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Sounds Like San Diego: June 10

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    NEWSLETTERS

    This weekend ushers in the annual tradition of the San Diego County Fair. Along with all the rides, food and vendors, the summer concert series kicks off tonight with Pat Benetar on the main stage and is certain to bring back memories of fairs of your youth.

    However, if you're not quite ready for fair food, there are some great shows to catch at the usual haunts, including the Love Grenades, who captured everyone's attention at their recent San Diego debut at the Casbah. Tonight they'll be playing a free show at Robin Roth's Pussy Galore at the Whistle Stop. Over at Soda Bar, the Heavy Guilt play their last show until their July CD release party, so catch them while you can. In Middletown, Jenny and Johnny are sold out at the Casbah, but the Casbah is also presenting rock legends X over at 4th & B, with tickets still available. Dudes, the Speculators, Yellowcard and even Barefoot Hockey Goalie top bills around the city.

    Friday, June 10:

    • Pussy Galore, featuring Love Grenades, Gayle Skidmore, DJs Robin Roth & Terryn @ Whistle Stop
    • Pat Benetar, Neil Giraldo @ San Diego County Fair, Toyota Summer Concert Series
    • The Heavy Guilt, River City, Owl Eyes @ Soda Bar
    • Jenny and Johnny, La Sera, Nik Freitas @ Casbah (sold out)
    • X, Joey Harris and the Mentals @ 4th & B
    • Dudes, No Paws, Ghost Shores, United States ’11 @ Tin Can
    • The English Beat, Tommy Dubs @ Belly Up
    • The Speculators, the New Nostalgic, Privet @ The Park Gallery
    • Yellowcard, Good Charlotte, Runner Runner @ House of Blues
    • Pocket @ Bar Pink
    • The Verso, Canyon Sets, Duchess, Arms Entwined@ Ken Club
    • Barefoot Hockey Goalie, Pony Death Ride @ Eleven
    • Badd Co (Bad Company tribute) @ San Diego County Fair, Coors Light Rock On Stage
    • Fink Bombs, Chango Rey and his Broken Heart Beat Band, Dirtbag Surfers @ Tower Bar
    • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with Midnight Conspiracy, DJs Gabe Vega and Blake Dorsey @ U- 31
    • Colin Kane @ House of Blues (5th Venue Side Stage)
    • Chris Trapper, Donovan Lyman @ Lestat's
    • Lighter Shade of Brown, M.T.E. Hitsquad, As the Sun Sets Fire, Mr. Lean, Non Stop Records, Bonehed and Natz, Hard Hitters, Radio @ Brick By Brick
    • Pink Froyd @ Winston's
    • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5:30 p.m.)
    • Voices, featuring Gregory Page, Joe Kharoosi, crafts, arts, belly dancing and more @ ArtLab (3536 Adams Ave.)
    • Back 2 Black (AC/DC tribute), the John Goodhue Band, Reef Bound Soul @ 710 Beach Club
    • 'The Ataris, Dont Panic, Goodnight Caulfield, Stereo Summer @ Epicentre
    • As Dreams Die, When We Were Gods, Like Tyrants, Authors of the Forgotten, Deceiver, Shores @ Soma
    • Brian Warren, Town Hall, Relatives, George Pritzker @ Che Cafe
    • Plato Soul @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
    • Zombie Cartel, the Getdown @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Fourplay @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • I Like to Singa, presented by Camp Glee Club @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Lizzy Pitch @ Portugalia
    • Megan Combs and Friends, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • The Red Fox Tails @ The Marble Room
    • DJ Scotty Boy, Red, Revolvr, Dangerhouse @ Voyeur
    • Dj Huy Believe @ Analog
    • Zenbu Fridays, with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
    • 87 Stick Up Kids (album release), Grandmasta Rats, Mr Biggs, Cros1 @ El Dorado
    • Brazilian Invasion @ Spin
    • Sleeping Giant Anniversary, featuring Chris Cutz, Jon Sautter, Mikey Beats, Who @ Fluxx
    • Mikey Beats @ Shore Club
    • DJ Artistic @ Altitude
    • DJ Scooter @ Firehouse
    • Miki Vale @ The Flame
    • Mike Czech @ The Tavern
    • W Steele @ Bluefoot
    • Larry Carlton Trio @ Ramona Mainstage

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