Many of us here in San Diego feel unsure about the upcoming four years. Women, immigrants, Muslims and more feel personally attacked by the election of a racist, misogynist, politically inexperienced sexual predator. As a music writer, I can’t offer any long term solutions but I can suggest some concerts to temporarily distract you from the widespread panic. Music does wonders for the spirit, even if it’s just an hour long concert.

Monday, November 14

Crushed Out, Big Bloom, The Neanderthals – Soda Bar
Crushed Out from Brooklyn, New York is comprised of Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller. Groovy and melodic, this band’s music is perfect for anyone appreciative of heavy guitars and wild vocals. More info.

Tuesday, November 15

MØ – Observatory North Park
Fans of Grimes and Twin Shadow will dig this electronic musician from Denmark. She’s got just one studio album but it’s won over fans from all over the world. More info.

Wednesday, November 16

Smokey Brights, Small Culture, The Candlelights – Soda Bar
Members of Smokey Brights from Seattle have been playing music together in various musical incarnations for 15 years. Expect rock n’ roll music with catchy guitars, confident vocals and memorable melodies. More info.

Saturday, November 19

Gogal Bordello – Observatory North Park
From New York City’s Lower Eastside, Gogal Bordello is known for their gypsy punk music. Come party with these legends at the Observatory! More info.

Saturday, November 19

Lucius, The Cactus Blossoms – Belly Up Tavern
Frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius are pair of ladies with powerful voices and matching outfits. Based in Brooklyn, New York, this band plays catchy indie pop music. More info.

Saturday, November 19

Slow Club, Red Pony Clock – Soda Bar
From The Arctic Monkeys’ hometown of Sheffield, English duo Slow Club plays indie pop music. They released a new album this year: One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore. More info.

Saturday, November 19

Night Beats, Mystery Lights, Warbly Jets – Casbah
Night Beats from Seattle, Washington play psychedelic garage rock. Their newest album Who Sold My Generation was released in January and it’s amazingggg! More info.

Saturday, November 19

KISS – Estadio de Los Toros de Tijuana
KISS has toured all over Mexico but has never been to this border town. This will be a historic night for Tijuana–concerts of this size usually take place in Mexico City or Monterrey. Read more about this show in my article on DiscoverSD. More info.

Sunday, November 20

Snakehips, Abjo – Observatory North Park
This electronic group first came to prominence doing remixes for Banks, The Weeknd and Wild Belle. End your weekend on a high note with Snakehips at the Observatory! More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey