Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 13

The Black Lips, Rex Orange County, Paula Abdul and more are in town Tuesday

The Black Lips Press Photo
Lance Laurence

That line last night for Rex Orange County was insanity, and it will be the same tonight when Alex O'Connor plays his second sold-out night at the Observatory North Park. It's funny, because if you hear interviews, they're billing this as a "small venue" tour, but his trajectory hit so hard and fast that he never really played the small venues like Casbah or Soda Bar. It's gonna be awesome, once again, but in case you don't have tickets, you've still got a killer Tuesday ahead because the Black Lips (read our 2017 with the band here) and Iceage are co-headlining at House of Blues. Both of them bring intense and rowdy shows independently, and I can only suggest you wear grubby clothes and shoes, should you inevitably get climbed on or have drinks spilled on you or what have you. At the Casbah, find out what it means to hold the "King of Soul" title in Portland with Ural Thomas, North County's the Shed play at Soda Bar, and John Craigie brings his Keep It Warm tour to the Belly Up. If you're attached to the '90s, singer-dancer-choreographer, and former "American Idol" host, Paula Abdul, takes the stage at Symphony Hall. 

Tuesday, Nov. 13:

  • Rex Orange County, Radiant Children @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Black Lips, Iceage, Surfbort @ House of Blues
  • Ural Thomas & the Pain, Tori Roze @ Casbah
  • The Shed, the Tubulars, Half Eaten, Mean Friends @ Soda Bar
  • John Craigie, Rainbow Girls @ Belly Up
  • Paula Abdul @ Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall 
  • Soundwave, Monuments & Melodies @ 710 Beach Club
  • Tiki Tuesday ft. Clinton Davis @ Bar Pink
  • Big Time Operator Orchestra @ Tio Leo's
  • Charlie Arbelaez Jazz Party @ Seven Grand
  • Acoustic Night with Israel Maldonado @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Stonecutters, Monarch, Call of the Wild @ Tower Bar 
  • Techno Tuesdays @ Blonde
  • M.A.S.S. -- Musical Artistry of Singers & Songwriters  @ Winston's (6 p.m.)
  • OB Hip-Hop Social: Sighphur One B-Day Show @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Bruno Leone @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • The Sometimes Island @ The Salty Frog
  • Dotson, Smokey Emery, Fivepaw, Azuresands, MegaHercZ @ Kava Lounge
  • Natalie Douglas in "Back to Barbra: The Streisand Tribute" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House

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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