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Sounds Like San Diego: August 25

Burning Down the House

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Burning of Rome will be at Soda Bar on Saturday.

    Yesterday I told you that this weekend was jam-packed with things to do, and now you can see what I meant. Along with amazing bands performing Saturday, like Three Mile Pilot at the Belly Up, the Burning of Rome and Judgement Day at Soda Bar, and Alejandro Escovedo and Jesse Malin at the Griffin, there's plenty to do while the sun is out. One event specifically is near and dear to my heart. Amy Cole was a beautiful woman, a free spirit whose lif was lost suddenly in 2010. Her family and friends knew that it was important to carry on her love of the arts and music, and created a foundation in her name. Along with performances by Marie Haddad and Berkley Hart, Dustin Illingsworth created a record called Grief Is a Wilderness in her memory and will be performing songs from that album at this backyard house concert and BBQ. For those who knew and loved Amy, a party in celebration of her life and to benefit her charity is exactly what she would've hosted. All are welcome.

    Saturday, Aug. 25:

    • Amy Cole Memorial Scholarship Backyard House Concert, featuring Berkley Hart, Dustin Illingworth, Marie Haddad @ Cole Family Hom (934 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma, 6:30-10 p.m., $20 donation)
    • 6 Degrees Five  Year Anniversary Gala/Casino night benefitting Make-a-Wish, featuring DJ Noel, Big Daddy Orchestra, SOS Entertainment, hosted by Carlo Ceccheto @ Westin Gaslamp (7 p.m.)
    • Mira Mesa Beer Fest, featuring Lady Dottie & the Diamonds, Geezer @ Walker Wangenheim School Park
    • San Diego Spirits Festival, featuring Funky Monkey, Bruce Sanborn Band, Flashpoint, Jamilla, Alex Arndt @ Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
    • Milk and Honey Hope for India Benefit Show, featuring Gatsby's Fiddle, Cuates, Josh Harmony, Leanna May & the Matadors @ Shaper Studios (6310 Riverdale St., San Diego, $5, All ages, free drinks for 21+, art and more [8 p.m.])
    • The Art of Sound, featuring visual art, interactive sonic sculptures and installations, live performances by Swarmius, Kristopher Apple & Blair Robert Nelson, starvelab, Preteen Pornstar and more @ Space 4 Art (6-10 p.m.)
    • Dawg Tag Productions (new recording studio) Open House @ Dawg Tag Productions (3360 Sports Arena Blvd, 5-8 p.m.)
    • Three Mile Pilot, Kenseth and Brandon @ Belly Up
    • The Burning of Rome, Judgment Day, Silian Rail, Subsurfer @ Soda Bar
    • Deadbolt, the Hangmen, Los Loaded Saints @ Casbah
    • Alejandro Escovedo, Jesse Malin @ The Griffin
    • The Widows, Rats Eyes, Shark Blood @ Tower Bar
    • The Queers, Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, the Postals, Stalins of Sound @ Ken Club
    • Skyline Union, Brass Bed, Tall Tales & the Silver Lining @ Tin Can
    • Outernational, Cabeza de Gallo @ The Roots Factory (1878 Main St., San Diego, 6 p.m.)
    • the Memphis Murder Men, the Gore Horsemen, Embalmers @ The Shakedown
    • 311, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    • Booty Bassment, DJs Dimitri and Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
    • SD Metal Swap Meet After Party, with Sadistic Intent, Crepitus, Demolition, Mortuus Terror, Dissolution @ Ruby Room
    • Special Late Night Pants Karaoke @ Eleven
    • SDMETAL.org San Diego Metal Swapmeet, with Aces High, special guest Derek Riggs @ Queen Bee's
    • Bite Night, with Gemini Syndrome @ House of Blues
    • Eleonor England @ Lestat's
    • Elev8 @ Winston's
    • San Diego '80s Big Hair Rock Star Revival, featuring Viking Death, Roxauf, Back 2 Black, Snakebyte, OFU @ 710 Beach Club
    • Slugfest: Cycero, Jesse Whitesage & Digital, Damm3r, 2B, Atlas, Disarray @ Soma
    • DJ SIMBA Lowk, DJ A.R.O., Osmo, DJ Ceez, DJ Luna, ALTIISSIMO @ Epicentre
    • Revolt-Age @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
    • Betamaxx @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
    • The Invasion, featuring El Dawg, J Real @ 4th & B
    • Eric Johnson @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
    • Lalah Hathaway @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
    • Dannicus, DJ Chelu@ Gallagher's
    • Piano Man John Foltz@ Marble Room
    • DJs Dazzla, French Kiss Collective, Adam Salter, Gabe Vega, hosted by May*Star @ El Dorado
    • Destructo, Samo Sound Boy, Mossberg Pump @ Voyeur
    • LIFTEDent & SOUL ON BEAT celebrate 11 years of LIFTED, with Miguel Migs, Salted, San Francisco Halo, Surface, H-Foundation @ Spin
    • DJ Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
    • 3rd Annual USA Roots Reggae Dub Expo 2012 @ World Beat Center
    • Dizzy's Presents Joe Marillo & Friends, with Dwight Love, Reka Parker, Jeff Blanco, Bob Daniels @ 98 Bottles

    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.