Sounds Like San Diego: October 17

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Rosemary Bystrak

The Shakedown opened in early September, but as most new business are wont to do, they wanted to make sure they had a smooth running bar with the right staff and the right decor to insure the success of the bar -- the "soft opening," if you will. The owners have been pleased with business so far and are celebrating this weekend with their official grand opening. If you haven't checked out the spot, it's in the location formerly occupied by the Rhythm Lounge. The bar is edgier than most; in fact, I'm pretty confident I'm one of the few people to set foot inside who doesn't have any ink, but they welcome me just the same. Tonight, Lee Ving will be headlining. It's a rare opportunity to see the 60-year-old punk rock legend in a small club and will surely be a memorable night.

Sunday, Oct. 17:

  • Lee Ving, Blag Dahlia @ The Shakedown
  • Valient Thorr, Red Fang, Ghetto Blaster @ Casbah
  • Fluxx Live, featuring Dan Black, White Apple Tree, Lesands @ Fluxx
  • Jimmy Webb @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Balboa Theatre
  • Gaelic Storm, Sara Watkins @ Belly Up
  • Stevie and the Hi-Stax, DJ All Good @ El Dorado
  • Paper Forest, Hermit Convention, Trees Falling @ Tin Can
  • M.E.X. BBQ Jam @ Eleven (3 p.m.)
  • Vultures 2012 and guests @ Ruby Room
  • Camille Bloom (CD release), Nicole Torres @ Lestat's
  • Arsonists Get All the Girls, Ion Dissonance, Within the Ruins, And Hell Followed With, Destruction of a Rose, As They Burn Alive, Mortify Your Enemies @ Soma
  • Deer Tick, J-Roddy Walston and the Business @ The Loft
  • Songwriters Acoustic Night, featuring Reverend Stickman, BViolin, David Brown, Connors & Schettino, Jesse Eisner, Justin Froese @ Swedenborg Hall (1531 Tyler Ave., San Diego)
  • The Nautics @ Winston's (early show)
  • The Nautics @ Tango Del Rey
  • Patrick Yandall @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • Stepping Feet @ The Marble Room
  • Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Skrillex, Steve Duda, Deth Hertz, Circuit Freq, Bareback DJs @ Voyeur
  • The AntiDivision, DJ Dogrr, Liquid Gray, Lady Borgia burlesque @ 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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