Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 20

AJJ and Kimya Dawson are going to rip on Monday night at Observatory North Park

Andrew Jackson Jihad by Fatima Kelley
Fatima Kelley

I read a really funny tweet from Jimmy Eat World a couple of weeks ago. It said something to the effect of: Bands should be more careful about what their names look like when abbreviated, and they probably wouldn't have gone with "J.E.W." if they had the chance to do it all over again. It's kind of the opposite problem that AJJ has, whose former name, Andrew Jackson Jihad, seemed to ruffle feathers, and as the band admitted, could be offensive to some. All this to say, tonight you can catch Arizona punk band AJJ at the Observatory with Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches. This show is gonna rip. Around town, Soda Bar hosts Watashi Wa Dance Party, Red Fang melt faces at Brick by Brick and Charlie Puth makes the fans swoon at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. 

Monday, Aug. 20:

  • AJJ, Kimya Dawson, Shellshag @ Observatory North Park
  • Watashi Wa Dance Party, Lost Dakota, Lineup Rookie @ Soda Bar
  • Red Fang, Elder, Dvne @ Brick by Brick
  • 2018 Honda Civic Tour presents Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Jason Hanna & the Bullfighters @ Bar Pink
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Blue Monday: Dark New Wave @ Blonde
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Electric Relaxation @ Whistle Stop
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

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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