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Sounds Like San Diego: July 31

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Courtesy Hoodie Allen Music
    Hoodie Allen brings his smooth rhymes and summer jams to Epicentre.

    It isn't very often that I find myself dancing along to pop music, but when I got an email from Hoodie Allen, that's exactly what happened when I heard his record. You're instantly pulled in by the first track, "Song for an Actress," which samples Fitz & the Tantrums. Hoodie Allen created this record after leaving a job with Google, and it's heavy in jokes and playful fun. He flows effortlessly through his lyrics, and after a while you wish you were having a poolside mai tai well rocking these fun summertime jams. Catch him live tonight at the Epicentre.

    Sunday, July 31:

    • Hoodie Allen, Mack-n-Biz, Lazko, Lil Bishi & Milez Sager @ Epicentre
    • The Slackers, the Amalgamated, the Night Doctors @ Casbah
    • The Gin Blossoms, Malea McGuinness @ Belly Up
    • The Dread Crew of Oddwood, S.C.I.R.I.N. @ Tin Can
    • BBQ Skate Jam, with Oddball, Dead on the Wire, G.F.I. @ The Shakedown
    • Cubbfest 2011. featuring Vince Staples, Neveready, Triptides, Range Rover, Lotide, Tan Sister Radio, In Motion Trio, the Glass Canoe, Kevin Kills, CSG, Tomio Ueda with Droid Behavior, Crooked Fangs, Calm Tree and Friends, Fighting With Irons, DJ Panda Grass, Inspector Gadget @ Vision Pulse (5945 Pacific Center Blvd,, San Diego, noon to 10p.m.) -- read our preview here
    • SunDaze with Chris Lake @ Wavehouse
    • Geezer and the Cured @ Handlery Hotel Pool (1- 4 p.m.)
    • Hi-Dive Pt. II, featuring Goddallars, Wero. Adam Salter, Erick Diaz, Gabe Vega, David Afterlife, DJ Carlo, Blancnoire, Chris Chamberlin, DJ Pheetz, Jedisugar, @ The W Hotel Pool
    • The Never Never, Grandville, Hand In the Hive @ Ruby Room
    • Karaoke with Scotty Pants @ Eleven
    • Street Fighter II Tournament of Champions @ Soda Bar
    • Rob Corona @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
    • Metal Matinee, featuring Malice, Bitch, Heretic, 7th Calling, Sentinel, Ultimate Sin @ Brick By Brick
    • Sadde Up Sundays @ 710 Beach Club
    • Dredg, Fair to Midland, the Trophy Fire @ Soma
    • Jetwash @ Winston’s (6 p.m.)
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
    • Hungarian trumpet virtuoso/composer Kornel Fekete-Kovacs with Mike Garson piano, Lori Bell flute, Bob Magnusson bass and Duncan Moore drums @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine & Culinary Center)
    • Elliott Lawrence @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 am. to 2 p.m.)
    • Fattburger @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Stacy Adams @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • Hiroshima @ Anthology
    • Chris Lake, Anthony Ross @ Voyeur
    • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
    • Guytunes @ Balboa Theatre

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.