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Sounds Like San Diego: June 15

Michigan's singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne headlines Oysterfest

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Embarcadero Becomes an Oyster-fest

Doug Coombe

Michigan's singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne headlines Oysterfest.

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There aren't a lot of events held at the Embarcadero each year, but one of its best is the Oysterfest. Still considered to be in its infancy, it brings together oyster vendors from all over. Whether you want shucked, raw or fried oysters, this is the place to be. SoundDiego is interested because for us, the draw is the music, which includes Mayer Hawthorne as headliner , a slew of local DJs with plenty of support acts like Family Wagon and Blood Diamonds. By nightfall, head over to Soda bar for the Burning of Room, snatch a ticket to the almost sold-out Greyboy Allstars show at the Casbah, or check out Creepxotica (the Creepy Creeps tiki influenced down-tempo alter egos) at the Black Cat in City Heights.

Saturday, June 15:

  • San Diego Oysterfest featuring Mayer Hawthorne, Poolside, Blood Diamonds, Tyrone Wells, Chris Clouse Live, Family Wagon, Social Club, Fresh One, Who, Mike Czech, Artistic @ Embarcadero Marina Park North (11am- 7pm)
  • Yeller Studio presents No Tan Lines A Celebration of Art, Summer & Good Vibes @ Community @ Joy Building (4484 Illinois, 1-5 p.m. FREE)
  • The Greyboy Allstars, DJ SK @ Casbah
  • The Burning of Rome, the Howls, Water Liars, Ed Ghost Tucker @ Soda Bar
  • Creepxotica, The Black Tides @ the Black Cat
  • Ruby Room Final Saturday! Circuit Whizard, Osal8, Eric Yo @ Ruby Room
  • Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin starring Sophie B. Hawkins for One Night Only @ Sycuan Casino
  • Sonia Rao @ do something NOW! Benefit (3211 Fosca Street, Carlsbad, CA 92009)
  • Neon Beat-The Best & Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Ella, Jo Jo Kitty Blues, Jonathan, Sasha Ballard @ Ché Café
  • Fayuca with Brewfish & Sidereal @ 710 Beach Club
  • Oh & The Whats, The nFormals (CD Release), Mittens @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Well, Owl Paws @ the Void (Matinee)
  • Indian Jewelery, Wet Illustrated, Deathday @ the Void (night show)
  • DJs Gabe Vega & Saul @ Whistlestop
  • English Beat with Amalgamated @ Belly Up
  • Diamond Dust featuring May*Star @ the Flame
  • The Fooks, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Steve Miller Band @ San Diego County Fair Grandstand Stage 
  • Wathenclan @ San Diego County Fair Rock On Stage
  • Sight Unscene CD Release, Daemos, Shotgun Chaperone @ Brick By Brick
  • Lady Cellie presents Echo Minott Revival Maitland Roots Sound System @ the Griffin
  • Tribute to Paul McCartney featuring Benedetti with Fred, Regina & Julia Benedetti @ Dizzy's
  • Close Your Eyes, Killing the Messenger, Shining Through, Hundred Caliber, The I in Self, Focus in Frame, A New Challenger Approaches, Milestone @ Soma
  • Freedom & the Will, From Me To You, The Long Run, Mason James, IWXO @ Epicentre
  • DJ Karma @ FLUXX
  • Boys & Girls with Zimmer @ El Dorado
  • Groove International Presents @ House of Blues
  • Eventvibe and Amplified Access present Zomboy @ House of Blues
  • Trade Winds (5 p.m.), Fish & the Seaweeds (9 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Allison Lonsdale, Pray for Surf, the Dukes, Tom McNeary @ Lestat's
  • Whitney Shay @ Marble Room
  • Dead Man's Party @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Room 105 - the Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin @ Sycuan
  • Rock Steady @ Tio Leo's
  • Off The Cuff @ V Lounge
  • Detroit Underground @ Dreamcatcher
  • Don Diablo @ Voyeur
  • Freddy Todd, Crush Effect, MK Ultra, Panda Grass, Mathmatix @ Winstons
  • Blackheart Warriors presents Ras Teo, Ras Pablo, Zion Love Soundsystem with Shinehead & Ras Sal @ WorldBeat Center

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.

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