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Sounds Like San Diego: September 8

ZZ Ward brings her road show and summer hit back to San Diego.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Chuck Lapinsky
    ZZ Ward

    Sunday is a great night for music if you like your women sassy and in charge. I think it's safe to call Melissa Etheridge a legend, and you can catch her ferocity at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. In line with being fierce, singer ZZ Ward performs at the House of Blues. If her hit, "Put the Gun Down," hasn't become an earworm of the summer, I don't know what it is. I hear the song in my dreams, and sometimes I wonder if I should worry. She's sassy and a pretty amazing performer, especially considering her debut album barely dropped in 2012. If that's not enough, the enigmatic Tobacco perform at the Casbah. A founding member of Black Moth Super Rainbow, the band recorded Super Juicy in 2012, but they're a pretty mysterious bunch, so it isn't clear if this tour will be full of BMSR material or new solo material, but it is certain that Tobacco kees it weird and unpredictable, so for this show I can only say, expect everything and nothing, and it is certain to be memorable.

    Sunday, September 8:

    • Brazilian Day Festival @ Garnet Ave., P.B. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m., parade around 3 p.m.)
    • ZZ Ward, the Wild Feathers, James Bay @ House of Blues
    • Tobacco, Zackey Force Funk, Mystery Cave, Kill Quanti DJs @ The Casbah
    • Melissa Etheridge @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • Beta Lion, Sahab, Slares @ Soda Bar
    • Local Bands/Local Brews @ 710 Beach Club
    • Burt Brion Review @ Belly Up
    • Carol Welsman @ Center Theater
    • Robin Henkel (10 a.m.), Ruby & the Red Hots (8 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Intervention Sunday, featuring Chris Lake, Tur, Nom de Strip @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • Cult Vegas, the Shallow End @ Lestat's
    • Sandollar, TRC Sound System @ The Griffin
    • D.M.F., the Yucks, Vicious Attack, Nox & the J---offs @ The Tower Bar
    • 2013 OB Oktoberfest Band Slam Week @ (6 p.m.), Jose SInatra hosts O.B.-o-ke (10 p.m.) @ Winstons

    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.