Sounds Like San Diego: August 16

Emerging locals battle it out at Quartyard on Friday for Kaaboo's Discovery Project


There are so many reasons to hit the town tonight and I, for one, am all in. Big Business will melt faces at their tour kickoff at the Casbah and Soda Bar is keeping hardcore kickin' tonight with Ringworm. SoCal reggae is also alive and well with the Devastators at the Belly Up and the track goes country with Chase Rice performing after the races. If you're feeling whimsical and want to catch lots of new music, Kaaboo is hosting their "Discovery Project" night, which is, in effect, a battle of the bands to see which locals are going to be billed for the big festival next month (read the SoundDiego preview here). It's going down at the Quartyard in downtown which is always a blast, especially under the open sky.

Friday, Aug. 16:

  • Kaaboo: Discovery Project ft. Electric Mud, Evan Diamond & the Library, Fooz Fighters, Kyle Smith, Rocket, WYO @ Quartyard
  • Big Business, Modern Love, Gloomsday @ Casbah
  • Ringworm, Cave Bastard, Heat @ Soda Bar
  • The Devastators, the Simpkin Project, New Leaf @ Belly Up
  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony And Gareth Reynolds @ The Observatory North Park
  • F---ing in the Bushes 10 Year Anniversary with DJ Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Boogieman presents Rollin' Wit the Funk Vol. 3, No.6 @ Space
  • Chase Rice @ Del Mar Concert Series 
  • DJ Grimm and DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Erika Davies @ Panama 66
  • Ginny Mac @ Museum of Making Music
  • Club Hemlock @ The Merrow
  • The Rough, the Filthy Lowdown, City Escape Artist, City Windows @ Tower Bar
  • Electric Mud, Hit Dog Hollar, Something Contagious @ Music Box
  • The Heartbeat Trail and friends @ Black Cat Bar
  • 3Teeth, Author & Punisher, Lana Del Rabies @ Brick By Brick
  • Misc. Ailments, One I Red, Day Trip @ Til-Two Club
  • Cleopatra Metio La Pata @ Balboa Theatre 
  • Same Son, Absent, Final Path @ The Che Cafe
  • Saline Solution, Subspecies, Shyah Preis @ Lestat's
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel 
  • Adelitas Way, Symbolic, the Unsung @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Green Today vs. Oceans; DJ's OFIER & Carlo @ The Holding Company
  • The Ideas @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Vokab Kompany, One Hot Planet @ Winston's
  • Whiskey, Cash, and Roses @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Three Lane Live @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Swiss Rolls, Lunar Garden, Flower Animals @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Summer Salt, Motel Radio, Dante Elephante @ House of Blues
  • Changui Majadero @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Undertaking, Legions, Mind/Divided, more @ The Salty Frog
  • Rock en Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Whitney Shay @ Park & Rec
  • The Naked I @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • NuVintage @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Mission G, Shinsharift, Parasitic Existence, Exit Dream @ Bancroft Bar
  • The Brothers Burns Band ft. Touch of Cas, the Soulside Players @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Rock Whiskey @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Modern Day Moonshine @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • DJ Fishfonics @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Six String Outlaws @ Renegade
  • Stay for the Works, Sleepsent, Secret Lynx @ Himmelberg's
  • Woodstock 50 Celebration with Mark Fisher & Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • La Revancha @ Navajo Live  
  • Grand Sonic Theory, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Caliber, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • K-Paz de la Sierra @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • All Things Deep San Diego ft. Oona Dahl, Marques Wyatt, more @ Spin
  • The Fogels, Yujin13, the Aura & Ovation @ Manhattan Bar 
  • Tril Fridays @ Bassmnt 
  • DJ CLA @ Parq
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic @ El Dorado
  • Cherokee, Boys Don't Disco @ Bang Bang
  • Tory Lanez @ Omnia
  • Shabazz @ FLUXX
  • Dusk2Dawn Sexy Steampunk Ball @ Andaz Hotel Takeover
  • Guti @ Kava Lounge

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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