Sounds Like San Diego: August 22

If you aren't already holding tickets, forget about seeing Erasure at Symphony Hall tonight

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When I heard that Erasure was doing a tour that included a stop in San Diego, I got pretty excited. However, the show was announced months and months ago and it sold out almost as quickly. If you're one of the lucky ticketholders for tonight at Copley Symphony Hall, know that you are envied, as the band really takes me back to the early days of "new wave" and "synthpop," but they were, and remain, pioneers and icons for the LGBTQ+ community. For those of us without tickets, we'll have to find our way to the Casbah for LA psych-pop act Mystic Braves, the electronic beats of Mura Masa at the Observatory North Park, or the amazing song-smithing of Two Cow Garage frontman Micah Schnabel at the Merrow. 

Wednesday, Aug. 22:

  • Erasure @ Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall (SOLD OUT)
  • Mystic Braves, the Creation Factory, the Pesos, Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Casbah
  • Micah Schnabel, Drew Smith (of the Rough), Coretracks @ The Merrow
  • Mura Masa, Empress of @ The Observatory North Park
  • J. Cole, Young Thug, Jaden Smith, Earthgang, Kill Edward @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Wish & the Well, the Jankeys, Malachi Henry & the Lights @ Belly Up
  • Zamman @ Bar Pink
  • Nowhereland, Half Eaten, Daytrip, Deep Yogurt @ Soda Bar
  • La Jolla Music Society Summerfest Encounter with Fellowship Artist Ensemble Cambridge Trio and Eric Nowlin of the New Orford String Quartet @ La Jolla Athenaeum (SOLD OUT, 12:30 p.m.) 
  • Theo & Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's 
  • Young Thug @ Fluxx
  • Paul Gregg @ Sycamore Den 
  • Escalera Sessions @ Bar Sin Nombre
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
  • Irie G, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Ria & Kevin @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Dad Hat, the Volatiles SD, 86 Fix @ Navajo Live
  • Feel Good Wednesdays @ U-31
  • Open Mic @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Clapton Hook @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Death Cab for Karaoke: Live Band Emo Singalongs @ The Office
  • Office Hours with the Proffesor @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 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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