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Sounds Like San Diego: Aug, 30



    What a crazy weekend for music. Awesome Fest is in full swing, and expands to four venues this weekend, with afternoon shows at U-31 and the Office, and night-time shows at Soda Bar and the Hideout. The event is a great place to discover your new favorite gritty punk or garage band but is also worth it for better-known bands like Drag the River, one of my favorite live bands. Still, if Awesome Fest isn't your jam, catch the Rosebuds -- who recently recorded with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon -- at the Casbah, enjoy '90s punk and rock at the Summer Nationals tour at Sleep Train (highlights: Bad Religion, the Vandals) or don your flip-flops and your beachy vibe at RIMAC field for Jack Johnson.  

    Saturday, Aug. 30:

    • Aweseomf Fest: Drag the River, Nato Coles, Shallow Cuts, 48 Thrills, Squarecow, the Half Truths @ U31 (3-7 p.m.)
    • Aweseomf Fest: Toy Guitar, the Bertos, Hands Like Bricks, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Payoff @ The Office (3:20-7 p.m.)
    • Aweseomf Fest: Toys that Kill, the Brokedowns, Rumspringer, Murmurs, Pageripper, Drunk Dial, Acid Fast @ Soda Bar (8:30 p.m.)
    • Aweseomf Fest: Terry Malts, Winter Break, White Murder, the Bloodtypes, Model Talk, Peach Kelli Pop, Adder @ The Hideout (8:30 p.m.)
    • The Rosebuds, El May @ Casbah
    • Javier Escovedo & the City Lights, Tomten, Saint Shameless @ Tin Can -- watch our Spotlight video of Javier Escovedo
    • Frampton's Guitar Circus @ The Event Center, Harrah's Resort Southern California
    • The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Vandals, Stiff Little Fingers @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
    • Jack Johnson, Bahamas @ RIMAC Field, UCSD
    • Cody Lovaas @ Carlsbad Village Theatre
    • The Frights, Death Lens, Pilgrims, the Snykes, Grand Tarantula, Buddha Trixie @ Soma
    • Queen Nation, Space Oddity @ Belly Up
    • LED presents Tramps Like Us, with Audrey Napoleon, Borgeous, Dannic, Headhunterz, loudpvck, Moby, Moska, New World Sound, Pegboard Nerds, Sander van Doorn, Victor Niglio @ Valley View Casino Center
    • Designer Drugs @ Spin
    • Mark Farina, Dope Den @ Hotel Palomar
    • Upfull Rising, Lions Roar @ Boar Cross'n
    • Dane Drewis @ Tipsy Crow
    • Intervention, featuring Carnage @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Yavaz @ Croce's Park West
    • Offshore Impact, Hestya, Marielle, the Dead Blue @ Epicentre
    • Groove International @ House of Blues
    • Led Zepagain, Strangelove (Depeche Mode tribute) @ House of Blues
    • DJ Ikon @ Fluxx
    • Funks Most Wanted @ Gallagher's
    • Strangelove @ House of Blues
    • Fabulous Ultratones, the Farmers @ Humphrey's Backstage LIve
    • Kevin Martin, Anatomy of Frak, Matthew Jude @ Lestat's
    • Her Crimson Love, Sever the Century @ The Merrow
    • Pacific Dub, Sunny Rude @ 710 Beach Club
    • Stafford Brothers @ Bassmnt
    • Punch Card (CD release), Just In Case, A New Ending @ The Shakedown
    • Sultan Bathory, Stalins of Sound, Sleeping Ghost @ Tower Bar
    • Rising Star @ Tio Leos
    • The Have Six, Revival, Project out of Bounds, Simmer Down Riddim Section @ 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.