Sounds Like San Diego: August 29

Get a leg up on the weekend with '90s rockers Candlebox at Ramona Mainstage Thursday

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When I was a senior in high school, there were two albums that mattered to me and my friends: "August and Everything After" by Counting Crows and the self-titled album by Candlebox. My music tastes have mostly evolved since then, but I still felt a little twinge in my heart when I saw that Candlebox is still touring and playing a show at Ramona Mainstage. For nostalgia's sake, it might just be worth the drive. But of course, there are some great shows tonight, including another free Seaport Sessions with a couple Redwoods bands we love; the Bird and the Bee will play to a sold out crowd at the Casbah, hopefully mixing their originals along with their tributes to Hall & Oates and Van Halen; self-proclaimed "folktronica" performer Ryley Walker plays Soda Bar; and Bar Pink has a sick lineup with the Kabbs and the Havnauts. 

Thursday, Aug. 29:

  • Candlebox @ Ramona Mainstage
  • The Bird and the Bee, Alex Lilly, Samantha Sidley @ Casbah
  • Seaport Sessions with Redwoods Revue ft. Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Cardinal Moon @ Seaport Village (music 5-7 p.m.)
  • Ryley Walker, Wild Pink, Grampadrew and the Gut Strings @ Soda Bar
  • The Kabbs, the Havnauts @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • AJ Froman, Strange Planet, Los Pinches Pinches @ The Holding Company
  • David Grisman, the Dawg Trio @ Belly Up (seated show, sold out)
  • Gilbert Castellanos Quartet @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel 
  • Dogbreth, Hotline TNT, Toner, Neutral Shirt @ The Che Cafe
  • Strange Ages, Starover Blue, Warsaw @ Black Cat Bar
  • Jesse Nova @ Himmelberg's
  • The Alpine Camp, Fusebox @ Winston's
  • Dub Trio @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues (FREE SHOW!)
  • Find Indigo, KWN, JMMRS @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Will Ayyy @ Pour House  
  • Noche de Estrellas Travesty Show @ The Merrow
  • Whiskey Ridge @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Maggot Heart (Sweden), Crematory Stench, Old Man Wizard @ Tower Bar
  • The River @ Retreat Pool & Cabanas, Sycuan Casino
  • The Last Ten Seconds of Life, No Zodiac, Kaonashi, VCTMS, Osmium @ Brick by Brick
  • Nina bel Vande presents "Top Shelf Tease" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • BJ Jezbere, Jake Skolnick @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • No Public Restrooms @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Dee Jay Silver Dip Day Club @ Sycuan Casino Resort
  • Milky Wayne Presents: Sojourn @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Up All Night Thursdaze @ Til-Two Club
  • Gregory Page @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Rachet S--- with DJ Kev Mighty and guests @ El Dorado
  • Digital Lizards of Doom @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Nathan James @ Tio Leo's
  • Trevor McSpadden Band @ Renegade

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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