Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 30

The twins put on a new kind of show -- classics, a new album and a book included


I've had the good fortune of seeing Tegan and Sara live a few times, and they always give an impassioned performance to their fans. I've seen them soundcheck extra early during the day, so they'd have enough hours before their shows for meet and greets, taking the time to talk and hug and give full attention to every fan, one at a time. Tonight, the twins put on a new kind of show where they'll perform both classics and also songs from their new album, which is really newly recorded versions of songs they wrote in their teens and discovered on an old cassette. They also released a book, which is included in the ticket price for the Balboa Theatre show, and they'll be sharing stories from their youth. Sounds like an incredible experience and one that fans won't soon forget. Around town, Canadain electronic rock band Twrp return to the Casbah, Swell Spells headline Soda Bar and local mods the Bassics take on Monday night at Bar Pink.

Monday, Sept. 30:

  • Tegan and Sara @ Balboa Theatre
  • Twrp, Rich Aucoin @ Casbah 
  • Still Woozy, Remi Wolf @ Music Box (sold out)
  • Swell Spells, Virtue Signal, Papach @ Soda Bar
  • '80s Nite with DJ Junior @ The Merrow
  • Bassics, Swagger, Cromms, Djgirlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • Motown on Mondays @ The Office
  • Vinyl Night Open Table @ Border X Brewing
  • All That Remains, Lacuna Coil, Toothgrinder, Uncured @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Graham Gillot @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Blue Monday: Dark '80s Night with DJ Camila Robina, John Christopher Harris, Wenzo @ Blonde
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Julio De La Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • DJs Old Man Johnson and Marshall Islands @ Til-Two Club
  • Kayo Dot, Hours @ Space
  • Israel Maldonado @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation: '90s Hip-hop/Chill Beats @ Whistle Stop 
  • Mic'd Up at Moonshine  @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Rosie's Jazz Jam w Louis V @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Industry Night @ Himmelberg's
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

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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