Sounds Like San Diego: July 25

Jenny & the Mexicats pop into the Casbah Wednesday -- and you won't want to miss it

The last time I caught Jenny & the Mexicats was a total fluke. I'd read a little about them but hadn't really listened but it was a rare night off for my partner and I, and we were looking for something to do, and naturally, I just don't think you can go wrong with the Casbah. We were blown away. It kinda reminded me of seeing No Doubt in the early '90s, not necessarily stylistically, although the horn elements are there, but just the way "Jenny" commands the stage and the audience is incredibly intoxicating. We couldn't take our eyes off the stage and ended up listening to their recorded music for the subsequent few days and weeks and are excited that they're already back so soon. You want to see this show, though it might be hard because we adore Dent May so much, too. Tough call. But my feeling is, catch this one at the small venue while you can.

Wednesday, July 25:

  • Jenny & the Mexicats, Marujah @ Casbah
  • Dent May, Shannon Lay, Pearl & the Oysters @ Soda Bar
  • Mt. Joy, Vista Kicks @ Music Box
  • Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, Diamante @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • AJ Froman, Sundrop Electric, the Monolithic @ The Merrow
  • Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (backed by the Guilty Ones), Jon Langford @ Belly Up
  • The Shindigs, Half Eaten, the Tubulars, DJ Meggs @ Tower Bar
  • DJ Wenzo and DJ Israel @ Bar Pink 
  • The Last Supper Punk Rock Luau @ Til-Two Club
  • Escalera Sessions @ Bar Sin Nombre
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
  • Johnny Love, the Wicked Hanging Chads, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Pam Ann in "Come Fly With Me San Diego" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Barbwire, the McCoy Brothers Band @ Navajo Live
  • Theo & Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's
  • Open Mic @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Bayou Bros @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Office Hours with The Professor @ El Dorado
  • Jessica Lerner Band @ 710 Beach Club (7-9 p.m.)
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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