Sounds Like San Diego: October 15

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You might not believe me when I tell you there was a time in my life when all I really listened to was Shakira. I was in college and found myself crashing on campus with a couple friends to save myself the 26-mile commute back to Chula Vista. The international college had just a small percentage of domestic students, and being on the soccer team meant I spent a lot of time with students from Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries, so I listened to a lot of rock en espanol, and Pies Descalzos was on heavy rotation. As Shakira has fully crossed over and performs mostly in English these days, I'm less a fan of her music, but if you've never seen her live, she's an amazing performer and is worth seeing at least once.

If Shakira's not your thing, there are plenty of other options in town tonight, including Jonsi of Sigur Ros at 4th & B, Hyena's vinyl release party at the Casbah, Alice In Chains at SDSU, or the Heavy Guilt at Winston's, just to name a few.

Friday, Oct.15:

  • Shakira @ San Diego Sports Arena
  • Jonsi, Mountain Man @ 4th & B
  • Hyena (vinyl release), Music for Animals, Illuminauts, DJ Andrew Decade @ Casbah
  • CMJ/NYC Going Away Party with Tape Deck Mountain, Mi Ami, Kenseth Thibideau @ Tin Can
  • Bushwalla, Dawn Mitschele, Jessica Bell @ Mueller College (4607 Park Blvd., San Diego)
  • Grand Opening Weekend, featuring Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, the Bugs, D.P.I., Nihilist @ The Shakedown
  • PS I Love You, Shadow Shadow Shade @ Soda Bar
  • "The Guilty Party," featuring the Heavy Guilt, Centerlight Pop, Podunk Nowhere @ Winston's
  • Alice In Chains- BlackDiamondSkye, Deftones, Mastodon @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Shawn Colvin, Whitney Steele @ Anthology (early show, 7 p.m.)
  • K-OS, Shad, Astronautalis, DJ Boomstyer @ Belly Up
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Batusis, Rocket from the Tomb @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Bill Cardinal and the Canyon Band @ Ould Sod
  • Mrs. Magician, DJ Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • Irritones, Neon Maniacs, Stalins of Sound @ Tower Bar
  • SO3, 321 Stereo, So Long Davey!, In Cadence @ Ruby Room
  • Schitzophonics, Dead Animal Mod @ Eleven
  • Hot Coffee, Liveagain, Metal Fury @ O'Connell's
  • Fruit of the Soul benefit for Monarch School, featuring Bushwalla, Mark Boyce Jam Session, Miss Erika Davies, Monarch School Steel Drum Band @ Specialty Produce Warehouse (1929 Hancock, San Diego)
  • Split Finger, Superunloader, Good Intentions @ Sound Wave
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
  • Pau Hana, Bateke Beat @ 710 Beach Club
  • Letlive, the Siren Sunrise, Ships and Sailing, Globe and Beast @ Epicentre
  • All That Remains, Asking Alexandria, Unearth, And She Whispered, Adestria @ Soma
  • Ras McCall, the High E's, Delta Nine, Random Radio, Perry Lee Witt @ Dreamstreet
  • Temple of the Dads @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
  • Stephanie Trick, Sue Palmer, Chris Conz @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
  • Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
  • TRC Soundsystems @ Portugalia
  • Lexington Field, DJ R2 @ Portugalia
  • Funkagenda, Crowdkillers @ Voyeur
  • Saul Q & Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Devin Townsend Project, Wither , TesseracT @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Stricktly Social presents Sy Smith, Mark de Clive-Lowe, DJs Ala and Destroyer @ Kava Lounge
  • Hilltop Ramblers @ The Marble Room
  • Moonshake, featuring Mark E Quark @ Kadan
  • Scream Music Experience, featuring Joe Dirt, Turbo Teen, DJ Artistic, Jon Bishop, Poogie Master, Ghost M.D. @ WorldBeat Center
  • Beatnick and Mr Mention @ The Office
  • The Gaslamp Comedy Show hosted by Mal Hall, featuring Patrick Deguire, Grant Cotter @ The Tipsy Crow
  • Las Vegas Dueling Pianists @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths
  • Thrust (industrial/fetish), featuring DJs Bryan Pollard, Necrotica, A Boy Named Art @ Pure Platinum Back Door (400 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego)

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. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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