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Sounds Like San Diego: August 16



    There are some nights when it feels like every show worth seeing is presented by the Casbah. Saturday, however, is an example of how hard Cory Stier, talent buyer for Soda Bar and long ago an intern of Tim Mays of the Casbah, has really honed the art of booking. Soda Bar presents the Sonics at the Irenic for the punks; Goodnight, Texas at Soda Bar for the whiskey-swilling country-tinged rockers, and my pick of the night, Beach Day, at the Ken Club. The duo (who add a bassist on tour) are from Florida, but its record definitely picked up the sounds of the town where it was recorded: Detroit. Anyone getting compared vocally to Ronnie Spector is worth checking out in my book, and as we see this revival of the girl-group sound, you have to find the really good ones and Beach Day are just that.

    Saturday, August 16:

    • Soda Bar presents Beach Day, Amanda X, Sleeping Ghost, Future Age @ Kensington Club
    • Soda Bar presents the Sonics, Mrs. Magician @ The Irenic
    • Goodnight, Texas; the Bones of J.R. Jones; the Whiskey Circle @ Soda Bar
    • FM 94/9 presents Thumpers, Ilya, Black Map @ Casbah
    • ArtWalk 2014 @ NTC Liberty Station
    • Tiki Oasis 2014 @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
    • Skunk Dub, the Outriders @ Boar Cross'n
    • Summergrass Bluegrass Festival @ Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, Vista
    • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
    • Hard Fall Hearts @ Black Cat
    • Natural Vibrations, Hi Roots, Bodhi Rock @ Belly Up
    • Save the Che Benefit: Lube, Venetae, Cave @ Che Cafe
    • Agua Dulce @ Seven Grand
    • Tainted Love, with DJ LV @ House of Blues
    • DJ Redlight, Manny Ca$h @ The Hideout
    • Daniel Crawford, Tide Pools, Bad & the Ugly @ Tin Can
    • Angry Samoans, the Screamin Yeehaws, DPI @ Brick By Brick
    • Animal Riot @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Chris Kennedy @ 207, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Allison Lonsdale, Eben Brooks, the Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
    • Anna Lunoe @ Bang Bang
    • DJs Gabe Vega and Saul, DJ Silnce de Larue @ Whistle Stop
    • DJ SS, Nymfo @ The Merrow
    • Allan Holdsworth, Taz Taylor, John Huldt, RDG @ Ramona Main Stage
    • Berkley Hart Sellis Twang @ Croce's Park West
    • Revolt Age (5 p.m.), PopRx (9 p.m.) @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • Sculpins, United Defiance, the Evicted, Barking Spiders, Nuclear Tomorrow, the Last Years @ Tower Bar
    • Ben Johnston, the Wick Hauser Band, Dropjoy (5 p.m.), Courtney John Project, Layne Tadesse, King Schascha @ Winston's
    • The Maxies, Undercover Monsters, Water Rats, International Dips---, Lo-Fi, Idols Plague @ Til-Two Club
    • Hickies & Dryhumps '90s Party @ El Dorado
    • DJ Cobra @ Fluxx
    • Shogun and Late Night Alumni @ Bassmnt
    • The Jackson Price Band @ Sycamore Den
    • DJ Qenoe @ U-31
    • Noize Makerz, Kahi Lofa, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Arson Academy, Playfight, Moonshine @ 710 Beach Club

    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.