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SD Music Thing Takes Over the Town



    The sixth annual San Diego Music Thing is finally here, and boy, oh boy, are there some great lineups! I'd recommend buying the all-access marquee wristbands, but the complicated pricing structure is worth investigating. It would be a shame to push one showcases over another, but the all-ages are highly recommended. Titus Andronicus is going to slay the Irenic; Little Hurricane will certainly shred the Sunset Temple, and there are plenty of tickets to see my favorite band from Syracuse, Ra Ra Riot, whose latest album Beta Love came out earlier this year. They may have sold-out Belly Up back in the spring, but there are plenty of tickets to catch them this time at Birch North Park Theatre -- it's a little earlier than the rest of the showcases, so you'll still have time to hop around afterward. See you at the thing!

    Friday, September 13th:

    • San Diego Music Thing/Casbah present Ra Ra Riot, Caveman @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • San Diego Music Thing/Casbah present Titus Andronicus @ the Irenic
    • San Diego Music Thing: Milo Greene, Terraplane Sun, Nicky Venus, Okapi Sun @ Casbah
    • San Diego Music Thing/Soda Bar present the Creepy Creeps, the Burning of Rome, Tape Deck Mountain, Zero Zero, QUNQ @ Soda Bar
    • San Diego Music Thing/Casbah present Little Hurricane, Cuckoo Chaos, Palace ballroom, Harriet, DJ Keith Sweaty @ Sunset Temple
    • San Diego Music Thing: The Features, the Heavy Guilt, In the Valley Below, Leftover Cuties, Tommy & the High Pilots @ the Griffin
    • San Diego Music Thing: Cash'd Out, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio, El Monte Slim, Bill Cardinal & the Canyon Band @ U-31
    • San Diego Music Thing: Medicine, I*Wish*I, Ditches, Dreamer's Dose @ the Void
    • San Diego Music Thing Showcase with Ed Ghost Tucker, Boy King, Manuok, DJ Robin @ the Whistle Stop
    • San Diego Music Thing: Baywood, Denison Witmer, Trouble in the Wind, Amy Stroup, Krissy Krissy @ Claire De Lune Coffee Lounge
    • San Diego Music Thing: Illuminauts, Parker & the Numberman @ the Office
    • San Diego Music Thing: River City, Roy Ruiz Clayton & the Gravediggers, Gayle Skidmore @ Seven Grand
    • San Diego Music Thing: FIDLAR, the Widows, Sculpins, the Frights @ Queen Bee's
    • San Diego Music Thing: Girl in a Coma, New Mexico, Dirty Ghosts, Buddy Banter, Iron Tom @ Bar Pink
    • Talib Kweli @ FLUXX
    • Sin Fronteras/Salsipuedes Fest #2 featuring Vindictive, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Bridgejumper, Batwings, Calafia Puta, Idols Plague, Diatribe, Death Crisis, special guest @ Ken Club
    • Tyler Grant, Jordan Ramsey and Adrian Engfer @ AMSD
    • Mimi Zulu, Brothers Burns & J-Phatts, DJ Blackbelt Jones @ The Merrow
    • Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
    • Atomic Groove (5:30 p.m.), Jimmy Cliff with Ethan Tucker (9 p.m.) @ Belly Up
    • Swirl, Symbolic, Unicorn Death, Tainted Society @ Brick by Brick
    • Mossbreaker, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Negative Stress, Haruka @ Ché Café
    • Cult Vegas, the Indys, Lucky Lancifer, This is Confusing @ Epicentre
    • Pool Party, DJ RM @ Gallaghers Pub
    • Krewella @ House of Blues (sold-out)
    • Lafayette Blues Band @ House Of Blues
    • Joe Kaplow (5 p.m.), Tommy Dubs (9:30 p.m.) @ 710 Beach Club
    • Sirens Crush @ Humphreys Backstage
    • Carly Rae Jepsen, Hot Chelle Rae @ Humphreys by the Bay
    • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
    • Mercedes Moore Band @ the Marble Room
    • Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Blackwater Blues Band, Atomic Blues Band @ Ramona MainStage
    • Killing the Messenger, Oh, Guardian, Focus in Frame, The I in Self, Jeremiah Johnson, Hundred Caliber, A New Challenger Approaches, Seconds Ago, Quorra @ Soma
    • Shawn Whitaker, Playing Insidious Decrepancy & Viral Load, Iniquitous Savagery, Genocaust, Psychiatric Regurgitation, the White Indian @ Tower Bar
    • Mykki Blanco & Toybox Dolls @ Porter's Pub
    • The Tin Can Country Club's First Anniversary & Record Release Celebration @ Tin Can Ale House
    • The Red Elvises @ Tio Leo's Lounge
    • Caliber @ the V Lounge
    • Felix Cartal @ Voyeur
    • Revival, Roots Covenant, Arise Roots, DJs Maitland Roots and TRC @ Winstons

    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.

    Fatima Kelley