Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 21


Earlier this week, I told you that shows, particularly by touring bands, would begin to slow down, but Saturday is here to prove me wrong. There are so many great shows that the biggest problem will be choosing which one or ones to attend. At the Observatory, Minus the Bear are in town for their Menos el Oso tour. I might be wrong, but I think this will be the largest room Murder By Death has ever played in San Diego, since their shows are almost always at the Casbah or Belly Up, and having them and Aero Flynn as support definitely helps make this a desirable destination for the night. However, We Were Promised Jetpacks -- the lads from Edinburgh -- are at the Irenic for an all-ages show, which will certainly rock. Those of us who came up in the '90s must also feel a little soft spot for Everclear at Music Box, where the band will be celebrating 20 years of "Sparkle and Fade." Holly Golightly is at the Casbah, Dreamers are at the House of Blues Voodoo Room, Steve Poltz is at the Poway Center for the Arts, and Mr. Little Jeans is at Soda Bar. That is some serious stuff to sift through. Maybe you should just roll the dice.

Saturday, Nov. 21:

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks, Seoul @ The Irenic
  • Minus the Bear, Murder By Death, Aero Flynn @ Observatory North Park
  • Everclear, Hydra Melody @ Music Box
  • Holly Golightly, the Loons, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Madly @ Casbah
  • Steve Poltz, Cody Lovaas @ Poway Center for the Arts
  • Dreamers, Systems Officer, Scuffs @ House of Blues Voodoo Room
  • Reggae Fest, with Iration @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
  • Author & Punisher, Muscle and Marrow, Skrapez, Hexa @ The Hideout
  • Mr. Little Jeans, Soren Bryce @ Soda Bar
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Cash'd Out @ El Cajon Grand
  • Emancipator Ensemble, Blockhead, Manatee Commune @ Belly Up
  • '80s vs. '90s, with DJs Gabe Vega & Saul @ Whistle Stop
  • DJ Le Silence de LaRue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Joey & the Mentals, Trevor McSpadden @ Black Cat
  • Carmen by George Bizet @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dia de los Ancestros @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Velvet Club, Sound Lupus, Artmonk @ The Balboa
  • Cherub @ House of Blues
  • The Peter Sprague Group @ Dizzy's
  • So Chan Hwee @ Harrah’s Resort Southern California
  • Ansolo @ Omnia
  • Allison Lonsdale and Eben Brooks @ Lestat's (6 p.m.)
  • Raelee Nikole and Patrick Joseph @ Lestat's (9 p.m.)
  • Bushwalla and Friends @ Java Joe's
  • Eli & Fur @ Bang Bang
  • The Art of The Solo @ The Loft
  • Infinite Death, Gravespell, Imbalanced, Sergulath @ The Merrow
  • The Darks of Heaven @ The Bancroft
  • Alan Iglesias & Crossfire @ Tio Leo's
  • Mark Fisher @ Croce's Park West (12 p.m.)
  • Curtis Taylor @ Croce's Park West (7 p.m.)
  • Tradewinds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Mari Black @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church Hall
  • Detroit Ruins, Jimmy Lewis Band @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Polyrhythmics, Jelly Bread @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • San Di=a=Go=Go @ Til-Two Club
  • Savi @ Fluxx
  • Purps and Turqs @ Kava Lounge
  • Roman Watchdogs, Oddball, Midnight Track @ 710 Beach Club
  • SD Union, with Aphrodite, Bachelors of Science @ Spin

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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