Sounds Like San Diego: July 26

Jonny Wagon & the Tennessee Sons, La Diabla and more play our big, free Friday night party in OB!

Jonny Wagon
Courtesy of Jonny Wagon

I have to admit that I've been bunkered up this week and missed out on some fun shows, which is why tonight's lineup of possibilities is extra exciting. There is simply a staggering number of shows on deck -- but none more alluring than our own free SoundDiego LIVE party! It'll be our 66th time hosting a shindig and for this one, we're heading to the Holding Company in Ocean Beach. The place has just undergone a huge transformation and it looks like it's an outstanding place for a Friday night show. We've tapped La Diabla, Jonny Wagon & the Tennessee Sons and Sweet Tooth for live sets, as well as Tim Pyles as the night's host, and who can forget our famed craft-beer happy hour courtesy of Mason Ale Works? Heads up: The VIP happy hour guest list for SoundDiego LIVE tonight at the Holding Company in OB is closed, but the event is FREE and open to the public (8-11:30 p.m. 7/26)

Friday, July 26:

  • SoundDiego LIVE LXVI with La Diabla, Jonny Wagon & the Tennessee Sons, Sweet Tooth, host Tim Pyles @ The Holding Company, OB (the VIP happy hour guest list for SoundDiego LIVE tonight at the Holding Company in OB is closed, but the event is FREE and open to the public (8-11:30 p.m.)
  • Reel Big Fish, Bowling for Soup, Mest @ House of Blues
  • AJ Froman, Demasiado, Aunt Cynthia's Cabin, Strat and Mouse @ Casbah
  • Disrupt Festival: The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sleeping With Sirens, Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Circa Survive,  Andy Black @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • J Boog @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Stef Chura, French Vanilla, Lunch Lady @ Soda Bar
  • The Highwayman Show: The music of Cash, Nelson, Jennings, Kristofferson with Kimmi Bitter @ Belly Up
  • The Calvins, Eruption, the WasteAways @ Ken Club
  • Drug Hunt, Cumbia Machin, Creepseed, DJs Dot and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Sean Hicke Group @ Dizzy's 
  • Stalins of Sound, Barrio Tiger, Kids N' Propane @ Tower Bar 
  • Magical Animals, Grand Curator, Runs Deep @ The Merrow
  • Jo Sun Mo & Song So Hee @ Pechanga Resort 
  • Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • DJs Grimm and Lavelle @ Bar Pink
  • Alicia Olatuja @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Atomic Groove’s Mid-Summer Groove @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5 p.m.)
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Seven Grand
  • The Stylistics @ Sycuan Casino (SOLD OUT)
  • Tony Tone @ F6ix
  • Larrikin, Vaginals @ Black Cat Bar
  • She Past Away, Twin Tribes, Mannequin @ Brick By Brick (SOLD OUT)
  • Shawshank Redeemed (EP release) @ The Che Cafe
  • Ignant Benches, the Frets, Leon Canoe, the Beachstones @ Lestat's
  • Echoes Quartet @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Shakedown String Band @ Winston's
  • Jesse Labelle @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Brodie Stewart @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Sweet Myths @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Legally Blonde @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Hidden City Sounds: Bulevar Descarga @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock en Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Rock of Ages ('80s tribute) @ Park & Rec
  • Stand Back Blues Band @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • That's Right @ Pour House (5:30 p.m.)  
  • Fourth Friday Jazz Series @ La Jolla Community Center
  • Farewell Winters @ Bancroft Bar
  • 40 Oz to Freedom, Nirvana Mania @ 710 Beach Club
  • Joanna Baduria @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Black Cherry Lightin' @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Factory with DJs Adam Salter & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Taryn Donath Duo @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • DJ Kidwonder @ U-31 
  • Disco Under the Sea, Cris Herrera, Bob Dazzla, Shige, Uri Leshner @ Music Box (10 p.m.)
  • Yves Tumor, Hirakish @ Music Box (7 p.m.)
  • The Sleepwalkers, the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash @ Tio Leo's
  • Deborah Shepherd & Hickory Wine Band @ Renegade
  • Pytotechnica, A Liar Like You, Avenue Army, the Rough @ Himmelberg's
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Bastard Sons of the Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Fluid in Motion, DJ Autumn @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Trill Fridays @ Bassmnt 
  • Supafly Friday with DJs Charlie Rock & KidRiz @ El Dorado
  • Chris Malinchak @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Direct @ Parq 
  • Front Left presents: wAFF @ Spin
  • Rumba X @ Onyx
  • Shaffy @ FLUXX
  • Tech Support ft. Marvin Jest, Dylan Andrew, Mr.Smith @ 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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