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Sounds Like San Diego: October 6

Pinegrove head up a smorgasbord of incredible shows in San Diego Friday

I know that pretty much every person in my social circle is super excited about the return of Depeche Mode at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. And I totally get it...I grew up where pretty much three bands defined the subculture of the time: the Cure, the Smiths, and Depeche Mode. But to be completely honest, I'm a new-music kind of woman. I love new bands, new sounds and new perspectives. That's why I'm particularly excited about seeing Pinegrove at the Irenic. The band has such a unique folky sound, the timing and phrasing of the songs is a little offbeat, and it totally speaks to me. If you haven't heard them and don't have plans, this show should be at the top of your list. Around town, Father John Misty plays his second night at the Observatory, singer-songwriter Griffin House plays an early show at Soda Bar, and the Casbah hosts "Liz-Fest," in honor of Chica Diabla's Elizabeth B., who passed away last year from cancer.

Friday, Oct. 6:

  • Oktoberfest 2017 @ German American Societies, El Cajon (4-10 p.m.)
  • Pinegrove, Florist, Lomelda @ The Irenic
  • Father John Misty, Weyes Blood @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
  • Depeche Mode, Warpaint @Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Griffin House @ Soda Bar (7 p.m.)
  • Liz-Fest ft. Chica Diabla, Call Me Alice, Whole Hog, Chamber Sixx, the Touchies, Mittens @ Casbah
  • Rosetta, North, Hours @ Soda Bar
  • Super Diamond, Graceband @ Belly Up
  • Insane Clown Posse, Ra the Rugged Man, Lyte @ House of Blues
  • Mark Goffeney, Lisa Sanders, Travis Oliver @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Quel Bordel!, DJ Ofier @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! a dance night celebrating women musicians @ Whistle Stop
  • "Low" Dance Party with Twin Shadow DJ Set, Black Paw, Thug Wave @ Blonde
  • M'tafiti Imara Quartet @ Dizzy's
  • Success, Reunions, the Dodges, Allweather @ Ken Club
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Cardinal Moon @ Panama 66 (two sets)
  • Atomic Groove's Pink & Fit Girlz Nite Out @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • David Beldock, Peggy Watson @ Java Joe's
  • Black Cat Wax All Vinyl Night @ Black Cat Bar
  • Soulfly Does Nailbomb: Performing "Point Blank", Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong, BeeKeeper @ Brick By Brick
  • Zacarias Ferreira @ Blue Agave Nightclub
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Songwriter's Night with Lisa Sanders and Anna Tivel @ Lestat's
  • The Homesick Hitchers @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Jackets, Los Sweepers, Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Chencha, the Gritty End, Third Project, Privileged @ The Merrow
  • Gonzo (of Tribal Seeds), Crown Rootz @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Black Widows, Hastings 3000 @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Graceland, Marlon Von Rastibor @ Tio Leo's
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Artowar, Lexsea, Evolve, Bad Ass @ Tower Bar
  • Shades of Blue @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Mission From Mars @ Navajo Live 
  • Michael Prophet, Roland Burrell @ Music Box
  • Bro Safari @ Bassmnt 
  • Steve Aoki @ Omnia
  • Heart Attak @ FLUXX
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Liquid Jungle @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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