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Sounds Like San Diego: November 16

Speedy Ortiz make their long-awaited return to San Diego Thursday

There are many reasons to be enthusiastic about this Thursday night's options, but call me a little biased if three of those reasons are at the Casbah. Tera Melos is exciting enough as a headliner, but I super extra love Speedy Ortiz and am so glad they're back in town, but then throw in Miss New Buddha --featuring members of Meraki, Weatherbox, and Big Bad Buffalo -- and you have quite a triple-header. That doesn't mean that other spots aren't hot tonight, too, because Chad VanGaalen is at Soda Bar, Gryffin plays the Observatory, and Ariel Pink plays the Belly Up. On the local tip, Jesse LaMonaca headlines the Merrow, the Heavy Guilt play up north at Pour House, and Bit Maps play Space.

Thursday, Nov. 16:

  • Tera Melos, Speedy Ortiz, Miss New Buddha @ Casbah
  • Chad VanGaalen, NE-HI, QTY @ Soda Bar (read our NE-HI interview here)
  • Gryffin, Autograf (DJ Set), Ayokay@ The Observatory
  • Jesse Lamonaca, Jesse Lee (of the Paragraphs) @ The Merrow
  • Ariel Pink, Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates @ Belly Up
  • The Heavy Guilt; Oh, Spirit!; Cashmere @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Bit Maps, Dream Joints, O/X, DJs Andrew McGranahan & Camilla Robina @ Space
  • DJ Ikah Love @ Bar Pink
  • Reggae Thursdaze with Strictly Skunk, KNG MKR @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Draemings, Mini Bear, La Ra , Hexorcismos @ Blonde
  • lostboycrow, Prelow, DYSN @ House of Blues
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Robert Dove @ Panama 66
  • I Prevail, We Came As Romans, the Word Alive, Escape the Fate @ SOMA
  • Thursday Late Night Jam Session @ Ken Club
  • Bird Bath @ Sycamore Den
  • Charissa Noble @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Ray Bell & the Feel Good Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Tower Bar
  • Psychostick, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Kissing Candice, Raven Black, Sight Unscene @ Brick by Brick
  • Kevin Mahogany in "An Evening with Kevin Mahogany" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Ellington Jazz Ensemble from the San Diego School for the Creative & Performing Arts @ Dizzy's 
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Bingo @ De Or Mine Co 
  • DVC Presents Throwback Thursday @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Champions of Magic @ Sycuan
  • Martin McDaniel @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Highway Starr @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Bands in the Nude: Bill Driskill, Ariel Levine, Andrew McKeag @ Black Cat Bar
  • Sammy J, Lea Love @ Winston's (7 p.m.)
  • Making Movies @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • The Gonads, Corrupted Youth, Rat City Riot, Matamoska! @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • PB&J Presentswith DJs B Rose and Bidi Cobra @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • CRSSD Fest presents Phantoms (live), Pusher, Madnap @ Bang Bang
  • Radio Latina 104.5FM presenta "Friendsgiving" with A Manera de Café @ Music Box
  • GSD presents / Blazing Beats @ Spin
  • Kap Slap @ Omnia
  • 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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