Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 6

Celebrate 15 years of Krakatoa with the Colour Monday, Nicey Nice World and the Goldettes

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There are some really fun events planned to keep you busy this weekend. For the 21+ set, get to the Casbah for another Vinyl Junkies Record Swap with music, food and thousands of records for perusal and purchase. Around town, PB Beachfest is on at Crystal Pier, IB hosts Symphony by the Sea, La Jolla Art & Wine Fest is in the Village and, of course, your choice of Oktoberfest options. What is really worth celebrating, however, is the 15th anniversary of Krakatoa. The little coffee shop has been in the heart of Golden Hill for a decade and a half, and it could be considered a forebear of all the growth in that neighborhood. With live music all day (and free stuff, too), grab your bike and hang out in Golden Hill all day with the Colour Monday, Nicey Nice World and our buds the Goldettes, among others. At night, Japanese punk legends Shonen Knife return to the Casbah, the B-52's get weird at Humphreys and up and comers Fayuca play House of Blues Voodoo Room.
Saturday, Oct. 6:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ Casbah (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Krakatoa 15 Year Anniversary Bash featuring Goldettes, the Colour Monday, Nicey Nice World, the In-Itself, Duo 442, DJ Bucky @ Krakatoa (12-8 p.m., free, all ages)
  • Symphony by the Sea featuring SDSU School of Music and Dance @ Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
  • Oktoberfest @ German American Societies, El Cajon
  • Pacific Beachfest 2018 @ Crystal Pier (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • La Jolla Art & Wine Festival @ La Jolla Village (10 a.m.-6 p.m., free)
  • AleSchmidt Oktoberfest Celebration featuring Gordon Kohl Band @ AleSmith (11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
  • Shonen Knife, the Touchies, Creepseed @ Casbah 
  • The B-52s, Pinky Pinky @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Joe Jack Talcum (of Dead Milkmen), Coolzey, Year of the Dead Bird @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Fayuca, Of Good Nature @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Blinkfest (Blink 182 covers), Bleed American (Jimmy Eat World covers), Pop-Punk Mayhem (pop-punk covers), Through Being Cool DJs @ Soda Bar
  • Silent, the Color Forty Nine @ Moustache Bar, TJ
  • San Diego Alto Sax Summit II @ Dizzy's 
  • San Diego Freakout presents Chyurch with Mikey and Andrew @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Henry Diltz: Listening Through the Lens @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Red October Celebration featuring Teachers With Guns, Revolutionary Guard, the Gay Agenda @ Che Cafe Collective
  • Keller Williams @ Belly Up  
  • The Charlie Arbelaez Quartet @ Seven Grand
  • Ghost Dance, Midnight Track, Agent 86, Delma @ Ken Club
  • '80s vs. '90s Dance Party with DJs Saul Q & Gabe Vega @ Whistle Stop 
  • Bullets and Octane, the Focke Wolves, Dusty Mitchell @ Space
  • Tron Party with Aaron Wallace, Josex, Dave Parley of Prayers @ Blonde
  • Trains Across the Sea, Al Howard, Lizabeth Yandel, Rigby Sayer @ Lestat's
  • West Coast Oktoberfest: the Pursuit of Hoppiness @ Music Box
  • Parade of Horribles, Nopes, Corporate Citizens @ Pour House  (9 p.m.)
  • The Nightengayles @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Levitt Amp Music Series with Alice Wallace @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Lucia Micarelli @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Saving the State, Emerald Bay, We Are One, Suburban Park, E.V.E., Ending Left @ Soma
  • Banshee in the Kitchen @ Pilgrim United Church of Christ
  • Get the Led Out @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort
  • Downs Family, Dirty Pennies, the Heart Beat Trail @ Black Cat Bar
  • Afrolicious, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Polux, the Aires, Little Heroine @ Title TK
  • Los Tucanes De Tijuana @ House of Blues
  • Joanne Baduria and Soul Fire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Hey Chels, GPB, Coyote Bred @ Tower Bar
  • Roman Watchdogs, Sideshow, Fatal Inertia, Critical Me, With Feeling, Toxic on Repeat @ Bancroft Bar
  • East Village Oktoberfest @ Quartyard
  • Brodie Stewart @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Canaan Cox @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Blue Jean Simmons @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Metal Thunder Entertainment presents Cloven Hoof, Void Vator, Call of the Wild @ Til-Two Club
  • Graham Bonnet Band, 222, Battlefront, Killing Tyranny, Graveyard Witch @ Brick by Brick
  • Electric Elms @ Midnight Jack
  • The San Diego Golden Girls @ The Merrow (6:30 p.m.)
  • Bear Night San Diego @ The Merrow
  • Coastal King Conquerors @ City Pub
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Jordan T, KL Noise Makerz @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kingdom Come: 30 Year Anniversary Tour, BigToothComb, ElectroMagnetic, Taz Taylor @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Alan Iglesias & Crossfire @ Tio Leo's
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Lucent with Binary Finary: US Trance Classics Tour @ Spin
  • Copycat Killers @ Navajo Live 
  • CID @ Bang Bang 
  • Coast Club @ Omnia
  • Ascension with DJs Robin Roth, Severin, Fn1 @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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