Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 21

If you have never had the chance to see Big Freedia, there's an old Vice documentary that explores the Queen of Bounce and what the whole dance scene means to New Orleans. It's fascinating, the scene is inclusive, it transcends ethnicity, gender and socioeconomics -- and it just might leave you in awe, thinking, "How do they even do that?" Joined by Low Cut Connie, this is an excellent show at the Belly Up and you might just want to make it your plan for the night. Of course, the other options out there are pretty great, too, like troubadour Ray LaMontagne, who returns to Symphony Hall, locals Deep Sea Thunderbeast at the Casbah, and Brit trio Our Girl play their beautiful, shimmery music at Soda Bar.

Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 21:

  • Seaport Sessions with The Heavy Guilt @ Seaport Village (discussion, 6-7 p.m.; music 5-6 p.m., 7-8 p.m.)
  • Big Freedia, Low Cut Connie, Boyfriend @ Belly Up
  • Ray LaMontagne, Kacy & Clayton @ Copley Symphony Hall 
  • Deep Sea Thunderbeast, Beekeeper, D.Wrex @ Casbah
  • Our Girl, EST @ Soda Bar
  • Charlotte Lawrence, Goody Grace @ House of Blues
  • Hocus, Ventralis, the Larks @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Tyrone Wells, Dan Rodriguez, Rivvrs @ Music Box
  • Big Jimmys Honky-Tonk @ Space
  • Ryan Bowers, Boostive and Mitchum Yacoub, DJ Unite & Green T @ The Holding Company
  • Jake Skolnick & BJ Jezbera @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Lost Monarchs @ Pour House  
  • Whitney Shay @ U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Gingee @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Hooked Like Helen, Quitting Whitney, Somewhat Ace @ Lestat's
  • Rebecca Jade Quartet @ Panama 66
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • The Surf Birdz @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Be Like Max, Kman & the 45s @ Tower Bar
  • Waka @ Fast Times
  • Enterprise Earth, Distinguisher, Shawshank Redeemed, Mandala, City of Crooks @ Brick by Brick
  • Branden & James @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Fistfights With Wolves, Barnacle, Oak Palace @ Black Cat Bar
  • Pink Talking Fish @ Winston's
  • Death Nation @ Til-Two Club
  • The California Rangers @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Dave Gleason Solo @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Battle of the Bands: Cassie B and The Stingers @ Moonshine Beach 
  • DJs Mister Hek & Lesteezy @ El Dorado
  • You And I @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Pressur, Andrew Wilkinson, Perpetrator @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Miguel’s R&B @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Yo! Columbo @ Park & Rec
  • Jim Allen Band @ Renegade

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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