Ring Around the Moon, Distiller’s Fest: Spirits And Jazz, City of East San Diego Police 1912-1923, Vision Quest Hike, The Black Keys and Modest Mouse
Various Authors 1 p.m., Nov. 13
“Life is confused,” Langhorne Slim sings, “and people are insane.” Slim is a 37-year-old singer/songwriter oft-branded as alt country. “Can we be happy for a while/ Can we just sit down and shut up and smile?” Slim favors acoustic guitar, string bass, and pedal-steel guitar. Those are sounds that take you to a place from which there is no escape. Beards and felt hats. Denim jackets.