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Sounds Like San Diego: July 25

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Every once in a while, a band in the indie scene challenges you. For me, I'll see a band name that I've never heard before and look them up, and sometimes they'll tickle my eardrums. After a good listen, sometimes I'll realize that what I think is new is actually very familiar.

    Such is the case on Wednesday with Nova Albion performing at the Whistle Stop for this month's installment of Commune. Every month, the event comes through with great musicians and artists, and the amazing thing is they have anti-tobacco money behind them, so they get really good bands to play for free.

    Maybe you're not familiar with Nova Albion, but if you've paid attention over the last few years, you know that San Francisco's Music For Animals have toured with our local favorites like the Silent Comedy and Transfer. They've changed their name -- and maybe even locations if my information is correct -- but regardless, you should check them out at this free show at the Whistle Stop. You can thank me later.

    Wednesday, July 25:

    • Commune featuring Nova Albion (formerly Music For Animals), DJs Mikey & Ryan of Wild Wild Wets @ Whistle Stop
    • St. Lucia, Maren Parusel, Dr. Seahorse @ Casbah
    • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Tori Roxe & the Hot Mess, Talk Like June @ Soda Bar
    • Years Around the Sun, Montalban Quintet, Privet @ Belly Up
    • Memphibians, Andrew Felts, TBD @ Tin Can
    • H.A.M. @ Bar Pink
    • Polynesian Underground presents Anuhea, Jieljhon featuring Jeremy James @ The Griffin
    • The Horrids, Cigarettes and Caviar @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Deana Martin @ Anthology
    • Heavybassmusic presents Clara, Sonia Mia, Soulistic, Fransing, Tronada Dee, DJ Aish @ Ruby Room
    • Warmer Weather, Love American, Meraki, Burnt @ Che Cafe
    • Kid Wonder, Saul Q @ El Dorado
    • Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Napolean Complex, Nick Sullivan, Vicous @ Lestat's
    • Club Kingston presents Jam Kwest, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Sunset Trivia presents Music & Pop Culture Trivia Night @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Barfly Promotions Presents @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
    • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
    • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
    • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Mark Stuart @ Tiki House
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • Karaoke @ Chico Club
    • Fuzzy @ Croce's
    • Missy Andersen @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Wreck Shop Wednesday with Terry Matsuoka, Lexington Field, Leanna May & the Matadors, Audio Junkyard, Boondock Brothers @ The Office
    • Jeff Moore & the Witchdoctors @ The Kraken
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • The A List, Fingerbang @ StageRock Bar & Grill
    • Live Audition Night @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Ron's Trio @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Brian Pi'ikea @ Davina's Cabo Grill

    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.