Sounds Like San Diego: November 18

Friday night's a blockbuster when it comes to live music -- check out who's in town

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There are some pretty spectacular options for live music this Friday night in San Diego, from singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons at the Casbah to Roger Clyne at the Belly Up or Trash Talk at Soda Bar, but let's focus on tonight's big show. It was just a few short months ago that Maná came through town, and as one of the most famous and beloved bands among Spanish-speaking cultures, they were hopeful just a few months ago, encouraging the vote of Latin-Americans. I imagine that while the music will be amazing, the messaging might be a little more dire, that audiences shouldn't back down and accept negative consequences from the presidential election. Or perhaps, this show too, will offer hope, that swaths of people are strong and persistent and can overcome challenges and adversity. Whatever the case may be, you can be sure that the adoring fans of Maná will pack Viejas Arena for the second time around this year.

Friday, Nov. 18:

  • Mana: Latino Power Tour 2016 @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • William Fitzsimmons, Laura Burhenn (of the Mynabirds) @ Casbah
  • Normandie Wilson & the Joyelles, Saba, Mittens @ Bar Pink
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Los Beautiful Beast @ Belly Up
  • Hopsin, Joyner Lucas, Token @ The Observatory North Park
  • Tombs, Wolvhammer, Gravespell, Deep Sea Thunder Beast @ The Merrow
  • Trash Talk, Antwon, Black Noise @ Soda Bar
  • Hed PE, Reason To Rebel, 1001 @ The Hideout
  • Queensrÿche, Armored Saint, Midnight Eternal @ House of Blues
  • Dave Matthews Experience with Stepping Feet @ Music Box
  • Midnight Track, Roman Watchdogs, Punch Card @ Tower Bar
  • Beyond The Score: Dvorak Symphony No. 9: Whose World? @ Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall 
  • The Spinners @ Sycuan Casino 
  • The Grand Artique presents Dirtwire @ Quartyard 
  • The Zeros @ The Industry
  • F---in' in the Bushes @ Whistle Stop
  • Euphoria Brass Band Live @ Park & Rec
  • The Routine, DJ Nicholas Crates @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Nina Francis, Lady Rogo, Heather Nation @ Java Joe's
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Jesse & Joy @ Balboa Theatre 
  • The Sound of Music @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Dan Martin @ The Bancroft
  • Approaching Fiction, Brave Native, Poppy’s Field @ 710 Beach Club
  • Joey Harris & the Mentals, Where's Willis? @ Black Cat Bar
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Watsky, Witt Lowry, Daye Jack, Chukwudi Hodge @ SOMA
  • Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda @ Dizzy's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • The Floozies @ Winston's
  • '80s Night with DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Til-Two Club
  • Boulevard Market @ El Cajon & Kansas
  • Pop Vinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Entertainment
  • Miles @ Fluxx
  • Chad Lada Duo @ Tin Roof (6 p.m.)
  • Cassie B Project @ Tin Roof (9:30 p.m.)
  • Figure and Protohype @ Bassmnt
  • Jeremy Olander @ Bang Bang
  • Carnage @ Omnia
  • Lee Foss @ Spin
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Sapient, Snap Murphy @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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