Sounds Like San Diego: August 9

Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit frontman) returns to San Diego Thursday

The weekend nears, but if you're already in the mood to let loose, head to one (or two) of the numerous hot shows happening tonight around San Diego. Of course, we miss Delta Spirit, but our spirit animal and frontman of the group, Matthew Logan Vasquez, still makes a point to visit us -- even since relocating to the music mecca of Austin, Texas. Catch him tonight at Soda Bar. Meanwhile, at the Belly Up, rock legend, Kiss lead guitarist and from what I hear, San Diego resident, Ace Frehley performs. If you think that's intimate, punk heroes the Ataris play the ever-so-tiny Space Bar. Around town, Forest Grove is at the Casbah, hip-hop great KRS-One of BDP is at the Observatory North Park, and Blood and Gold play Bar Pink.

Thursday, Aug. 9:

  • Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Dustin Lovelis, Taken by Canadians  @ Soda Bar 
  • Ace Frehley, the Blitz Brothers @ Belly Up
  • The Ataris, the Rough, Fallen Monuments @ Space
  • Forest Grove, Gloomsday, Hours, Low and Be Told @ Casbah
  • KRS-One @ The Observatory North Park ($5 show)
  • Tiki Oasis @ The Crowne Plaza Hotel 
  • Blood and Gold, the Natives @ Bar Pink
  • Petyr, Blackwater Holylight @ Pour House  
  • SOB x RBE, Quando Rondo, Rucci, KT Foreign @ SOMA
  • The Tale, Mario Esteban & the Blessed Hellhounds, S. Mathias & the Honeycombs @ The Merrow
  • Los Pinche Pinches, Blacks Beach Boys, Daytrip @ Tower Bar
  • Love Affair: A Queer Dance Party with DJs She Tender & Listerine @ Whistle Stop 
  • Alicia Previn, Jeremy Morris, Bart Mendoza, David Fleminger @ Lestat's
  • Summer Beach Party with the Mar Dels @ Bahia Hotel (6-9 p.m.)
  • Robert Allen Shepherd @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • Rosy Dawn @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Flicks On The Bricks: Tension @ La Jolla Athenaeum 
  • Awakebutstillinbed, Football, Etc., Neutral Shirt @ Red Brontosaurus Records
  • "Bird" on the Bay: A Charlie Parker Tribute ft. Charles McPherson @ Bayside Summer Nights, Embarcadero Park South
  • Zzymzzy Quartet @ Panama 66
  • The Low End ft. Memo Rex, Matt Egbert, Fraud French, OG Cass @ Blonde
  • Pimpinela @ Balboa Theatre 
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Bingo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Static on the Stereo, the Smiling Faces, Wartoad, Sundrop Electric @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Black Cat Bar
  • Rebirth Brass Band and Henry @ Winston's
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Thursdays with the Blockbusters @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Gasolina! with Kid Wonder, A-Boogie @ El Dorado
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Quinto Sol, SM Familia, Miss Lulu @ Music Box
  • Gino & the Lone Gunman @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

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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