Sounds Like San Diego: July 11

Courtesy Pall Jenkins

If you've been steering clear of Comic-Con -- or would like to -- there are plenty of music events all over town to keep you occupied on Saturday. You can catch the annual Bro-Am Surf Contest  and Concert at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, hosted and featuring Switchfoot. This year, don't miss Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors if you check out the event. The surf contests started at 7 a.m., with music starting at noon and running until about 5 p.m., which is the perfect time to head south for Grampa Drew's Flim-Flam review at the Whistle Stop. Of course, the Con is still on and tons of activities surround the event are scheduled, but sticking to music, by night you'll want to head to the Irenic for Cherry Glazzer (check for ticket availability because it was close to selling out), Porcelain Raft at Soda Bar, Holy Ghost at Silo, and the best party of the night, with local legends in the making, Mr. Tube, Shitzophonics, Madly and Badabing.

Saturday, July 11 (Comic-Con 2015):

  • Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects, Schitzophonics, Madly, Badabing @ Casbah
  • Switchfoot Bro-Am, featuring Switchfoot, NeedToBreathe, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Colony House @ Moonlight Beach (Encinitas)
  • Burger Records Comic Con Party with Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre @ The Observatory North Park
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue, Comic-Con Edition @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Chris Hardwick: Nerdist Podcast Live! @ Balboa Theatre (7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.)
  • Porcelain Raft, Swim Team, Sundrop Electric @ Soda Bar
  • Cherry Glazerr, No Parents, Buttertones @ Irenic
  • Holy Ghost, Satin Jackets @ Silo, Maker's Quarter
  • Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Colony House @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Corpse Medicine, Encryptions in Black, Scarry Garry & the Diety Girls @ Bancroft
  • Strangely Strange, Twitching Fingers, Rotten Scoundrels, Sculpins, Wet Brain @ Tower Bar
  • Sounds Like San Diego VII, featuring Greg Douglass, Lester Abrams, Roni Lee, Josh Weinstein, Jim Ryan, Kimm Rogers, Gayle Skidmore, Tolan Shaw, True Stories, Normandie Wilson, Diana Death, Brogue Wave, Marie Haddad, Scott Mathiasen @ Museum of Making Music
  • Songhammer & the Radioactive Chicken Heads @ 10th Avenue Theatre
  • Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher, Noctuary, Mortuus Terror @ Brick By Brick
  • The Legend Of Zelda Symphony Concert Series @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • "Star Trek Live" with the San Diego Symphony @ Embarcadero Marina Park
  • Cash Cash @ Omnia
  • Ted Z & the Wranglers @ Quartyard
  • Kristachuwan, Lesionread, Logan Locking, Mystery Cave @ The Porch
  • Spindrift, Amerikan Bear @ Til Two Club
  • Milkcrate DJs @ Bar Pink
  • Trevor Hall @ Deepak Chopra Global Meditation for Compassion Event
  • Pine Mountain Logs @ Belly Up
  • Sonoran Dogs @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church
  • Vic Moraga @ Croce's Park West (noon)
  • Eve Selis & Friends @ Croce's Park West (7 p.m.)
  • Natalie Cressman @ Dizzy's
  • War, Cheech & Chong @ Pala Casino
  • Comic Con Weekend w/ Sid Vicious @ Fluxx
  • Vibes Up Strong, DJ Chelu @ Gallaghers
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Dinosaur Parade @ Lestat's
  • Jesus Gonzales, Aaron Bowen, Gabriela Aparicio @ Java Joe's
  • The Broken Stems, KI, Belmont Lights @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sacred Cow, Dona Nova, No Rest Til Green, Essex Class, Electromagnetic @ SOMA
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Booty Bassment, with DJs Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Mercedes Moore Band @ Winston's (5-8 p.m.)
  • Rasun and the Struggle, Big Mountain, Ocelot, Reeform, Piracy Conspiracy @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
  • Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman @ House of Blues (11:30 p.m.)
  • EPISODEXII: Into the Dark Side, featuring John Tejada @ Spin
  • Gladiator Challenge @ Sycuan
  • Dam-funk DJ Set, Cookie Crew @ The Hideout
  • 2 Year Anniversary Party @ The Merrow
  • Kid Wonder, UFC 188 @ U-31
  • #SDCC- Conan @ Spreckels (1:00 p.m., no tickets available)
  • #SDCC- Heroes Brews Fest @ The Loma Club, Liberty Station (2-6 p.m., 2960 Truxtun Road, ticketed event)
  • #SDCC- BAMF (Big Awesome Music Festival), featuring Molly Lewis, the Doubleclicks, Nerf Herder, Kirby Krackle, Mega Ran, DJ Galactic Ray, DJ DN3, We Got This with Mark and Hal, The Nerdist Writers Panels, Obsessed Podcast with Joseph Scrimshaw ) @ Ruocco Park (10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 585 Harbor Lane, $5 Ticketed Event)
  • #SDCC- Nerd HQ Dance Party @ New Children's Museum (9 p.m. to 2, 18+)
  • #SDCC- Walker Stalker Fan Fest @ Petco Park (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • #SDCC- The Walking Dead Escape @ Petco Park (6-11 p.m.)
  • #SDCC- Mashable House @ Luce Loft (all day)
  • #SDCC- Bill Prady's (The Big Bang Theory, the Muppets) Cocktails at Comic-Con @ Siren's Call Pool Bar, Hilton San Diego Bayfront (4-8 p.m.,RSVP only)
  • #SDCC- NBC Digital Network (featuring talent from Grimm, Heroes Reborn, Blindspot, Hannibal and more) @ Rooftop of the Andaz Hotel (7-9 p.m.,invite only)
  • #SDCC- Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Party @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel (9 p.m., inviete only)
  • #SDCC- GeekNation's Closing Night Party (guests from Sharknado, Agents of SHIELD, The Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story) @ Andaz Hotel Rooftop (11 p.m.- to 2 a.m., RSVP only)

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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