Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 20

Bully and the Donkeys close out SoundDiego Summer Splash

Bully Singer
Courtesy of Bully

We have had so much fun spending our summer nights at Harrah's Resort Southern California, and tonight we wrap our SoundDiego Summer Splash with the double-doozy of Bully and the Donkeys. So I guess I have to eat my words a little when I said they hardly ever play in town. While that mostly remains true, they not only played the Casbah last week, but they're also playing our party, which is extra special to us. And what can we say about Bully? They're awesome, they totally rock and anyone who uses gender modifiers to describe them isn't trying hard enough. This is gonna be one for the books. If you can't make it to Valley Center, David Bazan plays the Casbah, the Used play their second night at the Observatory and Turnover play the Irenic.

Saturday, Aug. 20:

  • SoundDiego Summer Splash: Bully with the Donkeys @ Harrah's Resort SoCal
  • David Bazan, Michael Nau @ Casbah
  • Digable Planets, Camp Lo @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • The Used, New Language @ Observatory North Park
  • Tiki Oasis @ Crowne Plaza Hotel 
  • Sip 'n' Ship Craft Beer Festival @ Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Turnover, Angel Dust, Triathlon @ The Irenic
  • Chula Vista Harborfest @ J Street Marina
  • Pears, Direct Hit!, DFMK, Pissed Regardless @ Soda Bar
  • Blonde Bar Grand Opening Party @ Blonde Bar (formerly Bar Dynamite)
  • Summergrass Bluegrass Festival @ Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., Vista
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Noble War, Wild Wild Wets, Spero, Some Kind of Lizard, the Art Dealers @ Avo Playhouse, Vista
  • Tainted Love, DJ Steve West @ Music Box
  • Shawn Rohlf & the Buskers @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • Russell Peters @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • National Lemonade Day @ Quartyard
  • Green Today, These Killers, White Elephant @ House of Blues
  • CJS Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • Body of Light, Jock Club, the Victoriana, DJ Jon Blaj @ The Hideout
  • Amy Grant @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band, the Dumps, Cochinas Locas @ Tower Bar
  • Rock the Art OB with the Simpkin Project, Piracy Conspiracy, City Reef, Dubbest, SoCal Vibes, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's (3 p.m.)
  • DJ Unite, Viejo Lobo @ Til-Two Club
  • Fanny & the Atta Boys @ Black Cat Bar
  • Electromagnetic, Ninos de la Tierra @ The Bancroft
  • Hulu Summer Roadtrip feat. the Broken Stems @ Ruocco Park 
  • Aghori, Contortion, Big Goat, BeeKeeper @ Brick by Brick
  • Eutopia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Son of a Deez, the Father, the Brothers Burn, Uncle Leo @ Lestat's
  • Ash Jetson, Hidden Kings, Kaya, Dork the Ghost, F.I.L.T.H.Y., Sly Disciple @ Soma
  • Popvinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Liquid Blue @ The Park, Viejas Casino
  • The Buttertones, Buddha Trixie, Wild Wing, Drench Fries @ Che Cafe
  • Ruines Ov Abaddon, Ashen Earth, Mythraeum, Mortar @ The Merrow
  • Tunnel Vision, Resinated, Perro Bravo @ 710 Beach Club
  • Gods of Thunder (Kiss Tribute) @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Chachi @ Fluxx
  • Danny Avila @ Bassmnt
  • Viscous @ Atomic
  • Hobo @ Bang Bang
  • Egadz, Skrapez @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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.

  • Chula Vista Harborfest @ J Street Marina
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