Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 18

Both Dua Lipa and also Rooney are sold out on Saturday night

Sometimes I wanna kick myself. I missed the Dua Lipa show earlier this year, which had Clairo slated as the opener. Then, I'd planned forever to catch her at the House of Blues tonight, but the show sold out weeks ago. I'm kinda surprised nobody seized the moment to move the show to say, the Irenic, or even the big room of the House of Blues, because her star is certainly rising beyond the tiny capacity of the Voodoo Room. Maybe next time, I guess. Luckily there are other awesome shows tonight, like Rooney at the Casbah (which is also sold out), our friends Ugly Boogie at Black Cat or Shoot the Glass, featuring SoundDiego photographer Tim Fears, at Bancroft Bar.

Saturday, Aug. 18:
  • Chula Vista Harborfest @ Bayside Park, Chula Vista (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Brunch Amplified featuring Aaron Carter, Vokab Kompany, Zee, DJ Eddey, Yodah, Bryan Kato @ Lane Field (free, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Clairo: Lazy Days Tour, Garren Sean @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues (sold out)
  • Rooney, Mating Ritual, Sights and Sages @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Ugly Boogie, the Havnauts @ Black Cat Bar
  • Shoot the Glass, Worldwide Panic @ Bancroft Bar
  • The Kabbs, Powerballs @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Blank Cassette SD Vol. 2 featuring Ashe, Terrell Morris @ Soda Bar
  • Dani Bell & the Tarantist, the Bassics @ Bird Park Concerts
  • Marujah, Da Terra Meiga @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Gerswhin on Broadway featuring An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess @ Embarcadero Marina Park South  
  • Glass Spells, the Victoriana, Soft Lions, Mannequin, of Ennui, Twin Ritual, Dispersion @ The Merrow (7 p.m.)
  • Dispatch Summer Tour 2018, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Scatter Their Own @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Mustache Harbor, Graceband @ Belly Up 
  • The Matt Hall/Charlie Arbelaez Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • Reggae Summer Splash: 38th Annual Marcus Garvey Day with Hempress Sativa, Nyahbinghi Profi, Rob Symeonn, Empress Akua, DJ LuLu @ World Beat Center (3 p.m.)
  • Tome, BobXRoss, All Beat Up, Gloomsday @ Space (SDHS Benefit Show)
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
  • Rhythm Nation Pop Up Party @ Blonde
  • Mochilero All-Stars @ Panama 66
  • Javier Carranza "El Costeno" @ Sycuan Casino 
  • The Tighten Ups @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Bumpasonic @ Pour House (9:30 p.m.)  
  • Ry Cooder featuring the Hamiltones @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rio Peligroso @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Yuridia: Desierto Tour @ House of Blues
  • Roger the Band SD and Jesse Nova @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Joanne Baduria and Soul Fire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Revolutionary Guard, Reckless Disregard, Curbside Funeral, Russian Tremors, Cfa, Fishing for Chips, Batlords, Waste Aways, the Mice, Midnight Track, Good Time Girl, Santa Ana Knights @ Tower Bar
  • Khofa & friends including Reese Da Demon & Shon Hill, Fresh Breakfast Muk Dip in Butter, West Coast Ace, Ygh Pnut, Dre Trav, Cali Kev @ Soma
  • Banda La Costena @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Rock the Dock with Rubber Soul, Violent Dreams, Common Misconception & Lefties @ Pitbull Audio, National City (1 p.m., free)
  • '80s vs. '90s Dance Party with DJs Saul Q & Gabe Vega @ Whistle Stop
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Chad Bearden @ Moonshine Flats 
  • High Tide Society, Mercedes Moore Band @ Winston's 
  • Helstar, Warpath, Sentinel, Mezzoa, Follow Coffins @ Brick by Brick
  • Girls Gone Rap with Reverie @ Midnight Jack
  • Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School @ The Merrow (3 p.m.)
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Josh Heinrichs, Twisted Relatives, KL Noise Makerz @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Bacon @ U-31
  • The Sleepwalkers, Abby & the Real Deal @ Tio Leo's
  • Tradewinds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Shabazz @ Fluxx
  • BK Lounge with DJs Billie Knight, Tone Capone, Dub-B @ El Dorado
  • Yetep @ Bang Bang 
  • Techniche, Overdrive with Hector Fonseca @ Spin
  • Copycat Killers @ Navajo Live 
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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