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Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 20



    Wednesday will be a great night of music if you're a lover of indie. Sylvan Esso, made up of members of Mountain Man and Megafaun, have proven to be a breakout hit this year. Since their debut was released in May, they toured as support to Tune-Yards in June and are selling out as headliners themselves. "Coffee" and "Hey Mami" are hits by indie-rock standards, and no doubt tickets for the Casbah are coveted. The same holds true for the Naked and Famous. How do these bands propel so fast? Well, by being great live acts, for one thing, but word-of-mouth has certainly taken this band to new heights as well. Both shows are sold out, so if you didn't snag tickets, you will be on it a little sooner next time. Still, there's plenty of fine music around town elsewhere to get you over the hump.

    Wednesday, Aug. 20:

    • Sylvan Esso, Dana Buoy @ Casbah (sold out)
    • The Naked and Famous, the Moth and the Flame @ The North Park Theatre (sold out)
    • Green Flash Concert Series, with Mark Broussard, Tyrone Wells @ Birch Aquarium
    • Sidewalk Chalk, Euphoria Brass Band, Pool Party @ Soda Bar
    • Lisa Sanders (album release), Josh Damigo, Randi Driscoll, Jasmine Commerce @ Belly Up
    • Inspired and the Sleep, Tiger and the Teller, Wizard Woes @ U-31
    • Stevie & the Hi-Staxx@ Bar Pink
    • Janice Edwards, DJ John Phillips @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • Titus Haug, 22 Kings, Travis Luce @ Tin Can
    • The Zombies, Cheers Elephant, Mrs. Magician @ House of Blues
    • Abe Lagrimas Jr. (CD release), Molly Tuttle Trio with John Mailander & Brittany Karlson @ Lestat's
    • Kiefer Shackelford @ Croce's Park West
    • Dane Drewis @ Tin Roof
    • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand 
    • Club Kingston presents Dub Trinity and Friends, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's 
    • Trophy Motorcycles Vintage Bike Night, DJ Mikey Ratt & Tiki Thomas @ Tower Bar
    • Age of Collapse, Augurs Usnea @ Til-Two Club 
    • Kenny Eng @ 98 Bottles 
    • King Scha Scha & Friends @ Gallagher's Irish Pub 
    • Open Mic @ The Merrow 
    • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club 
    • Joe Cardillo, Kenny Eng @ Wonderland OB 
    • Brewers SDTK @ Whistle Stop 
    • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.) 
    • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30 p.m.)

    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.