Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 27

King Buzzo and crew are back in town, but since their show at the Casbah is already sold out, I thought I would get a little nostalgic because I don't know what punk, pop-punk, hard core or post-hardcore you latched on to as a teen, but I certainly had my angst and plenty of music to go with it. But as I've gotten older -- as we all get older -- the things that gave us angst might not any more, and so we hope that our musician heroes grow up with us, too. At Soda Bar on Thursday, you can see singer/songwriter John Nolan, which might not instantly ring a bell, but if you're a fan of Taking Back Sunday, you're certainly familiar with his searing vocals. Meanwhile, around town, Los Lonely Boys return to the Belly Up, Arms Away and Wages play a rare midweek show at Bar Pink, and the Heart Beat Trail get intimate at Sycamore Den.

Thursday, Aug. 27:

  • Melvins, Big Business @ Casbah (sold out)
  • John Nolan, Little Heroine, Jimmy Ruelas @ Soda Bar
  • Arms Away, Wages @ Bar Pink
  • Los Lonely Boys, Cleopatra Daughter @ Belly Up
  • The Heart Beat Trail, Ashley Pond @ Sycamore Den
  • Old Tiger, Little Red Lung, Creature and the Woods, Marqay @ The Merrow
  • UV Clothing (release party) @ The Hideout
  • Mason James, Caitlin Ashley @ Lestat's
  • Steve Harris and Friends @ Java Joe's
  • Groove International: Reveal Talent @ House of Blues
  • DarkWaveGarden@ The Bancroft
  • Throwback Thursdays @ U-31
  • Curtis Taylor Quartet @ Croce's Park West
  • Walter Gentry @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Plastic Pinks, the Bolos @ Tower Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Scott Pemberton Trio, the Alpine Camp @ Winston's
  • Pugwash, the Loons, the Cherry Bluestorms @ Til-Two Club
  • The Tighten Up, Kid Wonder@ El Dorado
  • Tritonal and Cash Cash @ Omnia
  • Ruby Rose @ Parq
  • Ghastly @ Bang Bang
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • The Fremonts @ Tio Leo's
  • Vamp @ Whistle Stop
  • Vibes Up Strong, TRC Soundsystem, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Arsenio Hall @ Sycuan
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 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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