Sounds Like San Diego: June 21

Alanis Morissette's acoustic show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay is Friday's must-see show

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Oh, man. It's the longest day of the year and we are being rewarded with some amazing shows tonight. I mean, Alanis Morissette is so iconic and when "Jagged Little Pill" released, it was so unlike anything else that she's almost become an honorary character on "This Is Us" with respect to the character Kate's love of her music. Tonight, she plays an acoustic show at Humphreys and you better believe it will be amazing. Over at Soda Bar, our pal and former frontman of Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez, returns. He's living in Europe these days, so you should try to catch him when he makes the trip. The Belly Up will be quite the party as kings of Afrobeat, Antibalas, return to town, and Darius Rucker puts his country career on pause as he returns with Hootie & the Blowfish to the big amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Music lovers have a lot to celebrate tonight with a feast for our ears.

Friday, June 21:

  • Alanis Morissette: Acoustic @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez, Walker Lukens, PR Newman @ Soda Bar
  • Antibalas, Gene Evaro Jr. @ Belly Up
  • Hootie & the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies @ North Island Federal Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • AJR @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Emo Nite @ Casbah
  • Jenny & the Mexicats, Bang Data, Tesuque Revolt @ Music Box
  • Gregory Page @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Marujah @ De Oro Mine Co
  • F---ing in the Bushes with DJs Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • The Benedetti Ensemble celebrates Paul McCartney @ Dizzy's
  • Crystal Bowersox, Savannah Philyaw, Kelly Hoppenjams @ Lestat's
  • Make Music Day 2019 @ Museum of Making Music 
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Noise Pollution @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Electronic Fridays @ Ballast Point Paddock Stage
  • Heirgloom, Blush, Traccula, Robert Writhe @ Ken Club
  • Xavier Wulf, Beau Young Prince, Marty Grimes, RecoHavoc @ SOMA
  • Action Andy & the Hi Tones @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • DJ Rocket Rio @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Christian Taylor @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Mochilero All-Stars @ Panama 66
  • Milky Wayne presents: Ric Scales, Indian K & Nemy, Sam R I, Bad Luck Cortez, Aldente, Tec (hosted by Parker Edison) @ Black Cat Bar (read the SoundDiego interview with Milky Wayne here)
  • Najwa Karam @ Town and Country San Diego
  • The Osprey Nest Music Foundation presents: Joe Marcinek Band, Philthy! @ Winston's
  • Matt Grey Band, John Rich @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Stephanie Quayle @ Moonshine Beach
  • Jay Allen @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Long Beach Dub All Stars, the Aggrolites, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds @ House of Blues
  • Hidden City Sounds: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Chugboat @ Park & Rec
  • Joey Harris & the Mentals @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Pinkeye, the Lover and the Liar @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • That's Right @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Club Hemlock @ The Merrow
  • The Ed Kornhauser Band @ Seven Grand
  • Bessie's Half, Grandpadrew, Tony Palkovic @ Bancroft Bar
  • Warsaw Poland Bros, Nothing Special @ 710 Beach Club
  • Stellita Porter & the Corvelles @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Fuzzy Rankins @ Wildwood Crossing 
  • After Hours with DJs EdROC & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Frankie T. & the Triple B @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • The Ichabod Five, Los Sweepers, DJ Tony the Tyger @ Tower Bar
  • Fluently Fresh DJ Jersan @ Manhattan Bar
  • Nitro Express @ Renegade
  • The Brass Cats, Beta7 @ Himmelberg's
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Woke Up Dead (Megadeth Tribute), Hey Ho (Ramones Tribute), Anesthesia (Metallica Tribute) @ Navajo Live  
  • Caliber, Grand Sonic Theatre, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic @ El Dorado
  • Bang Bang Anniversary with Yuksek + Azari @ Bang Bang
  • Tony Tone @ Fluxx
  • Strictly Swangin' F6ix Takeover Pt. 3 @ F6ix

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.

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