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Sounds Like San Diego: Feb. 17

The Frights' generation is coming in hot with You Are Going to Hate This Fest

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Courtesy of the Frights
We are squarely into the weekend and for those of us who love to go out for live music, this one is a doozy. At Casbah, Ha Ha Tonka return on the heels of their late 2017 release, "Heart-Shaped Mountain," and this has to be at least their fifth or sixth time playing the club, so loyal and new fans alike can enjoy their boot stomping rock & roll. Meanwhile, Awesome Fest carries on at Bar Pink and the Office in the afternoon, then moves back to Space and Soda Bar for the nighttime shows. I think they're all sold out, but you might check their social media to be sure. Lastly, the Frights have made quite a splash on the scene and recently signed to Epitaph. Tonight they host You Are Going to Hate This Fest at Soma, which I think is their sweet way of telling us old people in the scene to step aside because their generation is coming in hot and mowing down any of us who step in their way. Good for them.

Saturday, Feb. 17:
  • San Diego Tet Festival 2018 @ Mira Mesa Community Park (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Ha Ha Tonka, the Heavy Guilt @ Casbah 
  • Awesome Fest 11 with Bad Cop Bad Cop, Decent Criminal, Needles/Pins, Shallow Cuts, Black Paws, Reunions, the Bigger Empty @ The Office (2-8 p.m.)
  • Awesome Fest 11 featuring Toys That Kill, the Globs, Snuggle!, Dimber, Squishers, Rad, the Mission Creeps @ Soda Bar (8 p.m.)
  • Awesome Fest 11 with Nothington, the Shell Corporation, Form Rank, Sciatic Nerve, Canadian Rifle, Signalman, Cruz Radical @ Space (8 p.m.)
  • Awesome Fest 11 featuring Fleshies, Evil Livin', Cringeworthy, the Pretty Flowers, Justus Proffit, Kid Coast @ Bar Pink (2-8 p.m.)
  • You Are Going to Hate This Fest featuring the Frights, Together Pangea, Jeff Rosenstock, Ryan Key (of Yellowcard), Diet Cig, Hunny, Thee Commons, King Shelter, On Drugs, the Spook School, Buddha Trixie, Cheeks, the Grinns @ Soma
  • The English Beat, King Schascha @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Jack Tempchin @ Museum of Making Music
  • Gramatik, Haywyre, Mme, Balkan Bump @ Observatory North Park
  • '80s Revisited with DLA, Dreams Made Flesh, DJ Disorder, DJ Israel @ Ken Club
  • Joey Harris & the Mentals @ Bolt Brewery
  • Resurrection Radio @ Helix Brewing
  • Rosa’s Cantina @ Riviera Supper Club
  • King Taylor Project @ Hooley’s Irish Pub
  • Phoenix Band @ La Mesa Wine Works
  • Baird & Silva @ Space Bar
  • You and I @ Sheldon's Service Station
  • '80s vs. '90s Dance Party with DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • Tribute to Reggae Legends with Junior Reid, Warrior King, Boom Shaka, Michael Palmer, Kevin Isaacs, Milton Henry, Profi, Kush @ Worldbeat Center
  • Spring Sing 2018 @ Balboa Theatre
  • Nathan Welden @ Grassroots Oasis
  • Nowhereland, the Oxen, Sweet Myths @ The Merrow
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Bump! @ Blonde
  • Chris Murray Combo @ Panama 66
  • Tony P, Eric Nielson @ Lestat's
  • Dorothy, Dinorah Zamora @ Music Box
  • Gone Blonde @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Custard Pie @ Pour House (10 p.m.)
  • Skidmarks of Society, Corporate Citizen, Gentroside, the Detroit Fire @ Oceanside Sports Bar
  • Levi Dean & the Americats, Heidi & the Almightys @ Black Cat Bar
  • An Evening with Billy Galewood @ Java Joe's
  • Colors Presents: R&B Only @ House of Blues
  • G Perico @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Lumps, the Widows, Space Wax, Christ Killer, Slashers, Gravedodger @ Tower Bar
  • 200 West @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Tim Saxton, Symbol 6, Motor Gun Hotel @ Bancroft Bar
  • Redwood Black @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Dusty Green Bones @ Winston's (5:30 p.m.)
  • GrooveSession, Shaky Feelin  @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Stonecutters SD: Nobody Loves You Edition @ Til-Two Club (4-7 p.m.)
  • San Diego City Soul Club Presents: Kilowatt Hop Sound System! @ Til-Two Club
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Broken Stems, Electric Elms, Mario Esteban & the Blessed Hellhounds @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Qenoe @ U-31
  • Bless Your Heart Burlesque @ Tio Leo's
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Backwater Blues Band Pro-Am Jam Session @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Dombresky @ Bassmnt
  • Overdrive: Steven Redant, Drew G & Matt Effect @ Spin
  • The New Normal @ Navajo Live 
  • Elderbrook and Imagined Herbal Flows @ Bang Bang
  • King Taylor Project @ Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill, La Mesa
  • DJ Vice @ Omnia
  • Grandtheft @ Parq
  • Fngrs Crssd featuring Delderbrook, Imagined Herbal Flows @ Bang Bang
  • Tech Support featuring Marvin Jest, Donald Thump, Mr. Smith @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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