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Sounds Like San Diego: July 21

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John Kay and Steppenwolf

John Kay and Steppenwolf headline StreetBeat in Little Italy on Saturday.

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This is a busy weekend in San Diego, and whether you head out to Pride or to one of the beer festivals, you'll have to save some energy for the great shows around town on Saturday. The Casbah has a sold-out show that sees the reunion of Chronic Meter, while Deep Time tears things up at Bar Pink. Personally, I'm excited to see Writer at Soda Bar. The Ralph brothers haven't been back to San Diego since their big move to New York, so it will be great to hear their great tunes while catching up with old friends. Also of note tonight, the New Kinetics are over at the Tin Can, and Lyon Crowns have a CD release at the Griffin.

Saturday, July 21:

  • StreetBeat San Diego block party, presented by 101.5 KGB @ Anthology (3-10 p.m.)
  • San Diego Pride, featuring Sandra Bernhard, Alex Newell, and more @ Balboa Park West
  • Breakwater Brewing Company fourth annual SD Beer Festival, with Marun Parusel, Hills Like Elephants, the Beautiful View, Gone Baby Gone, Scott Mathiasen, the Barnwell Shift @ Junior Seau's Beach Amphitheater (Oceanside, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Chronic Meter, I Wish I, Modern Rifles, Ghost Notes for Ghosts @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Writer, Beaters, Little Deadman, DJ Keith Sweaty @ Soda Bar
  • San Diego Brew Fest, featuring Becky Kramer's Brother, Black Crystal Wolf Kids @ Liberty Station
  • Young Dubliners, Family Wagon @ Belly Up
  • Deep Time (formerly Yellow Fever), the Scepters @ Bar Pink 
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s, with Junior and Vaughn @ Bar Pink
  • The New Kinetics, Uniform Victor, 2st Century, Astra Kelly @ Tin Can
  • Hard Fall Hearts, Rebel Hotel, Lexington Field, Hoist the Colors, @ Til Two Club
  • Lyon Crowns, Boom Chick, Color @ The Griffin
  • Dave and Bethany’s Wedding Reception Extravaganza, with Down’s Family, Behind the Wagon, the Touchies and guests @ Eleven
  • The Nau Naus, M.O.T.O., C--- Sparrer & Rock Bottom @ The Shakedown
  • Gabe Vega & Saul ('80s vs. '90s) @ Whistle Stop
  • SD Union two-year anniversary, with Calibre, Delano, Alex Flux, Ghost M.D., hosted by Ridda and Subliminal @ Ruby Room (discount before 10 p.m.) 
  • The Ruby Room Rainbow Festival Outdoor Stage and Party Patio @ Ruby Room (no cover, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Allison Lonsdale, Kelsea Little, Kenny Eng, Rob Deez, Tolan Shaw @ Lestat's
  • Rhino Bucket, Mark Knight & the Unsung Heroes, Vacscene, Los Loaded Saints @ Brick By Brick
  • Pride Party/Diamond Dust @ Kitty Diamond
  • Luc & the Lovington's, Lara Love @ Java Joe's
  • Temple of the Dad (fundraiser for Dana Middle School Music Program), Stranger with Tribe of Kings @ Winston's
  • Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, the Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, Cerebral Bore @ Soma
  • Harry & the Potters, War on the Roses (the Endless Bummer) @ Che Cafe
  • Defacing Their Ambitions @ Epicentre
  • Bill Magee @ Marble Room
  • Magick Carpet Ride @ Electric Ladyland Art & Music Center, OB
  • CD release for WDMO, featuring NYC pianist Diane Moserm with Peter Sprague, Will Parsons, Rob Thorsen, Duncan Moore and special guests @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
  • Rod Piazza @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
  • Secret Samarai, the Pyronauts, Slacktone @ Flying Elephant
  • Bill Hardt, Circuit Daze, DJ Cahill, DY Danny Verde @ 4th & B
  • Tribe of Kings, Soundsystem, Ocean Boogie @ Gallagher's
  • Ayla Simone, Kyle Flesch @ Analog
  • B!g Daddy Orchestra @ Tio Leo's
  • Special Guests, Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Rony Seikaly @ Voyeur
  • Club Papi, featuring the Papi Boyz @ Spin
  • Ritual, with Sid Vicious and Rico DeLargo @ Fluxx
  • Atropal @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Temple of Roots @ World Beat Center

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.

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