Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 23

Violent Femmes bring their acoustic punk to the Observatory


Festival season hasn't quite come to an end yet, so on Sunday we get the benefit of Beach Goth's proximity to San Diego, and a couple of artists who played there Saturday follow-up with shows in America's Finest City. For starters, Chicano Batman returns to town with a sold-out night at the Casbah. Meanwhile, the big show of the night is Violent Femmes -- who have put a lock on their unique acoustic punk style for decades -- at the Observatory. Our friend Jesse LaMonaca plays an extended set at Sycamore Den if you'd like to chill out, and D.R.I. bring the punk to Soda Bar if you didn't get enough at Ye Scallywag this weekend. Lastly, if you're heading up to the Belly Up for the Proclaimers, be sure to get there early enough to catch the especially lovely and talented Jenny O.

Sunday, Oct. 23:

  • Violent Femmes @ Observatory North Park
  • Kishi Bashi, Busman's Holiday @ The Irenic Cancelled due to health reasons
  • Chicano Batman, SadGirl, Madly @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Jesse LaMonaca, Sam Bybee @ Sycamore Den
  • D.R.I., Kaustik, Christ Killer, Mexico City Rollers @ Soda Bar
  • LED Presents A-Trak @ Quartyard
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • The Proclaimers, Jenny O @ Belly Up
  • Iggy Pop Dance Party w/ Lety & Pat Beers, Heather Hardcore @ Blonde Bar
  • Kissed Alive, Cheap Tricked, Groove Kitty @ House of Blues
  • Edge Day 2016 w/ Discrepancy, Drug Control, Meth Breath, Step 4 Change, Soul Power @ Che Cafe 
  • Nena Anderson @ Pour House
  • Holy Sons, Nurses @ The Hideout
  • Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, Aether Realm, Helsott, Gravespell @ Brick by Brick
  • USC Chamber Singers and Concert Choir @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dave Good's Jazz Jam @ Java Joe's (2 p.m.)
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Warrior King, Rootz Warriors @ WorldBeat Cultural Center
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Knitting Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop
  • Jason Brown @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.)
  • Tony Saunders @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • Uptown Top Ranking w/ Tribe of Kings @ The Office 
  • Psychic Vacuum @ Winston's
  • Pleasure Launch @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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