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Sounds Like San Diego: July 12

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Switchfoot
    A John Foreman selfie

    I know enough hipster music snobs who will instantly eye roll with any mention of the word bro, even if they're really just a bro in disguise, hiding in skinny jeans. Bro or not, Saturday is the annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The weather has been perfect, and the ocean is warmer than usual, so a free show on the beach is pretty sweet. But mostly we support the event because it's never a bad thing when local boys make big and give back to their community through philanthropy and raising money for charities. This year, the event has partnered with the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, which supports many local charities that make a difference through the use of the ocean, including AccesSurf, Boarding for Breast Cancer, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Life Rolls On and more. You really can't beat that. By night, get ready to party at the House of Blues with La Roux, join Get Back Loretta at the Casbah, or catch the final show ever at AMSD with Led Kaapana.  

    Saturday, July 12, 2014:

    • Switchfoot Bro-Am, featuring Switchfoot, Run River North, the Futures League, Cody Lovaas, Ideasia @ Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
    • La Roux, Big Data @ House of Blues
    • Get Back Loretta, the Palace Ballroom, Flaggs, Neighbors to the North @ Casbah
    • Led Kaapana @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
    • No Know, Penis Hickey, Trash Axis @ Che Cafe
    • Hedonism, with John Bishop- Pride Pre-Party @ The Merrow
    • Behexen, Night Bringer, Ritual Combat, Infinitum Obscure, Vesterian, Verrater @ Til Two Club
    • Luv Madonna, a concert performed by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus @ Balboa Theatre
    • Poems & Love Sonnets of Pabla Nerudo, with improvised jazz, featuring UCSD professor emeritus of music & contrabass pioneer Bert Turetzky, bilingual songstress Coral MacFarland Thuet, Grammy-winning pianist/composer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and poet/interpreter Chuck Perrin @ Dizzy's
    • Hit the Lights, Outlook, Such a Mess @ Epicentre
    • Gary Shuffledust (David Boey tribute), Malchicks @ The Hideout
    • George Tandy, Jr @ House of Blues, Salvation Alley
    • MilkCrates DJs @ Bar Pink
    • Todo Mundo, Sister Speak @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
    • Bleeding Through, Winds of Plaque, Scars of Tomorrow, Lionheart, Seconds Ago @ SOMA
    • Mari Black @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church
    • Lee Foss, Lee K @ Bang Bang
    • Wynonna Judd @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
    • The Amalgamated, Mochilero All Stars (members of 2000 Tons of TNT/Ottley Mercer) @ Tin Can
    • Josh Damigo, K.C. Harris, Nathan Diller @ Lestat's
    • 2ToneDisco @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • Keyes @ Ken Club
    • Ashley Wallbridge, Christina Novelli @ Bassmnt
    • Maystar Fashion Show, Saul Q @ U-31
    • Joe Garrison @ 98 Bottles
    • Patrick Berrogain @ Croce's Park West
    • Lotus the Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
    • PopRx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
    • Cold Stare, Down for Life, the Hardknocks, Pissed Regardless, Footsoldier @ Tower Bar
    • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
    • David Page @ Winston's (5-8 p.m.)
    • Total D @ The Shakedown
    • Left4Dead @ Tio Leo's
    • City Reef @ Boar Cross'n
    • DJ Ikon & Ricky Rocks @ Fluxx
    • Open Arms (Journey tribute), DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Random Radio, the Big Lewinsky, Indiana Jonesin @ 710 Beach Club
    • Summer Time Shindig @ Spin
    • Private Domain, Makai @ Viejas V Lounge

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and 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.