Sounds Like San Diego: August 5

Arcade Fire bring their electric show through San Diego Tuesday

It feels like so long ago: I was working downtown and Arcade Fire were touring behind their "Neon Bible" album. I decided to sneak off from my office to pick up my will call tickets from Spreckels early in the afternoon, and when I did, I was walked through the venue where the band was soundchecking. It was amazing to listen to the band with only a handful of people in the room, so I lingered as long as I could just to hear the magic, and their show later that night was incredible. So incredible, in fact, that I paid crazy money to see the band at the Hollywood Bowl on the same tour. Arcade Fire is different now...with a Grammy under their belts and loads of festivals and large shows -- tonight's show might not be as intimate as Spreckels (or their Casbah show before that), but the air will no doubt still be electric and the magic should fill Sleep Train Amphitheatre quite well. Get there early to catch Spoon and Dan Deacon open the show.

Tuesday, August 5:

  • Arcade Fire, Spoon, Dan Deacon @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • FM94/9 Presents: Spoon (acoustic) @ The Lafayette Hotel (Free, 2 p.m.)
  • Amos Lee, Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • DJ Artistic, Tramlife, DJ Pokey, DJ Artform  @ Casbah
  • Weatherbox, Dikembe, Nicely @ Soda Bar (Weatherbox canceled, show to continue with Dikembe and Nicely)
  • Tiki Tuesday feat. Adrian Demain's Exotica-Tronica @ Bar Pink
  • Future Age, Dynamo Fix, Gunner Gunner @ The Merrow
  • Cult Leader, Oath Breaker, Columbian Necktie, Snaggletooth, Bread Club @ Che Cafe
  • Third World, Stranger, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
  • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
  • Hideout Karaoke @ The Hideout
  • An Evening With Ezekiel Morphis @ Sycamore Den
  • Up Comedy Shows Presents Dave Burger & Stella Bay- Music by Ruby Clouds @ Tin Can
  • Ruby and the Red Hots @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • 45 Revolutions @ Croce's
  • Comedy Night @ Til Two
  • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Michael Bellar and the As-Is Ensemble @ Winston's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Tio Leo's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • #Tr@pped with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Soul Shakedown Tuesdays @ The Shakedown
  • EDM Night @ 710 Beach Club

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, 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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