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Sounds Like San Diego: July 18

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    NEWSLETTERS

    As I've been saying all week, the music scene in San Diego is on fire. There are so many shows, events and awesomeness all over the city. It's Pride weekend, so it's a great time to show your support of the diversity of San Diego, but also remember that there will be thousands of people out and about, so give yourself extra time to get to your destinations and expect incresed traffic wherever you might roam. The Casbah is sold out on Friday, with a special performance by Pinback, but fret not if you didn't get tickets, because they're going on tour and will be back at the House of Blues in October. Racing season started on Thursday, and the Summer Concert Series kicks of with Jurassic 5. Soda Bar hosts the first of two nights with the Queers and the Dwarves, Craft Spells perform at the Hideout, and, of course, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party kicks off on Friday as well. So much to do, so many choices, but save some energy for the rest of this chock-ful weekend.

    Friday, July 18:

    • Pinback, Life @ Casbah (sold out)
    • Summer Concert Series, featuring Jurassic 5 @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
    • Casbah presents Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers @ The Hideout
    • The Queers, Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age @ Soda Bar
    • Pride of Hillcrest Block Party feat. Tarryn Manning, DJ John Joseph, DJ Dirty Kurty, Nikno @ Hillcrest (University Avenue & Normal Street)
    • Ghetto Blaster, Peace Creep @ Tower Bar (9:30 p.m.)
    • Buck-o-Nine, Voodoo Glow Skulls @ Ramona Mainstage
    • Mr. Blow & Friends @ Bar Pink
    • Old Man Wizard, Wayfarer, Dreadnought, Man vs. Man @ Tower Bar (6 p.m.)
    • Alter Der Ruine, Mr. Kitty @ Ken Club
    • The Highwayman, the Tilt @ Belly Up
    • Mickey Avalon @ Stingaree
    • Jesse Cook @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • The Midnight Pine @ Sycamore Den
    • F---ing in the Bushes, Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
    • Marisela, Angel Lopez @ House of Blues
    • RF7, Riotgun, Los Brigands, Masaker 69, Brutus Punk-Band, Massakro & Subject to Citation @ The Shakedown
    • Melissa Aldana, Crash Trio @ La Jolla Athenaeum
    • Youth Jazz Ensembles @ Dizzy's
    • Banker's Hill Pride Kickoff Party, featuring Needledick DJs @ Tin Can
    • Pullman Standard, Leave the Universe, the Shallow End, H-Street, the Young Gents, Paper Days @ SOMA
    • Look Up Here, Cardboard Truckers, Soul Juice, Future Age, Aqua Rhythm @ Epicentre
    • Cody Lovaas, Aaron Bowen @ Lestat's
    • Bearracuda San Diego Pride!, with DJ Paul Goodyear @ The Merrow
    • Robin Hill, High Anxiety, Bobby Joe Ebloa & the Chicken MacNuggets @ The Bancroft
    • Kid Wonder @ U-31
    • Triumph of the Wild Boy, Lisa Sanders, Brown Sugar Hayes @ Templar's Hall (Old Poway Park)
    • Curtis Taylor Quartet @ Croce's Park West
    • Monette Marino @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
    • Norris Reed backed by Roots Covenant @ Winston's
    • Happy Hour with the Brokers @ Belly Up
    • Mila Ruiz, the Mighty Rulers, Sir Skankalot, Go-Go Guillermo, King Dutty @ Til-Two Club
    • Diamond Pistols, Tristan D, Rktr, Pornscore, Stillwell, Haterade, DJ M.a.d.e., ElezD, Preston Morrill, 2Xcited, Horge, Max Gavin, Joaquin Limon, Contrvband, D-fect, Data Drain, DJ Adam Bomb, Osbahr, DJ Carson, Virtual Boys, Steradiant, the Pineapple Society, Khopper, Shayota @ Somewhere Loud
    • Oliver S, Lee K @ Bang Bang
    • Lady Cellie & Roots High Power Sound System, DJ Carlos Culture @ World Beat Center
    • Shift @ Fluxx
    • Fury @ Kava Lounge
    • Cash Cash @ Bassmnt
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom
    • Black Mambo @ 98 Bottles
    • Andy Mauser (7 p.m.); Ass Pocket, Whiskey Fellas, DJ LYA @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
    • Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club (5 p.m.)
    • Hirie, Piracy Conspiracy, Kush County @ 710 Beach Club
    • Bill Hardt KIcks Off Pride Weekend, with Shane Stiel, Alyson Calagna, Dan Slater, Danny Verde, Marcel Hetu vs. Taj, Wayne G, Rosabel @ Spin

    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.