Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 13

The Donkeys play a local show for old friends and new

Courtesy of the Donkeys

There are supposedly four seasons a year, but in San Diego sometimes you wouldn't really know it. There's also a little known calendar that marks the change of seasons: the Donkeys perform a local show. It usually only happens three or four times a year, but it's always a momentous occasion. Old friends and new congregate at the Casbah for the fun show, and it always sells out, so get there early if you haven't purchased a ticket yet. Meanwhile, there's stuff all over town, including a sold out show with the White Buffalo at the Belly Up. Steve Martin and Martin Short are at Harrah's, Seth MacFarlane does showtunes with the San Diego Symphony and Tiny Stills and Kali Kazoo play a live show at Bar Pink. That's a lot of bang for your buck on Saturday night. 

Saturday, Aug. 13:

  • Artwalk Liberty Station with Wayne Riker, Shelbi Bennett, Dani Bell & the Tarantist @ Liberty Station
  • The White Buffalo, Alice Drinks the Kool Aid @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • The Donkeys, Heavy Hawaii, Hills Like Elephants @ Casbah
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short @ Open Sky Theater, Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • Seth MacFarlane @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Tiny Stills, Kali Kazoo, the MilkCrates DJs @ Bar Pink
  • Young Dolph with Cap1 @ Music Box The Observatory North Park
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • First Hate, Grand Prix, Nylon Apartments, DJ Jeff Terich @ Soda Bar
  • Mira Mesa Festival of Beers 2016 with the Routine @ Mira Mesa Rec Center
  • KAABOO Discovery Tour with Todo Mundo, Brad Perry @ Music Box
  • The Heart Beat Trail, Super Buffet, Crow Squawk @ Black Cat Bar
  • Kat Myers & the Buzzards @ Seven Grand
  • Sometimes Julie, Wag Halen, Innocent Bystanders @ The Merrow
  • Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • The Powerhouse Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • Jackie Venson @ Grassroots Oasis
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Led Zepagain, Fooz Fighters @ House of Blues
  • Sound the Groove @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Boogie Down with Cookie Crew & Friends @ The Hideout
  • Hoodstock Festival: Bipolarte, Steel Toe, Loud on Mute, Mandoshanks, Dethsurf, Catshit @ The Bancroft
  • Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Easy Wind @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Ocean Boogie @ Winston's
  • Rossi Rock, Bdotwatt, YMTK @ Til-Two Club
  • Ratt's Juan Croucier, Aerosmÿth, VacScene @ Brick by Brick
  • StrictlyBusiness w/DJs Kanye Asada & Gabe Vega @ The Office 
  • Tony P, Samer Bakri, Maddie Leigh, Amy Obenski @ Lestat's
  • Songwriter Showcase @ Java Joe's
  • Reggae SummerSplash 2016 with Ranking Joe, Dezarie, Alika & Nueva Alianza, Rob Symeonn, Hempress Sativa, Prof I, Ronnie Benjamin @ World Beat Center
  • Roots of a Revival, Disciples of the Canyon, Struble With Another Taste, Lee the Fourth & Joshua Odessa @ 710 Beach Club
  • Bless Your Heart Burlesque @ Tio Leo's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Wildside @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Reflex @ Fluxx
  • Butts Ta Nuts with Jason Waterfalls, Abjo, Julz @ El Dorado
  • DJ Vice @ Omnia
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's 
  • Casa Del Gato @ Kava Lounge

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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