Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 7

British punks Idles return to San Diego with a rowdy show at Observatory North Park

Idles by Rosemary Bystrak
Rosemary Bystrak

I had heard so much hype about Idles when they played the Belly Up earlier this year, I had to check them out. I hadn't experienced that crazy amount of energy at a show in quite some time, and I certainly had never seen a pit like that at the Belly Up. Tonight, the British punk band returns to San Diego with a show at the Observatory, and it's gonna be intense and awesome. At the Belly Up, alt-country rockers Son Volt return after releasing their ninth album, "Union," finding the veterans lyrically more relevant than ever. Around town, locals the Ghost Dance headline the Casbah (not to be confused with the British post-punks of the same name), Source bring progressive metal to Soda Bar and the Dave Gleason Band bring "California country 'n' rhythm" to Bar Pink.

Monday, Oct. 7:

  • Son Volt, Andrew Duplantis @ Belly Up
  • Idles, Surfbort @ Observatory North Park
  • The Ghost Dance, Wicked Echoes, the Smokes @ Casbah 
  • Source, Shoot the Glass, Silent Vice @ Soda Bar
  • Dave Gleason Band @ Bar Pink
  • '80s Nite with DJ Junior @ The Merrow
  • 1Take Jay, AzChike @ Music Box
  • Music Industry Mixer @ Queen Bee's
  • Motown on Mondays @ The Office
  • Starset @ House of Blues
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Nathan Hubbard Trio @ The Athenarum (free, 12 p.m.)
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Blue Monday: Dark '80s Night @ Blonde
  • January Berry Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Julio De La Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Salsa & Bachata Night @ Tio Leo's
  • Vinyl Night Open Table @ Border X Brewing
  • Open Mic with Jay Cain @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Andy & Nathan @ 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 w Louis V @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 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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