Sounds Like San Diego: July 20

Pinback's Rob Crow gets in on the Comic-Con madness at Music Box Thursday

Rob Crow at Bar Pink21
Be Water Photo

San Diego is buzzing this week, and tonight has so much goodness, you might want to plan for multiple stops. Both Beach Fossils shows at Casbah are sold out, as is Colin Hay at Belly Up, but if you're heading into City Heights, the Delta Riggs promise a great night at Soda Bar. If you want a full on concert experience, the Retro Futura Tour has huge '80s stars at SDSU, and you can easily get there from downtown by hopping on the green line. Of course, there are parties and events all over, too, but I'd recommend if you're looking to fill your schedule, MC Chris plays the late show at Music Box. Joining him is our dear friend Rob Crow (of Pinback) playing with one of his other fun projects, Goblin Cock.

Thursday, July 20:

  • Beach Fossils, SHe-Devils, Ablebody @ Casbah  (7 and 10p.m., SOLD OUT)
  • Colin Hay, San Miguel @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • The Delta Riggs, Mrs. Henry, Grim Slippers @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Ikah Love @ Bar Pink
  • 105.7 Max FM presents "Retro Futura Tour": '80s Pop Stars Howard Jones, Paul Young, English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Katrina (of Katrina & the Waves), Annabella (of Bow Wow Wow) @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
  • MC Chris, Goblin Cock @ Music Box (Doors 9:30, Show 10 p.m.)
  • Comedy Bang Bang Live starring Scott Aukerman @ Music Box (Doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m.)
  • The Kraken Rum & Alpha present “League of Darkness” Party @ FLUXX (Invites via @jointeamalpha on Twitter)
  • Game of Thrones: The Musical - A Song of Nice Satire @ Tenth Avenue Theatre (930 10th Ave., 6 and 9 p.m.)
  • W00tstock 9.0 @ Balboa Theatre
  • Conan at Comic-Con @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology @ Westgate Hotel (8 p.m.)
  • Syfy fan party with the Spazmatics @ New Children's Museum (Free/First come, first-served. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.)
  • BADBADNOTGOOD @ Observatory North Park
  • Comic Con: Batman Themed Dance Party "Tribute to Adam West" @ Blonde
  • Cinemart: The Supreme Being @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (6pm)
  • Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Live Podcast Taping starring Scott Aukerman @ Music Box (7 p.m.)
  • Sal Vulcano, Roy Wood Jr, Theo Von @ House of Blues
  • Legion M Stargate Fandom Party @ Side Bar (7:30-10 p.m., standby line only)
  • Sharknado 5 Party feat. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Hamby @ Sycuan Casino 
  • IMAX and Thrill Exclusive Pop-Up Experience TBA @ Horton Plaza Park (7 p.m.) 
  • Doug Loves Movies Podcast @ American Comedy Co.
  • Bangarang: Heroes & Rebels, Hosted by the Geek Gatsby, DJ Rufio, DJ Chuck None @ Bassmnt (9 p.m.-1 a.m., $15) 
  • Jay and Silent Bob Get Old @ American Comedy Co.
  • The LAIKA Experience @ Bespoke (520 Fifth Ave, Free, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)
  • Her Universe Fashion Show @ M. Grand Hyatt (Lineup 1 p.m. Show at 6 p.m.)
  • Rave of Thrones with Kristian Nairn @ OMNIA
  • "Wrecked" Pop-Up Island Tour From TBS @ Marriott Marquis & Marina
  • SyFy Live @ Marriott Marquis & Marina (2-6 p.m.)
  • Modern Time Beer Dinner & Star Wars Spelling Bee @ Biga
  • 6th Annual Cosplay Contest @ Henry's Pub
  • Retrograde with DJ JC Harris- Modern Electronica R&B @ Whistle Stop
  • DARKSTAR: Art By Charles Glaubitz Exhibition Opening @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Slappers Only at Space + Comic-Con Edition! @ Space
  • Leilani Wolfgramm @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Steam Powered Giraffe @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Anodynes, Doncat, Hello Penelope @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Forkroot (Album Release Party) @ Sycamore Den
  • Bookmobile!, Superbrat @ The Bancroft
  • Metal Assault in San Diego: Nihilist, Monolith, Heavy Justice, Siva @ Brick By Brick
  • New Alchemy Poetry Series feat Jimmy Jazz & Michael Klam, Open Mic Poetry @ Lestat's
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess, Lyrical Groove, Veronica May & the To-Do List, Kim Tillman @ The Merrow
  • Singing Circle with Cici @ Java Joe's 
  • Boom Box Thursdays @ U-31
  • Guitar Legends with Graham Gillot @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Sal Vulcano, Roy Wood Jr., Theo Von @ House of Blues
  • Kim Jackson @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Midnight Eagle, the Randy Savages, Ash Williams @ Tower Bar
  • Queen Bee's Rap Battle @ Queen Bee's
  • Natalie Douglas in "To Nina...A Tribute to Nina Simone" @ Martini's Above Fourth (8 p.m.)
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Throwback Thursday withe DJ Abel @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Mojo Green and Bomb Squad @ Winston's
  • Watashi Wa Dance Party, Kill Lincoln, Fairhaven, Surface Report @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • PB&J presents DJs B Rose and Bidi Cobra @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Fayuca, Melapelus @ 710 Beach Club
  • Decon @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry
  • JR Jarris @ Bang Bang 

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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