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Sounds Like San Diego: June 26

Casbah honors the birthday of Ben the doorman with a free show on Wednesday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you've ever been to the Casbah, chances are you've encountered the cranky but lovable doorman, Ben Heynes. He's just as much a mainstay as the venue's stainless steel flames, the crescent and star and the old velvet devil hanging behind the soundboard. The Casbah honors his birthday with sets from some of San Diego's finest: Sleep Lady, Lord Howler, and Wha? The best part? The show is free, so drop by after dinner and hang out. If you lean toward hip-hop and beats, catch another free show over at Soda Bar for this month's edition of Commune. Either way, it's easy on your wallet.

    Wednesday June 26:

    • Sleep Lady, Lord Howler, Wha? @ Casbah (FREE)
    • Commune Wednesdays featuring Brendan B & the Breaks, BEEHIVE, BANGDOE, the Dead View Project @ Soda Bar
    • Damian Jr. Gong Marley and Stephen "Ragga" Marley feat. The Ghetto Youths Crew @ Belly Up (SOLD-OUT)
    • Black Market lll, Lucky Lucifer, Scott Mathiasen & the Shifty Eyed Dogs @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Aural Gravy presents Marco Polo @ the Griffin
    • Bridgit Mendler @ San Diego County Fair Grandstand Stage
    • Little Texas @ San Diego County Fair Paddock Stage
    • Ry Bradley @ San Diego County Fair Rock On Stage
    • Deno Marquee, Paulina, the Coffee House Trio @ Lestat's
    • Deborah Henson-Conant @ Museum of Making Music
    • BLUSD presents Jammingout the House of Blues @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Kice Simko & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Aubrey Fay @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Fuzzy @ Croce's
    • H.A.M. featuring DJ L @ Bar Pink
    • Club Kingston with Revival, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
    • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
    • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
    • Swimm @ the Saloon (Encinitas)
    • Backwater Blues Band @ Crush (Solana Beach)
    • The Ratts Revenge, DJ Miket Ratt & Guests @ Tower Bar
    • Bat Lords, Ssssnake, Birdlizza, the Yucks @ Til-Two Club
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • The Brokers Band @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Blue Rockit Band @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Tone Cookin' @ McP's Irish Pub

    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.