Sounds Like San Diego: October 19

Though we are a solid month into fall, San Diego feels like summer all year round, and Saturday's Rocktoberfest feels like an exclamation point on an incredible summer of music. Last year we had rain, but it looks like the forecast is all clear for the annual event taking place in the heart of North Park behind West Coast Tavern. Once again, there will be two great stages of music, with Pinback headlining the whole shebang. Once it all wraps, there are killer shows by nightfall, too, with Sleigh Bells at Block No. 16, Quintron & Ms Pussycat at the Casbah, and the incredible Junip up at the Loft at UCSD.

Saturday, October 19, 2013:

  • West Coast Tavern, Casbah, and FM 94/9 present Rocktoberfest, featuring Pinback, the White Buffalo, Little Hurricane, El Vez Punk Rock Revue, Tropical Popsicle, Black Hondo, Barbarian, Octa#grape @ Birch North Park Theatre Parking Lot (29th & University, 3-10 p.m., $15 adv/$20 at the door, 21+, ins-and-outs OK)
  • Casbah presents Sleigh Bells, Doldrums @ Block No. 16 -- tickets are still available HERE
  • Casbah and 91X presents Ms Mr, Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Soda Bar
  • Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, ZZZ, Beehive & the Barracudas @ Casbah
  • Soda Bar presents Restorations, Weatherbox @ Ché Café
  • Junip, Barbarossa @ The Loft, UCSD (sold out)
  • KPRI Block Party, with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Serena Ryder, the Boxer Rebellion, Saints of Valory @ Liberty Station
  • Jason Lee & the R.I.P.tides, the Fink Bombs @ The Tower Bar
  • Full Moon Fever, Open Arms Tribute @ 710 Beach Club
  • Scream It Like You Mean It 2013: Story of the Year, Like Moths to Flames, Hawthorne Heights, Capture the Crown, Set It Off, I Am King @ SOMA
  • Another Zeke Production presents East of Sweden, Bella Novela, the Gods of Science @ The Tin Can
  • The Browne Sisters and George Cavanaugh @ San Diego United Methodist Church Hall
  • Neon Beat -- the Best & Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Stepping Feet, Squirming Coils @ Belly Up
  • Circle 7, Vattica, Shotgun Chaperone, Before the Mourning @ Brick By Brick
  • Living Legends: Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins, George Bohanon, Roy McCurdy, Jacques Lesure, Bob Boss, Joshua White, Trevor Orr and Dorothy Annette @ Dizzy's
  • The Indys, Aim to Kill, Camacho @ Epicentre
  • DJ Karma @ Fluxx
  • Drinking Cowboy Band, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Pub
  • The Groove Factory (5 p.m.), the Groove starring Stelitta (9 p.m.) @ Humphrey's Backstage
  • Allison Lonsdale, Elephant King, Jesse Thomas, Trent Hancock @ Lestat's
  • Leagues, the Dig, the Palace Ballroom @ The Griffin
  • Blood Danger, Raise the Guns, Darkale @ The Shakedown
  • Left4Dead @ Tio Leo's Lounge
  • DJ Qenoe @ U31
  • Elvia & the Fellas @ The V Lounge
  • Polyester Express @ Dreamcatcher
  • DJs Gabe Vega and Saul, DJ Silence de LaRue @ Whistle Stop
  • C.Fish (4:20 p.m.), New Monsoon & the Homesick Hitchers (9 p.m.) @ Winston's

Rosemary Bystrak 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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