Sounds Like San Diego: July 2

Do you ever wonder what contemporary artists will have careers that endure decades? I mean, will Arcade Fire be around in 30 years? Will we be telling our grandkids what it was like to see Vampire Weekend when they were all in their 20s? I think about Peter Murphy, so dark and mysterious back in the '80s, and here he is in 2014 still touring and still packing rooms with fans new and old. You can catch him on Wednesday at the Belly Up. Meanwhile, Casbah hosts up-and-comers Brother & Bones. With silky vocals and anthemic rises and falls in their songs, this might be the best band you've never heard of. Meanwhile, Soda Bar gets punked up with the Reigning Sound, the San Diego County Fair welcomes REO Speedwagon on the Grandstand, and Lit light up the Paddock stage.

Wednesday, July 2:

  • Casbah presents Peter Murphy @ Belly Up
  • Brother & Bones, Soda Pants, Crimson House @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents the Reigning Sound, The Heartaches, International Dipshit @ Soda Bar
  • REO Speedwagon, the Moderates @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair
  • The Freightshakers @ Rock On Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Lit @ Paddock Series, San Diego County Fair
  • Dead Broke Down, Zach Oakley, David Zimmerle @ Tin Can
  • Moonpool, Viva Apollo, the Steinbacks, the Cobra-Las @ Shakedown
  • Synergy @ Winston's
  • Robert Meade, Connor Correll @ Lestat's
  • Lovelight Open Mic @ The Hideout
  • YLizzi Trumbore @ Croce's Park West 
  • Todos Caeran, Butler, Pale, Uncle Jesse @ Che Cafe
  • Slipping Into Darkness, H St., Cult Vegas, Northern Tigers, DJ Mike Delgado (Moving Units) @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Records With Roger @ Bluefoot
  • DJ Heather Hardcore @ Til-Two Club
  • Big Daddy Orchestra @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Neighbors to the North @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
  • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Joe Cardillo @ Wonderland Ocean Pub
  • Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
  • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30 p.m.)
  • Christopher Dale Acoustic @ Tio Leo's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, 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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