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Sounds Like San Diego: September 2

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Naturally, there are some bands that get a bit more enthusiasm from me than others. On Sunday, there are so many great things happening around town -- pool parties, daytime shows and a highly anticipated sold out show at the Birch North Park Theatre with the Tallest Man on Earth -- but nothing gets me quite as happy as Two Gallants performing at the Casbah. Back when it was a little bit harder to navigate the Internet (although it doesn't seem so long ago), Two Gallants was one of the first bands I "discovered" from InSound, which was at the times a bare-bones online record store. I fell in love with the band and all of its subsequent records. They took a hiatus, with both members putting out records under alternate projects, but this week they release their first record in five years, and they're leading up to that release with a show at the Casbah on Sunday. If you've seen them, you already love them, and if you haven't, this is your chance to find your next favorite band and rediscover their old catalog while eating up their new record, The Bloom and the Blight.

    Sunday, Sep. 2:

    • Casbah presents the Tallest Man on Earth, Strand ff Oaks @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Two Gallants, Cosmonauts @ Casbah
    • 91X Next Big Thing, with Atlas Genius, Torches, the New Limb @ The Griffin (91 cent show! Get there early!)
    • Station Fest 2012, featuring  Ramp, Locals, Marsupials, Flat Wheeler, Guiner, DJ Claire @ Whistle Stop
    • Awesome Fest 666, featuring This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Shellshag, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Divers, American Lies, White Night, Bonsai @ The Office (2:20-7:25 p.m., sold out)
    • Awesome Fest 666, featuring Chixdiggit, the Maxies, Masked Intruder, the Unloveables, the Haddonfields, Pu$$y Cow @ U-31 (2:40-7:05 p.m., sold out)
    • Awesome Fest 666, featuring Tiltwheel, the Slow Death, Worthwhile Way, Crashbangboom, Great Apes, International Dips---, Beside Myself @ Eleven (sold out)
    • Awesome Fest 666,  featuring Toys That Kill, Lipstick Homicide, Rational Anthem, Horror Squad, Bust!, Crow Bait, the Last Years @ Soda Bar  (sold out)
    • LED presents Tramps Like Us Day 2, with Rusko, Datsik, Wolfgang Gartner, Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Sandro Silva, Zomboy, Popeska @ Valley View Casino Center (formally the Sports Arena)
    • LED presents Tramps Like Us after-party @ Voyeur (6 a.m.)
    • Too $hort @ Fluxx
    • Everybody Loves the Sunshine, featuring DJs Ikah Love, Adam Salter, Kanye Asada, JBAL @ Lafayette Hotel Pool Party (1-6 p.m.)
    • SummerSpalsh Reggae on the Bay, featuring Barrington Levy, the Wailers, Midnite, Triston Palma, Pablo Moses, Shoreline Rootz, Piracy, Arise Roots @ Port Pavillion, Broadway Pier (2 p.m.- midnight)
    • Cash’d Out, Stephen Rey & the Slicks @ Belly Up
    • Sausage Fest, with Joy, Gorgeous George & the Draggs, California Bleeding, San Pedro El Cortez, Slipping Into Darkness, Roach Spit @ Til Two Club
    • The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass, Kinetic Circus, Kitty Plaque, Badabing @ Ruby Room
    • Sunny Rude @ Gallagher's
    • Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie/Darkwave Garden presents They Feed at Night, Luscious Monster @ Ken Club
    • Happy Endings, DJ JoeMama, TramLife @ Bar Pink
    • Static X, Davey Suicide, 9electric @ House of Blues
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Intervention, featuring Martin Solveig @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Blacklisted, Nails, New Brigade, Sleepwalk, Bridgejumper @ Che Cafe
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
    • Jose Serrano @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    • Labor Day Jazz Fest @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Barrio Film Fest 2012 launch, party with Agua Dulce, Old English, Ikah Love, V-Rock @ El Dorado
    • Reggae Sundays @ Spin

    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.