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Sounds Like San Diego: June 13

Chess Wars, with SoundDiego's own Dustin Lothspeich on guitar, play the Casbah on Friday with Dead Feather Moon and Strange Vine.

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    I know Jake Shimabukuro is in town -- he's amazing, and if you plan on driving to Harrah's Southern California Resort, you're going to have a great show. And Darius "Don't Call Me Hootie" Rucker is at the San Diego County Fair -- presumably performing as a country pop artist and not a pop rock artist -- and that could be really fun, too, but all bets are on local music on Friday. The Creepy Creeps are going to destroy Bar Pink, Lady Dottie should have booties shaking at the Hideout, and Flaggs celebrate an album release at Whistle Stop. Really, though, the highlight of the night is at the Casbah. SoundDiego associate editor Dustin Lothspeich will perform with one of his projects, Chess Wars; Strange Vine, the Fresno duo that has been blowing minds in San Diego for the last few years, makes its return; and Dead Feather Moon headline what I believe is their first show since April. So, yes, there are dozens of choices on Friday night. I'd like to believe that you can't go wrong with whatever live music you choose. 

    Friday, June 13:

    • Dead Feather Moon, Strange Vine, Chess Wars @ The Casbah
    • The Creepy Creeps @ Bar Pink
    • Lady Dottie & the Drop Dead Dames @ The Hideout
    • Jake Shimabukuro @ The Event Center, Harrah's Resort Southern California
    • Dawn of Midi, Illuminauts, Passengers @ Soda Bar
    • Darius Rucker @ San Diego County Fair Grandstand Stage (free with admission)
    • Pato Banton, Sunny Rude, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up (9 p.m.)
    • Paul Collins Beat, Javier Escovedo, Go Go Lords @ Til Two Club
    • Soda Bar presents Two Cow Garage, Caskitt, Squarecow @ Ken Club
    • Flaggs (CD-release show) @ Whistle Stop
    • Dirt Nasty @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • The Heroine, Night Owl Massacre, Gutterslut @ Shakedown Bar
    • Alice in CooperLand @ San Dieo County Fair Rock On Stage
    • Revolut-Chix, Plane Without a Pilot, Chica Diabla, the Touchies @ Tower Bar
    • Theosis, Temblad, Detonated, the Imperfex, Thunder Demon, Sold Souls @ SOMA
    • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5:30 p.m.)
    • Venacava, Lavelle Dupree, Mutiny DJ, 2Xcited, Adam Bomb, Data Drain, the Pineapple Society, Osbahr, Try Hard, Rogerthat, Munchies127, Electrik Chemist, GDI Bass, Joaquin Limon @ Somewhere Loud
    • Cassius Sings @ Porter's Pub
    • Kastle, Vindata @ Bang Bang
    • My Iron Lung, Donovan Wolfington, Pope, Hail the Sun, Idlehands @ Che Cafe
    • Dave Scott & the New Slide Quartet @ Croce's Park West
    • La-$sol @ Epicentre
    • Marcela Mendez @ L'Auberge
    • Full Moon Fever, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Magic 92.5 Presents R & B Liuve, featuring All-4-One, Shai, Next @ House of Blues
    • The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio, Jonathan Rowden Group @ 98 Bottles
    • Backwater Blues Band, Poprx @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • The ClamJammers @ 710 Beach Club
    • Lonesome River Band @ Museum of Making Music
    • Pretty Boom, Robin Hill, the Lewer @ Tin Can
    • The Cronies @ Tio Leo's
    • Makj @ Bassmnt
    • Pink Froyd @ Winston's

    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.