Hiatus Calendar

    Calendar: Nov. 13 ­ Nov. 19

    Thursday (13)

    For those into percussion-heavy rhythms and beats, check out Rusted Root when it plays at 4th & B. The six-person band draws inspiration from all kinds of world music, including Latin, African, soul, rock and traditional American styles, in order to create a polyrhythmic new-age sound that will get your feet tapping to the beat. Led by guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root will be the most entertaining group of hippies you see this year. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $23. For more information, call (619) 231-4343.

    Looking for a mix of improv style comedy and classic fairy tales? Check out “”Story Theatre,”” where timeless stories are retold in an innovative and unforgettable manner. The play, written by Paul Sills is a way to relive the stories of your childhood in a hilarious manner. If you’ve forgotten some of Aesop’s fables, or are just missing the stories of yore, “”Story Theatre”” is the show for you. Tickets are $18 to $27. The show runs through Nov. 21 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. It plays Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, call (858) 481-1055.

    Friday (14)

    If you¹re a fan of DNA-1, be prepared to make some noise. The local hip-hopper will return to town for a release party of his album IT PAYS 2B HUMBLE. The album, which pays tribute to early hip-hop pioneers such as Run DMC and Kool Herc, features energy-infused beats and profound lyrics. Featuring such guest artists as Scales from Nappy Roots and Ahmad from the 4th Avenue Jones, the album is the first for the MC, who was once part of local crew Natural Facts. The release party takes place at the Longshot Saloon at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (760) 744-8576.

    Soma is a year old and wants you to come out and celebrate. Soma has invited all the local favorites to take part in the birthday party at the Soma Anniversary Weekend. With a lineup that includes bands such as the Aquabats, Offset, Bad Credit, One Track Mind and Sunblind, this show is definitely the best bang for your buck. With sounds that range from punk-ska to hip-hop, Soma¹s birthday party will give you an eclectic mix of sounds that¹s sure to please anyone. Tickets are $10, and the show begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (619) 226-7662.

    Saturday (15)

    Get back to your indie roots with Leucadiafest. This all-day (and all-night) festival is a way for indie and nonindie folk to be entertained by some of the best local indie bands. Featuring such artists as the Glossines, Lualta and the Stereotypes, this festival is the best way for you to educate yourself about local music. The event takes place at the local hangout, The Leucadian. This $5 show starts at 12 p.m. and will last well past midnight. For more information, call (760) 753-2094.

    Laugh out loud when the Second City Touring Company makes its way to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The famous Chicago company, which has such alumni as Bill Murray and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is well known for its comedy and satire. If you want to be one of the first to discover the next Chris Farley, be sure check out the show. Tickets are $25 to $35 and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (760) 839-4138.

    Sunday (16)

    If you’ve been missing your daily dose of angst, be sure to check out Puddle of Mudd when they perform at Soma. The testosterone-pumped pop-rockers have been on tour promoting their latest album LIFE ON DISPLAY, an album that reflects the hardships of being in the public spotlight. If you like the sounds of Staind and Linkin Park, the band’s guitar-heavy anthems and deep lyrics will surely put you in the mood for a night of angry male rock. All proceeds for the show will be donated to the Salvation Army, which set up a separate fund to help victims of the fires. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19. For more information, call (619) 226-7662.

    Monday (17)

    Looking for some new indie sound? Funk-punk band The Rapture is your best bet. Though the band is based out of New York, they actually have local San Diego roots ‹ two of the members grew up in La Mesa. With a wide array of instruments, from guitar to sax, the band produces an indie sound like no other. Out Hud and Beans opens for the band when they play at Canes Bar & Grill. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (858) 488-1780.

    Tuesday (18)

    If you’re missing the sounds of the Black Crowes, check out Chris Robinson, the former lead singer of the ¹90s band and Kate Hudson’s husband, when he plays at Canes. Robinson has a folky sound similar to that of Katie Dear, and he also strays into the funk sound similar to Ride. Robinson doesn’t shy away from experimentation, so his show is sure to be new and exciting. Robinson goes on stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $18. For more information, call (858) 488-1780.

    Wednesday (19)

    Female-fronted indie rockers Numbers are coming to San Diego. On tour promoting their latest album LIFE, these new-wave revivalists are sure to put on a show that will entertain those into the current disco-rock trend. If nothing else, Numbers is a band to see if you’re bored with the typical pop sound you hear on the radio. The band is taking the stage at The Casbah. Tickets are $8. For more information, call (619) 220-TIXS.

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