Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 8

Film School, Little Dragon, Birdtalker, Goo Goo Dolls and more play in town Thursday

If anyone ever tells you San Diego is dead in November, show them tonight's show listings to prove them wrong. There are some awesome shows, and if you've got the stamina, you might be able to hit more than one. Casbah welcomes Seattle's Kuinka, with beautiful instrumentation and vocal harmonies and sandwiched between Dani Bell and Jesse LaMonaca, it should make for a very good show. Meanwhile, the very dramatic and expressive Little Dragon return to the Observatory North Park, Nashville's Birdtalker play at Soda Bar, and Vundabar head up the Voodoo Room at House of Blues. The Whistle Stop has a great lineup with the return of shoegazey Film School and local faves the Color Forty-Nine, and Goo Goo Dolls celebrate 20 years of their "Dizzy Up The Girl" album in the main hall at House of Blues. Blonde, Space, and Pour House have winners, too. It's gonna be a good Thursday and I just can't wait to hit it hard. I might even try for a three-venue night, if I can pull it off.

Thursday, Nov. 8: 

  • Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Kuinka, Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels @ Casbah
  • Little Dragon, Masego @ The Observatory North Park
  • Birdtalker, Braison Cyrus @ Soda Bar
  • Film School, the Color Forty-Nine, DJ Ian Utero @ The Whistle Stop
  • Goo Goo Dolls @ House of Blues
  • Three Dog Night @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Vundabar, Illuminati Hotties, Los Shadows @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Closeness (ft. the Faint's Todd Fink and Azure Ray's Orenda Fink), Hexa, Lana Del Rabies @ Blonde
  • Milo, Kenny Segal @ Space
  • J Balvin @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Bosswitch, KnightressM1, Belladon @ Pour House  
  • Musicians Club at UCSD presents: Open Mic Night @ The Che Cafe
  • José James @ Garfield Theatre, San Diego Centre for Jewish Culture
  • Thread the Lariat, the Tale, DiVad @ The Merrow
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Groove Squad @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Charissa Noble, Star Climbers, Forbidden Planets @ La Jolla Ahenaeum
  • The Fountain of Youth, Nashoba Fireboard, Subspecies @ Tower Bar
  • Goatwhore, the Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morthereon @ Brick by Brick
  • Bonnie Kilroe in "The Cher Show" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Sam Weber @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Sitting on Stacy, Paradise Drive @ Bancroft Bar
  • Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts @ The Field
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Uptown Rhythm Maker @ Black Cat Bar
  • Shakedown String Band, the Maykers @ Winston's
  • Original Stylin' @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits w/ DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Colt Ford, Brodie Stewart @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Glyph: Ase Manual, Born in Flamez (Berlin), Rayreck, AndyInternets @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • DJ P (aka DJP-Star) @ Bar Pink
  • Gino & the Lone Gunman @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and 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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