Sounds Like San Diego: October 24

The biggest show in town (and maybe of the month): Lizzo at SDSU's Open Air Theatre

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In 2018, we had a huge national moment with #MeToo. In 2019, artists like Lizzo have seized that momentum, spitting in the face of misogyny, racism, and body shaming. It's easy to think that this meteoric rise to the top, and across genres, was sudden, but just last year, Lizzo was opening for the likes of Haim, and in fact, opened for Har Mar Superstar at the Casbah five years ago. She's endured and stayed true to herself so it's no surprise that tonight's show at the Open Air Theatre has been sold out for weeks. Lizzo certainly deserves it. If you didn't snatch tickets, you still have solid options, with whistling troubadour Andrew Bird at the House of Blues, or the Posies' Ken Stringfellow playing an intimate show/conversation at Vinyl Junkies Record Shack, however this is a ticketed show, so plan accordingly. Sean Hayes is at the Casbah, Downs Family play at Bar Pink, and Maldita Vecindad celebrate 30 years at Balboa Theatre. It's a big night out and heed this can leave your jacket at home. 

Thursday, Oct. 24:

  • Lizzo, Empress Of, DJ Sophia Eris @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Andrew Bird, Madison Cunningham @ House of Blues
  • Ken Stringfellow (of the Posies) @ Vinyl Junkies Record Shack
  • Seaport Sessions ft. Chloe Lou & the Liddells @ Seaport Village (music 5-6, 7-8 p.m.)
  • Sean Hayes, Edwin @ Casbah
  • Downs Family, Chloe Lou & the Liddells @ Bar Pink
  • Maldita Vecindad, La Resistencia: 30 Anos de Paz y Baile @ Balboa Theatre
  • Busted Coffins, Parade of Horribles, Super-Villain, Bedlam Rebels @ Soda Bar
  • The Story So Far, the Frights, Hunny, Just Friends @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Wayne Hancock @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Half-Pint, the Yellow Wall Dub Squad, Andrew Bees, King Hopeton @ Belly Up
  • An-Ten-Nae, Govinda, Malicious @ Music Box
  • Through Being Cool Emo Nite @ Blonde
  • Halloween Warm Up with Mateca @ The Holding Company
  • Eli Lev, Markyn Retzer, Gaby Aparicio @ Lestat's
  • Cobby Brzewski Quartet @ Panama 66
  • XIV @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Oranssi Pazuzu, Insect Ark, Kyrkogård @ Brick by Brick
  • Whitney Shay @ U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Sinatra Night with Chance Tobar @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Hazmatt @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • OB Hip-Hop Social #79 @ Winston's
  • Ilegal Mezcal Takeover with Alpha Apex, TBA @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Patrick Howard, Whiskey Ridge @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Loosen Up with DJ Mane One @ El Dorado
  • Kind & Rec @ Park & Rec
  • Will Fleming @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Waka @ Fast Times 
  • The Rockin Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Acoustic Nights with Brian Pierini @ Side Bar 
  • Electric Relaxation: Golden Era and 2000s Hip-Hop/R&B @ Manhattan Bar
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Baauer, Ivy Lab, and Kristian Nairn @ Bassmnt
  • Undone on Thursday @ 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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