Sounds Like San Diego: July 5

Drug Hunt, Band Argument, the English Beat (night two) and others top your post-Fourth of July festivities


Independence Day is behind us but perhaps you've extended it into a super long weekend which means there are lots of ways to keep the party going. Casbah has a great post-punk and post-rock freakout with a vinyl release party for Drug Hunt with a deep lineup that will be so fun. Soda Bar has a super great show with Amerikan Bear, Shades McCool, and Band Argument, while Belly Up is sold out with the second night of the English Beat. For the dance scene, LED presents Fisher in the Park at Petco's Park at the Park, the Doo Wop Project play Summer Pops, and Sixes release a cassette at Whistle Stop. Tonight's listings go deep so you should definitely be able to find some fun to fit your fancy.

Friday, July 5:

  • Drug Hunt (vinyl release), Wild Wild Wets, Dream Burglar, San Pedro El Cortez @ Casbah
  • Amerikan Bear, Shades McCool, Band Argument @ Soda Bar
  • The English Beat, Sailor's Songbook @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • LED and Catch & Release present Fisher in the Park, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Riva Starr, Gene Farris, Sunburnt Reynolds @ Petco's Park at the Park
  • The Doo Wop Project @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Sixes (cassette release party), Blacks Beach Boys, Los Pinche Pinches @ Whistle Stop
  • Fashion Jackson, Small Crush, Ignant Benches, 3LH, Lefties, Leon Canoe, Nikola, Lampligier, Street Surfers, Deep Yogurt, Okay Whatever, Randy @ The Che Cafe
  • Latifahtron, Lex & the Jules, Kaeli Earle @ Black Cat Bar
  • Christian Taylor @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Fast Heart Mart @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Cubensis, Moonalice @ Winston's
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Fractions (video release), DJ John Jolly, Your Friendly Bartender @ The Merrow (8 p.m.)
  • Jak Syn, Street Cleaner @ The Merrow (11 p.m.) 
  • Natural Disaster, Tristan Brooks, Samer Bakri @ Lestat's
  • Anuel AA: Real Hasta La Muerte Tour Part 2 @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • The Mikan Zlatkovich/Brian Levy 4tet @ Dizzy's
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic, Cros1, Johaz @ Bar Pink 
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66
  • Fuerza De Tijuana @ Music Box
  • Rituals: A Dark Danse night with DJ Le Apples @ SPACE 
  • Sofa King Bueno Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Helsott, Cage, Mythraeum, Nightshadow, Cryptic @ Brick By Brick
  • Martin McDaniel @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Frankie T &  the Triple B @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Noise Pollution (the AC/DC Experience), the Faux Fighters (Foo Fighters tribute), Lovedrive (Scorpions tribute) @ House of Blues
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock ft. Skinny Veny, Pudre, Mad Cow Disease, Lowesighphur @ Tower Bar
  • Hidden City Sounds: Upstream @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • The Big Lewinsky: '90s Tribute Band @ Park & Rec
  • Taryn Donath Duo @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Playboy Manbaby, Hip Priest, Black Medicine @ Pour House  
  • Bonneville 7 @ Pour House (5 p.m.) 
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Mood of a Sinner @ Bancroft Bar
  • The Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Traffic Jam @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Blue Largo @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • En Stereo Total: '80s and Rock en Espanol! @ Manhattan Bar
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Rip Carson @ Himmelberg's
  • Platinum Vibe @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Radd Co (Bad Company tribute), Zeptune (Led Zeppelin tribute) @ Navajo Live  
  • Pop Vinyl, DJ Ms. Mo @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Finesse, DJ Ms. Mo @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Booty Fest @ Spin
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set) @ Bang Bang
  • Coast Club @ Omnia
  • DJ Scene @ Parq
  • DJ Brees @ FLUXX
  • Size Queenz Presentz: Weird Psyence @ 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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