Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 25

There's still plenty to do if you look hard enough

Haunted Shack Ghost Town Sign
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Today, there are a few "music adjacent" events that are of note, which means they're not necessarily live music shows, but they're still relevant to our local music scene. For example, San Diego Music Thing was a two-day symposium style event that had speakers by day and music showcases by night, but now, the San Diego Music Foundation hosts incremental events, like today's free panel about Music Publishing at ChuckAlek Biergarten. Or, maybe you want to support local musician and filmmaker Jason "Blackie" Blackmore, as his film Records Collecting Dust II has its final night of a three-day run at Digital Gym. For actual live music, there's a free Schizophonics show at a new Broadstone housing development in North Park at 4 p.m., Barrio Logan and Imperial Avenue both have street fairs and Humphreys hosts a Beer and Music Festival. Come nighttime, you can find me at the Observatory catching the amazing Chris Thile in the Punch Brothers, then getting to Soda Bar for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. There are also other great options with Pivit at the Belly Up, Beach Goons at the Irenic or the Heavy Guilt at Bar Pink.  
Saturday, Aug. 25:
  • Casbah, Vinyl Junkies and present Sonic San Diego with the Schizophonics and DJs Mike & Anya Stax @ Broadstone North Park Apartments (FREE with RSVP, 4 p.m.)
  • Dog Dayz on the Island @ Fiesta Island (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  • San Diego Music Thing presents Publishing 101 @ ChuckAlek Biergarten (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
  • Records Collecting Dust II @ Media Arts Center/Digital Gym
  • Records Collecting Dust II After Party @ Tiger! Tiger!
  • La Vuelta Summer Festival 2018 @ Barrio Logan (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Imperial Avenue Street Festival @ Imperial Avenue, between 28th & 30th Streets
  • San Diego Spirits Festival @ Port Pavilion, Broadway Pier
  • San Diego Festival of Books @ Arts District Liberty Station (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Rock Star Beer and Music Festival featuring Schwayze, Kira Kosarin, Skyler Lutes @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 
  • Punch Brothers, Madison Cunningham @ Observatory North Park
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jo Passed @ Soda Bar (sold out)
  • Pivit, Buckfast Superbee, Kut U Up, Dark Alley Dogs @ Belly Up  
  • Beach Goons, King Shelter, Super Whatevr, Junkies @ The Irenic
  • The Heavy Guilt @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Swingin' Utters, Kevin Seconds, the Dodges @ Casbah 
  • George Benson @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Omar Apollo: The W.A.N.T. Tour, MK.GEE @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues (sold out) 
  • The Temptations, the Four Tops @ Bayside Summer Nights, Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Russell Dickerson @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • The Phantom of the Opera @ San Diego Civic Theatre (2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)
  • Bluegrass Benefit: The Grascals & Flatt Lonesome @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Shaila Durcal @ Balboa Theatre
  • Nausea, Pissed Regardless, Orphic Eye, Temple of Dagon @ Che Cafe
  • Horseneck @ Ken Club
  • Husky Boys @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Unwind Yourself with DJ Claire & Jason McGuiness (Analog Burners) @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Elisia Savoca, Jara, Air Go, Charlie Powers, Strawberry Army, Alternate Era @ Soma
  • Chapel Album Release Show with Phili Villalobos @ Lestat's
  • Bad Bunny @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Glyph: Sha Sha Kimbo, M.D. James, Nastea, Umenos @ Space
  • San Diego's Original Emo Night with Stephen Oira of My American Heart & Derek Hubbard @ Blonde
  • Besos Trio @ Panama 66
  • R&B Summer Jam presented by Bar1ne & Baby Girl @ Music Box
  • Bonneville 7 @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • HappyRon and Friends @ Spacebar (La Mesa)
  • The Knast, Mosquito @ Pour House (10 p.m.)
  • Levitt Amp Escondido Music Series: Run River North @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Solv, Kid Gruesome, Lanasolyluna @ Black Cat Bar
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • New Crimes Tape Release, the Gay Agenda, All Beat Up, Brain Waves @ Tower Bar
  • BJ Jezbera @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Distruction Made Simple, Informal Society, Captain Viejo, the Malchicks @ Bancroft Bar
  • Fngrs Crssd: Andhim, Boys Don't Disco @ Quartyard
  • Moonshine Bus to Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Matte Gray @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Elektric Voodoo, Shakedown String Band @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • The Iron Maidens, Stone Horse, Shinebox, Warpath, Malison @ Brick by Brick
  • Ladotee @ Midnight Jack
  • The Anomaly, Sinflood, Krashkarma @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business with DJs Kanye Asada & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • Braziiian Fusion: Marauak @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Junior the Disco Punk @ U-31
  • Dennis Jones Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Dave East, awall @ FLUXX
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Jason Waterfalls @ El Dorado
  • 3lau @ Parq
  • Mixed Kid Fridays @ City Pub
  • Aitherios Vol Three @ Spin (3 p.m.)
  • Lucent, Signum Xposed @ Spin (10 p.m.)
  • Exit 6, the Naked I @ Navajo Live 
  • Techsposure 005 @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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