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Sounds Like San Diego: July 26

Smokey Robinson heads up Tuesday's live-music action in San Diego

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    Smokey Robinson performs at Sycuan on Tuesday, July 26. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts)

    When I was a little girl, my mom had a small but pretty decent collection of 45s. Our record player was already out of date and rarely used as we'd moved on to cassettes by then, but my mom sure did love waxing nostalgic about those Motown sounds she had collected. Tonight, Motown legend Smokey Robinson performs at Sycuan Casino, and while I'm sure he's got plenty of good years ahead of him, there's something special about catching the classics while you still can and while they're still actively touring. I know those casino shows can be a challenge both in getting there and to the wallet, so if you're just looking to kick it around town, rapper Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids is at the Casbah, Happy Diving makes an appearance at Soda Bar, and Bebel Gilberto returns to the Belly Up.

    Tuesday, July 26:

    • Chuck Inglish, Choo Jackson, Reese @ Casbah
    • Smokey Robinson @ Sycuan Casino
    • Tiki Tuesday feat DJ Marshall Islands @ Bar Pink 
    • Happy Diving, Gem, Quali @ Soda Bar
    • Altocamet, Cellars, TorresSelector, Memory Lounge @ The Hideout
    • The Lowland Drifters, Bighorn Run, Corina Rose @ The Merrow
    • Bebel Gilberto @ Belly Up
    • True Bass Presents: Ramsey #Trapped @TheOffice
    • Karaoke with Cici @ The Bancroft
    • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
    • Blue Largo @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
    • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Open Mic Hosted by Gaby Aparicio @ Java Joe's
    • Karloton Phresh, Goons, Ruterford @ Winston's
    • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
    • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
    • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
    • Jesse Dean, Geneva, Ilya Shatov and Becky Foster @ 710 Beach Club

    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.