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Sounds Like San Diego: June 25

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    Ocean Beach is a funny community. It's definitely a world unto its own -- if you have friends there, it's often a challenge to get them to leave their neighborhood, but during the OB Street Fair and Chili Cookup, the area opens up, and thousands descend upon the area for live music, great food and interesting vendors and artists. Today you can catch great bands like the Heavy Guilt and Jet West at the main stage, or pop into any number of venues like Winston's to catch the Styletones and others. If the fear of parking keeps you away, it is also a great day to hit the Broadway Pier for the San Diego Spirit Festival. As night falls, you can catch some great shows around town, including a great benefit show at the Soda Bar for a friend of the San Diego music scene who has been battling cancer for three years. Charlie lost his leg to the disease but continues to fight as his medical bills continue to add up. All proceeds at the door will go directly to him, though he doesn't know that his friends are doing this for him. Sorry to ruin the surprise, but I thought you should know so you can support the cause.

    Saturday, June 25:

    • OB Street Fair & Chili Cookoff, featuring Dazed n Confused, the Congress, Three Chord Justice, the Heavy Guilt, Psydecar, Jet West and more @ Newport Avenue, OB
    • San Diego Spirits Festival, featuring Kevin Martin, The Darrows, Skyler Stonestreet @ Broadway Pier
    • OB Street Fair (music all day): the Styletones, Dead Winter Capenters, Electric Waste Band, Squirming Coils, Wise Monkey, Sunny Rude, Have a Cigar, Hey Ho Lets Go @ Winston’s ($1 Untill 8 p.m. and , $5 after)
    • Habitat, Echo Revolution, the Get Down Automatic @ Soda Bar
    • Holly Golightly and the Broke-Offs, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Trap Gold, Shake Before Us @ Casbah -- read Scott McDonald's interview with Holly Golightly
    • The Cured, with Murmur (REM tribute) and Still ILL (Smiths tribute)@ Belly Up
    • Grant Hart (Husker Du), Brothers of Brazil @ Bar Pink
    • Jesse LaMonaca @ Urban Bar & Grill
    • Roll the Tanks, the Mashtis, the Displaced, Song & Stereo @ Tin Can
    • Reggae Explosion, with Fire Corner Soundsystem, Skarina, Jesse the Judge, David the Duke, Foreign Love Soundsystem @ Til Two Club
    • Dex Ease (CD release party), Roxy Blue and the Handful, Rivals @ Eleven
    • Summer Block Party, featuring Common Sense, Rock -It Scientists, Chris Clouse, Funk Inc, DJ Theron and more @ The Fleetwood
    • The Queers, the Apers, the Secretions @ The Shakedown
    • Booty Bassment, with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
    • Pink Boombox presents Eat Your Heart and Brains Out Zombie Burlesque Show @ Ruby Room
    • Kids at the Bar @ Analog
    • Benefit for Steve White (open stage) @ The Ideal Hotel (546 3rd Ave.)
    • Sleazy Listening with DJ Stack Aly and Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
    • Vintage Prom @ The Pearl Hotel
    • Groove International presents Boy Hits Car, the Good Kids @ House of Blues (5th Avenue sidestage)
    • Buckethead, Wolff @ House of Blues
    • Ramekaga, Travis Leonard, Wendy Bailey and True Stories, Zebra Mirrors @ Lestat's
    • Ease Up (CD release), Boom Culture, Rightjahs Blend @ 710 Beach Club
    • City Delivered, Oceans, Chon, A Shattered Hope, Beneath the Surface, Oh Guardian @ Soma
    • The Green House, T. Oak$, the Franchize Kid, CxRis, Clang Association, Park St. Cloud @ Epicentre
    • Michele Lundeen @ Marble Room
    • Saxophonist Chris Burgess with Joshua White on piano, Rob Thorsen on bass, David James on drums and special guest vocalist Melissa Barnum @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • West of 5 @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
    • Ultra @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
    • Stars n Stripes Car Show, with Hard Fall Hearts, Pass the Ax @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • San Diego Irie Revolution 3, with Everton Blender, Arkaingelle, Psydecar, Devastators @ 4th & B
    • Chante Moore @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • Los Sindicate, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
    • Videodrome, with Gabe Vega, Groundfloor, Blancnoire @ El Dorado
    • Mr. White @ Voyeur
    • Sid Vicious @ Fluxx

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

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