Sounds Like San Diego: August 21

Jack White heads up a wild night of live-music in San Diego Tuesday

Jack White Michel Dussack (20)

I wasn't one of the cool kids who caught the White Stripes in their very early days playing at the Casbah, but a handful of years ago, while at SxSW in Austin, Texas, the word on the street was that Jack White was playing a show. There was a crazy line, but somehow Tim Pyles wrangled me into a group with a record label rep, and we were quickly escorted in, jumping the line and feeling super cool. Besides doing shots of Fireball with Bill Murray and seeing actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis and Shins singer, James Mercer, we carefully honored their no-photos policy and watched both sets, one with an all-female band and the other with his other band. I have to say it was one of the most epic shows I've ever been privy to. Jack White has become a legend in indie circles, but also for his dedication to music preservation and playing with blues and rock legends and getting their music recorded while they're still on this earth. He's a mysterious and certainly eccentric dude, but he has some great jams that you'll most certainly hear tonight should you catch his show at Viejas Arena. Around San Diego, catch Gavin DeGraw and Phillip Phillips at Humphreys, OrchidxMantis at the Casbah, or Buddha Trixie at Soda bar.

Tuesday, Aug. 21:

  • Jack White, William Tyler @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Gavin DeGraw & Phillip Phillips @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • OrchidxMantis, Lyrical Groove, KiliKili @ Casbah
  • Buddha Trixie, Battery Point, the Frets @ Soda Bar
  • Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads, Vibes Up Strong @ Belly Up
  • Tim Pyles presents Call of the Wild, the Heroine, Velour @ The Merrow
  • Tiki Tuesday ft. Black Cat DJs with Secret Samurai @ Bar Pink
  • T Is for Techno @ Blonde
  • Snailmate @ The Salty Frog
  • Billy Watson @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • The Thieves About @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Church of Misery, Spirit Adrift, Cloak, Black Mare @ Brick by Brick
  • Open Mic by Bobo Czarnowski @ Java Joe's
  • Alvino & the Dwells, Rock & Rollies and the Tubulars @ Tower Bar
  • Bass Music Tuesdays with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • The Tourmaliners @ Tio Leo's
  • Cherry Road, All the Way @ 710 Beach Club

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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