Sounds Like San Diego: June 17

Behind his latest record, "Complicated Game," McMurtry plays Belly Up on Wednesday

Courtesy Lightning Rod Records

If you're looking for live music to get through the midweek hump, there are plenty of options Wednesday night. At the House of Blues, the Original Wailers are joined by Natural Vibrations for a night of reggae. Meanwhile, Austin's psych-dub trio Holiday Mountain bring their pageantry and musical prowess to Soda Bar. Amerikan Bear headline an all-local lineup at Casbah, while Nile and the Delta do the same at the Hideout. One true standout for the night is singer-songwriter James McMurtry at Belly Up. Recording music since 1989, his 2015 record, "Complicated Game," is his highest charting ever, reaching the 102 spot on Billboard and No. 9 on the indie charts. 

Wednesday, June 17:

  • James McMurtry, Max Gomez @ Belly Up
  • The Original Wailers, Natural Vibrations @ House of Blues
  • Holiday Mountain, Bakkuda, Natalie Emmons @ Soda Bar
  • Amerikan Bear, AJ Froman, Future Age @ Casbah
  • Nile and the Delta, Devon Moncrief, Soul Ablaze @ The Hideout
  • Lizzie Sharpton & the Village Squares @ Bar Pink
  • Castle, Desert Suns, Beira @ The Merrow
  • Mainly Mozart Festival @ Balboa Theatre
  • The Blondies, the Gorgeous Boyscouts @ Lestat's
  • Young Lion Series featuring Michael Romero @ Croce's Park West
  • Robin Henkel @ Java Joe's
  • Christina Perri, Marcela Mendez @ Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Iron Butterfly @ Paddock Series, San Diego County Fair
  • Matchbox Twenty Too @ Rock On Concert Series, San Diego County Fair
  • Latin Dance Night with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • Club Kingston Presents: The Expanders, Aloha Radio, Ital Vibes with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • The Ratts Revenge: DJ Tiki Thomas and Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
  • A Man Called Stu (ex-Zombie Ghost Train) @ Til-Two Club
  • Dante Fire @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Ciarrai @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Flipside Burners @ Tio Leo's
  • A.O.K. Musik @ Henry's Pub

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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