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Sounds Like San Diego: July 22

Cold War Kids kick off the 2016 Del Mar Racetrack concert series on Friday

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    Fatima Kelley
    Cold War Kids kick off the Del Mar Racetrack 2016 concert series on Friday, July 22.

    I've been a little Con-centric this week because I'm such a nerd, but that's not all that San Diego has to offer. With the Del Mar Racetrack celebrating opening day just a week ago, the Summer Concert Series is now in full effect and kicking the whole thing off is one of our favorites, Cold War Kids. It was clear from their first show here at the Casbah that they would do massive things, and we like to think of them as honorary locals. The concerts are free with paid track admission as long as you arrive before the final race. Around San Diego, Japanese stoner-rockers Boris celebrate 10 years of their album "Pink," by performing it in full at the Casbah; Blink-182 plays a sold-out show at Viejas arena; Archons come out of a long hiatus with a show at Tower Bar; and of course, there are a million Con-related events all over downtown.

    Friday, July 22 (Comic-Con 2016):

    • Cold War Kids, Otto Pilot @ Del Mar Summer Concert Series (after the last race)
    • Boris performing "Pink," Earth @ Casbah
    • Blink-182, A Day To Remember, All-American Rejects @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
    • Archons, Bonehawk, Loom, Beira @ Tower Bar
    • San Diego Ska Summer w/ Fixed Idea (El Paso, TX), the Amalgamated, Mochilero All-Stars @ Ken Club
    • An-Ten-Nae and Huglife, DatPhat, Galangsta, Yakes, Russ Imperio, SpeakerGhost @ Spin (costumes encouraged)
    • The Radioactive Chicken Heads and Clark Chimp @ Tenth Avenue Arts Center
    • The Bi-National Mambo Orchestra @ Dizzy's
    • Vista Kicks, the Gloomies, Hawai @ Soda Bar
    • Disciples of the Canyon, KD the Beast, TAC XII, Rashinal @ The Merrow
    • '80s & '90s @ Bar Pink
    • San Diego Brews Cruise @ Hornblower Adventure (6:30-10 p.m.)
    • The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest @ Symphony Hall 
    • MTV Private Party @ Fluxx
    • Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque @ Brick By Brick
    • Atomic Groove Mid-Summer Girlz Nite Out @ Belly Up (happy hour 5 p.m.)
    • Arise Root, Iya Terra, Ital Vibes @ Belly Up
    • Shawshank Redeemed, Suntorn, End Of Flesh, Raw Dawg, Fix Our Eyes, Nebulium @ SOMA
    • SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour @ Brick By Brick
    • Miss Destiny, Bosswitch, Fictitious Dishes @ Whistle Stop
    • Tyler Boone, Andrew Barrack @ Lestat's
    • Songwriter Night @ Java Joe's
    • Tombstalker, Sakrifcer, Impure Consecration, Beastial Slaughter, Tideless @ The Bancroft
    • Hard Fall Hearts, the Upshots @ 710 Beach Club
    • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
    • Hit Bargain, Bastidas, Miscegenation and more @ Che Cafe
    • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
    • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Bomb Squad, DJ OpenOptics @ Winston's
    • Telephone Lovers, Modern Kicks, Dead On the Wire, Chamber 6 @ Til-Two Club
    • Beat Kitchen with QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
    • Boombox Cartel @ Bassmnt
    • Lil Jon @ Omnia
    • Purps and Turqs @ Kava Lounge
    • The Groove @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
    • Goodtimes @ Henry's
    • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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.