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Sounds Like San Diego: August 24

Young the Giant head up a lively night of music in San Diego Thursday

It wasn't so long ago that Young the Giant was playing an Anti-Monday League residency at the Casbah, but radio is magic when it works in breaking bands, and this band surely has proven their worth over the past several years in the constant growth of the venues they play. Tonight, they play their biggest San Diego headline show to date and with the support of Cold War Kids and Joywave, it might feel like a mini-festival except you get the benefit of full sets. Meanwhile, Danish alt-rockers Mew take the stage at the Observatory (read the SoundDiego interview with the band here), local rockers the Slashes tear things up at the Casbah, and Red Fox Tails set the chill vibe at Bar Pink. For those of you who love your big shows, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and friends play Petco Park's Park in the Park before heading to a major festival in San Bernardino this weekend.  

Thursday, Aug. 24:

  • Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Joywave @ Cal Coast Credit Union, Open Air Theatre SDSU
  • Mew, Monakr @ Observatory North Park
  • The Slashes; Oh, Spirit; The Blood Ponies @ Casbah
  • Red Fox Tails @ Bar Pink
  • Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, the Selecter, Kevin Seconds @ Petco Park 
  • Warsaw, NRVS LVRS, Strangers In A Fire DJs @ Whistle Stop
  • John Mayall, David Luning @ Belly Up
  • Slaughter and the Dogs, Kids in Heat, Slaughter Boys @ Soda Bar
  • The Selecter After-Party, DJ Set by Pauline Black, Rob Benavides and Rob Moran @ Space
  • John Beasley's MONK'estra (DL Media) @ San Diego Symphony Bayside Sessions, Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Headphone, Hibbity Dibbity @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Westgate Rooftop Jazz Series with Allison Adams Tucker @ Westgate Hotel
  • Guantanamo Baywatch, Exasperation, Dark Thirty @ Blonde
  • Nimrod (Green Day Tribute), Spice Pistols, Motorbabe @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Smith Bray Leighton @ Panama 66
  • King Taylor Project, Kevin Begin @ Sycamore Den
  • The Danger Field, Avenue Army, Andora @ The Merrow
  • Boom Boxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Luv Alot @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • An Evening with m-pact @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Panzergod (Portland), Gloam @ Bancroft
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Nick Gray, Flowmads, Dharma Bumz, Struble @ Winston's
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • The Loosen Up with DJs Mane, A-Boogie, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Condina Records @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Tio Leo's
  • Valor and Vengeance @ Boar Cross'n
  • El Dub @ 710 Beach Club (7-9 p.m.)
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Schoeny @ 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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