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Sounds Like San Diego: October 3

Gillian Welch headlines Balboa Theatre Tuesday -- and she might just what the doctor ordered

Before I start today, can I just express the deep grief I feel with respect to Las Vegas. Music is supposed to be the great unifier. It is supposed to bring people together to communally share all the emotions that music can bring out of us and concert venues are supposed to be safe spaces. I hope we all feel like we can carry on in these spaces because I can't imagine this life without music.

Having said all of that, the heartfelt music of Gillian Welch could very well be what you need tonight when she plays at Balboa Theatre. Gavin DeGraw is already sold out at the Belly Up, but Ms. Lauryn Hill knows how to get funky and be serious for serious times, too, and she'll be at SDSU's Open Air Theatre tonight. Our very dear friend Low Volts moved to Nashville, so it's pretty rare to be able to catch his one-man band as he plays Casbah tonight, and the Blow bring their electro-pop to Soda Bar.

Tuesday, Oct. 3:

  • An Evening with Gillian Welch @ Balboa Theatre
  • Gavin DeGraw @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT) 
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Hannibal Buress, Chronixx @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
  • Low Volts, Little Dove, Stephen El Rey @ Casbah  
  • The Blow, Astral Touch @ Soda Bar
  • Robert Earl Keen, Sara Petite @ Music Box
  • FFT, the Rogue Pilots, Surf Farmer @ The Merrow
  • Slow Draw the Hungry Eskimo, Beevil @ Tower Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday with Adrian Demain @ Bar Pink
  • Badabing, Parade of Horribles, the Sculpins @ Blonde
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, Helsott, DVT @ Brick by Brick
  • Reggae Tuesdaze with Hazmatt & Strictly Skunk @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Salsa y Salsa @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Ann Hampton Callaway in "Feminine Persuasion: Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • True Bass Tuesdays with Dj Ramsey & Raji Rabbit @ The Office
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Open Mic @ Comedy Palace
  • Daunte Cordova @ Mad House Comedy Club
  • '50s/'60s Dance Party @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live 
  • KrookTone Classics @ 710 Beach Club

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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