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    Our friends at a new concert series, Bring on the Bright Lights, have unveiled the bands that will kick off their shows at 4th & B.

    Until not too long ago, San Diego music fixture Eric Howarth, who is one of the founders of local record label Hi-Speed Soul (Nada Surf, the Afghan Whigs, the Nevous Wreckords, among others) and  M-Theory Music record stores, was booking Fluxx Live, which focused on presenting top tier local talent at the downtown nightclub. Now, Howarth has turned his attention to creating the Bring on the Bright Lights concert series.

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    Overnight, Bring on the Bright Lights announced that its kickoff show at 4th & B would be headlined by the Australian electronic collective Cut Copy, who are touring on the strength of their latest release, Zonoscope -- which recently peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart -- and will be fresh from a show at the Palladium in LA when they land in San Diego. Also on the bill on Oct. 14 at the Mid City landmark: Brooklyn neo-disco outfit Midnight Magic and SubPop artist Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene). Tickets go on sale at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

    Full disclosure: SoundDiego is one of the sponsors of this event, as are our colleagues at and -- and let's not leave out the good folks at M-Theory, FM 94.9 and

    Tickets are  $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Fans can also purchase a reserved seat for $35. This is a 21+ show -- doors open at 8 p.m.