SoundDiego Soars at the Griffin

Hundreds of music fans -- and a large cross-section of the the San Diego music seene -- turned out Thursday night for free sets by the Nervous Wreckords, Saint Diego and Neighbors to the North, and to sample the VIP happy hour sponsored by Jack Daniel's, at a show hosted by 91x's Robin Roth.

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SoundDiego LIVE XXXIV was held at the Griffin on Sept. 26, 2013.
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There was a line waiting for doors at 7 p.m., but there were free tacos to kill the time ....
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Robin Roth doing double-duty as SoundDiego LIVE host and correspondent.
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The Griffin's neon kept the folks in line toasty warm.
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The Nervous Wreckords headlined the event.
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Saint Diego provided musical support.
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Neighbors to the North kicked off the night of music.
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The Jack was pouring all night long.
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SoundDiego LIVE regular Dick Vegas turned up, natch
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Why, yes, there were Jack Girls there.
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For some, the wait in line was improved by the Jack Girls checking names on the VIP happy hour list that Jack sponsors.
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And the Jack swag didn't hurt, either.
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Brisk trade was made at the merch table.
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This month's Garage 2 Glory winners, Neighbors to the North, kicked off the music at 7:45.
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Nobody wanted a Jack T-shirt more than this guy. He went home happy.
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Um, wow ... don't know where to go with this caption ...
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They were so excited to start they forgot to let Robin Roth introduce them.
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Our friends at 91x turned out to support SoundDiego LIVE host Robin Roth, who DJs at the station and is its music director.
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Neighbors to the North frontman Sutton Papanikolas
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The Jack Girls went up onstage several times to make sure everybody had a JD shirt.
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Andie Adams (right) with a pal
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Spencer Jensen of Saint Diego with a friend
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It wasn't long till the Griffin was a loud, sweaty, fun, packed place.
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Saint Diego's Spencer Jensen dug deep in the closet for that swank shirt.
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A highlight of the Griffin's decor
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Spencer Jensen of Neighbors to the North with SoundDiego LIVE host Robin Roth of 91x
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Roth introducing Saint Diego
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They're back! Brian and Birdy of the New Kinetics were spotted at SoundDiego LIVE last night with Pat and Lety Beers of the Schitzophonics and Joshua Kmak of the Nformals (from left).
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Well, somebody has to sell that stuff.
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The Griffin staff worked hard but had fun doing it. Thanks, folks!
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Jack Daniel's team -- sadly, Mike told us he's leaving soon for the Bay Area. Best of luck, sir!
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Hello, Jesse LaMonaca! The local singer/songwriter and former SoundDiego LIVE performer was pouring behind the bar at this event.
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Everybody on the guest list is entered to win this Jack Guitar -- if you want to try your luck, head over to our Facebook page to enter to win: http://on.fb.me/I03Kb2
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SoundDiego photographer Steve Covault knows his way around a camera, too!
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Our pals from the Beautiful View -- former headliners at SoundDiego LIVE -- turned up
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Melissa Barrison performed with Saint Diego -- you may recognize her from our TV commercial for the free SoundDiego app.
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Headliners the Nervous Wreckords kept the ball rolling.
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SoundDiego's Eric Page working it
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Gracious frontman Brian Karscig of the Nervous Wreckords thanking the other bands for performing.
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Lesley Schultze (center) of Flaggs showed up to support bandmate Lindsey Matheson, who plays guitar in the Nervous Wreckords as well.
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