Sounds Like San Diego: July 20

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks headline an insane night of live music in San Diego Friday

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to see Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks tonight at the Casbah. It's been a few years since he's graced the small stage and his new singles are super great and I feel like a new music fan all over again. But in talking with friends, there are just as many people as deeply excited about the Wye Oak show at Soda Bar, which is also sold out (check out the SoundDiego interview with Wye Oak here). Believe me, if I could find a way to be at both places at the same time, I would. But I also know there are some of you who live for the amazing San Diego weather and outdoor shows are where it's at, in which case you should head to the racetrack for the first Friday concert of the racing season with the epic modern rock of the Psychedelic Furs. The shows are free with track admission (Stretch Run admission is only $6), but only if you arrive before the final race, otherwise they'll charge you $30. The parking price doubles, too, so just get there early and you won't have any issues. 

Friday, July 20 (Comic-Con):

  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Dommengang @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Wye Oak, Madeline Kenney @ Soda Bar (SOLD OUT)
  • The Psychedelic Furs @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, the Blitz Brothers @ Belly Up
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Billy Thompson @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Trick: Cozplayed Out ft. Cazwell, DJ Eli Correa @ The Merrow
  • F---ing in the Bushes: Brit-pop dance party with DJ Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • Tron-Themed Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Fashion Jackson, Jara (album release), Kid Cadaver, Pvke, Disco Shrine, Nikola, Wizrd @ SOMA
  • Little River Band @ Viejas Casino Outlet Center Park
  • Hemlock presents New Skeletal Faces with DJ Camila Robina & DJ Javi Nunez @ Bar Pink
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers| Art After Hours @ Panama 66
  • Geach Both 2 ft. Death Lens, Miles Bandit, Los Shadows @ Che Café Collective
  • Brad Paisley, Kane Brown, Tyminski @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Bloody F. Mess, Divine Dirt, Facelift, Krisben-Wah @ Tower Bar 
  • OK Shore, the Rinds, Steal Away @ Lestat's
  • The Kaeli Earle Trio, Evan Diamond & the Library, FFWW  @ The Salty Frog
  • Zander Schloss, Andrew McKeag @ Black Cat Bar
  • Galactic Empire, Super MadNES, Sight Unscene, Mandala @ Brick By Brick
  • Simpkin Project, New Leaf @ Winston's
  • Jet West @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Pure NoWhere and Penniback @ Queen Bee's
  • Sara Petitie Band @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • California Rangers @ Pour House (5 p.m.) 
  • Bumpasonic @ Pour House  (10 p.m.)
  • Introspective Culture @ Goodbar
  • Vocalist Sacha Boutros @ Dizzy's
  • Two Reverends One Sinner, the Great Smoking Mirror, Nobody but You, Corre Diablo @ Bancroft Bar
  • Ballyhoo!, Bumpin Uglies, Tropidelic @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • After Hours with DJs EdROC & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Worshipper, Old Man Wizard @ Til-Two Club
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The New Normal @ Navajo Live 
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic & Tramlife @ El Dorado
  • Christian Smith, Wehbba @ Spin
  • Pinback, Shades McCool, Bit Maps @ Music Box
  • SNBRN @ Bang Bang
  • 4B X Insomniac @ Bassmnt
  • Dynamiq @ FLUXX
  • Gryffin (DJ Set) @ Omnia

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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