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Sounds Like San Diego: September 12

Denmark-based alt-rock band New Politics kick-off San Diego's Music Thing at the Casbah on Thursday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    San Diego Music Thing isn't quite here, but the official kickoff party is at the Casbah with a stellar lineup. Headlined by Denmark's very flexible and acrobatic alt-rockers New Politics -- a special treat since they usually hit larger stages including the defunct 4th & B and Comic-Con's party at Petco Park. There will be drink specials, which should allow for a lot of boozing while schmoozing. If the alt-radio bands aren't your thing, I'd suggest catching something a little more indie up at Soda Bar. Earlier this year, On an On opened for Geographer, and they were amazing. I snatched up their record and have listened to it consistently all year. With the Love Language and Hands supporting, this is a winner of a show. But, then again, look down these listings and there are a lot of winners. You make the call.

    Thursday, Sept. 12:

    • SDMT Kickoff Party with New Politics, Stripes and Lines, Avid Dancer @ Casbah
    • On an On, the Love Language, Hands @ Soda Bar
    • Normandie Wilson, Jasmine Commerce, Luke Williams @ the Griffin
    • Duping the Public, Luke Andrew Johnson @ MaryJane's Underground, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Beer Fest with Family Wagon, DJ Renegabe @ Belly Up
    • Alpha Riff @ The Merrow
    • Language Arts Crew, Destructo Bunny, Locness, ALowe @ Winstons
    • Red Pony Clock, Octa#grape, the Gift Machine @ Tin Can Ale House
    • Andre Nickatina, Krayzie Bone @ House of Blues
    • Julia Stine, Sam Grow @ Lestat's
    • Mickey Avalon @ Porter's Pub
    • Disconnected Booking presents Calabrese, Hard Fall Hearts, They Feed at Night @ Brick by Brick
    • Tiffany Jane @ 98 Bottles
    • San Diego Nerdcore Night(mare) @ The Merrow
    • The Tonga Ross-Ma'u Trio @ Dizzy's
    • The Dangerous Summer, Rare Monk, Lightning Starts Fire, Throne, Scarlet Avenue @ Soma
    • Fitted presents J Blow, Daeta, the Fresh Yard, Premiere Fits @ Bar Pink
    • Happy Little Trees, featuring In Motion Collective, DJs Lion Cut & PJ @ El Dorado
    • The Bellfuries, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio, DJs Juliancito & Stack-Aly @ Til-Two Club
    • Mudgrass @ Riviera Supper Club
    • The Rock N Roll Preservation Society DJs @ Tower Bar
    • The Bellfuries, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio @ Til-Two Club
    • M Machine @ Fluxx
    • LED presents Digitalism, Deth Hertz @ Voyeur
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
    • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
    • Clay Colton @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Records with Roger @ the Shakedown Bar
    • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Gramophone Gregory & His Imaginary Dance Orchestra @ ArtLab Studios
    • Ocean Beats @ Kava Lounge
    • Calabrese, Hard Fall Hearts, They Feed at Night @ Brick by Brick
    • Dread Daze, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Mystique Element of Soul @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • The Great Electric Quest @ Boar Cross'n
    • Steve Orr @ Crush (Solana Beach)
    • The Routine @ 710 Beach Club

    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.