Sounds Like San Diego: October 2

Rock legend Peter Frampton brings his final farewell tour through SDSU's Open Air Theatre

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My favorite movie of all time is "Reality Bites." It captures this era in the early '90s that was exagerrated yet so real and there's this moment when Ben Stiller's character is sitting in the back of his convertible with Winona Ryder's character, and he says, "How have you never heard of 'Frampton Comes Alive'? This album changed my life!" This moment is meant to show us their age disparity and their very different stations in life -- he, an experienced older business exec, while she's fresh out of college with little life direction. But it never fails to make me laugh, because in reality, were she a little older, she'd probably feel the same about Frampton. So when Peter Frampton announced that this would be his final no-return farewell tour, the media shrugged "yeah right," and then he announced that he's suffering from inclusion body myositis, a degenerative muscle disease, and the media finally believed him. All I'm saying, is if "Frampton Comes Alive" or any of his other numerous records meant anything to you in your life, this is most definitely your last chance to catch him live. Around town, State to State return to the Casbah, Grieves brings hip-hop to Soda Bar, and Banks plays SOMA.

Wednesday, Oct. 2:

  • Peter Frampton, Julian Frampton, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • State to State, Hollywood Values, Tigros @ Casbah
  • Grieves, Mouse Powell, Riston Diggs, Bodie @ Soda Bar
  • Ziggy Alberts, Emily Brimlow @ Belly Up
  • Banks, Kevin Garrett @ SOMA
  • Small Talk, All Hype, Lost Dakota @ Space
  • Raveena @ The Stage Room, UCSD (fka Porter's Pub)
  • Gerald Clayton Quartet Jazz @ TSRI
  • Avatar, '68, the Inspector Cluzo @ The Observatory North Park
  • Instant Crush with Nastea and guests @ The Office
  • Chick Corea Trilogy @ Balboa Theatre
  • Year of the Dead Bird, Tardigrade, INUS @ Bar Pink (9pm)
  • Heavy Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (free, 7-9 p.m.)
  • Open Oscillator: Open Mic for Electronics @ Whistle Stop
  • David Burnham @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • What the Sound Presents: L. Martin (of the Walters) @ The Che Cafe
  • mxmtoon, Alexander 23 @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Charlie Arbelaez @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Stiff Little Fingers, the Avengers @ House of Blues
  • Kevin Erksine, Colon Jones, Julianna Zachariou, Mario Luma @ The Holding Company
  • Psyclon Nine, Striplicker, Justin Symbol @ Brick by Brick
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Tio Leo's
  • Clay Colton @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation Benefit Concert ft. Sully @ Music Box
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston presents: Unsteady, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Tradewinds @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Industry 10 Year Anniversary @ Sidebar
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 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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