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Sounds Like San Diego: August 3

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The San Diego Music Awards will come to Humphreys Concerts By the Bay on Aug. 13. (Published Thursday, Jul 26, 2012)

    Sometimes I get a little bit over anxious when it comes to the weekend. I like to think that San Diego weekends start on Thursday night, but in reality, Friday is when it all begins.

    And so this Friday kicks off a series of showcases of bands that are nominated for the San Diego Music Awards. Perhaps it would've made more sense to have these showcases before voting ended, but who am I to squabble about the little things?

    Get Ready For the SDMAs

    Get Ready For the SDMAs
    The San Diego Music Awards will come to Humphreys Concerts By the Bay on Aug. 13. (Published Thursday, Jul 26, 2012)

    You can catch a great show at the Casbah, headlined by Mrs. Magician. Whether exagerrated or not, I'd like to believe this band is solely responsible for bringing John Reis' Swami Records out of a lengthy hiatus.

    You can't go wrong with that show, but if you're still searching, Colin Clyne is performing in North County at the Museum of Making Music, Casino Pauma hosts the finals of the Battle of the Fans, and the Amandas perform at the Whistle Stop. That's just a taste of Friday's options which means that, no matter where you go, it's a very good night.

    Friday, August 3:

    • Mrs. Magician, Spider Fever, Plateaus, Ditches, Beehive & the Barracudas @ Casbah
    • Colin Clyne @ The Museum of Making Music
    • Battle of the Fans Finals feauring Talk Like June, Channel, League of Liars, Dialog Project @ Casino Pauma
    • Amandas @ Whistle Stop
    • Los Loaded Saints, the Focke-Wolves, On High @ The Shakedown
    • Throne, Headway, Keyes, Black Panther, Cole Bristow @ Che Cafe
    • Manganista, Monkey Wagon, the Pharmacy, Chris Bearden DJ (the Cutaways) @ Tin Can
    • Steel Pulse @ 4 O’Clock Fridays Del Mar Race Track
    • '70s vs. '80s Tribute Night with Pettybreakers, HeartBreaker, Rocks Off, DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up 
    • Hobo Torch, the Mice, the Dandits @ Soda Bar
    • Soul party with Stevie Harris, Rob Bondurant, the Amalgamated @ Java Joe’s
    • LED Presents Hard Rock Sofa @ Voyeur
    • Cold Cuts with Keith Sweaty & DJ Salmarcop @ Ebisu Sushi
    • Junior theDISCOpunk @ AC Lounge
    • DeityGirls & Scarry Garry Show @ Queen Bee’s
    • Taboo @ Til-Two Club
    • The Brokers @ Belly Up (Early Show 5:30 p.m.)
    • Mighty Hydro 3-Year Anniversary Party featuring Rasco, 4two7, Twist & Bloe, DJ Ture Justice, DH Daeta @ Ruby Room
    • The Dirty Legs, Death of California, Dead On a Wire @ Ken Club
    • Raise the Guns, Calamitous Intent, Medius, Beheading the King @ Eleven
    • Darling Youre Stunning, Bloodflowers, Relative Motion, Sundrop Electric @ The Griffin
    • Hip Hop vs. Punk with Skrapez vs. the Lumps, Brother Nature vs. Batwings, DJ Unite, Mr. Henshaw, Pelengue @ Tower Bar
    • Feel the Noise Electro Dance with DJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ Kitty Diamond
    • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
    • DJ Jason Scott @ U-31
    • YG 4 Hunnid Degreez Tour @ House of Blues
    • Hi Def Dynamite, Strange & the Sickness, Psychothermia @ Brick By Brick
    • Split Finger, the Legacy Pack, the Saline Solutions @ Winston's
    • Subliminal Trip, Irieside, Cheezy & the Crackers @ 710 Beach Club
    • Eyes Like the Sea, Mortify Your Enemies, Rum For the Pirates, Terra Firma, Avarice, Call It Closure, Victims, Hundred Caliber @ Epicentre
    • Killing the Messenger, Cold Blooded Theory, the I in Self, Quorra, A Truth Betrayed @ Soma
    • Atomic Groove @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Sic Waiting @ Flying Elephant
    • Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Fab, Mr. Dubie, Joey Dixon, Cash Me Out @ 4th & B
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30 p.m.)
    • Jumping Jack Flash @ Anthology (Late Show 9:30 p.m.)
    • California Celts, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
    • Hickies & Dry Humps a Totally '90s Party with Kanye Asada, Saul Q, Jason Waterfals, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
    • Melo D @ Fluxx
    • Kill Devin Hill, Trailerpark Rockstar, Helsott @ 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.