Sounds Like San Diego: August 30

Inspector and their fun brand of Mexican ska top our picks for Thursday night live-music

I grew up near Main Street in Chula Vista, long before the amphitheater was ever around, and there wasn't a whole lot of stuff to do in my neck of the woods. There was, however, a brief period of time when More FM would team up with Over the Border, a music club a few blocks from my parent's house, and I had many amazing nights there. Imagine a room about the size of Bar Pink getting the biggest rock en español bands. Whenever Inspector came to town, my friends and I would always try to make sure we got to go. I can't say I was super familiar with the music, but you can't really go wrong with Mexican ska paired with lots of beer and tequila. Tonight, the band plays at the Observatory North Park along with local heroes Marujah, and I just might have to find a ticket, just for old times' sake. Around town, our friends Mrs. Henry are doing a little tour and making a home stop at the Casbah, the Expendables bring English ska to the Belly Up, and for more Mexican rock, catch Los Blenders at Soda Bar.

Thursday, Aug. 30:

  • Inspector, Marujah @ The Observatory
  • Mrs. Henry, Sacri Monti, Volcano, Professor Colombo @ Casbah
  • The Expendables, Nattali Rize, Bikini Trill, Amplified @ Belly Up
  • Los Blenders, Minor Gems, Los Shadows, Pout House @ Soda Bar
  • Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, the Devil Wears Prada, Polaris @ SOMA
  • Family Thief, Lighterburns, Mammoth Indigo, Daytrip @ The Merrow
  • Remo Drive, Field Medic, Beach Bunny @ The Che Cafe
  • Rebecca Jade @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6 p.m.)
  • Big Time Operator: Thursday Evening Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Hard Fall Hearts, the Zipheads @ Pour House  
  • Night Owls presents Mix Tape: Members’ Choice @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Summer Beach Party with the Mar Dels @ Bahia Hotel (6-9 p.m.)
  • Robert Allen Shepherd @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • Kimberly Jackson @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Old City, Se Vende, Missing Limbs @ Tower Bar
  • DiVad, Blunites, Blameless, Casual Yak, Servants of Sound, Thread the Lariat, Suburban Park @ Brick by Brick (6 p.m.)
  • "Under the Covers with Ty Herndon" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Kick-Stomp Ensemble @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Alejandro Hilton @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • DevvLov, DJ Milky Wayne @ Black Cat Bar
  • Ocean Beach Hip Hop Social with SCARUB from the Living Legends, hosted by Atlantis Rizing @ Winston's
  • Cemetery Lipstick Presents: New Skeletal Faces & Dominator @ Space
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • No Duh @ Moonshine Beach 
  • HA-ASH @ Music Box
  • Wyatt Blair, the Slashes, Ariel Levine @ Blonde
  • Rachet S--- with DJ Kev Mighty and guests @ El Dorado
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Liz Grace & the Swing Things @ Tio Leo's
  • A Night to Honor the Horse Fire Victims & Heroes @ FLUXX
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

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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