Sounds Like San Diego: Aug. 5

Hop Along's single "How Simple" is sure to be on many year-end lists

Courtesy of Hop Along
I know that everyone is super excited about the sold-out Beach House show at the Observatory and no doubt, they're an amazing live band with a vast catalog of great music. But for me, I'm a visual person. I love shooting photographs at shows, and you'd think a band called Beach House would have sunny and bright lighting, but in my experience, sometimes the stage is so dark you can't even see their faces. Instead, I'm most excited about Hop Along at the Irenic. The band's single "How Simple" is certainly going to be on many year-end lists and is finding the band larger audiences with every show. Around town, the Casbah has a solid lineup with Morricone Youth headlining after a weekend creating original live-scores at the Oceanside Film Festival. Oakland's Whiskerman frontman Graham is another of the very talented Patzner family (brothers Anton and Lewis have numerous projects including Judgement Day), and he's at Soda Bar tonight. Finally, the Heavy Guilt entertain at Panama 66 after a weekend of weddings had the patio closed to the public.

Sunday, August 5:
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival 2018 @ Third Avenue Village 
  • Hop Along, Thin Lips @ The Irenic
  • Beach House, Sound of Ceres @ Observatory North Park (sold out)
  • Morricone Youth, Hexa, the Color Forty Nine @ Casbah
  • Whiskerman, A.J. Froman, Ugly Boogie @ Soda Bar
  • The Heavy Guilt @ Panama 66
  • The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo, Vilray @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Morricone Youth performing original re-score of "Mad Max" @ Sunshine Brooks Theatre, Oceanside Film Festival
  • Bayside Summer Nights: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Pocari Sweat: Vaporwave, Future Funk, Anime Groove @ Space
  • The Chairman & the Board: Ultimate Rat Pack Tribute Direct From Las Vegas @ Belly Up 
  • On Your Feet (the Emilion & Gloria Estefan Musical) @ San Diego Civic Theatre (1 p.m. & 6 p.m.)
  • Kirk Franklin's Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (10 a.m.)
  • Awakeners, Red Wizard, High Priestess, the Great Electric Quest, Salem's Bend, Ride the Sun @ Tower Bar (4-11:30 p.m.)
  • DJ Milky Wayne @ Bar Pink
  • Woody & Sunshine, Roadside Coyotes @ Bancroft Bar
  • Mary Poppins @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Phil Wickham: Living Hope Record Release, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Tauren Wells, Evan Wickham @ Maranatha Chapel
  • Ria Carey and Don L. @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Hurricanes Reunion @ Tio Leo's
  • The Playground Sunday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Doc Hammer @ Blonde
  • Whit Aadland @ Pour House (1 p.m.)
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers @ Pour House   
  • Alterbeast, Reaping Asmodeia, Silence the Prince, Reaction Phase @ Brick by Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • Deep Bass @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Fleetwood Bigmak @ Navajo Live 
  • Cerissa McQueen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (8 p.m.)

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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