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Sounds Like San Diego: June 8

Go see Overcoats at their intimate Casbah show Thursday before they go on to bigger stages

It's hard to ignore the hype when a band like Overcoats comes to town. Their debut album, "Young," has been praised by the New York Times, Billboard, NPR, and other critics, who all seem to agree it's one of the best records of 2017 so far. Other reviews have marveled at the chemistry the two best friends have on stage, declaring the shows not to be missed. Tonight, they're at the Casbah and with all the hype, you can assume next time around that they'll be on a much larger stage -- so catch 'em while you can. Meanwhile at Soda Bar, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine has built a devoted following but is always taking new recruits, and my dear friends the Heavy Guilt make their triumphant return with a show at the Pour House in Oceanside. If you're heading to the San Diego County Fair, don't miss the singer of the love songs of my youth, Peter Cetera, hitting the Grandstand stage.

Thursday, June 8:

  • Kevin Devine, Chris Farren, Bad & the Ugly @ Soda Bar
  • Overcoats, Yoke Lore @ Casbah
  • Peter Cetera @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair 
  • Sam Gellaitry, Geotheory, Lakim @ Observatory
  • Valerie June, Lynn Cardona @ Belly Up
  • The Heavy Guilt, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Electric Elms @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Forever 27 with Winehouse Experience, Nirvanish, Purple Haze, Janis Lives @ Music Box
  • Sensations Fix (Franco Falsini & Ariel Pink), Spooky Cigarette @ Space
  • Tommy Guerrero, Pall Jenkins @ Panama 66
  • Slower @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Westgate Rooftop Jazz Series with Lori Bell Trio @ Westgate Hotel
  • Grown Folk Music with the Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Black Cat Bar
  • Bosswitch, Birth Waters, ANA, Polish @ The Merrow
  • Boom Boxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Jerry 'Hot Rod' Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • B-3 Four @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • The Picturebooks, Mike Vallely & the New Arms @ Tower Bar
  • Pandora Boxx in "Insert Title Here" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Haydevil, the Range, Same as Yesterday @ Bancroft
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Gene Evaro Jr., Full Revolution @ Winston's
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Sabor! Cumbia & Reggaeton @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Digital Cocoon @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Blue Largo @ Tio Leo's
  • Strange Crew, Roadog @ Boar Cross'n
  • Thirty House @ 710 Beach Club (7:30 p.m.)
  • Liquid Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Quintino @ Omnia

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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