Sounds Like San Diego: Nov. 17

But first, go to church for Watoto Children's Choir

The Black Keys by Alex Matthews
Alex Matthews

There's so much good stuff to tell you about this Sunday, but before you start making plans for your night, I'm first going to implore you to go to church. It doesn't really matter what your personal religious proclivities might be, but today there's a super special opportunity to catch three different performances of the Watoto Children's Choir. The group is made up of orphans from Uganda and as a choir, they've toured the world playing for presidents and common folk alike. See listings below for these morning shows and support if you can. You can follow up with a second visit to church, when Trashcan Sinatras play AMSD at Sweetwater Community Church. Their two-record tour sold out last year, so they decided to pick two different records to play front to back in their entirety, and as a fan since the '90s, this is one I've been lookin forward to for a while. Of course, there are some biggies in town, too, with the Black Keys and Modest Mouse at Pechanga Arena or Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelley for the last show of the season at the Open Air Theatre. It's a great day for music, and most of these shows should wrap up early enough for you to get your full night's sleep before moving into the work week.

Sunday, Nov. 17:

  • The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Shannon & the Clams @ Pechanga Arena
  • Trashcan Sinatras @ AMSD (Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Road)
  • Youth of Today, Take Offense, Tap and Die @ Che Cafe (sold out)
  • The Surrealistics, Shades McCool, the Hiroshima Mockingbirds @ Casbah
  • Bach, Bloch and Don Quixote @ Copley Symphony Hall (2 p.m.)
  • The Midnight Hour (featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Adrian Younge, Loren Oden, Angela Munoz, Jack Waterson, DJ RSI @ Soda Bar
  • Steel House Trio: Edward Simon, Scott Colley, Brian Blade @ TSRI
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66 (6-8 p.m.)
  • Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Polo G, YBN Nahmir, Killy, Strick  @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), Monochromacy @ The Loft
  • Holy Hive, Brainstory, Bobby Oroza @ Thorn Brewing Barrio Logan
  • Fister, Gutter, Owain @ Space
  • Watoto Children's Choir perform 'We Will Go' @ Green Valley Church (8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., 12395 World Trade Drive)
  • Watoto Children's Choir perform 'We Will Go' @ Church SD (7 p.m., 4579 Mission Gorge Place)
  • Reckless Kelly, Shane Shipley @ Belly Up 
  • Hide (Dais Records) @ Whistle Stop
  • Country Brunch Live @ House of Blues (10 a.m.)
  • All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914 @ Veterans Museum
  • Danish String Quartet Prism II @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Sing-a-Long 'The Sound of Music' @ Balboa Theatre (3 p.m.)
  • SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque @ Music Box 
  • Jazz Jam with Anthony Ortega @ Mr. Peabody's
  • The Big Skandal, Beta 7, Los Cadejos @ Tower Bar
  • Jesus Christ Superstar @ Civic Theatre
  • Fourth Annual Vocal Summit @ Dizzy's
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Erick Tyler & the Vibe @ Lestat's
  • Tigros, the Cedar Shakers, Elephantricity, the Miles @ Bancroft Bar
  • Roots Rising! featuring Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno, Liz Vice @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Paper Aces @ The Holding Company (8:30 p.m.)
  • Psychedelic Sunday with Fish & the Seaweeds @ The Holding Company (4 p.m.)
  • Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • XXV: the Silver Anniversary Exhibition @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Coco Peru in 'Have You Heard?' @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Halo Effect @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Dead Dreams @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • In Concert Variety Show @ The Merrow (5 p.m.)
  • Spectrum: a Diverse Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Graham Gillot @ Crossroads, House of Blues (fee)
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • Reggae Sunday with Maka Roots & the I Sight Band, Saritah @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking with Tribe of Kings @ The Office
  • The Noble Bastards @ Navajo Live 
  • DJ John Phillips @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Groove with DJs the Professor, Juni Flo @ El Dorado

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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