Sounds Like San Diego: October 3

Vampire Weekend bring their "Father of the Bride" tour through SDSU's Open Air Theatre Thursday

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A lot of times I'll be at the Casbah and catch a conversation between people humble-bragging about their show history. You'll hear references to the infamous Nirvana show, or Alanis Morrisette, or Arcade Fire. But there are other shows that I think are super special, with bands who performed right before they really broke, and one of those was Vampire Weekend. I still remember Ezra had a thick scarf around his neck and wasn't feeling well, but it didn't matter. The show was super special and shortly thereafter, they were playing massive rooms and headlining festivals, like San Diego's Street Scene. Rostam has since left the band, and Chris Baio did his own thing for a bit, but tonight "Vampy Weeks" is back in San Diego with a show at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on their "Father of the Bride" tour. If you have tickets, get there early for the incredibly talented Soccer Mommy. Around town, Seaport Sessions continue with Hong Kong Fuzz, Fruit Bats play a sold-out show at the Casbah, and it's almost sweater season, so naturally Ingrid Michaelson returns to town with a show at the Observatory North Park.

Thursday, Oct. 3:

  • Vampire Weekend, Soccer Mommy @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Fruit Bats, Credit Electric @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Ingrid Michaelson, Maddie Poppe @ The Observatory North Park
  • Patti LaBelle @ The Magnolia
  • Nikki Lane, Carl Anderson @ Soda Bar
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Jeremie Albino @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Seaport Sessions with Hong Kong Fuzz @ Seaport Village (music 5-6 p.m., 7-8 p.m.)
  • Grown Folks Music with Buddha @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Over Yonder, Los Dune Bums, the Shed, Infinite Shrug, Joel Kynan @ Tower Bar
  • The Memories, Good Time Girl, Yujin13 @ Whistle Stop
  • Hayes Carll, Rod Melancon @ Belly Up
  • A Perfect Tool, All American Idiots, DJ CC @ The Holding Company
  • Earth Groans, Comrades, Blackcast, the Undertaking @ Space
  • Obituary, Abbath, Midnight, Devil Master @ Brick by Brick
  • Salvation Thursday @ Blonde
  • Big K.R.I.T.,  Domani Harris @ House of Blues
  • Andrew Duhon, Photo Ops @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Sickstring Outlaws @ Mr. Peabody's
  • The Monsoon, Bort Nebulon, Red Theme @ Pour House  
  • Mike Holmes, Riston Diggs, Heartbreak Hitman, Buddie Roots @ The Merrow
  • Erika Davies @ Panama 66
  • Bayou Bros @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Lexi Pulido, Grant Fisher, Harley Magsino, Julien Cantelm @ Quartyard
  • James Tormé in "Color Me Jazz" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Berner, Hollywood, Anonymous, R-Mean @ Music Box
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Laryssa Birdseye @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Safety Orange and El Dub  @ Winston's
  • Death Nation @ Til-Two Club
  • Christina Wheeler @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Rip Carson Solo @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Unite, Number Juan, Reefah @ Manhattan Bar
  • Undone @ Omnia

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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