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Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 24

Chaka Khan and Macy Gray make for a double shot of powerful women at the Embarcadero

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    Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 24
    Chaka Khan headlines Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, Aug. 24.

    There is so much music happening around our city, it's mystifying that anyone could say it's a sleepy town. From Oceanside's In Your Neighborhood, with pals Aviator Stash, to the the Platters playing a sold out show at Sycuan, to the Pure Art Hip-Hop show at the Salty Frog in Imperial Beach, you're sure to find something of interest near or far. At the Casbah, some of our local faves are raising money to help the family of Jeff Walls (the Woggles), who passed away earlier this year from a rare pulmonary disease. At the Observatory, Tuxedo get funky. Chaka Khan and Macy Gray make for a double shot of powerful women at the Embarcadero, and Japanese punks Shonen Knife return to town, this time with a show at Soda Bar. With this much music, you might have to double-dip and catch more than just a single show. 

    Saturday, Aug. 24:
    • San Diego Spirits Festival @ Port Pavilion Broadway Pier 
    • The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Annual Festival of Books @ Liberty Station
    • Barks & Brews: San Diego Dog Festival @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
    • See My Friends: A Fundraiser for Jeff Walls featuring the Magnificent, the Loons, El Vez, the Mothers, Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Casbah 
    • Tuxedo, Funk Freaks @ Observatory North Park
    • Chaka Khan, Macy Gray @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
    • Shonen Knife, Me Like Bees @ Soda Bar
    • Crash Test Dummies @ House of Blues
    • Super Diamond, Mockery @ Belly Up (sold out)
    • The Platters @ Sycuan Casino (sold out)
    • In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles featuring Aviator Stash, Inspired and the Sleep, Dgtl Clr @ Pour House 
    • DJ’s Dunekat and RT @ Bar Pink
    • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
    • The Joshua White Trio @ Dizzy's
    • Inciting Riots, Volt Murder, Frank Taco @ Ken Club
    • Transmission: '80s Dance Night/Depeche Mode Night @ Space
    • The Addiction @ Seven Grand 
    • Yonatan Leviim @ La Jolla Community Center
    • Brian Regan, Gary Brightwell @ Balboa Theatre 
    • Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents Kevin "Diamond Boy" Torres vs. Marcos Arturo "Nazzy" Dominguez @ Viejas Concerts in the Park
    • John Jorgenson Quintet @ Museum of Making Music 
    • Blink 18True, Puncture, DJ Mancat, Oren @ The Holding Company
    • Batlords, Them Cuts, Abortz, PunchCard, Midnight Block, Kids 'n' Propane, Stalins of Sound, the Mice, CFA, Santa Ana Knights @ Tower Bar (5 p.m.)
    • Marujah @ De Oro Mine Co.
    • Mictlantecuhtli, Ruines of Abaddon, Sicarius, Withermoon @ The Merrow
    • The Routine, Euphoria Brass Band @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
    • Inure, Yabutifida @ Black Cat Bar
    • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Park & Rec
    • Through Being Cool Emo Night @ Blonde
    • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66
    • Wayne Wade & All Campbell (backed by Roots Coven) @ Music Box
    • Gone Blonde @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
    • Retra's Tour Homecoming, Bad Kids, Leon Canoe @ Che Cafe
    • Farm Truck @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8 p.m.)
    • Pat James & the No Names @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4 p.m.)
    • Country Brunch Live with Six String Outlaws @ House of Blues (10 a.m.) 
    • Lola Demure's Burlesque & Variety Show @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
    • Lexington Field 10-Year Anniversary Show, the Downs Family @ Rosie O'Grady's
    • Judy Carmichael in "I Love Being Here With You" @ Martini's Above Fourth
    • Clinton Davis @ Pilgrim United Church of Christ 
    • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
    • Sip Shop Brunch @ Quartyard
    • Gregory Page @ Lestat's
    • Canaan Cox @ Moonshine Beach 
    • Thump Juice @ Indian Joe Brewing 
    • Shelton Road @ Moonshine Flats 
    • 8 East @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
    • Wick Hauser Band @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
    • The Brain Ghosts, Fair Play, the Heart Beat Trail, Color Til Monday @ Til-Two Club
    • Skinlab, Arrival of Autumn, Salvation in Nothing, Hollow Stage, Humanoid @ Brick by Brick
    • Pure Art Hip-Hop @ Salty Frog
    • "Art of Flamenco" Dinner Show @ Cafe Sevilla
    • Urban Gypsys @ Wildwood Crossing
    • Lighthouse Players @ Wildwood Crossing (12-3 p.m.)
    • The Ideas @ Himmelberg's
    • Steph Johnson @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
    • Strictly Business @ The Office
    • The Dan Rabb Project, Israel Maldonado @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
    • Copy Cat Killers, Sonic Moonshine @ 710 Beach Club
    • Nirvanamania, Public Pervert @ Manhattan Bar
    • Cody Carter & Country Fried @ Renegade
    • Let's Funk Tonight with DJ Boogie Bunch, Dreamer, Gigante, Soul Driverz Crew @ Diamond Jim's
    • DJ Junior theDISCOpunk @ U-31
    • Little A & the Allnighters, the Fremonts @ Tio Leo's
    • Sabados En Fuego: Noches De Reventon @ The Rail
    • Full Strength Funk @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
    • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
    • Solaria @ The Hole in the Wall 
    • HappyRon's Birthday Show @ La Mesa Spacebar (6:30pm) 
    • The Groove, DJ Ayla @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
    • The Verge, DJ Ayla @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
    • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Jason Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
    • Subtronics @ Bassmnt
    • VNSSA: LED @ Spin (4 p.m.)
    • Lucent with Andy Moor (extended set) @ Spin
    • Wiithin a Week, Doozee, Cat Man Blues, NCMC, Tchronic, Rabbit's Foot @ Navajo Live 
    • Jhay Cortez, DJ Karma @ Parq 
    • DJ Isaac B @ Fluxx
    • Wild at Heart with DJ Ruckus @ Omnia
    • Born Dirty, Erick Diaz @ Bang Bang 
    • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah 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.