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Sounds Like San Diego: June 17

Celebrations abound on Saturday night

Some music loves last a lifetime, and so it is for me with Evan Dando and the Lemonheads. From the time I was a pre-teen, I was hooked to the moody, punky "Lick," then a fan through every iteration from major label releases to the jangly guitars and the indie-folk stuff -- even the covers Mr. Dando so often dismisses. I've had my chances to hang out with him several times over the years and to be concerned about various levels of inebriation through his well-documented drug use. Tonight, Evan Dando plays the Casbah in celebration of 14 years since his first solo release, "Baby I'm Bored." This is a deep love of a musician's life's work that I'm not alone in admiring, and there are still tickets available to catch him. Meanwhile, around town, Bad Suns play the Observatory, Pine Mountain Logs return to the Belly Up and Buckfast Superbee headline a show at Soda Bar. For a special one-time show, the Neighborhood is having a block party (celebrating 10 years as it turns out) with a performance by Talib Kweli in downtown.

Saturday, June 17:
  • Evan Dando, Gateway Drugs @ Casbah 
  • Bad Suns @ Observatory North Park
  • Gloomsday, Actionesse, Cheap Horse @ M-Theory (all ages, 5 p.m.)
  • Pine Mountain Logs @ Belly Up
  • Neighborhood 10-Year Anniversary Block Party with Talib Kweli @ Neighborhood
  • Buckfast Superbee, Pleasure Fix, Omega Three @ Soda Bar
  • Magic 92.5's 20th birthday with a Big Bash featuring Morris Day & the Time, Stevie B, Zapp, Exposé, Blackstreet, Ginuwine, Shock G of Digital Underground, Jalil and Ecstasy of Whodini, Kid ‘N' Play @ Valley View Casino Center 
  • Sic Waiting, Bossfight, Parade of Horribles, Bosswitch, the Strawberry Moons, Blind Mountain Holler @ Iron Fist Brewing Co.
  • Taste of Our Towne: A Premier Culinary Arts & Wine Tasting Event @ Poway Center for the Arts
  • Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event @ Horton Grand Hotel
  • Art Auction for Museum School @ Bread & Salt
  • International Beer Festival @ San Diego County Fair (11 a.m. & 4 p.m.)
  • Weird Hues One-Year Anniversary Party featuring Enjoy, Svelte, Cowgirl Clue, Mystery Cave, Laje, KAN-KAN, Wang Dang Daddies, Chicho 3000, Gabonano, Coastral, Tec., Jesusdapnk @ 1699 Main Street San Diego 
  • The Body, Lingua Ignota, Burial Wreaths @ Space
  • Curtis Peoples, Melissa Polinar @ Lestat's
  • Jazz at the Creek 2017 with Jessy J and Tony Exum, Jr. @ Market Creek Plaza Amphitheatre
  • Neon Beat: The Best & Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Delma, Midnight Track, Making Incredible Time, Reckless Disregard @ Ken Club
  • Funk Soul Social featuring Chali 2na & House of Vibe, the Routine @ Music Box
  • Nights Like Thieves, Safe, So Simple, Tonight We Fight, Nothing Sacred @ The Merrow
  • Lady Lush with Red Sonja @ Blonde
  • Joshua White Trio @ Dizzy's
  • Sunburn Pool Party @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Happy Hour with DJs Trop Pop, Britt Pop @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • '80s vs. '90s: Gabe Vega vs. Saul Q @ Whistle Stop (9 p.m.)
  • Montalban Quintet @ Panama 66
  • The Phantoms, the Cheap Dates @ Black Cat Bar 
  • Custard Pie, Gone Blonde @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Ariel's Dance Studio presents "The Silver Screen" @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Royal Academy of Performing Arts presents Memories @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Blink 180 True, DJ Ofier @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Nena Anderson @ Java Joe's
  • Pottercon Presents: PotterParty @ House of Blues (2 p.m., 21+)
  • SayWeCanFly, Call Me Karizma, Marina City @ House of Blues
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Slow Death, Santa Ana Knights, Waste Aways, Chagrin @ Tower Bar
  • Lafayette Falkquay @ De Oro Mine Co
  • The Eruption, Fusebox, the Motel Blackouts @ Bancroft Bar
  • Honky Tonk Boombox @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Fashion Jackson @ Winston's (3 p.m.)
  • Lust For Life @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • AJ Froman, Loom, Hand of Gavrilo @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Inner Voide Productions presents Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Impure Consecration, Icon of Phobos @ Til-Two Club
  • Doyle, Davey Suicide, Malakai, Authentic Sellout, Big Scary Robot @ Brick by Brick
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Women of Reggae with Empress Akua, Soulective, Lexy Love @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Qenoe @ U-31
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Cameltones @ Navajo Live 
  • Spirit West Coast @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair 
  • Cadillac Wreckers @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Dubvision @ Bassmnt
  • SAINT WKND, Klatch, Boys Don't Disco, Adam Salter @ Spin Nightclub
  • GRECO, Boys Don't Disco, Paul Najera, Josh Lewis @ Bang Bang
  • Jayceeoh @ Omnia
  • Steve1der @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry
  • Slowhand @ FLUXX 
  • Triptych @ 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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