I often feel like it's my job to conceal my enthusiasm for certain shows so as not to offend those whom might not have me quite so excited, but there is no way for me to pretend that I haven't been waiting to see Dawes for some time now. The band has been to San Diego before, but it was during a KPRi private listener show that my love for the band was cemented. When an family emergency left Dawes without one of their four members, they performed a full acoustic set that absolutely blew my mind. With comparisons to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hanging over their heads, their vocal harmonies, teamed with some amazing songwriting, make this a show not to miss.
Abbey Road: A Tribute to the Beatles withCreedence Relived @ Anthology (early show, 7:30 p.m.)
Anna Nalick, Trevor Davis @ Anthology (late show, 9:30 p.m.)
California Celts, DJ Chelu @ Gallaher's
Young Guns Presents (free mix CD to first 100 people), Videodrome, featuring DJs Gabe Vega, Groundfloor, Blancnoiure @ El Dorado
DJ Fresh One @ Side Bar
L.E.D. Presents Axwell, Anthony Ross @ Voyeur
Don Santino an DJ Ideal@ Spin
Illfonix @ Kadan
Fluxx Chilled, featuring Sid Vicious @ Fluxx
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.