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Sounds Like San Diego: September 21

Cage the Elephant headline FM 94/9's Independence Jam, a show also featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The last two weekends of September are always my favorites. Summer turns to fall, and music events abound. On Saturday, FM 94/9 hosts another Independence Jam Coastal Invasion at the beautiful Oceanside Pier. Music along the beach is always pretty stellar, and this lineup offers something for everyone, with an ear for the next best indie acts. It's great to see locals Dead Feather Moon in the mix, and I'm looking forward to catching the always awesome Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and American Authors. Of course, Cage the Elephant headline the night, and you can be sure that singer Matther Shultz will be surfing over the crowd at one point or another. After the event, head back to the city to catch Deap Vally at Soda Bar, Dirty Beaches at the Void or the Widows at Til-Two Club.

    Saturday, Sept. 21:

    • FM 94/9 Independence Jam, feat. Cage the Elephant, Smallpools, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., American Authors, Royal Teeth, the Colourist and Dead Feather Moon @ Junior Seau Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier (all-ages, "doors" at 3 p.m.)
    • The Vaccines, the Chain Gang of 1974, Bad Suns @ The Casbah (sold out)
    • Casbah and Moon Block Party presents Deap Vally, Mystic Braves, JJUUJJUU @ Soda Bar
    • Dirty Beaches, SISU, Chasms @ The Void
    • John Doyle @ AMSD
    • The Steppas, Hooliganz, Da Mainland, DJ Westafa @ The Griffin
    • Shiva Trash, Bat Lords, Love Letters, DJ Richard Thompson @ The Tower 
    • Baraniel Crawford (Blackout Party), Hurry On Sundown, Luke Johnson (ex-Bill Cardinal) @ The Tin Can
    • The Widows, Marsupials, Christ Killer, Ramp LocalsDJs Juliancito & Chango Rey @ Til-Two Club
    • Thrive, Veragroove, Roots of Mine @ 710 Beach Club
    • Lila Downs @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • DJ Cheyenne Giles @ Analog
    • Carlsbad Music Festival (carlsbadmusicfestival.org)
    • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
    • Big Uce Productions presents Zoniak, Samoan Irok @ Porter's Pub
    • DJs Gabe Vega and Saul, DJ le Silence de LaRue @ The Whistle Stop
    • One Drop, Arden Park Roots, Piracy Conspiracy @ Belly Up
    • Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue presents Love Me Tender @ Brick By Brick
    • Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda, Ignacio Hernandez, Haggai Cohen-Milo, Mika Mimura, Marcelo Woloski @ Dizzy's
    • Julian Music Festival @ Menghini Winery
    • Convent, Within Ourselves, the Dawn Chose Orion, the Calefaction, Silent Vice, Flowers Taped to Pens, Hospice, Children Medieval Band @ The Epicentre
    • Effin-Palooza @ Effins Pub n' Grill
    • DJ Cobra @ Fluxx
    • Danny & the Tramp, DJ Sammi B @ Gallagher's
    • Groove International presents @ House of Blues
    • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage
    • Allison Lonsdale, Adam Stern, Sahara Grim @ Lestat's
    • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
    • We Butter the Bread With Butter, Incredible Me, Draind, A Truth Betrayed, Call It Closure @ SOMA
    • Jimmy Edgar and Kastle @ Spin
    • Makai @ The V Lounge
    • Polyester Express @ Dreamcatcher
    • Stranger, Tribe of Kings @ Winston's
    • The Skatalites @ World Beat Center

    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.