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Tim Pyles' Hot August Nights

Tim Pyles of FM 94/9 walks you through the sultry summer nights and their musical choices.




    This month I picked one show for almost every day, but looking through various calendars, there are more choices available than that. So as I always say, this is just a guide of what I would like to do or plan on doing, not what you have to do. To each his own, right?

    I get that the world is made up of people with different tastes, so what are yours? Are you a cowboy, punker, goth, mod, rockabilly, hipster, rude boy, teddy boy, raver, flapper, metalhead, juggalo, greaser, new romantic or a dirty hippie? I love subcultures! Here is a list of shows I recommend -- always see the legends before the're gone ...

    Aug. 3: Daughn Gibson @the Casbah -- the singer/songwriter just released Me Moan on Sub Pop
    Aug. 4: Burt Bacharach @Embarcadero Marina Park -- at 85, he's still at it, playing some of the biggest songs in the American songbook, which were written by him
    Aug. 5: Anti-Monday League, with Vampire, Dancing Strangers, Music My Soulmate @the Casbah -- a night of dark synth bands at the world-famous Casbah
    Aug. 7: Willie Nelson @Humphreys Concerts By the Bay -- a country legend!
    Aug. 8: Foals @House of Blues -- the English band returns to melt faces
    Aug. 9: - Pinback @Del Mar Thoroughbred Club -- local and international favorites!
    Aug. 10: Sebadoh @the Casbah -- Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. and Folk Implosion also has another band
    Aug. 11: White Fence @the Casbah -- watch out for "Pink Gorilla" from these scuzz-rockers!
    Aug. 12: Anti-Monday League, with the Smith Westerns @the Casbah -- check out the latest album Soft Will from the indie rockers.
    Aug. 13:  King Tuff @Soda Bar -- greasy psych rock!
    Aug. 15: Maryjane's Underground, with Jeans Wilder & Island Boy @ Hard Rock Hotel, sponsored by 619 Vodka. RSVP here
    Aug. 16: Summergrass @Antique Gas Steam Engine Museum (Vista) - a full weekend of bluegrass!
    Aug. 17: Southern Culture on the Skids @Tiki Oasis -- part of the premiere Tiki culture event held here annually called Tiki Oasis.
    Aug. 19: Anti-Monday League, with the Marsupials, Blood on the Saddle, the Night Owl Massacre @the Casbah -- the rock will be brought!
    Aug. 21: The Black Angels @Belly Up  -- amazing psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas
    Aug. 22: Ozomatli @ Embarcadero Marina Park -- this band always gets people moving with their brand of world music
    Aug. 23: The Polyphonic Spree @House Of Blues -- join the cult, come see the band!
    Aug. 24: Baroness @the Casbah -- I've always enjoyed the term stoner rock
    Aug. 25: Courtney Love @Belly Up -- a trainwreck or rock goddess?
    Aug. 26: Anti-Monday League, with the Melvins @the Casbah -- the Melvins are the kings of loud!
    Aug. 27: Lil' Wayne @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre -- look for me and grill!
    Aug. 28: Majical Cloudz @the Casbah -- sparse electronic sounds and sonically expansive
    Aug. 29: SoundDiego LIVE, with the Devastators, Deadly Birds @Winston's -- RSVP here
    Aug. 31: Everest @the Casbah -- climb their mountain of sound!

    Thanks for reading! I certainly hope to see you at a show! As a reminder, if you see me, please come up and say hello. I always like meeting fellow music fans! See you soon.

    Tim Pyles, a longtime local who grew up in La Jolla, is the unofficial mayor of local music who hosts The Local 94/9 via FM94/9 every Sunday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. He also books local acts at the Casbah, hosts the weekly Anti-Monday League, books/hosts the monthly Maryjane's Underground at the House Of Blues and is an entertainment writer for Pacific San Diego Magazine. Check out his website and and follow him on Twitter @thelocalpyle. You can reach him directly here