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Sounds Like San Diego: September 3

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Awesome Fest is in full swing, but you're gonna have to find something else to do if you didn't buy a wristband for the weekend, so we suggest checking out Fierce Creatures over at Tin Can. The show will also celebrate the amazing new EP, Duets, by John Meeks and Joanie Mendenhall. The Che Underground has their second night at the Casbah, SoundDiego LIVE veterans River City take over Bar Pink, and the Styletones drop in to the Griffin. I've got family in town, so we'll probably check out Jesse LaMonaca at the Lincoln Room or Urban Bar while enjoying sweet beverages with tasty food. Whatever you choose, the three-day weekend should afford you plenty of time to party while sleeping in on Sunday to do it all over again.

    Saturday, September 3:

    • Awesome Fest 5, featuring Almighty Do Me a Favor, Pretty Boy Thorson, Madison Bloodbath, Horrorsquad, Anchor, Fake Boys @ The Office (3-8 p.m.)
    • Awesome Fest 5, featuring Scared of Chaka, Toys That Kill, Steve Adamyk Band, White Night, Greenland Is Melting @ U-31(3-8 p.m.)
    • Awesome Fest 5, featuring Bananas, Shark Pants, God=Genocide, Muhammad Ali, Homeowners, Dirty Marquee, Slow Death @ Eleven (8:30 p.m.)
    • Awesome Fest 5, featuring Mean Jeans, Maxies, White Wires, Be My Doppelganger, Creeps, Vacation Bible School, Bonsai @ Soda Bar (8:30 p.m.)
    • Fierce Creatures, John Meeks and Joanie Mendenhall Duets release party, Bryan John Appleby @ Tin Can
    • The Unknowns, the Sidewalk Scene, the Comeuppance, DJ Tony the Tyger @ Casbah
    • Stranger, Sandollar, Chill Clinton @ Belly Up
    • River City @ Bar Pink
    • The Styletones, Dropjoy @ The Griffin
    • Art Cubed @ Space4Art (5-10 p.m.)
    • Jesse LaMonaca @ Urban Bar & Grill (free, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
    • Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels @ The Lincoln Room (free, 6-9 p.m.)
    • Operation Mindblow, featuring Asteroid #4, Strangers Family Band, Brian Ellis Group, Trap Gold @ Til Two Club
    • G.F.P., featuring Tony Alva, Shred Savage@ The Shakedown
    • Fashion Whore: Barbie vs. '90s Goth Grunge Fashion Show and Nudisco Dance Party @ Ruby Room
    • War Admirals, Canyon Sets, Subsurfer @ Ken Club
    • Marshmellow Men, Ryan Rousseau and His Desert Children, DJ Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
    • Moonbahton Party with DJ Sabo, Groundfloor, Roane and more@ U-31
    • Molotov @ House of Blues
    • SaturDaze, with Avicii, TJR, Victor Dinaire, Tara Brooks, Brady Spear and Yusef Tarzi @ Wavehouse
    • Fokai Familia supporting PureBred Japan: Tribal Theory, Tribe of Kings, Bellywize & Bami @ House of Blues
    • Daniel Mitschele, Dawn Mitschele @ Lestat's
    • Pool Party @ LaFayette Hotel
    • Local Indie Showcase, featuring Suffer In Black, Dojo Masters, Reef Bound Sol, Black Tuesday, Almost New, OMG, the Local Weather @ 4th&B
    • Metalachi, Midnight Eagle @ Brick By Brick
    • SweetTooth, Christopher Dale @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
    • Bateke Beat, Todo Mundo @ Winston’s (9:30 p.m.)
    • DJ Man-Cat @ D St., Encinitas
    • Boom Culture @ 710 Beach Club
    • Thy Kingdom Come (CD release), Destruction of a King, Forever Ends Now, Jeremiah Johnson, Illusions, the Cost of Salvation @ Soma
    • Outlook, BridgeJumper, Anthrot @ Che Cafe
    • Eyes Like the Sea, Southern Lights, Good Sir, Like Tyrants, So Much for Heroes @ Epicentre
    • Michelle Lundeen @ Marble Room
    • First Friday Gomango Kids Concert @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (2-4 p.m.)
    • Rhythm Jacks @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
    • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
    • Los Sindicate@ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Joe Sample @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • The Optimators, DJ Chelu@ Gallagher's
    • Club Ascension with Robin Roth, Tom King, Baron, Atom, Liquid Grey @ Kava Lounge
    • Super Karaoke, DJ Cheyenne Giles @ Analog
    • Boys & Girls, featuring Adam Salter @ El Dorado
    • Bart B More, Brazzabelle @ Voyeur
    • Hyphy Crunk, Ayla Simon, Randy Vission@ Spin
    • Montrose, Big Toe, Michael Lee Firkins @ Ramona Mainstage

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.