Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 19

On Sunday night, X opt for the openness of Observatory North Park

Over the years, the punk band X have made San Diego a regular tour stop, whether as a complete band, or as individual members. Sometimes, they're super intimate shows, and sometimes they're a little bigger, but one thing remains true no matter where they perform -- they always put on an amazing show full of talent and heart. Tonight, they're back at the Observatory so they can spread their wings a bit, along with their generation-spanning fans. Around town, Timber Timbre have sold out the Casbah, and Portland dream-pop outfit Starover Blue headline Whistle Stop.

Sunday, Aug. 19:
  • Timber Timbre, Thor & Friends @ Casbah (sold out)
  • X @ Observatory North Park
  • Paul Cherry, Oak Palace, DigiGurl @ Soda Bar
  • Mad Hat Hucksters @ Panama 66
  • Starover Blue, Quali, Strange Ages @ Whistle Stop
  • Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, Wolf King @ Space
  • Sue Palmer @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Songs of Merle Haggard with Brawley & Friends, the California Rangers @ Belly Up 
  • Terra Olvr, Lora Mathis, Eye Seas, Charlie Kay, Parker Posey @ Che Cafe
  • Treasure Fingers @ The Pool House, Pendry Hotel
  • Folk Arts Rare Records presents the Rent Party @ Whistle Stop (4 p.m.)
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • House of Blues Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues
  • Don Carlos @ Dive, Harrah's SoCal Resort 
  • Lafayette Summer Pool Party @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 
  • Joe Garrison and Night People (CD release) @ Dizzy's
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Chase Fickett, Audreal Gillette, Tony P @ Lestat's
  • Don L. @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Karaoke Benefit for Smokey's Surgery with KJ Goldilox @ Tower Bar (4-9 p.m.)
  • Showstoppers Talent Contest @ The Merrow (5 p.m.)
  • The Playground: Sunday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow (8 p.m.)
  • Staybad + H2O After Party @ Blonde
  • Whit Aadland @ Pour House (1-4 p.m.)
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers @ Pour House (9 p.m.)  
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Otep, Dropout Kings, Defy the Tyrants, Darky Dark & the Junkie Bunch, the Flood @ Brick by Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • B.L.U.S.D. International Blues Challenge @ Tio Leo's
  • Danza Sol @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Jason Brown @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Along Four the Ride @ Navajo Live 
  • Arnessa Rickets @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • House2ourselves featuring Dance Spirit @ Spin (3 p.m.)
  • Sunday Groove with DJs the Professor & Juni Flo @ El Dorado

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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