Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 14

Rhett Miller doesn't just perform -- he creates an experience

Courtesy of Rhett Miller

This has been a super great wekeend of music, but it doesn't have to come to an end just yet. A few options are already sold out (Flume and Dillinger Escape Plan), and the B-52s and Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas shows are nearly sold out, but I think where you really want to be tonight is Soda Bar. The Old '97s frontman, Rhett Miller, is back in town. He's been loyally playing San Diego at least once a year for the greater part of a decade, and he carries this energy that makes you feel like you're part of an experience and not just watching a dude playing guitar. Still, there are other options, including Marianas Trench at House of Blues, CityFest in Hillcrest, and Galactic perform at Belly Up.

Sunday, Aug. 14:

  • Artwalk Liberty Station with Carlos Velasco, Sahara Grim Quartet, Manny Cepeda Trio @ Liberty Station
  • Rhett Miller, Andrew St. James @ Soda Bar
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan, Author & Punisher @ Casbah (sold out)
  • The B-52s, the Fixx, the English Beat @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Mike Posner @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Flume, Hwls @ Valley View Casino Center (sold out)
  • Cochinas Locas, Hoodrat, the Natives, Kids in Heat, Abortz, the Stalins of Sound, Santa Ana Knights, Midnight Track, Batlords, the Mice, Reckless Disregard @ Til-Two Club
  • Marianas Trench, Skylar Stecker, JARA @ House of Blues
  • CityFest feat. AJ Froman, Rip Carson, Paper Days @ 5th & University (12 p.m.)
  • Noah Bailyn @ Dizzy's
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • Galactic, Naughty Professor @ Belly Up
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Andrew Golufus @ Events Center, Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • The Big Decisions @ Sycamore Den
  • Sunday Groove w/ DJ Peso, the Professor @ El Dorado
  • Andrew London, Ashley J, Ivan Cheong @ Lestat's
  • Nina Frances, Aaron Bowen, Jeff Ousley, Noah Rickertson @ Java Joe's 
  • Uptown Top Ranking w/ Tribe of Kings @ The Office 
  • Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Bethel Music Worship Nights @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Stellita @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.)
  • Marvin Banks, Tyghtship @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • The Crome Domes @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Llamadon @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin

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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