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Sounds Like San Diego: October 11

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett join forces at House of Blues Wednesday

Get out! When I first heard that Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were recording and touring together, I just about lost my mind. I had the opportunity to work for Kurt Vile and he was so charming -- he told me he'd add me to their Coachella guest list (obviously there were some adult beverages involved so I didn't really take the gesture seriously) -- and early in Courtney Barnett's career, I had the chance to interview her for SoundDiego and at the end of speaking with her, I told her the next time around I'd be seeing her in a larger venue (which incidently, was at Outside Lands that same year). So two artists whom I adore have found one another and tonight they play a sold-out show at House of Blues. Double awesome swoon. Around town, Austin psych band Holy Wave play Soda Bar, our buddies Marujah bring their Mexi-rockin-ska to the Casbah, and Aussie DJ/producer Alison Wonderland returns to San Diego for a show at the Observatory. 

Wednesday, Oct. 11:

  • Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice), Jen Cloher @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • Holy Wave, Camera, AGE (members of Harsh Toke) @ Soda Bar
  • Marujah, Spice Pistols, CBOT and the Paperwork @ Casbah
  • Alison Wonderland, Elohim @ The Observatory
  • Nebula Drag, Space Wax, Caustic Casanova @ Tower Bar
  • Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Artificial Brain, Thanatology, Suntorn @ Brick By Brick
  • The Palmer Squares, Vantablac Sol, Netherfriends, CaliENS, OGJ @ The Merrow
  • One, Two, Threee w/DJ EdROC @ The Office
  • JD McPherson and Nikki Lane @ Belly Up
  • Lawrence Rothman, Hexa @ Space
  • Shock: '80s New Wave with Old Man Johnson @ Bar Pink
  • Grand Opening Imperial Beach Breakwater Town Center feat. BlueFrog @ 801 Pam Ave, IB
  • Nick Fradiani, Christian Taylor @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez and guests @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House (Oceanside) 
  • Tauraleon, Top Shelf Shake, Renee Wahl, Smoky Knights @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Club Kingston Presents: The Smash Up, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Miss Richfield 1981 in "2020 Vision" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Tee Grizzley, Lud Foe, OMB Peezy, Sada Baby, Hardo @ Music Box
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke with Kristen @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Yes Lawd @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • It’s Never 2L8 @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Touchy Feely Rock Dance Floor with Mike Delgado & Friends @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Live Music @ 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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