Sounds Like San Diego: May 22

Gary Clark Jr. brings his amazing guitar skills through Harrah's Resort SoCal Wednesday

I wonder if this week's awesome music choices are because things might die down for Memorial Day weekend or it's just a coincidence, but you have some sweet choices for music tonight. If you can make the journey, Gary Clark Jr. plays Harrah's Resort SoCal. A few years ago, he was the must-see at SXSW and his career has really taken off, with his amazing guitar skills always highlighted while his style pays homage to greats who came before. At the Casbah, you can catch Dead Boys, who were an original first-wave punk band as far back as the '70s and celebrated a 40 year anniversary two years ago. That is what you call putting the time in. U.K.'s Conflict melt faces at Soda Bar, our friends Braggers play Space, and Drip Trop headline the Office.

Wednesday, May 22:

  • Gary Clark Jr. @ The Events Center, Harrah's Resort SoCal   
  • Dead Boys, Forest Grove, Modern Love @ Casbah
  • Conflict, the Linecutters, Therapy @ Soda Bar
  • Braggers, Poor, Full Blast Fun Boy @ Space
  • Drip Trop, Dunekat, Yo Colombo @ The Office
  • Ron & the Reapers @ Bar Pink
  • Tommy Castro & the Painkillers @ Green Flash Concert, Birch Aquarium
  • Inspired and the Sleep, WYO, Capyac @ Belly Up
  • Candace, Sweetie Darling, Brushed @ Whistle Stop
  • Lower Class Brats, Grade 2 (Isle of Wight), special guests @ Tower Bar
  • Stephen El Rey @ Seven Grand
  • The Jazz Pockets @ Tio Leo's
  • Jesse Ray Smith @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Unsteady, Wesley, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Rivilution, Unpaved Highway @ Navajo Live
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Josie Day @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Office Hours with the Professor @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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