Sounds Like San Diego: June 15

Former Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming brings the glam and dramatic performance to the Casbah

Diane Coffee by Alexa Viscius (resized)
Alexa Viscius
My Saturday is going to be full of music, as I am once again one of the judges for the San Diego County Fair's Battle of the Bands. They've changed the format a little over the years, but if I'm remembering correctly, we'll get about eight bands that were selected by a panel to be finalists and use a point system to crown the winner. The Battle of the Bands runs from 4-8 p.m. on the Coors Light Rock On Stage and is open to the public with fair admission, so definitely come and check out the talent. Of course, if that's not your bag, former Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming brings out the glam and dramatic performance under the moniker Diane Coffee at the Casbah, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winner Draco Rosa performs at the House of Blues, and Eric Burdon & the Animals are back in town with a show at Humphreys. If I can get out of the fair in time, I'm hoping to catch newish punk act Modern Love, fronted by my old pal Mike Messina, at the Ken Club.
Saturday, June 15:
  • Diane Coffee, Claire George @ Casbah 
  • Draco Rosa @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Curse Mackey, ?aimon @ Brick by Brick
  • Eric Burdon & the Animals @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Snow Tha Product @ Observatory North Park
  • Frenship, Glades @ Music Box
  • Modern Love, Kids 'N' Propane, Hyper Active Slackers, Oak Palace @ Ken Club
  • Battle of the Bands @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Vincent, Jaron @ Soda Bar
  • Rebelution, Protoje, Durand Jones & the Indications @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Mustache Harbor, the ABBA Show @ Belly Up 
  • Sonoda, New Balance, Shindigs, Ioflow @ San Diego Content Partners
  • Los Pinches Pinches, Mariel @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.) 
  • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • '80s vs. '90s with Saul Q and Gabe Vega @ Whistle Stop
  • Jehlad & Rodrigo, Plexus Play, Lex & the Jewels @ The Merrow
  • Smokey Robinson @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Mixed Signals @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • The Rebel Lovers @ Museum of Making Music
  • Music En La Calle Multicultural Music and Street Food Festival @ Fair at 44 (Fairmount Ave. & El Cajon Blvd., free)
  • Cuffin @ Park & Rec
  • Louis V & the Aesthetics @ Seven Grand
  • Machine Girl, Deli Girls, Solv @ Space (5-8 p.m.)
  • Whips 'n' Furs: Dahli @ Space (9 p.m.)
  • Bump! @ Blonde
  • Mad Hat Hucksters @ Panama 66
  • Coco L'Amour Flaunt Burlesque Revue @ Queen Bee's
  • Smarter Than Robots, Grenelane, Differences, Reliance @ Che Cafe
  • Blind Mountain Holler, Dead Perennials @ Blind Lady Ale House
  • Belladona Grave, Harsh R, Sashcloth & Axes, DJ Christabel @ Black Cat Bar
  • The Sea Monks @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4 p.m.) 
  • Alvino & the Dwells @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8 p.m.)
  • Chris Webby, Locksmith, Ekoh, Grieves, Krizz Kaliko @ House of Blues
  • The Jasons, Rebel Rebel, the Writhers, the Touchies @ Tower Bar
  • Revilution @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • R&B Block Party: Summer Series Jump Off @ Quartyard
  • Brunch with Todd Gloria @ Quartyard
  • Leon Canoe, Ignant Benches, Sola Luna, the Rhinds @ Lestat's
  • Yankton @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Young Guns @ Moonshine Flats 
  • The Momma Linda Dance Party featuring Machine Politik, DJ GarGar, DJ Nicksta @ Winston's (1 p.m.)
  • More Fatter, Mango Habanero @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
  • Maiden USA (Iron Maiden Tribute), Noise Pollution (AC/DC Tribute), Anesthesia (Metallica Tribute), Blackout (Scorpions Tribute) @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Puente @ The Rabbit Hole
  • ProjektX @ Wildwood Crossing
  • BJ Jezbera @ Himmelberg's
  • Strictly Business with DJs EdROC & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Flipside Burners @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • CaliSamba @ 710 Beach Club
  • Dave Alvin @ AMSD Concerts at Sweetwater Community Church (5305 Sweetwater Road, Bonita)
  • Frankie T & the Triple B @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Whiskey Ridge @ Renegade
  • DJ Fishfonics @ U-31
  • Crown City Bombers, the Sea Monks, Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Bomba De Batay @ Border X Brewing
  • The Fiends (Misfits Tribute), Los Tortugas @ Manhattan Bar
  • Caliber, DJ Autumn @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Trevor McSpadden, DJ Autumn @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • BK Lounge with Billie Knight, Tone Capone, Dub-B @ El Dorado
  • Riot Ten @ Bassmnt
  • Blaze of Jovi, Anthem @ Navajo Live 
  • Krystal Klear @ Bang Bang
  • Take Flight with Shappy @ Fluxx
  • Auf presents Umbrella Nights No. 5 with Positive Language @ Kava Lounge
  • Markus Schulz @ Parq 

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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