North County

Sounds Like San Diego: August 22

The Pictographs head up a special fundraiser at the Merrow on Tuesday

While it might feel like electronic music has had an explosion in the 2000s, it's been growing and evolving for decades. Referring to artists from the '90s as "legends" might be premature, but VNV Nation are certainly pioneers in the game. Their Casbah show tonight is sold out but it didn't feel right to let them roll through town without a mention. Around town, North County's the Pictographs head up a punk-rock fundraiser at the Merrow, and Brian Hill and the Noh Starrs, a rock band from NYC whose debut just dropped on Friday and is already garnering critical praise, play Soda Bar. If you're a fan of classical music, La Jolla Summerfest draws to a close this week and is in its final performances, including tonight's Mozart Enchantment at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. 

Tuesday, Aug. 22:

  • VNV Nation @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • The Pictographs, Vietnam Hardcore, Parade of Horribles, Broken Record @ The Merrow
  • Brian Hill & the Noh Starrs, KAN-KAN @ Soda Bar
  • Madonna vs. Janet Jackson Dance Party @ Belly Up
  • Mark Stoermer's Filthy Apes and Lions @ Soda Bar (Canceled)
  • Tiki Tuesday with DJ Marshall Islands @ Bar Pink
  • La Jolla Summerfest presents Mozart's Enchantment @ Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD
  • Open Mic Night @ Public Square Coffee, La Mesa 
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Jefferson Jay Band, Shakedown String Band, Greg Brown @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Reggae Tuesdaze with Lambsbread @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Scarritt Productions in "Stars of the Future" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • True Bass Tuesdays with Dj Ramsey & Raji Rabbit @ The Office
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Warning, Conan, Temblad @ Brick By Brick
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Trapped Tuesday with/DJs Ramsey DJ/Xp and DJByrd @ The Office
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome & Sketch Party @ Whistle Stop
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • '50s/'60s Dance Party @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live 
  • ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat @ 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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