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Sounds Like San Diego: July 28

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A Crystal Clear Choice

Crystal Stilts

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I warned you earlier this week that there would be a ton of great shows around San Diego this weekend, and just because you may not be in tune with Crystal Stilts at the Casbah or King Tuff and Jaill at the Soda Bar, that doesn't mean that they're not worth seeing. These are the kind of bands that have that slow grow -- you'll see them in three years in large venues and regret skipping out on them in the small ones. Or, you could make your Saturday night in San Diego a night of discovery, and when these bands are playing to thousands, you can brag about seeing them among dozens in a small bar. It's the way of the indie-rock world. You can either jump ahead and catch the wave or you can regret it later. No pressure...

Saturday, July 28:

  • Crystal Stilts, Mantles, Heavy Hawaii, Sunwheel, DH Mario Orduno @ Casbah
  • King Tuff, Jaill, The Coathhangers, DJ Mikey Face @ Soda Bar
  • Eleven Second Anniversary Weekend Rockfest with Dan Padilla, A-Bortz, French Exit, Signals Midwest, Fools Rush, Prosthetic Arms, All Eyes West, Broadcaster @ Eleven
  • 36 Hours Of The Summer Salon Series featuring the Yes Men, Katherine Brook, Jacob Turnbloom, Stephanie Lie, the Third Party, Century of the Self, the Nervous Wreckords and much more @ San Diego Museum of Art
  • Barrio Market Arts & Crafts Fair with La Misa Nigra @ Roots Factory (free, all ages, 2 - 6 p.m.)
  • Xavier Ramirez Solo Art Show UUPIII featuring music by Dathomir, Horace, Broth Goard, Living Dead, Trauma Clique, Scatterbrain the Acid Atheist@ Roots Factory (6 p.m.)
  • Hargo, Oliver Trolley, Shake Before Us @ Belly Up
  • Minnesota, Vibesquad, Russ Liquid, Dj Carlo, 7eight7 @ Ruby Room
  • Stick Figure CD Release Party, Clear Conscience, Sandollar @ 710 Beach Club
  • Muir Avenue Block Party: West Side Stage - Sunny Rude, Circus Junkies, Ishmael & the Peacemakers, Psydecar, Bad Neighborz, Corn Doggie Dog (Mike Long from Perro Bravo and Capitol Eye), Tommy Dubs and Seismic Leveler. East Side Stage - Undercover Hippies, League of Immortals, Tommy Dubbs Affiliate, Ease Up, Surrender Sunday, Psychothermia (a.k.a. Canobliss), Dirty Birds @ Muir Avenue, Ocean Beach (noon - 9:30 p.m.)
  • So Cal World Music Festival featuring Sister Nancy, Irusalem, Todo Mundo, shocks of Mighty, Maka & I Sight Band, Raggabond, Indica Roots, Arden Park Roots, Jam Kwest, Piracy Conspiracy, Ishmael & the Peacemakers, P.O.B., Mean Dino, Joint Custudy @ Four Points Sheraton (8110 Aero Drive, all ages)
  • Zoot Suit Boogie featuring Pachuco Jose & Los Diamantes, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio @ Centro Cultural De La Raza (18+)
  • Dave Mead’s Birthday Bash with Waste Age, Kimono Dragon, Bird Mother Ensemble @ Tin Can
  • Telegraph & NN$, Beat Panther, John Henry @ Til-Two Club
  • Mike & Eva’s Punk Rock Wedding Bash with the Ex Gentlemen, Gabba Gabba Heys, DJ @ The Shakedown
  • John Katchur @ Java Joe's
  • Yacht Rock with DJ Claire @ Whistle Stop (early show 5 p.m.)
  • Booty Basement with DJs Dimitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop (late show 9:30 p.m.)
  • The Alligator Republic, Choirs, Demons Over Easy @ Ken Club
  • Back 2 Black, Benedictum, Alive!, Dive Bomber, VacScene @ The Griffin
  • Sleazy Listening DJs @ Tower Bar
  • Party Rock Saturdays with Beatknockers, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Demon Hunter @ House of Blues
  • Big Toe, Emily James, Standard Issue @ Lestat's
  • Rasta Nation Posse Presents Tony Tuff, Backed By Revival, DH Chuncky Roots @ Brick By Brick
  • Dazed and Confused @ Winston's
  • The Dangerous Summer, New Empire, From Indian Lakes, Throne, Morena Boulevard @ Soma
  • Fates Demise, Thirty:30, Burden’s Arise, Orfeus, Draind, Metatotic @ Epicentre
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • Dizzy's presents Steph Johnson, Rob Thorsen, Fernando Gomez @ 98 Bottles
  • Patti Zlaket @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (early show 5 p.m.)
  • The Farmers @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (late show 9 p.m.)
  • Babylon Saints @ Flying Elephant
  • DJ Quick, Kokane, Hi Roots @ 4th & B
  • Wild Child @ Anthology (early show 7:30 p.m., late show 9:30 p.m.)
  • Jet West, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Dirty Talk presents Jupiter, Adam Salter, Gabe Vega @ El Dorado
  • LED Presents Baauer @ Voyeur
  • Trance vs. Dubstep Cycero, Slugfest, Scott Roberts, Orin Jacobs, Disarray, Evidence, Andrade, Amanda Darling @ Spin
  • DJ Ikon @ Fluxx

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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