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Sounds Like San Diego: July 5

Inked locals will be at the Casbah celebrating Avalon Tattoo's 24th anniversary



    With this extended holiday weekend there's going to be great partying. Enjoy Avalon Tattoo's 24th anniversary with live music at the Casbah for free. It's one of San Diego's best-known tattoo shops and was known for being in a part of town where sailors would get Mom inked after a night boozing in Tijuana. The anniversary lineup includes the Marsupials, Low Volts, Ghetto Blaster and Not in the Face. Early arrival is highly suggested, because the small venue will be at capacity throughout the night. If tattooed bodies aren't your bag, Tin Can Ale House, Whistle Stop, Soda Bar and the Griffin all tout great lineups to check out.

    Friday, July 5:

    • Avalon Tattoo 24th Anniversary Party: Marsupials, Low Volts, Ghetto Blaster, Not in the Face @ Casbah (free)
    • Schitzophonics, Yevtushenko, SXO @ Tin Can Ale House
    • The Triumphant Return of the Wrong Trousers @ Lestat’s
    • The Amandas @ the Whistle Stop
    • House Concert: Steve Poltz @ 8375 Lincoln, Lemon Grove. (Tickets at
    • Sashafest, featuring Inspired & the Sleep, the Nothingful Band, Bantam Feather, Steve Flato @ Victory Theatre (2558 Imperial Ave., all ages, 8 p.m.)
    • Outer Minds, Love & the Skull, Legs, Late Night Howl @ Soda Bar
    • Deadly Birds, Leanna May & the Matadors, I Used to Model, Cassandra & Rob @ the Griffin
    • Stranger Than Fiction: The Best of VAMP @ 10th Avenue Theatre (930 10th Ave.)
    • Tim Malley-Acoustic Happy Hour Music (5 p.m.); Jet West, Katastro & King Legend (9:04 p.m.) @ 710 Beach Club
    • First Friday with DJ Artistic, NoSuckerDjs @ Bar Pink
    • Betamaxx Happy Hour (5:30 p.m.), Pato Banton with Shocks of Mighty, DJ Carlos Culture (9 p.m.) @ Belly Up
    • Hip Hop vs. Punk presents Nuclear Tomorrow, Beatsmith Resist, Mansini, DJ Etc, Ramp Locals @ The Tower Bar
    • The Frights, Mars Water, Sweet Valley Slumber Party, Sunblock @ Ché Café
    • Ben Schachter’s Occidentia featuring Ben Schachter, Joey Carano, Harley Magsino, Dave Marr, Keving Higuchi @ Dizzy’s
    • The High Rolling Loners @ Rosie O'Grady's 
    • Arcade, with DJ Scooter @ FLUXX
    • Brother’s Gow, DJ R2 @ Gallagher’s
    • Led Zepagain, with Bonfire & Latin Fuze @ House of Blues
    • Rockola @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • America @ Humphreys by the Bay
    • Death Dealer, Helsott @ Ramona Mainstage
    • The Cost of Salvation (CD release), Deadweight, Quorra, He is the Painter, Felonies, the No Name Gang, Osedax @ Soma
    • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Sycuan
    • Off the Cuff @ the V Lounge
    • Sirens Crush @ Dreamcatcher
    • Cattle Decapitation, Dead Ghosts @ the Void
    • Jaytech @ Voyeur
    • The Devastators & Shoreline Rootz @ Winston’s

    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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