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 thelocalpyle.com and and follow him on Twitter @thelocalpyle. You can reach him directly here firstname.lastname@example.org