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Sounds Like San Diego: June 14

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    NEWSLETTERS

    I know that some people would like to believe that I have an encyclopedic knowledge of music, but the truth is that, in this age where we can find anything we want at any time, sometimes I just read a wiki to try to fit in and feel what everyone else is feeling. Last night I ran into a friend who couldn't wait to see Motion City Soundtrack at the Casbah, and when I told her that the show wasn't sold-out, she didn't believe me. I was just happy that the Henry Clay People were coming back, so I guess that shows how in tune I am with the pop-punk scene.

    Another friend asked if I would be at Soda Bar for Here We Go Magic. Every once in a while I work at the Soda Bar, but when I asked if they might need me, they suggested that they needed someone with a "Guard Card," which can only lead me to believe that this show might get a little rowdy, but only in a good way.

    My other friends asked if I would be at Van Halen. Van Huh? I guess I was in an in-between generation that never cared who was at the lead -- it just wasn't my thing. But if you are a Van Halen fan, the things I'm reading tell me that you should definitely go to this show on this tour. You'll see everything you want and perhaps even fall in love with the new material. Just make sure you stick around to hear it and don't use the new music for bathroom and beer breaks. Things have gotten so much better in the last thirty years all around, and you should be receptive to enjoy all of it.

    Thursday, June 14:

    • Casbah presents Here We Go Magic, Thrillionaire, Ditches @ Soda Bar
    • Van Halen, Kool & the Gang @ Viejas Arena
    • Motion City Soundtrack, the Henry Clay People, the Front Bottoms @ Casbah
    • On Point Promotions presents Simpkin Project, Reeform, Piracy Conspiracy, TRC Sound System @ Belly Up
    • Baby Buffalo, Thurlow, Cogito, Mandarin Dynasty @ Tin Can
    • The County Fair @ Riviera Supper Club
    • POSTPONED TO JUNE 21: Sezio presents the Tree Ring, guests @ Luce Loft
    • Nosucker DJs present Ladies' Night @ Bar Pink
    • Gypsyhawk, Behold! the Monolith, Athel, TBA @ Eleven
    • Rhapsody of Fire, Voyager @ House of Blues
    • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess, Whitney Myer, Charbra @ The Griffin
    • Nederlander Concerts present New Edition @ San Diego Civic Theatre
    • John Statz, Raspin @ Lestat's
    • James McMurtry, Jonny Burke @ Anthology (7 p.m.)
    • Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
    • Toyota Concert Series presents Kenny Loggins @ San Diego County Fair Heineken Grandstand Stage
    • Belly Up Music Festival @ San Diego County Fair Coors Lite Rock On Stage
    • Ford Dealers present John Tesh Big Band @ San Diego County Fair Paddock Stage
    • 105.7 FM presents Peaches & Herb, Maxine Nightingale @ San Diego County Fair Showcase Stage (2 p.m.)
    • Lucky and Wild, Idle Hands, the Greater Heights, PK @ The Irenic
    • The Jim Ryan Project, Torrey Mercer, Psychosally, Jill Nooren, Meidal @ Queen Bee's
    • Dizzy's presents Steph Johnson, Rob Thorsen & Fernando Gomez @ Tango Del Rey
    • Abnormality, Ruines Ov Abaddon @ The Shakedown Bar
    • soundON Festival of Modern Music with Mark Dresser, NOISE @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
    • Maiz @ Winston's
    • EDM with Wippenberg @ Fluxx
    • L.E.D. presents Pierce Fulton @ Voyeur
    • Double Duchess, Krylon Superstar, more @ Kava Lounge
    • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
    • Bill Magee @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • iParty Thursdays @ Henry's Pub
    • Club '80s @ Club Kadan
    • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
    • J.A.M. Kwest @ Gallagher's Pub
    • Dave Booda Trio @ Tiki House
    • Cathryn Beeks presents HomeGrown @ The Go Lounge (7123 El Cajon Blvd.)
    • Architecture Mixer @ Whistle Stop (4 p.m.)
    • Outlife presents Le Spank with Barry Weaver, DJs Jon Dadon & Boys Don't Disco @ The Office
    • Myron & the Kyniptionz @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Zack Carpenter @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • Hazmatt @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
    • Northstar @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Firefly @ Valley View Casino

    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.