Sounds Like San Diego: July 6

The Donkeys return home with a blowout record release show at the Casbah Friday

It was so great having a midweek holiday because you blink, and it's already the weekend! I'll be spending mine with the Donkeys at the Casbah. Their shows are always a great time, they always bring something new and sunny to their sound, and they nearly always sell out -- so don't wait to get tickets if you want to see them. If you're looking for a big night out, Primus and Mastodon will bring the rock to your world at the Open Air Theatre, or see Metalachi as they break into North County with a show at the Belly Up. Meanwhile, Deadheads are prepping their goods and wares for Dead & Company at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. This weekend is gonna be a scorcher, literally and metaphorically, so keep cool, and get out and have some fun.

Friday, July 6:

  • The Donkeys, Sugar Candy Mountain, Lens Mozer @ Casbah
  • Primus, Mastodon, JJUUJJUU @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU (read the SoundDiego interview with Mastodon here)
  • Metalachi, the Bombpops @ Belly Up
  • Dead & Company @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Schizophonics, Jon and the Vons, Shake Before Us @ Pour House
  • Kenny Loggins @ Pala Starlight Theater, Pala Casino
  • Still Woozy, Temporex, DJ Rees Withrow @ Soda Bar
  • War Hogs, Pope Virgins, Sodas @ The Che Cafe
  • Kottonmouth Kings, KeE, Van Brando, J. Andrew, King Shem, Izzy Projectz @ Brick By Brick
  • Inspired and the Sleep, the Frets, Melvus @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Knuckleheads @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Farm Truck, Ginger Cowgirl @ Black Cat Bar
  • Lower Class Brats, the 13th Victim, Confused, Dead on the Wire @ Til-Two Club
  • The Innocent Bystanders, Mad Z & the Boones, Ventralis @ The Merrow
  • Kylie Trout, Allie James @ Lestat's
  • Tomcat Courtney @ Ken Club (free, 6-9 p.m.)
  • First Friday Hip-Hop Night @ Bar Pink
  • Sahara Grimm @ Panama 66
  • Lantz & Lazwell & the Vibe Tribe @ Winston's
  • Jesse Labelle @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Chin Up, Kid @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Canceled: Forth Wanderers, Illuminati Hotties, LoveGlow @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Moonlight Trio @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Heart of Leo @ Pour House (5:30pm)  
  • Karisma @ Bancroft Bar
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Nite Moves with DJs Beatnick & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock w/ Razor Nights, B-Turn, Sam Hell, Kamzilla and resident DJs Unite, Sess & Mr Henshaw @ Tower Bar
  • The Green Door @ Manhattan Bar, Chula Vista
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/ Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Big Daddy Orchestra @ Tio Leo's
  • Jarien Jamanila Quartet @ Dizzy's
  • The Lao Tizer Band @ Stagecoach Park, Carlsbad
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Bam Bam @ Navajo Live
  • Scrap Yard Aces @ The Echo Room
  • Julien-K @ Hard Rock Hotel 
  • Desert Hearts: Mikey Lion, Marbs, Porky, Andreas Henneberg @ Spin
  • Cazztek, Nicky Genesis, Scotty Boy, XOXO @ Music Box
  • Klingande @ Omnia
  • DJ Bad @ FLUXX
  • Dance Punk Indie Blog Haus Electro Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Rituals: A Dark Dance Night with Body Worship @ Space 
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Digital Cocoon with DJ IDeaL @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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