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Sounds Like San Diego: August 12

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Just because Monday is right around the corner doesn't mean you can't rock out on Sunday. For starters, you can let your inner rocker out as Kiss and Motley Crue perform at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre or stick to modern electro with Teengirl Fantasy at the Casbah. Guitar master Ottmar Liebert returns to Anthology with his band, Luna Negra, and ex-Crystal Castles members take over the Soda Bar in Parallels.

My vote for the night, however is up at the Belly Up. I might not be particularly known for shaking my booty on a dancefloor, but the afrobeat band Antibalas always delivers an energetic night that makes it hard for anyone to keep their feet still. The members of the band all perform in various projects, as they are all skilled and highly sought-after musicians. But when they are together, Antibalas will get any pre-Monday anxiety out of your system.

Sunday, August 12:

  • 7th Annual Fiesta Del Sol @ Cesar Chavez Park (San Diego Bay, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Free, All Ages)
  • CityFest featuring Hott Thing, Mad Traffic, Mimi Zulu & the Revenge, the Black Sands, the Young Rapscallions, Bitter Sober, Run Honey @ University & 5th, Hillcrest (Free, 12 - 7 p.m.)
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival @ The Village of Chula Vista (Downtown, 3rd Ave., 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Casbah presents Antibalas @ Belly Up
  • Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper, Thunder Horse @ Casbah
  • Kiss, Motley Crue @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Anthology
  • Parallels (ex-Crystal Castles), Church Hustlers, Beat Panther @Soda Bar
  • Black Hondo, the Marsupials, the Wayfarers @ Voz Alta
  • Joshy Wastrel & Samo’s Wedding Celebration with Continental, D.P.I. & Your Aresenal @ The Shakedown
  • Young Turks (ex-Broadway Calls) and guests @ Eleven
  • The Orange Pickers, “d”, Roxy Moonslinger @ The Griffin
  • Tori Roze presents Wintertime Carousel, Karina Frost, Becky Alter @ Ruby Room
  • Rasta Nation Reggae Night @ U31
  • Happy Endings featuring DJs JoeMama & Tramlife @ Bar Pink
  • Mookie's Unsigned Sundays @ House of Blues
  • Misc. Ailments, Stop Motion Poetry, the Silhouettes @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Alliance @ Brick By Brick
  • Slower @ 710 Beach Club
  • Intervention featuring Markus Schulz @ Hard Rock Hotel
  • Sundaze featuring ZEDD, Dallas K, Mossberg Pump @ Wavehouse
  • The Carlos Rock Experience @ Winston’s (early show)
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's (late show)
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Fattburger @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • America, the Riders @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Moderatto (early show) @ 4th & B
  • Darth & Vader, Tripset, Leisure, Spitfiar, Blizzy, DJ Ramsey (late show) @ 4th & B
  • The Hips @ Gallagher’s
  • Tom Russell @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • No Draws Sunday @ Spin
  • Relevance, Soul of the River, 321 Stereo, Spero @ Ramona Mainstage

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.

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