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Getting Heavy at the Casbah

Rosemary Bystrak

The Heavy wanna know, "How ya like me now?"

I hate telling you that the most amazing show of the night if already sold out, but tonight the Heavy return to the Casbah, and it is surely going to be an amazing dance party as well as a complete hot box. The first time the Heavy played the Casbah, there was a modest crowd of less than 50 people, and a friend of mine jabbed me by saying that this band would impregnate me just by the look in their eyes. Just a few years later and this show is sold out, but certainly it will be just as intense and crowd-focused. The Silent Comedy are supporting the band throughout this tour, but don't think that they've ignored us -- the Brothers Grimm, who are opening, are made up of Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman of the Silent Comedy. As the Brothers Grimm, they peel back the layers, and Saturday is going to be an amazing night of music. 

If you didn't already get tickets to the Casbah, there's an amazing lineup at the Ruby Room, a cool show with Missy Higgins at the Belly Up, and Weatherbox is at the Che Cafe. Plenty of options to have you covered as we acknowledge that -- oh, my gosh! -- is it really already September?

Saturday, September 8:

  • The Heavy, the Brothers Grimm @ Casbah (sold out)
  • AMD Entertainment presents H.A. Perkins, Neva Dinova, So Far Gone, Medicine for Madison @ Ruby Room
  • KPRI presents StreetBeat, with the Wallflowers, Tristan Prettyman & Walk the Moon @ Anthology @ Anthology (3-10 p.m.)
  • Weatherbox, My Iron Lung, Throne @ Che Cafe.
  • Pandemic, No Comply @ Home Mercantile North Park (3013 University, 5-8:30 p.m.)
  • Missy Higgins with Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher @ Belly Up
  • Cosmetics, Soft Metals, Chasms, Asha, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar
  • John Courage & the Great Plains, Podunk Poets @ Tin Can
  • The Beat Kitchen, DJ Question, Charlie Rock, Freddie Joachim @ Til Two Club
  • Full Moon Fever, Cutaways, the Phantoms @ Eleven
  • Last Years Hero’s, Aggronauts, Chango’s Psychotic Garage & Last 2 Know @ The Shakedown
  • Booty Bassment: DJs Dimitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Sinner Sinners, Oddball SD, Purple Church @ Ken Club
  • Leanna May & the Matadors, Lauren Mann, the Fairly Odd Folk @ The Griffin
  • Punk Rock vs Hip Hop, featuring Scatterbrain vs. the Natives, the Last Years vs. Vernon Bridges, DJs Unite, Mr. Henshaw, Pelengue, Cesh @ Tower Bar
  • Milez Sager & Ray Mixon, with DJ Staaby G, Cael Dadian, Sean tha Don, R. Lopz, Super Groupie @ House of Blues
  • Josh Damigo, Katie Leigh & the Infantry, Thea Tochihara @ Lestat's
  • Nick Bone & the Big Scene, the Heroine, the Hang Zeros and S.P.I. @ Winston's (3:30 p.m.)
  • Smokey Hoof Jams, Science Fiction Jazz Band @ The Go Lounge
  • The Dread Crew of Oddwood, with Tommy Dubs and Josh Fishel @ Winston’s (9 p.m.)
  • Audio Addiction, D*Frost, Beat Panther, Trelic @ 710 Beach Club
  • Oh, Guardian, Jeremiah Johnson, Mortify Your Enemies, Chon, Gates, the Empire Within @ Soma
  • Big Daddy Orchestra @ Tio Leo’s
  • Wyatt Lowe @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
  • Red Wizard @ Flying Elephant (4 p.m.)
  • Burning Like Burgundy @ Flying Elephant (8 p.m.)
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ AC Lounge
  • Brother’s Gow, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • John Foltz @ Marble Room
  • Dirty Talk: Rory Phillips, Adam Salter, Gabe Vega @ El Dorado
  • The Orphics, Platypus Egg, Avradelix, Unidentified Fusion Orangement @ Electric Ladyland (all-ages)
  • Digitalism @ Voyeur
  • Orin Jacob’s Birthday Bash @ Spin
  • Not Katie @ Coyote Bar & Grill (Carlsbad)
  • DJ Ikon @ Fluxx
  • Noche Cubana @ World Beat Center
  • Mike Garson, with Lori Bell, Dave Curtis, Kevin Koch and Theo @ Dizzy’s (at 98 Bottles)
  • Comfort In Rage, Her Bed of Thorns, Beneath Lanston @ Brick by Brick

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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