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Sounds Like San Diego: August 10

The Avett Brothers stop in at San Diego Civic Theatre Thursday

I used to have this neighbor. He was pretty cool, liked good beer and good music so he was just fine with me. But I remember when he first discovered the Avett Brothers. He was out of control. He loved them with every fiber of his being, couldn't stop talking about them, would travel to see them in distant locales, and almost became intolerable because every conversation would somehow end with the Avett Brothers as the subject. I mean, I get it. It's awesome when something clicks, and you get to see a band grow from baby band to mad touring band playing the Civic Theatre, but it also breaks your heart a little that you won't ever see them in those tiny, intimate venues again. Still, all the love to them and their big show tonight. Meanwhile, Steve Earle & the Dukes are playing the Belly Up tonight, Sam Hunt is at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, and Daedelus plays Space. For a '90s boy-band throwback, catch O-Town at Music Box. Of course, my heart is local, so I'm looking forward to seeing Jesse LaMonaca headline the Casbah for the first time in ages. It will be especially interesting because the poor kid broke his hand and will have to trust his band to pick up his instrumental duties while he does what he does best -- sing his heart out.

Thursday, Aug. 10:

  • An Evening With the Avett Brothers @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Tiki Oasis @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels, Christian Taylor & the Rhythm Makers, Heather Nation, JP Hennessey @ Casbah
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes, the Mastersons @ Belly Up
  • Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Chris Janson @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Daedelus, Wylie Cable, Eraserfase, Goodnight Cody, Mystery Cave @ Space
  • O-Town, Lindsay Perry @ Music Box
  • Brick + Mortar, Split Party, Small Culture @ Soda Bar
  • Grown Folk Music @ Bar Pink
  • Westgate Rooftop Jazz Series with Holly Hofmann Trio @ Westgate Hotel 
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Black Cat Bar
  • Coral Bells, Mohavisoul @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Something Special with Stelios Vassiloudis, Christopher James @ Blonde
  • AJ Froman, Electric Elms, Sycamore Den @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Bird Bath, Weird Neighbors @ Sycamore Den
  • Boom Boxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Steel Panther @ House of Blues
  • Así Suena Presents "Los Rabanes" @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • B-3 Four @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Flicks on the Bricks: Harold and Muaude @ LJ Athenaeum
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Tatanka @ Winston's
  • The Natives, Le Yikes Surf Club, Sixes @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Sabor! @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Digital Cocoon @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • The Fremonts @ Tio Leo's
  • Julian Jordan @ Omnia 
  • Core 10, Bossfight, Malaki, the Roman Watchdogs, Ten Mile Tongue, Steeltoe @ Loft 25
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Decon @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry

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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