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Sounds Like San Diego: July 17

Comic-Con is here and so is good music around town including, the Happy Hollows at the Griffin

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    Fisher Phillips
    Comic-Con is here and so is good music around town including, the Happy Hollows at the Griffin.

    It's San Diego's big week featuring Comic-Con, and nothing beats the music scene once all the action figures are purchased and the swag is claimed. Afterward, head over to the Griffin to catch three great acts, two of which emerged from the ashes of the shoegaze band Film School: vocalist Lorelei now fronts a local act, Bulletins, and guitarist Dave now shreds in Nightmare Air. Happy Hollows headline; they've been playing together long enough now that any good indie-rock fan should be familiar by now. All around, this is a solid lineup and worth the cab fare to Morena Boulevard.

    Wednesday July 17(#SDCC, #ComicCon2013 Preview Night, Del Mar Thorobred Club opening day):

    • Daydream Nation presents the Happy Hollows, Nightmare Air, Bulletins @ The Griffin
    • Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse @ Balboa Theatre
    • Vampire, Nicky Venus, Leanna May & the Matadors @ Casbah
    • Eddie Spaghetti, Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk, Hard Fall Hearts @ Soda Bar
    • Nina Storey, Sam Vicari, Sarah Donner @ Lestat's
    • Wag Halen's Beach Cities Jam, with Wag Halen, Los Beautiful Beasts, DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up
    • Blacktop Royalty, We Are/She Is, Cult Vegas @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Green Flash Concert Series presents the Fixx @ Birch Aquarium
    • Terminal A @ the Void
    • Club Kingston presents Layne Tadese, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Mixtapes, You Blew It, Light Years, Last Call, Save the Swim Team @ Che Cafe
    • Funk 101, featuring Stevie & the Hi-Stax, DJ Barry Thomas @ Bar Pink
    • Kice Simko & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club
    • The Groove, featuring Stellita @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
    • Black Lodge, DJ Ground Floor @ the Saloon (Encinitas)
    • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
    • BLUSD presents Jammingout the House of Blues @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Jennifer Batten with Jesse Solomon @ Dizzy's
    • Breezin' @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6 p.m.)
    • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
    • Mystique Element of Soul @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
    • Brewers Soundtrack Series @ Whistle Stop
    • Ron's Trio @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Homesick Hitchers @ Tiki House
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • Smokestaxx @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Open Mic @ 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.