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

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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.

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