Sometimes I like to imagine that music and sports reside in completely separate plains. However, when you couple today's Chargers home opener with the recovery of all the music aficionados after Night 2 of the San Diego Music Thing ... well, there just aren't really a lot of live-music options. This is just fine, however, because today's very obvious pick is FM 94/9's Independence Jam at the Oceanside Pier or, to be more specific, the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre. The show is the station's second at the venue this year and has an eclectic lineup. Fiona Apple is known for her success in the '90s but just released a new record that should please fans new and old, while Best Coast's Bethany returns with her sweet '60s-influenced girl pop. Oberhofer has been all over the media as a band to watch, and Gardens & Villa have played San Diego a handful of times, growing their audience with each play. This will be a great day along the coast to beat the heat and hear some amazing live music that make the show worth the trip up north.
Sunday, Sept. 16:
- FM 94/9 Independence Jam, featuring Fiona Apple, Best Coast, Oberhofer, Gardens & Villa @ Oceanside Pier
- She Wants Revenge, the Start, the Child @ Belly Up
- Execrationer, Idols Plague, Eviscerate the Child, Ashen Earth @ Til Two Club
- Perfumeman (Denver), Bath Party (Portland), Arican Screams + Guests @ Eleven (4 p.m.)
- Pants Karaoke! @ Eleven (9 p.m.)
- Koru Kitty, Plague Color, You the Orangepickers @ The Griffin
- Rebecca Loebe, Tiff Jimbert @ Lestat's
- Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winstons
- Aubrey Fay @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (10 a.m.)
- Reggie Smith @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
- Dizzy's presents Duncan Moore Drum Summit, featuring Monette Marino-Keita, Mike Hoguin, Jon Szanto, Charlie Chavez, Russell Bizzett with Rob Thorsen, Mikan Zlatkovich, Irving Flores, Gilbert Castellanos @ Tango Del Rey (3567 Del Rey St.)
- Dave X, Armari Jordan, Avradelix, Hektis Beats @ Brick by Brick
- Happy Endings with DJs Joemama and Tramlife
p>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.