Psychobilly band, The Meteors, to blast Brick by Brick
by BART MENDOZA
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The Meteors will play at Brick by Brick on Nov. 1.
The Meteors will play at Brick by Brick on Nov. 1.
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Legendary U.K. psychobilly band, The Meteors stop in at Brick by Brick on Nov. 1. Formed in 1980, the trio’s manic punk tinged version of rock-a-billy is high energy fun, mixing originals with obscure covers such as Sam The Sham’s “Little Red Riding Hood.” Prolific to a fault, the band has released more than four dozen albums to date, becoming a mainstay of world stages over the past three decades in the process. The key to the band’s success is likely down to their ability to maintain a blistering performance level, with their most recent album, “Pyscho,” showing the same energy and inspirations as their debut, “In Heaven,” released circa 1981.

The Meteors: Thursday, Nov. 1, at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 8:30 p.m. 21 and up. www.brickbybrick.com

The 710 Beach Club hosts a two tribute band bill on Nov. 1, featuring Rage Again (Rage Against The Machine) and Oceans (Pearl Jam). Both perform excellent versions of their namesakes artists best known songs, but the nod here may go to Oceans, who not only have more radio hits, but also include two former San Diego residents in drummer Matt Cameron and singer Eddie Vedder. Anyone who enjoys Pearl Jam’s music will find this show to be the next best thing until the next tour.

Rage Again: Thursday, Nov. 1, at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 9 p.m. 21 and up. 710bc.com

Blues, Soul and Funk band Detroit Underground bring the party to Tio Leo’s on Nov. 24. Featuring powerhouse vocalist Stellita on vocals, the band excels at dance music from Stevie Wonder to Bruno Mars, with a few rock classics in the mix. However, with a full horn section, where they truly excel is on funk tunes by the likes of Rick James or Tower of Power, the brass giving the band extra punch and rhythm. If you are looking for a great soundtrack for a night out of dancing, Detroit Underground will have you out on the dance floor in minutes.

Detroit Underground : Saturday, Nov. 3 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 9 p.m. 21 and up. Cover TBD. tioleos.com

Guitarist Dave Gleason has a two night stand at Beaumont’s on Nov. 1-2. On the first, Gleason will be in solo acoustic mode, digging deep into a catalog of country classics, while on the second he will be backed by his trio. Gleason is a fantastic guitarist, playing old school country with plenty of twang and revved up early rock ‘n’ roll energy. In addition to the old favorites, Gleason has plenty of originals cut from the same cloth, perfect for two stepping, line dancing or enjoying with a drink at the bar.

Dave Gleason: Nov. 1-2 at Beaumont’s, 5662 La Jolla Blvd. 21 and up. beaumontseatery.com

Celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday, on Nov. 11, singer Robin Adler, guitarist Dave Blackburn and pianist Barnaby Finch, will host a special afternoon performance of her 1971 album, “Blue.” Making this concert extra notable, the evening will close with Mitchell material from earlier works alongside songs she has never released. Mitchell remains on of the finest singer-songwriters to emerge from the 1960s. Although best known for her pop hits such as “Help Me” and “Both Sides Now,” it’s her explorations in to jazz and beyond that have likely had the biggest influence, making Dizzy’s the perfect place for this concert.

Celebrating Joni Mitchell: Sunday, Nov. 11, at Dizzy’s at Arias Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. 4 p.m. dizzysjazz.com.

Guitarist John January has played in many bands during his year as a musician, including the revered quartet Dark Globe, but it’s in his latest project, alongside singer Linda Berry, that he’s gained his biggest exposure. Appearing at Humphrey’s Backstage Live on Nov. 12, the pair’s album, “Chemistry 101” is a terrific collection of blues covers that shows how well matched the duo’s vocals and lead guitar work are, something that is a strong part of their live performances. Fans of groups such as Delaney and Bonnie or other blues inspired combos will enjoy the band’s take on songs by the likes of Bob Dylan and JJ Cale.

January Berry Band: Monday, Nov. 12 at Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. 9 p.m. $12. humphreysbackstagelive.com.

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