Sounds Like San Diego: August 8

When Jesse Marchant takes Soda Bar's stage Wednesday, quiet down and listen

Perhaps you've seen Jesse Marchant and didn't even know it. The talented singer-songwriter has played several times in San Diego, however he only recently stopped playing under his initials, JBM, and went with his given name, Jesse Marchant. Tonight, he returns to San Diego with a show at Soda Bar, and we can only hope that the only noise over his hushed and deeply haunting voice is the quiet buzz of the venue's air conditioning. Around town, Zac Clark (of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness) performs at the Casbah, and Tiki Oasis hosts an all-evening mingle at the Bali Hai.

Wednesday, Aug. 8:

  • Jesse Marchant, Howard Ivans @ Soda Bar
  • Zac Clark, Bob Oxblood @ Casbah
  • Tiki Oasis Meet & Mingle hosted by King Kukulele ft. Anja & Mike Stax, Tremelo Beer Gut, Vicky Tafoya & the Big Beat, the Surfbroads, Alvino & the Dwells, James Call @ Bali Hai (5 p.m.)
  • Hippiefest, Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Badfinger ft. Joey Molland @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Instant Crush with DJs Nastea & La Bucky @ The Office
  • Shooter Jennings, Hellbound Glory @ Belly Up
  • Shock! with Old Man Johnson @ Bar Pink
  • Jam On It! '80s Rap/Electro/Freestyle All-Vinyl with DJ Shoeshine @ Whistle Stop
  • Paul Cauthen @ Harrah's SoCal Resort 
  • Dab, Neurotic Mirage, Abner @ The Merrow
  • Emerging Composers Concert @ La Jolla Athenaeum 
  • Make Yourself @ Home: A night of emo/hardcore/pop-punk @ Space
  • Hungry Cloud Darkening, Flower Animals, PJ Sparkles @ The Che Cafe
  • Escalera Sessions @ Bar Sin Nombre
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
  • Jam Kwest, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Ben Vereen in "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • Not a Party of It, the Danger Field, Sideshow @ Navajo Live
  • Open Mic @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Becca Jay Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • How We Do San Diego: Best of 2018 ft. Taken by Canadians and Scary Pierre @ Music Box (Free with RSVP)
  • Touchy Feely with Mike Delgado and friends @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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