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Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 18



    I have to admit that sometimes I get a little bit frustrated when it comes to live music. A band can play to the smallest crowd, and then suddenly they're in some commercial or in some trailer, and all of the sudden everyone loves the band. I've decided that I can't fight trends or technology, so I'll roll with the flow and say that you know that the Silent Comedy -- whose song "Bartholomew" is featured on the "Hatfields & McCoys" on the History Channel -- are going to kill at the Belly Up, Ben Harper is going to draw a massive crowd at the Del Mar track, and Johnny Rad Fest is going to kick butt at the Ken Club.

    Saturday, Aug. 18:

    • The Silent Comedy, Stripes & Lines, Family Wagon @ Belly Up
    • Ben Harper @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
    • Grand Tarantula, East of Sweden (CD release), Idlehands, One I Red @ Soda Bar
    • Johnny Rad Fest 5 King Tuff, Shannon & the Clams, Half Rats, Night Beats, Audacity @ Ken Club
    • Hyena, Jamuel Saxon, Hills Like Elephants, Church Hustlers @ Casbah
    • iDentity Festival @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    • Lantern Festival @ Hoover High, City Heights
    • The Palominos, Decker, Escalator Hill @ Tin Can
    • Midnight Rivals, Santos, the Pheasants @ Eleven
    • The Girl Can't Help It Vintage Clothing Store Opening, featuring El Vez & Pony Death Ride @ The Girl Can't Help It (3806 Grim, 12-8 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m.)
    • DJ TNA Video Debut @ Eleven
    • Prima Donna, the Phenomenauts, Pass the Axe, Oddball @ The Shakedown
    • '80s vs. '90s, with Gabe Vega & Saul @ Whistle Stop
    • Circuit, Garva, Aphter, Ghost M.D., Casper @ Ruby Room
    • The Dickies, F.O.A., Jonny Castle @ The Griffin
    • The Longshots, the Amalgamated @ Tower Bar
    • Breakthru Entertainment Presents @ House of Blues
    • Allison Lonsdale, Matthew Santos, Tolan Shaw @ Lestat's
    • Clapton Hook, the Morphs, Jim Earp @ Brick By Brick
    • Tommy Dubs & the Seismc Levelers, with Ease Up and KNG MKR @ Winston's
    • Stranger @ 710 Beach Club
    • Skank Agents, Starpool, Bucket of Fish, Grim Luck, Thanks Jack @ Soma
    • Small Talk, Cash Crop, Meraki, Realization Orchestra, the Deepsea Goes @ Che Cafe
    • Suburban, Boredom @ Epicentre
    • Caliber @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • The Money Band @ Flying Elephant
    • Thunder Road @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
    • ABBA Fab @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
    • Diamond Nightz, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Bayou Brothers @ Marble Room
    • Ese & Zain -- adam salter @ El Dorado
    • Eric Prydz, Audrey Napoleon @ Voyeur
    • DJ Sid Vicious, DJ Cheyenne Giles @ Fluxx
    • The Black Cinderella, Sister Carol, Live Wyya, DJ Carlos Culture @ World Beat Center
    • The Brian Levy/Rick Hollander Group @ Dizzy’s at 98 Bottles

    Rosemary Bystrak 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.

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