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San Diego's Got the Blues



    It's a beautiful weekend for blues by the Bay: San Diego Blues Fest kicks of at the Embarcadero. Check out such artists as Elvin Bishop and Rick Estrin, all while benefitting the San Diego Food Bank. By night, keep the blues going with Patrick Sweany at Soda Bar, head down to Chula Vista for your county fix with Blake Shelton and the Band Perry, or head up to the Belly Up for the crazy party that the Spazmatics bring. Of course, my sights are set on the Casbah, where the Burning of Rome bring their rock & rol circus, complete with tongue-in-cheek rap Grammatical B and the entertaining robot performance of Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. Whatever way you go, this could be a really wild night if you let it.

    Saturday, September 6:

    • The Burning of Rome, Grammatical B, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Melt With Me @ Casbah
    • San Diego Blues Fest, featuring Elvin Bishop, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, John Primer, Sugaraay Rayford Band, Candy Kane Band, Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes, others @ Embarcadero Marina Park North 
    • Patrick Sweany, the Record Company, John Meeks @ Soda Bar
    • Enrique Bunbury @ Cal Coast Open Air Amphitheatre, SDSU
    • Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, Neal McCoy @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
    • Danyavaad & Light Rain @ Tango Del Rey
    • Javier Escovedo & the City Lights, Nena Anderson, Erik Canzona @ Lestat's
    • DJ Mike Degado (of Moving Units) @ Bar Pink
    • The Spazmatics, DJ Emmauel @ \
    • John Mellencamp, Los Lobos, Mavis Staples @ AARP Ideas@50+ @San Diego Convention Center
    • Matthewdavis, M. Geddes Gengras @ The Hideout
    • Morgan Leigh Band, Kyle Setter @ Brick By Brick
    • Chili Banditos, Temple, Throne, Latin Phrase, High Tension @ Che Cafe
    • Michael Chapdelaine @ Dizzy's
    • Flying Minus Machines, Danger Field, Remembering Sunday, Dark Tide @ Epicentre
    • BSid Vicious @ Fluxx
    • bWreck, the Dabbers @ The Bancroft
    • Aly & Fila @ Bassmnt
    • Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party @ Sycuan Casino
    • SD Rock and Roots Fest @ House of Blues
    • Temple of the Dad, Poprx @ Humphrey's Backstage LIve
    • Eyes Set to Kill, Nuclear Sunday, Never Victorious Never, Defeated, Leave the Universe @ SOMA
    • Scndl @ Bang Bang
    • SM Familia, Hourglass Cats, No Kings, Positive Company @ 710 Beach Club
    • Johnny Vatos @ Sycuan
    • Joyce, Arms Away, Lutherans @ Tin Can
    • Sleepwalking @ Til Two Club
    • Stranger @ Winston's

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and 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.