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10/4 Thursday

Rebecca Drexler
Guardian

Composer-pianist JIM BRICKMAN used to write jingles in his New Age piano style. In 1994 his solo instrumental “”No Words”” hit Billboard’s Top 40 Pop Chart. Now he’s at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $35.

10/5 Friday

JAMES TAYLOR is in town with hits like “”Carolina in My Mind,”” “”You’ve Got a Friend”” and three Grammys under his belt. TAYLOR’S travels led him to a hospital for depression at 17 and rehab for heroin addiction at 20. He ends up at Coors Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $28.50

If you’re into roadhouse rock then check out DELBERT MCCLINTON at 4th & B. He has received praise from the likes of Lyle Lovett and B.B. King. MCCLINTON’S latest release, “”Nothing Personal,”” has also received similar praise. His show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20.

L.A. band FISHBONE, is oft underrated but has garnered a strong cult following over the years. They have been compared to the Red Hot Chili Peppers with their hard sound and socially-conscious lyrics. Their show at the Belly Up Tavern starts at 9:15 p.m. and tickets are $12. SKANIC and the PRODIGALS will open.

10/6 Saturday

Head to the REGGAE WORLDFEST for a night of great entertainment with BUNNY WAILER, CULTURE, EEK-A-MOUSE and COMMON SENSE. They gather at the San Diego Sports Arena starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25.

ALL OVER BLUES, led by Luther “”Guitar Junior”” Johnson, will be at the East County Performing Arts Center in El Cajon. This tribute band will be playing the music of the legendary Muddy Waters. Tickets start at $18 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

San Diego rock, funk and reggae band GOVERNMENT CROWN will be at the Belly Up Tavern at 9:15 p.m. in support of their latest album, “”New Pieces of Clay.”” Call the Belly Up for more information at (858) 481-9022.

10/8 Monday

The unstoppable TONY BENNETT will be at the San Diego Civic Center. Need I say more? Tickets start at $33 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. You know he’ll sing all the hits.

10/9 Tuesday

SLAMM magazine presents the 11th Annual SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS, which honor the vibrant but sometimes underrated local music scene. Groups like CONVOY and SOUL CRACKER will play alongside the likes of THE BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH and THE INCREDIBLE MOSES LEROY. The awards show will be hosted by local radio station DJ Jim McInnes at Humphrey’s by the Bay. The event will start at 7 p.m. Call the SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS hotline at (619) 641-5823 for all the information 24 hours a day. Tickets start at $15 and proceeds will benefit San Diego elementary schools.

The BLACK EYED PEAS are one of the greatest groups out there with hip-hop style spiced with some funk and jazz. This talented group from Los Angeles will be at the Belly Up

10/10 Wednesday

Tavern in Solana Beach. Tickets are $17.50.

Bronx native DJ LOGIC will perform at the Belly Up Tavern at 9 p.m. Tickets will be $9. DJ LOGIC was at the front of the turntable movement in the late ’70s and early ’80s. His latest disc, “”The Anomaly,”” was released in May.

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