Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 14

I always try to find patterns in music touring, but, honestly, I've just been blown away lately. On Friday, for example, there is solid music everywhere you turn. Whitey Morgan & the 78's sold out the Casbah earlier this year, and now they're back with a special show at the Belly Up. Steel Pulse return with their annual trek to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for all the race fans, and even our little Tim Pyles hosts his Mary Jane's Underground at the Hard Rock Hotel. Cold Cave return to the Hideout, and '90s rockers the Toadies hit the House of Blues. Cash'd Out, Le Ra, Nicky Venus and others also are playing, but if you really want me to call one out, I'd say catching the debut of Lost Pets at Whistle Stop is a pretty smart choice, because it's made up of local known talents and because it's free. But, honestly, you can't go wrong with live music in San Diego on Friday.

Friday, August 14:

  • Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Tony Martinez @ Belly Up
  • Steel Pulse @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Summer Concert Series
  • Mary Jane's Underground, with Buddy Banter, Splavender @ Hard Rock Hotel, Mary Jane's
  • Cold Cave, Victoriana, DJ Jon Blaj @ The Hideout
  • Toadies, Fuel @ House of Blues
  • Lost Pets (debut show!), feautring embers of Manuok, John Meeks, Goodbye Blue Monday, the Drop Science, & a very special guest @ Whistle Stop
  • Cash'd Out, Sleepwalkers, Stephen El Rey @ Casbah
  • Le Ra, Mint Field@ Soda Bar
  • Flux Pavilion @ Bassmnt
  • Tiki Oasis @ The Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Nicky Venus, Fire in the Hamptons @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Bandalier, the Sinclairs @ The Balboa
  • Sight Unscene, Pissed Regardless, Varna @ Brick By Brick
  • Summer Breeze Festival, featuring Keith Sweat, Color Me Badd, Al B. Sure! @ Four Points by Sheraton
  • Bobby T & the Slackers, Fake Tides, Bad Kids @ Che Cafe
  • Justin Werner's Awakening Magic (CD release), Hummingbird Tree @ Lestat's
  • Sara Petite @ Java Joe's
  • Moon Drop Festival @ 4875 Highway 78, Borrego Desert
  • Nicky Romero @ Omnia
  • DJ Mustard @ Parq
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's Park West
  • Lotus the Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The Routine @ Rabbit Hole
  • Francisco Pawluszek @ Tin Roof
  • Madchild, Atlantis Rizing, Okwerdz @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Roger Rivas & the Brothers of Reggae (members of the Aggrolites and Expanders), Mochilero All Stars @ Til-Two Club
  • Grey Boy @ El Dorado
  • DJ Avi @ Fluxx
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Allison Adams Tucker @ 98 Bottles
  • Rene Lavice @ Spin
  • Chris Lorenzo @ Bang Bang
  • Joe Cardillo and Kenny Eng @ Kona Kai
  • Revival @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club (5 p.m.)
  • The Country Rockin Rebels & the Sickstring Outlaws @ 710 Beach Club (9 p.m.)

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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