Sounds Like San Diego: July 15

Dixie Chicks head up an impressive night of live music in San Diego Friday

It is such an exciting time in San Diego right now. To go back to back with the All-Star Game, Pride, and Comic-Con next week, maybe the rest of the country will finally acknowledge that we're not just a sleepy seaside town. We already know that San Diego rocks, however, so no matter what anyone thinks, just take a look at tonight's shows to see that we've got it going on. One of my personal faves, We Are Scientists, return to town with a show in the House of Blues Voodoo Room, Pride events kick off throughout Hillcrest and Balboa Park, and even Imperial Beach's Sandcastle tournament has been upgraded to the the "Sun & Sea Festival." The outspoken and amazing Dixie Chicks are at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Seshollowaterboyz bring hip-hop to the Observatory, and Phoebe Ryan and Cardiknox play back to back at Casbah. Keep an eye out for supergroup the Falcon at Ken Club to bring late-night action to Adams Avenue, but don't write off 88 Fingers Louie at Soda Bar or the big New Orleans party that Cowboy Mouth will bring to Music Box. So much to do tonight and all weekend so use your noodle and lay a good base, stay hydrated, get a designated driver, and by all means, pace yourself to last all weekend long.

Friday, July 15:

  • We Are Scientists, the Palms, Billie Eilish @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • San Diego LGBTQ PRIDE Festival 2016 @ Marston Point, Balboa Park
  • Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival 2016 @ Imperial Beach (9 a.m.-5 p.m., free)
  • The Falcon (Brendan Kelly and Neil Hennessey of Lawrence Arms, Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio, Dave Hause of the Loved Ones), the Copyrights, Sam Russo, Mikey Erg @ Ken Club
  • Dixie Chicks, Augustana, Smooth Hound Smith @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Phoebe Ryan, Cardiknox, Secret Weapons @ Casbah
  • Seshollowaterboyz @ The Observatory North Park
  • 88 Fingers Louie, Sic Waiting, Caskitt, Castoff @ Soda Bar
  • Cowboy Mouth, Euphoria Brass Band @ Music Box
  • Kittens (DJ), SPZRKT, Joyce Wrice @ Lamppost Warehouse
  • Sculpins, Strike Twelve, United Defiance, Dum Cumsters @ Til-Two Club
  • The Broken Stems @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Screeching Weasel, Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Dead on the Wire @ Brick By Brick
  • F---ing in the Bushes with Dan Sant & Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • Tony P, Jessica Bell, Benji Burgess @ Lestat's
  • Jeff Berkley, Freebo @ Java Joe's
  • SubWOOFer with DJ Barry Harris @ The Merrow
  • Sozinho (TJ), Kmo (TJ), Silencio de Martha (TJ) @ The Bancroft
  • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Keleigh Kearney @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
  • Jovias and the Have Six @ 710 Beach Club (10 p.m.)
  • The Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Olivia Lane @ Moonshine Flats
  • Hoquinai, Hand of Gavrilo, Pleasure Fix @ Che Cafe
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Pins of Light, Cruz Radical, Santa Ana Knights, Birth Defects @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6 p.m.)
  • Piracy Conspiracy with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • DJ Bad @ Fluxx
  • The Routine @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Jackal @ Bassmnt
  • Nora en Pure @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Ruckus @ Omnia
  • Swallow Your Pride with John Joseph, SRO @ SPIN
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's
  • Mike Delgado @ El Dorado
  • Progress (deep progressive/techno) @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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