Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 18

If Nick Lachey is gonna be in an eggshell cable knit turtleneck sweater, sign me up

Nicholas Hunt
There are some seriously great shows tonight, but if you're already in the holiday spirit, former boy-band (do we call them a man-band now?) 98 Degrees are in town with a show at Balboa Theatre. All I can say is: If Nick Lachey is gonna be in an eggshell cable knit turtleneck sweater, sign me up. Of course, you can keep it a little more indie with a night of Sir Sly and Joywave at the Observatory. Sir Sly was one of a handful of bands that did a residency at the Casbah early in their career, and putting in that time and work here and in other cities has clearly paid off for them. Meanwhile, Casbah welcomes Southern Culture on the Skids, who just rereleased a sort-of "best of" record, but with all new recordings of those hits, and of course, expect that flying fried chicken they're known for as a staple of their shows. The Kingston Trio play a special show at Poway Onstage, post-rock Brits Yndi Halda play Soda Bar and San Diego Content Partners hold another exclusive show at their in-the-know spots. 
Sunday, Nov. 18:
  • Sir Sly, Joywave @ Observatory North Park
  • Southern Culture on the Skids, Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Casbah
  • 98 Degrees at Christmas @ Balboa Theatre 
  • The Kingston Trio @ Poway OnStage
  • Yndi Halda, Staghorn @ Soda Bar
  • Borderland Noise featuring Sontag Shogun, Booker Stardrum, Rhodonia @ San Diego Content Partners
  • Clinton Davis, Brother Maybelle @ Sycamore Den
  • San Diego Clarinet Quartet @ Mission Trails Regional Park (3 p.m.)
  • Therapy, Karbonite, All Beat Up, Missing Limbs @ Whistle Stop
  • Failing Up, Ash Williams, War Fever, No Skill Required @ Tower Bar
  • Charlie Rae, BlackCherry Lightnin' @ Belly Up 
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (1 p.m.)
  • King Lil G & Rittz @ House of Blues 
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Dance and Percussion Workshop with SambaDa @ Worldbeat Center
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Subspecies @ Lestat's (4:30 p.m.)
  • Robin Henkel @ Lestat's (4:30 p.m.)
  • Acceptable Losses @ Bancroft Bar
  • Poetry Reading/Open Mic @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Alexander Booking Presents: Music & Art @ Che Café
  • Alice in Wonderland @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Murder Pony @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Burlesque Sunday Tease @ The Merrow
  • Keep it on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Night Howls @ Pour House  
  • Devildriver, Jinjer, Raven Black, End Thy Species @ Brick by Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • Ethixx @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday with Irie G, Burnin Up, DJ Red @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Singer/Songwriter Night @ Navajo Live 
  • Cerissa McQueen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Groove with DJs The Professor, Juni Flo @ El Dorado

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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