Sounds Like San Diego: Nov.14

A few years ago, I was walking around downtown Austin, Texas, with some friends, on our way to a showcase at South By Southwest. We got to the venue and there was a line snaking around the block. Fortunately, we were with some label people and they ushered our group in just in time to catch the Joy Formidable. The band is amazing and have not been to town in some time, but you can catch them on Saturday at the San Diego Music Thing Music, along with L7, Milo Greene, the Moth and the Flame, Chicano Batman, and some great local acts. Of course, the Music Thing continues all around the city: The Redwoods presents a showcase of their talent at Soda Bar, Bar Pink hosts the Creepy Creeps, Tamryn is at Hideout, No Age will play the Irenic, and Dead Feather Moon are at Music Box. I'm not going to lie: I'm a little partial to the Casbah's showcase because I loved In the Valley Below at the Hard Rock Hotel last fall, and the venue has a pretty sick top to bottom lineup. For non-Music Thing events, the Donkeys play at the Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma at an event called Convergence, and Lagwagon rocks out at the Observatory.

Saturday, Nov. 14:

  • SDMT: Joy Formidable, L7, Milo Greene, the Moth and the Flame, Chicano Batman, Madly, Neighbors to the North, the Palace Ballroom @ Observatory North Park Parking Lot (29th & University)
  • SDMT: In the Valley Below, Here We Go Magic, Hills Like Elephants, the Paragraphs, JJUUJJUU @ Casbah
  • SDMT: No Age, Retox, Big Bad Buffalo @ The Irenic
  • SDMT: Tamaryn, Wild Wild Wets, Froth, Think No Think @ The Hideout
  • SDMT: Babes, Guides, Paper Days, Goose & Mavrk @ The Merrow
  • SDMT: the Midnight Pine, Birdy Bardot, Erik Canzona & the Narrows, Creature and the Woods, Dani Bell & the Tarantist @ Soda Bar
  • SDMT: the Creepy Creeps, Schizophonics, Subsurfer, Grizzly Business @ Bar Pink
  • Dead Feather Moon, Barbarian, Oliver Trolley, Groove Session @ Music Box
  • A Ship in the Woods presents the Donkeys, Pall Jenkins, Perry Vasquez, Preston Swirnoff and 46 visual artists @ Cabrillo Monument Visitor's Center, Point Loma
  • Modern Baseball, Pup, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts @ Lamppost Warehouse (5444 Napa, All Ages, 7pm)
  • Youth Lagoon, Taylor McFerrin @ Belly Up
  • Lagwagon, Runaway Kids, Brian Wahlstrom & Bobgoblin @ Observatory North Park
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Pueblo, No Hope Kids, Jurn Venado @ The Balboa
  • Blinkfest 08, featuring Weezer Sing-Alongs and Tony Hawk's Pro Band (cover bands) @ Che Cafe
  • Ty Dolla $ign @ House of Blues
  • Carnifex, Within the Ruins, Lorna Shore, the Last Ten Seconds of Life, Suntorn @ SOMA
  • Hunter Hunted @ House of Blues Voodoo Room
  • Madman, Sonic Tonic, Rattz @ Brick By Brick
  • Mike Hood & the Bad Burritos, Se Vende @ Lestat's
  • Bushwalla and Friends, The Accidentals @ Java Joe's
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Tramplers, Waste Aways, Reckless Disregard, Dirty Dishes @ The Bancroft
  • Peter Hall @ Croce's Park West (12 p.m.)
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West (7 p.m.)
  • David Benoit, Courtney Fortune @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • Mango Habanero @ Winston's
  • Raise the Guns @ Til-Two Club
  • Andrew Rayel @ Omnia
  • Detroit Swindle @ Bang Bang
  • DJ P-Jay @ Phantom Lounge
  • Reflex @ Fluxx
  • Dee Lucas @ 98 Bottles
  • Wiggle @ Kava Lounge
  • Brothers Gow, Spafford @ 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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