Sounds Like San Diego: August 19

I'e been doing listings nightly for San Diego for a very long time. Having a thorough list means comprehensively navigating through a regular list of upward of 40 venues and a few random sources I have come to rely on. This is not to pat myself on the back so much as it is to say how glad it makes me when I come across a special show in a nontraditional venue. I could take shortcuts, but then I'd miss out on awesome shows, like Tuesday's private house show with Matt Hires. This is a thing that singer/songwriters do these days -- they ask for volunteers to host a show, and after some basic background information, select homes and designate a tour route. Ticketing is done a number of ways, but in most cases, the artist or their label handles ticketing and the artist can make a decent night's wage and the fans can be up close and devoted, not having to worry about the drunk frat boy in the room talking over the singer or the girl in the corner talking to her besties whom she apparently hasn't seen in decades. House shows are the best way to see an artist, and Matt Hires is an amazing acoustic performer, so this is a win-win. At press time, there was still space for more reservations, and I urge you to seize the opportunity. You get the address after you pay for the ticket.

Tuesday, Aug. 19:

  • Matt Hires @ Private House Show, El Cajon
  • DWNTWN, Travesura, the Hunt @ Soda Bar
  • Quilt, Cosmonauts, Cotillon @ Casbah
  • Lila Downs @ House of Blues
  • Little Daylight, Young Rising Sons, Look Up Here @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Tiki Twos Day with Adrian Demain @ Bar Pink
  • Reckless Kelly @ Belly Up
  • Crow King, David Leistman @ Sycamore Den
  • Seeking Alpha, Hot Mustard, the Have Six @ Tin Can
  • Jason Brown @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • David John Carnell, Karina Toriz @ The Merrow
  • Raja Lyon, Ocelot, the Cosmic Kicks @ Winston's
  • Bayou Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Soul Shakedown Tuesdays @ The Shakedown
  • EDM Night @ 710 Beach Club

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, 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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