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Sounds Like San Diego: June 20

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    NEWSLETTERS

    At the local cafe Krakatoa, the local hip-hoppers talk about whether San Diego has its own sound -- and what to never do in a coffeeshop. (Published Sunday, Jun 17, 2012)

    Two years ago, I found myself lurking around corners of La Costa Resort and Spa. It was Sunset Sessions, a music industry event that is part conference, part band showcase, and part schmoozefest. I was waiting for our SoundDiego action to begin as KPRI readied a room where performers would come to perform private acoustic sessions, which would be broadcast on radio and posted on the web. The main conference room was mostly empty, but kd lang was sound--checking with her band, so a few people milled about. I poked my head in the off-limits room and heard that unmistakable voice as she sang her most popular hit, "Constant Craving." It was nearly two decades since the song was heard just about everywhere, but that voice still made the hair on my arms stand up. This woman can belt it out. On Wednesday, you can catch kd at Humphreys. Certainly she'll sing the hit, but she has quite a repertoire under her belt, and in the open air by the bay, there is no doubt the hair will stand up straight as she croons. The bonus for this show is that Milk Carton Kids, who will break your heart and make you fall in love at the same time, will be opening the show. Grab their music for free from their website, then hear them sing songs like "Michigan" or "New York," and find yourself longing for places far away while you enjoy the beauty of San Diego. 

    Wednesday, June 20:

    • kd lang & the Siss Boom Bang, the Milk Carton Kids @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
    • Parker & the Numbermen with DJ Collagey Roome, Broken Dreams, Fam Royal DJs, Daygo Produce @ Casbah
    • Grizzly Records & Cholo Punks present Le Yikes Surf Club, Northern Tigers, Jacob Turnbloom, the Electric Healing Sound, Cholo Punks DJs @ Soda Bar
    • KPRI presents the Green Flash Concert Series, with Needtobreathe (acoustic), Damon Castillo Band @ Birch Aquarium
    • Ceu, Curumin @ Belly Up
    • Octa#grape, the Slashes, Sahab, Undead Garden @ Tin Can
    • 101 KGB presents Scorpions, Tesla @ Valley View Casino Center
    • Stevie & the Hi-Stax @ Bar Pink
    • Russ Hewitt @ Anthology
    • Jerry Olea & the 805 Drifters, Misc Ailments, Boondock Brothers @ The Griffin
    • Toyota Concert Series presents: Hot Chella Rae @ San Diego County Fair Heineken Grandstand Stage
    • Jonny Come Lately @ San Diego County Fair Coors Lite Rock On Stage
    • Ford Dealers present Vanilla Fudge @ San Diego County Fair Paddock Stage
    • Secret Samurai @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Nick Sullivan, Sammy Seaver @ Lestat's
    • Some Kind of Nightmare, Hawke Auburn, China Clippers @ Eleven
    • Ralph Jug & the Deadline Jitters, Power XVI, Three Prong @ Brick By Brick
    • Brothers Amor, Knowmatik Soulz, Mindscape, Sleestack, Pedalay the Boss, Vers 2:51, Significant 7 @ Kava Lounge
    • Club Kingston, with Project: Out of Bounds, DJ Non Profit @ Winston's
    • Inspired Flight @ The Saloon
    • Marduk, 1349, Weapon, Withered, Ruines Ov Abaddon @ Ruby Room
    • Wreck Shop Wednesdays, with 2 Bit Radio @ The Office
    • Stoney B. Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
    • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
    • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
    • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Scott Wilkie @ Tiki House
    • Now.Hear.This! @ Whistle Stop
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • Fuzzy @ Croce's
    • The Mystique Element of Soul @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Jeff Bristol @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Da Bad Monkey @ Coyote Bar & Grill

    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.

    Parker & the Numberman Talk SD Sound

    [DGO] Parker & the Numberman Talk SD Sound
    At the local cafe Krakatoa, the local hip-hoppers talk about whether San Diego has its own sound -- and what to never do in a coffeeshop. (Published Sunday, Jun 17, 2012)