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Sounds Like San Diego: June 23

Birdy Bardot takes center stage at the Casbah Friday for a record release show

The first real weekend of summer is here and hopefully you're in the mood for some music, because there are plenty of offerings this Friday night. The Casbah will be filled to the brim with local-music lovers as Birdy Bardot takes over with a record-release party. Not to steal her thunder, but the Heavy Guilt are back and after a test-drive show earlier this month at Pour House, you can be sure tons of old fans are anticipating their return. Meanwhile, the Mowgli's got their big taste of fame with their hit "San Francisco" and tonight they lead a solid lineup at Music Box. Our friends in the Kabbs play the Whistle Stop with Creepseed, the new project by Shady Francos' Josh Kmak. They're raffling a sick guitar, which is as good a reason as any to drop by (Note: Creepseed is also playing our SoundDiego LIVE party next Friday! RSVP now for freebies). Maxwell gets sexy at Valley View Casino Center, Sprung Monkey headlines Brick By Brick, and country fans will flock to Mattress Firm Amphitheatre for a big lineup with Brad Paisley headlining.

Friday, June 23:

  • Birdy Bardot (Record Release Show), the Heavy Guilt, the Dead Ships, Dani Bell & the Tarantist @ Casbah
  • The Mowgli's, KI, Bad Kids @ Music Box
  • The Kabbs, Creepseed, Pretty Vacant @ Whistle Stop
  • Maxwell, Common, Ledisi @ Valley View Casino Center
  • K. Emeline & the Fellas @ Bar Pink 
  • Sprung Monkey, Bossfight, Roman Watchdogs, Punchcard, Let's Face It @ Brick By Brick
  • The Family Stone, Jonny Tarr @ Belly Up
  • Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Gordon Lightfoot @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • The Game @ The Observatory North Park
  • Giant Surprise, Iris Jupiter, Runs Deep @ Ken Club 
  • Aldous Harding, Midnight Sister @ Soda Bar
  • Nathan Collins Jazz 5tet @ Dizzy's
  • Through Being Cool - San Diego's Original Emo Night w/ Steven Oira of My American Heart & Derek Hubbard @ Blonde
  • Los Tucanes de Tijuana @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair 
  • Lupillo Rivera @ Blue Agave Nightclub
  • Opt Out, Shotgun Leslie, Sitting on Stacy, Buddha Trixie, Junkyard Pharoahs, Alex Lievanos @ SOMA
  • Sweet Myths, Miss Rissy & the Rifftones @ Black Cat Bar
  • "OHM Presents" Kaminanda, Knowa Lusion, Kompozart, Diamonds of Kailash @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Verbal Abuse, Diatribe, SMD, Systematic Abuse, Pathetic Society @ Tower Bar
  • Chugboat @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Aaron Markland (CD release), Skyler Lutes, No Kings @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Kelly McGarry Presents Disciples of the Watch (Tribute to Testament), A Perfect Tool (Tribute to Tool & A Perfect Circle), Up the Irons (Tribute to Iron Maiden), Sonic Moonshine, Brixton 76 (Tribute to the Clash) @ House of Blues
  • In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles feat. Splavender, Saguaro and more @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Digital Lizards of Doom's Nintendo-themed party @ The Merrow
  • Toxic Kid (OR), Infinite Signal, Nights Like Thieves, Rebels and Traitors @ The Bancroft
  • Inspired & the Sleep, Grizzly Business @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • AfterHours in the Office w/DJs Adam Salter & Kid Wonder @ The Office 
  • Rollin' Wit Tha Funk @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Blaze of Jovi @ Navajo Live (9 p.m.)
  • Open Arms (Journey Tribute) @ Navajo Live (10:30 p.m.)
  • Dyro @ Bassmnt 
  • New Joy @ Tio Leo's
  • Supa Fly Friday with DJ Charlie Rock & DJ Kidniz @ El Dorado
  • DJ Spider @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry
  • Alexander Lewis & Mad Zach @ Bang Bang
  • Borgeous @ Omnia
  • Summer Sessions with DJ Beatnick @ FLUXX
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Archetype ft. Blank Code @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Private Domain @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • DJ Nightingale @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino

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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