Sounds Like San Diego: June 1

Wavves bring their catchy surf-rock tunes through the Irenic Thursday

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Alex Matthews

A few weeks back, I got in my friend's car and he was playing an album advance, as he is known to do. It was awesome, catchy, and I recognized the sound but at the same time, I didn't. When he told me it was the new Wavves record, I was pretty surprised. I don't know if it's just growing up, but I like what Mr. Nathan Williams is doing with each new record and I look forward to seeing it performed live at the Irenic tonight. Meanwhile, our rock-star locals the Young Wild play the Casbah and you should maybe call in sick on Friday. Around town, it's the '90s all over again with New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, and Paula Abdul at Viejas Arena; and Easy Star All-Stars get down at the Belly Up.

Thursday, June 1:

  • Wavves, Kino Kimino @ The Irenic (Check out the SoundDiego interview with Wavves here)
  • The Young Wild, Ariel Levine, Captain Auzmo @ Casbah
  • New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men @ Viejas Arena
  • Easy Star All-Stars: "Radiodread," the Late Ones, the Elovaters @ Belly Up
  • Westgate Rooftop Jazz Series with Besos De Coco @ Westgate Hotel
  • Highly Suspect, Slothrust @ Music Box
  • Too Many Zooz @ Soda Bar
  • Rap Nit w/ DJ Dimitri @ Space
  • DJ Chris Freeman @ Bar Pink
  • Dirt Nasty @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Catsigns + Billy Changer, Distractor, DJ Mike Delgado @ Blonde
  • Black Stone Cherry, Citizen Zero, Letters From the Fire @ House of Blues
  • Casey James @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Nena Anderson, the Liquorsmiths @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • David Davidenko, Nathan Aaron, Tim Corley @ Lestat's
  • All That: A Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • No Limits w/ DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Lindsey White, Caroline Spence @ Java Joe's 
  • Thursdaze @ U-31
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Ray Bell & the Feel Good Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Off With Their Heads, Ricky Schmidt, Se Vende @ Tower Bar
  • Donna McKechnie @ Martini's On Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Pan Complex @ Bancroft
  • Volldrauf, Gary David, Cate Rose @ Analog Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Punk Rock vs. Hip Hop feat. PunchCard, the A-Bortz, Disciples of the Canyon, Schipes, Let's Face It, Struble @ Winston's
  • Heresiarch, Ritual Necromancy, Invocation War, Tombstoners, Seraphic Disgust @ Til-Two Club
  • The Loosen Up with DJs Aida, Mane, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Condina Records TBA @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Blue Largo @ Tio Leo's
  • Grim Slippers @ Boar Cross'n
  • Liquid Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Mark Knight @ Bang Bang 

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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