by Tim Pyles
11/2: Rome @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This guy just fronted Sublime at Cricket Wireless (it was billed as “Sublime with Rome”).
11/3: DJ Ikon @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
Two-time recipient of the Bar and Nightclub’s DJ of the Year.
11/3: Waka Flocka Flame @ 4th & B, 4thandbevents.com
American rapper promoting his new album “Tripple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family.”
11/4: Elite Force @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, hrhsdtickets.com
UK DJ who mixes popular songs with dubstep flair, and whose first college band was formed with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
11/4: Other Lives @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
Indie rock band that recently opened for Radiohead during the first leg of its 2012 North American tour.
11/5: The All-American Rejects @ House of Blues, hob.com
Pop alternative rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma.
11/6: Delta Spirit @ House of Blues, hob.com
San Diego/Long Beach indie rock band that recently won Song of the Year for “California” at the San Diego Music Awards.
11/7: Brandi Carlile @ House of Blues, hob.com
Alt-country and folk songstress.
11/7: Musiq Soulchild @ 4th and B, 4thandbevents.com
Funk, soul, R&B, blues, jazz and a dash of alternative.
11/8: Foghat @ Sycuan Live & Up Close, sycuan.com
Legendary British boogie and blues rock band that was at the top of their game in 1976.
11/8: Misfits @ House of Blues, hob.com
Horror punk band that inspires legions of new young punkers year after year.
11/8: The Monkees @ Escondido Center for the Arts, artcenter.org
Three of the original four, minus Davey Jones. R.I.P., Mr. Jones.
11/9: Skid Row and Warrant @ Sycuan Live & Up Close, sycuan.com
Big hair, heavy metal and aging guitarists - the ‘80s rock on!
11/10: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
These Austin, Texas, boys rock like an inferno of epic proportions.
11/10: Japandroids @ Porter’s Pub, porterspub.com
Two-piece noise/pop rock outfit from Canada that has the ferocity of a full band.
11/11: Darude @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, hrhsdtickets.com
Finnish trance legend whose bouncy song “Sandstorm” is played during timeouts of college sports games everywhere.
11/11: Minus The Bear @ House of Blues, hob.com
Progressive indie alternative pop rock band from Seattle.
11/14: Walk the Moon @ House of Blues, hob.com
American pop-alternative rockers who paint their faces for live shows and bring enough paint for audience participation.
11/14: Wiz Khalifa @ Rimac Arena, ticketmaster.com
“Black And Yellow” rapper who loves his cannabis (and spends up to $10,000 a month on it).
11/15: Paul Oakenfold @ FLU XX, fluxxsd.com
Greatest House DJ in the world!
11/16: The Mother Hips @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Indie rock hippie band.
11/16: Neon Hitch @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, hrhsdtickets.com
See the British singer-songwriter made famous for crooning the chorus of Gym Class Heroes’ “Ass Back Home.”
11/17: DJ Cobra @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
Hip-hop and dance DJ who’s performed with recording artists including Lady Gaga, Ludacris and P. Diddy.
11/17: El Ten Eleven @ The Irenic, frontgatetickets.com
L.A. based with S.D. ties, this two-piece plays experimental instrumental rock.
11/17: All My Friends Music Festival @ Casa De La Cultura (Tijuana), amfmf.com
Independent music festival in Tijuana, featuring bands from both sides of the border.
11/17: Proxy @ Voyeur, voyeursd.com
Russian DJ on the electro side, like The Prodigy or Justice.
11/20: The Faint @ House of Blues, hob.com
Dance punkers playing their seminal album “Danse Macabre” in its entirety.
11/20: Toots & The Maytals @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Reggae legends. Yes, there’s a smoking patio.
11/21: Rush @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
With 24 gold and 14 platinum records, these Canadian prog rockers still got it.
11/21: Quintino @ FLU XX, fluxxsd.com
Dance music maestro who has worked along Afrojack and Tiesto.
11/23: Unwritten Law @ House of Blues, hob.com
Poway pop punk rock heroes!
11/30: Eats Everything @ Voyeur, voyeursd.com
House music DJ/producer from Bristol, U.K., who has created quite the domestic following.
11/30: War @ Sycuan Live & Up Close, sycuan.com
Low rider band from the ‘70s.