Sounds Like San Diego: August 15

Who would've guessed Orville Peck's Casbah show would be the must-see event of the summer?

This week just keeps getting better, but I have to tell you that if you were hoping to find last-minute tickets to Orville Peck, it's turning out to be the show of the summer and you're not probably going to find a legit one. This show has the masked gothic-country artist playing in town for the first time, but with the demand of this show, I bet it won't be long before we're hearing about a return to a larger venue in town in the near future. What you can do is go to the free Seaport Sessions kicking off tonight at Seaport Village with Alvino & the Dwells, Hibou at Space, or Doom Bloom joined by my pal Michael McGraw at Soda Bar. The Touchies play a free show at Bar Pink and the Fabulous Thunderbirds are at the Belly Up to round out your night of amazing music options. Don't sleep on it.  

Thursday, Aug. 15:

  • Alvino & the Dwells, Elsa Sevilla (San Diego History Center) @ Seaport Sessions (free, all-ages lecture 4-5 p.m., music from 5-7 p.m.)
  • Orville Peck, Dick Stusso @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Hibou, Tangerine, Bad Kids @ Space
  • Doom Bloom, Francis Blume, Michael McGraw & the Tin Rattlers @ Soda Bar
  • The Touchies, Honeychain, Baz Francis @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Danny McGaw @ Belly Up
  • Chocolate: Deepdark Afro-tech & Techno @ Blonde
  • Bless Your Heart + Jigglewatts Burlesque @ Til-Two Club
  • Lorraine Castellanos Trio @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel 
  • Jack McCain @ Lestat's
  • Victor Baker Quartet @ Panama 66
  • Fish & the Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • The Surf Birdz @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Gangstagrass, MohaviSoul @ The Holding Company
  • The Vibrators, Strychnine 99, Midnight Track @ Tower Bar
  • The River @ Retreat Pool & Cabanas, Sycuan Casino 
  • BJ Jezbera @ Himmelberg's
  • Rivers of Nihil, Lorna Shore, Brand of Sacrifice, Suntorn, City of Crooks @ Brick by Brick
  • Betty Bryant @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Becca Jay Band @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Steel Toe, Los Santos, Bastard Saints @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Groove Is in the Heart: '70s/'80s Dance Party @ Whistle Stop
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • DJ Professor CC @Manhattan Bar 
  • Mike Love, Chase Makai (of Nahko & Medicine for the People) @ Music Box
  • Russell Ramo & the Funk Bus, Star Jungle, Side of Beans @ Winston's
  • Dave Gleason @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Battle of the Bands @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Thizzday with DJs Mr Hek & Dmitri @ El Dorado
  • Chloe Lou & Davies @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Acid Varsity 62 ft. Oxvac, gEars, Jolley, Maxbetta @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Jim Allen Band, Lightning Train @ Renegade
  • Garage Mahal Thursday with Paide Koehler, Shakedown String Band, JMMRS @ 710 Beach Club
  • Dee Jay Silver Dip Day Club @ Sycuan Casino Resort
  • Undone Thursdays @ Omnia
  • Dusk2Dawn @ Andaz Hotel Takeover

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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