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Sounds Like San Diego: June 30

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Vito Di Stefano
    Black Hondo performed recently at the World Cup sailing event by the bay.

    Consider this a warning: With Independence Day falling on a Wednesday next week, the musical offerings are going to be limited in the upcoming week. Use this as your rationale for getting out and enjoying all of the choices availabe on Saturday. For my friends in North County who complain that I'm restrained to a small radius from where I live in Normal Heights, on this day you can feel good about heading to Roadside Park off the 101 to catch bands like the Donkeys, the Mattson 2 and more. If you're in the more central part of downtown, perhaps it is worth it to venture to Sherman Heights for the Latino Music Festival, which features traditional music from Mexico but also includes local rockers like Black Hondo, led by Lucina, singing in both Spanish and English. By nightfall, there are great options all over, too, so soak in these listings, especially the ones in nontraditional venues like 3rdSpace and Victory Theatre, or stick with what you know, like the double-CD release show at the Casbah with the Nervous Wreckords and Maren Paruselm among others.

    Saturday, June 30:

    • 16th Annual Latino Music Festival, featuring Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes, Band Faena, Black Hondo, Chocolate Revolution, DJs, performances and more @ Sherman Heights Joint-Use Field (11 a.m. to 7 p.m., free, all ages)
    • Sundrop Electric, Misspent Warhead Premise, the Alligator Republic @ The Roots Factory (food, screenprinting, 6 p.m., free)
    • The Nervous Wreckords (CD release), Maren Parusel (CD release), Hills Like Elephants, Black Hondo @ Casbah
    • Stripes and Lines, Kut U Up, Republic of Letters @ Belly Up
    • Summer Fun on the 101, with the Mattson 2, the Donkeys, Trouble in the Wind, more @ Roadside Park
    • Songs From the Space, featuring Christy Bruneau, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Mark Jackson, Nena Anderson @ 3rdSpace
    • Slabratory Clothing Launch Party, with Implants, Sederra, I Don't Wanna Hear It & Very Special Guest! @ The Shakedown
    • Todd Day Waite, Sleazy Listening DJs @ Tower Bar
    • Wax Idols, Colleen Green, White Fang, Shiva Trash, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar
    • Fam Royal @ Bar Pink
    • The Array Duo (Bill Wesley), Dead Animal Mod, Religious Girls, Vaginals, Rapid Youth @ Tin Can
    • Rat City Riot (CD release and tour kickoff), Nick Bone & the Big Scene, Pass the Axe, Lady Parts @ Til Two Club
    • Lonely Kings, Oddball, Sons of Providence, Hormones @ Eleven
    • Sabbat’s 5th Saturday Pirate Party, with Robin Roth and Linda E. @ Kitty Diamond
    • Sasha Fest, featuring Owl Paws, the Nothingful Band, Colony, Not to Reason Why, Cash Crop, Secret Fun Club @ The Victory Theatre (2558 Imperial, 8 p.m.)
    • Deadly Birds, Bully @ The Griffin
    • Party Rock Saturdays, with Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Groundfloor @ U- 31
    • Eventvibe presents Never Say Die Tour: Skism + Dodge & Fuski @ House of Blues
    • LA Showcase @ Lestat's
    • The Wick Hauser Band @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
    • The Red Not Chili Peppers, the Concrete Project @ Winston's
    • 91X Presents Cabo Wabo’s Your Shot to Rock Battle of the Bands @ 710 Beach Club (7 p.m.)
    • F.O.A., Rattlife, Dive Bomber, Fish Tacos @ 710 Beach Club (9 p.m.)
    • Aer, OCD, Counterpoint Culture, Live Like Giants, Super Groupie @ Soma
    • Grim Luck, Spoonboy, Onsind, Hi Ho Silver Away, How to Operate Your Brain @ Che Cafe
    • MoFo Party Band, Wyatt Lowe & the Youngbloods @ Tio Leo’ s
    • Eyes Like the Sea, Travelers, Lifelong, Rum for the Pirates, Call It Closure, Nautilus, Recollections, Victims @ Epicentre
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Dizzy's presents Melissa Morgan, with Gilbert Castellanos on flugelhorn, Graham Dechter guitar, and Marshall Hawkins on bass @ 98 Bottles
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
    • Plato Soul @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
    • Train @ Toyota Summer Concert Series, San Diego County Fair
    • Metalachi @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
    • Hazmatt @ Flying Elephant
    • French Montana, New Breed, Rides 1Klepto + Dulo, XO, Hard Goin Profit, Stones, Buttaling, Crook Life Records @ 4th & B
    • Acoustic Alchemy @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • Rent, presented by San Diego Musical Theatre @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • The Drinking Cowboy Band, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Soul Tones – A “Singing Bowl” Concert @ La Jolla Athenaeum
    • Comedy Hour, Gabe Vega, Adam Salter @ El Dorado (7:30 p.m.)
    • Green Velvet, Mossberg Pump @ Voyeur
    • indepenDANCE @ Spin
    • Psychic Vacuum @ Tiki House
    • Ritual with DJ Brett Bodley @ Fluxx

    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.