Sounds Like San Diego: October 9

Dodie's Wednesday night show at House of Blues is a must-see

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The last time Dodie played San Diego, she sold out the Irenic more than six months in advance. I was working at the show and admittedly unfamiliar, and so I did a couple quick searches to discover that this singer-songwriter was not only a talented singer-songwriter, but a true woman of the modern era, with engaged and active social networks, and even an Instagram account devoted to what she was wearing and where to buy her look. Her fans were young and enthusiastic and there was kind of this "we're all in this together" warmth that counters the self-deprecating and self-loathing that seems to be trending in music today. So for all the flower-power, good-vibe VSCO girls out there, tonight's Dodie show at House of Blues is for you. Around town, the Parlor Mob take over the Casbah, Dropkick Murphys and Clutch lead a brutal lineup at Petco's Park at the Park, Stone Temple Pilots are at SDSU, and rap legend KRS-One performs at the Holding Company.  

Wednesday, Oct. 9:

  • Dodie, Adam Melchor @ House of Blues
  • The Parlor Mob, Dan Luke and the Raid, KidEyes @ Casbah
  • Skarhead, Brick By Brick, Gut Punch, All Beat Up @ Soda Bar
  • Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, Hatebreed, Russ Rankin @ Park at the Park Petco Park
  • Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, Warbly Jets @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • KRS-One, Atlantis Rizing, T-Chronic @ The Holding Company
  • Cass McCombs, Farmer Dave Scher @ Music Box
  • Dr. Cesar Lozano @ Balboa Theatre
  • Drip Trop, Dunekat, Mr. Hek & Dash Eye  @ The Office
  • War @ Belly Up
  • Action Andy & the Hi Tones with DJ Meow Mix @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Heavy Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (free, 7-9 p.m.)
  • Modern Hip-Hop & Electronic R&B Showcase @ Whistle Stop
  • Dave Mason & Richie Furay @ The Magnolia
  • Make Yourself at Home: A night of Emo/pop Punk/hardcore @ Space
  • Charlie Arbelaez @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Lady Brain presents Rebekkah Darling, Karyn Ann, Julia Sage @ Lestat's
  • Mad Hat Hucksters @ Tio Leo's
  • Children of October, Busted Coffin, 13 Wolves @ Tower Bar
  • Clay Colton @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Hammond Organ Party @ Rosie O'Grady's 
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: New Leaf, Ocean Natives, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Maya Huyana @ A/C Lounge
  • DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Stefan Hillesheim Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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