Sounds Like San Diego: November 1

Cults celebrate Soda Bar's 10th anniversary with the first of two special shows Friday

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The costumes and jack-o-lanterns are behind us, but before we kick into the next holiday, can we just take a breath and catch some fun live music? I mean, Friday night is packed to the brim with awesome shows. London's Kero Kero Bonito return to town with their first-ever Belly Up show. You might recall they had two sold-out shows in the spring leading up to their appearance at Coachella, and hopefully your flamingo gear is close enough to pull out for this big night. You could also head to Soda Bar, where they're celebrating their 10-year anniversary with two nights of Cults. All the familiar faces should be on hand to pass on a big 'thank you' for the void they filled for live music in the Mid-City area, always taking their chances on new and upcoming acts [read our interview with co-owner/booker Cory Stier here]. Meanwhile, it's gonna get loud at the Observatory North Park for Dinosaur Jr., and maybe even louder at the Casbah for Mike Watt & the Missingmen. Lots of great options for this Friday night all the way down the list.

Friday, Nov. 1:

  • Cults, Weatherbox, Positioner @ Soda Bar
  • Kero Kero Bonito, Negative Gemini @ Belly Up
  • Dinosaur Jr., Easy Action @ The Observatory North Park
  • Mike watt & the Missingmen, Shake Before Us, Hurricane Kate @ Casbah
  • Jon Pardi, Riley Green @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Kikagaku Moyo, Minami Deutsch @ Music Box
  • Odonis Odonis, Lower Tar, O/X @ Whistle Stop
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic, Cros1, Johaz @ Bar Pink ($5 after 11 p.m.)
  • Nellie McKay @ Museum of Making Music
  • We Are Yr Friends @ Blonde
  • Peter Sprague & Roni Ben-Hur @ Dizzy's
  • Ramon Ayala @ The Magnolia
  • Shoreline Mafia, 1TakeJay, AzChike @ Soma
  • Mad Hat Hucksters @ Panama 66
  • The Brokers @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Night of the Dead with Legion X,  Flowers, Codex Confiteor, with piano interludes by Sean Francis Conway @ Black Cat Bar
  • Captured! By Robots, the Gay Agenda, Speculum @ Brick By Brick (10 p.m.)
  • Wovenhand, Blind John Pope, the Howlin' Roosters @ Brick By Brick (6 p.m.)
  • Kayla Ray @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Fast Heart Mart @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Diggin Dirt, Russell Ramo & the Funk Bus @ Winston's
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Joe Nichols @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Halloween Party 2 of 2 with Live Music and DJ V @ De Oro Mine Co
  • La Santa Cecilia's Muerto Boogie @ House of Blues
  • Day of the Dead: B3K, OFIER, the Jeffrees @ The Holding Company
  • Cubensis, Grateful Dead Experience, Moonalice @ Ramona Mainstage
  • The Frets, Sons of Levins, WidowMade @ 710 Beach Club
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Dia De Los Muertos Edition with Tennessee Tina & the Last Black Hour, Riston Diggs, Getaway95 and more @ Salty Frog
  • Old Blood, Red Wizard, Ritual Potion @ Pour House  
  • Bonneville 7 @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Lakuti @ The Merrow
  • Theo Croker @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Custard Pie @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Methane, Incarnit, Mind Cell @ Bancroft Bar
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel 
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Rituals: 2 Year Anniversary Party with Kontravoid @ Space
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Bad Luck Cortez, Rival Squad, Mad 3, Savage the 3rd @ Tower Bar 
  • The Tighten Ups @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Nite Moves with DJs Beatnick & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Rose Colored Glasses @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Ride the Dark Wave Reunion: Dethsurf, Los Pinche Pinches, the Scimitars @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Big Time Operator Orchestra @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Manzanita Blues @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • 3 Car Garage @ Navajo Live 
  • En Stereo Total: '80s and Rock en Espanol! @ Manhattan Bar
  • Quel Bordel @ PB Cantina
  • FNGRS CRSS: Justin Jay, Golf Clap @ Spin 
  • Baauer @ Bang Bang

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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