Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 13

It has certainly been a great week for music in San Diego, and on Thursday, that fun continues with plenty of shows around town to satisfy your urge for tunes. Kicking off the list, UK's latest export that has all the alternative stations doing metaphoric hand stands are the Struts. With San Diego's very own Big Bad Buffalo opening the show, this one is not to be missed or you'll be trying to get a ticket in a much larger venue next time around. At the Casbah, Creature & the Woods keep things cool, while Happyness shake things up at Soda bar. For our pop fans, Nicki Minaj is at Sleep Train with Meek Mill, and up at the Belly Up, a special evening is planned with Vonda Shepard, who you might remember from her appearances and Emmys earned when a little show called "Ally McBeal" ruled the small screen back in the day. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention that the Che Cafe is still trudging along, trying to work a deal with UCSD, so check out the show this evening and support the collective in its unending struggle at the University.

Thursday, Aug. 13:

  • The Struts, Big Bad Buffalo @ House of Blues
  • Creature & the Woods, the Verigolds, Mike Pope, G Burns @ Casbah
  • Happyness, Buddy Banter, Kooties @ Soda Bar
  • Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Vonda Shepard, Mr. Gregory Page @ Belly Up (seated show)
  • West America, Toothpick, Femmes @ Che Cafe
  • Grown Folks Music with the Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Tiki Oasis @ Bali Hai Restaurant
  • Kenny Eng @ Seven Grand
  • DJs Katie Serbian, Chrissy Stothers, and Jules from Dum Dum Girls @ The Hideout
  • Danny Green Trio, Arun Luthra @ Dizzy's
  • Daniel Schraer Trio, Triumph of the Wild @ Sycamore Den
  • For the Likes of You, Avoid the Void @ Brick By Brick
  • Sahara Grim @ Lestat's
  • Nomad Culture @ Java Joe's
  • Mursic, Ruines Ov Abaddon, Xantam, Procyon @ The Merrow
  • DarkWaveGarden @ The Bancroft
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West
  • Jerome Dawson @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • The Tighten Up, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Justin Martin, Ardalan @ Bang Bang
  • Nicki Minaj @ Parq
  • Meek Mill @ AD
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Chris James & Patrick Rynn @ Tio Leo's
  • White Mystery, Mikey Turi, Mark Garcia, Dimentia 13 = Recommended Dosage @ Whistle Stop
  • Raggabond, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

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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