Sounds Like San Diego: November 2

The Lonely Heartstrings Band get by with a little help from Soda Bar Wednesday

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Kelly Davidson

I definitely have strong music biases, and even though I'm a native San Diegan, there's something about bluegrass and Americana music that speaks to me. Bust out a banjo or a fiddle, multi-part harmonies, mandolin, and you have my attention. If you dig it, too, you'll want to be at Soda Bar for Boston's the Lonely Heartstring Band. Meanwhile at the Casbah, Hayden James isn't your typical singer-songwriter, with his sound more in line with a slick lounge bar than a coffeehouse, ditching acoustic guitar for something more in line with electronic dance music. At the Hideout, Canada's Elephant Stone play a unique blend of psychedelic rock with traditional Indian instrumentation like the sitar, and Autograf and Goldroom bring electronic and "future house" music to the Observatory.

Wednesday, Nov. 2:

  • The Lonely Heartstring Band, People Might Scream @ Soda Bar
  • Hayden James, Elderbrook @ Casbah
  • Elephant Stone, Gravyyard, Post Attraction @ The Hideout
  • Autograf + Goldroom, Speaker of the House @ The Observatory North Park
  • Greensky Bluegrass, the Lil Smokies @ Belly Up
  • Way Under, Outlier, Wolf King, Refuse @ The Merrow
  • 6th Annual Chef Bands 2016 Benefitting Center for Community Solutions @ Music Box
  • Jerry Garcia Cover Band @ The Holding Company 1502
  • First Wednesday: G Burns Jug Band @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • New Wave Monthly 9: Pickpocket (1959) @ The Office
  • Hillary (Jean Young) 2016 @ Che Cafe
  • Crown the Empire, blessthefall, New Years Day, Too Close to Touch, Light Up The Sky @ SOMA
  • Wesley Stromberg, Spencer Sutherland @ House of Blues
  • Stolar @ Lestat's
  • Karaoke with Cici @ The Bancroft
  • Dance Klassique feat. Buddy Mason (Cardiff-Bay Area) @ Blonde
  • Tropical Wednesday with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Deathraid, Age of Collapse, Crime Desire, Question @ Tower Bar
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • WTF Wednesday @ El Dorado
  • J. Lately Tour @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Ride The Mule @ Henry's Pub

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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