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Time to Check Into the Hotel

Rosemary Bystrak

Hotel St. George performs tonight at the four year anniversary of Pussy Galore

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This month's Commune Wednesday brings a SoundDiego favorite, Hotel St. George, along with So Many Wizards. The monthly event brings together art and music at a free show. The hosting organization is funded by anti-tobacco money, and that message permeates much of the art, but there's no judgment there, and you won't get preached to, either, and it's a good way to spend a Wednesday night. If that's not your flavor, the Furious IV's Ian Taylor has assembled a band just to avoid falling down the singer/songwriter rabbit hole. He's awesome and you'll dig him. Trust me. Finally, over at Soda Bar, you've got the Purity Ring, who are so pure they don'e even have a record yet still somehow they've received the Pitchfork stamp of approval for best new music.

Wednesday, Aug. 31:

  • Commune Wednesday with Hotel St. George, So Many Wizards, DJ Keithxsn @ Whistle Stop
  • Ian Taylor and the Guilty Party, Davey Quinn, Noel Jordan @ Tin Can
  • Purity Ring, White Apple Tree, Kuhrye-oo- @ Soda Bar
  • Nicey Nice World, Illuminauts, Riververb @ Casbah
  • Mouthbreathers, Lunar Maps @ Bar Pink
  • Inspired Flight @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
  • Allie Moss, Bess Rogers, Ian Axel @ Lestat's
  • Bushwalla; Rafter; Gravity, featuring Richie Aldente @ Belly Up
  • Bring Me the Horizon @ House of Blues -- read Scott McDonald's preview
  • Mystique Element of Soul @ Handlery Hotel (poolside, 5 p.m.)
  • Roy Rapid and the Rhythm Rock Trio @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Cannon Fire @ Brick By Brick
  • The Bus Stop and Dub Dorado present Hip Hop vs. Dubstep @ El Dorado
  • Ellis (acoustic) @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Benefit Concert for Angel O'Brien @ Anthology
  • Comedy Night @ Eleven
  • Bill Magee @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Cogito, Eclipse 79, Lands on Fire, Bangladesh @ Ruby Room
  • Stoney B. Blues @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Wreck Shop Wednesday, with BoomSnap, Legacy Pack, BJ Jezbera, Vinnie & Skinny, the Clean Plate Club @ The Office
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Frankie Dee and the Funk Natra Band@ The Kraken
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Kingston with Quino, DJ Carlos Culture
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Battle of the Bands @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Evolution @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • L.E.D. presents Designer Drugs, No Body @ Voyeur (18 and over)
  • Jeff Bristol @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Laguna @ McP's Irish Pub & Grill
  • Rebecca Jade @ The V Lounge Viejas Casino
  • Califarians @ Typhoon Saloon

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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