Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 16

Live music abounds: Tokyo Police Club, the English Beat, Birdy Bardot and more perform in San Diego on Friday

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I know I'm always racing toward the weekend, but maybe keep in mind that next week is Thanksgiving, so let's just pace ourselves so that we can all just get to enjoy the next couple weeks. Live music abounds, with the sold-out return of Tokyo Police Club to the Casbah and, also sold out, the return of the English Beat at the Belly Up. Nebula Drag partner with Nickel Beer at Soda Bar while Fister melt faces at Space. There's also room for lots of dancing at Whistle, Blonde, or Bar Pink, or catch locals Headphone at Winston's. If you're looking for a chill night, maybe enjoy Balboa Park at Panama 66 with our friends Birdy Bardot and the Midnight Pine. With the holidays approaching, the park becomes packed in the coming weeks, so maybe enjoy the attractions and open space while you still can move about freely within it. Whatever you choose, it's gonna be a solid weekend and week leading up to Thanksgiving. 

Friday, Nov. 16:

  • Tokyo Police Club, Fleece @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • The English Beat, Third Project @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Birdy Bardot, the Midnight Pine @ Panama 66
  • Nebula Drag, Doc Hammer, Desert Sun @ Soda Bar
  • Fister, Ilsa, Sixes @ Space
  • F---ing in the Bushes with DJ Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends: Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Critical Me, Sideshow, Late For Life @ Ken Club
  • Headphone, Future Human, Jara, Oak Palace @ Winston's
  • Dominator, DJs Aeroc Atone and Javi Nunez @ Bar Pink
  • Horselord, Necking, Inus @ Teros Gallery 
  • The Benedetti Ensemble perform "Rumours" @ Dizzy's
  • Atomic Groove's '80s Nite Happy Hour @ Belly Up
  • Quatuor Modigliani @ Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD
  • ArKay @ Backdrop (formerly Java Joe's)
  • Cramp'd, Johnny Deadly Trio @ Black Cat Bar
  • Bongzilla, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Owain, Space Wax @ Brick By Brick
  • West My Friend @ Templar's Hall, Old Poway Park 
  • Lee Coulter, Dixie Maxwell @ Lestat's
  • Classics For Kids: Music Takes Flight @ Balboa Theatre
  • Jason Mizelle @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Rosa's Cantina @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Iya Terra, Dubbest @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Originators Reggae @ Aztec Brewing Company
  • Kissed Alive, Alice Insane, Brixton 76, the Black Crowes Revival @ House of Blues
  • Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls @ 1st Street Bar & Grill
  • Butt Candy (album release), the Tubulars, '80s TV Time @ Tower Bar
  • Rinse & Repeat, Jinx, Kan Kan, Oatmeal @ The Che Cafe
  • After Hours with DJs Ayla Simone & Ramsey @ The Office
  • The Smudging @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Scratch Acoustic Soul Trio @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • 5nslime, Stone Throw From Mexico, Luke Fallon @ The Merrow
  • Jet West, Brewfish, Sonny Boy Jones @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphreys Backstage Live (6 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Come Together: Beatles Tribute @ Navajo Live
  • Dion Timmer @ Bassmnt 
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic @ El Dorado
  • Romeo Reyes @ FLUXX
  • Techsposure 007 w/ Franklyn Watts & Kevin Anderson @ Kava Lounge
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