Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 25

Our picks for the evening include Emily Afton with Dani Bell and DJ Artistic's Hip-Hop Battle Bot

Dani Bell and the Tarantist press photo 2
Photo by Shannon Wolf

If I could sleep for the next 72 hours, I would, but there's still work to be done before Thanksgiving, so perhaps some music will carry us through. Tonight at the Belly Up, catch Emily Afton, an indie singer-songwriter from the Bay Area whose folky tunes stand out for their lyrical storytelling. Our pals Dani Bell & the Tarantist are direct support, so make a whole night of this show. Meager, another Oakland act, are in town at Soda Bar, but they're playing a divergently different genre of fast driving punk with proggy guitars. At first listen, you might think of "Institutionalized" era Suicidal Tendencies but with less screaming and a little more coherence. Elsewhere, Casbah has another iteration of DJ Artistic's Hip-Hop Battle Bot. It'll be a great short week, and I don't need to tell you how much we all need the break.

Monday, Nov. 25:

  • DJ Artistic's Hip-Hop Battle Bot @ Casbah
  • Emily Afton, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, the Ha @ Belly Up
  • Meager, Threadpuller, Infinity Eyes, Poor @ Soda Bar
  • '80s Nite with DJ Junior & Guests @ The Merrow
  • Motown on Mondays @ The Office
  • Chris Fast Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Free Mini-Concert with Rodney Girvin @ Lyceum (12 p.m.)
  • Blue Monday: Dark '80s Night @ Blonde
  • Julio De La Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Vinyl Night Open Table @ Border X Brewing
  • Metal Monday Dogs of Hell DJ Crew @ Space
  • Groovin’ with DJs Old Man Johnson and Marshall Islands @ Til-Two Club
  • Ryan Zimmerman @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation: '90s Hip-Hop/Chill Beats @ Whistle Stop
  • Mic'd Up at Moonshine  @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Rosie's Jazz Jam with Louis V @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

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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