Sounds Like San Diego: August 24

The Frights top tonight's concert options with a huge homecoming record-release show

Wednesday blog

There are so many rad shows this weekend, your head might just explode from all of the possibilities. Tonight, our hometown heroes the Frights take the headline spot at the Observatory North Park (read our interview with them here) and the twins of mayhem, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, play at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. Another hometown hero, Karl Denson, brings his 'Tiny Universe' to the Belly Up and our friends in Marujah dust off the cobwebs at the Ken Club. I'm particularly excited about the Casbah tonight, however, because if you're on a tight budget, a free show on a Friday is almost unheard of. And with L.A. Witch in the headline spot and our buds in Heavy Hawaii opening the the show, it's certainly going to be a great night of action. 

Friday, Aug. 24:

  • The Frights, the Marias, the Grinns @ The Observatory North Park
  • L.A. Witch, Heavy Hawaii, DJs Andrew McGranahan & Mikey Turi @ Casbah (free with RSVP)
  • Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Deadly Apples @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Amo Amo @ Belly Up
  • Marujah, Captain Viejo, Los Chido @ Ken Club
  • The Fab Four @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • The Temptations, the Four Tops @ Bayside Summer Nights, Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Dick McGuane Sextet @ Dizzy's
  • The Gore Horsemen, the Strikers, Sam Hell @ Soda Bar
  • The Freeze, Death Eyes @ Whistle Stop
  • Dethsurf, Psyatics, the Natives @ Tower Bar
  • Dave Parley of Prayers (DJ set) & Josexx @ Space 
  • Killing the Messenger, Thousand Below, Seconds Ago, Ascensions, Blackcast, Beyond my Afterlife @ SOMA
  • Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort  
  • Parade of Horribles, Badabing, Chris Swann @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • Harmony Tividad, Andrea Schiavelli, Banny Grove, Neutral Shirt @ The Che Cafe
  • G & the New Orleans Swing Gypsies @ Panama 66
  • Travis Larson Band @ Lestat's
  • Lee Coulter @ Java Joe's
  • Action Andy & the Hi-Tones, the Smokes, Lowland Drifters @ Black Cat Bar
  • Six Organs of Admittance, Wino, Xasthur @ Brick By Brick
  • AJ Froman, Bad Vibes @ Winston's
  • The Big Lewinsky @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Johnny Deadly Trio @ De Oro Mine Co
  • The Molly Ringwalds @ House of Blues
  • Danny Green Trio @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Wayfarers @ Pour House (5:30 p.m.) 
  • Pat Kelly & the Steady 45s, the Night Doctors, Mochilero All-Stars @ The Merrow
  • Murder Pony, Heptagon, Waking Things @ Bancroft Bar
  • Manic Fanatic '80s Party @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Dance Punk! Indie x Blog Haus x Electro @ Blonde
  • After Hours with DJs Adam Salter & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Live Acoustic Sessions @ U-31 (7:30-9:30pm)
  • Save this event to your plans and we'll remind you when it's coming up!
  • Los Recoditos @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Summerfest Finale with David Zinman @ Balboa Theatre
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31 (9:30 p.m.)
  • Grumatic @ Tio Leo's
  • Cafe Mambo Ibiza in the USA @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Taking Of Towers, Angelshade, Circle of Crows @ Navajo Live (10 p.m.)
  • Supa Fly Friday with DJ Charlie Rock & KidRiz @ El Dorado
  • Cash'd Out, Road Noise @ Music Box
  • DJ Isreal and DJ Wenzo @ Bar Pink
  • Baynk @ Bang Bang
  • Murphi Kennedy @ FLUXX
  • By Night @ Spin
  • Purps 'N Turqs Burning Man Send Off Party @ Kava Lounge

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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