Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 14

Florence & the Machine play Viejas Arena, while A Silent Film are not-to-miss at Casbah

You're probably growing tired of me constantly talking about how many shows are happening in San Diego this week/month/season, but Wednesday night is pretty amazing. Music goddess Florence & the Machine perform at Viejas Arena. Avoid traffic by arriving early enough to catch Sean Lennon in his band, he Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Meanwhile, the fast crowd will be flocking to Brick by Brick for Joey Cape, and Twin Shadow returns to the Belly Up after having to cancel the tour tour earlier this year after a serious bus crash. If you like seeing bands on the rise long before they're playing Viejas Arena or Open Air Theatre, be sure to head to the Casbah for A Silent Film. A lot of bands come through the Casbah year after year, but I've seen few so polished as this band. In fact, the last time I thought this way about a band, the act was called Imagine Dragons, and we all know what happened to those guys. Continuing around town, Taurus Authority return to Bar Pink, while Bob Forrest of Thelonious Monster is at Whistle Stop, and William & the Nephews are at Soda Bar.

Wednesday, Oct. 14:

  • Florence & the Machine, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ Viejas Arena
  • Joey Cape, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom @ Brick by Brick
  • A Silent Film, Flagship @ Casbah
  • Twin Shadow, Lolawolf @ Belly Up
  • Wiliam & the Nephews, Giant Surprise, Plastik Deer, Shades McCool @ Soda Bar
  • Taurus Authority @ Bar Pink
  • Bob Forrest (of Thelonius Monster), Ian Brennan (of Tinariwen, Ramblin' Jack Elliott) @ Whistle Stop (FREE)
  • Ocelot, Calliope Musicals, Fistfights With Wolves, Peter Hall @ The Merrow
  • Los Hermanos Arango @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Huang Yi & Kuka @ Mandeville Auditorium
  • Pat Dowling @ Croce's Park West
  • Tropical Wednesday with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Club Kingston presents Vibes Up Strong with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Desert Suns, AJ Froman, Them Evils, Se Vende @ Tower Bar
  • Willovealot @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Live Irish Band @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Fanny & the Atta Boys @ Tio Leo's
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • A.O.K. Musik @ 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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