Sounds Like San Diego: August 30

Kick off the weekend with Sacri Monti's homecoming record-release show at the Casbah

Sam Giles

In early July, a SoundDiego colleague reviewed "Waiting Room for the Magic Hour," the latest studio album by local psych-rock group Sacri Monti and wrote, "this record might very well become the de facto San Diego psych/prog-rock album of all time." While that remains to be seen, after a monthlong European tour, the lads are back in town and they're headlining the Casbah tonight for their grand record release. With Volcano, Warish (featuring Tony Hawk's son, Riley), and the Operation Mind Blow visual wizards, it's a must-see event -- and a great way to kick off the weekend. 

Friday, Aug. 30:

  • Sacri Monti (record release), Volcano, Warish, Operation Mind Blow, Brainticket DJs @ Casbah
  • Steel Pulse @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Throwing Muses, Fred Abong @ Soda Bar
  • Jeezy @ Fluxx
  • Queen Nation, Fooz Fighters @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Tramps Like Us ft. Galantis, Ekali, Kill the Noise, Manila Killa, Dabin, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Shadient, Wavedash, Yetep @ Pechanga Arena
  • Haunted Horses, F---ed & Bound, Agonista, Oh Cult @ Whistle Stop
  • Wes’ Birthday Bonaza ft. Dethsurf, Alvino & the Dwells, Julia Sage & the Bad Hombres @ Bar Pink
  • Pathology, Narcotic Wasteland, Alpha Apex, Psycho Mantis @ Brick By Brick
  • In the End (tribute to Linkin Park), Digital Bath (tribute to Deftones), Brixton 76 (tribute to the Clash), Unity (tribute to 311) @ House of Blues
  • Radagascar 2019 ft. Pinkeye, Bitter Kiddos, Heirgloom, Take Off Deep @ Salty Frog
  • Farmtruck, Lonesome Lowdowns @ Black Cat Bar
  • Johnny Luv, the Resinators, Mango Habanero @ 710 Beach Club
  • Chris Isaak @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
  • Riley Whittaker @ Lestat's
  • Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • The Moves Collective, MRDN HSTRY @ Winston's
  • Savannah Jack @ Moonshine Beach
  • Yankton Live @ Moonshine Flats
  • Black Market III @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Hidden City Sounds: Jarabe Mexicano @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock en Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Guilty Pleasures @ Space
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Rock of Ages ('80s tribute) @ Park & Rec
  • Soulside Players @ Seven Grand
  • The Spiritual Motels @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Dream Burglar, Nowhereland @ Pour House
  • Radio '80s @ Pour House (6-9 p.m.)
  • House of Styles: All Grown Up @ The Merrow
  • Spirit Machines, Kimmi Bitter @ Bancroft Bar
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Janet Hammer & the Mar Dels @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Custard Pie @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Hans Gruber & the Die Hards, Hellfire Blackout, Se Vende, Roman Watchdogs @ Tower Bar
  • Hijos De Barron @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • The Anthony Cullins Trio, XIV, Mike Vale, Dixie Maxwell, Lee Coulter @ Queen Bee's
  • Sangre @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Sonic Syndrome, the Nukeproofs, Jabbermouth, Safety Pins @ Til-Two Club
  • Phunky Matters @ Indian Joe Brewing Company
  • DJ Eddey Hyatt @ U-31
  • Savoy Brown, All Men Are Brothers @ Ramona Mainstage
  • The Sea Monks @ Tio Leo's
  • Sundance Band @ Renegade
  • Magic Hour Fest: Film, Music, and Food Festival @ Building 177, Arts District, Liberty Station (4 p.m.)
  • Red Not Chili Peppers, Aerosmythe, Jimmy Lewis Trio @ Music Box
  • Strike Twelve, Siren Satellite, Tomorrow Can Wait @ Himmelberg's
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Billy Watson @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Power of Soul (Hendrix tribute), Black Crowes Revival @ Navajo Live
  • La Cachimba @ Over the Border
  • Corrosion: A New Wave Darkwave Dance Night @ Manhattan Bar
  • "From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey” @ Cafe Sevilla
  • Pop Vinyl, DJ Moniq @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • David Owen, DJ Moniq @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Muzik Junkies @ Sevilla Nightclub
  • Mike Sherm @ Bassmnt
  • 5th Friday @ El Dorado
  • Dateless @ Bang Bang
  • Progress & Spin present Clarian, Brian Scannell, Christopher James @ Spin
  • Digital Cocoon with Castillo, Hokum, Big Hugs, Luna Michelle @ 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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