Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 29

M83 get spooky at SOMA

M83 Michel Dussack (21)
Michel Dussack

San Diego has its share of halloween events with Monster Bash taking over the streets of the Gaslamp and Heaven and Hell at Town and Country, but let's talk music. I couldn't be more excited to see the return of Blind Pilot, whose latest effort is both hopeful and heartbreaking because of emotional loss for frontman Israel Nebeker. Unfortunately, this show is sold out, but you can still get your fill of awesome shows with M83 returning to SOMA, which apparently serves beer now -- something nobody ever expected. Papa is at the Hideout and Sweater Beats at Soda Bar, so you could theoretically make a night of going between the two shows, or if you want to feel that Halloween vibe, check out music from Tim Burton films at Symphony Hall, or just dance your butt off to a Michael Jackson versus Prince tribute night at the Casbah. Any of these will certainly get you in the spirit of the night, or at least promise an awesome Saturday.

Saturday, Oct. 29:

  • Blind Pilot, the River Whyless @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • M83, Tennyson @ SOMA
  • Papa @ The Hideout
  • Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall
  • Sweater Beats, Different Sleep @ Soda Bar
  • Michael vs. Prince Halloween Tribute Party w/ DJ Vaughn Avakian, Tramlife, Cros One @ Casbah
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Park & Rec
  • The Suicide Machines, Left Alone, the Bombpops @ The Irenic
  • The Liquorsmiths @ Brick15 (Del Mar)
  • Soulection @ Observatory North Park
  • Heaven & Hell w/ Wiz Khalifa, Borgeous @ Town & Country Event Center
  • Vaginals, Svelte, Laje, Pruitt Igoe, Mystery Cave, Two Moons Merging
  • Cosmic Blacksmith, Lady D, Chris Coroner, Chad Deal, Joshua Quon, Hidhawk, Sleeve, Matthew Bantelman, Delta-Sine, Bill Wesley @ Bread & Salt
  • DJs Grimm & Old Man Johnson plus Halloween Costume Contest @ Bar Pink
  • Monster Bash 2016 feat. Too Short, Will Sparks, Vicetone, Vanilla Ace @ Gaslamp District
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Music Box
  • Booty Bassment w/ Rob & Dmitri @ Whistle Stop (9 p.m.)
  • Crooked Release Party w/ Hilo & Clint Davis @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Encore Saxophone Quartet @ Museum of Making Music
  • National Punk Disco aka the Smiths Night @ Blonde
  • Jo Koy @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Noche De Muertos Con the Sleepwalkers @ Border X Brewing
  • Halloween Massive w/ After Hours and Outdoor Lot @ Rich's
  • FNGRS CRSSD presents GROUNDWATER w/ Justin Martin, Lane 8, Damian Lazarus, Breach, Jey Kurmis, Klatch, Modus @ Petco Park
  • Shout House Dueling Pianos: Family Halloween Edition! @ Quartyard (3-7 p.m.)
  • Club Victory Presents: Halloween 2016 @ House of Blues
  • The Original Wailers feat. Al Anderson @ Sycuan Casino
  • Masteria, Megan’s Law Enforcement, Se Vende @ Tower Bar
  • Strangely Strange @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Ocean Boogie @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
  • Monday Dance Party w/ Gone Baby Gone @ Black Cat Bar
  • Aghori, Contortion, Vanguard, Big Goat @ Brick by Brick
  • Halloween Massive @ Rich's
  • The Fire Brothers, Chris Carpenter @ Lestat's
  • Barbara Nesbitt @ Java Joe's
  • The LAB Presents DP @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Variants, Headstone @ Che Cafe
  • The Wizard of Oz @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • San Diego Halloween PubCrawl @ Taste & Thirst
  • Digital Lizards of Doom, Shell Shock, Bang Pow, DJ ManCat @ The Merrow
  • The Devastators, KL Noise Makerz @ 710 Beach Club
  • Gary Roach Stones Revue @ Tio Leo's
  • Hell Dorado w/ Adam Salter, Mike Delgado, Office Twins @ El Dorado
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Monster Bash After Party w/ Too Short @ Fluxx
  • Vice: Halloween Weekend @ Omnia
  • Pop Vinyl @ V Lounge Viejas Casino
  • Damian Lazarus @ Bang Bang
  • Vapor Wave Halloween Party @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
  • Marc Ford, Boxcar Chief, Triple Deez @ Ramona Mainstage

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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