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Sounds Like San Diego: August 16

Friday's live music scene includes the funky Styletones with SDMA-nominated drummer, Jake Najor at Bar Pink.

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Friday Funks You Up

Vito Di Stefano

Friday's live music scene includes the funky Styletones with SDMA-nominated drummer, Jake Najor at Bar Pink.

The Styletones are playing at Bar Pink and they throw one of the most fun dance parties to get in on -- it's actually impossible to have a bad time when they're performing. The San Diego Music Awards are around the corner and this seems like as good a time to mention open voting as any. The reason to mention the music awards is because Jake Najor will be on the kit, who's part of three separate nominated acts that are nominated in four categories. In fact, he also performed drums on "Mercy," the new track from TV on the Radio, which is blowing up on the charts. So the guy is a machine. And you can see him -- for free -- seems like a no-brainer for a Friday night.

Friday, August 16:

  • Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Deadly Birds, Get Back Loretta, Stripes and Lines, the Sinclairs @ Casbah
  • Bhorelorde, the Midnight Ghost Train, White Mule @ Tower Bar
  • Sculpins, United Defiance, Hocus, Barking Spiders, D.P.I. @ Til-Two Club
  • Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang @ Belly Up
  • Little Fowl, Heart Beat Trail, Steps of Doe @ Tin Can Ale House
  • Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Ditches, Mothlight @ Soda Bar
  • Goddamn Gallows, Calamity Cubes, the Strikers, Rail Them to Death, Sons of Providence @ the Void
  • Geezer, Red Pony Clock, Secret Seven @ the Merrow
  • San Pedro El Cortez, Slipping Into Darkness, Kids in Heat @ Ken Club
  • MOB BIG twins, Smigg Dirtee, Old English, RalpHlow1, Hex Luther, Collarossl, David G, Rage Child, MLK, DJ RX @ Brick by Brick
  • Ruptures, Struckout, Emily & the Complexes, Qualie @ Ché Café
  • Geneva Pina, Before the Sun Sets, Reaching for the Hour, Jesse Eisenbarth, Waking in Sonata @ Epicentre
  • Bellydance Night featuring Danyavaad & the Shimmy Sisters & Cairo Beats @ WorldBeat Center
  • San Diego Indie Acoustic Showcase featuring Donna Larsen, Carlos Olmeda, Brooke Mackintosh, Mason James @ Queen Bee's
  • Clepto, Coda Reactor, Subject to Citation @ Pier View Pub (Oceanside)
  • Spindrift, Kut U Up, Golden Beaches, Amerkan Bear @ the Griffin
  • F#ing in the Bushes- Brit Rock with DJs, Daniel Sant and Rob Moran @the Whistlestop
  • Arcade with Ricky Rocks @ FLUXX
  • San Diego IndieFest 8 @ NTC Promenade, Liberty Station
  • Danny & the Tramp @ Gallaghers
  • Groove International Key to Wonderland @ House of Blues
  • Dead Man's Party, Generator @ House of Blues
  • Clay Colton @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Dave Koz & Friends @ Humphreys by the Bay
  • Red Not Chili Peppers, High Noon @ Typhoon Saloon
  • Goodnight Ravenswood, Talk Like June, Show Ponies @ Lestat's
  • Jug Head Mob @ Marble Room
  • Helsott, Wither, Cage, the Midas Touch, Gravespell @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Fatal Disease, Vanguard, Psychophobia, Nautilus, The Shallow End, Fallen Hero @ Soma
  • DJs Von Kiss and Alexander @ Spin
  • Talor Dayne and Exposé @ Sycuan
  • Serious Guise @ Tio Leo’s Lounge
  • Caliber @ the V Lounge
  • Detroit Underground @ The Dreamcatcher
  • GTA @ Voyeur
  • DJ Logic with POCKET @ Winstons

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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