Sounds Like San Diego: July 8

Louis XIV's Brian Karscig has a crazy lineup ahead of him at Casbah

In case you hadn't already heard, New Belgium's Tour de Fat is back. In the past, the event was free and held in Golden Hill in late September, but this year they've expanded the event by offering up bigger artists than ever and making it a 21+ ticketed event. The funds still benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and is still definitely worth your attention as the Naked and Famous take the headlining spot on a bigger stage at Waterfront Park. The free, all-ages bicycle parade kicks off at 2:30 p.m. from Panama 66, with Waterfront Park gates opening at 4 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. In other day events, the Smooth Jazz Festival takes over the Embarcadero while the San Diego Beer & Music Festival goes down at Liberty Station. By nightfall, head to the Casbah to see Brian Karscig play jams from his projects Convoy, Louis XIV and Nervous Wreckords, swing by Soda Bar for Three Bad Jacks or catch Band of Gringos at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. 

Saturday, July 8:
  • The Life of Brian: Brian Karscig doing songs from Convoy, Louis XIV and the Nervous Wreckords, Buckfast Superbee, Mittens, the Paragraphs, DJ Lou Niles @ Casbah 
  • Tour de Fat featuring the Naked and Famous, Tim DeLaGhetto, the Verigolds @ Waterfront Park
  • Tour de Fat Bicycle Parade meets @ Panama 66 at 2:30 p.m. (free, all ages)
  • San Diego Smooth Jazz Festial 2017 featuring Brian Culbertson, Michael Franks, Peter White, Keiko Matsui, Euge Groove, Nick Colionne, the L.A. Collective @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • San Diego Beer and Music Festival featuring Linkin Park Tribute Band & Sega Genocide '90s Cover Band @ Liberty Station
  • COLORS Presents: R&B ONLY with DJ Printz and Jabari @ Observatory North Park
  • Three Bad Jacks, the Sleepwalkers, Johnny Deadly Trio @ Soda Bar
  • Leslie Odom Jr. @ Bayside Summer Series (with the San Diego Symphony)
  • Band of Gringos, Stripes & Lines, Aviator Stash @ Belly Up  
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Promise of Redemption, Best Ex, Kozie @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop (9 p.m.)
  • Salsa Sabado @ Fair at 44 (Fairmont and El Cajon)
  • Boombox @ Music Box
  • International Save the Vaquita Day with Millionaire Beach Bums @ East Gazebo, Seaport Village (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • The Rob Thorsen Group @ Dizzy's
  • The MilkCrates DJs @ Bar Pink
  • Souleil Party with Cris Herrera, SoulOnBeat, Siesta Records @ Blonde
  • Lord Dying, Eukaryst, Raise the Guns @ The Merrow
  • Sunburn Pool Party @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Ed Kornhauser Organ Trio @ Panama 66
  • Roni Lee, Kathryn Cloward @ Lestat's 
  • The Dowling Garagegrass Experiment @ La Mesa Wine Works (6:30 p.m.)
  • Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Chalice California Festival @ SBC Fairgrounds, Victorville
  • Berkley Hart @ Java Joe's 
  • Superunloader (album release party), the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers @ Winston's (10 p.m.)
  • Cardboard Boxer, the Thens, Effe Emme, Pueblo, Buddha Trixie, Onyx Hot @ Soma 
  • Kelly McGarry Presents Soundslave (tribute to Soundgarden and Audioslave), Smack This (tribute to Godsmack), Alice Unchained (tribute to Alice in Chains), Wicked Tongue @ House of Blues
  • Stitched Up Heart, Hell or Highwater @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Janice & the Band @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Darkstar: Paintings and Drawings by Charles Glaubitz @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Shades McCool, Koi Division (fish-goth Joy Division parody band), Mr. Vacation & the Torta Sharks @ Tower Bar
  • OLIO @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Brodie Stewart Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jacob Martin Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Stone Horse @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Superstars on Stage @ Sycuan 
  • Gloomsday, the Two Tens, the Darts, Hiroshima Mockingbirds @ Til-Two Club
  • Adrenaline Mob, the Wild!, Dolan Brotherhood, Nightshadow @ Brick by Brick
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • ETANA, Layne Tadesse & 7 Seal Dub @ 710 Beach Club
  • Camron Zibaie @ U-31
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Sara Petite @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
  • Strictly Business with DJs Kanye Asada & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • King Taylor Project @ Hooley's El Cajon 
  • DJ Cobra @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry
  • Lucent, John 00 Fleming @ Spin
  • Jerry Folk @ Bang Bang
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Kittens & Creeps @ Kava Lounge

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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