Sounds Like San Diego: July 31

The Hold Steady return to San Diego for a headlining show at the Belly Up

San Diego has a history with the Hold Steady. From the Casbah, to House of Blues, and even as a headlining act of FM 94/9's anniversary show, the band has always been embraced by local fans and the radio community. After an absence that probably seemed longer than it actually was, the band re-emerged earlier this year with a new record, and sought an even bigger audience when they performed at Sunset Sessions to film and radio music supervisors. We happened to speak with the band and see their performance and we think tonight's site at the Belly Up just might have them at their best. Around town, catch Blu at Casbah, Joyce at Soda Bar, and Los Lonely Boys at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay.

Thursday, July 31:

  • Los Lonely Boys, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (read our interview with Los Lonely Boys here)
  • Blu, Med @ Casbah
  • Joyce, Sleeping Ghost, the Swift Beats @ Soda Bar
  • Casbah presents: The Hold Steady, Cheap Girls @ Belly Up
  • Tom Grrrl, Girl Pool, Heathers, Little Bear, Plastic Bear Pariah, DxZx @ Che Cafe
  • Stalins of Sound, Way To Go Genius, Talk Sick Brats, Poontang Clam @ Tower Bar
  • Toothless George, DPI, Casket Life, Nic Bone & the Big Scene @ Winston's
  • The Night Owl Massacre, the Blackjackits, Squarecrow, Misadventure, Castoff @ Til-Two Club
  • Heavy Hawaii, Heaven, Prom Body @ The Hideout
  • Glyphics: A Community Art Show @ The Merrow
  • Recycled Dolphin, Mike Hayden (Sleep Lady), the Sound Grove @ Sycamore Den
  • Wicked Tongues, Dead Broke Down, Boxcar Chief @ Tin Can
  • Mason James, Tolan Shaw, John Hull @ Lestat's
  • Fuel, Royal Bliss, Cavalry @ Brick By Brick
  • Emblem3 @ The Kroc Center
  • Aside Oceans @ Songkick
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" Demink @ House of Blues Salvation Alley (free)
  • Kelly McGarry Presents @ House of Blues
  • Sharooz @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos and The Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • IDGAF with Paris Blohm @ Fluxx
  • Chet & The Committee @ Tio Leo's
  • Jam Kwest, TRC SoundSystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Sprung Monkey @ Boar Cross'n
  • Banda Machos @ Blue Agave
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

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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