Sounds Like San Diego: July 19

The racetrack kicks off its summer festivities with the All-American Rejects on Friday

All American Rejects 2018 Kaaboo Tim Fears (1)
Tim Fears

If you're doing Con, this whole week has felt like a blurred weekend, but if you're not, then happy Friday and let's let the good times commence, shall we? At Soda Bar, catch our pal Birdy Bardot with a headline gig, or head to the Belly Up where Austin-based Canadians Black Pistol Fire perform. Jazz legend Dave Koz plays Humphreys, All-American Rejects rock Del Mar Racetrack, and if you are downtown and wanna stick there, our mod pals in Manual Scan play Himmelberg's. Tonight's listings run deep and if you look hard enough, you're bound to find something to love to get your weekend really moving.

Friday, July 19:

  • The All-American Rejects @ Del Mar Racetrack (18-and-up, included with racetrack admission, $30 after last race)
  • Birdy Bardot, Taken by Canadians, Veronica May @ Soda Bar
  • Black Pistol Fire, Thunderpussy @ Belly Up
  • Why Don't We, Eben @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Manual Scan, the Monsoon, King Whisker @ Himmelberg's
  • Emo Nite @ Casbah
  • Mega Ran (with DJ DN3 and Nomad Hip-Hop), OrchidxMantis, Francis Roberts, Digital Lizards of Doom (DJ sets) @ The Merrow
  • DJ Dukekat @ Bar Pink
  • Besos Jazz Trio @ Panama 66
  • Ital Vibes, Kapu System, African Postman @ 710 Beach Club
  • Jazz guitarist Victor Baker & His Trio @ Dizzy's
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Particle Kid @ Music Box
  • The Funk Junkies @ Belly Up (happy hour 5 p.m.)
  • Desert Suns, Solar Haze, Call of the Wild @ Black Cat Bar
  • Confide, At the Skylines, Set Sights, Our Second Home, Palace of Mourning @ Brick By Brick
  • "Galaxy Quest" in Concert @ Copley Symphony Hall/Jacobs Music Center
  • Heart to Gold, Why Not @ The Che Cafe
  • The Spiritual Motels @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Pimps of Joytime, Joel Martin Band @ Winston's
  • Power of Love (Jimi Hendrix tribute) @ Seven Grand
  • Rachel Horter @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Young Guns @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Cherry Road @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Christian Taylor @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Point Loma Summer Concerts: Band Overboard @ Point Loma Park (1049 Catalina Blvd, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Hidden City Sounds: Roann Ro Mesina's Synergy @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Routine, the Pikeys @ The Holding Company 
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE, 9pm)
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE, 4pm)
  • Go N' Get Hip-Hop x Comedy Festival @ Spanish Landing Park East (3:30 p.m.)
  • Rock en Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Gold Standard @ Park & Rec
  • Lightweight, Sad Girlz Club, Midnight Track, Delma @ Tower Bar
  • Modern Day Moonshine @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Heart of Leo, Custard Pie @ Pour House (6 p.m.)  
  • The Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • 5150s Band @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Heavy Petting Zoo, Diluvio, the Colour Monday, Le 1991 @ Manhattan Bar
  • Freeman Fridays @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • The Stick Up @ Salty Frog
  • Patrick Howard Trampus @ Renegade
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The Amalgamated, the Naked I @ Navajo Live (10 p.m.)
  • F---in in the Bushes Britpop Dance Party @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • OhGeesy @ Bassmnt 
  • CyberPunk with DJ Eddie Cutlass @ Bootlegger
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic and friends @ El Dorado
  • SD Union with Mob Tactics, Ben Soundscape, Collette Warren, Legit Lives, Dirty Feathers @ Spin
  • Porter Robinson @ Omnia
  • Awesome Mixer Vol. 2. with Jae Murphy @ Fluxx
  • Rumba X @ Onyx Room
  • Karma @ Parq
  • Mixtape Vol. 4 @ 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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