Sounds Like San Diego: Oct. 15

RiseUp AS ONE border concert celebrates inclusivity

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I very much resent when a musical artist (or actor, celeb, whatever) decides to share their political stances and people get upset over it. You know, when the Dixie Chicks spoke out against the war, it actually made me a fan. In all the history of music, people's voices and politics have always been at the heart of the most meaningful music. Today, a historic event will take place right here in our home. A bi-national concert -- taking place at the Cross Border XPress by the Otay Border Crossing -- will feature local Julieta Venegas, Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives and many more. Expect a lot of political speech and some amazing music, but only if you were lucky enough to win tickets, because that's the only way fans can attend. Meanwhile, just up the street, Prophets of Rage make their San Diego debut. Members of Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine don't like the status quo, and they are here to make america rage again. If you prefer your music a la carte and mostly without politics (or at least a little more subtle), try the 1975 at OAT, Trails and Ways at the Hideout or Helado Negro at Soda Bar.

Saturday, Oct. 15:

  • RiseUp AS ONE Bi-national Concert feat. Julieta Venegas, Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Residente, Juanes, Jesse & Joy, Los Tigres Del Norte, Natalia Lafourcade, Luis Coronel, Fonseca, Lupillo Rivera, Lila Downs, Andra Day, Miguel Bosé @ Cross Border Xpress (gates at 12 p.m., pre-show at 2 p.m., concert at 4 p.m.)
  • Taste of North Park @ University/30th Street Corridor
  • Prophets of Rage, AWOLNATION @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • The 1975, 070 Shake @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Trails and Ways @ The Hideout
  • Tobacco, High Tides, Odonis Odonis @ Casbah
  • Matt Haeck, Martin Storrow @ The Studio Encinitas
  • Helado Negro, DJ Andrew McGranahan @ Soda Bar
  • Kitty Plague, the Touchies, Hocus, Chingadera, Dj Dyno @ Ken Club
  • Shawn Rohlf & 7th Day Buskers @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.) 
  • Schoolboy Q @ Observatory North Park (6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)
  • Neon Beat: the Best & Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • BUMP Presents Justin Vandervolgen @ Blonde
  • Irish Outreach & Guinness Present Bogman feat. Brogue Wave, Tony Cummins, Jerry M @ Belly Up (3:20 p.m.)
  • The Benedetti Trio Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday @ Dizzy's
  • Eric Hutchinson: Anyone Who Knows Me Tour, Magic Giant, Anya Marina @ Belly Up
  • Dom Flemons, Leyla McCalla @ AMSD, Sweetwater Union High School
  • Damage Inc (Metallica Tribute), Epic @ Music Box
  • '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega & Saul @ Whistle Stop
  • Stryper, Christian Taylor @ House of Blues
  • Trapdoor Social @ Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center
  • GRiZ, Haywyre, Louis Futon @ Soma
  • Michael Ray @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Pall Jenkins, Hungers, Foreign Bodies @ Tower Bar
  • Punch Card @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Jimmy Ruelas, Cardinal Moon @ Winston's
  • San Diego City Soul Club Presents Bowcat @ Til-Two Club
  • Citrus & Katie, Adeumazel, the Babes @ Black Cat Bar
  • Chatham County Line @ Brick 15
  • Campfire Cassettes, Alice Wallace, Jake Loban @ Lestat's
  • Noelle Pederson, Hilo @ Java Joe's
  • Headphone, Choirs @ The Holding Company 1502
  • The Musicians' Club UCSD Presents: Rockin' Roulette @ The Loft, UCSD
  • SubWOOFer with DJ Bill Dupp @ The Merrow
  • Dirty Taxi, Copy Cat Killers @ 710 Beach Club
  • Thanatology, Temblad, Lurid Memory, Harlequin, Morphesia @ The Bancroft
  • DJ Qenoe @ U-31
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • PB&J Presents Anoraak Live @ El Dorado
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Schoolboy Q @ Fluxx
  • Feed Me @ Bassmnt
  • DJ Lema @ Omnia
  • Midland @ Bang Bang
  • Synaptik Event @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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