Sounds Like San Diego: October 17

Jonas Brothers, the Beach Boys, Judah & the Lion and other big hitters take the town Thursday

I never really realized how much touring happens in October, but we're halfway through the month and the great shows just keep on coming. The Beach Boys play their second night at Humphrey's, which might be a good excuse to bust out a kayak or canoe if you don't wanna drop the dough. Just plan ahead as you'll probably hit traffic through the Midway area where the Jonas Brothers play Pechanga Arena. Casbah has a killer local lineup and Judah and the Lion play the Observatory North Park. My sights, however, are set on Joseph Arthur and Jesse Malin at Soda Bar. It's been quite some time since either artist has played in town, and their recent material is riveting enough to get there early to lock down a booth and make a whole night of it.  

Thursday, Oct. 17:

  • Jonas Brothers, Bebe Rexha, Jordan McGraw @ Pechanga Arena
  • The Beach Boys @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
  • Birdy Bardot, Le Chateau, Blood Ponies @ Casbah
  • Joseph Arthur & Jesse Malin, Diane & the Gentlemen  @ Soda Bar
  • Judah and the Lion, Flora Cash @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Faim, Stand Atlantic @ SOMA Sidestage
  • Theory of A Deadman @ Events Center, Harrah's Resort SoCal
  • Spiritual Motels, Christina LaRocca (LA), WP Hawk @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Rockin' Encinitas benefiting Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas @ Belly Up
  • Holy Knives, Esteromance @ Pour House  
  • Leo Dan @ The Magnolia
  • Love Affair: A Queer Dance Party! @ Space
  • Chocolate: A Night of DeepDark Afro-tech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Seaport Sessions with Thee Sacred Souls @ Seaport Village (music 5-6, 7-8 p.m.)
  • Three Chord Justice @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Flames of Durga, Midnight Monuments @ Bancroft Bar
  • Ashe, Charlie Burg, Gavin Haley @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Trio Gadjo @ Panama 66
  • Boomboxx Thursdays with Crowd Collective @ U-31
  • Roni Lee @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • The Kinsey Sicks in "Naked Drag Queens Singing!" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Witherward @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr. @ Sycuan Casino
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Dusty Green Bones, Shakedown String Band @ Winston's
  • Farewell Winters, InGhosts, Blackcast, Solyria @ Til-Two Club
  • Joe Guevara @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Lost Frequencies, Throttle @ Music Box
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Thizzday with Mister Hek & Lesteezy @ El Dorado
  • Manifest @ Queen Bee's
  • Acid Varsity 64 feat END, LXK, Filoso, MaxBetta, Jolley @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Brother Yusef @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Binx @ Manhattan Bar
  • Sundance Band @ Renegade

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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