Marsupial David Robles, who is also a video photographer at SoundDiego, is in the back on the left.
Holiday weekends are always great in San Diego, with plenty of ways to enjoy the city, but the music options tend to shrink a bit. Of course, quality beats quantity, which is the case on Sunday night. Awesome Fest wraps up in City Heights, as the best in punk, garage and rock bands play at the Void and Soda Bar. The Whistle Stop hosts Station Fest, a night full of bands that feature groups with members who work at the Station. Down at the Casbah, an all-local throwdown happens, so you can hang out with some favorites and enjoy the night, hopefully without having to worry about an early morning for Labor Day. Around town there are a couple of pool parties and such to stay cool, too, which altogether sounds like a pretty good Sunday to me.
Sunday, September 1:
- Station Fest!! Station Employees & Their Bands, with the Marsupials, Nigel & the Nuge Tones, the River Daughters @ The Whistle Stop BarThe Tilt, Filthy Violets, Gone Baby Gone, CBOT and the Paperwork @ Casbah
- Awesome Fest 7 presents Black Sparrow Press, Muhammadali, Neeles//Pins, Wreck of the Zephyr, Upset, Worthwhile Way, Tiltwheel @ The Void
- Awesome Fest 7 presents Lipstick Homicide, Parasites, Steinways, Maxies, Pool Party, Visitors, Turkletons, Jabber @ Soda Bar
- Gareth Emery @ Voyeur
- The Steppas, Hirie, Ezzrah @ 710 Beach Club
- Pier Pressure Monthly Yacht Party @ Hornblower
- DJ JoeMama and friends @ Bar Pink
- Intervention Sunday, featuring Ferry Corsten @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
- Aubrey Fay @Humphreys Backstage
- Danielle Stathas, Curt Owen, Evening Guests @ Lestats
- Blue Largo @ Humphreys Backstage
- Noise Makerz, Pali Roots, TRC Sound System @ The Griffin
- 2013 OB Oktoberfest Band Slam, featuring Drive, the Squirming Coils (6 p.m.), Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winston's
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.