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Sounds Like San Diego: July 6

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Not since Vampire Weekend and MGMT were all the rage has a band demanded quite as much attention as Foster the People. It was on a whim that I walked into the Austin Convention Center back during SxSW and saw the band performing to an awkward crowd of music journalists, bloggers and kids with hangovers just trying to enjoy the air conditioned room. For a Saturday afternoon, though, it was pretty obvious these kids were going places, and sure enough, they went from playing the Soda Bar to a small handful of people to selling out the Belly Up and the House of Blues --  and they already have another San Diego show planned in the fall at Soma. Tonight's tickets are coveted, and with Gardens and Villa opening, this is your winning show of the night.

    Wednesday, July 6:

    • 91X and Casbah present Foster the People, with Gardens and Villa @ House of Blues (sold out) -- read Chris Maroulakos' Gardens and VIlla preview here
    • Riverboat Gamblers, Off With Their Heads, Dead to Me, Underground Railroad to Candyland @ Casbah
    • Dinosaur Feathers, Tropical Popsicle, Bruin @ Soda Bar
    • The Greencards @ Anthology
    • Great Power, Priory, Chasing Kings, Lady Day @ Tin Can
    • Secret Samurai @ Riviera Supper Club
    • The New Archaic, Italian Japanese, Bedford Grove @ Belly Up
    • Fighting for the Mirror, Lainey's May, Ramekega @ Lestat's
    • Hargo, Eclipse 79, the Illustrative Violet, Soul Ablaze @ Ruby Room
    • The Bus Stop presents DJ Cosmo Baker, Charlie Rock, Ikah Love, Mada @ El Dorado
    • Jesse Davis @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Speak Her Open Mic @ Kava Lounge
    • Blue Largo @ Patrick's II
    • Wreck Shop Wednesdays, with Legacy Park, Area 25, the Red Starts, Plateau, String Theory @ The Office
    • Steph Johnson @ Croce's
    • The Pocket Rockets, Sarah Azzara, Rob Bondurant, 66ohm, Dusty and the Lovenotes @ Stage Saloon
    • Frankie Dee and the Funk Natra Band @ The Kraken
    • Nate Hancock @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
    • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
    • Club Kingston presents Synrgy, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Mystique Element of Soul @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Evolution @ Club Kadan
    • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
    • F--- Alt Comedy @ Whistle Stop
    • Manwhore Night @ Ken Club
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • Johnny Tarr @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • J.A.M. Kwest @ Typhoon Saloon
    • Sapphire Jam @ Bare back Grill
    • Burt Brion @ The V Lounge Viejas Casino

    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.