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Country Death Song

Greg Whitaker

Murder By Death

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The hipsters will tell you that the show of the night is Real Estate up at the Belly Up. While the band is certainly on top of its game and will definitely deliver a great show, I'm partial to Thursday's lineup at the Casbah.

Since the day this show was announced, I've been looking forward to this show and it is rare to see such depth in a touring lineup. From the Ozarks, Ha Ha Tonka will kick off the night and could very well be headliners themselves. Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons have a new record that is absolutely amazing, thanks to Chisel's haunting, heartfelt vocals. In fact, you can see Chisel now before he returns next week to open for Norah Jones at Symphony Hall.

Murder By Death will close out the night, and while their video projections tend to make them difficult to photograph, it certainly enhances the mood of their country-tinged rock & roll. Grab your tickets online because while there are a few left, this show will likely sell out by the time the doors open. 

Thursday, August 2:

  • Murder By Death, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons, Ha Ha Tonka @ Casbah
  • Dax Riggs, Thomas Wynn & the Believers, Grass Heat @ Soda Bar
  • Real Estate, Sun Araw @ Belly Up
  • Chris Isaak @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Calico Kids, My Graveyard Jaw, Katie Leigh & the Infantry @ Tin Can
  • Eskera, Wisecracker, 2000 Tons of TNT @ Eleven
  • Pal&Drome, DUDES, Chuch Hustlers, Mothlight @ The Griffin
  • Quino with LoCura @ Anthology
  • Bret Michaels @ Sycuan Live & Up Close
  • Tim Flack @ Lestat's
  • The Fresh Yard 2-Year Anniversary Party @ Ruby Room
  • The Blk Owl presents the Darkside with River City, Deadly Birds, DJ Keith Sweaty @ El Dorado
  • Trouble In the Wind @ Boar Cross'n
  • Steph Johnson @ Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Fear Factory, Fates Demise, Ethed In Red, Squirrelly Arts @ Brick By Brick
  • The Wagon, Tower 4 @ Winston's
  • Le Spank with DJ Girth @ The Office
  • The Little Italy Comedy Show @ 98 Bottles
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Critical Beatdown @ Kava Lounge
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
  • 145th Street Blues @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Geoff Baker @ Claire de Lune
  • iParty Thursdays @ Henry's Pub
  • Club '80s @ Club Kadan
  • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
  • L.E.D. presents Mumbai Science @ Voyeur
  • Dave Booda Trio @ Tiki House
  • Cathryn Beeks presents HomeGrown @ The Go Lounge (7123 El Cajon Blvd.)
  • Taylour Made @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

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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