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Sounds Like San Diego: August 11

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    NEWSLETTERS

    There are so many great shows on Saturday that you might find yourself in the midst of a conundrum. There are some daytime festivals worth exploring not just for the live music, but for the culture, crafts and always-good food that comes with these fixtures in San Diego. By nightfall, Andrew Bird takes the cake over at Spreckels Theatre, which in my personal opinion might just be the best venue in the city when it comes to an artist like Bird. It doesn't come cheap, however, so if you're looking for another amazing troubadour, head over to Lestat's for Josh Damigo's official release party for his latest CD, Hope. The record is phenomenal and Josh has enough personality to make anyone swoon at his stage presence. From there, you can head over to the Casbah where two of L.A.'s best indies take the stage in Saint Motel and Races, supported by locals Italian Japanese and Kevin Martin. Plenty of goodness this Saturday night to keep all of your aural needs satiated.

    Saturday, August 11:

    • Casbah presents Andrew Bird, Kelly Hogan @ Spreckels
    • Saint Motel, Races, Italian Japanese, Kevin Martin @ Casbah
    • Josh Damigo (CD Release), Keaton Simons, Jesse Thomas @ Lestat's
    • Cafe Tacuba y Hombres G @ Open Air Theatre, SDSU
    • 7th Annual Fiesta Del Sol @ Cesar Chavez Park (San Diego Bay, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Free, All Ages)
    • San Diego Wine Country Festival @ Bernardo Winery (1 - 5 p.m.)
    • Cardiff Dog Days of Summer @ Cardiff (101 Main Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
    • Black Market record release with Low Volts, Stephen Rey, Nena Anderson @ The Griffin
    • B-Side Players with La Santa Cecilia @ Belly Up
    • Shot Out Hoods, Wrong Beach, Media Control, White Trashionistas, Freakstar @ Brick By Brick
    • Me First & the Gimme Gimmes, Old Man Markley, Runny @ House of Blues
    • Chad Farrans Surfari Sessions CD release party with Super Unloader @ Winston's
    • Fang Island, Adebisi Shank @ Soda Bar (early show 7 p.m.)
    • Jel + DJ Abilities, Void Pedal, Mystery Cave @ Soda Bar (late show 10 p.m.)
    • The Milkcrates, DJ Mikey Face & Angie @ Bar Pink
    • Roswell That Ends Well, Former Friends of Young Americans, Midnight Vitals @ Tin Can
    • The Beat Kitchen, Question, Charlie Rock, Freddie Joachim @ Til-Two Club
    • Lady Parts, Mary Christ (DC), Platypus Egg @ Eleven
    • The Secretions, Dime Runner, Killing California & the Community @ The Shakedown
    • LLS Fundraiser with Useless Rhetoric, Social Animal, Austin Gatus Band (early show) and Witch Doctor (late show) @ Ruby Room
    • 40's Party featuring Hell On Heels Burlesque, John Deadly Trio @ Ken Club
    • Songwriter Showcase with John Katchur, Jeffrey Joe, Lisa Sanders, Carlos Olmeda and Steve Harris @ Java Joe's
    • Shaking Pyramid (members of Earthless, Joy, Psicomagia), DJ Mikey Ratt & Stack-Aly @ Tower Bar
    • DJ Saul and Kid Wonder @ U-31
    • Chris Bell & 100% Blues @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • LIXX with Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
    • My Iron Lung, Being As An Ocean, Dayseeker, Headwa, Keyes, Recollections @ Soma
    • Freudian Slip, T.F.K., Burnt, Jonathan Barefoot, Eaten By Shamu @ Che Cafe
    • Scarlett Avenue, One Dollar Machine, Heart of the Hero, Oco Taco, Real Things Are Good, the Mirror Door @ Epicentre
    • Vagrant Nation, Nick Morgan @ Dublin Square
    • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
    • Gilbert Castellanos, Mikan Zlatkovich, Brian Levy, Dave Marr, Duncan Moore @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
    • The Blue Note Project @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Eric Folsom Music @ Flying Elephant
    • Pesado @ 4th & B
    • Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30 p.m., Late Show 9:30 p.m.)
    • Ocean Boogie DJ Party @ Gallagher's
    • DJ Cheyenne Giles @ Analog
    • God Dollars, Adam Salter, Gabe Vega @ El Dorado
    • Burns @ Voyeur
    • Elev8, Herobust @ Spin
    • Ritual with DJ Karma @ Fluxx
    • Dimitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.