous show, there are certainly other options for a great hump day, but JV has my vote, and I look forward to being carried away, if only for an hour or two.

    Wednesday, Nov/ 20:

    • Casbah presents John Vanderslice, Bent Shapes @ Soda Bar
    • Lowly Spects, the Active Set, Kyle Reynolds @ The Griffin
    • Andrew Jackson Jihad, the Gunshy, Buddy Banter @ Casbah
    • Pennywise, G.F.P., Special C @ Belly Up (sold out)
    • The Llamadors, the Mozzies, Oh & the Whats @ Tin Can
    • Casbah presents Kate Nash @ Porter's Pub
    • Stevie & the Hi-Stax, DJ Barry Thomas @ Bar Pink
    • Chris Young, Apex Realm, Rob Grime @ U-31
    • Foxes, We Are Twin @ House of Blues (5th Avenue Sidestage)
    • King Freeman, Kinetic Circus, Roman Watchdogs @ Brick By Brick
    • Little Bear, Ever Ending Kicks, the Yuth @ Che Cafe
    • Vaz (Hammerhead) @ The Void
    • Brad Perry, Kyle Williams, Mississippi Gann Brewer, the Madison Hearts @ Lestat's
    • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
    • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
    • Ratt's Revenge with DJ Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
    • Veil of Maya, Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta, Here Comes the Kracken @ SOMA
    • The Bayou Brothers @ Tio Leo's
    • A Brief History of Rhymme @ Til Two Club
    • Aubrey Fay @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Saul Q '80s Party @ Whistle Stop
    • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
    • Night Owl Massacre @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
    • Retro Revival @ The Shakedown
    • Club Kingston presents Studio One Legend General Smiley & Dub Trinity @ Winston's
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • DJ Chris London, Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub
    • Open Mic @ 710 Beach Club

    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.

    Fatima Kelley