Sounds Like San Diego: July 17

Before Comic-Con settles in, head out comfortably and see some great live music around town

I love this time of year in San Diego. Everything is buzzing and alive and the air has an energy as Comic-Con rolls into town. But to be honest, I'll be keeping my preview night short because I am too excited that Dylan LeBlanc is playing at the Casbah tonight. The singer-songwriter had this amazing debut record, "Cast of the Same Old Shadow," and back then he played the Casbah and his performance was heartbreaking. He didn't come back around for his sophomore release as far as I know, and if that's the case, it's been something like eight years since he's been here. And it's a little bit of a bummer, because at the very same time across town at Soda Bar, the Appleseed Cast perform. They're awesome, too, but seem to tour with a little more regularity. Around town, Birch Aquarium hosts another Green Flash show with Pine Mountain Logs and Venice, August Burns Red rock House of Blues, and Frozen Charlottes play Club Possession at Bar Pink

Wednesday, July 17:

  • Dylan LeBlanc, Erin Rae @ Casbah
  • The Appleseed Cast, Young Jesus @ Soda Bar
  • Pine Mountain Logs, Venice @ Birch Aquarium Green Flash Concert Series 
  • August Burns Red, Silverstein, Silent Planet @ House of Blues
  • Nerdbot presents Ready Party One @ Fluxx (ticketed event)
  • Opening Day, Hats Contest, and Party with Band Overboard @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Death Cab For Karaoke: Emo/Pop Punk Karaoke @ The Office
  • Opening Race Day After-Party! @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (7 p.m.)
  • Club Possession Presents Frozen Charlottes with DJPJ and wenzo @ Bar Pink (9:30 p.m.) 
  • Necking @ Whistle Stop
  • Maximus, AbJo @ The Merrow
  • Spirit Ghost, BluNites, Sasha & the Vals, Shame Face @ The Che Cafe
  • The Jazz Pocket Swing @ Tio Leo's
  • Clay Colton @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Boss Jazz w/ Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Israel Maldonado @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Dude Cervantes @ Seven Grand
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Mighty Mystic, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Judy Wexler "Crowded Heart" CD Release @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Holdout, Lucier, Clean Cut Hippies @ Navajo Live
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • The Surf Birdz @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Wu-Tang Wednesday with Mister Hek and guests @ 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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