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Sounds Like San Diego: August 5

The Crystal Method prove why they were light years ahead

Today is a busy day in San Diego, and you can opt to peruse vinyl collections at the four-year anniversary of the Vinyl Junkies Record Swap at the Casbah, or check out generations of punk, pop-punk, ska and rock at the return of Vans Warped Tour at the stadium parking lot. As day turns to night, long time San Diegans will head to enjoy the Paladins at the Casbah, or if murder-folk ballads are your thing, Amigo the Devil is a great option at Soda Bar. G Burns Jug Band always bring a fun time to Black Cat Bar and Turnpike Troubadours bring country to the Belly Up. For a really good time, don't write off Crystal Method, who were light years ahead of other electronic artists and perform tonight at the Music Box to show they've still got the power to make you dance your ass off.

Saturday, August 5:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ Casbah (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Vans Warped Tour, the Acacia Strain, the Adolescents, American Authors, Silverstein, blessthefall, Memphis May Fire, Goldfinger, Hawthorne Heights, Sammy Adams, Dance Gavin Dance @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
  • The Paladins, the Bedbreakers, the Casey Hensley Band @ Casbah
  • Amigo the Devil, Wil Ridge @ Soda Bar
  • Turnpike Troubadours, Charley Crockett @ Belly Up  
  • Billy Currington @ Del Mar Racetrack 
  • The Crystal Method, Omega Squad, Viejo Lowbo @ Music Box
  • G Burns Jug Band @ Black Cat Bar
  • Boogie Down with XL Middleton & Cookie Crew @ Space
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink
  • Warped Tour After Party @ Blonde
  • Sunburn Pool Party @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Lorraine Castellanos Quintet @ Panama 66
  • "Blood Wizard" skate video premiere: Petyr, Sacri Monti @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Bartek, Duxplosion, Brandon Vazquez, Dr42, Sarah Crandberry, Luis Tryptic, DJ Kafa, Tucker, Feral Jesus, Navjeet, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company 1502 (3 p.m.)
  • Lisa Sanders, Michael Tiernan, Lee Coulter, Christine Parker @ Java Joe's
  • Bring It On: The Musical @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Raggabond, JamBless [PB Summer Reggae Night] @ The Office
  • Joe Rogan: Strange Times 2017 Tour @ San Diego Civic Theatre (8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.)
  • Afton presents: Hip-Hop Showcase @ The Merrow
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Wilderness Dream, Pissed Regardless, Viral, Surface Report @ Til Two Club
  • Back to the '80s with the Molly Ringwalds @ House of Blues
  • TV Heads, Badabing @ Tower Bar
  • Kid Wilderness @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Ken O'Malley and the Ne'er Duwells @ Pilgrim United Church of Christ
  • Absence of Despair @ Bancroft Bar
  • Chris Bandi @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Brodie Stewart Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble with Euphoria Brass Band @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Damage Inc., Hellbent, Lies N Roses, Rage Again @ Brick by Brick
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Sahara Grim, Lizzie Waters @ Lestat's
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Shades of Blue @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Liquid Blue @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Aazar, Dombresky @ Bassmnt
  • DJ Cobra @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry
  • United BY Bass & Soul Work Presents: Saeed Younan @ Spin
  • Dynamiq @ FLUXX
  • Bixel Boys, Volac @ Bang Bang
  • Relax Max @ Navajo Live 
  • Jack Novak @ Omnia
  • Club Ascension with DJs Ladynoir, Kaerie, Robin Roth @ 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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