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Sounds Like San Diego: August 31

The Fresh & Onlys are one of Thursday night's big live-music attractions in San Diego

I find the Pharcyde to be a bit confusing. When I was in high school and "Bizarre Ride" dropped, everyone I knew was totally into it. It was like nothing we'd ever heard and even if you weren't super into hip-hop, you knew something special had happened to music. But now decades have passed and the original Pharcyde maybe had some beef and lawsuits about who owns the name and trademark, etc. So tonight at the Observatory, you can see some iteration of the Pharcyde and since it's only $5, you can take your chances on seeing some of the pioneers of the change in hip-hop's trajectory. Meanwhile, "San Francisco's psych-blasted, starry-eyed weirdos" the Fresh & Onlys play Space (appropriate, no?), and Mrs. Henry brings down-home rock to the Casbah. Newcomer J. Hofstee plays at Soda Bar if you like dark and heavy acoustic music (watch the SoundDiego video premiere of his new single, "Nerve," here) and "American Idol" alum David Cook plays the Belly Up.  

Thursday, Aug. 31:

  • The Pharcyde, Mac Dirrty @ Observatory North Park
  • The Fresh & Onlys, US Underground, Keepers @ Space
  • Mrs. Henry, Bad Vibes, Le Ra, Dream Burglar, DJ Lexicon Devil @ Casbah
  • San Diego Salsa/Bachata/Zoúk Festival 2017 @ Sheraton Hotel & Marina Harbor Island
  • Hunny, Hot Flash Heat Wave, the Hynas, Alex Lievanos, guests @ SOMA
  • David Cook, Kathryn Dean @ Belly Up
  • The Amalgamated, SoCal's Shocks of Mighty @ The Merrow
  • J. Hofstee, Inspired & the Sleep, Jason Andrew @ Soda Bar
  • Fishing For Chips, Privileged, Charlie Gange @ Maryjane's, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Caballeros Latin Jazz Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • NIck Gray & OMZ @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Wyatt Blair's Lolipop Records Night @ Blonde
  • Miles Bandit, Petite Lumiere, Fashion Jackson, the Shed @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Burlesque Boogie Nights @ Sycamore Den
  • Kes @ The Hopping Pig
  • Bar of the Year Kick Off @ Bali Hai 
  • Vamp @ The Whistle Stop 
  • Lex & the Jewels: Julien Cantelm, Louis Valenzuela, Lexi Pulido @ Panama 66
  • Boom Boxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Jerry 'Hot Rod' Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Kim Jackson @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Karaoke with Goldilox @ Tower Bar
  • Betty Bryant in "An Evening of Jazz With Betty Bryant" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Live Flamenco @ Cafe 21
  • Sunset Poolside Jazz Series: Gilbert Castellanos Trio @ The Westgate Hotel
  • Josie Day @ De Oro Mining Co
  • Lemon Grove Punk Fest Preshow: DPI, NOK, Reckless Disregard @ The Bancroft
  • Throwback Thursday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Therapy @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Rockin Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Embalmers @ Boar Cross'n
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Craig Smoove @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry

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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