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It's Gonna Be a "Fun" Night

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Lead singer Nate Ruess of the alternative rock band "fun." performs on stage during Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest on board the USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on August 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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I hope you're all finally recovered from the San Diego Music Awards and Olympics overload. Perhaps Tuesday was a pass because you had too much fun over the weekend or on Monday night, but Wednesday should surely bring the masses out to a number of events. The Casbah hosts locals the Darrows for a laid-back night of fun, while Humphreys welcomes Dead Can Dance, who recently released their first album in over a decade. Anthemic rockers fun. have one of the most played songs of the year and are appearing at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU, while KPRI offers an amazing one-two punch with Heartless Bastards and the Dunwells, the latter being a band that at least a dozen trusted, music-loving friends have told me are a must see of the "next big thing" variety. Certainly you can get yourself out of a midweek funk with any of Wednesday's options and you'll certainly appreciate switching off the tube for some great tunes.

Wednesday, August 15:

  • The Darrows, Gone Baby Gone, Takihashi @ Casbah
  • Dead Can Dance @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • KPRI presents Green Flash Concert Series with Heartless Bastards, the Dunwells @ Birch Aquarium
  • Casbah presents Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Edison, Dark Time Sunshine @ Belly Up
  • fun., Chiddy Bang @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
  • Awesome Force, Mike Bleeds, Space Town Saviors @ Soda Bar
  • Graffiti Cathedrals, John & Cass @ Tin Can
  • October Rage @ Lestat's
  • The Last Years, Raw Dog, Close Calls, Oddball @ Eleven
  • Stevie & the Hi-Stax @ Bar Pink
  • Counterpoint Culture, Palos Verdes, Saba @ The Griffin
  • Honey Island Swamp Band, the Euphoria Brass Band @ Anthology
  • Diemonds, Slut Machine, Purple Church @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence presents a Night of Comedy @ House of Blues
  • Sweet Cheeks with DJs Bency & Mawkus, guests @ El Dorado
  • Joe Troutman & Midnight Starr's EDM with High Rollers, DJ Mikestatic, Armenta @ Brick By Brick
  • Dance For Our Life featuring Gabriel Joseph, Kinology, the Booniez Crew, Pixie Stixx @ Ruby Room
  • Club Kingston with Lady Cellie, Kindle to Ember, Selectah Hi-C @ Winston's
  • Sunset Trivia presents Music & Pop Culture Trivia Night @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Pleazure Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Jason Lee & the R.I.P. Tides @ Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Jimmy Lewis @ Tiki House
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Missy Andersen @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Wreck Shop Wednesday @ The Office
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Northstar @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Jeff Bristol @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub

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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