Sounds Like San Diego: July 30

The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and crew don't come around a whole lot, but tonight they're at Humphreys

There are hundreds of amazing tours that come to San Diego, but one that I've been looking forward to all summer is the Decemberists at Humphreys. Colin Meloy and crew don't come around a whole lot, but he is definitely one of the elder statesmen of indie rock, with such a distinct voice and a catalog that I personally go back to over and over again. Tonight, I would suspect we get a great retrospective as well as tunes from their latest effort, "I'll Be Your Girl," which is full of great cuts that are both cathartic and inviting of mass singalongs. Around town, the Modern Appliances play Soda Bar, Zac Najor makes an appearance at Bar Pink and Tower Bar welcomes Esther Martinez. In case you're wondering, tonight's Casbah show is canceled due to some SDG&E maintenance in the area that might cause some outages.  

Monday, July 30:

  • The Decemberists, Whitney @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Canceled: DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot @ Casbah 
  • The Modern Appliances, VHS Club @ Soda Bar
  • The Zak Najor Band @ Bar Pink
  • Motown on Monday @ The Office
  • Esther Martinez, Mike Fine, Old Man Amtrak Jones @ Tower Bar
  • King Princess, Donna Missal @ Music Box
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Butcher Babies, A Hero Within @ Brick by Brick
  • Blue Monday featuring Belladon, Strange Creature, Phantom Twins, DJs Cam & Aaron @ Blonde
  • Andy Anderson & Nathan Fry @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

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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