Sounds Like San Diego: November 5

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Courtesy White Apple Tree

I never set out to be a blogger. I had a regular day job that perhaps had a bit too much redundancy and a lot of free time. To look busy, I would write about whatever came to mind, which usually involved shows I had seen and places I had been. I never actually thought anyone was reading until an awkward post got the attention of another blogger. From that day, I quit my online diary and created San Diego: Dialed In, a site mostly devoted to music in San Diego. The personal stuff still finds its way in, but even after four years, it is astonishing to me that this hobby has basically become my job. To celebrate four years, please join me tonight at the Casbah for three awesome local acts. d/wolves will kick off the night and show off their youthful talents, Swim Party will bring their always stellar performance and celebrate their EP release, and White Apple Tree will get booties shaking to close down the night.

Friday, Nov. 5:

  • San Diego Dialed In 4 Year Anniversary, featuring White Apple Tree, Swim Party, d/wolves @ Casbah
  • Sezio Presents Four Day Weekend, with Dominant Legs, Writer @ Sushi Art
  • Ghostland Observatory @ 4th & B
  • Battlehooch, Scales, Vegetarian Werewolf @ Tin Can
  • Jewel, Colbie Caillet, Tori @ Western Metal Building, Petco Park
  • Tropical Depression, Polar Void (Jeans Wilder), DJ Lethal Ethan @ Whistle Stop
  • Common Sense, Labour of Love @ Belly Up
  • Kisses, Butterfly Bones, Rafter @ Soda Bar
  • Cardiac Kidz, the Last Years, the Answers, DJ Miggs @ Tower Bar
  • Death Crisis, Life Crisis, Think Twice, Social Spit @ The Yard (17th Street near Imperial Avenue, all-ages, 4-9 p.m.)
  • Hard Fall Hearts, the Hellions, Zombie Cartel @ the Shakedown
  • Shannon and Thee Clams, the Mean Jeans, Therapists, Clean Cut DJs @ Til Two Club
  • The Syndicate (CD release), Roswell That Ends Well, the Pink Boombox Burlesque, Comedian Gordon Downs @ Ruby Room
  • DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • The Queen's Guard, Thunderado @ Eleven
  • The Deadly Syndrome, Gun Runner @ The Loft
  • Feel the Noise, featuring Blondtron, DJs Gabe Vega & Randy Vission @ U-31
  • Circa Survive, Drerg, Codeseven, Animals As Leaders @ House of Blues
  • Chris Trapper, Shawn Rohlf @ Lestat's
  • The Heroes @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Big Vinny, Symbolic (CD release), Audio Violence @ Brick By Brick
  • Wise Monkey, Boom Culture @ Winston's
  • Tom Russell @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Anson, Hevy Rotation, 321 Stereo, Boombox Renaissance @ 710 Beach Club
  • Heart of the Hero, Southern Lights, In an Emergency, Capsize, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Florentine Camerata @ Epicentre
  • A Skylit Drive, Motionless in White, For All Those Sleeping, Woe Is Me, Scarlett Ohara @ Soma
  • Incomplete Neighbor, A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Irradio, Children of Nova @ Che Cafe
  • Dive Bomber @ Pure Platinum (Kearny Mesa)
  • Under the Stone, Backslot, Oversoul, the Start Ups, Trac @ Dreamstreet
  • Todo Mundo @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Atomic Groove @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • Dueling Pianos @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths
  • David Sanborn @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.; late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Nomads Dinner Show, featuring Danyavaad and the Shimmy Sisters @ Portugalia
  • Sandollar, DJ Lya @ Gallagher's
  • John Foltz @ The Marble Room
  • Art: Industry Showroom @ Sudden Art Gallery (345 6th Ave,, 6-11 p.m., complementary drinks)
  • Fetish Friday, featuring Hyena, DJs Melo and Mac Luv @ Fluxx
  • The Egyptian Lover Jamie Jupiter, Arabian Prince, DJs Vaughn, Avakian and Mateo @ Kava Lounge

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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