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Sounds Like San Diego: July 25

Sonny & the Sunsets bring their "busted beach pop" lo-fi sounds to the Casbah on Thursday

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    There's a whole slew of bands taking on a retro-vibe of bright beach pop with a lean toward doo-wop, using a fuzzy sound from vinyl albums being played on a lo-fi stereo system. Sonny & the Sunsets is one of those bands, and they take the sounds of the past while making them their own. The band performs at the Casbah with Memories and Teenage Burritos joining them -- a perfect for first dates or old lovers. Around town, Soda Bar hosts Hockey and the L.A. favorite, Saint Motel, while Tim Pyles hosts MaryJane's Underground at the Hard Rock Hotel. Lots of great options tonight for music and good vibes. 

    Thursday July 25:

    • Sonny & the Sunsets, Memories, Teenage Burritos @ Casbah
    • Hockey, Saint Motel, Swimm @ Soda Bar
    • Alien Monster, the Morning After @ MaryJane's Underground Hard Rock Hotel
    • East of Sweden, Ultra Violent Rays, Machines Learning, the Sinclairs @ the Void
    • Johnny Winter, the Blitz Brothers @ Belly Up
    • Rips Entertainment presents Happy Body Slow Brain, Via Coma @ the Griffin
    • Just Like Jenna, New York Rifles, Focke-Wolves @ Tin Can Ale House
    • The Cult, White Hills @ House of Blues
    • Vamp @ Whistle Stop
    • San Diego Civic Dance Arts @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6 p.m.)
    • My Beautiful Leah, Louie & the Koodies @ Lestat's
    • Crash & Burns, DJ Cliche @ El Dorado
    • Mudgrass, the Chi Club @ Winston's
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
    • Krass Bros. @ Bar Pink
    • Pete @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
    • Breezin @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Darren Sherrill @ 98 Bottles
    • Maiz, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • EDM with Tom Fall @ FLUXX
    • Jason @ Kava Lounge
    • Too Rude for Sunday @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Johnny Vernazza @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Northstar @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Jammin Z90.3 Throwback Thursdays @ 710 Beach Club
    • The Great Electric Quest, the Nite Crawlers, Red Wizard @ Boar Cross'n

    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.