Sounds Like San Diego: July 30

Motley Crue shout at the devil one last time in San Diego Wednesday

Tonight, thousands will flock to Chula Vista for what is being called "The Final Tour" of rockers Motley Crue. For more than three decades, the band was at the forefront of sleazy hair metal guitar rock and their offstage tales have been as famous -- if not more so -- than their catalogue of music, even going so far as publishing varied and conflicting biographies by band members. With Alice Cooper opening, this should be a night of nostalgia and fun, whether it truly turns out to be the last time we see the Crue or not. Meanwhile, John Hiatt performs at the Belly Up to scoff at the world and declare he's not going anywhere for a very long time. And just to cover the next generation, the Kidz Bop tour rolls through House of Blues, performing innocent twists to Top 40 hits. All ages are certainly covered tonight.

Wednesday, July 30:

  • John Hiatt & the Combo @ Belly Up
  • Motley Crue: The Final Tour, Alice Cooper @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • The Books, Stripes and Lines, Troubador Parade @ Casbah
  • Idlehands, Icarus the Owl, Throne @ Soda Bar
  • Prayers, PRGRM @ U-31 (Read our Prayers profile here)
  • Commune Wednesday with PESO, Kanye Asada, AMIGO BOOTH @ Bar Pink
  • Kidz Bop Kids "Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour @ House of Blues (Doors 4 p.m., Show 5 p.m.)
  • Shwayze @ Typhoon Saloon
  • Kenny Eng @ 98 Bottles
  • Boston @ Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay (Sold Out)
  • Inc. plus guests @ The Hideout
  • Trent Hancock, Jefferson Washington, Blaze Eisner @ Tin Can
  • Danielle Stathas, Tacky Little Hatshop @ Lestat's
  • Aim for the Engine, Decompression, Surly Bonds & Digital Lizards of Doom @ The Shakedown
  • Young Lion Series feat. Terrence Partridge @ Croce's Park West 
  • Tommy Lee & DJ Aero @ Bang Bang
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Roots High Power Sound System, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's Beach Club
  • Pine Hill Haints @ Til-Two Club
  • Ed Graves @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Space Shag, Play Fight @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Vamp Showcase So Say We All @ Whistle Stop
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
  • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30 p.m.-close)

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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