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Say Yes to OB

Andrew DiGregorio

The Yes Team will play at the OB Street Fair on Saturday.

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Last weekend I was invited to be a judge at the San Diego County Fair's Musicpalooza contest. As I sat with the other judges, I was chatting with Andrew DeGregorio of AMD Entertainment about local music, about promoting and about feeling compelled to work in the music industry when everyone seems so convinced it's a dead end. He told me about a band he was working with called the Yes Team: "I decided I would only manage bands who work harder than I do." Not a bad philosophy to have in this business. On Saturday, you can hear the multipart harmonies of the Yes Team, along with a couple dozen other bands as the annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cookoff takes over the streets of Ocean Beach. This year, they've added a new stage at Electric Landlady, and if you've neve seen 3D street painting, be sure to check out the installation by Coors Light artists. By nightfall, you can't go wrong with Tin Can, where Cuckoo Chaos, Little Deadman and Ditches offer the best lineup of the night.

Saturday, June 23:

  • OB Street Fair & Chili Cookoff, featuring Mike Pinto, Concrete Project, Low Volts, Euphoria Brass Band, Tommy Dubs & Seismic Leveler, Country Rocking Rebels, Nick Bone & the Big Scene, Skid Roper, Todo Mundo, the Yes Team, Revolt-Age, the Hips and more @ Newport & Participating OB Venues, (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Cuckoo Chaos, Little Deadman, Ditches @ Tin Can
  • Capital Cities, Speakers, Midi Matilda, DJ Profile @ Casbah
  • Egyptian Lover, Erleen Nada, Jewels of the Nile, DJ Heather Hardcore & Miggs @ Til Two Club
  • Art on the Edge, with Inspired Flight, Jim & John (of Sky Held Sun), Rheana Downey, Tower 7 @ Belly Up (2 p.m.)
  • Gregory Page (album release) @ Swedenborg Hall
  • Eliza Rickman (CD release) @ Six Palms Entertainment (7 p.m., free, BYOB, must RSVP via eventbrite)
  • Diego’s Umbrella, Amy LaVere @ The Griffin
  • Volar Records presents Destruction Unit, Stalins of Sound, Baby Coyote, Sleazy Listening DJs @ Tower Bar
  • Tu Fawning, Montalban Quintet, Street of Little Girls @ Soda Bar
  • 91X presents Matt Skiba & the Sekrets, Weatherbox, the Short Eyes @ House of Blues
  • Stranger, Shoreline Rootz, Synrgy @ Belly Up
  • Tributefest, featuring Queen Nation, Ticket to Ride (Beatles), Petty Cash(Johnny Cash/Tom Petty) , Hollywood U2, the Police Experience, the Journey Experience, Steppin' Feet (Dave Matthews Band) and Elton the Early Years @ Liberty Station
  • Six Cents, D.P.I., Hammercocks, the Atom Age, Social Spit @ Eleven
  • Secret Fun Club, Lozen, Innerds, Gloomsday & Hot Victory @ The Shakedown
  • DJ Claire’s End of the Month Happy Hour @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • The D.A., Bulletproof Tiger @ The Stage
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop (9:30 p.m.)
  • Art Laboe Freestyle Explosion, with Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Expose, Connie, Shannon, Debbie Deb, Trinere, Stacey Q @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Cameragun, Sweeteverafter, Heretic, GFY @ Ruby Room
  • JoeMama & El Vee@ Kitty Diamond
  • Party Rock Saturdays, with Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Groundfloor @ U- 31
  • Jeff Dunham @ Toyota Summer Concert Series, San Diego County Fair
  • TNT (AC/DC Tribute) @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Groove International presents Summer Kickoff Party @ House of Blues (1 p.m.)
  • Eleanor England @ Lestat's
  • The Intense Individuals Party #8 @ Brick By Brick
  • The Travel Agents @ Winston's (6:30 p.m.)
  • Agua Dulce @ Winston's (10 p.m.)
  • Dust n Bones (GnR Tribute), Way Cool Jr. ('80s tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Fall From Vengeance, the Warned, Sight, Thirty 30, Vermin @ Soma
  • Pushers, Interrobang, Schitzophonics @ Che Cafe
  • The Phil Diorio Band @ The Regal
  • The Peripherals @ The Hard Rock Cafe
  • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
  • Dizzy's presents Larry Mitchell (with Charlie Lorme on drums and Tonga Ross-Ma’u on bass) @ 98 Bottles
  • The Brokers Band @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Barfly’s Live & Local, featuring Soul Ablaze, Soul Malady, Funk Yard, Boom Snap @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
  • Prevailer, Hell or Highwater @ Flying Elephant
  • Greyhoundz, Typecast @ 4th & B
  • Najee @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • Rent, presented by San Diego Musical Theatre @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Josh Fischel, the Wagon, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Dirty Talk, featuring Music Dept, Adam Salter, Gabe Vega @ El Dorado
  • Hook n Sling @ Voyeur
  • Rising Star @ Tio Leo’s
  • Ritual, with DJ Cobra @ Fluxx
  • J Geils and his Special Friends @ 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. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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